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Snow geese fill the valley with wonder and mystery

Dec 6, 2016
Snow geese fill the valley with wonder and mystery

            I don’t travel far without my portable GPS device and printouts of map directions. Snow geese fly from the Arctic regions of Canada, Alaska and Siberia without such help and find their way to … Continue reading

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Bay Area’s Volynets, Greenwald win big titles

Bay Area’s Volynets, Greenwald win big titles

Katie Volynets, who will turn 15 on Dec. 31,won the girls 16 title in the Eddie Herr Inter-national Championships. 2015 photo byPaul Bauman   Katie Volynets of Walnut Creek in the San Francisco Bay Area added another big singles title to her ...

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NorCal’s Volynets coasts into Eddie Herr final

NorCal’s Volynets coasts into Eddie Herr final

No. 7 seed Katie Volynets will play No. 4Victoria Hu for the girls 16 title in theEddie Herr International Championships.2015 photo by Paul Bauman   No. 7 seed Katie Volynets of Walnut Creek in the San Francisco Bay Area thrashed No. 3 Margar...

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NorCal’s Volynets pulls off big comeback in Eddie Herr

NorCal’s Volynets pulls off big comeback in Eddie Herr

Katie Volynets, shown last year, beat AngelicaBlake 0-6, 7-5, 6-2 in the girls 16 quarterfinalsin the Eddie Herr International Championshipsin Bradenton, Fla. Photo by Paul Bauman   Katie Volynets of Walnut Creek in the San Francisco Bay Area...

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Volynets becomes lone NorCal survivor in Eddie Herr

Volynets becomes lone NorCal survivor in Eddie Herr

Katie Volynets, shown last year, reached today's girls 16quarterfinals in the Eddie Herr International Champion-ships in Bradenton, Fla. Photo by Paul Bauman   It's down to the aptly named Katie Volynets.   Volynets, from Walnut Cre...

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Ex-champ Riffice reaches round of 16 in Eddie Herr

Nov 30, 2016

   No. 7 seed Sam Riffice, who grew up in the Sacramento suburb of Roseville, dominated Jack Lin of Canada 6-2, 6-1 in the boys 18s today to reach the round of 16 in the Eddie Herr International Championships in Bradenton, Fla.   Ri...

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Everything was going fine until the accident

Nov 30, 2016
Everything was going fine until the accident

“Count your blessings,” my wife said. I did a quick inventory and came up with a half-dozen things. They didn’t make me feel better. “I’m going to indulge my discontent for a while,” I said. My wife shrugged and said … Continue reading

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Sah, headed to Stanford, advances in Eddie Herr

Nov 29, 2016

   Stanford-bound Timothy Sah of San Diego defeated Maxense Broville of France 6-3, 6-4 today in the first round of the boys 18s in the prestigious Eddie Herr International Championships in Bradenton, Fla.   Sah, a quarterfinalist i...

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NorCal product Riffice survives test in Eddie Herr

Nov 29, 2016

   Sam Riffice survived in the first round of the boys 18s in the Eddie Herr International Championship on Monday.   But his friend and former neighbor in the Sacramento suburb of Roseville, Keenan Mayo, lost in three sets in the ha...

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Maximizing prices at Kings arena puts squeeze on fans

Nov 28, 2016
Maximizing prices at Kings arena puts squeeze on fans

The Sacramento Kings lose a lot on the basketball court, but the team is an NBA leader in “dynamic pricing” of tickets. If that doesn’t fill you with pride, maybe it shouldn’t. Another term for the practice could be called … Continue reading

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