Daily Republic seeks good news for column

By From page A12 | July 25, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Did your child win an award at school? Is your neighbor helping out the less fortunate? Was your volunteer group recently recognized for its efforts? Do you have some good news? If so, the Daily Republic would like to include it in a column that runs on Saturday.

Send your good news to Brad Stanhope at 1250 Texas St., Fairfield, CA 94533 or email [email protected]

Include your name and phone number and put “Good News” in the subject line.

Daily Republic staff


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  • Rich GiddensMarch 21, 2014 - 7:56 am

    So far, my youngest son Ronald has been accepted into every University he's applied at. We expect to hear from the last 2 in the next week and then he gets to pick which one he wants to attend. Remember---he scored an incredible score of 2120 (out of 2400) on the SAT. He's already completed AP Calculus in his junior year and wants to major in Math, Physics and Computer Science. He's completing his final AP courses and may be accepted as a sophmore at the University he decides to attend. He is bombarded everyday with offers to apply at many different Universities across the United States by letters, email and phone calls. Incredibly, he never caused a single discipline problem as I raised him. He doesn't like TV or music very much. I try to keep it quiet around here so as not to interrupt his studies. You couldn't ask for a better child!

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  • A Different PerspectiveApril 07, 2014 - 5:57 am

    Obviously, the kid takes after his mother.

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  • Rich GiddensApril 07, 2014 - 10:09 am

    And you obviously take after what's in the Sacramento zoo or any State and Local California Government office.

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  • CD BrooksApril 07, 2014 - 6:06 am

    Rich, he sounds like a fine young man and you should be proud, best of luck to him as he moves forward!

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  • BJJuly 12, 2014 - 9:54 pm

    Hey Rich Will your son be visiting you in prison?

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  • Rich GiddensMarch 21, 2014 - 9:42 pm

    The kid received another university acceptance letter this evening-----there's only one left to be approved and it looks like were saving the best for last! I'm very pleased with that young man and when he gets home I think we will be discussing Bayesian Statistics and how it could be used to find Malaysian Flight 370.

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  • A Different PerspectiveApril 25, 2014 - 6:00 am

    I wish him the best of luck. Particularly with breaking the cycle.

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  • SKApril 25, 2014 - 4:41 pm

    Best of luck to RGJ. Looks to be a bit of a drinker from his FB

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  • Rich GiddensApril 25, 2014 - 5:49 pm

    Looks like it's going to be that other Public Ivy and flagship of the UC System, University of California Los Angeles! I asked him ''will you be my big Bruin''? LOL!

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  • Rich GiddensApril 25, 2014 - 5:41 pm

    So how well did your kids do? LOL! You won't even use your real name either!

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  • A Different PerspectiveApril 28, 2014 - 5:55 am

    Bachelor's degree. Master's degree. Owns and operates a very successful business. Thank you for asking.

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  • Rudolph MadronichApril 25, 2014 - 8:51 am

    Thank you Kayleigh and Walker Slover owners of the new Dutch Bros that has its grand opening today for the free drink it was great. I wish you the best of luck and blessings for your business and family.

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  • Shawna HafnerMay 17, 2014 - 7:30 am

    My students, 2nd grade and other school volunteers have been collecting cans and bottles for supplies and needs of dogs and cats this year. We have raised around $300 and will write it up on a big check to one of the needed facilities ( possibly the SPCA) on May 31. Our lesson is that anyone can make a difference. You don't have to have a lot of money, or wait until you win the lottery. Choose something that you can do to help others and then go do it! Shawna Hafner , David Weir Prepatory Academy We are teaching the future how to change the world!

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  • Machele D.May 23, 2014 - 6:56 pm

    Let's all thank the Wonderful Teachers who helped Our Students and our Children make it to where they are now?

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  • JagJuly 04, 2014 - 9:12 am

    Congrats Rich, just curious we all know your political view why would you want him to attend a place like UC Cal?... Lol

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  • CD BrooksJuly 12, 2014 - 8:27 am

    Man what great drive yesterday! We headed out highway 12 and got gas in Rio Vista, drove from there to Copperopolis, into Angel’s camp where let me tell you highway 4 out there is sweet! You could drove 120 mph easily out there. NOPE, did not. Then we drove back through Sonora and Pinecrest (had lunch) then out 395 into Minden NV, over the hill to South lake Tahoe (donated a couple bucks of course) and back home, exceptional trip! We traveled 390 miles going to 9000 ft elevation over Sonora Pass, back down to 5000ft then back up to 7000ft. over Kingsbury Grade and averaged 26.2mpg for the ride! I still have 46 miles left in the tank! :) We saw only ONE other Corvette the entire day! Nice day beautiful drive, highly recommend it! :)

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  • weaverwomanJuly 12, 2014 - 8:37 am

    hmmmmmmm, nice CD, really nice. :)

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  • JagJuly 12, 2014 - 8:43 am

    Sounds so much better then my drive down to San Francisco (to work) dealing with traffic and bridge tolls, Fantastic bud!!

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  • SalJuly 12, 2014 - 9:53 pm

    Here's some really really really good news: Richard D. Giddens was ordered to return to court Aug. 21 for sentencing. He faces up to a year behind bars. He also faces the possibility of an additional year in jail for a 2011 conviction for misdemeanor battery and vandalism charges. Sentencing on that case had been postponed pending the outcome of the felony case. Giddens was arrested by a trio of Suisun City police, including Police Chief Ed Dadisho, as he left an April 2012 neighborhood crime forum. Before the community forum, a neighbor of Giddens, with whom he had a long feud, called 911 to report that Giddens tried to run him down as Giddens pulled out of his driveway on his way to the forum. The arrest included a struggle with officers and ended with Giddens in the back of a patrol car, where he repeatedly kicked a rear window, bending the window frame and causing about $700 damage. Dadisho sat in on the final days of the trial and returned to the courtroom Friday afternoon for the verdict. The jury acquitted Giddens of charges of resisting arrest and interfering with a person’s civil rights. The not guilty verdicts leave unscathed a federal civil right lawsuit Giddens filed in April claiming he is the victim of false arrest, excessive force, conspiracy, malicious prosecution and battery. It was Giddens’ second trial for the felony charge. A previous two-week jury trial in February ended with a deadlock, but not before Judge E. Bradley Nelson threw out a felony assault charge involving the neighbor. The pending misdemeanor sentencing involves Giddens hurling a bicycle at a census worker who had come to Giddens’ home in 2010. Giddens remains free on bail.

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  • JagJuly 12, 2014 - 10:27 pm

    serious Rich you hurled a bicycle? good lord man

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  • BJJuly 12, 2014 - 10:55 pm

    And kicked in a police screen? And tried to run his neighbor over? And said he was wrongfully arrested? lol

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  • CD BrooksJuly 19, 2014 - 7:54 am

    Dude snapped for sure. Saw the car incident on video, BS charge. Too bad he had to go through all this, but I believe he did almost everything right. Just couldn't hang on any longer. Enforcement has died and apparently won't be returning anytime soon, the bad guys are winning.

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