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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 — 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 — 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. […]
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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Main Street Association would receive an estimated $30,000 in fees from downtown businesses and $50,000 from the city’s general fund if resolutions before the City Council win approval Tuesday. The funds would go to the association, which provides special events downtown, in 2015. Margaret Manzo, executive director of the association, said […]
FAIRFIELD — Krystell Blanton traveled from Sacramento Saturday, hoping to make a difference in the life of a child. The 31-year-old blonde was one of several people who stopped by June’s Shear FX on North Texas Street for a Locks of Love cut-a-thon. Blanton came in with about 18 inches of hair that hung all […]
FAIRFIELD — Tammy Gunther listened faithfully as a representative of Kitchen Craft cookware demonstrated pots and pans at the Total Home, Garden and Harvest Festival on Saturday. She even sampled some of the corn on the cob he had cooked in a pan. While the product demonstrator may have seen Gunther as a possible buyer, […]
FAIRFIELD — The Housing Authority should sell 26 vacant lots along Pennsylvania and Alaska avenues to Discovery Builders of Concord for $1.4 million, the Fairfield city staff recommends to the City Council. The Fairfield Redevelopment Agency bought the property to reduce crime and blight – in 2004 police indicated 435 calls for service originated from […]
A California Highway Patrol helicopter crew rescued a Fairfield family, including a 4-month-old infant, on the Rubicon Trail in El Dorado County after pinpointing their location by talking with a family member on a cellphone. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Valley Division Air Operations Unit about the search and rescue of three adults […]
FAIRFIELD — A total of $7,189 in costs for two code enforcement actions at a Fairfield residence – where problems included an RV parked in the street with extension cords from the vehicle to the house, the city staff said – go before the City Council for confirmation Tuesday. The amount will become a special […]
FAIRFIELD — The Total Home, Garden and Harvest Festival returns to Fairfield on Friday for a three-day run. Show hours are from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at 300 Chadbourne Road. There is a discount admission price for senior citizens and for […]
FAIRFIELD — The City Council lacks the power to review a controversial Planning Commission decision to approve a Popeye’s Chicken drive-thru restaurant that many residents say will worsen already bad traffic, Fairfield City Attorney Gregory Stepanicich says. Councilman John Mraz said Thursday that the Hartford Avenue site, near a Starbucks and a Staples store, is the […]
FAIRFIELD — A public hearing will take place Wednesday on Mission Solano’s request to use a temporary kitchen at its Bridge to Life Center for another year – after the continued economic recession left the nonprofit unable to raise money for a permanent facility, the Fairfield planning staff says. A two-year permit was granted in November 2012 […]
FAIRFIELD — Seven seats on the Youth Commission will be available for appointment in December and the city is accepting applications. Applicants must be Fairfield residents between the ages of 12 and 21. Mayor Harry Price will appoint the commission members with the approval of the City Council. Applications are available at the city clerk’s […]