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Arilee Elizabeth (Hansen) Pollard

Arilee Elizabeth (Hansen) Pollard died peacefully on April 22, 2016. This remarkable woman was born on February 13, 1923, in Berkeley, CA to Banna and Hans William Hansen, both University of California graduates. After attending Oakland Technical High School, she attended San Jose State University, and graduated from San Francisco State University in 1944. Three weeks later, she married Jim Pollard in Oakland. She later received her Reading Specialist and Masters Degree in Administration from Nova University in Ft. Lauderdale. She bought nine houses across the country as she moved with Jim to Minneapolis with the formation of the professional ...

May 23, 2016 | | OBITS


Most indebted class ever

Congratulations, college graduates! As you enter the next phase of life, you and your parents should be proud of your achievements.

May 23, 2016 | | Other Views


Male and female still matter in combat

Less than a year after the Supreme Court decided that marriage no longer needs partners of the opposite sex, the other two branches of the federal government are moving rapidly to eliminate all rational distinctions based on sex. Taken together, these new actions reflect the unscientific (but oh-so-politically correct) dogma that there are no fundamental, biological differences between male and female.

May 23, 2016 | | Other Views


Durant, Westbrook lead Thunder in blowout win over Warriors

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 33 points, Russell Westbrook had 30 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled past the Golden State Warriors 133-105 on Sunday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.

May 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner throws gem, gets RBI in Giants’ win over Cubs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner pitched 7 2/3 dominant innings and doubled in a run in the fifth to lift the San Francisco Giants over the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Sunday night.

May 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Bad day gets worse for Athletics in loss to Yanks

OAKLAND (AP) - A day that began with ace Sonny Gray being placed on the disabled list didn't get much better for Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin.

May 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Blues sticking with Allen in Game 5 against Sharks

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Blues are sticking with goalie Jake Allen in Game 5 of the Western Conference final against the San Jose Sharks.

May 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Johnson’s OT deflection lifts Lightning over Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Tampa Bay Lightning are one win away from a return trip to the Stanley Cup Final.

May 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Preakness winner prepares for Belmont

BALTIMORE (AP) - Bonded by their prowess for getting the most out of race horses, siblings Keith and Kent Desormeaux have a relationship that can best be described as professional.

May 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Garcia beats Koepka with par on first playoff hole at Nelson

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Sergio Garcia shot a 62 the first round he played at the Byron Nelson and tied for third as a 19-year-old kid in 1999. He won there five years later, again with Lord Byron watching.

May 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Alaphilippe wins Tour of California

SACRAMENTO (AP) - It took Julian Alaphilippe just a bit longer than he hoped to top the podium at the Tour of California.

May 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ariya Jutanugarn wins 2nd in a row on the LPGA Tour

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - Ariya Jutanugarn quickly has made winning a habit on the LPGA Tour.

May 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kyrgios’ towel shout causes stir on soaked French Open Day 1

PARIS (AP) - It all started with what Nick Kyrgios insisted was an innocuous, if admittedly loud, directive to a ball kid to retrieve a towel between points - shouted above the din of spectators at the French Open's cozy Court 1.

May 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Hinchcliffe passes Newgarden on final run for Indy 500 pole

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - James Hinchcliffe watched the Indianapolis 500 last year from his hospital bed. He had nearly died from injuries six days earlier in a crash at famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

May 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


The Democrats’ Sanders

If Donald Trump supporters had booed a Republican senator at a state convention over the weekend, if they threw chairs because they did not like a delegate count, if Trump's goons published a state party vice chairwoman's private phone number -- which unleashed a torrent of abusive, obscenity-drenched voice messages that described the acts of violence she deserved -- then it would be a big story. And if Trump spoke Wednesday afternoon, you would expect all the cable news networks to air his speech live to see whether Trump would use the occasion to call off the dogs or he ...

May 21, 2016 | | Other Views


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Ripon High honors college bound seniors

Ripon High this year celebrated the academic achievements of the Class of 2016 with a College Reveal Night to acknowledge those that have already been ...

May 24, 2016 | | NEWS


Lowry, DeRozan lead Raptors to win over Cav’s

TORONTO (AP) - A series that once looked lopsided is now even.

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Johnson’s OT deflection lifts Lightning over Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Tyler Johnson turned toward the net, wary of taking another shot to his already battered face.

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


FIFA fires finance director Kattner over bonus payments

GENEVA (AP) - FIFA has fired its finance director of the past 13 years, removing another fixture of the Sepp Blatter presidential era in another round ...

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NFL sought to influence study on brain injuries

WASHINGTON (AP) - National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease, according to a senior ...

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Wawrinka can chuckle after avoiding historic loss

PARIS (AP) - So, Stan Wawrinka was asked, were you aware that in the long history of the French Open, no defending champion ever had lost ...

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Hill wins again, A’s end skid with victory vs Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) - Rich Hill pitched eight innings to win his fourth straight start, Stephen Vogt hit a leadoff homer in the seventh inning to snap ...

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pence’s bloop double in 9th lifts Giants past Padres

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brandon Belt scored from first base when pinch-hitter Hunter Pence's bloop double to short right field fell between two San Diego ...

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Draymond, Westbrook swap barbs over fouls

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Draymond Green knows who is responsible for his kick to the groin of Thunder center Steven Adams: Russell Westbrook and the rest ...

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Draymond fined $25,000, not suspended for groin kick

NEW YORK (AP) - Draymond Green was fined $25,000 but not suspended by the NBA on Monday for kicking Oklahoma City center Steven Adams in ...

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pavelski scores twice, Sharks top Blues to take 3-2 lead

ST. LOUIS (AP) - All the time Joe Pavelski has spent practicing his stick work has paid off big for the San Jose Sharks.

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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The wind-blown sandy loam plains of South San Joaquin County weren't exactly hospitable to farming back in 1908.

January 01, 2010 | | ABOUT US


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