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Today in History: Sept. 3, 2014

Today is Wednesday, September 3, the 246th day of 2014. There are 119 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On September 3, 1939, Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declared war on Germany, two days after the Nazi invasion of Poland; in a radio address, Britain’s King George VI said, “With God’s help, we […]

Community Calendar: Sept. 3, 2014

Wednesday Cordelia Rotary Club 7:15 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott, 1350 Holiday Lane, Fairfield. Info: June Johnson 510-772-8860. Schizophrenia Support Group 9:30 to 11 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 502 Virginia St., Vallejo. Info: 553-5735. Domestic Violence Support Group 10 a.m., 1119 E. Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville. SafeQuest Solano hosts meetings. Info: 422-7345.  Country Western Line Dancing 10 a.m., Joseph A. Nelson Community […]

10 ways to make life better

Do you ever feel like you aren’t getting enough out of life? By doing a few simple things, you can brighten your days and make your life a more fulfilling place to be. 1. Get outside more often. It has been said that if you want to live a long life, you should spend as […]

Today in History: Sept. 2, 2014

Today is Tuesday, September 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On September 2, 1945, Japan formally surrendered in ceremonies aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, ending World War II. On this date: In 1666, the Great Fire of London broke out. In 1789, the […]

Community Calendar: Sept. 1, 2014

Monday Welcome to Recovery Noon, Unity Hall, 711 Empire St., Fairfield. A one-hour education and support group meeting. Info: 419-4662. Narcotics Anonymous Women’s Meeting 6 p.m., Unity Hall, 711 Empire St., Fairfield. Info: 419-4662. Foster Parent Support Group 6 to 7 p.m., 324 Campus Lane, Suite A., Fairfield. Info: 863-7250. Adult Suicide Grief Group 6 to 7:30 p.m., 4520 […]

‘Snail mail’ still kinda cool

Like most modern folk, I sometimes communicate via text, Facebook, email and other digital methods. However, lately I have been reminded about how important the good ol’ fashioned United States Postal Service is. TAKE A LETTER, MAYRENE: I received a very nice letter from Solano County board of education Trustee Mayrene Bates, thanking me for […]

Today in History: Sept. 1, 2014

Today is Monday, September 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year. This is Labor Day. Today’s Highlight: On September 1, 1939, World War II began as Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On this date: In 1159, Pope Adrian IV, the only English pope, died. In 1807, former Vice President […]

Get ready to welcome alien life by 2034

According to NASA, we’re probably not alone. At least the governmental agency doesn’t think we are. Scientists for NASA, best known for promoting the orange-flavored powdered drink Tang and for sending humans to the moon, reportedly believe that the discovery of extraterrestrial life will take place within 20 years. Or sooner. It’s enough to make a guy think there may […]

Community Calendar: Aug. 31, 2014

Sunday Wild Thingz Car Show and Fundraiser 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Xtreme Xhaust and Performance, 1122 Western St., Fairfield. Info: 688-8308. Narcotics Anonymous Open Discussion 10:30 a.m., Unity Hall, 711 Empire St., Fairfield. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. Info: 419-4662. Premier Animal Rescue Adoption noon to 4 p.m., Petco, 210 Nut Tree Parkway, Vacaville. Info: 592-4601. Cat Tales Rescue Adoption 12:30 to […]

Today in History: Aug. 31, 2014

Today is Sunday, August 31, the 243rd day of 2014. There are 122 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On August 31, 1954, Hurricane Carol hit the northeastern Atlantic states; Connecticut, Rhode Island and part of Massachusetts bore the brunt of the storm, which resulted in some 70 deaths. On this date: In 1886, […]

Vacaville honors top crossing guards

Great crossing guards, a youth football organization, a special baseball player, a striving student and a big savings are among this week’s good news from around the region. Top crossing guards honored Crossing guards had their day in the sun recently in Vacaville, with several receiving awards. Robert Murray was named the Crossing Guard of the Year for […]

Today in History: Aug. 30, 2014

Today is Saturday, August 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On August 30, 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, which was intended to promote private development of nuclear energy. On this date: In 1861, Union Gen. John C. Fremont […]

Community Calendar: Aug. 30, 2014

Saturday Table Tennis 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. 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: millemoe@fairfield.ca.gov. Chess Club 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Suisun City Library, 601 Pintail Drive. Group instruction and personalized coaching […]

Candace Lightner: Founder of MADD, Armijo grad

Candace Doddridge Lightner is the founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving and is an activist, author and worldwide inspiration. She is also a 1964 graduate of Armijo High School. When Lightner’s father was stationed at Travis Air Force Base, she spent her junior and senior years at Armijo and was the yearbook editor her senior year. […]

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Community Calendar: Aug. 29, 2014

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: millemoe@fairfield.ca.gov. Crafts 9 a.m., Suisun City Senior Center, 318 Merganser Drive. Fee. Info: 421-7203. Preschool Storytime 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Fairfield Cordelia Library, 5050 Business Center Drive. Ages 3-5. Info: 866-57ASKUS, www.solanolibrary.com. […]

Today in History: Aug. 29, 2014

Today is Friday, August 29, the 241st day of 2014. There are 124 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On August 29, 1944, 15,000 American troops of the 28th Infantry Division marched down the Champs Elysees in Paris as the French capital continued to celebrate its liberation from the Nazis. On this date: In […]

Small-town heroism on display in Napa

I was awoken with quite a jolt Sunday morning. But it was nothing compared to what the folks in Napa County felt. I haven’t typically woken up when small earthquakes have rocked the Bay Area in the past 25 years, but this was no small earthquake. When my husband checked his phone at 3:30 a.m. […]

Today in History: Aug. 28, 2014

Today is Thursday, August 28, the 240th day of 2014. There are 125 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On August 28, 1964, two days of race-related rioting erupted in North Philadelphia over a false rumor that white police officers had beaten to death a pregnant black woman. On this date: In 1609, English […]

Community Calendar: Aug. 28, 2014

Thursday Physical Wellness Program: Video Chair Exercise Class 8:30 a.m., Suisun City Senior Center, 318 Merganser Drive. Benefits people of all physical levels. Fee. Info: 421-7203.. Domestic Violence Support Group 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 1049 Union Ave. Suite B & C, Fairfield. Safequest Solano hosts meetings. Info: 422-7345.  Fairfield Kiwanis Club Noon to 1:30 p.m., Courtyard by Marriott, […]

Today in History: Aug. 27, 2014

Today is Wednesday, August 27, the 239th day of 2014. There are 126 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights: On August 27, 1964, President Lyndon Baines Johnson accepted his party’s nomination for a term in his own right, telling the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, “Let us join together in giving […]

Solano County supervisors get raise

FAIRFIELD — Solano County supervisors have received a 1.83 percent raise, boosting their annual base salaries to $97,843. The Board of Supervisors in 1997 tied the base salary for its members to a percentage of the salary of a Superior Court judge, with the amount set at 53 percent. California recently raised the salary for judges. […]

Community Calendar: Aug. 27, 2014

Wednesday Cordelia Rotary Club 7:15 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott, 1350 Holiday Lane, Fairfield. Info: June Johnson 510-772-8860. Line Dancing 9 a.m., Suisun City Senior Center, 318 Merganser Drive. Fee. Info: 421-7203. 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. Domestic Violence Support Group 10 a.m., 1119 E. […]

Community Calendar: Aug. 25, 2014

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, www.RSVVP@Dance.com. 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, […]

Good Grief! The Peanuts 50th class reunion

“Have you seen Lucy?” Linus asked Charlie Brown, and then sipped his beer. “She told me she was coming. I hope she’s not crabby.” “I am so over all that kid stuff, Linus,” Charlie Brown said. “Really? Well, how come you are still wearing that same yellow shirt with the black zig-zag on it?” Linus asked. […]

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Today in History: Aug. 25, 2014

Today is Monday, August 25, the 237th day of 2014. There are 128 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights: On August 25, 1944, during World War II, Paris was liberated by Allied forces after four years of Nazi occupation. Romania declared war on former ally Germany. On this date: In 1718, hundreds of French […]

Community Calendar: Aug. 24, 2014

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: millemoe@fairfield.ca.gov. Narcotics Anonymous Open Discussion 10:30 a.m., Unity Hall, 711 Empire St., Fairfield. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. Info: 419-4662. Premier Animal Rescue Adoption noon to 4 p.m., Petco, 210 Nut Tree Parkway, Vacaville. Info: 592-4601. […]

A ‘service monkey’ could change my life

When I was working as a pastor a few years ago, I appeared before a church licensing board. The board members were fascinated that I wrote a newspaper column. They obviously hoped that I was an advocacy journalist. They asked if I was like famed writers who spread the gospel or helped fight social injustice. “Not really,” I told […]

Today in History: Aug. 24, 2014

Today is Sunday, August 24, the 236th day of 2014. There are 129 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On Aug. 24, 1814, during the War of 1812, British forces invaded Washington D.C., setting fire to the Capitol (which was still under construction) and the White House, as well as other public buildings. On […]

Groups receive honors for going green

Green groups, fun in the sun, Solano scholarships and singing students are among the good news from around the region this week. Green groups get honor Four local organizations – an apartment building, a business group, a store and a school – earned Green Business Awards from the city of Fairfield and Republic Services – formerly Solano […]

Today in History: Aug. 23, 2014

Today is Saturday, August 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On August 23, 1914, Japan declared war against Germany in World War I. On this date: In 1305, Scottish rebel leader Sir William Wallace was executed by the English for treason. In 1775, Britain’s King […]