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‘Dial M for Murder’ director ready to thrill the audience

FAIRFIELD — Gregg Klein brings a wealth of theater experience to his directorial debut with Benicia Old Town Theatre Group. He has been actively involved in theater since he was 6. He made his directorial debut in 2004 after spending more than 30 years as an actor. Klein has since directed and/or musically directed more […]

Role in ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ takes actor ‘for a ride’

FAIRFIELD — An “amazing ride and adventure” is how Kirk Bakken described his role as Seymour in Solano College Theatre’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors.” The Vacaville resident was coaxed into trying out for the role by Staci Arriaga, who is handling choreography for the musical. Bakken and Arriaga met when he was a […]

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‘The Rocky Horror Show’ finds a home on stage

FAIRFIELD — Dae Spering has done more than 100 musicals. “The Rocky Horror Show” is a new experience. “I have never done a show that compares,” she said. “This show is a whole new level. It’s crazy.” The storyline blends sci-fi and horror movies from the 1950s and ’60s with rock ‘n’ roll. The perfect antidote […]

Cassette tapes used for music and more

In “The Brady Bunch” episode “The Private Ear,” middle son Peter uses his dad’s tape recorder to surreptitiously tape his siblings, which wreaks havoc. Seeing that episode is what made me ask my mom for one for my birthday, but I never used mine for that. I did, however, wait for hours for my favorite song […]

Suisun City police log: Oct. 22, 2014

7:32 a.m. – Vehicle theft, 700 block of CHULA VISTA WAY 12:02 p.m. – Assault, 400 block of WHISPERING BAY LANE 12:45 p.m. – Fraud, sub-100 block of TEA ROSE WAY 4:03 p.m. – Robbery, 400 block of WHISPERING BAY LANE

Fairfield police log: Oct. 22, 2014

12:13 a.m. – Reckless driving, 4100 block of FALL CREEK COURT 12:22 a.m. – Residential burglary, 300 block of EAST WYOMING STREET 6:10 a.m. – Vehicle theft, 1600 block of TRAVION COURT 6:35 a.m. – Drunken driving, sub-100 block of PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE 7:43 a.m. – Vehicle theft, 500 block of SILVER LAKE DRIVE 9:25 a.m. – Vehicle theft, 1800 block of KIDDER AVENUE 10:13 […]

For sale: Solano home with Nike missile bunkers

VACAVILLE — Looking out into the forest of trees from the balcony of retired Navy physician Dave Haworth’s home, you would not think you are deep in the fields southeast of Vacaville.

Nor would you realize that the trees are screening a 50-year-old underground Nike missile bunker complex once used to help defend Travis Air Force Base during the Cold War.

For Sacramento Realtor Lillian Fulton, it is one of the more unique listings she has ever had – a 3,800-square-foot, four-bedroom, six-bath home with swimming pool located on 23 acres, well populated with 5,000 trees ranging from redwoods and date palms . . .

Military graduates have county ties

Air Force Airman Manuel A. Castro graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. He is the son of Monica Anguiano of Fairfield and grandson of Ramona Anguiano of Suisun City. The airman is a 2013 graduate of Fairfield High School. Air Force Reserve Airman Jordan E. Rosado graduated from […]

Salvation Army debuts giant kettle for holidays campaign

FAIRFIELD — When Salvation Army Capt. Jonathan Harvey walked into Rudy’s Auto Body shop and asked owner Jon Ramirez if he knew where to find someone who could build a giant red kettle to raise awareness for the organization’s holiday campaign, Ramirez said he immediately knew the answer. “I like a challenge, and I like to help,” Ramirez […]

Fairfield-Suisun teacher semifinalist in state educator competition

FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield-Suisun School District educator has been named a semifinalist for the 2015 California Teachers of the Year. K.I. Jones Elementary School sixth-grade teacher Michelle Labelle-Fisch was named the 2014-15 Solano County Teacher of the Year in a ceremony in May. From there she moved on to represent the county in the state Teacher […]

Industrial space hot, office not in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — Industrial space is at a premium. Office space is not. Karl Dumas, economic development manager for Fairfield, said the 4.2 percent vacancy rate for industrial property is likely the lowest ever in the city. A 100,000-square-foot building would be snapped up in a heartbeat, he said Wednesday while updating economic development in the […]

$2,220 due chiropractor from Solano County man, judge rules

FAIRFIELD — A Solano County man, who said he believed barter would cover the cost of his chiropractic treatment, has to pay $2,200 to the chiropractor, a Solano County Superior Court judge ruled Thursday. Ed Iskander had appealed a small claims court ruling in favor of chiropractor Raymond Knapp in San Pablo. Judge David Edwin […]

Ex-cons to stand trial in Laurel Creek Park shooting case

FAIRFIELD — Two Fairfield man were ordered Thursday to stand trial on a pair of attempted murder and gun charges for a May shooting that wounded two men leaving a children’s T-ball game at Laurel Creek Park. The prosecution case against ex-cons Deonta G. King, 29, and Terry R. McClure, 26, presented over the course of […]

Slim chance to stop coming higher RX co-pays

When Congress reconvenes Nov. 12, opponents of billions of dollars in military compensation “reforms” sought by President Barack Obama and the Joint Chiefs of Staff will have one final and narrow opportunity to derail the plans. Three significant compensation changes still alive on Capitol Hill are: • A second consecutive 1-percent cap on the January […]

Police: Suspect punches canine officer; animal later catches him by the leg

VACAVILLE — A police dog helped apprehend a vehicle theft suspect who allegedly punched the animal several times before the dog caught the 18-year-old Oakland man by the leg early Wednesday in Vacaville, the Police Department said. California Highway Patrol officers were pursuing a stolen vehicle shortly before 3:30 a.m. when their high-speed pursuit reached […]

Bridge to Life gets extension for temporary kitchen

FAIRFIELD — A one-year permit to continue to use a temporary kitchen at the Bridge to Life Center was approved Wednesday for Mission Solano, which is three-quarters of the way toward raising $1 million for a permanent kitchen, Ray Courtemanche says. The chief operations officer for Mission Solano told Fairfield planning commissioners that the nonprofit […]

Pumpkin bob set at Fairfield city pool

FAIRFIELD — The city’s indoor pool will transform into a pumpkin patch from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday where people can swim among the seasonal gourds. Bobbing for Pumpkins is described in a press release as an afternoon of family fun that includes decorating your pumpkin and playing games. The Aquatics Complex at Allan Witt Park is located at 1741 W. […]

Fairfield police honor 11-year-old for role in rescuing senior from dog attack

FAIRFIELD — Quick thinking by an 11-year-old helped rescue an elderly woman from a dog attack, Fairfield police said. Jonathan Garcia was in his home Sept. 20 when he heard a woman screaming continuously for help and a dog barking. The youth dialed 9-1-1, reached the Fairfield Police Communications Center, spoke with Dispatch Supervisor Wendy Reynoso […]

Trailer rolls, knocks down pole, damages roadway

VACAVILLE — A heavy-duty vehicle pulling a two-axle trailer with a forklift created havoc in more than one way as it rounded the Alamo Road on ramp to enter eastbound Interstate 80 Wednesday afternoon. The 3:45 p.m. incident happened when the trailer overturned, taking out a pole and damaging the roadway, said Officer Peter Van Eckhardt of the […]

Nonprofit plans fall Solano event for Oakland children’s hospital

FAIRFIELD — Lilac Branch, the local volunteer group that supports the University of California Benioff Children’s Hospital, Oakland, is hosting its annual fall fundraising event Nov. 2 to benefit the hospital. “Viva Italia” will take place at the Green Valley Country Club and includes no-host cocktails, dinner and both live and silent auctions. Cocktails begin at 4 p.m. and […]

Audubon group to offer wetlands walk, bird workshop

FAIRFIELD — Napa Solano Audubon will host a free beginning bird walk and migration workshop at 9 a.m. Nov. 1. Learn why migrating geese fly in a “V” pattern, and why migrating hawks and vultures fly around in circles. The workshop will also explore why some birds migrate and others don’t. The event will include […]

Children run for the sake of running

FAIRFIELD — Taylor Eisan, a first-grader at Foxboro Elementary School, ran across the finish line first. Her best friends Torrie Burbak and Jocelyn White came in right after her Wednesday at the 38th Annual Doug Butt Run at Laurel Creek Park in Fairfield.

The first-graders are not even from the same school but are the best of friends who made it to the finish line together. Torrie is from Browns Valley Elementary in Vacaville and Jocelyn is from Orchard Valley Elementary.

This was Jocelyn’s first race. To finish well left her happy.

Suisun City streets: Better than Vallejo, worse than Dixon

SUISUN CITY — Suisun City’s 78 miles of streets are better than Vallejo’s but worse than Dixon’s. They are not considered good overall, but they are not rated as poor, either. Its main streets are in the best condition, the arterial streets follow behind that and residential streets come in third place, partly because of the […]

Fairfield police log: Oct. 21, 2014

6:06 a.m. — Commercial burglary, 2000 block of WEST TEXAS STREET 8:09 a.m. — Vehicle burglary, 5400 block of GRAMERCY CIRCLE 8:23 a.m. — Drunken driving, NORTH TEXAS STREET 8:29 a.m. — Hit-and-run, 300 block of EAST ALASKA AVENUE 8:42 a.m. — Battery, 1400 block of CROWLEY LANE 8:45 a.m. — Battery, 1400 block of CROWLEY […]

Suisun City police log: Oct. 21, 2014

2 a.m. — Assault, 1300 block of WORLEY ROAD 12:37 p.m. — Fraud, 300 block of LARK CIRCLE 2:53 p.m. — Reckless driving, HIGHWAY 12 /  SUNSET AVENUE 4:44 p.m. — Reckless driving, 1700 block of DOVER CIRCLE 3:19 p.m. — Burglary, 600 block of RAILROAD AVENUE 4:57 p.m. — Vandalism, 1700 block of NEWARK LANE 6:39 […]

School board to make changes to expulsion, suspension policy

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield-Suisun School District governing board will once again discuss multiple board policy changes that include its suspension and expulsion policy when it meets Thursday. Trustee Pat Shamansky said Wednesday that the policy language changes to the suspension and expulsion/due process section – Board Policy 5144.1 – mirror changes made by the California School Boards Association; […]

Day of Remembrance focuses on domestic violence prevention

FAIRFIELD — Jen Currier was looking to find her voice. She became the voice Wednesday for Break the Silence, a national organization that offers services to victims of domestic violence Currier was one of about 100 people to attend the Day of Remembrance in downtown Fairfield. The event occurred in connection with National Domestic Violence Awareness […]

Trial set to start in fatal Peabody Road hit-and-run case

FAIRFIELD — A jury trial is set to get underway Thursday for a Fairfield man who faces charges of gross vehicular manslaughter, hit-and-run and felony driving under the influence causing death. Alex Perez was speeding down Peabody Road in his truck at nearly twice the posted speed limit on the rainy night of Dec. 4, 2012, while […]

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