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Caltrans begins work to repave I-780

VALLEJO — Initial work for a major repair project is underway on a 7-mile section of Interstate 780 between Benicia and Vallejo. The work includes overlay and pavement repair to both directions of the roadway, according to the California Department of Transportation. Crews are scheduled to work weeknights through Aug. 8, sealing cracks in the […]

County offers workshops on child support process

FAIRFIELD — Another series of workshops to help parents and other family members better understand the child support process are being offered by the Solano County Department of Child Support Services. The free workshops take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Solano County Department of Child Services, 435 Executive Court North. The compromise […]

Cal Fire: Wragg Fire 85 percent contained, evacuations lifted

FAIRFIELD — The Wragg Fire north of Vacaville was 85 percent contained Thursday night, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, which earlier in the evening lifted the last remaining mandatory evacuations. It has burned more than 11 square miles in Solano County, according to The Associated Press, with 7,900 acres scorched. Containment […]

Wildfires continue to cause problems in NorCal region

NAPA — Crews battling the toughest of several wildfires burning across the state held their ground Wednesday, keeping a blaze east of California’s Napa Valley from jumping any more containment lines, fire officials said. The Wragg Fire, which has burned for a week, has charred more than 11 square miles in Solano County. It jumped […]

Fire crews battle triple-digit temps to gain control of Wragg Fire

VACAVILLE — Fire crews battled in triple-digit heat Wednesday to gain control of the Wragg Fire as the massive wildfire north of Vacaville entered its second week. The fire had burned 7,500 acres and was 80 percent contained, according to figures released late Wednesday by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. It has burned more […]

Solano County Fair opens 66th year of fun and fair food

VALLEJO — Ruth Forney has been coming to the opening day of the Solano County Fair since she was a little girl and this year was no different.

“Some things are just tradition,” Forney said as she waited for the gates to open at 3 p.m. Wednesday for the 66th Annual Solano County Fair to start its five-day run that ends Sunday night.

Forney said the list of things she was looking forward to was pretty simple.

“It is just the walking around, looking at the sights, enjoying the fair scenery,” she said.

Solano seeks centenarians to honor

FAIRFIELD — Solano County is planning a ceremony to honor residents who are 100 years old or older. This year marks the ninth year the Board of Supervisors, in conjunction with the Senior Coalition of Solano County, will pay tribute to Solano County centenarians, the county said in a press release. “Centenarians are beacons of […]

Portion of Highway 113 closed after accident

DIXON — A portion of Highway 113 was closed Wednesday after a two-vehicle crash. One of the vehicles hit a nearby utility pole in the incident that happened north of Midway Road, according to California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Chris Parker. No one was injured. The roadway was closed between Midway Road and the Dixon city limits from […]

Free workshops help cope with chronic conditions

FAIRFIELD — Chronic disease takes a toll on peoples’ lives, causing pain, disability, decreased physical activity and poor emotional health. To help those with chronic conditions, Solano Public Health offers free Healthier Living workshops where adults learn to manage their symptoms and maintain active and fulfilling lives. “Dealing daily with conditions such as depression, diabetes, […]

Solano sizzles as mercury hits triple digits

FAIRFIELD — A warm front hit Solano County this week, pushing temperatures into triple digits and contributing to air quality issues. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued a Spare the Air alert for Wednesday, as did the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District. The temperature in Vacaville hit 104 degrees Tuesday afternoon and was […]

Solano puts limits on noise-making devices for crop protection

FAIRFIELD — Solano County has put a limit on the use of noise-making devices for crop protection in unincorporated areas of the county. The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday that restricts the use of the devices. There was no such limitation for use of the devices in the previous ordinance, according to […]

Vehicle crash sparks roadside fire

DIXON — A vehicle crash at Porter Road and Pitt School Road set the vegetation on fire, closing down the road early Tuesday evening, according to the California Highway Patrol. The vehicle with three people in it apparently rolled over and caught fire shortly before 7:30 p.m., which then set the dry vegetation on fire. One […]

Wragg Fire flares up, forces more evacuations

VACAVILLE — Mandatory evacuations were ordered after the south side of the Wragg Fire flared up at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday and grew to nearly 7,000 acres.

The fire was 80 percent contained at 1 p.m. when it “slopped over” the first and secondary fire lines on Pleasants Ridge just north of Miller Canyon, according to Rick Vogt of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

Officials hope to gain news about Solano360 project next month

FAIRFIELD — Solano County officials hope to receive some significant information about the Solano360 project next month when they meet with representatives of Solano Community Development LLC. The county entered into a nine-month exclusive right-to-negotiate agreement with Solano Community Development in May after reviewing the firm’s presentation on development of the 149-acre fairgrounds site in […]

Completion ceremony set for Center for Positive Change

VALLEJO — The Probation Department’s Center for Positive Change will host a summer completion ceremony Wednesday to honor 41 high-risk offender clients who have successfully completed the center’s program. The event, which is open to the public, will start at 4 p.m. at Solano Community College, 545 Columbus Parkway in Vallejo. For more information, contact Ruben […]

Board acts on delinquent accounts for garbage service

FAIRFIELD — The Solano County Board of Supervisors took action Tuesday on delinquent accounts for garbage collection, disposal and recycling services in unincorporated areas of the county. In a series of four rapid-fire public hearings, which drew no response, the board voted unanimously to act on the accounts for residents in the unincorporated areas of […]

Solano jurist to receive award from state Judicial Council

FAIRFIELD — The Judicial Council of California in Sacramento announced last week that Judge David E. Power will receive a distinguished service award. The award is the highest honor given by the Judicial Council to judges who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and made significant contributions to the administration of justice, according to a press release about […]

Firefighters continue to gain ground in fight to contain Wragg Fire

VACAVILLE — Firefighters continued Monday to make steady gains to contain a massive wildfire that started Wednesday afternoon near Lake Berryessa in Napa County and quickly grew to include swaths of Solano and Yolo counties. Spread of the Wragg Fire remained checked Monday at 6,591 acres but containment increased during the day to 75 percent, according to […]

Hot weather prompts summer’s 1st smog-based Spare the Air alert

FAIRFIELD — The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for Tuesday, its first such alert for smog in 2015. Light winds combined with high temperatures and motor vehicle exhaust are expected to contribute to unhealthy ozone accumulation Tuesday in the Bay Area, the district said in a press […]

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Central Solano governments post meeting schedules

FAIRFIELD — Local governments have a number of public meetings scheduled this week, with one notable cancellation. They include: Rio Vista Public Safety Committee, 4 p.m. Monday, City Council chamber, One Main St. Info: www.riovistacity.com/public-safety-commission-agenda/ Rio Vista Parks and Recreation Commission, 6 p.m. Monday, City Council chamber, One Main St. Info: www.riovistacity.com/recreation-commission. Solano County Board of […]

Nature group plans teen hike, swim at Lake Berryessa

LAKE BERRYESSA — Tuleyome Home Place Adventures is offering a guided youth hike and swim Friday at Lake Berryessa. Participants will have a chance to explore the trails and waters of Lake Berryessa with rangers from the Bureau of Reclamation, according to a press release for the event. The rangers will lead the interpretive hike and […]

Vallejo event shares Native culture with families, neighbors

VALLEJO — In Solano County, names like Sem Yeto and Suisun are reminders that this area – indeed, like all of America at one point – was populated by Native American tribes. In different parts of the United States, where reservation lands are more commonplace, evidence of that once-prevalent Native American culture is more obvious […]

Cal Fire hopes for full containment of Wragg Fire by Tuesday

FAIRFIELD — State fire officials reported Sunday that the Wragg Fire, burning in portions of Solano, Yolo and Napa counties, has been 65 percent contained. Fire crews were able to complete and damage inspection and have revised some previously reported figures. The fire’s overall scope has been adjusted down from 6,900 acres as was previously […]

Chinese exchange students, host families meet

SUISUN VALLEY — China and the United States are two of the largest economies – both in terms of production and consumption – in the world.

Given the different societal identities of each country, and with a long history of strained political relations, reconciling the cultural overlap that is destined to happen between the two nations in the future is a difficult task.

A group of Chinese students arrived Sunday afternoon at the Solano Community College campus to meet their local host families . . .

Camping event allows residents to pitch tents close to home

VACAVILLE — Camping usually means loading up the car, making a long drive and roughing it in the deep wilderness. But not always. Area residents who took part in the Community Camp Out in Pena Adobe Park had a chance Saturday to experience everything camping has to offer – tents, hikes, meals cooked over an open fire, roasted […]

Cal Fire, allied agencies gaining upper hand on Wragg Fire

WINTERS — State and regional fire officials stopped short of a victory dance Saturday during a town hall meeting as firefighters from across the state gained the upper hand on a massive wildfire. Instead they took the opportunity to address a group made up primarily of people evacuated as a result of the Wragg Fire to explain […]

Board to get update on Solano360 project

FAIRFIELD — An update on the Solano360 project will be presented to the Solano County Board of Supervisors during its meeting Tuesday. The county on May 1 entered into a nine-month exclusive right to negotiate agreement with Solano Community Development LLC after reviewing the firm’s presentation on development of the 149-acre fairgrounds site in Vallejo. County […]

Quail Canyon water once again safe to drink

FAIRFIELD — The Solano Irrigation District has tested the water in Quail Canyon and deemed it to be safe to drink. The district had previously issued a warning to residents of Quail Canyon urging them not use water for cooking or drinking after the Wragg Fire knocked out power to their water treatment system. Power was […]

Solano board to consider fee, liens for delinquent trash service accounts

FAIRFIELD — The Solano County Board of Supervisors will conduct a series of public hearings during its Tuesday meeting to consider imposing a fee and property tax liens for more than 200 delinquent trash collection accounts with a combined unpaid balance almost $53,000. The services are for residents in the unincorporated areas of Fairfield, Suisun City, Vacaville, Rio […]

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