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Variety of services being offered for Vacaville seniors

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The City of Vacaville has set up a help hotline to assist seniors who are currently in self-quarantine because of COVID-19 – the Senior Helpline.

“These are some of the most vulnerable members of our community,” Mayor Ron Rowlett said. “We need to make sure our seniors are safe and secure. I know our staff and community want to do everything they can to help, and I thank you all in advance for your assistance during these difficult times.”

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City wants to help Vacaville small businesses

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Small businesses are the backbone of any local economy, and Vacaville is no different. In an effort to work with our local small businesses, we would like to ask those that are impacted by the Coronavirus about any online platforms that are being utilized to sell your product to customers.

For instance, many restaurants are utilizing apps and/or carry-out options to sell meals.  We would want to know the name of your restaurant and methods that are still available to buy a meal from you.

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Coronavirus: Vacaville schools hand out free meals, supplies during closures

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School in Vacaville may be out through at least March 27 due to the coronavirus, but the Vacaville Unified School District is continuing to ensure its students are not only well-fed but also well-equipped to continue learning.

Beginning Monday, VUSD has been dishing out free breakfasts and lunches at four of its sites to all its students. They also provided free school supplies and classwork.

For breakfast, students got to come with a variety of healthy options, including cereal, granola, yogurt parfait, a muffin or a bagel with cream cheese. For lunch, options included pizza, cheeseburgers, deli sandwiches with turkey and cheese, bean burritos and Caesar salad. All meals also came with fruit, vegetable and milk and were provided by each school’s food services staff.

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Vacaville beats Davis in home baseball opener

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The recipe was a bit different but the basic ingredients were the same. And when those ingredients are Vacaville High baseball players, the end product is often the same as well — a lot of runs and a win.

Two years ago, Vacaville beat Davis twice on Memorial Day at Sacramento City College to win the Division 1 baseball title. Last year they beat the Blue Devils 15-8 in a regular-season contest.

If Davis was looking for revenge on Wednesday in Vacaville’s home opener, it wasn’t going to happen, as the Bulldogs downed the Blue Devils, 10-2.

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Vacaville Budget Blinds franchise owner honored for community service

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A Vacaville business owner was honored with a community service award by the national company she works for.

Toni Parkhurst of Budget Blinds of Farifield & Vacaville is the recipient of a Budget Blinds Heart & Home Giving Back Award for her service to the Fairfield/Vacaville/Rio Vista community on behalf of her franchise, per a news release.

The award is given annually to a Budget Blinds franchisee ” who best embodies the brand’s long-term commitment to caring and giving-back to local communities and individual lives through financial support, volunteerism and ongoing partnership,” according to the release.

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Solano County parents seeking answers about sending kids to school amid coronavirus fears

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VACAVILLE, Calif. — Parents and children shuffled in and out of Vacaville High School on Wednesday night for a town hall with health officials who were trying to quell fears about students being at school amid the county’s recent coronavirus emergency.

One of those parents is Ana Medina, who has a child who suffers from asthma and is concerned that the condition would add to her kid’s probability of contracting the virus known as COVID-19.

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Pop culture convention returning this weekend

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When Vaca-Con, Vacaville’s first foray into pop culture conventions, had its inaugural event at Ulatis Cultural Center last year, organizers knew it would have a following. They just did not anticipate how much.

“Last year actually exceeded our expectations,” Elizabeth Crisante, recreation supervisor with the Parks and Recreation department, said. “We had close to 2,000 people attend, and we were just hoping for maybe a thousand.”

All that day, the halls of Ulatis were filled with people dressed as familiar characters — ranging from superheroes to supervillains to cartoon characters to video game icons — who visited different booths, played the roleplaying game Cyberpunk 2020 in the Cultural Center Library and even got to play around with lightsabers.

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Coronavirus outbreak: 2 Bay Area healthcare workers test ‘presumptive positive’ for COVID-19, officials say

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Solano County Health Officer Bela Matyas said two health care workers tested positive for novel coronavirus at the state level, the CDC still needs to confirm the results.

Matyas said the two health care workers were exposed to a coronavirus patient while at the NorthBay VacaValley Hospital. That patient is currently being treated at UC Davis.

The two health care workers are being quarantined at home. One lives in Solano County, the other lives in Alameda County.

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School of Rock opens doors in Vacaville for students to learn music

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VACAVILLE — The School of Rock opened its doors Saturday with a lot of music, a community celebration and a ceremonial guitar smashing – its version of a ribbon-cutting.

School of Rock focuses on performance-based music education with an emphasis on team building and learning to play musical instruments.

Leslie Silver is the owner and operator of this franchise at 322-B Parker St.

“This is a performance-based music program,” she said. “Students start as young as 3 years old and up.”

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