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Clean Air grants available through Yolo-Solano air district

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VACAVILLE — About $400,000 in project grants will be awarded by the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District to assist private businesses, nonprofits and public agencies reduce air pollution from mobile sources.

Projects in the 2020 Clean Air Funds Program must fit into one of these four categories: Clean Vehicle Technology;  Alternative Transportation; Transit Services; and Public Education/Information.

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Kiddie Academy displays keys to unlock learning

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At the Kiddie Academy’s annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Adventures event on Saturday afternoon in Vacaville, Regional Director Nickole Kirbyson wore a T-shirt on which was inscribed, “I’m a preschool teacher. What’s your superpower?”

Indeed, teachers hold the key to unlocking the power of learning in children, and the STEM event encapsulated what the Kiddie Academy is all about.

Saturday’s theme was “Be a super-hero in your everyday learning!” Kirbyson, Director Melissa McMillin and their staff all dressed up as superheroes. As the 15-20 children who signed up for the event entered the doors, the first station they went to was one where they made their own mask and became a superhero for the rest of the afternoon.

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An orchard selfie could cost you $1,000, Solano County Sheriff says

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SOLANO COUNTY, Calif. — As winter begins to fade to spring, Northern Californians are reminded that our beautiful almond orchards are in bloom from mid-February to mid-march.

You likely found that out on Instagram or Facebook before you read this article though, right? However, in a Facebook post shared this week, the Solano County Sheriff’s Office is reminding people that although those photos might be nice, depending on what you did to get them, you could face up to $1,000 in fines.

Because what many people are doing, trespassing, is detrimental to local growers.

“This weekend there was a steady stream of people stopping on roadways, in orchards and taking photos in the unincorporated areas of Dixon and Vacaville,” Resident Deputy Jim Currie said.

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Good Samaritan On His Way To Sharks Game Helps Reunite Person With Their Lost Debit Card

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VACAVILLE (CBS13) – A man on his way to the San Jose Sharks game had enough time to help out a person who had lost their debit card in Vacaville.

Vacaville police say one of their officers was flagged down by a man on Monday morning. Apparently, the man had stopped at an ATM and discovered someone had left their debit card behind – as well as a crisp $100 bill.

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Vacaville students, community grant dozens of wishes

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From candy to yearbooks to laptops and a vehicle, Will C. Wood High students and community members had all manner of wishes granted Friday during a raucous gathering at the school.

The annual Winter Wishes Kindness Rally 2020 kicked off with the Wildcats’ mascot busting awesome moves in the gym, to the hearty cheers of students.

It continued with giveaways like prom tickets, Vans shoes, personalized shirts and lunches from Chick-fil-A and In-N-Out Burger.

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Singer/guitarist Denis Colleret loves playing oldies

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VACAVILLE — Five years ago, Denis Colleret did 570 gigs for the year – sometimes as many as four a day.

“It’s a little too much for my old body to take,” said the Vacaville resident. “I probably do half that now.”

The singer/guitarist, who plays as a solo artist as well as in a Johnny Cash tribute band, returns to the Saturday Club for a benefit show Feb. 23.

The Bay Area native was living in Fremont in the early 1980s working a day job and gigging at night. The cities began to grow and traffic was frustrating.

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Vacaville City Council OKs Alamo mixed-use project

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The Vacaville City Council unanimously voted to approve the first reading of an ordinance for a development agreement for a mixed-use development behind the Lucky Supermarket on Peabody Road at its Tuesday meeting.

The project, being put forth by the limited liability company Gaspare Alamo 1, consists of a residential portion with 14 three-story townhomes, a clubhouse and various amenities, approximately 6,500 square feet of commercial space and a 3.15-acre detention basin that could eventually be transformed into a new development.

All components would be located on a 9.35-acre parcel along Alamo Drive and across from Raleigh Drive. It would also extend Beech Lane into a new public road and restrict left turns out of Raleigh onto Alamo.

City Planner Peyman Behvand was very enthusiastic about the project when delivering his presentation.

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Vacaville Father, Mir Khaled Ahmad, Who Died Saving His Son, Awarded Carnegie Medal For Heroism

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VACAVILLE (CBS13) — Mir Khaled Ahmad, a  Vacaville father who gave his life to save his son, has been awarded the Carnegie Medal.

The national award is given to civilians who risk their lives to save others. Ahmad drowned after his son fell into the American River. The memory is painful for his family but the Carnegie award is bringing unexpected peace.

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