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Girls on the Run seeks volunteer life coaches

FAIRFIELD — Girls on the Run of Napa and Solano, an after-school program, is looking for 14 women life coaches to volunteer their time to serve as mentors. A press release says they are seeking women to inspire young girls to believe in themselves and their dreams by facilitating life-skills discussions and outdoor games. The volunteers […]

Fairfield police log: Aug. 19, 2014

5:32 a.m. — Hit-and-run, sub-100 block of EAST TRAVIS BOULEVARD 5:47 a.m. — Vandalism, 1400 block of STARR COURT 8:08 a.m. —  Reckless driving, sub-100 block of WESTBOUND HWY 12 9:07 a.m. —  Hit-and-run, 2100 block of CADENASSO DRIVE 9:58 a.m. —  Residential burglary, 1000 block of WEBSTER STREET 10:05 a.m. — Fire, 400 block of DAHLIA STREET 10:35 a.m. — Vehicle theft, 2000 block of ROBIN DRIVE 11:59 a.m. —  […]

Railroad crossing stalemate continues

FAIRFIELD — Fairfield continues looking for a way to break the logjam that has left Cordelia Road closed at a railroad crossing for more than a year. The unresolved question remains who should pay for safety improvements to the railroad spur crossing near Hale Ranch Road. City officials have said the cost is $230,000 to $280,000 […]

Suisun City police log: Aug. 19, 2014

4:53 a.m. — Vehicle theft, 800 block of HERON DRIVE 2:49 p.m. — Reckless driver, YOSEMITE WAY/PLUMAS DRIVE 5:17 p.m. — Vandalism, 900 block of MUSCOVY COURT 7:08 p.m. — Vehicle burglary, 1300 block of LOIS LANE 10:18 p.m. — Shots fired, CANVASBACK DRIVE/WORLEY ROAD

Police seek unknown man after female walkers, joggers attacked

FAIRFIELD — Police are seeking the community’s help in identifying a man suspected of preying on women while they’re out walking or jogging. The man is described as a white male, 18 to 20 years old, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall with a slim build, narrow jawline, light brown to […]

Vacaville school board candidates sound off during forum

VACAVILLE — Transparency. It’s an election buzzword and it floated around often during a two-plus-hour forum Tuesday night at Will C. Wood High School for the nine candidates vying for four seats on the Vacaville School District board of education. The candidates are incumbents David McCallum, Shelley Dally, Whit Whitman and Chris Flask, and challengers Jeremy […]

Faith in Action puts out call for volunteers

FAIRFIELD — Faith in Action has put out a call for people who wish to be trained to help homebound seniors across the county. The not-for-profit organization, which is based in Vacaville, will host a volunteer orientation training from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1600 Union Ave. Once trained, volunteers will […]

Geiger sworn in as Fairfield planning commissioner

FAIRFIELD — Thomas Geiger, assistant county counsel for Contra Costa County, was sworn in Tuesday as a Fairfield planning commissioner. “He will bring a fresh perspective and a lot of new ideas and know-how,” Councilwoman Pam Bertani said at the City Council meeting. Geiger spoke of the many major projects on the horizon for Fairfield. […]

Limited number of tickets remain for Prime Rib in the Park

FAIRFIELD — A limited number of tickets are available for this weekend’s Prime Rib in the Park in downtown Fairfield. This is the 10th year for the Fairfield Host Lions Club’s signature event. It benefits the city’s Fun on the Run mobile after-school recreation and nutrition program. The night includes appetizers, barrel wine, a prime […]

Yippie job training program seeks applicants

FAIRFIELD — Teens and young adults who seek real-world work experience are encouraged to apply for the Yippie Foundation’s youth job training program academy. The program consists of 11 months of job readiness education, a six-month paid internship at the Yippie Yogurt shop in Fairfield, mentoring and two months of job placement support, according to […]

Council OKs pact for backup water supply to Travis

FAIRFIELD — An agreement for an emergency water connection – estimated to cost about $1 million and paid for by the federal government – to provide a backup supply to Travis Air Force Base won unanimous approval Tuesday by Fairfield City Council members. The city needs to take care of the base, Councilwoman Catherine Moy said, because the […]

Police investigate suspicious deaths at Vallejo marina

VALLEJO — Police are investigating the deaths of a man and woman, both in their 40s, who were found dead Tuesday morning on a boat moored at a dock in the Vallejo Municipal Marina. Officers went to the boat at about 10:44 a.m. after getting a call from a family member who had not heard from […]

Suisun puts off decision on Walters Road development

SUISUN CITY — The decision on whether to approve retail and family housing development on the southeast corner of Walters Road and East Tabor Avenue was tabled Tuesday night by the Suisun City Council. The council tabled the item to its Sept. 16 meeting after the city was informed by the Airport Land Use Commission […]

Sandy’s 101 Omlettes closes in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — Sandy’s Original 101 Omelettes on North Texas Street closed after the lease on the breakfast restaurant ran out, an owner says. Ronald Konkle said Sandy’s, which opened at the current site in August 2011, had a good following in Fairfield before it closed at the start of this month. “A lot of them are […]

Love, a legend, come to theaters

FAIRFIELD — A hefty dose of love mixed with a legend make up the box office debuts this week. Chloe Moretz stars in “If I Stay,” a PG-13 drama in which she’s faced with deciding between her musical dreams and the love of her life. Then, her life changes in an instant and she has […]

Supervisors take no action in closed session

FAIRFIELD — Solano County supervisors took no action Tuesday during a special meeting behind closed doors. Supervisors usually don’t meet the third Tuesday of the month. They did so this month to discuss the vacant Health and Social Services director position. Ann Edwards stepped down as Health and Social Services director in June. Former director […]

Curtola park-and-ride bill goes to governor

VALLEJO — Legislation sponsored by State Sen. Lois Wolk to modernize and expand the Curtola Park-and-Ride Hub is in the hands of Gov. Jerry Brown. Senate Bill 1368 would allow the state Department of Transportation to transfer property surrounding the Curtola facility to Solano County Transit, which runs buses for Vallejo and Benicia. It would […]

Group announces driver’s license law presentation

FAIRFIELD — Voces Unidas Solano is hosting a presentation on the new driver’s license law as part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1600 Union Ave. Representatives from the Sacramento Department of Motor Vehicles and the Consulate of San Francisco will be on hand […]

Fairfield police log: Aug. 18, 2014

1:41 a.m. — Battery, 1200 block of B. GALE WILSON BOULEVARD 7:04 a.m. — Commercial burglary, 800 block of WASHINGTON STREET 7:17 a.m. — Vehicle burglary, 1700 block of VICKSBURG DRIVE 8:26 a.m. — Commercial burglary, 300 block of BECK AVENUE 8:44 a.m. — Vehicle burglary, 2800 block of ROCKRIDGE DRIVE 10:22 a.m. — Vandalism, […]

Suisun City police log: Aug. 18, 2014

12:02 a.m. — Assault, 200 block of MARINA BOULEVARD 7:33 a.m. — Burglary, 800 block of HARRIER DRIVE 10:05 a.m. — Fraud, 1200 block of MCCOY CREEK WAY 4:14 p.m. — Fraud, 400 block of RING NECK LANE 11:36 p.m. — Vandalism, 500 block of PRAIRIE COURT

Memorial flight honors beloved Gordon Valley man

VACAVILLE — Writing a eulogy for Duncan Miller, the Rev. Larry Vilardo of Rockville Presbyterian Fellowship said, was one of the easiest tasks he has had.

Miller, a much-loved aviator and Gordon Valley resident, was lauded at his Monday memorial service as a man who always did all he could to help others.

Such as the time he stayed up all night in temperatures that dropped to 25 degrees to ensure one of the slabs for the Gordon Valley fire house was laid properly. It was one of the many things Miller did as a . . .

Solano courts to close around holidays to cut costs

FAIRFIELD — The management of the Solano County Superior Court announced Monday that in order to save money, they will be creating a five-day holiday weekend for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and a pair of four-day holiday weekends for the Christmas Day and New Year’s Day holidays. The court will be closed except for emergency rulings and […]

School board committee to review football concussion guidelines

FAIRFIELD — A subcommittee of the school district’s elected trustees will receive an update Tuesday on laws that aim to limit the threat of concussions to high school football players. The Governing Board Governance Subcommittee of the Fairfield-Suisun School District will also consider an advocacy checklist; and review board policies that relate to board meetings, […]

Man convicted of failing to register as sex offender

FAIRFIELD — A 60-year-old man was found guilty Monday of two felonies – for failing to register as a sex offender and providing false information – after telling law enforcement he was living along Green Valley Road in Fairfield when he was actually staying with a family member in Vacaville whose house is within a […]

DUI checkpoint nets arrests in Vacaville

VACAVILLE — Vacaville police made multiple arrests Friday at a DUI checkpoint on Mason Street, the city said. Police screened 1,072 vehicles, arrested two DUI suspects, arrested one suspect for illegal drugs and another for possessing a loaded firearm in public. Twelve drivers were cited or arrested for operating a vehicle without a license or […]

Fairfield eyes 4X2 buy for Public Works

FAIRFIELD — Public Works will buy a 4X2 SUV costing $24,768 to inspect job sites if the City Council agrees to replace the 2003 Crown Victoria now used. The city sought bids and three vendors responded with Ford Lincoln Fairfield providing the low bid. Kevin Berryhill, assistant public works director, said the 4×2 costs less […]

August 20, 2014 | Posted in Fairfield | 2 Replies

Geiger nominated for Fairfield planning post

FAIRFIELD — A recommendation that Thomas Geiger be appointed to the city Planning Commission for a term that ends in 2018 goes before Fairfield City Council members when they meet Tuesday. Councilwomen Pam Bertani and Catherine Moy interviewed eight applicants for the post. The vacancy was created when commissioner Don McDonald’s term expired in June. McDonald, Alvina […]

Ex-con accused of sexual assault on mentally disabled girl, to stand trial

FAIRFIELD — A 38-year-old ex-con with a lengthy local criminal record dating back 15 years was ordered Monday to stand trial on felony kidnap and child sodomy charges. Jimmy Lavalle Jr. has pleaded not guilty. Lavalle was arrested two weeks after a mentally disabled 13-year-old Dixon girl reported she had been grabbed by the hair, dragged into […]

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