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Prep wrestling: Vacaville ‘Orange’ rolls to big win in Armijo Invitational

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FAIRFIELD — With five individual champions and nine top-four placers, the Vacaville High “Orange” squad ran away with the team title at the 49th annual Armijo Invitational at E. Gary Vaughn Gymnasium, Saturday.

The Bulldogs finished with 229.5 points. Folsom, coached by former Fairfield High standout Mike Collier, was second with 165.5 points, followed by Will C. Wood with 128.5.

The Vacaville “Black” team was seventh with 86 points, Rodriguez eighth with 83, Armijo 10th with 63.5, Rio Vista 15th with 32, Vanden 17th with 23 and Fairfield 19th with 10.

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Academy open to residents who live or work in Vacaville

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The Vacaville Police Department is pleased to announce its 29th Community Law Enforcement Academy beginning on Monday, February 24, 2020.  The Academy will showcase what the department does, how it does it, and, more importantly, why.  Patrol officers, detectives, K-9 officers, and SWAT Team members will join others in demonstrations, presentations, and question/answer sessions.

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Vacaville council hears voices of homeless; city supporters

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VACAVILLE — More than a dozen homeless residents and a handful of advocates told the City Council on Tuesday that Vacaville needs more shelter space.

There were others who backed what the city is doing now, including Mayor Ron Rowlett, who opened the public comment period with a prepared statement.

His message is the city has dedicated significant resources – $1.6 million in ongoing costs and $4 million in one-time expenditures – toward the homelessness issue in the city.

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CHP Airplane Crew Finds Suspect Hiding Out In Vacaville Backyard

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VACAVILLE, CA — A person wanted in connection with a car-theft investigation in Vacaville was found in the backyard of a home thanks to a California Highway Patrol airplane crew. CHP’s Air-31 responded Tuesday to assist the Vacaville Police Department in locating the suspect.

Upon finding the wanted person hiding out in a backyard, the Air-31 crew directed Vacaville officers to the suspect’s location while continuing to follow the suspect from above.

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Video: House cat fights off 3 coyotes outside Southern California home

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HIGHLAND PARK, CA (CNN NEWSOURCE) – A house cat in Southern California really proved himself when he faced off with three coyotes outside his home and it was all caught on a security camera.

Is he cute? Is he cuddly? Without a doubt.

But make no mistake, this is the face of a warrior.

“My husband and I were watching a movie right here and all of a sudden we see this kind of shadow of a tail,” Maya Gurrin said.

Max, the Highland Park housecat, earned his keep and his catnip Wednesday night when he came face to face with a trio of vicious coyotes.

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California could launch its own generic prescription drug label

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California could become the first state with its own prescription drug label under a proposal Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled Thursday.

Newsom wants California, home to nearly 40 million people, to contract with generic drug companies to make prescription medications on its behalf so it could then sell them to the public. The goal, according to the governor’s office, is to lower prices by increasing competition in the generic market.

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California Cities Turn To Hired Hooves To Help Prevent Massive Wildfires

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California has gone through several difficult fire seasons in recent years. Now, some cities are investing in unconventional fire prevention methods, including goats.

Anaheim, a city southeast of Los Angeles, has recently re-upped its contract with the company Environmental Land Management to keep goats grazing on city hillsides nearly year-round.

The goats are stationed in places like Deer Canyon Park, a nature preserve with more than a hundred acres of steep hills. Beginning in July, roughly 400 goats worked through the park, eating invasive grasses and dried brush.

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California Legislators Eye Climate Bond to Prepare for Disasters

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — In a state burdened by billions of dollars in wildfire damage, California lawmakers are hoping for an advance loan before the next climate-fueled catastrophe hits.

Lawmakers in the Democratic-dominated state Legislature return to work Monday for the second year of a two-year session. Their to-do list includes a $4.2 billion climate bond, an ambitious proposal to borrow money before they need it to prepare for the types of natural disasters that have plagued the state. The disasters are so destructive they forced the nation’s largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric, to file for bankruptcy last year.

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