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Fairfield golf course pacts to get another look

FAIRFIELD — Council approval to renegotiate a new contract with Legends restaurants at the city’s two golf courses will get another look after support Tuesday for open bids on pacts that involve restaurant and golf course operations. Vice Mayor Chuck Timm and Councilwoman Pam Bertani seek the second look for the contracts. The support for […]

Measure to rescind July OK for parking fees will go before Fairfield council

FAIRFIELD — A resolution to rescind the City Council’s approval in July for paid parking at the Fairfield Transportation Center will go before the council after a 4-1 vote by council members Tuesday that followed dozens of speakers protesting parking fees as unfair to working people who already face steep costs to commute. Councilwoman Catherine […]

Paradise Valley veterans recall end of World War II

FAIRFIELD — Marine Corps aviator Warren MacQuarrie had just gotten some shuteye after coming back from a 12-hour-long mission raiding Japanese shipping around Kyushu when he got word that the war was over.

Army Air Force flier Walter McDaniel was on a ship back from the war in Europe “two days out of Boston on our way to the Pacific” when he got the word.

Navy Ensign Bill Gum was aboard the light cruiser USS Amsterdam in a task force off of Japan when the Japanese surrendered.

Fire destroys 5th-wheel trailer in downtown Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — A quick-moving fire Monday night destroyed a fifth-wheel trailer parked at a downtown mobile home park. Dispatchers received several calls shortly after 9 p.m. reporting the fire at the back of the Fairfield Mobile Home and RV Park on the 1400 block of West Texas Street. The first Fairfield police officer to arrive at […]

Workshop to focus on management of chronic diseases

FAIRFIELD — People who live with chronic disease can participate in a free self-management program called Healthier Living that starts Tuesday and is offered by NorthBay Healthcare, Solano Public Health and the Area Agency on Aging. Healthier Living is an award-winning program developed by Stanford University to help people better manage chronic health conditions to live a happier, […]

NAMI offers Family-to-Family classes

FAIRFIELD — The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Solano County has announced it will conduct two Family-to-Family classes this fall. The first class will run Thursdays beginning this week through Nov. 19 in Vallejo. The second class will run Tuesdays from Sept. 15 through Dec. 1 in Fairfield, according to an agency press release. NAMI […]

Local government schedule raft of meetings

FAIRFIELD — A number of local government entities will meet this week to conduct the public’s business. The roster of scheduled meetings includes: Solano County Board of Supervisors, 9 a.m. Tuesday, county Government Center, 675 Texas St. Info: www.co.solano.ca.us. Fairfield City Council, 6 p.m. Tuesday, City Council chamber, 1000 Webster St., Fairfield. Info: www.fairfield.ca.gov. Rio Vista City Council, […]

Annual women’s tea aims to inspire and build friendships

FAIRFIELD — Holy Spirit Catholic Church will host it annual Women’s Afternoon Tea at noon Sept. 19 in the church’s social hall. Table viewing begins at 11:30 a.m. The event began in 2004 when the women of Holy Spirit and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church organized the tea to build friendships and inspire women. The […]

Solano County to begin free child support workshops

FAIRFIELD — The Solano County Department of Child Support Services has scheduled another round of workshops to help parents and other family members have a better understanding of the child support process. The free compromise of arrears workshops take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6 and Nov. 3 at the Solano County Department […]

Keep it free, petition asks of Fairfield Transportation Center parking

FAIRFIELD — Lawrence Tougas, who’s been commuting for almost a quarter-century to the San Francisco International Airport, was a fan of the Fairfield Transportation Center and its secure, covered parking that meant an end to regular break-ins of vehicles before the center opened in 2003. “I considered it a wonderful benefit of living in Fairfield,” […]

Council eyes $560,230 pact for Fairfield parking expansion prep work

FAIRFIELD — A $560,230 contract with Dreyfuss and Blackford Architects to prepare documents for the 1,200-space parking structure that would be located on the west side of the Fairfield Transportation Center goes before the City Council on Tuesday. An estimate of construction costs for the structure, critical in helping Fairfield solicit funding for the project, […]

$566,925 state grant to Fairfield police goes before City Council

FAIRFIELD — A $566,925 state grant awarded to the Fairfield Police Department to fund efforts that include a sexual assault counselor to assist survivors of sexual assault goes before the City Council for acceptance at its meeting Tuesday. Fairfield will receive $188,975 yearly over the next three fiscal years in the California Governor’s Office of Emergency […]

Blue Victorian wraps up 100-year celebration

SUISUN VALLEY — The 100-year celebration weekend concluded Sunday for the Blue Victorian Winery with a car show.

“This has been a busy weekend but a great celebration,” said Laura Cooke, general manager. “We had about 600 people over the weekend.”

The winery began harvest early this year, she said, but the drought really hasn’t harmed the vines.

Opinions fly at Fairfield homelessness town hall meet

FAIRFIELD — Infestation and ruined are just a few of the words used to describe the proposed creation of the Destiny Place homeless resource facility in the city.

The City Council chamber was filled Saturday with concerned Fairfield residents, many with the overall worry that Destiny Place would be bad for Fairfield.

A man who described himself as a 32-year-old homeless veteran said nobody wants something handed to them, . . .

Fairfield church celebrates 20th anniversary

FAIRFIELD — Twenty years went by in a flash for members of the Samoan Christian Church, which celebrated its anniversary Saturday with a feast. The church’s doors were opened for services Aug. 27, 1995, with a small group of maybe four families, according to Ben Afisivalu, secretary of the church. Samoan Christian Church’s first service occurred at the Fairfield Community […]

9-year-old hero saves Fairfield from evildoers

FAIRFIELD — One little girl got to save the city from evildoers Saturday with the help of some Avenger friends. Kylinn Sciortino, 9, wished to be a superhero. Her wish was granted by The Wish Connection, a nonprofit organization created by AT&T employees and retirees. She battled evil with the help of volunteers from around […]

Music, food highlight anti-bullying block party

FAIRFIELD — A two-part anti-bullying campaign to coincide with the start of the school year ended Saturday with music, food and a commitment by participants to end bullying. The Stomp Out Bullying Block Party at the Solano Town Center mall was the second of two events at the mall designed to curtail bullying across the country. The […]

Crash briefly blocks I-80 in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — Three lanes of eastbound Interstate 80 were blocked Saturday after three – and possibly four – vehicles collided on the freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol. The injury crash was reported at 10:30 a.m. east of Interstate 680 and west of Suisun Valley Road and quickly brought freeway traffic to a halt. […]

Fairfield women’s group plans next bunco fundraiser

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Women in Action group will host a bunco bash at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Moose Lodge, 623 Taylor St. Proceeds go to the group’s scholarship fund and nonprofits that are supported by the group. Snacks will be served during play, which gets underway at 3 p.m. Dessert is served at the end of play. Winning players […]

Have some laughs while raising cash for The Leaven

FAIRFIELD — The Leaven is the recipient of a gala Sept. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2200 Gateway Court. The Leaven has 12 after-school centers in California. Its mission is to share the love and compassion of Christ through acts of mercy and by helping neighbors. This year’s gala will be co-hosted by Fairfield […]

Family Justice Center site of planned health fair

FAIRFIELD — The Solano County District Attorney’s Office will host an Oct. 17 health fair in collaboration with several community organizations. The public is invited to the free event scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Family Justice Center, 604 Empire St. in Fairfield. Activities will include health screenings, medical and dental mobile […]

Fairfield rally backs Iran nuclear pact

FAIRFIELD — A Moveon.org rally Wednesday to support the nuclear arms agreement with Iran brought about 15 people to the front of Rep. John Garamendi’s office where they held signs that included thanks to the congressman for his support of the pact. “Diplomacy can work,” Mary Shilts Taylor said of the agreement. A Dixon resident who works […]

Truck hauling wood catches fire

FAIRFIELD — The wood being hauled by a truck headed north on Interstate 680 caught fire Wednesday, bringing out the Fire Department to put the fire out. The driver noticed the fire at 2:30 p.m. and pulled off I-680 at Gold Hill Road. There were no injuries in the incident, according to the California Highway Patrol. […]

Date with Destiny set in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, baseball at Allan Witt Park and the two restaurants at Paradise Valley and Rancho Solano golf courses cannot rival the controversy that comes with the subject of the town hall Saturday about Destiny Place, a proposed homeless resource center.

Homelessness is the hair-trigger issue for reactions that include rage by the left at the heartlessness of conservatives to exasperation by the right at liberalism’s failures.

Tracy Miller, an associate professor of economics who has a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, said he faced no criticism for stating that little evidence . . .

Chapkis Dance put all on line to advance in ‘America’s Got Talent’

FAIRFIELD — If faith were votes, the Suisun City-based Chapkis Dance Family would have already won.

All of the young supporters of the dance troupe who were the first to perform Tuesday on the NBC talent show “America’s Got Talent” had no doubt that their older peers would wow America.

“I think that they will make it through,” said Bella Cardosi, a younger Chapkis Dance . . .

Solano events set to mark National Recovery Month

FAIRFIELD — The Solano Recovery Project has a handful of events slated in September to coincide with National Recovery Month. The first, a recovery symposium, is being done in partnership with the county’s alcohol and drug advisory board. The free public event is scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the county’s government […]

Coroner releases name of man run over by armored military vehicle

FAIRFIELD — Kevin Wright, 54, of Suisun City, was identified Monday by the Solano County Coroner’s Office as the man killed over the weekend after being run over by an armored vehicle during a gathering for a well-known local family. The incident took place Saturday afternoon at a reunion for the family of Herman Rowland Sr., […]

Democratic Club schedules mixer

FAIRFIELD — A Northern Solano Democratic Club mixer will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Niche Cafe, 2460 Hilborn Road. The event offers an opportunity to meet with Solano County Democrats, including members and guests from the Young Dems to the Northern Solano Democratic Club. For information about cost to attend the mixer, send […]

Bertani to host 2nd town hall meet on Destiny Place plan

FAIRFIELD — A town hall meeting about Destiny Place will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the City Council chamber at 1000 Webster St. Councilwoman Pam Bertani describes Destiny Place as a resource center modeled after the Twitter NeighborNest in San Francisco to help the homeless navigate to permanent shelter. She said an agreement is being […]

UC Davis professor to present talk on immigration, economy

FAIRFIELD — A talk on immigration and the economy will take place Friday and will feature a professor from the University of California, Davis. Erin Hamilton, a sociology professor at UC Davis, will give a talk called “Economic Impacts of Immigration.” Hamilton’s talk will occur during a dinner meeting of the Solano County Republican Central […]

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