Thursday, April 24, 2014

What we can do about crime

Last week’s column about a fictional 8-year-old boy named Malcolm growing up in a troubled neighborhood and becoming a killer was well received. I wanted to get people thinking about what could’ve been done to help Malcolm choose a different path. But some wanted to know what we should do about the violence plaguing the […]

Appreciate how good we have it now

Nothing makes a parent appreciate the finer things in life than seeing a family member have a baby. In the past four months, my husband and I have been reminded of how good we have it since our kids have “grown up.” My sister-in-law had a baby on Christmas Day and my sister had a […]

Castro at odds with mentor on deportations

SAN DIEGO — President Barack Obama’s overzealous deportation policies divide Latino Democrats. This division extends to San Antonio, where a rising star in the party is at odds with an older establishment figure who has been called his mentor. If we’re going to watch a Shakespearean drama, first we must set the scene. Activists are […]

When Joe’s mad at me, he also ignores my 7-year-old son

Dear Annie: My boyfriend, “Joe,” and I have been together for five years. My son (from a previous relationship) and I moved away from family and friends to live with him. Shortly after moving, I became pregnant with our daughter. At first, our relationship was perfect. Joe was sweet, kind and helpful. Now we get into […]

Today in History for April 24, 2014

Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On April 24, 1916, some 1,600 Irish nationalists launched the Easter Rising by seizing several key sites in Dublin. (The rising was put down by British forces almost a week later.) On this date: In […]

Horoscopes for April 24, 2014

It’s been a week of tension and unpredictable excitement. Now Mercury in grounded Taurus and an empathetic Pisces moon will try to mellow out the atmosphere lullaby-style. When the psychic winds kick up, try not to see them as inconvenient agitators, but as benevolent forces sent to gently rock us. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Note […]


THE NEA BRIDGE by Phillip Alder AN OLD THEME MISSED BY MANY Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, “Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth” But one does hope that repetition transforms a truth that is sometimes overlooked into a truth that is remembered. As an example, how do the defenders defeat four hearts in […]

Prep boys volleyball: Donnely serves up win for Vacaville Christian

RIO LINDA — The Vacaville Christian boys volleyball team came back to defeat Rio Linda 14-25, 23-25, 25-16, 25-21, 15-11 in a non-league game, Wednesday. The Falcons (12-6) were down 7-4 in the last set but Elliott Donnely served up eight points in a row to put Vacaville Christian up 12-7. Andrew Grabowski led the […]

Prep softball: Vanden rolls to 14-0 win over Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — The Vanden High softball team only needed five innings as it shut out Fairfield 14-0 in Solano County Athletic Conference action, Wednesday. The Vikings (11-5, 6-2 SCAC) scored one run in the bottom of the first before exploding for 11 runs in the second inning. Kiwi McDaniel hit a grand slam as she […]