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Crews battle north Vacaville brush fire threatening structures


4:25 p.m. Cal Fire tweets fire 80 percent contained, still 70 acres

3:41 p.m. Cal Fire says fire now 70 acres but forward progress of flames has been stopped. The blaze is 30 percent contained.

Vacaville and Solano County firefighters are working a vegetation fire that is threatening at least two homes.

The three-alarm fire is at 4085 Norman Court, north of Vacaville. The first report of smoke was made a little before 2:30 p.m.

Cal Fire described the fire as off of Rolling Hills Lane. Flames have spread to 40 acres.

Please check back for updates.


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Yolo County Archives Announces “Summer Saturdays”

Yolo County Archives Announces “Summer Saturdays”

The Yolo County Archives is happy to announce extended hours this summer.  In an effort to provide access to residents unable to visit on weekdays, the archives will be open from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. on the following Saturdays: June 21, July 19, August 2, 16 and 30.

The Yolo County Archives has served the community since 1985, helping amateur and professional researchers alike discover the rich history of Yolo County.  The collections include property and tax records, court documents, Board of Supervisors records, city directories, Great Registers and more.  The Yolo County Archives is also home to a collection of over 34,000 obituaries, a large selection of maps and an extensive collection of photographs.

Les Miserables

Les Miserables
Les Miserables
06-20-2014 - 07-13-2014
Davis Musical Theatre Company
http://www.dmtc.org
Admission: General $18 Students & Seniors (ages 55+) $16
 

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Man hit by train in Yolo County


A man was hit by an Amtrak train and killed early Wednesday morning near Davis.

The train conductor told Yolo County sheriff's deputies he saw the man standing on the tracks. Yolo County Sheriff's Capt. Larry Cecchettini said by the time the train was able to stop, it had already hit the victim.

Cecchettini said the man's identity will be released by the Yolo County Coroner's Office after next of kin is notified.

The train was traveling eastbound from San Jose to Sacramento when the crash happened around 1 a.m. near the intersection of County Road 105 and County Road 332A, an unincorporated area of Yolo County.

Cecchettini said the train was traveling 79 mph at the time of the crash.


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Eat It!: Sweet & Shavery in Davis

Eat It!: Sweet & Shavery in Davis

There's been a lot written about sweet treats to eat during Sacramento's hot summers. The most buzzed about place is Vampire Penguin, which I have yet to try. But let me add a new place to the list - Sweet..... Read More

Fairfield man suspected of molesting children of family friends


SACRAMENTO – A Fairfield man was arrested on charges that he sexually abused several children of family friends.

Fairfield police began investigating 49-year-old Steven Sherwood on May 30, based on his association with the young daughters of several family friends. Allegations of sexual assault and child pornography surfaced immediately in the investigation, according to a Fairfield Police Department release.

As a result of the investigation, Sherwood was arrested and a search warrant was served at his home on the 900 block of Garfield St. During the search, investigators found evidence of multiple sex crimes against children, police said.

Sherwood was booked into the Solano County Jail for continuous sexual assault of a minor, aggravated sexual assault of a minor, and lewd acts with a minor.

2014-15 Recommended Budget & 2013-14 Annual Report Now Available

2014-15 Recommended Budget & 2013-14 Annual Report Now Available

Yolo County released its 2014-15 Recommended Budget and 2013-14 Annual Report.  The Board of Supervisors will consider the recommended budget on June 17.  Total expenditures for the county are recommended in the amount of $307,817,484 with general purpose revenues of $60,670,523, which represents an increase of $1,011,123 from the 2013-14 estimated general purpose revenue.  Capital expenditures are recommended at $3,443,297.