ELK GROVE — It wasn’t Megan Dulaney’s best, but it was enough. The Rodriguez High sophomore tossed the shot put 41 feet, 9 inches to win the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I championship at Community Stadium at Elk Grove High, Wednesday. Dulaney couldn’t help but smile after McNair’s Mandy Coleman’s last throw in the finals came [...]
In a strange way, the retirement of legendary De La Salle of Concord High football coach Bob Ladoucer after last season brought back the glory days of Fairfield High football – and a big season of change in the way we did things at the Daily Republic. Fairfield played De La Salle twice with the [...]
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FAIRFIELD — As the Armijo High girls basketball team prepares to take on McClymonds of Oakland, Wednesday, in the first round of the Northern California regionals, there’s little doubt that the Indians have gotten this far as a team. At the center of that team is a core of players that has been together for [...]
STOCKTON — The 2012-13 Vacaville High wrestling team helped coaches Clint Birch and Adam Wight join some elite company. The Bulldogs crowned four individual champions and tallied 244 total points to claim the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Championship at Stockton Arena Saturday, the sixth Masters title under the coaching duo. Bulldogs’ legendary coach Larry Nelson also [...]
FAIRIFIELD — Little League opening day is less than a month away, but there’s plenty of action going on around the local fields. Needless to say, there’s a lot to do over the winter months as spring and baseball season approach. Talking to various people from the four area leagues, one thing is absolutely key [...]
LOS ANGELES — A fired police officer who threatened to bring “warfare” to the Los Angeles Police Department went on a shooting rampage that left a policeman and two others dead and set off an extraordinary manhunt that had three states and Mexico on alert for much of Thursday. The search for Christopher Dorner led [...]
FAIRFIELD — “This is my dining room,” Jean Hamilton said as she gave a quick tour of her home-to-be. “That will be the living room.”
It still takes a little imagination to envision all of this. The wooden exterior walls of the house have gone up and the roof is in place, but the floor is concrete and interior walls have yet to be added to the framing. The sound of hammers could be heard inside on Tuesday morning.
Solano Napa Habitat for Humanity is building two houses at the corner of Acacia and Clay streets.
FAIRFIELD — Police spent more time at a press conference Wednesday deflecting questions and dispelling erroneous news reports than they did providing new details in their investigation into the homicide of a 13-year-old Suisun City girl. They did announce that the FBI and the Department of Justice are involved in the investigation, but provided no [...]
FAIRFIELD — Police on Tuesday released the identity of the 13-year-old girl found dead late last week in Allan Witt Park as Genelle Renee Conway-Allen of Suisun City.
Numerous news outlets had been reporting variations of Conway-Allen’s name since the weekend, but police didn’t release the information until Tuesday afternoon out of sensitivity to the victim’s family, said Sgt. Rob Lenke.
A press conference with Fairfield and Suisun City police has been scheduled Wednesday afternoon to discuss the investigation. Fairfield Police Chief Walt Tibbet said it will likely take place around 4 p.m. at City Hall, but said those details were still being worked out and will be announced early Wednesday.
A vigil has been planned at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Allan Witt Park at the memorial that has been set up near where the body . . .
WASHINGTON — Eager to buy time and avoid economic pain, President Barack Obama urged Congress on Tuesday to pass targeted short-term spending cuts and higher taxes as a way to put off sweeping, automatic cuts that would slice deeply into military and domestic programs starting March 1. Obama’s appeal came as Congress’ budget office projected a yearly federal [...]
WASHINGTON — Uncomfortable with the Obama administration’s use of deadly drones, a growing number in Congress is looking to limit America’s authority to kill suspected terrorists, even U.S. citizens. The Democratic-led outcry was emboldened by the revelation in a newly surfaced Justice Department memo that shows drones can strike against a wider range of threats, with less evidence, [...]
FAIRFIELD — There was little change among area high school basketball teams with the release of the Sac-Joaquin Section’s power ratings, but even those have huge implications. The power ratings will be used to help seed the upcoming SJS playoffs. The top 16 teams qualify in Divisions I-IV, top 12 in Division V and top [...]
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy is a study in contrasts. The housing, banking and auto industries are surging back to health and that has helped push the stock market to a five-year peak. Higher prices for homes and stocks tend to make people feel wealthier and spend more. Yet unemployment remains high and hiring modest. [...]
FAIRFIELD — Police are investigating the death of a young Suisun City girl, whose body was found naked early Friday in Allan Witt Park, as Fairfield’s second homicide of the year.
Very little information was given about the identity of the girl because of the her age and the nature of the ongoing investigation, said Sgt. Rob Lenke of the Fairfield Police Department. Lenke said she was a young Caucasian female, but provided no other details as to her identity.
SAN DIEGO — Male Marines listed being falsely accused of sexual harassment or assault as a top concern in a survey about moving women into combat jobs, and thousands indicated the change could prompt them to leave the service altogether. The anonymous online questionnaire by the Marine Corps surveyed 53,000 troops last summer, with the [...]
VACAVILLE — The deed of sale lists Peter Hughes, his wife and seven children as the slaves that South Carolina landowner Thomas Hughes was selling to his daughter on Aug. 6, 1838.
The 175-year-old document found in a deed book in Union County, S.C., is a flash of light into the darkness that envelopes the early history of Vacaville resident Gerald Gordon’s family in America – when blacks were considered property, rather than people.
That is shown in a bill of estate that lists the sheep, cattle, guns, tools “and then all of his slaves” that the owner of Gordon’s ancestors possessed.
A copy of the deed document from the era of slavery in America is now framed on the wall next to a plentiful crop of pictures of the Gordon family and their ancestors.
SACRAMENTO — Hispanics will soon become the dominant ethnic group in the nation’s most populous state, marking a milestone in the country’s shifting racial and ethnic composition, according to projections released Thursday by the California Department of Finance. Demographers predict the number of Hispanics in the state will equal that of whites by mid-year and [...]
FAIRFIELD — The show will go on for Pepperbelly’s.
Comedy acts that were made homeless because of the Friday night fire that gutted the comedy club will be put on stage at the Fairfield Center for Creative Arts just two blocks away, starting Feb. 14-16 with comedian Tommy Davidson.
Support from representatives of the Downtown Theatre Foundation and the Fairfield Main Street Association were the bright spot in the somber aftermath for Pepperbelly’s business owner Taran Dhanoa and building owner Wayne Mayhew.
WASHINGTON — The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed President Barack Obama’s choice of five-term Sen. John Kerry to be secretary of state, with Republicans and Democrats praising him as the ideal successor to Hillary Rodham Clinton. The vote Tuesday was 94-3. One senator — Kerry — voted present and accepted congratulations from colleagues on the Senate floor. [...]
FAIRFIELD — Chris Minner has a good thing going in the Lone Star State. Minner, a former Vacaville and Vacaville Christian high basketball coach, along with a short stint at Napa Valley College, is in his fourth year at the helm of the women’s hoops team at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio and [...]
PASADENA — Californians could have critical seconds to seek safety or shut down important systems before the onset of damaging shaking under legislation introduced Monday to build an $80 million earthquake early warning system. The bill, outlined by state Sen. Alex Padilla in a press conference at the California Institute of Technology’s seismology laboratory, would [...]
On Facebook, he describes himself as a “wounded warrior…very wounded.” Brendan Marrocco was the first soldier to survive losing all four limbs in the Iraq War, and doctors revealed Monday that he’s received a double-arm transplant. Those new arms “already move a little,” he tweeted a month after the operation. Marrocco, a 26-year-old New Yorker, [...]
WASHINGTON — Side by side, leading Democratic and Republican senators pledged Monday to propel far-reaching immigration legislation through the Senate by summer providing a possible path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people now in the U.S. illegally. The senators acknowledged pitfalls that have doomed such efforts in the past, but they suggested that [...]
FAIRFIELD — Local residents had mixed reactions Tuesday to the presidential inauguration. For at least one Solano County Democrat, the sequel to President Barack Obama’s historic first ceremony was just as important as the original. Dana Dean, parliamentarian of the Solano County Democratic Central Committee, said she was blown away by the ceremony. “Of course [...]