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Airman with Fairfield tie completes training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Payton L. Nester-Wooten graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Nester-Wooten is the sister of Cody Wooten of Fairfield.

January 25, 2015 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

Björk makes right call in response to album leak

Within a week, Icelandic songstress Björk went from announcing a March release date for her ninth album, “Vulnicura,” to releasing it Tuesday via iTunes. Days after her announcement, the album leaked to the Internet. Instead of spewing rage on social media, Björk just moved up the drop date. Björk’s tale is the latest for a […]

January 23, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment-local | Tagged ,

Airman with Fairfield tie completes basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Payton L. Nester-Wooten graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Nester-Wooten is the sister of Cody Wooten of Fairfield.

January 18, 2015 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

Vallejo soldiers complete basic training

Army Pvt. Dean Minell Rumbawa has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. Rumbawa is the son of Cecille D. Rumbawa of Vallejo. He is a 2014 graduate of Vallejo High School. Army Pvt. Joze M. Sanchez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. […]

January 11, 2015 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

St. Vincent, Flaming Lips, Prince among 2014’s top performers

FAIRFIELD — The adage goes that writing about music is like dancing about architecture. Even the best things I’ve read about music seem counterintuitive, as if they’re encouraging me to stop reading and rock headphones like San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s ubiquitous Beats. A good album review makes me curious about that record. A […]

January 02, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment-local | Tagged ,

Graduates from Vacaville high schools complete basic training

Air Force Airman Curtis J. Bleasdale graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Bleasdale is a 2012 graduate of Vacaville High School. Army Pvt. Sarah M. Zendejas has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. Zendejas is the daughter of Daniel and Jennifer Zendejas of Vacaville. She is a 2014 graduate of Will C. Wood […]

January 04, 2015 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

County graduates complete basic training

Air Force Reserve Airman Brandi L. Roberts graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Roberts is the daughter of Charley M. and Terri L. Roberts of Vacaville. Army Pvt. Joze M. Sanchez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. Sanchez is the son of Erika A. Garcia of Vallejo. He is a 2014 […]

December 28, 2014 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

Rear ends, reunions define 2014 in music

As we move farther from the monoculture of back in the day, it’s difficult to pin down an entire year of music to a single narrative. The year 2014 wasn’t the year punk exploded or that grunge broke into the mainstream. It’s hard to imagine we’ll ever distill an entire year down in that way […]

December 26, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment-local | Tagged ,

Service members from Vacaville complete training

Air Force Airman Curtis J. Bleasdale graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Bleasdale is a 2012 graduate of Vacaville High School. Army Pvt. Sarah M. Zendejas has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. Zendejas is the daughter of Daniel and Jennifer Zendejas of Vacaville. She is a 2014 graduate of Will C. Wood […]

December 21, 2014 | Posted in Military | Tagged

D’Angelo delivers after departure of more than a decade

Some records spend so long in alchemy that people wonder if they even exist at all. One such record is D’Angelo’s third album, “Black Messiah,” which appeared Sunday evening. It arrived one month shy of the 15th anniversary of 2000’s “Voodoo,” his previous effort, a star-making slab known as much for its tasty neo-soul grooves as flaunting […]

December 19, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment-local | Tagged ,

County graduates complete basic training

Air Force Reserve Airman Donald M. Clay graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Clay is the son of Donald and Katina Clay of Vallejo. He is a 2014 graduate of Jesse M. Bethel High School in Vallejo. Air Force Airman Michael R. Ellwood graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Ellwood is […]

December 14, 2014 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

Flawed ‘Sons’ fits pattern for FX

Tuesday night marked the final ride for FX’s “Sons of Anarchy,” a biker drama with which I’ve had a love/hate relationship throughout its seven-year run. The frustration blossomed from apathy to full-blown distaste when the show swelled to bloated 90-minute running times per episode during the sixth season last year. After a few installments of […]

December 12, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment-local | Tagged ,

Donation delivers toys to Travis airmen

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE — Tables teemed with towers of free toys Friday at Travis Air Force Base’s First Street Chapel as part of a donation to 250 military families. Approximately 100 boxes totaling more than 10,000 toys were donated to airmen and other service members by Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization that helps military […]

December 06, 2014 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

Revisiting famous final scene of ‘Sopranos’

I find it hard to imagine there’s much to say about the final scene of HBO’s “The Sopranos” that hasn’t already been uttered, yet after recently rewatching the series, one piece of information stood out. Show creator David Chase has wriggled like a worm on hot pavement when it comes to a definitive statement about […]

December 05, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment-local | Tagged ,

County graduates complete basic training

Air Force Reserve Airman Natasha K. Candel graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Candel is the daughter of Lawrence and Paulina Candel of Fairfield. She is a 2014 graduate of Rodriguez High School in Fairfield. Air Force Airman 1st Class Anthony O. Edmondson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. He is […]

December 07, 2014 | Posted in Military | Tagged

Service members with county ties complete basic training

Army Pvt. Alik A. Alik has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. Alik is the nephew of Sepe A. Alik of Vallejo. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Logan J. Talken graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. He is the son of Linda A. Talken of Vacaville and Michael J. Talken of […]

November 22, 2014 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

Vacaville downs Del Oro to advance to section semis

LOOMIS — No matter how many times Del Oro High challenged Vacaville, the Bulldogs fended them off Friday night in a 35-28 win at Golden Eagle Stadium. The victory moved No. 5 Vacaville (10-2) to their first Sac-Joaquin Section Division II semifinal game since 2011, the same year the school captured a section title. Vacaville […]

November 22, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Swift’s video sparks reflection on equality

Although the Internet clamored recently about the mutual admiration society spawned between pop songstress Taylor Swift and hip-hop hero Kendrick Lamar, coincidental video releases by Swift and another hip-hop star, Eminem, earlier this week stopped me in my tracks. I’ve spent a lot of the past few months thinking about the way that I treat […]

November 14, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment-local | Tagged ,

Local graduates complete basic training

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Zachary S. Maruda graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Maruda is the son of Stafford W. and Mary Jo E. Maruda of Vacaville. He is a 2005 graduate of Vacaville High School. Air Force Airman Jesus Ceja Mendoza graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San […]

November 16, 2014 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

Fight brings early end to Armijo’s 17-0 win over Rodriguez

FAIRFIELD — The 2014 season came to an unusual end Friday at Coach Ed Hopkins Memorial Stadium when the game was halted because of a fight with Armijo High leading 17-0 over host Rodriguez with 8 minutes and 41 seconds remaining in the third quarter. Away from the tackle after Armijo’s Daerion Spencer ran to […]

November 08, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

County graduates complete basic military training

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Allan J. Fulgencio graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Fulgencio is the son of Virginia C. Fulgencio of Vallejo. He is a 2002 graduate of St. Patrick’s-St. Vincent’s High School in Vallejo. Air Force Airman Cameron S. Richards graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Richards is […]

November 09, 2014 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

Airman from Vallejo completes basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Daniel N. Ly graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Ly is the son of Tuyet and Hao Ly of Vallejo.

November 02, 2014 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

Benicia fends off Vanden, 35-21

BENICIA — Every time the Vanden High football team clawed close, the Benicia Panthers found a way to scoot past them Thursday night in a 35-21 loss at Benicia. With the loss, Vanden fell to 2-2 in the Solano County Athletic Conference and 5-4 overall on the year. Meanwhile, the Panthers climbed to 3-1 in […]

October 31, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Hamilton helps Vanden sink Vallejo, 35-0

FAIRFIELD — On Senior Night, it was a junior who dominated the game. Vanden High’s Isaiah Hamilton ran for 140 yards and four touchdowns, pushing the Vikings to a 35-0 Solano County Athletic Conference shutout of visiting Vallejo at George A. Gammon Field, Friday. The 180-pound running back crossed the goal line on rushes of 1, […]

October 25, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Military graduates have county ties

Air Force Airman Manuel A. Castro graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. He is the son of Monica Anguiano of Fairfield and grandson of Ramona Anguiano of Suisun City. The airman is a 2013 graduate of Fairfield High School. Air Force Reserve Airman Jordan E. Rosado graduated from […]

October 26, 2014 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

Jaguars spoil Falcons’ rally, homecoming

FAIRFIELD — Tramale Hughes fell to his knees and pounded his hands against his sideline’s turf. He had a reason to be frustrated. In a matter of seconds, Hughes and his Fairfield High teammates went from 15 yards away from tying the game to trailing Bethel High by 15 points. The Vallejo squad won Friday […]

October 18, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

OutKast, Massive Attack top Treasure Island festival

In fall, the Bay Area concertgoers’ fancy turns to thoughts of some of the year’s biggest events. October has become a crowded month for large-scale live music events in the Bay. Saturday and Sunday bring the eighth annual Treasure Island Music Festival, coming two weeks after the massive Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, the new Culture […]

October 17, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment-local | Tagged ,

Service members from county complete basic training

Air Force Airman Aaron J. Ganoy graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Ganoy is the son of Evelyn and Rosendo Ganoy of Suisun City. He is a 2012 graduate of Rodriguez High School in Fairfield. Air Force Airman 1st Class Alfred T. Ledoux graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Ledoux is […]

October 19, 2014 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

Panthers shut out Falcons in SCAC opener

BENICIA — Fairfield High struggled on offense in Friday night’s Solano County Athletic Conference league opener, a 36-0 loss at Benicia High. The Falcons amassed 119 yards total offense, reaching the red zone only on its final drive of the game, which fell short at the Benicia 15 yard line. “We had trouble moving the […]

October 11, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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