Fairfield police to host Grande Circle/Villa Circle community meet

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 […]

Overnight closures for I-80 begin Monday

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 […]

Hands-on construction career fair set in April

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. […]

Campaign to end senior hunger continues

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 […]

Yoga hike on deck at Rockville Trails Preserve

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 […]

Lilac Branch plans ‘I am Women’ fashion show

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, […]

Group to offer free document shredding service

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 […]

End to code words to manage pace of Fairfield meetings

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 will seek proposals for single company to manage golf courses, restaurants

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 […]

Council backs more marketing of Fairfield shooting range

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 vows, again, to improve Allan Witt Park

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 woman hurt in 3-car pileup

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 […]

Treatment of ‘mystery goo’ seabirds winds down

FAIRFIELD — Nearly two months after 323 seabirds arrived coated in a mystery goo, volunteers and staff at International Bird Rescue are still treating the last of the birds affected by the contamination, according a press release. Nineteen seabirds are still in care, the release said. They include surf scoters, buffleheads and horned grebes. The rescue […]

Soroptimists honor Solano women

FAIRFIELD — Three women were recognized Tuesday for the personal achievements during the 13th Annual Women Making a Difference Awards Luncheon hosted by Soroptimist International of Central Solano County. Soroptimists have given awards since the beginning of the organization to recognize women’s achievements in volunteerism, to primary financial providers for families and to teenagers who volunteer their time for […]

Fire guts garage of Fairfield home

FAIRFIELD — An aggressive offensive attack by Fairfield firefighters brought a rapid halt to a fast-moving house fire that damaged a Tilden Place home Monday night. The 10 p.m. fire was first spotted in the garage and driveway area of the single-story home. The first firefighters reported flames visible in the night sky from Air Base […]

Report: Fairfield should increase marketing for police center; city agrees

FAIRFIELD — Continue to increase marketing to attract more outside law enforcement use, the Solano County grand jury recommends for the Art Koch Range & Training Center – and the Fairfield city staff agrees. The grand jury report found the facility can expand training as more revenue is received from law enforcement outside Fairfield, a […]

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Passenger dies in taxi cab crash

FAIRFIELD — A passenger in a taxi cab was killed early Monday when the driver lost control and his vehicle rolled off the side of the freeway near the Interstate 680/Interstate 80 interchange, according to the California Highway Patrol. Alexander T. Sassman, 51, of Loyalton, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the CHP. […]

Master Gardener class continues to educate

FAIRFIELD — The University of California Master Gardeners of Solano County continues a new series this week called Beginning Gardening 101. The classes take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the U.C. Cooperative Extension office, 501 Texas St., Fairfield. The remaining schedule includes: Saturday: Integrated pest management, beginning vegetable gardening and beginning fruit trees. March 28: […]

Journey Through Grief classes begin soon

FAIRFIELD — A free eight-week Journey Through Grief class begins Tuesday at the NorthBay Bereavement Center, 4250 Business Center Drive, No. 110 in Fairfield. A grief therapist helps survivors heal and learn about grieving, according to an event press release. The class takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m Tuesdays through May 5. The class is limited […]

Crab feed fundraisers continue

FAIRFIELD — The season’s bounty of crab feed fundraisers continues this week with a single offering: The 7th Annual North Texas Street Business Association Crab and Shrimp Feed begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Fairfield Community Center, 1000 Kentucky St., in Willow Hall. There is a fee to attend. For more information, call 628-2247. Reach Susan Hiland at […]

Local governments have busy week ahead

FAIRFIELD — Various governmental agencies have meetings scheduled this week to conduct the public’s business. The schedule includes: Fairfield City Council, 6 p.m. Tuesday, council chamber, 1000 Webster St., Info: http://www.fairfield.ca.gov. Suisun City Council, 7 p.m. Tuesday, council chamber, 701 Civic Center Blvd. Info: www.suisun.com Solano Irrigation District, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Berryessa Room, 810 Vaca Valley Parkway, Suits […]

‘Woman’ concert plays the hits, is a hit

FAIRFIELD — The expression is, “I am woman, hear me roar.” In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Solano County Library Foundation altered the expression slightly to be more like, “I am woman, hear me harmonize.” The foundation hosted “Just Like a Woman,” a concert event celebrating 100 years of women’s contributions in music. The show […]

Bridal event showcases vendors, kicks off wedding season

FAIRFIELD — The beginning of spring is the start of birds chirping, flowers blooming and sunnier weather. It’s also been the traditional start of wedding season, which kicked off locally at the Hilton Garden Inn on Sunday during the Daily Republic’s Bridal Showcase. The event, in its first year, started as a showcase for area […]

Fairfield eyes single operator for courses, with support from golf panel

FAIRFIELD — Members of the city’s Golf Advisory Board favor Fairfield seeking proposals to allow a single company to manage the Rancho Solano and Paradise Valley golf courses, along with food operations – and the City Council will take up the matter Tuesday. The citizens panel at its Thursday meeting backed the proposal, a report […]

Guests sample local flavors, help support Cordelia Rotary

FAIRFIELD — Cordelia Rotary is involved with the support of dozens of local community nonprofit groups which tend to the needs of women, teenagers, low-income families, student-scholars and many more. That support takes a fair amount of financial backing. A true Rotarian, however, will not often take something without feeling like giving something back. In […]

Fear fuels silence along Crowley Lane, resident says

FAIRFIELD — A lot of people at the apartments where she lives are afraid to talk about what takes place – unwilling to tell of the crime and the drugs, Felicia Savoy says.

“I have done it myself,” the 35-year-old said of keeping quiet out of fear.

She’s speaking now, starting with what Savoy said happened last Sunday night at the apartments along Crowley Lane off Pennsylvania Avenue, after telling Jerome Mathews he couldn’t bring a beer into her car.

“He didn’t want to listen to that,” Savoy recounted.

Adult literacy program participants, volunteers shine

FAIRFIELD — Some people were nervous during the recognition ceremony Saturday at the Solano County Library literacy celebration, where adults for whom English is not their primary language were honored for their work in the Writers to Writers Program. Program participants were asked to write letters to authors whose books touched them in some personal way. The English-learners read “Reaching Out” […]

Code words for managing Fairfield meetings may end

FAIRFIELD — A compliance and enforcement section in a code of conduct for City Council members – measures that made for a mini court led by the mayor to potentially punish council members, Councilwoman Catherine Moy says – will be deleted if recommended changes are made. City Attorney Greg Stepanicich said in a report to […]

Hundreds gather to usher Tibbet into retirement

FAIRFIELD — At one point Thursday afternoon, Fairfield Police Chief Walt Tibbet came over the radio and officially announced he was out of service and off duty. During a retirement celebration dinner Friday night at the Hilton Garden Inn, Tibbet had a chance to shake hands with as many of the nearly 200 supporters and well-wishers […]