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The Leaven to open center in Parkway Gardens

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From page A1 | July 25, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — The Leaven, which works with children throughout Solano County to improve academic performance and keep them out of gangs, will host an Aug. 5 event at Parkway Gardens to announce opening its new center at the condominium development.

Rep. John Garamendi and Fairfield Mayor Harry Price are among special guests scheduled to be at the clubroom at 135 Del Paso Court for the 2 p.m. event.

The new center will be The Leaven’s 10th such site and is made possible in part because of support from Kaiser Permanente, CarMax and Jelly Belly Charities.

“This is going to be a real community celebration,” Mark Lillis, executive director of The Leaven, said. “Parkway Gardens is a very important neighborhood.”

“We’re just another piece in the good things that are already going on at Parkway Gardens,” Lillis said.

Noting that Aug. 5 is National Night Out, he said the afternoon event will be an early start to activities on that date.

The Leaven shares Jesus Christ’s love with their neighbors through tutoring and mentoring in some of the city’s most needy neighborhoods, according to a press release from the nonprofit.

With centers throughout California, The Leaven helps change the lives of children throughout our state, starting in Fairfield where this growing organization began, according to the press release.

Each of The Leaven’s centers is created in partnership with the local community – including businesses, public safety, local government, school administrators and teachers, church groups and concerned neighbors.

In addition to helping children succeed in school, The Leaven’s programs reduce crime and better the neighborhoods they serve, said the press release, which added that with partners across California, The Leaven is “helping kids and communities rise.”

Addition of The Leaven to the neighborhood represents the latest development in a push by the city, police, residents and community groups to combat deadly crime at Parkway Gardens.

A man was shot and killed Jan. 3 at the Fairfield development and two people were killed in a parking lot during a March 7, 2012, gunfight. A Dec. 9, 2013, shooting left a man wounded about 15 feet from the community pool.

Each of the fatal shootings prompted campaigns to make the neighborhood safe for residents and guests.

The situation at the 240-unit condominium complex, which was built in the 1970s, was not the same after the 2012 double-homicide as it was after January’s fatal shooting.

A Solano County Superior Court judge appointed a receiver after Janice Eaton, who lives at Parkway Gardens, filed a 2013 legal challenge to the homeowners association. The association, on which Eaton once served as a director, failed to maintain the required five-member board, and the city of Fairfield in a later filing stated that the lack of a board affects the ability to police crime and enforce city codes at the development.

Glen Faison contributed to this report. Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or [email protected]

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  • CD BrooksJuly 25, 2014 - 5:34 am

    Lambs to slaughter???

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  • 2realJuly 25, 2014 - 5:46 am

    Hey CD, you tired of hearin about parkway gardens yet!? Im sick of it. That place aint changed a bit and never will. Its a very important place? Only important to the homicide detectives because it ensures they have a job.

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  • TracyJuly 25, 2014 - 1:35 pm

    You are very negative individuals I live in Parkway am not on aid work 6 days a week , there are shootings all over fairfield good lord you must be bored or just have no lives !!!!

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  • truth'nJuly 25, 2014 - 6:46 am

    Lesson Learned: Commit a Crime and others will give you free stuff. Free BBQ, Free Babysitting, Free Free Free, unless of course you are a taxpayer and donate to what little earned income you keep to certain charities.

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  • UnabashedProgressiveJuly 25, 2014 - 2:55 pm

    If this wasn't about a Christian organization this story wouldn't be here. I see some church-state lines getting blurrier with this group.

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  • PeaceJuly 25, 2014 - 5:24 pm

    Leave it to a liberal to be worried about how those terrible Christians are taking over government and not about trying to help those kids.

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  • Mr. PracticalJuly 25, 2014 - 7:04 pm

    Peace. I don't think that's what he or she is saying. I'm not still not sure I understand the comment since The Leaven is funded through private donations.

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  • PeaceJuly 25, 2014 - 10:11 pm

    Mr. Practical, you're right. The Levan is funded by private donations. I just find it interesting that an "unabashed progressive" would express concerns over blurred church-state lines rather than how effective the Levan has been at helping kids and reducing crime in our community. Its also interesting that somehow because its a Christian organization, its a bad thing. This organization is a great example of a group seeing a need, and doing something about it. It doesn't fit the liberal way of doing things by creating a Government program.

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