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Community Calendar: May 29, 2015

Friday Community Parking Lot Event 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Word of Faith Christian Center, 650 Parker Road, Fairfield. Info: 437-2257. 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. […]

Graduation: Avenue for opportunity

At this time of the year, for many, it’s a time for congratulations from teachers, parents and friends. Of course, I’m referring to graduation time. Some are graduating from kindergarten, middle school, high school and higher education. I love attending commencement exercises and listening to graduates talk about their dreams and what they believe the […]

Burglars help provide crime prevention tips in video

COLUMBUS — Police looking to educate the public about ways to prevent break-ins turned to the experts — a trio of convicted burglars. The Columbus Police Department recruited the inmates with the help of the state prisons agency and produced a YouTube video in which the offenders share their how-to tips. Most of the suggestions […]

Today in history: May 28, 2015

Today is Thursday, May 28, the 148th day of 2015. There are 217 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 28, 1945, the novel “Brideshead Revisited” by Evelyn Waugh was published in London by Chapman & Hall. On this date: In 1533, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, declared the marriage […]

Community Calendar: May 28, 2015

Thursday Senior Day Program 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fairfield Senior 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 Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Handmade gifts for family and friends. Info: 428-7421. Fairfield Kiwanis Club Noon to 1:30 p.m., Courtyard by Marriott, […]

Today in history: May 27, 2015

Today is Wednesday, May 27, the 147th day of 2015. There are 218 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 27, 1935, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States, unanimously struck down the National Industrial Recovery Act, a key component of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “New Deal” […]

Illinois couple welcomes their 100th grandchild

QUINCY, Ill. — A western Illinois couple recently celebrated the birth of their 100th grandchild. Leo and Ruth Zanger of Quincy have 53 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The birth of great-grandson Jaxton Leo on April 8 made the number 100. Leo Zanger tells The Quincy Herald-Whig that “the good Lord has just kept […]

Community Calendar: May 27, 2015

Wednesday Cordelia Rotary Club 7:15 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott, 1350 Holiday Lane, Fairfield. Info: June Johnson, 510-772-8860. 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 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. […]

Community Calendar: May 26, 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. […]

Today in history: May 26, 2015

Today is Tuesday, May 26, the 146th day of 2015. There are 219 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 26, 1940, Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of some 338,000 Allied troops from Dunkirk, France, began during World War II. On this date: In 1521, Martin Luther was banned by the Edict […]

I am thankful for these freedoms – and more

  I have the freedom to choose to get Peets coffee or Starbucks coffee, or just pay a buck at Mickey D’s. I have the freedom to choose to be a dog person and it doesn’t mean that I hate cats. It just means that I prefer animals that are in the same dimension as […]

Community Calendar: May 25, 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] Country Western Line Dancing 10 a.m. to noon, Joseph A. Nelson Community Center, 611 Village Drive, Suisun City. No partner needed. Info: 421-7201. Narcotics Anonymous for Women 6 p.m., Unity Hall, 711 Empire St., Fairfield. […]

Today in history: May 25, 2015

Today is Monday, May 25, the 145th day of 2015. There are 220 days left in the year. This is the Memorial Day observance. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 25, 1965, Muhammad Ali knocked out Sonny Liston in the first round of their world heavyweight title rematch in Lewiston, Maine. (Ali’s victory generated controversy […]

Name your job? Maybe the other way around

It turns out that your name might be your destiny. Or at least there’s a correlation. According to a study done by Verdunt Labs (which is also a good description of a green Labrador retriever, assuming that you’re OK with misspelling “verdant”), there is a connection between names and professions. The group studied the Social Security […]

Community Calendar: May 24, 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 for May 24, 2015

Today is Sunday, May 24, the 144th day of 2015. There are 221 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 24, 1935, the first major league baseball game to be played at night took place at Cincinnati’s Crosley Field as the Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 2-1. On this date: In […]

Students shine in the Fairfield-Suisun School District

The Fairfield-Suisun School District recently selected a new group of Students of the Month to honor at the recent board meeting – this time honorees are at the high school level for the month of May. Esther Emenalom is a senior at Rodriguez High School. She is involved in the homeless and battered women’s shelter, […]

Community Calendar: May 23, 2015

Saturday Fiesta Days 8 a.m. breakfast, St. Paul Methodist Church, 101 West St. Vacaville. Starts May 18 through May 25 with daily activities. Info: 628-5494. 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 […]

‘Does anyone remember…?’ Part I

The three most-used words on posts in the nostalgic 6,600-member I Grew Up in Fairfield Too Facebook group are, “Does anyone remember. . . .” Today’s offering is the first in a periodic series of Back in the Day columns that will feature people, places or events that local folks may have either forgotten about, […]

Bone Thugs rapper helps diabetic driver

CASPER, Wyo. — Rapper Layzie Bone of the Grammy Award-winning group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony helped a driver who went into diabetic shock and nearly ran into the performer’s vehicle in Wyoming. Casper news station KCWY-TV reports that Steven “Layzie Bone” Howse was heading to a concert in Riverton on Saturday to promote his new album “Perfect Timing” […]

Today in history for May 22, 2015

Today is Friday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2015. There are 223 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 22, 1915, the Lassen Peak volcano in Northern California exploded, devastating nearby areas but causing no deaths. On this date: In 1860, the United States and Japan exchanged ratifications of the […]

Community Calendar: May 22, 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. Solano Kids Insurance Program 1 to 5 p.m., Suisun City Library, 601 Pintail […]

Acts audition for spot performing in subway stations

NEW YORK — It’s a rite of spring: performers auditioning for the privilege of doing their thing in grubby, noisy subway stations. Seventy showed up Tuesday at Grand Central Terminal, vying for permission to set up their underground acts for tips. They appeared before a jury of musicians and transit employees in the elegant Vanderbilt […]

Crash spills 40 tons of sour cream on road

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — When a tractor-trailer rig loaded with 80,000 pounds of dairy products overturned on an Oregon highway southeast of Eugene, the main problem did not seem to be spilled milk but sour cream — lots and lots of sour cream. The Register-Guard of Eugene reports that Oregon State Police spokesman Bill Fugate says […]

Today in history for May 21, 2015

Today is Thursday, May 21, the 141st day of 2015. There are 224 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 21, 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh landed his Spirit of St. Louis monoplane near Paris, completing the first solo airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 33 1/2 hours. On this date: […]

Community Calendar: May 21, 2015

Thursday Senior Day Program 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fairfield Senior 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 Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Handmade gifts for family and friends. Info: 428-7421. Fairfield Kiwanis Club Noon to 1:30 p.m., Courtyard by Marriott, […]

Today in history for May 20, 2015

Today is Wednesday, May 20, the 140th day of 2015. There are 225 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 20, 1915, Israeli soldier-statesman Moshe Dayan was born at Deganya Alef Kibbutz. On this date: In 1712, the original version of Alexander Pope’s satirical mock-heroic poem “The Rape of the Lock” […]

Hike Lynch Canyon to see fireworks around the bay

FAIRFIELD — Solano Land Trust docents have opened registration for their fourth annual Independence Day hike up to the Bay Area Ridge Trail to watch the fireworks around the North Bay. Depending on what visibility the weather provides, hikers will gaze at fireworks in the skies over Solano, Napa, Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco and Contra […]

Community Calendar: May 20, 2015

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.  Country Western Line Dancing 10 a.m., Joseph A. Nelson Community Center, 611 Village Drive, Suisun City. Info: 421-7201. The Fire Within Survivors of Domestic Violence Support […]

Today in history for May 19, 2015

Today is Tuesday, May 19, the 139th day of 2015. There are 226 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 19, 1935, T.E. Lawrence, also known as “Lawrence of Arabia,” died in Dorset, England, six days after being injured in a motorcycle crash. On this date: In A.D. 715, Pope Gregory […]

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