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Fire, Fight Break Out at Fairfield Target
FAIRFIELD -- There was a fight and a fire within 24 hours of each other at the Fairfield Target. The two incidents have built on customers' existing concerns. "I actually had a friend who was assaulted here," said resident Nadyne Bergerson. "She was attacked here. This was a couple years ago but sin
Vacaville High School boys basketball team edges American Canyon in defensive battle
AMERICAN CANYON — Neither the American Canyon or Vacaville high school boys basketball teams would win many free throw shooting contests on Tuesday night. The Wolves made just 8 of 20 from the charity stripe and the Bulldogs weren’t much better, making just nine of 17. Vacaville, however, was a litt
Man enters plea in Vacaville pimping case
FAIRFIELD — The most recent suspected pimp to get taken off the streets by the Vacaville police vice squad pleaded not guilty Monday to nine felony charges that could put him behind bars for decades.
Community News: Fairfield PAL continues winter 3-on-3 pick up hoops league
FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Police Activities League invites local teens to participate in its Friday Night 3-on-3 Pick Up Basketball League between 6 and 9 p.m. Games are 10 minutes long, played back to back. The winning team keeps the court and a new three-player team steps in. Teams are organized f
Homeless shelter crisis: Who has and hasn't declared
The clock is ticking for several cities and counties to gain access to $500 million in state funds to help with homelessness issues. Some of the earliest to declare a shelter crisis in the region were Stockton, San Joaquin County, Vacaville, and Fairfield, and a number of cities took action before t
Jury finds ex-con guilty of meth possession while armed
A Solano County Superior Court jury last week found a 45-year-old Fairfield man guilty of possessing methamphetamine while armed and being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Fremont man charged with attempted murder of 3 Vallejo cops; police name officers involved in Oakland shooting
OAKLAND — Vallejo police have identified the three officers who fired at a heavily armed man during a Nov. 1 shootout here, which followed a 30-mile police chase that reach speeds of 100 miles per hour.
Judge rules alleged child rapist must face arraignment
A 47-year-old Fairfield man faces arraignment next month in Solano County Superior Court on three counts of sexual assault on a child under 10. Ivan Ramirez Ramirez, shackled at the waist and wearing a black-and-white-striped jail jumpsuit, sat next to his attorney, Emily Chrim, for a brief prelimin
Outgoing Solano public defender takes swipe at Solano DA
FAIRFIELD — Solano County Public Defender Lesli M. Caldwell poked a hole last week in a so-called firewall between her office and its lawyers and the office of the Alternate Public Defender.
Solano judge grants 2-month delay in case against man accused in CHP officer’s death
VALLEJO — It won’t be until at least February when the man who faces gross vehicular manslaughter charges for the deaths of California Highway Patrol Officer Kirk Griess and a Vallejo man Griess had pulled over for a traffic stop may have dates set for a probable cause hearing.
Jury selection begins for SCC prof accused of brandishing fake firearm
Jury selection began Monday afternoon in the case of a Solano Community College instructor accused of making a criminal threat and brandishing a replica gun, both misdemeanors.
Video reveals struggle between Napa police officer, suspect before fatal shooting
Footage from a body-mounted video camera illustrates a five-minute foot chase and a struggle over a rifle between David Alejandro Molina and the Napa Police officer who shot and killed him last week, the agency announced Monday afternoon.
Legal proceedings in fatal I-80 crash will resume in February
Court dates continue for a 36-year-old Rocklin man charged with the Interstate 80 deaths in August of a California Highway Patrol officer and a Philippines national. A judge delayed a readiness conference and the setting of a preliminary hearing for Sean Matthew Walker.
CHP officer injured by DUI driver returns to work, talks about road to recovery
VACAVILLE, Calif. (KTVU) - A sunny morning in downtown Vacaville and CHP motorcycle officer Martin Lendway is back at Sport Rehab for a challenging physical therapy session. The 45-year-old has had to learn to walk, run and jump again after he had both legs broken in January.
Letter to the Editor: What’s happening with Fairfield Housing Authority?
Why can’t the city of Fairfield officials go ahead with an official statement concerning the future of the Fairfield Housing Authority’s continued existence in Fairfield?. So far, city officials have now shown officially that they acknowledge that the closure of this longtime city agency, which has
Judge orders Fairfield woman to stand trial stemming from pursuit
FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield woman accused of crashing a stolen car during a police pursuit was ordered Friday to stand trial on three felony and three misdemeanor charges. Police testimony at the probable cause hearing for Shannon L. DaSilva, 37, included a description of police finding marijuana in one
Federal grand jury indicts San Jose man in Fairfield weapons case
FAIRFIELD — A federal grand jury in Sacramento returned a one-count indictment Thursday against Brandon Edward Nichols, 27, of San Jose, charging him with possessing a firearm as a felon, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced in a press release.
Solano 4-H schedules Fairfield open house
FAIRFIELD — The Solano County 4-H Youth Development Program will host a 4-H open house from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on the first floor of the University of California Cooperative Extension Office, 501 Texas St.
Solano planning board OKs residential storage structure
FAIRFIELD — A minor land use permit application to build a 5,000-square-foot residential storage structure at 4087 Caliguri Canyon Road, west of Vacaville, was approved unanimously this week by the Solano County Planning Commission.
Small quake shakes Vallejo Monday morning
VALLEJO -- 2.6-magnitude earthquake shook the city of Vallejo and the surrounding area early this morning, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake's epicenter was reported at the edge of the city and Solano County near the Carquinez Strait and was approximately at a depth of 9.8