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 […]
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. […]
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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, […]
FAIRFIELD — Eighteen Solano County peace officers have been killed in the line of duty since 1892.
Those 18 officers, each represented by a star on the county memorial, were honored Wednesday during the annual peace officers’ memorial service at the memorial in front of the Sheriff’s Office on Union Street.
Peace officers from law enforcement agencies throughout the county were joined by family members and local officials at midday for the 26th annual event.
FAIRFIELD — A former dean at Solano Community College sued the college, its president and an associate dean claiming he is the victim of discrimination, defamation, slander and breach of contract. Charles Rieger’s lawsuit, filed Tuesday, claims he was the victim of a biased hiring process followed by “being thrown under the bus” in 2014 […]
FAIRFIELD — Solano Community College slid into an unexpected vacancy Monday, ending its quest to become part of a statewide pilot program offering four-year degrees at select community colleges. The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office board of directors unanimously approved the move to allow Solano College to offer a bachelor’s degree in biomanufacturing. It beat out 13 […]
On March 17, 1992, the Fairfield City Council passed a resolution authorizing the Heritage Society of West Central Solano to prepare an inventory of the historic and archeological resources found in the city of Fairfield. The Heritage Society project staff included organization President Tim Farmer, Chairman Bert Hughes, Ruth Hagemann, Vera Oliver, Marjorie Wildman, Donna […]
FAIRFIELD — Passionate pleas for the military, government officials, education, youth, families and more filled the City Council chamber at noontime Thursday as locals gathered for the 64th annual National Day of Prayer.
About 50 people filled the chairs to hear local ministers, the mayor and a military chaplain ask for God’s blessings on everything from the City Council to the unborn.
Martin Cantu, a former lead singer with the group Malo, sang the national anthem and “Amazing Grace.” He also performed a God-centered version of Malo’s hit song, “Suavecito.”
Fairfield Mayor Harry Price was the first to offer prayers.
“Let us remember this country was founded on the principal . . .
FAIRFIELD — Shawn Adams, Dustin Shumney, Jerry Bonifacio, Francis Imlay, Casey Sheehan, Jude Mariano, Ryan Connolly and Adam Kinser are finally getting the memorial that they richly deserve. The names of the five Army, two Air Force and one Marine service members from Solano County who gave their lives in the global War on Terror […]
FAIRFIELD — The next nine months may be the most important ever for Solano360, as Solano County enters into exclusive negotiations with a firm on the development of the project at the Solano Fairgrounds.
The Board of Supervisors has directed staff to enter into an “exclusive right to negotiate” with Solano Community Development LLC in developing the long-debated Solano360 project.
As of March 24, 2015, the Department of Veterans Affairs requires veterans and their survivors to use new standardized forms when filing claims and appeals. The Solano County Veteran Services Office is fully equipped to assist veterans navigate the claims process, should they need assistance. The new law brings the VA in line with other […]
VACAVILLE — A bicycle plan for San Francisco warranted an environmental impact report – but the city’s Planning Department said hauling 5 million tons of waste over the course of about 15 years from San Francisco to Solano County won’t require an EIR, an attorney said in an appeal of the city’s decision. Joshua Levine, an […]
FAIRFIELD — A rural Suisun Valley home is an inappropriate location and too expensive a place for sexually violent predator Fraisure Smith to reside, a judge said Tuesday in ruling that Smith be placed in a county adjacent to Solano.
Visiting Judge Arvid Johnson said during the Solano County Superior Court hearing about Smith’s status that paying $3,000 to $4,000 a month for Smith to live in the house along Willotta Drive is a “misuse of public funds.”
Residents who opposed Smith’s placement in Suisun Valley praised the judge’s decision.
Jepson Prairie preserve bursts into life for a few weeks each spring. Take a walk on the preserve amid the colorful wildflowers and observe the past as the site is home to more than 400 plant species, including those considered rare and endangered. It is owned by the Solano Land Trust and protects one of the last […]