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3 hrs ago | The Daily Republic

Solano County theater honored for stage work

From sequins to Shakespeare and Mani to McCallum, the 30th annual Arty awards celebration rocked the house Sunday evening at Solano Community College. This year's event also left Benicia High School's drama and dance teacher wishing for roller skates and a wheelbarrow as she picked up five awards for her work.

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Related Topix: Arts, Theater, Recreational Vehicle, Honey

4 hrs ago | Vallejo Times-Herald

5th annual Unity Day celebrates diversity

Dante 'Dust,' Keith Thompson and Dennis Kittelson, left to right, paint their contributions to a 'UNITY' mural Sunday at City Park in Vallejo. Yesenia Padilla took a brush and decided to paint a blue circle on the white background of the "UNITY" mural during the 5th annual Unity Day Sunday at City Park.

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9 hrs ago | The Daily Republic

Campaign signs mean little, really

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.

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

13 hrs ago | The Daily Republic

Birthday party brings writers, musicians in Fairfield

Musicians from the Young Artists Conservancy played, State Assemblyman Jim Frazier spoke and after the birthday celebration, Fairfield resident Lincoln Beals, 78, talked about writing his first book. He was one of 15 local authors at the Solano County Library Foundation event marking 20 years since the group's beginning in 1994.

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Related Topix: Fairfield, CA, Libraries, Vacaville, CA

17 hrs ago | The Daily Republic

Recycling business honored

Unique Recycling of Solano County has been honored by United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay for employing workers with disabilities. It will receive an Employee of the Year award on Sept.

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Related Topix: Napa County, CA, Sonoma County, CA

21 hrs ago | The Reporter

Editorial: Council did right; mediation is fair

It was encouraging to hear Friday that members of Local 39 and the city of Vacaville had agreed to enter mediation starting Tuesday and that the union workers would abandon their picket lines and head back to work. The union was finding little support from the general public, most of whom are not government employees and have a more realistic view of what is fair and not fair in the realm of compensation.

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Related Topix: Vacaville, CA, Opinion

Yesterday | The Daily Republic

Scrapbook September 2014

The Sons of Italy met July 31 in Vacaville at the home of one of their members. From left are Pam Boes, Rick Tracy and President Richard Barker, of Fairfield.

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Related Topix: Vacaville, CA, Fairfield, CA, Benicia, CA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Reporter

Celebration for those who completed Solano County Drug Court set for Wednesday

The Solano County Superior Court's annual Dependency Drug Court Celebration Reunion is set to be held next week in Fairfield. The event will celebrate parents who have successfully completed the DDC program, a voluntary program where parents participate in treatment in a judicially monitored setting with the ultimate goal of reunifying with their children, according to court officials.

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Related Topix: Fairfield, CA

The Daily Republic

Council candidate leads cleanup day, youth rally

The town saw a bit less trash in the downtown bushes Saturday due to Ben Afisivalu, a City Council candidate, and a small army of supporters. About 75 friends, family and those who back his campaign came to show their support for Afisivalu's council run.

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Related Topix: Fairfield, CA

The Reporter

New K-9 joins sheriff's ranks

Kypto is a one-year-old border collie-black lab mix who was rescued and then trained to become a K9 assigned with is handler, Russel Lopez to patrol the Solano County jail facilities to find both drugs and cell phones. Joel Rosenbaum -- The Reporter Krypto, an energetic border collie and black labrador mix, is a brand-new member of the Solano County Sheriff's K-9 Unit.

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Related Topix: Prison, Drugs, Sacramento, CA

The Reporter

A mix of news offers something for everyone

It was a newsy week in Vacaville. From employee strikes to candidate forums to youth activities and literacy programs, there was something for everyone.

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Related Topix: Vacaville, CA, Family, Kids, Opinion

The Reporter

Defense attorney's bid to call prosecutors to witness stand falls short

In the case of a Fairfield man charged with murder in connection with the death of a 13-year-old Suisun City girl last year, a judge ruled Friday that defense attorneys will not be allowed to call members of the district attorneys office to the witness stand to testify about their decision making. Solano County Superior Court Presiding Judge E. Bradley Nelson made the ruling after months of hearings into alleged items of evidence that defense attorneys felt had not been shared.

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Related Topix: Fairfield, CA, Suisun City, CA

The Reporter

Pastor to face trial next week on arson allegation

A jury trial for the pastor of a Vacaville Baptist church accused of the January firebombing of an ex-girlfriend's home is set to begin next week, attorneys confirmed Friday in Solano County Superior Court. Mark Lewis, pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church appeared in the Fairfield courtroom of Judge Peter B. Foor where attorneys in the case confirmed that they would begin the process of selecting a jury at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Vacaville, CA, Fairfield, CA

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Vallejo Times-Herald

Solano County prepares for Coastal Cleanup Day

Alex Scott throws a chair into a Recology bin off Harbor Way in Vallejo as his father Doug Scott watches Saturday during California Coastal Cleanup Day in 2011. As the annual California Coastal Cleanup Day approaches, Solano County is expecting thousands of volunteers to help scour beaches, rivers and streams of trash, organizers say.

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Related Topix: Vallejo, CA, California, Rio Vista, CA, Vacaville, CA

The Daily Republic

Con Funk Shun primed for Funk Fest foray

Cooper, and Con Funk Shun, will bring that tune and many others to Vacaville on Saturday night for Funk Fest. The crowd will also hear at least one song, "Your Night," from the group's new CD set to be released in November.

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Related Topix: Con Funk Shun, Funk, Vacaville, CA, Vallejo, CA

Patch.com

Napa Earthquake Forces Transfer of Some Inmates to Solano County

The Department of Corrections received a court order on Thursday, September 11, 2014 to transfer approximately 60 inmates to Solano County jail facilities. "The safety of our staff and inmates has always been and remains our top priority.

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Related Topix: Napa, CA, Napa County, CA

The Reporter

Dixon driver killed, two passengers injured in rural rollover crash

A 71-year-old Dixon man is dead and two passengers in his vehicle injured, after a rollover crash on a rural unnamed fire road near Pleasants Valley Road and the terminus of Sackett Road early Sunday. According to CHP, the incident began around 9 a.m., Sunday, after they received a call of an overturned 1998 Toyota Land Cruiser in the rural, unincorporated Solano County area., The caller reported that there had been three occupants in the vehicle, including the 71-year-old driver who sustained fatal injuries when he was ejected.

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Related Topix: Dixon, CA

The Daily Republic

DR seeks veterans to share stories of military service

The Daily Republic for the past four years has honored our area's veterans on Veterans Day with a special section telling their stories about what it has been like to serve their country. Those have included a military policeman caught up in the Tet Offensive in Saigon during the Vietnam War, a B-24 bomber pilot who survived three crash-landings in Italy, a Marine sergeant who saw the last year of the Korean War, a young armored division officer who kept watch on the border of East Germany during the Cold War and a POW who survived Japanese labor camps in the Philippines.

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The Reporter

Constitution essay contest gets underway at Solano schools

When the Constitution was signed on Sept. 17, 1787, the United States' population was 4 million and Philadelphia was the nation's largest city, with 40,000 people.

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The Reporter

Additional charges filed against man accused of biting infant's nose off

Accused of biting the nose off of an infant earlier this year, a Fairfield man is facing additional charges from prosecutors following a probable cause hearing last month that detailed further injuries to the child. Joshua Lemar Cooper, 19, appeared in Solano County Superior Court on Thursday for arraignment on a number of serious felony charges following a hearing late last month into allegations that he bit the nose off his child's face.

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Related Topix: Fairfield, CA, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Vacaville, CA

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