Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Frazier to deliver keynote at Solano EDC event

FAIRFIELD — Transportation Funding . . . Running on Empty will be the topic addressed by Assemblyman Jim Frazier at the Solano Economic Development Corporation breakfast event April 24. Frazier, D-Oakley, is chairman of the Assembly Committee on Transportation in the state Legislature. Registration for the breakfast event begins at 7:30 a.m., with the program from 8 […]

WIB to host regional career fair

FAIRFIELD — Approximately 85 regional employers with hiring opportunities are expected to participate in a career fair Thursday in Fairfield. The 19th biannual Workforce Investment Board Regional Career Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University of Phoenix, 5253 Business Center Drive. The event is held by the Workforce Investment Board of […]

Pentagon chief considers easing of enlistment standards

ABINGTON, Pa. — Saying the military needs to do more to compete with corporate America for quality recruits, Defense Secretary Ash Carter opened the door Monday to relaxing some enlistment standards — particularly for high-tech or cybersecurity jobs. Speaking to students at his former suburban Philadelphia high school, Carter said the military could ease age […]

April 05, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged | 1 Reply

Going home to mother

When my sweet wife, Zella, was fighting Alzheimer’s, she had a great desire to “Go home to mother . . . “  Her mother had passed away some 25 years earlier. That didn’t matter because she didn’t remember. We had many walks to find where “mother” lived. She said her mother lived in Fairfield. Address? She said […]

Perseverance allows some to overcome physical challenges

We all suffer the slings and arrows of health problems, especially as we age. There are role models in science, politics and the arts, however, who persevere against all odds. E.O. Wilson, a Harvard biologist, elucidated the chemical communication system that allows ant colonies to function. Yet he was nearly blinded in one eye as a […]

March 28, 2015 | Posted in Local lifestyle columnists | Tagged , | 1 Reply

The newest fitness trend: Mixing it up

MIAMI — The latest workout crazes promise to stimulate your brain and your muscles in new ways with barre plies in the air (think aerial ballet), dance cardio (think a night out) or a killer routine modeled after a popular cooking show. “Everybody falls into fitness ruts,” said fitness expert Jeff Halevy, owner of Halevy Life […]

Mirim Lee leads LPGA Tour’s Kia Classic

CARLSBAD — Mirim Lee birdied all four par-5 holes and finished with a bogey-free 7-under 65 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Kia Classic. Lee took the outright lead with an 8-foot putt on the par-5 fifth — her 14th hole in her afternoon round at Aviara — and hit a wedge […]

Charley Hoffman takes PGA lead in wind-swept Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO — Charley Hoffman took advantage of calmer afternoon conditions to take the first-round lead in the wind-swept Texas Open, shooting a 5-under 67 on Thursday. After wind gusts threatening 40 mph pummeled the morning starters, Hoffman faced steady 15 mph wind in the afternoon at TPC San Antonio. He had the lone bogey-free […]

Airmen with area ties complete basic training

Air Force Airman Melissa R. Cabrera graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Cabrera is the daughter of Andres S. and Refugio Cabrera of Vacaville. She is a 2014 graduate of Will C. Wood High School in Vacaville. Air Force Airman Clayton G. Coppes graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland […]

Service members with area ties complete basic training

Air Force Airman Emre G. Hamilton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Hamilton is the son of Rabiye G. Hamilton of Vacaville. Air Force Airman Wilbert E. Jackson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Jackson is the son of Wilbert E. Jackson of Vallejo and nephew of Johnathan Jackson of Suisun […]

No. 17 Utes race away for 80-56 win over Cardinal

LAS VEGAS — Utah has labored with its shooting late in the season and seemed to be floundering again early against Stanford. Once the shots started falling, the Utes couldn’t seem to miss. Delon Wright scored 20 points, Jordan Loveridge added 18 and No. 17 Utah ran away from Stanford in the second half for an 80-56 victory […]

No. 5 Wildcats pull away for 73-51 win over Bears at Pac-12

LAS VEGAS — Arizona was unable to get much of a flow against California’s physical defense in the first half. Once the Wildcats got rolling, there was no stopping them. Stanley Johnson had 19 points, Brandon Ashley added 15 and No. 5 Arizona ran away from Cal in the second half for a 73-51 victory in the […]

Serena ends 14-year boycott with return to Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS — Serena Williams returned to the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday, ending a 14-year personal boycott of the $5 million tournament that began when she was booed as a teenager on her way to winning the title in 2001. Williams took questions for 10 minutes a day before the world’s top-ranked women’s player […]

UC Davis rallies in 2nd half to beat CS Northridge 71-67

ANAHEIM — Josh Ritchart scored 21 points and Big West Player of the Year Corey Hawkins had 13 of his 15 in the second half to rally UC-Davis to a 71-67 win over CS Northridge on Thursday in the opening game of the conference tournament. Ritchart hit 6 of 8 shots, including 5 of 6 […]