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Local martial artists receive new belts

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From page A2 | March 22, 2014 |

Martial artists, a local nonprofit and a college graduate are among those who were honored for making this a better community recently.

In addition, we’ve got a lawyer who got honors for his volunteer work.

PAL awards kajukenbo belts

The Fairfield Police Athletics League awarded 13 participants with kajukenbo belts for demonstrating an understanding and ability of the concepts of the martial art.

Mindy Wong received a blue belt, while Adrian Hernandez, Manual Hernandez, Miguel Cervantes, Silvestre Guerrero, Juan Guerrero, Sheccid Donatt, Shayla Donatt, Carmer Bonayad and Ruth Cervantes all received orange belts.

Cesar Gonzalez, Bernardo Ortega and Adrian Ortega all received black belts.

Kajukenbo is an American hybrid martial art that comes from karate, judo, jujutsu, kenpo and boxing.

The PAL Kajukenbo Club meets from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and is open to Fairfield, Suisun City and Travis students in grades seven through 12. The PAL center is at 2195 Union Ave. in Fairfield and there is an annual fee.

Suisun City grad from Virginia Tech

Keifer Brown of Suisun City was among the fall graduates of Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Va.

Brown received a bachelor of arts degree in interdisciplinary studies from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. There were approximately 2,500 degree candidates.

Virginia Tech offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 30,000 students.

Bar Association honors local lawyer

Local attorney Stephen Murphy received an Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service certificate from the Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco.

His selection was based on his volunteer work in 2013 and signifies his work is among the top 15 percent of the more than 2,000 people who volunteered for 2013 projects. A letter presented to Murphy stated, “(Justice & Diversity Center) volunteers are invaluable to our Pro Bono Legal Services Programs, Homeless Advocacy Project and Diversity Educational Programs.”

Murphy will be presented his certificate April 17 at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

The Leaven earns partnership award

The Leaven this week won the Partners in Educational Excellence Award for Region IV by the Association of California School Administrators.

Robert Martinez, director of human resources for the Fairfield-Suisun School District, nominated The Leaven. He said the district and the children of both Fairfield and Suisun City “are better able to face the future through the support of The Leaven.” Martha Lacy, principal at David A. Weir Elementary School, supported the nomination.

The region includes Solano, Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Marin and Lake counties.

The Leaven is a Fairfield-based nonprofit that provides after-school tutoring and mentoring to at-risk children in various neighborhoods. It got its start in 2005 and now has centers in Fairfield and Suisun City, and in Southern California, with plans to expand to Vacaville.

Congratulations on the recognition. It’s well-deserved.

Ryan McCarthy and Susan Winlow contributed to this report. Send your “good news” items to Glen Faison at gfaison@dailyrepublic.net.

Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope is a former Daily Republic editor. He began his career at the DR in the last millennium. He spent 24 years as a sports editor, associate editor and news editor before leaving the Daily Republic in 2014. Brad lives in Suisun City with his wife, Mrs. Brad, and two sons. He enjoys cheese.
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