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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

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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~


Parents, students rally to save Vacaville music programs

VACAVILLE - Parents and students plan to take to the streets in front of Willis Jepson Middle School on Wednesday, Jan. 26 from 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in an attempt to save the music programs in the Vacaville Unified School District. The school is located at 580 Elder Street.

Demonstration organizer Matt Carmichael said the grassroots effort is in protest of the district's intent to cut music programs at the elementary school level. Last year, the district's music boosters all pitched in to save teacher jobs and music programs, said Carmichael.

Two die in Vacaville motorcycle wreck

VACAVILLE, CA - A man and a woman died Saturday in a motorcycle accident in Vacaville.

In a news release, John Carli with the Vacaville Police Department said the accident happened Saturday night just after 6:30 p.m. Vacaville police originally received a call saying a motorcycle was speeding on Christine Blvd. When they arrived, police found a wrecked motorcycle on the 700 block of Christine Blvd with two riders on the ground as well.

Police then determined that the man, who was driving the motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed and rear-ended an SUV after he lost control going around a curve. Vacaville EMS then arrived and performed CPR, but could not revive either the man or woman.  Their identities have not been released. Police say they are still investigating the accident.

Vallejo police investigate homicide after woman found dead in car

VALLEJO, CA - Vallejo police investigate the second homicide of 2011 after they found an Asian woman dead in car Saturday around 5 a.m.

Police responded to a call of two black men who left a Ford Tempo parked at the dead end of Dublin Drive. When police arrived at the scene, the men ran from the car.

Police chased after the men and set up a perimeter. An officer noticed that one of the suspects had blood on his clothes.

Police found an Asian woman dead in the front seat of the Ford Tempo.

A K9 unit from the Pleasant Hill Police Department was called into help search for the suspects.

Police arrested Virshon Darian Ruff, 23, after the K9 unit found him hiding in a backyard on Corcoran Avenue.

Police are still searching for the second suspect, described as a medium complexion black man around 25 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall weighing about 160 pounds wearing blue jeans.

Vacaville police: Missing man found near Texas border

VACAVILLE, CA - A 57-year-old man suffering from dementia has been safely located at the U.S./Mexico border, after being reported missing on Thursday. He was taken into custody by the Hudspeth County Sheriff's Office in Texas.

Jose Ruben Valdez was found about a half hour east of El Paso Texas near the border on Friday just before 1 p.m. U.S. Border Patrol officials detained him when he tried to cross the border, then notified the Vacaville Police Department that had been working to locate Valdez using modern technology to track his whereabouts, said Vacaville police spokesman Mark Mazzaferro.

The missing man's license plate was scanned when he approached the border checkpoint and border patrol agents received a hit that Valdez was a missing at-risk person.

Teacher wants restraining order against student

VACAVILLE, CA (AP) - A Vacaville teacher is seeking a restraining order against a middle school student she accuses of threatening and purposely tripping her during class.

Vaca Pena Middle School teacher Julie Davis says she is worried the 13-year-old student will seek retaliation after being suspended for five days following the Nov. 15 incident.

The 62-year-old Davis filed papers in Solano County Superior Court last week seeking an order forcing the student to stay at least 10 yards away from her.

Davis said the boy threatened to punch her and tripped her after refusing her requests to move his chair, which was blocking a classroom aisle. She said she fell and suffered a broken arm and dislocated shoulder.

The Vacaville Reporter said a hearing on the request is scheduled for February.