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  1. CBO Shamieh tapped as VUSD interim superintendentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | The Reporter

    Vacaville Unified leaders on Thursday named Jane Shamieh, the school district's chief business officer, as interim superintendent, effective July 1, succeeding Superintendent Ken Jacopetti, who last week said that he would retire on June 30. Whit Whitman, president of the seven-member governing board, made the announcement after trustees emerged from a closed session in the Educational Services Center. During a break in formal trustee business, Shamieh, standing in the hallway just outside board chambers, seemed at a loss for words to describe how she felt.


  2. Larry Sly: Food Bank marks 40 years of service in MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | The Reporter

    In 1975, Linda Locke worked in the Contra Costa County Social Service Department. When she was not able to sign a client up for food stamps because of missing paperwork, she would refer the person to the food room in a local faith community.


  3. Larry Sly: Senior food program expands it reachRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2015 | The Reporter

    Did you know more than half of the households served by the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano have had to choose between paying for medicine/medical care or food? For seniors living solely on social security this is especially true. Through the Senior Food Program, people 55 and over receive nutritionally balanced bags of food so they may not have to make those tough decisions.


  4. Larry Sly: Grateful for food drives during the holidaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | The Reporter

    The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is lucky to have the support of CBS 5 KPIX and Whole Foods in organizing the Food for Bay Area Families food drive. Whole Foods helps us collect food at their stores which helps us provide food to those in need in our community.


  5. Larry Sly: Season of caring is also season of friendly competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | The Reporter

    This friendly competition between employees of Solano and Contra Costa counties is a way of sharing the holiday spirit with the people in need the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano serves. County employees volunteer their time in creative ways raising funds for the Food Bank so help can be there during the holiday season and beyond.


  6. Larry Sly: Stepping things up for the holidaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2014 | The Reporter

    One thing alters slightly and that causes other things to change as well. For us at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, October tells us the holiday season is coming soon.


  7. Larry Sly: Proof of community care is clear in the auditRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2014 | The Reporter

    In spite of what we think when we hear the word, having an audit done is not a negative thing. As a charitable organization, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano knows we should have outside experts evaluate the way we manage our financial affairs.


  8. Will C. Wood High School football team loses shootout, 52-39Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2014 | The Reporter

    Will C. Wood wide receiver, Roddrick Douglas sheds Concord High cornerback, Edwin Mundo as he breaks away for 58-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter of their 52-39 loss on Friday at Tom Zunino Stadium. Joel Rosenbaum -- The Reporter The excitement was palpable as Will C. Wood High School's high-powered football team opened its home season on Friday night at Tom Zunino Stadium.


  9. Local roundup: Vacaville Christian High School volleyball team shocks VacavilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2014 | The Reporter

    Vacaville Christian High School's volleyball team scored its first-ever volleyball victory over Vacaville on Thursday night, pulling away in the final set for a rousing 26-24, 25-27, 25-21, 24-26, 15-10 win at home. "Any time your can beat Vacaville in any sport it's a good win.


  10. More...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2014 | The Reporter

    If Week Zero of the local high school football season revealed anything, it was that offenses certainly didn't skip a beat during the summer. Will C. Wood scored more points in a game than it had since 1997 ... and still had to sweat out a 63-49 victory over Vista del Lago.


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