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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
FAIRFIELD — An SUV slammed through a fence and sliding door Monday night before stopping in the kitchen of a Fairfield home, damaging the refrigerator and causing a pumpkin to fall to the floor. “I heard a boom,” said Fetecia Tolces. “The car was in my kitchen.” Six people were at the home on the […]
FAIRFIELD — Jurors are set to return Friday for a third day of deliberations in the trial of a man who faces a murder charge for the 2008 shooting death of a Vallejo teenage drug dealer during a robbery on Mockingbird Lane. Deshaun P. Malone has pleaded not guilty. He has claimed he accidentally shot Kendrick […]
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 . . .
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]