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2 hrs ago | The Daily Republic

Bay Area makes growth plans

Critics call it a move toward "rack-and-stack" housing and supporters a way to promote compact communities built around mass transit hubs.

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Related Topix: Fairfield, CA

6 hrs ago | The Daily Republic

Sound off for April 20, 2014

Last week, we asked whether readers liked the idea of Solano County selling some of its water from Lake Berryessa to Napa County.

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Related Topix: Napa County, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Napa, CA, Opinion

10 hrs ago | The Daily Republic

Crude-oil rail plan requires prudent steps to ensure safety

Oil processing giant Valero Refining Co. in Benicia is reaping the rewards of booming domestic oil production, with plans to move up to 100 train cars of flammable crude oil a day through Solano County.

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Related Topix: Benicia, CA, Train Disaster, Dixon, CA, Elmira, CA, Suisun City, CA, Opinion

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Daily Republic

Cookbooks, a popular mainstay at the library

One of the roles of a librarian is to evaluate "the collection" to make sure it has the breadth and depth necessary to meet the needs of the community.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Life, Food, Recipes, Agriculture, Science

The Daily Republic

Piano scholarship competition set in Vallejo

The Solano County branch of the Music Teachers' Association of California will have its annual piano scholarship competition at 1 p.m. May 4 at the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, 734 Marin St. in Vallejo.

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Related Topix: Vallejo, CA, Southern Oregon University

The Daily Republic

Spering, Bertani spar over crime fighting

Pam Bertani says statements by incumbent Solano County Supervisor Jim Spering show he doesn't care about crime in Fairfield - while Spering counters that the city councilwoman's criticism reflects her desperation after failing to deal with crime in Fairfield.

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Related Topix: Fairfield, CA, Suisun City, CA

The Reporter

Picks & Pecks Editorial: Spring brings changes

Spring, the season of new birth, has definitely sprung in Solano County and not just on the grassy rolling hills that make this place so lovely.

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Related Topix: Vacaville, CA, Breakfast, Baked Goods, Life, Food, Doughnuts, Opinion

The Daily Republic

Receive benefits sooner by filing claims before separation

Active duty military and full-time Reserve or National Guard who are considering leaving military service can cut the time in half that it takes start receiving their veterans' benefits by planning ahead.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Opinion

The Reporter

Fairfield man arrested on host of suspected charges

Authorities arrested a Fairfield man on a host of suspected charges Sunday night following a dangerous pursuit that began in rural Solano County and ended with him being taken into custody during a yard-to-yard manhunt more than an hour later.

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Related Topix: Fairfield, CA, Vacaville, CA

The Reporter

Trio arraigned in Fairfield slaying

Three Fairfield men were in court on Friday where prosecutors charged them with murder in connection with the gunshot slaying of a Vacaville man a week ago.

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Related Topix: Fairfield, CA, Vacaville, CA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Daily Republic

DA kicks more cash into campaign; endorsements continue

With a $75,000 donation to his own campaign earlier this week, District Attorney Donald A. du Bain has now given his campaign nearly $225,000.

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SFGate

Man acquitted of killing ex-girlfriend in Vallejo

Michael Daniels , 61, was found not guilty Thursday by a Solano County Superior Court jury of murdering 37-year-old Jessica Brastow in August 2012.

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Related Topix: Vallejo, CA

The Reporter

Chamber group endorses Vasquez

The Vacaville Chamber of Commerce Business and Community Political Action Committee, together with the Chamber Board of Directors, have endorsed incumbent John Vasquez for Solano County Supervisor, 4th District, in the upcoming election, officials announced Thursday.

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Related Topix: Vacaville, CA

The Reporter

EYE Light Festival fetes local teen filmmakers

Film buffs watch the entries in the 13th annual Eye Light Film Festival on Thursday, at Brenden Theatres.

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Related Topix: Vacaville, CA

The Daily Republic

Napa County bridge to close for work

A bridge on Highway 128 over Hopper Slough in the heart of Napa County Wine Country between Yountville and Calistoga will be closed from noon May 5 until May 16. The state Department of Transportation will be repairing the support wall.

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Related Topix: Napa County, CA, Yountville, CA, Calistoga, CA

The Reporter

Vacaville man to face trial in killing

After an emotional preliminary hearing on Thursday, a Vacaville man was ordered to stand trial on a murder charge in connection with the gunshot slaying of a Suisun City resident last summer.

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Related Topix: Vacaville, CA, Suisun City, CA

The Reporter

Solano County courts seek grand jury volunteers

The Solano County Superior Court is seeking volunteers to serve as jurors on the 2014-15 civil grand jury with potential to serve a subsequent grand jury term.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Daily Republic

Photo: Assist-A-Grad

Jim and Mayrene Bates interview Rodriguez HIgh School senior Claudia Diaz on Thursday for an Assist-A-Grad scholarship.

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The Reporter

Garamendi to speak at EDC meeting

Congressman John Garamendi, D-Solano, will speak at the Solano Economic Development Corporation's meeting, April 23 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fairfield.

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Related Topix: Fairfield, CA

CBS Local

Fix 50: Stay Up To Date With The Latest Traffic Conditions

In Suisun City/Solano County there is slow traffic on CA-12 EB between Main St and Grizzly Island Rd/Sunset Ave In Diamond Springs there is slow traffic on Hwy 49 NB between Pleasant Valley Rd and Gold Rush Ln In Sacramento stop and go traffic on Hwy 99 SB between Martin Luther King Jr Blvd and Stockton Blvd due to earlier accident In Yuba City ... (more)

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Related Topix: Suisun City, CA, Diamond Springs, CA, Sacramento, CA

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