VACAVILLE — The fourth annual Ducks Unlimited Military Appreciation Dinner will return in September. The Suisun Marsh Chapter of Ducks Unlimited invites military families to join them for a catered meal by Dickey’s BBQ Pit. The event includes a raffle with more than 20 guns, a live auction, silent auction and more. Doors will open at 5 p.m. […]
VACAVILLE — Families who wanted the camping experience without the hassle pitched their tents at Peña Adobe Park, Saturday. The Vacaville Community Services Department hosted a Community Campout with dozens of activities to keep the campers busy while the temperature soared over 100 degrees. “It’s been a lot of fun so far, even with the […]
VACAVILLE — The Kairos Family BBQ drew about 700 hundred people to the new charter school’s campus on Saturday for a welcoming picnic. The picnic was a way to introduce the parents to the teachers for the upcoming school year and give everyone some time to get to know each other. “We have a lot of friends […]
VACAVILLE — Rising above the loud buzzing of the sally port locking and unlocking, the soulful strains of “Just My Imagination” float through the halls of the California State Prison Solano.
Upon entering, the bluesy rhythm of the Temptations song fills the room, and the small group of people assembled to listen can’t help but nod their heads in time and sing along. The pitch is perfect, the timing is just right and, for a moment, it’s easy …
VACAVILLE — Solano County is one of 250 locations throughout the country that will have a Stand Up to Cancer viewing party in September in conjunction with the annual star-studded fundraising special airing simultaneously on at least the four major television networks. The program is a joint effort between the American Cancer Society and the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Stand Up to […]
VACAVILLE — The city will begin a slurry seal project the last week of July that will cover more than 30 miles of streets in the northeast area of Vacaville. The project, after a five-year hiatus due to budget constraints, will start again and includes the areas bounded by Orange Drive to the north, Leisure Town […]
VACAVILLE — A new hat was tossed into the rather small ring Wednesday for the mayor’s seat in Vacaville. Along with Ron Rowlett, currently is a city councilman, 18-year-old Rodney Harrison has pulled candidate papers with the likelihood of vying for the seat that will be vacated after Steve Hardy ends his term in December. […]
VACAVILLE — City Councilman Curtis Hunt decided this week to run as an incumbent for his council seat instead of the mayor’s seat. He pulled his nomination papers and is collecting the requisite signatures in the week to come. “I gave careful consideration to the mayor’s position,” he said. “I decided that I can best serve […]
VACAVILLE — Thousands of books and other materials are available at ridiculously low prices during the Friends of the Library spring book sale that begins Thursday with a members-only day. Become a member at the door or go Friday through Monday when the sale is open to everyone. Monday is $5 a Bag Day. Get […]
VACAVILLE — The near lost art of food preservation is coming back as families try to save money and eat healthier food, says the University of California Cooperative Extension Nutrition, sponsors of sessions at Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center about canning food. Participants will learn how to can fruit, and make tomato salsa and jam. Sessions […]
VACAVILLE — The line at Fenton’s Creamery wound around the shop and out the door Sunday as people headed for a discounted cup of ice cream. Celebrating its 120th anniversary in conjunction with National Ice Cream Day, the company hosted an ice cream social at its two locations in Oakland and Vacaville. At the Nut Tree Plaza, patrons […]
VACAVILLE — Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center will launch a new farmers market beginning next week. Fresh fruit, vegetables, hot and cold foods, and flowers will be offered at the hospital from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Tuesday. A grand opening celebration is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Visitors can shop and sip […]
VACAVILLE — Only one person has thrown his hat in the mayoral ring after Steve Hardy announced his decision to not seek re-election. City Councilman Ron Rowlett pulled candidate papers Monday, indicating his plans to run. “I’ve always anticipated I’ve wanted to run for mayor,” he said. “Now (is) a good opportunity for me to step up […]
VACAVILLE — Families are welcomed to what city officials bill as a “fun-filled night full of pirate adventures” at the Graham Aquatic Center on Saturday. Vacaville’s Community Services Department will host the Pirate Plunge Family Swim Night from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., according to a city press release. Children accompanied by a parent or guardian may walk the plank, hunt […]
VACAVILLE — State Assemblyman Dan Logue says polling puts him 2 percent ahead of Rep. John Garamendi in the 3rd Congressional District race – and he told the Vaca Valley Tea Party that if Garamendi wins re-election the Democratic congressman will take money from the rice industry and other growers to fund progressives in politics. […]
VACAVILLE — The Young Artists Conservatory of Music is offering a one-year merit scholarship to candidates ages 8 to 17. The scholarship will provide 11 months of weekly private and group instruction with the Solano Music Conservatory. Up to 10 scholarships are available in the following disciplines: violin, viola, cello, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, flute, piano, […]
VACAVILLE — The seventh annual Chili Challenge will be Aug. 2 in downtown Vacaville. A healthy helping of ribs will be thrown in, too. Contestants will begin preparing their chili and ribs recipes in the morning with judging in the afternoon. The winners will be announced about 4:30 p.m. Musical entertainment will be available all […]
VACAVILLE — Local history authors Elissa DeCaro, Fern Henry and Brian Irwin will be at Pena Adobe Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 2 to talk about their books on the heritage of Vacaville, Suisun City and Suisun Valley. Henry wrote “My Checkered Life: Luzena Stanley Wilson in Early California,” the story of […]
VACAVILLE — T-shirts, plastic cups, permanent markers, rubbing alcohol and rubber bands were all that about 30 teens and tweens needed to express themselves at the Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center. The recent tie-dying event led to some creative clothing. Pals Chloe Bourne, of Sacramento, and Erin Ireland, of Vacaville, met about a year ago doing theater. […]
VACAVILLE — The president of a 2.6-million-member public policy organization will speak at the Wednesday meeting of the Vaca Valley Tea Party. Mark Mix is the president of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation and the National Right to Work Committee. Also speaking at the meeting will be Assemblyman Dan Logue, R-Loma Rica. He is […]
VACAVILLE — Adults are invited to the McBride Senior Center on Thursday to hear about upcoming trips. The presentation is from 10:30 a.m. to noon at 91 Town Square Place. Upcoming day trips include: Sept. 24: “Motown the Musical” in San Francisco. Oct. 12: Fleet week. A two-hour cruise on the San Francisco Belle Paddle Ship. […]
VACAVILLE — Visitors to the Vacaville Library Civic Center will get to meet live animal ambassadors for an educational presentation on Wild Things Animals of the World. The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. July 22 at the library, 1020 Ulatis Drive. For more information, call 866-57-ASKUS or visit the library website at www.solanolibrary.com. Reach Susan […]
VACAVILLE — Gardeners who dislike weeding might be interested in the water-saving program offered by the Vacaville Public Library. Master Gardener Gene Ekenstam presents an overview of hydroponic gardening at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center, 1020 Ulatis Drive. For more information, call 866-572-7587. Reach Susan Hiland at 427-6981 or email@example.com.
VACAVILLE — The neglected house on Hyannis Court from a couple of years ago bears little resemblance to the perfectly painted and manicured home of today.
Through a unique-to-Vacaville procedure, the home was put into receivership. Now, not only is the city thankful for the rehabilitated home, so are the neighbors.
“You can’t even imagine how it used to be,” said Rachel Fisher, a neighbor who had a straight-line view of the former home that was fraught with code violations, including a gaping hole in the roof. “We had always said, ‘I hope they sell it or tear it down.’ It was one of those (homes) where I told the kids to not go over there.”
VACAVILLE — A 38-year-old Vacaville man was killed Wednesday when the car he was driving crashed into a tree on Mariposa Avenue, according to a Vacaville Police Department press release. Police received calls at approximately 6:01 p.m. of a traffic accident in the area of Mariposa Avenue and Amapola Street. Initial reports were that a car had […]
VACAVILLE — Solano County sheriff’s investigators were still trying Thursday to identity of the person whose burned body was found by firefighters early Wednesday after they knocked down a fire at a nursery on Pleasants Valley Road. “We are still processing everything from the scene, trying to determine what happened there,” said Solano County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Deputy Daryl Snedeker. […]
VACAVILLE — City work crews started slurry-sealing five streets Monday and the work is expected to continue through October, Vacaville’s Public Works Department announced Tuesday. Minor traffic delays and temporary lane closures are expected, but there will be no major road closures. The $1.38 million project includes replacing curbs with ramps that comply with the Americans […]
VACAVILLE — The monthly meeting of the Vacaville chapter of the Golden State Accordion Club will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Pietro’s No. 2, 679 Merchant St. The public is welcome to come for an evening of fun and music. Free admission. For more information, call Jack Behseresht at 925-256-9055. Reach Susan Winlow at 427-6955 or […]
VACAVILLE — Homeowners in Vacaville now have an affordable way to become energy- and water-efficient through a program called Home Energy Renovation Opportunity, also known as HERO. The program finances 100 percent of the purchase and installation costs of various eligible products and then offers low, fixed interest rates and flexible payment options that include five-, 10-, 15- and […]
VACAVILLE — The president of a 2.6-million-member public policy organization will speak at the July 16 meeting of the Vaca Valley Tea Party. Mark Mix is the president of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation and the National Right to Work Committee. The organization is committed to the idea that “no worker should […]