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Air Force base, city, school district prepare for Peabody Road closure

FAIRFIELD — Fairfield, Travis School District and Travis Air Force Base officials have geared up for the 14-month-long closure of Peabody Road that starts June 12 with detour routes, an expanded school busing program and open-for-business signage for affected businesses. Peabody Road between Vanden Road and Huntington Drive is being closed for approximately 14 months during the construction […]

Bertani: Time for action on Fairfield homelessness

FAIRFIELD — A town hall meeting on homelessness in Fairfield is planned Aug. 1 – with a proposal to the City Council about Destiny Place to follow Aug. 18. “August will be our month to get this done,” Councilwoman Pam Bertani said Wednesday at the Rethink Homelessness meeting headed by the Fairfield councilwoman. “It’s time […]

Study: Santa Clara County costs for homeless total $520M a year

FAIRFIELD — Providing services for the homeless in Santa Clara County cost more than $3.1 billion over six years – with average yearly cost of $520 million, a study says. A total of $1.9 billion was spent between 2007-12 on health care, according to the “Home Not Found: The Cost of Homelessness in Silicon Valley” […]

Board to consider options to maintain on-campus child care program

FAIRFIELD — Members of the Fairfield-Suiusn School District governing board will consider plans Thursday to salvage the district’s child care service for teen parents and move it from Sem Yeto High School to Fairfield High School. The child care agenda item is a return topic, ready for a vote from the school board. School staff initially sought […]

Fairfield-Suisun school board to discuss new state budget numbers

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield-Suisun School District governing board will hear a presentation Thursday on the effects of Gov. Jerry Brown’s May budget revision for 2015-16 and how it relates to education. District staff will report to the board for the first time since the May budget revision brought in the good news of more money to school districts, including […]

Trial starts for suspected online sexual predator

FAIRFIELD — A jury trial got underway Wednesday for a Fairfield man who faces several felony charges of trying to send harmful sexual matter to a child and a felony charge of trying to get a child to engage in a sex act. Zion J. Crawford, 36, struck up an Internet relationship with 14-year-old Amanda G. […]

CHP announces next driving course for Solano seniors

VALLEJO — The California Highway Patrol is continuing its Age Well Drive Smart education program designed to help seniors focus on their driving skills. The free program will next be offered from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. June 30 at the Florence Douglas Senior Center at 333 Amador St. in Vallejo. California’s senior population is proving to […]

KrocFest participants to make Guinness World Records attempt

SUISUN CITY — The Salvation Army’s Kroc Center is going big on one of the most iconic board games in history when it tries to break the world records for the largest “Monopoly” game board in the world during the third annual KrocFest on Saturday. The center’s staff members plan to build a 3,721-square-foot outdoor game board that they […]

Church set for community parking lot event

FAIRFIELD — Word of Faith Christian Center is hosting a community parking lot event this month and invites community participation. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 650 Parker Road in Fairfield. Everyone in the community is invited to participate. Spaces are available at what organizers described […]

Judge Ramona Garrett retires from Solano County bench

FAIRFIELD — Solano County Superior Court Judge Ramona J. Garrett retired Wednesday after more than 23 years on the bench. Garrett was a deputy district attorney when she was appointed to the Municipal Court bench in 1992 by Gov. Pete Wilson. At the time she was the first woman and first African-American appointed to a […]

1st CreekSpeak event of 2015 set this week

DAVIS — The Putah Creek Council will offer the first CreekSpeak event of the year with a presentation on Putah Creek salmon at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Veterans Memorial Theatre Club Room at 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Ken Davis, an aquatic biologist and wildlife photojournalist, will speak on the successes of salmon […]

Man hospitalized in serious condition after grass fire

FAIRFIELD — An unidentified man was taken to NorthBay Medical Center in serious condition after a grass fire Wednesday in north Fairfield. Firefighters from the Fairfield Fire Department responded just after 10 a.m. to the report of a grass fire on the hill above Chaparral Court and found the man unconscious on the hill, according to […]

Frazier’s legislation to protect veteran resources passes Assembly

FAIRFIELD — Assemblyman Jim Frazier’s legislation to protect veteran resources passed the Assembly on Wednesday by a vote of 76-0, according to a press release from his office. Assembly Bill 1029 would create a certification process to ensure that public resources for veterans are dedicated to the most-qualified California veteran service providers, the release said. […]

County offers child support workshops

FAIRFIELD — Solano County next month continues a series of workshops designed to help parents and other family members have a better understanding of the child support process. The free workshops are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Solano County Department of Child Services, 435 Executive Court North. The compromise of arrears workshops take […]

Autism emergency preparedness course on calendar

FAIRFIELD — An autism emergency preparedness course will take place next month at the United Heart Training Center in Fairfield. The training – designed for emergency medical service personnel, firefighters, law enforcement and other emergency personnel – will take place from 10 a.m. to noon June 12 at the center at 420 Executive Court North, Suite G. The […]

Seifert schedules public office hours

FAIRFIELD — Solano County Supervisor Linda Seifert will conduct public office hours from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Fairfield Cordelia Library, 5050 Business Center Drive. Office hours give Solano residents who live in Seifert’s district a chance to connect with her and her office to ask questions, according to a press release about the county […]

Groups on track for 2nd diabetes walk

FAIRFIELD — The Alooma Temple No. 212 Shriners and Alooma Court No. 198 Daughters will host the 2nd Annual Diabetes Walk on Saturday. The walk is a fundraiser to help raise money to fight diabetes. The event will take place from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at the Rodriguez High School track, 5000 Red Top Road, Fairfield. A goodie […]

Railway museum plans beer tasting for dads on Father’s Day

SUISUN CITY — The Western Railway Museum will offer a Beer Tasting for Dads event in June in honor of Father’s Day. This is a new event for the museum, which will offer family activities from noon to 3 p.m. June 21. Beer tasting will be offered for adults aboard a 100-year old parlor-observation car, […]

Famous Creations to celebrate reopening

FAIRFIELD — Famous Creations will celebrate its grand reopening Saturday with what’s described as Solano County’s first cupcake bar. The event will occur from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 835 Texas St. in downtown Fairfield. The event will include live music, drawings, door prizes, a barbecue and the first guests will get a special dessert bag, according to a press release about […]

Job Squad program offers summer challenge

FAIRFIELD — The Job Squad will host a summer challenge town hall meeting Saturday to help the community’s teens and young adults find jobs. The goal is to place 150 people in summer jobs. Participants will learn how to dress for success, attend an interview boot camp and become ready for employment, according to promotional material for the […]

Fairfield police log: May 26, 2015

8:56 a.m. — Reckless driver, PEABODY ROAD 9:10 a.m. — Hit-and-run property damage, 1100 block of MISSOURI STREET 10:55 a.m. — Forgery, 1800 block of SANTA MONICA STREET 11:40 a.m. — Forgery, 1000 block of WEBSTER STREET 12:26 p.m. — Indecent exposure, 2400 block of NORTH TEXAS STREET 2:08 p.m. — Drunken driver, EASTBOUND HIGHWAY 12 2:27 p.m. — Vandalism, 1400 block of TRAVIS BOULEVARD 3:04 p.m. — Shooting into a […]

Suisun City police log: May 26, 2015

9:06 a.m. — Vehicle burglary, 400 block of SARAH WAY 9:50 a.m. — Reckless driver, WALTERS ROAD / PINTAIL DRIVE 10:03 a.m. — Prowler, 800 block of SCOTER WAY 11:53 a.m. — Vandalism, 300 block of FLAGSTONE CIRCLE 3:52 p.m. — Fraud, 1300 block of CRANE DRIVE 4:05 p.m. — Reckless driver, 1700 block of VENTURA WAY 5:16 p.m. — Reckless driver, […]

Mom of fallen soldier says she wasn’t invited to Solano war memorial dedication

FAIRFIELD — The mother of one of the Solano County service members who died during the nation’s war on terrorism said Tuesday that she was not invited to the Memorial Day unveiling in Fairfield of the newest additions to the Solano County war memorial that now includes her son’s name.

Cindy Sheehan, mother of U.S. Army Spec. Casey Sheehan of Vacaville, expressed her views on the Daily Republic’s website.

Vacaville council limits landscape watering to 2 days a week

VACAVILLE — Limiting landscape watering to two days a week from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. won Vacaville City Council approval Tuesday – with an enforcement program to follow. “We’re not interested in killing people’s vegetable gardens,” said Royce Cunningham, director of utilities for the city. He said enforcement measures will go before the council […]

Mare Island backers seek support to lobby for national park status

VALLEJO — The Mare Island Historic Park Foundation has started a letter-writing campaign to key supporters and stakeholders this week in order to get their support for the campaign to add the historic buildings and artifacts of the former Navy shipyard to the national parks system. The foundation has been aggressively lobbying the National Park Service to give […]

Mayor: Lagoon Valley helps Vacaville tourism grow

VACAVILLE — Visits to Lagoon Valley Park are among reasons for Vacaville’s tourism boost, Mayor Len Augustine said – and the executive director of Visit Vacaville also noted increased travel by families. “Pretty soon we will need new hotels in Vacaville,” Melyssa Laughlin told the council Tuesday about increased tourism in the city. Councilwoman Dilenna […]

Credit card use by Solano cities topic of grand jury report

FAIRFIELD — The current Solano County grand jury issued a report Tuesday on local city employee credit card usage that said, in summary, credit cards are good. The brief report, four pages, claims past practices of city employees getting work-related items was “expensive and time-consuming” and that credit cards have streamlined the procurement process. Grand jury […]

Juror illness leads to delay in accused killer’s trial

FAIRFIELD — Juror illness prompted a one-day delay in the murder trial for a Fairfield man accused of fatally stabbing 19-year-old Cheynah D. Watson on the night of March 31, 2012. Jurors are set to return to court Thursday when District Attorney Krishna Abrams is expected to resume presenting her case against Warren G. Sloan […]

Armijo student artists to have artwork displayed

FAIRFIELD — The artwork of an Armijo High School 11th grader will be among several student-created piece of art that will be displayed in Rep. John Garamendi’s office after earning an honorable mention in the annual Congressional High School Competition in Garamendi’s 3rd District. That local honorable mention went to Armijo High School Junior Chloe Tortai whose artwork, […]

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