Police are hunting for the cold-blooded gangbanger who fatally shot a promising student-athlete near his family’s Mission district home early Saturday. Read More
EUGENE, Ore. — Justin Cobbs wanted the final shot.
Cal’s junior point guard hit a jumper in the final second as the Bears made it 11 straight wins over Oregon and moved within one game of the 23rd-ranked Ducks in the Pac-12 Conference standings with a 48-46 road win on Thursday night. Read More
The difference between Stanford and Oregon football over the past two seasons has been “a second half,” according to Cardinal linebacker Chase Thomas. The Ducks kept Andrew Luck out of the BCS Championship Game in 2010 and again in 2011. Both times, Chip Kelly’s team poured it on in the second half, winning the last two quarters by a combined score of 59-14. Read More
Stanford coach David Shaw often references Oregon if his players get complacent in practice. Trainers bark out the results of the last two matchups to them in the weight room. During offseason workouts, the defensive huddle would sometimes break with the chant: “Beat the Ducks.”
It’s no secret who Stanford is after. Read More
Tailgating by flashlight and candles are hardly in keeping with the great tradition of the Big Game. But don’t blame ESPN for Saturday’s 7:15 p.m. kickoff at Stanford Stadium.
According to Pac-12 associate commissioner Duane Lindberg, Cal and Stanford both chose the prime-time national TV appearance over a regionally televised 12:30 p.m. start, which would have been seen by only 20 percent of the country. Read More
For this week’s “Game of the Century,” you are presented a team with the longest major college football winning streak in the land, the Heisman Trophy favorite and the early morning arrival of that “look at me, Ma” presentation, ESPN’s “GameDay.”
Yes, as the Stanford band plays, it’s all right now.
Only 4½ years ago, however, it was all wrong. Read More
Among the most frequently heard criticisms by Democrats about President George W. Bush and the pre-2006 Republican majorities in the House and Senate was that corporations were being coddled even while they were sending American jobs overseas. Then President Barack Obama proposed his $787 billion economic stimulus program and promised that it would bring unemployment down to 8 percent or less while saving or creating up to 3.5 million jobs. Read More
Portland, Ore., is dumping 8 million gallons of Mount Hood glacier water down the drain because a 21-year-old man was caught on security camera urinating into a city reservoir. Because Portland’s treated water is stored at five open-air reservoirs in parks, migrating flocks of water birds routinely land there and do their business. Health officials said a healthy person’s urine is sterile, with virtually no risk from such a diluted deposit. Read More
After last week’s column, I started thinking about legendary pinot noir and inevitably was led north across the border into Oregon, up to the Willamette Valley to Ponzi Vineyards. Read More
An Oregon driver tried to hide his marijuana-filled sock when he was stopped for a traffic violation. But his pit-bull mix grabbed it and would not let go. The dog won the tug of war and tossed the sock out the window, where a sheriff’s deputy discovered the stash and arrested the driver on drug possession charges. Read More