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15 High School Teams To Battle In North Bay Academic Decathlon

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SOLANO COUNTY, CA — Super Bowl LIV isn’t the only huge competition happening this weekend. Three-hundred students from 15 high schools across six Northern California counties preparing to battle it out Saturday in the North Bay Region’s Academic Decathlon at Solano Community College in Fairfield.

Teams from Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, Sonoma and Yolo counties are set to compete in an event modeled after the Olympics but to stimulate academic achievement and honor “athletes of the mind.”

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Supervisors tip cap to Food Bank executive, longtime sheriff’s sergeant

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FAIRFIELD — Larry Sly told the Solano County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday that his decision to retire after 40 years as the executive director of the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano was a difficult one because he loves the work.

“But there is no reason for us to be doing what we are doing,” Sly said about feeding the hungry and needy.

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Man strives to provide solution to Solano homelessness

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VACAVILLE — A humble cardboard table was set up Saturday behind the Vacaville Public Library-Town Square.

It was filled with food, various bags of clothing and shoes. There were stacks of Bibles on the ground as Christian Scott, part of the War Room, gave out free food to the homeless.

He described the War Room as an evangelical organization that supports the homeless in a variety of cities around the Bay Area. They also have a closed Facebook group.

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Public raises no concerns about plan to expand Hay Road Landfill

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FAIRFIELD — Plans to expand the Recology Hay Road Landfill in rural Vacaville received no opposition at last week’s Solano County Planning Commission meeting.

In fact, Recology’s plan to increase capacity by 8.8 million cubic yards got no comments at all during the public hearing.

The commission, with board Chairman Johnny Walker absent, conducted the meeting Thursday with the sole purpose of receiving comments on the Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report for the project. No action was taken.

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All about the ink: Tattooed women focus of Solano museum exhibit

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VALLEJO — Tattooed women are not a new phenomena.

A look around “Tattooed and Tenacious: Inked Women in California History” will allow someone to travel in time from the past to the present at the Vallejo Museum’s exhibit.

Before Kat D. had a program on TLC, there was Maud Wagner, who lived from 1877 to 1961.

She was an aerialist and contortionist, working in traveling circuses. She met tattoo artist Gus Wagner in 1904 and exchanged a date with him for a lesson in tattooing. She served as her husband’s apprentice. The two traveled the country working as tattooed artists and tattooed attractions.

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Solano agrees to join cities for allocating regional housing needs

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FAIRFIELD — The Solano County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday agreed to form and participate in a subregion group consisting of the county and its cities for the planning and implementation of the next Regional Housing Needs Assessment.

The county and the mayors the cities, as part of the City County Coordination Council, informally agreed to take this step “to allocate the county’s housing allocation to each of its local agencies using a locally developed methodology.”

The jurisdictions took the same approach during the past Regional Housing Needs Assessment cycle for 2015-22, when the county was allocated 6,977 units. The prior cycle for 2007-14 had a combined allocation of 12,985 housing units.

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Solano County back to square one in search for Vacaville homeless shelter location

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FAIRFIELD — Shannon Evans lost her husband. Then she lost her home.

Evans, a veteran of the U.S. military, on Tuesday told the Board of Supervisors – and a group of residents opposed to the Tiny Shelter pilot shelter project being placed in their neighborhood – that during her three years on the streets of Vacaville there were organizations that provided food, but there was no shelter or showers or other basic amenities.

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Solano County, City Of Vallejo Seek Developers For Solano360 Fairgrounds Site

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From the Solano County Government: The Solano County Administrator’s Office, in collaboration with the City of Vallejo, have jointly released a request for qualifications for the development of the 149-acre, 1.7 million square-foot approved Solano360 specific plan site located at Solano County Fairgrounds in Vallejo.

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