Peña Adobe Historical Society welcomes Solano County Sheriff’s Posse and K9 Unit

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The Solano County Sheriff’s Posse has enjoyed a long-standing tradition of service with the Sheriff’s Office since 1947. Comprised of citizens who volunteer their time in the service of their community, each year members of the Sheriff’s Posse contribute thousands of hours of their time, the use of their horses and their equipment in support of the Sheriff’s Office. Members of the Sheriff’s Posse attend numerous community events each year as ambassadors for the Sheriff and as an example of how beneficial partnerships with the community can be for law enforcement.

Joining the Sheriff’s Posse at Peña Adobe will be the Solano County Sheriff’s K9 Unit.  Established in 2002, the Solano County Sheriff’s Office K9 Teams participate in public demonstrations, visit schools to promote drug awareness, and neighborhood watch meetings, as part of the Community Oriented Policing Program. K-9 Teams assigned to the Patrol Division are routinely called upon to assist in locating and apprehending fleeing criminal offenders, search vehicles for hidden narcotics/explosives, narcotic related search warrants, and to assist local, state and federal agencies.

Come to the Peña Adobe Historical Park, bring a picnic lunch and meet the members of the Sheriff’s K9 Unit and Posse and see their amazing canine teams and horses. Learn the important role horses played when the Peña and Vaca families were raising cattle on their ranch on what was to become the city of Vacaville. Bring a picnic and enjoy the music of the McBride Acoustic Jammers under the direction of Terry and Leslie Cloper. The Jammers sing and play a variety of instruments including the guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and harmonica. They meet the first and third Wednesday of the month at the McBride Senior Center at 91 Townsquare in downtown Vacaville.

Park docents will be available to lead tours of the Peña Adobe, California historical landmark #534 built by the Peña family in 1842. The park is located at 4966 Pena Adobe Rd. in Vacaville’s rural southwest section just off of Interstate 80 to the left of the Lagoon Valley Park entrance. Volunteers from the Peña Adobe Historical Society open the Adobe and the Museum for visitors from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month, February through December, free of charge.  For questions, call 707-447-0518 or e-mail


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