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County libraries prepare for phased reopenings

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Solano County Library is preparing for a phased reopening of its library branches, which have been closed since March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are the important dates related to the resuming of in-person services.  These dates are subject to change:

Monday, June 15, 2020: Solano County Library will begin reopening with its three large branches:  the Fairfield Civic Center Library, John F. Kennedy Library, and Vacaville Public Library- Cultural Center.

Monday, June 29, 2020:  The Dixon Public Library and Rio Vista Library will reopen.

Monday, July 13, 2020: The following branches will reopen: Fairfield Cordelia Library, Suisun City Library, and Vacaville Public Library- Town Square.

Monday, July 27, 2020: The Springstowne Library is scheduled to reopen for in-person services.

The Law Library reopening is yet to be determined; it will be based on the reopening of the county courts.

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Vaca High students feted in first-ever virtual graduation

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As many speakers noted at Vacaville High School’s virtual graduation ceremony Saturday, it may not have been the kind of graduation that students had been anticipating even four months ago, but they still got to achieve a very important milestone in their lives. They just happened to do so in a way no previous class had.

Because the global coronavirus pandemic closed campuses throughout California in March and large public gatherings have now become temporarily prohibited, Vaca High and Vacaville Unified School District administrators had to find another way to send off seniors. Like many other schools, they settled on a virtual format which was posted to the district’s YouTube channel, which still retained the same general schedule as a typical ceremony.

This year, the ceremony was not just a celebration of students capping off their years of K-12 education but also a testament to students’ resilience and the fact that if even a pandemic could not stop their drive to fulfill their goals, then the sky is truly the limit.

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Firefighters Battle Quail Fire Near Vacaville; 3 Structures Destroyed, Homes Evacuated, 1400 Acres Burned

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SOLANO COUNTY (CBS SF) — Firefighters battled the Quail Fire near Vacaville Sunday as it grew to more than 1,400 acres overnight, destroying threes structures and threatening 100 others.

The gusty 30-40 mph winds that whipped the blaze into a wall of flames in the mostly rural area of tender-dry fields Saturday had subsided slightly overnight but the images from the early morning battle were frightening as Northern California’s wildfire season got off to an early and intense start.

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Vacaville moves City Hall reopening to Monday

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VACAVILLE — The city announced Wednesday that City Hall, originally set to open this week, will now open Monday.

No specific reason was given.

“We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience,” the city said.

City Hall is still “open” for visits by appointment; staff is at City Hall to answer questions, etc. via https://www.ci.vacaville.ca.us/government/city-manager-s-office/covid-19/city-of-vacaville-online-services.

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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.

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