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Celebrate 'Sweetheart Day' at the Nut Tree

Celebrate 'Sweetheart Day' at the Nut Tree

VACAVILLE - Treat your special someone to Sweetheart Day at the Nut Tree on Sunday, Feb. 13 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Enjoy free cupcakes, warm beverages, ride the Nut Tree Train for only $1 per ride., and win raffle prizes.

Guests can also listen to a romantic reading by Crystaline Energy and kids can have fun at the "Create a Card" activity station.

The Nut Tree is located at 1681 East Monte Vista Avenue. For more information call (707) 447-6000.

Parents camp outside Vacaville school

SLIDESHOW: Parents in line

VACAVILLE, CA - Hundreds of parents camped outside Buckingham Charter Magnet High School in Vacaville over the weekend. The parents, some of whom brought their children, were vying for about 100 spots in next year's freshman class.

Buckingham High School principal Jeff Erickson said he welcomes the lines of enrollment hopefuls.

"We have a reputation of being a small, safe college prep school," Erickson said. "And that's what a lot of people want these days."

Vacaville parents camp out, hoping to score a spot at public charter school

VACAVILLE, CA - Hundreds of parents lined up over the weekend and camped out, hoping to score a spot at Buckingham Charter Magnet High School in Vacaville.

Enrollment begins Monday morning. But parents say a limited number of spots was reason to spend Super Bowl Sunday in line rather than at home.

Some people have been there since Friday night, camping in front of the school in tents and recreational vehicles.

"I want the best education for my daughter. We've researched all the high schools," said Rich Aita. He, his wife, and 13-year-old daughter began camping out at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

Susan Rose also arrived on Saturday morning. She's been waiting for five years to get her daughter into Buckingham Charter.

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Ford Lincoln Fairfield announces grand opening Feb. 7

Price Simms, Inc. is proud to announce the grand opening of its Ford Lincoln Fairfield dealership. The new store, located at 3050 Auto Mall Court in Fairfield, is hosting a grand opening celebration on Monday, Feb. 7 from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Open to the public, the festivities include guest speaker Mayor Harry Price, a ribbon cutting, facility tour, and food and refreshments. There will also be an opportunity to meet executives from Ford Motor Company.

The dealership will offer hundreds of new Fords and Lincolns, as well as certified pre-owned vehicles, to Fairfield, Vacaville, Vallejo, and Benicia residents. The new facility boasts 42,000 square feet of customer-focused features such as high-speed Internet access, flat-screen televisions, and a coffee lounge. The state-of-the-art service center is equipped with advanced technology and employs Certified Ford Technicians.

The dealership also represents employment growth for the surrounding area.

Valentine's romance on the Napa Valley Wine Train

Valentine's romance on the Napa Valley Wine Train

Whether you want to explore wine country with your sweetheart, or simply soak in the romance of the holiday, the Napa Wine Train has a variety of options to suit your Valentine's Day needs.

Guests may reserve seats on either the Vista Dome or Gourmet Express. On Dinner Trains, you and your loved one will be serenaded by a strolling musician.  

Read more about Valentine's Day specials and about the Napa Valley Wine Train

Teen found in dog house after leading Fairfield police on chase

FAIRFIELD, CA - Fairfield Police Department arrested a teenager, who led police on a high speed chase, late Friday night.

A 17-year-old Vallejo resident was booked into Solano County Juvenile Hall after a K9 unit tracked the teen to a backyard dog house, said Fairfield Police Sgt. Matt Bloesch.

A police officer tried to pull the teen over after seeing a black Toyota Camry run a stop sign at the intersection of Deleware and Madison Streets. The driver did not stop and sped up toward Pennsylvania Avenue, Bloesch said.

The black Toyota Camry the teen was driving was reported stolen to Vallejo police earlier.

The teen drove over 80 miles per hour on Pennsylvania Avenue before losing control and crashing into a fence.

The teen ran from the scene and into nearby backyards. Police called in a K9 unit and set up a perimeter to find the suspect.

The K9 unit found the teen hiding in a dog house on Tyler Street.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom hosts annual job fair

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom hosts annual job fair

FAIRFIELD - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom will host its annual Job Fair to hire up to 400 of the 1,400 seasonal positions needed for the 2011 operating season, on Saturday, Jan. 29, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the University of Phoenix, 5253 Business Center Drive, Suite B in Fairfield.

The regional wildlife, oceanarium and theme park opens to the public on March 19.

As evidenced by its job fair last year when park officials saw a 50 percent increase over the prior year, officials once again expect a healthy increase from last year of job fair attendees.

The new edition of DIY Life & Home is live!

I think you will all be very excited to know the newest issue of DIY Life & Home, is live!  Yours truly will be contributing a new series for the Free online Mag focusing on Smart Living.  Take a peak to see what our first Smart Living Column focuses on, and read my tips for beating the Small Space troubles.

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Gallery showcase: The Ayana Bath Caddy

Gallery showcase: The Ayana Bath Caddy

Our friend Ms Lady Goats has done it again!  She literally built this fine friend the day it posted!  I adore the color, and I’m pretty fond of the final use for it, that she settled on…


What would you use it for?


I was thinking this would be fabulous for my own personal needs to make it a tad wider and use it for filing and paper!


Free DIY Furniture Plans for this unit can be found here…and to read about her build, visit her here~