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Community Calendar: July 3, 2015

Friday 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] Free Legal Consultations 9 a.m. to noon, Suisun City Senior Center, 318 Merganser Drive. By appointment only. Info: 421-7203. Hospice Volunteers 10 to noon, 4520 Business Center Drive, Suite 110, Fairfield. Info […]

Ticket dismissed due to missing comma

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — An appeals court has agreed with an Ohio woman who said her parking citation should be tossed because the village law was missing a comma. Andrea Cammelleri says she shouldn’t have been issued a citation in 2014 based on the wording of the law enacted by the village of West Jefferson. The […]

Dogs being used to sniff out truffles

CARNEROS — The growing appetite for truffles is feeding demand for dogs trained to sniff out the pungent fungus prized by chefs and foodies. As more landowners plant orchards in hopes of harvesting truffles, more dogs are being trained to detect the earthy delicacies, which take several years to ripen on tree roots underground. “There […]

Community Calendar: July 2, 2015

Thursday Senior Day Program 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Supervised activities for persons with impairments. Enrollment required. Fee. Info: 428-7654. Senior Center Craft Shoppe 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Handmade gifts for family and friends. Info: 428-7421. Fairfield Kiwanis Club Noon to 1:30 p.m., Courtyard by Marriott, […]

Today in History: July 2, 2015

Today is Thursday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2015. There are 182 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress passed a resolution saying that “these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.” On this date: In 1881, President James […]

Oh Deer: Racetrack encounters unusual hazard

ERIE, Pa. — Deer, not deuces, are wild at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, and the racetrack is making changes to get its horses back in the starting gate. Officials plan to resume racing on Wednesday after canceling some races Sunday and all the races Monday and Tuesday because deer were jumping onto the track […]

Community Calendar: July 1, 2015

Wednesday Cordelia Rotary Club 7:15 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott, 1350 Holiday Lane, Fairfield. Info: June Johnson, 510-772-8860. Billiards 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Players of all skill levels invited to play. Info: 428-7421. Senior Fitness 8:30 a.m., Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Beginning/intermediate exercise and dance class. Drop-in class. Fee. Info: […]

Today in History: June 30, 2015

Today is Tuesday, June 30, the 181st day of 2015. There are 184 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 30, 1865, eight people, including Mary Surratt and Dr. Samuel Mudd, were convicted by a military commission of conspiring with John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln. (Four defendants, […]

Six Flags announces death of walrus featured in films

VALLEJO — Six Flags Discovery Kingdom staff are mourning the death on Sunday of Sivuqaq, the park’s 21-year-old male Pacific walrus. He died from heart failure, according to a press release from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. “We are devastated and heartbroken as Sivuqaq was loved by so many,” Don McCoy, park president, said in the press […]

Community Calendar: June 30, 2015

Tuesday Billiards 7:30 a.m. to 5 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 St., Fairfield. Open to all. Info: [email protected] Senior American Club 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fairfield […]

Man Card revocation trial shocks senses

As I raised my hand and swore to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth and then sat down, I had mixed emotions. Any other time I would have been thrilled to be in the same room with so many celebrities. I mean, Clint Eastwood, Samuel L. Jackson, Sylvester Stallone, Vin […]

Community Calendar: June 29, 2015

Monday Hot Hula Fitness 5:30 to 6:30 a.m., Bliss Urban Arts Center, 3777 Vaca Valley Parkway, Vacaville. No experience needed. Info: 646-9806, [email protected] Billiards 7:30 a.m. to 5 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, […]

Today in History: June 29, 2015

Today is Monday, June 29, the 180th day of 2015. There are 185 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 29, 1767, Britain approved the Townshend Revenue Act, which imposed import duties on glass, paint, oil, lead, paper and tea shipped to the American colonies. (Colonists bitterly protested, prompting Parliament to […]

Trains, sports memories and ‘whitesploitation’

It’s the final Sunday of the first half of the last year of the first half of the second decade of the first century of the third millennium. What better time to empty the columnist’s notebook with the topics du jour? Let’s roll . . . • • • Of all the things I like […]

Community Calendar: June 28, 2015

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] Narcotics Anonymous Open Discussion 10:30 a.m., Unity Hall, 711 Empire St., Fairfield. Info: 419-4662. Premier Animal Rescue Adoption Noon to 4 p.m., Petco, 210 Nut Tree Parkway, Vacaville. Info: 592-4601. Cat Tales Rescue […]

Today in History: May 8, 2015

Today is Sunday, June 28, the 179th day of 2015. There are 186 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, were shot to death in Sarajevo (sah-ruh-YAY’-voh) by Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip — an act which sparked World War I. […]

Good News: Students with Solano ties make headlines across nation

The end of the spring semester at colleges and universities across the country continues to provide opportunities to recognize students from the greater central Solano County area. The recent raft of recognitions includes these items: Oklahoma City University announced that Savannah Prewitt of Vacaville has been named to the spring 2015 dean’s honor roll, the university […]

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Good News: Kids Day of Fishing officials post results

Organizers have posted the results of the 10th Annual Kids Day of Fishing that took place June 20 at Lake Solano Park near Winters. The winners are Jacob Simpson, first place; Harley Miller, second place; Alexis Golecki, third place; Leannza Hamilton, fourth place; and Hailey Stacy, fifth place. Congratulations to the winners, and to all of […]

Good News: Make-A-Wish grants Suisun teen’s wish

Nathan Madigan, 16, of Suisun City, spent the afternoon playing video games with his favorite Smosh Games stars on June 10. His wish was granted through Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area. Nathan and his parents have been staying at Ronald McDonald House in Stanford since Jan. 4, awaiting a heart transplant for the Solano County teen. Stars […]

Good News: Children’s Nurturing Project receives grant money

The Children’s Nurturing Project will receive $426,341 in grant money from the California Victim Compensation Program. Children’s Nurturing Project is partnering with LIFT3 Support Group to provide a comprehensive system of care for domestic violence and human trafficking survivors. LIFT3 is an acronym for Leading Individuals Forward Through Tough Times. Children’s Nurturing Project was founded in 2001 and […]

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Community Calendar: June 27, 2015

Saturday Table Tennis 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Info: 428-7421. 3rd Annual Rattlesnake Avoidance Training 8 a.m. to 4 p.m, 4167 Stonefield Lane, Fairfield. Learn to train pups and dogs to avoid rattlesnakes. Fee. Info: 775-234-8844. Aquatic Fitness 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 to 8 p.m., Aquatics Complex, Allan Witt Park, […]

Philly honors LGBT with crosswalks

PHILADELPHIA — Rainbow-colored crosswalks have been painted in a gay neighborhood of Philadelphia known as the Gayborhood. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the walkways made up of six red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet stripes are in support of the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The crosswalks appeared Thursday morning. Backers say they […]

Today in History

Today is Saturday, June 27, the 178th day of 2015. There are 187 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 27, 1955, Illinois enacted the nation’s first automobile seat belt law. (The law did not require cars to have seat belts, but that they be made seat belt-ready.) On this date: […]

Stories from FF BFF

“You’re the best friend that I ever had, I’ve been with you such a long time, you’re my sunshine and I want you to know that my feelings are true, I really love you, you’re my best friend” – Queen: “You’re My Best Friend” I got a Facebook message in 2011 from a high school classmate of […]

Today in History

Today is Friday, June 26, the 177th day of 2015. There are 188 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 26, 1945, the charter of the United Nations was signed by 50 countries in San Francisco. On this date: In 1483, Richard III began his reign as King of England (he […]

Community Calendar: June 26, 2015

Friday 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] Free Legal Consultations 9 a.m. to noon, Suisun City Senior Center, 318 Merganser Drive. By appointment only. Info: 421-7203. Solano Kids Insurance Program 1 to 5 p.m., Suisun City Library, 601 Pintail […]

Death raises Type 2 diabetes conversation

It’s unfortunate but more often than not, we return to our hometowns when there is a death in the family. This happened to me recently when a beloved niece died at the age of 59 from a massive heart attack. She always had a beautiful, ready smile, never met a stranger and everyone loved her. […]

Community Calendar: June 25, 2015

Thursday Senior Day Program 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Supervised activities for persons with impairments. Enrollment required. Fee. Info: 428-7654. Senior Center Craft Shoppe 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Handmade gifts for family and friends. Info: 428-7421. Military Officers Association of America 11:30 a.m., Paradise Valley Estates […]

Wacky fossil worm reveals secret: Which end is which?

NEW YORK — A bizarre-looking fossil worm that’s been a puzzle for scientists has given up a secret: Researchers now know which end is which. The giveaway was finding evidence of eyes and teeth in the black traces of carbon the creature left behind in ancient rock. The worm, called Hallucigenia sparsa, lived 508 million […]

Today in History

Today is Thursday, June 25, the 176th day of 2015. There are 189 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 25, 1950, war broke out in Korea as forces from the communist North invaded the South. On this date: In 1788, Virginia ratified the U.S. Constitution. In 1876, Lt. Col. Colonel […]

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