Armijo Alumni Association plans barbecue

FAIRFIELD — The Armijo Alumni Association is planning a backyard barbecue to help raise money for scholarships. The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Cordelia Fire Hall, 2155 Cordelia Road, Fairfield. The barbecue will feature a no-host bar by Harry’s Sportman’s Lounge and then a dinner with barbecue hamburgers and hot dogs […]

Car wash benefits Mission Solano Christmas

FAIRFIELD — Family Celebration Center will host a car wash from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Burger King, 2415 N. Texas St. All proceeds will be used to buy breakfast and gifts for children at Mission Solano’s Bridge to Life on Christmas. For more information, call 427-1947. Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or amaginnis@dailyrepublic.net. Follow her on Twitter […]

Solano plans Suicide Prevention Week events

FAIRFIELD — Solano County supervisors will consider designating Sept. 7-13 as Suicide Prevention Week in the county. Solano County lost 38 lives to suicide in 2013, according to a county press release, and suicide takes the lives of more than 30,000 people nationally every year. Activities planned for the week include applied suicide intervention skills […]

Senior Center’s fall dinner tickets on sale

FAIRFIELD — Tickets are now on sale for the Fairfield Senior Center Fall Dinner, which begins at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. The Cordelia Rotary Club will serve a roasted chicken dinner that includes beverage and dessert. Everyone in the community is welcome. Tickets may be purchased at the Fairfield Senior […]

Master Gardeners to host plant exchange

FAIRFIELD — The local Master Gardeners will be host their annual plant exchange from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 27 at the University of California Cooperative Extension, 501 Texas St. The Master Gardeners are asking that you bring plants, seedlings, seeds, gardening tools, gardening books/magazines, pots or garden art for exchange. No diseased plants, invasive plants or […]

Food bank shares ways to join Hunger Action Month

FAIRFIELD — You’ll be seeing orange this month as the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano encourages its supporters to Turn Orange for Hunger Relief. It’s a social media and community push to raise awareness for efforts to end hunger across the country and in the Bay Area. The Food Bank of Contra Costa […]

End city role at Parkway Gardens, Mraz says

FAIRFIELD — End the city’s role at Parkway Gardens and allow a homeowners association to manage the 240-unit condominium development that has used more police resources than the 14,000 residents of the Cordelia Villages area of the city, Councilman John Mraz said Tuesday. “We are not property managers,” he said. “This has gone too far.” […]

Rancho Solano, Paradise Valley courses not for sale, city says

FAIRFIELD — The city is not selling the Rancho Solano nor Paradise Valley golf courses, the mayor and City Council said after more than a dozen people spoke Tuesday – most in favor of Fairfield keeping ownership of the sites. “The golf courses are not for sale,” Mayor Harry Price said. He spoke after review […]

Road work will close Fairfield streets Thursday, Friday

FAIRFIELD — Asphalt slurry seal work, which requires three to four hours to dry and be ready for traffic, will close 15 streets Thursday and 13 streets Friday in Fairfield from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., the contractor says. It’s recommended that residents who wish to use their car park it before 7 a.m. on a […]

Grape spill backs up commuter traffic

FAIRFIELD — Traffic moved at snail’s pace Tuesday morning on westbound Interstate 80 west of the Green Valley Road off ramp after a truck spilled a partial load of grapes onto the roadway. A truck driver, hauling a load of grapes, told the California Highway Patrol that a vehicle cut him off, causing him to spill some […]

Labor Day not a holiday for everyone

FAIRFIELD — Labor Day began as a celebration of the strengths and contributions labor unions made to the U.S. economy.

It became a federal holiday 120 years ago, giving many Americans the day off. Today, it’s viewed as one last blast of summer or the end of a three-day weekend.

For many small-business owners, it’s another work day.

Jose Mendoza, owner of Choco Latte Mexican Cafe, manned his Texas Street eatery Monday. He’s closed Sundays, …

Pool provides last dose of summer fun in the sun

FAIRFIELD — The unofficial last day of summer, and temperatures in the 90s, brought many families Monday to the Aquatics Complex at Allan Witt Park. It was the last day for recreational swim at the venue. Lap swimming and classes will continue in the indoor pool Kirshawn Roberts videotaped her son Dwayne Roberts, 2, as […]

SafeQuest schedules peer counseling training course

FAIRFIELD — SafeQuest Solano will offer volunteer peer counseling training to those who wish to help victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Classes start at 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and run Nov. 3 through Dec. 10. A class will also take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every other Saturday. Anyone interested in […]

NorthBay schedules next Journey to Health sessions

FAIRFIELD — Registration continues for the next seven-week Journey to Health class that’s offered by NorthBay Healthcare. Session take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at NorthBay’s Green Valley administration center, 4500 Business Center Drive. Sessions begin Thursday and end Oct. 16. Journey to Health is designed to encourage patients to take the first […]

Car club raises funds, supplies for SPCA

FAIRFIELD — Solano County’s chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will be getting a truckload of pet food, cleaning supplies and other needed items thanks to this year’s Wild Thingz Car Show and Fundraiser put together by the Vacaville-based NorCal Knights car club. “This is for all the animals who […]

Healthier Living workshops offered

FAIRFIELD — A series of Healthier Living workshops start this month in Fairfield. The 2.5-hour series of six weekly classes is designed to improve the quality of life of anyone with a chronic health condition, including diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, depression, lung or heart disease. The free workshops aim to help participants become more […]

Staff: Extend ban on Internet cafes in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — Internet cafes, where patrons buy time to win chances at sweepstakes, have led to problems that include drug sales, vandalism and assaults in Fairfield and other cities, says a municipal report that recommends extending a previous ban on the sites. City Council members who meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the chamber at the Civic Center, […]

Report: Parkway Gardens cooperation with police improves

FAIRFIELD — Calls from Parkway Gardens to police for assistance dropped by about 15 percent during the first five months of this year – while more residents of the condominium complex are reporting suspicious activity rather than refusing to work with law enforcement and living in a criminal environment, says a report to the Fairfield […]

Running for their lives — and scholarship money

FAIRFIELD — Gabriel Tomboc limped to a bench at the back of the Police Activities League center. He had just come off the Zombie Run course and had twisted his ankle. The 18-year-old proudly told his mother, Lisa Tomboc, and sister, Caiden Tomboc, 8, that he had fought off zombies and managed to keep one […]

The day the music died at Winterhawk Winery

FAIRFIELD — Bob Murray was so distraught Saturday he said he couldn’t find a pair of shoes. On one foot was a green Croc; the other a pink Croc. A red-and-white Hawaiian print shirt, plaid shorts, one orange sock and one purple sock completed his ensemble for his last day as “parking attendant” at Winterhawk Winery. Winterhawk […]

Fairfield payments to golf courses expected to drop

FAIRFIELD — The city’s contributions to the Rancho Solano and Paradise Valley golf courses are expected to decrease over the next few years and it’s anticipated the two courses will start repaying loans as soon as the 2017-18 fiscal year, says a report the Fairfield City Council takes up Tuesday. A $348,000 loan is budgeted to […]

Crashes mar Solano I-80 commute as Labor Day weekend travel begins

FAIRFIELD — A pair of serious crashes Friday marred the afternoon Labor Day holiday weekend commute through Solano County, first backing up westbound traffic and them slowing people who were headed east. Several vehicles were involved in a crash on westbound Interstate 80 in Fairfield that left at least one vehicle on its roof and […]

Fairfield hosts child sexual abuse prevention program

FAIRFIELD — A Darkness to Light “Stewards of Children” presentation Thursday by former Miss Vacaville Hazel Payne and by Christina Baird about preventing child sexual abuse won praise from Solano County Supervisor Erin Hannigan and county Superintendent of Schools Jay Speck. Hannigan said near the end of the event at the Solano County Events Center […]

Logue misses meet with Libertarians in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — Republican State Assemblyman Dan Logue could not appear at the Wednesday meeting of the Solano County Libertarian Party because state lawmakers unexpectedly scheduled a Sacramento session that was to end at 8 p.m., Logue’s field representative said. Andrew Untal said Logue, running against Rep. John Garamendi for the 3rd District congressional seat, will […]

Fairfield motorcyclist hurt in Beck Avenue crash

FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield motorcyclist was injured Wednesday morning on Beck Avenue after he was struck by a car whose driver failed to see the motorcyclist, according to Fairfield police. The motorcyclist, a 45-year-old Fairfield man, was riding south at 7:28 a.m. on Beck Avenue when a car pulled out onto Beck Avenue from eastbound Diamond […]

Health expo offers help at Fairfield church

FAIRFIELD — Sports, medicine and more combined Sunday as the Community SDA Church hosted a health expo Sunday. The expo offered community members health information and testing through different activity stations. Activities were available for children and adults.   Health Expo Health Expo Health Expo

Marley, the Rolling Hills roamer, finds a forever home

FAIRFIELD — There was a special guest at Saturday’s concert at Rolling Hills Park. And, his name was Marley. He wasn’t there to play music. He was there to run in the grass and wag his tail. The Yorkshire Terrier was found in the Moss Valley area of Rolling Hills in pretty bad shape. He […]

Prime Rib in the Park beefs up coffers of recreation program

FAIRFIELD — Danny and Rene Puim had their eyes on a pair of Elvin Bishop tickets. “We are hoping no one else knows who Elvin Bishop is,” he said. Among the 200-plus at Saturday’s Prime Rib in the Park, odds are there was at least one or two other folks who knew about the man […]

Badges pinned for new Fairfield, Vacaville firefighters

FAIRFIELD — Thirteen firefighters who completed a new joint Fairfield and Vacaville Recruit Academy were welcomed into the fire service Friday with a badge-pinning ceremony that included the words of a Vacaville captain: “This is not the end of your training but the beginning of the next step of your learning.” “It has been said that […]

Fairfield denies insurers assertions about Marigold Fire

FAIRFIELD — The city denies allegations in civil lawsuits – filed by insurance companies over the Marigold Fire – that government mismanagement of public lands off Interstate 80 and at a drainage easement resulted in highly dangerous conditions and accelerated the fire that destroyed five homes and damaged 10 others. The city in its Solano […]