Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Newspaper Photos from April

Amber Snider, right, is performing at the Mother's Day Artisan Festival on the Suisun City waterfront and has invited her parents Steve and Diana Wallis, left, of the duet musical group Pine Dogz to play the event along with her.

Solano County Sheriff Deputy Randy Pratt prepares to reward Hondo, his K-9 unit dog, with a tennis ball after he successfully located a bomb in the fuselage of a plane during a training excercise at the Nut Tree Airport in Vacaville Wednesday afternoon.

Eric Shih, of Lazy Q Fish Ranch in Dixon dumps a mix of around 500 bass and catfish into the civic center pond behind the Fairfield City Hall in anticipation for this Saturday's Kid's Fishing Derby.

Sheila Lewis helps lay out table cloths while work crews setup tables and chairs during the preparation for the Wine and Food Jubilee Thursday afternoon at the Nut Tree in Vacaville.

Vanden High School number one Boys tennis player Greg Deleon returns a serve from Rodriguez High School's Eduardo Lupi during their Monday afternoon match at Rodriguez High School.

Medeival Fantasy Festival volunteer Deborah Furlow makes adjustments to some of the 39 costumed plush rats from local businesses that are being displayed this week in the Ray's Cycles storefront in downtown Vacaville.

Volunteer Matthew Pryor was recently named Vacaville Police Department volunteer of the year for his efforts to help combat graffiti throughout Vacaville. "I do the job because I like to learn more about this community and try to make it a better place by helping to clean it up," said Pryor.

Solano Land Trust volunteer outreach coordinator Natalie DuMont, left, and Bob Colby, center, get directions for plant placement from Sue Wickham, right, during their restoration science Friday event at Lynch Canyon open space.

Armijo High School baserunner Robin Roxas gets tagged out while trying to steal home plate by Vintage High School pitcher Robby Rivera during their Friday afternoon game at Laurel Creek Park.

Mikayla Wilson, 3, left, helps her mom Rebecca bottle feed four Cat Tales foster kittens in their Suisun City home Friday afternoon. These next four cat images are from a brief story I did on a local cat rescue organization has helped over 600 cats find new homes.

Tanisha Champion cuddles with Phoenix, a foster cat with feline AIDS and feline leukemia as Josiah Green, 8, of Oakland looks on Tursday morning in her Fairfield home.

Cat Tales co-founder Kris Cushing, left, holds Meeka, 1, a silver and black tabby cat at the Petco in Fairfield. Over the past two years, the local cat rescue organization has helped over 600 cats find new homes.

Rebecca Wilson, of Suisun City, bottle feeds a young foster kitten Friday afternoon in her home. She is helping to raise four foster kittens for the Cat Tales adoption program.

Howdy guys. Well, it was a pretty slow April around the newspaper. But I wanted to share some of my favorite shots from this past month. Thanks for looking. Cheers to warm weather. -M