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A large donation, an retiring county worker, outstanding grandchildren and a civic honor are included in this week’s collection of good news from around the region.

Nonprofit group donates to help cancer

Contractor’s Charity Golf Inc., a nonprofit organization developed by the contractors at Valero Benicia Refinery with the support of Valero Benicia, donated $10,000 to St. Baldrick’s to support childhood cancer research, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation said.

The check was presented at the Contractor’s Charity Golf’s 15th Annual Golf Tournament on June 21 at Rancho Solano Golf Course in Fairfield.

Patrice Doyle accepted the check. She is mother to 9-year-old Ryan Doyle, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia along with invasive pulmonary aspergillus fungus in December 2007. Ryan has fought hard against his illness and is in remission.

Contractor’s Charity Golf Inc. donated previously to St. Baldrick’s. The organization has given more than $18,000 to support St. Baldrick’s mission to conquer childhood cancer. This year, Contractor’s Charity Golf Inc. raised more than $30,000 for children’s charities and will also be donating to George Mark House and CARE out of Napa.

The foundation has awarded more than $127 million since 2005 to support the most promising research that will find cures and give survivors long and healthy lives.

Board of Supervisors honors retiree

Clifford Covey was honored recently by the Solano County Board of Supervisors upon his retirement after a 34-year career with the county.

Covey came to the county on June 16, 1980, with the county Health Department. Over the years, he served as health inspector, senior health inspector, environmental health supervisor, environmental health manager and, most recently, assistant director of the Resource Management Department.

“He’s basically reinvented himself a number of times over the years and contributed to the county in so many ways,” Resource Management Department Director Bill Emlen told the board.

If the county had a Hall of Fame for employees, Covey would be a member, Emlen said.

“This certainly has been a wonderful place to spend my career,” Covey said.

Polks’ grandchildren shine in college

Ryan James Tsao, the grandson of Fairfield’s Perry and Sylvia Polk, graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Santa Clara University in June.

He minored in math and art history and was inducted into the Pi chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest national honor society in the United States.

But that’s not all. Jessica Tsao, Ryan’s sister, recently completed her first year at Harvard Medical School and is on a research internship in New Zealand.

She is a graduate of the University of Portland, where she was an All America soccer player before becoming a Fulbright scholar at John Moores University in England, where she earned her masters in sports bio-mechanics.

Congratulations to Ryan and Jessica – and to their proud grandparents.

Fairfield gets clean city award

Richard Battersby, chairman of the East Bay Clean Cities Coalition, presented a 2014 Clean Air Champion award to the city of Fairfield.

The award, for the city’s contribution to significant air quality improvement, was presented at Tuesday’s meeting of the City Council.

The volunteer coalition is a charter group of the federal Department of Energy and seeks to reduce, replace and eliminate petroleum use.

Ryan McCarthy, Brad Stanhope and Barry Eberling contributed to this report. Send your good news items to Brad Stanhope at bstanhope@dailyrepublic.net.

Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope is the Daily Republic's news editor. He began his career at the DR in the last millennium. He spent 17 years as a sports editor and three years as the associate editor before spending three years away from the newspaper (though continuing as a columnist). He returned in December 2010 as news editor. Brad lives in Suisun City with his wife, Mrs. Brad, and two sons. He enjoys cheese.
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