FAIRFIELD — The Tri-City NAACP has scheduled a series of enrollment events for those who need health insurance and haven’t yet signed up for Covered California’s plans. The sessions are scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon every Monday and Thursday, starting Thursday and running through March 31, at 1745 Enterprise Drive, Suite 108, in Fairfield. A […]
FAIRFIELD — Chelsea Medina, featured on the front page of Wednesday’s Daily Republic, was resting comfortably Friday after undergoing five hours of surgery Thursday at Stanford University Medical Center, said her grandmother, Angie Sanchez. Medina, 23, was expected to be moved into a regular hospital room, from the intensive care unit, Friday afternoon. She has […]
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 — 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 […]
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 — 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 — The rhymes came fast in a Seussian spree, it was Seuss profuse at the library. Fairfield firefighters led the Seuss-fest. They read to more than 40 children Wednesday afternoon at the downtown Fairfield library to mark the March 2 birthday of late Theodor Seuss Geisel, more commonly known as Dr. Seuss. Meryl Ostrander of […]
SUISUN CITY — City Council members Mike Segala and Jane Day said that Suisun City and Fairfield, as well as the Fairfield-Suisun School District, have to start working together to keep children and other pedestrians from illegally crossing the train tracks between the two cities. “We have got to protect that corridor,” Segala said Tuesday […]
FAIRFIELD — No one was injured in a pair of two-car crashes Tuesday on Highway 12, west of Interstate 80, that snarled rush-hour traffic on the heavily traveled highway. The California Highway Patrol learned of the first crash involving a Toyota Prius and a GMC pickup at 6:18 p.m. The vehicles collided near the intersection […]
FAIRFIELD — Sale of the Fresh Choice restaurant site for $1.4 million won approval Tuesday by the City Council amid an assurance that the buyer, who owns the Red Robin restaurant in Vacaville, doesn’t plan that restaurant for the Travis Boulevard property. Karl Dumas, senior economic development project manager for the city, said before the […]
FAIRFIELD — Splitting the $12,600 cost of architectural plans to rehabilitate the Pepperbelly’s comedy club site with the property owner won City Council approval Tuesday after a resident said he’d prefer the money be spent to repair potholes on downtown streets. “I just don’t feel we should be spending money toward that building.” Brian Thiemer […]
FAIRFIELD — Chelsea Medina didn’t want another bad haircut. After all, surgeons are not barbers, the 23-year-old Fairfield resident said.
Medina had her head shaved Monday at Knock-Out Cuts. She will check into Stanford Hospital and Clinic on Thursday for what may be the third surgery on her brain.
Medina has epilepsy, a chronic condition of the brain characterized by recurring seizures that are physical reactions to sudden, brief, excessive electrical discharges in brain cells.
Until a few years ago, she . . .
FAIRFIELD — For-profit colleges would have to meet a minimum graduation rate of 30 percent and default rate of less than 15.5 percent before they can admit veteran students who receive GI Bill financial aid if legislation introduced by Assemblyman Jim Frazier passes. Frazier, D-Oakley, said his measure is to help ensure veteran student success […]
FAIRFIELD — A plan to sell for $1.4 million the vacant Fresh Choice restaurant site that the city’s redevelopment agency bought for $63,706 in 1976 won approval Monday from an oversight board. The proposed sale now heads to the Fairfield City Council. “This is a long time coming,” said Curt Johnson, a member of the […]
FAIRFIELD — When Reine De Ciel was a teenager, getting an education seemed impossible. “I got kicked out of every school in Fairfield and almost got kicked out of Sem Yeto (continuation school), too,” she said. “I was a really bad kid.” Back then her name was Regina Scott, and she had a violent streak. Now […]
FAIRFIELD — NorthBay Healthcare dietician Rhonda Buckles will give a presentation on what to eat before, during and after cancer treatment and how nutrition can enhance the response to treatments. The presentation, “Coping Cuisine – Eating Well During Cancer Treatment,” will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. March 11 in NorthBay Medical Center Annex, […]
FAIRFIELD — The vacant Fresh Choice restaurant site on Travis Boulevard would be sold for $1.4 million to the owners of the Red Robin restaurant building in Vacaville under a proposal the Fairfield City Council is expected to take up Tuesday. Robert Robben and his family plan to put a restaurant at the Fairfield site, […]
FAIRFIELD — The city would pay $6,300 for conceptual architectural plans of the Pepperbelly’s comedy club site to use as documents in business recruitment if the Fairfield City Council approves the proposal. Before the Jan. 25, 2013, fire, Pepperbelly’s was an anchor of downtown and provided regional name recognition that created revenue from outside Solano […]
FAIRFIELD — Children in Solano County will come together Thursday at the Solano Town Center mall to celebrate the 16th annual Read Across America Day of the National Education Association. The event, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., celebrates the joy of reading and invites young and old to pick up a book and read. Members […]
FAIRFIELD — For the first time, all building permitting and project tracking, across three city divisions, will be automated and linked together, the city announced Thursday. The departments involved are Public Works, Building and Fire Safety, and Planning. Employees will undergo extensive software training, which means various functions in these areas will be temporarily unavailable. Residents […]
FAIRFIELD — Because of health problems, Bill Hoffert needs help renovating his 1932 Oldsmobile. He’s getting it.
Seven Oldsmobile aficionados from all over the region gathered Thursday to work on the car in the garage at Hoffert’s Fairfield house. They and a few others are finishing a job that Hoffert cannot.
“I can’t believe the goodness of the people,” Hoffert said, sitting in a wheelchair. “I just can’t believe it.”
Hoffert got the car in 2012 from Arizona, had it transported to Fairfield and had the body painted gold. He set to work putting the car back into top condition.
FAIRFIELD — The Writers Resource Center will conduct a seminar on writing for publication that starts next month and continues into April. The workshops are for those 18 and older. They will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning March 11 and continuing every Tuesday and Thursday until April 4 at the group’s office, 1652 […]
FAIRFIELD — The Writers Resource Center is accepting submissions for its first anthology called “Passions: A Look Into a Writer’s Heart.” Manuscripts can be submitted at the next Writers Resource Center meeting from 10 a.m. to noon March 8 at the group’s office, 1652 W. Texas St., Fairfield. For more information, call CEO Janie P. […]
FAIRFIELD — A show detailing black history from the 1400s to the present brought about 100 people to Fairview Elementary School, Wednesday. Directed by teacher Andrea McFarland and written by teacher Carmel Onick, the show included about 35 performers and featured narration, dancing and music. The school will host two more free performances Thursday from 8:30 and 9:45 a.m. […]
FAIRFIELD — What started as a two-car crash Wednesday ended up being declared a mass-casualty incident by the Fire Department. Fairfield police received a report at approximately 7:40 a.m. of a two-vehicle accident on Air Base Parkway at Clay Bank Road. Officers responded to find one person injured in the crash, Sgt. Jeff Osgood said. While […]
FAIRFIELD — A writer whose “Culture Blog” column describes Fairfield as the “middle of nowhere” and recounts her disappointment with the Jelly Belly factory tour says she’s sorry if her account – intended to represent a “snarky San Franciscan” – was offensive. “I bet if I lived in New York I would refer to San […]
FAIRFIELD — A two-vehicle crash Tuesday on Air Base Parkway claimed the life of a Pittsburg man and sent another person to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Fairfield police Lt. Randy Fenn said the collision, on eastbound Air Base Parkway near Wiley Lane, was reported at 6:56 p.m. Officers responded and discovered the two vehicles, each […]
FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Police Department is planning a DUI/drivers license checkpoint for Friday night at an undisclosed location in the city. According to a press release, the police department’s traffic unit is planning to man the checkpoint from 7 p.m. Friday until 12:30 a.m. Saturday. “Over the course of the past three years, DUI […]
FAIRFIELD — Sophia White, a fourth-grader at Fairview Elementary School, is determined to not let stage fright get the best of her at the school’s Black History month show.
Sophia has a solo song in the performance, “Go Down Moses.”
“I sang in four choirs before, but I just stayed in the back, hiding,” she said.
The spotlight will be on Sophia during the three free performances – 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 and 9:45 a.m. Thursday. The public is . . .
FAIRFIELD — A resident lost his legal bid for $3,500 from the city after he paid a plumber to work on root intrusion in a sewer pipe on his property. George Green did not establish the city was negligent in maintaining its portion of the sewer system, the Solano County Superior Court ruled in the […]