Thursday, April 24, 2014


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.

No. 5 Stanford ‘mentally tough’ in tight Pac-12

STANFORD — Stanford rarely wins pretty. In the last two years, though, the Cardinal just always seem to win. Fifth-ranked Stanford survived for its 13th straight victory late Saturday night, withstanding Keith Price’s prolific passing performance and benefiting from an overturned call late in a 31-28 win over then-No. 15 Washington. Stanford (5-0, 3-0) showed that the same kind of might and […]

Washington State beats California 44-22

BERKELEY — Twice in the opening 16 minutes, California was on the verge of scoring a touchdown when a fumble near the goal line ended a promising drive. For a team with a porous defense and shattered confidence, that proved far too much to overcome. Connor Halliday threw for 521 yards and three touchdowns in the […]

Law shields churches, leaves pensions unprotected

PASSAIC, N.J. — Working at St. Mary’s Hospital was all about making do. When supply shelves emptied, respiratory therapist Lori-Ann Ligon made frantic calls to compatriots at nearby medical centers, arranging meetings on the fly to barter for blood gaskets. For a couple of years, she and other managers were told the endless budget squeeze […]

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: 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 […]

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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. […]

Americans seize control in Presidents Cup

DUBLIN, Ohio — Two things could be counted on for a Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village — rain and the Americans in control. Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar remained undefeated with a 1-up win that came down to the last putt. Kuchar rolled in a 15-footer for birdie to hand Adam Scott and Hideki Matsuyama […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Indy officials announce details of new May race

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Motor Speedway is giving open-wheel racing a boost this May. On Tuesday, track officials said they would add days of on-track activity to this year’s schedule before running the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 10 and holding the biggest event of the IndyCar season, the Indianapolis 500, as scheduled May […]

Today in History for Oct. 1, 2013

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2013. There are 91 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On Oct. 1, 1908, Henry Ford introduced his Model T automobile to the market. On this date: In 1861, during the Civil War, the Confederate navy captured the Union steamer Fanny in North Carolina’s Pamlico […]

Brees leads Saints to 38-17 win over Dolphins

NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees reminded a national audience why he’s becoming Mr. Monday Night, and gave the Miami Dolphins another reason to regret not making a harder push to sign him when they had the chance seven years ago. Brees passed for 413 yards and four touchdowns, and the Saints turned a clash of […]

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 […]

NFL Roundup: Broncos ride Manning’s 4 TD passes to win over Eagles

DENVER — The Denver Broncos scored more points than they ever had in their 54-year history Sunday, led by Peyton Manning’s four touchdown throws, and went on to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles 52-20, Sunday. With two TD passes each to Demaryius Thomas and Wes Welker, Manning completed all but a half-dozen of his 34 throws […]

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 […]