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Revenues at Fairfield golf courses must rise, council says

FAIRFIELD — Negotiating principles for contract extensions with operators of the Paradise Valley and Rancho Solano golf courses won unanimous approval Tuesday by City Council members who said the number of rounds and restaurant revenue must rise at the courses. “We have two really first-rate municipal golf courses,” said Mayor Harry Price, adding that the […]

Council rescinds parking fees in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — Rescinding $50-a-month parking fees at the Fairfield Transportation Center won unanimous approval Tuesday by City Council members, two of whom said they could support a $30 monthly fee for parking. “You can’t park there for free,” Vice Mayor Chuck Timm said. He asked the council to later consider a $30 fee that he […]

Another delay in child porn possession case

FAIRFIELD — The oft-delayed, slow-moving felony child pornography possession case of a California Highway Patrol sergeant has been delayed for another three months. Eric C. Lund, 50, had been scheduled for a probable cause hearing Tuesday. Instead, his attorney had the hearing postponed until Jan. 12, 2016. The attorney got the delay from Judge Wendy […]

Government should keep motorcycle seized by Fairfield police, DA says

FAIRFIELD — A black and green 2003 Suzuki GSX motorcycle seized – along with drugs, guns and cash – by Fairfield police during an April 1 search along Hamilton Drive should be forfeited, the Solano County District Attorney’s Office said in a civil asset case set for a March 8 court conference. Steve Lee David, […]

Solano mall to host Lil’ Monsters Halloween celebration

FAIRFIELD — Halloween-loving boys and girls who are younger than 10 years old are invited to the Solano Town Center’s Lil’ Monsters Halloween celebration. The event is 2-4 p.m. Oct. 31. Families are welcome. Activities include trick-or-treating throughout the mall, photo opportunities with Halloween themes and more, according to a mall announcement. Face painters and a balloon […]

Heart 2 Heart vying for $10,000 giveaway

FAIRFIELD — Heart 2 Heart, a local nonprofit that serves foster and at-risk young adults in Solano County, is one of six nonprofits vying for Community Business Bank’s $10,000 giveaway. The giveaway is the bank’s way of celebrating its 10th anniversary. Community members were asked in September to submit entries by email or social media. The public […]

NorthBay Cancer Center schedules breast cancer luncheon

FAIRFIELD — NorthBay Cancer Center presents Inspirational Journeys, its 13th annual breast cancer luncheon, midmonth to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at NorthBay Healthcare Administration Center, 4500 Business Center Drive in Fairfield. The event concludes with a special presentation of the 2015 Christine Franklin award, […]

4-car crash fouls commute

FAIRFIELD — Four cars traveling west on Interstate 80 collided with each other Tuesday, snarling the morning commute, according to the California Highway Patrol. No one was injured in the crash, which occurred shortly before 8 a.m. just west of Abernathy Road. Three of the cars managed to make it to the side of the […]

Fairfield police log: Oct. 5, 2015

6:03 a.m. — Vehicle burglary, 2100 block of MADRONE DRIVE 7:12 a.m. — Vehicle theft, 1100 block of CORMORANT PLACE 8:45 a.m. — Forgery, 1000 block of WEBSTER STREET 8:50 a.m. — Vandalism, 1000 block of WEBSTER STREET 8:57 a.m. — Battery, 800 block of WASHINGTON STREET 9:25 a.m. — Drunk and disorderly, 600 block of JACKSON STREET 9:47 a.m. — Battery, 600 block of BECK AVENUE 10:14 a.m. — Forgery, […]

Fairfield police log: Oct. 4, 2015

1:02 a.m. — Prowler, 700 block of WREN COURT 1:33 a.m. — Vehicle theft, 1600 block of PARK LANE 1:34 a.m. — Drunken driver, DOVER AVENUE 8:51 a.m. — Battery, 3000 block of TRAVIS BOULEVARD 9:37 a.m. — Fight with a weapon, 4000 block of THE MASTERS DRIVE 10:30 a.m. — Drunken driver, EASTBOUND HIGHWAY […]

Fairfield police log: Oct. 3, 2015

1:13 a.m. — Drunken driver, AIR BASE PARKWAY 1:52 a.m. — Drunken driver, EASTBOUND INTERSTATE 80 2:08 a.m. — Drunken driver, HILBORN ROAD 7:14 a.m. — Vehicle theft, 1200 block of B. GALE WILSON BOULEVARD 8:08 a.m. — Vehicle theft, 1800 block of MINNESOTA STREET 8:10 a.m. — Vandalism, 2000 block of NORTH TEXAS STREET […]

Fairfield police log: Oct. 2, 2015

12:19 a.m. — Prowler, 800 block of WARBLER WAY 1:18 a.m. — Drunken driver, EASTBOUND INTERSTATE 80 2:11 a.m. — Vehicle burglary, 1200 block of WESTERN STREET 8:59 a.m. — Shots fired, 3700 block of LYON ROAD 9:27 a.m. — Vandalism, 700 block of EMPIRE STREET 10:39 a.m. — Battery, ILLINOIS STREET 12:03 p.m. — […]

Police arrest Vanden High student after social media post deemed a threat

FAIRFIELD — A Vacaville teen was arrested late Monday after a parent, who heard about a post on Twitter that implied a threat at Vanden High School, reported the post to Fairfield police. The parent contacted police at 7:30 p.m. to report the Twitter post, which police and school officials said showed a 15-year-old Vanden High […]

Lt. Gov. Newsom lauds Assemblyman Dodd

FAIRFIELD — Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that Bill Dodd understands the fight against the “Great Gatsby Curve” of income inequality that’s made “two different worlds in the same state” of California.

State Assemblyman Dodd followed by calling Solano County “ground zero” in the election for the 3rd state Senate District seat Dodd seeks.

Coastal California is prosperous while residents – mostly inland — face difficulties elsewhere in the state, Newsom said, citing 8.8 million Californians living below the poverty line.

“Bill gets this,” Newsom …

Crashes mar commute, slow city drivers

FAIRFIELD —Several crashes marred the Monday morning drive in Fairfield, including one in town the caused a vehicle to flip. Emergency crews responded just after 8:30 a.m. to a crash on westbound Interstate 80 near the auto mall. There were no serious injuries and damage to the vehicles involved was mild to moderate, according to […]

Rehabilitation work continues on I-680

FAIRFIELD — Motorists may experience delays as work continues in both directions for the Interstate 680 rehabilitation project between Fairfield and Benicia, according to the California Department of Transportation. No full highway closures are currently scheduled, but there will be ramp and lane closures on an intermittent and overnight basis, Caltrans said. One of the […]

Injury crash slows traffic on I-680 in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — An injury crash Monday afternoon on southbound Interstate 680 blocked one lane of traffic as emergency crews responded to and cleared the scene. The crash was reported shortly after 12:30 p.m. south of Interstate 80, the California Highway Patrol reports. Responded emergency crews placed the crash scene north of Gold Hill Road. Preliminary […]

Fairfield Fire Department to open doors to community

FAIRFIELD — Free hot dogs, popcorn and dessert are part of the open house the Fairfield Fire Department will host from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Station 37. The event coincides with National Fire Prevention Week and includes appearances by Smokey Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog. The department also will give away grant-funded smoke detectors to Fairfield residents in need. […]

County schedules next child support workshop

FAIRFIELD — The Solano County Department of Child Support Services has scheduled another workshop to help parents and other family members better understand the child support process. The free compromise of arrears workshops take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Solano County Department of Child Support Services office, 435 Executive Court North in […]

Solano governments post meeting schedules

FAIRFIELD — A number of local government entities will meet this week to conduct the public’s business. They include: 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. Info: www.fairfield.ca.gov. Rio Vista City Council, 6 p.m. Tuesday, City Council […]

Every dog has its day, even at Sunday worship

FAIRFIELD — From the small, a teacup Yorkie, to the tall, a yellow Labrador, about a dozen dogs were blessed Sunday at Grace Episcopal Church.

The annual event celebrates St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. The service took place in the outdoor courtyard.

Unaccompanied critters were present, too.

A dragonfly and hummingbird came closest to the humans. A squirrel ran up a nearby power pole while a few pigeons flew overhead.

The canines sat close to their humans, occasionally releasing a sound.

Alyssa Reardon came with two dogs, her own, MJ, on a leash. In her hand she …

Motorcyclists team up to ride for children with brain tumors

FAIRFIELD — Ashley Avery was a toddler when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Now 10 and five years cancer-free, the young girl and her parents are giving back to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation that helped them. Ashley and her parents, Shonda and Bryan Avery, were among the approximately 300 motorcycle riders who […]

Big-rig crash blocks freeway connector ramp in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — A big rig crashed early Sunday in Fairfield, blocking a connector from Interstate 80 to Interstate 680 and disrupting the day’s freeway traffic for hours. The extra-long heavy equipment trailer – 130 feet in length – went into the dirt adjacent to the connector as it jack knifed at approximately 4 a.m., the […]

Biz Buzz: New downtown antique store announces grand opening

FAIRFIELD — A new antique store will open soon in downtown Fairfield. E & J Collectibles and Antiques will throw its doors open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 15 at 928B W. Texas St. for a grand opening. The new owners, Evelyn and Jack Scrogings, will sell a variety of items both new and […]

Biz Buzz: Company posts Fairfield retail space lease to church pastor

FAIRFIELD — Premier Commercial Inc. helped lease a 5,000-square-foot retail space at 1731 N. Texas St. from Dat Nguyen to the Rev. Vincent Mudalair, senior pastor of Fairfield Anugrah Full Gospel Church. The real estate company announced the transaction last week. Do you have some business news to share? Contact Susan Hiland at [email protected] Be sure to […]

Biz Buzz: Suisun Valley venue announces final Evening Under the Stars

FAIRFIELD — Fall opens with a farewell to summer at the final Evening Under the Stars dinner series this weekend hosted by Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company. The end-of-summer feast will have a menu with an Oktoberfest theme to include sausages, spaetzle, salads and apfelstrudel prepared by Executive Chef Marvin Martin. Along with the food are an assortment […]

Biz Buzz: Businesses help raise money for SafeQuest Solano

FAIRFIELD — The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge will raise money for SafeQuest Solano with three dine-and-donate events as part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The first fundraiser will take place all day Tuesday at Mary’s Pizza Shack, 505 Davis St., Vacaville. Bring in a flier that will give 20 percent off purchases to SafeQuest Solano. Mary’s Pizza Shack will […]

Expansion of transport center less likely without parking fees

FAIRFIELD — Rescinding parking fees at the Fairfield Transportation Center means the loss of $245,520 in yearly revenue and makes funding for expansion of the center less likely, a report to the City Council says. A resolution rescinding July approval of the fees is on the consent calendar – intended for routine items – for […]

Solano wine list expanding

SUISUN VALLEY — Jeff Anselmo spent 20 years building wineries and estate homes – and decided that was the life for him. So he built his own winery and tasting room – Back Road Vines – and this year is bottling his first wines at that location at the end of Julian Lane in Suisun Valley. “We just […]

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