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3 hrs ago | The Daily Republic
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.
4 hrs ago | Vallejo Times-Herald
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.
9 hrs ago | The Daily Republic
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.
13 hrs ago | The Daily Republic
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.
17 hrs ago | The Daily Republic
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.
21 hrs ago | The Reporter
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.
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.
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.
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.
It was a newsy week in Vacaville. From employee strikes to candidate forums to youth activities and literacy programs, there was something for everyone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:15 pm
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