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Dumas named community development director for Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — Karl Dumas, who began work in 1995 as a project manager for economic development, has been named community development director for Fairfield, the city announced. He served from 2011 to 2015 as the Economic Development manager and was involved with major commercial, industrial, and real estate development projects and programs. Dumas has been […]

Club, with roots that reach back to 1956, shines silver and gold

FAIRFIELD — They still talk about the man who traveled from San Diego with $2,000 for the women who had helped him a half-century ago. He called the Fairfield Senior Center in 2007, past garden club president Laura Labrado said Wednesday, and the center had contacted her and she let a lot of Geranium City […]

Fairfield program part of climate-change hoax, resident says

FAIRFIELD — Clean energy financing approved Tuesday by the Fairfield City Council is part of the global-warming-turned-climate-change hoax, a resident says. “This is one of the largest scams in history,” John Takeuchi told the council before the vote. Takeuchi, who has a degree in meteorology, said the city staff report on the program was rich […]

Congregation plans community parking lot sale

FAIRFIELD — Word of Faith Christian Center is hosting a community parking lot event this month and invites community participation. The event will occur from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 29 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 30 at 650 Parker Road in Fairfield. Everyone in the community is invited to participate. Spaces are […]

New pact for downtown theater group wins Fairfield council OK

FAIRFIELD — Changes to the city’s contract with the Downtown Theatre Foundation for the Arts that include tripling incentive pay for performances at the Texas Street site won approval Tuesday on a 4-1 vote by the City Council. “I think the city believes in us,” Dae Spering, general manager of the theater, said after the […]

Medic Ambulance donates van to Fun on the Run

FAIRFIELD — A refurbished and painted Medic Ambulance van was turned over Tuesday to the Fun on the Run program of the Fairfield Community Services Foundation. Helen Pierson, co-owner of Medic Ambulance, said at the City Council meeting that the donation represents an effort “to invest in our future.” Fairfield Vice Mayor Chuck Timm said […]

Council OKs $1.3M lighting project for Allan Witt Park

FAIRFIELD — A $1.3 million lighting project at Allan Witt Park – that includes infrastructure for security cameras planned to be added – won approval Tuesday from Fairfield City Council members. Little League players, parents and officials in March spoke about problems that include vandalism, drugs and harassment at the park. “A variety of nuisance issues have […]

Summer camp at Mankas Park opens June 8

FAIRFIELD — Camp Mankas, for children ages 5 to 11, is set to open June 8. The summer camp takes place at Mankas Park, 2800 Owens Drive. Activities include swimming, games, sports and crafts. Register at the Fairfield Community Center, 1000 Kentucky St., from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For information, call 428-7435 or visit www.fairfield.ca.gov./gov/depts/cr/camps/camp_mankas.asp. […]

Terry Sheets Band to rock Backyard Barbecue fundraiser

FAIRFIELD — A Backyard Barbecue dinner-dance with music provided by the Terry Sheets Band will take place May 30 to benefit children served by the Fairfield Police Activities League. The event is hosted by the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club’s charitable fund and features a $5,000 grand prize from among 125 tickets in a drawing. The […]

Fairfield seeks planning commissioners

FAIRFIELD — The city seeks applications for two seats on the Planning Commission, the primary land use advisory board to the City Council. The Planning Commission also reviews applications for new development in Fairfield, including residential, commercial and industrial projects, as well as public buildings. Commissioners evaluate projects for consistency with the city’s General Plan […]

Medic Ambulance provides van for Fun on the Run

FAIRFIELD — A refurbished and painted Medic Ambulance van was turned over Tuesday for the Fun on the Run program of the Fairfield Community Services Foundation. Helen Pierson, co-owner of Medic Ambulance, said at the City Council meeting that the donation represents an effort “to invest in our future.” Fairfield Vice-Mayor Chuck Timm said the […]

Fairfield Police Department announces newest K-9 team

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Police Department has announced that Officer Michael Pena has been partnered with K-9 Cort as the department’s newest K-9 team. Cort z Malínského Statku was paired with Pena shortly after coming to the department in early March, according to a department press release. The team spent the month of April training and […]

Elks Lodge to host karaoke anniversary

FAIRFIELD — The Tri City Elks Lodge, located at 566 Parker Road, plans a celebration Saturday to mark one year of karaoke. DJ Don runs karaoke. The entertainment begins at 8 p.m. The lodge hosts karaoke nights from 6 p.m. to close on Thursdays. Dancing and karaoke are offered from 8 p.m. to close on Saturdays. […]

$18,500 consultant’s contract won’t cost Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — An $18,050 consultant’s contract – for design of traffic signals at Manuel Campos Parkway and Paradise Valley Drive – that won’t cost the city any money goes before members of the City Council when they meet Tuesday. Funds from the Lewis Operating Corporation will pay for the agreement with Kimley-Horn and Associates, a […]

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Fairfield council schedules closed-door meet for labor talks

FAIRFIELD — A special closed session of the City Council to confer about labor negotiations will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the city manager’s conference room on the fourth floor of City Hall. City Manager David White, Assistant City Manager Laura Snideman and Steven Janice, employee relations manager for Fairfield are representatives of the […]

Government agencies set week’s meetings

FAIRFIELD — A number of local government entities are scheduled to conduct the public’s business this week. The calendar includes: Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District board of directors special meeting, 6 p.m. Monday, 1010 Chadbourne Road, Fairfield. Info: www.fssd.com. Solano County Library Advisory Council, 6:30 p.m Monday, Fairfield Civic Center Library, Becker Balmer Room, 1150 Kentucky St. Info: 1-866-572-7587. Fairfield […]

City considers $1.3M lighting project for Allan Witt Park

FAIRFIELD — A $1.3 million lighting project at Allan Witt Park – that includes infrastructure for security cameras planned to be added – goes before Fairfield City Council members when they meet Tuesday. “A variety of nuisance issues have been identified at Allan Witt Park prompting a multipronged and coordinated effort to address them,” a […]

Police chiefs, community come together for common purpose

FAIRFIELD — A meet-and-greet Saturday with police chiefs from Fairfield and Suisun City served as a follow-up to an “intense meeting” in January designed to open dialogue between police and the community in the wake of deadly police shootings and violent protests across the country. Fairfield Police Chief Joe Allio and his counterpart Tim Mattos of Suisun […]

Bragging rights secondary to police motorcycle competition

FAIRFIELD — A parking lot at the Solano Town Center mall was converted Saturday to a motorcycle road course for the second edition of a local campaign to help the region’s police officers and their families during their time of need. Proceeds from the 2nd Annual Police Motorcycle Training Competition support the Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund out […]

Church volunteers battle despair with hope, love

FAIRFIELD — Most people are familiar with the expression, “love thy neighbor,” whether they subscribe to a particular faith or not. That was the purpose of an event hosted Saturday by volunteers from Mount Calvary Baptist Church at the Delta Court Apartments on Crowley Lane in Fairfield. “We came out here just to love on the […]

Tolenas Park neighborhood plans garage sale

FAIRFIELD — The Tolenas Park neighborhood will host its 4th Annual Garage Sale this weekend. The event starts at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The neighborhood includes Tolenas Avenue, Catlin Drive, Davis Drive, Strauss Drive, Gershwin Circle and nine other adjoining courts. East Tabor Avenue will be closed at the railroad tracks, so access can […]

Elks to host karaoke night celebration

FAIRFIELD — The Tri City Elk Lodge will celebrate the one year anniversary of karaoke night nest week with more singing. The event will take place from 8 p.m. to closing May 23 at 566 Parker Road, Fairfield. For more information, call 246-2962. Reach Susan Hiland at 427-6981 or [email protected]

Fairfield may triple incentive pay for Downtown Theatre Foundation

FAIRFIELD — The city will triple incentives to up to $120,000 a year to the Downtown Theatre Foundation for the Arts in proposed changes that also mean Fairfield will cover most utility costs for the Texas Street building – amendments that the theater foundation says must be approved or it will vacate the building Aug. […]

Hilton Homewood Suites, Staybridge Suites in Fairfield on sales block

FAIRFIELD — Hilton Homewood Suites and Staybridge Suites on Business Center Drive are being sold and the development agreement – which included improvements that owner Sonmar of Fairfield LLC completed – with the city will end in a proposal that goes before City Council members who meet Tuesday. City planning commissioners voted unanimously April 22 to […]

Temple plans weekend fundraiser

FAIRFIELD — The Victoria G. Francis Temple No. 1244 will have its annual all-you-can-eat catfish and red snapper fundraiser this weekend. The event will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday for a no-host cocktail hour and from 6 to 8 p.m. for dinner at the Tri-City Elks Lodge No. 1662 at 566 Parker […]

Fairfield police officers honored, promoted

FAIRFIELD — Four promoted Fairfield Police Department officers took the oath for their new positions, retired Sgt. Dan Pilcher was honored and 13 awards were presented Thursday at an employee recognition event in Willow Hall. “We recognize really good work,” Fairfield Police Chief Joe Allio said near the start of the event. Steven Trojanowski Jr. […]

Commission: Vacating Victoria Court right of way conforms to city General Plan

FAIRFIELD — Vacating right of way along most of Victoria Court south of Kensington Drive – part of expanded parking in modernization of the NorthBay Medical Center – conforms to the city General Plan, a unanimous planning commission decided Wednesday. City Council members meeting Tuesday will take up vacating the right of way. California law […]

Police announce temporary closure for East Tabor

FAIRFIELD — East Tabor Avenue at the railroad crossing will be closed to vehicular traffic from Saturday through Tuesday, the Fairfield Police Department announced. Detours will be available using Air Base Parkway or Sunset and Railroad avenues in Suisun City, police said. Police advise motorists to plan ahead and leave extra time if traveling through […]

Transient hurt while dumpster diving

FAIRFIELD — Dumpster diving for recyclables sent a transient to the hospital late Tuesday afternoon. Police initially thought they were responding to a stabbing at about 5 p.m. on Beck Avenue just north of Highway 12 because friends of the bleeding transient mistakenly thought their friend had been stabbed in the neck. Talking with the […]

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