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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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Glory Days: Bay Area plays host to NBA Finals, Stanley Cup

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry and LeBron James dueling on the court in the NBA Finals as the Golden State Warriors look to cap a record-breaking ...

June 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sharks’ 25-year history comes from humble beginnings

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks have come a long way from their original home at the Cow Palace with its undersized ice rink ...

June 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Supporting cast lift Warriors to Game 1 win

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry's "Strength In Numbers" supporting cast made all the timely shots and all the difference for the defending champions in Game ...

June 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ryan endorses Donald Trump

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) - House Speaker Paul Ryan endorsed Donald Trump's bid for president on Thursday, bringing an end to the extraordinary public split between ...

June 02, 2016 | | Nation


Victim’s dad jumps over table to attack her killer

CLEVELAND (AP) - The father of a woman killed by a convicted sex offender dived across a courtroom table to attack him Thursday shortly after a ...

June 02, 2016 | | Nation


Pilot safely ejects before Thunderbird crash in Colo.

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - The pilot of a U.S. Air Force Thunderbird ejected safely into a Colorado field Thursday, crashing the fighter jet ...

June 02, 2016 | | Nation


Deaths of Despair: Overdoses, drinking, suicides hit whites

NEW YORK (AP) - Rising drug and alcohol overdoses, suicides, and disease from chronic alcoholism - labeled "deaths of despair" by one expert - are cutting the lives ...

June 02, 2016 | | Nation


Blue Angels jet crashes in Tenn. killing pilot

SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) - A Blue Angels F/A-18 fighter jet crashed Thursday near Nashville, Tennessee, killing the pilot just days before a weekend air show ...

June 02, 2016 | | Nation


Officials heed warnings as early heat wave scorches the West

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Parts of the Western U.S. are getting an early taste of scorching summer heat, forcing officials in California, Oregon and desert ...

June 02, 2016 | | Nation


New super PAC to help Trump, this time organized by a friend

WASHINGTON (AP) - A close friend of Donald Trump has helped start a super PAC to support him, potentially giving the presumptive Republican presidential nominee his ...

June 02, 2016 | | Nation


Myra Lucas

Myra Lucas, 72, entered into rest on May 27, 2016 in Manteca, CA. She was born on March 29, 1944 in French Camp, CA. She ...

June 02, 2016 | | OBITS


Clara V. Tinnin

Clara V. Tinnin, 94, entered into rest on May 27, 2016. She was born in Lathrop, on September 8, 1921. She is preceded in death ...

June 02, 2016 | | OBITS


GOOGLING YOURSELF

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Soon, all you'll need to do is Google yourself if you're wondering how deeply Google has been digging into your ...

June 02, 2016 | | Nation


Uber raises $3.5 billion from Saudis

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Uber said Wednesday it is getting a massive cash infusion from Saudi Arabia.

June 02, 2016 | | Nation


Wal-Mart revives smiley face image for price marketing

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Wal-Mart is reviving its yellow smiley image to be the face of its low-price marketing.

June 02, 2016 | | Nation


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