Maureen Fissolo

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METS 4, BRAVES 0 NEW YORK — Shelby Miller’s 100th major league appearance ended like the previous 22 — without a win. Hard to imagine this could happen to an All-Star. Miller was handed his 15th consecutive defeat Monday night when the Atlanta Braves were shut out for the 16th time this season in a […]

Folk art festival coming to Napa winery

FAIRFIELD — The eighth annual American Folk Art Festival 2015 will take place Sept. 12 at Madonna Estate Winery, 5400 Old Sonoma Road in Napa. Organizers describe the event as “a very original folk art and folk antique show” that blends primitive American folk antiques with the original one-of-a-kind creations of contemporary folk artists. All antique dealers and artists have […]

August 12, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment-local | Tagged ,

Quadruplets born to 65-year-old mom still in critical phase

BERLIN — Doctors say the week-old quadruplets born prematurely to 65-year-old Annegret Raunigk in Berlin are still in intensive care, but have been gaining a little weight and are being given their mother’s milk through feeding tubes. The babies were born during the 26th week of pregnancy at Berlin’s Charite Hospital on May 19. Five […]

May 28, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized

Fairfield man charged in connection to homeless SF man’s beating

SAN FRANCISCO — Authorities have charged a man with attempted murder in connection to the brutal beating of a homeless man that was caught on an outdoor surveillance camera. San Francisco police say they arrested 35-year-old Arthur Lee Jones of Fairfield on Thursday. He was charged Monday. The surveillance video shows the victim sitting outside […]

April 07, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged ,

Today in history: April 1, 2015

Today is Wednesday, April 1, the 91st day of 2015. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April Fool’s Day. TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: On April 1, 1789, the U.S. House of Representatives held its first full meeting in New York; Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania was elected the first House speaker. On this date: […]

April 01, 2015 | Posted in State, national lifestyle columnists | Tagged ,

Bernanke rejects charge of Fed ‘throwing seniors under bus’

WASHINGTON — Ben Bernanke no longer leads the Federal Reserve, but he’s hardly letting up in his defense of the ultra-low-rate policies he engineered — and his successor, Janet Yellen, has continued. In his first post as a new blogger Monday, Bernanke struck back at critics who he said had charged the Bernanke Fed with, […]

March 31, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Don Cayetano Juarez Sr.

Juarez Sr., Don Cayetano, 78, of Napa, died Feb. 27, 2015. Memorial service noon Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Tulocay Cemetery and Funeral Home, 411 Coombsville Road, Napa, Calif. Graveside service 9 a.m. Monday, March 16, 2015, at Tulocay Cemetery. Arrangements by Fairfield Funeral Home, 425-1041, [email protected]

March 12, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged

Firefighters use Jaws of Life to rescue trapped dog

OCEANSIDE — Fire officials say crews used the Jaws of Life to save a dog that wiggled between two storage containers at an elementary school in Oceanside. KNSD-TV says a 12-year-old Rhodesian ridgeback got himself stuck around noon Sunday while playing with kids at the school playground. Officials say the dog apparently went deeper into […]

March 10, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

Positive changed the life, attitude of man with kidney disease

Dear Annie: I was diagnosed with kidney disease as a child and started dialysis at age 11. Because I didn’t think I would live to adulthood, I adopted the philosophy of living each day like it was my last. In 2013, when I saw an ad for the National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Walk, I figured […]

March 01, 2015 | Posted in State, national lifestyle columnists

Snowplow tracking apps hold cities accountable for cleanup

CHICAGO — As another storm flung snow at Chicago, Alexandra Clark wondered how she’d get to work. Like an increasing number of snowbound city dwellers, she had a ready tool at hand: an app that tracks hundreds of city snowplows in close to real time. But something seemed out of whack. “Plow tracker said my […]

January 20, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

Real estate transactions for Jan. 3, 2015

BENICIA TOTAL SALES: 7 HIGHEST AMOUNT: $735,000 LOWEST AMOUNT: $330,000 MEDIAN AMOUNT: $480,000 AVERAGE AMOUNT: $508,286 394 McCall Drive – $735,000, 12-10-14 [4 Bdrms – 3508 SqFt – 2004 YrBlt] Previous Sale: 05-05-2009, $530,000 387 Piercy Drive – $650,000, 12-12-14 [4 Bdrms – 2693 SqFt – 2010 YrBlt] Previous Sale: 04-07-2011, $576,000 1408 Sherman Drive – $399,000, […]

January 03, 2015 | Posted in Home Seller | Tagged ,

Review: A charming cast anchors the dark ‘Into the Woods’

Lindsey Bahr This is one Disney film that’s definitely not a light fairy tale. For those unfamiliar with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s 1987 Broadway musical, that fact might come as a surprise. Fans, meanwhile, will probably be left wondering where the subversive edge has gone. Disney has chosen to take the middle ground here, […]

December 26, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Angelina Jolie’s latest incarnation: filmmaker

NEW YORK — In a life that has been notable for its many metamorphoses — screen starlet, Goth vixen, United Nations ambassador, mother of six, breast cancer awareness advocate — Angelina Jolie’s latest incarnation is as filmmaker. Rarely has an actor, particularly of Jolie’s stature, so fully given over to the other side of the […]

December 26, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Of mutual interest: Investors say ‘bye,’ but not ‘ciao,’ to stock pickers

Stan Choe NEW YORK — Stock pickers might as well wear a scarlet “A.” “Active management” is becoming more of a taboo when it comes to mutual funds. Many investors are abandoning actively managed funds, wary of their high fees and recently disappointing performance. Instead, they’re funneling money into lower-cost index funds, which aim to […]

December 21, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Solano College student body to mark World AIDS Day

ROCKVILLE — The Associated Students of Solano College, in partnership with the Solano Valley Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, will host activities to commemorate World AIDS Day from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at Solano Community College’s Fairfield campus. The following activities are open to the public: World AIDS Day education table located at the campus in the lobby […]

November 28, 2014 | Posted in Education | Tagged ,

Under pressure, Hagel steps down as Pentagon chief

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday he is stepping down, leaving under pressure following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House’s insular team of national security advisers. During a White House ceremony, Obama said he and Hagel had determined it was an “appropriate time for him […]

November 25, 2014 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

Real estate transactions for Nov. 22, 2014

BENICIA TOTAL SALES: 8 HIGHEST AMOUNT: $489,000 LOWEST AMOUNT: $320,000 MEDIAN  MOUNT: $404,500 AVERAGE AMOUNT: $407,875 1734 Casa Grande Street – $320,000, 10-31-14 [2 Bdrms – 1260 SqFt – 1990 YrBlt] Previous Sale: 02-23-2012, $182,000 521 Cypress Court – $489,000, 10-29-14 [3 Bdrms – 1456 SqFt – 1984 YrBlt] 141 East D Street – $370,000, 10-28-14 [1 […]

November 22, 2014 | Posted in Home Seller | Tagged ,

Walter Dean Myers, children’s author, dead at 76

NEW YORK — Walter Dean Myers, a best-selling and prolific children’s author and tireless champion of literacy and education, has died. He was 76. Publisher HarperCollins says Myers died Tuesday after a brief illness. His books included “Monster” and “Lockdown” Myers was a onetime troublemaker who dropped out of high school. He spent much of […]

July 06, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged

Athletics beat Marlins 7-6 in 14 innings

MIAMI — Josh Donaldson’s two-out RBI single scored the go-ahead run from second base in the 14th inning, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Miami Marlins 7-6 Saturday. For the second game in a row, the Athletics won despite squandering a 4-0 lead. They also overcame a blown save by Sean Doolittle, whose streak of […]

June 29, 2014 | Posted in Sports

Eimear McBride wins Women’s Prize for Fiction

LONDON — British-Irish writer Eimear McBride has won this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction with her debut novel “A Girl is a Half-formed Thing.” McBride’s novel, about a young, troubled Irish girl and her relationship with her brother, was up against five other books competing for the 30,000-pound ($50,000) prize. Chair of judges Helen Fraser […]

June 15, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Voters in California contemplate forming new state

SACRAMENTO — Residents of California’s largely rural, agrarian and politically conservative far northern counties long ago got used to feeling ignored in the state Capitol and out of sync with major urban areas. The idea of forming their own state has been a topic among local secession dreamers for more than a century. Residents in […]

May 29, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized

Ask a Designer: Florals, updated, return to decor

Melissa Rayworth After years of simple solids and geometric prints, the lowly flower is making a comeback in decor. Floral patterns have been blooming all over fashion runways in recent months, and they are slowly finding their way back into the world of home decorating, too. It wasn’t long ago that any mention of floral […]

April 05, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Hackers may have used Pa. company to hit Target

NEW YORK — The hackers who stole millions of customers’ credit and debit card numbers from Target may have used a Pittsburgh-area heating and refrigeration business as the back door to get in. If that was, in fact, how they pulled it off — and investigators appear to be looking at that theory — it […]

February 08, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized

Cousins leads Kings past Jazz 112-102 in OT

SALT LAKE CITY — DeMarcus Cousins had 28 points and Isaiah Thomas scored 23 of his 26 points after halftime to help the Sacramento Kings snap a six-game skid with a 112-102 overtime victory against the Utah Jazz on Saturday night. Trey Burke gave the Jazz their final lead at 102-101 with a 3-pointer, but the Kings scored the final […]

December 08, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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