Wednesday, July 23, 2014

CBS event marks civil rights anniversary

NEW YORK — A CBS News event Thursday marking the 50th anniversary of civil rights legislation is both a look back at history and a glimpse into future business opportunities for a broadcast news division. The live program, “CBS News: 50 Years Later, Civil Rights,” moderated by Bob Schieffer features civil rights activist Harry Belafonte, […]

4-day Comic Con festival kicks off in San Diego

SAN DIEGO — Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza. The four-day festival celebrating film, TV, video games, comic books, costumes and other popular arts kicks off with a preview Wednesday night and goes full force Thursday […]

Filmmaker Michael Moore’s divorce is finalized

BELLAIRE, Mich. — Filmmaker Michael Moore’s divorce from Kathleen Glynn has been finalized, ending their two-decade-long marriage. Moore filed a divorce complaint June 17, 2013, in Michigan’s Antrim County, where the couple has a lakefront home. A consent judgment of divorce was entered and the case was closed Tuesday. Moore spokesman Christian Muirhead says his […]

CBS says Colbert keeping CBS’ ‘Late Show’ in NYC

NEW YORK — Stephen Colbert will not only be following in David Letterman’s footsteps, he’ll be doing it on the same stage. CBS said Wednesday that Colbert, who is replacing Letterman as the “Late Show” host next year, will keep the show in New York City’s Ed Sullivan Theatre. Colbert’s debut date is still uncertain, […]

Library friends set spring book sale

VACAVILLE — Thousands of books and other materials are available at ridiculously low prices during the Friends of the Library spring book sale that begins Thursday with a members-only day. Become a member at the door or go Friday through Monday when the sale is open to everyone. Monday is $5 a Bag Day. Get […]

Vacaville sessions show how to preserve summer fruits, vegetables

VACAVILLE — The near lost art of food preservation is coming back as families try to save money and eat healthier food, says the University of California Cooperative Extension Nutrition, sponsors of sessions at Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center about canning food. Participants will learn how to can fruit, and make tomato salsa and jam. Sessions […]

Ex-con faces allegations of felony evading after April pursuit

FAIRFIELD — Some ex-cons on parole keep a low-profile until they no longer face the risk of being sent back to prison. Not parolee William R. Meyer, according to courtroom testimony Monday. On the evening of April 21, the convicted burglar with an electronic ankle monitor strapped to his ankle was spotted driving a black […]

Video chair exercise class returns to senior center

SUISUN CITY — The video chair exercise class returns to the Suisun Senior Center at 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Aug. 19. All fitness levels are welcome. The center is at 318 Merganser Drive. For more information, call 421-7203. Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or Follow her on Twitter at

2 Vacaville homes hit by gunfire

VACAVILLE — Authorities want help from the public in identifying suspects who fired shots that hit two homes. Police at 9:56 p.m. Sunday received reports that gunshots had been heard in the area of Amapola Street and Coronado Court. Officers responded and found a home on the 1500 block of Amapola Street and a home on […]

US views on child immigrant crisis, at a glance

U.S. communities have diverged greatly on their attitude toward sheltering throngs of unaccompanied Central American children who have crossed the border from Mexico since October. Here’s a look at how things are playing out across the country: 6/20: Federal officials canceled a plan to bring in hundreds of underage Central American migrants to a shuttered […]

Police seek driver in deadly Stockton bank heist

FRESNO — While police in Stockton searched Saturday for an accomplice in a bank robbery that led to a police chase and deadly shootout, investigators said Saturday they suspect the same men carried out other area bank heists, including one at the same branch hit this week. Officer Joe Silva of the Stockton Police Department […]

US communities diverge on child migrant response

DALLAS — As thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children have poured into South Texas, community leaders from Dallas to Los Angeles to Syracuse, N.Y., have offered to set up temporary shelters to relieve the Army bases, holding cells and converted warehouses at the border. The outreach offers stand in sharp contrast to other places around the […]

Flow of child immigrants at border slowing for now

WASHINGTON — The flood of children crossing the Mexican border illegally and without their parents has slowed down in recent weeks, two senior Obama administration officials said Friday. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas have found fewer than 500 children crossing the border illegally this week, the officials said. Last […]

‘Funnel of fire’ destroys homes in Washington

PATEROS, Wash. — A fire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes, leaving behind smoldering rubble, solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles in the scenic Methow Valley. Friday’s dawn revealed dramatic devastation, with the Okanagan County town of Pateros, home to 650 people, hit especially hard. […]