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Locals slip slightly after November rodeo

FAIRFIELD — November was not good to local competitors in the District 3 high school rodeo. Dixon High sophomore Jake Franceschi slipped from fourth to fifth in the all-around standings after three events, and for the first time this season, is not leading in the cutting competition. Despite never finishing lower than second in the three monthly rodeos, Franceschi […]

Clairdee primed for ‘Soulful Sounds of the Season’

VALLEJO — Clairdee is a musician on a mission – and it’s not to top the sales chart. The former Fairfield resident wants to uplift people with her voice and music. She’s performing at a Vallejo Jazz Society-sponsored event Dec. 6 at the Empress Theatre. The program title is “Soulful Sounds of the Season,” but Clairdee, […]

Holiday events on tap at Harbor Arts Center

SUISUN CITY — Harbor Arts Center is hosting holiday events in connection with the city’s Christmas at the Waterfront Dec. 5. North Pole holiday shopping is planned noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 5 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 6. Admission is free. Santa visits will be held that evening from 6 to 8 […]

America trailer park setting for Christmas musical

NAPA — Lucky Penny Productions will present “The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical,” Dec. 4-19 at the Lucky Penny Community Arts Center, 1758 Industrial Way, Suite 208, in Napa. This companion piece to the first “Trailer Park” musical is set back at Armadillo Acres, north Florida’s premier mobile-living community. This time it’s Christmas and […]

Music, dinner at Unity’s Holiday Soiree

VACAVILLE — Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center is hosting a Holiday Soiree at 6 p.m. on Dec. 5. This annual event features a catered dinner and entertainment extravaganza. The masters of ceremonies, Narayan and Janet Baltzo, are musicians and songwriters, who blend jazz, Motown, Beatles and world music grooves. Julie Stout and friends will perform, […]

Adele grows up with ’25’

FAIRFIELD — “Hello. It’s me.” Even Adele knows that she needs no introduction. The British chanteuse returned last week with “25,” her first LP in nearly a half-decade, bolstered by its smash lead single, “Hello.” Her last album, 2011’s “21,” yielded massive hits “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You” on the way to […]

Concert benefits adds to fund that helps with medical bills

VALLEJO — Congregation B’nai Israel is hosting its eighth annual concert fundraiser on Dec. 6. The jazz/blues/pop concert benefits the organization’s Tikkun Loving Care fund, which assists area residents with medical bills. This year’s theme is “Bringing In The Light,” and will feature a menorah lighting in honor of the first night of Hanukkah. The concert […]

Holiday home tour raises funds for Vacaville Museum

VACAVILLE —The Vacaville Museum Guild Holiday Home Tour fundraiser, including what is believed to be the oldest home in the Pleasants Valley area, is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 12. Other homes showcase doll, train and classic car collections. The self-guided tour begins at the Vacaville Museum, 213 Buck Ave. The museum opens […]

Artist has an appetite for (food) construction

FAIRFIELD — Looking at Vincent Concepcion’s FoodieWorld acrylic painting may induce cravings, bring a smile to your face and leave you wanting to see more in the series. Or, all three. He jokingly tells people the 20 items contained on canvas total “approximately 10,000 calories.” The Vallejo resident’s creation is one of 115 works selected […]

‘A Visit to Bethlehem’ returns to New Hope

VACAVILLE — See what life was like on the night of Jesus’ birth as New Hope Christian Fellowship hosts its annual “A Visit to Bethlehem,” 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 4-6. Admission to the interactive Nativity is free. The church is at 4910 Allison Parkway. Visitors can meander through the marketplace and see live […]

Alive Music Orchestra holiday shows pays tribute to military

VACAVILLE — The 24th annual Alive Music Orchestra Christmas show is centered on the theme, “The Brave.” The 7 p.m. Dec. 11 performance will incorporate traditional sing-along carols and Christmas tunes. It’s at Valley Church, 5063 Maple Road, Vacaville. “It is meant to remind people who the holidays are a season of peace, family and most […]

Davis Chorale announces upcoming performances, fundraiser

FAIRFIELD — Small ensembles from the Davis Chorale are performing mini-concerts during the holiday season. They are: 3:30 p.m., Dec. 5, Creche Festival, 850 Pioneer Ave., Woodland. 8 p.m., Dec. 11 at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St., Davis. 10:30 a.m., Dec. 19, Davis Farmers Market, Central Park, 401 C St. 1:30 p.m., Dec. 21 […]

Holiday ha-has on tap at Harbor Arts Center

SUISUN CITY — It appears Cheryl Anderson will be Cheryl the Soccer Mom for the foreseeable future. The comic, who is appearing in Suisun City Saturday, has two adult daughters, 28 and 21. The youngest is finishing college. The oldest is married. She and her spouse live with Anderson and her husband. Cheryl, the Soccer […]

Light show added to Six Flags holiday menu

VALLEJO — A new synchronized light show, “Six Flags Dazzle,” will illuminate Six Flags Discovery Kingdom’s annual Holiday in the Park . The light show features dancing lights set to holiday tunes. Fanciful lights and shapes are also included. Vacaville’s Lyndsey Elm, a contestant on this season of “The Voice,” will perform at 5 p.m. […]

Robotics Games return to Solano County

FAIRFIELD — More than 50 teams will compete in the Nothing But Net Robotics Game at Vanden High School on Tuesday. The Vex Robotics Competition features primarily Solano County teams, and will begin at 8:30 a.m. and run through 5 p.m. in the gymnasium. Check-in for the teams is 5 p.m. Monday. To see what the event is […]

Turkey Trot keeping holiday tradition pace

FAIRFIELD — Why? Because you can. Hundreds of local runners and walkers added to their lists of things to be thankful for by starting Thanksgiving with a brisk, beautiful morning trek.

What was not to like? The bit ‘o frost on the ground disappeared as soon as it was touched by the sunlight in the blue pristine sky of a cloudless day.

Hundreds of folks and families made their way to Suisun Valley for the seventh annual Solano Turkey Trot. The bright blue race T-shirts dappled the crowd and a smattering of warm turkey hats adorned the heads . . .

Solano Bird atlas to publish new edition

FAIRFIELD — If you missed buying the Napa-Solano Audubon’s atlas Breeding Birds of Solano County before it sold out last year, you have another chance when the book’s second edition is released Sunday at Il Fiorello’s Community Milling Day. Napa-Solano Audubon will be one of the vendors at the event, which will be held from […]

“The Wizard of Oz” used to be an annual television event

“The Wizard of Oz,” director Victor Fleming’s award-winning 1939 motion picture version of the L. Frank Baum story, is my all-time favorite movie. I love everything about the classic story and have embraced its many adaptations. In fact, I can’t wait until NBC’s “The Wiz Live” airs December 3rd and I already have December 18th […]

Vacaville veterans still serving their community

VACAVILLE — They served their nation during wartime and in peace, and on Thanksgiving, American Legion Post 165 in Vacaville was among a number of other organizations around the area to serve their communities. An army of more than 100 volunteers – about half current or former military, some bused in from Travis – served […]

Plenty of offerings to fuel a happy holiday mood

FAIRFIELD — There’s no reason to lack holiday spirit when Solano County cities offer a bevy of events celebrating Christmas. All you need to do is put on a Christmas sweater, grab those tickets where needed and get your jolly on. Here’s a city-by-city list of holiday-related performances and events. Fairfield Parthenon Ballet returns to the Fairfield […]

Solano steps out for holidays with community festivities

FAIRFIELD — Communities across Solano County will again get into the holiday spirit this winter with community tree lightings, caroling, Christmas gift vendors and the arrival of Santa Claus. Vacaville gets things started Vacaville starts the season when it hosts its 33rd annual Merriment on Main celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday from West Street to Davis Street in downtown […]

Board approves $2.8 million fairgrounds budget

FAIRFIELD — The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a $2.8 million budget for the Solano County Fair Association in 2016. The board also extended the management and operation agreement of the Solano County Fairgrounds until January of 2019, and authorized the association to pursue federal and state grants and other revenues. The financial package […]

Confronting clutter deserves our attention

Over the years, many of us have probably accumulated quite a number of things that we could live without. Sometimes, I think it’s in our DNA. I remember my mother never liked to throw anything away either. She believed that it was something that would probably come in handy in the future. Husband Jim used […]

Sexual predator moves from Vallejo to Dixon

DIXON — Sexually violent predator Fraisure Smith is staying at the Dixon Motel, police learned Tuesday, and officers will monitor the 51-year-old while he is in the city. “Due to his transient status, Smith can move to different hotels, locations in Dixon or other cities in Solano County without notifying the Police Department,” Dixon police said […]

DA seeks cash from suspected drug trafficker

FAIRFIELD — Police said they found $2,225 in cash on Ruben Alexander Tomelloso, a digital scale in the trunk of his vehicle and suspected methamphetamine when he was stopped in May along Davis Street in Vacaville – and the Solano County district attorney wants the funds forfeited because she contends Tomelloso was trafficking drugs. An […]

Downtown losing 2 stores but Fairfield aims to improve

FAIRFIELD — One downtown business has shut down and an adjoining store is closing — but a Fairfield councilwoman says the city is working to boost the business district. Pet Shop Jungle’s closing follows the end of Teeny Tots Second Time Around Children’s Store. “I had big hopes for the pet store,” Councilwoman Catherine Moy […]

Law enforcement reps pouring the java

VACAVILLE — Representatives from the Solano County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol and Vacaville Police Department will host Coffee with a Cop at 8 a.m. on Dec. 3 at the Journey Coffee Company, 894 Alamo Drive, in Vacaville. “We hope that community members will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring concerns or simply get to […]

Suisun police warn about stopping on RR tracks

SUISUN CITY — Suisun City police are telling southbound motorists who are stopped at the red light on Sunset Avenue – at Railroad Avenue – not to stop their cars on the railroad crossing north of the stop light. Police put out the advisory Wednesday after one of the officers saw two cars this week backed up […]

Holiday walk guided on Quail Ridge

LAKE BERRYESSA — Quail Ridge Wilderness Conservancy will conduct a hike at Quail Ridge Reserve from 1 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 5. The reserve is located on a peninsula along southern Lake Berryessa. Conservancy Executive Director Frank Maurer will lead the hike at a slow pace, pointing out the native wildlife and habitats. Maurer is a zoologist and […]

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