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Best Sports Pictures of 2017.

Draymond Green takes a "selfie" with fans during the 2017 Warriors Championship Parade in downtown Oakland, June 15, 2017.

Taeao Tauanuu, center, prepares to catch the ball while working on a lineout during a Solano Rugby practice at Solano Community College in Fairfield, Calif., April 27, 2017. The SCC men's rugby team qualified for the 2017 National Small College Rugby Organization Men’s 7s Championship in Philadelphia.

Armijo's Nixon McKenzie runs in the boys varsity Monticello Empire League Cross Country Championships at Lagoon Valley Park in Vacaville, Calif., Oct. 25, 2017. McKenzie placed first in the race and automatically qualified for the regional meet.

Vanden's Kaelee Campbell, center, drives to the basket against Bear Creek's Deyliana Lewis, left, and Maya Price, right, during the girls SJS Division II quarterfinals playoff basketball game at Vanden High School in Fairfield, Calif., Feb. 23, 2017.

Cesar "El Tenebroso" Lomeli, left, cools down with help from his coach, Jesse Lopez, at the JL Tepito Boxing Club in Fairfield, Calif., Jan. 6, 2017. Lomeli made his boxing debut on Jan. 21 against Luis "La Perla" Casillas of Oakland at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

Vanden's Dari Orne pitches during a softball game against Rodriguez at the Vanden Softball Complex, March 4, 2017.

Warriors are showered with confetti during the 2017 Warriors Championship Parade in downtown Oakland, June 15, 2017.

Vanden's Lauryn Zabat is tagged out diving into third base during a softball game against Benicia at the Vanden Softball Complex, May 10, 2017.

Cesar "El Tenebroso" Lomeli, right, spars with Juan Ramirez, at the JL Tepito Boxing Club in Fairfield, Calif., Jan. 6, 2017. Lomeli made his boxing debut on Jan. 21 against Luis "La Perla" Casillas of Oakland at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

Juan Coria, second from right, watches as the ball passes through a fence for a goal at the tennis courts at Allan Witt Park in Fairfield, Calif., Dec. 29, 2017. The group said they have not had a chance to play soccer in a long time because of their busy work schedules but found time over the winter holiday.

Eamon Lacey, 8, center, charges toward a teammate in a drill with the 8-U team during a Fairfield Falcons Youth Football practice at Hall Park in Suisun City, Calif, Aug. 23, 2017. The Fairfield Falcons Youth Football team will move to the Snoop Youth Football League this fall. The new league offers less restrictions for certain players. “There’s more competition and unlimited football is the way now,” coach Brandon Jackson said. “This league teaches more kids. You get kids playing the right position.”

Ramiro Mora as Payaso Del Rodeo, left, and Espectro Segundo lay on the ground after taking their bout outside the ring during a Lucha Libre match at the SuperSports Academy in Fairfield, Calif., Nov. 18, 2017. Mora's persona is The Clown Royal. He is a painter by day and fell in love with the sport as a youth in Mexico City. He started to train at 14 in Guadalajara and his first match was at 16. The married father of four hopes to open his own school to train future luchadores.
Best News Pictures of 2017.

Damian Sellers plays in the fountain at the Government Center in Fairfield, Calif., Aug. 26, 2017. Many residents in Solano County sought creative ways to cool down as temperatures reached triple digits.

Carolyn Sowels walks by a window frame during the inaugural Hatter's Tea honoring phenomenal black women at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Suisun City, Calif., March 25, 2017. The event was a collaboration of Fairfield, Suisun City and Vacaville Region of National Council for Negro Women.

A crowd watches as cars zip down the track during the Pinewood Derby at Lowe's Home Improvement in Fairfield, Calif., March 25, 2017. Boy Scouts make a little race car from a block of wood to compete in the 8th annual race.

Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger prepares for his flight in a Thunderbird at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Calif., May 4, 2017. Sullenberger, a Danville resident, successfully crash-landed a US Airways aircraft into the Hudson River in New York City in 2009, saving everyone on board.

Ken Archer, center, takes his dog, Rusty, to safety during a 3-alarm fire along Wiley Lane in Fairfield, Calif., June 29, 2017. Multiple fire agencies responded to the blaze, which was first reported at approximately 1:15 p.m. According to Suisun Fire Protection District Battalion Chief John Zazrivy, there was no municipal or internal water supply to help fight the fire.

Smoke from the Atlas Fire rises over Suisun Valley in Fairfield, Calif., Oct. 10, 2017. The fire burned more than 50,000 acres and destroyed dozens of homes.

Arthur Schaper, a Trump supporter, is cornered at a gas station after he was chased from MLK park in response to a far-right rally held in Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park in Berkeley, August 27, 2017.

Paramedics take Raymond Lee McDonald into an ambulance following a shooting in front of Country Corner Liquors along West Texas Street in Fairfield, Calif., March 14, 2017. McDonald died later in the evening at a nearby medical facility.

Mourners attend a candlelight vigil in wake of the events in Charlottesville, Va., at Civic Center Park in Berkeley, Calif., Aug. 13, 2017. The demonstrations in Virginia over the weekend left one woman dead and many injured.

Vietnam veteran Mike Cobb, who served in the U.S. Army infantry in 1969 and 1970, poses for a portrait in Fairfield, Calif., June 28, 2017.

Firefighters respond to a house fire on Oakridge Drive in Fairfield, Calif., Jan. 3, 2017. The fire destroyed one home at an estimated loss of $600,000. Two people escaped the multiple-alarm blaze without injury.

A kayaker paddles into the Suisun Slough as high tide nears at the boat launch in Suisun City, Calif., Feb. 10, 2017.

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Last week sent me running around Northern Solano County covering the Atlas Fire. At first it appeared the blaze would bring destruction to Fairfield. I visited the Solano County Fairgrounds in Vallejo where horses and other large animals from Napa and Sonoma County were evacuated. I visited an evacuation shelter at Solano Community College where evacuees compared the experience to a "cruise without the booze." I met up with fire crews from the Shasta-Trinity National Forest Strike Team 3675C. The destruction did not compare to that of Santa Rosa and Napa but in rough times this is what it looks like then a community coming together.