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At Home with Vivian: Who Did The Cooking?

An unidentified family at Thanksgiving Dinner in 1950. "What was Thanksgiving like when you were a kid?" a young friend asked me recently as we were sorting through craft items donated to an elementary school. She is a first generation American and enjoys hearing about American traditions. I flipped

MARTINEZGAZETTE.COM - 2017-11-22 08:00:00

Fundraiser To Help Local Musician

Tickets are available for a brunch fundraiser Dec. 10 at Roxx on Main to help a 23-year-old Martinez musician who is battling cancer. Kymber Starmack is an entertainer who often plays at Roxx on Main as well as at such other Martinez venues as Armando's and Barrellista. She's a singer and songwriter

MARTINEZGAZETTE.COM - 2017-11-22 08:00:00

Martinez, Concord latest cities told to change elections or face lawsuits

MARTINEZ - City officials here have received a certified letter from a Malibu attorney demanding a change in how local elections are carried out. Very similar letters, varying mostly in local details, have gone to several Bay Area cities and school districts this year, and more are on their way. Mar


Hit-And-Run Victim Dies | DUI Crackdown: North Bay Patch PM

NORTH BAY, CA - Missed today's headlines? Here are the Patch stories from Marin, Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties that people are talking about today: Undocumented San Rafael Man Free On Bond Hugo Mejia, an undocumented resident of San Rafael, will spend Thanksgiving with his three children and wife

PATCH - 2017-11-23 00:39:34

3 Vehicle Crash Traps Passengers, Closes Concord Road

CONCORD, CA - Southbound Bailey Road is closed at the Keller Canyon Landfill north of Concord in unincorporated Contra Costa County in the wake of a crash that trapped two people in a car, the California Highway Patrol said. One of the people involved in the three-car crash called the CHP around 7

PATCH - 2017-11-22 17:41:23

Large Walnut Creek Home With Soaking Tub

WALNUT CREEK, CA -- The spacious, open floor plan of this Walnut Creek home includes an updated kitchen with granite counters, Wolf range, stainless steel appliances and touch faucet. The large master suite has a walk-in closet with skylight and safe. The master bathroom includes a large soaking t

PATCH - 2017-11-22 14:54:48

Council to Weigh in On Downtown Development

Council to Weigh in On Downtown Development The Livermore City Council will make recommendations regarding the future of development in downtown Livermore. The council, at its November 27 meeting, will provide direction on the following: development and evaluation of concept plans for the city's 8.2

INDEPENDENTNEWS.COM - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

Man fatally shot in East Oakland

OAKLAND - A man was fatally shot in East Oakland Wednesday morning, police said. Police were trying to identify the man. His body was found about 3:16 a.m. Wednesday in the 1900 block of East 12th Street, a mostly commercial area. Police don't have a motive yet for the killing and have not made any

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-11-22 15:11:46

Injuries reported in Winsted school bus crash

People were injured in a crash involving a school bus in Winsted on Wednesday morning, police said. The crash involving two vehicles was reported in the area of South Main Street at the Torringford Street intersection around 7 a.m. Police said students were on the bus at the time of the crash. Poli

EYEWITNESS NEWS - 2017-11-22 15:35:00

Comic book illustrator to present program at NCCC; Colebrook holiday fair and celebration is Dec. 9; knitters wanted for little red hats; Winsted cops warn: Clickit or Ticket; Wisdom House offers holiday food service

Published 12:00 am, Tuesday, November 21, 2017 WINSTED - William H. Foster III, noted comic book historian, researcher, and collector, will give a presentation at Northwestern Connecticut Community College on Thursday, Nov. 30, 12 to 1 p.m. in the Draper Conference Center (lower level of the Learn


For the Record: Thankful songs

"I Thank You" Sam & Dave Originally written by David Porter and Isaac Hayes, the song was recorded by Sam & Dave for release in 1968. It reached number nine on the Billboard pop singles chart. ZZ Top covered the song for its 1979 album "Deguello," and the band released it as a single the following


Windsor Files Complaint Alleging Racist Behavior

WINDSOR, CT - Windsor school officials have filed a complaint with the executive director of the Connecticut Association of Schools - Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, the governing body of state high school athletics, concerning alleged acts of racism on the part of St. Joseph High S

PATCH - 2017-11-22 19:04:00

Torrington man gets 2.5 years for drug charges

TORRINGTON - A city man was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison this week on drug-related charges. Ben Moore, then 55, of 36 French St., Torrington, was arrested Sept. 3 and charged with possession of narcotics and possession in a school zone, police said. State's Attorney Dawn Gallo said Tu

REGISTER CITIZEN - 2017-11-22 17:34:56

Torrington Salvation Army donates food to those in need for Thanksgiving holiday

TORRINGTON - The spirit of Thanksgiving was on hand Tuesday at the Salvation Army church on Oak Avenue as volunteers handed out boxes of food for the holiday. Major Tina Streck said approximately 150 boxes, created through donations from the Connecticut Food Bank and the community, were to be distri

REGISTER CITIZEN - 2017-11-22 15:10:03

Central School Takes a Run at Hunger

The turkey and stuffing may be all gone, but for Central School, the memories of coming together to help those less fortunate enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving holiday will likely last for a long time. On November 15th the K-6 elementary school held its second annual "Central School Turkey Trot Fun Run

PATCH - 2017-11-22 13:54:04

HJMS Finds Creative Ways to Honor Veterans

Every Veterans Day, it is a tradition at Simsbury's Henry James Memorial School (HJMS) to find unique and special ways to honor veterans for their service. This year the school welcomed 92-year old Benjamin Walker, a New Britain native and current Simsbury resident, and an active member of the Ameri

PATCH - 2017-11-22 14:29:10

Police: 3 hurt, one of them seriously, in Medford crash

One woman was seriously injured when the car she was in collided with a pickup truck in Medford late Wednesday morning, police said. Both the male pickup truck driver and the second woman who was in the sedan suffered minor injuries, Suffolk police said in a statement. The police did not say which

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-22 18:39:53

Long Island breast cancer fighter celebrates Thanksgiving with the help of 'pink sisters'

Desiree Garcia of Mastic, right, with her Pink S.H.O.E.S. support system, in sweatshirts from left -- LaKesha Jackson-Gordon, Laila Campbell, Ganesa Taylor and April Francis -- and her boyfriend, Fred Watson, center left, and son, Elijah, on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Photo Credit: Rachel Weiss Desi

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-22 15:39:00

Steve Bannon to headline fundraiser for Rep. Lee Zeldin

WASHINGTON - Former senior White House strategist Stephen Bannon is set to headline a campaign fundraiser for Rep. Lee Zeldin next month in New York City, event co-host Arthur Schwartz confirmed Wednesday on Twitter. Bannon's role in helping to re-elect the Shirley Republican was first reported by

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-22 20:55:33

The quiet decorated Korean War hero in my swim group

Pasquale "Bob" Morga was honored by the United States and Korea for his bravery during the war. Photo Credit: Korean War Legacy Foundation I do long-distance lap swimming at 6 a.m. at the Brookhaven YMCA in Holtsville 3 or 4 days a week. I have been doing this for years and, after the swim workout

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-22 23:11:59