Saturday, March 28, 2015

An open letter from Galileo to Ted Cruz

Late Thursday night, Galileo’s skeletal hand (not the one that’s in a museum, the other one) reached out of a grave Thursday night and gave me this letter. I reproduce it in full. Dear Ted, Dear Everyone, Please stop dragging me into this. Please, please stop. I spent most of the afternoon spinning vigorously in […]

Belgium’s foreign minister dresses up in blackface

Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders recently posted an image online of himself dressed in blackface. He was taking part in a rally in Brussels organized by Les Noirauds, a society founded in 1876 under patronage of the Belgian monarchy that raises funds for children’s charities. The society distinguishes itself by dressing up as supposed “African […]

Is change going to come to the Fairfield-Suisun School District?

When I first moved into this community 14 years ago, one of the first community meetings I attended was on the issue of treatment of African-American and Hispanics. It is amazing that after all these years, we seem to be still at square one. Fortunately, the effort to make changes has resurfaced. I was invited […]

Improve Allan Witt Park; how about rest of Fairfield?

A Daily Republic headline on March 18 read, “Fairfield vows, again, to improve Allan Witt Park.” Where has our mayor and city council been during this ages-old ongoing criminal activity? Mayor Price: “Whatever we need to do, let’s do it.” Like closing the skate park? I’m guessing that is not what folks had in mind. […]

Thanks for making prom dreams come true

We want to thank our generous community for helping make prom dreams come true for nearly 70 local teenage girls. NorthBay Healthcare teamed up with Soroptimist International of Vacaville to sponsor “Operation PROMises” on March 15 at the Secondhand Rose NorthBay Guild Thriftique in downtown Vacaville. We appreciate local newspapers for not only covering the story, […]