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Fairfield, Vacaville face off at fair while Suisun City mayor mulls a mystery

VALLEJO — Fairfield and Vacaville faced off in a friendly rivalry Friday at the Solano County Fair while Suisun City Mayor Pete Sanchez confronted the mystery of the empty municipal booth. Cities in Solano County show off their stuff in Expo Hall. Fairfield featured an “original, down to the glass” metallic blue ’57 Chevy classic S-10 […]

Official: Solano College budget $2.4M in red

FAIRFIELD — Solano Community College trustees will begin to wrestle Wednesday with a projected $2.4 million deficit. “We have some difficult times ahead of us,” said Yulian Ligioso, vice president of finance and administration. Ligioso said that during Wednesday’s presentation, he will show where the college is right now financially and present items that could […]

’4 guys, 4 guns’ case ends with acquittals

FAIRFIELD — It’s a case of four young black men in a BMW on a Saturday night speeding on North Texas Street. All four of them ended up in jail that night. All four of them had felony charges wind through the court system for nearly two years. Their cases wrapped up Friday with a jury […]

Starbucks card as bribe? Not this time

FAIRFIELD — A thank you card mailed to a Vacaville police officer that included a $20 Starbucks gift card resulted in prosecutors filing a felony bribery charge against a man the officer had recently ticketed for driving under the influence. Matthew R. Weber, 29, was pulled over on New Year’s Eve. He admitted Friday to […]

Festival de la Isla Aug. 23 at Pena Adobe Park

VACAVILLE — The 2014 Annual Festival de la Isla will welcome salsa performers Domingo Quinones and Jose Brull to Solano County on Aug. 23 at Pena Adobe Park. The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., draws Latin music enthusiasts from throughout California. Puerto Rican music, dance, food and drink are featured. Organizers are […]

Republican women announce speakers for next meet

FAIRFIELD — The Solano Republican Women will hear from two guest speakers at Monday’s meeting. Assemblyman Dan Logue, a candidate for the 3rd Congressional District, will talk about his race to unset Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Creek. Eric Christen, executive director of the Coalition for Fair Employment in Construction, will discuss the project labor agreement recently approved […]

County offers free Hepatitis C testing

VALLEJO — Rapid Hepatitis C testing is now available at the Solano County Public Health HIV clinic in Vallejo. Testing is available on a drop-in basis from 5 to 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 365 Tuolumne St. The test is confidential and free. Results are available in 20 to […]

Fairfield police log: July 31, 2014

1:42 a.m. — Trespassing, 300 block of EAST WYOMING STREET 6:02 a.m. — Vehicle theft, 200 block of GREGORY STREET 6:25 a.m. — Hit-and-run, 2000 block of CADENASSO DRIVE 6:43 a.m. — Commercial burglary, 400 block of WATT DRIVE 8:25 a.m. — Trespassing, 1300 block of WASHINGTON STREET 8:27 a.m. — Commercial burglary, 2800 block of […]

County unveils Solano economic diversification study

FAIRFIELD — Solano County wants to diversify the local economy, with ideas ranging from creating a new look along Interstate 80 to better training the workforce to meet local job demands. Travis Air Force Base is the county’s largest employer, with 13,400 workers and an estimated $1.6 billion annual economic impact. The county’s stated goal is […]

Police investigate Vacaville’s 1st homicide of 2014

VACAVILLE — Police confirmed Friday that a 22-year-old Vacaville man who was stabbed to death Thursday night is the city’s first homicide victim of the year. Officials at VacaValley Hospital called police at 7:09 p.m. Thursday to report that a man with a stab wound to the chest was brought to the emergency room by […]

Real estate transactions for Aug. 2, 2014

BENICIA TOTAL SALES: 2 HIGHEST AMOUNT: $375,000 LOWEST AMOUNT: $181,000 MEDIAN AMOUNT: $278,000 AVERAGE AMOUNT: $278,000 60 La Cruz Avenue – $375,000, 07-15-14 [4 Bdrms - 1328 SqFt - 1943 YrBlt] Previous Sale: 09-08-1999, $190,900 900 Southampton Road #166 – $181,000, 07-15-14 [2 Bdrms - 1119 SqFt - 1977 YrBlt] —– DIXON TOTAL SALES: 5 HIGHEST AMOUNT: $363,000 LOWEST […]

‘Boyhood’ mature on music, moments

Director Richard Linklater’s latest film, “Boyhood,” has received near universal praise for its concept, which follows Mason Evans Jr. through 12 years of schooling and life. Unlike other films, which might cast 12 different actors to play Mason and film in one summer, Linklater signed cast and crew up for an unheralded project, filming a few scenes […]

You’re old-school Fairfield/Suisun City if …

I offered up a helpful guide last May to discover if you were locally old school. It was completely subjective and was not meant to be all-inclusive. To wit, today’s sequel. You know you are old school Fairfield/Suisun City when: Someone told you where they lived and you didn’t ask for specific directions. You just said, […]

Mr. Clean: Dennis Regan offers friendly jokes, with a bite

FAIRFIELD — Dennis Regan threw luggage, waited tables and ran his own business. He left all that behind in his early 30s to follow his younger brother into comedy. “I reached a point in my life where I wanted to do things I was afraid of,” Regan said. “Stand-up comedy was one of those things.” […]

Stabbing victim dies in Vacaville

VACAVILLE — A man died from a stab wound to the chest at VacaValley Hospital on Thursday evening after being brought there by an acquaintance. Police received a call from the VacaValley Hospital emergency department at 7:09 p.m. informing them about the victim, police Lt. Matt Lydon said. They established a crime scene along Markham […]

Gemstones shine at Solano County Fair

VALLEJO — There’s more to the Solano County Fair than the Ferris wheel, the ball toss with its stuffed animal prizes, the spinning Gravitron, pulsing music and corn dogs.

The fair has a quieter side, too. In a concrete-block building tucked in along the eastern end of the fair’s main drag is the Gem and Mineral Display.

Here, fairgoers can see and buy necklaces, bracelets and other jewelry containing polished rocks. They can see a cow’s skull covered with crystals. They can look through small containers with arrowheads, fossil sand and meteorites from Argentina. They can see a display case containing pink halite, comanite and pyrite with white quartz.

All of this comes courtesy of The Vallejo Gem and Mineral Society, which got founded in 1954 and has its year-round home in the fairgrounds building.

Frazier: State won’t dictate fate of Vacaville parking lots

VACAVILLE — Assemblyman Jim Frazier says he won’t let the state Department of Finance determine the fate of Vacaville parking lots paid for with redevelopment funds. “The state’s not going to be a dictator in this one,” the 11th Assembly District representative told the Vacaville Rotary Club. Frazier, D-Oakley, said this of state finance officials: […]

Air district calls Spare the Air alert

FAIRFIELD — A Spare the Air day alert has been called for Friday by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. The district is expecting smog-prone weather. It is asking people to help keep the air clean by driving less and using less energy. It has called seven Spare the Air alerts this summer. People […]

Vallejo police arrest suspect in shooting death

VALLEJO —Ppolice have made an arrest in connection with a July 14 death that resulted from a shooting. Officers on Sunday arrested 24-year-old Andrew Ceballos of Vallejo, said a Vallejo press release that came out Thursday. They had identified him as a suspect during their investigation. Ceballos was booked into Solano County jail on suspicion of […]

Fairfield man settles suit against Raley’s

FAIRFIELD — An asset protection investigator for Raley’s says the lawsuit he filed – after being fired from a special “Shock and Awe” detail that targeted store clusters and placed one or two employees inside the store operating closed-circuit cameras while up to eight employees with cellphones were outside in a vehicle communicating with one another – […]

Fairfield Police: $1,105 found in pants is money from narcotics sales

FAIRFIELD — The $1,105 in cash that a detective found in a suspect’s clothing after gunfire at a Fairfield motel is money from narcotics sales, police say. The asset forfeiture case filed in Solano County Superior Court by the government follows a March 7 incident at America’s Best Value Inn on North Texas Street where […]

Fairfield police log: July 30, 2014

12:37 a.m. — Vehicle burglary, 200 block of EAST KENTUCKY STREET 3:04 a.m. — Prowler, 1000 block of FIRST STREET 7 a.m. — Commercial burglary, 4700 block of CENTRAL WAY 7:45 a.m. — Vandalism, 1000 block of WEBSTER STREET 10:21 a.m. — Embezzlement, 1000 block of WEBSTER STREET 10:42 a.m. — Commercial burglary, 800 block of EAST TRAVIS BOULEVARD 10:45 a.m. — Vehicle burglary, 1000 block of WEBSTER […]

Japan Summerfest returns this month

FAIRFIELD — A fundraiser to benefit Fairfield’s sister-city exchange program returns this month for its second year. Japan Summerfest will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Fairfield Community Center, 1000 Kentucky St. The event will include performances and activities for all ages, as well as food from Texas Roadhouse, according to a press release about the event. […]

Highway 12 to close overnight in Jameson Canyon

FAIRFIELD — Highway 12 through Jameson Canyon is scheduled to be closed from 11 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Saturday so road crews can put in place a traffic lane switch. The state Department of Transportation is widening this 6-mile stretch between Interstate 80 in Solano County and Highway 29 in Napa County to four […]

Solano Tea Party Patriots schedule meet

FAIRFIELD — The Solano Tea Party Patriots will meet Monday. The guest speaker will be Kevin McGary, who is an author, public speaker, facilitator/teacher and ministry leader. He has worked the past 27 years in information technology and has written two books. His focus has been to challenge politicos and clergy to live with the highest levels […]

Details limited after shooting leaves 1 with injuries

FAIRFIELD — Police released few details Thursday about a reported shooting that happened at about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday on the 600 block of East Tabor Avenue. A male victim, in his 20s, showed up at a local hospital with injuries that weren’t life-threatening, according to police. Police would not talk about how the connection was made […]

City graduates finish basic military training

Air Force Airman Kameron R. Brennan graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Brennan is the son of Anna Vance of Travis Air Force Base. He is a 2013 graduate of Vanden High School in Fairfield. Navy Seaman Recruit Clark Cedric N. Pinili recently completed U.S. Navy basic training […]

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