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Middle school girls basketball: Balanced Panthers top Sierra Vista

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VACAVILLE — Natalia Sanchez led a balanced attack with six points and six rebounds,  while Tianna Palmer and Lucia Alexander each added five powers to lift the Vaca Peña Middle School girls basketball team to a 25-12 win over Sierra Vista, Tuesday.

Palmer also contributed six rebounds and four steals, and Alexander six steals, while Andrea Howard, Ambrea Rojas, Megan Lancaster and Natalie Gately also scored. Rojas and Solae Rainey each pulled down four rebounds.

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Public raises no concerns about plan to expand Hay Road Landfill

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FAIRFIELD — Plans to expand the Recology Hay Road Landfill in rural Vacaville received no opposition at last week’s Solano County Planning Commission meeting.

In fact, Recology’s plan to increase capacity by 8.8 million cubic yards got no comments at all during the public hearing.

The commission, with board Chairman Johnny Walker absent, conducted the meeting Thursday with the sole purpose of receiving comments on the Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report for the project. No action was taken.

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Prep wrestling: Vacaville ‘Orange’ rolls to big win in Armijo Invitational

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FAIRFIELD — With five individual champions and nine top-four placers, the Vacaville High “Orange” squad ran away with the team title at the 49th annual Armijo Invitational at E. Gary Vaughn Gymnasium, Saturday.

The Bulldogs finished with 229.5 points. Folsom, coached by former Fairfield High standout Mike Collier, was second with 165.5 points, followed by Will C. Wood with 128.5.

The Vacaville “Black” team was seventh with 86 points, Rodriguez eighth with 83, Armijo 10th with 63.5, Rio Vista 15th with 32, Vanden 17th with 23 and Fairfield 19th with 10.

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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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