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1 min ago | The Reporter

'Contraband' brings oldies back at the Solano County Fair

For years, Fred Cavalli would stroll by the Bay Stage at the Solano County Fair, reliving his musical past as lead vocalist for the golden oldies group, "Contraband" from 1978-1998.

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Related Topix: Vallejo, CA, Pinole, CA, US Military, US Air Force, Travis Air Force Base, El Cerrito, CA

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Daily Republic

Photos: Solano County Fair, thursday

Haylee Hoffmann, 12, of Dixon, front right, reacts to her spin while playing "Rock Hunter's Fortune Wheel" as, from left, Colby Moore, 6, Megan Kett, 10, Gregory Moore, 8, and Zach Moore, 10, watch in the Gem and Mineral Club Exhibit at the Solano County Fair in Vallejo, Thursday.

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Related Topix: Dixon, CA, Vallejo, CA

The Reporter

Child sex abuse training proposed to Solano area leaders

Both survivors of child sexual abuse, two Vacaville women will propose child sexual abuse prevention training for area residents on Aug. 28, it has been announced.

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Related Topix: Vacaville, CA, Fairfield, CA

The Reporter

Wise-crackin' cartoonist conquers cancer

Terry McDonnell draws a caricature for Stephon Brown and his family during the Solano County Fair in Vallejo on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Vallejo, CA

Vallejo Times-Herald

Local residents make food impression at fair

Chris Riley-Times-Herald Located near the Ag-ction Ranch, Yvette Taylor and Anthony Solano run Fry Day's Concessions featuring giant baked potatoes.

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Related Topix: Vallejo, CA

The Daily Republic

Frazier: State won't dictate fate of Vacaville parking lots

Assemblyman Jim Frazier says he won't let the state Department of Finance determine the fate of Vacaville parking lots paid for with redevelopment funds.

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Related Topix: Vacaville, CA, US Governors, Jerry Brown, Contra Costa County, CA

Vallejo Times-Herald

Solano AIDS Coalition's new store opens

The Solano AIDS Coalition's new Vintage Boutique's grand opening is from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, organizers announced.

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Related Topix: San Diego, CA, Vallejo, CA

Spin

Wino Kiley: Jenny Lewis Has Her Own Wine Now

Sure, most new releases come with LP bundles or digital bonus tracks depending on where you buy them, but Jenny Lewis fans can get a copy of her terrific new album The Voyager Lewis teamed up with the store Domaine LA to release The Voyager Wine, which, according to Punch is a "blend of Carignan, Valdiguie, and Petit Sirah from Solano County, CA ... (more)

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Related Topix: Drink, Wine

The Reporter

Partnership HealthPlan names new director of policy and program development

"We are very excited that Amy has joined our team," said PHC CEO Jack Horn. "It is important that we hire good people and Amy has the knowledge and experience to lead PHC in creating and implementing PHC's strategic plan."

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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Mendocino, CA

The Daily Republic

Richardson to run for Fairfield-Suisun school board

Jonathan Richardson, who is serving on the Mayor's Commission on Crime for Fairfield, is running for Trustee Area 5 on the Fairfield-Suisun School District - and says he would have sought office if the elections were still at-large rather than by district.

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Related Topix: Fairfield, CA, Education Etc.

Vallejo Times-Herald

Vallejo food providers address hunger issues

Despite having more than a dozen food pantries scattered all over Vallejo, hunger issues in the city are still prevalent.

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Related Topix: Vallejo, CA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Vallejo Times-Herald

Balloon lady seeks to pass out balloons at fair

Sadie the Balloon Lady makes a flower balloon bracelet for Mimmie Ramirez, 86, of Vallejo during the opening of the Solano County Fair on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Vallejo, CA

The Daily Democrat

Dixon Migrant Education: Planting seeds, harvesting young lives

Pre-school students at the Dixon Migrant Camp's Child Development Center sing along during circle time on a recent morning.

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Related Topix: Preschoolers, Family, Dixon, CA, Agriculture, Science, Education Etc.

Vallejo Times-Herald

Quilters show off their work during first day of Solano County Fair

Barbara Pisching, left, and Lynda Conlow check out the Best in Show quilt created by the Vallejo Piecemakers on display at the Solano County Fair on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Vallejo, CA, Life, Quilting, Hobbies, Suisun City, CA, Concord, CA

CBS Local

Former Vallejo Auto Body Shop Owner Sentenced For Insurance Fraud

The former owner of a Vallejo auto body shop was sentenced this month for automobile insurance fraud, the California Department of Insurance said Wednesday.

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The Daily Republic

Cities dealing with state drought rules

Solano County cities are trying to figure out how to respond to new state policies that crack down on water wasters.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, California, Napa County, CA, Fairfield, CA

Contra Costa Times

Teens get 'Mad' at money-management boot camp in Antioch

A $2,000 laptop computer purchased on a credit card with a 24 percent interest rate will take 11 years to pay off at the monthly minimum -- and will cost a whopping $3,800 by the time all is said and done.

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Related Topix: Antioch, CA, Computers, Contra Costa County, CA

Business Wire

First Northern Community Bancorp a " Second Quarter Earnings Report Strong Growth Continues

Louise Walker, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "The Company reported year-to-date net income available to common shareholders of $2.6 million for the period ending June 30, 2014, up 8.3% compared to net income available to common shareholders of $2.4 million reported for the same fiscal period last year.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

The Daily Republic

Rio Vista woman died in Suisun City crash

Rio Vista resident Patricia McDonald, 82, died after a July 22 collision at Highway 12 and Walters Road where stop lights malfunctioned, the Solano County Coroner's Office said.

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Related Topix: Rio Vista, CA, Suisun City, CA

The Reporter

Defense to argue for new trial in 2010 mushroom slaying case

Defense attorneys for a Vacaville man convicted of second degree murder and attempted murder for a 2010 shooting incident will seek to have a new trial held.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Vacaville, CA

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