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Mayer To Coach Baseball at LC/Dragmire, Jack Ink LOI’s

Mayer To Coach Baseball at LC/Dragmire, Jack Ink LOI’s

Danny Mayer, a 2005 graduate of Sheldon High School, will be the next baseball coach at Laguna Creek High School. Corey Clonce, the school's athletic director, made that announcement last week.

Mayer comes to Laguna after a road well traveled. He played college and independent professional baseball before returning to the area to be the...

NorCal Tennis Czar
Dream triumphs in tuneup for WTT playoffs

Jul 30, 2015
Dream triumphs in tuneup for WTT playoffs

California's Tennys Sandgren serves in men's doublesduring the Dream's win over San Diego on Wednesdaynight in the Sacramento area. Photo by Paul Bauman   CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif. -- The California Dream enters the World TeamTennis playoffs wit...

Game to 100
Reading between the lines on Mayor Johnson, racism and arena bond sale

Jul 29, 2015

Thanks to news junkies on social media, I’ve been directed to interesting perspectives on two intriguing subjects: Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and the city’s bond rating. I say “intriguing” because what you see on the surface with Johnson as well … Continue reading

Alison Toon
Cecil, our hypocrisy… and Sanctitude. Music to restore hope.

Jul 28, 2015
Cecil, our hypocrisy… and Sanctitude. Music to restore hope.

Lioness, Sacramento ZooOn a day when the world reacted to the news of yet-another, beautiful, wonderful, incredible, natural, beast being killed for the sake of one human's desire, not need, not food, just personal want and bloodlust and desire...Betwe...

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Dream falls to Kastles, will visit Austin in WTT playoffs

Jul 28, 2015
Dream falls to Kastles, will visit Austin in WTT playoffs

Hall of Famer Martina Hingis helped the Wash- ington Kastles rally to beat the California Dream.2014 photo by Paul Bauman     Pack your cowboy boots, pardner.   The California Dream of World TeamTennis is heading back to Austin...

Game to 100
Some took the high road in Sacramento’s arena-subsidy fight

Jul 27, 2015

To paraphrase Shakespeare, something is rotten in the city of Sacramento. Anyone who has followed the arena subsidy issue has smelled the stink while realizing the difficulty of confirming the skulduggery at work. So let us give thanks to Isaac … Continue reading

NorCal Tennis Czar
Kalinina overcomes big deficit for Challenger title

Jul 27, 2015

   Note: Photos will be added to this story early this afternoon (California time).   GOLD RIVER, Calif. -- An-Sophie Mestach was cruising.   The Belgian, whose sculpted 5-foot-7 (1.70-meter) physique makes Jillian Michael...

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Surging Dream clinches WTT playoff berth

Jul 26, 2015

   The California Dream, which was 2-3 at one point this season, today clinched a berth in the World TeamTennis playoffs with its fifth consecutive victory and sixth in seven matches.   California defeated the host Philadelphia Free...

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Mestach overcomes bizarre injury, gains another final

Jul 26, 2015
Mestach overcomes bizarre injury, gains another final

Top-seeded An-Sophie Mestach beat fourth-seededNao Hibino after losing to her in last week's Stock-ton Challenger final. Photo by Paul Bauman   GOLD RIVER, Calif. -- An-Sophie Mestach undoubtedly is the only player in tennis history to get in...

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Bryans lose, but Dream extends WTT win streak

Jul 25, 2015

   Despite a one-sided loss by Bob and Mike Bryan, the California Dream neared a playoff berth with their fourth straight victory on Saturday.   Bolting to an early lead and then hanging on, visiting California defeated the Boston L...

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