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1 hr ago | The Reporter

Vacaville firebomb case gets June court hearing

The embattled pastor of a Vacaville church who is jailed on allegations of arson and fraudulently posting bail earlier this year will have a hearing in June.

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Related Topix: Vacaville, CA

5 hrs ago | The Reporter

Suspect denies Solano shootings

A Suisun City man wanted in connection with a Vacaville shooting in February and who was later shot by law enforcement as they tried to arrest him, made his first court appearance on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Vacaville, CA, Suisun City, CA

9 hrs ago | The Reporter

Karen Nolan: This is it -- retirement

F or the past few months, I've been living with an "open secret" that now I can share freely: I am retiring.

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Related Topix: Vacaville, CA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Daily Republic

Council to staff: Negotiate labor pact for train station project

Negotiate a project labor agreement for the train station project, the City Council directed the staff Tuesday after speakers praised such a pact as promoting local jobs and union labor while others criticized the agreement as un-American and anti-competition.

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Related Topix: Napa, CA

The Daily Republic

Appeal dropped for dangerous dog designation in Fairfield

The court appeal over a dangerous dog designation for the 2-year-old pit bull Zanny has been dropped and the matter resolved, an attorney for the city of Fairfield says.

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Related Topix: Fairfield, CA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Daily Republic

Miner Slough Bridge to see repairs

A bridge on a Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta highway in one of the more remote parts of Solano County is scheduled to be closed from noon May 12 until May 21 for repairs.

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The Daily Republic

County discusses consolidated dispatch

Some other counties have consolidated their dispatch centers for fire and medical services and Solano County is exploring whether it should do so as well.

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Related Topix: Fire, Sacramento County, CA, Sacramento, CA

The Daily Republic

Coakley appointed to fair board

Each of the five Solano County Board of Supervisors districts has three directors appointed by their district's supervisors.

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Related Topix: Vallejo, CA, Benicia, CA

Business Journal

CalPERS considers additional rating region options

As CalPERS continues to consider changes to its rating regions for public agencies in Northern California, two new alternatives have been proposed.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Daily Republic

See how their gardens grow

After having her hands in the dirt, then watching what she planted grow, Tigner was hooked.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Fairfield, CA

The Daily Republic

County schedules turf farm permit hearing

Warren's Turf Group is asking the county to extend its permit to operate a turf nursery at 3773 Chadbourne Road near Fairfield.

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Related Topix: Fairfield, CA

RecordNET

Projects, poverty no match for potential

He grew up in the Conway Homes projects in the 1960s, back when south-side Stockton schools were segregated and largely second-rate.

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Related Topix: Stockton, CA, Cal State Stanislaus, Davis, CA

The Daily Republic

Total Home and Garden Show draws large crowd

With more than 300 exhibits, the Total Home and Garden Show has pretty much anything and everything a person could want for their home or outdoors areas.

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The Daily Republic

County wants to transform fairgrounds

Solano County has some big decisions to make in coming years on how to redevelop its 149-acre fairgrounds property in Vallejo, with a $94 million, 25-year plan on the table.

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Related Topix: Vallejo, CA

The Daily Republic

Scrapbook April 2014

Jana Huston, left, and Mathew Joaquin, of Fairfield, attend the Sons of Italy monthly meeting at the Fairfield Senior Center.

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Related Topix: Fairfield, CA, US Military, US Air Force, Travis Air Force Base

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Daily Republic

Supervisor candidates differ on fairgrounds

Candidates for two Solano County supervisor seats on the June 3 ballot have various opinions about the county's fairgrounds proposals to create an iconic, regional draw.

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Related Topix: Vallejo, CA, Fairfield, CA, Suisun City, CA, Vacaville, CA

The Daily Republic

Candidates will speak at taxpayer group session

Gerald Clift, a candidate for the 4th District seat on the Solano County Board of Supervisors, and Krishna Abrams, who is running for Solano County district attorney, are the guest speakers at Monday's Solano County Taxpayers Association meeting.

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Related Topix: Vacaville, CA

The Daily Republic

City eyes labor pact for train station project in Fairfield

A project labor agreement that a critic says could add $12.2 million to the cost of planned train station development goes before the City Council for discussion Tuesday with Councilman John Mraz saying the pact may allow Fairfield to avoid cost overruns and quality problems that affect other projects.

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Related Topix: Fairfield, CA

The Reporter

Picks & Pecks Editorial: Buckle up, for crying out loud

Vacaville was staggered last weekend when a rollover accident on Pleasants Valley Road killed two local teenagers and injured three others.

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Related Topix: Vacaville, CA, Family, Teenagers, Yolo County, CA, Sacramento County, CA, Opinion

The Daily Republic

Touro honors public health heroes

More than 50 people gathered at Touro University California's Farragut Inn on Thursday to honor six recipients chosen as this year's Public Health Heroes.

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