FAIRFIELD — The Writers Resource Center is accepting submissions for its first anthology called “Passions: A Look Into a Writer’s Heart.” Manuscripts can be submitted at the next Writers Resource Center meeting from 10 a.m. to noon March 8 at the group’s office, 1652 W. Texas St., Fairfield. For more information, call CEO Janie P. […]
FAIRFIELD — A show detailing black history from the 1400s to the present brought about 100 people to Fairview Elementary School, Wednesday. Directed by teacher Andrea McFarland and written by teacher Carmel Onick, the show included about 35 performers and featured narration, dancing and music. The school will host two more free performances Thursday from 8:30 and 9:45 a.m. […]
FAIRFIELD — What started as a two-car crash Wednesday ended up being declared a mass-casualty incident by the Fire Department. Fairfield police received a report at approximately 7:40 a.m. of a two-vehicle accident on Air Base Parkway at Clay Bank Road. Officers responded to find one person injured in the crash, Sgt. Jeff Osgood said. While […]
FAIRFIELD — A writer whose “Culture Blog” column describes Fairfield as the “middle of nowhere” and recounts her disappointment with the Jelly Belly factory tour says she’s sorry if her account – intended to represent a “snarky San Franciscan” – was offensive. “I bet if I lived in New York I would refer to San […]
FAIRFIELD — A two-vehicle crash Tuesday on Air Base Parkway claimed the life of a Pittsburg man and sent another person to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Fairfield police Lt. Randy Fenn said the collision, on eastbound Air Base Parkway near Wiley Lane, was reported at 6:56 p.m. Officers responded and discovered the two vehicles, each […]
FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Police Department is planning a DUI/drivers license checkpoint for Friday night at an undisclosed location in the city. According to a press release, the police department’s traffic unit is planning to man the checkpoint from 7 p.m. Friday until 12:30 a.m. Saturday. “Over the course of the past three years, DUI […]
FAIRFIELD — Sophia White, a fourth-grader at Fairview Elementary School, is determined to not let stage fright get the best of her at the school’s Black History month show.
Sophia has a solo song in the performance, “Go Down Moses.”
“I sang in four choirs before, but I just stayed in the back, hiding,” she said.
The spotlight will be on Sophia during the three free performances – 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 and 9:45 a.m. Thursday. The public is . . .
FAIRFIELD — A resident lost his legal bid for $3,500 from the city after he paid a plumber to work on root intrusion in a sewer pipe on his property. George Green did not establish the city was negligent in maintaining its portion of the sewer system, the Solano County Superior Court ruled in the […]
FAIRFIELD — Emergency crews closed a downtown alley for three hours Monday while they tried to determine if a leaky, 55-gallon metal container contained hazardous materials. The incident happened in the alley on the block between Webster and Jackson streets and Texas and Missouri streets, behind Texas Street businesses. Fairfield Fire Battalion Chief Bob Stoffel […]
FAIRFIELD — A Sunday crash on Lopes Road at the intersection with Canyon Hills Drive took the life of Ronald Brackett, 31, of Fairfield, according to the Fairfield Police Department. Brackett was driving a Mazda sedan and at about 5:15 p.m. attempted to make a left turn from Canyon Hills Drive onto northbound Lopes Road. Meanwhile, […]
FAIRFIELD — A pair of rollover accidents on Interstate 80 Sunday morning resulted in no injuries. Battalion Chief Matt Lukenbach said crews responded to an accident about 7:45 a.m. on eastbound I-80 near North Texas Street where a vehicle had rolled over into a ditch. Everybody was outside the vehicle when responders arrived, Lukenbach said. A couple […]
FAIRFIELD — Community members gathered at Dover Park Sunday to help raise funds for the family of the teenager who lost her life to gun violence last weekend. Naomy Rojas, 16, was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound Feb. 15 near the railroad tracks behind Phoenix Drive. Friends of the teen hosted the third fundraiser in […]
FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Fire Department had some trouble reaching a small garbage fire near the Meyer Corp. building on Beck Avenue, Friday night. Battalion Chief Matt Luckenbach said it took two crews about 20 minutes to reach the flames, which were reported as a grass fire around 7:21 p.m. It took time to figure […]
FAIRFIELD — She loved to watch scary movies, had started going to Victory Outreach Church in Fairfield and had a favorite food, posole soup. A noon potluck fundraiser Sunday at Dover Park for the family of Naomy Rojas, the 16-year-old Fairfield youth whose body was found near railroad tracks behind Phoenix Drive, will serve the […]
FAIRFIELD — Today’s Solano Town Center mall was the site of a school, the Fairfield-Suisun Public Safety Academy was home to Amy Blanc Elementary School and the doors at Mary Bird School were open. Fairfield resident Philip Doty, who taught for 20 years in the Fairfield-Suisun School District, is stepping along memory lane – and […]
FAIRFIELD — Beatrice Eleanor Louise Cavana waved and blew kisses to the assembled group that surrounded her Friday. Friends and family came to Nazareth Classic Care Community to celebrate Cavana’s 100th birthday. Fairfield’s Mayor Harry Price presented Cavana, who spent years as a civil servant at Travis Air Force Base, with a proclamation that listed […]
FAIRFIELD — Absentee landlords and a dysfunctional homeowners association board are primary causes of crime and other problems at Parkway Gardens, says the man appointed to oversee the association for the condominium development. Ben McGrew, appointed by the Solano County Superior Court as receiver after a Parkway Gardens resident’s legal challenge to the homeowners association, […]
FAIRFIELD — An initiative to resurrect redevelopment agencies has been cleared by the California Secretary of State’s Office to allow supporters to gather signatures to allow it to be put on the November state ballot. It is called the California Jobs and Economic Development Initiative, or JEDI, and is just coming to the attention of […]
FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Youth Commission is inviting local students to visit this year’s prom closet. The Prom Closet is an annual event hosted by the Youth Commission, with support from Old Navy, to reuse prom dresses and accessories. More than 150 dresses have already been collected and will be given away at the event. Students […]
FAIRFIELD — A violence-prevention program launched in San Francisco is available at the local level. Alive and Free was founded at the Omega Boys Club. It has been offered through the Fairfield Police Activities League program since October 2012. The program is offered at 5 p.m. Fridays at the PAL’s Matt Garcia Youth Center, 2195 Union Ave. […]
FAIRFIELD — City Councilwoman Pam Bertani is scheduled to host her monthly town hall meeting Saturday. The meeting is set to run from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Fairfield City Council chambers at 1000 Webster St. Reach Mike Corpos at 427-6979 or email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mcorposdr.
FAIRFIELD — Expanded municipal enforcement powers for condominiums won approval Tuesday by the City Council after Police Chief Walt Tibbet said the measures would help Parkway Gardens and other neighborhoods throughout Fairfield. The changes, passed as an urgency ordinance that begins immediately, allow the city to pursue civil remedies to achieve goals that include tenant […]
FAIRFIELD — Proposed fare changes for Fairfield and Suisun Transit, along with a request that the city staff develop a paid parking program of up to $5 a day at sites that include the Fairfield Transportation Center, were put on hold Tuesday by the Fairfield City Council. “I just don’t think we’re ready for this,” […]
FAIRFIELD — All of California is going through what the city of Fairfield faces and Vacaville is no better off, says Councilman John Mraz, who linked crime to the state realignment that freed more than 40,000 felons. “This city is not ruled by fear,” Mraz said of Fairfield. He said at the City Council meeting […]
FAIRFIELD — The city will search in-house for the person to succeed retiring City Manager Sean Quinn. “We should look inside first,” Councilwoman Catherine Moy said. Councilman John Mraz, who served with Moy on a subcommittee to review recruitment of a new city manager, said the effort should start inside. “You know what you’re getting […]
FAIRFIELD — Ramp metering lights made their debut Tuesday along eastbound Interstate 80 onramps. They are to remain green all of this week. Next week they are to begin the typical operating schedule of being green Monday through Thursday and alternating between green and red during Friday afternoon rush hour, according to the state Department […]
FAIRFIELD — Police are now using VIEVU Body Worn Video Cameras – secure, high-resolution video cameras about the size of a pager. The Fairfield Police Department’s use of body camera technology will enhance officer safety, reduce liability, assist prosecution and case resolution as well as further promote professionalism and accountability, Lt. Stephen Crane said in […]
FAIRFIELD — There is another library in town. It’s been here since 1991. Tucked into a corner of Mount Calvary Baptist Church, the cozy and intimate Claybon Lea Memorial Library began in 1991 with a book drive and about 500 books. “Not many at all,” said Carrie Donaldson, the church librarian. “Now we’re all the way […]
FAIRFIELD — The Edge Community Church’s first Great Race was a success Saturday. Teams of three or four people made their way around town in the afternoon, visiting 13 different local businesses and doing acts of service or team-building exercises. “We started with an obstacle course, so it was physical and mental stimulation,” said Melissa […]
FAIRFIELD — It’s not too difficult to figure out why the Black History Month exhibit at Mount Calvary Baptist Church begins with a replica and explanation of “The Door of No Return.”
The actual location is on Goree Island – a 45-acre island off the coast of Senegal . . .