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Youth create rockets, planets at Space Adventure Camp in Vacaville

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Joel Rosenbaum — The Reporter

Going to space has been on a lot of people’s minds recently, likely due to the SpaceX launch.

Not everyone is willing to undergo the extensive training to be sent into orbit, though, so the next best thing? Looking to Vacaville’s center of imagination: Imagine That!

The interactive science and art center is in the midst of its Space Adventure Camp, where youngsters have been putting their creative skills to use by creating spaceships, planets and alien blasters, all while learning lessons about the Milky Way and the planets therein.

The three-day class began Wednesday.

Kheleb Hocog, the camp’s instructor, said that with kids being stuck at home all summer due to the coronavirus, Imagine That! was looking at ways to bring them out of their homes in a socially distant environment where they can learn scientific and artistic lessons.

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Coronavirus: Vacaville school board approves hybrid reopening model

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Like everything else, Vacaville public schools will feel very different when classes resume in the fall.

The Vacaville school board voted 4-3 to approve a reopening plan where 50 percent of students receive in-person, on-campus instruction on certain days of the week and continue with the distance learning model on other days at a special meeting Tuesday.

In March, Vacaville Unified School District followed other school districts in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic by closing campuses and allowing students to continue their education through take-home packets and learning online. The closure was initially intended to last two weeks but continued through the remainder of the school year.

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Vacaville fashion designer sparks mask movement

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What do you do with a passion for fashion, talent with a needle and a heart for humanitarianism?

Become a sewing superhero, of course.

Enter Marleen Maltby of Vacaville and her dedicated crew of volunteers, aka Marleen’s Mask Makers.

With thread to spare, armloads of fabric and time on their hands, the sewers have crafted thousands of face masks for local healthcare workers, public safety employees and, essentially, anyone in need since Solano’s shelter-at-home directive went into effect in March. About a thousand more have been made for the Navajo Nation, with more on the way.

All were given free of charge.

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5 Dixon, Vacaville Residents Win $10K In Ag Scholarships

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DIXON, CA — Five Dixon and Vacaville students seeking agricultural careers are sharing $10,000 in college scholarships from the Friends of the Dixon May Fair.

The organization, the service-oriented and fundraising arm of the fair, annually awards scholarships to Solano County residents majoring in an agricultural-related field at either a four-year university or a two-year community college in California. Since 2003, the Friends of the Fair, headed by president Donnie Huffman of Vacaville, has bestowed $210,750 in college scholarships.

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Vacaville to hold virtual meetings on Park Parish project

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Vacaville’s Community Development Department will be providing several opportunities for residents to get their views on a proposed project near Magnolia Park.

The Park Parish project, which consists of constructing 21 single-family detached homes on a parcel at the northeast corner of Vanden Road and Cogburn Circle, is being proposed by Agape LLC. The area had previously been zoned for “Neighborhood Commercial” in the Southtown Master Plan, which was adopted by the Vacaville City Council in 2004. Agape is seeking to change the designation to “Medium Density Residential.”

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Soroptimist International of Vacaville Annual Ruby Award, Nominate an Outstanding Woman

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Nominations are currently being accepted by Soroptimist International of Vacaville for its annual Ruby Award, which honors an outstanding woman for her efforts to help other women in our community.

The winner each year is an extraordinary woman who works to improve conditions for women and girls either through her personal, volunteer or professional avenues.

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Vacaville residents worried about Tiny Homes project on Leisure Town Road

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VACAVILLE, Calif. (KTXL) — A property on Leisure Town Road in Solano County may soon be the location of a tiny home shelter project. But it’s causing problems as residents say they only recently found out about the project.

The Tiny Tuff Shed Project, originally approved by the Solano County Board of Supervisors, was supposed to break ground in 2018 on Brown Street in Vacaville.

But now, Supervisor Skip Thompson confirms the tiny shelter project is being considered at a different location.

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CVS Accused Of Not Complying With CA Recycling Law In Vacaville

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VACAVILLE, CA — Several Bay Area CVS stores, including one in Vacaville, are among more than 80 in California where Rhode Island-based CVS Health Corp. is accused of failing to comply with the requirements of California’s so-called “bottle bill” for the recycling of cans and bottles, according to state officials with CalRecycle.

Lawyers with the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery filed a $3.6-million administrative enforcement accusation Thursday against CVS Health Corp.

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