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1 hr ago | The Reporter
Citing public health and safety concerns, the city of Vacaville, through the state Public Employment Relations Board , is seeking a court injunction to keep essential members of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Stationary Engineers, Local 39 on the job should their unit be called on to return to picket lines. "By direction of the Board, the request for injunctive relief in the above-entitled matter is granted, in part," wrote Wendi L. Ross, acting general counsel with PERB, in a letter regarding the complaint for relief .
2 hrs ago | Vallejo Times-Herald
In the study, 2014's Most & Least Educated Cities, there are just 31 national areas and seven in California ranking lower than Vallejo, said spokeswoman Jill Gonzalez of WalletHub, which conducted the survey. The firm's researchers analyzed the 150 largest metropolitan statistical areas in the country to determine where the most educated Americans are living.
2 hrs ago | SFGate
A story about the Napa earthquake incorrectly reported federal disaster relief details for homeowners in Napa and Solano counties. Relief funds are only available to state, tribal and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations.
4 hrs ago | Vallejo Times-Herald
Members of Solano Community College's Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Beta Mu Gamma Chapter will be on the Fairfield campus 9 a.m. to noon Saturday for the 30th annual Costal Cleanup Day. Cleanups will occur throughout the state with 57 sites targeted in Solano County Coastal areas.
6 hrs ago | The Daily Republic
Solano County wants more done to address potential derailments before a proposal to ship crude oil by rail to the Valero refinery in Benicia becomes reality. The county Resource Management Department has sent a letter to Benicia, responding to the project's draft environmental impact report.
An 11-year-old special needs student showed a handgun to another child at the public library, Fairfield police said Special needs student with gun at library results in mom's arrest An 11-year-old special needs student showed a handgun to another child at the public library, Fairfield police said Check out this story on news10.net: http://on.news10.net/1tZQZUR Two special needs siblings were taken into the care of Solano County Child Protective Services Monday evening after one of them was found to have a handgun in a backpack at the public library in Cordelia. According to Fairfield police who responded to a call from a concerned parent, an 11 year old had shown a small-caliber handgun to her child at the library.
An Oct. 24 trial readiness conference was set Monday in Solano County Superior Court for the suspect in a springtime homicide in Suisun City. Laron Gilbert is alleged to have shot and killed Salathiel Maynard on April 12 in front of Maynard's Terry Lane home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 09:40 pm
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