Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Today in history: April 1, 2015

Today is Wednesday, April 1, the 91st day of 2015. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April Fool’s Day. TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: On April 1, 1789, the U.S. House of Representatives held its first full meeting in New York; Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania was elected the first House speaker. On this date: […]

25th annual Rush Ranch Open House on April calendar

SUISUN CITY — The 25th annual Rush Ranch Open House will take place in April at the ranch 2 miles south of Highway 12 on Grizzly Island Road. The first open house event in 1991 marked the grand opening of Rush Ranch. Solano Land Trust purchased Rush Ranch in 1988 and after three years of preparation opened […]

Community Calendar: March 31, 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] Physical Wellness Program: Video Chair Exercise Class 8:30 a.m., […]

My guide to dining out

I enjoy eating out from time to time and what follows is my dining guide. You’re welcome: No tip is required. CHOOSING: Mexican? Chinese? Italian? You rarely hear anyone say “Let’s eat British” unless they mean fish and chips. The British have some nasty food. Jellied eels? Blecch! They have this stuff called stargazy pie that is like […]

Community Calendar: March 30, 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: March 30, 2015

Today is Monday, March 30, the 89th day of 2015. There are 276 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On March 30, 1945, during World War II, the Soviet Union invaded Austria with the goal of taking Vienna, which it accomplished two weeks later. On this date: In 1135, the Jewish philosopher Maimonides was […]

Cheers for Jupiter – and roller derby

It’s time to give Jupiter some props: Like a bodyguard in school who keeps the goons away, the planet may have cleared the way for Earth. To exist. At least according to scientists, whom I never question. Even when they insist that canals exist on Mars, draining blood can cure illnesses or that a walk is as good as […]

Today in History: March 29, 2015

Today is Sunday, March 29, the 88th day of 2015. There are 277 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On March 29, 1912, British explorer Robert Falcon Scott, his doomed expedition stranded in an Antarctic blizzard after failing to be the first to reach the South Pole, wrote the last words of his journal: […]

Community Calendar: March 29, 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: March 28, 2015

Today is Saturday, March 28, the 87th day of 2015. There are 278 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On March 28, 1979, America’s worst commercial nuclear accident occurred with a partial meltdown inside the Unit 2 reactor at the Three Mile Island plant near Middletown, Pennsylvania. On this date: In 1515, St. Teresa […]

Community Calendar: March 28, 2015

Saturday Table Tennis 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Info: 428-7421. Gold Wing Road Riders Association 8 a.m. breakfast, 9 a.m. meeting, Benicia Grill II, 2390 N. Texas St., Fairfield. Info: [email protected], www.gwrraca2k.org. 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. […]

Recall when Grange Intermediate opened its doors?

  The grand opening ceremonies for the $1.8 million, 20-acre Grange Intermediate School (now Grange Middle School) on Blossom Avenue took place Nov. 10, 1974. The school’s name, chosen by a citizen’s naming committee, honored the nation’s oldest agricultural organization, the National Fraternal Association of Farmers, and also the Tabor Avenue Grange Hall (later Lynne’s Dance Studio and now a church). The […]

Today in History: March 27, 2015

Today is Friday, March 27, the 86th day of 2015. There are 279 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On March 27, 1945, during World War II, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower told reporters in Paris that Germany’s main defensive line on the Western Front had been broken. On this date: In 1513, Spanish explorer […]

Community Calendar: March 27, 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. Free Healthier Living Workshops 1 to 3:30 p.m., Community Action North Bay, […]

Today in History: March 26, 2015

Today is Thursday, March 26, the 85th day of 2015. There are 280 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights: On March 26, 1945, during World War II, Iwo Jima was fully secured by U.S. forces following a final, desperate attack by Japanese soldiers. Former British Prime Minister David Lloyd George, 82, died in Ty […]

Kings honor Rankin, Mustangs

FAIRFIELD — Nate Rankin is into turning things around, whether it’s the Rodriguez High boys basketball team or people’s lives. For his efforts in both areas, Rankin and his Mustangs squad received the inaugural Pete Saco Community Impact Award between quarters Tuesday of the Sacramento Kings game with the Philadelphia 76ers at Sleep Train Arena. […]

Community Calendar: March 26, 2015

Thursday Senior Day Program 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Supervised activities for people with cognitive or physical 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. Hiring Our Heros Job Fair for Military […]

Today in History: March 25, 2015

Today is Wednesday, March 25, the 84th day of 2015. There are 281 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On March 25, 1965, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 people to the Alabama state capitol in Montgomery after a five-day march from Selma to protest the denial of voting rights to blacks. […]

Community Calendar: March 25, 2015

Wednesday Cordelia Rotary Club 7:15 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott, 1350 Holiday Lane, Fairfield. Info: June Johnson, 510-772-8860. 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] Tai Chi for Health 9 to 10 a.m., McBride Center, 91 Town Square Place, Vacaville. Low-impact […]

Today in History: March 24, 2015

Today is Tuesday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2015. There are 282 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On March 24, 1765, Britain enacted the Quartering Act, requiring American colonists to provide temporary housing to British soldiers. On this date: In 1832, a mob in Hiram, Ohio, attacked, tarred and feathered Mormon leaders […]

Exhibit guidebook outlines Dixon May Fair entries

DIXON — The annual Dixon May Fair Exhibit Guidebook is full of ways to compete at the fair – outlining the numerous categories for various interests and ages. The 140th Dixon May Fair will take place May 7-10 and is the oldest continually operating fair in California, according to Dixon May Fair officials. Entry forms for […]

Community Calendar: March 24, 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] North Wind Quilters 8:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m., Fairfield Senior […]

Lionel and his wife Rolanda go to war

Halfway down the hall to the kitchen, Lionel stopped, turned and faced his wife Rolanda’s favorite picture. It had been taken at a family reunion in 1979 and featured more than 50 members of her extended family, all grinning. He gently pushed the top right corner down so the picture was slightly askew. Lionel knew it would drive Rolanda […]

Today in History: March 23, 2015

Today is Monday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2015. There are 283 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On March 23, 1965, America’s first two-person space mission took place as Gemini 3 blasted off with astronauts Virgil I. Grissom and John W. Young aboard for a nearly 5-hour flight. On this date: In […]

Community Calendar: March 23, 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: March 22, 2015

Today is Sunday, March 22, the 81st day of 2015. There are 284 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On March 22, 1765, the British Parliament passed the Stamp Act to raise money from the American colonies, which fiercely resisted the tax. (The Stamp Act was repealed a year later.) On this date: In […]

Community Calendar: March 22, 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] North Wind Quilters Destination Imagination Quilt Show XVI 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Show will feature more than 200 quilts. Guest artist is […]

Let’s hope comments let off steam

A longtime radio host once expressed it simply: “I love the listeners, hate the callers.” My feelings aren’t that strong, but sometimes they get close. Not about callers, but about some of the people who post comments on this and other websites. Calling someone a “troll” is now a cliché, but spend a few minutes or hours reading the […]

Today in History: March 21, 2015

Today is Saturday, March 21, the 80th day of 2015. There are 285 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights: On March 21, 1965, civil rights demonstrators led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. began their third, successful march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. NASA launched Ranger 9, the last of the Ranger series […]

IKEA puts an end to hide and go seek

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ikea has a message for people wanting to converge on its stores for giant games of hide and seek: Go play someplace else. The phenomenon has taken off online in the Netherlands where a whopping 19,000 people signed up to a Facebook group promoting a game at Ikea’s Amsterdam branch […]