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Cardinals avoid sweep with 6-1 win over Giants

AP Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO — Kyle Lohse and David Freese provided just the kind of performance the struggling St. Louis Cardinals needed to get out of their early-season rut. Lohse allowed one run in eight sharp innings and Freese went 3 for 4 with a homer and three RBIs to help the Cardinals snap […]

Schwartzel wins the Masters after a wild day

AP National Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. — Charl Schwartzel won the Masters by two strokes over Adam Scott and Jason Day after a wild final day at Augusta National. Eight players held at least a share of the lead Sunday, but it was the 26-year-old South African who turned in one of the great finishing performances […]

Missing children found safe in front of Travis

FAIRFIELD — Two Fairfield children allegedly taken by their mother were found safe at the front of Travis Air Force Base Saturday night, Solano County Sheriff’s officials said. The Sheriff’s Department was contacted by Travis officials that the missing children, Hayden, 10, and Kailey Stewart, 5, along with their mother, 41-year-old Fairfield resident Elmeran Casondra […]

Military man dominates Peru presidential vote

LIMA, Peru — An anti-establishment military man who promises to redistribute Peru’s mineral was well ahead in presidential elections Sunday, exit polls showed, but a runoff was all but certain with the crucial race for second tight. The second-place finisher could easily become president in a June 5 runoff because none of former army Lt. […]

Gulf bloc calls on Yemen’s ruler to step down

SANAA, Yemen — A regional bloc of oil-rich Arab nations along the Gulf, including powerful Saudi Arabia, called on Yemen’s president Sunday to step down as part of a deal with the protest movement demanding for his ouster after 32 years. Keeping up the pressure, tens of thousands of protesters complaining of poverty and corruption […]

2 hit by gunfire while driving on LA freeway

SAN DIEGO — Police say two men were hit by bullets when someone in another vehicle fired on their car on a Los Angeles freeway. Police Sgt. Daniel Gonzales says the shooting occurred early Sunday on the 101 Freeway near Alvarado Street. The Los Angeles Times reports one man received a back wound and the […]

Citrus pest discovered in Ventura County

VENTURA — Ventura County officials say a citrus pest that can carry a disease that kills trees has been discovered in Camarillo. County Agricultural Commissioner Henry Gonzales announced that an Asian citrus psyllid (SIH’-lihd) was found in the Spanish Hills neighborhood last Thursday. The Ventura County Star reports that the pest is the third one […]

Police: Man tried to take bus at knifepoint

REDDING — Police in the Northern California city of Redding say a man threatened an Amtrak bus driver with a knife and tried to take over the vehicle. It’s not clear whether any passengers were on board at the time. Police say 43-year-old Robert Fender, of San Francisco, threatened the 58-year-old driver at the Redding […]

Power leads IndyCar race wire-to-wire at Alabama

AP Sports Writer BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Will Power started up front and never relinquished his spot to win the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. The Australian extended his lead in the final laps and finished 3.38 seconds ahead of Scott Dixon on Sunday, while Dario Franchitti was third on the 2.38-mile road course at Barber […]

Vettel wins Malaysian GP to extend perfect start

AP Auto Racing Writer SEPANG, Malaysia — Sebastian Vettel extended his perfect start to the Formula One season by winning the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday, earning his second straight victory to begin the defense of his world title. The Red Bull driver started from the pole and led throughout to beat McLaren’s Jenson Button […]

No. 1 Wozniacki takes Family Circle Cup

AP Sports Writer CHARLESTON, S.C. — Top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki defeated Elena Vesnina 6-2, 6-3 to take the Family Circle Cup on Sunday, capturing her third title this season. Wozniacki finished off a strong week in her first clay-court tournament of the season. She lost only one set, in the quarterfinals to Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, and […]

Kenseth starting to feel like Cup contender again

AP Sports Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — Matt Kenseth finally has that contending feeling again courtesy of a long-awaited return to Victory Lane. “You keep working as hard as you can at it. And you try to get the cars going the best you can, and hopefully have some more chances to win,” the former […]

Baffert has strong hand for chaotic Kentucky Derby

AP Racing Writer ARCADIA — Bob Baffert is headed toward the Kentucky Derby with three contenders, giving the Hall of Fame trainer one of his strongest hands in years. Yet with four weeks to go, he isn’t getting cocky, especially after a weekend of upsets along the Derby trail. Uncle Mo dropped from the unbeaten […]

A’s snap out of offensive funk to beat Twins 5-3

AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS — Hideki Matsui homered to help the Athletics break out of a season-long offensive slump and Brandon McCarthy pitched into the eighth inning in Oakland’s 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. McCarthy (1-0) allowed two runs and nine hits with five strikeouts in 7 1-3 innings and Josh Willingham […]

Father reports children missing since Friday

ROCKVILLE — Authorities are searching for two young children who have been missing since Friday night, according to the Solano County Sheriff’s Office. An 8 a.m. call Saturday morning from the children’s father alerted deputies that their mother left their Rockville-area residence with Hayden Stewart, 10, and Kailey Stewart, 5, about 6:30 p.m. Friday, saying […]

Fairfield Cordelia Library celebrates jazz music

Daily Republic FAIRFIELD — In recognition of Jazz Appreciation Month, the Fairfield Cordelia Library hosted a live jazz performance and discussion Saturday afternoon. Local musician Dalt Williams Quintet conducted the “Origins and Development of Jazz,” an hour-long presentation about the musical genre. During the presentation, Williams’ five-piece band played billboard hits as well as well-known […]

Fairfield Councilman Timm to run for reelection

FAIRFIELD — Councilman Chuck Timm, who serves as the city’s vice-mayor, has confirmed he will seek reelection this November. “We’ve made great strides in making Fairfield safer, more attractive to private sector job creators, and more efficient in delivering services. We’ve done so in the middle of the worst economy most of us have ever […]

Fairfield-Suisun School District to discuss charter school plan

FAIRFIELD — The city’s first public charter school could open as early as September if a plan to establish one in the Fairfield-Suisun School District receives support. The district is pursuing opening a Public Safety Academy. District representatives will discuss establishing such a site Monday at a joint meeting between officials from the city of […]

Father reports children missing since Friday

Daily Republic ROCKVILLE — Authorities are searching for two young children who have been missing since Friday night, according to the Solano County Sheriff’s Office. An 8 a.m. call Saturday morning from the children’s father alerted deputies that their mother left their Rockville-area residence with Hayden Stewart, 10, and Kailey Stewart, 5, about 6:30 p.m. […]

Rodriguez wins Spring Smash Tournament

DAILY REPUBLIC FAIRFIELD — It was a team effort from top to bottom, especially the worn out pitching staff, but in the end, the Rodriguez High baseball team walked off champions of the inaugural FEBA Spring Smash at Laurel Creek Park’s Yarbrough Field with a 8-7 win over Benicia Saturday afternoon. Trailing 7-4 in the […]

Giants rally again, beat Cards 3-2 on Tejada’s hit

AP Baseball Writer SAN FRANCISCO — Miguel Tejada hit a two-run double that glanced off the glove of center fielder Colby Rasmus with two outs in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants rallied late for the second straight day to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Saturday night a few hours after […]

Sharks clinch 2nd seed with 3-1 win over Coyotes

AP Sports Writer SAN JOSE — Joe Pavelski scored his 20th goal of the season and Antti Niemi made 35 saves as the San Jose Sharks wrapped up the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs with a 3-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night. Ian White and Logan Couture also scored […]

Search goes on for mass graves in northern Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Investigators in the state of Tamaulipas across the border from Texas searched for more mass graves on Saturday after authorities looking for abducted bus passengers uncovered 10 pits containing 72 bodies over the past week. Investigators in Matamoros, which borders on Brownsville, Texas, worked to identify the bodies, telling relatives showing up […]

Tribes protest opening party for L.A. museum

Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A long-awaited museum recognizing Mexican-Americans’ contribution to Southern California culture held its first official event Saturday night under clouds of controversy and protest surrounding the treatment of human remains found during the facility’s construction. Native American demonstrators with drums and tribal garb protested outside the gala celebration marking the opening […]

Massive W. Texas fire spreads up to 125 sq. miles

Associated Press DALLAS — A massive range fire burned as much as 125 sq. miles Saturday in West Texas, and firefighters were bracing for the possibility the situation could worsen because of dry, windy conditions. The enormous fire scorching largely rural Stonewall, King and Knox counties had become the largest in the nation, officials said […]

Plane crashes into Ventura County storage facility

CAMARILLO — Authorities say a small plane carrying four people has crashed into a storage facility in Ventura County. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer says the Beechcraft Bonanza caught fire after going down Saturday afternoon in Camarillo. Three people on board the single-engine aircraft escaped with minor injuries. One person is hospitalized in serious […]

Mortars hit Israel, no injuries

JERUSALEM — The military says Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip have fired three mortars at southern Israel, carrying a new and worrisome round of violence into yet another day. No injuries were reported, but radio stations reported that electricity was disrupted by the mortar fire Sunday. An escalating series of attacks by militants and […]

Troops launch new search for Japan tsunami dead

Associated Press TOKYO — The Japanese and U.S. militaries launched another all-out search for the bodies of earthquake and tsunami victims Sunday along Japan’s ravaged northeast coast. About 22,000 Japanese troops, along with 110 from the U.S., searched by land, air and sea. Television news footage showed them using heavy equipment to lift a boat […]

CHP office to offer child seat inspections

FAIRFIELD — Starting May 2, the California Highway Patrol office in Fairfield will offer free professional inspections of child safety seats. A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration certified technician will be available by appointment every Monday for inspections, assistance in proper installation and to answer general child safety seat questions. The appointments, between 10 a.m. […]

Jubilee a sold-out smash

Daily Republic VACAVILLE — The large tent visible from Interstate 80 at the Nut Tree shopping center was not intended for your average camping trip. The 340-foot tent structure held thousands of people for the 24th Annual Solano Wine and Food Jubilee on Friday. The elegant evening of live music and food was a benefit for […]

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