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Pardi on (stage) with Dixon native at Sacramento's Golden 1 Center

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:06:27 GMT

Ask rising country star and Dixon native Jon Pardi how a small-town football player became the Country Music Association's New Artist of the Year in 2017, and he'll tell you it was drive and determination. Pardi, who came home for Christmas, will play for the hometown crowd Feb. 8 at Sacramento's Golden 1 Center.

Military Notes: Soldier, vocalist from Dixon arrives for duty

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 10:12:08 GMT

Army Staff Sgt. William R. Tvrdik has arrived for duty as a bass vocalist with the United States Army Field Band at Fort Meade, Maryland.

Teen charged in deadly Dixon shooting agrees to delay case

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 14:40:38 GMT

A 19-year-old Vacaville man who faces murder and attempted murder charges agreed Friday to postpone scheduling a jury trial until at least February. Raul Gutierrez-Ayar, who authorities have identified as a gang member, was 16 when authorities suspect he opened fire on a group at Dixon's Northwest Park, near North Lincoln Street and West H Street, one night in April 2015.

Vacaville man arrested in connection with bank robbery

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 03:43:08 GMT

Corey Lewis Johnson, 31, was arrested Wednesday in Dixon by the FBI-Solano County Violent Crime Task Force and the Dixon Police Department. According to the federal court filing, Johnson had worked for the company for three years as a financial services representative through Nov. 28, 2017.

Sheriff's campaign could be liveliest of Solano's June election bids

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 16:45:44 GMT

With the incumbent and at least two challengers seeking the Solano County sheriff-coroner's job, that campaign shapes up to be one of the more lively among a loaded June 5 ballot. Fairfield police Lt.

SCOE trustees set to vote on ELITE charter

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 02:28:07 GMT

An action sure to draw a large crowd, the Solano County Office of Education governing board will vote Wednesday to grant or deny the proposed ELITE Public Schools Countywide Charter School petition submitted by Ramona Bishop, the former superintendent of Vallejo City Unified who was fired from her post last March. With county staff urging trustees to deny the petition, the board's decision will come about one month after a contentious December board meeting that saw several dozen speakers address trustees in support of and opposition to the petition, which would establish a charter school first in Vallejo, then other charters in Fairfield and Vacaville in the coming months and years.

Vacaville Elks helps 22 families during the holidays

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 03:58:26 GMT

The Vacaville Elks Lodge closed out 2017 with its 21st consecutive year of providing Christmas gifts and food for families in need in the communities served by the Vacaville Lodge. This Christmas, the program known as "Bob's Kids" provided 22 families from Fairfield, Vacaville and Dixon - more than 90 family members - with a food gift card for the whole family and merchandise gift cards for individual family members.

Supervisors have familiar issues facing them in 2018

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 11:55:59 GMT

Solano County enters 2018 with the carryover of a Mediterranean fruit fly infestation just as it did to start 2017. However, the latest one includes an 81-square-mile quarantine area around the Tolenas area discovery site in Fairfield on Aug. 23. The discovery came about three weeks after the county had ended its enhanced trapping program for the previous discovery of a single fly in October 2016 in Vacaville.

Secrets of Success: Allied Propane - 50 years young - keeps moving with times

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 11:26:30 GMT

Propane is used by more than 12.6 million U.S. households for space heating and other purposes, and by millions of other Americans for agricultural, commercial, industrial and transportation applications. Propane - also called liquefied petroleum gas - is a liquid fuel stored under pressure.

Best stops for food on the drive to Tahoe

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 15:47:07 GMT

Picknicky's , Vallejo. Sandwiches for the road? This is your spot. The Sausalito with turkey, bacon and pepper jack is served with chipotle and ranch sauce on sourdough.

Dixon May Fair mandatory livestock tagging dates coming up

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 06:05:00 GMT

Some important dates and deadlines are coming up for Solano County youth who want to show their livestock at the 2018 Dixon May Fair. All youth who intend to exhibit market steers, market sheep and market goats from May 10 to 13 at the fair must bring their animals for ear tagging and pre-weigh-ins.

Permit for Dixon cannabis dispensary approved by commission

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 04:02:42 GMT

The commission voted 6-1 Dec. 19 to approve a conditional use permit and design review for the applicant, Dixon Indoor Farming, to build a 2,160 square foot temporary modular unit that will be in place for three years. Commissioner Don Hendershot voted no.

Vacaville police officer retires after 22 years

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 10:20:53 GMT

The sentiment is true for Vacaville police Officer Marc Raymond, who is reluctantly retiring after 22 years of service with plans to become an educator. "I got hired with the Vacaville Unified School District," he shared, of his upcoming substitute teaching gig.

Dixon fireworks permit lottery opens Jan. 1

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 05:44:01 GMT

A total of six permits to sell fireworks will be issued in 2018 to nonprofit organizations in Dixon in the following categories: • "Last Chance" : One permit available. Permit applications and the filing fee of $25 will be accepted until Feb. 1 at Dixon City Hall, 600 East A St. The lottery, if required, will be held at 2 p.m. March 14 in the Fire Department Training Room, 205 Ford Way.

Dixon woman named Solano County 4-H's top leader

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 01:22:16 GMT

Audrey Ritchey was honored as the Solano County 4-H Program's "Leader of the Year" for her "outstanding teaching skills and leadership" at a recent ceremony held in her hometown of Dixon. The award is presented to the person "who exemplifies what a good 4-H leader is," and Ritchey was specifically praised for her ability "to draw out the best in 4-H members through her patience, project preparedness, and dependability," according to a statement released by the program.

Holiday hires help push Solano unemployment below 4 percent

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 09:46:08 GMT

A 14.3 percent jump in jobs in clothing retail outlets helped Solano County's unemployment rate drop below 4 percent for the first time in more than 16 years, the state Employment Development Department reported. The unemployment rate dipped to 3.9 percent in November, the lowest it has been since May of 2001, which had the same rate.

DHS girls' basketball @ Dixon

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:16:08 GMT

Shay Hawkes works to control a loose rebound in the fourth quarter of the Blue Devils' 49-24 victory at Dixon.