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Author Archive: Heather Ah San

My husband is lazy, gross and flatulent. I feel trapped!

Dear Annie: I am a 57-year-old woman, and my husband is 61. We met online and spent weekends together for seven months before getting married. I was deeply in love with him for the first six months. Lately, my attitude and feelings have changed dramatically. This man drives me crazy and grosses me out. He […]

October 01, 2013 | Posted in State, national lifestyle columnists | 1 Reply

Rio Vista police, fire seek more staff with Measure O money

RIO VISTA — Police officer Lisa McDowell seems to know everyone in the small town where she works.

As she cruises through Rio Vista on a Friday afternoon, residents wave at her from their cars and from the street. It’s nice to be able to know the residents well, she said. It helps to know their history when going on calls.

The downside of working in a small city is that there is a much smaller police force, McDowell said. During the economic downturn, the department had to adjust its staff and salaries . . .

‘Active adults’ get moving at church’s free line dance class

FAIRFIELD — Wheelchairs, canes and the inevitable effects of aging can’t stop people at Mount Calvary Baptist Church from line dancing. The church not only believes in the health of one’s soul, it promotes the health of mind and body, too. Church member Rochelle Reed started an exercise class two years ago when she decided […]

Rodriguez student overcomes past for brighter future

FAIRFIELD — Terrica Purvis said high school was an up and down roller coaster, to say the least. The Rodriguez High School student said she admittedly was a handful during her first year of high school. Part of the problem she said was that she didn’t feel like she was part of her foster family. […]

Suspicious container found in Vallejo deemed safe

FAIRFIELD — A suspicious container found Monday morning in Vallejo was later determined to be safe. The Solano County Sheriff’s Office received a report about 10:22 a.m. of a suspicious container located in a yard on the 1000 block of Fulton Avenue. The container was a metal cylinder that had electrical tape wrapped around a third of it. […]

Rio Vista council cancels closed session

RIO VISTA — The City Council has canceled a closed session meeting scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday at City Council Chambers. The regular meeting is still scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday at One Main St. Reach Heather Ah San at 427-6977 or hahsan@dailyrepublic.net. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/HeatherMalia.

Rio Vista chamber, city plan ‘State of the City’ event

RIO VISTA — The Rio Vista Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Norman Richardson invite the public to attend the free “State of the City” event June 13. Richardson and city staff will discuss new and ongoing economic development projects, the search for a new city manager and other city business. Those in attendance will have […]

Rio Vista council to consider contributing to design program

RIO VISTA — The City Council will consider providing cash or in-kind support for the American Institute of Architects Sustainable Design Assistance program during its regular meeting Tuesday. Council members heard a presentation May 21 from the RioVision Steering Committee concerning the American Institute of Architects’ program. The company offers a no-charge program that brings […]

Roadside bomb found in Suisun Sunday morning

SUISUN CITY — A roadside bomb was found on Prosperity Lane, Sunday morning, according to a police press release. The Solano County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a suspicious container in the roadway in the unincorporated area of Suisun City about 7:55 a.m. The container was determined to be a crudely constructed bomb. The […]

Triathlete shares story of triumph over cancer at survivors’ celebration

FAIRFIELD — Dozens of Solano County residents gathered at the Clubhouse at Rancho Solano to celebrate cancer survivors at the 17th annual National Cancer Survivors Day, Sunday. The event moved this year from the Fairfield Center for Creative Arts to Rancho Solano. The big open windows looking out at the lush green golf course made […]

Solano organizations help clean up Lake Berryessa

FAIRFIELD — About 80 volunteers and organizers helped clean up trash along the shorelines of Lake Berryessa Sunday to celebrate World Environment Day. Solano County organizations Anheuser Busch, Travis Air Force Base and Boy Scout Troop 265 of Vacaville helped with funding and cleanup. The lead organizers of the event were the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and […]

Sorority honors graduates at 22nd Annual Baccalaureate Ceremony

FAIRFIELD — High school seniors decked out in their graduation robes smiled from ear to ear Sunday as they were honored for their achievements at the 22nd Annual Baccalaureate Ceremony at St. Stephen CME Church. The students sported their different school colors of gold, purple, red, black, white and blue. Some had already received their […]

Thousands celebrate Filipino culture, history at Vallejo waterfront

VALLEJO — Celebration – and the smell of longanisa – was in the air Saturday at the Vallejo waterfront, drawing thousands for the annual Pista Sa Nayon Filipino celebration. The beating sun couldn’t keep away the thousands of proud “pinoys” – Filipinos – or non-Filipinos as they came together to celebrate  culture and history at the […]

Visitors sip wine, browse art at winery festival

FAIRFIELD — Gwenneth Simmons wandered around Wooden Valley Winery Saturday with a glass of wine in hand and her husband in tow. Simmons stood outside in the sun, though it was hot, and sipped the rest of her wine while browsing jewelry and art pieces. “Rarely, if ever, do I get to drink and shop […]

Vendors sell home goods for a good cause at Soroptimist event

FAIRFIELD — The Clubhouse at Rancho Solano parking lot was transformed into something of an outdoor shopping center Saturday for the first-ever Trinkets and Treasures Yard Sale. The morning-long event featured some unique goods straight from people’s homes. Vendor space was open to the public, which allowed the community to sell used household goods at […]

Rio Vista graduation bittersweet for seniors

RIO VISTA — Exchange student Riccardo Cappai remembers watching the now infamous AT&T commercial when he first arrived in Rio Vista. The commercial features a man running throughout the Bay Area until he ends up lost and confused in Rio Vista. The last image of a man standing by sheep and windmills scared the Italian […]

3 arrested after alleged Fairfield carjacking

FAIRFIELD — A Friday morning carjacking on Crowley Lane led to three arrests that afternoon, according to Fairfield police. Sgt. Jausiah Jacobsen said the victim met Fairfield residents Sandra Zuniga, 31, and Cesar Sandoval, 21, on the 1300 block of Crowley Lane for a transaction about 10 a.m. Sandoval allegedly simulated a gun, told the […]

Businesses, community mix at 2nd Celebrate Vacaville event

VACAVILLE — Local businesses came to the people Friday at Andrews Park to display all the city has to offer at the second annual Celebrate Vacaville event. Vacaville businesses, nonprofits, politicians and health care organizations gathered at the park to introduce the community to many of the services available locally. Event host Vacaville Chamber of […]

Man hit while trying to repossess car

VACAVILLE — A man trying to repossess a vehicle Tuesday afternoon was hit with the car by a man who said he was its owner, according to Vacaville police. Officer Aaron Love said the victim, an employee with the company Midnight Express, was trying to repossess a 2007 Chevy Cobalt at 5:22 p.m. on the 1500 […]

Police make arrests during Vacaville checkpoint

VACAVILLE — Police made several arrests Sunday during a driving under the influence/drivers license checkpoint, according to a press release. The checkpoint was conducted between 7 p.m. Sunday and 1 a.m. Monday on Depot Street between Mason and Bush streets. Out of 566 vehicles screened, one person was arrested on suspicion of driving under the […]

T-bone accident in Fairfield sends 3 to hospital

FAIRFIELD — Three people were taken to the hospital after a car collided with another vehicle after one ran a red light on North Texas Street, said Captain Bobby Silva. Silva said firefighters responded to the scene at North Texas Street and Nelson Road about 8:03 p.m. A bystander had been helping at the scene using […]

Fairfield, Suisun City remembers the lost lives of soldiers

FAIRFIELD — Rufus Williams was just about to begin the Memorial Day ceremony when it started to rain. Everyone whipped out their umbrellas and rain coats or took shelter under their baseball cap to grin and bear the cold, rainy ceremony. When keynote speaker and retired U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Charlie Schaupp took to the […]

1 airlifted after I-80 rollover in Dixon

DIXON — One person was airlifted to the hospital after sustaining major injuries in a rollover crash Monday on eastbound Interstate 80 in Dixon, according to California Highway Patrol officials. A Toyota Tacoma truck rolled over onto its side about 5:28 p.m. in the No. 1 lane of eastbound I-80 at the West A Street […]

Group finds friendship, family from grief

FAIRFIELD — When Mary Turner had to put her dog down, she called one of the closest people to her. It wasn’t her husband, it wasn’t her family – it was friends from her bereavement group. “I said ‘Where are you? I need you,’ ‘” she said. Turner’s six closest friends from her bereavement group […]

Pageant winners are everywhere at Fiesta Days celebration

VACAVILLE — Thousands of people conglomerated at Andrews Park Sunday for another day of live music, festivities and stuffing themselves silly with jalapeños and onions at the Fiesta Days Hispanic Day celebration. The fourth day of the five-day event kicked off at 8 a.m. with the Diaper Derby and entertained with live bands, performers and […]

Vacaville police investigate stabbing, shooting incidents

VACAVILLE — A 41-year-old man and his 16-year-old nephew were hurt Saturday in what Vacaville police believe was a gang-related stabbing during Fiesta Days. Sgt. Charlie Spruill said police responded to reports of a stabbing about 9:55 p.m. at a parking lot near Country High School and Andrews Park. Police said it appears that the 16-year-old […]

Police: Driver hits teen with vehicle, arrested for DUI

VACAVILLE — A 14-year-old girl was injured Saturday night after being hit by a driver allegedly under the influence, according to Vacaville police. Sgt. Charlie Spruill said police responded at about 6:42 p.m. to reports of a vehicle versus pedestrian at the corner of Alamo Drive and Nut Tree Road. Jose G. Silva, 21, of Fairfield, was […]

Solano college horticulture building named after supporter

FAIRFIELD — The Solano Community College governing board approved a resolution to designate the Fairfield campus’ Building 1000 the “Louise Wilbourn Yarbrough Horticulture and Plant Science Institute.” The building is named in honor of  longtime Solano County residents Louise Wilbourn Yarbrough and her late husband Billy Yarbrough. The Yarbroughs have supported Solano Community College’s various boards, […]

CHP, Coast Guard rescue 3 from Suisun Bay

FAIRFIELD — Officers with the California Highway Patrol and U.S. Coast Guard rescued three people Saturday night in Suisun Bay near Ryer Island after their boat capsized, according to a press release. CHP dispatched an H-32 helicopter from Vallejo about 6:45 p.m. to assist the Coast Guard in a search for the capsized boat and […]

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