A couple of years ago, I called Armijo High School to ask them if they knew anything about the mural that was once on A-wing, featuring scenes from Mexican-American history. It faced Washington Street and was eye-catching because of the bright colors and images painted on it. No one there had ever heard of it. During […]
SUISUN CITY — Get out the bell bottoms. The 1970s are returning. “Super Fly,” a Curtis Mayfield tribute show, stops by Dimitri’s March 14. Mark Elliott is the man behind “Super Fly,” the name affectionately taken from the 1972 blaxploitation film with music from Mayfied. Co-producing the show with Elliott is Alvin G. Brown of […]
FAIRFIELD — Club gigs are a few years off for the five members of Foreign Frontiers. The oldest member is 19, the youngest 16. “You’re going to have to wait a few years for me,” said Logan Cruz, the band’s 16-year-old drummer. The group is one of three who will play at the Sunday Night […]
FAIRFIELD — Solano Winds clarinet player Rose Aron was a trailblazer in the United States Army. Stationed at Germany, she was the first female musician in the 1st Armored Division Band in the mid-1970s. Aron was an Army medic and got wind that the band needed a clarinet player. Aron pleaded her case before the […]
KINSMAN, Ill. — Since August 2013, Melissa Dunning of Kinsman has been on a mission to supply cookies to troops stationed with her brother, Bruce Boling, and her brother-in-law, Jason Dunning. Jason, from South Wilmington, is in the Army National Guard and is on deployment in Saudi Arabia. Boling, originally from Mazon, is in the […]
WILLISTON, N.D. — The Marine Corps recently selected Williston High School physical education teacher Penny Slagle to participate in its educator’s workshop in San Diego. In February, Slagle joined 32 high school educators, counselors and administrators from North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin for a weeklong synopsis of recruit training at the California recruiting depot and […]
FAIRFIELD — What better way to put smiles on the faces of dozens of children, not to mention a host of school board trustees, representatives of the U.S. Air Force and two mayors, than reading to the kids? It was all part of a Read Across America event organized by the Fairfield-Suisun Teachers Association in […]
FAIRFIELD — The stage is set for a Monday hearing in Vallejo on the controversy casting a shadow over dozens of murder prosecutions in Solano County. Prosecutors and defense attorneys for one of the accused killers said at a Thursday hearing that several top officials in the Sheriff’s Office, the District Attorneys Office and the […]
FAIRFIELD — A two-week jury trial ended Thursday with a not-guilty verdict for a Fairfield man who faced a felony charge of committing a lewd act on a child. Defense attorney Jessica Agnich said that her client, Douglas Talley, was falsely accused by his ex-wife, who conspired with her 14-year-old daughter after a bitter breakup […]
FAIRFIELD — Safeway Inc. has agreed to pay out more than $2.2 million to nine California counties, including Solano County, to settle a lawsuit about their sales practices. Solano County District Attorney Donald A. du Bain said Thursday that Safeway had been accused in a previously filed lawsuit in Marin County of charging consumers more […]
FAIRFIELD — Reject proposals that would eliminate water for agriculture, a state assemblyman and other lawmakers urge in a letter to the State Water Resources Control Board. The state agency meets Wednesday to decide how much water to preserve as emergency supplies and allocations that will go to agriculture. The letter asks the agency to […]
FAIRFIELD — It’s suddenly the season for proposed multibillion-dollar state water bonds. Whatever emerges will hit home in Solano County.
An $11.1 billion bond measure crafted by the state Legislature in 2009 is scheduled to be on the November ballot. At least nine bills have been introduced in the Legislature in recent months to replace it. Only one water bond measure can be on the ballot.
Solano County leaders are watching. Any water bond passed by voters could play a key role in how Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta water is . . .
Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Andrew Mariano, of Vallejo, performs maintenance, Feb. 26, in an engineering space aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer in the Arabian Sea. Boxer is the flagship for the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater […]
FAIRFIELD — Rep. John Garamendi has donated pay he received during the federal government shutdown to Solano County organizations and others. The Jimmy Doolittle Museum received $1,000, North Bay Stand Down – which assists homeless and at-risk veterans – was given $500, Fairfield-based The Leaven,which helps children in need, received $250 and the Food Bank […]
Behind the plan to slash taxpayer support of commissaries is a concept Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his senior advisors have embraced that base grocery stores should operate as a business and not a benefit. This shift is candidly revealed in budget documents released Tuesday and in a legislative packet for implementing the funding cuts […]
FAIRFIELD — An Elvis song played, Mayor Harry Price helped serve meals and more than 20 people at the Senior Center had minestrone, roast beef and cheese on a wheat bun, cranberry juice and chocolate pudding. “It’s wonderful,” said Betty Christiansen, 84, of Vacaville. “The program is excellent.” Meals on Wheels, which serves more than […]
7:07 a.m. — Vandalism, 100 block of EAST TABOR AVENUE 8:53 a.m. — Vehicle burglary, 2300 block of MIRAMAR COURT 11:01 a.m. — Vehicle theft, 2000 block of DOVER AVENUE 11:44 a.m. — Forgery, 1500 block of TRAVIS BOULEVARD 12:23 p.m. — Vehicle burglary, 200 block of CAMELLIA STREET 1:14 p.m. — Commercial burglary, 800 block of EAST TRAVIS BOULEVARD 1:19 p.m. […]
Air Force Airman Kylie B. Fore graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Fore is the daughter of Rachel and Aaron Carrillo of Vacaville. She is a 2012 graduate of Vanden High School in Fairfield. Air Force Airman Orlando U. Igno graduated from basic military training at Joint Base […]
From the time of the Founding Fathers, the “unalienable rights and the pursuit of happiness” didn’t apply to women. To pursue a career and work outside the home, with few exceptions, really meant men only. That’s not to say that many women didn’t find fulfillment in marriage and home, but it would take a long […]
FAIRFIELD — Members of the Solano County Local Mental Health Board Outreach Committee invite the public to its monthly meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Fairfield Library, 1150 Kentucky St. The outreach committee works to enhance opportunities for the public to benefit from participation in mental health services, and to better understand […]
FAIRFIELD — The Advisory Council of the Area Agency on Aging Serving Napa and Solano is scheduled to elect two representatives to the California Senior Legislature in May. The senior legislature is made up of 40 senior senators and 80 senior assembly members who meet annually in legislative session in Sacramento, responding to the needs […]
FAIRFIELD — The Solano Community College governing board received a quick update Wednesday on Measure Q – albeit in a less formal setting than past updates. The board, meeting in the faculty lounge over dinner with representatives of the Associated Students of Solano College, learned a little about where the bond measure stands and what […]
FAIRFIELD — The ex-con who shot and killed Fairfield City Councilman Matt Garcia in 2008 is now acting as his own attorney after a judge’s ruling Wednesday. The first thing Henry D. Williams did with his new status was get a two-month delay for an upcoming hearing about possible juror misconduct during Williams’ 2010 murder […]
FAIRFIELD — Catholics by the hundreds celebrated Ash Wednesday during Masses throughout the day in Fairfield.
“We can seat about 800 people and it looks like we had standing room for this one service,” the Rev. Antonio Racela said after an afternoon service at Holy Spirit Catholic Church – one of eight such Masses scheduled during the day at the North Texas Street church.
Ceremonial ash for the services comes from palm leaves burned last year on Palm Sunday. …
FAIRFIELD — A mother has sued Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo because she says security guards berated her 16-year-old and 14-year-old daughters for three hours in a closed room after falsely accusing one girl of shoplifting jewelery from a gift shop at the park. Nancy Chan, spokeswoman for Six Flags, said park officials are […]
FAIRFIELD — A second candidate for the Solano County Sheriff-Coroner’s job emerged Wednesday to take on Sheriff Thomas Ferrara in the June primary election. With two days left before Friday’s filing deadline, Fairfield bail bondsman Joel “Tom” Toler submitted paperwork and paid filing fees with the registrar of voters office. Toler, who says the current […]
FAIRFIELD — The city will pay $50,400 over the next two years as its share of the cost for a Washington, D.C., lobbying firm that includes former Rep. Vic Fazio as an adviser. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld represents Fairfield along with the Solano Transportation Authority, Vacaville, Vallejo and Dixon on transportation matters. Dixon […]
FAIRFIELD — An unintended problem stemming from a 2012 insurance reform has resulted in unreasonable increases in Northern California flood insurance rates, says Rep. John Garamendi in supporting legislation to address the rate spike. “Many of my constituents recently found an unwelcome surprise in their mail box: A massive spike in their flood insurance bill,” […]