San Joaquin Valley

Happy Thanksgiving!

Ross’s geese at sunrise, San Joaquin Valley, CA, USA<p>The Thanksgiving holiday is always a good time to pause from our daily routines and think about …

Thanksgiving

Pac-12 basketball power ratings: Arizona and USC remain on top; wobbly UCLA; Oregon’s recruiting haul

The top story on the basketball front over the past week was, of course, Oregon’s stellar run on the recruiting trail.<p>The Ducks landed Bol Bol on …

College Basketball

Santa Clara wastes lead, falls to Idaho

Santa Clara owned a 10-point lead midway through the second half against Idaho on Wednesday night in the opening round of the Great Alaska Shootout, but the Broncos went scoreless over the final five minutes and fell to the Vandals 69-59 in Anchorage.<p>Santa Clara guard KJ Feagin scored 14 of his …

College Basketball

High-profile cannabis foe with medical marijuana card sues pair who allegedly disclosed it

Matthew Martin, treasurer of the Kern County Young Republicans, has sued former Bakersfield mayoral candidate T.J. Esposito and former Bakersfield …

Cannabis

Amid Bay Area exodus to Sacramento, low-income families at risk of being pushed out, study finds

BERKELEY — As Bay Area residents and others flock to Sacramento to escape the housing crisis, low-income renters in the capital find themselves on …

San Francisco Bay Area

Maps by UC Berkeley researchers show advanced gentrification in Berkeley, Northern California

Maps by UC Berkeley researchers show advanced gentrification in Berkeley, Northern CaliforniaKatherine Qiu/StaffUpdated maps released by UC …

Student Journalism

Victory: Concerned Citizens and Environmental Groups Stop Oil Train in Its Tracks

A coalition of concerned citizens, environmental groups, and health and safety advocates successfully challenged the approval of a massive refinery …

North Dakota

Young and homeless in America: Survey says the problem is worsening

<b>By Carolyn Jones, EdSource</b><p>More than 4 percent of adolescents and 10 percent of young adults nationwide were living on the street, in cars or …

Education

Kelly Slater’s wave pool gets its own event for the 2018 Championship Tour

Since Kelly Slater Wave Company released the first video of the perfect artificial wave constructed at Surf Ranch two years ago, Slater’s wave pool …

Kelly Slater

No. 2 Arizona, No. 5 Villanova top Battle 4 Atlantis field

Arizona coach Sean Miller has seen his second-ranked Wildcats start the year with three easy wins and guard Allonzo Trier put up big numbers seemingly with ease.<p>Things will be tougher this week for Arizona in the Bahamas at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, which features an eight-team field and …

College Basketball

Duke consolidates top spot in Top 25 after Champions Classic

Duke proved on a national stage at the Champions Classic last week why so many voters had the Blue Devils atop their AP Top 25 ballot before the season began.<p>Now, even more voters have them there.<p>The Blue Devils, who beat then-No. 2 Michigan State 88-81 in Chicago, pulled in 54 of 65 first-place …

College Basketball

Red Rock Resorts Looks Expensive - And So Does The Sector

RRR has had a great run over the past year - but has been outpaced by other regional peers.<p>There is an intriguing story here, given the improving Las …

Business

UC Davis gets $2M from AHRQ to test telemedicine program for children with physical disabilities

The University of California at Davis Health System has received a $2 million grant over five years to test a telemedicine program for children with …

Medicine

College basketball rankings: Arizona 2nd in AP poll

The Arizona Wildcats beat yet another over-matched opponent on Thursday, but it was a game between the No. 1 Duke Blue Devils and No. 2 Michigan …

College Basketball

Newcomer Jordan Alexander making waves, taking charges for UTEP women's basketball team

CLOSE<p>Hear from newcomer Jordan Alexander. She is the newest junior power forward for UTEP.<p>The UTEP frontcourt is shorthanded at the moment, preparing …

Women's Basketball

Prospect Report: DeAndre Ayton Of Arizona

DeAndre Ayton is off to a hot start in what will likely be his only year in college, averaging 25.5 points and 15.9 rebounds per 40 minutes over his …

College Basketball

Meet the 21 Teams Who Punched Their 2017 NCAA Tickets This Weekend

Stony Brook and Kennesaw State are heading to the NCAA Tournament for the first time by virtue of securing conference tournament titles over the …

Volleyball

Letters From Prison: When Esquire Talked To Charles Manson

The prophet of the Sixties apocalypse still exerts a demonic power over his hardy band of followers. And now they've got a new mission<p>In the …

Crime

Anna Wilson, sister of NFL quarterback, helps fuel Stanford victory

As the sister of a Super Bowl-winning quarterback, Anna Wilson might be one of the more visible players on Stanford’s 14th-ranked women’s basketball team.<p>The sophomore guard had limited minutes in the Cardinal’s first three games, though, and she hadn’t scored entering Sunday’s game against Cal …

College Basketball

Cal State Bakersfield pulls away from Lamar in 85-73 win

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Shon Briggs scored 22 points, Jarkel Joiner added 18 more and Cal State Bakersfield pulled away in the second half for an 85-73 win over Lamar on Sunday.<p>Leading by three at the break, Bakersfield (2-2) opened the second half with a 7-2 spurt capped with Rickey Holden's …

Sports

Taco Chain Bakersfield On Track for December Opening in Brush Park

Plus, Bread Basket Deli debuts soon on East Jefferson<p><i>Welcome to the</i> <i>Plywood Report</i><i>, a roundup of all the latest intel on Detroit's and metro Detroit’s coming restaurant attractions.</i><p><i>BRUSH PARK —</i> Cincinnati-based taco chain <b>Bakersfield</b> is still on track for a fall opening. The 100-seat restaurant is …

Restaurants

Super-Early Grades for CBB's Top Freshmen in the 2017-18 Season

After years of anticipation, we finally got our first (college basketball) look at many of the top prospects for the 2018 NBA draft. Although, in the case of possible No. 1 overall pick Michael Porter Jr., that first look lasted less than two minutes, and we're not sure when the next look will …

College Basketball

Three feet of snow dumped over 48 hours in California as winter starts early

Winter is here — way earlier than it should be.<p>It’s dumped nearly three feet of snow over a 48-hour period in the Sierra Nevada mountains, with more …

Weather

Uber-like services in the suburbs? 'Microtransit' tech wants to make it happen

Three new services launching in California aim to bring high-tech efficiency to smaller transit agencies.<p>This morning, TransLoc, a tech firm that specializes in microtransit—using smaller shuttles that utilize ridehailing technology to increase the efficiency of public transit—announced that it’s …

Transportation

Chasing Rocks and Glory at the Adventure Rally Sierra Edition

After flying in from Seattle at an unspeakably early hour and rendezvousing with ADV Pulse Senior Editor Rob Dabney, we fled from LA like we were …

Adventure Travel

Sports calendar, Nov. 18-19

SATURDAY<p>Baseball<p>Noon<p>Arizona Fall League championship: Mesa vs. Peoria <b>MLBNet</b><p>College basketball<p>5:30p<p>Bucknell at Maryland <b>BigTen</b><p>6:30p<p>Texas-Arlington at BYU <b>BYUTV</b><p>7p<p>Cal Poly at Santa Clara (1220)<p>7p<p>Utah State at Gonzaga <b>CHN</b><p>8p<p>Long Beach State at Oregon State <b>P12Net</b><p>College football<p>9a<p>Michigan at Wisconsin</b> …

College Basketball

Women’s basketball to host UC Riverside in home opener

COVERAGE: TV Pac-12 Networks, Stanford LivestreamUP NEXT: UC RIVERSIDE, CSU BAKERSFIELD(0-2, 0-0 Big West), (1-1, 0-0 WAC)11/17 Maples Pavillion, 7 …

Women's Basketball

Realtors are worried about Trump's tax plan. California homeowners should be too

If President Trump and congressional Republicans have their way, homeownership in California will become less attractive. And that really worries Realtors and builders.<p>And, of course, it also should greatly disturb home buyers.<p>The real estate and home building lobbies have historically supported …

Real Estate

Killer Charles Manson alive as reports swirl of ill health

LOS ANGELES — For nearly 50 years Charles Manson has been the living personification of evil, a demonic presence captured in scores of photos, each …

Crime

Democratic campaign billboard shows Trump, Devin Nunes on Vladimir Putin's leash

Andrew Janz, one of six Democratic candidates vying for California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes' seat, debuted a billboard on display in the San …

Russia