Vendors hop to 2nd annual Spring Fling

FAIRFIELD — An army of frogs greeted visitors to the Clubhouse at Rancho Solano, Sunday, for the second annual Spring Fling Boutique. Some were smoking, some were grinning and some were meditating, but all the frogs at Keith and Sandy Severin’s Custom Ceramics booth were for sale. The Fairfield couple has been using liquid clay to […]

Crash backs up late-night traffic on I-80 in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — As many as six vehicles were involved in a late-night crash Saturday on Interstate 80 that left three westbound lanes blocked into early Sunday. The crash was initially reported as a two-vehicle accident at 11:45 p.m. on westbound I-80 just east of the Travis Boulevard offramp, with both vehicles coming to a stop […]

Little church with a big heart opens arms to community

FAIRFIELD — Friday was Plan B day at the Samoan Christian Fellowship church on Western Street.

The rain and darkened skies were the dictator.

It’s food give-away, or feeding day – twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays – and it’s usually done outdoors but, said Leinati Tomanogi, leader of the Helping Hands Ministry, because of the weather, the tables of food in shopping bags or plastic crates were moved indoors.

“The more good you do for others, it will come back to you,” she said. “We’re joyful in our . . .

Church plans document shredding day

FAIRFIELD — Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church will host a document shredding day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26. The event is in the church’s parking lot at 2700 Dover Ave. Those who drop off items for shredding will be asked for a donation. For more information, call 427-7767. Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 […]

Kids Day of Fishing seeks young participants

FAIRFIELD — Kids Day of Fishing Inc. will host the Robert Orlando Kids Fishing Derby at 8:30 a.m. April 26 at the Fairfield Civic Center pond. It’s open to the first 250 children, ages 3 to 15, and special needs children of all ages. Sign-ups begin at 7:30 a.m. for children with special needs. Only special […]

Dangerous dog hearing delayed

FAIRFIELD — A court hearing on a dog designated as dangerous has been rescheduled for April 15. Christian Armstrong, who lives on Arlington Circle, is appealing the designation for his 2-year-old pit bull Zanny. A hearing set for Friday in Solano County Superior Court has been continued to later this month. A Feb. 27 hearing […]

Prom dress giveaway set for Saturday

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Youth Commission will host a Prom Closet giveaway Saturday and the youth group has collected more than 150 gently used dresses to give away, as well as accessories, at the Fairfield Community Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be a dozen vendors available to offer services as […]

Solano Wine & Food Jubilee set April 25

FAIRFIELD — The 27th annual Solano Wine & Food Jubilee is scheduled April 25 at the Specialty Event Center, a new and larger venue for the event that includes cuisine from around the globe, award-winning wineries pouring their best, craft breweries and a grand prize of either a 2014 Buick Encore or Nissan Altima. Moreover, […]

Firefighter workshop gets council support

FAIRFIELD — City Council gave the go-ahead Tuesday for a four-day workshop for the Fire Department to expand its incident command knowledge. A $29,415 grant from the Urban Area Security Initiative will pay for a four-day workshop called Mastering Command – Calm the Chaos. The class will help police, fire, public works and other essential […]

Fairfield council OKs video bus surveillance funds

FAIRFIELD — A $16,557 state grant to improve video surveillance on Fairfield and Suisun Transit System buses won City Council approval Tuesday. The two separate proposals, on the consent calendar as part of routine items, won approval without City Council comment. About half of Fairfield and Suisun Transit System buses are now fitted with reliable […]

Quilters present quilts to veterans group

FAIRFIELD — Members of the North Wind Quilters Guild on Tuesday presented quilts to members of the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery Honor Guard and the cemetery’s Wreath Project. Quilts were presented at the Fairfield Senior Center. The quilt given to the Wreath Project was intended to help the group raise money to help purchase wreaths […]

Deadline Friday for music scholarship

FAIRFIELD — Applications are being accepted for the 2014 Robert O. Briggs Music Scholarship. Two awards, $500 each, will be given. Applicants must be a high school senior in Solano or Napa counties with the goal of earning a bachelor’s degree in music. The scholarship is named after Robert Briggs, who spent most of his […]

Class to teach cooking with mushrooms

FAIRFIELD — The Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company will host a class April 27 on mushroom cookery, in partnership with Mycopic Gourmet Mushrooms. Attendees will learn about mushrooms from foraging, cultivation to culinary use. Students will prepare a six-course mushroom dinner. The class will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. at 2625 Mankas Corner Road. […]

Church honors judge, city councilwoman at celebration

FAIRFIELD — A pair of public officials were recognized for their “character, courage and commitment” during a Women’s History Celebration at St. Stephen CME Church, Sunday. The Women’s Missionary Society collaborated with the Fairfield-Suisun City-Vacaville Section of the National Council of Negro Women for a service that honored City Councilwoman Pam Bertani, Judge Ramona Garrett, U.S. […]

‘Dangerous dog’ tag for Fairfield pit bull goes to court

FAIRFIELD — Christian Armstrong calls his 2-year-old pit bull a “house dog,” but some neighbors along Arlington Circle say Zanny – designated as dangerous after a city hearing – doesn’t stay inside and is aggressive toward people and other animals. Walter Allen, 45, who lives across the street, recalls being in his garage when the […]

Woman hurt after hit by big rig on I-80

FAIRFIELD — A Mercedes-Benz being driven by an unidentified woman in the slow lane of westbound Interstate 80 was rear-ended Thursday night by a big-rig truck, triggering a high-speed rollover wreck. The big-rig, that did not stop after the crash, struck the Mercedes at around 7:30 p.m. on a downhill stretch of the freeway a […]

Fairfield: Grant would fund ‘chaos’ workshop for fire department

FAIRFIELD — A $29,415  grant from the Urban Area Security Initiative would pay for a four-day workshop called Mastering Command – Calm the Chaos to allow the Fire Department to expand its incident command knowledge. The class will help police, fire, public works and other essential government agencies work together more effectively, a staff report […]

City eyes video surveillance on Fairfield buses

FAIRFIELD — A $16,557 state grant could improve video surveillance on Fairfield and Suisun Transit System buses – about half of which are now fitted with reliable video systems, a report to the Fairfield City Council says. Installation of additional systems on the city buses and at the Fairfield Transportation Center would significantly enhance safety […]

Fairfield church, SoCal man fight over six-figure bequest

FAIRFIELD — Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church contends John O’Brien has nearly $167,000 a parishioner willed to the Catholic church – but diverted by a since-deceased pastor into a private account. O’Brien, who lives in Los Angeles County, says he has only part of the funds and that all of the money was […]

The Edge plans Easter egg hunt

FAIRFIELD — The Edge Community Church will host an Easter celebration April 19 at Laurel Creek Park. The second annual On The Edge Easter will include an egg hunt as well as free hot dogs, water and candy. The event runs from 1 to 5 p.m. Local vendors will be on hand. Laurel Creek Park is […]

End to suit against Fairfield over Suisun City fire

FAIRFIELD — The insurance company that sued the city for $213,841 – over a fire the company said started after a mattress was overturned on a lit lamp during the police search of a home – has dropped its legal action against Fairfield. An attorney for General Insurance Company, in a filing earlier this month […]

City partnership with Buzz Oates brings award to Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — The partnership between Buzz Oates Development and the city in the sale of 43 acres for the Solano Logistics Center on Cordelia Road has led to an award of merit from the Sacramento-based California Association for Local Economic Development. “Getting recognition from them is a big deal for us,” said Charles Ching, economic […]

Fire destroys mobile home in rural Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — Flames raced through a mobile home early Monday, leaving the double-wide in ruins. The fire was reported shortly after 9 a.m. on the 4600 block of Suisun Valley Road near Ledgewood Road. Firefighters with the Suisun Fire Protection District called a second alarm about 15 minutes later, noting that the home was fully […]

Solano GOP announces dinner speaker

FAIRFIELD — Mitch Mashburn, vice mayor Vacaville, is guest speaker this week as the Solano County Republican Party hosts a St. Patrick’s Day dinner in Fairfield. The meal and talk begin at 6 p.m. with no-host cocktails and dinner of corned beef, potatoes, carrots, salad, Irish bread and pie at 7 p.m. Friday at Solano […]

Travis consortium wins sewer district support, $5,000

FAIRFIELD — A $5,000 contribution over the next two years to the Travis Community Consortium to help pay for a lobbyist to advocate for Travis Air Force Base won approval Monday by Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District directors, who were advised the base is the second-largest customer of the district. Sandy Person, president of the Solano Economic […]

Directors for Fairfield-Suisun district will report on conferences

FAIRFIELD — Reports about conferences will be filed by Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District directors – and Gregory Baatrup, district general manager, will advise directors about what staff members learn during travel that the Solano County grand jury said cost a total of $135,169 from 2010 to 2012. “We are using public money,” director Catherine Moy said. […]

Vehicle fire blocks I-680 traffic lane near Cordelia

FAIRFIELD — A vehicle fire forced temporary closure Monday afternoon of a portion of Interstate 680 in Fairfield. The fire was reported on northbound I-680 just south of Gold Hill Road. It blocked one lane of traffic, which prompted a regional traffic alert shortly after 1:15 p.m. All lanes were open shortly before 2 p.m. […]

Police issue update on fatal crash investigation

FAIRFIELD — Police on Friday announced that they are working with the District Attorney’s Office to review information related to a fatal crash Feb. 23, but a determination about potential criminal charges has not been made. The crash occurred shortly before 5:15 p.m. on Lopes Road at the intersection of Canyon Hills Drive and left […]

Night of Honor recognizes Solano County firefighters

FAIRFIELD — A Night of Honor recognized 16 firefighters Friday in Solano County – including a Suisun Fire Protection District firefighter who is getting married Saturday – in the annual firefighters of the year event sponsored by Rotary Clubs in the county. Firefighter Kyle English, 21, attended the event with his fiancée Brittany Moshier after […]