| Feb 25, 2009
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....
| Apr 26, 2007
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...
| Jan 20, 2009
| 4:24 AM
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......
| May 26, 2010
| 4:32 PM
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...
| Nov 9, 2009
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...
| Jul 2, 2009
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...
| Jul 31, 2009
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,...
| Dec 26, 2009
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...
| Feb 26, 2010
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...
| Sep 4, 2009
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...
| Oct 5, 2009
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...
| Oct 5, 2009
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...