Friday, October 31, 2014
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

DECA answers sales drop with ‘value brand’

The Defense Commissary Agency faced a tough operating environment in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30 as sales fell by 4.3 percent. The drop was due in part to commissaries closing for six days during a government shutdown last fall. But patrons also saw the worth of their benefit debated for months after President […]

Prep football capsules: Week 9

Armijo (2-6) vs. Wood (5-3) When: Today, 7:30 p.m. Where: Zunino Stadium, Vacaville High Series: Armijo leads 13-11 Last meeting: 2013, Wood won 45-9 Last week: Armijo lost to Vintage, 55-8; Wood defeated Rodriguez, 48-8 Of note: The Indians get another chance to play spoiler when they play the Wildcats, who have an outside chance […]

Military graduates have county ties

Air Force Airman Manuel A. Castro graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. He is the son of Monica Anguiano of Fairfield and grandson of Ramona Anguiano of Suisun City. The airman is a 2013 graduate of Fairfield High School. Air Force Reserve Airman Jordan E. Rosado graduated from […]

Slim chance to stop coming higher RX co-pays

When Congress reconvenes Nov. 12, opponents of billions of dollars in military compensation “reforms” sought by President Barack Obama and the Joint Chiefs of Staff will have one final and narrow opportunity to derail the plans. Three significant compensation changes still alive on Capitol Hill are: • A second consecutive 1-percent cap on the January […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

TV sports Auto racing •NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500, at Martinsville, Va., FS1, 9 a.m. •NASCAR, Truck Series, practice for Kroger 200, at Martinsville, Va., FS1, 10:30 a.m. •NASCAR, Truck Series, final practice for Kroger 200, at Martinsville, Va., FS1, noon •NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for Goody’s Headache Relief […]

This date in sports history for Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Oct. 24 1943 — The Green Bay Packers grab nine interceptions, seven off Frank Sinkwich, in a 27-6 victory over the Detroit Lions. 1948 — Chicago’s Bill Blackburn returns two interceptions for touchdowns to highlight a 35-point third quarter as the Cardinals beat the Boston Yanks 49-27. 1965 — Fran Tarkenton of the Minnesota Vikings […]

Service members from county complete basic training

Air Force Airman Aaron J. Ganoy graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Ganoy is the son of Evelyn and Rosendo Ganoy of Suisun City. He is a 2012 graduate of Rodriguez High School in Fairfield. Air Force Airman 1st Class Alfred T. Ledoux graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Ledoux is […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

TV sports Auto racing •NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Geico 500, at Talladega, Ala., FS1, 11:30 a.m. •NASCAR, Sprint Cup, “Happy Hour Series,” final practice for Geico 500, at Talladega, Ala., FS1, 1:30 p.m. •NASCAR, Truck Series, pole qualifying for Fred’s 250, at Talladega, Ala., FS1, 2:30 p.m. Basketball •NBA preseason, Dallas at Cleveland, NBATV, […]

‘Choice card’ doubts swirl as deadline nears

Last August, Congress gave the Department of Veteran Affairs 90 days to issue medical “Choice Cards” to 9.1 million veterans enrolled in VA care. The tight deadline of Nov. 5 won’t be met, say representatives of major veteran organizations who attend periodic VA briefings on plans for rollout of the Choice Card. The card will […]

This date in sports history for Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Oct. 17 1948 — The Green Bay Packers intercept seven passes off Bob Waterfield in a 16-0 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. 1954 — Adrian Burk of the Philadelphia Eagles passes for seven touchdowns in a 49-21 victory over the Washington Redskins. 1960 — The National League formally awards franchises to the New York […]

Earnhardt: “Going to Talladega to try to win”

AVONDALE, Ariz. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. has no issues with NASCAR’s championship format, even as he heads to Talladega Superspeedway on the brink of elimination. A broken shifter at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night dropped Earnhardt to last in the 12-driver field, and he’ll need a victory at Talladega to advance to the third round of […]

Keselowski and Stewart fined after Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR fined Brad Keselowski $50,000 and Tony Stewart $25,000 on Tuesday for their roles in the fracas after the race at Charlotte Motor Speedway over the weekend. Both drivers were also placed on probation as NASCAR said the penalties “are about maintaining a safe environment following the race.” Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin were not penalized […]

Signups for Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Editor’s note – To have an announcement run in Signups, send information to sports@dailyrepublic.net. PARADISE VALLEY WOMEN’S 18-HOLE GOLF GROUP REGISTRATION — Registration for the current season is ongoing. The group meets for play every Monday at 8 a.m. For more information, call 864-0486. RANCHO SOLANO WOMEN’S GOLF CLUB REGISTRATION — Open to women 18 […]

Colts hold on for 33-28 win over Texans

HOUSTON — Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts had a great first quarter and did just enough the rest of the way to hold off the Houston Texans 33-28 on Thursday night. The Colts (4-2) raced to a 24-0 lead after one quarter, but allowed Houston to cut it to 33-28 early in the fourth quarter on J.J. Watt’s […]

Solano County service members train, promote, deploy

Air Force Airman 1st Class Nadine T. Forsgren graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Forsgren is the daughter of Anders J. Forsgren and Leilani T. Toilolo of Fairfield. Doris Phillips has been promoted to the rank of senior master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Phillips is currently serving as […]

Health review verifies need: Secure doc-patient email

The recent 90-day review of the Military Health System found it “comparable in access, quality and safety to average private-sector health care,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told a press conference last week. That was disappointing to hear for a medical system that, for decades, has described itself as overall excellent and among the best in […]

County service members train, picked for special duty

Air Force Airman Reece M. Chamblee graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Chamblee is the son of Alicia Chamblee of Vacaville and Rance Chamblee of Fairfield. He is a 2012 graduate of Vanden High School in Fairfield. Dominic F. Lazzaro is an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet involved in cadet […]