Thursday, October 23, 2014
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Library connects with Covered California

By
From page B10 | February 15, 2014 |

Get healthy today at your local public library!

Need to get health insurance? Getting regular checkups and treatment can help keep you fit and healthy. Covered California is rolling out more opportunities for California residents to enroll in the Affordable Health Care Act right here in Solano County.

March 31 is the next deadline for enrollment and public libraries are providing venues in which residents can ask questions about the program and enroll. Residents can compare health insurance cafeteria plans and enroll for health insurance at the website www.Coveredca.com.

The Fairfield Civic Center Library is pleased to partner with Covered California and will be offering three opportunities on Saturday, and March 15 and March 22 on a drop-in, first-come, first-served basis from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in its Becker-Balmer Meeting Room.

Interested? You will need to bring the following information for each individual in your family: current income from a W-2 or tax return; proof of U.S. citizenship; a Social Security card and information with date of birth.

Enrollment counselors can also determine whether customers are eligible for Medi-Cal. According to the Covered California website, children who qualify for Medi-Cal can receive dental services.

Did you know that Solano County libraries offer an array of books, compact discs, and videos on healthful cooking, physical fitness, meditation and health-oriented topics? Libraries are a great place to learn about how to keep yourself healthy.

Books can give you guidelines for knowing what to expect at a medical visit, how to ask questions of your health care professional, and information on a variety of health conditions, treatments, and preventive measures for maintaining your health.

The following titles can help you get started in living a healthful life:

  • “American Medical Association Complete Guide to Prevention and Wellness: What You Need to Know about Preventing Illness, Staying Healthy, and Living Longer; Health.”
  • “The Reader’s Digest Version: Easy Ways to Feel Better and Live Longer,” by Joe Kita and the Staff of Reader’s Digest Magazine.
  • “The Decision Tree: Taking Control of Your Health in the New Era of Personalized Medicine,” by Thomas Goetz.
  • “The Real Life Body Book: A Young Woman’s Complete Guide to Health and Wellness,” by Hope Ricciotti and Monique Doyle Spencer.
  • “You – The Owner’s Manual: An Insider’s Guide to the Body That Will Make You Healthier and Younger,” by Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz.

Ever wonder about the safety of your cosmetics? The state recently launched the California Safe Cosmetic Database. According to their website, “The California Safe Cosmetics Act requires companies that manufacture cosmetics to report any cosmetics products that contain ingredients known or suspected to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.

You can search the database for a type of product, a specific product name, or a brand or company name. Try it at www.safecosmeticsact.org/search.

Another helpful site for evaluating the safety of cosmetics as well as household cleaners is that of the Environmental Working Group – www.ewg.org/ – which offers searchable databases for checking ingredients in cosmetics and household cleaners. It also provides information about pesticides in produce and it reports on current environmental, energy and agricultural legislation and environmental issues.

Sometimes, I think singing along with your favorite singer can change your outlook and boost your health and energy level. On March 2, celebrate Women’s History Month at the Solano County Events Center at 601 Texas Street in Fairfield from 2 to 4 p.m.

Jazz and blues singers Rhonda Benin and Terrie Odabi will perform songs written by jazz singers such as Peggy Lee, Etta James, Aretha Franklin and Billie Holiday. Performances are free, but seating is limited. Pick up free tickets at your local Solano County Library branch. Performances will also be held on March 1 at the John F. Kennedy Library in Vallejo and on March 15 at the McBride Center in Vacaville.

Serena Enger is the Supervising Librarian at the Fairfield Civic Center Library, Solano County Library. She is currently reading Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco by Gary Kamiya.

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

.

Solano News

Children run for the sake of running

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A1, 1 Comment | Gallery

 
Suisun City streets: Better than Vallejo, worse than Dixon

By Ian Thompson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Day of Remembrance focuses on domestic violence prevention

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
 
60th Air Mobility Wing gets outstanding unit award

By Ian Thompson | From Page: A3

 
Real McCoy ferry to shut down Thursday

By Ian Thompson | From Page: A3

Nairobi, oldest giraffe at Six Flags, dies

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
Audubon group to offer wetlands walk, bird workshop

By Susan Winlow | From Page: A4

 
 
Trailer rolls, knocks down pole, damages roadway

By Susan Winlow | From Page: A4

 
Bridge to Life gets extension for temporary kitchen

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A5

Pumpkin bob set at Fairfield city pool

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A5

 
Fairfield police log: Oct. 21, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

Suisun City police log: Oct. 21, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

 
.

US / World

Canada’s PM says shooting rampage was terrorism

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

 
California malpractice cap generates big spending

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Huge gold nugget going up for sale in California

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Healdsburg bans tobacco sales to anyone under 21

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Davis votes to return armored vehicle

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

 
Study looks at lane splitting in California

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

125 San Francisco inmates to get computer tablets

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

 
Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6, 1 Comment

US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

 
Teens’ travel renews concerns about terror appeal

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

 
Methodist panel hears appeal over gay wedding

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

AP-GfK Poll: Public wants tighter Ebola screening

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

 
Key features of rigorous new US Ebola monitoring

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

 
Mexico: Mayor linked to deadly attack on students

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

Nigeria truce is shaky, no news of abducted girls

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

 
Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

Analysis: Fowle was North Korea’s easiest US case

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

 
UK man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

Missile, fire from Egypt wounds 2 Israeli troops

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

 
Prisons agree to end race policy

By The Associated Press | From Page: A12

.

Opinion

Don’t make this mistake after voting

By Kelvin Wade | From Page: A11, 1 Comment

 
Editorial Cartoons: Oct. 23, 2014

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A11

Living a Democrat PC nightmare

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A11, 2 Comments

 
Real reason to vote yes on 46

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A11

Keck did good job researching issue

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A11

 
.

Living

Today in History: Oct. 23, 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Community Calendar: Oct. 23, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

 
Horoscopes: Oct. 23, 2014

By Holiday Mathis | From Page: A9

My husband visits dating sites, stays out until 3 or 4 a.m.

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: A9

 
.

Entertainment

TVGrid

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
NBC promoting Weir, Lipinski to top skating team

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

Annie Lennox embraces jazzy ‘Nostalgia’

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
Renee Zellweger: ‘People don’t know me in my 40s’

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

Sax player behind ‘Baker Street’ solo dies at 60

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
‘SNL’ adds black woman to cast from writers room

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

.

Sports

Carr confident despite Raiders’ winless start

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
AP source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Kings measuring success on ‘wins and losses’

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Giants’ bullpen melts down in 7-2 loss to Royals

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Warriors hoping Kerr is final piece for title run

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Local Report: Armijo XC teams finish MEL 10-0

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B1

World Series rating for opener drops to low

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Beaten Giants fan shows significant progress

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Polian, Wolf nominated for Pro Football Hall of Fame

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Slumping Bears hope to slow No. 6 Oregon, Mariota

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Stanford picked to win Pac-12 regular-season crown

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
NBA owners fail to pass lottery reform

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Leafs-Senators game postponed after shootings

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Phony World Series tickets, merchandise seized

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Request denied to remove judge on Peterson case

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Probe: UNC academic fraud was ‘shadow curriculum’

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Brad Keselowski not concerned with popularity

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3 | Gallery

 
SHR swaps crews for Danica Patrick and Kurt Busch

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3 | Gallery

From Mexico to the World Series, Petit Giants’ shines

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4 | Gallery

 
’85 World Series Royals relishing playoff run

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4 | Gallery

 
This date in sports history for Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

.

Business

FedEx, UPS make plans for a better holiday season

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

 
The top 20 US cities for tech startup funding

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

‘Silicon Beach’ brings tech boom to Los Angeles

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

 
Google unveils app for managing Gmail inboxes

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

 
Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

BofA to refund Apple Pay customers charged twice

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

 
.

Obituaries

Mark Dean Lindsay

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Keith Bowen

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4, 1 Comment

Blanche Stevens

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Dr. Robert M. Takamoto

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

.

Comics

Baby Blues

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Garfield

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

For Better or Worse

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Blondie

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Pickles

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Get Fuzzy

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Wizard of Id

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
B.C.

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Sally Forth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Zits

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Baldo

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Beetle Bailey

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Dilbert

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Peanuts

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Frank and Ernest

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Rose is Rose

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Crossword

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

 
Sudoku

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

Word Sleuth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

 
Cryptoquote

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

Bridge

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9