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Supervisors not ready for ‘equity training’ quite yet

Printed in the June 23, 2021 edition on page A1 

FAIRFIELD — The Solano County supervisors were not willing Tuesday to commit to a specific equity training option that had the full support of Supervisor Erin Hannigan and human resource leadership.

But the other board members were more cautious, ranging from Supervisor Monica Brown suggesting it should be a voluntary choice by each member, to board Chairman John Vasquez saying he is not convinced the proposed training is the right training.

The proposal was to have Jei Africa, director of Marin County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, conduct a series of equity training workshops the board members could attend with county administrators and line supervisors, but without creating a quorum.[..Read More]

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Pastor Morris Curry Jr.: And the Blacks still vote Democrat

PUBLISHED: August 30, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. | UPDATED: August 31, 2020 at 4:23 p.m.

When I began to pay attention to the political TV commercials that called a California legislation racist, I just knew that the legislation was authored by Republicans legislators. Because when you hear that word espoused by African-American loyalists of the Democratic Party, the only people in America who are racist are those who support the Republicans. So I did some research and found that the number of lawmakers who are coauthoring SB 793 with Sen. Hill were Democrats and continues to grow. As of today, Sens. Steve Glazer, D-Orinda, Mike McGuire, D-North Coast/North Bay, Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, and Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, are joint authors of the bill. Sen. Maria Elena Durazo, D-Los Angeles, and Assemblymembers Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, D-Orinda, Marc Berman, D-Palo Alto, Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica, Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, Al Muratsuchi, D-Torrance, Robert Rivas, D-Hollister, and Jim Wood, D-Santa Rosa are principal coauthors. The coauthors in upper house are Sens. Ben Allen, D-Santa Monica, Bob Archuleta, D-Pico Rivera, Jim Beall, D-San Jose, Bill Dodd, D-Napa, Lena Gonzalez, D-Long Beach, Robert Hertzberg, D- Van Nuys, Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, Connie M. Leyva, D-Chino, Bill Monning, D-Carmel, Jim Nielsen, R-Tehama, Anthony Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge, and Susan Rubio, D-Baldwin.

Assemblymembers Tasha Boerner Horvath, D-Encinitas, Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, David Chiu, D-San Francisco, Kansen Chu, D-San Jose, Jim Frazier, D-Fairfield, Cristina Garcia, D-Bell Gardens, Marc Levine, D-Marin County, Monique Limón, D-Santa Barbara, Kevin Mullin, D-South San Francisco, Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach, Cottie Petrie-Norris, D-Laguna Beach, Luz Rivas, D-Arleta, Miguel Santiago, D-Los Angeles, Mark Stone, D-Monterey Bay, Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, and Buffy Wicks, D-Oakland, are also coauthors..

The coalition of SB 793 supporters includes the Office of Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis, the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, and the Common Sense Kids, who are bill sponsors. SB 793 now moves to the Assembly for consideration..

The current TV ads claim that the bill is racist because the flavors targeted in the bill are directed at saving white lives and that Black lives don’t matter. Yeah, there is even a Rap TV commercial saying that.[..Read More]

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Protesters march through Vacaville, call for reform

Counter protest expresses support for police

PUBLISHED: June 17, 2020 at 5:19 p.m. | UPDATED: June 17, 2020 at 5:21 p.m.
Counter protest expresses support for police

Two scenes played out along Merchant Street late Wednesday morning.

In front of the Vacaville Police Department, a group of more than 50 protesters gathered for a Black Lives Matter rally before marching down to Shasta Drive and back to protest the recent killings of Black people at the hands of police officers and to call for changes within the police system.

Closer to the edge of City Hall, a small group of counterprotesters gathered to encourage support for police officers.

Despite being of vastly different sizes, the two scenes served as a microcosm of the tensions facing America as it heads into the early summer months of what has turned out to be a very tumultuous year.[..Read More]

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Build new industries

Shared from the 4/30/2020 San Francisco Chronicle eEdition

By Marianne Haas, Berkeley

Regarding “Blind workers on a roll making toilet paper at San Leandro plant” (April 27): It is sad that it takes a pandemic to give more jobs to blind people. However, I am glad that the need for jobs for people with disabilities is finally coming to the forefront. This is an example of why manufacturing jobs need to come back to the states or new industries need to be created.

Such new industries can add to what we already have. Factories could make hemp clothing, as industrial hemp was signed into law by the president. Of course, investors and companies need to buy into these concepts. So, they have to benefit more from the new industries than from the old ones. These new industries can also help us be less dependent on other countries.

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Spering delivers impassioned plea for ‘common sense’ Covid-19 pullback


FAIRFIELD — Michelle Guerra stood outside the county government center Tuesday morning calling for the Board of Supervisors to open Solano back up for business. “They’ve got the data; there have only been four deaths in Solano County; we’ve done a great job (in social distancing),” Guerra said. “Now it’s time to open Solano County [...Read More]

The Daily Republic Letters to Editor 

Letter to the Editor: Writer criticizes from sidelines

By Judy Ewing, Vacaville
Printed in the April 12, 2020 edition on page A7 | Published on April 12, 2020 | Last Modified on April 10, 2020 at 4:01 pm

Teddy Roosevelt’s remarks at the Sorbonne in 1910 come to mind today: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena . . .”[Read More] 

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Letter to the Editor: Worries over voter suppression

By Michele Guerra, Chair, Solano County Republican Party
Printed in the April 05, 2020 edition on page A7 | Published on April 5, 2020 | Last Modified on April 3, 2020 at 3:37 pm

The Solano Republican Party focuses on educating citizens of all parties about election-related issues. A primary concern is that due to “glitches” at the DMV or VoteCal database, voters have had their party affiliation changed, or have been removed from the voter rolls entirely. People have come to trust us as an organization who educates,....[Read More] 

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Residents Show Support For National Vietnam War Veterans Day

PUBLISHED: March 30, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. | UPDATED: March 30, 2020 at 6:09 p.m.

Concerns over the global coronavirus pandemic may have led to a much smaller gathering than usual, but passers-by were quick to honk their horns in support of a local gathering commemorating National Vietnam War Veterans Day....[Read More] 

from the Vacaville ReporterDennis E. Allen of Fairfield wave to passing motorists on East Monte Vista Avenue Monday as they commemorate National Vietnam War Veterans’ Day that happened Sunday.(Joel Rosenbaum — The Reporter)
To Our Vietnam War Veterans,

Thank you for your service. 

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