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Biz Buzz: Carter’s Biz Cafes to host inaugural Youth Biz Camp

FAIRFIELD — Carter’s Biz Cafes at the Commanding Officers Quarter’s will host the first of what organizers hope will become the annual Youth Biz Camp in Benicia. The weeklong camp will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17-21. The camp is designed for Solano County young people between the ages of 14-21 who want to learn what it […]

Malaysia seeks help in finding more possible MH370 debris

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian officials said Sunday that they would seek help from territories near the island where a suspected piece of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was discovered to try to find more plane debris. A new piece of debris, meanwhile, found on Sunday on the French island of Reunion in the western Indian […]

Biz Buzz: Home and Garden Show seeks fall exhibitors

FAIRFIELD — The Total Home and Garden Show Harvest Festival is returning in October and is seeking exhibitors. The event will take place Oct. 16-18 at 300 Chadbourne Road, Fairfield. For information on exhibitor pricing, go to www.totalhomeandgardenshow.com or call 446-8226. Do you have some business news to share? Contact Susan Hiland at [email protected] Be sure to include […]

Among ruins, a case of righteousness

WASHINGTON — Christianity, whose presence in the Middle East predates Islam’s by 600 years, is about to be cleansed from the Middle East. Egyptian Copts may have found some respite under Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, but after their persecution under the previous Muslim Brotherhood government, they know how precarious their existence in 90 percent Muslim Egypt […]

Hillary Clinton’s character still a question of note

Instead of starting out in my usual cranky, irritable way, how about mentioning the most heart-warming story of the week? You probably saw the incredible demonstration of surgical skills as doctors attached left and right hands to an 8-year-old child. The surgery took 11 hours and was accomplished by a 40-person medical team. Nice going to […]

Some perspective on health care

I would like to give my perspective on health care and government assistance. I am married with four children. Our oldest son just had braces put on and although we have medical and dental insurance, it still cost us a lot of money. While my wife and I were talking to a neighbor of ours down […]

Munn saved my life

I am writing in response to the Daily Republic’s article on Dr. William Munn (State suspends license for Fairfield psychiatrist, July 12, 2015). I am a patient of Dr. William Munn for four years. This man saved my life. He helped me in lots of ways. He is a good man and I feel that article […]

Coming to terms with gun violence

As evidenced by responses to my recent letter to the editor titled Guns, Cancer and Common Sense, the topic of how to effectively address the epidemic of gun violence in America hits “raw nerves” on both sides of the argument. However, after filtering out debatable statistics, bombastic rhetoric and petty insults, a number of important […]

Deputies arrest Vacaville man after apartment search

VACAVILLE — A 24-year-old Vacaville man was apprehended Monday after the search of an apartment on the 100 block of Aegean Way by the Solano County Sheriff’s Office multiple-jurisdictional methamphetamine enforcement team and the Sheriff’s Enforcement Team. Jose A. Montano-Arreola was arrested and booked into the county jail on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance […]

Fairfield police log: July 28, 2015

12:18 a.m. — Arson, VILLA COURT 12:34 a.m. — Drunken driver, WESTBOUND INTERSTATE 80 4:27 a.m. — Reckless driver, CLAY BANK ROAD 5:52 a.m. — Hit-and-run property damage, 1600 block of WEST TEXAS STREET 7:51 a.m. — Trespassing, 1500 block of KANSAS STREET 8:33 a.m. — Forgery, 2700 block of NORTH TEXAS STREET 11:15 a.m. — Battery, 1000 block of WEBSTER […]

Suisun City police log: July 28, 2015

7:47 a.m. — Vehicle burglary, 200 block of RAILROAD AVENUE 7:01 p.m. — Assault, 200 block of SUNSET AVENUE 7:49 p.m. — Vandalism, 1200 block of WORLEY ROAD 10:14 p.m. — Trespassing, CORDELIA ROAD 11:27 p.m. — Reckless driver, HIGHWAY 12 / WALTERS ROAD

NTSB: Company should have prepared for human error

WASHINGTON — The National Transportation Safety Board concluded Tuesday that the developer of a commercial spacecraft that broke apart over the Mojave Desert last year failed to protect against the possibility of human error, specifically the co-pilot’s premature unlocking of a braking system that triggered the in-flight breakup of the vehicle. In its finding, the […]

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