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3 hrs ago | The Daily Republic
About 75 percent of the reason offenders are in the criminal justice systems rests with families and the other 25 percent stems from neighborhoods, the City Council heard Tuesday in an account of the report by the Mayor's Commission on Crime. Only one person among 40 juvenile and adult offenders the commission spoke with came from a two-parent family, said Jack Batson, chairman of the commission.
5 hrs ago | The Reporter
Rayann Greenwood of Vacaville snuggles her new dog, "Kirnkls" at the SPCA Shelter in Vacaville. Greenwood and her husband, Matt adopted the pomchi mix and discovered that she was injuried after they brought her home.
5 hrs ago | Vallejo Times-Herald
Members of Solano Community College's Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Beta Mu Gamma Chapter will be on the Fairfield campus 9 a.m. to noon Saturday for the 30th annual Costal Cleanup Day. Cleanups will occur throughout the state with 57 sites targeted in Solano County Coastal areas.
5 hrs ago | The Reporter
A trial set to begin Tuesday for the pastor of a Vacaville Baptist church accused of the January firebombing of an ex-girlfriend's home has been postponed. Although attorneys confirmed on Friday that the trial would begin with jury selection on Tuesday in the Fairfield courtroom of Judge Peter B. Foor, instead the District Attorney's Office pulled the case and then dropped and refiled the charges against Lewis that include arson on an inhabited structure and stalking in connection with the Jan. 9 firebombing of a home on Chateau Circle in Vacaville.
9 hrs ago | The Daily Republic
Solano County wants more done to address potential derailments before a proposal to ship crude oil by rail to the Valero refinery in Benicia becomes reality. The county Resource Management Department has sent a letter to Benicia, responding to the project's draft environmental impact report.
14 hrs ago | The Daily Republic
Behind the scenes steps are beginning to ramp up for multiple projects under the Measure Q banner at Solano Community College. Measure Q, a $348 million general obligation bond, was approved by voters in 2012 and while building has not started, preparatory work such as the purchase of land to expand of the Vallejo campus is taking place.
18 hrs ago | The Daily Republic
A meet-and-greet Monday for those seeking elective office drew several local candidates and one who's seeking statewide office. The event at a Jelly Belly meeting room was attended largely by the candidates and a handful of chamber members.
22 hrs ago | The Daily Republic
A reputed gang member who was attacked and beaten on Tabor Avenue a few minutes before being shot was the star witness Monday at the attempted murder probable cause hearing for a reputed rival gang member, 16-year-old Rodrigo Bermudez. The hard luck victim, after walking to the courtroom witness stand aided by a cane, testified that he was walking from a convenience store on the afternoon of Aug. 28 when he got jumped by two men near Tabor Avenue and Bristol Lane.
Habitat for Humanity volunteers, Jim Nuehring and Jamie Calderwood work to remove a set of cabinets from the kitchen of Mike and Heather Mundell of Vacaville. The Mundells are remodeling their kitchen and donated their old appliances and cabintets to Habitat for Humanity.
A Vacaville man found guilty Monday of committing lewd acts on a child faces a maximum 12-year prison sentence. He could have faced a possible life sentence if his recorded confession after his arrest had not been botched by Fairfield police.
Police are asking members of the public to help identify a man suspected of pulling off a series of armed robberies in the area. The suspect is described as a black man, approximately 30 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall with a medium build.
SafeQuest Solano will offer volunteer peer counseling training to those who wish to help victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Anyone interested in volunteering with SafeQuest Solano can to attend an orientation meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at 1049 Union Ave., Suite B & C, Fairfield.
I live in the Solano County Board of Supervisors 3rd District, so I'm following the campaigns of incumbent Supervisor Jim Spering and his challenger, Fairfield Councilwoman Pam Bertani, both as the managing editor of the Daily Republic and as a voter. The 3rd District includes much of Fairfield, all of Suisun City, Travis Air Force Base and the area that extends south of those areas to the county line.
I'd like to welcome everyone to the annual press conference announcing the 2014 fall schedule for Brad TV, the network that shows what you love. Remember when we debuted "Happy Days?" Neither do we, because we didn't! We wanted to make it a little more edgy, calling it "Happi Daze," using mimes, but Garry Marshall was too interested in his concept and he went to ABC.
Fairfield's latest, towering freeway advertising sign has come to Auto Mall Parkway, with a revenue-sharing agreement among the city, an auto dealership and visitors promotion group in place. Workers this past week put up the CBS Outdoor Inc. advertising sign along Interstate 80. It is on the same site of a previous, "Welcome to Fairfield" sign, a red sign topped by the Mr. Jelly Belly mascot that sought to attract tourists to the city.
Connecticut-born Frank Del Santo, 81, of Fairfield danced Sunday at the Italian Festival at Pippo Ranch where Molly, the 11-year-old kissing llama, was among the attractions at the 17th annual festival. Her mobile petting zoo that bears her first name includes Molly, whose kissing is more a way to get close enough to people to take their measure, Marshall said.
Drivers License checkpoint on Friday in the 2200 block of North Texas Street netted arrests for driving under the influence and a narcotics warrant, police said. The Fairfield Police Department Traffic Unit conducted the checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and screened 603 vehicles.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:21 pm
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