FAIRFIELD — A meet-and-greet Monday for those seeking elective office drew several local candidates and one who’s seeking statewide office. The event at a Jelly Belly meeting room was attended largely by the candidates and a handful of chamber members. Candidates glad-handed one another, made small talk and laughed at each other’s jokes. Fairfield Mayor Harry Price praised […]
FAIRFIELD — Coastal Cleanup Day will take place Saturday at 57 sites in Solano County and adjacent areas.
Volunteers can come between 9 a.m. and noon and pick up trash. The goal is to help keep watersheds and waterways litter-free, from Lake Berryessa to the creeks running through Fairfield, Suisun City and Vacaville.
Solano County might not be along the coast, but it still has a place in the 30th annual Coastal Cleanup Day. Organizers said an estimated 80 percent of the trash along California’s coast …
FAIRFIELD — Touro University will host its eighth annual Mare Island 5K Zombie Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Sunday. Participants must try to avoid zombies throughout the race and be the first to cross the finish line without getting infected. “The Mare Island 5K Zombie Run is a great way for members of the community to […]
FAIRFIELD — The Solano Al-Anon Family Groups will host an information table from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the annual Recovery Rally recovery event at Allan Witt Park, 1741 W. Texas St. September is National Recovery Month. The monthlong event is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. […]
FAIRFIELD — The Armijo Alumni Association is planning a backyard barbecue to help raise money for scholarships. The event will take place from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Cordelia Fire Hall, 2155 Cordelia Road, Fairfield. Special raffles will include autographed items by famous Armijo alumni that include Johnny Colla of Huey Lewis and the News (Class of 1970), former […]
FAIRFIELD — A number of local governmental agencies have meetings scheduled this week to conduct the public’s business. The list includes: Suisun City Council special meeting, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday; Suisun City Council, Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Suisun City, Housing Authority, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Suisun City Council chamber, 701 Civic […]
VACAVILLE — The California Highway Patrol will for the next three Thursday nights offer teenage drivers and their parents a Start Smart class designed to enhance the driving skills of teen motorists. Start Smart includes a review of the rules of the road, some video clips and related movies designed to inform parents of the […]
SUISUN CITY — The Kroc Center will host a fall senior health fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at 586 E. Wigeon Way. The event is aimed at showing seniors how to improve their health and have a safer, healthier and happier life. Speakers and vendors will provide free health screenings, discuss a variety of medical […]
VALLEJO — The Solano California Highway Patrol of Fairfield will conduct a safety driving course next month that’s geared toward senior citizens. The Age Well Drive Smart class is an education program specifically designed to help seniors tune up their driving skills, refresh their knowledge of the rules of the road, and learn about normal age-related […]
FAIRFIELD — Private businesses and homeowners must wait for federal aid related to the South Napa Earthquake, despite a federal disaster declaration. President Barack Obama on Thursday issued a disaster declaration for the Aug. 24 quake that destroyed property in Napa and Solano counties. That allows government agencies and certain private nonprofit organizations to receive […]
FAIRFIELD — A draft plan looking at compatible land uses around Travis Air Force Base could be ready for release in November or December. The Solano County Airport Land Use Commission is overseeing the effort. It received an update when it met Thursday night. A goal of the plan is to identify what type of […]
FAIRFIELD — President Barack Obama has issued a federal disaster declaration for the South Napa Earthquake that hit Napa and Solano counties, making federal disaster aid available. Aid will be available to the state and local governments and to certain nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis. It will help pay for emergency work and for the […]
SUISUN CITY — Greg Renucci and Matt Echevarria were getting ready for school in 2001 when the first hijacked airliner struck the World Trade Center.
Marc Renucci was on his way to Travis Air Force Base’s front gate and Joshua Danner was about to go to work on base that morning at 5:46 a.m. PST.
Echevarria initially wasn’t sure the first plane crash was real, but when the second aircraft hit, “I immediately thought of my brother who was in the military.”
Thirteen years later on that . . .
FAIRFIELD — Solano County has picked Gerald Huber to lead Health and Social Services, a county department with a $289 million annual budget and 1,200 employees. Huber has 30 years of health and social services experience at the county, state and federal levels in Minnesota, Wisconsin and New York, a county press release said. He worked […]
FAIRFIELD — Friday will be the ninth Spare the Air day of the summer in the Bay Area. High temperatures, low winds, vehicle exhaust and smoke from the Happy Camp fire in Siskiyou County are a recipe for smog, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. The agency is asking residents to cut […]
FAIRFIELD — A settlement conference is scheduled for the lawsuit filed by a woman against the city of Benicia after she said she suffered a fracture and other injuries when stepping into a large pothole walking on El Paseo, where no useable sidewalks are available. A scheduled March 3, 2015, jury trial in Solano County […]
FAIRFIELD — Solano County is preparing to take a close look at the basins of groundwater that are pumped to serve cities, farms and rural homes. Several bills calling for groundwater management statewide are on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. If signed – as Solano County officials expect will happen – the county would form a […]
FAIRFIELD — Expected hot temperatures and possible smoke drifting to the region from the Happy Camp wildfire in Siskiyou County could mean a smoggy Thursday. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has called a Spare the Air day. It is calling on residents to drive less. “Reducing pollution from our daily commute is one […]
VALLEJO — Highway 37 between Vallejo in Solano County and Sears Point in Sonoma County is scheduled to be closed on two upcoming weekends and various week nights. The state Department of Transportation will be doing paving and maintenance work between Highway 29 in Vallejo and Highway 121 at Sears Point. Highway 37 is a major link […]
VALLEJO — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill to modernize and expand the Curtola Park-and-Ride Hub. State Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, sponsored Senate Bill 1368. It allows the state Department of Transportation to transfer property surrounding the Curtola facility to Solano County Transit, which runs buses for Vallejo and Benicia. This in turn allows SolTrans, […]
FAIRFIELD — If John Garamendi wins re-election as the 3rd Congressional District representative, one of the reasons may be what happened on a Friday night in August at the Larkspur Room of the Hilton Garden Inn.
The Fairfield Host Lions Club celebrated its 90th anniversary at the Fairfield hotel on Aug. 8 – and Garamendi was one of the dozens of people to attend the dinner event.
“In the month of August, I attended 18 public events, of which four were in Solano County,” the congressman said. “Most of these events began . . .
SUISUN CITY — Five private properties could become the focus of eminent domain proceedings to make room for the Jepson Parkway. The Solano Transportation Authority board of directors on Wednesday will consider passing resolutions to acquire the properties by eminent domain. That would assure that the properties are available for the road project. Should the […]
FAIRFIELD — Bay Area residents on Wednesday and Thursday could notice smoke in the air from Northern California wildfires. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District on Tuesday issued a smoke advisory. Smoke from wildfires could blow through the Sacramento Valley and into the East Bay, the advisory said. If that happens, residents can: Reduce […]
MARE ISLAND — It cost $700,000 to put in the network of steel beams that were required to seismically retrofit the 164-year-old brick building so it could become the Mare Island Museum.
More than a week after the 6.0 earthquake hammered nearby Napa and damaged more than 40 structures in Vallejo and Mare Island, Mare Island Historic Park Foundation President Ken Zadwick figures that was money well-spent.
“We didn’t crack a brick or break a window,” Zadwick said of the reinforced part of the building. “The seismic retrofit saved this building.” …
FAIRFIELD — Children’s poverty in Solano County increased in 2012 despite an improving economy that saw unemployment and foreclosure rates fall, according to a Solano County Children’s Network report. Solano County supervisors on Tuesday heard a presentation on the 2014 Solano Children’s Report Card. They also heard a number of recommendations to help alleviate the […]
FAIRFIELD — Icon Aircraft Inc. has secured new payment terms for its planned purchase of 14 acres of county-owned property near Nut Tree Airport, including a $1.89 million balloon payment due in three years. The county Board of Supervisors voted in favor of the new terms Tuesday. Supervisors did so as part of their consent […]
SUISUN CITY — The Salvation Army is among a group of organizations that staged Monday at the local assistance center in Napa to help victims of the Aug. 24 South Napa Earthquake. Case workers will be on hand to help those in need with food, clothing, housing essentials or rental assistance, The Salvation Army announced […]
FAIRFIELD — A historic courthouse in downtown Fairfield will reopen this month with fanfare, bringing to a close more than 14 years of planning and work. The old Solano County Courthouse, with its expansive exterior colonnades, was built in 1911 and served as a courthouse until the 1970s. It then served as home to various […]
FAIRFIELD — Children’s poverty in Solano County increased in 2012 despite an improving economy that saw unemployment and foreclosure rates fall, according to a Solano County Children’s Network report. Solano County supervisors will hear the 2014 Solano Children’s Report Card on Tuesday. They meet at 9 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors chamber at 675 […]
SUISUN CITY — Traffic in the Green Valley interchange area has become a morning rush-hour challenge because of construction. The Solano Transportation Authority board of directors will hear a report on the situation when its members meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Suisun City Hall, 701 Civic Center Blvd. Work is underway on the Green Valley overpass […]