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Program to offer home energy assessments

SUISUN CITY — The Rising Sun Energy Center’s California Youth Energy Services program will provide Suisun City residents with no-cost energy and water conservation services through a partnership with Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the City of Suisun City and local water districts this summer. Rising Sun’s program trains and employs people between the ages 15 to 22 […]

Suisun truck driver wins lottery prize

SUISUN CITY — For the second time in a month, a Suisun City resident playing the California Lottery’s $10 Crossword Ca$h Scratchers is walking away with $750,000. It’s also the second time that a store on Sunset Avenue has produced the winning ticket. The two establishments are located six blocks from one other. Pablo Bringas, a truck […]

White sworn in as new Suisun City police commander

SUISUN CITY — Andrew White, who started with the Suisun City Police Department as a volunteer in 2002, was sworn in Tuesday as that department’s new commander. White succeeds Tim Mattos, who was named earlier this year as the city’s new police chief. Mattos lauded White as a law enforcement officer dedicated to Suisun City […]

Suisun City approves General Plan housing update

SUISUN CITY — The Suisun City Council approved its updated General Plan housing element Tuesday night that proposes to change zoning to four sites to increase land available for residential housing. The council had little comment for the update that is required by the state and serves as the blueprint for community growth to 2023. The […]

Suisun housing update plan heads to City Council

SUISUN CITY — The housing element update of the city’s General Plan returns Tuesday to the City Council for final consideration. A public hearing on the matter will take place prior to the council’s vote. The housing element update is required by the state and is part of the General Plan, which serves as the blueprint […]

The Salvation Army seeks Solano volunteers

SUISUN CITY — The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to help participate in the upcoming KrocFest and the summer programs at the organization’s social services offices. The largest need right now is for the KrocFest Monopoly board. A total of 300 volunteer hours are needed to help complete this project for the May 30 event. Skills […]

Mustang Club raises cash to support returning veterans

SUISUN CITY — Veterans who have a tough time transitioning from combat situations back to their regular lives were beneficiaries Saturday of the 31st Annual Biggest Little Car Show at the Suisun City waterfront. The Golden Hills Mustang Club used the drawing from this year’s event to support The Pathway Home Inc. in Yountville. Linden DeFreece, a volunteer for […]

City: 3 groups interested in taking on Harbor Theatre

SUISUN CITY — The underused Harbor Theatre on Suisun City’s waterfront has three groups expressing interest in running the small theater that is located at 720 Main St. next to the Lawler House. Earlier this year, the city put out a request for proposal with a May 7 deadline looking for anyone interested in leasing and/or operating […]

Republic Services schedules Suisun City drop-off day

SUISUN CITY — Republic Services will host the first drop-off day of the year from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday for Suisun City residents who have proof that they live in town. It will take place on the vacant land behind the Sunset Shopping Center adjacent to the Suisun City Post Office. Residents can bring all […]

Transient bicyclist hit by car, injured

SUISUN CITY — A collision Tuesday between a car and bicyclist at Village Drive and Highway 12 ended with the cyclist being taken to a local hospital for examination, according to Suisun City firefighters. The car was turning right at about 3:10 p.m. from Village Drive to Highway 12 when it struck a bicyclist who was trying […]

Artisan fair brings generations of women to Suisun waterfront

SUISUN CITY — A gentle breeze, blue skies and bluegrass music greeted guests at Sunday’s Mother’s Day Artisan Fair at the Suisun waterfront.

Toddlers in strollers, babies in arms and even a few walkers and wheelchairs traversed the concrete around the plaza.

Vendors offered everything from food and candles to jellyfish and artwork.

Nicole MacKinney spent some of her Mother’s Day working. She, her husband and two children, sold Aravah Organics, a product created by her father, she said.

Daughter Isobel, 5, and son Kennon, 12, staffed the front of the booth while Nicole MacKinney and her husband, Brian MacKinney, sat in the back of the booth.

Church plans meet, greet with Fairfield, Suisun City police chiefs

FAIRFIELD — Police chiefs from Fairfield and Suisun City will be at Mount Calvary Baptist Church from 11 to 1 p.m. May 16 as a follow-up to the “Knowing Your Rights” event that took place in January at the church. Fairfield Chief Joe Allio and Suisun City Chief Tim Mattos are set for the meet-and-greet. Patrol […]

Suisun City charts future downtown waterfront uses

SUISUN CITY — Lots of commercial and retail development, multiple-story mixed-use projects that maximize the land that’s available and waterfront development that supports the most use of the waterfront.

That’s what the Suisun City Council said Tuesday that it wants to see its Downtown Waterfront Specific Plan update aim to achieve.

Council members spent much of the meeting going over and refining a series of land use alternatives for the existing vacant sites …

All Montebello residents may soon pay for park, lights, landscaping

SUISUN CITY — All the residents of the Montebello Vista Maintenance Assessment District are going to be asked to vote to pony up more money to allow the district to be able to cover its expenses to maintain the landscaping, street lighting and the park there. The Suisun City Council approved going forward with conducting a vote […]

Railroad crossings to close for maintenance

SUISUN CITY — Local motorists will need to find some detours beginning Saturday as Union Pacific Railroad is closing three street-level traffic crossings in and around Suisun City through May 19. The railroad will be performing routine track maintenance. Crossing closures planned are: Saturday through May 15: Cordelia Road. Tuesday through May 15: Sunset Avenue. May 16-19: […]

Kroc Center to create world’s largest Monopoly game

SUISUN CITY — The Salvation Army’s Kroc Center is going big on one of the most iconic board games in history when it attempts to break the Guinness World Record for the largest Monopoly game board in the world at the third annual KrocFest on May 30. The center’s staff plan to build a 3,721-square-foot outdoor […]

Suisun works to put crimp on homeless encampments

SUISUN CITY — Like adjacent Fairfield, Suisun City police are working to put a crimp in homeless encampments by cleaning them up as quickly as possible and trying to link up their residents with services that will hopefully get them off the street, according to a report to the Suisun City Council by Police Chief Tim Mattos. […]

Suisun council schedules public hearings on waterfront, General Plan updates

SUISUN CITY — A look 20 years into the future is up for public comment at the Suisun City Council meeting Tuesday. Two public hearings – the 2035 General Plan and the Downtown Waterfront Specific Plan Update – are on the agenda. The General Plan update reflects five years of work addressing land use, transportation, public safety […]

Mother’s Day Artisan Fair to return to Suisun waterfront

SUISUN CITY — You can bring Mom to the Mother’s Day Artisan Fair when it returns to Harbor Square on the Suisun City Waterfront from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The event, sponsored by the Suisun City Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District, offers access to more than 50 artists and artisans featuring handcrafted wares that will be […]

Conference speakers encourage girls to follow dreams

SUISUN CITY — Young girls from across the area listened to guest speakers Saturday who encouraged the girls to reach for their dreams during the fourth annual Girls’ Day Conference sponsored by Women Inspiring Girls to Grow Inc. Motivational speaker Jennifer “Miz J” Primous spoke at the Joseph A. Nelson Community Center about achieving and […]

Suisun waterfront site of Mother’s Day celebration

SUISUN CITY — You can bring Mom to the Mother’s Day Artisan Fair when it returns to Harbor Square on the Suisun City Waterfront from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 10. The event, sponsored by the Suisun City Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District, offers access to more than 50 artists and artisans featuring handcrafted wares that will […]

Suisun to host bicycle/pedestrian path cleanup day

SUISUN CITY — The Central County Bikeway through Suisun City will get a bit of a facelift May 16 when local participants in the Kids to Parks & Community Cleanup Day gather to clean up the bikeway between Walmart and McCoy Creek Bridge. Part of the national event, residents are invited to meet at 8 […]

Suisun water agency gets rolling to cut water usage

SUISUN CITY — The Suisun-Solano Water Authority, faced with pending mandatory water use cutbacks, has set to work on how it will get its ratepayers in Suisun City to cut their water use. Residents should expect to learn at the authority’s June 8 meeting the details on how the agency will achieve what is expected to be a […]

Solano County Pageant moves to Harbor Theatre

SUISUN CITY — The Solano County Pageant has a new location this year. The May 16 event will take place at the Harbor Theatre, 720 Main St. The Miss Vacaville Fiesta Days pageant has a new age division, Junior Teen, for those 10-13. The pageant begins at 10:30 a.m. with the Little Miss and Little Mr. Fiesta Days Pageant […]

Suisun library site of free legal clinic

SUISUN CITY — A free legal clinic for people 60 and older is being offered by Legal Services of Northern California from 2 to 3 p.m. May 12, June 9 and July 14 at the Suisun City Library at 601 Pintail Drive. Representatives will talk about housing laws, health rights laws, consumer laws, public benefits laws and […]

Walk MS hits stride along Suisun waterfront

SUISUN CITY — Walk MS and its estimated 400 participants made strides Saturday along the city’s waterfront in the quest to eliminate multiple sclerosis. This was the first year for Deidre Ledford, development manager and special events coordinator for Walk MS, who joined the organization in February. Walk MS is a rallying point of the multiple sclerosis movement, creating […]

Solano cities celebrate Earth Day

FAIRFIELD — Earth Day activities began early Saturday at Armijo High School and continued throughout town at a variety of locations. The Comcast Cares Day brought about 200 employees from the company with another 200 Armijo High School students and parents to help clean up the campus. Comcast Cares Day has been around for about 14 […]

Expo shows Kroc Center fun for whole Framily

SUISUN CITY — Whether it’s friends, family, the point of the second annual Framily Fun Expo, hosted at the Kroc Center in Suisun City, is to show guests from throughout the community that the center is for them. The event, complete with food, music, fitness, games and vendors, offered something for everyone, which was the goal, according […]

Annual MS walk steps off Saturday

SUISUN CITY — The annual Walk MS: Solano County is Saturday at the waterfront area. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The walk begins at 9 a.m. Participants can register online at www.nationalmssociety.org. The local team captain can be reached at 580-1112 or by email at [email protected] Nationally, last year’s walk raised more than $1.4 million. About […]

Suisun police, fire boosters raise $17,000 for public safety

SUISUN CITY — The Suisun City Fire Department will get the money that’s needed to rebuild its aging kitchen and the Suisun City Police Department will get the money to replace aging floor covering in the police station. That’s thanks to the fundraising of the Suisun City Police and Fire Boosters Association, which raised the money to make these improvements. […]

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