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Kaiser Vacaville earns Solano’s Level II trauma center designation

FAIRFIELD — Kaiser Permanente’s Vacaville hospital will be Solano County’s first and only level II trauma center.

It will become the county hospital that serves people who suffer serious head and spinal injuries from accidents and acts of violence. These victims are presently flown by helicopter to hospitals in other counties.

A review panel of medical experts recommended Thursday that Kaiser Permanente get the nod over NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield. The panel’s eight members used a scoring system to rate each hospital on dozens of indicators. Kaiser totaled 5,792 points and NorthBay totaled 5,539 points.

“Both facilities should be proud,” said Nels Sanddal of . . .

American Red Cross honors locals who made a difference

FAIRFIELD — A breakfast Friday morning will honor several recipients who have made a difference in Solano County. The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter will honor the 2013 Solano County Heroes awards from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the NorthBay Healthcare Conference Center, 4500 Business Center Drive. The event is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. […]

Fairfield Fire Department deserves praise, not criticism

I am writing this in response to Jack Batson’s opinion column, “Public safety workers land big dollars,” in the Sept. 22 issue of the Daily Republic. Mr. Batson makes several accusations about Fairfield Fire Department members and Fire Department operations that I believe need to be addressed. I served as a member of the Fairfield Fire Department for […]

Prosecution nears end of case in 2008 homicide trial

FAIRFIELD — The prosecution began wrapping up its case Thursday in the murder retrial of a man who shot and killed a teenage drug dealer during a botched 2008 robbery. The last prosecution witness, Fairfield police Sgt. Brett Morris, shared with jurors details of the four-hour interview he did with defendant Deshaun P. Malone a […]

5 cars involved in freeway crash

FAIRFIELD — A traffic accident took place during Tuesday morning rush hour on westbound Interstate 80 near the Interstates 80 and 680 interchange. Five cars were involved, California Highway Patrol Officer Chris Parker said. The result was property damage only and a minimal impact to traffic flow, he said. The accident got cleared in about […]

Jury selection starts in Fairfield man’s 3rd murder trial

FAIRFIELD — Jury selection got underway Wednesday in the third murder trial for a Fairfield man who shot and killed a 17-year-old Vallejo drug dealer in 2008 during a botched robbery attempt. Deshaun P. Malone convinced Kendrick Lewis to drive to Fairfield and sell him $200 of Ecstasy tablets. Malone walked up to Lewis’ stopped car on Mockingbird […]

Prosecutor’s question leads to mistrial in murder case

FAIRFIELD — All it took was one remark Friday to derail a murder trial. While questioning a witness, the prosecutor mentioned that the defendant, Deshaun P. Malone, had previously been found guilty of murder by a jury. Judge Wendy G. Getty said the jury’s learning of the previous guilty verdict made it impossible for them to […]

Prosecution begins case in homicide retrial

FAIRFIELD — A jury was selected and the prosecution began presenting its case Thursday in the retrial of a Fairfield man who shot and killed a 17-year-old drug dealer during a botched robbery attempt in 2008. Deshaun P. Malone, 24, faces a murder charge for the death of Kendrick Lewis. The first prosecution witness to […]

Morning traffic accident results in minor injuries

FAIRFIELD — Fairfield firefighters responded to a car accident Wednesday morning that sent three people to the hospital with minor injuries. The accident happened at 11:16 a.m. on the 3000 block of Nantucket Drive. Fire Capt. Bobby Silva said two cars collided coming around a curve, but that it was more of a glancing blow. […]

County looks to westbound truck scales project

FAIRFIELD — Dignitaries had just finished speaking at the July 12 dedication of the new, $100 million eastbound California Highway Patrol truck scales and county Supervisor Jim Spering already had the future on his mind. “We can’t forget the westbound truck scales,” Spering told the assembly of regional and state transportation leaders. But when the westbound […]

Crash slows I-80 traffic through Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — A five-car injury accident backed up traffic on eastbound Interstate 80 on Wednesday, the second consecutive day for a slowdown along the stretch of local freeway. The crash happened near the Waterman Boulevard exit. One person had minor injuries. Three lanes were blocked, backing up traffic with reported delays of more than an […]

Local health care seeing changes

FAIRFIELD — Solano County’s health care system continues to grow. NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield in June unveiled a new $6.2 million operating room. Neurological surgeon Jeffrey Dembner recently joined the hospital and is performing surgeries on the brain and spine in this special operating room. Meanwhile, Kaiser’s Vacaville hospital over the past year opened […]

Accident convinces me to ditch my iPad

I’ve been an insomniac for years. I used to embrace my insomnia by putting on a pot of coffee at night and doing some of my best writing while the stars were out. I wrote about having a sleep study a couple of months ago and one of the things the analyst told me is […]

Police, local groups join forces to prevent shaken baby injuries, deaths

FAIRFIELD — Police have scheduled a shaken baby prevention presentation later this month to teach people about the sometimes deadly consequences of shaking an infant. The presentation is designed for new or expecting parents, infant care providers, baby sitters or industry professionals. Its purpose is to help people set up a plan to deal safely […]

Suspect in Vacaville killing appears in court

FAIRFIELD — One of two suspects in the July 9 killing of a 27-year-old Suisun City man in a rural home in the hills north of Vacaville made his second court appearance Friday since his arrest. Sergio L. Perez, 26, did not enter a plea to a murder charge at the brief court appearance because […]

Fast action checks rural Fairfield grass fire

FAIRFIELD — A quick-thinking Vacaville man’s decisive action this week turned what could have been a much-larger grass fire into a fun family story. Scott Crossley, 28, was on his way home Wednesday afternoon from the family business, John’s Hauling at Mankas Corner, when he saw a group of people stopped along the side of […]

Fairfield PD squad car involved in fender bender

FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield Police Department squad car was involved in a Friday crash that left no one injured and the vehicles with moderate damage. The crash occurred about 3:30 p.m., said Fairfield police Sgt. Jausiah Jacobsen, who witnessed the collision. A blue Toyota 4Runner, heading westbound on Travis Boulevard, ran the red light at […]

5-vehicle accident slows traffic on I-80

FAIRFIELD — A five-car injury accident Wednesday afternoon snarled traffic on westbound Interstate 80 in Fairfield. From what California Highway Patrol Officers pieced together on the scene, the wreck began as a chain reaction around 2:45 p.m. Officer Adam McCarron said it appeared that a silver Chrysler PT Cruiser rear-ended a gold Toyota Avalon, sending […]

Friends, family recall man who died in police shooting

VACAVILLE — Close to 100 people gathered Tuesday night at Cooper School Park for a candlelight vigil to remember Kendall Walker of Fairfield, the man shot and killed last week by Vacaville police after he led them on a slow chase through south Vacaville.

Friends and family prayed, sang, shared memories and offered support for one another in the wake of the 24-year-old Walker’s death. Family members thanked those in attendance for their support.

No one had anything negative to say about a man they . . .

Separate crashes tie up traffic in Fairfield, Vacaville

FAIRFIELD — Solano County commuters faced two hotspots Friday morning as separate accidents slowed down traffic on Highway 12 through Suisun City and Fairfield and a crash on eastbound Interstate 80 in Vacaville. A Honda Civic and big rig crashed at about 7:40 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 12 and Pennsylvania Avenue. One passenger, […]

Rollover accident snarls rush-hour traffic on I-80

FAIRFIELD — A single-vehicle rollover accident sent a man to the hospital Thursday afternoon, but the extent of his injuries was not immediately known. Two lanes were closed and the accident snarled rush-hour traffic on westbound Interstate 80, just west of the Red Top Road onramp. Allyn Kemp, battalion chief with the Cordelia Fire Protection […]

Rollover accident slows rush-hour traffic on westbound I-80

FAIRFIELD — Two lanes were closed for nearly 30 minutes during rush hour on westbound Interstate 80 west of the Red Top Road exit after a vehicle rolled over that looks to have trapped one person. A car was reported to have rolled several times around 4:20 p.m. It ended up facing traffic in the […]

Trauma center applicants question labor, delivery requirement

FAIRFIELD — A requirement that Solano County’s upcoming Level II trauma center provide labor and delivery service has become an issue, though how big an issue remains to be seen. Solano County Emergency Medical Services expects to award Level II trauma center status by year’s end to one county hospital. Both Kaiser Permanente’s Vacaville Medical […]

Vacaville woman dies in I-80 crash

VACAVILLE — A Vacaville woman was killed in a Thursday morning crash after hitting a state Department of Transportation truck on Interstate 80 in Lagoon Valley, leading to extensive traffic backups for hours. The accident took place at 11:45 a.m. on eastbound I-80 near the Lagoon Valley Road overpass. It backed up traffic for miles into […]

Fatal accident snarls traffic on I-80 near Lagoon Valley

VACAVILLE — A crash on eastbound Interstate 80 in Vacaville has shut down three lanes and backed up traffic all the way through Fairfield. California Highway Patrol officers responded at 11:45 a.m. Thursday to the crash on Interstate 80 near the Lagoon Valley exit. The crash occurred when the driver of a car hit a […]

T-bone accident in Fairfield sends 3 to hospital

FAIRFIELD — Three people were taken to the hospital after a car collided with another vehicle after one ran a red light on North Texas Street, said Captain Bobby Silva. Silva said firefighters responded to the scene at North Texas Street and Nelson Road about 8:03 p.m. A bystander had been helping at the scene using […]

Prosecution starts in child abuse case

FAIRFIELD — The prosecution case got under way Thursday in the jury trial for a Vacaville foster mother who faces a pair of felony child-abuse charges for allegedly harming two young children in her care. Euelease Robinson, 42, was arrested in 2011 after a 3-year-old girl was hospitalized with what doctors concluded was a blunt-force trauma injury to her abdomen. Robinson’s attorney, […]

Wrong-way driver causes fatal head-on freeway crash

FAIRFIELD — California Highway Patrol officials said there was at least one fatality Sunday night in a head-on collision on Interstate 680 near Marshview Road. CHP officer Ralph Caggiano said they received reports of a driver going westbound on eastbound I-80 at the scales about 8:03 p.m. The driver then got off on I-680, traveling southbound […]

Power outage leaves Fairfield mall dark

FAIRFIELD — Solano Town Center mall was without power for about 48 minutes Thursday during the lunch hour. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. representative Jana Morris said the outage happened at 12:24 p.m. and affected 261 customers. The boundaries were north of Highway 12 and south of Woodcreek Drive between Oliver and Pennsylvania avenues, including […]

Carter signs to play for Holy Names

FAIRFIELD — Turns out Jalá Carter’s pain is the Holy Names University women’s basketball team’s gain. The Rodriguez High senior, who missed her final season with the Mustangs after needing microfracture surgery on her left knee last October, signed a letter of intent to play with the Hawks, Wednesday. The signing took place at a […]

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Solano News

Travis lines up 2 days of aviation excellence

By Ian Thompson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Congressman talks Travis, water

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Appreciate how good we have it now

By Angela Borchert | From Page: A2

 
Review set for $2M pizza case in Fairfield

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A3

Cherokee Nation to offer photo IDs at Rush Ranch

By Adrienne Harris | From Page: A3

 
Dixon May Fair has deals on advance tickets

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A3

Accused machete attacker testifies in trial

By Jess Sullivan | From Page: A3

 
Garamendi talks love, pro football and Peace Corps

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A3, 1 Comment | Gallery

All Things Art Festival organizers seek artists, vendors

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A3

 
Author to sign books at Vacaville Museum

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A3

Kroc Center women schedule inaugural Taster Tea

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A3

 
Theme park welcomes seal pup

By Adrienne Harris | From Page: A4

Mother’s Day fair returns to Suisun waterfront

By Ian Thompson | From Page: A4

 
Docents to lead paddling tour in marsh

By Adrienne Harris | From Page: A4

Juneteenth committee extends vendors, exhibitors deadline

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A4

 
Congressional Art Competition is back

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Spilled tomato juice case set for trial

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Report: Shots fired from car on Clay Bank Road

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Fairfield police log: April 22, 2014

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Suisun City police log: April 22, 2014

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Suisun City police log: April 21, 2014

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Fairfield police log: April 21, 2014

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Weather for Thursday, April 24, 2014

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US / World

Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

 
Airport official: Teen had no clue he was in Maui

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Murder charge for Vallejo man in head-on crash

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
California bill reignites affirmative action fight

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Andy Lopez protest leads to school campus lockdown

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Navy Cross bestowed on heroic Marine

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Bashtag: NYPD Twitter campaign backfires

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

 
Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

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Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

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First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

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Rail safety effort marred by squabbling

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Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion

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Camilla’s brother dies in US after head injury

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Lawyer: US man held in Cuba seeks to go home soon

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Captain who left doomed ferry had 40 years at sea

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Russian social media CEO quits, flees country

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

 
Amid Russia warning, Ukraine is in a security bind

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Palestinian rivals to try again for unity deal

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

 
State senators get ethics training after scandals

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Opinion

Some Earth Day boos and cheers

By Jay Ambrose | From Page: A11

 
Question of the week: Will Flight 370 be found?

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Be the first and give specifics

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What we can do about crime

By Kelvin Wade | From Page: A11

Castro at odds with mentor on deportations

By Ruben Navarrette | From Page: A11

 
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Living

Today in History for April 24, 2014

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Community Calendar: April 24, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

When Joe’s mad at me, he also ignores my 7-year-old son

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: A9

 
Horoscopes for April 24, 2014

By Holiday Mathis | From Page: A9

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Entertainment

TVGrid

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

 
Amazon snares classic shows in deal with HBO

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

Jodie Foster weds artist Alexandra Hedison

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
Singer Chris Brown’s DC trial delayed for months

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

Performing dogs go big after $1 million TV prize

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
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Sports

Girls soccer update: Armijo, Vanden on way to playoffs

By Paul Farmer | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Mustangs swim to sweep of Indians

By Marcus Lomtong | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Warriors, Clippers to meet in Oakland for Game 3

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Sharks confident with chance to sweep LA Kings

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Perez helps Rangers sweep A’s with 3-0 win

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
Party a century in the making for Wrigley Field

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

A’s reject 10-year Coliseum lease offer

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Prep softball: Vanden rolls to 14-0 win over Fairfield

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B2

 
Prep badminton: Unbeaten Mustangs cruise past Crushers

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B2

Prep boys golf: Vikings suffer SCAC loss to Panthers

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B2

 
Sanchez’s slam in 11th helps Giants beat Rox 12-10

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Prep track: Armijo girls get win in MEL 4-way meet

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B2

 
Emmert supports more efficient, effective NCAA

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

Phelps having fun in his return to swimming

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3 | Gallery

 
Suns’ Dragic honored as NBA’s Most Improved Player

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

Seahawks to open NFL season vs. Packers

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in Cuba at 102

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Business

Wellness programs grow more popular with employers

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Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock

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Sales of new US homes plunge 14.5 percent in March

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

 
Buffett disapproves of Coca-Cola’s pay plan

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

Amazon snares classic shows in deal with HBO

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

 
US stocks edge lower after a six-day rise

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down

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Obituaries

Phyllis J. Miller

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Jean Sophia Ruckdeshel

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

Robert James Carty Sr.

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Dondi Martin

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

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Comics

Rose is Rose

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Garfield

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Pickles

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For Better or Worse

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Peanuts

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Wizard Of Id

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Dilbert

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Baldo

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Blondie

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Baby Blues

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Beetle Bailey

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Sally Forth

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B.C.

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Frank and Ernest

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Get Fuzzy

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Zits

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Cryptoquote

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Crossword

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Word Sleuth

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Bridge

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Sudoku

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