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Free 8-week Journey Through Grief class set

FAIRFIELD — A free eight-week Journey Through Grief class begins March 17 at the NorthBay Bereavement Center, 4250 Business Center Drive, No. 110 in Fairfield. A grief therapist helps survivors heal and learn about grieving. The class takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m Tuesdays through May 5. The class is limited to 12 participants. Call […]

Work progresses on freeway interchange project

FAIRFIELD — Road construction crews keep piling up dirt as work continues on the Interstate 80/Interstate 680/Highway 12 interchange project.

It’s part of about 500,000 cubic yards of dirt, 100,000 cubic yards of concrete and 2 million pounds of reinforcing bar that will be used in the first phase of the project, according to Martin Mercado, senior transportation engineer and branch chief in Solano County for the California Department of Transportation.

The project will eliminate the bottleneck of traffic . . .

Caltrans announces planned I-80 closures

FAIRFIELD — Caltrans has announced plans for Interstate 80 to be closed overnight for five consecutive nights later this month and for five straight nights next month as part of the I-80/Interstate 680/Highway 12 interchange project in Fairfield. Eastbound lanes of I-80 will be closed from Highway 12 to Green Valley Road between 11:30 p.m. […]

Audubon Society to hold talk on blackbird decline

FAIRFIELD — The decline of the tricolored blackbird with its distinctive swatch of red and white on each wing will be the subject of a talk by University of California, Davis staff research associate Robert Meese at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Fairfield-Cordelia Library. The state’s population of the tricolored blackbird has dramatically dropped by […]

National Red Cross Month celebrates heroes

FAIRFIELD — Solano Town Center is partnering with the American Red Cross to celebrate National Red Cross Month with a Be a Hero event later this month. March is National Red Cross Month, which recognizes the nation’s everyday heroes who help those in their community. American Red Cross support includes becoming a Red Cross volunteer, giving […]

Il Fiorello schedules citrus class

FAIRFIELD — Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company will offer a class this weekend on cooking with citrus. Chef Marvin Martin will demonstrate recipes that include Minneola Tangelo-Olive Oil Cake with Crème Fraiche, Seville Orange Marmalade, Candied Orange Peels and Kumquats, and Warm Ginger Lemonade. The class will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 2625 Mankas […]

Dublin official next Community Resources manager for Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — Ann Mottola, a division manager in the Parks and Community Services Department for the city of Dublin, has been named director of the Community Resources Department for Fairfield, the city announced. She brings more than 18 years of recreation management experience and has created award-winning programs in Dublin, the city of Fairfield said. […]

Fairfield OKs $54,467 consultant pact after the fact

FAIRFIELD — A $54,467 contract with the Industrial Employers and Distributors Association in Emeryville to assist Fairfield in upcoming labor negotiations won City Council approval after it was said an oversight led to the pact not going before council members prior to $1,000-a-month listed payments to the consultant. Councilwoman Pam Bertani asked at Tuesday’s council […]

Friday concert benefits Families Helping Families

FAIRFIELD — The BlackRock Project will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Anheuser-Busch Fairfield Brewery and Tour Center. Proceeds will benefit Families Helping Families, a 35-year-old organization that provides Thanksgiving meals to local families. The event is open to those 21 and older. Beer samples are included in the admission price. Food is […]

Red Carpet Gala to benefit theater foundation

FAIRFIELD — The third annual Red Carpet Gala is Sunday at the Fairfield Center for Creative Arts, 1035 Texas St. The semi-formal event will feature performances from Jim Coleman and the Nunsense Band, Parthenon Ballet, the Solano Winds, Missouri Street Theatre, Missouri Street Youth Theatre and comedy. Local food and drink will be highlighted. Proceeds […]

Limited damage to apartment from carport fire

FAIRFIELD — Firefighters responding Wednesday to a fire in a carport off Broadway Street were able to limit damage to an overhead apartment to smoke and heat, according to a fire department spokesman. Firefighters were alerted at 3:42 p.m. to the report of a Jeep burning in a carport along the alleyway on the 800 […]

Fairfield revokes permit for site called ‘crime-ridden slum’

FAIRFIELD — A property planned as a senior care facility – but which the assistant city attorney called a “crime-ridden slum” and the mayor said left people living in “horrid conditions” – had its permit revoked Tuesday by a unanimous City Council vote. The 20-unit Senior Care Congregate Care Facility at 200 E. Tabor Ave., […]

Fairfield police seek help to ID injured bicyclist

FAIRFIELD — An unidentified man who was riding a blue mountain bike in the fast lane of westbound Air Base Parkway between Clay Bank Road and Dover Avenue was in the hospital Monday, unconscious with major injuries after being struck by a GMC sport utility vehicle. The collision occurred shortly after midnight Monday, police reported. The […]

PublicStuff, an online app, set for Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — PublicStuff, which says it helps cities transform their relationship with residents through technology, will replace an outdated online application on Fairfield’s website that was said to be difficult for the community and city staff to use. Fairfield began Comcate, the existing application used mostly by government, in 2004, a city staff report recounted. […]

Fairfield High School celebrates black history

FAIRFIELD — Fairfield High School will celebrate black history Thursday with a school presentation. A play about President Barack Obama and the first lady meeting the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King and Nelson Mandela will be presented along with dancers, songs, poetry and comedians. The Fairfield High School Fashion Club will put […]

Free medical series targets senior health issues

FAIRFIELD — The Senior Coalition of Solano County will offer the Aging with Vitality: Mini-Medical School mini-series to local residents starting this week. The free educational mini-series is aimed at normalizing the aging process and inspiring participants to be proactive by making healthy lifestyle choices. Workshops are scheduled from 9:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday and […]

Final birds of prey hike of season on weekend calendar

FAIRFIELD — Larry Broderick and the Solano Land Trust Raptor Team will take guests on the season’s final birds of prey identification and natural history hike Sunday at Lynch Canyon Open Space Park in Vallejo. Participants will receive raptor identification tips and have a chance to see resident and over-wintering birds of prey. Previous sightings include golden eagles, bald […]

IHOP takes part in National Pancake Day

FAIRFIELD — IHOP restaurants this week will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the company’s National Pancake Day fundraiser. Restaurants in Fairfield and Vacaville will celebrate a decade of giving from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday by offering guests a short stack of pancakes in an effort to raise $3.5 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospital programs nationwide. Guests […]

Local governments schedule meetings this week

FAIRFIELD — A number of local governments will meet this week. They include: Solano County Board of Supervisors, 9 a.m. Tuesday, county Government Center, 675 Texas St. Info: www.co.solano.ca.us. Fairfield City Council, 6 p.m. Tuesday, City Council chamber, 1000 Webster St., Fairfield. Info: www.fairfield.ca.gov. Rio Vista City Council, 6 p.m. Tuesday, City Council chamber, City Hall, One Main […]

Beginning gardening series starts in March

FAIRFIELD — The University of California Master Gardeners of Solano County will start a new series called Beginning Gardening 101 in March. The classes will take place from 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday in March at the U.C. Cooperative Extension office, 501 Texas St., Fairfield. The schedule follows: Saturday: Gardening tools and care, climate zones […]

Restauranteurs, vintners gather to support NorthBay Healthcare Foundation

FAIRFIELD — Area chefs and vintners from the Suisun Valley and Green Valley gathered Saturday at the Hilton Garden Inn to support the NorthBay Heathcare Foundation during the Open That Bottle Night event. The focus of the event was the selfless and often thankless work done by hospice and bereavement professionals. Many of the culinary professionals […]

Revoke permit for East Tabor property where crime is common, city recommends

FAIRFIELD — A senior care facility that has a history of illegal activity – and where police responded more than 35 times over the past year – should lose its permit, the Fairfield city staff recommends. Police calls at the Senior Care Congregate Care Facility at 200 E. Tabor Ave. have uncovered occupants under the […]

City may seek single company to operate golf courses, food services in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — A single company managing Rancho Solano and Paradise Valley golf courses – along with food operations – may save money and provide better public service, the Fairfield city staff says. Kemper Sports Inc. has operated the golf courses while Sports Restaurant Inc. managed food, beverages and banquets. Agreements for both companies expire Dec. […]

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4-H Presentation Day brings fun, education to Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — The Solano County 4-H Presentation Day had plenty of fun and interesting things to do and see Saturday at Green Valley Middle School in Fairfield. The key to the day’s activities is for the participants to have created a presentation about a topic of their choosing and be able to present that to the […]

2-day event will focus on bullying prevention

FAIRFIELD — Larry Bluford, founder of Operation Thugs Inc., is launching a new program, “Operation Restoration: The Bullying Prevention Project.” The two-day event, March 6-7, was spurred by the Jan. 12 assault on Bluford’s daughter. After people read his story, Bluford began hearing from families whose children were being bullied and Operation Restoration was born. […]

Republican women to hear about immigration reform

FAIRFIELD — Susan Tully, national field director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, will speak to members and guests of the Solano Republic Women Federated on Monday. The meeting is at 11 a.m. at the Republican Central Committee Headquarters, 625 Jackson St. Those attending can purchase an optional catered lunch. The Federation for American […]

Fundraiser set to benefit kidney transplant patient, organization

FAIRFIELD — A fundraiser will take place in April for Louise Ward to help raise money for her kidney transplant. The Help Hope Live National Transplant Assistance Fund will host an event called Evening in the Islands with Polynesian dancers and food. The dress is casual. The event will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. April 25 at the […]

Pedestrians hit by cars in 2 separate incidents

FAIRFIELD — Two Fairfield residents were taken to hospitals with what appeared to be minor injuries after separate incidents involving vehicles hitting pedestrians Wednesday afternoon, police said. In the first incident, reported to police at 3:13 p.m., a 14-year-old Fairfield boy was hit while riding his bicycle across a crosswalk on East Travis Boulevard, near the intersection […]

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