FAIRFIELD — Traffic on Vanden and Cement Hill roads will be down to a single lane for through traffic Monday to April 24 for road work being completed for the Peabody Road closure in June, the city’s Public Works Department said. Traffic will be down to a single lane on Vanden Road between Peabody Road […]
FAIRFIELD — About 100 residents turned out Wednesday night in the Grande Circle/Villa Circle neighborhood for a community meeting held by the Fairfield Police Department and a local faith-based nonprofit, Neighborhood Empowerment. Their effort is aimed at beginning a long-term solution to make for a safer neighborhood in an area that has a history of […]
FAIRFIELD — Sixty-four percent of Measure P funds are being spent this fiscal year on public safety, says a report by the Oversight Committee for the voter-approved tax. A total of 48 percent of funds will go to police services and 16 percent to keep open five fire stations and expand services, according to the […]
FAIRFIELD — Nate Rankin is into turning things around, whether it’s the Rodriguez High boys basketball team or people’s lives. For his efforts in both areas, Rankin and his Mustangs squad received the inaugural Pete Saco Community Impact Award between quarters Tuesday of the Sacramento Kings game with the Philadelphia 76ers at Sleep Train Arena. […]
FAIRFIELD — The Solano Town Center and American Red Cross will host a first aid kit assembly party Saturday for the Be A Hero project. The community is asked to come out and help assemble first aid kits, which will be donated to the Kroc Center, Fairfield-Suisun School District and the Red Cross for the fire […]
FAIRFIELD — More than 75 artists and artisans will present their items at the third annual Rancho Solano Spring Fling Boutique. The show is the spring edition of the Rancho Solano Holiday Boutique and will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 12 at the Clubhouse at Rancho Solano, 3250 Rancho Solano Parkway, Fairfield. The […]
FAIRFIELD — The Solano Republican Party will host a dinner Friday with guest speaker Fairfield Chief of Police Joe Allio. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Solano GOP HQ, 625 Jackson St., Fairfield. The dinner will consist of lasagna, salad, vegetables, bread and dessert, a no-host bar and silent auction. Cocktails will be available […]
FAIRFIELD — The family support group of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Solano County will have its monthly meetings in the organization’s new office, beginning with the next gathering April 13. The new NAMI Solano County office is at 1225 Travis Blvd., Suite D. The group meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the second Monday of […]
FAIRFIELD — The Solano County District Attorney’s Office Family Justice Center will host the first Strike Out Sexual Assault community baseball game from 3 to 5 p.m. April 9 at the courthouse annex lawn on the corner of Texas and Jefferson streets in downtown Fairfield. Designed as a fun way to help raise awareness for […]
FAIRFIELD — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Travis Air Force Base will host Hiring Our Heroes-Travis Air Force Base, a jobs and opportunity fair for spouses of all active duty military, Guard, Reserves, veterans and retirees as well as Gold Star spouses. The event is part of the Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse […]
FAIRFIELD — A free confidential paper shredding, e-waste and used clothing drop off are available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at the corner of Jefferson and Empire streets in downtown Fairfield. It is open to all residents and small businesses from nearby cities. A limit of 10 boxes per […]
FAIRFIELD — The University of California Master Gardeners of Solano County concludes a new series this week called Beginning Gardening 101. The class takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the U.C. Cooperative Extension office, 501 Texas St., Fairfield. The topic is Color in the Garden, and will include a question-and-answer session. To take part, RSVP to […]
FAIRFIELD — A number of area governmental agencies will conduct the public’s business this week. The roster of scheduled meetings includes: Solano County Board of Supervisors, 9 a.m. Tuesday, county Government Center, 675 Texas St. Info: www.co.solano.ca.us. Vacaville City Council, 6 p.m. Tuesday, council chamber, 650 Merchant St. Info: www.ci.vacaville.ca.us. Fairfield-Suisun School District governing board, 5 p.m. […]
FAIRFIELD — Anita Jessop stepped back, pulled out her cell phone and zeroed in on the “Mountain Stream” quilt. She snapped a picture.
“It took a lot of talent to get all that fabric coordinated,” said the Benicia resident.
A quilter herself, Jessop said she’s drawn to landscapes and was drawn to the work of art created by Scott Hagens.
Jessop was one of the many people who made their way to the Fairfield Senior Center for the last day of the North Wind Quilters Guild biennial show.
FAIRFIELD — The Solano County Chapter of The Links Inc. will host a Celebrating Women in Our Lives Luncheon next month to raise money for local scholarships. The theme is Jazz in the Spring and will feature performances from Suspects of Soul and Myles Taylor. The event begins at 11 a.m. April 11 at the Hilton Garden Inn, […]
FAIRFIELD — Five local students and five area businesses were honored Saturday during the eighth annual Solano Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s awards and recognition gala at the Hilton Garden Inn. Scholarship awards went to students who demonstrated a passion for education and a sincere hope for a bright future. Scholarships went to two high school […]
FAIRFIELD — Generally speaking, Norman Rockwell’s America is largely gone. The milkman, soda fountains and soap operas broadcast over the radio are mostly things of the past. Though nostalgia might jostle our memories for days gone by, society is mostly happy replacing the past with a faster, more portable, technologically advanced future. For members of the […]
FAIRFIELD — A quilt is an object of comfort. It’s warm, soft and often reminds people of something secure and safe. In the case of the North Wind Quilters Guild, it can sometimes be an object of gratitude, as was the case Saturday afternoon during the group’s biennial quilt show. North Wind Quilters donated 22 […]
FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Police Department will host a community meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday near the driveway of 1941 Grande Circle. The meeting is scheduled in conjunction with the nonprofit group Neighborhood Empowerment. The meeting will allow residents to learn about efforts to rid the neighborhood of crime, as well as discuss resources available to residents […]
FAIRFIELD — The California Department of Transportation has adjusted upcoming overnight closures of Interstate 80 to begin Monday with eastbound lanes in Fairfield. Overhead work, which is part of the I-80/Interstate 680/Highway 12 interchange project, requires the closures, said Caltrans spokesman Vince Jacala. Eastbound lanes of I-80 will be closed from Highway 12 to Green […]
FAIRFIELD — The North Bay Apprenticeship Coordinator Association will be conduct it annual Hands-On Career Fair for the Union Trades in April. Participants in the career fair can experience working with their hands. Demonstrations will be given on a variety of trades such as brick laying, carpentry, cement masonry, drywall lathering and more. The event will take place from 9 a.m. […]
FAIRFIELD — Food delivered from Meals on Wheels to Jane Oren is a life saver. At 82 years old, the Fairfield resident she said she can’t get around like she used to. Things got more difficult after her husband died, she said. “This really helps because I can’t stand at the stove anymore, and pots and […]
FAIRFIELD — Rockville Trails Preserve is the site of a yoga and hiking event Saturday that’s free to the community. This guided hike with standing yoga poses along the way will focus on connecting with nature and the outdoors through movement and meditation. The yoga portion of the activity will be led by a certified […]
FAIRFIELD — A luncheon and fashion show will take place in April to help raise money for the University of California, San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland. The Lilac Branch of Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties will host the “I am Woman” luncheon and fashion show at 11 a.m. April 15 at the Hilton Garden Inn, […]
FAIRFIELD — A free confidential paper shredding, e-waste and used clothing drop off are available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 28 in the parking lot at the corner of Jefferson and Empire streets in downtown Fairfield. The event is scheduled the last Saturday of the month through October. It is open to all […]
FAIRFIELD — Code words to manage the pace of City Council meetings are history. The section of a code for “City Council Process Agreements,” which deals with conduct about managing the pace of City Council meetings, was deleted Tuesday by a majority vote of the council. Mayor Harry Price said after the meeting that the […]
FAIRFIELD — The city will seek proposals to allow a single company to manage the Rancho Solano and Paradise Valley golf courses, along with food operations, despite statements by the company now managing restaurants at the courses that Fairfield may end up in the restaurant business. Dan Bieber, a principal with Sports Restaurants Inc., told […]
FAIRFIELD — Continuing increased marketing of the Art Koch Range and Training Center won support Tuesday from the Fairfield City Council, which agreed with a Solano County grand jury report for such promotion. City Manager David White said the shooting range, which Fairfield police use, is also rented to about 19 different law enforcement agencies […]
FAIRFIELD — Vandalism, drugs, harassment and other problems at Allan Witt Park – site of a Friday shooting – must be addressed, Little League players, parents and officials said Tuesday in comments that spurred Mayor Harry Price to call for the city to consider closing the skate park at Allan Witt. “Whatever we need to […]
FAIRFIELD — A three-car pileup during the evening commute Tuesday on Highway 12 blocked both lanes of traffic and resulted in a Fairfield woman being taken to the hospital, according to the California Highway Patrol. The incident occurred at 5:34 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of the highway, just east of Auto Mall Parkway, said […]