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Fairfield police log: May 25, 2014

12:43 a.m. — Man down, 700 block of FIFTH STREET 12:27 a.m. — Shots fired, sub-100 block of OTTER COURT 12:33 a.m. — Shots fired, 2000 block of CARDINAL WAY 1:21 a.m. — Shots fired, 1000 block of MEADOWLARK DRIVE 1:42 a.m. — Shooting into a dwelling, 2100 block of CONDOR WAY 2:22 a.m. — […]

May 28, 2014 | Posted in Police reports | Tagged ,

Med-free quest: Those with chronic pain want to live without medication

FAIRFIELD — Michael McBride’s came in 2000, the result of a car accident. Linda Banks fell at work in 1992, making her way into the group of the estimated 100 million Americans who live with chronic pain. McBride is a fellow member. Their lives have dramatically changed as a result of living with chronic pain. […]

May 18, 2014 | Posted in Features-local | Tagged ,

Meet the Candidate: 4th District Board of Supervisors: John Vasquez

VACAVILLE — Four people are competing to serve a redrawn 4th District that still includes much of Vacaville, but now also Dixon. Whoever is elected will help guide county government at a time when the budget is recovering from the Great Recession. Agricultural interests also loom large in the 4th District, with major crops ranging from […]

May 18, 2014 | Posted in Solano County | Tagged ,

Fishing event lures children to Fairfield pond

FAIRFIELD — Earth Day once again informed and entertained Saturday at the Fairfield Civic Center Pond with hundreds of people coming to enjoy the event. The highlight of the day was the Kids’ Fishing Derby put on by volunteers who are dedicated to enriching the lives of children who are disadvantaged or disabled. The Kids […]

April 27, 2014 | Posted in Solano County | Tagged ,

Man to stand trial in rural Vacaville killing

FAIRFIELD — A Vacaville man was ordered Thursday to stand trial on a murder charge for the July 9, 2013, execution-style shooting death of a Suisun City man at a rural home in the hills north of Vacaville. The suspect, 27-year-old Sergio Perez, spent much of his probable cause hearing crying and sobbing. His mother and […]

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Crime-courts | Tagged ,

Kaiser area head Villalobos to leave for SoCal

VACAVILLE — Max Villalobos, who served for more than three years as the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano area manager and senior vice president, is moving to another job with the company in the San Diego area. Villalobos guided Kaiser Permanente’s efforts to establish a trauma center at its Vacaville hospital. The hospital in November 2013 became […]

April 17, 2014 | Posted in Solano County | Tagged ,

Police ID woman found in Fairfield canal

FAIRFIELD — Fairfield police announced late Friday afternoon that a woman found dead early Thursday in the Putah South Canal has been identified as a 41-year-old Fairfield resident. Police said she was identified with assistance from the Solano County Fingerprint Analysis Unit, according a press release from the Police Department. Her name was withheld pending family notification. […]

April 12, 2014 | Posted in Fairfield | Tagged ,

Fairfield tells volunteers, thank you

FAIRFIELD — They help the Police, Fire and Community Resources departments, the Sister City Program and at Rockville Hills Park. “Thank you very much for all that you do to make this the kind of community that attracts people from all over the world,” Fairfield Mayor Harry Price said at luncheon Wednesday at the Fairfield […]

April 10, 2014 | Posted in Fairfield | Tagged

Watch out for grandson scam

This letter is an alert to grandmothers. There is a scam operating in this area. A young man will call saying he is your oldest grandson, saying his voice is different because he is wearing a neck brace. He states he had an auto accident that morning; a car pulled in front of him, he […]

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

City eyes video surveillance on Fairfield buses

FAIRFIELD — A $16,557 state grant could improve video surveillance on Fairfield and Suisun Transit System buses – about half of which are now fitted with reliable video systems, a report to the Fairfield City Council says. Installation of additional systems on the city buses and at the Fairfield Transportation Center would significantly enhance safety […]

March 28, 2014 | Posted in Fairfield | Tagged ,

Integrity Auto puts cars back together

FAIRFIELD — Oscar Moreno dreamed of opening his own auto collision repair shop. His cousin Fidel Zavalza had plenty of experience doing just that. “We joined forces,” Moreno said. The result is Integrity Auto Collision Center. The two-year-old business in December 2013 was honored by the Solano County business community with a Spirit of Solano […]

March 16, 2014 | Posted in Local Business | Tagged ,

Crash involves car, motorcycle

FAIRFIELD — An injury accident involving a motorcycle and white Ford Escape closed southbound Pennsylvania Avenue at Utah Street for more than 30 minutes Monday. The motorcycle and Ford collided, Fairfield police officer Kathryn McCormick said. She didn’t know what caused the collision. The two drivers went to a local hospital with injuries that were […]

March 12, 2014 | Posted in Fairfield | Tagged ,

Fairfield police log: March 2, 2014

12:05 a.m. — Reckless driving, sub-100 block of eastbound INTERSTATE 80 1:24 a.m. — Occupied suspicious vehicle, 6000 Block of BROADWAY STREET 1:30 a.m. — Suspicious person, 6800 block of CROWLEY LANE 3:11 a.m. — Fight with a weapon, 2000 block of CLAY BANK ROAD 3:19 a.m. — Suspicious person, 1000 block of BECK AVENUE […]

March 05, 2014 | Posted in Police reports

Fatal accident closes Lopes Road

FAIRFIELD — A two-vehicle car crash in southwest Fairfield left a man dead and another injured Sunday night. Crews responded to an accident about 5:15 p.m. on Lopes Road at Canyon Hills Drive where a driver was reported unconscious. Fire responders declared a man dead at the scene, Lt. Randy Fenn said. The driver of another car […]

February 24, 2014 | Posted in Crime-courts | Tagged ,

Fairfield police add body-worn video cameras

FAIRFIELD — Police are now using VIEVU Body Worn Video Cameras – secure, high-resolution video cameras about the size of a pager. The Fairfield Police Department’s use of body camera technology will enhance officer safety, reduce liability, assist prosecution and case resolution as well as further promote professionalism and accountability, Lt. Stephen Crane said in […]

February 19, 2014 | Posted in Fairfield | Tagged ,

Fairfield woman to stand trial in child’s drowning

FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield woman who was taking care of a coworker’s two young children at her Howe Court home in March 2013 was ordered Monday to stand trial on charges of felony manslaughter and child abuse causing death because one of the children, a 7-year-old boy, drowned in her backyard pool. Danishia Mahomes, 28, […]

February 12, 2014 | Posted in Crime-courts | Tagged ,

Peers tap Sturdee as Fairfield fire Officer of the Year

FAIRFIELD — If there is one indication that Fairfield Fire Department Battalion Chief John Sturdee made the right career choice, it’s that one of his sons, Christian Sturdee, is following in his footsteps to become a firefighter. “He is currently working for Medic Ambulance,” said a proud John Sturdee, who worked at Medic before he […]

January 31, 2014 | Posted in Fairfield | Tagged ,

Fairfield man loved his family, Oakland A’s

FAIRFIELD — Paul Yamot had four sisters he was very protective of and a passion for the Oakland A’s, a family member recalled. “He’s just caring,” Kris Nakasone, 27, of Walnut Creek, said of her brother, who died Monday after the car he was driving on Cordelia Road crashed into two concrete barriers. Two passengers […]

January 23, 2014 | Posted in Fairfield | Tagged ,

Fairfield man dies, 2 passengers injured in Monday crash

FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield man died Monday after he drove past warning signs on a closed portion of Cordelia Road and crashed into two concrete barriers just west of the railroad tracks, police said. Two passengers from Vallejo were taken to hospitals with serious injuries. Paul Yamot, 33, died at the hospital from his injuries after […]

January 22, 2014 | Posted in Fairfield | Tagged ,

2 children hospitalized after hit by car

FAIRFIELD — A Wednesday afternoon accident involving a car and two school-age children sent both children to the hospital with injuries authorities said were not life-threatening. The two children, ages 7 and 10, were crossing Tabor Avenue at Bristol Lane, just east of Pennsylvania Avenue, at approximately 1:20 p.m., Fairfield police Sgt. Matt Bloesch. The children were […]

January 16, 2014 | Posted in Fairfield | Tagged ,

Major fires topped local news in 2013

FAIRFIELD — One nearly destroyed a city landmark, another cost five families their homes.

As with many other areas of Northern California, 2013 was the Year of the Fire in central Solano County. A spectacular blaze in downtown Fairfield in January claimed Pepperbelly’s, the comedy club that replaced the old downtown movie theaters. But that was just a warmup to one of the worst fires in city history – the August conflagration on Marigold Drive that claimed five homes, damaged another 10 and threatened an apartment complex.

Local springs better suited to relaxation than power

FAIRFIELD — Healing waters of yore just might – though it would appear to be the longest of long shots – have enough heat to someday generate geothermal electricity. Then again, the tepid temperatures at the Tolenas and White Sulphur hot springs might guarantee that their glory days will remain behind them. Instead of power […]

December 22, 2013 | Posted in Solano County | Tagged ,

Accident sends 3 to hospital, snarls traffic on Travis

FAIRFIELD — Officers were still piecing together what happened in a two-vehicle rollover accident Friday on Travis Boulevard at Clay Street. When authorities arrived on scene just after 4 p.m., they found a gray late-model Toyota Tundra pickup truck on its side with heavy damage to the roof and a smashed windshield. A beige Honda Accord […]

December 21, 2013 | Posted in Fairfield | Tagged ,

Accident shatters trailer on West Texas Street

FAIRFIELD — A collision Wednesday morning between a car and a trailer left debris on West Texas Street, closing the westbound road for about 90 minutes at Gregory Street for cleanup. The crash happened at about 5:45 a.m. A pickup truck hauling a cargo trailer turned left onto westbound West Texas Street from a driveway […]

December 12, 2013 | Posted in Crime-courts | Tagged ,

State lawmaker praises Fairfield students for activism

FAIRFIELD — Freshman state Assemblyman Jim Frazier visited eighth-grade students who petitioned the Fairfield-Suisun School District for a post-Halloween holiday and praised them Tuesday for their activism. He told students in the U.S. history class at Green Valley Middle School that they’re making their voices heard. “Right on,” Frazier said. “Don’t hold back.” “The only […]

December 11, 2013 | Posted in Education | Tagged ,

Cars collide at Air Base Parkway intersection

FAIRFIELD — A traffic accident at the intersection of Dover Avenue and Air Base Parkway at about 9 a.m. Thursday sent three people to the hospital with injuries police said were not life-threatening. Witnesses and the involved parties said a car in the eastbound Air Base Parkway left turn lane went into the intersection on […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Fairfield | Tagged ,

Helicopter pilot recalls thrills, terror of Vietnam

FAIRFIELD — As a Huey helicopter driver in Vietnam, the most dangerous enemy was the Huey, said Vietnam veteran and Huey pilot Bill Green. His call sign was Rattler 18, a name he is still very proud of. “We loved ’em and cursed ’em, and we fully expected them to do whatever we wanted done. […]

November 11, 2013 | Posted in Veterans Section 2013 | Tagged ,

Vacaville veteran survived 2 stints in Iraq

FAIRFIELD — Infantryman Ryan La Bar’s mission was to travel with some Iraqis to collect ballots from one polling station the night of that country’s first election. They were supposed to travel along what was called Route Purple, which La Bar described as “bad juju.” Things went well until the Toyota bearing the Iraqis decided to […]

November 11, 2013 | Posted in Solano County | Tagged ,

Thanks for helping after accident

On Oct. 19, my husband and I were bringing our great-niece and nephew home from their soccer game in Davis. As we neared our Travis Boulevard exit, I had a blowout. We spun around hit the oleander bushes in the ditch and ended up with our Envoy just feet from the sound wall. As soon as […]

November 09, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Vacaville students hear terrible price of texting, driving

VACAVILLE — A Fairfield father told Vacaville High School students about a 20-year-old college student who had everything going for her until a text message and the fatal accident on Highway 101 that followed. The young woman’s name was Kimi Augusto. The man talking to Vacaville High students was her father, Bobby Augusto. “I was […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Vacaville | Tagged ,
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Annual women’s tea aims to inspire and build friendships

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Local government schedule raft of meetings

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Rule by heart or rule by head? Part II

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‘Awakenings’ author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

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