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Vallejo woman hit, killed by vehicle

VALLEJO — A 23-year-old woman was killed early Tuesday after she was struck by a car while she was trying to cross Curtola Parkway, according to the Vallejo Police Department. The incident happened at about 6 a.m. at the intersection of Curtola Parkway and Marin Street. The Vallejo woman sustained major injuries and was pronounced dead at the […]

Mare Island tries again to become national park

MARE ISLAND — Should the 151-year-old Mare Island Naval Shipyard, the first American naval base on the West Coast, become part of the national park system? Members of the Mare Island Historical Park Foundation believe it should and have started a new campaign to get the former shipyard added to a system that includes other California military historical […]

Workshops offer information on child support process

FAIRFIELD — Free workshops are available that are aimed at helping parents and other family members better understand the child support process. The two workshops are conducted by the Solano County Department of Child Services at its location at 435 Executive Court North, according to a county press release. A workshop called Compromise of Arrears focuses […]

Free Healthier Living workshops begin this week

FAIRFIELD — A series of free workshops that target people with chronic diseases and their families begin this week in Fairfield and continue in coming weeks in Suisun City, Vacaville and Vallejo. The Healthier Living workshops are offered by Solano Public Health throughout the county to help people learn to manage symptoms of their illnesses and […]

Group plans Haiti missions fundraisers

VALLEJO — The Exceptional Women of God Love and Light Missions plans two fundraisers for their mission work in Haiti. A walk-a-thon is planned from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Highland Park, Regents Park Drive and Columbus Parkway in Vallejo. A parking lot sale is planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 2 at The Filipino […]

Easter activities, events abundant

FAIRFIELD — Various congregations and community groups have Easter-related activities this week to suit both religious and secular interests. The activities include a number of Easter egg hunts for children and chances to visit with the Easter Bunny. Kiwanis Club ready for annual Easter egg hunt The Kiwanis Club in Fairfield will host its annual Easter […]

Vacaville police make arrest after pursuit

VACAVILLE — Officers from the Vacaville Police Department arrested a man Friday afternoon after a high-speed chase and foot pursuit. Police tried to make a traffic stop when the driver failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Palm Avenue and Camellia Way sped away, according to a press release. The driver stopped his vehicle on the […]

Sheepdogs, handlers flock to Rio Vista for trials

RIO VISTA — The hills are alive with . . . no, not the singing von Trapps of “The Sound of Music” with the Alps as a backdrop, but rather the sound of barking dogs, baa’ing sheep, whistles and voice commands. Instead of Maria and the captain, there’s Gardnerville, Nevada, resident Gloria Atwater and her […]

Solano Rotary clubs honor top firefighters from across county

FAIRFIELD — Award banquets are often a good reason to have a nice dinner, a couple of cocktails and swap a few stories with some old friends. In the case of the Rotary club’s Night of Honor event, hosted Friday night at the Hilton Garden Inn, it’s an occasion to recognize the individuals who serve […]

Kids fishing day events return

FAIRFIELD — Kids Day of Fishing events return next month to Solano County and continue through the summer. Activities will include: Robert Orlando Kids Fishing Derby, 7 a.m. sign-in; 8 a.m. start April 25 at the Fairfield Civic Center Pond, located on Civic Center Drive. The event is limited to a maximum of 250 children and is first-come, first […]

County approves subdividing land for preserve

FAIRFIELD — The subdivision of a piece of land to establish a preserve near the Interstate 80/Interstate 680/Highway 12 interchange was approved Tuesday by a unanimous vote of the Solano County Board of Supervisors. A public hearing on the matter failed to garner any input. The approved resolution calls for dividing 334.2 acres to create the […]

Supervisors OK transition for Workforce Investment Board

FAIRFIELD — The Solano County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved taking initial steps toward transitioning the Workforce Investment Board of Solano County to meet requirements of the new federal Workforce Innovations and Opportunity Act. With a unanimous vote, the board approved an application to the state designating Solano County as a service area and […]

Supervisors renew plans for Solano County Housing Authority

FAIRFIELD — The Board of Supervisors has given the Solano County Housing Authority the go-ahead on an annual plan and five-year plan that follow the same approach that has resulted in a top rating from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The board’s action came Tuesday after a public hearing, which drew no response. Information […]

Police search for missing from Vallejo woman

VALLEJO — The Vallejo Police Department continues to investigate the disappearance and possible abduction of 29 year-old Denise Huskins. The woman, police were told, was forcibly taken against her will Monday morning from a home on the 500 block of Kirkland Avenue. Police received the report about 2 p.m. Monday. Vallejo police Lt. Kenny Park […]

Countywide emergency training to occur in Vacaville

VACAVILLE — Various emergency responder organization will take part in a countywide mutual aid training at the beginning of next month. The Vacaville Police Department, in partnership with the Vacaville Fire Department, Solano County Office of Emergency Services, the California Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will sponsor the 16-hour mandatory “First […]

Earth Day cleanup planned at Blue Rock Springs Creek

VALLEJO — Volunteers will join together to clean trash and debris out of Blue Rock Springs Creek and the surrounding area as part of Earth Day 2015 next month.

The Vallejo Watershed Alliance, Solano County and the Solano Resource Conservation District will host the cleanup event from 9 a.m. to noon April 25.

The cleanup coincides with annual Earth Day celebrations taking place around Solano County.

Exhibit guidebook outlines Dixon May Fair entries

DIXON — The annual Dixon May Fair Exhibit Guidebook is full of ways to compete at the fair – outlining the numerous categories for various interests and ages. The 140th Dixon May Fair will take place May 7-10 and is the oldest continually operating fair in California, according to Dixon May Fair officials. Entry forms for […]

Summit focuses on early childhood education leadership

FAIRFIELD — Work is underway on a five-year plan to improve early childhood education services in Solano County. A group of early childhood education leaders met Friday at the Solano County Office of Education to begin drafting the plan. The summit was funded by First 5 Solano, The Children’s Network, Solano Community College and Child […]

Bridal fair brings vendors to Suisun Valley

FAIRFIELD — The Vezer Family Vineyard buzzed Saturday with people looking for information on putting together a wedding. The family’s annual bridal fair brought out more than 30 vendors who showed their wares – everything from valet parking to the dress was available for people to look at. “This is growing,” said Laura Cooke, general manager. “Every year we […]

Nurse-family partnership program celebrates 5th anniversary

FAIRFIELD — Solano County’s nurse-family partnership will celebrate its fifth year serving first-time, at-risk, low-income moms by honoring past and current graduates of the program. The graduation ceremony and five-year celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the County Family Health Services building, 2101 Courage Drive, Multipurpose Room. The nurse-family partnership is […]

Coalition seeks nominations for Living Legacy Awards

FAIRFIELD — Nominations are being sought for the Living Legacy Awards. The awards honor people who are 60 and older who have made significant contributions to their communities, according the Senior Coalition of Solano County. The deadline for submitting nominations is April 27. This year’s Living Legacy Awards ceremony will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. May […]

Supervisors to consider subdividing land for preserve

FAIRFIELD — The Solano County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing Tuesday and consider subdividing a piece of land to establish a preserve near the Interstate 80/Interstate ,680/Highway 12 interchange. Sponsor Properties has proposed dividing a 334.2-acre property owned by Margaret and Eileen Stewart Ferrari. A portion of that land within the city limits of […]

Hispanic Chamber announces winners for gala event

FAIRFIELD — The Solano Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of its Awards & Recognition Gala, a yearly event that recognizes Solano County businesses for their commitment to economic growth and students for their dedication to education. The eighth annual event will be hosted at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Hilton Garden Inn […]

Adult literacy program seeks volunteers

FAIRFIELD — Solano County Library Literacy Services is seeking volunteers to tutor adults. The Adult Literacy Program aims to help adults reach their goals of either learning to read, write or to speak English. Trained volunteers assist with this process. Volunteers don’t need any prior experience with teaching. The program will provide teaching materials. A flexible schedule is helpful. Classes […]

Sierra Club Solano Group scheduled April meet

FAIRFIELD — The next meeting of the Sierra Club Solano Group will begin at 6 p.m. April 8 at the Denny’s restaurant, 260 Pittman Road. For more information about the organization, visit their website at https://www.sierraclub.org/redwood/solano. Reach Kevin W. Green at 427-6974 or [email protected]

Congressmen greet Vacaville’s Coughlan on rare disease run

FAIRFIELD — Reps. John Garamendi, Leonard Lance and Gus Bilirakis took part in a bipartisan press conference Tuesday in Washington, D.C. with Vacaville’s Noah Coughlan, who is currently making his third run across the country to bring attention to rare diseases. The congressmen and Coughlan expressed support for the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s 21st Century Cures legislative […]

Officials warn about drinking, driving on St. Patrick’s Day

FAIRFIELD — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has put out a warning to drivers about drinking and driving as they celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The Avoid the 10 Solano County DUI Task Force will be deploying five roving DUI patrols Tuesday in several communities throughout the area, looking to stop and arrest drivers who are […]

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Operation PROMise treats area girls like queens for a day

VACAVILLE — Few things stack up on a high school girl’s list of priorities like a trip to the prom. For many high school girls, the prom is a crowning moment of a high school career and the first foray into the world of formal occasions with a person of significance standing next to her. […]

Utility, STA at odds over $9.6M in cost overruns

FAIRFIELD — Work by Pacific Gas & Electric Co., involving two local roadway construction projects, has resulted in a dispute about more than $9.57 million which the utility claims is owed by the Solano Transportation Authority.

PG&E sent the transportation authority a past-due notice on Feb. 17 for $9,565,305.05.

Citrus class brings smells of summer early

FAIRFIELD — The Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company smelled of summertime Saturday morning. The citrus class wafted the aroma of warm lemon cake, freshly crushed sweet mint and bitter lemons through the building for the cooking class. This time around, the class was small with just six people. Rancho Solano resident Maureen Craig brought her […]

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