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Vallejo joins Benicia in requiring Covid masks in city

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VALLEJO — A united City Council this week reinstated its mask mandate for indoor public places.

“Regardless of vaccination status, residents, workers and visitors must wear masks (face coverings) while indoors or in enclosed public spaces in the city of Vallejo,” a statement released by the city said.

The council action was taken during a special meeting Tuesday and follows the Benicia council’s action for the same mandate in that city Aug. 24.

Vallejo noted that the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma and the city of Berkeley have enacted mask mandates as well.

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Solano County DA Joins Complaint Against Sally Beauty Supply

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SOLANO COUNTY, CA — Allegations that Sally Beauty Supply stores in Solano and more than three dozen other California counties improperly stored and disposed of products that pose a risk to the environment have been settled, it was announced Friday.

The settlement agreement that was reached requires the beauty supplies retailer to pay more than $1.9 million in civil penalties, supplemental environmental projects, and costs.

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I-80 Eastbound Lanes in Solano County Reopen Following Accident Involving Towing

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VALLEJO (CBS SF) – A Sig Alert was canceled and all lanes reopened Sunday afternoon on Eastbound Interstate 80 in Solano County after a previous accident.

Initially, three lanes of the freeway were closed after the accident, reported shortly before 11 a.m., east of American Canyon Road.

At 12:30 p.m., the roadway was cleared, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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Vallejo PD Revamps Drone Program To Enhance Public Safety

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VALLEJO, CA — The Vallejo Police Department recently expanded its unmanned aerial system (UAS) tech team to help streamline public safety efforts and provide officers with an efficient tool for solving and reducing crime.

According to the department, the tech team is now equipped with five pilots that are trained and certified by the Federal Aviation Administration as unmanned aircraft pilots. The Vallejo Police Department’s UAS program (tech team) was started in Sept. 2017 when five FAA trained and certified officers were selected to operate the department’s drones.

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Deputies investigate suspicious death in Solano County

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Roads were closed in an unincorporated part of Dixon in Solano County on Tuesday as deputies investigated a suspicious death in the area, according to the sheriff’s office.

Around 11:15 a.m., a deputy was flagged down by a person who reported a body in a ditch on Dixon Avenue West, the Solano County Sheriff’s Office said.

Authorities are investigating the death as suspicious.

Dixon Avenue West near Nunes Roads was closed for several hours due to the high law enforcement presence. Residents were asked to avoid the area.

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Vacaville Swim Club introduces water polo camps

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Vacaville Swim Club is hosting an introduction camp that focuses on the basic skills of water polo. Athletes will be introduced to treading, passing, shooting, defense, offense and base rules.

Coach Justin Koeppen has 20 years of water polo playing experience including school, clubs, Division I college, and National. Furthermore, he has 13 years of coaching experience including high school, club, Long Beach State, and USA Olympic Development. He has a bachelor’s degree in Sports Psychology and Coaching from Long Beach State.

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Earthquake In Napa County Felt Across Bay Area

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NAPA COUNTY, CA — A 3.6-magnitude earthquake rattled Napa County early Thursday morning and was felt across much of the Bay Area.

The quake hit at 12:36 a.m. and was centered 7 miles east and south of Angwin and 8 miles west of Lake Berryessa at a depth of 6.21 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake was felt strongly in St. Helena, which is just over 8 miles from the epicenter.

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Family visiting Vacaville has car broken into, brother’s ashes stolen

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VACAVILLE, Calif. (KTXL) — A family visiting Vacaville from out of state was devastated after they said their rental car was broken into Tuesday morning and a backpack containing their brother’s ashes was stolen.

“Mostly we’re just sad because we didn’t get to honor Tim’s final wish, which was to bring him home and lay him here with family,” said Kristal Horne.

Horne made a promise to her brother, Tim Horne, before he died from cancer in January, that his family would come back to their hometown of Vacaville and scatter his ashes across his most favorite places.

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Diesel Tanker Truck Flips Over On Highway 37 in Solano County Near Marsh Wildlife Area

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VALLEJO (CBS SF) — A truck carrying 3,800 gallons of diesel flipped over on Highway 37 in Solano County Tuesday near a marsh area, authorities said.

The crash was along Hwy 37/Sears Point Road near Napa Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area, according to the state Department of Fish and Game. So far, there was no spill according to the department’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR).

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Work on I-80 overpass will close Highway 29/Sonoma Boulevard on-ramp

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VALLEJO — The Highway 29/Sonoma Boulevard and the Sequoia Avenue on-ramps to westbound Interstate 80 in Vallejo will be closed as part of the I-80 Highway 29 Separation Bridge Project.

Work to replace an elevated section of I-80 above the Highway 29/Sonoma Boulevard exit begins June 10, and the on-ramps will remain closed until about 2023, the state Department of Transportation announced.

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