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7 hrs ago | The Daily Republic

Anti-drug programs face funding shortfall

Attempts to convince California congressional representatives to increase funding for a federal program - said to be a possible source to pay for anti-drug education of youths - have been unsuccessful, Mayor Harry Price said Tuesday. He responded at the City Council meeting to the suggestion by Roger Maryatt, executive director of the Fairfield-based Solano Recovery Project, that Community Development Block Grant money could pay for school anti-drug programs.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Fairfield, CA

Tue Sep 16, 2014

The Reporter

City seeks injunction to bar further striking by 'essential' employees

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 .

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Related Topix: Vacaville, CA

Vallejo Times-Herald

Solano County ranks relatively low nationally in education

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.

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Related Topix: California, Vallejo, CA, Cal State Maritime Academy

SFGate

Corrections, Sept. 17

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.

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

Vallejo Times-Herald

Solano College and county await Coastal Cleanup Day

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.

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Related Topix: Fairfield, CA, Vallejo, CA

The Daily Republic

County makes recommendations for crude-by-rail

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.

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Related Topix: Benicia, CA, Train Disaster, Suisun City, CA, Fairfield, CA

The Daily Republic

Coastal Cleanup Day targets local waterways

Volunteers can come between 9 a.m. and noon and pick up trash. The goal is to help keep watersheds and waterways litter-free, from Lake Berryessa to the creeks running through Fairfield, Suisun City and Vacaville.

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Related Topix: Suisun City, CA, Vacaville, CA

Mon Sep 15, 2014

News10.net

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 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.

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Related Topix: Fairfield, CA

The Daily Republic

Suisun City slaying suspect case moves forward

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.

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Related Topix: Suisun City, CA

Vallejo Times-Herald

Solano College board set to approve deficit budget

The Solano Community College Governing Board - facing a $1.3 million deficit - will meet Wednesday to discuss and approve the 2014-15 fiscal year budget. In early August, Yulian Ligioso, Vice President of Finance and Administration at SCC, reported to the governing board that the district was headed toward a $2.6 million deficit for 2014-15.

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Related Topix: California State Prison, Solano, State Prisons, Prison, Vacaville, CA, Vallejo, CA

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Daily Republic

Solano County theater honored for stage work

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.

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Related Topix: Arts, Theater, Recreational Vehicle, Honey

Vallejo Times-Herald

5th annual Unity Day celebrates diversity

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.

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Related Topix: Vallejo, CA

The Daily Republic

Campaign signs mean little, really

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.

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Related Topix: Fairfield, CA, Suisun City, CA, US Military, US Air Force, Travis Air Force Base, Opinion

The Daily Republic

Birthday party brings writers, musicians in Fairfield

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.

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Related Topix: Fairfield, CA, Libraries, Vacaville, CA

The Daily Republic

Recycling business honored

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.

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Related Topix: Napa County, CA, Sonoma County, CA

The Reporter

Editorial: Council did right; mediation is fair

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.

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Related Topix: Vacaville, CA, Opinion

The Daily Republic

Scrapbook September 2014

The Sons of Italy met July 31 in Vacaville at the home of one of their members. From left are Pam Boes, Rick Tracy and President Richard Barker, of Fairfield.

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Related Topix: Vacaville, CA, Fairfield, CA, Benicia, CA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Reporter

Celebration for those who completed Solano County Drug Court set for Wednesday

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.

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Related Topix: Fairfield, CA

The Daily Republic

Council candidate leads cleanup day, youth rally

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.

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Related Topix: Fairfield, CA

The Reporter

New K-9 joins sheriff's ranks

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.

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Related Topix: Prison, Drugs, Sacramento, CA

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