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 […]

Fairfield man hurt when car crashes into tree

FAIRFIELD — A 53-year-old Fairfield man was transported to NorthBay Medical Center on Monday after the car he was driving crashed into a tree near the corner of Travis Boulevard and Webster Street. Kevin Wallace was hospitalized with serious injuries in the crash that occurred just after 11 a.m., according to Fairfield police. Wallace was westbound […]

Solano National Cancer Survivors Day event set for June 7

FAIRFIELD — Cancer survivors and their loved ones are invited to Solano County’s 19th annual National Cancer Survivors Day on June 7 at the Clubhouse at Rancho Solano, 3250 Rancho Solano Parkway in Fairfield. The NorthBay Cancer Center event features lunch, entertainment and keynote speakers, as well as the “Speaking from the Heart” portion of the […]

City may abandon Fairfield street right of way to boost NorthBay project

FAIRFIELD — The city will abandon its right of way along most of Victoria Court south of Kensington Drive to support modernization of the NorthBay Medical Center in a proposal planning commissioners take up Wednesday. California law requires commissioners to determine if vacating right of way conforms to the General Plan, a report to the […]

DAR to give scholarship award presentation

FAIRFIELD — The Chief Solano Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will have a scholarship award presentation Saturday. The presentation will begin at 11 a.m. at Courtyard by Marriott, 1350 Holiday Lane in Fairfield. Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling 429-3470. Reach Susan Hiland at […]

65th Armijo class reunion on weekend calendar

FAIRFIELD — The Armijo Alumni Association will host the 65th annual class reunion next weekend. Plans are to meet Friday for social time and dinner, then at noon Saturday at the old former high school for a group picture followed by a lunch. Some rooms have been reserved at the Courtyard by Marriott at 1315 Holiday […]

NorthBay NICU strives to give babies best start

FAIRFIELD — Teagan Brown slept peacefully amid a small crowd focused on her.

The 5-day-old girl was snuggled deep into her mother’s chest. Teagan Brown was born at 33 weeks and 3 days and needed a little tender loving care at the NorthBay Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit before heading home to join her father and older sibling on Travis Air Force Base.

Had Teagan been born 30 years earlier, before the NorthBay NICU debuted, she probably would have been transferred to a facility such as Children’s Hospital in Oakland or the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco.

Church plans meet, greet with Fairfield, Suisun City police chiefs

FAIRFIELD — Police chiefs from Fairfield and Suisun City will be at Mount Calvary Baptist Church from 11 to 1 p.m. May 16 as a follow-up to the “Knowing Your Rights” event that took place in January at the church. Fairfield Chief Joe Allio and Suisun City Chief Tim Mattos are set for the meet-and-greet. Patrol […]

Matt Garcia Foundation schedules fundraiser

FAIRFIELD — The Matt Garcia Foundation will host its first STAND with Fairfield’s Finest on Thursday in downtown Fairfield. The event is a fundraiser and a friend-raiser. “So many people are confused about the foundation,” said Teresa Courtemanche, the mother of slain Fairfield City Councilman Matt Garcia. The foundation was formed to carry on his […]

Truck overturns at Green Valley freeway ramp

FAIRFIELD — A truck carrying 45,000 pounds of canned goods overturned at 12:05 p.m. Thursday on the Green Valley Road on ramp to eastbound Interstate 80, causing moderate injuries to the 49-year-old driver and blocking traffic, the California Highway Patrol said. The driver, a resident of Armon, was taken to NorthBay Medical Center with injuries […]

A great city with a big heart, Mission Solano official says of Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — This is a great city with a big heart, a Mission Solano official said Thursday – adding that the nonprofit offers resources with accountability. “We don’t want individuals to take advantage of this compassionate city,” said Raymond Courtemanche, chief operating officer for Mission Solano. He spoke at Heather House, where Napa Police Chief […]

Fairfield marks National Day of Prayer with ceremony, march

FAIRFIELD — Passionate pleas for the military, government officials, education, youth, families and more filled the City Council chamber at noontime Thursday as locals gathered for the 64th annual National Day of Prayer.

About 50 people filled the chairs to hear local ministers, the mayor and a military chaplain ask for God’s blessings on everything from the City Council to the unborn.

Martin Cantu, a former lead singer with the group Malo, sang the national anthem and “Amazing Grace.” He also performed a God-centered version of Malo’s hit song, “Suavecito.”

Fairfield Mayor Harry Price was the first to offer prayers.

“Let us remember this country was founded on the principal . . .

Temple group plans catfish, red snapper fundraiser

FAIRFIELD — The Victoria G. Francis Temple No. 1244 will have its annual all-you-can-eat catfish and red snapper fundraiser next week. The event will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. for a no-host cocktail hour and from 6 to 8 p.m. for dinner May 16 at the Tri-City Elks Lodge No. 1662 at 566 Parker Road. A donation is requested. For more information, call 451-9371 […]

Groups prepare to host 2nd diabetes walk

FAIRFIELD — The Alooma Temple No. 212 Shriners and Alooma Court No. 198 Daughters will host the 2nd Annual Diabetes Walk this month. The walk is a fundraiser to help raise money to fight diabetes. The event will take place from 7:30 to 11 a.m. May 30 at the Rodriguez High School track, 5000 Red Top Road, Fairfield. […]

Destiny Place, day center to assist homeless, advances in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — Destiny Place – a proposed day center described as providing services to help the homeless find permanent, affordable housing – would cost $106,000 to open and $208,400 a year to operate, a panel heard Wednesday. “We want the community to embrace this,” said Fairfield City Councilwoman Pam Bertani, “not to say, ‘Here we go […]

Poker benefit in Fairfield proves big draw

FAIRFIELD — More than 130 people gathered Wednesday for poker games – with the main winner known before a card was dealt at the sold-out event. The fundraiser by IAFF Firefighters Local Union No. 1186 benefits Meals on Wheels of Solano County. “Meals on Wheels is the big winner,” Fairfield Fire Chief Tony Velasquez said […]

Solano Land Trust offers yoga hike

FAIRFIELD — Rockville Trails Preserve is the site of a yoga and hiking event Saturday that’s free to the community. This guided hike with standing yoga poses along the way will focus on connecting with nature and the outdoors through movement and meditation. The yoga portion of the activity will be led by a certified […]

Official: Dryer vent to blame for attic fire at Fairfield home

FAIRFIELD — Damage to an east Fairfield home was limited to the attic area after a fire broke out in the upper portion of the house Wednesday afternoon, according to the Fairfield Fire Department. The fire at the home on the 2000 block of Harte Court appears to have started in a dryer vent, said […]

Free naturalization information session set in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Civic Center Library will host a naturalization information session from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The free workshop will include topics such as the naturalization process, the new naturalization test and rights and responsibilities of United States citizens. It is open to legal permanent and interested naturalization applicants. The presentation is […]

Name change for Fairfield Senior Center wins support

FAIRFIELD — A name change for the Fairfield Senior Center won support Tuesday from the City Council and the chairman of the Senior Advocate Committee. “In a sense, a name change is truth in advertising,” Harry Matte of the senior committee said. Some center members are in their 50s, he said. “Seniors – those people […]

$702,594 in federal funds spending wins Fairfield OK

FAIRFIELD — A $702,594 federal grant program won approval Tuesday by the City Council and includes funds for Heather House, Meals on Wheels, The Leaven and Fun on the Run. Heather House will receive $31,617, Fun on the Run will be granted $15,808 and Meals on Wheels along with The Leaven will reach receive $10,539. A total […]

Doctor to discuss diabetes risks during free talk

FAIRFIELD — Dr. Deborah Murray, medical director for NorthBay Healthcare’s Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology, will answer the question “Are You at Risk of Diabetes?” as part of NorthBay’s Advanced Medicine Lecture Series. The free presentation will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. May 14 at NorthBay’s Green Valley Administration Center, 4500 Business Center Drive, […]

Cinco de Mayo event brings communities together

FAIRFIELD — The music played and people danced downtown for Cinco de Mayo during the first joint Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce and Solano Hispanic Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Tuesday’s event served purpose beyond food and fun.

“Every year the Solano Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has a gala. This year we awarded $3,250 in scholarship to five people,” said Andrea E. Garcia, president of the Solano Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “This is so exciting because the funds raised today will help go to next year’s scholarships.”

CHP officer has close call with vehicle

FAIRFIELD — A California Highway Patrol officer clearing the scene of a Monday morning crash had to dive off the road to avoid being hit by another vehicle whose driver was looking at the crash, according to the CHP. This near-accident prompted the Solano County CHP to put out a release asking motorists to pay attention to […]

Author, evangelist to address Writers Resource group

FAIRFIELD — Evangelist and author Sharon L. Ashford is the guest speaker at Saturday’s Writers Resource Center meeting. Ashford, who is from Michigan, co-authored the book “Order In The House,” a novel about the misbehavior in some Christian churches across the nation. It’s based on real-life incidents from adultery to sexual assault and white-collar crimes that […]

Frazier sets community coffee with new chief

FAIRFIELD — Assemblyman Jim Frazier invites residents to join him for coffee from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Cordelia Fire Station, 2155 Cordelia Road in Fairfield. Newly appointed Cordelia Fire Chief Keith Martin will be at the site. Frazier, D-Oakley, represents Fairfield and the surrounding area in the state Legislature. Reach Ryan McCarthy […]