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Life’s not always a bowl of cherries

’Perfect storm’ of factors decimate local cherry crop By Margaret Burns WINTERS — Woody and Rebecca Fridae did not have a single cherry on their tree this year. Neither did Debra and Joe DeAngelo. Worse yet, Stan Lester and Ed George, commercial growers, barely had any either. “It has been a virtual wipe-out,” said Lester, […]

June 26, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pilot killed in air-show crash

By Amy Maginnis-Honey FAIRFIELD — A plane crashed Sunday during the Thunder Over Solano air expo and open house at Travis Air Force Base, killing the veteran civilian pilot and prompting base officials to end the day’s show and send people home. Sgt. Rachel Martinez, a spokeswoman for the base, said nobody in attendance was […]

May 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Harter announces run against Garamendi for Congress

By Ryan McCarthy Ryan Harter, a U.S. Air Force veteran who says the bureaucracy in Washington, D.C., has contorted and disregarded constitutional rights, is running as an independent for the congressional seat now held by Democrat John Garamendi. “I’m the huge underdog,” Harter said. California Assemblyman Dan Logue, R-Loma Rica, is also running in the […]

February 07, 2014 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,

CHP shooting shuts down I-80 near Dixon

By Ryan McCarthy DIXON — A suspect in an assault earlier in the evening, said to be armed with a shotgun and driving a stolen vehicle, was shot by a California Highway Patrol officer Monday night after the suspect charged at officers who stopped his Ford Ranger, the highway patrol reported. The suspect, whose name […]

February 04, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Not-guilty plea for Winters murder suspect

The suspect in a Winters homicide case entered a not-guilty plea to murder and other charges Thursday in Yolo Superior Court. District Attorney Jeff Reisig said he has not yet decided whether he will pursue the death penalty against William Carl Gardner III, who faces the special circumstance allegation of lying in wait in connection […]

January 17, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Genentech launches major Vacaville expansion

By Brad Stanhope VACAVILLE — Genentech is expanding in Vacaville. The company will spend more than $285 million over the next four years to expand two manufacturing facilities, including the one in Vacaville. It will make the Vacaville plant the largest biotech manufacturing facility in the world. The company announced the expansion in a news […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fairfield fire wrecks five homes

By Jess Sullivan FAIRFIELD — Minutes. That was as long as it took for the lives of five families to be forever changed and the lives of several of their neighbors to be grateful that, while hurt, they were saved from disaster. The first calls to 911 started at 3:49 p.m. A grass fire alongside […]

August 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Man dies of gunshot wound after taking police on I-80 pursuit

By Danny Bernardini VACAVILLE — A man died Friday after being shot by a Vacaville police officer on the side of the freeway, then leading officers on a pursuit and slamming into another vehicle. Lonnie J. Taylor, 21, of Sacramento, died of his injuries after being taken to Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center, the California […]

June 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,
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