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54 min ago | The Reporter

Garcia's killer back in court, gets new hearing date

The man convicted of the 2008 murder of Fairfield City Councilman Matt Garcia got a new date on Friday for a hearing into a claim of juror misconduct during his 2010 trial.

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Related Topix: Drugs

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Reporter

Suisun City slaying suspect makes first court appearance

The suspect in the April gunshot slaying of 33-year-old Salathiel Maynard, of Suisun City, made his first appearance in Solano County Superior Court on Friday.

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Related Topix: Suisun City, CA, Fairfield, CA, San Francisco County, CA

The Reporter

Fairfield man accused of biting baby's nose off to stand trial

A Fairfield man was ordered to stand trial on Friday in Solano County Superior Court on a number of serious felonies for allegedly biting the nose off of his newborn son earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Fairfield, CA, Vacaville, CA

Vallejo Times-Herald

Vallejo cop killed in line of duty in 1896

Frank Toal lay dead on a billiard table from a bullet through his chest at close range.

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Related Topix: Vallejo, CA, Fairfield, CA

NBC New York

California Uproots Grassy Lawns

The dry-cracked bed of the Stevens Creek Reservoir is seen on March 13, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif.

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Related Topix: California, Santa Clara County, CA, Cupertino, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Long Beach, CA

Vallejo Times-Herald

Open/Closed for Labor Day

Here's what will be open and closed Monday in observance of Labor Day: Closed or not operating: All federal, state and local government offices.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Reporter

No word yet on plea deals for trio accused in Vaca arson case

Plea deals are still a possibility for three defendants charged in connection with the January firebombing of a Vacaville home, according to discussions in Solano County Superior Court Thursday.

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Related Topix: Vacaville, CA

The Reporter

Earthquake relief efforts continue, Wolk pushes for funds

Work in both Solano and Napa counties continued Thursday in the aftermath of Sunday's 6.0 earthquake, with ongoing efforts to repair water mains and a state senator stepping in to push further for relief funds.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa County, CA, Vallejo, CA, Social Software

The Reporter

Defendant in downtown Vaca jewelry store heist sentenced to prison

One of five men accused of the 2012 armed robbery of a downtown Vacaville jewelry store was sentenced to state prison Thursday in Solano County Superior Court.

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Related Topix: Vacaville, CA, State Prisons, Prison

The Daily Republic

Bunting earns praise for role in paint case

Solano County Counsel Dennis Bunting is among the 27 attorneys on a team to receive the 2014 Trial Lawyers of the Year award from the group Public Justice.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA

The Jewish News Weekly

Napa Chabad rabbi: 6.0 quake caused 'utter chaos'

The earthquake that hammered Napa Valley early this week took a toll on some North Bay Jewish institutions.

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Related Topix: Napa, CA, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Napa County, CA

KTVU Oakland

Holiday weekend I-280 closure starts Thursday for seismic retrofit

Northbound Interstate Highway 280 in San Francisco will close Thursday afternoon and remain closed through the Labor Day weekend as large sections of the highway are removed and new hinges are installed to seismically strengthen an overpass, a Caltrans spokesman said.

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Related Topix: SoMa (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa County, CA

Davis Enterprise

Saving Putah Creek: a quiet concert at sunset

Reporter Elizabeth Case will write occasional shorter posts about moments in her reporting, leading up to the stories' publication this winter.

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Related Topix: Davis, CA

The Daily Republic

Review set for Vacaville fitness center suit

An Oct. 21 case management conference is set for the lawsuit filed against Vacaville Fitness by a man who says he was injured when a piece of equipment failed and struck him in the head.

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

The Daily Republic

Logue misses meet with Libertarians in Fairfield

Republican State Assemblyman Dan Logue could not appear at the Wednesday meeting of the Solano County Libertarian Party because state lawmakers unexpectedly scheduled a Sacramento session that was to end at 8 p.m., Logue's field representative said.

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Related Topix: Fairfield, CA, Hillsdale College

Vallejo Times-Herald

VCUSD board submits responses to grand jury reports

Concluding that Vallejo City Unified School District Superintendent Ramona Bishop did not release confidential student information when she sent an email containing the last names of two students to Vallejo's mayor, the VCUSD board, the Solano County District Attorney's Office and the Vallejo Chief of Police last February, the VCUSD board Wednesday ... (more)

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Vallejo, CA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Vallejo Times-Herald

AmCan declares state of emergency, moves forward with large project

AMERICAN CANYON >>A local state of emergency was declared and the third and final phase of the Napa Junction project was approved at Tuesday's special City Council meeting.

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Related Topix: American Canyon, CA, Napa, CA, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa County, CA

KTVU Oakland

Grass fire threatens homes in Vallejo

The fire was reported at 3:40 p.m. in marshland near the junction of state Highways 37 and 29, Vallejo fire spokesman Mark Libby said.

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Related Topix: Vallejo, CA, American Canyon, CA, Weather

SFGate

3 die in Interstate 680 crash near Benicia

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: Benicia, CA, Vacaville, CA

Bloomberg

Napa Quake Rattles Bondholders as Debt Trades at Record

Municipal-bond investors are trading a record amount of debt from Napa County, California , in a sign that some may be concerned about damage from an Aug. 24 earthquake that was the worst to hit the area in 25 years.

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Related Topix: Napa County, CA, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Financial Markets, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Encino, CA

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