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Another high temperature record falls in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — Another temperature record fell Saturday as spring-like weather continued across the region. The day’s high of 72 degrees was a record high for the day at Travis Air Force Base, according to Mike Pechner of Golden West Meteorology in the Cordelia Villages area of Fairfield. The previous record of 71 degrees for Feb. […]

Some key opinions from Justice Antonin Scalia

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the conservative and provocative judge who died at age 79, was known for pointed language, fiercely held opinions and a sardonic wit that at times invoked fairy tales, foreigners and hippies. Since joining the court in 1986, Scalia weighed in – often colorfully and memorably – on the major issues […]

Fight night: Personal attacks, court debate for GOP hopefuls

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Republican White House hopefuls insisted that President Barack Obama step aside and allow his successor to nominate the next Supreme Court justice, in a raucous Saturday night debate that also featured harshly personal jousting over immigration and foreign policy. The debate was shaken by the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia hours […]

Children benefit from organization’s Tea Program

FAIRFIELD — For Artra Green of Fairfield, it’s about helping children both here and abroad.

Green was inspired to action by a mission trip she took to Haiti in 1993, where she saw the struggles of children who lived in poverty. That eventually led to formation of an organization called Helping Children Around the World, now in its second year.

Also in its second year is the organization’s Tea Program, which took place Saturday in the Jelly Belly conference room . . .

$32,820 pact to boost community health goes before Fairfield council

FAIRFIELD — A $32,820 contract with Neighborhood Empowerment and Solano County that includes increasing healthy food options in corner stores as well as vending machines on city property goes before Fairfield City Council members when they meet Tuesday. A grant through the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was awarded the county in 2014 […]

Reaction to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death

Influential conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in West Texas, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Saturday. He was 79. Reaction to his death follows: ___ SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS: “He was an extraordinary individual and jurist, admired and treasured by his colleagues. His passing is a great loss to the Court […]

Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

WASHINGTON — Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scalia was 79. Scalia was found dead Saturday morning at private residence in the […]

Travis airman helps recover remains from Vietnam crash site

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE — The one thing that Tech. Sgt. Robin Bailon is most proud of after spending three weeks on a rainy mountainside somewhere in Vietnam is that the work she did there will help bring home the remains of a long-lost service member to his family.

“I am glad that I did it. It will help a family have closure,” said Bailon, an aircrew flight equipment specialist at Travis Air Force Base.

Bailon was part of a Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency recovery team that spent three weeks in November in the mountains of central Vietnam undertaking . . .

Fairfield may pay $50,000 to school district to demolish Mission Solano site on Travis Boulevard

FAIRFIELD — The city would pay $50,000 to the Fairfield-Suisun School District to demolish structures at Mission Solano’s outreach center on Travis Boulevard in a proposed agreement to ensure that the school district acquires the property for a future expansion. Fairfield City Council members take up the proposal Tuesday. It’s expected the school district will […]

‘Finally:’ Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader

MEXICO CITY — With an exclamation of “Finally,” Pope Francis embraced Patriarch Kirill on Friday in the first meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a brief but historic encounter held during a stopover in Cuba before the pope flew on to Mexico. The meeting in the small, wood-paneled VIP […]

Where did El Niño go? Heat, dry spell stoke drought worry

SONOMA — Where did El Niño go? Winter has suddenly switched off the rain and flipped on heat up to 95 degrees in California, raising jitters that the strong El Niño might not be the drought-buster the crispy state had hoped. “Forget El Niño, this is El No-no!” YouTube celebrity Hannah Hart tweeted. Heat records […]

‘We’re not going to force anything on the public,’ Fairfield-Suisun School District trustee says of bond

FAIRFIELD — Review of a resolution Thursday for a school bond planned to go before voters June 7 included a Fairfield-Suisun School District trustee’s comments that, “The public will let us know how they think.” “We’re not going to force anything on the public,” Trustee John Silva said. The resolution reviewed Thursday will return this […]

AP FACT CHECK: Clinton, Sanders on health care, donors

WASHINGTON (AP) — In their latest debate, Hillary Clinton glossed over the big-money donors juicing her White House ambitions while Bernie Sanders offered disputed numbers behind his plan for a government-financed health system. A look at some of the claims in the Democratic presidential debate and how they compare with the facts: CLINTON: “I’m very […]

Debate Takeaways: Clinton, Sanders appeal to SC, Nevada

MILWAUKEE — In the first Democratic presidential debate since Bernie Sanders’ sweeping victory in New Hampshire’s primary, the Vermont senator sought to build upon success and introduce himself to voters who may be open to an alternative to Iowa caucuses winner Hillary Clinton. The former secretary of state, meanwhile, tried Thursday night to assure Democrats […]

Wife of man stabbed by stepson appears in court

FAIRFIELD — The wife of a man fatally stabbed by his 10-year-old stepson in October was in court Thursday where an April 4 probable cause hearing was scheduled. Carissa A. Aldrich has previously pleaded not guilty to a felony involuntary manslaughter charge and two other criminal charges. Police say her son intervened in a fight […]

Punch, counterpunch: GOP hopefuls bare knuckles in Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Jeb Bush says he was better at real estate than Donald Trump, and the former Florida governor is even embracing the “establishment” label. Marco Rubio is unloading on nearly all of his presidential rivals, Trump and Bush included, declaring them unprepared for the national security responsibilities of the job. Ted Cruz says […]

Clinton, Sanders clash over minorities, money _ and Obama

MILWAUKEE — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night’s Democratic debate and clashed heatedly over their support for Barack Obama as the presidential race shifted toward states with more minority voters. Clinton, who has cast herself as the rightful heir to Obama’s legacy, accused […]

Einstein’s right again: Scientists detect ripples in gravity

WASHINGTON — It was just a tiny, almost imperceptible “chirp,” but it simultaneously opened humanity’s ears to the music of the cosmos and proved Einstein right again. In what is being hailed as one of the biggest eureka moments in the history of physics, scientists announced Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the […]

Man’s arrest in officer’s death shocks neighbors

FAIRFIELD — The suspect arrested early Thursday morning by Fairfield police in the fatal shooting of off-duty Richmond Police Officer Augustine Vegas, 58, had left Wednesday to get his 6-year-old son who sometimes stayed with him at the Fairfield apartment, a neighbor said.

Robert Vega, 30, had moved about three years ago to the Fairfield Heights Apartments along Grande Circle, said Whitney Bruce, who lives in an apartment next to Vega.

“This is not the person we knew,” she said of Vega’s arrest in the officer’s death.

Vega was the father of the Richmond officer’s 6-year-old grandson, Vallejo police said.

Cut $175-an-hour consultant on city manager, attorney, 2 councilwomen say

FAIRFIELD — The contract with a $175-an-hour consultant to assist on evaluations of the city manager and city attorney is unnecessary, Councilwomen Pam Bertani and Catherine Moy say. The pact with Finesse the Future, a consultant in Marin County, is less expensive than last year’s consultant for the same work but not a cost taxpayers […]

Fairfield firefighters celebrate birthday with young hit-and-run victim

FAIRFIELD — Vestia DeMarco celebrated her sixth birthday Wednesday morning with some special guests.

Among them, Rex Dorrough, the Fairfield firefighter who tended the Cleo Gordon kindergartner Feb. 1 after she was hit by a car on San Marco Street.

“Her injuries were pretty critical,” Dorrough recalled while standing in the lobby of the University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. A few minutes later he was getting hugs from Vestia, who may come home Thursday.

Four Fairfield firefighters made the trek to bestow wishes and gifts and the . . .

No decision yet on whether Travis to house unaccompanied refugee children

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE — Travis is still being considered as a possible location to temporarily shelter a large number of unaccompanied children who have arrived at the United States’ southern border with Mexico. “No decision has been made yet,” Andrea Helling, a spokesman for the federal Department of Health and Human Services. Local mayors were informed earlier this […]

But is she honest? Caring? Clinton grapples with questions

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s campaign has spent months fighting the perception that she has a shaky relationship with the truth and is disconnected from the problems facing Americans. So far, the campaign’s effort hasn’t worked. Less than half the voters in New Hampshire’s Democratic primary found Clinton to be honest and trustworthy, while about 90 […]

Carly Fiorina ends 2016 Republican bid for President

DES MOINES — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina exited the 2016 Republican presidential race Wednesday, after winning praise for her debate prowess but struggling to build a winning coalition in a crowded GOP field. “While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to […]

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ends 2016 White House bid

NASHUA, N.H. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped out of the Republican nomination for president on Wednesday, a day after his disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire’s primary. Campaign spokeswoman Samantha Smith said Christie shared his decision with staff at his campaign headquarters in Morristown, New Jersey, late Wednesday afternoon, and was calling donors […]

Jumbled GOP field hopes for survival in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Hoping for survival in the South, a muddled field of Republican presidential contenders descended Wednesday on South Carolina, no closer to clarity about who can stand between Donald Trump and their party’s nomination. Not me, Carly Fiorina announced, dropping out of the campaign. A Chris Christie spokeswoman said his race was over, […]

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