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Raiders RB Josh Jacobs named Offensive Rookie of the Year

Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs was named the Pro Football Writers of America’s Offensive Rookie of the Year on Tuesday in voting conducted by the PFWA, becoming just the second Raider to win the award.   Jacobs started in all of his 13 appearances, rushing 242 times for 1,150 yards and …

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Warriors mid-season report card: Focusing on the future

BY MASON BISSADA The 2019-20 season has been one of pain for the Golden State Warriors organization. Its players are feeling this pain physically in the form of broken hands (Stephen Curry), torn ACL’s (Klay Thompson) and shoulder contusions (D’Angelo Russell), and its fans are feeling the pain mentally and …

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Clippers hand Warriors another heart-breaking loss, 109-100

BY MASON BISSADA In what is becoming more and more of a consistent trend, the Golden State Warriors suffered yet another heart-breaking loss to a contending team with whom they had no business going toe-to-toe with in the first place. Tonight, that contender was the Los Angeles Clippers, who rallied …

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2020 BottleRock daily schedule announced

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The daily schedule for the eighth annual BottleRock Music Festival May 22-24, at the Napa Valley Exposition has been announced as follows: Friday, May 22: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Miley Cyrus, Brandi Carlile, Foals, Jimmy Eat World, Local Natives, Finneas, Milky Chance, Amos Lee, Village People, MUNA, RIPE, …

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Elway’s selection as quarterback on NFL100 team indefensible

BY J.A. SCHWARTZ In December, the NFL celebrated the 100th anniversary of professional football by announcing the NFL100 team, representing the best 100 players to ever play in the league. The panel that chose those players was made up of 26 people, including coaches, team executives, retired players and members …

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Obituary: Celeste Marques (1927-2019)

Celeste Marques passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of December 15, 2019. She was born on March 27, 1927 in Lowell, Massachusetts where her parents settled after emigrating to the United States from Madeira, Portugal. As a young girl, Celeste moved to Paul Do Mar, a small Portuguese …

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Deadly Wild Mushrooms reappear at Regional Parks

Each year, mushrooms come out after the first rains of the season, which began on November 26. Mushrooms are ecologically important and can look beautiful – but some of them contain dangerous toxins. The death cap (Amanita phalloides) and Western destroying angel (Amanita ocreata) are two of the world’s most …

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Obituary: Wilhelmus Gerardus “Bill” Vanderklugt (1940-2019)

Bill Vanderklugt was born in Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands. The son of a baker and one of 14 siblings, he immigrated to the United States in 1958 where he met and married “Bep,” his beautiful wife of 57 years. The couple became United States citizens in 1972 and lived in Lodi, Sacramento, Manteca and …

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