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Top Stories 2014: Central Solano sees 11 homicides

FAIRFIELD — Central Solano County – to include Fairfield, Suisun City, Vacaville and the adjoining unincorporated areas – saw 11 homicides during 2014, many where cases are proceeding through the courts but some that remained unsolved at year’s end.

Fairfield experienced six homicides.

Terrell Brumfield, 21, of Fairfield, was shot several times at approximately 8 p.m. Jan. 3 while he was in the common green area behind the El Verano Court section at the Parkway Gardens condominium complex. He died at the scene. No arrests have been made . . .

Solano judge: Get ready for Prop. 47 impact

FAIRFIELD — A Solano County Superior Court judge, complying with the requirements of Proposition 47, reduced three felonies to misdemeanor charges Monday in a criminal case – and said the impact of the state measure California voters passed Nov. 4 may surprise the public. “I hope the people are ready for what comes,” Judge Peter […]

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

Solano grand jury looks at realignment

FAIRFIELD — Solano County should expedite the construction of a permanent Fairfield day reporting center for former inmates, according to a 2013-14 grand jury report. The county has plans to construct a day reporting center near its Health and Social Services complex at 275 Beck Ave., the report said. This permanent center would replace a […]

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

Fraudulent calls demanding $2,000 continue in Solano County

FAIRFIELD — Fraudulent calls continue from a person claiming to be with the Solano County Sheriff’s Office and telling citizens they must pay $2,000 after failing to appear for a grand jury summons, law enforcement and the Solano County Superior Court officials say. Anyone who receives a phone call from someone demanding payment for an […]

July 02, 2014 | Posted in Fairfield | Tagged ,

Solano felons hope 3-strikes change will set them free

FAIRFIELD — Four career criminals from Solano County, all serving prison sentences of at least 25-years-to-life, are trying to get out of prison because of recent changes to California’s three-strikes laws. Last year, California voters overwhelmingly agreed to change the state’s three-strikes law so that it only applied to criminals whose third felony offense was […]

January 20, 2013 | Posted in Crime-courts | Tagged ,

Solano Community College to hold career education fair May 6

ROCKVILLE  — Solano Community College will host a career education fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 6. Students and community members interested in discovering more about career education and training opportunities at the college are invited to attend the free Career Education Fair — Learn! Do! Earn$. The event will take place in […]

April 27, 2012 | Posted in Education | Tagged ,

Johnson family ‘takes back’ Fairfield crime scene with blessing

FAIRFIELD — Two weeks after the shooting death of Solano Community College student-athlete Ennis S. Johnson Jr., a small group of family and supporters as well as some local clergy members gathered Tuesday to “take back” the family’s apartment. The Take Back blessing, led by the Rev. Todd Bertani of St. Marks Lutheran Church in […]

Solano cities mark National Night Out

FAIRFIELD — Local neighborhood groups by the dozens met Tuesday for block parties to send a message: “We’ll fight crime.” At the same time, the participants also got to eat, talk to each other and have a good time. These crime-busting bashes were part of the 28th annual National Night Out, an event observed by an […]

Sacramento man files batch of handicapped access suits in Solano

FAIRFIELD — A West Sacramento man who has sued scores of businesses throughout Northern California over the years in state and federal courts over Americans with Disabilities Act violations sued more than two dozen Solano County businesses earlier this month. Over the course of two days, George S. Louie, 64, sued 26 Vallejo businesses claiming […]

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New person, new rules – du Bain takes over as Solano district attorney

Daily Republic FAIRFIELD — The biggest change in several years in Solano County’s criminal justice system takes place this week — Donald A. du Bain replaces David W. Paulson as district attorney. Du Bain is being sworn in as the 27th Solano County district attorney. One sign his management style will be different than his […]

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Proposition 19 not in Solano’s best interest

A message from the Solano County Law Enforcement Administrators’ Association regarding Proposition 19, the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Proposition: As chief executives of the law enforcement agencies serving all of Solano County, we believe it is critical that Solano County residents fully understand and appreciate the likely impacts of Proposition 19, also known as […]

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Recession’s effects come full circle in the courts

Daily Republic FAIRFIELD — The economic crisis has brought with it big changes at Solano County courthouses. The numbers of crimes and criminals moving through the local criminal justice system has dropped — a lot. By the end of the year the number of felony criminal cases is estimated to drop by nearly 20 percent […]

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1 dead, 1 wounded in Fairfield shootings

FAIRFIELD — One of two shootings that occurred about 30 minutes apart late Friday afternoon left a woman dead, police confirmed Friday night. A man was wounded in the other shooting.

Capt. Randy Fenn of the Fairfield Police Department said the woman was a 21-year-old Fairfield resident. He did not release her name as the investigation into the city’s third homicide of the year continued.

The woman was shot in the chest. Paramedics began performing cardiopulmonary-resuscitation on her as soon as they arrived at the home on the 700 block of Oregon Street . . .

Supervisors focus on Prop. 47 during midyear budget review

FAIRFIELD — The Board of Supervisors focused much of their attention on the fallout from Proposition 47 in their review of Solano County’s midyear financial report Tuesday. Concerning the overall report, the board was told that revenues are tracking with expenditures. County administrator Birgitta Corsello cautioned, however, there could be budget challenges ahead with regard to […]

February 11, 2015 | Posted in Solano County | Tagged ,

Travel costs for Parkway Gardens manager total $25,550

FAIRFIELD — The court-appointed manager for Parkway Gardens has billed $25,550 for trips to the condominium development over the past 17 months – an expense Fairfield City Councilwoman Pam Bertani says should be controlled. “We can do better than that,” Bertani said. Her comments came after a discussion Tuesday by the City Council about the […]

August 21, 2014 | Posted in Fairfield | Tagged ,

Pride, watchful eyes help a neighborhood stay safe

FAIRFIELD — A 6-foot tall mad scientist in a white lab coat stood Tuesday along Ticonderoga Drive to the surprise of a dog and several toddlers. The mechanical Halloween figure, a garage sale find for $40, will be part of the Oct. 31 celebration at Rich Mull’s home. On National Night Out, the mechanical man […]

August 06, 2014 | Posted in Fairfield | Tagged ,

Abrams edges out du Bain in DA race

FAIRFIELD — Krishna Abrams will get her chance to carry out her promises to restore confidence in the Solano County District Attorney’s Office – should her lead in Tuesday’s election hold up once provisional votes are counted.

Abrams led incumbent District Attorney Donald du Bain, with 51 percent of the vote to du Bain’s 49 percent with all precincts reporting Tuesday. Du Bain was trying for a second term as district attorney.

“I am sure hoping it will stay,” is what Abrams said of her lead …

Who’s the right choice for DA?

I am loath to get into a battle of words, but, a recent letter tended to portray criminal defense attorneys as individuals who make a living from defending child molesters, cop killers and murderers in our court system. Well, I am one of the people who signed the advertisement and I want you to know […]

May 30, 2014 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Du Bain not good for justice

I am writing this letter as an official complaint against Solano County District Attorney Donald A. du Bain. Mr. du Bain has been embroiled in scandal surrounding the forced retirement of our county’s chief forensic pathologist, Dr. Susan Hogan. It is public knowledge that: “The courts have called the DA’s Office’s ethics into question over the […]

May 30, 2014 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Incumbent DA ignores key job duties

I don’t doubt that almost every elected office is important, but a few stand out. I’m sure you’re aware that the past few months have been especially violent in Fairfield. That makes the race for Solano County district attorney even more worthy of our attention than usual. Don du Bain is the “sitting” district attorney, […]

May 16, 2014 | Posted in Local opinion columnists | Tagged ,

Community Calendar: April 17, 2014

Thursday Aquatic Fitness 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 to 8 p.m., Aquatics Complex, Allan Witt Park, 1741 W. Texas St., Fairfield. Open to all. Info: [email protected] Senior Day Program 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Supervised activities for persons with cognitive or physical impairments. Enrollment required. Fee. Info: 428-7654. Fun With […]

April 17, 2014 | Posted in Community calendar | Tagged ,

Fairfield councilwoman: State realignment lets felons loose

FAIRFIELD — Letting felons loose has made a mess of the state, Councilwoman Catherine Moy said Tuesday before the council unanimously supported legislation backed by the California Police Chiefs Association and responding to the 2011 state realignment that critics call an early release program for prisoners. Mayor Harry Price will send a letter backing Assembly […]

March 19, 2014 | Posted in Fairfield | Tagged ,

Prosecutor kicks off bid for district attorney post

FAIRFIELD — Longtime adversaries came together Monday on the steps of the Solano County courthouse, one of endorsing the other for the job of district attorney in the June election. Veteran criminal defense attorney Denis Honeychurch, with his wife and school board member Judi Honeychurch, praised prosecutor Krishna Abrams, who filed papers Friday to run against […]

March 12, 2014 | Posted in Solano County | Tagged ,

County tries to cut repeated criminal behavior

FAIRFIELD — Solano County supervisors on Tuesday weighed how Gov. Jerry Brown’s controversial public safety realignment program is playing out locally. The Board of Supervisors gave no sweeping verdict. But supervisors who spoke seemed to be satisfied with the county’s newly launched efforts to use counseling and other services try to keep former inmates from […]

February 26, 2014 | Posted in Solano County | Tagged ,

Cheers, jeers for the week of Feb. 9-15, 2014

Cheers to Solano Community College for getting clear of accreditation sanctions that dogged the school for nearly a decade. The Accrediting Commission for Community Colleges recently removed warning status at Solano and reaffirmed accreditation for the school. Those involved in making the changes necessary for that – which required much work and constant oversight – […]

February 15, 2014 | Posted in Our view | Tagged ,

Let’s find ways to improve graduation rates

For the past several weeks, we have celebrated our successful high school graduates in Solano County. While I congratulate them, let us not forget the 16 percent of Solano County high school students – 859 students – who dropped out. In Fairfield and Vacaville, one out of every 11 students dropped out of high school; […]

June 17, 2013 | Posted in Local opinion columnists | Tagged ,

California’s death row sham

As a community, we cheered the arrest of Anthony L. Jones for the alleged kidnapping, rape and murder of 13-year-old Genelle Conway-Allen. But I wonder if Jones is convicted of the crime, does justice begin or will it be delayed? Last week, the Solano County District Attorney’s Office decided to seek the death penalty in […]

February 21, 2013 | Posted in Local opinion columnists | Tagged ,

Feeling cheated after lawyer urges for settlement instead of trial

Q: You probably won’t want to run my column because it’s not really about real estate issues. But I am a longtime reader of your column and I really appreciate your “plain talk” and your willingness to call it as you see it. I recently had a very unhappy experience with the law, and my lawyer and I’d like […]

June 16, 2012 | Posted in Business and Real Estate | Tagged ,

Land deal clears way for new Chevron station

FAIRFIELD — A new Chevron station is coming to North Texas Street near Manuel Campos Parkway. In a way, it’s a rebirth of an old station. That old station is less than a half-block away from the new site and is targeted for demolition. It closed when the city reconfigured North Texas Street as part […]

June 11, 2012 | Posted in Business and Real Estate | Tagged ,

Man, shot at his home by Fairfield police officer, dies

FAIRFIELD (9:59 p.m.) — A Fairfield police officer shot and killed a man at 6 p.m. Monday inside the man’s home on the 700 block of Gold Coast Drive. Neighbors reported hearing three or four shots come from the home near the corner of Gold Coast and Gulf drives. Tuesday update Details of fatal officer-involved shooting […]

April 24, 2012 | Posted in Crime-courts | Tagged ,
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Solano News »

Independence Day Parade starts off America’s birthday party

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Fireworks thrill crowds in Suisun, Fairfield

By Bill Hicks | From Page: A1, 2 Comments | Gallery

Couple turns fire tragedy into a special anniversary

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Cars, buses, trains and me: A memoir

By Brad Stanhope | From Page: A2

Pena Adobe celebrates Independence Day with a luncheon

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A3 | Gallery

Ban on gambling devices eyed for Fairfield

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A3, 1 Comment

Thousands make Suisun waterfront their holiday destination

By Bill Hicks | From Page: A3 | Gallery

PAL program offers summer activities

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A3

One injured during propane tank fire

By Glen Faison | From Page: A9

Fairfield Police Log: July 3, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A9

Fires blaze through Vacaville

By Bill Hicks | From Page: A9

Suisun City Police Log: July 3, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A9

Greece playing financial game of chicken

By Mark Sievers | From Page: B7

Doctor skills factor in plan to streamline care 

By Tom Philpott | From Page: B10

Vacaville native serves in Spain

By U.s. Navy News Service | From Page: B10

Collinsville residents face challenges a year after destructive fire

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: C1 | Gallery

Family builds a new life in Birds Landing

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: C1

Harvesting rainwater without barrels

By Kathy Low | From Page: C4

Mastering urge control is well worth it

By Daily Republic | From Page: C4


US / World »

Boy injured after small plane crashes on California beach

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4

Explosive device injures 6 teens at California house party

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4

California firefighter hospitalized after tree falls on him

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4

Slain woman’s parents focused on healing, not sanctuary law

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Diana Douglas, 1st wife of Kirk Douglas, dies at 92

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Gay rights activists mark landmark 1965 demonstration

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

66 riders safely evacuated after 400-foot Ferris wheel stops

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

Matt Stonie tops Joey Chestnut in hot dog eating contest

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

America celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, parades

By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

Police: 14 hurt in deck collapse at North Carolina beach

By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

Tunisia imposes state of emergency after deadly beach attack

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

Panama too drops out of Trump’s Miss Universe pageant

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

IS video shows troops’ deaths in Syria archaeological site

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

Bombings kill 19 people in and around Baghdad

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

McCain: US must reassess Afghanistan troop withdrawal

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10


Opinion »

Sound off for July 5, 2015

By Daily Republic | From Page: A8

High court case hits union dues

By Dan Walters | From Page: A8

So what’s Lake Berryessa look like today?

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A8

Good Samaritans made my day a little better

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A8

Thanks for all the help with Memorial Day

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A8

Editorial Cartoon: July 5, 2015

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Greeks go to polls with welfare on their minds

By Bud Stevenson | From Page: B7


Entertainment »


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Veronica Roth working on new series; 1st book due in 2017

By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

Disclaimer to be added to popular ‘Primates of Park Avenue’

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Sports »

City prep football teams have plenty of learning to do

By Paul Farmer | From Page: B1 | Gallery

‘Unbelievable': Jankovic tops 2-time Wimbledon champ Kvitova

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Will history repeat itself? The US women hope not

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Bumgarner struggles; Giants suffer 9-3 loss to Nats

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

A’s end home skid against King Felix, beat Mariners 2-0

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Earnhardt to start on pole after rain washes out qualifying

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Record-breaker Dennis wins 1st Tour de France stage in style

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Mudcats get 5-2 win over Humboldt Crabs

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B2

England beats Germany 1-0 in extra time to finish 3rd

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

NASCAR driver Kyle Busch wants grass removed from tracks

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

AP source: Kings, Koufos agree to 4-year, $33 million deal

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Jason Bohn shoots 9-under 61, tied for lead at Greenbrier

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4


Business »

CVS Health launches health, beauty makeover for drugstores

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

Need to hit friends up for cash? There’s an app for that

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

Aetna to buy Humana as health insurer landscape shifts

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

Oregon growers look forward to new era of retail marijuana

By The Associated Press | From Page: B9 | Gallery

Mexico City proposes regulations for Uber

By The Associated Press | From Page: B9

Looking for love on a dating app? You may find music instead

By The Associated Press | From Page: B9


Obituaries »

Charles E. Decker

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4

Todd B. Ziegenhagen

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

Lawrence Paul Inabnett

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

Aaron Christopher Frink

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

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