PHOENIX — The A’s will move their spring training camp to nearby Mesa starting in 2015, agreeing to a 20-year deal following approval from the Mesa City Council.
The Chicago Cubs are moving out of HohoKam Park to a new facility in Mesa next spring, and the A’s will assume control of HohoKam Park and Fitch Park after their lease with Phoenix expires in December 2014.
Oakland trained in Mesa for a decade, at Rendezvous Park from 1969-76 and then at HohoKam from 1977-78. Read More
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona got off to an awful start, threatening to spoil its anniversary party at the McKale Center. Even when the Wildcats rallied to get within reach of Stanford, they couldn't seem to pull away.
The seniors, as usual, took over just in time. Read More
Although I’ve owned dogs for 36 years, I must confess that Charlie the dog’s story sounds a lot like “blaming the victim” — both the horse and the officer.
A dog that is not aggressive does not run up to a horse and bite. The public needs to be protected. Per the reports, the owner blames the officer. This is not reassuring.
Others could have been hurt, and frankly, Charlie could have been shot when the attack happened.
My sympathies to all. Read More
An $11 million campaign contribution from an Arizona nonprofit that gave money to a group fighting the Proposition 30 tax initiative represents the largest case of campaign “money laundering” in state history, California’s political watchdog agency charged Monday. Read More
Trevor Cahill carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning en route to his 50th career victory as the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Giants 6-2 on Wednesday, racking up their second straight win and winning the best-of-three series after dropping the opener.Chris Johnson had two hits, including a two-run double to cap the Diamondbacks’ four-run seventh inning and make it 6-0. He also tripled and scored in the fourth. Read More
Does San Francisco’s campaign finance law allow soapbox activists and vanity candidates to take advantage of public funding when they don’t have a chance of winning elections? Read More
At last Sunday’s 49ers home win against the Arizona Cardinals, Bayview housing cops patrolled the parking lots and made a bust, according to Bayview station police.Around 3:50 p.m., cops spotted two feet sticking out of a vehicle parked in one of the dirt parking lots on Griffith Street. The suspect then got out of the car, looked both ways and began walking away quickly, police said.The cops knew the suspect, who has had previous run-ins with police. Read More
WHAT: Of the 2,500 Arizona border wildfires between 2006 and 2010, 422 were human-caused and burned more than an acre. At least 30 of these were linked to illegal border crossers by a new federal investigation.HOW: Clues to wildfire causes included discarded bottles and food wrappers with Spanish-language labels near campfires adjacent to heavily used smuggling routes, according to the Government Accountability Office of Congress. Read More
The San Francisco Giants will play 33 preseason games in Arizona starting March 3.The G-men released their 2012 Cactus League schedule on Friday. Read More
San Francisco’s public financing program rules could change in time to impact the November mayor’s race.After a U.S. Supreme Court decision ruled against a public financing program in Arizona, San Francisco’s program appears vulnerable to a legal challenge. Supervisor Mark Farrell introduced legislation Tuesday that would tweak the rules, which he said The City must do to avoid a legal challenge. Read More