1 2 3 156

Putah Creek Council seeks volunteers to help harvest acorns

WINTERS — The Putah Creek Council is seeking volunteers to help harvest acorns Sept. 12 at Bobcat Ranch in Winters. This is a Yolo Creek and Community Partnership event, sponsored by the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, according to a council press release. The oaks grown from the acorns will be planted along Putah Creek and […]

New ideas pay off for Solano County Fair, says general manager

FAIRFIELD — New ideas and new approaches paid off for the Solano County Fair this year, the Board of Supervisors was told in a report Tuesday. The report recapped the county fair in Vallejo, as well as Solano’s exhibit at the California State Fair. New ideas and new approaches at the county fair were aimed […]

Benicia Film Festival returns for 2nd installment

BENICIA — The Benicia Arts and Culture Commission will host its second annual film festival Friday through Sunday, during which dozens of short films will be screened. The festival opens Friday with a gala at the Benicia Arsenal’s commanding officer’s quarters, 1 Commandant’s Lane. About 13 short films will be shown. Several filmmakers will be present […]

Wordsmith takes his church to high-risk neighborhoods

FAIRFIELD — He’s dealing – in neighborhoods around the county and country. Wordsmith, aka David Derf, doesn’t want money for what he’s pushing. He’s giving away hope for free. The Vacaville resident is the man known as the The Neighborhood HOPE Dealer. HOPE is an acronym for Helping Others Prosper Eternally. School gyms, juvenile halls and gatherings in high-risk neighborhoods […]

Bands give up the funk at Vacaville festival

VACAVILLE — The City of Vacaville surveyed residents about what types of events they’d like to see in the community. Turns out, they gotta have the funk. The second annual Funk Fest, held Saturday night at Vacaville’s Andrews Park, was a direct response to those survey efforts by the city. According to the city’s Special […]

Quail Ridge Reserve site of scheduled hike

LAKE BERRYESSA — Members of the Quail Ridge Wilderness Conservancy are organizing the walk from 2 to 6 p.m. Sept. 12 through the hills that surround Lake Berryessa. A reserve is located on the peninsula at the southern end of Lake Berryessa and features California native grasses, shrubs and trees on ground that makes for an easy walk, […]

Solano Coastal Cleanup Day options abundant

FAIRFIELD — The California Coastal Commission’s 31st annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, the state’s largest volunteer event, will take Sept. 19 with more than 875 locations statewide and nearly 60 cleanup sites in Solano County where residents can donate a few hours to help with the effort. Locations in Solano County include the various waterways, bays, lakes and creeks, according […]

Birthday party fundraiser set to boost Boys & Girls Club

VALLEJO — Christina Baird, author of “How Far Will I Run,” will celebrate her birthday Oct. 17 with Continentals of Omega Boys & Girls Club. The birthday girl’s goal is to raise money in lieu of gifts for the Boys & Girls Club while reliving childhood memories of playing elementary school recess games. A nominal cash […]

Supervisors approve $2M upgrade to sheriff’s dispatch center

FAIRFIELD — The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to spend up to $2 million to upgrade the Solano County’s sheriff’s dispatch center on Union Street. Their action sets the stage for a possible countywide consolidation of fire dispatch operations in the future. The decision follows a Solano County grand jury report in June that […]

Sheriff’s Office partners with charter school to help reduce repeat offenders

FAIRFIELD — The Solano County Sheriff’s Office will partner with a charter school to expand education in county jails with a specific goal in mind: to reduce repeat offenders. Solano County hopes to see a reduction in the recidivism rate similar to what other counties have experienced with Five Keys Charter Schools. Such a decrease would result in […]

Appellant prevails in plans to subdivide land north of Vacaville

FAIRFIELD — Brian West prevailed Tuesday in his plans to subdivide a 21.66-acre parcel at the corner of Cantelow and English Hills roads north of Vacaville. His request to divide the property into four lots, with three 2.5-acre parcels and one 14.16-acre parcel, had gone before the Solano County zoning administrator and Planning Commission before […]

Supervisors OK changes to county Events Center use fees

FAIRFIELD — The Solano County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved modifications to the fee schedule for use of the county Events Center. The modification provides a government rate for government agencies and nonprofit organizations that are hosted by a county department. The rate is based on the cost recovery rate charged to county departments […]

Solano governments schedule various meeting

FAIRFIELD — A number of local governments will conduct the public’s business this week. The schedule includes: Solano County Board of Supervisors, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, board chamber, Solano County Government Center, 675 Texas St., Fairfield. Info: www.solanocounty.com. Fairfield City Council Measure P Oversight Committee, 4 p.m. Tuesday, City Council office, fourth floor, City Hall, 1000 Webster […]

Festival de la Isla has just the right amount of spice

VACAVILLE — It was a party, done island style.

The 14th annual Festival de la Isla, a celebration of Puerto Rican culture and traditions, was held at Pena Adobe Park Saturday afternoon, although the festival attendees might say the event was less like a festival and more like a family reunion.

“If there’s someone you haven’t seen for 10 years, you can come here and probably find them,” said event coordinator Linda August. “A lot of people have started having their family reunions here at the festival.”

Supervisors consider $2M plan to enhance dispatch center

FAIRFIELD — Solano County supervisors on Tuesday will consider approving up to $2 million for changes to the Sheriff’s Office’s dispatch center. The money would go for dispatch hardware, software upgrades and minor building modifications to the dispatch facility at 520 Union Ave., according to a county staff report. Proposed changes follow a Solano County […]

Solano County supervisors to hear of charter school’s services for inmates

FAIRFIELD — A report on a charter school’s program to provide services to inmates of the Solano County jail will be presented Tuesday to the Board of Supervisors. It is just an informational item on the agenda and does not require action by the board. Supervisors will hear about a charter school agreement the Sheriff’s […]

Solano board to conduct public hearing on plan to split rural Vacaville parcel

FAIRFIELD — The Solano County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to conduct a public hearing Tuesday in a dispute over the subdivision of some property north of Vacaville. Brian West is appealing the county Planning Commission’s decision to overturn the zoning administrator’s approval to subdivide a 21.66-acre parcel at the northeast corner at the intersection of Cantelow and […]

Thomson seeks residents for advisory roles

FAIRFIELD — Solano County Supervisor Skip Thomson is seeking applications from people who live in the 5th District and are interested in serving in a citizen advisory role to the Board of Supervisors as a representative on various advisory boards and committees. Thomson currently has an opening on the Solano County Fair and mental health boards. The […]

Wolk rail safety bill passes Legislature, awaits governor’s consideration

FAIRFIELD — Minimum two-person crews will be required with legislation the state Assembly approved Thursday that will protect communities along rail lines and railroad workers by requiring trains and light engines carrying freight within California to operate with an adequate crew, said state Sen. Lois Wolk, the bill’s author. The bill now goes to the […]

State reports Solano unemployment rate up slightly

FAIRFIELD — The unemployment rate in Solano County was up slightly in July, according to state Employment Development Department data released Friday. Solano County’s jobless rate hit 6.2 percent for the month, up from a revised 5.9 percent in June, which was comparable to an annual month-to-month uptick that is attributed partly to students entering […]

Solano 4-H clubs seek new members

FAIRFIELD — 4-H clubs throughout Solano County are registering new members and adult volunteer leaders. The Solano County 4-H Youth Development Program includes 12 4-H clubs, with more than 500 members. The 4-H clubs that serve Solano County include the clubs listed for their respective communities: Dixon: Dixon Ridge, Maine Prairie, Roving Clovers and Tremont. Fairfield/Suisun City: Suisun […]

Solano County DUI Task Force ramps up holiday effort

FAIRFIELD — The Solano County DUI Task Force is ramping up its enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on drunken driving that begins Friday, according to a task force press release. The high-profile campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, will run 18 days through Labor Day on Sept. 7, the release said. […]

Wolk, others question Delta tunnels plan

FAIRFIELD — Years after it was first proposed, the Delta tunnels project remains riddled with unanswered questions, state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, said in a press release about an informational hearing of the Senate Select Committee on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta that took place Tuesday in the state capital. Wolk chairs the committee, which hosted a panel of experts […]

Online farmers market opens for season

FAIRFIELD — The Solano Grown Online Marketplace has opened for the season. Customers at the online farmers market have the convenience of buying from home to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables and other products grown in Solano County, according to a press release from Solano Community College. The service, which continues through October, allows people to select goods […]

Solano County offers free child support workshops

FAIRFIELD — The Solano County Department of Child Support Services has scheduled another round of workshops to help parents and other family members have a better understanding of the child support process. The free workshops take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Solano County Department of Child Support Services, 435 Executive Court North […]

City crews continue repairs on water line breaks

VALLEJO — City work crews restored water service and finished repairs Monday morning after a water main rupture nearly four days earlier that affected the south half of town. The rupture occurred Friday night in a section of water line that was at least 80 years old, a city official said. The specific area of […]

Experts take up Delta tunnels in talk available live online

FAIRFIELD — Unanswered questions about the twin tunnels proposal will be discussed Tuesday when experts try to determine whether the proposal is good for California, State Sen. Lois Wolk says. The Senate Select Committee on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta will host the discussion in the state Capitol. Wolk, D-Davis, is chairwoman of the committee. Two proposed […]

New group, 100 Women Who Care, takes shape in Solano County

FAIRFIELD — A new organization is forming in the area called 100 Women Who Care about Solano County. The organization’s goal is support local communities by contributing to Solano County charities as a group to increase the impact. Membership is open to women who can attend four, one-hour meetings a year, and pledge $100 a […]

Group ready to make Lake Solano Park educational materials available to visitors

WINTERS — Lake Solano Docent Cathi Christo and Putah Creek Council Education Coordinator Karin Petrites will offer the use of various educational materials Saturday to assist visitors in learning about wildlife and natural resources at Lake Solano Park. They will roam the park with a cart full of materials beginning at 9 a.m., according to a […]

Northern Solano Democratic Club schedules mixer

FAIRFIELD — A Northern Solano Democratic Club mixer will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at Niche Cafe, 2460 Hilborn Road. The event offers an opportunity to meet with Solano County Democrats – including members and guests from the Young Dems to the Northern Solano Democrat Club. For information about cost to attend […]

1 2 3 156