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Nick DeCicco

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 ,

Solano County service members train, promote, deploy

Air Force Airman 1st Class Nadine T. Forsgren graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Forsgren is the daughter of Anders J. Forsgren and Leilani T. Toilolo of Fairfield. Doris Phillips has been promoted to the rank of senior master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Phillips is currently serving as […]

October 12, 2014 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

County service members train, picked for special duty

Air Force Airman Reece M. Chamblee graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Chamblee is the son of Alicia Chamblee of Vacaville and Rance Chamblee of Fairfield. He is a 2012 graduate of Vanden High School in Fairfield. Dominic F. Lazzaro is an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet involved in cadet […]

October 05, 2014 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

Hope for ‘Rebels’ springs from ‘Clone Wars’

“Star Wars” never does anything in order. The latest proof is “Star Wars Rebels,” which debuts with an hourlong special Oct. 3 on the Disney Channel before transferring full time to Disney XD beginning Oct. 13. “Rebels” takes place five years before the first film, which is the fourth live-action, big-screen installment in story order. […]

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

County graduates promote, graduate in service

Matt J. Gaoaen has graduated from the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Leader Training Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He is a 2009 graduate of St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School in Vallejo. Geoffrey D. Henry has been promoted to the rank of master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Henry is serving as aviation resource manager with 301st Airlift Squadron at […]

September 28, 2014 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

Legs power Mustangs in win over Falcons

FAIRFIELD — Both teams opted for the running game in a tilt which took less than two hours to complete as Rodriguez High topped Fairfield 21-8 in a non-league contest Friday night at Schaefer Stadium. For Fairfield, head coach David Fishleigh said that was a strategy borne of necessity. “We lost three-fifths of our offensive line […]

September 20, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Aphex Twin resurfaces; hot fall possible for hip-hop

Aphex Twin has a new record, “Syro,” due next week. Aphex Twin. For frame of reference, the last time Aphex Twin’s visionary mind, Richard D. James, dropped a full album of new material as his creepy, perma-grinning alter ego, the genre was known as “electronica” and his contemporaries included The Prodigy, Moby, The Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim and Daft […]

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

Airmen with local ties finish basic training

Air Force Reserve Airman Dylan H. Kaine graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Kaine is the son of Ralph and Bo Kaine of Suisun City. He is a 2013 graduate of Rodriguez High School in Fairfield. Air Force Airman Draqe A. Mcelhaney graduated from basic military training at […]

September 21, 2014 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

Alhambra offense smothers Armijo in defeat

MARTINEZ — Armijo High had a hard time finding a solution to its Mark Azevedo problem Friday night at Alhambra High’s Knowles Field. The result was a 55-13 loss. The Bulldogs quarterback threw for 356 yards and four touchdowns on 18-for-32 passing. He also chipped in 46 yards rushing on nine carries, with three totes […]

September 13, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

County graduates complete basic training

Air Force Airman Vicente M. Alvarez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Alvarez is the son of Kathy G. Mondares as well as the grandson of Maximo and Heriberta Mondares, all of Vallejo. He is a 2012 graduate of Vallejo High School. Army Spc. Markus Broussard has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South […]

September 14, 2014 | Posted in Military | Tagged ,

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