Mission Solano short on food

FAIRFIELD — Mission Solano’s food supply is running low. The nonprofit that offers meals and shelter for the area’s homeless at its two Fairfield locations is seeking donations during what’s considered the slow season. “This is the summer slump time for Mission Solano,” said Ron Marlette, executive director. He said 50 to 60 percent of food comes in donations and […]

Mayor’s Commission on Crime to host forum

FAIRFIELD — The Mayor’s Commission on Crime is hosting a community forum on crime at 6 p.m.Tuesday at St. Stephen CME Church, 2301 Union Ave. in Fairfield. People can share concerns and provide suggestions, solutions or resources to help combat crime in the community. Those who are not able to attend can log on to the commission’s […]

July 21, 2014 | Posted in Fairfield | Tagged | 21 Replies

Parkway Gardens celebrates community, hope

FAIRFIELD — Mike McKinnon was done with the game, but the game wasn’t done with him. After writing a letter to his wife from prison that said he wanted to change his life, McKinnon had to take a beating before he would be saved. “(I was) in that cell screaming for my life while I was […]

Fairfield labor pact attacked – and backed

FAIRFIELD — What happens in Fairfield reaches Vacaville. At least it has with project labor agreements – a document the Fairfield City Council takes up Tuesday for the Fairfield Intermodal Station Project. Marx Mix, president of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation and the National Right to Work Committee, spoke about such pacts during […]

Fairfield to tackle McGary Road fix

FAIRFIELD — Fixing McGary Road once and for all has proven a challenge, but Fairfield officials say the end is near.

The city is ready to do what it hopes will be a final repair job on the 2-mile stretch within its borders. The work is scheduled to close McGary Road from Red Top Road to Lynch Canyon Road for up to seven days, beginning Monday.

Fairfield Construction Manager Tom Martian describe the work as “minor” and said it could cost $140,000. Three small dips need to be repaired. Money is to come from remaining federal funds used to do a $2.5 million renovation job in 2010.

Logue: 1991 bond sale by Garamendi proved costly backroom deal

FAIRFIELD — A 1991 sale of bonds by John Garamendi when he was insurance commissioner for California was a backroom deal that shows it’s time to retire Rep. Garamendi, says his 3rd District congressional election opponent, Dan Logue. State Assemblyman Logue, R-Loma Rica, noted Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Walters’ account this week about Garamendi seizing […]

Faith in Action seeks volunteers

FAIRFIELD — Faith in Action is hosting a volunteer orientation training from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 23 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Fireside Room, 1600 Union Ave. Compassionate people who are interested in volunteering to make phone calls, home visits, run errands, help with grocery shopping, provide senior peer counseling or transportation assistance for homebound senior […]

Sofitcity challenge adds 1-mile walk

FAIRFIELD — The Children’s Network of Solano County will present this year’s Sofitcity 5K and 10K, the countywide run that welcomes every city in the county to not only compete for the largest number of finishers, but also for the distinction of Solano County’s most-fit city. The event also features a family friendly 1-mile walk in an […]

NAMI sets July meeting topic

FAIRFIELD — A Caminar representative will talk about the programs the nonprofit organization provides at the July 28 meeting of the local National Alliance on Mental Illness. The public is invited. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Aldea Children and Family Services building, 470 Chadbourne Road. For more information, contact NAMI Solano County […]

Pilot’s family seeks $20M in Travis air show death

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The family of a stunt pilot who died of burns after crashing his biplane during a Northern California air show is seeking $20 million in damages from the federal government. The Sacramento Bee reports the family 77-year-old Eddie Andreini filed three wrongful death claims on Tuesday, claiming emergency crews did not respond fast […]

Polk will seek Fairfield City Council seat

FAIRFIELD — Perry Polk, a Fairfield-Suisun School District trustee, said Thursday he is running for the Fairfield City Council and won’t seek re-election to the school board. Polk and school board president David Isom live in the same trustee area and under the school district’s new election by trustee area would have sought the same […]

Family seeks $20 million in Travis air show death

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE — The family of stunt pilot Eddie Andreini, who died of burns after his 1944 Super Stearman biplane crashed at the Thunder Over Solano open house and air expo May 4 at Travis, has filed claims against the federal government seeking $10 million for Andreini’s wife Linda and $5 million each for his sons, Mario and Edward Jr.

Representatives of Andreini’s family filed the three wrongful death claims with Travis Air Force Base.

“Mr. Andreini died as a result of the rescue and firefighting …

Caltrans: I-80 re-striping part of interchange project

FAIRFIELD — Motorists driving on westbound Interstate 80 will likely see reconfigured traffic lanes Thursday morning, as the California Department of Transportation prepares to start work on the I-680/Highway 12 interchange project. Caltrans planned to re-stripe the traffic lanes of westbound I-80 between the connector ramps to southbound I-680 and westbound Highway 12 on Wednesday night, according to […]

Man hurt in motorcycle crash

FAIRFIELD — Fairfield police want help from the public in determining the cause of a Tuesday evening motorcycle crash. Police at 6:36 p.m. received reports of a motorcycle accident at Fairfield High School, Sgt. Joshua Kresha said. They found a man with major injuries who had crashed on East Atlantic Avenue and ended up in the school […]

Republican women schedule meet

FAIRFIELD — Richard G. Fields, development officer for the Pacific Legal Foundation, is the guest speaker at Monday’s Solano Republican Women meeting. The Pacific Legal Foundation strives to hold branches of government that ignore the Constitution accountable, according to a press release. It has launched a case against the government to end the implementation of […]

City cancels regular Fairfield council meeting

FAIRFIELD — The City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday night was postponed and rescheduled for July 22 because the illness of two council members and the trip of a third left the council without a quorum. Councilwoman Pam Bertani attended a planned legal conference in Seattle and council members Catherine Moy and John Mraz were ill, the city’s […]

Big-rig fire closes eastbound I-80, sends smoke over city

FAIRFIELD — A big-rig fire stalled eastbound traffic on Interstate 80 on Monday afternoon, sending a black swath of smoke over the city as the truck and its cargo burned. The incident happened behind the Gateway Courtyard shopping center when the big rig ran off the road. The California Highway Patrol got a call about […]

Labor agreement for Fairfield train station goes before City Council

FAIRFIELD — A project labor agreement – which the City Council at its April 15 meeting directed city staff to negotiate with the Napa-Solano Building Trades Council for the Fairfield Intermodal Station Project – goes before the council Tuesday with a requirement that unions are the source of craft labor for the work. No employee working […]

July 16, 2014 | Posted in Fairfield | 5 Replies

Round 3 set for city policy at Fairfield golf courses

FAIRFIELD — Round 3 for the city policy about instruction at Fairfield’s public golf courses is set Tuesday. The City Council, after first taking up the matter in May – and delaying a July 1 discussion because two council members were absent – is scheduled to return to whether to prohibit unauthorized lessons. Informal volunteer […]

July 16, 2014 | Posted in Fairfield | 1 Reply

Solano foundation hosts corporate giving workshop

FAIRFIELD — Sarah Jo Neubauer of the Foundation Center will present a workshop titled “Introduction to Corporate Giving,” hosted by the Solano Community Foundation from 1:30 to 3 p.m. July 22 at the local foundation’s training room, 470 Chadbourne Road, first floor. The session is limited to the first 20 participants to register by calling 399-3846, […]

NorthBay Healthcare talks food nutrition for cancer patients

FAIRFIELD — A dietitian from NorthBay Healthcare will give a talk this month on the benefits of nutrition-rich foods for cancer patients. Rhonda Buckles, R.D., will host “Coping Cuisine – Eating Well During Cancer Treatment” on Tuesday. The class will focus on dietary practices that enhance a patient’s response to treatment and foods that help maintain weight, reduce treatment-related side effects and improve a […]

Domestic violence volunteer training slated

FAIRFIELD — The LIFT3 Support Group will soon offer domestic violence advocate training for anyone interested in volunteering. Volunteer opportunities are available at the Drop-In Center, Crisis Shelter and Solano Family Justice Center. All volunteers are required to complete a 40-hour training course, plus 60 hours of additional training. LIFT3 helps victims through a 24-hour crisis line, […]

Adult grief support class offered

FAIRFIELD — NorthBay Hospice and Bereavement is offering a free, eight-week Journey Through Grief adult support class. The course is designed for those whose loss has occurred at least three months before the start of the class. Participants will receive a helpful book and journal designed to support them in their grieving process. The class will take place from 6 to […]

Local government meetings on schedule

FAIRFIELD — Local government entities will be having meetings this week. The schedule includes: Fairfield City Council, 6 p.m. Tuesday, City Council chamber, 1000 Webster St., Fairfield. Info: www.fairfield.ca.gov/gov/city_council/. Rio Vista City Council, 6 p.m. Tuesday, City Council chamber, City Hall, One Main St., Rio Vista. Info: www.riovistacity.com/city-council. Suisun City Council, 7 p.m. Tuesday, City Council chamber, 701 […]

Fairfield grass fire forces evacuations, shuts down Highway 12

FAIRFIELD — A four-alarm grass fire Sunday along Highway 12 that forced evacuations of nearby homes also shut down the highway and tapped out the city’s firefighting resources. The fire was reported shortly before 2 p.m. along eastbound Highway 12 between Beck and Pennsylvania avenues and was quickly upgraded to two alarms, then to four alarms to […]

Fast-moving grass fire forces evacuations, shuts Highway 12

FAIRFIELD — A four-alarm grass fire Sunday along Highway 12 forced the evacuation of several homes and stopped traffic as a cadre of firefighters from the surrounding areas converged to battle the fast-moving blaze.

The fire also tapped out the city’s firefighting resources.

Fairfield fire crews responded about 2 p.m. to the creek just east of the Meyer Corp. property where a vegetation fire sent clouds of white and black smoke into the sky. …

Summer car washes benefit Solano Warriors

FAIRFIELD — A series of car washes that started Saturday will benefit the Solano County Warriors youth football and cheerleading teams in preparation for the upcoming season. “We’re trying to raise money for practice uniforms and help the less fortunate kids pay for next season,” said coach Brandon Jackson. A handful of children, parents and […]

Fairfield City Council eyes LA trip

FAIRFIELD — A $1,330 trip for a council member to attend all three days of the annual League of California Cities conference in September in Los Angeles – or a single day costing $525. Or, don’t send anyone at all. Take your pick, Fairfield City Council members. The yearly business meeting of the cities league takes […]

Wanted: City official with sense of humor

FAIRFIELD — Politically savvy. A good sense of humor. Easygoing. Those qualities – and at least six years of progressively responsible administrative experience in municipal government – are among qualifications the city of Fairfield seeks in a new assistant city manager position that pays $155,000 to $175,000. An Aug. 1 deadline looms to apply at Los […]

City eyes destruction of old Fairfield police records

FAIRFIELD — Five-year-old records about investigations of citizen complaints against officers are among Fairfield Police Department documents proposed for destruction. The complaint records do not include any officers involved in pending litigation. The record destruction schedule follows a policy the City Council approved in 2012, a staff report states. Warning records about school parking will […]