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All Things Art Festival organizers seek artists, vendors

FAIRFIELD — Thursday is the deadline for vendor and artist applications for the All Things Art Festival, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The festival includes live interpretations, demonstrations, music and numerous art displays. The event is free and open to the public. The event’s goal is to highlight the arts in Fairfield. “Art is everywhere,” […]

Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District eyes new auditor

FAIRFIELD — A rotation of auditors means Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District directors may award a contract to a San Jose-based firm to review the sewer district’s financial records. Directors who meet next Monday will take up the staff recommendation for Chavan & Associates to audit the sewer district. The firm would undertake the work after five […]

Kids fishing derby in Fairfield is part of Earth Day

FAIRFIELD — A kids fishing derby at the pond of the Fairfield Civic Center is part of an Earth Day celebration Saturday in the city. Composting demonstrations, eco-friendly products and practices, entertainment, food vendors, pet adoption, free confidential paper shredding, e-waste collection and prizes are part of the event, which takes place from 8 a.m. […]

Fairfield library to host Overdrive Digital Bookmobile in May

FAIRFIELD — The 21st century high-tech version of the bookmobile will be setting up shop at the Civic Center Library from 11 to 3 p.m. May 10. The Overdrive Digital Bookmobile is crisscrossing the country in order to teach library patrons how to download electronic library books using the Overdrive application, or to introduce them […]

Garamendi to host open house at Fairfield office

FAIRFIELD — Help with federal agencies that include Medicare, the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Veterans Affairs will be available Wednesday when Rep. John Garamendi hosts an open house at his Fairfield office on Jefferson Street, across from the Solano County Government Center. Garamendi, who represents the 3rd Congressional District, will be present […]

Jelly Belly artist finds her work sweet

FAIRFIELD — One would not initially think that Jelly Belly beans are capable of recreating the subtle variations of color in such a classic painting as da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” or Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring.”

“I never had a piece where I could not find a bean or combination of beans which could not give me the color I wanted,” Jelly Belly resident artist Kristen Cumings said.

One challenge to that came when Jelly Belly dropped the peanut butter and caramel apple jelly beans.

The Edge hosts Easter egg hunt

FAIRFIELD — An Easter bunny was at the ballpark where hot dogs treated a crowd that came – not for a baseball game – but an uncompetitive hunt of the plastic egg. The Edge Community Church hosted its annual Easter egg hunt in the softball field at Laurel Creek Park, where a line of families […]

Record Store Day a commercial hit

FAIRFIELD — A stack of vinyls were nearly wiped off the shelf as Record Store Day wound down at Rasputin on Saturday. Manager Dan Hegarty flipped through the remaining records that were exclusively released during the annual promotion. The new Pixies, an Aerosmith re-release, a picture disc of Katy Perry – “Public Enemy with a […]

Five homes featured on Symphony Home Tour

FAIRFIELD — The Solano Symphony League’s 18th annual Home Tour is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26. The event will feature five homes in the Vacaville and Fairfield. Musicians will play at selected locations. A complimentary lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Saturday Club, 125 W. Kendal St. […]

Fairfield author to speak at women’s expo

FAIRFIELD — Janie P. Bess, a local author from Fairfield, will be a featured speaker at the “Woman of Purpose, Power and Passion Empowerment Expo” designed to highlight women who have overcome great challenges. Bess chronicled her successful effort to raise a self-sufficient disabled son in her book, “Visions.” “I plan to tell stories about […]

Congregation invites public to Easter music, message

FAIRFIELD — All are invited to attend an Easter “Choirside,” “We Sing of Christ,” at 7 p.m. April 27 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2700 Camrose Ave. in Fairfield. There will be performances by two local church choirs from Fairfield and Vacaville, as well as special numbers by pianist Jeannette Beverly […]

Fairfield council candidates weigh in on crime

FAIRFIELD — Crime was a key topic when Ben Afisivalu formally announced Friday that’s he running for Fairfield City Council. “We are facing hard times in our city,” he said. “Crime has brought fear in the minds of some of the residents.” When people are scared to enjoy the place they call home, Afisivalu said, […]

Police release name of woman found dead in Fairfield canal

FAIRFIELD — Police on Friday released the name of a woman found dead April 10 in a canal off North Texas Street. The woman was identified as Delicia Wilkerson-Smith, a 41-year-old Fairfield resident. Wilkerson-Smith was identified after assistance from the Solano County Fingerprint Analysis Unit and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Her name was initially withheld pending […]

Transplant recipients talk about their best gifts

FAIRFIELD — Emilia Mijangos left college because she couldn’t see what the instructor was writing on the board.

A.J. Reyes couldn’t picture his future. When asked where he wanted to be in five or 10 years, he was stumped to find an answer.

“Living with heart failure is like a death sentence,” he said.

Mijangos, a 21-year-old Suisun City resident, got the gift of sight two years ago. Reyes, a 29-year-old Fairfield resident, received the gift of life in 2010.

Mijangos was in middle school when she started to notice changes in her eyesight. She compensated at school, relying on her memory. That memory failed her once when she got on the wrong bus and had to have a family member pick her up in Vallejo.

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 […]

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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 […]

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