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Gray’s gem, Vogt’s hit get A’s past Tigers in Game 2

OAKLAND — A pair of Oakland rookies, one heralded and the other a relative unknown, provided everything the Athletics needed to tie their AL division series with Detroit at one game apiece. Stephen Vogt hit an RBI single in the ninth inning after rookie Sonny Gray matched zeros with Justin Verlander in a sensational playoff […]

October 06, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Autumn storms dump snow on plains

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Breaking nearly century-old early autumn snowfall records, a storm system smothered South Dakota’s scenic Black Hills in South Dakota with up to three and a half feet of wet, heavy snow, leaving residents the challenge of digging out. But wintry weather wasn’t the only thing delivered by the powerful cold front […]

October 06, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Navy SEALs raid Somali town

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.S. Navy SEALs carried out a pre-dawn raid Saturday on a coastal town in southern Somalia looking for a specific al-Qaida suspect linked to the Nairobi shopping mall attack, but did not get their target, a U.S. military official told The Associated Press. A former U.S. military official also confirmed the […]

October 06, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Mother: Woman killed in DC chase was depressed

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Connecticut woman who was shot to death by police after a car chase that began when she tried to breach a barrier at the White House suffered from post-partum depression, her mother said. The harrowing chase Thursday unfolded between two national landmarks, briefly shuttered the chambers where federal lawmakers were debating […]

October 04, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Stanford should pass first test

This week’s picks are as follows: STANFORD over WASHINGTON … the first big test for the Big Dumb Tree. Cardinal doubters had to be impressed by how thoroughly Stanford dismantled Washington State’s supposedly potent offense last weekend in Seattle. CAL over WASHINGTON STATE … the loser can pretty much make a permanent reservation in the […]

October 04, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Standing In: Harbor lights right here in Davis

Musings of a bipolar insomniac: It all started at the monthly meeting of the Hi-Lo Club, sponsored by the Yolo Mental Health Alliance. The theme of the meeting was “Thinking Out of the Box.” I grabbed two more dishes of dim sum when the cart came by at King’s on Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento. […]

October 04, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged , ,

Youth roundup: U17 Los Azules beats a U19 squad on its way to third place

The Davis Los Azules, a U17 boys soccer team, took third place at the Pleasanton Fall Harvest Classic last weekend. Unintimidated by the age difference, the locals opened the tourney with a 3-1 win over the Eureka Force, a U19 squad. Ruben Mendoza scored all three Davis goals, the first with a long shot off […]

October 03, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Standing In: Trying to put the brakes on a rite of passage

They’re out there, causing even the stoutest of heart among us to sit white-knuckled, pale-faced, our blood pressure inching toward the danger zone. Our right foot might instinctively reach for the invisible brake, some of us perhaps even mouthing a silent prayer… Our children are beginning to drive, some of them with a nervous parent […]

October 03, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Veterans pass barriers at closed memorial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of veterans barricaded outside the closed World War II Memorial because of the government shutdown were escorted past the barriers Tuesday by members of Congress so they could see the monument. More than 125 veterans from Mississippi and Iowa arrived for a previously scheduled visit to the memorial Tuesday morning to […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

JV/frosh roundup: Blue Devil boys win a freshman polo tourney

SAN JOSE — The freshman members of the Davis High junior varsity water polo team competed in the Frosh Jamboree at Bellarmine last Friday, winning all three of their games. “This is the first time we have had enough freshmen on the JV team to compete in an event like this, and they did a […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

JV Devils shut out Wolves on the gridiron

When the Davis High junior varsity football team opened Friday’s contest against Woodland with a quick 21 points, it appeared the Blue Devils were on their way to yet another offensive explosion. But in securing a 28-0 victory, DHS’ offense took a back seat to its defense. “Defensively, we really shut them down,” Devil assistant […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Standing In: The future of food will play out here

The staff of life, the way to a man’s (and woman’s) heart, food is our direct linkage to the Earth, it links us to our friends and families and it is a defining element of our persona. I am more likely to know if my friend is vegetarian, pescatarian, omnivore, carnivore, locavore or vegan than […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Health insurance markets open

CHICAGO (AP) — Online insurance marketplaces at the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul struggled to handle the volume of consumers on Tuesday, the first day of a six-month open enrollment period. Federal officials said they were working to address the website problems as quickly as possible. Callers to the federal call center […]

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged

Power restored at UC Berkeley after explosion

BERKELEY (AP) — Power was restored to most of UC Berkeley this morning, after an explosion left one person hospitalized for minor burns, campus officials said. The school’s Twitter feed announced early today that most classes would meet as scheduled. Eleven buildings remained without power and classes in those buildings were canceled. The explosion occurred […]

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,
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