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City Council free to select attorney in Vacaville

VACAVILLE — The City Council is free to fill the position of city attorney in any manner it chooses, said Gerald Hobrecht, who will retire from the job July 31. No ordinance, law or rule governs how a city attorney is appointed, Hobrecht said. In a report for Tuesday’s council meeting, he said the estimated […]

Senior Scam Stopper workshop set in Solano

VACAVILLE — A free Senior Scam Stopper workshop will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at Brookdale Vacaville senior living, located at 1111 Ulatis Drive. The event will explain the many ways people are commonly ripped off, including involving home and auto repair fraud, foreign lotteries and identity theft, state Assemblyman Jim Frazier’s office […]

Good News: SWAT, NorthBay donate sporting gifts to adopted schools

Fairview Elementary in Fairfield and Padan Elementary in Vacaville received a belated Christmas gift in January –new athletic equipment thanks to donations by Solano County Success is Working All Together and NorthBay Healthcare. SWAT is a girls’ softball organization whose goal is to provide an affordable, competitive environment for girls in Solano County to play ball in tournaments across […]

Good News: Willis Jepson earns model school designation

The Vacaville School District’s Willis Jepson Middle School is among the list of 13 distinguished California schools honored with the 2016 Schools To Watch: Taking Center Stage Model School award. A ceremony will occur Feb. 24 at Willis Jepson Middle School to honor the staff and students. California Schools to Watch: Taking Center Stage is a statewide program […]

Singer-Songwriters competition set to start

VACAVILLE — Start honing those vocal pipes and fine-turning those lyrics. The Vacaville Singer-Songwriters competition kicks off Wednesday in downtown Vacaville. The competition continues Wednesdays through March 9. The finals are March 16. The event takes place at a different location each week and is open to solo acts, duos or trios. Space restrictions prohibit a […]

Benicia Ballet continues silver anniversary celebration

VACAVILLE — Benicia Ballet Theatre continues to celebrate its 25th anniversary with performances of “Menagerie,” featuring Camille Saint-Saens’ “The Carnival of the Animals.” Dance variations will be set to music from Schumann and Mozart. The Symphony Orchestra of Northern California, a mentoring orchestra affiliated with Solano Community College music, will perform live throughout the program. […]

Youth musicians, singers stars of annual symphony show

FAIRFIELD — Solano County’s young musicians will shine next weekend as the Solano Symphony Orchestra presents its annual Salute to Youth concert. The string players from Vacaville High School’s Premiere Orchestra will join the symphony in a performance of Purcell’s “The Fairy Queen Suite.” Members of the wind ensemble of Vanden High School will join […]

Travis firefighters schedule fundraisers

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE — Six of Travis Air Force Base’s firefighters will step up for a good cause next month. Actually, 1,356 steps, or 69 flights of stairs, in the Columbia Center Tower in Seattle on March 6 while carrying more than 60 pounds of firefighting gear. That is climbing 788 vertical feet of […]

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 […]

Singles of Solano announce Valentine’s Day dance

VACAVILLE — Singles of Solano will host a Valentine’s Day dance from 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 14. The event is at the Vacaville Moose Lodge, 6586 Gibson Canyon Road. Black Rock Project will provide the music. For more information, call 448-9695. Reach the Daily Republic newsroom at 425-4646.

Hearing set on Vacaville Christian Schools restraining order request

FAIRFIELD — A Feb. 16 court hearing is set for Vacaville Christian Schools’ request for a workplace violence restraining order involving a parent whom the school says is not allowed on campus because of a previous court order. An August 2014 court order in a divorce-related case names the parent and does not list 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 […]

Planned Parenthood worried about wrong pro-life group, attorney says

FAIRFIELD — Planned Parenthood mistakenly thought 40 Days for Life wanted to lease space across from its offices in Vacaville, an attorney for Alpha Pregnancy Clinics says. Alpha and 40 Days are pro-life groups, although Alpha does not engage in protests, attorney Kevin Snider said Wednesday. Snider, an attorney with the Pacific Justice Institute in […]

Pena Adobe puts out call for volunteer docents

VACAVILLE — The Pena Adobe would like you to help them share the Vacaville area’s history with local families and visitors. Pena Adobe Historical Society members will host a volunteer appreciation open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to let visitors meet their cadre of volunteers and possibly join their ranks. Society member Cricket Kanouff said […]

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 & […]

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 […]

Vacaville man caught in multimillion-dollar shoplifting scheme gets federal prison time

VACAVILLE — A former Vacaville man became the final defendant sentenced Tuesday from a shoplifting ring that stole more than $2.5 million in retail goods which he and others resold on eBay, according to a U.S. Department of Justice release. Jason Nathaniel Reed, 36, of Aspen, Colorado, previously from Vacaville, was sentenced to three years in prison. He […]

Vacaville city attorney to retire

VACAVILLE — Vacaville City Attorney Jerry Hobrecht will step down after serving that community for 25 years, Vacaville City Hall announced Tuesday. Hobrecht, who will retire July 31, stated in a press release that “it’s time for a much-needed break” from 34 years of public service after he submitted his resignation at the Jan. 15 City […]

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 […]

Hearing for Fairfield man in Vacaville CVS knife attack sees 3-week delay

FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield man accused of the August stabbing of a woman at the CVS store on Elmira Road in Vacaville made a brief court appearance Tuesday. James E. Barnes, 41, had been scheduled for a probable cause hearing later this week on charges of attempted murder and assault. Instead his attorney, Denis Honeychurch, […]

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 […]

Saturday Club welcomes guests on trek to San Jose

VACAVILLE — The Saturday Club plans an April 20 trek to the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and Santana Row shopping in San Jose. The bus leaves at 8 a.m. from Alamo Plaza. A 10 a.m. guided tour of the museum is scheduled. The museum, founded by the ancient mystical order Rosae Crucis, has exhibits related to ancient Egypt. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Captured Clooney, roaming zombies, love at the box office

FAIRFIELD — This weekend’s box office debuts may be the first time Caesar and zombies are mentioned in the same preview. Josh Brolin, George Clooney and Scarlett Johansson star in the PG-13 comedy-drama, “Hail Caesar,” the story of a superstar actor who is kidnapped and held for ransom by a mysterious group. The goal is […]

Congregation plans banquet to honor pastor’s retirement

VACAVILLE — Members of the First Baptist Church of  Vacaville will host a retirement party Saturday for the Rev. Leroy Gainey. The celebration of his 25 years of service to the church will start at 3 p.m. at The Sunrise Event Center at 600 Orange Drive, with a banquet at 5 p.m. Tickets for the banquet can be […]

Vehicle crashes on frontage road, lands on freeway

VACAVILLE — An early afternoon crash Sunday tied up westbound Interstate 80 traffic near Vacaville. A call about 12:45 p.m. to the California Highway Patrol reported a vehicle had overturned from a frontage road and landed on the freeway. The red pickup truck came off Lyon Road between the Cherry Glen Road and Manuel Campos Boulevard […]

Democratic women’s luncheon to honor Emerge California program grads

VACAVILLE — The Democratic Women in Action will meet at noon Saturday at Stars Recreation Center, 155 Brown St. Graduates of the Solano Emerge program will be honored during a panel led by Kimberly Ellis, executive director or Emerge California. The nonprofit describes itself as the premier training program for Democratic women. For more information about […]

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 […]

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