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Back in the Day: Fairfield, Benicia, and Vallejo battle for county seat


Prior to California statehood in 1850, Solano County was called Benicia County. Vallejo was once the state capital, but that honor was wrested away by Benicia. Then Solano County’s seat was in Benicia. Finally, like an exasperated Jan Brady, other Solano County cities shrieked “Benicia! Benicia! Benicia!”

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Back in the Day: Pat Morita, a TV/movie star and Armijo grad


The following Back in the Day column was originally published in the Fairfield Daily Republic on Sept. 28, 2012 By Tony Wade Pat Morita achieved fame in the 1960s as a standup comedian and then in the ‘70s and ‘80s for playing Matsuo “Arnold” Takahashi, owner of a diner on the hit TV show “Happy Days.”

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