vacavilleVacaville 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.
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:
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.
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
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
• Recycling: www.vacavillerecycling.com
• Transit information: 449-5170
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
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
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.
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.
• Humane Animal Services: 449-1700
• 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.
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 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.
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.
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
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
• 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.
• 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.
• $60 flat fee.
• $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: www.vusd.solanocoe.k12.ca.us
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Mary Kay Sogge, vice president: (888) 863-1077, email@example.com
• Theresa Nutt, clerk: 447-8374, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Katherine Brannon: 449-9531, email@example.com
• Micheal Kitzes: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Staci Pauly: email@example.com
• Jay Yerkes: firstname.lastname@example.org
• 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: www.travisusd.k12.ca.us 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.
• 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; www.amistad-vacaville.org
• 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; www.communitypresbyterian.com
• Congregation Ha-Makom/Jewish Community of Solano County worships at 10 a.m. Saturdays. Call for location. Rabbi Stephen Vale; 451-9140; www.congregationhamakom.org
• 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; www.covenantcommchurch.org
• 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; www.vacaville-crossroads.org
• 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; www.faithcommunitychurch-vacaville.org
• 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 www.Yeshu.org/fumf/faithumf.htm
• 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; www.fbcvv.com
• 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; www.harvestworshipcenter.org
• Healing Grace Fellowship. Call for service schedule. The Rev. Jenine Marie McCune; 448-5364; www.healinggracefellowship.org
• Heart Lights Ministry, c/o 231 Arlington Way, worships at 9 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Whitney Murdock; 447-2616; www.heartlights.org
• 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; www.newhopechristianfellowship.net
• 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; www.northills.ws
• 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; www.ourhomechurch.com
• 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; www.HeRestores.org
• 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; www.sonrise-nazarene.org
• 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. www.stjosephvacaville.org
• 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; www.home.earthlink.net/~stpaulsumc
• 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; www.tfhweb.com
• 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; www.unityvacaville.net
• Vaca Valley Christian Life Center, 6391 Leisure Town Road, worships at 10 a.m. Sunday. Pastor David Crone; 448-3124; www.vvclc.org
• Vacaville Bible Church, 490 Brown St., worships at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Martin Blanton; 446-8684; www.vacavillebiblechurch.com
• 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; www.valleychurch.com
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
• 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.
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.
• 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
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.