Flint On Steel Michael Kirchubel moved to Fairfield with his family in 1954 when the population was about 4,000. (Things have changed.) He went to Fairfield Elementary when the mascot was the black panther and graduated from Armijo in 1966. He moved to San Francisco and eventually graduated from SF State. He worked 10 years with San Francisco Emergency Services, as a broker for Merrill Lynch and now as a nurse at Kaiser hospital. He has always wanted to know how everything works: biological, mechanical and political.