Thursday, August 28, 2014
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

My boss insists that we all eat lunch with her in cafeteria

Dear Annie: My boss insists that all of her employees eat lunch with her in the cafeteria every day. She really gets out of whack if we decide to use our “unpaid” time to do what we want. She says we aren’t team players if we don’t eat together. And for the most part, lunch […]

Poor constituent service no longer acceptable

SAN DIEGO — Many Latino lawmakers have nicknames. In California, we continue the tradition. Often times, we call them “defendant.” In a state where Latinos make up more than 38 percent of the population, it’s shameful to see Latino legislators act as if the rules don’t apply to them. With reckless ways and questionable behavior, […]

Today in History: Aug. 28, 2014

Today is Thursday, August 28, the 240th day of 2014. There are 125 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On August 28, 1964, two days of race-related rioting erupted in North Philadelphia over a false rumor that white police officers had beaten to death a pregnant black woman. On this date: In 1609, English […]

Judge lets ‘X-Men’ director’s accuser drop lawsuit

HONOLULU — A federal judge in Hawaii is allowing a former child model to dismiss a lawsuit that accused “X-Men” director Bryan Singer of sex abuse. Wednesday’s ruling gives Michael Egan III the option to re-file the lawsuit. Singer wanted the case dismissed with prejudice, with attorney costs and fees imposed against Egan. U.S. District […]

Rapper Young Jeezy pleads not guilty to gun charge

NEWPORT BEACH — California prosecutors say platinum-selling rapper Young Jeezy has pleaded not guilty to possessing an illegal assault weapon during an investigation into a fatal shooting at a rap concert. A spokeswoman for the Orange County district attorney says the rapper, whose real name is Jay Wayne Jenkins, entered his plea to the felony […]

‘Cops’ crew member killed in Omaha police shooting

OMAHA, Neb. — Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha killed a crew member with the TV show “Cops” as well as the suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun that they thought was a real handgun, authorities said Wednesday. The suspect fired from the pellet […]

Bridge

THE NEA BRIDGE by Phillip Alder TAKE THE DUMMY UNDER ADVISEMENT Livy, a Roman historian who died in A.D. 17, said, “The troubles that have come upon us always seem more serious than those that are only threatening.” This week we are looking at active and passive defense. The defenders either strive to take winners […]

Chris Soules is ABC’s new ‘Bachelor’

NEW YORK — ABC has chosen its next “Bachelor.” Chris Soules, who came in third last season on “The Bachelorette,” will look for love among 25 women vying for his heart. His selection was announced Wednesday on “Good Morning America.” The 32-year-old Iowa farmer said he was “humbled, flattered and grateful” to be selected. “My […]

John Lennon’s killer sorry for being ‘an idiot’

BUFFALO, N.Y. — John Lennon’s imprisoned killer says he still gets letters about the pain he caused in his pursuit of notoriety nearly 34 years ago. “I am sorry for causing that type of pain,” Mark David Chapman told a parole board last week, according to a transcript released Wednesday. “I am sorry for being […]

Horoscopes: Aug. 28, 2014

Considering all of the action involving Venus, Jupiter and Mars, it’s been an exciting and, for many, a very stressful few days. The Virgo sun and the Libra moon now collaborate to bring peace and goodwill to the situation. This is the time to kiss and make up, hug and make up, or pay and […]

Reality star accused of rape, child molestation

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Discovery Channel has canceled reality TV star Will Hayden’s popular “Sons of Guns” show after his arrest on an aggravated rape charge. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office says Hayden was arrested Tuesday on a charge accusing him of raping a child. His bond was set at $250,000. He […]

Source: BET suspends producer after Blue Ivy joke

NEW YORK — BET has suspended a producer after a joke about Beyonce and Jay Z’s daughter that aired Monday on the network’s music video countdown show, “106 & Park.” A source at BET, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to discuss the matter publicly, said the producer […]

Posey hits game-ending 2-run homer for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — Buster Posey hit a game-ending two-run homer for his third clout in two nights, sending the San Francisco Giants past the Colorado Rockies 4-2 on Wednesday night for Bruce Bochy’s 1,600th managerial victory. Posey sent an 0-1 pitch from Juan Nicasio (5-6) just inside the left-field foul pole for his 18th homer […]

Jamaica Kincaid wins American Book Award

NEW YORK — Author Jamaica Kincaid and film critic Armond White are among the winners of the 35th annual American Book Awards, which celebrate multiculturalism and free expression. The Before Columbus Foundation announced that Kincaid was cited for the novel “See Now Then.” White received an “Anti-Censorship Award” because of his being “unfairly removed” from […]