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Fairfield faith community unites in prayer

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With hope in their hearts and signs in their hands, an estimated 50 members of Fairfield’s faith community joined Saturday for a prayer walk slated to shed light on racial inequality and injustice.

The marchers, of all ages and ethnicities and faith, set out from Allan Witt Park and strolled the sidewalks straight up West Texas Street toward the Old Solano County Courthouse, with Fairfield police escorts ensuring their safety.

After weeks of unrest following the deaths of Breonna Taylor in Kentucky and George Floyd in Minnesota, there was a need for another way to voice anger and hurt, advised Dr.William L. Harris IV, pastor of Praise Covenant Church in Fairfield.

Youth members, particularly, reached out to him for direction, he said, and the prayer walk was born.

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Noninvasive Fetal Oxygen Monitor Could Make for Safer Deliveries

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A device to directly measure blood oxygen saturation in a fetus during labor has been developed by researchers at the University of California, Davis. By providing better information about the health of a fetus right before birth, the device could both reduce the rate of cesarean sections and improve outcomes in difficult deliveries.

Since the 1970s, U.S. obstetricians have monitored fetal heart rate and the mother’s rate of contractions as a way to assess the health of the fetus during labor. Taken together, these measurements are a proxy for fetal blood oxygen levels. If the fetus is deprived of oxygen before birth, it may suffer lasting damage or die — leading doctors to perform C-sections if they think a fetus is getting into trouble.

This practice has led to a high rate of C-sections, but without much improvement in the rate of fetal complications associated with oxygen deficiency.

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Free Mask Giveaway

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SOLANO COUNTY – The Solano County Department of Health and Social Services, Public Health Division, is participating in a series of free reusable face covering giveaway events hosted by the Links2Hope and Pull Up Neighbor community organizations.  The free reusable face covering giveaway events will take place in the city of Vallejo on Friday, June 19 and in the cities of Fairfield and Dixon on Saturday, June 20.

Anyone interested in getting a free reusable face covering can walk or drive up to the location.  Participants will receive a bag, including a washable/reusable face covering along with resource information from Solano County Public Health on ways to stay safe and healthy during COVID-19.  Social distancing protocols will be implemented during the event and all volunteers will be equipped with the proper personal protective equipment, including gloves and face coverings.

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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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Order includes movie theatres, satellite wagering facilities, racetracks, campgrounds, recreational vehicle (RV) parks and day camps.

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SOLANO COUNTY – Public Health officials have amended the County’s stay-at-home health order and directive to include industry guidance for low and medium-risk activities approved by the California Department of Public Health on June 5, 2020, including movie theatres, satellite wagering facilities, racetracks, campgrounds, recreational vehicle (RV) parks and day camps.

It is important to note that while the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has approved campgrounds and RV parks to open, Lake Solano Park and Campground, and Sandy Beach Park and Campground are not yet open except for boat launch during posted park hours.  These parks are developing new procedures for operating their campgrounds and day use facilities to meet the State’s guidelines and will be open for limited access at a later date. The announcement as to the opening date will be posted on the Department of Resource Management’s Solano County Parks web page at once determined.

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38 Percent Of Solano County Households Face Financial Ruin

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SOLANO COUNTY, CA — When the coronavirus pandemic hit, millions of California households were one emergency away from financial ruin — setting the stage for the unprecedented economic impact of the crisis. Here in Solano County, just under 56,500 households fit the profile.

That’s according to the latest ALICE —Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed— Report from the United Way. ALICE reports provide county-by-county data and analysis of how many households are struggling, including the obstacles ALICE households face on the road to financial independence.

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How Cal Fire takes COVID-19 precautions during early fire season

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Fire season is off to a fast start in Northern California. Only two weeks into June, Cal Fire explained, it’s a bit early to see the kind of activity it has already dealt with.

“If the weather holds out and we keep having these hot, dry windy days… we could potentially have a very busy fire season,” said Amy Head, Battalion Chief/Spokeswoman for Cal Fire.

The quick-moving, strong wind-fanned Grant Fire in Sacramento County tore through dry grass on Friday, just a few days after firefighters battled the “Quail Fire” from the air and ground in Solano County.

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Solano Library will not charge late fees; approves material selection policy

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FAIRFIELD — Solano County libraries will stop charging overdue fines occurring from July 1 forward – a decision that could cost the county about $111,000 a year.

The decision Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors applies to existing fines as well.

“Overdue fines disparately impact those in the community who are least able to pay them. The three ZIP codes in the library’s service area with the highest percentage of people living in poverty are also the three ZIP codes with the highest percentage of customers who owe fines. The American Library Association views overdue fines as a form of social inequality,” the staff report to the board states.

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Solano says businesses set to open Friday can open when ready

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FAIRFIELD — Solano County is letting numerous businesses – to include wineries, breweries, bars, hotels, fitness centers and family entertainment venues – that were scheduled to open Friday to open immediately if they have proper health and safety protocols in place.

That includes submitting the online plan from the county website indicating what steps are being taken to mitigate the possible spread of Covid-19. It also means those protocols will be posted on-site or can be made available to anyone who asks for them.

Added to that list of businesses with a green light are movie theaters, though restrictions will limit how many people would be allowed in at any given time.

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Quail Fire in Solano County now fully contained

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The Quail Fire that started in Solano County on Saturday afternoon has been fully contained as of Wednesday morning, according to Cal Fire.

The vegetation fire had started at 3:33 p.m. in the 8000 block of Quail Canyon Road near the Solano-Yolo county line, and burned 1,837 acres, according to Cal Fire.

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