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Names of 8 to join roster of Solano war dead

FAIRFIELD — Memorial Day is about remembering the true cost of freedom. The eight names added to the Solano County War Memorial in front of the old county courthouse are the price that Solano County paid for fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They join the names of 60 World War I, 332 World War II, […]

Local government meetings to be held this week

Vacaville City Council, 6 p.m. Tuesday, council chamber, 650 Merchant St. Info: www.ci.vacaville.ca.us. Fairfield-Suisun School District, 6 p.m. Thursday, first floor board room at the Central Office, 2490 Hilborn Road, Fairfield. Info: www.fsusd.org. Reach Susan Hiland at 427-6981 or [email protected]

Moms are worthy of celebration more than once a year

FAIRFIELD — Call your mom and tell her you love her and say thanks for everything she’s done for you. It’s not Mother’s Day, but that was the whole point of a celebration Saturday afternoon organized by Belinda Bush of Excellence or Else. Mothers, and women in general, should be celebrated every day. Bush’s business […]

Fiesta Days parade, carnival brings out fun

VACAVILLE — An eager buzz of activity swirled around the downtown area as cars were shined, costumes straightened and last-minute instructions were given to participants in the 58th annual Fiesta Days parade on Saturday.

Looking to bring back an old tradition, the Fiesta Days’ prison returned.

“Basically, if you aren’t wearing Fiesta Days logos, like shirts, pins, etc., then someone can put out a warrant for your ‘arrest’ and we put you in the prison until you pay $1 and put the logo on,” said Mitch Mitchum, Fiesta Days Sheriff.

Solano County to host Memorial Day observances

FAIRFIELD — Solano County residents who want to honor those who died serving their country will have a lot of choices of where they can pay their respects Monday. Every city in the county will host at least one Memorial Day observance, with Vallejo hosting two and Fairfield hosting three. The lead-up to Memorial Day started […]

Holiday traffic troubles start early locally

VACAVILLE — Holiday traffic troubles started early locally, with an overturned big rig blocking an onramp to Interstate 80 Friday morning for more than five hours. Speed was blamed for the accident in which a big rig, transporting glass jars, rolled over and blocked the entire onramp from Cliffside Drive to eastbound I-80, said California Highway […]

Highway 12 project receives transportation award

FAIRFIELD — The Highway 12 Jameson Canyon Widening Project was named Conventional State Highway Project of the Year by the California Transportation Foundation at their 26th Annual Transportation Awards held Thursday in Sacramento, according to a Solano Transportation Authority press release. The project widened a 5.8-mile stretch of Highway 12 through Jameson Canyon from a […]

Flag being flown again in front of Mare Island hospital

VALLEJO — The American flag is flying again in front of the Mare Island hospital, for the first time since 9/11.

Local dignitaries and military veterans joined with Touro University California staff in a special ceremony Friday as the Stars and Stripes was raised on the restored flag pole in front of the historic hospital.

“This is a very important occasion for Touro University California,” said Shelley Berkley, university chief executive officer and senior provost. “Our students came to us and said they would like to see the flag flown again . . .

Earthquake north of Napa felt in Solano County

FAIRFIELD — A 4.1-magnitude earthquake Thursday night 9 miles north of Napa was widely felt but no injuries were reported, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Jessica Turner of the USGS said the 7:53 p.m. earthquake was about 6 miles northeast of Yountville. At 9:15 p.m. on the federal agency’s “Did You Feel It” Web page, which […]

Health, safety major focus of EMS Public Day in Solano

VACAVILLE — Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center hosted a health and safety fair Thursday as the Solano County community celebrated the 2015 Emergency Medical Services Public Day. The event, the sixth of its kind locally, is part of the 41st annual National Emergency Medical Services Week that is being commemorated this week. Kaiser Permanente partnered […]

Memorial service honors Solano peace officers killed in line of duty

FAIRFIELD — Eighteen Solano County peace officers have been killed in the line of duty since 1892.

Those 18 officers, each represented by a star on the county memorial, were honored Wednesday during the annual peace officers’ memorial service at the memorial in front of the Sheriff’s Office on Union Street.

Peace officers from law enforcement agencies throughout the county were joined by family members and local officials at midday for the 26th annual event.

Police plan stepped-up DUI patrols for Memorial Day weekend

FAIRFIELD — A stepped-up effort to stop and arrest drunken or drugged drivers is planned throughout the county during the Memorial Day weekend holiday with the Avoid the 10 Solano County DUI Task Force. The DUI Task Force will deploy officers to DUI/driver’s license checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols while working to increase awareness of the deadly […]

Board gives go-ahead to form committee to review water rates

VACAVILLE — The Solano Irrigation District board of directors moved ahead Tuesday in establishing a committee of customers to review a proposed increase in water rates. The action came in a 4-0 vote by the board, with Director Guido Colla absent. After a proposed rate hike failed to gain approval last month, directors opted to […]

SID board approves 1-year water rate hike, water conservation measures

VACAVILLE — The Solano Irrigation District governing board, after approving water conservation measures, turned its attention Tuesday to trying to cover a looming financial shortfall that stems from reduced water usage. Directors chose to adopt a one-year water rate and capital replacement charge increase. Both measures passed on a 4-0 vote, with Director Guido Colla absent. […]

Coalition honors Solano seniors with Living Legacy awards

VALLEJO — LeRoy Simmerson has a long list of volunteer activities and the hats to prove it.

The 86-year-old Vallejo resident grinned as he toted a mysterious beige canvas bag up to the podium Tuesday to accept his Living Legacy award from the Solano County Senior Coalition.

He took a deep smell of the red rose presented to each of the award recipients and to the joyous surprise of the crowded room, Simmerson pulled from the bag hat after hat representing his volunteer efforts, plopping each on his head amid the clapping and laughter of the audience.

Hike Lynch Canyon to see fireworks around the bay

FAIRFIELD — Solano Land Trust docents have opened registration for their fourth annual Independence Day hike up to the Bay Area Ridge Trail to watch the fireworks around the North Bay. Depending on what visibility the weather provides, hikers will gaze at fireworks in the skies over Solano, Napa, Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco and Contra […]

Veterans schedule Memorial Day services in Winters

WINTERS — The Winters Veterans of Foreign Wars will host Memorial Days services at 10 a.m. Monday at the Winters cemetery on Cemetery Street. The guest speaker is Scott Graf, a Yolo County resident who is a Vietnam War veteran. Chaney Corman, valedictorian of the Winters High School Class of 2015, will recite the Gettysburg Address. […]

Congregation Beth Shalom plans regional music, food event

FAIRFIELD — Cafe Shalom, at Congregation Beth Shalom, will host an event May 31 that includes Jewish food, music, dancing, bake sale and raffle. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1455 Elm St., Napa. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 253-7305 or visit www.cafeshalom.bpt.me. Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected] Follow her […]

Library Foundation extends deadline for tour registration

FAIRFIELD — Tour organizers have extended the signup date to June 1 for the Solano County Library Foundation’s tour to Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia. Travel dates are Sept. 12-22. The tour features harbor cruises, gourmet meals, boutique hotels and specially arranged tours of literary and cultural landmarks. In Seattle the group will visit the […]

Garamendi applauds Coast Guard funding vote

FAIRFIELD — The House of Representatives on Monday passed the Coast Guard and Merchant Marine budgets for the upcoming fiscal year by a unanimous voice vote. Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove and ranking member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, co-authored the bill and welcomed its […]

Free admission to state parks on Memorial Day for military, veterans

FAIRFIELD — California State Parks will honor men and women who have served or are serving in the armed forces this Memorial Day by offering free admission at participating state parks. Participating state parks include 133 parks that are accessible with the “Surf Explorer” annual pass, plus eight state vehicular recreation areas, as well as […]

SID to consider details for new water-rates committee

VACAVILLE — The governing board of the Solano Irrigation District is slated Tuesday to discuss details for establishing a committee of customers to review water rates.

After a proposed water rate increase failed to pass last month, the district’s board of directors opted to form the committee to discuss the rates.

Solano Irrigation District staff is recommending that a letter be mailed to all its customers by Saturday, soliciting volunteers to serve on the committee. The board member representing the division of each service area will make the . . .

Kaiser plans National Cancer Survivors Day event

VALLEJO — Kaiser Permanente will mark National Cancer Survivors Day with its second annual Celebrate Life event in Vallejo. The gathering from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 7 will focus on wellness and living after cancer. It will take place at Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center, 975 Sereno Drive. Members of the public are invited to hear Kaiser […]

Living Legacy awards to honor active, compassionate seniors

FAIRFIELD — Seniors will be feted Tuesday by the Senior Coalition during its annual Living Legacy awards that honor older Solano County residents who have been the shakers, movers and helpers of their communities. Categories include Social Innovation, for a senior 60 and older, who has advocated for social change; Community Spirit, awarded to one person 60 […]

Miss Solano Pageant winners

Mrs. Solano County: Lindsey Demuth Miss Solano County: Carley Fletcher Teen Solano County: Juliana DeContreaus Jr. Teen Solano County: Mikayla Waldron Mrs. Vacaville: Danielle Joiner Miss Vacaville: Stephanie Justino Teen Vacaville: Alyssandra DeContreaus Jr. Teen Vacaville: Grace Vincent Mrs. Fairfield: Quinn Colvin Miss Fairfield: Kelsey Bartlett Teen Fairfield: Alyssa Harrison Jr. Miss Fairfield: Hayley Hodge   […]

Tiaras, triumphs mark Miss Solano Pageant

SUISUN CITY — From what most people know of watching pageants on television, the events are often showcases for smiles, sparkly gowns and high heels. The 2015 Miss Solano competition, hosted Saturday at the Harbor Theatre in Suisun City, featured plenty of sparkles, makeup and hair products, but underneath the mascara and lipstick the competition […]

SID board considers water restrictions

VACAVILLE — The governing board of the Solano Irrigation District on Tuesday will consider implementing water conservation measures. The measures stem from Gov. Jerry Brown’s issuance of an executive order directing the State Water Resource Control Board to impose restrictions on urban water suppliers to achieve a 25-percent reduction in statewide potable urban water usage through […]

Cowboys, cowgirls get decked out for good cause

CORDELIA — The dusty, rural back roads of Old Cordelia are the perfect setting for a barbecue dinner and fundraiser with a cowboy theme. Guests arrived at the ninth annual Denim and Diamonds fundraiser, sponsored by Soroptimist International of Central Solano County, dressed in jeans, cowboy hats, cowboy boots and all things made for the […]

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