Opinion

Opinion

The Birthday We All Share

It seems that at this time of year I just can’t keep from humming Yankee Doodle Dandy, thinking of apple pie and the good old red, white and blue.

Opinion

A good friend and a great baseball announcer

A baseball game described well on the radio is one of the simple pleasures of life I most appreciate. A talented announcer describing the action vividly while adding background information, player anecdotes and a sense of humor can make my day (or evening).

Opinion

My hero of spring training showed courage, resilience

During the last weekend of March, I went to spring training in Arizona for the first time in my life. I had tickets for both a Cubs game and a Giants game. Upon considerable reflection, the person I have chosen as my spring training hero is not Buster Posey, Anthony Rizzo or Madison Bumgarner, but my wife, Sandy.

Opinion

Sports fans’ fanaticism is hard to explain

This Sunday, a large number of Americans will devote their day to the Super Bowl. For some, the game will be a temporary diversion. But for many loyal fans of the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots, the day will be filled with anxiety.

Videos

Los Banos chief releases new details of officers-involved shooting

Los Banos Police Chief Gary Brizzee gives an update on the officer-involved shooting that unfolded Monday morning, leaving the suspect dead and two officers hospitalized with gunshot wounds.
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Los Banos chief releases new details of officers-involved shooting 1:28

Los Banos chief releases new details of officers-involved shooting

Los Banos house caught on fire possibly leaving occupants displaced 0:41

Los Banos house caught on fire possibly leaving occupants displaced

Los Banos dramatically defeats El Dorado 2:31

Los Banos dramatically defeats El Dorado

Daniel Guerrero on LB's dramatic playoff win 2:01

Daniel Guerrero on LB's dramatic playoff win