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Road work will close Fairfield streets Thursday, Friday

FAIRFIELD — Asphalt slurry seal work, which requires three to four hours to dry and be ready for traffic, will close 15 streets Thursday and 13 streets Friday in Fairfield from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., the contractor says. It’s recommended that residents who wish to use their car park it before 7 a.m. on a […]

Grape spill backs up commuter traffic

FAIRFIELD — Traffic moved at snail’s pace Tuesday morning on westbound Interstate 80 west of the Green Valley Road off ramp after a truck spilled a partial load of grapes onto the roadway. A truck driver, hauling a load of grapes, told the California Highway Patrol that a vehicle cut him off, causing him to spill some […]

Labor Day not a holiday for everyone

FAIRFIELD — Labor Day began as a celebration of the strengths and contributions labor unions made to the U.S. economy.

It became a federal holiday 120 years ago, giving many Americans the day off. Today, it’s viewed as one last blast of summer or the end of a three-day weekend.

For many small-business owners, it’s another work day.

Jose Mendoza, owner of Choco Latte Mexican Cafe, manned his Texas Street eatery Monday. He’s closed Sundays, …

Pool provides last dose of summer fun in the sun

FAIRFIELD — The unofficial last day of summer, and temperatures in the 90s, brought many families Monday to the Aquatics Complex at Allan Witt Park. It was the last day for recreational swim at the venue. Lap swimming and classes will continue in the indoor pool Kirshawn Roberts videotaped her son Dwayne Roberts, 2, as […]

SafeQuest schedules peer counseling training course

FAIRFIELD — SafeQuest Solano will offer volunteer peer counseling training to those who wish to help victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Classes start at 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and run Nov. 3 through Dec. 10. A class will also take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every other Saturday. Anyone interested in […]

NorthBay schedules next Journey to Health sessions

FAIRFIELD — Registration continues for the next seven-week Journey to Health class that’s offered by NorthBay Healthcare. Session take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at NorthBay’s Green Valley administration center, 4500 Business Center Drive. Sessions begin Thursday and end Oct. 16. Journey to Health is designed to encourage patients to take the first […]

Car club raises funds, supplies for SPCA

FAIRFIELD — Solano County’s chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will be getting a truckload of pet food, cleaning supplies and other needed items thanks to this year’s Wild Thingz Car Show and Fundraiser put together by the Vacaville-based NorCal Knights car club. “This is for all the animals who […]

Healthier Living workshops offered

FAIRFIELD — A series of Healthier Living workshops start this month in Fairfield. The 2.5-hour series of six weekly classes is designed to improve the quality of life of anyone with a chronic health condition, including diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, depression, lung or heart disease. The free workshops aim to help participants become more […]

Staff: Extend ban on Internet cafes in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — Internet cafes, where patrons buy time to win chances at sweepstakes, have led to problems that include drug sales, vandalism and assaults in Fairfield and other cities, says a municipal report that recommends extending a previous ban on the sites. City Council members who meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the chamber at the Civic Center, […]

Report: Parkway Gardens cooperation with police improves

FAIRFIELD — Calls from Parkway Gardens to police for assistance dropped by about 15 percent during the first five months of this year – while more residents of the condominium complex are reporting suspicious activity rather than refusing to work with law enforcement and living in a criminal environment, says a report to the Fairfield […]

Running for their lives — and scholarship money

FAIRFIELD — Gabriel Tomboc limped to a bench at the back of the Police Activities League center. He had just come off the Zombie Run course and had twisted his ankle. The 18-year-old proudly told his mother, Lisa Tomboc, and sister, Caiden Tomboc, 8, that he had fought off zombies and managed to keep one […]

The day the music died at Winterhawk Winery

FAIRFIELD — Bob Murray was so distraught Saturday he said he couldn’t find a pair of shoes. On one foot was a green Croc; the other a pink Croc. A red-and-white Hawaiian print shirt, plaid shorts, one orange sock and one purple sock completed his ensemble for his last day as “parking attendant” at Winterhawk Winery. Winterhawk […]

Fairfield payments to golf courses expected to drop

FAIRFIELD — The city’s contributions to the Rancho Solano and Paradise Valley golf courses are expected to decrease over the next few years and it’s anticipated the two courses will start repaying loans as soon as the 2017-18 fiscal year, says a report the Fairfield City Council takes up Tuesday. A $348,000 loan is budgeted to […]

Crashes mar Solano I-80 commute as Labor Day weekend travel begins

FAIRFIELD — A pair of serious crashes Friday marred the afternoon Labor Day holiday weekend commute through Solano County, first backing up westbound traffic and them slowing people who were headed east. Several vehicles were involved in a crash on westbound Interstate 80 in Fairfield that left at least one vehicle on its roof and […]

Fairfield hosts child sexual abuse prevention program

FAIRFIELD — A Darkness to Light “Stewards of Children” presentation Thursday by former Miss Vacaville Hazel Payne and by Christina Baird about preventing child sexual abuse won praise from Solano County Supervisor Erin Hannigan and county Superintendent of Schools Jay Speck. Hannigan said near the end of the event at the Solano County Events Center […]

Logue misses meet with Libertarians in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — Republican State Assemblyman Dan Logue could not appear at the Wednesday meeting of the Solano County Libertarian Party because state lawmakers unexpectedly scheduled a Sacramento session that was to end at 8 p.m., Logue’s field representative said. Andrew Untal said Logue, running against Rep. John Garamendi for the 3rd District congressional seat, will […]

Fairfield motorcyclist hurt in Beck Avenue crash

FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield motorcyclist was injured Wednesday morning on Beck Avenue after he was struck by a car whose driver failed to see the motorcyclist, according to Fairfield police. The motorcyclist, a 45-year-old Fairfield man, was riding south at 7:28 a.m. on Beck Avenue when a car pulled out onto Beck Avenue from eastbound Diamond […]

Health expo offers help at Fairfield church

FAIRFIELD — Sports, medicine and more combined Sunday as the Community SDA Church hosted a health expo Sunday. The expo offered community members health information and testing through different activity stations. Activities were available for children and adults.   Health Expo Health Expo Health Expo

Marley, the Rolling Hills roamer, finds a forever home

FAIRFIELD — There was a special guest at Saturday’s concert at Rolling Hills Park. And, his name was Marley. He wasn’t there to play music. He was there to run in the grass and wag his tail. The Yorkshire Terrier was found in the Moss Valley area of Rolling Hills in pretty bad shape. He […]

Prime Rib in the Park beefs up coffers of recreation program

FAIRFIELD — Danny and Rene Puim had their eyes on a pair of Elvin Bishop tickets. “We are hoping no one else knows who Elvin Bishop is,” he said. Among the 200-plus at Saturday’s Prime Rib in the Park, odds are there was at least one or two other folks who knew about the man […]

Badges pinned for new Fairfield, Vacaville firefighters

FAIRFIELD — Thirteen firefighters who completed a new joint Fairfield and Vacaville Recruit Academy were welcomed into the fire service Friday with a badge-pinning ceremony that included the words of a Vacaville captain: “This is not the end of your training but the beginning of the next step of your learning.” “It has been said that […]

Fairfield denies insurers assertions about Marigold Fire

FAIRFIELD — The city denies allegations in civil lawsuits – filed by insurance companies over the Marigold Fire – that government mismanagement of public lands off Interstate 80 and at a drainage easement resulted in highly dangerous conditions and accelerated the fire that destroyed five homes and damaged 10 others. The city in its Solano […]

Small fire takes place at Solano College

FAIRFIELD — Firefighters on Thursday night dealt with a small electrical fire at Solano Community College. The fire took place in Room 1853, Cordelia Fire District Chief Jay Huyssoon said at the scene at 10:15 p.m. The fire was out at that point and firefighters were still checking the room. Huyssoon said the fire caused light smoke. […]

Internet cafe measure goes before state Senate

FAIRFIELD — A bill authored by lawmakers that include Assemblyman Jim Frazier, to prohibit gambling at Internet cafes, goes before the California state Senate on Friday. Frazier worked with Fairfield city staff on the legislation. Fairfield’s interim urgency ordinance prohibiting computer gaming in the city expires Sept. 3 unless extended for another year. If Frazier’s measure is not […]

Ducks on the pond, sturgeon in the water

FAIRFIELD — The figure-eight filled with 7 acre-feet of water has a history reaching back decades – and, said Suisun City resident Jerry Gallon, several sturgeon swimming in its waters.

Gallon, 48, a chef, spoke Wednesday about taking a 4-foot sturgeon recently out of the pond at the Fairfield Civic Center.

“It looks scary,” he said of the fish.

And tastes great, Gallon said.

Fairfield candidates hear about lean, nimble city staff

FAIRFIELD — City officials described the municipality as a lean, nimble and resourceful organization during an orientation Wednesday for candidates running for Fairfield City Council. “We want to make ourselves available to you,” said City Manager David White. “We want you to be the best candidates possible.” White, along with Police Chief Walt Tibbet, Fire […]

Travel costs for Parkway Gardens manager total $25,550

FAIRFIELD — The court-appointed manager for Parkway Gardens has billed $25,550 for trips to the condominium development over the past 17 months – an expense Fairfield City Councilwoman Pam Bertani says should be controlled. “We can do better than that,” Bertani said. Her comments came after a discussion Tuesday by the City Council about the […]

Fairfield mayor to appear at GOP dinner

FAIRFIELD — The Solano GOP will welcome Fairfield Mayor Harry Price to a dinner of El Pollo Loco fare on Friday. The dinner will consist of roasted chicken, flour tortillas, salad, corn on the cob, rice and beans, chips and salsa. Dinner begins at  7 p.m. with cocktails at 6 p.m. at Solano Republican Headquarters, 625 Jackson St. There […]

Railroad crossing stalemate continues

FAIRFIELD — Fairfield continues to look for a way to break the logjam that has left Cordelia Road closed at a railroad crossing for more than a year. The unresolved question remains who should pay for safety improvements to the railroad spur crossing near Hale Ranch Road. City officials have said the cost is $230,000 to […]

Faith in Action puts out call for volunteers

FAIRFIELD — Faith in Action has put out a call for people who wish to be trained to help homebound seniors across the county. The not-for-profit organization, which is based in Vacaville, will host a volunteer orientation training from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1600 Union Ave. Once trained, volunteers will […]

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