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Romo knocked out vs Carolina with another collarbone injury

ARLINGTON, Texas — Dallas quarterback Tony Romo isn’t sure if he will be able to return this season after injuring the same shoulder that sidelined him for seven games this season. Romo, who threw three interceptions and had two of them returned for touchdowns in a 33-14 loss to undefeated Carolina, was knocked out on […]

Stafford throws 5 TD passes, Lions beat Eagles 45-14

DETROIT — Matthew Stafford dropped back and perfectly lofted the ball where only Calvin Johnson could catch it. Johnson leaped to come down with the 25-yard pass in the end zone for the first of a career-high matching three touchdown receptions, Stafford tied a personal best with five scoring passes, and the surging Detroit Lions […]

Don’t settle for dull gravy. Learn how to crank the flavor

Just because Thanksgiving mostly is about tradition doesn’t mean that we aren’t open to going off script when it comes to side dishes and exactly how to cook the big bird. But the gravy? It’s where innovation goes to die! Generally, we’re content to just pour some store-bought chicken broth, along with a little butter […]

Still no cranberry sauce fan? Maybe bacon will convert you

Admittedly, I’m a bit of a freak when it comes to cranberry sauce. Nonetheless, I can’t help but think there is something seriously disturbed about people who claim to not like it. Because what is there to dislike? Whether shplopped (that’s the official sound) from a can or homemade with loving care, cranberry sauce is […]

Moving meringue beyond lemons in this delicious pumpkin pie

This Thanksgiving pie is deliciously deceptive. Until you cut into it, it looks like your classic lemon meringue pie, piled high with billows of whipped and toasted egg whites. But once the knife slices through that sweet topping, the real deal is revealed. Hidden under the meringue is a classic pumpkin pie spiked with just […]

No empty nest: Young women live with M & D like it’s 1940

Young women are living with their parents or relatives at a rate not seen since 1940 as more millennial women put off marriage, attend college and face high living expenses. A Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data found that 36.4 percent of women between the ages 18 and 34 lived with parents […]

Patience key to long-term investment success

Global markets continue their turbulence, with some focus on China’s economic outlook. But while falling markets can be worrisome, maintaining a longer term perspective makes the volatility easier to handle. Too often a typical response to unsettling markets is an emotional one. We quit risky assets when prices are down and wait for more “certainty.” […]

Vanden High grad hits the business ground running with Pocket Dog

FAIRFIELD — When a new customer walks into 18-year-old Hayden Konstantinopoulos’ downtown Fairfield shop, the first question is almost invariably, “what’s a pocket dog.” There are a few who have experienced the food when they were in France or in Hawaii where it is known as puka dog. Konstantinopoulos is more than glad not only […]

I’m rich, maybe you can be, too

I hope you followed my advice in my April 6, 1990, column. I insisted that you should mortgage your house, take all your savings and borrow all you could to buy Nike stock at the adjusted price of $2.09 a share. If you missed that recommendation, I told you again to buy NKE April 8, […]

Small talk: Small business owners just say no to preserve family time

By Joyce M. Rosenberg NEW YORK — Sometimes family comes first. That’s the priority Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., set before becoming House speaker last week; he warned he’s going to spend weekends with his wife and three children, not political fundraisers. “I cannot and I will not give up my family,” he said. But saying […]

McIlroy birdies last to pace Willett in Dubai 1st round

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Rory McIlroy birdied his last hole to pace Danny Willett in their chase for the Race to Dubai trophy on the opening day of the World Tour Championship on Thursday. McIlroy chipped in from a greenside bunker on the 18th hole to card a 4-under-par 68, tied with English golfer […]

Ernst takes LPGA lead, Kim grabs upper hand in bonus race

  NAPLES, Fla. — Austin Ernst leads the tournament, Sei Young Kim leads the race for $1 million and Lydia Ko has edged closer to everything else that’s at stake this weekend. So as expected, the LPGA’s finale for 2015 is off to a hectic start. Ernst shot a 6-under 66 Thursday to take a […]

Kisner leads at Sea Island as Love & Son finish even

  ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Davis Love III and Davis Love IV did everything together Thursday at Sea Island. They have the same pre-shot routine, a full practice swing before setting up over the ball. Both hit 3-wood off the tee and made birdie on the opening hole. Both wound up with an even-par […]

MLB closer to new recommendations for safety nets for 2016

  DALLAS — Major League Baseball is close to new recommendations for safety netting at its stadiums for the 2016 season. Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday that it “absolutely clear” there will be changes. He said there was more work to be done, and that he wasn’t prepared to go into details. “In addition to […]

NASCAR: All hail Gordon, Harvick refuses to play mind games

  HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Kevin Harvick has made a predictable habit of trying to rattle his opposition when the stakes are at their highest. With Jeff Gordon sitting to his left, the reigning NASCAR champion didn’t dare play any mind games. NASCAR’s annual title contenders news conference was a feel-good affair Thursday as all four […]

Ben and Nic Moore lead Mustangs past Stanford, 85-70

  STANFORD — Nic Moore and Ben Moore each scored 17 points and Southern Methodist beat Stanford 85-70 on Thursday night. Markus Kennedy added 14 points for the Mustangs, who won their road opener by handing the Cardinal their first loss of the year. Jordan Tolbert had 10. Marcus Allen scored 18 points to lead […]

Raiders suddenly struggling to stop the run

  ALAMEDA — Defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. has no shortage of reasons why the Oakland Raiders have gone from owning one of the best run defenses to one of the worst. Bad tackling, breakdowns in fundamentals, players being out of position. The list goes on and on. Norton even pointed the finger of blame […]

49ers defenders Bowman, Williams return to Seattle at last

  SANTA CLARA — Ian Williams passed NaVorro Bowman in the locker room earlier this week and reminded his teammate they would be returning to Seattle’s home field and the scene of major injuries from the 2013 season that temporarily derailed their careers. “I was like, ‘We’re back, we’re live up there, we’re back,’” Williams […]

Green Valley, Crystal split middle school basketball games

SUISUN CITY — Anisa Rillo poured in 12 points and Taylor Moore added six to lift the Green Valley Middle School girls basketball team to a 23-19 win over Crystal, Thursday. In the boys game, Crystal won 34-33 over Green Valley with Dimitrios Stragalinos scoring 22 points in a losing cause.

Three Falcons earn All-BVC volleyball honors

ROCKVILLE — Claudia Diaz and Javona Hill of the Solano Community College volleyball team earned All-Bay Valley Conference first team honors in selections made on Thursday. Hope Driscoll earned a spot on the second team. Diaz led the team with 130 kills and 56 aces, finishing second in digs with 108 in BVC play She […]

NFL player’s actions toward police dog deemed not malicious

PITTSBURGH — Pennsylvania authorities say Oakland Raiders linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong did not act maliciously when he confronted a police dog just before the start of a Nov. 8 game in Pittsburgh against the Steelers. Investigators had been trying to determine whether the player’s conduct constituted taunting of a police dog, a third-degree felony. The sheriff’s office has […]

Karlsson scores to lift Sharks over Flyers 1-0 in overtime

  PHILADELPHIA — Melker Karlsson and the San Jose Sharks are feeling right at home on the road. Karlsson scored 3:45 into overtime and Martin Jones made 34 saves in his third shutout of the season, giving San Jose a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. Joonas Donskoi set up the game-winner […]

Prep football capsule: Week 12

Week 12: Wood (10-1) vs. Del Oro (5-6) When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Zunino Stadium, Vacaville High What: Sac-Joaquin Section Division II quarterfinals Series: First meeting Last week: Wood defeated American Canyon, 59-33; Del Oro defeated Whitney, 34-28   Of note: Having earned nine Sac-Joaquin Section titles in 26 playoff appearances, Del Oro High has […]


THE NEA BRIDGE by Phillip Alder THE TRAPS ARE THERE; SO ARE SOLUTIONS Christopher Morley, a journalist, novelist, essayist and poet who died in 1957, said, “The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.” I hope these bridge columns trap you into analyzing each deal. In today’s, there […]

Wall Street woes may mean great Christmas

The late comedian Rodney Dangerfield had this comment about Mrs. Dangerfield’s shopping habits: “My wife loves a sale. She buys everything marked down. Last week she came home with an escalator.” OK, old joke, but what’s being marked down this past week was not funny to many investors. An example would be the “sale” going on […]

Texas firm recycles Beck Avenue specialty building

As we approach Thanksgiving, we thought we would take a look at something economic-related that we are thankful for. On the edge of Solano Business Park, south of Highway 12, there is a 255,000-square-foot building situated on approximately 14 acres at 299 Beck Ave. With its 64-foot ceiling height, it is one of the most […]

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