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Airman with local relation finishes basic training

Air Force Airman Christopher J. Vanderschoot graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Vanderschoot is the brother of Erin J. Lewis of Fairfield.

October 04, 2015 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

Airmen with local ties complete basic training

Air Force Airman Garrett T. Elder graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Elder is the son of Brad and Michelle Elder of Vacaville. The airman graduated in 2014 from Will C. Wood High School in  Vacaville. Air Force Airman Brandon Plourde graduated from basic military training at Joint […]

September 27, 2015 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

Airmen with Fairfield ties complete basic training

Air Force Airman Robert Reyes graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Reyes is the son of Corazon Reyes of Fairfield. He is a 2014 graduate of Rodriguez High School in Fairfield. Air Force Airman Nicolas A. Thompson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in […]

September 20, 2015 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

Benicia uses aerial attack to thwart Armijo

BENICIA — With the Benicia High football team beating visiting Armijo 49-7 Friday night, it may be difficult to believe the adage that the outcome doesn’t reflect the game. Yet football is a game of inches. Second guessers aren’t referred to as “Monday morning quarterbacks” for no reason. After the game, Armijo head coach David […]

September 19, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Bay Area Vibez brings ‘melting pot’ lineup to festival scene

When Hassan Cooke and his family looked at the Bay Area concert festival scene, they saw something missing. With the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, the indie rock/EDM/hip-hop flavored Treasure Island Music Festival and Neil Young’s 29th annual acoustic rock Bridge School Benefit coming next month, Cooke and the TourN’ Entertainment team saw an opportunity to […]

September 18, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment-local | Tagged ,

Colbert, Fallon redefine late-night TV

While the transformation of the late-night talk show landscape isn’t complete, it took a giant leap into the future Tuesday when Stephen Colbert took over as host of “The Late Show.” We’re a generation after CBS created the show to stick a fork in the eye of NBC for a poor handoff between Johnny Carson and […]

September 11, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment-local | Tagged ,

Service members with Fairfield connections complete training

Air Force Airman Miko C. Bilog graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Bilog is a 2013 graduate of Armijo High School in Fairfield. Army Pvt. Breana C. Jackson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. Jackson is the daughter of Abria S. Villegas […]

September 06, 2015 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

Vikings, Smith crush visiting Rodriguez, 49-0

FAIRFIELD — Vanden High School made for rude hosts in their 2015 season opener Friday at George A. Gammon Field, stomping visiting Rodriguez 49-0 in a nonleague game. Kevin Smith was the most unwelcoming. The Vikings senior tallied five of his team’s seven touchdowns on the night, including a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown […]

September 05, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Service members complete basic training

Air Force National Guard Airman Jacob R. Burger graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. He is the son of Amy and Matthew Burger of Travis Air Force Base. Army Reserve Pfc. Trinidad Tyrone has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. Tyrone is […]

August 30, 2015 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

Lamar’s rhymes reveal irksome racial issue

The sun set on Golden Gate Park, but Kendrick Lamar lit it up. The Compton rapper dazzled for more than an hour nearly two weeks ago during San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music Festival, playing a healthy helping of his acclaimed 2012 album “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” and March’s “To Pimp a Butterfly.” As he played […]

August 21, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment-local | Tagged ,

Vacaville graduate completes basic training

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Cameron M. Tegeler graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Tegeler is the son of Erika A. and Michael J. Tegeler of Vacaville. He is a 2014 graduate of Buckingham Charter Magnet High School in Vacaville.

August 16, 2015 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

Students from area schools complete training

Air Force Guard Airman 1st Class Conward Gonzales graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Gonzales is the husband of Gillian Gonzales of Fairfield. Air Force Airman Antonio J. Miller graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. He is a 2014 graduate of […]

August 09, 2015 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

Food plays tasty role in annual Outside Lands Music Festival

Since its 2008 inception, the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park has lured major-label talent to its stages. This year is no exception. British folk rockers Mumford & Sons, Ohio blues rockers The Black Keys and English piano rock legend Elton John top the bill for the annual three-day […]

August 07, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment-local | Tagged ,

If music shapes us, what should we listen to?

Earlier this month, in the wee small hours of the morning, a 1983 YouTube clip of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan entranced me. The late Pakistani singer, along with his “party,” a backing group of singers, percussionists and harmonium players, performed “Yeh Jo Halka Halka Saroor Hai” during the course of the 68-minute video. The song […]

July 31, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment-local | Tagged ,

Service members with county ties graduate from training

Air Force Airman Brennen J. Patterson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Patterson is the nephew of Lisa Freeman of Vallejo. Antonia D. Salvitti, an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet at University of California-Davis, has graduated from the Cadet Leader Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Salvitti is […]

August 02, 2015 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

Airman with county connections completes training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Amanda E. Kemp graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Kemp is the daughter of Edward A. Kemp of Vallejo and granddaughter of Margaret Kemp of Vacaville.

July 26, 2015 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

Airman with county connection completes training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Amanda E. Kemp graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Kemp is the daughter of Edward A. Kemp of Vallejo and granddaughter of Margaret Kemp of Vacaville.

July 19, 2015 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

Airman, sailor with local ties complete training

Air Force Reserve Airman Amber McDonald graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. She is a 2014 graduate of Vanden High School in Fairfield. Navy Ensign Trevor M. Moheit has graduated from the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Power School at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, South Carolina. He […]

July 12, 2015 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

‘Orange Is the New Black’ mixes up heroine, villainess roles

In the final moments of the first season of Netflix’s original series “Orange Is the New Black,” its protagonist, Piper Chapman, mercilessly beats another woman. Chapman, a WASP from New York serving time in Litchfield Federal Correctional Facility for smuggling drugs a decade earlier, whaled on Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett, a former meth addict and born-again […]

July 03, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment-local | Tagged ,

Fairfield, Vacaville graduates complete basic training

Air Force Airman John W. Arrington graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Arrington is the son of Billy D. and Shirley Arrington and grandson of Betty and Billy Arrington, all of Fairfield. He is a 2014 graduate of Armijo High School in Fairfield. Air Force Airman Dallas R. […]

July 05, 2015 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

Airmen with county ties complete training

Air Force Airman Tusitala Brunson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Brunson graduated in 2013 from Vacaville Christian High School in Vacaville. Air Force Airman 1st Class Rachel L. Herring graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. She is the sister of […]

June 28, 2015 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

Grateful Dead keeps truckin’ despite detractors

The Grateful Dead play two of what’s billed as its final five shows ever Saturday and Sunday at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. While the gigs that mark the first time the four remaining members – percussionist Mickey Hart, drummer Bill Kreutzmann, bassist Phil Lesh and singer/guitarist Bob Weir – are billed as The Grateful […]

June 26, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment-local | Tagged ,

Service members with county ties finish basic military training

Air Force Airman Mario A. Aguilar graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Aguilar is a 2014 graduate of Will C. Wood High School in Vacaville. Air Force Airman Beejay V. Estacion graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Estacion is the brother of Lino L. Estacion III of Vacaville. U.S. Air National Guard Airman […]

June 21, 2015 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

Service members with local ties complete training

Army Pvt. Rafael Calderon has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. Calderon is the brother of Karen Calderon of Fairfield. Air Force Airman Hayden Clough graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Clough is the son of Todd and Dawn Clough of Vacaville. He is a 2014 graduate of Vacaville […]

June 14, 2015 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

Apple faces uphill fight in streaming music battle

Apple announced its plans Monday for Apple Music, its foray into the streaming music world. The service will be “freemium” – free supported by ads, but additional features available at cost – for three introductory months before moving to a monthly subscription format. This year may be remembered as the moment when streaming became the […]

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

Airman from Solano County complete training, arrive for duty

Air Force Airman Katrina L. Abueg graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Abueg is the daughter of Randy and Yolanda Abueg of Vallejo and sister of Carlos Bates and Kristine Bates of Suisun City. The airman graduated in 2013 from Vallejo High School. Air Force Airman Lucas G. Bowers graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland […]

June 07, 2015 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

County high school graduates commission, finish basic training

Christine Hogan has commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after successfully completing the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program and graduating with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California. She is a 2005 graduate of Benicia High School. Army Pvt. Cernan B. Libatique Jr. has graduated from basic combat training […]

May 31, 2015 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

BottleRock festival defines itself in third year

NAPA — In 2015, BottleRock Napa Valley festival claimed its identity. With the Napa music, wine and food festival’s first year serving as a grand experiment and a second installment in 2014 that was a rebuilding year, concertgoers will recall 2015 as the year the festival added art installations, improved the grounds and included a […]

May 31, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment-local | Tagged ,

BottleRock uncorks Plant, No Doubt, Imagine Dragons for 3rd installment

After a rebuilding year in 2014, the BottleRock Napa Valley festival returns this weekend for its third installment. Founding organizers hosted an ambitious but financially perilous first edition in 2013 that resulted in more than $9 million in debt. A new set of organizers, Latitude 38 Entertainment, swooped in late in 2013 to help resolve some […]

May 29, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment-local | Tagged ,

County graduates complete basic training

Air Force Airman Moses I. Daniels graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Daniels is the son of Valentino Daniels of Vallejo. He is a 2013 graduate of Vallejo High School. Army Pvt. Joshua A. Rider has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Benning, Georgia. Rider is the […]

May 24, 2015 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

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