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Oliver Road park-and-ride lot under construction

FAIRFIELD — Some relief should be coming for commuters who go to the Fairfield Transportation Center to catch van pools and express buses, only to find all the parking spaces are full. Fairfield is building a $1.7 million, 178-space park-and-ride lot about a half-mile away at Oliver Road and Hartford Avenue. Workers for almost two months […]

Solano Tea Party Patriots meet next week

FAIRFIELD — Solano Tea Party Patriots will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Benicia Grill II, 2390 N. Texas St. in Fairfield. The speaker will be Michael Babich. He is a military commander, businessman, cancer researcher and has earned a biomedical doctorate. He has won numerous civilian and military awards, and participated with many […]

$26,227 payment to maintenance man challenged

FAIRFIELD — Quail Run Apartments is appealing a state agency’s ruling to pay $26,227 to a Fairfield man who worked as a maintenance technician at the Vacaville property and said he wasn’t paid for 1,440 hours when he was on call – with requirements that included staying within 20 miles of the apartments. “It is […]

Salvation Army gears up for annual Red Kettle campaign

FAIRFIELD — The Salvation Army is gearing up for its annual Red Kettle campaign. Volunteers and donors are invited to learn more about his years’ needs at one of three open houses, all from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 15: Team Chevrolet, 301 Columbus Parkway, Vallejo. Oct. 23: Ford Fairfield, 3050  Auto Mall Parkway, Fairfield. […]

Blessing of the animals slated Sunday

FAIRFIELD — The annual celebration of the blessing of the animals at Grace Episcopal Church is 10 a.m. Sunday. The service will include a sermon by the Rev. David Cavanagh, associate pastor at the church. The blessing of the animals will follow. The Rev. Perry W. Polk, interim rector at Grace Episcopal Church, will celebrate the […]

DUI-drivers license checkpoint nets arrests

VACAVILLE — The DUI and drivers license checkpoint Saturday between 6 p.m and midnight on Allison Drive resulted in one driving under the influence arrest and 15 drivers cited or arrested for operating a vehicle without a license or one that had been suspended or revoked, police said. A total of 613 vehicles were screened. […]

Juveniles hit by vehicle have minor injuries

FAIRFIELD — Two middle school students suffered minor injuries Tuesday morning when a vehicle turning right made contact with them in a crosswalk. The accident took place at 8:50 a.m. The juveniles were crossing Cardinal Way and vehicle was turning from Cardinal Way onto westbound East Tabor Avenue. The juveniles didn’t fall to the ground […]

Booz and Brewz benefit for the Blue Star Moms

FAIRFIELD — Demon Dreamz will present Booz and Brewz, noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 11 at 300 Chadbourne Road. Craft beers and ciders will be available. A costume contest is planned and the Time Bandits will perform. Proceeds benefit the Sacramento Blue Star Moms. For details, and tickets, visit www.boozandbrewz.com or call 646-1177. Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 […]

Police search for missing man

FAIRFIELD — Police are seeking help from the public to find a 71-year-old man with dementia. Joe Ford was last seen at 7:45 p.m. Sunday at NorthBay Medical Center, police said Monday in a press release. He was last seen wearing a white jacket, blue jeans and sunglasses. Ford has dementia and is known to […]

SoFit City Challenge helps bring awareness to health

FAIRFIELD — Hundreds of people walked or ran around the mall Saturday in Fairfield to raise awareness about the importance of healthy living but also in head-to-head competition with other Solano County communities. The SoFit City Challenge is a regional walk or run to promote healthy cities and children. This year’s challenge brought out around 600 […]

Candy Palooza a hit with families

FAIRFIELD — The first day of the second annual Candy Palooza was a smash hit with children and parents alike Saturday at the Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield. The expected number of people this year was between 3,000 and 4,000, according to officials at the event’s informational booth. “On average, our weekends are around 1,000 people, […]

Budweiser Car Show draws thousands

FAIRFIELD — The fifth annual Bud Classic Car Show to help benefit Families Helping Families drew a crowd of thousands Saturday. The Anheuser-Busch Brewery hosts the event with the help of more than 100 volunteers from the company who donate their time and energy to make a difference in the lives of families in need throughout […]

Second annual Lobster Boil raises Fun on the Run funds

FAIRFIELD — Barbara Robertson looked over the dessert table, pondering where to place her silent bid. There was a fruit custard tart. “I want to get one I can share,” she said, noting that the tart would fill that wish. Robertson attended the second annual Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club’s Lobster Boil, which adds to the coffers […]

Mission Solano graduates 6 to better lives

FAIRFIELD — For Douglas Harteman and Daniel Contreras, Thursday was the latest step to a better life.

They were two of six people who were honored for making the decision to change their lives through Mission Solano’s Rays of Hope program. Desarie Keefer, Anabel Miramontes, John Moreno and John Sly joined Harteman and Contreras to get diplomas.

Harteman came to Fairfield from Orange County as part of his effort to find a job, “but it wasn’t working out because I was in construction.” An injury and the loss of his truck . . .

Total Home Garden & Harvest Festival returns to Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — The Total Home, Garden & Harvest Festival will return to the Speciality Event Center on Chadbourne Road on Oct. 17-19, with more than 200 exhibitors offering a wide selection of home improvement and gardening products and services. Organizers describe the show as a convenient one-stop location to get face-to-face expert advice on any home […]

State funds new aviary to help wildlife

FAIRFIELD — A new aviary for wild birds in Northern California harmed by oil spills and other environmental disasters has been approved for construction by the state. The aviary will help create a new year-round space for multiple species of birds to receive treatment and care at the San Francisco Bay Oiled Wildlife Care and Education […]

5th annual Budweiser Classic set Saturday

FAIRFIELD — Budweiser will host its fifth annual Bud Classic Car Show on Saturday, with a beer garden, live music, food, a silent auction and of course, classic cars. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery at 3101 Busch Drive. Families Helping Families was founded by Anheuser-Busch employees at the Fairfield […]

Habitat launches new homes as ReStore plans anniversary event

FAIRFIELD — Two new Habitat for Humanity houses began to take shape Wednesday as concrete was poured for their foundations at the corner of Missouri and Taylor streets. The work happened as Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity’s retail home improvement store, ReStore, prepared to celebrate its third anniversary Saturday. “This is the definitely a milestone,” said […]

Garamendi helps mark opening of Democratic Party’s Fairfield HQ

FAIRFIELD — Rep. John Garamendi along with candidates for the Fairfield City Council and Solano County Board of Supervisors were among those who packed into the new Solano County Democratic Party headquarters Tuesday on Texas Street where more than 50 interns worked phone banks for Democrats. Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, said it’s hard to match the value […]

Fairfield teen injures self while jumping fence

FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield teen was seriously injured late Tuesday afternoon when he tried to jump a fence at Fairfield High School only to slip and impale himself through the jaw on part of the fence, according to the Fairfield Fire Department. The 16-year-old had managed to get off the fence by the time Fairfield […]

Police report missing man was found

FAIRFIELD — Police announced Monday that a man reported as missing last week has been found. Christopher Soares, 63, had been missing for a week when police asked for help Thursday from the public to find him. Soares was last seen at the Wells Fargo Bank on Jackson Street in Fairfield. Police said in a […]

Hazmat crew responds to Fairfield after spill Sunday

FAIRFIELD — Employees at Ball Metal Beverage were evacuated Sunday after a hazardous material spill left up to 30 gallons of acid inside the manufacturing warehouse at 2400 Hunnington Drive. There were no injuries, Fairfield Fire Department Battalion Chief Matt Luckenbach says. The Solano County Hazardous Materials Team responded to the site after the 5:45 a.m. […]

Two Sunday fires in Fairfield linked to trains

FAIRFIELD  – A train is believed to have sparked two fires Sunday, one of which of burned about four acres at Vanden and Cannon roads, Battalion Chief Matt Luckenbach of the Fairfield Fire Department says. The other fire, at Interstate 680 and 80 in the Cordelia area, was smaller and reported at about 12:50 p.m. […]

Fairfield teen scouts books

FAIRFIELD — What happened Sunday in a garage off Green Valley Road will go across the world. Boy Scouts of America, Troop 482 in Fairfield, helped Ben Gribi collect books for his Eagle Scout project to send about 10 boxes of books as part of the Books for Africa drive. “It was about not thinking […]

Recovery community works for lifelong sobriety

FAIRFIELD — Location, location, location is an adage not only reserved for real estate, but also for the recovery community. On Saturday about 200 people filled an area of Allan Witt Park for a recovery rally and barbecue. “We are here in the park because there are a lot of homeless who are still using […]

Deadline looms for lobster boil tickets

FAIRFIELD — The deadline to purchase tickets to the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club’s annual Lobster Boil is 5 p.m. Monday. The lobster boil, in its second year, is a fundraiser for Fairfield’s Fun on the Run after-school nutrition and recreation program. Fun on the Run is a free, joint venture between the Fairfield Community Services Foundation […]

Crashes blocks parts of eastbound I-80 in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — A trio of crashes slowed freeway traffic through the middle portion of the day Saturday in Fairfield. No injuries were reported from any of the crashes. A two-vehicle crash reported at 10:26 a.m. on eastbound Interstate 80 between Highway 12 and Abernathy Road closed three lanes of traffic for about 30 minutes. Two SUVs collided: One flipped and landed […]

Moy, martial arts instructor offering free self-defense class

FAIRFIELD — Fairfield Councilwoman Catherine Moy has joined with a local martial arts instructor to provide a free self-defense class in response to a series of attacks on women in Cordelia and Green Valley. The 90-minute class is at 6 p.m. Oct. 1, at Combat Solutions at Rockville Corner. The instructor is martial artist Chach Quinn. […]

Circle of Friends director to speak in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — Susie Frank, executive director of Circle of Friends, will speak at Monday’s meeting of the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill Solano County general meeting. The meeting is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Aldea Children and Family Services building, 470 Chadbourne Road, first floor, Fairfield. For more information, call 422-7792 or […]

Fairfield eyes sale of excess government land

FAIRFIELD — Planning commissioners will be asked Wednesday whether the sale of five sites representing excess government property – including six acres that are part of the former Green Valley Middle School site – would be consistent with the General Plan for Fairfield. The Solano Transportation Authority owns the 6 acres between Interstate 680 and Pittman Road. The […]

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