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Vallejo Art Windows entry deadline approaches

VALLEJO — Vallejo Art Windows announces its call for entries for its fourth annual exhibition to be unveiled Oct. 8. The application deadline is Aug. 14. Interested artists can visit www.vallejoartwindows.com and click the “Artists Apply” link. Vallejo Art Windows is designed to help spark economic revitalization and improve the aesthetic appeal of Vallejo’s downtown […]

Fairfield brothers return to ‘America’s Got Talent’

FAIRFIELD — Fairfield brothers Zach and Cameron Belandres will make another appearance Tuesday on “America’s Got Talent.” The duo dance under the name The Gentlemen. The show airs at 8 p.m. Zack, 13, said he dances to impress girls. If they won the competition, the brothers said they would save up for college and buy a […]

‘Project Runway’ designers at fundraising fashion show

FAIRFIELD — The Solano County Network of the Women’s Council of Realtors is teaming up with local businesses in the fashion, food and beverage industry to present “Fashion Stars of Project Runway” from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The fashion show is a fundraiser to benefit the group’s scholarship fund and the Matt Garcia Police […]

Singles of Solano pair up with Solid Gold for dance

FAIRFIELD — Solid Gold will provide music for the Singles of Solano Hot August Nights Dance from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 23. The event is at the Vacaville Moose Lodge, 6586 Gibson Canyon Road. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Those attending are encouraged to dress to impress. For more information, call 448-9695. Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 […]

‘Old Town Night Out’ benefits 2 Benicia groups

BENICIA — The Benicia Old Town Theatre Group will present “Old Town Night Out” at 7 p.m. Aug. 15. Proceeds benefit the group as well as the BDES Hall, located at 140 W. J St. The event will take place at the BDES Hall. The Benicia Old Town Theatre Group performs at the venue, which is […]

Get ready for War in Vacaville, salsa music at Pena Adobe

VACAVILLE — Funk and Festival are the buzz words in Vacaville as the town prepares for its annual Funk Fest and annual Festival de la Isla. The fun begins with the annual Puerto Rican gathering Aug. 22 at Pena Adobe Park. Salsa music star Frankie Negron is this year’s headliner. The New Jersey born singer has […]

Journey to county fair to hear music of Journey

FAIRFIELD — You can relive the music of Journey on Saturday at the Solano County Fair. Journey Revisited started in 2005. The Journey tribute band plays casinos, fairs and corporate events, to name a few. Jeff Salado fronts the band and has been praised for his ability to re-create the vocals of former Journey front […]

If music shapes us, what should we listen to?

Earlier this month, in the wee small hours of the morning, a 1983 YouTube clip of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan entranced me. The late Pakistani singer, along with his “party,” a backing group of singers, percussionists and harmonium players, performed “Yeh Jo Halka Halka Saroor Hai” during the course of the 68-minute video. The song […]

Radio Symphony to premiere ‘The Complete Metropolis’

VACAVILLE — The Vacaville Christian Schools Radio Symphony has another high note to add to its illustrious repertoire. Students, aided by some professional musicians, will host the first U.S. showing of “The Complete Metropolis” while playing the score from the 1927 Fritz Lang film. Shows are scheduled Aug. 11 and 12. Vacaville Christian Schools in 2007 […]

People revisit worst concerts ever

Last week’s column was about people sharing their experiences at the best concerts they ever saw. This week we flip the script to the worst. The actual worst concert I ever attended was in 2007, which is hardly back in the day. I will not mention the name of the band because after writing a […]

Police: Vallejo murder-suicide claims 3rd life

VALLEJO — A shooting last week in a Vallejo neighborhood that police initially suspected was a murder-suicide turned out to be just that, police said this week. Two people died at the scene of the shooting shortly before 5:40 p.m. July 23 on the 1000 block of Songwood Drive. They included a man and his estranged […]

Police jail man on $1M bail in connection with shooting that injured 3

VALLEJO — Police arrested and jailed a man Thursday with $1 million bail in connection with a shooting in June that left three people seriously injured. Mark S. Crosby, 27, of Vallejo, faces allegations of three counts of attempted murder for the shooting that occurred shortly before 1:27 a.m. June 9 on 14th Street near […]

Travis sergeant among 12 top airmen for 2015

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE — One of the first things Master Sgt. Joe Y. Bogdan did after he heard he was named one of the Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2015 was to write letters to those he works with to thank them. The honor is not just his, Bogdan said, but is a recognition of […]

Judge sets $750,000 bail for suspect in Vacaville child sexual assault case

FAIRFIELD — A Vacaville man arrested earlier this week in Riverside County pleaded not guilty Thursday to six felony charges related to repeatedly sexually assaulting a young girl. Nelson Guevara, 19, faces a likely life sentence in prison if he is found guilty of sexually assaulting a child younger than 10 years of age. Vacaville police […]

Jury convicts in DUI case, but rejects felonies

FAIRFIELD — A landscaper who was mowing lawns on a hot day in July 2014 in between bottles of Bud Light beer was found guilty Thursday of a pair of misdemeanor drunken driving charges. Juan Jimenez-Carreon had faced the possibility of prison because he had been charged with a pair of felonies that included being drunk […]

City Council cancels meeting on National Night Out

SUISUN CITY — Tuesday’s meeting of the City Council has been canceled. Residents are encouraged to join in National Night Out Activities that day. For more information, call 421-7300. Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

Caltrans begins work to repave I-780

VALLEJO — Initial work for a major repair project is underway on a 7-mile section of Interstate 780 between Benicia and Vallejo. The work includes overlay and pavement repair to both directions of the roadway, according to the California Department of Transportation. Crews are scheduled to work weeknights through Aug. 8, sealing cracks in the […]

County offers workshops on child support process

FAIRFIELD — Another series of workshops to help parents and other family members better understand the child support process are being offered by the Solano County Department of Child Support Services. The free workshops take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Solano County Department of Child Services, 435 Executive Court North. The compromise […]

Cal Fire: Wragg Fire 85 percent contained, evacuations lifted

FAIRFIELD — The Wragg Fire north of Vacaville was 85 percent contained Thursday night, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, which earlier in the evening lifted the last remaining mandatory evacuations. It has burned more than 11 square miles in Solano County, according to The Associated Press, with 7,900 acres scorched. Containment […]

State provides potential address for Fraisure Smith ‘for the court’s eyes only’

FAIRFIELD — The state Department of Mental Health provided a new proposed placement for Fraisure Smith and described the address as “for the court’s eyes only” during a brief hearing Thursday attended by two Contra Costa County representatives. A placement review involving the 51-year-old sexually violent predator Smith is scheduled for Sept. 25 in Solano […]

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Service members with county ties graduate from training

Air Force Airman Brennen J. Patterson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Patterson is the nephew of Lisa Freeman of Vallejo. Antonia D. Salvitti, an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet at University of California-Davis, has graduated from the Cadet Leader Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Salvitti is […]

Compound drugs fleece Tricare, create deep budget hole

Dodgy companies peddling pricey compound pharmaceuticals have fleeced the Tricare program so severely this year, before tougher screening procedures took effect May 1, that they are largely to blame for a $2 billion defense health budget hole Congress is scrambling to fill. In fiscal 2010, military outpatient pharmacy costs totaled $6.6 billion, with only $23 […]

Police: 5 Fairfield businesses provided alcohol to minors

FAIRFIELD — Employees at five businesses provided alcohol to minors when members of the Fairfield Police Department’s Special Operations Team and Crime Prevention Unit conducted alcohol compliance checks Wednesday, police said. Two Fairfield Police Explorers were used as decoys for this event, police said. One of the Explorers is 19 years old, the other is […]

Fairfield police log: July 29, 2015

2:07 a.m. — Vandalism, 2400 block of SOUTH WATNEY WAY 3:02 a.m. — Robbery, 1000 block of WEBSTER STREET 7:31 a.m. — Forgery, 1000 block of WEBSTER STREET 8:01 a.m. — Residential burglary, 600 block of EAST TABOR AVENUE 10:13 a.m. — Reckless driver, PEABODY ROAD 11:59 a.m. — Forgery, 4600 block of WESTAMERICA DRIVE […]

Suisun City police log: July 29, 2015

6:41 a.m. — Vehicle burglary, 500 block of THOMAS CIRCLE 1:42 p.m. — Hit-and-run property damage, 400 block of MEEHAN COURT 9:03 p.m. — Reckless driver, WALTERS ROAD / MONTEBELLO DRIVE 9:09 p.m. — Vandalism, 700 block of WEST STREET

Wildfires continue to cause problems in NorCal region

NAPA — Crews battling the toughest of several wildfires burning across the state held their ground Wednesday, keeping a blaze east of California’s Napa Valley from jumping any more containment lines, fire officials said. The Wragg Fire, which has burned for a week, has charred more than 11 square miles in Solano County. It jumped […]

Deputies arrest Vacaville man after apartment search

VACAVILLE — A 24-year-old Vacaville man was apprehended Monday after the search of an apartment on the 100 block of Aegean Way by the Solano County Sheriff’s Office multiple-jurisdictional methamphetamine enforcement team and the Sheriff’s Enforcement Team. Jose A. Montano-Arreola was arrested and booked into the county jail on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance […]

Fire crews battle triple-digit temps to gain control of Wragg Fire

VACAVILLE — Fire crews battled in triple-digit heat Wednesday to gain control of the Wragg Fire as the massive wildfire north of Vacaville entered its second week. The fire had burned 7,500 acres and was 80 percent contained, according to figures released late Wednesday by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. It has burned more […]

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