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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: millemoe@fairfield.ca.gov. 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 – […]

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; […]

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 […]

Mom’s death in Vallejo ends former death row inmate’s freedom

SAN FRANCISCO — Languishing on Death Row for a series of brutal rapes culminating in the 1966 killing of two teen girls he picked up hitchhiking, Dennis Stanworth pleaded with California’s highest court to get on with his execution. “I have dishonored my family’s name,” he wrote the California Supreme Court in asking for his […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Suspect in Fairfield homicide captured in Humboldt County

FAIRFIELD (4:29 p.m.) — A man wanted in connection with the late March killing of a 19-year-old Fairfield woman was captured Wednesday in Humboldt County. Warren Herman Sloan III, 41, of Fairfield, was seen walking at about 5:30 p.m. along a street in Fortuna and was arrested by a local police officer, according information from […]

Entertainment calendar April 6, 2012

ART EXHIBITS Art On The Vine Art Festival: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 2-3, Wooden Valley Winery, 4756 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield. 399-8399, http://www.fairfieldvisualarts.org. Arts Benicia: Open Studios, May 5-6; open noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, 991 Taylor St., Suite 114, Benicia. Free. 747-0130, http://www.artsbenicia.org. Benicia Plein Air Gallery: Terry Hughes is the April […]

Fairfield police ID suspect in weekend homicide

FAIRFIELD — Police are searching for the man they suspect killed a young Fairfield woman this past weekend. A no-bail arrest warrant has been issued for Warren Sloan, 41, of Fairfield, police announced Thursday in a brief press release. Sloan has a history of violence and is considered dangerous, according to the release. He’s wanted […]

Officials release name of Fairfield’s latest homicide victim

FAIRFIELD — The dead woman found Saturday morning in the back of a Fourth Street home has been identified by the Solano County Coroner’s Office as 19-year-old Cheynah D. Watson of Fairfield. Coroner’s officials declined, at the request of Fairfield police investigators, to confirm the cause of Watson’s death was from stab wounds. Update Police […]

Entertainment calendar March 30, 2012

ART EXHIBITS Art On The Vine Art Festival: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 2-3, Wooden Valley Winery, 4756 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield. 399-8399, http://www.fairfieldvisualarts.org. Arts Benicia:  The Next Generation through Sunday; Open Studios, May 5-6; open noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, 991 Taylor St., Suite 114, Benicia. Free. 747-0130, http://www.artsbenicia.org. Benicia Plein Air […]

Entertainment calendar March 23, 2012

ART EXHIBITS Art On The Vine Art Festival: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 2-3, Wooden Valley Winery, 4756 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield. 399-8399, http://www.fairfieldvisualarts.org. Arts Benicia: “The Next Generation,” through April 1; open noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, 991 Taylor St., Suite 114, Benicia. Free. 747-0130, http://www.artsbenicia.org. Benicia Plein Air Gallery: Roland Berraro is the […]

Entertainment calendar March 16, 2012

ART EXHIBITS Art On The Vine Art Festival: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 2-3, Wooden Valley Winery, 4756 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield. 399-8399, http://www.fairfieldvisualarts.org. Arts Benicia: “The Next Generation,” through April 1, artists reception 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday; open noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, 991 Taylor St., Suite 114, Benicia. Free. 747-0130, http://www.artsbenicia.org. […]

Entertainment calendar March 9, 2012

ART EXHIBITS Art On The Vine Art Festival: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 2-3, Wooden Valley Winery, 4756 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield. 399-8399, http://www.fairfieldvisualarts.org. Arts Benicia: “The Next Generation,” through April 1, artists reception 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday; open noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, 991 Taylor St., Suite 114, Benicia. Free. 747-0130, […]

2 suspects in Fairfield double-homicide surrender to police

FAIRFIELD — Two of three men wanted in connection with a double-homicide Wednesday in Fairfield are in jail after turning themselves in Saturday to police. Darren Trahan, 21, of East Palo Alto, and Marcel Rutherford-Chew, 18, of Redwood City, were booked into the Solano County jail on suspicion of murder. Tuesday update No charges filed in deadly […]

March 2012 calendar of events, activities

Art Arts Benicia: “The Next Generation,” Thursday through April 1, artists reception 3 to 5  p.m. Saturday; open noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, 991 Taylor St., Suite 114, Benicia. Free. Info: 747-0130, http://www.artsbenicia.org. Benicia Plein Air Gallery: Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, 307 First St., Benicia. Free. Info: 745-3157, […]

Entertainment calendar March 2, 2012

ART EXHIBITS Arts Benicia: “The Next Generation,” Thursday through April 1, artists reception 3 to 5 p.m. March 11; open noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, 991 Taylor St., Suite 114, Benicia. Free. 747-0130, http://www.artsbenicia.org. Benicia Plein Air Gallery: Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, 307 First St., Benicia. Free. 745-3157, http://www.beniciapleinair.com. Fairfield […]

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Solano News

Bay Area makes growth plans

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A1

 
Supervisor candidates vary on Plan Bay Area

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Earth Day means cleanup Day for Suisun City

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Hop to it: Couple lights up home, yard for Easter

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: C1

Ranking the best Bay Area athletes

By Brad Stanhope | From Page: A2

 
Piano scholarship competition set in Vallejo

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A3

The Edge hosts Easter egg hunt

By Adrienne Harris | From Page: A3

 
Alooma Temple keeps children in mind

By Adrienne Harris | From Page: A3 | Gallery

Fairfield author to speak at women’s expo

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A3

 
The resurrection has changed the lives of Christians

By Perry W. Polk | From Page: C3

 
Understanding your health insurance

By Morgan Westfall | From Page: D4

 
Armijo graduate completes basic training

By Nick DeCicco | From Page: C4

Highway 12 paving to slow traffic east of Rio Vista

By Adrienne Harris | From Page: A5

 
Record Store Day a commercial hit

By Adrienne Harris | From Page: A5 | Gallery

Easter egg hunt brings out the smiles

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A5 | Gallery

 
Dutch Bros. joins Fairfield coffee corridor

By Barry Eberling | From Page: B7 | Gallery

City sets plan to dispose of property assets

By Brian Miller and Karl Dumas | From Page: B7

 
Suisun City police log: April 17, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

Fairfield police log: April 17, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

 
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US / World

Counties tell Brown they need money for his law

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

 
San Francisco probe leading to entrapment claims

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

Exhibit recreates Warhol’s 1964 World’s Fair mural

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

 
NASA’s space station Robonaut finally getting legs

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10 | Gallery

Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

By The Associated Press | From Page: A11 | Gallery

 
Documents detail another delayed GM recall

By The Associated Press | From Page: A11

At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

By The Associated Press | From Page: A13

 
Official: 3 bodies retrieved from inside ferry

By The Associated Press | From Page: A13 | Gallery

13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

By The Associated Press | From Page: A13

 
Costa Rican a celebrity after certified miracle

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14 | Gallery

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Opinion

Government … for the government?

By Bill James | From Page: A8

 
Editorial Cartoons for April 20, 2014

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Question of the week: Will Flight 370 be found?

By Daily Republic | From Page: A8

 
Neighborhood speeders don’t get it

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A8

Why would a person do this?

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A8

 
Sound off for April 20, 2014

By Daily Republic | From Page: A8

 
Jeb Bush, love, and today’s GOP

By Ruben Navarrette | From Page: A9

Statistical frauds distort equal-pay debate

By Thomas Sowell | From Page: A9

 
Are government ‘carrots’ fair, worthwhile?

By Brian Thiemer | From Page: A9

 
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Living

Community Calendar: April 20, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

 
Today in History for April 20, 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

Book details lives of cloistered nuns

By The Associated Press | From Page: C3

 
Bill Nye says he underestimated debate’s impact

By The Associated Press | From Page: C3

Horoscopes for April 20, 2014

By Holiday Mathis | From Page: D4

 
Pete spends weekends at my house but he never invites me to his

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: D4

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Entertainment

Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers has book deal

By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

 
Tartt, Goodwin finalists for Carnegie medals

By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

New book on fracking illuminates pros, cons

By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

 
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

TVGrid

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B11

 
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Sports

Kings, Sharks look to put Game 1 in past

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Stults, Padres hand Giants third straight loss

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

A’s score 3 in 9th, rally past Astros 4-3

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Warriors beat Clippers 109-105 in playoff opener

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Hawks take 1-0 lead by rolling past Pacers 101-93

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Calathes suspension a reminder of supplement risk

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Raptors GM Ujiri uses profanity about Brooklyn

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Williams scores 24 as Nets beat Raptors 94-87

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
Durant leads Thunder past Grizzlies 100-86

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Federer beats injured Djokovic to reach final

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3 | Gallery

 
Donald shoots 66, takes lead at RBC Heritage

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

Big names among prospective Buffalo Bills buyers

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
Indians set two new school records for track

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B4

Wie shoots 67, wins LPGA LOTTE Championship

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
Travis Bowl Highlights

By Daily Republic | From Page: B4

Rapids, Earthquakes play to scoreless tie

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
Stars Recreation bowling results

By Daily Republic | From Page: B4

Jimenez leads Langer by 1 shot in Greater Gwinnett

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
Award-winning archery champ shoots with his teeth

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6 | Gallery

Survivors keep busy as Boston Marathon approaches

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

 
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Business

US delays review of contentious Keystone pipeline

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

 
Why high oil prices are actually good for airlines

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

Subscription sample boxes shake up beauty routines

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
Girls from modest families get lift in technology

By The Associated Press | From Page: B12

Haunted house part of San Antonio apartment lofts

By The Associated Press | From Page: B13

 
Recalls this week: lanterns, exercise devices

By The Associated Press | From Page: B13

Review: Siri-like Cortana fills Windows phone gap

By The Associated Press | From Page: B14

 
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Obituaries

James Leroy Barbour

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
William Paul Wehrly

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

Sealwyn Shirley Brucefield Shepherd Malkiewicz

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Anne Irene Elizabeth Fulgoni

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

Margaret Elizabeth Silva

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4

 
Lloyd G. Hoffmeister

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

Ramon Isidro

By Adrienne Harris | From Page: A4

 
Rogelio Tinoco-Zamudio

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4

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