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Hundreds protest in Vacaville in memory of George Floyd, to support BLM movement

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VACAVILLE — Several hundred people gathered peacefully Monday in front of Vacaville City Hall to remember the life of a man who died while being pinned on his neck May 25 by the knee of a former Minneapolis police officer, and demanding respect for the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Vacaville protest, one of many in the country during the past week, was coordinated by a group of individuals via group text, according to Jesse Milliken, one of the people who helped organize the event. He said the initial thought was that maybe a small group of 30 people or so would be at City Hall.

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Dixon Grads Will Parade Saturday, June 6

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Many families have marked their homes with graduate congratulations. (Photo by Debra Dingman)

Next Saturday, June 6, there will be 242 seniors from Dixon High School graduating via a car parade with their families through town and to the high school to pick up diplomas. It’s our chance to come out of our homes and congratulate them with flags, whistles, and signs!

DHS Principal Stephanie Marquez has put in tons of hours along with her staff to coordinate with the Dixon Police, parents, students, grad night volunteers, and all the civic clubs to give our local grads an experience worth remembering in the nation’s COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Some Solano churches resume in-person services

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FAIRFIELD — Sunday worship is on again at some local churches.

Solano County Public Health announced Wednesday afternoon that all places of worship could open immediately.

Chabad of Solano County hosted an outdoor Shavout service Friday in front of its East Main Street synagogue in Vacaville.

Six feet of chairs separated the worshipers, per guidelines.

The novel coronavirus pandemic hit just as Christians began celebrating Holy Week and Jews were marking Passover.

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Vacaville teen competing on new season of American Ninja Warrior Junior

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Vacaville native Joaquin Rayford makes reaching the top of a 16-foot warped wall look easy. The 15-year-old has been training at Stone Core Ninja Fitness, an American Ninja Warrior-style gym in Vacaville, for almost four years.

“The ninja gym… This is where he feels most successful when in other areas of his life it’s pretty challenging,” Joaquin’s mom, Jayme Desormier, explained “Day to day things could be pretty challenging for him.”

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Vacaville community holds retirement parade for veteran

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A special parade was held for an U.S. Air Force veteran that is retiring after two decades of service.

Lt. Colonel Edward Fabi has served for 21 years as a Judge Advocate General. His family and friends can’t hold a traditional retirement ceremony right now, so they organized a parade in from of his Vacaville home.

Police and fire crews were there, along with several members of the Air Force from Travis Air Force Base.


Solano County Hair Salons, Barber Shops Allowed to Reopen

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Solano County hair salons were celebrating Wednesday evening as the word got around they are now cleared to reopen for business for the first time in two months.

It may never be the same experience as it was before, but based on the overwhelming reaction from clients, they’re just ecstatic to get back in the chair.

“The phone just keeps ringing” said Arline Garcia from Tere’s Hair Salon in Fairfield. “Everyone is just like ‘as soon as you’re open please give me a call like right now! I want to be the first one on your list I need a haircut!’”

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Customers can now visit Solano Town Center in Fairfield with regulations

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SOLANO COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) — Across California, many retail stores are being allowed to reopen.

Some are only offering curbside pick up.

But in Solano County, the Solano Town Center is letting customer indoors.

In Fairfield on Wednesday, the Solano Town Center unlocked its doors and allowed people to go in for the first time in weeks.

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Six Flags will require online reservations when parks reopen

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Your theme park experience in the face of COVID-19 will be a lot different.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord released details of new health and safety measures, including the use of new advanced technology systems to protect guests and employees.

Both parks remain closed and will reopen once approved by local, county, and state officials.

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