Friday, December 29, 2023

Community Clean Up Saturday, December 30th.


When: Saturday, December 30, 2023
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Where: Matt Garcia Foundation Office, 717 Texas Street, Fairfield, CA 94533

The Matt Garcia Foundation will provide gloves, garbage pickers and buckets for collecting the trash.

Students can earn community service hours. Lunch provided after the cleanup.

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Monday, December 25, 2023

Saturday, December 23, 2023

What happens to your brain as you age


As the most complex organ in your body, your brain changes radically throughout your life. Starting from before birth and continuing even after you've died. This is what happens to your brain as you age.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Message From the President


As the year draws to a close, we find ourselves reflecting on the incredible impact made possible by your dedication and selflessness. We thank each and every one who continues to keep Matt's Dream Alive by your commitment and support over these past 15 years. We are deeply grateful! 

Throughout the year, your volunteer efforts, passion, and hard work have propelled us forward, enabling us to make a meaningful difference in our community and elsewhere.

It's through the collective efforts of people like YOU that we can continue to fulfill our vision and create positive change in our world. I can feel Matt smiling down on all of us seeing that his life and his vision is still very much alive and thriving.

We are eternally grateful and humbled. We look forward to continuing this incredible journey together in 2024 and beyond.

With heartfelt gratitude,
Teresa Courtemanche
 
The Matt Garcia Foundation
President 
(Matt's Mom)

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Sunday, December 17, 2023

Serotonin vs. Dopamine - 7 Key Differences Between Pleasure and Happiness


Serotonin vs. dopamine explained by Dr. Robert Lustig author of "The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains".

He explains the 7 key differences between pleasure and happiness and discusses the basic brain mechanisms behind various addictive products that are hacking our reward centers.

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Thursday, December 14, 2023

Holiday Mixer, December 15th


Chamber of Commerce: Holiday Mixer Non-Profit

The Dessert auction will benefit The Matt Garcia Foundation

Holiday Mixer takes place at Jelly Belly Factory 
Friday, December 15th from 5:30pm - 10:00pm

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Friday, December 8, 2023

How to make smart decisions more easily


Explore the psychology of decision fatigue, what kinds of choices lead us to this state and what we can do to fight it.

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Everything our bodies do— whether physical or mental— uses energy. Studies have found that many individuals seem to have a daily threshold for making decisions, and an extended period of decision-making can lead to cognitive exhaustion. So, what kinds of choices lead us to this state, and what can we do to fight fatigue? Explore the psychology of decision fatigue and ways you can avoid fatigue.

Directed by Jolene Tan.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Message from Newly Appointed Vice President Andy Ramirez

One of the beautiful things about living in Fairfield is Matt Garcia saw what our city could be and started working towards it. What does our city look like through Matt’s eyes? And how can we make that dream of his come true?

It starts with something simple. Something as simple as picking up a piece of trash. By doing this, we are saying thank you for giving us a city where even the homeless and careless have more than enough to eat. We are living in gratitude.
How can we work towards Matt’s dream of supporting our youth? It’s easy. We encourage them to work hard at their goals, and we invest in their education. We encourage them to ask for help on the hard days and remind them that there is always someone there to help. 

Imagine what Fairfield would look like if all our kids knew there was a group of people working for their future. Know that the Matt Garcia foundation is this group of people. I think Matt was right when he said, “This is the place to be!”

Our students have hopes and dreams. We’re showing them the ways and fundraising the means. 

Andy Ramirez, Vice President

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

GIVING TUESDAY, $10 CHALLENGE


Help us to help our local youth!

If 1,000 people will donate just $10 to the Matt Garcia Foundation this “Giving Tuesday” 11/28, we can raise $10,000 for youth-related causes in our community! Will you help us and make a tax-deductible donation today?

Ways to donate:

*Paypal: The Matt Garcia Foundation
*Mail check to PO Box 3301, Fairfield, CA 94533
*Drop off cash/check donations at our downtown office
(717 Texas St. Fairfield) on Tuesday from 5-7pm.

Thank you,
Teresa Courtemanche, President
The Matt Garcia Foundation

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Sunday, November 26, 2023

What happens when we sleep?


Sleep is central to maintaining your physical and mental health, but many people don't sleep enough. We all do it, but what happens to us when we sleep?

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Monday, November 20, 2023

Community Clean Up Saturday, November 25th.


When: Saturday, November 25, 2023
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Where: Matt Garcia Foundation Office, 717 Texas Street, Fairfield, CA 94533

The Matt Garcia Foundation will provide gloves, garbage pickers and buckets for collecting the trash.

Students can earn community service hours. Lunch provided after the cleanup.

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Friday, November 17, 2023

Message from President Teresa Courtemanche

The Matt Garcia Foundation is pleased and excited to announce our new Vice President, Andy Ramirez. 

Andy has been a Matt Garcia Foundation Board member for many years. Andy's commitment, dedication and leadership to The Matt Garcia Foundation and our mission has been evident throughout all these years. I am so hopeful and excited for our future at The Matt Garcia Foundation. Thank you, Andy!

We are eternally grateful for all our amazing volunteers, donors, board members, and their families. Without ALL of YOU, the foundation would not be successful.

As we move into our 15th year in existence, we are also moving into new opportunities of growth. 

Please consider volunteering with The Matt Garcia Foundation. If you feel called, we are also accepting advisory board members to our team.

Thank you ALL for All that YOU do.

Sincerely,
Teresa Courtemanche

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Tuesday, November 14, 2023

How does your immune system work? - Emma Bryce


Explore how your immune system’s vast network of cells, tissues, and organs coordinate your body’s defenses against bacteria, viruses and toxins.

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The immune system is a vast network of cells, tissues, and organs that coordinate your body’s defenses against any threats to your health. Without it, you’d be exposed to billions of bacteria, viruses, and toxins that could make something as minor as a paper cut or a seasonal cold fatal. So how does it work? Emma Bryce takes you inside the body to find out.

Lesson by Emma Bryce, animation by Cabong Studios.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2023

2023 Golf Tournament


A HUGE thank you to ALL who made this year’s Matt Garcia Annual Charity Golf Tournament a tremendous success - from the golfers, to each and every one of our generous sponsors and all of the awesome volunteers! It was a perfect morning out at the beautiful Rancho Solano Golf Course, beginning with Lenny Williams from “Tower of Power” singing the National Anthem, followed by a day of golfing, eating, drinking, and fun. 

The day culminated with a lovely dinner banquet where Lesley Snedeker DePorto and Joey Ramirez were remembered and honored, along with a silent and a live auction and raffle prize winners being announced. Throughout this amazing day, we could definitely feel Matt’s inspirational spirit with us.

With your help, we were able to not only meet but EXCEED our monetary goal! These funds will be used to provide scholarships to underprivileged youth, as well as support many of our other community events and worthwhile causes. THANK YOU AGAIN TO EVERYONE INVOLVED!

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Sunday, November 5, 2023

Why is biodiversity so important? - Kim Preshoff


Our planet’s diverse, thriving ecosystems may seem like permanent fixtures, but they’re actually vulnerable to collapse. Jungles can become deserts, and reefs can become lifeless rocks. What makes one ecosystem strong and another weak in the face of change? Kim Preshoff details why the answer, to a large extent, is biodiversity. 

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Monday, October 30, 2023

Message From Teresa Courtemanche


We want to give a HUGE shoutout to ALL of YOU, for making Saturday September 16th, A most Memorable day. We recognize that several things did not go as expected. 

The already paid for bounce houses, inflatable slides, and mechanical Bull ride, did NOT show! But thank you to our beautiful friend, Vernalisa, who came through with a last-minute bounce house request❤️ You’re Awesome! Despite, the things that didn’t go as planned, the day was an amazing success! The beautiful cars, RC cars, bikes, musical artists, dancers, DJ, all participating restaurants, vendors, donors, miniature horses, tattoo artists, and especially to all of the countless volunteers, who made this beautiful day happen! THANK YOU!!!

Thank you ALL for making this 15 year Anniversary of Matt’s memory such a powerful day with love and respect. We are looking forward to next year and making even more monumental memories.

Teresa Courtemanche, President 
The Matt Garcia Foundation

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Friday, October 27, 2023

How the food you eat affects your brain - Mia Nacamulli


When it comes to what you bite, chew and swallow, your choices have a direct and long-lasting effect on the most powerful organ in your body: your brain. So which foods cause you to feel so tired after lunch? Or so restless at night? Mia Nacamulli takes you into the brain to find out. 

Lesson by Mia Nacamulli, animation by Private Island.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Community Clean Up Saturday, October 28th


When: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Where: Matt Garcia Foundation Office, 717 Texas Street, Fairfield, CA 94533

The Matt Garcia Foundation will provide gloves, garbage pickers and buckets for collecting the trash.

Students can earn community service hours. Lunch provided after the cleanup.

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Saturday, October 21, 2023

Fairfield Peloton Bike Drive


Hi everyone, my name is Jacob Hirsch. For Christmas, Fairfield Peloton Cycle Club is teaming up with the Matt Garcia Foundation to raise money and purchase brand new bicycles for underprivileged children in Fairfield/Suisun.

This fundraiser is close to our hearts because we believe that every child deserves the chance to experience the joy of owning a bike. My job at Chevron in Richmond C.A. offers a charity match dollar for dollar up to $10,000 we may not get there but nothing is going to stop us from trying. Let it Rip...

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Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Car Show Success!

The recent car show held in Fairfield was an astounding success, leaving participants and attendees in awe of the incredible display of automobiles. Notably, car enthusiasts were thrilled to have such a remarkable event take place in their own backyard, as car shows are a rarity in Fairfield. The enthusiasm and passion exhibited by the attendees were truly infectious, fueling a shared excitement for what future shows might bring.

The overwhelming response from car clubs and individuals who participated in the show speaks volumes about the impact it had on the community. The sense of camaraderie and connection that was cultivated during the event was palpable, leaving a lasting impression on everyone involved. It was an opportunity for like-minded individuals to come together, exchange stories and anecdotes, and celebrate their shared love for cars.

Given the resounding success of this year’s show, it is clear that there is a thriving interest in continuing this tradition. By harnessing the momentum and engaging more people in the planning and execution of future car shows, we have the potential to create an even more impressive and unforgettable experience. There is no doubt that the strength of the community, combined with the passion for cars, can transform this annual event into an iconic affair for Fairfield and its surrounding areas.

The immense support and feedback received from participants and attendees alike have provided valuable insights into what makes a car show truly exceptional. It is this collective input that will guide the growth and development of future shows, ensuring that they continue to captivate audiences and foster a sense of pride and unity in the community.

Let’s seize the opportunity to build upon the success of this year’s car show and keep the dream alive. Together, with the continued dedication and involvement of car enthusiasts and the wider community, we can create a legacy that will endure for years to come. 

Let’s Keep The Dream Alive 
Eric Ceballos, Event Sponsor GW Investors

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Sunday, October 15, 2023

Fire Prevention Awareness Month


Each year there are thousands of preventable fires in the U.S. You can help reduce this number by practicing some basic fire prevention tips:

✔️Keep matches out of reach of children

✔️Practice safe cooking

✔️Clean the lint from your clothes dryer

✔️Be safe with candles

✔️Heat your home safely

✔️Keep your home clear of clutter, particularly in fire escape paths

✔️Check your wiring

✔️Have working fire extinguishers on hand

✔️Install home fire alarms and change batteries twice per year

✔️Create a fire escape plan and practice it regularly

For more details on these tips visit the National Fire Prevention Association @ NFPA.org/fpw 

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Thursday, October 12, 2023

Kandiland Haunted House


We are dying to show you a SWEET time this Halloween! 
 
sKreamZ Haunted Attractions, voted one of the top five haunts in Northern California, invites you go on a delectable adventure of delicious terrors at KANDILAND this Halloween season. 

Ticket prices start at only $10 for students, military, and EMS. General tickets are $12 per person. All participants will be required to sign a tour waiver and follow any Solano County COVID health guidelines in place at the time of your visit. Parental guidance is required for anyone ages 14 and under.  Parents are advised not to bring anyone ages 10 and under. No refunds or exchanges will be possible. 

Doors open will on Friday, October 13, 2023, and occur on Fridays and Saturdays in October from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. This year’s haunt will be located at 1795 Pennsylvania Ave, Fairfield Ca. 

Participants should be advised that your visit will feature enclosed spaces, special effects lighting, gore and horror effects that are designed to cause fright and nightmares. Tickets will be available at the door or at skreamz.net. For more information, please visit skreamz.com. Halloween should be scary but preparing for your future should not be! This Halloween attraction from sKreamZ, aims to scare up funds for the Fairfield Police Activities League’s (PAL) Career Cafe program.

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Sunday, October 8, 2023

Grief

 As I started to wake up this morning, I was over-taken by grief. My heart hurts so intensely. 

I grieve for the innocent babies, children, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, and families, as they are watching, in horror, as their lives are taken in the most heinous and brutal ways.  

I can't help but think about our own lives and the lives of our loved ones who have been murdered. I can't help but be reminded of the times, that I felt that, those who committed these crimes against "MY FAMILY" members, should die! 

I soon learned through my own self assessment, that MURDERING ANYONE, in retaliation, is NOT WHO I AM! Nor, is this someone, I EVER, want to be! I can't change what has happened, And, neither can ANYONE ELSE! 

The bloodshed will never end until we have a collective agreement which denounces violence. I can't change anyone else's thoughts, feelings, and/or perceptions, ONLY, MY OWN. 

Today, in this moment, I will heal my heart. I will pray for Peace. I will help where I can.

October 2023 Downtown Fairfield Events


7: Vine to Table~
Highlighting the best restaurants and wines that Fairfield has to offer.
Info: https://visitfairfield.com/event/vine-to-table
21: Oktoberfest~
28: CAN Movie Night*
31: Halloween Stroll Downtown~
Businesses will pass out candy from 3-6 PM 

For more information, visit www.fairfield.ca.gov/events

*Event on County Lawn
~ Event has street closures

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Saturday, September 30, 2023

What causes panic attacks, and how can you prevent them? - Cindy J. Aaro...


Dig into the science of what triggers panic attacks, how to recognize them, and the available treatments for panic disorder.

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Countless poets and writers have tried to put words to the experience of a panic attack— a sensation so overwhelming, many people mistake it for a heart attack, stroke, or other life-threatening crisis. Studies suggest that almost a third of us will experience at least one panic attack in our lives. So what exactly is a panic attack, and can we prevent them? Cindy J. Aaronson investigates.

Lesson by Cindy J. Aaronson, directed by Aim Creative Studios.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Community Clean Up Saturday, September 30th


When: Saturday, September 30, 2023
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Where: Matt Garcia Foundation Office, 717 Texas Street, Fairfield, CA 94533

The Matt Garcia Foundation will provide gloves, garbage pickers and buckets for collecting the trash.

Students can earn community service hours. Lunch provided after the cleanup.

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Thursday, September 21, 2023

Elon Musk's 3 Rules To Learning Anything


I do think there's a good good framework for thinking it is physics you
know the sort of first principles reasoning generally,  What I mean by that is boil things down to they're fundamental truths and reason up from there as opposed to reasoning by analogy....Elon Musk's 3 Rules To Learning Anything

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Monday, September 18, 2023

Free Food for Students to Take Home : Tuesdays between 5pm and 7pm

As we get back to the school groove, I wanted to let you know that the PAL Food Pantry, made possible thanks to the Solano Food Bank and Kaiser, is open!

ANY local middle or high school student can visit the food pantry and pick up items to take home. You can see a quick clip of what a student’s basket might look like here  

The panty is open for “Stop & Shop” hours on Tuesdays between 5pm and 7pm. However, if you have a student who needs a special visit, please let us know.

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Saturday, September 9, 2023

Honor and Remember


September 11, 2023, marks the 22nd Anniversary of the tragic terrorist attacks on the United States of America. New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. were all targeted on that fateful day.  Four airlines were hijacked and crashed, resulting in more than 3,000 innocent people losing their lives, including the loss of many heroic emergency responders.
 
Let’s not take our freedom for granted in this wonderful Country. Life is short, and hate should not have a place in our society. It is our responsibility to help make our world a better, friendlier, and safer place for everyone regardless of religion, race or gender.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2023

September 2023 Downtown Fairfield Events


*Farmer's Market
September, 7,14,21,28 @ 3-7pm
*Summer Concert Series
Friday September 8th @ 6-9pm – "Rosalin Pugh" 

For more information, visit www.fairfield.ca.gov/events

*Event on County Lawn

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Sunday, September 3, 2023

Thursday, August 31, 2023

2023 Car Show


September 16, 2023

Join us for a remarkable event celebrating “15 Years of Keeping the Dream Alive!” We invite you to a day filled with joy, where friends, family, and the community come together to foster a better future.

With the tragic Loss of OUR Young Vibrant/Passionate Fairfield City Councilman Matt Garcia on September 1st 2008, NOW 15 YEARS LATER, WE ARE EVEN MORE PASSIONATE with the objective to raise AWARENESS that lives out his campaign promises…"Support Youth, Help Stop Crime & Strengthen our Communities" to Keep the Dream Alive for another 15 years.

Experience the thrill of our car show and contest, showcasing impressive vehicles that will surely enliven your senses. Enjoy the captivating melodies from talented local bands and artists, guaranteeing an unforgettable live music performance. Witness the awe-inspiring talent of special live dance performers, leaving you mesmerized by their artistry. As a token of our appreciation, we have prepared exciting gifts and raffle prizes for all attendees, ensuring that everyone can participate and possibly win. Get inspired by our extraordinary guest speakers, who will share their wisdom and insights, making this day truly memorable.

This event holds an added significance as it coincides with Mexico’s Independence Day from Spain in 1810, making it a day of double celebration and honor.

We would like to express our gratitude to the Downtown Business Dream Team for their generous sponsorship and unwavering support. Together, let’s make this day an extraordinary experience that will leave lasting memories. Don’t miss out on this incredible celebration! Mark your calendars and join us on September 16th for a day that promises to be unforgettable. 

Visit our www.ffinest.org for more details. Send email to 15years@ffinest.org or text/call 707 310-4152 Chairperson Bro Ray for any questions. 

Blessings,
Bro Raymond

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Monday, August 28, 2023

Open House : Friday, September 15th.


Message from the President

This September marks the 15-year anniversary of Matt being taken from us. Our hearts will forever be shattered but we have vowed to Keep Matt’s Dream Alive, always.

Please join us for our ribbon cutting and open house on Friday, September 15th at 717 Texas Street. 

Teresa Courtemanche, President 
The Matt Garcia Foundation

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Community Clean Up - Saturday August, 26th


When: Saturday, August 26, 2023
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Where: Matt Garcia Foundation Office, 717 Texas Street, Fairfield, CA 94533

The Matt Garcia Foundation will provide gloves, garbage pickers and buckets for collecting the trash.

Students can earn community service hours. Lunch provided after the cleanup.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2023

5 Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning


Well-designed project-based learning (PBL) has been shown to result in deeper learning and more engaged, self-directed learners.

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Sunday, August 13, 2023

Welcome Alex!


Welcome Alex to the Matt Garcia Foundation Podcast team. We greatly appreciate you donating your time to help us with our podcast.

Alex is local filmmaker in the vacaville/fairfield area. He’s been making videos since about 6th grade and recently graduated from Solano College with associate degrees in film & television and liberal studies. Alex is an intern for the City of Fairfield as a media production assistant and does freelance work in the community whenever the opportunity comes up. On his free time, he plays guitar, run a dungeon and dragons' game with his friends, make his own video projects, and build personal computers on the side.

To hear our latest podcast episode please visit our website @ FFINEST.org

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Friday, August 4, 2023

Drive to Keep the Dream Alive October 9th

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL $175 SINGLE GOLFER / $700 FOURSOME!!!

After 8/9/23 – $200 SINGLE GOLFER / $800 FOURSOME

We are excited to host our 13th annual Matt Garcia Foundation charity golf tournament. This year’s golf tournament will be held at the Rancho Solano Golf Course in Fairfield. Proceeds from this fundraiser support our programs to help youth, stop crime and strengthen our community.

We hope to see you on October 9th!

DETAILS & REGISTRATION

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Tuesday, August 1, 2023

15 Years of Keeping the Dream Alive September 16th


Join us for a remarkable event celebrating “15 Years of Keeping the Dream Alive!” We invite you to a day filled with joy, where friends, family, and the community come together to foster a better future.

Experience the thrill of our car show and contest, showcasing impressive vehicles that will surely enliven your senses. Enjoy the captivating melodies from talented local bands and artists, guaranteeing an unforgettable live music performance. Witness the awe-inspiring talent of special live dance performers, leaving you mesmerized by their artistry. As a token of our appreciation, we have prepared exciting gifts and raffle prizes for all attendees, continue reading…


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Saturday, July 29, 2023

Personal Safety in the Modern World | Nick Droege | TEDxGatewayArch


Nick explains and demos advance personal safety application from Safetrek Nick is the Co-Founder of SafeTrek one of St. Louis' fastest growing companies.  SafeTrek is the modern day 9-1-1 and was recently named the #3 early stage startup in the United States by CNBC. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Community Clean Up - Saturday July 29th


When: Saturday, July 29, 2023
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Where: Matt Garcia Foundation Office, 717 Texas Street, Fairfield, CA 94533

The Matt Garcia Foundation will provide gloves, garbage pickers and buckets for collecting the trash.

Students can earn community service hours. Lunch provided after the cleanup.

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Sunday, July 23, 2023

City of Fairfield Part-Time Jobs


Join the Parks and Recreation Team

Recreation Specialists
Preschool Instructors
Swim Instructors
Lifeguards 
Activity Specialists


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Thursday, July 20, 2023

Zero Waste is not recycling more, but less | Bea Johnson | TEDxM√ľnster


In her presentation, Bea shares her tribulations and secrets to achieving Zero Waste. She covers the importance of applying her 5R's in order (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot) and shatters misconceptions, proving that the Zero Waste lifestyle can not only be "stylish", but also lead to significant health benefits, and time and money savings. She manages to talk about her personal journey with humour and without preaching. She brings an intimidating topic down to a manageable scale, lending a unique perspective and making Zero Waste less daunting. Her non-judgmental approach will inspire self-reflection and change. Bea talks about her lifestyle with passion and provides many practical solutions to living simply and reducing waste, but more importantly, finding happiness in our consumerist society. 

Together with her family Bea Johnson doesn´t produce more than one jar full of junk each year. In her bestselling book „Zero Waste Home“ she explains the five principles of a home without waste: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot (and only in that order). Anyone who follows those principles will not only save more time, but also live a healthier life.

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Monday, July 17, 2023

Annual Charity Golf Tournament -- October 9, 2023


EARLY BIRD SPECIAL $175 SINGLE GOLFER / $700 FOURSOME!!!

After 8/9/23 - $200 SINGLE GOLFER / $800 FOURSOME


We are excited to host our 13th annual Matt Garcia Foundation charity golf tournament. This year’s golf tournament will be held at the Rancho Solano Golf Course in Fairfield. Proceeds from this fundraiser support our programs to help youth, stop crime and strengthen our community. Interested in playing you can register at mattgarciafoundation.org


We hope to see you on October 9th!


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