Thursday, January 29, 2015


Margarita Bulatao will marry Jose David Flores on Oct. 27, 2013, in Napa. The bride is the daughter of Fred and Norma Bulatao and is a registered nurse at Kaiser of Vacaville. The bridegroom is the son of Otilio and Margarita Flores. The couple will reside in Fairfield.

Community calendar Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013

Sunday Aquatic Fitness 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 to 8 p.m., Aquatics Complex, Allan Witt Park, 1741 W. Texas St., Fairfield. Open to all. Info: [email protected] Cat Tales Rescue Adoption 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Petco, 1350 Holiday Lane, Fairfield. Community Service Sunday at Winterhawk Winery 1:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 4537 Abernathy Road, Fairfield. Wine tasting, […]

Co-ed bathrooms and showers a disaster

In a stunning and almost unbelievable move, the politicians in Sacramento approved the agenda-driven co-ed bathrooms and showers in the school system. It was presented under the guise of respect for transgender students. Besides the fact this is a very small minority of students who would request this, Assembly Bill 1266 was introduced by a […]

How JFK, Hoffa (may) have Solano County connections

Did you know that John F. Kennedy once went water-skiing near the Suisun waterfront? That’s what I heard. It was the summer of 1956 and Kennedy, visiting California to promote his book “Profiles in Courage,” had a break after the plane on which he was traveling landed at Travis Air Force Base. A friend from […]

October 06, 2013 | Posted in Local lifestyle columnists | Tagged , | 1 Reply

Our Music Year No. 279: Bad Religion, ‘No Control’

Artist: Bad Religion Title: “No Control” Year: 1989 Format: CD-R (Spotify) Grade: B+ Bad Religion bashes through 15 songs in 26 minutes on “No Control,” one of its most-acclaimed offerings to date. The SoCal punk group is fast, brash and melodic throughout, with Greg Graffin’s socially conscious lyrics fueling the band’s quick, charging punk rock. […]

Travis Bowl Highlights

Travis Youth: Cody Ferren 137-133; Sierra Ferren 142-185; Anthony Gualandi 169-158-512.  Travis Seniors: Bo Bousley 246-640; Sanders Dyson 216; Sig Flores 222; Larry Lawrence 221-212; Gerry Propp 204; Fred Ramirez 221; Sam Rothenbaum 247-202; Clint Sloan 201-203; Michael Wright 231-601. Senior Wives: Carol Garcia 158; Sue Getsinger 155. Boozers N Snoozers: Neal Allard 277-225-687; Dean Anderson 237-259-691; Anucha Boontip […]

Bulldog lawyer doesn’t seem to want a resolution, only money

Q:  I’ve been reading your extremely informative and helpful column for over a decade now and look forward to it every Saturday. And so I don’t want you to take this personally, and I know you probably won’t publish this, but I need to vent to the only lawyer I know. Two years ago my […]

October 05, 2013 | Posted in Business-local | Tagged , | 1 Reply

Community calendar Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013

Saturday Table Tennis 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Info: 428-7421. Billiard Players 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Players of all skill levels invited to play. Info: 428-7421. Aquatic Fitness 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 to 8 p.m., Aquatics Complex, Allan Witt Park, 1741 W. Texas […]

Individual efforts pave way for recognition

Children and adults alike in Fairfield-area schools are shining a bright light on their schools through a variety of recognitions. Meanwhile a Fairfield schools alumnus is distinguishing herself in the business world, and Suisun City has a new vice mayor. District names students of the month Officials with the Fairfield Suisun School District released the […]

October 05, 2013 | Posted in Local lifestyle columnists | Tagged , | 1 Reply

JC volleyball: SCC routs Laney, stays perfect in BVC

ROCKVILLE — The Solano Community College volleyball team defeated Laney College 25-4, 25-5, 25-8, in Bay Valley Conference play Friday. Danielle Thelen led the Falcons (10-2, 4-0 BVC) on serves, going 24 for 25 with four aces, while Hope Grace and Keanna Layug were perfect on serves, going a combined 25 for 25 with 11 […]

Cheating Daylight headed for Malibu Music Festival

VACAVILLE — Cheating Daylight, featuring Vacaville residents Jesse Crosson, Kyle Crosson and Jaden Crosson, will perform at the 2013 Malibu Music Awards Show that wraps up the weeklong Malibu Music Festival. The festival kicks off Oct. 11. Cheating Daylight will perform Oct. 18 and follow that with an Oct. 19 encore show at Pepperdine University’s […]

Community calendar Friday, Oct. 4, 2013

Friday “A Stroke of Love” 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 199 Marina Blvd., Suisun City. A peer support group for stroke survivors. Info: 373-2227. Yippie Yogurt Family Night 7 to 9 p.m. Yippie Yogurt, 1955 W. Texas St., Fairfield. Mention, “I came in for family night,” and receive a $1 off each yogurt. Info: […]

Wednesday Club plans ‘Sensational Settings’ fundraiser

SUISUN CITY — The Wednesday Club, 225 Sacramento St., will host a “Sensational Settings” fundraiser Oct. 25-26. Members will compete for the most “over the top” display. Settings will include a 1928 New Year’s Eve Great Gatsby table and a 1950s diner extravaganza. Viewing is 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25. Hors d’oeuvres and wine […]

Arts Benicia will open ‘Evolution of Style’ Oct. 17

FAIRFIELD — Arts Benicia will open its new exhibit “Evolution of Style” on Oct. 17. It will explore the shifting sensibilities and forces that inspired pivotal points in the careers of 12 well-known Bay Area artists. Included in the exhibit are artists Chester Arnold, Peter Brown, Linda Christiansen, Nikki Basch Davis, John Goodman, Dennis Hare, Raymond Jackson, Connie Kirk, Judy Molyneux, William Rushton and Terry St. […]

Lunafest comes to Fairfield Nov. 7

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Center for Creative Arts will be home to the county’s first Lunafest, a traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women. This season, a program of nine films will travel to more than 150 cities and screen in front of 20,000 people. Each year, various organizations bring […]

Back in the Day quiz time

Last week’s column was my 75th “Back in the Day.” I think it’s time for a quiz so I can determine who my faithful readers are (who are not related to me). Here’s the quiz. Answers and scoring follow. 1. The Fairfield Area Rapid Transit (FART) bus’ motto was: A. “Bring Beano!” B. “Gas Pains? FART […]

Prep football capsule: Week 5, Rodriguez vs. Bethel

Rodriguez (1-3) vs. Bethel (2-2) When: Thursday, 6 p.m. Where: Corbus Field, Vallejo High Series: Bethel leads 6-5 Last meeting: 2011, Bethel won 34-14 Last week: Rodriguez defeated Oakland, 42-28; Bethel defeated Vintage, 21-17 Of note: Berwyn Hutcherson got his first win as Mustangs coach as his team rolled up more points (42) and rushing […]

Prep boys water polo: Rodriguez gets by Armijo, 16-7

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield High boys water polo team lost a 16-7 Monticello Empire League match to Rodriguez, Monday. Conrad Miholich scored five times for the Indians, while Chris Parodi and Josh Wilson also found the net. Trent Baker had six saves in goal. Rodriguez won the JV game 6-3, with Aaron Wood, Leonardo Gallegos […]

Prep volleyball: Rodriguez sweeps by Armijo

FAIRFIELD — The Rodriguez High volleyball team swept Armijo 25-10, 25-19, 25-5 in Monticello Empire League play, Monday. Jade Horder led the Mustangs (12-3, 3-2 MEL) with 27 assists and added six aces, while Ysabel Rose had 13 assists and six aces. Megan Bohorquez led Rodriguez with 15 kills, with Elyssa Flores collecting seven kills […]

Prep boys soccer: Vanden ups record to 10-0

FAIRFIELD — The Vanden High boys soccer team rolled to a 4-0 Solano County Athletic Conference victory over American Canyon, Monday, keeping its perfect record in order. The Vikings (10-0, 8-0 SCAC) got two goals from Dominiq Laird, and one each from Jared Vitug and Stewart Pimienta. Pimienta and Patrick Dazo also contributed assists. Coach […]

PinkFest 2013: Great music, great cause in Fairfield

Within seconds of local inspiration Margarita Lopez posting a flier on Facebook announcing PinkFest on the Green, happening from 1-7 p.m. Oct. 12 in downtown Fairfield, I joined the event. No-brainer. First off, Tony Lindsay, lead singer of Santana, and Rick Stevens, the original lead singer of Tower of Power (“You’re Still a Young Man”), will […]

Norris-Bihn engagement

Alison Norris of San Diego, whose parents live in Fairfield, will marry Patrick Bihn on Nov. 9 in San Diego. The prospective bride has a bachelor’s degree from UC San Diego and a JD degree from New York University School of Law. Her parents are Aaron and Barbara Norris of Fairfield. The prospective groom has […]

July births

NorthBay Medical Center Noah Daniel Sullivan, son of Danielle and Zachary Sullivan, 8 pounds, 7 ounces, July 2, Fairfield. Oren Jensen Roerden, son of Allison and Jensen Roerden, 7 pounds, 14 ounces, July 2, Vacaville. Aynsley Star Weber, daughter of Amy and Anthony Weber, 10 pounds, 15 ounces, July 2, Fairfield. Adrian Isaiah Munguia, son […]

Protection for each party if buying a house as an unmarried couple

Q: I’ve read your column weekly for years now.  You have occasionally talked about steps that an unmarried couple should take before they purchase a home together. My boyfriend and I are now in escrow on our first home.  I’ve tried to talk him into seeing an attorney but he says it would be a […]

Cool cash, kitten rescues make for good outcomes

Kittens and cash are the themes this week as we report on just some of the good news in and around Fairfield. Syar Foundation donates cash to combat domestic violence The Syar Foundation has donated $10,000 to help keep the Solano Family Justice Center running. The Family Justice Center began last April to help victims […]

HypnoDIVA will entertain at Girls Night Out

FAIRFIELD — The theme of NorthBay Healthcare’s fourth annual Girls Night Out is “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby.” After the Oct. 4 fundraiser with Marsha Starr, the HypnoDIVA, it may be, “you’ve come an even longer way, baby.” Starr states on her website she is one of “an infinitesimally small number of female professional […]

September 27, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment-local | Tagged , | 1 Reply

Swinging, sliding, jumping … and falling on old playgrounds

I went to elementary school 3,000 miles away from Fairfield, but we had the same type of playground equipment – swings, all-metal slides, teeter-totters and those merry-go-rounds with the metal bars. In one of my favorite playgrounds in Virginia, an old fire engine was parked in a sand pit and we spent hours using our […]

September 27, 2013 | Posted in Local lifestyle columnists | Tagged , | 1 Reply

Community calendar Friday, Sept. 27, 2013

Friday Pinnacle Possibilities for Teens 3 to 6 p.m., Matt Garcia Learning Center, 230 Atlantic Ave., Fairfield. For ages 12 to 18. Helping teens to cultivate self-expression through exposure to art, entertainment and professional guest speakers. Classes in yoga and different styles of dance will be taught. Info: 430-8493. Alpha Pregnancy Clinics of Northern California Annual […]

Boys soccer: Vanden gets key win over Benicia

BENICIA — The Vanden High boys soccer team took a huge step toward its first Solano County Athletic Conference title with a 1-0 victory at four-time champion Benicia, Wednesday. “It was a battle,” Vikings coach Roy Darbison said. “It was a pretty tough game for us.” The lone goal wasn’t scored until the 74th minute […]

Daily Republic history … (with ads!)

I am but a humble newspaper columnist. Money have I none. So in order to make ends meet I’ve invented a new product. It’s an energy drink that combines the deliciously inebriating effect of alcohol with the body-building nutrients of steroids. I call my new ground-breaking product, ALCO-ROIDS. In order to further promote this great, […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Local lifestyle columnists | Tagged , | 3 Replies