City to consider Fairfield Main Street Association funding

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Main Street Association would receive an estimated $30,000 in fees from downtown businesses and $50,000 from the city’s general fund if resolutions before the City Council win approval Tuesday. The funds would go to the association, which provides special events downtown, in 2015. Margaret Manzo, executive director of the association, said […]

A cut above: Hair-raising time at Locks of Love event

FAIRFIELD — Krystell Blanton traveled from Sacramento Saturday, hoping to make a difference in the life of a child. The 31-year-old blonde was one of several people who stopped by June’s Shear FX on North Texas Street for a Locks of Love cut-a-thon. Blanton came in with about 18 inches of hair that hung all […]

Pots and pans, patios and more at home and garden show

FAIRFIELD — Tammy Gunther listened faithfully as a representative of Kitchen Craft cookware demonstrated pots and pans at the Total Home, Garden and Harvest Festival on Saturday. She even sampled some of the corn on the cob he had cooked in a pan. While the product demonstrator may have seen Gunther as a possible buyer, […]

City may sell 26 lots in Fairfield to Discovery Builders for $1.4M

FAIRFIELD — The Housing Authority should sell 26 vacant lots along Pennsylvania and Alaska avenues to Discovery Builders of Concord for $1.4 million, the Fairfield city staff recommends to the City Council. The Fairfield Redevelopment Agency bought the property to reduce crime and blight – in 2004 police indicated 435 calls for service originated from […]

CHP helicoper crew, with help from cellphone, rescues Fairfield family

A California Highway Patrol helicopter crew rescued a Fairfield family, including a 4-month-old infant, on the Rubicon Trail in El Dorado County after pinpointing their location by talking with a family member on a cellphone. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Valley Division Air Operations Unit about the search and rescue of three adults […]

Fairfield property owner faces $7,189 bill for code enforcement

FAIRFIELD — A total of $7,189 in costs for two code enforcement actions at a Fairfield residence – where problems included an RV parked in the street with extension cords from the vehicle to the house, the city staff said – go before the City Council for confirmation Tuesday. The amount will become a special […]

Site prep gives way to massive home, garden show

FAIRFIELD — The Total Home, Garden and Harvest Festival returns to Fairfield on Friday for a three-day run. Show hours are from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at 300 Chadbourne Road. There is a discount admission price for senior citizens and for […]

Fairfield council can’t review panel’s OK for Popeye’s, city attorney says

FAIRFIELD — The City Council lacks the power to review a controversial Planning Commission decision to approve a Popeye’s Chicken drive-thru restaurant that many residents say will worsen already bad traffic, Fairfield City Attorney Gregory Stepanicich says. Councilman John Mraz said Thursday that the Hartford Avenue site, near a Starbucks and a Staples store, is the […]

Mission Solano seeks OK for continued temporary kitchen

FAIRFIELD — A public hearing will take place Wednesday on Mission Solano’s request to use a temporary kitchen at its Bridge to Life Center for another year – after the continued economic recession left the nonprofit unable to raise money for a permanent facility, the Fairfield planning staff says. A two-year permit was granted in November 2012 […]

Fairfield seeks Youth Commission applicants

FAIRFIELD — Seven seats on the Youth Commission will be available for appointment in December and the city is accepting applications. Applicants must be Fairfield residents between the ages of 12 and 21. Mayor Harry Price will appoint the commission members with the approval of the City Council. Applications are available at the city clerk’s […]

Social Club schedules crab feed

FAIRFIELD — The Labrinette Star Social Club will have its annual crab feed later this month. The event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Fairfield Masonic Center, 412 Travis Blvd. Tickets can be purchased from John Jennings at 451-3326 or Myson Mayfield at 643-4056. Reach Susan Hiland at 427-6981 or shiland@dailyrepublic.net.

Girl Scouts learn to make candy for National Chemistry Week

FAIRFIELD — About 100 Girl Scouts will learn how to make candy this week as part of National Chemistry Week. Members of the Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base Girl Scouts will learn how to make candy with representatives from the American Chemical Society and Chevron, who are conducting the event at 2 p.m. Sunday […]

Fairfield police get traffic safety grant

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Police Department was awarded a $144,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety for a yearlong program to support special enforcement and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic-related deaths and injuries. After falling dramatically between 2006 and 2010, those killed and injured in traffic collisions increased slightly in 2011 and 2012. Police […]

Parkway Community Church to host blood drive

FAIRFIELD — The City of Hope Parkway Community Church will host a blood drive Sunday. The bloodmobile from Blood Centers of the Pacific will be located in the church parking lot. Donors must be 16 years or older, and weigh at least 110 pounds. Donors should arrive well-hydrated and nourished with a photo ID. Walk-ins […]

Moy: Vacaville told Fairfield, your homeless are here

FAIRFIELD — The city manager for Vacaville called her counterpart in Fairfield to say that homeless people from Fairfield were in Vacaville – and was told that no, they’re from Vacaville, says a Fairfield City Councilwoman – an account Vacaville officials dispute. Catherine Moy, at a City Council candidate forum Thursday, referred to the exchange […]

Salon to host Locks of Love event

FAIRFIELD — June’s Shear FX will host a Locks of Love cut-a-thon Saturday. Hair stylists will provide a free blunt haircut for all hair donations 6 inches or longer. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3336 N. Texas St., Suite I. The shop is located in the Raley’s Plaza Shopping Center. For more information, […]

Brush fire burns several acres, threatens homes

FAIRFIELD — A vegetation fire Monday burned about 2 to 3 acres in the Gold Ridge area near Cement Hill Road and threatened homes along White Drive, Battalion Chief Matt Luckenbach of the Fairfield Fire Department said. The two-alarm fire west of Noonan Lane, which was reported at 6:40 p.m, was under control by 7:10 […]

Club seeks vendors for holiday boutique season kickoff

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club is planning its fifth annual Twilight Rotary Holiday Boutique, which serves as an unofficial kickoff of the holiday boutique season. It’s is a benefit for the club’s charitable foundation. Money that’s raised will be used to support various local youth and senior programs. Key among them is sponsorship of […]

2-alarm fire destroys house, shuts down streets, train

FAIRFIELD — A two-alarm fire Saturday afternoon destroyed a house and two cars, sparked a grass fire that shut down the nearby train tracks for about an hour, and displaced a family. The fire was reported at about 4 p.m. at a home located at the end of Blossom Avenue in Fairfield, next to the railroad […]

Purple Heart awarded to family of Sgt. Art Koch

FAIRFIELD — A man who was all heart was awarded the law enforcement Purple Heart on Saturday, 30 years after he was killed in the line of duty.

About 150 people gathered at the Art Koch Range & Training Facility to honor Sgt. Art Koch, a five-year veteran of the Fairfield Police Department who was shot responding to a disturbance call on Berkeley Way.

The 34-year-old father of three was finishing his last shift as a patrol officer on July 28, 1984. He lay wounded by his car for about 20 minutes before paramedics and firefighters were able to rescue him. He died a few hours later.

Senior Center to host travel presentation

FAIRFIELD — The Community Resources Department for the city of Fairfield invites interested adults to attend the monthly travel presentation at the Fairfield Senior Center. The presentation will begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 22 in the Senior Center Assembly Hall, 1200 Civic Center Drive, Fairfield. Collette Vacations will discuss this year’s trip and ideas for future travels. Trip offerings […]

Knights of Columbus plan fundraiser

FAIRFIELD — The Chief Solano Council of the Knights of Columbus will be in front of the Save Mart/Food Maxx grocery store from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Oct. 18-19, collecting money for the intellectually disabled who live in Solano County. Solano Knights members, representing Holy Spirit, Our Lady of Mount Carmel of […]

Red Cross honors heroes at breakfast

FAIRFIELD — Chris Hernandez gave a kidney in April to a friend he hadn’t known long – but he knew the man needed his help. Hernandez, who works at the Kroc Center, would talk with Lewis Williams while doing physical therapy with him, and learned that Williams was doing dialysis and on a seven-year waiting list for a kidney […]

Duracite sale to help Homes for Troops

FAIRFIELD — Duracite’s fourth annual Counters for a Cause sales event to benefit Homes for Our Troops will take place Saturday and Sunday. A range of granite, marble, quartz, solid surface and other countertop materials will be offered at a savings. The event will occur at the company’s main facility at 2100 Huntington Drive in Fairfield. Homes for Our Troops […]

Senior Center Fall Harvest dinner returns

FAIRFIELD — Tickets are on sale for the annual Fairfield Senior Center’s Fall Harvest Dinner. The menu includes roasted turkey with stuffing, cheesy potatoes, green beans, beverage, and pumpkin pie for dessert. The Fairfield Community Services Foundation and the Fairfield-Suisun Rotary Club will host the dinner. Proceeds benefit the Fairfield Senior Center. Everyone in the community is […]

Toastmasters Club schedules fall open house

FAIRFIELD — Talk of NorthBay Toastmasters Club will have a fall Open House on Wednesday. The guest speaker is Lincoln Shaw of the Sea Shepherds Conservation Society, a nonprofit international marine wildlife conservation organization. Shaw, who has volunteered at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, also went to Antarctica with a team of whale watchers who were […]

Solano Land Trust offers Rockville Trails Preserve hike

FAIRFIELD — Solano Land Trust docent John McVicar will give a guided tour of the Rockville Trails Preserve on Oct. 18. He will inform visitors about the local history of the indigenous people as well as key points along the trail. The tour will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Advance registration is required. There is […]

Crime key issue at Fairfield council forum

FAIRFIELD — Crime was a key issue at a Thursday candidates night for the Fairfield City Council hosted by the Rolling Hills Neighborhood Network in a packed meeting room. Incumbent Councilwoman Catherine Moy said violent crime in the city is down 9 percent – while property crimes have risen – and noted she voted in 2010 […]

Hundreds head to career fair in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — Matthew King has been on the other side of the table at career fairs – but on Thursday he was looking for work, rather than workers, after learning this week that his sales job with the Valley Yellow Pages ended.

News about the downsizing came at a meeting that took place at a Fairfield hotel and sent the 25-year-old Fairfield resident to the Career Fair of the Workforce Investment Board of Solano County and the University of Phoenix.

“It’s not painful to come back,” King said of his new role.

Fairfield resident Yasim Butler, 25, who went to the career . . .

3-word ballot limit for job leaves Afisivalu with questions

FAIRFIELD — City Council candidate Ben Afisivalu says a three-word limit for occupations on the Nov. 4 ballot means he had to shorten his work description – while other candidates were able to exceed the limit. “I don’t think it’s fair to everyone,” he said Wednesday. Afisivalu said he had “recreational coordinator-youth pastor” as his […]