Monday, April 27, 2015
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‘The Mask You Live In’ set for Vacaville premiere

VACAVILLE — “The Mask You Live In,” a documentary that contends a narrow definition of masculinity harms American boys and men, had its San Francisco premiere March 23 and will be shown at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Brenden Theatres in Vacaville. The documentary is by Jennifer Siebel Newsom and follows her 2011 film “Miss Representation” […]

Community Calendar: April 28, 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. Senior American Club 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Social gathering for seniors. Info: 428-7421. Tai Chi 9 a.m., Suisun City Senior Center, 318 Merganser Drive. Fee. Info: 421-7203. […]

Paint the Town Purple; and Roxie

Purple is the color of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, where volunteers organize teams, raise money and walk around a track for 24 hours. Purple represents all the different types of cancer the American Cancer Society fights. I’m helping with the planning of the July 18 Fairfield Relay this year at Armijo High School and […]

Community Calendar: April 27, 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: Monday, April 27, 2015

Today is Monday, April 27, the 117th day of 2015. There are 248 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On April 27, 1865, in America’s worst maritime disaster, the steamer Sultana, carrying freed Union prisoners of war, exploded on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee; death toll estimates vary from 1,500 to […]

Those addictive, terrible, wonderful smartphones

Don’t let technology enslave you! #PutYourPhoneDown. It’s a quandary, isn’t it? Even those of us who make fun of kids having their noses in their smartphones become slaves to technology. If you don’t believe it, look up from your phone and look around. The other day, I went walking outside my office complex and wasn’t surprised. […]

Community Calendar: April 26, 2015

Sunday Southern Gospel Concert 8 to 10:30 a.m., Trinity Baptist Church, 401 W. Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville. Liberty Quartet will perform. Free. Info: 448-5430. 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 […]

Today in history: Sunday, April 26

Today is Sunday, April 26, the 116th day of 2015. There are 249 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 26, 1865, John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, was surrounded by federal troops near Port Royal, Virginia, and killed. (As he lay dying, Booth looked at his hands […]

Today in History: April 25, 2015

Today is Saturday, April 25, the 115th day of 2015. There are 250 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights: On April 25, 1945, during World War II, U.S. and Soviet forces linked up on the Elbe River, a meeting that dramatized the collapse of Nazi Germany’s defenses. Delegates from some 50 countries gathered in […]

Colleges starting to offer brewing courses

POMONA — A bachelor’s in beer? A master’s in malt? Not quite. But these days some colleges are teaching students to make beer as part of their studies. When California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, fired up its gleaming new stainless steel brewery in December, it joined a small but growing number of colleges instructing students […]

Community Calendar: April 25, 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. Robert Orlando Kids Fishing Derby 8 a.m. (7 a.m. sign-in), Fairfield Civic Center Pond, Civic Center Drive. For the first 250 […]

Armijo High building still majestic at 100

Armijo High School began in 1891 with 30 students in a single classroom located in the Crystal Elementary School building. A separate Queen Anne-style wooden building was built in 1893 for use on the eastern end of Union Avenue. When the high school-age population of Fairfield began to grow, the 16,000-square-foot reinforced concrete building that echoed […]

Community Calendar: April 24, 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 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 Drive. […]

Today in history: Friday, April 24, 2015

Today is Friday, April 24, the 114th day of 2015. There are 251 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 24, 1915, what’s regarded as the start of the Armenian genocide began as the Ottoman Empire rounded up Armenian political and cultural leaders in Constantinople. On this date: In 1792, the […]

Community Calendar: April 23, 2015

Thursday 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. 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. Free Healthier Living Workshops 10 to 12:30 […]

Just what the cat needed: a hat

It’s not enough to knit sweaters for our children and grandchildren – no. Dexterous fingers need more. They need to knit something smaller, faster: They need to knit hats for cats. What started as a lark – and to honor the grandmother who taught her to knit – has turned into steady work for Sara […]

Today in history: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Today is Thursday, April 23, the 113th day of 2015. There are 252 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 23, 2005, the recently created video-sharing website YouTube uploaded its first clip. Titled “Me at the Zoo,” the video consisted of 18 seconds of YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim standing in front […]

Today in history: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Today is Wednesday, April 22, the 112th day of 2015. There are 253 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 22, 1915, the first full-scale use of deadly chemicals in warfare took place as German forces unleashed chlorine gas against Allied troops at the start of the Second Battle of Ypres […]

Community Calendar: April 22, 2015

Wednesday Cordelia Rotary Club 7:15 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott, 1350 Holiday Lane, Fairfield. Info: June Johnson, 510-772-8860. Parent To Parent 9 a.m., Starbucks, 1200 Oliver Road, Fairfield. Helping those affected by autism. Info: 422-0464. Free Job Search Assistance Workshops 9:45 to 11 a.m., Workforce Investment Board of Solano County, 320 Campus Lane, Fairfield. Info: 863-3551. Domestic Violence Support Group 10 a.m., 1119 […]

Today in history: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Today is Tuesday, April 21, the 111th day of 2015. There are 254 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 21, 1975, with Communist forces closing in, South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu resigned after nearly ten years in office and fled the country. On this date: In 1649, the Maryland […]

Kids Day of Fishing began with $20 donation

FAIRFIELD — The early birds are the ones to get the worms and this Saturday as more than 200 children are expected to be outside Fairfield’s Civic Center pond at 7 a.m. with rods and reels in hand to take part in the Robert Orlando Kids Fishing Derby. This annual free event, sponsored and organized […]

Community Calendar: April 21, 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. Senior American Club 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Social gathering for seniors. Info: 428-7421. Tai Chi 9 a.m., Suisun City Senior Center, 318 Merganser Drive. Fee. Info: 421-7203. […]

This column will give you the munchies

Today, April 20, is 4/20, a counterculture holiday where many people celebrate (and use) marijuana. It evolved from a bunch of San Rafael high school stoners in 1971 who would meet at 4:20 in the afternoon by a statue, roll doobies out of their lids and get baked. I had never heard of the 4/20 thing until […]

Community Calendar: April 20, 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: Monday, April 20, 2015

Today is Monday, April 20, the 110th day of 2015. There are 255 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform, leased by BP, killed 11 workers and caused a blow-out that began spewing an estimated 200 million gallons of crude into […]

Who is the Bay Area’s most popular athlete?

The Golden State Warriors are the best team as the NBA playoffs start. They’re the most exciting team in their sport. They have a charismatic star who will be named the league’s most valuable player in a couple of weeks, a player who is perhaps the league’s most popular. But he’s the second-most-popular active athlete […]

Community Calendar: April 19, 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] Barnes and Noble Book Fair 9 a.m., Gateway Courtyard, 1600 Gateway Blvd., Fairfield. Info: 435-0484. Narcotics Anonymous Open Discussion 10:30 a.m., Unity Hall, 711 Empire St., Fairfield. Info: 419-4662. Premier Animal Rescue Adoption Noon to 4 […]

Today in history: Sunday, April 19, 2015

Today is Sunday, April 19, the 109th day of 2015. There are 256 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 19, 1865, a funeral was held at the White House for President Abraham Lincoln, assassinated five days earlier; his coffin was then taken to the U.S. Capitol for a private memorial […]

Wood students entertain guests at Epcot

The touring choir from Will C. Wood High School performed April 10 for guests at Melody Gardens at Epcot as part of the Disney Performing Arts Program. Colby Hawkins directed the group. This was the group’s first visit under the Disney program. While there, they also participated in three Disney workshops that taught them music, staging, […]

Family awarded rights to rare coins

PHILADELPHIA — A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more on Friday after a U.S. appeals court overturned a jury verdict. U.S. Department of the Treasury officials insist the $20 Double Eagles were stolen from the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia before the 1933 series was melted […]