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Vacaville High graduate shines at tech event

A start-up leader, new deputies and a big donation top this week’s collection of good news from around the region. Garvey shines at conference James K. Garvey, a former Vacaville resident, received recognition at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 conference. Garvey’s team, Self Lender, was one of 26 teams chosen to compete in the Start-Up Battlefield […]

Today in History: Sept. 20, 2014

Today is Saturday, September 20, the 263rd day of 2014. There are 102 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On September 20, 1519, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his crew set out from Spain on five ships to find a western passage to the Spice Islands. (Magellan was killed enroute, but one of his […]

Community Calendar: Sept. 20, 2014

Saturday  Young Eagles Airplane Rides 7:30 to 10 a.m., Nut Tree Airport, 301 County Airport Road, Vacaville. Free. Parents or legal guardian must be present. Program sponsored by EAA Chapter No. 1230 and assisted by Lee A. Archer, Jr. Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen. Info: 483-6357. Table Tennis 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. […]

Fairfield Delicatessen became Joe’s Buffet

For many Solano County locals, the mere mention of two words can make their mouths water like Pavlov’s dogs. Those two words are “Joe’s Buffet.” Add five more words, “au jus roast beef sandwich,” and most will be in full drool mode. Saeb and Nabiha Ziadeh have owned the landmark eatery for more than 30 years […]

September 19, 2014 | Posted in Local lifestyle columnists | Tagged , | 5 Replies

Today in History: Sept. 19, 2014

Today is Friday, September 19, the 262nd day of 2014. There are 103 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On September 19, 1777, the first Battle of Saratoga was fought during the Revolutionary War; although British forces succeeded in driving out the American troops, the Americans prevailed in a second battle the following month. […]

Community Calendar: Sept. 19, 2014

Friday Church Rummage Sale 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fairfield Presbyterian Church, 2100 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield. Contact church at 425-6727 to arrange drop off or pick up of donations. Women’s Shooting Club 10 a.m. to noon, Center Mass Shooting Range, 27 Commerce Place, Vacaville. For beginners and experienced shooters. Info: Marcia Serrao, 447-2698, www.TakingAimWSC.com. Solano Kids Insurance Program 1 […]

Focus on school attendance now, always

If you listen to KUIC radio, you’ve probably heard Solano County Superintendent of Schools Jay Speck making public service announcements about the social and academic risk factors of chronic absence and truancy. In addition to public service announcements, the attendance awareness campaign also includes the use of Facebook, newspaper editorials, personalized banners for every school, […]

September 18, 2014 | Posted in Local lifestyle columnists | Tagged , | 1 Reply

Today in History: Sept. 18, 2014

Today is Thursday, September 18, the 261st day of 2014. There are 104 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On September 18, A.D. 14, the Roman Senate officially confirmed Tiberius as the second emperor of the Roman Empire, succeeding the late Augustus. On this date: In 1759, the French formally surrendered Quebec to the […]

Community Calendar: Sept. 18, 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.. Senior Fitness, 8:30 a.m., Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Beginning/Intermediate exercise and dance class. Drop-in class. Fee. Info: 429-6291. Aquatic Fitness 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 to 8 p.m., Aquatics […]

Today in History: Sept. 17, 2014

Today is Wednesday, September 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On September 17, 1939, the Soviet Union invaded Poland during World War II, more than two weeks after Nazi Germany had launched its assault. On this date: In 1787, the Constitution of the United States […]

Community Calendar: Sept. 17, 2014

Wednesday Cordelia Rotary Club 7:15 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott, 1350 Holiday Lane, Fairfield. Info.: June Johnson, 510-772-8860. Tai Chi for Health 9 to 10 a.m., McBride Center, 91 Town Square Place, Vacaville. Low-impact exercise class for people 50 and older. Fee, advance registration required. Info.: 469-6672. Line Dancing 9 a.m., Suisun City Senior Center, 318 Merganser Drive. Fee. Info.: […]

Today in History: Sept. 16, 2014

Today is Tuesday, September 16, the 259th day of 2014. There are 106 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On September 16, 1974, President Gerald R. Ford announced a conditional amnesty program for Vietnam war deserters and draft-evaders. On this date: In 1498, Tomas de Torquemada, notorious for his role in the Spanish Inquisition, […]

Chamber PAC draws candidates to Jelly Belly

FAIRFIELD — A meet-and-greet Monday for those seeking elective office drew several local candidates and one who’s seeking statewide office. The event at a Jelly Belly meeting room was attended largely by the candidates and a handful of chamber members. Candidates glad-handed one another, made small talk and laughed at each other’s jokes. Fairfield Mayor Harry Price praised […]

Community Calendar: Sept. 15, 2014

Monday 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. Senior Fitness 8:30 a.m., Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Beginning/Intermediate exercise and dance class. Drop in class. Fee. Info: 429-6291. Senior Day Program 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fairfield Senior […]

Today in History: Sept. 15, 2014

Today is Monday, September 15, the 258th day of 2014. There are 107 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights: On September 15, 1789, the U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs was renamed the Department of State. Author James Fenimore Cooper was born in Burlington, New Jersey. On this date: In 1776, British forces occupied New […]

Antoine, Ted and National Recovery Month

Note: The following is based on true events. Names and some details have been changed. The 15 years that Antoine and Ted hadn’t seen each other melted away like the butter on the mountains of pancakes they were eating at IHOP. They had been there for an hour and could start a story with “remember that […]

September 15, 2014 | Posted in Local lifestyle columnists | Tagged , | 1 Reply

Community Calendar: Sept. 14, 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. Info: 419-4662. Premier Animal Rescue Adoption Noon to 4 p.m., Petco, 210 Nut Tree Parkway, Vacaville. Info: 592-4601. Cat Tales Rescue […]

Look what’s coming to Brad TV this season!

I’d like to welcome everyone to the annual press conference announcing the 2014 fall schedule for Brad TV, the network that shows what you love. Enjoy the doughnuts and re-heated coffee while you’re sitting in the folding chairs. On to the announcements. Remember when we debuted “Happy Days?” Neither do we, because we didn’t! We wanted […]

September 14, 2014 | Posted in Local lifestyle columnists | Tagged , | 3 Replies

Today in History: Sept. 14, 2014

Today is Sunday, September 14, the 257th day of 2014. There are 108 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On September 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key was inspired to begin writing the poem “Defence of Fort McHenry” after witnessing how an American flag flying over the Maryland fort had withstood a night of British […]

Fairfield woman earns nomination for district honor

Fairfield resident Samina Masood is one of 12 women from the 3rd Congressional District nominated as the district Woman of the Year. According to her nominee form – submitted by Richard Rivera of the Interfaith Council of Solano County and local resident Dawn LaBar – Masood has worked with the city of Fairfield the past […]

Today in History: Sept. 13, 2014

Today is Saturday, September 13, the 256th day of 2014. There are 109 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On September 13, 1814, during the War of 1812, British naval forces began bombarding Fort McHenry in Baltimore but were driven back by American defenders in a battle that lasted until the following morning. On […]

Community Calendar: Sept. 13, 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. Solano County Walk to End Alzheimer’s 8:30 a.m. sign in; 10 a.m. walk begins, Harbor Plaza, […]

TV Guide was required reading

When I was growing up, my parents subscribed to a magazine that I read from cover to cover as soon as I retrieved the latest issue from the mailbox. No, not Reader’s Digest or National Geographic. It was the weekly TV Guide. Nowadays there are fancy-schmancy TV guide channels right smack dab on the television, […]

September 12, 2014 | Posted in Local lifestyle columnists | Tagged , | 5 Replies

Today in History: Sept. 12, 2014

Today is Friday, September 12, the 255th day of 2014. There are 110 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On September 12, 1914, during World War I, the First Battle of the Marne ended in an Allied victory against Germany. On this date: In 1814, the Battle of North Point took place in Maryland […]

Community Calendar: Sept. 12, 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. Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk workshop 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m, Green Valley Administration Center, 4500 Business Center Drive, Fairfield. Gain knowledge in accessing suicide risk. Register 784-2097. Crafts 9 a.m., Suisun […]

Whiff of public school swept her away

Imagine that for years and years, your friends go off and visit far-off places and tell great stories upon their return. Meanwhile, you sit at home and dream that someday you are able to have these same adventures. For whatever the reason, you are unable to have all this fun that your friends are having. […]

Today in History: Sept. 11, 2014

Today is Thursday, September 11, the 254th day of 2014. There are 111 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On September 11, 2001, on America’s single-worst day of terrorism, nearly 3,000 people were killed as 19 al-Qaida members hijacked four passenger jetliners, sending two of the planes smashing into New York’s World Trade Center, […]

Community Calendar: Sept. 11, 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. Senior Day Program 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Supervised activities for persons with cognitive or physical impairments. Enrollment required. Fee. Info: 428-7654. Fairfield Kiwanis Club Noon […]

Today in history: Sept. 10, 2014

Today is Wednesday, September 10, the 253rd day of 2014. There are 112 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On September 10, 1939, Canada declared war on Germany. On this date: In 1608, John Smith was elected president of the Jamestown colony council in Virginia. In 1813, an American naval force commanded by Oliver H. Perry […]

Community Calendar: Sept. 10, 2014

Wednesday Cordelia Rotary Club 7:15 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott, 1350 Holiday Lane, Fairfield. Info: June Johnson 510-772-8860. Domestic Violence Support Group 10 a.m., 1119 E. Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville. SafeQuest Solano hosts meetings. Info: 422-7345.  Vaca Valley Garden Club 10 a.m., Bethany Lutheran Church, 621 Orchard Ave., Vacaville. Info: 448-3311. Country Western Line Dancing 10 a.m., Joseph A. Nelson Community Center, 611 […]