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Publishers Weekly best-sellers

Publishers Weekly best-sellers for week ending Nov. 22: HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Guilty” by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing) 2. “Tricky Twenty-Two” by Janet Evanovich (Bantam) 3. “Rogue Lawyer” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 4. “The Bazaar of Bad Dreams” by Stephen King (Scribner) 5. “See Me” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 6. “All Dressed […]

Super Bowl of shopping is more like a scrimmage

NEW YORK — The annual ritual of Black Friday, as we know it, is over. Gone are the throngs of frenzied shoppers camping out for days ahead of the big sales bonanza on the day after Thanksgiving. And forget the fisticuffs over flat-screen TVs. Instead, stores around the country had sparse parking lots, calm, orderly […]

Stocks inch higher in quiet trading, but Disney stumbles

NEW YORK — Stocks finished mostly higher Friday as they wrapped up a quiet week of trading. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fluctuated early on, but managed to eke out a small gain as telecommunications and financial stocks rose. Disney dragged down the Dow Jones industrial average after the company said ESPN lost 3 […]

Presidential contenders differ sharply on climate,

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls climate change the greatest threat to national security. Front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton promises to install more than 500 million solar panels across the country. On the Republican side, Jeb Bush would phase out tax credits for solar power. Rival Marco Rubio wants to cut the federal gas […]

My 12-year-old daughter thinks she is bisexual

Dear Annie: My 12-year-old daughter confessed to me this evening that she believes she is bisexual. She was quite upset about a comment made by another girl today. I immediately comforted her and explained that I love her, no holds barred. She will always be my baby. I know your column has recommended some websites […]


THE NEA BRIDGE by Phillip Alder IT IS BEST TO THINK FIRST, PLAY SECOND Warren Buffett, who is a very keen bridge player, said, “The first rule is not to lose. The second rule is not to forget the first rule.” No doubt he was talking about Berkshire Hathaway’s investments, but he might have rephrased […]

Horoscope: Nov. 27, 2015

ARIES (March 21-April 19). As you tend to your life consciously you will be aware of much going on with your subconscious. Your inner world is active and interesting, speaking to you with such clarity that you’ll find it extremely hard to ignore. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You won’t feel motivated to do today’s work, […]

Suisun City police log: Nov. 22, 2015

3:13 a.m. — Reckless driver, HIGHWAY 12/ SUNSET AVENUE 8:06 a.m. — Vandalism, 1000 block of BLACKSPUR COURT 3:10 p.m. — Assault, 200 block of LEAFWOOD COURT 6:47 p.m. — Vehicle burglary, 600 block of EMPEROR DRIVE 9:44 p.m. — Reckless driver,  LAWLER RANCH PARKWAY/HIGHWAY 12

Suisun City police log: Nov. 23, 2015

3:20 a.m. — Burglary, 500 block of MARINA CENTER 7:25 a.m. — Fraud, 600 block of RING NECK LANE 10:42 a.m. — Vehicle theft, 1100 block of CRYSTAL 10:57 a.m. — Vehicle theft, 1400 block of HUMPHREY DRIVE 12:04 p.m. — Reckless driver, 200 block of SUNSET AVENUE 4:05 p.m. — Robbery, 200 block of SUNSET AVENUE

Fairfield police log: Nov. 23, 2015

12:11 a.m. —  Battery, 1900 block of AUSTIN COURT 2:54 a.m. — Residential burglary, 2000 block of THRUSH WAY 5:28 a.m. — Commercial burglary, 500 block of WATT DRIVE 6:13 a.m. —  Reckless driver, PEABODY ROAD 6:18 a.m. — Shots fired, 2500 block of SHOREY WAY 7:12 a.m. — Vehicle theft, 100 block of TABOR AVENUE 7:57 a.m. — Commercial burglary, 800 […]

Fairfield police log: Nov. 21, 2015

12:30 a.m. —  Fight with a weapon, 2700 block of NORTH TEXAS STREET 12:50 a.m. — Indecent exposure, 1200 block of TABOR AVENUE 3:00 a.m. — Trespassing, 800 block of BRETON DRIVE 7:48 a.m. — Vehicle burglary, 1300 block of HOLIDAY LANE 8:35 a.m. — Forgery, 200 block of BEGONIA BOULEVARD 8:42 a.m. — Trespassing, 2000 […]

Fairfield police log: Nov. 22, 2015

12:47 a.m. —  Hit-and-run property damage, 2200 block  of FAIRFIELD AVENUE 1:44 a.m. —  Hit-and-run property damage, 400 block  of PITTMAN ROAD 11:30 a.m. — Arson 400 block of TABOR AVENUE 11:33 a.m. — Vehicle burglary, 1600 block of MINNESOTA STREET 11:58 a.m. — Vehicle theft, 600 block of ANTIQUITY DRIVE 12:15 p.m. —  Vehicle […]

Biz Buzz: Nominate a nurse for a DAISY award

FAIRFIELD — NorthBay Healthcare is seeking nominations for an award that recognizes nurses who go above and beyond what’s required to serve the needs of hospital patients. The DAISY Award was created in memory of J. Patrick Barnes by his family, who were grateful for all the support and help giving to him during his battle […]

Biz Buzz: Kaiser hospitals receive A in safety report

VACAVILLE — Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Vacaville and Vallejo were among 13 hospitals to receive the top score of A by the Leapfrog Group in its biannual safety report. The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits, released its Fall Hospital Safety Scores after examining publicly available data […]

Publishers Weekly best-sellers

Publishers Weekly best-sellers for week ending Nov. 15: HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Rogue Lawyer” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 2. “The Bazaar of Bad Dreams” by Stephen King (Scribner) 3. “The Crossing” by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) 4. “See Me” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 5. “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto” by Mitch Albom (Harper) […]

Make Air Force band concert a family affair

I attended a performance by members of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West at the Kroc Center several weeks ago. I wanted to acknowledge the outstanding performances of the soloists of the evening. I asked for some information from the band’s public relations folks. And got it. But I had written a […]

Unemployment rates fall in two-thirds of US states

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell in 32 U.S. states last month as employers nationwide added the most jobs of any month this year. Jobless rates rose in just three states in October and were unchanged in 15. The unemployment rate has tumbled below 4.5 percent in 21 states, including Texas, Colorado, and Virginia. That’s a […]

Tesla recalling all Model S sedans for seat belt issue

DETROIT — Tesla Motors is recalling its entire fleet of Model S sedans to check their front seat belts after one passenger’s seat belt became disconnected. The recall — the company’s largest ever — involves 90,000 cars worldwide. Tesla sent an email Friday to affected customers. Tesla’s other vehicles, the Model X SUV and the […]

AP sources: Task force wants even smaller drones registered

WASHINGTON — An aviation industry task force is recommending that operators be required to register drones weighing as little as a half a pound, a threshold that could include some remote-controlled toys, industry officials said. Federal Aviation Administration officials who convened the 25-member task force on drone registration have said they want to avoid requiring […]

EPA says VW cheating software is on more vehicles

WASHINGTON — Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal widened Friday after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the German automaker used software to cheat on pollution tests on more six-cylinder diesel vehicles than originally thought. Volkswagen told the EPA and the California Air Resources Board the software is on about 85,000 Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche vehicles with […]

Curb government’s appetite for taxes

Are we taxed too much? Most of us say, yes! But we don’t try to add up all the ways government takes our dollars. Let’s do that. The biggest hit is usually what’s withheld from our pay or retirement checks. Large, too, are property taxes. Look at your annual statement; they’re all taxes. Renters, your monthly payment includes your share of your landlord’s property […]

Islam’s terrorists have America waiting for next president

WASHINGTON — Tell me: What’s a suicide bomber doing with a passport? He’s not going anywhere. And, though I’m not a religious scholar, I doubt that a passport is required in paradise for a martyr to access his 72 black-eyed virgins. A Syrian passport was found near the body of one of the terrorists. Why […]

‘Tolerance for enemies’ is head-shaking policy

For years now, I’ve been looking for a solution to destroy the Islamic State group, but it turns out I’ve been on the wrong track all this time. A letter in the Chronicle (Wednesday) showed me the error of my ways. It’s from a foreign policy and military affairs expert in Marin County, which I’d […]

Fairfield police log: Nov. 17, 2015

1:30 a.m. — Drunk and disorderly, 2200 block of NORTH TEXAS STREET 6:55 a.m. — Vehicle theft, 2700 block of WOODMONT DRIVE 7:42 a.m. — Hit-and-run property damage, BUSINESS CENTER DRIVE 7:59 a.m. — Commercial burglary, 300 block of PACIFIC AVENUE 8:25 a.m. — Hit-and-run property damage, 800 block of FIRST STREET 9:04 a.m. — Battery, 1200 block of B. GALE WILSON […]

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