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Sunday, April 20, 2014
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Author Archive: Barry Eberling

Hundreds come to jobs fair with focus on veterans

FAIRFIELD — Air Force veteran Stephanie Fullerton didn’t find a job at Friday’s Solano Job Fair, but still left with a sense of accomplishment. The Dixon resident worked at David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base as a laboratory technician for 11 years. Her military career ended in 1999. Now she wants to […]

Old I-80 truck scales are soon to be replaced

Truck scales Purposes of CHP weigh stations include: * Weighing trucks to ensure they are not overloaded * Inspecting trucks to ensure they are in safe driving condition * Ensuring that drivers are not fatigued and are in good condition to drive * Watching for signs of terrorist intent * Ensuring that hazardous materials are hauled safely FAIRFIELD — […]

Fairfield declares fiscal emergency, slices budget

McNaughton Newspapers FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield City Council unanimously declared a state of fiscal emergency Tuesday after approving another $5.5 million in budget cuts. The declaration allows the city to put a sales tax increase measure on the November ballot, if it so chooses. Otherwise, the council would be forced to wait until the next […]

Lake Berryessa resorts begin a transformation

LAKE BERRYESSA — Drew Lessard walked through Foothill Pines resort at Lake Berryessa and showed the dramatic transformation that has taken place. “Over here, the whole peninsula was trailers,” said Lessard, who is with the U.S. Bureau of the Reclamation. No trailers, mobile homes or other structures can be seen these days at Foothill Pines, […]

Planning area gets new name

McNaughton Newspapers \n FAIRFIELD — Solano Open Space is the new name for the 10,000 acres of rural land in the hills between Fairfield, Vallejo and Benicia, one that open space advocates hope will lodge in the public consciousness. \n Gone is the old name of Tri-City and County Cooperative Planning Area. Too long and […]

Plans expand for regional food-chain cooperation

McNaughton Newspapers \n Like a crop planted in fertile soil, the scope of a planned regional agricultural food chain summit has kept on growing. \n Originally, the summit between Yolo and Solano counties was to be held in 2010. But planners said the event has been moved to sometime in 2011 because information gathered led […]

Solano frets over marsh restoration

McNaughton Newspapers \n FAIRFIELD — From more mosquitoes to less farmland, Solano County supervisors have concerns about a proposal to restore 5,000 acres to 7,000 acres of tidal wetlands in Suisun Marsh over 30 years. \n Federal and local officials tried to address those concerns when they appeared Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors meeting. […]

Solano farmers keep tax break

McNaughton Newspapers \n FAIRFIELD — Solano County farmers with Williamson Act contracts will continue to get their full property tax breaks, rather than have to pay a 10 percent surcharge on them. \n County supervisors on Tuesday made the decision by a 3-1 vote. Supervisors Jim Spering, Mike Reagan and John Vasquez voted yes and […]

Riders return to Capitol Corridor trains

McNaughton Newspapers \n SUISUN CITY — Ridership for the Capitol Corridor train service is rising again, reversing a recent trend. \n The train service for more than a decade had seen growth year after year. Then the great recession apparently began to be felt during the 2009-10 fiscal year, when ridership dropped by 1 percent. […]

Federal cash could boost rail capacity

McNaughton Newspapers \n Money for more train cars and locomotives should soon be on its way to the Capitol Corridor service that runs from Auburn to San Jose, with a stop in Davis. \n But how much money, how many train cars and when they will arrive remains a question. \n The state Department of […]

PG&E to relocate I-80 power lines for truck scales project

McNaughton Newspapers FAIRFIELD Ñ PG&E plans to relocate five 75-foot-tall transmission line towers near Fairfield this winter, an enterprise that surely will attract attention from drivers on adjacent Interstate 80. A 3,000-foot-long stretch of power lines is to be moved to make room for the planned relocation of the eastbound I-80 California Highway Patrol truck […]

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