Clifton L. Lease, 91, passed away peacefully April 13th at his home in Ripon surrounded by his family. He was born to Roy and Bernice Lease of Escalon where he grew up. After high school Cliff joined the military serving 27 years fighting in WWII, Korea, and Viet Nam. He had the distinction of working at the highly secured Air Force Base (NORAD) in Cheyenne, CO monitoring missiles. After retiring he became involved in the food industry as a chef and restaurant owner.
It's pretty darn depressing when political writers are essentially writing off the 2016 election as a choice between the lesser of two evils - seven months in advance of the election. It's one thing when, after months of negative ads, we shake our heads in disgust, but we haven't even really started yet.
We are less than a quarter of the way through 2016, and the world of music has seen more than its fair share of tragedy – Prince, David Bowie, Merle Haggard, Glenn Frey etc. – have all made their way to the big concert stage in the sky. The word "tragedy" is probably a bit of an overstatement. People of note die every day. Veterans, actors, scientists, athletes, inventors. But when a musician dies, we are instantaneously allowed to reminisce and universally mourn through their musical legacy. Music is, and will always be, that tangible intangible that connects generations, genders, races, and ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - T.J. Oshie completed a hat trick in overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night in a classic start to the highly anticipated second-round playoff series between Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby.
BOSTON (AP) - Paul Millsap had 17 points and eight rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs with a 104-92 Game 6 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Mark Davis was beaming as he posed with fans behind a black and silver "Las Vegas Raiders" banner. He made a few jokes before delivering a $500 million commitment to a new stadium in the city for his team.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Nancy Schumacher says she just wanted to do her civic duty, and so she heeded the call to become a superdelegate for Hillary Clinton. But in the year of the angry voter, not even an administrative assistant from Elk River, Minnesota, can escape the outrage.