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Visit Solano History Exploration Center online or in person

While walking up the brick steps into Suisun City’s historic Lawler House is not as flashy as flooring the gas pedal on a DeLorean equipped with a flux capacitor, visitors to the Solano History Exploration Center can still be transported back in time. The museum is not large (taking up just two rooms), but what […]

Week in Preview: Sept. 4-10, 2015

Fairfield 7 p.m. Friday First Friday: Used Blues Band Anheuser-Busch, 3101 Busch Drive. 429-7595. 6:30 p.m. Saturday Dalt Williams Sticky Rice Chinese Bistro & Bar, 5030 Business Center Drive, Suite 100. 863-7500. 3 p.m. Thursday Farmers Market Corner of Jefferson and Texas streets. 422-0313. 6 p.m. Thursday Hollywood Jenkins Mankas Steakhouse, 2522 Mankas Corner Road. 425-3207. […]

Republicans lash party to Trump

Imagine that it’s October 2016. Republican presidential nominee George Pataki (amazing, right?) is striking a delicate balance between aggressive pandering to Hispanic and Asian voters and soothing the resentments of the tea party, whose loyalists are once again grumbling that their guy didn’t win the nomination. Meanwhile, across Spanish-language radio and TV, and in glossy […]

‘Deflategate,’ Iran nuke deal, Clinton controversy remain top stories of day

If I were in a typical network newsroom, I would have to lead off with the most important story in the world: more important than our presidential race, more important than the awful refugee crisis in Europe, more important than the almost treasonous “framework” deal with Iran, in order to talk about “Deflategate.” Let me […]

Clinton remains – yes – inevitable

WASHINGTON — Unless she’s indicted, Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic nomination. That kind of sentence is rarely written about a major presidential candidate. But I don’t see a realistic third alternative (except for one long-shot, below). Clinton is now hostage to the various investigations – the FBI, Congress, the courts – of her emails. […]

Solano Town Center gives artists temporary ‘permanent’ gallery

FAIRFIELD — Art is not new to the Solano Town Center. When it opened in 1981 as Solano Mall, there were fabric and steel “flying machines” suspended from the ceiling in various places. What is new for 2015, however, is a designated space for local artists to call their own and show off their creativity […]

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Aerorocks members don’t want fans to miss a thing in Aerosmith tribute

VACAVILLE — Aerosmith? Performing in Vacaville? Well, not exactly, but close. Very close. According to Los Angeles-based tribute band Aerorocks’ website, they are the world’s No. 1 homage to the real thing. While Aerorocks’ longevity as a band pales compared to the 40-plus years of the originals, they have performed all over the world, including […]

Greed? A good deed? Many authors continue to ‘write’ from the grave

I gravitated immediately to the book cover of “What Pet Should I Get?” I was walking through some unremarkable big-box store last month while on vacation in Southern California and was instantly hit with that feeling of childhood nostalgia as I gazed at the colorful characters, their poses, their facial expressions so reminiscent of my […]

Drowned family symbolizes Europe migrant crisis

ANKARA, Turkey — He is one among many, far too many. But the plight of one boy, washed up like a piece of debris on a Turkish beach, has focused the world’s attention on a wave of war-and-deprivation-fueled migration unmatched since World War II. Aylan Kurdi, 3, was found on a Turkish beach in sneakers, […]

Randy Liefer

May 26, 1951 – Aug. 19, 2015 Randy Liefer, age 64, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at North Bay Hospital, Fairfield, California. He was born May 26, 1951 in Corona, California, to Ray and Cleo (Woode) Liefer. He was a 1969 graduate of Vacaville High School. He graduated with a BSCI from […]

Kentucky clerk jailed in gay marriage feud

ASHLAND, Ky. — A defiant county clerk went to jail Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but five of her deputies agreed to issue the licenses themselves, potentially ending the church-state standoff in Rowan County, Kentucky. U.S. District Judge David Bunning said he had no choice but to jail Kim Davis […]

Charleston shooting suspect to face death penalty, DA says

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The white man accused of killing nine black churchgoers in what authorities said was a racially motivated crime during Bible study will face a death penalty trial, even though not all the victims’ families agree with capital punishment, a prosecutor said Thursday. Solicitor Scarlett Wilson said Thursday that some crimes are just […]

US trims trade gap in July

WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to the lowest level in five months as exports posted a small gain while imports declined, reflecting a big drop in shipments of consumer goods such as cell phones. The deficit narrowed to $41.9 billion in July, a 7.4 percent decline from a June imbalance of […]

Oversized Aussie sheep yields 30 sweaters

CANBERRA, Australia  — A lost, overgrown sheep found in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time on Thursday, yielding 89 pounds of wool — the equivalent of 30 sweaters — and shedding almost half his body weight. Tammy Ven Dange, chief executive of the Canberra RSPCA, which rescued the merino ram dubbed Chris, […]

Manhunt could subdue holiday plans

FOX LAKE, Ill. — The manhunt for three suspects wanted in the killing of an Illinois police officer threatened Thursday to dampen the Labor Day weekend across one of the state’s most popular recreational areas, a boating and fishing playground known as the Chain O’ Lakes. The region normally draws tens of thousands of visitors […]

Migrants stacking up in Hungary as crisis grows

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Thousands of people desperate to reach Western Europe rushed into a Budapest train station Thursday after police ended a two-day blockade, setting off a wave of anger and confusion as hundreds shoved their way onto a waiting train. But when it tried to drop them off at a Hungarian camp for asylum […]

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