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Familiar film franchises aim for financial fortune

FAIRFIELD — It’s deja vu weekend at the box office as two film franchises introduce new movies. Tom Cruise leads the cast in “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation,” an action flick that’s rated PG-13. In this outing, Cruise and his team, including actors Jeremy Renner and Ving Rhames, need to eradicate the Syndicate, an organization determined to […]

July 29, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment-local | Tagged | Leave a reply

Liberals decide religious liberty isn’t so great

The American tradition of religious freedom has long included exemptions from laws that impose a burden on the exercise of faith. The Volstead Act implementing Prohibition, for example, made an exception for the sacramental use of alcohol. In recent years, though, liberals have started to turn away from that tradition – and come up with […]

Clear terms define America’s character

The greatest example of American character is our ability to rise to the occasion in spite of insurmountable odds. Our nation, built from the sweat and blistered hands of frontiersmen and revolutionaries, was established with the intent on being a land of new beginnings. Where else in the world can one fall to their knees […]

Big Money rules US plutocracy

A letter to the editor writer recently asked us to think about amending the U.S. Constitution by a states’ convention (Time for a states convention?, July 8). Her key sentence was, “Our Founding Fathers foresaw the possibility that our federal government may need to be reined in.” A-hah! Probably a tea party patriot. Tea partyers, […]

Question of the week: Should Measure P’s 1 percent increase in the local sales tax be extended?

Measure P authorized a 1 percent increase in the local sales tax rate for five years to protect safety, services and the quality of life in Fairfield. Unless it is extended, Measure P expires March 31, 2018. Should it be extended? Take part in our poll. Last week’s question: Should the Pentagon change the ban against arming […]

Questions remain after Fairfield council’s parking fees vote

The Fairfield Transportation Center has arguably been a victim of its own success. The structure and nearby lot are usually packed during the day, frustrating commuters and preventing others who may want to explore public transportation options. To mitigate this shortage, the city of Fairfield is pursuing a parking fee program for the transportation center. […]

Good job best medicine to cure ills of poverty

When the Census Bureau began calculating poverty a half-century ago — as a “war on poverty” became a hot issue in Washington — it devised a rather simple formula. The formula defined income that would be counted — excluding noncash income such as food stamps and housing subsidies — and applied it to a narrow […]

Sound off for July 26, 2015

Commuters this fall will have to pay to park at the Fairfield Transportation Center based on action taken Tuesday by the City Council. Here are some comments by readers: The name should now be changed to “pay-park-and-ride lot.” I won’t be surprised to see someday a coin-operated pedestrian lane. You drop a quarter to activate […]

Investment in detention outweighs investment in education

“If we build it, they will come.” This popular line from the film “Field of Dreams” comes to mind as I learned of how many prisons and juvenile detention centers have been built in California the past 20 years. Meanwhile at the same time we hear that schools are closing due to budget cuts. Isn’t […]

Fact-free left ignores tangible evidence

The outrage over another multiple murder of American military personnel on American soil by another Islamic extremist has been exacerbated by the fact that these military people had been ordered to be unarmed – and therefore sitting ducks. Millions of American civilians have also been forbidden to have guns, and are also sitting ducks – […]

Cheers & Jeers for the week of July 19-25, 2015

Cheers that the jury in the trial of Fairfield resident Henry A. Smith Jr. reached a verdict this week. Jurors on Friday found that Smith, 41, killed Vallejo Police Officer Jim Capoot of Vacaville in November 2011 after robbing a Bank of America and trying to get away. Smith faces the possibility of life in […]

Parents can help make school better for children

Parents and guardians, set your calendar and a goal as our Fairfield-Suisun School District doors open for the fall semester. A goal of volunteering in our classrooms will increase a positive influence on our students and provide maximum benefits toward success in education. As you calendar in a schedule for school participation, including home. Know […]

Thank you for getting my heart restarted

I need to express my gratitude to the quick action of my wife Kathleen and the speedy response of the Medic Ambulance and Fire Department crews and certainly the trauma department medical folks at NorthBay Medical Center, who no doubt saved my life July 4. I understand that it was a challenging time and that […]

Wasted talent

I recently saw Councilwoman Catherine Moy on the front page of our beloved paper. Why is she wasting time on work that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is required to do for our own safety? Does it really matter if they take a few trees out of thousands? Besides, they will basically just trim them. I […]

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