Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Girls from modest families get lift in technology

IRVING, Texas — Men dug San Xavier mine in another century. They blew the rock apart with chemicals and scraped out copper for wires and machines. In the 1950s, they turned the tunnels into labs to teach the science of the earth to other men. Last summer, four girls walked into the mine, by then […]

Come out and support Solano College auto body program

This column is about three subjects. All of them are related. It’s about Dan Ulrich, his auto body shop program at Solano Community College and the third annual Auto Body Club Car Show. The car show is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 at Solano Community College. It’s a fundraiser, but don’t let […]

Create personal libraries for the children in your life

Do you remember buying your first book with gift money or a weekly allowance? How did it make you feel? I remember buying a “Pippi Longstocking” book and a book in the “Mrs. Pepperpot” series. Mrs. Pepperpot could shrink herself down to the size of a pepperpot. I liked Pippi because she was a spunky […]

Local woman helps spread Easter joy

FAIRFIELD — Mission Solano’s Ron Marlette likens Barbara Marianno to the Energizer bunny – of the battery commercial fame. Marianno even plays the part of the Easter bunny. Sshe distributed stuffed animals Friday to local shelters and nonprofit organizations that help those in need. She also visited homeless camps. Marianno doesn’t think she’s missed an Easter […]

Review: Ups and downs with Google Glass apps

Barbara Ortutay NEW YORK — Google Glass is like a fickle friend. Surprises await, such as the time it took a photo of my ceiling while I was making carrot and ginger soup. I’ve been using Google’s Web-connected eyewear over the past few months. Spending a day trying to get some chores done with it […]

Swiss unveil new solar plane for global flight

PAYERNE, Switzerland — The Swiss-made airplane built for the first round-the-world solar flight has wings longer than a Boeing 747 jumbo jet yet weighs only about as much as a large car. The Solar Impulse 2, unveiled to the world this week at Switzerland’s Payerne Air Force Base, is a bigger and better version of […]

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