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 […]

Fairfield library to host free magic show with Magic Dan

FAIRFIELD — Magic Dan will bring what’s described as magical fun for children and adults to the Fairfield library next week. The magic show will begin at 3:30 p.m. July 22 at the Fairfield Civic Center Library at 1150 Kentucky St. The performance is part of the Read to the Rhythm summer reading program. Admission is free. For […]

Law enforcement, Special Olympians bring torch to Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — A group of runners clad in blue T-shirts took center stage Tuesday as Fairfield welcomed an international delegation of law enforcement personnel and athletes carrying the Flame of Hope on its way to the Special Olympics in Los Angeles.

The group, escorted by police, ran up the sidewalk on the Union Avenue side of the county government center. There, they were greeted by cheers from local first responders, dignitaries and community members.

“You’re the kind of people I like to hang out with,” Fairfield Vice Mayor Chuck Timm told the runners.

Watching their entrance down Union Avenue brought back memories of the police academy, he said.

Teen’s-Only Food Pantry seeks customers

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Police Activities League’s Community Service Club has started a campaign to put out the word asking local middle school and high school students to come visit their Teen’s-Only Food Pantry between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Friday of each month. “We really need help spreading the word about this,” said […]

Fairfield woman dies in early morning crash

FAIRFIELD — A 29-year-old Fairfield woman was killed early Tuesday after her car suddenly stopped on eastbound Interstate 80 and was struck by another car, according to the California Highway Patrol and the Contra Costa Coroner’s Office. The woman was identified as Zairalene Abiolene, who was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, according to […]

Cordelia library announces summer activities for teens

FAIRFIELD — The following summer events will be available for teens at the Cordelia Library. 3 p.m. Thursday, Wii and board games: Play Guitar Hero, Mario Kart, or bring your own games 3 p.m. July 23, Beat Day/Drum Circle: Make a beat that’s sweet on tables, buckets, or anything you bring to this drum circle-style event. 3 p.m. […]

Summer tradition takes youth to ‘Caraway Street’

FAIRFIELD — The stage is ready, the cast has been chosen and the puppets got one last day of rest as Word of Faith Christian Center wrapped up preparations Sunday for its annual Vacation Bible School. “Caraway Street” runs 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the church. On Sunday, church members gathered for […]

Solano Land Trust offers hiking opportunities

FAIRFIELD — Area residents and visitors are invited to spend time at Lynch Canyon and Rush Ranch this week and to take part in some of the activities offered by Solano Land Trust and its partners. Lynch Canyon is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Mondays for visitors to picnic, fly kites, see cows and […]

VBS starts at Fairfield church

FAIRFIELD — “Vacation Bible School on Caraway Street” will be available for children in July. The event is hosted by Word of Faith Christian Center at 650 Parker Road in Fairfield. This is a free event open to all children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Pre-K-age children may also attend if accompanied by a parent. Caraway Street […]

Craft fair place to share hobby, business goodies

FAIRFIELD — Hobbies can take over the living room, dining room and the rest of the house pretty fast. Luckily, there are events such as the Summer Extravaganza Craft Fair at the Adult Recreation Center (formerly the Fairfield Senior Center) where people can share their hobby and make a little money. For Nanciann Gregg, her hobby […]

Organizers cancel Armijo summer picnic

FAIRFIELD — The fifth annual Armijo High Alumni summer picnic, scheduled for Saturday, has been canceled. According to the Armijo Alumni Association’s Facebook page, the event, which was scheduled to 2 to 6 p.m. at Rush Ranch and included food, music, games and dancing, was canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. There was no announcement of […]

Fairfield Tomato Festival set for 24th installment

FAIRFIELD — The 24th Annual Fairfield Tomato Festival returns in August. The fruit will be in abundance down Tomato Alley, organizers promised in announcing details of this year’s event. Back by popular demand is food and wine pairing at the Solano County Events Center. Each event will need separate tickets. Also returning is the tomato eating contest […]

Classic Bombshell Beauties wins 4th of July parade sweepstakes

FAIRFIELD — The nonprofit group that supports war veterans, Classic Bombshell Beauties, who were modeling vintage fashions going all the way back to World War I, won the grand sweepstakes as the best overall favorite for this year’s Fourth of July parade in Fairfield, the Fairfield Main Street Association announced Wednesday. The Classic Bombshell Beauties and […]

Event to focus on domestic violence prevention

FAIRFIELD — Domestic violence awareness and prevention is the subject of a Saturday event at Green Valley Community Church, 230 Link Road. The interactive community forum will feature survivors of domestic violence. A community conversation, “I Was An Abuser,” is planned. The free event, which begins at noon, will also include a screening of the […]

PG&E takes down trees in Fairfield as councilwoman, citizen observe

FAIRFIELD — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. contract crews removed trees Wednesday from underneath utility lines at Rockville Hills Regional Park – part of work expected to end Friday and that brought Fairfield Councilwoman Catherine Moy and resident Veronice Cornett to the remote site in the 633-acre park.

Moy said she asked to see legal authority to remove trees that the councilwoman said now number 45.

“They were able to save three of the trees already by just pruning them,” Moy said.

PG&E provided her with documents dating back to the 1940s showing the utility has the right of way underneath the trees, she said.

Cornett said she spent 20 to 25 hours a week at the park and that “It’s important to understand what’s being done” by PG&E.

Fire burns down shed, damages another

FAIRFIELD — There is at least one less shed on the 200 block of Stephens Street after a Wednesday morning fire burned one to the ground and badly damaged a second one, according to the Fairfield Fire Department. The fire, which occurred shortly before 11 a.m., sent a large black plume of smoke into the […]