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Barbecue brings big crowd, progress to Parkway Gardens

FAIRFIELD — More than 200 people attended a barbecue Thursday at Parkway Gardens – an event praised by participants and city officials as evidence of improvement at the 240-unit condominium development. “This is so good to see so many people,” Fairfield Police Chief Walt Tibbet said. The event with hamburgers and hot dogs drew at […]

Town hall on crime set in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — The Police Department at an April 29 community meeting will discuss how law enforcement is addressing recent crime and provide additional strategies on crime, blight and homelessness in the city. Police Chief Walt said Fairfield-Suisun School District officials are part of the 6 to 8 p.m. event at Willow Hall in the Fairfield […]

Afisivalu announces run for Fairfield council

FAIRFIELD — Ben Afisivalu, facility manager at a residential program for at-risk youth, is running for Fairfield City Council in part to connect a new generation with the community. “It takes young people to reach young people,” said Afisivalu, 29. He’ll formally announce his candidacy Friday. “I fell in love with this city,” Afisivalu said […]

Tonnesen seeks Fairfield City Council seat

FAIRFIELD — Scott Tonnesen, vice chairman of the city planning commission, seeks a seat on the Fairfield City Council with public safety a top concern. “I’m really running because it’s important for me as a parent and a grandparent for people to feel safe in our neighborhoods,” he said. “I love this city.” Tonnesen, 52, […]

Drugs topic of cardiac class

FAIRFIELD — A pharmacist will talk about medications during a cardiac class Tuesday at NorthBay Medical Center. Daniel Ford will address the topic of “Drugs, Drugs and More Drugs” during the NorthBay Cardiac Education class for cardiac patients, their caretakers and interested parties. The class starts at 4 p.m. in Annex 1 and 2 at […]

Fairfield town hall on crime delayed

FAIRFIELD — The planned April 22 town hall about crime in Fairfield has been canceled and a meeting on the subject will take place later in April, Councilwoman Catherine Moy said Wednesday. She said city administrators plan a more comprehensive meeting near the end of the month. Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or rmccarthy@dailyrepublic.net.

Suisun City to kick off 1st of 2 Earth Day celebrations

SUISUN CITY — Suisun City and Mission Solano are getting a jump on Earth Day by hosting a waterfront cleanup and celebration Saturday. For the fourth year, Mission Solano is organizing Earth Day Solano on the Suisun City waterfront starting at 9 a.m. Volunteers will gather at the Hampton Inn & Suites at 2 Harbor […]

Council to staff: Negotiate labor pact for train station project

FAIRFIELD — Negotiate a project labor agreement for the train station project, the City Council directed the staff Tuesday after speakers praised such a pact as promoting local jobs and union labor while others criticized the agreement as un-American and anti-competition. Councilwoman Pam Bertani, who with other council members supported the decision that the staff […]

Council rejects bids for Dunnell Nature Park in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — All bids for the Dunnell Nature Park off Hilborn Road were rejected Tuesday by the City Council after an Alameda County-based labor management cooperative asked for another look at the low bidder on the project. Pat Wirsing of the Northern California Electrical Construction Industry Labor Management Cooperative Trust said a court has assessed […]

Appeal dropped for dangerous dog designation in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — The court appeal over a dangerous dog designation for the 2-year-old pit bull Zanny has been dropped and the matter resolved, an attorney for the city of Fairfield says. Toussaint Bailey said Tuesday in Solano County Superior Court that the brother of dog owner Christian Armstrong said the appeal filed after a Feb. […]

Fear in Fairfield follows crime spike, councilwoman says

FAIRFIELD — An April 22 town hall for residents to discuss concerns about crime comes as Fairfield City Councilwoman Catherine Moy says about 20 residents have contacted her concerning crime and a few have said they’re thinking about moving out of the city. “People are scared,” Moy said. “There is fear out there.” Moy, who […]

Crews make quick work of vehicle fire

FAIRFIELD — A passenger car caught fire for unknown reasons early Monday afternoon, sending a plume of white smoke swirling into the air in the downtown area. The car came to a stop in the left turn lane of northbound Pennsylvania Avenue near Texas Street. Police briefly blocked northbound traffic as firefighters made quick work […]

Council OKs new shade structures for Allan Witt Park

FAIRFIELD — The city will suspend competitive bidding and approved buying $62,343 worth of new shade structures for Allan Witt Community Park to replace older structures that had become shelters for the homeless, the City Council agreed Tuesday. Fairfield can buy the equipment through the National Joint Powers Alliance, a nationwide competitive bidding program that […]

Nature park construction bids go before Fairfield council

FAIRFIELD — A $2.7 million low bid for the Dunnell Nature Park off Hilborn Road should be awarded and a protest by a labor-management cooperative denied, the city staff recommends to City Council members who meet Tuesday. The Northern Electrical Construction Industry Labor Management Cooperative Trust labor management trust based in Alameda County contends that […]

April 16, 2014 | Posted in Fairfield | 3 Replies

NAACP meets in Fairfield to eye voter drive

FAIRFIELD — Plans for a voter registration drive will be discussed Saturday when the Tri-City NAACP meets at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Fairfield. “We have some important local, statewide and congressional elections coming up soon,” Branch President Frederick B. Young Jr. said in a press release. “We want to make sure that everyone who […]

Easter-related activities continue this week

FAIRFIELD — Community groups in Fairfield and Suisun City have a number of holiday-related activities scheduled this week, including Easter egg hunts both Saturday and Sunday. The seasonal options includes: The Kroc Center is hosting a Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. Thursday at the center’s chapel. A Good Friday family service will include a […]

4 nights of paving on Highway 12

FAIRFIELD – The California Department of Transportation will perform four consecutive nights of paving work on Highway 12 between Walters Road in Suisun City and Highway 113 starting at 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Crews will repair and repave the roadway which has deteriorated over time. The work is scheduled to be completed by 5 a.m. Thursday. Work will […]

City fetes Quinn as he retires

FAIRFIELD — About 25o people packed into The Clubhouse at Rancho Solano on Friday to toast now-retired Fairfield City Manager Sean Quinn. Two former city managers, B. Gale Wilson and Kevin O’Rourke, were in the crowd. Quinn sat in a chair draped with a beach towel and paper parrots as proclamations and praise were heaped […]

Writers publishing forum set Saturday

FAIRFIELD — Writers who are interested in publishing their books can attend a publishing forum Saturday in Fairfield. The presentation, sponsored by the Writers Resource Center, will help writers understand independent, self-publishing and answer questions for writers. The event will occur from 10 a.m. to noon at the new Writer’s Resource Center located at 1745 Enterprise […]

2 mayors mark start of Fairfield-Suisun Running Festival

FAIRFIELD — Mayors from two cities will shoot starter guns to mark the beginning of respective races Saturday for the Fairfield-Suisun Running Festival. Suisun City Mayor Pete Sanchez starts off runners at 7:45 a.m. for the 10-kilometer event while 15 minutes later Fairfield Mayor Harry Price marks the start of the 5k run. Both events […]

City eyes labor pact for train station project in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — A project labor agreement that a critic says could add $12.2 million to the cost of planned train station development goes before the City Council for discussion Tuesday with Councilman John Mraz saying the pact may allow Fairfield to avoid cost overruns and quality problems that affect other projects. “I want this project […]

Fire damages Fairfield house

FAIRFIELD — Firefighters quickly knocked down a fire that damaged a single-story Fairfield house on Friday east of the city’s auto mall. The fire began about 2 p.m. at 2531 Marquette Court. Five Fairfield Fire Department engines, a battalion chief and a Cordelia Fire Protection District engine responded as the fire sent a choking smoke […]

Police ID woman found in Fairfield canal

FAIRFIELD — Fairfield police announced late Friday afternoon that a woman found dead early Thursday in the Putah South Canal has been identified as a 41-year-old Fairfield resident. Police said she was identified with assistance from the Solano County Fingerprint Analysis Unit, according a press release from the Police Department. Her name was withheld pending family notification. […]

Police chief ‘committed’ to attendance initiative

FAIRFIELD — An attendance improvement initiative won unanimous approval Thursday by Fairfield-Suisun School District trustees after Fairfield Police Chief Walt Tibbet spoke in favor of the measure and read a letter from City Manager Sean Quinn backing the effort. “I’ve often seen,” Tibbet said, “the lack of support, the lack of ability to succeed” commonly […]

Downtown traffic delays coming Saturday

FAIRFIELD — Runners and not cars will rule the roads in downtown Fairfield on Saturday morning. The Fairfield Running Festival will take place between 7 and 11 a.m. The course runs from the intersection of Texas and Jefferson streets along North Texas Street to Travis Boulevard to Union Street to Kentucky Street to Taylor Street […]

Fairfield police honor officers

FAIRFIELD — The parents of Lt. Al Bagos, who were at his 1984 graduation from the police academy, were present Thursday when the lieutenant with the Fairfield Police Department was given special recognition upon his pending retirement from the force. Bagos, a 1982 graduate of Fairfield High School, was among officers honored at the yearly […]

April 11, 2014 | Posted in Fairfield | Tagged | 7 Replies

Fairfield tells volunteers, thank you

FAIRFIELD — They help the Police, Fire and Community Resources departments, the Sister City Program and at Rockville Hills Park. “Thank you very much for all that you do to make this the kind of community that attracts people from all over the world,” Fairfield Mayor Harry Price said at luncheon Wednesday at the Fairfield […]

Vacaville chef loves to explore fusion cooking

VACAVILLE — If Chef Brian Jaco was content with cooking up burgers and sandwiches, he would probably still be at a bar and grill in Missouri. “But I wanted to go into cooking further than that,” Jaco said. Jaco said that started an ongoing fascination and exploration of fusion cooking, where he can mix and […]

Mayor to honor Fairfield’s volunteers

FAIRFIELD — Mayor Harry Price will honor 15 volunteers for their long services to the city at an appreciation luncheon Wednesday at the Fairfield Center for Creative Arts on Texas Street. Elmo Carpio will be recognized for 20 years of service to the Fairfield Police Department, the Cortright Family will be honored for 10 years […]

Crash causes power outage near I-80/680 interchange

FAIRFIELD — A van veered into a box containing high-voltage power equipment at Lopes Road and Fermi Drive on Monday, briefly causing a fire and cutting off the power for nearby businesses and schools – including Rodriguez High School and Solano Community College. Fairfield police said the van contained only the driver, who was taken […]

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