Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Show resilience in the face of adversity

Have you ever awakened on a Saturday morning to the sound of your alarm clock ringing shrilly and remember that you promised to attend an early morning to noon event? You think to yourself, “What was I thinking?” when what you’d really prefer to do is just pull the covers up over your head and […]

Today in History: March 5, 2015

Today is Thursday, March 5, the 64th day of 2015. There are 301 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On March 5, 1770, the Boston Massacre took place as British soldiers who’d been taunted by a crowd of colonists opened fire, killing five people. On this date: In 1766, Antonio de Ulloa arrived in […]

Community Calendar: March 5, 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. Fairfield Kiwanis Club Noon to 1:30 p.m., […]

Today in History: March 4, 2015

Today is Wednesday, March 4, the 63rd day of 2015. There are 302 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On March 4, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated for a second term of office; with the end of the Civil War in sight, Lincoln declared, “With malice toward none, with charity for all.” On […]

Celebrity chef motivates Armijo students

FAIRFIELD — Curtis Aikens’ shoes were hardly noticeable. That is, until the celebrity chef, one of the founding hosts of the Food Network, pointed them out to Armijo High School’s academic literacy – reading intervention – class Tuesday. Both were gray. One was a Nike, the other an undetermined brand. One sported bright orange laces, […]

Community Calendar: March 4, 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. Line Dancing 10 to 11:25 a.m., Suisun City Senior Center, 318 Merganser Drive. Fee. Info: 421-7203. Senior Center Craft Shoppe 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fairfield Senior […]

Today in History: March 3, 2015

Today is Tuesday, March 3, the 62nd day of 2015. There are 303 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On March 3, 1945, the Allies fully secured the Philippine capital of Manila from Japanese forces during World War II. On this date: In 1845, Florida became the 27th state. In 1849, the U.S. Department […]

Community Calendar: March 3, 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., […]

Today in History: March 2, 2015

Today is Monday, March 2, the 61st day of 2015. There are 304 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On March 2, 1965, the movie version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway musical “The Sound of Music,” starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, had its world premiere at New York’s Rivoli Theater. On this date: […]

Community Calendar: March 2, 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, […]

I love to ‘read’ audiobooks

My brother Kelvin’s column last Thursday focused on reading and because of it, I have to confess I haven’t read a book in years. Still, I consider myself an avid reader as I regularly devour audiobooks. The benefits of reading to children are well-known and I have pleasant, though rather hazy, memories of my mom reading […]

March 02, 2015 | Posted in Local lifestyle columnists | Tagged , | 1 Reply

Calling someone a ‘smoker’ is hilarious

Mrs. Brad just couldn’t stop laughing. I wasn’t sure why. She gets that way sometimes. Finally . . . after I asked what was so funny and she started and stopped several times because she was laughing so hard . . . she told me. “I said ‘OK, smoker,’ ” she said. Then she started laughing […]

Today in History: March 1, 2015

Today is Sunday, March 1, the 60th day of 2015. There are 305 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On March 1, 1565, the city of Rio de Janeiro was founded by Portuguese knight Estacio de Sa. On this date: In 1790, President George Washington signed a measure authorizing the first U.S. Census. In […]

Community Calendar: March 1, 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 […]

Firefighters garner praise, Scout earns Eagle rank

Vacaville firefighters have honored their own, a local teen earns his Eagle Scout award and a group of burgeoning mechanical engineers are headed to state competition. Those are just the highlights of recent good news across the region. Vacaville firefighters receive awards Vacaville firefighters were honored with awards at a ceremony on Feb. 19 at the Vacaville […]

Today in History: Feb. 28, 2015

Today is Saturday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2015. There are 306 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On Feb. 28, 1940, the first televised college basketball games were broadcast by New York City station W2XBS as Pittsburgh defeated Fordham, 57-37, and New York University beat Georgetown, 50-27, at Madison Square Garden. On […]

Community Calendar: Feb. 28, 2015

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: [email protected] Healthier Living classes 9:30 a.m. to noon, at Rockville Presbyterian Church, 4177 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield.  Caregivers […]

Daily Republic’s column ‘Talk of the Towns’ was news for a different time

For decades the Daily Republic had a column about the goings-on of local residents called “Talk of the Towns.” These days, such a column might possibly be called “Gettin’ All Up In Your Business.” I collected several samples from the February 1965 and February 1975 papers (entries are in quotation marks). I was taken aback by […]

February 27, 2015 | Posted in Local lifestyle columnists | Tagged , | 4 Replies

Today in History: Feb. 27, 2015

Today is Friday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 2015. There are 307 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On Feb. 27, 1933, Germany’s parliament building, the Reichstag, was gutted by fire. Chancellor Adolf Hitler, blaming the Communists, used the fire to justify suspending civil liberties. On this date: In 1801, the District of […]

Llamas on the loose trends on Twitter

PHOENIX — Two quick-footed llamas dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement enclave before they were captured by authorities Thursday, causing a stir in the streets and on social media. A large, white llama and a smaller black llama darted through the streets of Sun City during the lunch hour. Cars and […]

Community Calendar: Feb. 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. City of Suisun Senior Center, 318 Merganser Drive, Suisun City. By appointment only. Info: 421-7203. Solano Kids Insurance Program 1 to 5 p.m. Suisun […]

Today in History: Feb. 26, 2015

Today is Thursday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2015. There are 308 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On Feb. 26, 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from exile on the Island of Elba and headed back to France in a bid to regain power. On this date: In 1904, the United States and Panama […]

Family celebrating one-month birthdays of identical triplets

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. — A suburban Detroit couple who have two older children are adjusting to life after becoming parents to identical triplets — a multiple birth that’s rare. The Whiteley family of St. Clair Shores celebrated the one-month birthdays Wednesday for Alexander, Nicholas and Timothy. The brothers were born Jan. 25 at Henry Ford Hospital […]

Community Calendar: Feb. 26, 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. Fairfield Kiwanis Club Noon to 1:30 p.m., […]

Today in History: Feb. 25, 2015

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2015. There are 309 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On Feb. 25, 1940, a National Hockey League game was televised for the first time by New York City station W2XBS as the New York Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens, 6-2, at Madison Square Garden. […]

Olympics-bound rickshaw rider passes through Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — Chen Guan Ming, a Chinese rice farmer, pedaled and pulled his rickshaw Tuesday through the streets of Fairfield on his way to San Francisco. His ultimate goal is to make it to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the 2016 Olympics. It will mark the third time he has traveled to the Olympics via rickshaw. […]

Community Calendar: Feb. 25, 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. […]

Today in History: Feb. 24, 2015

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2015. There are 310 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On Feb. 24, 1975, the Congressional Budget Office, charged with providing independent analyses of budgetary and economic issues, began operating under its first director, Alice Rivlin. On this date: In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII issued […]

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

Community Calendar: Feb. 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, […]