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Some Solano churches resume in-person services

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FAIRFIELD — Sunday worship is on again at some local churches.

Solano County Public Health announced Wednesday afternoon that all places of worship could open immediately.

Chabad of Solano County hosted an outdoor Shavout service Friday in front of its East Main Street synagogue in Vacaville.

Six feet of chairs separated the worshipers, per guidelines.

The novel coronavirus pandemic hit just as Christians began celebrating Holy Week and Jews were marking Passover.

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Vacaville teen competing on new season of American Ninja Warrior Junior

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Vacaville native Joaquin Rayford makes reaching the top of a 16-foot warped wall look easy. The 15-year-old has been training at Stone Core Ninja Fitness, an American Ninja Warrior-style gym in Vacaville, for almost four years.

“The ninja gym… This is where he feels most successful when in other areas of his life it’s pretty challenging,” Joaquin’s mom, Jayme Desormier, explained “Day to day things could be pretty challenging for him.”

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Vacaville community holds retirement parade for veteran

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A special parade was held for an U.S. Air Force veteran that is retiring after two decades of service.

Lt. Colonel Edward Fabi has served for 21 years as a Judge Advocate General. His family and friends can’t hold a traditional retirement ceremony right now, so they organized a parade in from of his Vacaville home.

Police and fire crews were there, along with several members of the Air Force from Travis Air Force Base.


Call For Artists At The Vacaville Art Gallery

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What it Means to be Together – An Online Exhibition – Open to ALL Artists

Vacaville Art Gallery is sponsoring “What it Means to be Together” an online exhibition beginning June 9, 2020

Digital images of physical artwork of any medium, digital art, photos, written word (short stories, essays, prose and poetry) along with short videos are welcome. Membership is not necessary to enter. Artists from all locations welcome.

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Vacaville school board to hear update on potential school openings by fall

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VACAVILLE — Trustees of the Vacaville School District will hear a presentation Thursday about the progress made from a committee looking into different scenarios that could lead area schools to reopen in August.

The committee has examined numerous factors that would need to be considered prior to reopening the schools, including safety, preparedness and risk assessment.

Committee members heard a range of comments from parent feedback engagement, ranging from supportive to expressions of mixed emotions.

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Preying on Puppy Love: Scammers Target Lonely Dog Buyers

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Spending extended time at home — often alone — has prompted many people to ponder purchasing a puppy. But if you’re shopping online for your next four-legged friend, be aware — many of the puppies you see advertised might be bait set by con artists.

Several NBC Bay Area viewers have told us they were ripped off when they sent money to supposed breeders for a puppy, but got nothing.

Lillian Menezes in Vacaville is among them. She was looking for a west highland terrier, and responded to an online ad offering puppies. Menezes says she sent $2,400 to someone who said they were in Oklahoma, but she hasn’t heard from them since.

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Bay Area Churches Eager To Reopen Making Changes To Keep Worshipers Safe From COVID-19

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VACAVILLE (KPIX) – So far, the coronavirus shelter-in-place struggle between churches and the state has only produced a lot of heat. But some church leaders are now beginning to add a little light into the discussion about when they may reopen.

The Valley Church, in rural Vacaville, in Solano County has space for about 320 worshipers. So Pastor Jeremy White says it does feel a little strange right now with only about 80 chairs set up to accommodate 6-foot social distancing.

“I mean, it’s a little different, you know,” he said, “but we’ve got to make adjustments and keep people safe — do what we need to do.”

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Pier 1 To Permanently Close All Stores, Including Vacaville

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VACAVILLE, CA — Pier 1 Imports will reopen stores after the forced coronavirus closures, but only long enough to sell all inventory. The once-popular specialized home furnishings and accessories importer announced Tuesday that all 541 of its U.S. stores will close — including in Vacaville —and the company will be liquidated.

In a news release, Pier 1 announced: “the Company intends to sell its inventory and remaining assets, including its intellectual property and e-commerce business, through the court-supervised process.”

The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in February and had been seeking a buyer, but once coronavirus forced the closure of all stores in March there were no offers.

Pier 1 has a store in the Vacaville Commons Shopping Center. There are more than a dozen stores sprinkled around the Bay Area.

Pier 1 Imports was founded in San Mateo in 1962. It continues selling products online at


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