FAIRFIELD — Solano County issued 114 building permits in March with a combined value of more than $3 million, according to figures from the Solano County Department of Resource Management. The permits covered a wide range of work for both commercial and residential properties. There were 25 permits for new solar installation, with a combined […]
FAIRFIELD — Home sales and the median price of them in Solano County both increased in March, although the median price remained lower than the year-ago number for the 17th straight month. A total of 688 homes sold in the county in March, up from 532 in February and an increase of 13 percent over […]
ROCKVILLE — Solano Community College professor Karen McCord wore a hooded sweatshirt over her head on campus Thursday. It was not just for Trayvon Martin, but other young men whose lives have been cut short by violence. “The stats are atrocious,” said McCord, a psychology and ethnic studies professor. “Trayvon Martin is the face of […]
ROCKVILLE — Solano Community College is hosting a “1,000 Hoodie March” Thursday in honor of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old killed last month in Florida. People are gathering in Room 1421 at noon. The event is sponsored by the Peace Club, Umoja Club and Ethnic Minority Coalition. Reach David DeBolt at 427-6935 or [email protected]
DAILY REPUBLIC FAIRFIELD â€” Glimmers of a national economic recovery have yet to translate to jobs in Solano County, with the unemployment rate rising slightly in March. The California Economic Development Department today estimated the March county rate at 13 percent, up from 12.7 percent in February and identical to the January rate. The latest […]
VACAVILLE — Water has become a valuable resource in California, and in Solano County – where agriculture irrigation will now be limited for the first time. The Solano Irrigation District board of directors on Tuesday unanimously approved an agriculture water allocation policy. Although the district has always managed to get by without having such a […]
FAIRFIELD — Solano Community Foundation will join more than 700 community foundations across America celebrating Community Foundation Week, which started Thursday and runs through Wednesday. “Community foundations impact lives, solve problems and improve futures,” Connie Harris, chief executive officer for the Solano foundation, said in a statement. “As many Solano County residents grapple with limited […]
FAIRFIELD — One Fairfield man earned the Medal of Honor nursing his crippled B-17 bomber home; a Solano County district attorney earned it for continuing to carry his regiment’s colors despite the grievious wound he suffered at the Battle of the Wilderness; and a Benicia soldier earned it standing alongside Buffalo Bill Cody during an attack on […]
VACAVILLE — Concerns about rapidly expanding almond orchards in Solano County, coupled with possible issues from climate change, have led the Solano Irrigation District to develop its first agricultural water allocation policy.
The strategy of the policy is to maximize use of all of the district’s water by developing guidelines to follow in wet, normal, drought and prolonged drought years, according to a Solano Irrigation District staff report.
The district has always managed to get by without having a water allocation policy, said Solano . . .
FAIRFIELD — A study conducted earlier this year offers a mixed picture of how wages and benefits for Solano County employees compare to similar government workers in California. The compensation survey, which contains data from the month of March and compares the top step of each job title, was conducted by the Solano County Human Resources Department […]
FAIRFIELD — Solano County’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.3 percent in September, reaching pre-recession levels of 10 years ago when the county’s jobless mark for all of 2005 was 5.4 percent. The latest California Employment Development Department figures for Solano County reflect a decline from a revised 5.9 percent level in August and 6.8 percent […]
Those who want to hike some this fall and winter along scenic trails have ample opportunities to do so here in Solano County, both near the city and well off the beaten path. Bay Area Ridge Trail Bay Area outdoors enthusiasts have long dreamed of having trail systems circling the region along its hilltops and along […]
Those who want to hike some this fall and winter along scenic trails have ample opportunities to do so here in Solano County, both near the city and well off the beaten path. Bay Area Ridge Trail Bay Area outdoors enthusiasts have long dreamed of having trail systems circling the region along its hilltops and […]
Benicia briefly served as California’s capital 150 years ago. Benicia Capitol State Historic Park commemorates the era of 1853 to 1854. The old capitol building remains and is open to visitors. Vallejo was the state capital before Benicia, but Gen. Mariano Vallejo failed to provide the promised buildings and lawmakers moved it. Benicia has a […]
FAIRFIELD — The Suisun Valley Review, the literary magazine of Solano Community College, has been awarded second-place honors for the Pacific-Western Division of the Community College Humanities Association’s 2015 Literary Magazine Competition, according to a Solano College press release. Suisun Valley Review is the product of English 058/059, a spring semester course for the students […]
VACAVILLE — Oct. 15 has been set as the end of the 2015 irrigation season for the Solano Irrigation District. The district’s governing board took the action on a 4-0 vote, with Director Mike German absent, during the its monthly meeting Tuesday. Water from the district is typically available each year from March through the middle […]
FAIRFIELD — Unlike other portions of the country that have four distinct seasons, Solano County is basically considered to just have two seasons. The region features a Mediterranean climate – with warm, dry summers and mild, rainy winters. Actual temperatures within Solano County may vary between even very short distances, however, as microclimates come into […]
FAIRFIELD — Officials in Contra Costa County have vowed to oppose placement of a sexually violent predator from Solano County within the city of Concord. The California Department of State Hospitals notified the Concord Police Department this week that it wants to place Fraisure Smith, 51, in a single-family home on the 1500 block of […]
FAIRFIELD — A 33-year-old Sacramento resident faces up to three years in prison when he is sentenced Oct. 30 after pleading no contest Monday to a charge of creating child pornography by using his cellphone to photograph girls in a locker room who were participating in a swim meet at Solano College.
A psychological evaluation of Jason Paner will be provided to Solano County Superior Court Judge Robert Fracchia.
FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield man was ordered Monday to stand trial for a murder charge arising from the April 19, 2014, shooting death of Gustavo Banda, 27, a father of two from Fairfield. Banda was shot in the back of the head near a Travion Court apartment complex. Jason Thompson, 22, had his probable cause […]
VACAVILLE — The man who robbed a Vacaville bank more than three years ago as part of a series of armed takeover bank heists has struck again, according to the FBI. The robber, dubbed the AK-47 Bandit by the FBI, robbed the Heartland Community Credit Union in Mason City, Iowa, on Tuesday. The lone male suspect […]
FAIRFIELD — The taxpayers group representative referred to in a Solano County grand jury report as seeking copies of lists of projects to be paid for by Measure Q bond money says Solano College wanted to charge him $650 for the public records he requested. “They had to back off,” George Guynn Jr. of the […]
FAIRFIELD — The address where the state Department of Mental Health proposes to place Fraisure Smith, 51, classified as a sexually violent predator, was presented Friday under seal to a visiting judge in Solano County Superior Court. Deputy District Attorney Mary Nguyen said it’s expected the District Attorney’s Office will receive the address within about […]
FAIRFIELD — A pair of tattoos on the forearms of an accused killer will be used against him by the prosecutor in his murder trial, a judge ruled Tuesday. Warren G. Sloan III, 44, is accused of fatally stabbing a 19-year-old girl in 2012 at an abandoned home adjacent to a Kentucky Street crack house. […]
Benicia: Nicole Flores Andaya, Katherine Jean Boggan, Aimee Michelle Boland, Brittany Nicole Bosscawen,Shelley L. Cardiff, Raquelmarie Zapanta Clark, Leah Ann Cook, Tara Latia Smith, Koree Alexander Cox, Garen Damo, Katie Anca Fuchs, Nora Anna Jacks, Farida Kajani, Michael Richard Redhawk Kirk, Chi Ting Lo, David Nazionale, Erick John Olson, Kellie Marie Owens, Samuel L. Purdy, Charles Williard Rollins, Trisha E. Rose, Hazra Ruiz, Micaela Scott, Anastasiya Shuleva, Stephanie Agnes Simon, Phinehas James Spielman, Curtis Michael Stierwalt, Cristina Villa-Real, Victoria E. Voigt, Pamela J. Zalameda, Thomas […]
FAIRFIELD — A 23-year-old Vallejo man who fired five shots at a trio of Fairfield police officers in 2011 was given a life sentence Friday on top of a 28-year prison sentence. A three-week jury trial for Jordan C. Hughes ended in March when he was found guilty of attempted murder of a peace officer and […]
FAIRFIELD — Solano County will use projected fund balances and draws from reserves to allow it to make ends meet for the 2015-16 fiscal year, according to a proposed budget to be considered next month by the Board of Supervisors. Budget hearings are slated for June 22 as the board debates the financial package of approximately $892.27 […]
FAIRFIELD — Omid Fanaian never said he would turn a Santa Clara County doctor and his family “into ashes” as claimed in a request for a restraining order, Fanaian states in Solano County Superior Court documents he filed in opposition to the restraining order. Fanaian said his estranged wife claimed he made the threat against her […]
FAIRFIELD — Memorial Day is about remembering the true cost of freedom. The eight names added to the Solano County War Memorial in front of the old county courthouse are the price that Solano County paid for fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They join the names of 60 World War I, 332 World War II, […]