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COVID Update: 3 East Bay Counties See Significant Surge in Cases From Delta Variant

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WALNUT CREEK (KPIX) — Three East Bay counties are currently seeing COVID case numbers that would put them back in the Purple Tier if California was still using that color-coded system.

Based on case data analysis by the Bay Area News Group, Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties would all be in the most restrictive tier from the Blueprint for a Safer Economy framework that state health officials used until the June 15th full reopening of California. That tier heavily restricted indoor activities and had many businesses operating at only 25% capacity inside if at all.

Bay Area doctors say case numbers continue to rise due to more easily transmissible Delta variant.

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Solano CHP honors fallen officer with freeway dedication

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When traveling along interstate 505 in Vacaville, drivers will notice a new sign: a special tribute to a fallen California Highway Patrol officer, beloved by many in Solano County.

CHP motorcycle Kirk Anthony Griess, was killed on August 10, 2018 in Fairfield when a Chevrolet pickup truck struck him as he was conducting an enforcement stop.

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California hotel construction booms, but fewer are planned

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Hotel construction is booming across California as well as in the North Bay, according to a new report by a real estate brokerage specializing in such properties.

Fifty-one new hotels with 7,168 rooms have opened statewide so far this year, representing a 38% increase from last year, according to Atlas Hospitality Group.

Statewide, while new hotel openings in the state are up as of this month and 132 are under construction, that’s lower than the 194 reported last July, according the Irvine-based brokerage.

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Lanes Closed On I-80 For Overnight Road Work At Cordelia Scales

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SOLANO COUNTY, CA — Overnight road work started at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 22, and continues until 10 a.m. Friday, July 23, on eastbound Interstate 80 at the Cordelia Weigh Station in Solano County, Caltrans said.

“To ensure worker and public safety, various lanes on EB I-80 will be closed starting with the two far-right lanes, crews could possibly take up to four lanes on the EB I-80 mainline starting at 7:00 PM -10:00 AM,” Caltrans Spokesperson Pedro Quintana said.

Caltrans urges motorists to use the Chadbourne Road off-ramp to exit eastbound I-80. To access Suisun Valley Road, the traveling public can return back onto the westbound I-80 on-ramp and exit via the Suisun Valley Road off-ramp.

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Crews Respond to Vegetation Fire Burning North of Benicia

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SOLANO COUNTY (CBS SF) — Fire crews are at the scene of a fire burning near I-680 north of Benicia in Solano County Tuesday evening, according to authorities.

The fire was burning near the intersection of Goodyear Road and Morrow Lane in a rural part of Solano County adjacent to I-680.

According to social media reports, a CHP plane was estimating the fire at 6-8 acres with a large column of smoke visible from miles away.

According to social media reports, a CHP plane was estimating the fire at 6-8 acres with a large column of smoke visible from miles away.

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Solano Co. Transit Agency Will Meet To Discuss Service Changes

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SOLANO COUNTY, CA — Fairfield and Suisun Transit (FAST) is holding three online community meetings this week to talk about proposed changes to the bus service in Solano County.

FAST, which runs eight local routes in Fairfield and Suisun City as well as commuter routes to other transit hubs in the region, is holding the meetings at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

At the meetings, the agency will discuss plans to provide more frequent and reliable service and increase regional connections by transit.

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Task force trains to find and save lives in Solano County

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Members of the Solano County Urban Search and Rescue Task Force conducted a training exercise Monday in Suisun City to sharpen the very same techniques employed by crews in Florida as they continue to search for victims trapped inside the collapsed condominium building in Miami.

The timing of the training is purely coincidental according to Suisun City fire Chief Justin Vincent, who said that it was in the planning stages for several months.

The task force has been active for several years and is staffed by first responders countywide.

Monday’s exercise focused on sharpening their skills on making a structure safe for crews to work to save victims trapped in the event of a major earthquake or building collapse.

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More to see and do this summer in Solano’s Great Outdoors

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Those who want to hike this summer along scenic trails have ample opportunities to do so here in Solano County, both near the city and well off the beaten path.

Bay Area Ridge Trail

Bay Area outdoors enthusiasts have long dreamed of having trail systems circling the region along its hilltops and along its waterways.

The Bay Area Ridge Trail tackles the hilltop route. Some 330 miles of a targeted 550 miles of trails are open, including about 29 miles in Solano County. The Solano County portions pass through such areas as Lynch Canyon Open Space and Rockville Hills Regional Park in Fairfield and along McGary Road.

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Vacaville Radio Club invites community to National Field Day in Suisun Valley

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SUISUN VALLEY — Members of the Vacaville Radio Club invite the community to visit during a 24-hour National Field Day exercise this weekend in rural Fairfield.

The club consists of licensed amateur radio operators primarily located in Northern Solano County. Members practice radio communications to other amateur radio operators all over the world.

Many club members also volunteer their services to the Solano County Office of Emergency Services and the Military Auxiliary Radio System, known as MARS.

Don Preston, a club spokesman, said this weekend’s event will consist of 10 to 15 portable radio stations operated by 26 club members.

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Three days of onsite music coming to Solano County Fair

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The Solano County Fair Association (SCFA) has announced that in addition to the planned virtual “The Fair is on the Air” programming, three days of onsite music and fair food have been added to this year’s fair festivities.

SCFA Board of Directors President Manny Angel explained, “Our virtual fair programming will go on as planned, but SCFA wanted to celebrate the reopening of Solano County with the addition of onsite activities that are exciting, fun, and most importantly, safe.”

Angel continued, “Using our drive-in concert format, SCFA will be offering 3 days of live music beginning at 5 pm on Friday with The Delfonics continuing on Saturday with a Juneteenth Celebration and performances by Lakeside and Slave. Finishing on Sunday with the Vallejo Show n’ Shine Cruise-in car show.”

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