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Middle school students put school candidates on the hot seat

VACAVILLE — Tuesday night marked the third time the many Vacaville School District governing board candidates met in a question-and-answer forum. This one had a twist, however. In charge were five Kairos Public School Vacaville Academy middle school students who kept the candidates, minus Deloris Roach, who could not attend, on the hot seat for the […]

Suisun City candidates get lively in 2nd council forum

SUISUN CITY — A more combative Suisun City Council incumbent Mike Hudson told voters he had brought Suisun City through the dark economic times and had the long-term vision to keep Suisun City on course toward a better economic future.

He mainly took aim at opponent Amit Pal, rebutting Pal’s comment that he already has a track record of actively bringing new businesses such as nDataStor Inc. and Del Taco to Suisun City, along with Pal’s vow to continue to do that if elected.

Ex-wife of Garcia killer in jail awaiting hearing

FAIRFIELD — The ex-wife of the ex-con who shot and killed Fairfield City Councilman Matt Garcia is sitting in the same jail as her former husband, Henry D. Williams. They are both awaiting Wednesday morning court appearances after she was picked up by authorities earlier in the week on a $100,000 arrest warrant. The ex-wife, Jerilyn […]

Pact with union wins Vacaville council OK

VACAVILLE — An agreement with Operating Engineers Local 39, the union that represents about 90 members in the Public Works and Utilities departments, won unanimous Vacaville City Council approval Tuesday. “It took both sides to get to the table,” Councilman Ron Rowlett said. “I thank both sides.” The union approved the contract last week after […]

$26,227 payment to maintenance man challenged

FAIRFIELD — Quail Run Apartments is appealing a state agency’s ruling to pay $26,227 to a Fairfield man who worked as a maintenance technician at the Vacaville property and said he wasn’t paid for 1,440 hours when he was on call – with requirements that included staying within 20 miles of the apartments. “It is […]

FBI announces reward for Vacaville bank robber

FAIRFIELD — The FBI announced Tuesday that a reward of up to $100,000 is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man dubbed the AK-47 Bandit, who is linked to four bank robberies including a March 2012 heist at a Bank of the West on Helen Power Drive in Vacaville. The reward comes […]

Salvation Army gears up for annual Red Kettle campaign

FAIRFIELD — The Salvation Army is gearing up for its annual Red Kettle campaign. Volunteers and donors are invited to learn more about his years’ needs at one of three open houses, all from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 15: Team Chevrolet, 301 Columbus Parkway, Vallejo. Oct. 23: Ford Fairfield, 3050  Auto Mall Parkway, Fairfield. […]

American Legion seeks Korean War veterans for award

VALLEJO — The American Legion Department of California headquarters staff is compiling a list of Korean War veterans for a future recognition ceremony . The South Korean Embassies in San Francisco and Los Angeles requested the American Legion to gather the information to honor veterans  for the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal. To be eligible, veterans […]

Third Annual Ride to Defeat Diabetes is Sunday

VACAVILLE — The third annual Ride to Defeat Diabetes is set for Sunday, leaving the VacaValley Hospital at 1000 Nut Tree Road. t is a fundraising event to support the center in its efforts to raise awareness of diabetes education. The Ride to Defeat Diabetes – called R2D2 – features three ride lengths to appeal to a […]

Blessing of the animals slated Sunday

FAIRFIELD — The annual celebration of the blessing of the animals at Grace Episcopal Church is 10 a.m. Sunday. The service will include a sermon by the Rev. David Cavanagh, associate pastor at the church. The blessing of the animals will follow. The Rev. Perry W. Polk, interim rector at Grace Episcopal Church, will celebrate the […]

DUI-drivers license checkpoint nets arrests

VACAVILLE — The DUI and drivers license checkpoint Saturday between 6 p.m and midnight on Allison Drive resulted in one driving under the influence arrest and 15 drivers cited or arrested for operating a vehicle without a license or one that had been suspended or revoked, police said. A total of 613 vehicles were screened. […]

4-H Achievement Night honors county members

FAIRFIELD — The Rio Vista 4-H Club will host Achievement Night at D.H. White Elementary School for the county 4-H clubs at 7 p.m. Thursday. The event and awards honor the 4-H members for their hard work and accomplishments. The theme for the evening is “Shining Stars of Solano County 4-H.” The event is open to […]

Travis airman killed in motorcycle accident

SUISUN CITY — The man killed Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle accident on Pintail Drive was a Travis airman, the Travis Public Affairs Office announced Tuesday. Senior Airman Eric Embree, 25, 60th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, was taken to NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield , where he later died from his injuries. “We extend our most sincere condolences to […]

Juveniles hit by vehicle have minor injuries

FAIRFIELD — Two middle school students suffered minor injuries Tuesday morning when a vehicle turning right made contact with them in a crosswalk. The accident took place at 8:50 a.m. The juveniles were crossing Cardinal Way and vehicle was turning from Cardinal Way onto westbound East Tabor Avenue. The juveniles didn’t fall to the ground […]

Booz and Brewz benefit for the Blue Star Moms

FAIRFIELD — Demon Dreamz will present Booz and Brewz, noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 11 at 300 Chadbourne Road. Craft beers and ciders will be available. A costume contest is planned and the Time Bandits will perform. Proceeds benefit the Sacramento Blue Star Moms. For details, and tickets, visit www.boozandbrewz.com or call 646-1177. Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 […]

Website message warns of possible harm to people at school

FAIRFIELD — A message posted Monday afternoon on the Oakbrook Elementary School PTA website said the sender was thinking about going to the Fairfield school and harming people there, police said. No specifics were provided in the message. No information confirms a credible threat to school safety, said police, who continue to assess whether the information […]

Theaters primed for bevy of new movies

FAIRFIELD — Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner and Emma Thompson team up for “Men, Women & Children,” which opens the big-screen debuts this week with a limited release on Wednesday. The movie tells the story of a group of teens and their parents as they attempt to navigate the ways the Internet has changed their lives. […]

Fairfield police log: Sept. 29, 2014

12:39 a.m. —  Drunk and disorderly, 1200 block of B GALE WILSON BOULEVARD 12:58 a.m. —  Battery, 1400 block of HOLIDAY LANE 5:37 a.m. — Vandalism, 1100 block of ALASKA AVENUE 5:50 a.m. —  Vehicle theft, 2200 block of FOX GLEN DRIVE 7:52 a.m. —  Vehicle burglary, 600 block of CEMENT HILL ROAD 8:15 a.m. — Hit-and-run, […]

Suisun City police log: Sept. 29, 2014

5:05 a.m. — Vehicle theft, 800 block of BLOSSOM AVENUE 8:27 a.m. — Reckless driving, WORLEY ROAD/RAILROAD AVENUE 12:32 p.m. — Reckless driving, MARINA BOULEVARD/HIGHWAY 12 2:50 p.m. — Assault, 800 block of HARRIER DRIVE

Solano focuses on rail safety

FAIRFIELD — Solano County wants to let people know about its rail emergency plans and to identify weaknesses, even as Valero pursues a controversial proposal to ship crude oil by rail through the region. The county conducted a rail safety workshop Monday billed as a “community conversation.” About 60 people attended the evening meeting in the county […]

Police search for missing man

FAIRFIELD — Police are seeking help from the public to find a 71-year-old man with dementia. Joe Ford was last seen at 7:45 p.m. Sunday at NorthBay Medical Center, police said Monday in a press release. He was last seen wearing a white jacket, blue jeans and sunglasses. Ford has dementia and is known to […]

Vacaville council schedules special meet to consider Local 39 deal

VACAVILLE — The City Council will take part in a special meeting Tuesday to consider an agreement with an employee group that recently went out on strike, one that ends labor hostilities while also achieving the dollar savings sought by the city. Workers with Stationary Engineers Local 39, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, went on strike […]

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Evaluation set for man who allegedly threatened councilwoman

FAIRFIELD — Suisun City resident William Joseph Parker will undergo a mental competency evaluation, Solano County Superior Court Judge Peter Foor said after ruling enough evidence was presented Monday to warrant holding Parker to answer to a charge that he threatened a Fairfield city councilwoman. Catherine Moy testified during the preliminary hearing that she was […]

Solano College trustees to discuss new 4-year-degree law

FAIRFIELD — Trustees at Solano Community College on Wednesday will discuss passage of a new law that will allow California community colleges to offer four-year degrees. Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 850, authored by Sen. Marty Block, D-San Diego, over the weekend as an answer to an estimated demand of more than 1 million four-year degrees by the year 2025. Currently […]

Measure A committee plans weekend precinct walk

VACAVILLE — A committee supporting Measure A, the upcoming $194 million general obligation facilities bond that will be on the November ballot, is planning a precinct walk Saturday from the various elementary school schools in Vacaville. The goal is to have from seven to 15 volunteers at each school site. Those who are interested in participating […]

Voters who have moved urged to check registration

FAIRFIELD — People who have moved in the past year must make certain they have updated their voter registration to vote in the Nov. 4 election. They have through Oct. 30 to do so. The signed voter registration card must reflect the voter’s current address. “Unlike telephone numbers or your mail, voter registration does not follow […]

Caltrans cancels nighttime Highway 37 closures

VALLEJO — Workers finished much of their Highway 37 road maintenance work ahead of schedule, prompting the state Department of Transportation to cancel nighttime closures for the remainder of the week. Caltrans shut down Highway 37 from Highway 29 in Vallejo to Highway 121 at Sears Point this past weekend to do paving work. The road […]

Police: No bomb found after call leads to Vanden High evacuation

FAIRFIELD — No explosive device was found Monday at Vanden High School after a thorough search of the campus that took place after a bomb threat that led to the evacuation of students, police said.

All staff were allowed back onto school grounds shortly after 3:40 p.m. and all students were sent home for the day, police said.

Classes will resume Tuesday.

A school official received an anonymous call at about 1:10 p.m. reporting that an explosive

Fairfield police log: Sept. 27, 2014

1:32 a.m. — Prowler, 400 block of EAST TENNESSEE STREET 1:38 a.m. — Shots fired, 1200 block of DELAWARE STREET 1:56 a.m. — Physical fight, 1900 block of NEW JERSEY STREET 2:27 a.m. — Domestic violence, 100 block of TABOR AVENUE 2:52 a.m. — Prowler, 1200 block of TYLER STREET 6:07 a.m. — Commercial burglary, 2400 […]

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