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Vacaville business owner focuses on rebuilding after wildfire destroys his winery

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VACAVILLE, Calif. (KTXL)  — As the LNU Lightning Complex fires continue to burn, many families are left to deal with the damage.

In Vacaville, several farms, animal sanctuaries and wineries burned down.

Not only were homes destroyed in this fire but also people’s livelihoods, including what used to be La Borgata Winery and Distillery.

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Boys & Girls Club announces Wake Up virtual breakfast event

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VACAVILLE — The Vacaville Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club announces the Wake Up Your Heart Breakfast Aug. 26 to launch the 2020 annual campaign.

As the new school year begins, the club wants to ensure out-of-school is part of the conversation.

The club works closely with the Vacaville School District to coordinate care around the distance learning schedule.

“Starting on Day 1 of the 2020-2021 school year, and as the schedule evolves through the year, the need for supervision of kids and assistance with distance learning for working parents is a critical component for a child’s success,” said Anna Eaton, CEO of the Vacaville Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club, in a press release.

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Children get history, nature lessons at Camp Adobe

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Summer is generally considered a time for horsing around, but kids at Camp Adobe took that phrase a bit more literally Wednesday.

On the grounds of Pena Adobe Park, campers got to pet miniature horses, practice wrangling on cattle dummies and learn about all the tools cowboys had to use when saddling up in the 19th century.

The Pena Adobe Historical Society is in the midst of Camp Adobe, an annual multiweek camp that brings kids into the outdoors and allows them to do daily hikes, activities and receive lessons from the program’s docents. The camp is held on the premises of the Pena Adobe, the oldest structure built in Solano County and the home of the Pena family. The settlers had migrated with the Vaca family from the New Mexico region to the area that later became Vacaville and erected an adobe there in 1842.

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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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