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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 […]

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.

Live Your Dream award applications due Nov. 15

FAIRFIELD — Nov. 15 is the deadline to apply for Soroptimist International of Central Solano County’s Live Your Dream award. The applicant must be a head of household and be the person who is the primary financial support of herself and her dependents. Applicants also need to be enrolled in an undergraduate degree or vocational skills training program. […]

Paradise Valley Estates opens new dog park

FAIRFIELD — The barking of dogs greeted newcomers Tuesday to the long-awaited dog park at Paradise Valley Estates. “The dog park idea has been haunting me for years,” said Bill Rawlinson, a member of the residential area’s board of directors. “We promised you all this park in 2009, and the next year we promised it, and […]

Substance abuse program said to be closing in Solano County

FAIRFIELD — The women’s substance abuse program Project Aurora is closing, a counselor, a manager and a participant in the program say. Tehauna Ponce, program manager for adult substance abuse, said in an email sent last week to the staff that the board for Youth and Family Services of Solano County decided to close Project […]

Rainy day doesn’t stop campus cleanup at David A. Weir

FAIRFIELD — A rainy and gloomy day didn’t keep dedicated volunteers from coming out to spruce up the David A. Weir K-8 Preparatory Academy campus, Saturday. Members of the Father’s House, of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, and volunteers from David A. Weir came out as part of the church’s “We Love Our City Week.” “The Father’s House adopted […]

Families can find fall fun in Suisun Valley

FAIRFIELD— Franco Foft may have found his calling Saturday. The 17-month-old sat in the seat on an old tractor, steering the wheel, as two grandmothers and one grandfather watched. They snapped pictures and made noises, such as beep to represent the horn’s tractor. “We don’t spoil the grandkids, we enjoy them,” said grandmother Susan Foft. […]

Pumpkin Bob brings families to city pool

FAIRFIELD — One-by-one, Ian Hall lifted the plump pumpkins out of the indoor pool at the Aquatics Complex at Allan Witt Park on Saturday. Then, he hoisted himself out and, dripping wet, carefully moved each of the four orange gourds to a safer area, by some chairs. Then, he was back in the water. Hall […]

Free flu shots given at church

FAIRFIELD — Free flu shots were given at the Grace Episcopal Church, Saturday, in an effort to help fight the virus this season. Solano Public Health brought nurses in to administer the shots and hand out information on fighting the flu. “This year, we are giving shots for the H1N1 virus,” Michele Shingu, an RN, said. “That […]

Gala boosts The Leaven’s efforts in Solano

FAIRFIELD — A comedian served as headliner and emcee for The Leaven’s inaugural gala Saturday, but the purpose of the evening was no laughing matter. Nazareth – it’s his real name – is an internationally known Christian comic whose website notes that he’s performed at such place as the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and other […]

Optimist Club brings youth together for Halloween golf

FAIRFIELD — Rapunzel made her away to the miniature golf course at Scandia Family Fun Center Friday night. She seemed to have a knack for the game. Applying just enough of a gentle touch to get the ball close to the hole. Susan Aragon, 7, of Vacaville was costumed as the lass with the long […]

Soroptimists seek teen award nominations

FAIRFIELD — Members of Soroptimist International of Central Solano County are taking applications for this year’s Violet Richardson Award. Young women, ages of 14 and 17 and who volunteer in their community or school, are sought. The application deadline is Dec. 1. The winner of this award will receive $500 with another $500 donated in her name to […]

Haunted hikes offered for brave souls at park

FAIRFIELD — A couple of haunted hikes will be hosted by the City of Fairfield at Rockville Hills Regional Park next weekend. The scary hike will thrill young and old with a guided tour through a frightening trail where fairy tales come to life. The hikes will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 31 and […]

Salvation Army debuts giant kettle for holidays campaign

FAIRFIELD — When Salvation Army Capt. Jonathan Harvey walked into Rudy’s Auto Body shop and asked owner Jon Ramirez if he knew where to find someone who could build a giant red kettle to raise awareness for the organization’s holiday campaign, Ramirez said he immediately knew the answer. “I like a challenge, and I like to help,” Ramirez […]

Industrial space hot, office not in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — Industrial space is at a premium. Office space is not. Karl Dumas, economic development manager for Fairfield, said the 4.2 percent vacancy rate for industrial property is likely the lowest ever in the city. A 100,000-square-foot building would be snapped up in a heartbeat, he said Wednesday while updating economic development in the […]

Bridge to Life gets extension for temporary kitchen

FAIRFIELD — A one-year permit to continue to use a temporary kitchen at the Bridge to Life Center was approved Wednesday for Mission Solano, which is three-quarters of the way toward raising $1 million for a permanent kitchen, Ray Courtemanche says. The chief operations officer for Mission Solano told Fairfield planning commissioners that the nonprofit […]

Pumpkin bob set at Fairfield city pool

FAIRFIELD — The city’s indoor pool will transform into a pumpkin patch from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday where people can swim among the seasonal gourds. Bobbing for Pumpkins is described in a press release as an afternoon of family fun that includes decorating your pumpkin and playing games. The Aquatics Complex at Allan Witt Park is located at 1741 W. […]

Fairfield police honor 11-year-old for role in rescuing senior from dog attack

FAIRFIELD — Quick thinking by an 11-year-old helped rescue an elderly woman from a dog attack, Fairfield police said. Jonathan Garcia was in his home Sept. 20 when he heard a woman screaming continuously for help and a dog barking. The youth dialed 9-1-1, reached the Fairfield Police Communications Center, spoke with Dispatch Supervisor Wendy Reynoso […]

Children run for the sake of running

FAIRFIELD — Taylor Eisan, a first-grader at Foxboro Elementary School, ran across the finish line first. Her best friends Torrie Burbak and Jocelyn White came in right after her Wednesday at the 38th Annual Doug Butt Run at Laurel Creek Park in Fairfield.

The first-graders are not even from the same school but are the best of friends who made it to the finish line together. Torrie is from Browns Valley Elementary in Vacaville and Jocelyn is from Orchard Valley Elementary.

This was Jocelyn’s first race. To finish well left her happy.

Day of Remembrance focuses on domestic violence prevention

FAIRFIELD — Jen Currier was looking to find her voice. She became the voice Wednesday for Break the Silence, a national organization that offers services to victims of domestic violence Currier was one of about 100 people to attend the Day of Remembrance in downtown Fairfield. The event occurred in connection with National Domestic Violence Awareness […]

Legal review set for panel’s approval of Popeye’s

FAIRFIELD — Can the City Council decide Planning Commission approval for a Popeye’s chicken restaurant was improper because residents were denied their rights during a commission hearing? That’s Fairfield City Councilwoman Pam Bertani’s question about due process for residents – and one the city attorney will review after Bertani and Councilwoman Catherine Moy asked Tuesday that […]

$1.4M land sale by Fairfield gets OK

FAIRFIELD — Sale by the city Housing Authority of 26 vacant lots along Pennsylvania and Alaska avenues in Fairfield to a developer for $1.4 million won approval Tuesday. The Fairfield City Council, sitting as the Housing Authority, agreed to allow Discovery Builders of Concord to buy the 4.6 acres. Discovery Builders is proposing to develop 26 […]

Logue wins US Chamber of Commerce support

FAIRFIELD — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced its endorsement Tuesday of Assemblyman Dan Logue to represent the 3rd Congressional District and said his opponent Rep. John Garamendi has a worse voting record on business than Rep. Nancy Pelosi. Jennings Imel, with the chamber’s offices in Los Angeles, said the endorsement of Logue, R-Loma Rica, […]

Fairfield Police Department promotes 2, honors 1

FAIRFIELD — The new property supervisor was welcomed, badges were pinned on a new police captain and a new lieutenant – and special recognition went to Capt. Darrin Moody at a Tuesday reception of the Fairfield Police Department. Moody, named police chief in Shelton, Wash., was honored for his 25 years of service in Fairfield. […]

Families Helping Families preps for holidays

FAIRFIELD — Families Helping Families is gearing up for another holiday season with two local events. The 29-year-old nonprofit is having a Wine & Blues Fest from 1 and 6 p.m. Saturday at Rock Creek Winery, 4610 Green Valley Road. The Used Blues Band will provide music. Tickets can be purchased by calling 818-749-4207 or by visiting www.brownpapertickets.com/event/895629. […]

Crime key topic again at Fairfield candidates night

FAIRFIELD — Three-minute speeches Monday by City Council candidates at St. Stephen CME Church concentrated on crime – a key topic as well at a previous forum in Fairfield. Scott Tonnesen, who serves on the city’s Planning Commission, said it’s time for new leadership in Fairfield. “We’ve been talking about crime for 10 years,” Tonnesen […]

Warm, entrepreneurial, attractive Fairfield seeks director

FAIRFIELD — The warmth of a small town with a vision for a progressive city. More than a just an attractive, tree-lined bedroom community serving nearby metropolitan areas. An ideal location for enjoying the region’s many natural amenities. That’s Fairfield – as described in the recruitment for a community development director to succeed Erin Beavers, […]

PAL center seeks volunteers

FAIRFIELD — Want to help teens hone their graffiti skills or help them improve their poker playing talent? The Fairfield Police Activities League at the Sullivan Center is hosting an orientation between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Nov. 7 for adults interested in helping. The PAL Center is at 2195 Union Ave. in Fairfield. There is […]

Police Department hosts employee recognition event

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Police Department will host an employee recognition event at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the City Council chamber, 1000 Webster St. Chief Walt Tibbet will offer accolades for Capt. Darrin Moody’s 25 years of service, Lt. Randy Fenn’s promotion to captain and Sgt. Robert Lenke’s promotion to lieutenant. Tibbet will also introduce Property Support Supervisor Edward […]

Girl Scouts explore sweet side of chemistry

FAIRFIELD — Perhaps you associate Girl Scouts with Thin Mints and other treats. On Sunday, in a crowded assembly room at Golden West Middle School, scores of Girl Scouts were better associated with chemistry instead of cookies.

More than 100 Girl Scouts, many of them accompanied by mothers and scout leaders wearing green T-shirts embossed with the saying “Girls can do anything,” attended an interactive chemistry program co-hosted by the American Chemical Society, Chevron’s chemical engineering department, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Girl Scouts of Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base.

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