Vacaville was born out of a development agreement of sorts. A land sale led to the creation of a tiny town in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A few buildings went up. Then a few more. The rest is history. Before anyone had ever heard of Juan Manuel Vaca, however, Southern Patwin Indians inhabited the valleys near Vacaville. Spanish explorers followed, then Hispanic pioneers.Vaca was responsible for giving Vacaville its borders and its name in 1850. It was then that the settler from New Mexico sold a 9-square-mile parcel to rancher and land developer William McDaniel.

McDaniel promised to lay out a 1-square-mile Vacaville and deed numerous lots in the town to Vaca.

At a glance
Population: 93,918
Median age: 33.9
Total housing units: 28,969
Average household income: $53,400
Public and private schools: 35
Average annual precipitation: 17.39 inches
Web site:
Source: U.S. Census Bureau and Vacaville Chamber of Commerce.
Vacaville was officially born Dec. 13, 1851.

The development that started nearly 150 years ago has seldom slowed down. More people continue to move to town with its sunny, warm, windy climate, most recently in the pursuit of less-expensive home prices.

Here's some basic information about the city:

City Council
The council meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in the Council Chamber, 650 Merchant St.
Councilmembers are elected to four-year terms. All may be reached at City Hall (449-5100) or at home:
Mayor Len Augustine, whose term expires in November 2006: 446-0986.
Vice Mayor Pauline Clancy, whose term expires in November 2006: 448-3558.
Steve Hardy, whose term expires in 2006: 688-3310.
Councilman Steve Wilkins, whose term expires in November 2004: 448-0500.
Councilwoman Rischa Slade, whose term expires in November 2004: 455-8353.

City Departments

Administrative Services
The city's general services department was renamed Administrative Services and reorganized in 1999 to reflect a broadened scope of responsibility. The department now handles finance, recruitment, risk management and labor relations, training, public information, legislative tracking, management analysis and employee benefit administration. The department is at City Hall, 650 Merchant St.
Director Patricia Moreno: 449-5101
Job Line: 449-5113

City manager's office
The city manager's office is located in City Hall.
City Manager David Van Kirk: 449-5100
Assistant City Manager Patricia Moreno: 449-5100
Deputy City Manager Ron Rowland: 449-5335
City Clerk Kathy Dussault: 449-5110
Economic Development Manager Michael Palombo: 449-5114

Finance Office
The Finance Office is located at City Hall. Water bills come from here, as well as the city's operating budget and pay checks for city employees.
Finance Manager Ken Campo: 449-5117
Billing questions and complaints: 449-5128

Dept. of Housing & Redevelopment
Located in the Social Services Center, 40 Eldridge Ave., this department has three primary functions.
First, the department administers the city's rental assistance, first-time home buyer, housing rehabilitation and housing counseling programs.
The office also manages redevelopment activities, including capital improvement projects, economic development activities and affordable housing developments.
And the staff aims to enhance the quality of life through the Trower and Mariposa neighborhood centers, family resource centers and neighborhood-related activities. This is also done through enforcement of city codes that govern public nuisances such as weeds and abandoned vehicles.
Director Charles R. Learned: 449-5660
Housing service programs: 449-5675
Redevelopment Agency: 449-5660
Code enforcement: 449-5693
Mariposa Neighborhood Center, 1625 Alamo Drive: 449-6012
Trower Neighborhood Center, 100 Holly Lane: 449-5522

Public Works Department
With headquarters in City Hall, 650 Merchant St., this is the city's nuts-and-bolts department. Public works repairs streets, provides water, treats wastewater and performs many unseen tasks.
Director Dale Pfeiffer: 449-5170
Engineering division (street and road projects) Deputy Director Paul Hom: 449-5170
Utilities division (water and sewer) Assistant Director Dave Tompkins: 469-6400
Maintenance division (repairs of city property) Deputy Director Rod Moresco: 449-6500
Transit information: 449-5170

Community Development
The department is in City Hall. Its employees regulate private development in the city, including planning, zoning and building.
Director Ron Rowland: 449-5100
Assistant Director Chris Gustin: 449-5140
City Planner Larry Emerson: 449-5140
City Engineer Kevin VanKatwyk: 449-5140
Building inspection: 449-5152

Community Services
Located in the Social Services Center, 40 Eldridge Ave., this department is responsible for all recreation programs within the community. The recreation division offers an extensive variety of facilities and programs, including sports, aquatics, special events, cultural arts and enrichment programs for all ages.
Director Don Schatzel: 449-5658
Recreation Manager Kerry Walker: 449-5637
TGIFun, preschool, leisure programs and special events, coordinator Beth Lofthus: 449-5657
Vacaville Performing Arts Theater: 449-6217
Adult and youth sports, Reggie Hubbard: 449-6122
Senior facilities, 55+ sports, aquatics, Doug DeFabio: 449-6660
Youth services (PAL, teens, TGIFun, preschool), Suzanne Greene: 449-5654
Three Oaks Community Center, 1100 Alamo Drive: 449-6122
Walter V. Graham Aquatic Center: 449-6127
Ulatis Community Center, 1000 Ulatis Drive: 449-6214
Georgie Duke Sports Center, 720 E. Monte Vista Ave.: 449-6285
McBride Senior Center, 411 Kendall St.: 469-6660
Gymnastics center, 551 Davis St.: 449-6101

City Attorney's Office
The department is in City Hall, 650 Merchant St.
City Attorney Jerry Hobrecht: 449-5105
Assistant City Attorney Shana Faber: 449-5105
Assistant City Attorney Melinda C.H. Stewart: 449-5105

City complaints
If you have a complaint or question about the city, it's usually best to go straight to the department involved. Phone numbers and contact people are listed by department in the phone book and in this directory.

Vacaville is served by one library located in the city's Cultural Center, 1020 Ulatis Drive. A second, two-story library building is under construction in downtown near Andrews Park and the McBride Senior Center and should be completed by winter 2004-2005.
The main library is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
More information is available at 449-6290.

Conservation tips and city watering restrictions are available at City Hall, 650 Merchant St.
Information about water meters, water leaks, plugged sewers or storm drain maintenance: 469-6500.
Water quality complaints: 469-6400.
Pacific Bell: 1-800-310-2355 for all residence customer service; 1-800-870-5855 for Spanish-speaking individuals.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co.: 1-800-743-5000 for 24-hour customer and agricultural services; 1-800-660-6789 for Spanish-speaking individuals; 1-800- 642-2444 for location of underground facilities. The Customer Service Office is located at 158 Peabody Road, 95687. Office hours are 1 to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Comcast Cable Services: 1-800- 945-2288 for customer service; 448-8480 for advertising.

Post offices
Stamps may be purchased at various grocery and drug stores or at the following post offices:
98 Cernon St.: 451-6536
200 Prairie Court: 1-800-275-8777
5377 Vaca Station Road, Elmira: 448-3882

Most area residents now can place recyclable materials in bins next to their garbage Toters.
The following centers collect aluminum cans, glass containers and plastic containers covered by the state redemption program, scrap glass from food and beverage containers, scrap plastic, newspapers and cardboard.
Vacaville Recycling Center, located at Allison Drive and Elmira Road, is open from 9 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of each month. (It is on the second Saturday of the month if a three-day holiday weekend occurs on the first Saturday of the month.)
Vacaville Sanitary Recycling at 855 1/2 Davis St. is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information on Vacaville Sanitary Service, call 448-2945
Tomra Pacific operates recycling centers at 120 S. Orchard Ave. and 3061 Alamo Drive. For more information about any Tomra Pacific operations, call 1-800-404-7329.
There are also two 20/20 recycling centers at 777 E. Monte Vista Ave. and 615 Elmira Road. For more information on 20/20 operations, call 1-800-886-8710. Vacaville residents can dispose of materials such as pesticides, automotive fluids, pool chemicals, cleaners, fertilizers and paints at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.
The facility is open by appointment only, but there is no charge to deposit materials. Appointments are available on the first and third Saturday of each month. For an appointment, call the Recycling Information Line at 454-5705. The facility is next to the BOP Drop collection containers for recyclable household hazardous waste, such as batteries, oil, latex paint and antifreeze. Appointments are not necessary for this service, which is available at Vacaville Sanitary Service, 831 Davis St. Other places to recycle household waste:
Antifreeze: City Radiator Service, 1130 E. Monte Vista Ave. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Auto batteries: Wal-Mart, 1501 Helen Power Drive. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Used oil: Kragen Auto Parts at 2020 Alamo Drive, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday; and Wal-Mart at 1501 Helen Power Drive from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Animal control
Humane Animal Services: 449-1700

Medical care
VacaValley Hospital, 1000 Nut Tree Road, Vacaville: 446-4000. Part of the NorthBay Healthcare System, VacaValley Hospital is the city's only general acute-care hospital with 50 licensed beds - six devoted to critical care - and 180 staff physicians. The hospital has a laboratory, pharmacy, radiology department and a full-service emergency room.
Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices, 3700 Vaca Valley Parkway, Vacaville, 453-5000. For appointments, call 453-5050.
Solano Regional Medical Group, 770 Mason St.: 446-1121.

Planning Commission
Commissioners meet at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the Council Chamber, 650 Merchant St.
Appointed by the City Council, planning commissioners serve two-year terms and can be reappointed.
The commission's purpose is not to set policy, but to ensure that projects in the city conform to code. The commission also serves as the body of first review for many issues involving the public. Commissioner's rulings may be appealed to the City Council within 10 days of the decision.
Commissioners can be reached through the city's Community Development Department at 449-5140. They are:
Charles "Chuck" Dimmick, term expires March 2004
Theresa Hite, term expires March 2004
Bob Purves, term expires March 2004
William "Bill" Duff, term expires March 2005
Frank Crim, term expires March 2005
Dan Broadwater, term expires March 2005
Dan Sharp, term expires March 2005

Community Services Commission
Commissioners meet at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month in the Council Chamber, 650 Merchant St. Commissioners are appointed by the City Council to two-year terms. They work with the Community Services Department, which in many cities is called the parks and recreation department.
Commissioners can be reached by calling the department at 449-5654. Commission members are:
Sonya Urquhart, term expires March 2004
Rob Sesar, term expires March 2004
Susan Garland, term expires March 2005
Brett Johnson, term expires March 2005
Inderjit "Indy" Kallirai, term expires March 2005
Curtis Hunt, term expires March 2005

Redevelopment & Housing Commission
Commissioners meet the Wednesday before the last City Council meeting of each month.
The seven-member group advises the City Council on redevelopment, housing and related community development issues.
Commissioners can be reached at the Office of Housing and Redevelopment: 449-5675. Commissioners are:
Patricia Gideon, term expires March 2005
Steve Kappel, term expires March 2005
Lee Kloppenburg, term expires March 2005
Shauna Manina, term expires March 2004
Denise Suihkonen, term expires March 2004
Pamela Ponce, term expires March 2004
Joanna Camilleri-Olin, term expires March 2005

Police Department
Police Chief Bob Harrison was hired in 1998 to lead the department, which includes about 183 employees - 104 sworn officers, 79 non-sworn and part-time employees, one chaplain and three reserve employees. Among the department's special units is Family Investigative Response Services Team, or FIRST, which combats domestic violence, adult abuse and child abuse. The team also coordinates with county prosecutors and counselors, and tracks the course of victims and cases. Besides patrol and detective divisions, the department also has a bicycle patrol, a Special Weapons and Tactics team, a Youth Services Section, and K-9 units. The department's Narcotic Enforcement Team and Crime Suppression Team have continued to make a dent in the city's gang problem and violent crimes.
The department is located at 630 Merchant St.
Emergency: 911.
Dispatch (non-emergency calls): 449-5200
Police Chief Bob Harrison: 449-5213
Deputy Chief Wade Engelson: 449-5213
Administrative Services Division: 469-5229
Field Operations: 449-5200
Family Services Division: 469-6600
Crime Suppression Team: 449-5219
Narcotics Enforcement Team: 449-5245
Family Investigative Response Services Team: 469-6600
Anonymous drug tip line: 449-5243
Investigations anonymous tip line: 454-5722
Crime prevention: 449-6142 or 449-6144
Found property: 449-6210
Youth services: at Vacaville High School, 449-1820; at Will C. Wood High School, 449-6086.

Crime Rate
Vacaville residents are among the safest in the state. When compared with cities of similar size in California, Vacaville ranks third in having the lowest crime level, first in Northern California. Statistics show that Vacaville's violent crime rate has dropped 23 percent over the past five years, from 351 violent crimes in 1998 to 270 violent crimes in 2002. The overall crime rate has increased 1 percent the past five years, officials said.

Fire Department
The Vacaville Fire Department is in its 109th year as an organized department and is the only one in Solano County that provides ambulance service from each of its four stations.
The department is headed by Fire Chief Frank Moore, backed up by division chiefs Jeff Ringelman and Joel Brick. The department's three battalion chief positions are held by Steve Carpenter, Brian Lopez and John Jansen. Fire Department headquarters is in City Hall at 630 Merchant St.
Emergency: 911.
Fire Department headquarters: 449-5452
Fire prevention: 449-5452
Station No. 71 111 S. Orchard Ave.: 449-1837
Station No. 72 Nut Tree Road and Ulatis Drive: 449-1825
Station No. 73 Eubanks Court: 449-6116
Station No. 74 Alamo Drive, west of Peabody Road: 449-6211

Fire Protection District
The Vacaville Fire Protection District serves hundreds of square miles of unincorporated area surrounding Vacaville, stretching from the mountains overlooking the city to the grasslands to the north of Travis Air Force Base.
Once a part of the city Fire Department, the department continues a proud tradition of providing services with mostly volunteer firefighting personnel. More than 70 volunteers serve on the department along with the six paid positions.
The department's Station No. 1, which houses administration offices, is located at 420 Vine St., Vacaville. Station 2 is located in the Elmira district, Station 3 is located in the English Hills area and Station 4 is at Lake Solano Park. All stations can be accessed by calling the main number of 447-2252.
Chief Howard Wood: 447-2252
Deputy Chief Gary Robinson: 447-2252
Assistant Chief Doug Rogers: 447-2252
Assistant Chief Boyd Clegg: 447-2252

Community facilities
Below are the facilities, locations and telephone numbers to call to inquire about renting one of the many facilities available for special occasions and events. Some additional fees may apply. A listing of all rental and potential additional fees can be found in a rental-fee packet available at any community center.

Three Oaks Community Center, 1100 Alamo Drive: 449-6122
Hourly rates:
Assembly Hall (three-hour minimum) -weekday: $57, residents; $71 commercial; weekend: $68 residents, $85 commercial; capacity: 500 standing, 400 theater, 348 banquet.
Multi-purpose Room - weekday: $49, resident; $63, commercial; weekend: 59, resident; $74, commercial; capacity: 425 standing, 200 theater, 150 banquet.
Activity Room (two-hour minimum) - weekday: $37, resident; $45, commercial; weekend: $46, resident; $58, commercial; capacity: 150 standing, 100 theater, 80 banquet.
Arts and Crafts Room (two only) - weekday: $28, resident; $35, com- mercial; weekend: $35, resident; $43 commercial; capacity: 75 standing, 50 theater, 40 banquet.
Conference Room (two-hour minimum) - weekday: $25, resident, $32, commercial; weekend: $28, resident, $35, commercial; capacity: 25 standing, 20 seated.
Weekday use is Monday through Thursday; weekend use is Friday through Sunday.
Additional fees-full-use kitchen for Ulatis and McBride Center, $63; partial use (such as dessert and beverage service), $22; and $10.50 per hour for additional hours.
Minimum usage for facilities up to 2,500 square feet: two hours; larger facilities: three hours.

Ulatis Community Center, 1000 Ulatis Drive: 449-6214.
Hourly rates: (subject to change)
25-by-25-foot room - weekday: resident, $25; commercial, $31; weekend: resident, $30; commercial, $37; capacity: 90 standing, 30 assembly, 24 dining.
25-by-50-foot room - weekday: resident $32, commercial $40; weekend: resident $41, commercial $51; capacity: 180 standing, 70 assembly, 56 dining.
50-by-50-foot room - weekday: resident, $46; commercial, $57; weekend: resident, $59; commercial, $73; capacity: 360 standing, 140 assembly, 120 dining.
60-by-50-foot room - weekday: resident, $51; commercial, $64; weekend: resident, $64; commercial, $80; capacity: 404 standing, 225 assembly, 144 dining.
85-by-50-foot room - weekday: resident, $64; commercial, $80; weekend: resident, $76; commercial, $94; capacity: 584 standing, 325 assembly, 208 dining.
110-by-50-foot room - weekday: resident, $76; commercial, $94; weekend: resident, $86; commercial, $108; capacity: 764 standing, 425 assembly, 272 dining.
135-by-50-foot room - weekday: resident, $86; commercial, $108; weekend: resident, $98; commercial $123; capacity: 944 standing, 525 assembly, 336 dining.
160-by-50-foot room - weekday: resident, $94; commercial, $123; weekend: resident, $115; commercial, $145; capacity: 1,124 standing, 625 assembly, 400 dining.

Ulatis Gardens
Four hour flat rate, each additional hour is $52.
For one to 100 people: resident, $112; nonresident, $140.
For 101 to 500 people: resident, $168; nonresident, $210.
Rates for the gardens facilities are lower for those renting more than one facility. The rates are:
For one to 100 people: resident, $85; nonresident, $106.
For 101 to 500 people: resident, $140; nonresident, $175.
John McBride Center, 411 Kendal St.: 469-6664

Pena Adobe Park
$35 per hour.

Lagoon Valley Park
$34 flat fee of picnic area, $3 per vehicle.

Andrews Park
$60 flat fee.

Arlington Park
$60 flat fee.

City Hall Park
$28 flat fee.

Vacaville Unified School District
Offices for the Vacaville Unified School District is located at 751 School St., Vacaville 95688-3987: 453-6100 (phone); 453-6999 (fax). Web site:
The Governing Board usually meets at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month in the Vacaville City Council Chamber, 650 Merchant St.

William Hausler, president: 448-1011,
Mary Kay Sogge, vice president: (888) 863-1077,
Theresa Nutt, clerk: 447-8374,
Katherine Brannon: 449-9531,
Micheal Kitzes:
Staci Pauly:
Jay Yerkes:
Superintendent John Aycock: 453-6100

Schools and principals
Alamo Elementary, 500 S. Orchard Ave., Kathy Genovese: 453-6200
Alternative Education Program, 188 Bella Vista Road, Suite A, Al Acuna: 453-7306
Browns Valley Elementary, 333 Wrentham Drive, Valerie Rogers: 453-6205
Cooper Elementary, 750 Christine Drive, Burton Crinklaw: 453-6210
Edwin Markham Elementary, 101 Markham Ave., Shelley Dally: 453-6230
Elm Elementary, 129 Elm St., Kristine Golomb: 453-6220
Eugene Padan Elementary, 200 Padan School Road, Ruth Mickelson: 453-6235
Fairmont Elementary, 1355 Marshall Road, Tom Armstrong: 453-6240
Hemlock Elementary, 400 Hemlock St., Tom Davis: 453-6245
Jean Callison Elementary, 6261 Vanden Road, Janet Follett: 453-6250
Orchard Elementary, 805 N. Orchard Ave., Marcia Rooney: 453-6255
Sierra Vista Elementary, 301 Bel Air Drive, Eldridge Glover: 453-6260
Vaca Pena Middle School, 200 Keith Way, Jim Myers: 453-6270
Willis Jepson Middle School, 580 Elder St., Randy Henry: 453-6280
Buckingham Charter School, 126 Peabody Road, Bob Hampton: 453-7300
Country High School, 343 Brown St., Michael Gardner: 453-6215
Vacaville High School, 100 Monte Vista Ave., Wayne Mills: 453-6065
Will C. Wood High School, 998 Marshall Road, Henri Newland: 453-6900
Adult Education, 100 Monte Vista Ave., Taffy della-Cioppa: 453-6018

Travis Unified School District
Offices for the Travis Unified School District are at 2751 DeRonde Drive, Fairfield, 94533-9710: 437-4604 (phone), 437-3378 (fax). Web site address: The Governing Board usually meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Travis Education Center, 2775 DeRonde Drive.

Harry Axhelm: 450-0564
Denise Boyles: 448-2893
Mary Flurey: 437-6707
Edwin Sanderson: 446-0536
Amy Swanson: 439-9159
Superintendent Jacki Cottingim: 437-8201

Travis Schools and principals:
Cambridge Elementary, 100 Cambridge Drive, Vacaville, Luis Carias: 446-9494
Center Elementary, 2900 Armstrong St., Travis Air Force Base, Sue Weiss: 437-4621
Foxboro Elementary, 600 Morning Glory Drive, Vacaville, Kristin Corey: 447-7883
Scandia Elementary, 100 Broadway St., Travis Air Force Base, Terry Jensen: 437-4691
Travis Elementary, 100 Hickam Ave., Travis Air Force Base, Brian Centeno: 437-2070
Golden West Middle School, 2651 De Ronde Drive, Fairfield, Jim Bryan: 437-8240.
Vanden High School, 2951 Markley Lane, Fairfield, Sheila McCabe: 437-8270
Travis Education Center: 5011 Vanden Road, Vacaville, Stacy Burke: 437-8166.

Private Schools
Bethany Lutheran Preschool and Day School, 621 S. Orchard Ave., Claudia Ignatieff, preschool director: 451-6678; Lisa Wright school principal: 451-6683
Faith Academy (independent), 490 Brown St., Martin Blanton: 446-8684
Faith Christian Academy, 6391 Leisure Town Road, Rick Townes: 452-9914
Christian Life Center schools, 6391 Leisure Town Road, Phil Loyd: 446-9012
Royal Oaks Academy, 201 Beard St., JC Humphrey: 446-5570
Notre Dame Parochial School, 1781 Marshall Road, Karen Dietrich: 447-1460
Vacaville Adventist (Seventh-day Adventist), 4740 Allendale Road, Nancy Matthews: 448-2842
Vacaville Christian Schools, 1117 Davis St., Karen Winter: 446-1776

Here's a partial list of area houses of worship:
All Saints Reformed Episcopal Mission, 4992 Allison Parkway Suite G, worships at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Vicar Jerry Kistler: 449-8795
Allendale Union Chapel, 4844 Store Road, worships at 10 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Earle Gibbings: 469-8437 Amistad United Church of Christ, 735 Brookside Drive, worships at 7 p.m. Fridays. The Rev. Marian Conning; 448-5415;
Baha'is of Vacaville Local Spiritual Assembly: Call 447-3609
Bethany Lutheran Church, 621 S. Orchard Ave., worships at 7:15, 8:30, 10 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Lester T. Seto: 451-6675
Centro Familiar Cristiano, 305 Beelard Drive, worships at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Fairmont Elementary School: Pastor Mike Ensley. 469-0312
Christian Body Life Fellowship, 1201 Marshall Road, worships at 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Willie Graham: 452-1211
Christian Church of Vacaville, 66 Vine St., worships at 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Dr. Su Schlagel: 448-8778
Christian Science Society, 100 Main St., worships at 10 a.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday: 448-4414
Church of Christ, 401 Fir St., worships at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Minister Ted Parks: 448-5085
Church of Christ, 1500 Alamo Drive, worships at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Minister Ed Sanderson Sr: 448-8838
Church of Christ-Solano, 161 Leisure Way, worships at 10 a.m. Sunday. Ministers Rudy Rogers and Corky Cowart. 451-9301.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:
    First Ward, 311 Alamo Drive, worships at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. 448-5661.
    Second Ward, 360 Portsmouth Ave., worships at 9:30 a.m. Sunday: 448-8702 Third Ward, 311 Alamo Drive, worships at 10:30 a.m. Sunday: 447-2287 Fourth Ward, 480 Wrentham Drive, worships at 8:30 a.m. Sunday: 446-9310 Fifth Ward, 480 Wrentham Drive, worships at 10:30 a.m. Sunday: 451-0889 Family History Center, 480 Wrentham Drive: 451-8394
    Solano Ward, 360 Portsmouth Drive, worships at 1 p.m. Sunday: 452-9111 Community Presbyterian Church, 425 Hemlock St., worships at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Jim Jensen; 448-5055;
Congregation Ha-Makom/Jewish Community of Solano County worships at 10 a.m. Saturdays. Call for location. Rabbi Stephen Vale; 451-9140;
Cornerstone Apostolic Church, 157 Leisure Way, worships at 2 p.m. Sunday: 451-7304.
Covenant Community Church, 3870 Alamo Drive, worships at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Vacaville Cultural Center, 1000 Ulatis Dr. The Rev. John Moser; 448-5234;
Creekside Community Church worships at 10 a.m. Sunday at Cambridge Elementary School, 100 Cambridge Drive. Pastor Brian Landrum: 446-7825 Crossroads Christian Church, 190 Butcher Road, worships at 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Bruce Gallaher;446-9838;
Curry Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 740 Marshall Road, worships at 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Johnnie Williams: 448-1542 Elmira Baptist Church, 6111 California Pacific Road, worships at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Gerald Harder: 447-8989 El Shaddai Outreach Ministries COGIC, 320 Cernon St., worships at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Johnny B. Shaw Jr: 447-0283 Epiphany Episcopal Church, 300 West St., worships at 8, 9:15 and 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Stephen J. Leonetti: 448-2275
Faith Community Church worships at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Padan Elementary School, 200 Padan School Road. The Rev. Jon Kile; 452-8144;
Faith Missionary Baptist Church, 5100 Maple Road, worships at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Herbert Alger: 448-1794 Faith United Methodist, 66 Vine St., worships at 9 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Lois Edde: 449-8944
Fellowship Baptist Church, 3321 Farrell Road, worships at 10 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Mark Lewis: 447-8009.
First Baptist Church, 1127 Davis St., worships at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Leroy Gainey; 448-6209;
Harvest Worship Center, 310 Parker St., worships at 8, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Sunday, as of Oct. 1. Pastor Dave Baker; 447-5433;
Healing Grace Fellowship. Call for service schedule. The Rev. Jenine Marie McCune; 448-5364;
Heart Lights Ministry, c/o 231 Arlington Way, worships at 9 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Whitney Murdock; 447-2616;
Jehovah's Witnesses, 400 Brown St., worships at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sundays: 448-1113 or 448-2084 Living Waters Baptist Church, 635 Williams St., worships at 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Luther C. Wyatt: 447-9193.
New Hope Christian Fellowship, 730 E. Main St., worships at 6 p.m. Saturday and 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Ben Randall; 446-4051;
New Life Productions, 308 Main St. Call for service schedule. Pastors Rod and Leatha Dillon: 451-7575 North Hills Christian Church worships at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Brenden Theatres, 531 Davis St. Pastor Dave Brown; 449-8977;
Oasis Foursquare, 831 Alamo Drive Suite 7A, Vacaville, worships at 9 a.m. Sunday at 1601 B St., Elmira. The Rev. Jack Duitsman: 447-6784 Orchard Avenue Baptist, 301 N. Orchard Ave., worships at 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Ken Doan: 448-5848 Our Home Church, P.O. Box 791, Vacaville 95696, worships at 11 a.m. Sunday; call for location. The Rev. Telema Okobi; 469-6262;
Primera Iglesia Bautista Emmanuel, 213 Brown St., worships at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Luis Rosales: 446-4060 Restoration Praise and Worship Center worships at 10 a.m. Sunday and 5 p.m. the first Sunday of the month at McBride Senior Center, 411 Kendal St. Pastor Dan Hauck; 446-5593;
Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4740 Allendale Road, worships at 11:15 a.m. Saturday. Pastor Stan Caylor: 448-9717
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 580 Trinity Drive, worships at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Allen Schoonover: 448-8599 Shiloh Baptist Church, 185 Chandler St., worships at 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Jonathan Wilson: 446-4151 Solid Rock Church of God, 610 Boyd St., worships at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Randall Bailey: 448-2228
Sonrise Community Fellowship Church of the Nazarene, 1309 E. Monte Vista Ave., worships at 10 a.m. Sunday at Callison Elementary, 6261 Vanden Drive. The Rev. Dean Roberts; 448-2566;
SOULS Ministries, 600 Orange Drive, worships at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Pastors Ron and Gert Cooley: 453-1330 St. John Lutheran Church, 78 Peabody Road, worships at 10 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Scott J. Stone: 469-1546
St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1771 Marshall Road, worships at 5 p.m. Saturdays and 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday; The Rev. Vincent O'Reilly; 447-2354.
St. Mary's Catholic Church, 350 Stinson Ave., worships at 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 7:30, 9 and 10:30 a.m., noon (Spanish) and 5 p.m. Sunday.
The Rev. Michael McFadden: 448-2390.
St. Matthew Baptist Church, 125 McClellan St., worships at 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. C.A. Battle: 448-1560 St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 101 West St., worships at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Jeff Kunkel and the Rev. Sandy Gess; 448-5154;
Templo La Hermosa, 721 Wesley Ave., worships at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Friday and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday; The Rev. Francisco Barajas; 453-0629 The Father's House, 122 Peabody Road, worships at 9 and 11 a.m. Sundays. Pastor Dave Patterson; 455-7790;
Trinity Baptist Church, 401 W. Monte Vista Ave., worships at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Milton Steck: 448-5430 Trinity Christian Center, 148 S. Orchard Ave., worships at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Bill Hausler: 448-1011 Unity Church of the Valley, 350 N. Orchard Ave., worships at 10 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Vic Jenkins; 447-0521;
Vaca Valley Christian Life Center, 6391 Leisure Town Road, worships at 10 a.m. Sunday. Pastor David Crone; 448-3124;
Vacaville Bible Church, 490 Brown St., worships at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Martin Blanton; 446-8684;
Valley Church (Evangelical Free), 5063 Maple Road, worships at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Dr. Raleigh Galgan; 448-7222;

In Vacaville, the senior center is the recently renovated McBride Senior Center, 411 Kendal St.: 4 69-6660.

Activities and meeting times:
Vacaville Senior Citizens Club executive board meeting at 12:30 p.m. first Monday of the month.
Business and social meeting: 12:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month.
Senior Club pancake breakfast: 8:30 a.m. on the first Sunday of the month.
Senior Roundtable meeting: 8:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of the month.
Arts & Crafts Group: noon to 3 p.m. every Wednesday.
Beading group (String-a-longs): 10 a.m. every Tuesday.
Commission on Aging: 1:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month.
NARFE: 2 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month.
Painting Workshop: 9 a.m. every Thursday.
Widowed Persons Association: 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month.
Bingo: 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday; second and fourth Saturdays at 11 a.m.
Exercise: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Health care
Public health nurse: 9 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of the month: 469-6660.
Foot care clinic: 9 a.m. on the second Friday of the month.
HICAP: 9 a.m. on the first and second Friday of the month.
Blood pressure checks: 9 a.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.
Hearing screenings: 9 a.m. on the first Tuesday of the month.
Meals on Wheels: 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday (reservation needed).
Medicare/Medical insurance assistance: 9 a.m. on the first Monday of the month (appointments needed).

Ceramics: 469-6660.
Billiards: 469-6660.
Bridge and pinochle: 469-6660.
Painting: 469-6660.
For information on the following fee-based classes: 55 Alive Driving Course, Awareness Through Movement, Painting with Oils, Discussion Group, Knitting and Crochet, Watercolor Class, Western line dance, Life History writing, Word Weavers, Myth Makers, Yoga Stretch, Non-Impact Aerobics and Tai Chi, call 469-6671.
Computer class: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays; call to register at 469-6660. Also call 469-6660 for more information or pick up the monthly newsletter, Megaphone, at the McBride Center.
"Do Good" Group: 1 p.m. on the first Friday of the month.
Trips and Tours: 469-6660.
Financial Counseling: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month.
Investment Club: 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of the month.
Legal consultations: 9 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of the month.

Additional groups
Other area seniors groups:
Vacaville Senior Information Referral Service offers information on legal, housing, food and transportation for seniors. Operates during normal business hours at McBride Senior Center in Vacaville: 469-6666.
NorthBay Alzheimer's Resource Center provides information, day care and assistance to Alzheimer's Disease patients and their families. The center is located in a new facility on the grounds at Vaca Valley Hospital, 1000 Nut Tree Road, Vacaville 95687: 454-3006.
Meals on Wheels of Solano County Inc. is a nonprofit agency which serves meals to homebound seniors covering all of Solano County with the exception of Benicia. Meals on Wheels is at 95 Marina Center, Suisun City 94585: 426-3079 or 1-800-788-5114.
Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) offers information on Medicare and senior supplements: 1-800-303-4477.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman investigates and resolves complaints concerning nursing home care: 644-4194.
Social Security and Medicare Eligibility Information: 1-800-772-1213.
Solano County Adult Protective Services receives reports of elder abuse and offers information and referral and in-home support: 784-8259.
Elder Care Locator offers a nation-wide service to help families and friends find information about community services for seniors: 1-800-677-1116.
TeleCare provides a free daily telephone call to seniors and shut-ins who live alone: 446-2903.
Solano Employment Connection provides job-search assistance for mature workers: Mid-county office is at 320 Campus Lane Suisun 94585: 864-3370; South-county office is at 1440 Marin Street, Vallejo 94590: 649-3604.

Vacaville Parks
Alamo Creek Park: Buck Avenue and Alamo Drive
Andrews Park: Monte Vista Avenue and School Street
Arlington Park: Foxboro Parkway
Cambridge Park: Nut Tree Road adjacent to Cambridge Elementary School
City Hall Park: Merchant Street (Behind City Hall.)
Cooper School Park: Christine Drive
Dos Calles Padan: Alonzo Road and Padan School Road
Fairmont-Beelard Park: Beelard and Matthew drives
Gentry Meadowlands: Vanden Road
Hawkins Park: Summerfield Drive and Newport Circle
Hemlock School Park: Hemlock Street
Irene Larsen ball diamonds: Alamo Drive and Rosewood Lane
Keating Park: Alamo and California drives
Lagoon Valley Park: Interstate 80 in Lagoon Valley
Nelson Park: Nut Tree Road and Marshall Drive
North Orchard Park: Orchard Avenue
Patwin Park: Elmira and Leisure Town roads
Pena Adobe Park: Interstate 80 and Pena Adobe Road
Country Village Park: Madison Avenue at Caldwell Drive
Sierra Vista School: Park Bel Aire Drive
Southwood Park: Southwood Drive
Trower Park: Markham Avenue
Ulatis Community Center: 1020 Ulatis Drive
Vacaville Community Center: 1100 Alamo Drive
Vacaville Performing Arts Center: 1000 Ulatis Drive
Willows Park: Ogden Way off Marshall Road
Willis Jepson softball field: Elder Street

Recreation services
For general information contact the Community Services Department: 449-5650. Programs for youth include softball, baseball, flag football, gymnastics, basketball, Nerf football, floor hockey and various sports camps. Adults programs include softball, basketball, golf, boxing, Wiffleball, volleyball and various sports lessons and tournaments.

Vacaville is home to two state prisons, the California Medical Facility and the California State Prison, Solano. Combined, the two prisons house several thousand state inmates and provide jobs for nearly 2,600 workers.

California Medical Facility
1600 California Drive, Vacaville
Prison main number: 448-6841
Custody staff: 972
Medical staff: 474
Support Services staff: 240
Total staff: 1,686
Annual operating budget: $145 million for fiscal year 2002-2003
Total inmates
Design capacity: 3,375
Count: 3,300
Currently overseen by Warden Teresa A. Schwartzz, California Medical Facility was established by the California Legislature to provide a centrally-located medical and psychiatric institution for the health-care needs of the male inmates in California's prisons. It opened in 1955.
CMF includes a general acute care hospital, in-patient and out-patient psychiatric facilities, a hospice unit for terminally ill inmates, housing and treatment for inmates identified with AIDS and HIV, general population, and other specialized inmate housing.
Additionally, the Department of Mental Health operates a licensed, acute care psychiatric hospital within CMF. The prison holds inmates at Levels I, II, and III, with Level I being minimum security and Level IV being maximum security.
CMF provides a number of vocational, academic and other programs. Vocational programs include electronics, horticulture, landscaping, janitorial and office services.
Academic programs include adult basic education, high school/GED, pre-release, English as a second language, and literacy.
Other activities include community service crews, religious, Blind Project, Arts in Corrections, Victim Awareness, drug treatment/diversion, bike refurbishing, and Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous treatment programs.

California State Prison, Solano
2100 Peabody Road, Vacaville
Prison's main telephone number: 451-0182
Number of acres: 146
Total staff: 1,254
Annual operating budget: $109.1 million for fiscal year 2002-2003
Design capacity: 2,610
Count: 5,900
Currently overseen by Warden Tom L. Carey, the prison provides a comprehensive work and training program for medium security inmates with academic and vocational training and industries assignments.
When the prison opened in 1984, it was administered by the warden of CMF. In January 1992, the two prisons were separated administratively and a warden was assigned to each prison.
CSP, Solano houses Level II and III inmates and offers a variety of prison industry assignments, along with vocational, academic and other programs.
Prison industry assignments include book bindery, laundry, lens lab, metal fabrication, and optical.
Vocational programs include auto body, auto mechanics, carpentry, computer repair, drafting, eyewear manufacture, industrial electronics, landscaping and horticulture, machine shop, masonry, mill and cabinet, office services, painting, radiology, refrigerator and air conditioning, silk screening, small engine, upholstery and welding.
Academic programs consist of adult basic education, high school/GED, pre-release, English as a second language, and a literacy program.
Other programs include religious, Arts in Corrections, Victim Awareness, drug treatment, and Computers for Schools.
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