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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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Vacaville Museum – African Drumming Workshop

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Drum in the New Year at the Vacaville Museum’s upcoming Arts & Lectures Day on Saturday January 25th from 1:30 pm-3:00 pm.  The event, open to all ages, features the inspiring, internationally known African drummer, Mamadou Traore.  Bringing his magnificent African drums for all to use, Mamadou will teach the basics of African drumming as he prepares the workshop participants to become part of a joyous African Drum Circle.  One can only imagine the Museum being filled with great exuberance and joy!

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Vacaville woman crochets to support animals affected by Australia’s fires

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VACAVILLE, Calif. (KTXL) — With every loop and every pull, a Vacaville woman is supporting animals affected by the fires in Australia.

For Jeryl Comeaux, crocheting is more than a hobby. Comeaux, a former veterinary ophthalmologist, has been using her skills to help animals rescued from the historic bushfires in Australia.

“I love doing things for different charities. Breast cancer: I’ve done a lot of beanies and caps. Prayer shawls: I’ve done bereavement things,” Comeaux told FOX40.

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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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Vacaville couple proves to be Jewell of veteran causes

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VACAVILLE — Lynn Jewell swore she would not marry into the military.

Then she met Jeff, her husband of 39 years.

“My dad was in the military, and my dad was TDY (temporary duty) all the time,” said Lynn Jewell, 66, who was born and raised in Fairfield. “And I always said I would never marry anyone in the military . . . and then I met him.”

The Jewells met in September 1979. They were married in April 1980.

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