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Jury finds no wrongful termination by Fairfield dentist in office manager’s dismissal

FAIRFIELD — The office manager for a Fairfield dentist was not wrongfully terminated and no retaliation was involved in her dismissal, jurors decided in a Solano County Superior Court civil case that included a request by the employee for $300,000 in damages dues to alleged emotional distress. Stephen Ramazzini, the attorney for Dr. Sunni Yoon, […]

Police offer reward for suspect in deadly Fairfield shooting

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Police Department is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Timothy James Mitchell III, who has an arrest warrant for a fatal shootout in April 2014 along Grande Circle. Mitchell is known to frequent Fairfield and Richmond, police said. He is described as a black male, 24 […]

Ban on gambling devices eyed for Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — Police have identified 137 calls for service at an Internet sweepstakes cafe on North Texas Street since the business opened in 2012, says a city staff report on a proposed ordinance to prohibit simulated gambling devices. “The city of Fairfield has seen an exponential increase in calls for service” at Talk ‘N Win, […]

Fairfield, Vacaville graduates complete basic training

Air Force Airman John W. Arrington graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Arrington is the son of Billy D. and Shirley Arrington and grandson of Betty and Billy Arrington, all of Fairfield. He is a 2014 graduate of Armijo High School in Fairfield. Air Force Airman Dallas R. […]

NorthBay Medical Center earns accreditation

FAIRFIELD — NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield has earned an accreditation as a Chest Pain Center with PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention) and is only the fifth hospital in the country to have done so under new standards issued by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. “That means if you have a heart attack in Solano […]

Suisun Fire Department looking for volunteer firefighters

SUISUN CITY — The Suisun City Fire Department is looking for a few good men and women interested in protecting their community and saving lives. One of the state’s largest urban volunteer fire departments, the Suisun City Fire Department has put out the call to bolster its ranks. The available positions include Apprentice Firefighter (day […]

Vacaville rates in top 10 as home to military veterans

VACAVILLE — Vacaville rated among the nation’s top 10 cities for military veterans in a study by the consumer website NerdWallet.com. Ranking ninth on the list that was released this week, Vacaville was the only city in California to make the top 10. The study was based on veteran presence in the community, median veteran […]

NorthBay clinics open for the Fourth

NorthBay Center for Primary Care in Fairfield and Vacaville, will be open for NorthBay patients with non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses over the July Fourth holiday. “Care ’til 8” is a service offered to NorthBay and non-NorthBay patients alike. Holiday hours will be: In Fairfield: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at […]

Vacaville native serves in Spain

ROTA, Spain — A 2011 Will C. Wood High School graduate and Vacaville native is serving on USS Donald Cook, living and working at a Navy base in Rota, Spain. Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicholas James is an operations specialist on the Rota, Spain-based ship. James is an operations specialist on the Rota, Spain-based ship. […]

Doctor skills factor in plan to streamline care 

The number of surgeries and other inpatient procedures done on base by military physicians trails the inpatient workloads of private sector peers by wide margins, according to data comparisons run in support of a Defense Department study on modernizing the military health system. The inpatient workload at many bases is a readiness concern, which the […]

Fairfield closes parks for weekend due to weather conditions

FAIRFIELD — The city of Fairfield has issued a red flag closure for several local parks, due to weather conditions posing a high fire danger. Rockville Hills Regional Park, Spyglass Open Space, and the Serpas Ranch/Rolling Hills Open Space will be closed at all entry points from 8 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday, or […]

Fairfield police log: July 1, 2015

12:57 a.m. — Hit-and-run property damage, 700 block  of EAST TABOR AVENUE 4:20 a.m. — Vehicle theft, 1900 block  of DIAMOND WAY 5:34 a.m. — Vehicle burglary, 300 block  of PITTMAN ROAD 6:06 a.m. — Vehicle burglary, 400 block  of PITTMAN ROAD 6:07 a.m. — Vehicle theft, 4300 block  of PINE CREEK CIRCLE 6:37 a.m. — Battery, 2700 block  of NORTH TEXAS STREET 6:40 a.m. — Grand theft, […]

FAST starts new bus route to Senior Center, Walmart, Lawler Ranch

SUISUN CITY — The Fairfield Suisun Area Transit (FAST) launched a new Route 9 on Wednesday to provide service connecting the Suisun Senior Center, Kroc Center, the recently opened Walmart and Lawler Ranch on a 30-minute frequency on weekdays and Saturdays. FAST has also modified its Route 5 service between the Senior Center and the Fairfield […]

Real estate market recovery reflected in increased assessment figures

FAIRFIELD — The local real estate market’s continued recovery is reflected in a 5.2 percent increase in assessed Solano County property values, according to figures released by the county’s Assessor-Recorder’s Office Wednesday. The assessment roll for Solano properties for the 2015-16 fiscal year increased by $2.296 billion, the Assessor-Recorder’s Office said in a press release. […]

4th Annual Safe Harbor golf tourney set in July

FAIRFIELD — The 4th Annual Safe Harbor for Kids Golf Tournament will take place July 12. Registration will be at 7 a.m. with breakfast until 8:30 a.m. The event will be located at Yoche Dehe Golf Club at Cache Creek Resort, 14455 Highway 16, in Brooks. The scramble format event — which features a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. […]

Vacaville announces exceptional water savings for June

VACAVILLE — Water conservation numbers for Vacaville are in for June and they are being termed exceptional by city officials. Conservation efforts are paying off with a reduction in water usage of nearly 36 percent, according to figures announced Wednesday in a Vacaville press release. Vacaville’s water customers used 440 million gallons in June, compared […]

Fairfield’s water free of contamination

FAIRFIELD — No regulated contaminants were detected in the city’s drinking water at levels higher than health and safety standards allow, a city says. The Public Works Department produces an annual Consumer Confidence Report about the quality of drinking water that includes details about where Fairfield’s tap water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to […]

Fairfield police make arrest in child porn case

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit wrapped up a long child porn investigation this week with the arrest of 45-year-old Fairfield resident Rene Zuniga, according to a Wednesday press release. Police had conducted a months-long investigation into the illegal downloading and possession of child pornography that resulted in service of a search warrant on the 2200 […]

Retired Solano judge appointed to state board

FAIRFIELD — Fairfield native and current Vacaville resident retired Solano Superior Court Judge Ramona J. Garrett has been appointed by the Judicial Council to the state Board of State and Community Corrections. The agency was created in the wake of the criminal justice realignment reforms in 2011 and provides “leadership, coordination and technical assistance to promote […]

Fairfield eyes San Jose trip for council member

FAIRFIELD — The city can spend $1,160 to send a council member to the three-day League of California Cities conference in San Jose, pay $305 for a single day or decide not to send anyone, a city staff report says. The business meeting will occur Oct. 2 when the membership takes actions to establish league […]

Bank of Stockton announces agreement to acquire First Bank’s Fairfield branch

FAIRFIELD — The Bank of Stockton announced Wednesday an agreement to acquire First Bank’s Fairfield branch. The announcement was made by Douglass M. Eberhardt, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Bank of Stockton, in a press release. Bank of Stockton had announced in March an agreement to purchase First Bank’s branches located […]

Wednesday Club has Independence Day event Saturday

SUISUN CITY — The Wednesday Club will celebrate Independence Day with a barbecue and vendor and craft fair, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday. Visitors can purchase jewelry, Scentsy products, quilt items, painted pots, plants and paintings. Antique and collectibles will also be sold. The clubhouse is at 225 Sacramento St. Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected] […]

Solano courts seat new grand jury

FAIRFIELD — The 2015-16 Solano County grand jury was impaneled by Solano County Superior Court Judge E. Bradley Nelson, the Solano County Superior Court announced Wednesday. Those seated were Dennis Adams of Benicia, Robert Alexander of Vallejo, Peter Burnett of Vacaville, Delores Da’Venport of Fairfield, Darrin Davenport of Dixon, Bernard Deschuytter of Benicia, Mervin Davis of […]

Accused cop killer’s case goes to jurors

FAIRFIELD — The four-hour closing argument the defense team gave Monday for an accused cop killer was dissected and countered Wednesday by prosecutor Karen Jensen in less than 40 minutes. Jensen’s closing argument, before jurors spent hours deliberating the fate of Henry A. Smith, began by labeling the defense theory that a second unidentified accomplice […]

Officials: Fraisure Smith won’t be sent to Olive Avenue site

FAIRFIELD — Fraisure Smith is no longer being considered for placement along Olive Avenue, the Solano County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday – news residents welcomed. “It’s a wonderful thing,” Jeff Ramirez said. “I am surprised they pulled it back this soon,” he said of state officials. LeRoy Purvis, who also opposed the placement of sexually […]

Suisun City police log: June 30, 2015

1:05 a.m. — Burglary, 500 block of WOODLARK DRIVE 12:58 p.m. — Vehicle burglary, 1700 block of CARSWELL COURT 3:10 p.m. — Trespassing, 400 block of AMBER DRIVE 6:14 p.m. — Vehicle theft, 300 block of LINE 6:26 p.m. — Reckless driver, MARINA BOULEVARD/ RAILROAD AVENUE 11:23 p.m. — Shots fired, WIGEON WAY/MERGANSER DRIVE

Fairfield police log: June 30, 2015

12:15 a.m. — Shots fired, 200 block of MADISON STREET 7:16 a.m. — Battery, 2100 block of SANTA ANA DRIVE 7:29 a.m. — Trespassing, 3000 block of POPLAR COURT 8:12 a.m. — Trespassing, 3000 block of POPLAR COURT 8:40 a.m. — Drunken driver, block of CEMENT HILL ROAD 10:22 a.m. — Residential burglary, 2000 block of CORMORANT DRIVE 10:44 a.m. —  Trespassing, 1400 block […]

Law enforcement to be out in force on roads Fourth of July weekend

FAIRFIELD — The California Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force this Fourth of July weekend as part of their Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign to cut down the number of fatal collisions on California’s highways. Drivers can expect to see increased sobriety checkpoints, roving […]

Offices, libraries close for nation’s birthday celebration

FAIRFIELD — It will be three-day weekend for many as the nation gathers to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States of America on Saturday. City and county offices will be closed Friday through Sunday. Those with Friday garbage collection days served by Recology, will have their trash picked up that day. The same […]

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