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Rotary Success Scholars gather in Fairfield for contracts, computers

FAIRFIELD — An idea that began during a car trip to a San Jose conference brought scores of people to the Police Activities League center Tuesday to celebrate Rotary Success Scholars, an effort called the greatest cause local members of the service club have ever supported. Students signed contracts and received computers to use at […]

15 sought Fairfield Planning Commission posts

FAIRFIELD — The 13 people who applied and weren’t appointed share the experience of Scott Tonnesen, chairman of the Fairfield Planning Commission. Tonnesen, who is starting his eighth year on the commission, was named to the commission after applying for the post five times. Five tries was going to be his limit, Tonneson recalled. The […]

Genealogy society plans family photo book session

FAIRFIELD — The Solano County Genealogical Society’s meeting in September will be all about making a photo book to learn how to create what are called photo books for genealogy. Joanne Sweeney will lead the session The session is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. Sept. 5 at the Moose Lodge, 623 Taylor St. in Fairfield. The […]

Summer reading program at library takes on musical overtones

FAIRFIELD — The Solano County Library’s summer reading program stretches beyond reading next week with a free program that centers on creativity and music. Children who take part in the program will be asked to use their imaginations to turn craft supplies and recyclable material into a variety of musical instruments to include drums, guitars […]

Nonprofit announces Celebration of Life awards event

FAIRFIELD — Tickets to the Imagine Me Foundation’s Celebration of Life red carpet awards are now available. The Imagine Me Foundation, founded in 2007, is a resource center that provides physical, emotional and financial support to families that have been affected by various types of cancer, according to a press release for the awards event in […]

Give ‘N Take offers free clothing, shoes, household goods

FAIRFIELD — Those in need are invited to Holy Spirit Catholic Church’s annual Give ‘N Take from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are welcome to browse in the parish hall at 1050 N. Texas St. to choose from household goods, bedding, clothes and shoes and other items. The event usually draws several hundred people. […]

Teen Summer Challenge offers end-of-summer activity

FAIRFIELD — Teens and preteens are invited to celebrate the end of summer this week at the local library. Participants will have a chance to build their own ice cream sandwich with all the supplies provided, according to a library press release. Teens and preteens can relax and play games while listening to music. This is the last event […]

Dinner at Jelly Belly to benefit Fairfield PAL

FAIRFIELD — Organizers promise an evening of good eats, drawings, prizes and more at the annual Fairfield Police Activities League benefit dinner next month. The Fairfield Police Officers’ Association and the Fairfield Manager’s Association will host the seventh annual PAL benefit dinner Aug. 8 at Jelly Belly, located at One Jelly Belly Lane in Fairfield. Check-in […]

Church raises money for children’s school supplies

FAIRFIELD — Members of Edge Community Church are gearing up for an August Backpack Giveaway for low-income children who need school supplies. They’re also looking ahead to the holidays. The congregation hosted a rummage sale Saturday at the church to help raise money to purchase the backpacks and school supplies. “Our goal is to raise $5,000 which would make […]

Council delays decision on $44,000 pact for Fairfield lobbyist

FAIRFIELD — A decision on a new $44,000 contract with Joe A. Gonsalves & Son to advocate for the city in Sacramento was delayed this week after Councilman Rick Vaccaro sought more information about the pact. “I want to do a little more research on this to see what Fairfield expects to get out of this,” Vaccaro said […]

Fairfield council OKs refinance of $21M in pension bonds

FAIRFIELD — A refinance of a $21 million pension obligation bond that may save up to about $700,000 has won City Council approval. The proposed refinancing is expected to occur in September. City Council approval Tuesday includes appointing the firm of Jones Hall as bond counsel, Stifel Nicolaus and Company as underwriter and Public Financial Management […]

Schaupp announces run for Assembly seat

FAIRFIELD — The race for the 4th Assembly District got something Friday night it had been previously missing – a Republican. Esparto farmer Charlie Schaupp made his announcement for the soon-to-be vacated seat, which is now held by Bill Dodd, D-Napa. Dodd is vacating the seat in order to pursue the state Senate seat currently held […]

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Beck Avenue work wins Fairfield OK

FAIRFIELD — A $1.4 million project for pavement work on Beck Avenue between Highway 12 and West Texas Street – a project expected to include some night work – has won City Council approval. Mayor Harry Price asked Tuesday how crossing guards at the Sheldon Academy of Innovative Learning on Woolner Avenue will ensure the safety […]

Fairfield congregation schedules back-to-school fundraiser

FAIRFIELD — The Edge Community Church will host a rummage sale this weekend to raise money for its back-to-school supplies. All money that’s raised will be donated to help buy school supplies, according to event organizers. The event begins at 7 a.m. and continues to noon Saturday at 1101 Horizon Drive in Fairfield. Free food, water and face painting […]

Council majority agrees to hire consultant to do Measure P work

FAIRFIELD — A consulting firm will earn up to $250 an hour to inform Fairfield residents about how Measure P money is being used and to gauge support for a new sales tax measure, based in a split vote Tuesday of the City Council. The council voted 3-1 to accept a staff recommendation that the […]

Morning crash clogs westbound I-80

FAIRFIELD — A driver who reportedly stopped to retrieve a cooler that was blocking a lane of traffic ended up getting into a crash late Tuesday morning on westbound Interstate 80 just west of Abernathy Road, according to California Highway Patrol traffic reports. The crash occurred shortly after 10:30 a.m. when a green Toyota Prius was […]

City seeks Rockville Hills Regional Park advisory committee applicants

FAIRFIELD — The city is seeking applicants to serve on the Rockville Hills Regional Park Citizens Advisory Committee. Applicants must be Solano County residents, according to a city press release. The term ends Dec. 31, 2018. Mayor Harry Price will appoint the committee member with the approval of the City Council. Applications are available at […]

Heart patients can learn about pacemakers, defibrillators

FAIRFIELD — Dominic Uchikura, territory manager for St. Jude Medical, is the featured speaker later this month in Fairfield at a free lecture on “What You Need to Know About Pacemakers and Defibrillators.” The talk begins at 4 p.m. July 28 and is part of the NorthBay Cardiac Education Series. It will take place at the […]

Libraries feature full calendars to entertain

FAIRFIELD — Local libraries continue their summertime schedules this week with activities designed to entertain the entire family. For more information about any of these activities, call 866-572-7587 or visit www.solanolibrary.com. Magic takes center stage at Fairfield library Magic Dan will bring what’s described as magical fun for children and adults to the Fairfield library this week. The magic show will […]

Parking fees at Fairfield Transportation Center would bring $245,520 yearly

FAIRFIELD — Free parking at the Fairfield Transportation Center may end with proposed fees that include about 500 spaces of reserved parking at $50 a month and 100 spaces at $5 a day in a program the Fairfield City Council takes up Tuesday. The transportation center on Cadenasso Drive near Interstate 80 lacks parking to […]

Fairfield eyes pact with SF consultant for Measure P, new tax proposal

FAIRFIELD — The city will pay $18,000 to consultant TBWB Strategies of San Francisco to inform residents about use of Measure P funds and advise officials about strategies for a new sales tax measure, if City Council members go along with a staff recommendation. “TBWB helps you package and pass a ballot measure to meet […]

National Night Out deadline looms

FAIRFIELD — The deadline to register neighborhoods for the upcoming National Night Out event is approaching. Residents have until Thursday to register their neighborhood for participation in the 32nd annual event that more than 38 million people participate in nationwide. Fairfield already has more than 30 neighborhoods registered to participate. Some events are small, potluck-style barbecues […]

Council to consider refinance for $21M Fairfield pension bonds

FAIRFIELD — Refinancing the city’s $21 million in pension obligation bonds will save about $700,000, a city staff report says. The proposed refinancing is expected to occur in September. Fairfield issued $42 million in fiscal year 2004-05 to refinance the city’s unfunded liability with the Public Employees’ Retirement System, the report notes. City Council members […]

Fairfield rallies at Relay for Life

FAIRFIELD — The reasons people were walking Saturday were as varied as the individuals themselves.

Hundreds of friends, family members, volunteers and cancer survivors descended on the track at Armijo High School to take part in the annual Relay for Life event sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

Dozens of teams, each comprised of various people from across the community, will circle the track at Armijo High for 24 hours, . . .

Fairfield library plans end-of-summer party

FAIRFIELD — Tweens and teens are invited to celebrate the end of summer later this month at the local library. Participants will have a chance to build their own ice cream sandwich with all the supplies provided, according to a library press release. Teens and preteens can relax and play games while listening to music. This is the […]

Fairfield mall helps Red Cross with blood drive

FAIRFIELD — Shoppers paused and read the signs for giving blood. Some asked questions and others walked on but the American Red Cross has some dedicated donors who stopped and gave blood. The Solano Town Center mall and the American Red Cross came together Friday for a summertime blood drive. “During the summer our amount […]

Council to consider $1.4M Beck Avenue project

FAIRFIELD — A $1.4 million project for pavement work on Beck Avenue between Highway 12 and West Texas Street includes reconstructing part of Beck Avenue, upgrading accessible ramps and replacing traffic detectors and pavement markers. Ghilotti Bros. of San Rafael was the low bidder on the project, a city staff report said. Fairfield City Council […]

Fairfield eyes new $44,000 pact for advocate

FAIRFIELD — A $44,000 contract with Joe A. Gonsalves & Son to advocate for the city in the state Legislature goes before City Council members Tuesday. Fairfield retained the firm’s services from 1999 until 2007 and resumed a contract with the company in 2014, a city staff report notes. “By continuing the services,” the report adds, “Fairfield […]

Report details distribution of Solano County’s homeless

FAIRFIELD — Vallejo has the largest homeless population in Solano County, followed by Fairfield, says a report that calls for some 700 more permanent housing beds in the county. Vallejo has 402 homeless people, while Fairfield is listed with 344 people and Vacaville with 122, according to the report. Suisun City, Benicia, Dixon and Rio […]

Youth program seeks adult volunteers for orientation

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Police Activities League is hosting a volunteer orientation early next month for adults who want to participate in the PAL program. The orientation will be hosted by members of the Fairfield PAL student council and will cover the paperwork process, specific opportunities and news, as well as a brief introduction to the […]

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