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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 […]

Kairos Family BBQ a success

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 […]

CSP Solano inmates make music for rehabilitation

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 Harley dealer plans Stand Up to Cancer viewing party

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 […]

Crews to begin Vacaville slurry seal street project

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 […]

2nd candidate eyes Vacaville mayoral run

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. […]

Incumbent Hunt to run for Vacaville council seat

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 […]

Library friends set spring book sale

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 sessions show how to preserve summer fruits, vegetables

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 […]

Fenton’s Creamery celebrates 120 years

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 […]

Kaiser Vacaville launches new farmers market

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 […]

Councilman plans run for Vacaville mayor’s seat

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 to host Pirate Plunge at the pool

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 […]

Logue calls for unity, warns of Democrats’ tactics

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. […]

Young Artists Conservatory of Music offers merit scholarships

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, […]

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