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How I avoid Valentine’s Day hassle

Today, I’m standing up to The Man. Or being lazy. Or cutting corners. Whatever. Let’s go with the idea that I’m sticking it to The Man. Valentine’s Day? No thanks! The pressure to participate in the annual celebration of love is strong. You’re expected to do something romantic, so it’s a lose-lose situation. If you […]

Community Calendar: Feb. 14, 2016

Sunday Aquatic Fitness: 8 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 Adoption: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Petco, […]

Today in History: Feb. 14

Today is Sunday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2016. There are 321 days left in the year. This is Valentine’s Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 14, 1849, President James K. Polk became the first U.S. chief executive to be photographed while in office as he posed for Matthew Brady in New York […]

Good News: Georgia Tech names Parkhurst to dean’s list

Joanna Parkhurst of Rio Vista made the dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the college announced in a press release. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester. Keep up the good work. Do you have some good […]

Good News: Barnes makes grade at University of New England

Brandon Barnes of Vacaville was named to the dean’s list for the 2015 fall semester at the University of New England, the college announced in a press release. Dean’s list students have attained a grade point average of 3.3 or better out of a possible 4.0 at the end of the semester. Way to go. Do […]

Good News: Silva makes dean’s list at Fort Lewis College

Gabrielle Silva, an English major from Vacaville, was named to Fort Lewis College‘s dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester, the college announced in a press release. To be eligible for dean’s list, a student must carry a semester grade-point average of 3.6 or better in no fewer than 15 credit hours of graded college level […]

Good News: 2 Solano natives make George Fox University dean’s list

Chelsea Gritten of Fairfield and Acarey Rosa of Vacaville were among more than 850 students who made the dean’s list for George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon for the fall 2015 semester, the university announced in a press release. Students must earn a 3.5 grade-point average or better on 12 or more hours of graded work to earn […]

Good News: Frost graduates from Southeast Missouri State University

Gregory Frost of Vacaville is among Southeast Missouri State University‘s fall 2015 graduates, the university announced in a press release. Frost graduated with a master of science in organizational management. Congratulations. Do you have some good news to share? Contact Susan Hiland at [email protected] Be sure to include Good News in the subject line of your […]

Good News: Western performs with Napa Valley Youth Symphony

The Napa Valley Youth Symphony announced Abigail Western, 17, whose family lives in Fairfield, was a featured performer at the orchestra’s Concerto Competition Winners Concert on Feb. 6 at The Lincoln Theater in Yountville. Western has played violin for six years. She first picked up the instrument when her family lived in Australia. This is her first […]

Good News: Soroptimists announce award runners-up

Soroptimist International of Central Solano County honored seven local young women who were runners-up for the annual Violet Richardson Award, an award that celebrates young women ages 14 to 17 who embody the spirit of volunteerism in their communities, the club announced in a press release. The organizations for which they volunteer each received $50 in their honor. They […]

Community Calendar: Feb. 13, 2016

Saturday Table Tennis: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fairfield Adult Recreation Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Info: 428-7421. Aquatic Fitness: 8 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] Healthier Living Classes: 9:30 a.m. to noon, Rockville Presbyterian Fellowship, 4177 Suisun Valley Road, rural Fairfield. Caregivers are […]

Today in History: Feb. 13

Today is Saturday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2016. There are 322 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 13, 1861, Abraham Lincoln was officially declared winner of the 1860 presidential election as electors cast their ballots. On this date: In 1542, the fifth wife of England’s King Henry VIII, […]

Love is all around, Solano-style

“Always and forever, each moment with you, is just like a dream to me, that somehow came true.” — Heatwave The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word love as “a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person.” While that is accurate, it is also incomplete. For as long as recorded history the magical, hard-to-define […]

Community Calendar: Feb. 12, 2016

Friday Aquatic Fitness: 8 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. Central Solano Citizen/Taxpayer Group: Noon, Benicia Grill II, 2390 N. Texas St. Free. Info: 425-1442, www.thetaxwatchers.org. Senior […]

Today in History: Feb. 12

Today is Friday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2016. There are 323 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born in present-day Larue County, Kentucky. On this date: In 1554, Lady Jane Grey, who’d claimed the throne of […]

Today in History: Feb. 11

Today is Thursday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2016. There are 324 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 11, 1812, Massachusetts Gov. Elbridge Gerry signed a redistricting law favoring his Democratic-Republican Party — giving rise to the term “gerrymandering.” On this date: In 660 B.C., tradition holds that Japan […]

Community Calendar: Feb. 11, 2016

Thursday Senior Day Program: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fairfield Adult Recreation 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 Adult Recreation Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Handmade gifts for family and friends. Info: 428-7421. Suisun Senior Partners: 9:45 a.m., Suisun City Senior […]

Solano County Fair Association picks up awards for 2015 event

VALLEJO — The Solano County Fair Association was recently recognized at the annual Western Fairs Association convention. The fair won first place in the New Featured Event, Exhibit or Program and Video Used to Promote Your Fair categories as well as a second-place award in the Magazine Ad category. Garnering the award for New Featured […]

Today in History: Feb. 10

Today is Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10, the 41st day of 2016. There are 325 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 10, 1996, world chess champion Garry Kasparov lost the first game of a match in Philadelphia against an IBM computer dubbed “Deep Blue.” (Kasparov ended up winning the match, 4 […]

Community Calendar: Feb. 10, 2016

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

Community Calendar: Feb. 9, 2016

Tuesday Billiards: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fairfield Adult Recreation Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Players of all skill levels invited to play. Info: 428-7421. Aquatic Fitness: 8 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 Adult Recreation Center, […]

Today in History : Feb. 9

Today is Shrove (preceding Ash Wednesday) Tuesday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2016. There are 326 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 9, 1943, the World War II battle of Guadalcanal in the southwest Pacific ended with an Allied victory over Japanese forces. On this date: In 1773, the […]

It’s all about birds March 5 at Peña Adobe

VACAVILLE — The birds are coming to Peña Abode Historical Park. As part of its monthly open house, the Peña Adobe Historical Society will host Wendy Schackwitz, president of The Napa-Solano Audubon Society and scientist at the Joint Genome Institute, on March 5. She will talk about the chapter’s landmark book, “Breeding Birds of Solano […]

Military golf program featured on TV

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE — Local veterans were spotlighted on the Golf Channel’s Morning Drive program. The veterans are part of the Northern California PGA Section Foundation and its Helping Our Patriots Everywhere military golf program. With the help of local PGA professional Jessie Walker, general manager of Travis Air Force Base’s Cypress Lakes Golf […]

Recent skull cinema features

I do not take hallucinogenic drugs. No LSD, magic mushrooms or peyote for me at all. Still, at night when I am deep in REM sleep, my skull cinema creates some stream-of-(un)consciousness movies that seem like I took Ken Kesey’s Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. Plus, no matter how freaky they are, at the time, my dreams […]

Community Calendar: Feb. 8, 2016

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 Adult Recreation Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Players of all skill levels invited to play. Info: 428-7421. Aquatic Fitness: 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 to 8 p.m., Aquatics Complex, Allan Witt Park, […]

Today in History: Feb. 8, 2016

Today is Monday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2016. There are 327 days left in the year. This is the Chinese New Year of the Monkey. Today’s Highlight: On Feb. 8, 1966, during the Vietnam War, President Lyndon B. Johnson and South Vietnamese Premier Nguyen Cao Ky (nuh-WEN’ kow ky) concluded their meetings in […]

16 facts to know for the Super Bowl

Today is the big day. After months of commercials, official reviews, helmet-to-helmet hits and more commercials, it’s Super Bowl Sunday. Peyton Manning will be on TV almost as much as he is in games when he doesn’t play – on those omnipresent Nationwide Insurance commercials. If you’re a fan, you already know about the Broncos […]

Community Calendar: Feb. 7, 2016

Sunday Aquatic Fitness: 8 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 Adoption: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Petco, […]

Today in History: Feb. 7

Today is Sunday, Feb. 7, the 38th day of 2016. There are 328 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 7, 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized a flag for the office of the vice president. On this date: In 1795, the 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, dealing with states’ […]

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