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May 25, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Residents of rural Solano County say they are worried about a series of mountain lion sightings. Bryant Stocking, a longtime resident of rural Vacaville, said he had spotted adult mountain lions on or near his property several times in recent months. Department of Fish and Game biologist Patrick Foy said the region and nearby foothills are a natural habitat for California mountain lions.
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July 30, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Solano County will pay $240,000 to a former inmate who lost a testicle after jail staff delayed treatment of an infection. Lowell Crowder, 47, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in May 2003. In a lawsuit against the county, he said he told jail officials that he was taking antibiotics for an infection, but his requests to see a doctor and have his prescription continued were denied until June. Jail staff disputed Crowder's claims but said the inmate was first seen by a doctor June 6.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Eight pipe bombs were left in mailboxes and near homes in this rural Solano County community last week, and authorities are urging residents to consider picking up their mail from the local post office. Five of the homemade devices exploded. Although no one was injured and the bombs did not appear to be rigged to go off when a mailbox was opened, Solano County Sheriff Gary Stanton described the incidents as "domestic terrorism."
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.
NEWS
February 23, 1989
Several dry winters and a series of fires are believed to have sent coyotes in record numbers onto Solano County ranchlands in search of prey, according to landowners. Richard Emigh, owner of one of the largest sheep ranches in the area, said coyotes have killed about 60 of his lambs, worth a total of $10,000. County agricultural officials said the animals caused an estimated $44,000 in damage to livestock and equipment in 1986-87, the last period for which figures were available.
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
July 30, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Solano County will pay $240,000 to a former inmate who lost a testicle after jail staff delayed treatment of an infection. Lowell Crowder, 47, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in May 2003. In a lawsuit against the county, he said he told jail officials that he was taking antibiotics for an infection, but his requests to see a doctor and have his prescription continued were denied until June. Jail staff disputed Crowder's claims but said the inmate was first seen by a doctor June 6.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The Solano County Board of Supervisors declined to place a moratorium on new large-scale dairies while the county is in the process of adopting new rules to govern them. Dixon Mayor Mary Ann Courville failed to persuade the board to temporarily halt construction of large dairies even though she presented the board with resolutions requesting the moratorium from six of the county's seven cities.
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
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
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
May 25, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Residents of rural Solano County say they are worried about a series of mountain lion sightings. Bryant Stocking, a longtime resident of rural Vacaville, said he had spotted adult mountain lions on or near his property several times in recent months. Department of Fish and Game biologist Patrick Foy said the region and nearby foothills are a natural habitat for California mountain lions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Eight pipe bombs were left in mailboxes and near homes in this rural Solano County community last week, and authorities are urging residents to consider picking up their mail from the local post office. Five of the homemade devices exploded. Although no one was injured and the bombs did not appear to be rigged to go off when a mailbox was opened, Solano County Sheriff Gary Stanton described the incidents as "domestic terrorism."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The Solano County Board of Supervisors declined to place a moratorium on new large-scale dairies while the county is in the process of adopting new rules to govern them. Dixon Mayor Mary Ann Courville failed to persuade the board to temporarily halt construction of large dairies even though she presented the board with resolutions requesting the moratorium from six of the county's seven cities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
One day after a mistrial was declared in the murder case of a man accused of killing a police officer, Solano County's district attorney announced that his office would still pursue the death penalty. "The execution of this police officer under the circumstances in this particular case warrants the penalty of death," said Dist. Atty. David Paulson. Joseph Teitgen is scheduled to face a second death penalty trial, starting Jan.
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
September 13, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
One day after a mistrial was declared in the murder case of a man accused of killing a police officer, Solano County's district attorney announced that his office would still pursue the death penalty. "The execution of this police officer under the circumstances in this particular case warrants the penalty of death," said Dist. Atty. David Paulson. Joseph Teitgen is scheduled to face a second death penalty trial, starting Jan.
NEWS
February 23, 1989
Several dry winters and a series of fires are believed to have sent coyotes in record numbers onto Solano County ranchlands in search of prey, according to landowners. Richard Emigh, owner of one of the largest sheep ranches in the area, said coyotes have killed about 60 of his lambs, worth a total of $10,000. County agricultural officials said the animals caused an estimated $44,000 in damage to livestock and equipment in 1986-87, the last period for which figures were available.
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