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Stand Up 2 Cancer Viewing party set in Vacaville

VACAVILLE — The American Cancer Society and Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Stand Up to Cancer first-ever viewing party in Solano County will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at Iron Steed Harley-Davidson, 100 Auto Center Drive, Vacaville. Register at www.main.acsevents.org/goto/vacavilleca. Reach Susan Hiland at 427-6981 or shiland@dailyrepublic.net.

Police in Vacaville schedule DUI checkpoint

VACAVILLE — The Vacaville Police Department’s traffic unit will conduct a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint Saturday at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6 p.m. and midnight, the city announced. DUI checkpoints reduce the number of people killed and injured in alcohol- or drug-involved crashes, the city said in a press release. […]

Church group announces 2nd annual St. Michael’s Golf Tournament

VACAVILLE — St. Michael’s Catholic Community will host the second annual golf tournament to help raise money for the Jay Henry Scholarship Fund for children of military personnel. The tournament will take place Oct. 4 at Cypress Lakes Golf Course. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. and start time is at 8:30 a.m. The entrance fee will […]

Council deadlocks on rejecting bids for $2M Vacaville project

VACAVILLE — Rejecting bids on a $2 million public works project because of a bid irregularity deadlocked the Vacaville City Council on a 2-2 vote Tuesday. The bid award, which the city staff said involved an irregularity that did not affect bids on the Brown Street project, will return to the council at its next […]

Council delays review of pilot program for backyard chickens

VACAVILLE — Review of a city staff recommendation for a $15,000 pilot program to keep chickens in backyards was continued Tuesday because Councilwoman Dilenna Harris, who in July sought a discussion about Vacaville’s regulations on keeping chickens, was absent due to a family emergency. The matter is set to return to the council’s Sept. 23 […]

Vacaville OK’s 20-percent reduction in water use

VACAVILLE — Mandatory 20-percent reductions in water use and landscaping irrigation restricted to four days week – with residents deciding which days – won approval Tuesday by the Vacaville City Council. No fines or penalties will be assessed for four months to allow the city’s water conservation measures, including cutting city park watering by up to 50 […]

Wage cuts Vacaville wants are OK, report says

VACAVILLE  — Wage concessions proposed by the city are appropriate, a mediator says of Vacaville and Local 39 – a finding the union disputes. Mediator Paul Roose said in his advisory findings, posted Monday on the city’s website, that all other bargaining units agreed to concessions equivalent to what the city proposes for Local 39, […]

Learn about local travel opportunities

VACAVILLE — Adults are invited to the McBride Senior Center at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 4 to hear about travel destinations for 2015. The center is at 91 Town Square Place. To reserve a seat, or for more information, call 469-6673. Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or amaginnis@dailyrepublic.net. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

Museum guild schedules trip to historic San Francisco home

VACAVILLE — The Vacaville Museum Guild plans a jaunt to The Haas-Lillenthal House on Sept. 11. The 1886 building survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and is identified by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of 34 national treasures in America. The private docent-led tour will cover all floors of the mansion. There is […]

Award $2M pact to Livermore low bidder, Vacaville staff recommends

VACAVILLE — A Livermore company should be awarded a $2 million contract for a public works project despite another bidder’s assertion that the company failed to list license numbers of subcontractors as required by law, the city staff recommends. Steven Hartwig, public works director for Vacaville, said in a report to the City Council that […]

Vacaville eyes $15,000 pilot program for backyard chickens

VACAVILLE — Direct the city staff to develop a $15,000 pilot program for residents to keep chickens in backyards. That’s the recommendation of the Vacaville city staff, which would then present an outline of the pilot program for City Council consideration. The council takes up the recommendation at its meeting Tuesday. Backyard chicken-keeping has become more […]

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Art, Wine & Brew Festival continues today

VACAVILLE — Tim Steele was ready for some Whiskey & Honey while sampling some Sierra Nevada brew. He wasn’t alone. The Vacaville resident was accompanied by his wife, children, sister, brother-in-law, father and his girlfriend at the annual Art, Wine & Brew Festival. They were all there to listen to the tunes of Whiskey and […]

It’s all about family at Festival de la Isla

VACAVILLE — Jose Rodriguez wasted no time in hitting the dance floor at Saturday’s Festival de la Isla. The 87-year-old San Francisco resident was moving his feet to the music when he set them on the ground at Peña Adobe Park. “He has more energy than us,” said his daughter Sylvia Sierra, also of San Francisco. […]

Housing specialist to speak before Senior Rountable

VACAVILLE — Dolores Munoz, housing and redevelopment senior specialist for Vacaville, will speak Friday to the Senior Roundtable meeting in Vacaville about the Section 8 Housing program in the city. The roundtable meets at 8:30 a.m. at the McBride Senior Center, 91 Town Square Place, in the downstairs Assembly Rooms 1 and 2. The group was […]

Library’s teen board to meet next week

VACAVILLE — Teens are invited to attend a meeting next week of the Vacaville library’s teen advisory board to have their voices heard with regard to library programming. The board meets at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Vacaville Cultural Center Branch, 1020 Ulatis Drive. It’s open to those 12 to 18 years of age. […]

Recology goes pink to trash cancer

VACAVILLE — Recology is calling on customers in Vacaville and Dixon to replace their gray trash containers with pink ones to help a local nonprofit trash cancer. It’s part of a lease program to raise money for the Solano Midnight Sun Breast Cancer Foundation. Recology Vacaville Solano and Recology Dixon will lease the pink containers […]

Firefighters quickly put out garage fire

VACAVILLE — An early Sunday morning, residential fire destroyed a garage and a pickup truck parked in the driveway. The Vacaville Fire Department at 3:46 a.m. received a call that a fire was underway at 243 Hemlock St. Firefighters extinguished the fire in about 26 minutes. “It was stopped at the garage,” Battalion Chief Phil […]

5-acre fire threatens Nut Tree Airport

VACAVILLE — A five-acre fire on Thursday afternoon swept through a field of dry brush behind the Nut Tree Plaza shopping center, threatening the historic Harbison House and hangars at the Nut Tree Airport. The two-alarm fire began at about 3 p.m. in an area near Centennial Park and the Nut Tree property, away from […]

Mustangs and More event announces vintage aircraft lineup

VACAVILLE — World War II-era Mustang fighters, a B-24 Mitchell bomber, a Russian Yak-11, a Grumman FM-2 Navy fighter and a British Navy Hawker Sea Fury will be some of the historic aircraft highlighting this year’s Mustangs and More fly-in Oct. 18 at the Nut Tree Airport. The annual fundraising event to support the Travis […]

Doolittle Center plans Stars and Stripes Salute aboard USS Hornet Museum

VACAVILLE — Supporters of the Jimmy Doolittle Center, planned for the Nut Tree Airport in Vacaville, will have their fourth annual Stars and Stripes Salute to Doolittle fundraiser from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 18 aboard the USS Hornet Museum in Alameda. Retired Air Force Gen. Kevin Chilton, a veteran of three space flights, including piloting the […]

Augustine files for Vacaville mayor

VACAVILLE — Former Mayor Len Augustine filed Wednesday to run in the Nov. 4 election for that post, citing issues that include the $2 million budget deficit Vacaville faces next year. “We’ve got to really watch carefully how we spend money,” Augustine said. He spoke about residents contacting him and hoping he’d run for mayor. “I started getting […]

Vacaville residents praised for water use cutback

VACAVILLE — An updated urban water shortage contingency plan that responds to state-adopted emergency drought regulations won Vacaville City Council approval Tuesday after a councilwoman and the director of utilities for the municipality praised residents for water conservation efforts. “We have been good stewards of our water,” Councilwoman Dilenna Harris said. Utilities Director Royce Cunningham […]

Lagoon Valley Lake water diversions end in Vacaville

VACAVILLE — The city won’t divert any additional water into Lagoon Valley Lake until the state lifts drought-related restrictions, says a report that goes before the Vacaville City Council members when they meet Tuesday.

“This is a very rare and extreme action by the state,” Stephen Sawyer, assistant director of utilities for Vacaville, said in a report. “The city of Vacaville must comply with this order to avoid the possibility of financial penalties.”

A total of 780 acre-feet of water is stored in the lake under water rights established in 1978, Sawyer stated.

An earthen dam was built in the mid-20th century at Lagoon Valley Lake, historically a topographic depression where seasonal water would pond, Sawyer wrote.

37-lot development goes before Vacaville council

VACAVILLE — Casa Dei Venti, a proposed 37-lot residential development on about 10 acres along Vanden Road, goes before the Vacaville City Council at its meeting Tuesday after winning unanimous approval by the city Planning Commission. The project by Vanden II Properties of Novato would rezone the site from agriculture to residential low density with […]

Naturalization information session scheduled

VACAVILLE — United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will host a free, two-hour naturalization information session at the Vacaville Public Library’s Cultural Center at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16. USCIS officers will discuss the naturalization process step-by-step and provide information about eligibility and residency requirements, application forms, fees, the background security check and processing times. They will […]

Vacaville official: Extend $300,000 loan to homeless shelter, forgive $30,300 in interest

VACAVILLE — The City Council should extend a $300,000 loan to the operator of Vacaville’s Opportunity House homeless shelter and forgive about $30,300 in interest, recommends the housing services director for Vacaville. A 2012 promissory note between the city and shelter operators Vacaville Social Services Corporation provided funds to improve and expand the shelter, Emily […]

Tickets available for museum children’s party

VACAVILLE — Tickets are still available for the Vacaville Museum Guild’s Annual Children’s Party. The event is from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the museum courtyard, 213 Buck Ave. The theme is Country Fair at the Museum and will feature crafts and games, a 4-H petting zoo and science booth, activities from Recology […]

Festival de la Isla Aug. 23 at Pena Adobe Park

VACAVILLE — The 2014 Annual Festival de la Isla will welcome salsa performers Domingo Quinones and Jose Brull to Solano County on Aug. 23 at Peña Adobe Park. The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., draws Latin music enthusiasts from throughout California. Puerto Rican music, dance, food and drink are featured. Organizers are […]

Ducks Unlimited schedules Military Appreciation Dinner

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. […]

Families camp out in Vacaville

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 […]

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