FAIRFIELD — The Tri-City NAACP will have its regular meeting from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday in Fairfield. The primary topic for discussion will be the branch’s continuing outreach efforts for Covered California. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. The meeting will take place at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Zoe Building, Room V115, 1745 Enterprise Drive. […]
FAIRFIELD — Potrero Hills Landfill is a place where plastic bags end up after being thrown away, having served their purpose of carrying groceries and other products.
But some bags don’t go quietly into that dark night of disposal. A gust of wind comes and they take flight, looking like white jelly fish as they swiftly move through the air. Landfill litter crews retrieve them.
“It’s very annoying to see them along the side of the roadway,” said Jim Dunbar of Potrero Hills Landfill.
Dunbar wouldn’t mind if the bags never came . . .
FAIRFIELD — Solano County Democrats will gather Monday at He Brews It Cafe in Fairfield. The Northern Solano Democrat Club is hosting the meeting at 7 p.m. at 1745 Enterprise Drive. Refreshments will be available at the cafe, which is operated by Mount Calvary Baptist Church. The meeting features planning for the 2014 elections and […]
FAIRFIELD — The Solano County Library has announced the winners of its Teen Digital Photography contest. The theme of this year’s photography contest was “From the Written Page to the Digital Age” in celebration of the library’s 100-year anniversary. In all, 60 teens from all over Solano County submitted 303 photos to the contest, which […]
FAIRFIELD — Lineups are set for county races on the June 3 ballot, including two supervisor seats with multiple challengers. Supervisor Jim Spering will seek a third term for the 3rd District seat that includes much of Fairfield and Suisun City. Opposing him are Fairfield City Councilwoman Pam Bertani; Steven Lowe, the owner of Salubrious […]
FAIRFIELD — The California Highway Patrol on March 19 will offer a free class on senior driving called Age Well, Drive Smart. Participants will learn how to tune up their driving skills, refresh their knowledge of the rules of the road and learn about age-related physical changes and how they affect driving ability. The class […]
FAIRFIELD — January saw Solano County’s unemployment jag upward and county employers shed jobs – as usual. The unemployment rate rose from a seasonally unadjusted rate of 7.4 percent in December 2013 to 8.1 percent. The county lost 3,500 jobs. “It’s just what happens at this time of year,” said Linda Wong, North Bay labor market consultant […]
FAIRFIELD — Local labor groups in coming days will continue interviews for June election endorsements. The United Workers for Local Government, the Napa Solano Building and Construction Trades and Central Labor councils will conduct joint interviews for this June’s state primary elections and county offices. Interviews will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday […]
FAIRFIELD — Reject proposals that would eliminate water for agriculture, a state assemblyman and other lawmakers urge in a letter to the State Water Resources Control Board. The state agency meets Wednesday to decide how much water to preserve as emergency supplies and allocations that will go to agriculture. The letter asks the agency to […]
FAIRFIELD — It’s suddenly the season for proposed multibillion-dollar state water bonds. Whatever emerges will hit home in Solano County.
An $11.1 billion bond measure crafted by the state Legislature in 2009 is scheduled to be on the November ballot. At least nine bills have been introduced in the Legislature in recent months to replace it. Only one water bond measure can be on the ballot.
Solano County leaders are watching. Any water bond passed by voters could play a key role in how Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta water is . . .
FAIRFIELD — Rep. John Garamendi has donated pay he received during the federal government shutdown to Solano County organizations and others. The Jimmy Doolittle Museum received $1,000, North Bay Stand Down – which assists homeless and at-risk veterans – was given $500, Fairfield-based The Leaven,which helps children in need, received $250 and the Food Bank […]
FAIRFIELD — Members of the Solano County Local Mental Health Board Outreach Committee invite the public to its monthly meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Fairfield Library, 1150 Kentucky St. The outreach committee works to enhance opportunities for the public to benefit from participation in mental health services, and to better understand […]
FAIRFIELD — The Advisory Council of the Area Agency on Aging Serving Napa and Solano is scheduled to elect two representatives to the California Senior Legislature in May. The senior legislature is made up of 40 senior senators and 80 senior assembly members who meet annually in legislative session in Sacramento, responding to the needs […]
FAIRFIELD — A mother has sued Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo because she says security guards berated her 16-year-old and 14-year-old daughters for three hours in a closed room after falsely accusing one girl of shoplifting jewelery from a gift shop at the park. Nancy Chan, spokeswoman for Six Flags, said park officials are […]
FAIRFIELD — A second candidate for the Solano County Sheriff-Coroner’s job emerged Wednesday to take on Sheriff Thomas Ferrara in the June primary election. With two days left before Friday’s filing deadline, Fairfield bail bondsman Joel “Tom” Toler submitted paperwork and paid filing fees with the registrar of voters office. Toler, who says the current […]
FAIRFIELD — An unintended problem stemming from a 2012 insurance reform has resulted in unreasonable increases in Northern California flood insurance rates, says Rep. John Garamendi in supporting legislation to address the rate spike. “Many of my constituents recently found an unwelcome surprise in their mail box: A massive spike in their flood insurance bill,” […]
FAIRFIELD — The first Children and Families Policy Forum will take place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 15 at the Solano County Events Center in Fairfield. The free forum is designed as a way to speak out for children and families, educate elected officials and be the voice of change, according to a […]
FAIRFIELD — Stores that advertise cigarettes on the outdoor window, prominently feature tobacco products and sugary drinks inside and skimp on fruits and vegetables don’t make the grade in a new health survey. Solano County participated in a statewide survey by the coalition called Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community. The results announced Wednesday looked […]
FAIRFIELD — Dr. Steven Stricker, physician-in-chief at Kaiser Permanente, is the keynote speaker Saturday in the first of a series of workshops on aging. The Mini-Medical School series is a four-week series. Topics are presented by local doctors from NorthBay Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente and Sutter Health. Classes are from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the […]
FAIRFIELD — Solano County will conduct several workshops to help parents and other family members better understand the child support process. One workshop is called Compromise of Arrears. It looks at how to reduce past state-owed child support debt, legally known as the compromise of arrears program. It will take place March 11, April 8, […]
FAIRFIELD — Solano County Public Health is hosting two workshops to review components of the county’s plan to reduce alcohol and drug abuse and tobacco use. One workshop will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at 355 Tuolumne St. in Vallejo. The other is from 9 to 11:30 a.m. March 12 at the 660 Merchant […]
FAIRFIELD — Solano County has a contingent of four officials in Washington, D.C., this week to attend a national conference and talk to congressional representatives. The regularly scheduled Tuesday meeting of the county Board of Supervisors long ago was canceled because of the trip. County officials attended the National Association of Counties conference, as they […]
FAIRFIELD — Michael Oman is joining a Solano County 3rd District supervisors race that already has incumbent Jim Spering and Fairfield City Councilwoman Pam Bertani. Oman said he is a commercial real estate broker and developer. He grew up in Fairfield, then lived in such places as Washington and Southern California before returning in 2007. […]
FAIRFIELD — Plans are underway for Vallejo’s 26th Annual Juneteenth Celebration on June 21. The event moves this year to City Park at 425 Alabama St. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It’s the only public Juneteenth celebration in Solano County, organizers said in a press release. “With attendance and expenses going up year after […]
FAIRFIELD — Costs for a Fairfield-Vacaville train station that is to be the centerpiece in Fairfield’s next growth area continue to increase, with the latest estimate at $81.5 million. The project includes building a station at Vanden and Peabody roads and building a bridge to take Peabody Road over railroad tracks. Major construction is to […]
FAIRFIELD — The Bureau of Reclamation has announced the latest configuration of a group designed to promote public input on the agency’s efforts to reshape Lake Berryessa recreational offerings. Members to the Lake Berryessa Community Forum with terms through February 2016 are rancher George Gamble, Winters City Manager John Donlevy, Lonny Lopez of the Monticello Ski Club, […]
FAIRFIELD — Elected officials from around the county will participate March 17 in the annual kickoff to the Meals on Wheels Week of Champions. Volunteer drivers with the Meals on Wheels program will transport lunches and officials around the region on that day. Mayors and elected officials from all seven Solano County cities are invited […]
FAIRFIELD — A few local agencies will meet next week. The schedule includes: Fairfield City Council, 6 p.m. Tuesday, council chambers, 1000 Webster St., Fairfield, www.fairfield.ca.gov. Rio Vista City Council, 6 p.m. Tuesday, council chambers, One Main St., Rio Vista, www.riovistacity.com. Suisun City Council, 7 p.m. Tuesday, council chambers, 701 Civic Center Blvd., www.suisun.com. Solano […]
FAIRFIELD — A guided hike will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Rockville Trails Preserve. The Solano Land Trust owns this 1,500-acre property in the hills above Suisun and Green valleys. John McVicar will lead what a press release described as a moderate hike. He will tell stories about the […]
VALLEJO — The Solano County Collaboration for HIV/AIDS Awareness, Vallejo Together and the Vallejo School District will sponsor a free event Saturday for elementary, middle school, high school students and parents. The conference will aim to deliver positive messages and encourage children and teens to make positive life choices about health issues such as AIDS. Other […]