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Call For Artists At The Vacaville Art Gallery

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Photo Credit: Youssef Naddam


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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Source: Patch

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


Coronavirus: Fairfield marquee ‘a nice kind of hope’

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(Joel Rosenbaum — The Reporter)

Wiley Lloyd, 18, a senior at Vacaville Christian High, called it “a nice kind of hope.”

He referred to Fairfield’s Downtown Theatre marquee being used to promote mostly local soon-to-graduate members of the class of 2020, as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — a global scourge that will color this important life passage into their college and adult years — continues.

In an electronic loop, some 300 separate student images, over a nearly 90-minute span, flash onto the screens above the theater entrance at 1035 Texas St., the projections the brainchild of Dae Spering, theater general manager and Lloyd’s mother.

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Scooter McScooter may be ready to follow Darcy, not Mary, everywhere

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(Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic)

VACAVILLE — Things are changing at Funky Chicken Rescue in rural Vacaville.

There are plenty of chickens, many with special needs, as well as alpacas, emus, Great Pyrenees, goats and Scooter McScooter.

“My animals now have animals,” said Darcy Smith, who launched Funky Chicken Rescue after moving to the 20 acres and finding some abandoned animals, including one called the Funky Chicken, who has since died.

Smith recently added Scooter McScooter to the fold. The ram lamb was able to walk when he was born. That stopped when he was 3 weeks old.

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Solano needs bigger, more evacuation centers in Covid era

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FAIRFIELD — Two small grass fires in rural Vacaville ignited the Solano County Office of Emergency Services to intensify its planning for wildfires in the pandemic world of Covid-19.

Don Ryan, manager of OES, said with the need for social distancing and other related concerns, just using Solano Community College as the only emergency shelter would not be adequate.

“We will have to double what we’ve done in previous years,” Ryan said in a phone interview.

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Vacaville native faces homelessness after college graduation

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VACAVILLE — Aloha means both hello and goodbye in Hawaii, but with graduation approaching quickly for seniors, Vacaville-native Marcus Holbert doesn’t know which of these he’ll be saying with his housing situation up in the air.

Holbert, a 2009 Will C. Wood graduate, finds himself now in a difficult situation as the result of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

His contract with student housing comes to an end Saturday and, like many other Americans, Holbert lost his part-time job after shelter-at-home orders that were implemented across the country.

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Vacaville cancels 4th of July events, Creekwalk concerts

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VACAVILLE — Covid-19 is affecting one more key summertime activity — the city’s Fourth of July celebration.

The city has canceled the planned July 4 concert and fireworks show along with the summertime Creekwalk Concert Series.

City officials took the action due to the uncertainty of when large gatherings will be allowed, the city reports in a press release. Deadlines for contracts and deposits were looming. City officials “felt the most prudent action would be to cancel this year’s downtown Fourth of July celebration.

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