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October 4, 2013 | By Lee Romney
OAKLAND -- A massive grass fire Friday near California 12 in Solano County was blowing a pall of smoke over the Bay Area, prompting calls to local fire departments from worried residents. The 8-alarm fire in the Suisun City area had spread to 500 acres by Friday afternoon and was only 10% contained. It had burned one structure. Dixon Fire Chief Aaron McAlister told KTVU that it was either a residence or a ranch outbuilding. The fire was reported to the California Highway Patrol shortly after noon.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 2013 | By Lee Romney
OAKLAND -- A massive grass fire Friday near California 12 in Solano County was blowing a pall of smoke over the Bay Area, prompting calls to local fire departments from worried residents. The 8-alarm fire in the Suisun City area had spread to 500 acres by Friday afternoon and was only 10% contained. It had burned one structure. Dixon Fire Chief Aaron McAlister told KTVU that it was either a residence or a ranch outbuilding. The fire was reported to the California Highway Patrol shortly after noon.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
On a split vote, Solano County supervisors delayed plans to issue layoff notices to 25 healthcare workers until administrators completed work on next year's budget plan. With the state facing a budget deficit of $17 billion next year, local officials across California have agreed to accept a cut of $1.3 billion in state support in each of the next two years.
OPINION
September 19, 2008
Re "Governor threatens hundreds of vetoes," Sept. 17 Article 4, Section 12 (c) 3 of the California Constitution reads as follows: "The Legislature shall pass the budget bill by midnight on June 15th of each year." Our Legislature is failing us. This loyalty to party, at the expense of the citizens, must be broken. We voters are responsible for this failure and have a duty, in the spirit of the Declaration of Independence, to correct this failed governance. I propose an amendment to Article 4, Section 12 (c)
BUSINESS
August 2, 1996
Saba Petroleum Co., an independent oil and gas production company, said Thursday that the volume at a recently drilled well in Solano County tested at a rate of 5.8 million cubic feet of gas per day. The well, drilled to a total depth of 7,494 feet, will initially produce more than 5 million cubic feet of gas per day. Saba has a 50% working interest and a 39% net revenue interest in the well. Two additional wells may be drilled this year.
BUSINESS
February 11, 1990 | TOM FURLONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In their eternal quest for open space and affordable homes, Californians are moving inland in larger numbers than ever before, sparking an unprecedented development boom all through the center of the state. While average single-family home prices have soared far beyond $200,000 and cooled sales in most coastal areas, affordable prices that are still well under $200,000 are turning rural towns from Tracy to Temecula into middle-class bedroom boom towns.
NEWS
July 27, 1987
The last of the six Solano County Jail escapees was back behind bars after Oakland police picked him up for jaywalking. Wesley Johnson, who is awaiting trial on weapons and stolen-property charges, was arrested after a records check revealed that he had escaped from the jail in Fairfield a week earlier. Four of the other escapees were picked up earlier in San Francisco and Vacaville, while the fifth surrendered a few hours after the escape. The breakout was the largest in Solano County history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Strapped for cash in a tight budget year, Solano County is raising money by holding online garage sales. The county is using EBay to sell its surplus cell phones, laptops and even vintage coins. The state's General Services Department has used the popular auction site since 2000 to clear out storage rooms, and this year it invited local governments to participate in its program. Solano County is one of the first local jurisdictions to sign up.
BUSINESS
May 26, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
PPM Energy, a subsidiary of Scottish Power, said it would build a 150-megawatt wind farm in Northern California's Solano County for $235 million. The project, which would generate enough power to serve 112,500 homes, is expected to be completed late this year. PPM said it acquired the fully permitted project from an affiliate of EDF Energies Nouvelles of France for an undisclosed amount.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
On a split vote, Solano County supervisors delayed plans to issue layoff notices to 25 healthcare workers until administrators completed work on next year's budget plan. With the state facing a budget deficit of $17 billion next year, local officials across California have agreed to accept a cut of $1.3 billion in state support in each of the next two years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 2003 | Eric Malnic and Lee Romney, Times Staff Writers
At least two suspects have been identified and arrests are expected soon in five Solano County mailbox pipe-bomb explosions this month, the Solano County Sheriff's Department said Monday. Three unexploded pipe bombs have been found since Nov. 1 on rural roads near homes, said Keith Bloomfield, a spokesman for the Sheriff's Department. He said no one was injured by any of the bombs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Strapped for cash in a tight budget year, Solano County is raising money by holding online garage sales. The county is using EBay to sell its surplus cell phones, laptops and even vintage coins. The state's General Services Department has used the popular auction site since 2000 to clear out storage rooms, and this year it invited local governments to participate in its program. Solano County is one of the first local jurisdictions to sign up.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2000
Re "Murder Trial Tests Little-Used Doctrine," Jan. 31: In 1997 in Solano County, during a fight a white youth kills a Latino youth by stabbing him in the back and serves two days in Juvenile Hall and probation on a weapons charge. Two Latino youths, who tried to save the life of their friend, are charged with second-degree murder and face 15 years to life if convicted. The fight started after a group of six white youths exchanged insults and attacked a car driven by the three Latino youths.
BUSINESS
August 2, 1996
Saba Petroleum Co., an independent oil and gas production company, said Thursday that the volume at a recently drilled well in Solano County tested at a rate of 5.8 million cubic feet of gas per day. The well, drilled to a total depth of 7,494 feet, will initially produce more than 5 million cubic feet of gas per day. Saba has a 50% working interest and a 39% net revenue interest in the well. Two additional wells may be drilled this year.
BUSINESS
February 11, 1990 | TOM FURLONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In their eternal quest for open space and affordable homes, Californians are moving inland in larger numbers than ever before, sparking an unprecedented development boom all through the center of the state. While average single-family home prices have soared far beyond $200,000 and cooled sales in most coastal areas, affordable prices that are still well under $200,000 are turning rural towns from Tracy to Temecula into middle-class bedroom boom towns.
NEWS
November 1, 1989 | United Press International
Gov. George Deukmejian proclaimed a state of emergency Tuesday in Solano County and the city of Tracy in San Joaquin County to help the region recover from damage suffered in Oct. 17 earthquake. Deukmejian had already proclaimed states of emergency for 10 other cities and counties affected by the earthquake. The proclamation makes Solano County and Tracy eligible to apply for state and federal disaster relief money.
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