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Susan Hiland

Community Calendar: June 30, 2015

Tuesday Billiards 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Players of all skill levels invited to play. Info: 428-7421. Aquatic Fitness 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 to 8 p.m., Aquatics Complex, Allan Witt Park, 1741 W. Texas St., Fairfield. Open to all. Info: [email protected] Senior American Club 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fairfield […]

Free financial boot camp for teens

VACAVILLE — Travis Credit Union will help teens learn to manage money after high school with Mad City Money, a financial boot camp. It’s a hands-on training session during which high schoolers are taught basic money management in a safe and fun setting, according to an event press release. The boot camp will take place from 1 […]

Vacaville Library hosts “It’s a Vacaville Tradition” Flag Day program

VACAVILLE — The Vacaville Library will host an “It’s a Vacaville Tradition” Flag Day program Tuesday. The free event will take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Vacaville Cultural Center Branch, 1020 Ulatis Drive. Children are welcome to come and make flags and then get in line for a parade inside the library. For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS or visit www.solanolibrary.com. Reach Susan […]

Famous Creations offers cooking classes for youngsters

FAIRFIELD — Children and teens can make their own cakes Tuesday at Famous Creations, 837 Texas St. The first class is from 2 to 3:30 p.m., the second from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The lessons will center on a Fourth of July theme. To register or for more information, call 419-5733. Reach Susan Hiland at 427-6981 or [email protected]

Free CHP driving program for seniors

VALLEJO — The California Highway Patrol is continuing its Age Well Drive Smart education program, which is designed to help seniors focus on their driving skills. The free program will be offered from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Florence Douglas Senior Center at 333 Amador St. in Vallejo. California’s senior population is proving to be […]

Church to offer summer tutoring program

FAIRFIELD — Mount Calvary Baptist Church will host a summer tutoring program starting this month. The Fairfield church, located at 1735 Enterprise Drive, will offer the free tutoring sessions for ages 6 to 17 through July 23. The program includes lunch and runs from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. To register a child, sign up in the vestibule or go to www.mcbcfs.org. For more information, […]

Community Calendar: June 29, 2015

Monday Hot Hula Fitness 5:30 to 6:30 a.m., Bliss Urban Arts Center, 3777 Vaca Valley Parkway, Vacaville. No experience needed. Info: 646-9806, [email protected] Billiards 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Players of all skill levels invited to play. Info: 428-7421. Aquatic Fitness 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 to 8 p.m., Aquatics Complex, […]

County to celebrate country’s birthday this weekend

FAIRFIELD — Independence Day will be celebrated throughout Solano County with a variety of family fun events from breakfast served by the Boy Scouts to an evening watching the sparks fly at the Suisun City Waterfront. Vaca Valley Tea Party 4th Annual “Stand Up for Liberty” Sidewalk Rally and Ice Cream Social, 10 to 11:30 […]

Biz Buzz: Mission Solano sees changes to business

FAIRFIELD — Mission Solano Thrift Store has experienced some recent changes. Eric Leong is the new director of Social Enterprises at Mission Solano and as such is leading the newly revamped Thrift Store and Drive Away Hunger Auto Donation Lot, according to a press release from Mission Solano. Leong said in a press release that after years […]

Biz Buzz: Business receive awards for doing right thing

FAIRFIELD — Members from the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Prevention Coalition have singled out several retailers for not selling alcohol or tobacco to minors in two separate sting operations in April and May. The retailers that passed were given certificates. They included Mike Phillips, store manager of Walmart; Dawn Gilley, assistant store manager of Raley’s; Port of […]

Biz Buzz: Vacaville Premium Outlets earns TripAdvisor certificate

VACAVILLE — Vacaville Premium Outlets has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, according to a press release to announce the award. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world […]

Biz Buzz: Windsor opens at Solano Town Center mall

FAIRFIELD — The Solano Town Center mall has added a new store. Windsor is an apparel and accessory company that features products that fit the life and work styles of today’s fashion-forward woman, according to a press release about the store’s opening. The store’s focus is on dresses for young women – everything from homecoming to wedding, […]

Biz Buzz: Sleep Train continues supply drive to help foster youth

FAIRFIELD — Sleep Train kicked off its supply drive for foster children last week and will be accepting donations for the rest of the summer. The company hopes to provide more than 60,000 foster children with basic school supplies such as backpacks, pens, pencils, paper, notebooks and binders, according to a company press release. Sleep Train […]

Biz Buzz: IHOP to sell pancakes for 57 cents to mark anniversary

FAIRFIELD — Participating IHOP restaurants will offer 57-cent short stack of buttermilk pancakes early next month in celebration of IHOP restaurants’ 57th anniversary, the company announced. This event will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 7. This price is 3 cents less than they cost when owners opened the first International House of Pancakes in […]

Biz Buzz: Premier announces new lease deal

FAIRFIELD — Premier Commercial Inc. represented Empire Professional Building LLC in the lease of 6,102 square feet of office space at 744 Empire St. to Easter Seals Bay Area, according to a Premier Commercial press release. Chris Wallace represented Premier Commercial in the transaction. Premier Commercial Inc. is located in Fairfield. Principals of the company have […]

Foleys celebrate 65th anniversary

Gerry and Rolly (Potter) Foley celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on May 16, 2015, at the Kroc Center in Suisun City. The couple is retired. They have three children: Michael, Elizabeth and Timothy. They enjoy spending time with their 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. They met in Calistoga at the campground where their parents worked. After a two-year romance, they […]

Bowling to help raise money for clinic a success

VACAVILLE — Alpha Pregnancy Clinics of Northern California held their first bowl-a-thon Saturday with a full house of volunteers at Stars Recreation Center. “I got the idea at a Queen of the Valley fundraiser last year. We thought it would be a lot of fun for families,” said Diedre Eckle, executive director of Alpha Pregnancy […]

Suisun City police log: June 26, 2015

1:26 p.m. — Vandalism, 300 block of JACARANDA DRIVE 2:22 p.m. — Vandalism, 100 block of RAILROAD AVENUE 3:27 p.m. —  Assault, 1400 block of PELICAN WAY 5:32 p.m. —  Hit-and-run no injury, 300 block of WALTERS ROAD

Dogs learn to stay away from rattlesnakes

FAIRFIELD — Lucky, a 12-year-old Chow mix, has not exactly been living up to his name for the past few years. In fact, he might be one of the most unlucky dogs in Sonoma County. “He has been bit four times by rattlesnakes,” his owner David Metcalfe of Glen Ellen said. “He has been bit on […]

Fairfield police log: June 26, 2015

2:35 a.m. — Drunken driving, 1200 block of B GALE WILSON BOULEVARD 6:32 a.m. — Grand theft, 400 block of SAN MATEO STREET 7:27 a.m. — Vehicle burglary, 2000 block of SWAN WAY 7:55 a.m. —  Vehicle burglary, 800 block of EAST TABOR AVENUE 9:03 a.m. — Forgery, 1000 block of WEBSTER STREET 10:15 a.m. — Hit-and-run property damage, 1700 block of KENTUCKY STREET 11:07 a.m. — Residential burglary, […]

Community Calendar: June 28, 2015

Sunday Aquatic Fitness 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 to 8 p.m., Aquatics Complex, Allan Witt Park, 1741 W. Texas St., Fairfield. Open to all. Info: [email protected] Narcotics Anonymous Open Discussion 10:30 a.m., Unity Hall, 711 Empire St., Fairfield. Info: 419-4662. Premier Animal Rescue Adoption Noon to 4 p.m., Petco, 210 Nut Tree Parkway, Vacaville. Info: 592-4601. Cat Tales Rescue […]

Brooks leverages technology to serve needs of patients

VACAVILLE — Dr. Jeffrey Brooks is a surgeon who specializes in treating varicose veins. He works from Napa Vascular & Vein Center. He performs minimally invasive varicose vein procedures. Some patients need only one treatment, others a combination of treatments. One form of treatment uses a radio frequency catheter guided by ultrasound. The catheter tip heats the […]

Good News: Students with Solano ties make headlines across nation

The end of the spring semester at colleges and universities across the country continues to provide opportunities to recognize students from the greater central Solano County area. The recent raft of recognitions includes these items: Oklahoma City University announced that Savannah Prewitt of Vacaville has been named to the spring 2015 dean’s honor roll, the university […]

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Good News: Kids Day of Fishing officials post results

Organizers have posted the results of the 10th Annual Kids Day of Fishing that took place June 20 at Lake Solano Park near Winters. The winners are Jacob Simpson, first place; Harley Miller, second place; Alexis Golecki, third place; Leannza Hamilton, fourth place; and Hailey Stacy, fifth place. Congratulations to the winners, and to all of […]

Good News: Make-A-Wish grants Suisun teen’s wish

Nathan Madigan, 16, of Suisun City, spent the afternoon playing video games with his favorite Smosh Games stars on June 10. His wish was granted through Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area. Nathan and his parents have been staying at Ronald McDonald House in Stanford since Jan. 4, awaiting a heart transplant for the Solano County teen. Stars […]

Good News: Children’s Nurturing Project receives grant money

The Children’s Nurturing Project will receive $426,341 in grant money from the California Victim Compensation Program. Children’s Nurturing Project is partnering with LIFT3 Support Group to provide a comprehensive system of care for domestic violence and human trafficking survivors. LIFT3 is an acronym for Leading Individuals Forward Through Tough Times. Children’s Nurturing Project was founded in 2001 and […]

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Community Calendar: June 27, 2015

Saturday Table Tennis 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Info: 428-7421. 3rd Annual Rattlesnake Avoidance Training 8 a.m. to 4 p.m, 4167 Stonefield Lane, Fairfield. Learn to train pups and dogs to avoid rattlesnakes. Fee. Info: 775-234-8844. Aquatic Fitness 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 to 8 p.m., Aquatics Complex, Allan Witt Park, […]

Church notes: June 27, 2015

Allendale Union Chapel VACAVILLE — Worship 10 a.m. Sunday at 4844 Store Road. Call 469-8437 or visit www.facebook.com/allendaleunionchapel. A New Creation Deliverance Ministries FAIRFIELD — Worship 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Courtyard by Marriott, 1350 Holiday Lane. Call 386-9605 or 344-8494. Ark of the Covenant FAIRFIELD — Worship 11 a.m. Sunday at 260 Link Road, Suite F. […]

Fairfield police log: June 25, 2015

12:15 a.m. — Shots fired, 2000 block of DORLAND DRIVE 12:34 a.m. — Trespassing, 2400 block of GULF DRIVE 4:48 a.m. — Vehicle burglary, 700 block of OHIO STREET 6:40 a.m. — Vandalism, 1900 block of GRANDE CIRCLE 8:26 a.m. — Grand theft, 2300 block of CORDELIA ROAD 9:40 a.m. — Hit-and-run with injury, FALCON DRIVE 10:16 a.m. — Trespassing, 900 block of […]

Suisun City police log: June 25, 2015

9:51 a.m. — Vandalism, 600 block of PLACER LANE 10:09 a.m. — Burglary, 300 block of FLAGSTONE CIRCLE 10:20 a.m. — Hit-and-run property damage, 300 block of WALTERS ROAD 3:13 p.m. — Vehicle theft, 1400 block of HUMPHREY DRIVE 9:28 p.m. — Burglary, sub-100 block of RODONDO AVENUE

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