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Neighborhood candy hunts of the past

Growing up, Halloween was a candy palooza. Come Oct. 31, all I needed was an el cheapo costume, a pillow case and an elaborately mapped out candy hunting route. You knew you did well if at the end of the night, your haul could not be schlepped home using one hand, but demanded adopting the Santa-style bag-over-the-shoulder method. […]

Dad finds passion creating set pieces for son’s shows

FAIRFIELD — The wooden chair looks fit for royalty, albeit with several metal studs. It’s what happens when one sits in the chair that distinguishes it from castle decor. With the pull of a lever, a “metal blade” rises up, right between the legs. Pity the young man who sits in the torture chair, seeking […]

Real estate agent pens, produces movie

FAIRFIELD — A new movie and a new movie genre will debut Saturday in Fairfield. “Predatory Lender,” a film written by Jim Meyer, a local real estate agent, is having its red carpet premiere. Billed as a thriller, the plot centers on a real estate agent who makes his clients a killing. He also happens to be a killer. […]

left over transactions from Oct. 25

BENICIA TOTAL SALES: 4 HIGHEST AMOUNT: $575,000 LOWEST AMOUNT: $230,000 MEDIAN AMOUNT: $295,500 AVERAGE AMOUNT: $349,000 90 Buena Vista – $361,000, 09-30-14 [3 Bdrms - 1200 SqFt - 1943 YrBlt] Previous Sale: 03-11-1999, $95,349 139 Chelsea Hills Drive – $575,000, 09-26-14 [4 Bdrms - 2218 SqFt - 1972 YrBlt] Previous Sale: 06-12-2012, $415,500 565 Lori Drive #56 […]

Police, court records cast light on officer-involved shooting

SUISUN CITY — The early investigation into the fatal police shooting of a Suisun City man at his home Tuesday along with family law court records unknown to police point to the possibility the shooting was the result of a planned “death by cop” encounter.

The confrontation began with a 911 cellphone call from a man at 7:27 p.m. that was answered by Solano County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers, who transferred the call to Suisun City dispatchers once the location of the call – a home on El Mar Court in the southeast corner of the city – was known.

Authorities at a Thursday press conference described the call as cryptic.

Man enters plea of not guilty in Vacaville shooting case

FAIRFIELD — A 20-year-old Vacaville man who faces a possible life sentence behind bars pleaded not guilty Thursday to attempted murder and assault with a firearm charges. Adrian Garcia allegedly shot at a Novato Drive home on the night of Oct. 3. One person inside the home was almost hit, police said. The shooter fled the scene […]

Candy from sky highlights North Texas Street event

FAIRFIELD — The weather gets colder, the Giants win the World Series and candy falls from the sky in Fairfield. Such are the traditions of October – the last courtesy of the Texas Roadhouse restaurant and the Fairfield Fire Department. The Fall Spectacular hosted Thursday by North Texas Street merchants outside the restaurant included a firefighter’s […]

Review set for suit filed over fall on supermarket’s restroom floor

FAIRFIELD — A Feb. 3, 2015, case management conference is set for the suit filed after a woman said she was injured when slipping on water on the floor of a restroom at the Raley’s on Travis Boulevard. The lawsuit, filed in Solano County Superior Court earlier this month on behalf of Jamena Jones, states […]

Police arrest suspect in fatal shooting of high school senior

VACAVILLE — A man arriving in Fairfield for a visit with his probation officer was arrested Thursday on suspicion of the Oct. 6 murder of an 18-year-old Vacaville High School student. Alijondro E. Jones Jr., 20, of Vacaville, is suspected of killing Demetrious Ward, attempted robbery and probation violations, Vacaville police said. Ward was found Oct. […]

Vintage Fair on tap at McBride Senior Center

VACAVILLE — The McBride Senior Center is hosting a Vintage Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event will include pottery, books, collectibles and home decorations. Admission is free. The center is at 91 Town Square Place. Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or amaginnis@dailyrepublic.net. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

DECA answers sales drop with ‘value brand’

The Defense Commissary Agency faced a tough operating environment in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30 as sales fell by 4.3 percent. The drop was due in part to commissaries closing for six days during a government shutdown last fall. But patrons also saw the worth of their benefit debated for months after President […]

Fairfield police log: Oct. 29, 2014

2:30 a.m. — Vandalism, 2000 block of PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE 4:32 a.m. — Shots fired, sub-100 block of GERANIUM COURT 4:52 a.m. — Vehicle theft, 3000 block of NORTH TEXAS STREET 6:18 a.m. — Grand theft, 4500 block of CRIMSON CLOVER DRIVE 6:26 a.m. — Trespassing, sub-100 block of ILLINOIS STREET 7:08 a.m. — Residential burglary, […]

Suisun City police log: Oct. 29, 2014

1:35 p.m. — Vandalism, 1000 block of BARROWS DRIVE 3:06 p.m. — Fraud, 500 block of MAIN STREET 5:45 p.m. — Reckless driving, HIGHWAY 12 / MARINA BOULEVARD 9:40 p.m. — Shots fired, GREENHEAD WAY / PINTAIL DRIVE 11:05 p.m. — Reckless driving, SUNSET AVENUE / HIGHWAY 12

Home: Some things never change

I wasn’t sure that I was going to make it this year to the 18th Homecoming Reunion where I grew up in Silver Point, Tennessee. But when I found out that my youngest sister had been in the hospital for five days, I knew that I would make a Herculean effort to go home. The […]

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School candidates discuss music, transparency, community involvement

FAIRFIELD — School board candidates got the chance Wednesday to give their thoughts on the importance of music in the Fairfield-Suisun School District before a small group gathered in the choir room at Fairfield High School. Candidates for Trustee Area 4, Robert Lucky and Chris Wilson, attended, as did Jonathan Richardson, an unopposed candidate for Trustee Area 5. […]

Giants fans revel in victory

FAIRFIELD — As Game 7 of the World Series was winding down, Giants fan April Carkin-Brown had a good feeling about things. “They’re surrendering,” she said about Royals fans and their white rally towels. “They’re waving the white flags.” Carkin-Brown was just one of many San Francisco Giants fans at Johnny Carino’s, waiting for maybe another […]

Writers, readers to rub elbows at annual Authors Luncheon

FAIRFIELD — Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! Or rather, Jeff Dwyer, the leading local paranormal investigator who has written several books on the subject, including the Ghost Hunter’s series that features “Ghost Hunter’s Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area,” and also ghost hunting guides to Monterey, Wine Country and the gold rush area. Those books and […]

Man dies in Suisun City officer-involved shooting

SUISUN CITY — Police kept a tight lid on information Wednesday about a fatal officer-involved shooting Tuesday night. The shooting occurred after police responded to a call of a disturbance shortly before 7:30 p.m. on the 500 block of El Mar Court. Officers encountered Roger Shipton, 49, of Suisun City, in the garage of a […]

Plea deal turns suspect into witness in fatal Fairfield shooting case

FAIRFIELD — Prosecutors cut a deal Wednesday with one of five Fairfield men who face murder and attempted murder charges for a deadly April shooting at a Grande Circle apartment complex. Trayvon L. Wayfer, 19, pleaded no contest to being an accessory to a murder, which carries a maximum punishment of three years prison time. Wayfer got the […]

Columnist: State economy may stumble, while Sacramento ignores woes

FAIRFIELD — Bad roads, mediocre schools, high taxes and excessive regulation help discourage investment in California, which may be due for an economic slowdown – while state lawmakers seem unable to address problems, political columnist Dan Walters said Wednesday. “All you hear in Sacramento are things like ‘green jobs,’ ” Walters said. “What are green jobs?” […]

Solano judge releases man in rebuke of state hospitals system

FAIRFIELD — Judge Wendy G. Getty on Wednesday ordered a 61-year-old man jailed for the past nine months to be immediately set free. The ruling was a rebuke of the Department of State Hospitals. “It’s not OK to incarcerate the mentally ill without treatment,” Getty said. She said that she was dismissing John Kelso’s case in the […]

Fairfield man seeks return of 15 weapons

FAIRFIELD — A man who wants the return of 15 weapons and ammunition Fairfield police took on New Year’s Day from his home along Westminster Drive in Fairfield will continue his legal efforts for the firearms, which include a Colt .45-caliber revolver, silver Beretta pistol and a 12-gauge shotgun. Victor Manuel Mendoza, 43, did not […]

Council continues hearing on liquor sales request

VACAVILLE — The public hearing on a convenience store’s request to sell alcohol – recommended for City Council denial by the Vacaville staff – has been continued to Nov. 18. The Quickway Gas Station and Convenience Store at 401 Merchant St. seeks to sell beer and wine in a census area that exceeds the city […]

Victim of Tuesday traffic incident dies

SUISUN CITY — The pedestrian killed in a Tuesday night traffic incident on Walters Road was identified Wednesday by the Solano County Coroner’s Office as 55-year-old Mahesh Goswami of Suisun City. Goswami was hit by what police at the scene described as a wrong-way driver in a Toyota Camry shortly after 6:45 p.m. on northbound Walters […]

County looks to continue care for Youth and Family Services clients

FAIRFIELD — Solano County Health and Social Services officials, in response to the pending closure of the Youth and Family Services program, is working in cooperation with the Youth and Family Services board of directors and senior staff, city of Vallejo and community-based organizations to ensure clients continue to receive services with no break in […]

Transportation Info Depot opens Monday in Suisun

SUISUN CITY — Local residents will have new, one-stop resource for all their transit needs starting Monday when the Transportation Info Depot opens in the Suisun Train Depot. The Info Depot, operated by the Solano Transportation Authority, will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays in the lobby at 177 Main St. Information will be available […]

Deadline looms for vote-by-mail ballots

FAIRFIELD — The Solano County registrar of voters reminds voters to mail in their vote-by-mail ballots by Thursday to ensure their on-time delivery. Voters are also encouraged to drop off their vote-by-mail ballots early, as it speeds up the counting process on election night. “We know that voters appreciate the ability to weigh and cast […]

Holiday boutique set for weekend

FAIRFIELD — The 5th Annual Twilight Rotary Holiday Boutique will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2200 Gateway Court. Admission is free. Proceeds from the event benefit the local youth and senior programs supported by the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club. Reach Susan Hiland at 427-6981 or shiland@dailyrepublic.net.

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