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Library friends set spring book sale

VACAVILLE — Thousands of books and other materials are available at ridiculously low prices during the Friends of the Library spring book sale that begins Thursday with a members-only day. Become a member at the door or go Friday through Monday when the sale is open to everyone. Monday is $5 a Bag Day. Get […]

Vacaville sessions show how to preserve summer fruits, vegetables

VACAVILLE — The near lost art of food preservation is coming back as families try to save money and eat healthier food, says the University of California Cooperative Extension Nutrition, sponsors of sessions at Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center about canning food. Participants will learn how to can fruit, and make tomato salsa and jam. Sessions […]

Ex-con faces allegations of felony evading after April pursuit

FAIRFIELD — Some ex-cons on parole keep a low-profile until they no longer face the risk of being sent back to prison. Not parolee William R. Meyer, according to courtroom testimony Monday. On the evening of April 21, the convicted burglar with an electronic ankle monitor strapped to his ankle was spotted driving a black […]

Admitted Travis Dairy killer returns to court on new weapons charge

FAIRFIELD — One of the teens who killed the owner of Travis Dairy in Fairfield during a 2011 robbery is set to be in court Tuesday to be arraigned on a felony gun possession charge. Dezmon “Young D” Frazier, 20, was stopped by Vacaville police outside an Alamo Drive apartment on the night of July […]

Carpenters training center set to expand in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — A training center for union carpenters and union contractors is expanding amid hopes that the region’s construction industry is making a post-recession comeback.

The Carpenters Training Committee for Northern California conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for the $9.6 million, 45,000-square-foot addition to its Fairfield center. The planned building at 800 Chadbourne Road is to house up to 30 welding booths, a mill cabinet shop, a general shop area and classrooms.

Man, woman, comic and dance contest primed for box office

FAIRFIELD — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is foregoing the fairy wings from 2010’s “The Tooth Fairy” for some steel in “Hercules,” which opens Friday nationwide. The PG-13 action flick takes place after Hercules has completed his 12 labors and is working as a mercenary. He’s then approached by a benevolent ruler and his daughter to […]

July 23, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment-local | Tagged | Leave a reply

Polk first to file for Fairfield council

FAIRFIELD — Perry Polk, a former City Council member who is now a Fairfield-Suisun School District trustee, is the first to file for Fairfield City Council. Incumbent Councilwoman Catherine Moy and Ben Afisivalu, Joe Martinez, Chuck Timm and Scott Tonnesen have announced their candidacies for City Council. Randy Blakenchip, Scott Mulvey and Brian Thiemer took […]

Rockville Trails hike on August calendar

FAIRFIELD — A free, guided hike of Rockville Trails Preserve will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 2. Docent Jim Hanser will lead a hike through the hills that will pass through a variety of oaks and feature views of Green Valley and Suisun Valley below. The pace will be moderate over […]

Groups plan Zombie Run to raise college scholarship cash

FAIRFIELD — What do zombies and colleges have in common? They both want brains. Demon Dreamz Haunted House, the Fairfield Youth Commission, the United States Army and the Fairfield Police Activities League are teaming up to host the first Fairfield Zombie Run to raise money to create a college scholarship program for local teens. The Aug. […]

Governor signs 2 bills by Frazier into law

FAIRFIELD — Two legislative bills by State Assemblyman Jim Frazier were among measures Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Monday – including a change sought by Vacaville to boost to $275 the amount paid when a local government employee has to attend a civil action. “AB 2397 will allow consenting defendants  to appear by two-way […]

Video chair exercise class returns to senior center

SUISUN CITY — The video chair exercise class returns to the Suisun Senior Center at 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Aug. 19. All fitness levels are welcome. The center is at 318 Merganser Drive. For more information, call 421-703. Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or amaginnis@dailyrepublic.net. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

2 Vacaville homes hit by gunfire

VACAVILLE — Authorities want help from the public in identifying suspects who fired shots that hit two homes. Police at 9:56 p.m. Sunday received reports that gunshots had been heard in the area of Amapola Street and Coronado Court. Officers responded and found a home on the 1500 block of Amapola Street and a home on […]

I use odd music as wake-up calls

I like odd music. I would say parody, but that calls to mind Weird Al Yankovic, who I love, but is not really what I am referring to. I like hard-to-define music and found a use for it beyond my own enjoyment. Every year, my church goes to Sierra Bible Camp near Lake Almanor. It is […]

July 21, 2014 | Posted in Local lifestyle columnists | Tagged , | 1 Reply

Tuskegee Airman honored with plaque at cemetery

DIXON — A Tuskegee Airman who was shot down over North Korea during the first year of the Korean War will be the name on the first memorial plaque that will be put on the new memorial wall at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery on Friday. The ceremony, which is open to the public, will begin at 11 […]

Fairfield police log: July 19, 2014

12:50 a.m. — Residential burglary, 2400 block of THAMES COURT 1:18 a.m. — Shots fired, 2200 block of VISTA HERMOSA 1:42 a.m. — Hit-and-run, 200 block of SANTA BARBARA WAY 4:03 a.m. — Vehicle burglary, 300 block of ATLANTIC AVENUE 4:07 a.m. — Vandalism, 200 block of PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE 6:28 a.m. — Vehicle burglary, 300 block […]

Astronomy night at Rush Ranch

SUISUN CITY — People can go to Rush Ranch open space preserve Saturday for an evening of stargazing. Local astronomy enthusiast Jim Jerrell will host the program that begins at 7 p.m. with a presentation in the Rush Ranch Nature Center, followed by telescope viewing after dark. Telescopes will be available. Participants should bring warm clothing and […]

Mission Solano short on food

FAIRFIELD — Mission Solano’s food supply is running low. The nonprofit that offers meals and shelter for the area’s homeless at its two Fairfield locations is seeking donations during what’s considered the slow season. “This is the summer slump time for Mission Solano,” said Ron Marlette, executive director. He said 50 to 60 percent of food comes in donations and […]

Local government meetings

A number of local governments will meet this week. They include: Solano County Board of Supervisors, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Government Center, 675 Texas St. in Fairfield. Info: www.co.solano.ca.us. Fairfield City Council, 6 p.m. Tuesday, City Council chamber, 1000 Webster St., Fairfield. Info. www.fairfield.ca.gov. Reach Susan Hiland at 427-6981 or shiland@dailyrepublic.net.

Fenton’s Creamery celebrates 120 years

VACAVILLE — The line at Fenton’s Creamery wound around the shop and out the door Sunday as people headed for a discounted cup of ice cream. Celebrating its 120th anniversary in conjunction with National Ice Cream Day, the company hosted an ice cream social at its two locations in Oakland and Vacaville. At the Nut Tree Plaza, patrons […]

Workshop on corporate giving offered

FAIRFIELD — Sarah Jo Neubauer of the Foundation Center will present a workshop titled “Introduction to Corporate Giving,” hosted by the Solano Community Foundation, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the local foundation’s training room, 470 Chadbourne Road, first floor. The session is limited to the first 20 participants to register by calling 399-3846, emailing scfadmin@solanocf.org or […]

Suisun City police log: July 19, 2014

10:34 a.m. — Fraud, 600 block of HUMBOLT DRIVE 2:54 p.m. — Burglary, 600 block of WHITE WING COURT 5:16 p.m. — Vehicle burglary, 1000 block of CAMELLIA LANE 7 p.m. — Hit-and-run, LAWLER RANCH PARKWAY/MAYFIELD WAY

Vacaville library hosts animal ambassadors

VACAVILLE — Visitors to the Vacaville Public Library-Civic Center will get to meet live animal ambassadors for an educational presentation on Wild Things Animals of the World. The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the library, 1020 Ulatis Drive. For more information, call 866-57-ASKUS or visit the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. Reach Susan Hiland at […]

Mayor’s Commission on Crime to host forum

FAIRFIELD — The Mayor’s Commission on Crime is hosting a community forum on crime at 6 p.m.Tuesday at St. Stephen CME Church, 2301 Union Ave. in Fairfield. People can share concerns and provide suggestions, solutions or resources to help combat crime in the community. Those who are not able to attend can log on to the commission’s […]

Kaiser wins green award

VACAVILLE — Kaiser Permanente’s local hospitals in Vacaville and Vallejo have gained recognition for being green. Practice Greenhealth is a nonprofit organization that works with the health care sector on environmental issues. It recently handed out its 2014 Environmental Excellence Awards. “Practice Greenhealth Award winners demonstrate that the health of their patients, staff and community […]

Company announces latest lease activity

FAIRFIELD — Premiere Commercial Inc. announced that 1,250 square feet of retail space at 1731 N. Texas St., No. B1 in Fairfield has been leased. Inam Khan of Premiere represented Dat Nguyen and Daniel Vien in leasing the space to Mireya Rojas. Kahn also represented Rojas, a Premiere press release said. Also, Premiere announced, 1,000 square feet of office […]

Travis Credit Union makes announcements

FAIRFIELD — Travis Credit Union has appointed two people to new positions. Ivan Jones is the new senior vice president and chief financial officer. Jones joined Travis Credit Union in 2006 as a financial analyst and was promoted to vice president of finance in March 2012. Jones will plan and direct all aspects of Travis […]

Redemption through Jesus Christ for homosexuality

In the June 30th edition of USA Today, Elton John spoke about his upcoming “marriage” to his boyfriend. Everyone, of course, is entitled to their opinion, and Elton John took time to express his. He said, “These are old and stupid things, and the church hierarchy might be up in arms about it – the traditionalists – […]

Special guests: Jelly Belly welcomes wildlife center visitors

FAIRFIELD — Kids and animals are a pretty common combination. Throw Jelly Belly into the mix and that means one thing – the Suisun Wildlife Center brought some of its residents to meet guests at the confectioner’s local visitor’s center. About 200 people packed into the Grand Bean Room to meet Milo the screech owl, Pogo […]

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