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  • Kumquats: Sweet-tarts of the citrus rodeo

    Kumquats: Sweet-tarts of the citrus rodeo
    Growing up in Los Angeles in the 1960s, my brother and I knew just what to do with kumquats from the potted tree on the patio: We tossed them at each other. Like most Californians, we never ate them. Kumquats do present a challenge for the uninitiated....
  • Top factors in picking a roof

    Unless it leaks or blows off, a roof doesn't get much attention. With the average life expectancy of a residential roof being about 15 to 20 years and the average home selling every five to seven years, it can be ages before owners need to think about...
  • Obama inaugural crowds get early start

     
    by Frank James and Jim Tankersley In the early January morning's dark chill, people moved by the tens of thousands through the streets of Washington, D.C., hoping to stake out positions that would allow them a view of one......
  • 'Voltageville' Gets First Public EV Rapid Charger in U.S.

     
    Vacaville, Calif., nestled midway between San Francisco and Sacramento, just installed the first 50-kilowatt quick-charging station for electric vehicles in the country. Known as ???Voltageville,??? Vacaville has more electric car charging stations per...
  • Solano County: Vacaville 1st Grader Died From H1N1 Swine Flu

    Solano County: Vacaville 1st Grader Died From H1N1 Swine Flu
    A Browns Valley Elementary first-grader died in October from the H1N1 Swine Flu virus, health officials confirmed Monday. The Solano County Sheriff's Department said 6-year-old Alexis Clara of Vacaville died from complications stemming from the H1N1...
  • Vacaville Teens Ignite Blaze From Fireworks

    Vacaville Teens Ignite Blaze From Fireworks
    Two Vacaville teenagers were arrested Wednesday evening after allegedly shooting off fireworks that set five acres of Solano County hillside ablaze. Jared Shibuya and Kurt Erickson, both 18, were arrested and booked into Solano County Jail after...
  • It's Back! Nut Tree To Re-Open In August

    It's Back! Nut Tree To Re-Open In August
    Less than one year after closing following a failed resurrection, a Vacaville landmark is trying once again to bring back memories to those travelling along Interstate 80. Westrust, a company that owns land hosted by retail stores throughout California,...
  • Sick Puppies In Need

    Sick Puppies In Need
    A desperate plea from the SPCA of Solano County. They need donations for a hundred puppies removed in an animal cruelty raid. The SPCA of Solano County is taking care of 100 sick Yorkie dogs following a raid at the California Pets and Supply Store...
  • Former Sex Crime Investigator Accused Of Sexual Assault

    Former Sex Crime Investigator Accused Of Sexual Assault
    A former sex crimes investigator for the Solano County District Attorney's office has been accused of a sex crime of his own. Police say Jan Layfield sexually assaulted his girlfriend's 18-year-old disabled daughter. "There was an incident of...
  • Cherry Fire Burns 250 Acres Near Vacaville

    Cherry Fire Burns 250 Acres Near Vacaville
    A grass fire burning near Vacaville that threatened homes early Friday is nearly contained, firefighters say. The "Cherry Fire," burning along Interstate 80 just before the Cherry Glen exit in Vacaville, is 50% contained and as burned more than 250 acres...
  • Parents Arrested In Shooting Death Of Vacaville Toddler

    Parents Arrested In Shooting Death Of Vacaville Toddler
    The parents of a two-year-old girl fatally shot by her eight-year-old brother two weeks ago in Vacaville have been arrested. Authorities with the Vacaville Police Department contacted Michael and Daniela Shanahan at the Solano County Courthouse in...
  • Tuskegee Airman Sues Vacaville Airport

    Tuskegee Airman Sues Vacaville Airport
    James Warren, a retired lieutenant colonel with the US Army Air Corps, faced racism as a Tuskegee airman. Now, more than 60 years later, the 86-year-old pilot claims the Nut Tree Airport is discriminating against him because he's black. According to a...