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Suisun City police log: Feb. 4, 2016

3:34 p.m. — Reckless driver, PINTAIL DRIVE / WIGEON WAY 3:34 p.m. — Hit-and-run property damage, SPOONBILL LANE / PINTAIL DRIVE 10:12 p.m. — Assault, NEWPORT WAY

Gritty thriller honors local policewoman/artist, her sister

Have you ever seen Suisun City mentioned multiple times in a mainstream book published by one of the “big houses?” Incidentally, by an author who has lived in Japan for more than two decades? Me either – until I picked up Barry Lancet’s thriller “Pacific Burn” from Simon & Schuster to review for my Daily Republic book […]

‘For Colored Girls . . .’ explores human condition

SUISUN CITY — The subjects in Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf” are tough to tackle. Rape, abandonment, abortion and domestic violence are featured in the stories told by seven women. “A lot of the pieces are heavy, but it’s not a dark piece,” said Tia Madison, […]

Deadline nears for California Association of Student Councils program applications

FAIRFIELD — The deadline for high school students to apply to the California Association of Student Councils for the Student Advisory Board on Legislation in Education is Feb. 12. This is a three-day program in Sacramento for a select group of high school students to take place Feb. 22-24. Students create and present refined proposals to the […]

Couples: Share ‘your’ song

FAIRFIELD — Cupid strikes in many ways, one of them being through music. The Daily Republic wants to hear from couples what “their” song is. Maybe you love an oldie, but goodie, such as the 1962 Ray Charles hit “I Can’t Stop Loving You.” Or, your musical ear may prefer the harmony of the Gibb brothers […]

Jubilee returns to Vacaville for 29th annual gala

VACAVILLE — The 29th Solano Wine & Food Jubilee returns to Vacaville for 2016. The event is April 23 at the Sunrise Event Center at 620 Orange Drive. The venue opened late last year and features chandeliers, marble floors and cherry wood paneling. Ticket-holders will experience some of the things they’ve come to love about Wine & […]

Suisun City may need new Christmas tree

SUISUN CITY — Suisun City may need to get a new Christmas tree to grace the annual Christmas on the Waterfront celebration. The present one that is growing at the east end of Solano Street is looking decidedly brown, especially on its east side, since city officials figure it got frost-shocked a year ago. “It is looking in […]

Deadline looms for Suisun fireworks sales applications

SUISUN CITY — If you want to be one of the local community groups or nonprofits who get to sell fireworks in Suisun City, you have until 5 p.m. Thursday to get your application paperwork  in. So far, five or six Suisun City-based groups have applied and some are groups that staffed fireworks sales booths […]

Time to apply for Assist-A-Grad scholarships

FAIRFIELD — Assist-A-Grad Scholarship Foundation Inc. has opened the application process for graduating seniors. The deadline for applications is March 4. Students must have their applications turned in to their high school college and career center office or counseling office. Student interviews are scheduled in the evening April 11-14 at Armijo High School. Application packets […]

The Leaven plans event to support military

SUISUN CITY — The Leaven will host a Leaven Gives Back event in support of the troops at 4 p.m. Feb. 11 at The Leaven Village Center at 504 Civic Center Blvd. Children from The Leaven’s after-school programs will create Valentine’s Day cards for airmen stationed at Travis Air Force Base. Leaven Gives Back was created to […]

Solano deputies arrest Suisun City man for deadly 2012 shooting

SUISUN CITY — A Suisun City man, suspected in the fatal shooting of a man who was helping his girlfriend deliver newspapers almost four years ago, was in jail Tuesday after being arrested the previous day. Daniel Jimenez Diaz, 30, was spotted in the area of Anderson Drive at about 4:15 p.m. Monday, according to the Solano County Sheriff’s Office and […]

Suisun council approves new employee contracts

SUISUN CITY — The Suisun City Council approved new contracts with its city employee unions Tuesday that will give them 5 percent salary raises over the next two years. The agreements are with the Suisun City Employees Association, the Suisun City Management and Professional Employees Association, the Suisun City Police Officers Association, management and employees not […]

Sales tax plan to pay for Solano road repair moves a step closer to June ballot

FAIRFIELD — A new sales tax plan to pay for road repair in Solano County is one step closer to appearing on the June ballot.

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to introduce an ordinance for the measure to impose a half-cent sales tax countywide for five years that could provide funding for the repair and . . .

County backs deal with Mission Solano to provide housing

FAIRFIELD — A 20-year purchase agreement for 20 transitional housing beds at the Mission Solano Bridge to Life Center to be used for Solano County Health and Social Services clients was approved by a unanimous vote Tuesday of the Board of Supervisors. The agreement, at a cost to the county of $300,000, will provide for […]

AARP offers free tax preparation across Solano County

FAIRFIELD — Free tax help is available through April 15 for people of all ages through Tax-Aide, a program of the AARP Foundation offered in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service and the California Franchise Tax Board. The program provides free, nationwide tax counseling services. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained in cooperation with the IRS to offer […]

Parent info sessions set for B. Gale Wilson bilingual immersion program

FAIRFIELD — The Spanish-English Dual Immersion Program at B. Gale Wilson will host parent informational sessions in February. This is a program for kindergartners through eighth-graders where children are taught in both English and Spanish and leave the program as bilingual, biliterate young adults. The program includes lessons in math, science and social studies. The parent informational sessions for families […]

Couples: Share ‘your’ song

FAIRFIELD — Cupid strikes in many ways, one of them being through music. The Daily Republic wants to hear from couples what “their” song is. Maybe you love an oldie, but goodie, such as the 1962 Ray Charles hit “I Can’t Stop Loving You.” Or, your musical ear may prefer the harmony of the Gibb brothers […]

Suisun City police log: Feb. 1, 2016

7:20 a.m. — Vandalism, 1100 block of KELLOGG STREET 7:26 a.m. — Vehicle burglary, 200 block of CLEARBROOK COURT 9:09 a.m. — Fraud, 800 block of TREE DUCK WAY 12:07 p.m. — Burglary, 1600 block of HICKAM CIRCLE 2:57 p.m. — Trespassing, 300 block of WALTERS ROAD 3:36 p.m. — Fraud, 700 block of MADONNA DRIVE

Suisun City police log: Jan, 31, 2016

12:06 a.m. — Noise disturbance, 200 block of CLOVERLEAF CIRCLE 12:10 a.m. — Physical fight, 700 block of MAIN STREET 1:13 a.m. — Noise disturbance, 900 block of PEPPERWOOD STREET 1:57 a.m. — Domestic violence, 800 block of CACKLING DRIVE 2:22 a.m. — Noise disturbance, HARBOR PLAZA 3:52 a.m. — Physical fight, 500 block of […]

Sexism, criticism of junkets and ‘club’ kept her from board presidency, Moy says

FAIRFIELD — Catherine Moy says sexism, along with her opposition to junkets and a club mentality, led to a Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District board majority vote against her for president – assertions former board president Pete Sanchez disputes. “I am shocked and disappointed in this kind of behavior,” Fairfield Councilwoman Moy said of the Jan. 25 […]

Board to view design changes for new Solano College science building

ROCKVILLE — A look at design changes for the new science building at the Fairfield-area campus, which could cost $6 million, is included on the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting of the Solano Community College governing board. The meeting also includes a budget update by Yulian Ligioso, Solano College’s vice president of Finance and Administration, and progress […]

Solano libraries exhibit quilts to mark Black History Month

FAIRFIELD — Solano County libraries will celebrate Black History Month by exhibiting the work of the Quilting Sisters at all eight branches. The Quilting Sisters group has been gathering for 15 years, and its members teach, encourage and support each other as they produce their work, according to a library press release. Members of the Quilting Sisters […]

Council expected to vote on labor agreements Tuesday

SUISUN CITY — Employee agreements go before the city council 7 p.m. Tuesday. All are on the consent calendar. Such items generally require little or no discussion and are often acted upon in one motion. Tentative agreements with three bargaining units call for a 2 percent raise in July and 1.5 percent in January and […]

Meet set for Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Commission

FAIRFIELD — The Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Commission will meet from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the County Administration Center, 675 Texas St. in Conference Room 6003. The commission meeting will feature two presentations, including “Bring your A game,” a youth mentorship project for local business owners, and “2B Successful,” a youth facilities restorative […]

Suisun City police log: Jan. 30, 2016

1:16 a.m. — Hit-and-run property damage, 1200 block of PINTAIL DRIVE 2:26 a.m. — Drunken driver, 800 block of HARRIER DRIVE 8:19 a.m. — Vehicle burglary, 200 block of CLEARBROOK COURT 9:05 a.m. — Verbal disturbance, 700 block of SUNSET AVENUE 9:33 a.m. — Fraud, 500 block of MONTEREY DRIVE 11:52 a.m. — Reckless driver, […]

Green Valley students get glimpse into future

FAIRFIELD — Talyssa Tucker wasn’t expecting to participate in a class Thursday at Armijo High School. She was one of 20 Green Valley Middle School students there to shadow students in the school’s International Baccalaureate program. The eighth-grader, along with others in the room, heard a presentation in an honors English class on the Selma […]

VEX Robotics returns for more challenges

FAIRFIELD — The excitement of the participants of the VEX Robotics competition ran like electricity through the air of the gym at Grange Middle School on Saturday. The kids were having fun and it showed. The VEX Robotics Competition, presented by the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation, is the ultimate science, technology, engineering and mathematics activity […]

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