Chicos

24 Jul 19
Chico Enterprise-Record
Ramon Laureano had what looked like a game-deciding blunder in the second inning. But he redeemed himself a few hours later with a game-winning RBI single to secure the 4-3 win on Tuesday night in Houston. The hit initially scored two runs, but the double down the third base line lodged under the left field padding. The crew chief review determined that Mark Canha had to go back to third base. Wade Miley — who took a perfect game into the sixth inning before Josh Phegley broke it up with a single — walked Marcus Semien to start the ninth. Matt Chapman singled and Miley got the boot. Astros’ closer Roberto Osuna offered Olson an 0-2 fastball up in the zone that the A’s first baseman parked into the right field bleachers for the go-ahead runs in the ninth. But the Astros would tie things up against Joakim Soria. Yuli Gurriel and Josh Reddick hit back-to-back singles and Aledmys Diaz the sac fly. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] It was the first action Minute Maid Park had seen since the second inning. Laureano tried to make a play on Gurriel’s single, but it bounced over the centerfielder all the way to the wall, plating Michael Brantley and allowing Gurriel the perfect window to score an inside the park home run for the Astros’ two runs. Laureano would get one of those back later. The blip marred Mike Fiers’ solid return to Minute Maid Park. He held the Astros to six hits, striking out three with two walks.
24 Jul 19
cronicacotidiano

Vestida de blanco y hojas negras Era el sueño de independencia que la mujer fuerte emanaba. Sentarse y escribir en la veira de una panadería, de un pueblo chico. Escuchar el flujo de señales y aquella mujer no reacciona tarde cuando antes de apuntar su descortesía me ofrece un pastel tiré la mortadela pensando en […]

24 Jul 19
Oroville Mercury-Register
The summer of Josh McCollum continues. The Chico State men’s golfer, who finished up his collegiate career last spring, qualified Monday for the U.S. Amateur Championship after making the cut at a sectional qualifying event held at Red Hill Country Club in Rancho Cucamonga. In the two-round event, McCollum birdied his second playoff hole to card a combined 1-over 145 for third place. Brian Blalock and Jerry Wu also finished at 145, but McCollum held the edge in round two with an even-par 72. McCollum, along with winner Joseph Murray, who shot a tournament-low 65 in the opening round, and second-place finisher Cass Traub, will be moving on to the U.S. Amateur, to be played at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina on Aug. 12-18. It will be McCollum’s second straight U.S. Amateur appearance after he played the 2018 championship at Pebble Beach. His latest performance came less than two weeks after he advanced to the match play finals of the Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur Championship, held in Lakewood, Washington. In the finals, Laurent Desmarchais prevailed 3 and 2 over McCollum. Earlier in June, the Upland native won the Long Beach Match Play Championship. In a July 2 interview with the Enterprise-Record, McCollum said he plans to turn professional between next January and February, after he completes his degree at Chico State. Wildcat women’s golf duo named All-American Scholars Chico State’s Natalie Kinney and Olivia Loeffler received All-American Scholar awards following the 2018-19 academic year as both women’s golfers carried GPAs above 3.5. Both from El Dorado Hills and graduates of Oak Ridge High, Kinney and Loeffler were two of just over 1,000 women’s collegiate golfers in the nation to earn the distinction from the Women’s Golf Coaches Association. Kinney, a sophomore, earned her second straight All-American Scholar award with the Wildcats this season. She posted a 79.7 stroke average, highlighted by a pair of top-10 finishes to close the season at the Sonoma State Spring Invite and CCAA Championships. The true freshman Loeffler played in eight of Chico State’s 10 tournaments on the season, with an average of 81.9 per round. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]
24 Jul 19
Chico Enterprise-Record
The summer of Josh McCollum continues. The Chico State men’s golfer, who finished up his collegiate career last spring, qualified Monday for the U.S. Amateur Championship after making the cut at a sectional qualifying event held at Red Hill Country Club in Rancho Cucamonga. In the two-round event, McCollum birdied his second playoff hole to card a combined 1-over 145 for third place. Brian Blalock and Jerry Wu also finished at 145, but McCollum held the edge in round two with an even-par 72. McCollum, along with winner Joseph Murray, who shot a tournament-low 65 in the opening round, and second-place finisher Cass Traub, will be moving on to the U.S. Amateur, to be played at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina on Aug. 12-18. It will be McCollum’s second straight U.S. Amateur appearance after he played the 2018 championship at Pebble Beach. His latest performance came less than two weeks after he advanced to the match play finals of the Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur Championship, held in Lakewood, Washington. In the finals, Laurent Desmarchais prevailed 3 and 2 over McCollum. Earlier in June, the Upland native won the Long Beach Match Play Championship. In a July 2 interview with the Enterprise-Record, McCollum said he plans to turn professional between next January and February, after he completes his degree at Chico State. Wildcat women’s golf duo named All-American Scholars Chico State’s Natalie Kinney and Olivia Loeffler received All-American Scholar awards following the 2018-19 academic year as both women’s golfers carried GPAs above 3.5. Both from El Dorado Hills and graduates of Oak Ridge High, Kinney and Loeffler were two of just over 1,000 women’s collegiate golfers in the nation to earn the distinction from the Women’s Golf Coaches Association. Kinney, a sophomore, earned her second straight All-American Scholar award with the Wildcats this season. She posted a 79.7 stroke average, highlighted by a pair of top-10 finishes to close the season at the Sonoma State Spring Invite and CCAA Championships. The true freshman Loeffler played in eight of Chico State’s 10 tournaments on the season, with an average of 81.9 per round. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]
24 Jul 19
goldfields

This photo, brought to my attention by Richard Elsom, shows an 1896 meeting of Suffragist leaders: standing (l to r) Ida Husted Harper, Selena Solomons, Carrie Chapman Catt, Annie Bidwell, (seated) Lucy Anthony, Dr. Anna H. Shaw, Susan B. Anthony, Ellen Clark Sargent, and Mary Hay. Although prominent in the women’s rights movement, most of […]

24 Jul 19
Real News Reports-Start Your Day Here

privately last month that no politician has ever lost an election for spending more money. That mind-set – caring more about the next election than the next generation – helps explain why the Senate majority leader and the president endorsed a budget deal last night, which still needs to pass Congress, that will raise spending…

24 Jul 19
WFLA
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – He’s getting death threats and menacing emails, but St. Petersburg City Council candidate Chico Cromartie is holding firm on his anti-gay campaign platform. This is happening in a city that is known nationally for being extremely gay-friendly. This is Cromartie’s first run for office and he’s making quite a splash. Some might say, for all the wrong reasons. In St. Petersburg, there is a celebration of “Pride Month” that has few equals. “It says that we are a city that welcomes everybody. That you can be whoever you are and feel comfortable and safe here in St. Pete,” Mayor Rick Kriseman said during this year’s parade:. District 7 candidate, Chico Cromartie has a different take. He’s running to represent the mid-town area and points west. “Tax dollars shouldn’t be accessed by groups, especially homosexuality based on the fact that they chose to be homosexual,” said Cromartie. At a candidate’s forum Tuesday night, he and his 3 opponents fielded questions written by the audience. In a separate interview, Cromartie said, he plans to represent Americans, and doesn’t care what they do in the bedroom. “I don’t agree with the practice of homosexuality, but my policies are all-inclusive.  And they’re not based on a person’s choice to be homosexual or not” he said. Lisa Wheeler-Bowman is the incumbent. “For him to say stuff like that, it hurts me,” she said.  Wheeler-Bowman said Cromartie is out of line. “He shouldn’t say those things. I do not agree with his statements and I never will” she said. The Uhuru candidate believes issues like increasing rents and sewage spills, should be topics of discussion. “He’s not the person I’m fighting against. In fact, as offensive as his remarks are, the reality the elephant in the room is oppression of the black community and the media is attempting to divert everybody’s attention away to the real fight” said Eritha “Aikile” Cainion. A 4th candidate also believes, there are bigger issues. “We have the LGBTQ pride parade. We have the women’s march.  But then at the same time, district 7 is one of the most impoverished and underdeveloped communities in all of St. Petersburg” said Sarah Elizabeth Moore. When Chico Cromartie was asked,  what tax dollars are going to gay groups, he could not be specific.  But if elected, he will stop it right away.
24 Jul 19
Brewstock Homebrew Supplies

Popularly called “Chico,” West Coast Ale I is a reliable, versatile and popular neutral foundation for displays of malts and hops. Often used as a house strain, it is highly attenuative and moderately flocculent. And it ferments crisp and clean with light citrus notes under 66° F (19° C). Also try DIPA (OYL-052) or British […]

24 Jul 19
Red Bluff Daily News
RED BLUFF—The Coleman National Fish Hatchery is expecting good returns of their fish in the foreseeable future after a few lean years of comebacks. Over 12 million fall Chinook salmon and 180,000 winter Chinook salmon were released between March and May, Project Manager Brett Galyean said. Almost all of those releases were in Battle Creek. However, for the fall Chinook, the hatchery decided to take 180,000 fish down to Chico and the Butte City area for a study. “I’d say we made our projection goals for the falls and we were a little bit shy for the winters,” Galyean said. Scheduling fish releases are dependent on high water levels, storm events and turbidity in the water. “It’s kind of like a crystal ball exercise,” Galyean said. “We can’t control Mother Nature.” Mother Nature worked with the hatchery this year providing high water levels and spring storms, said Galyean. When nature was not working in the hatchery’s favor was during the recent drought. Only 6,000 fall Chinook came back to spawn in 2017; the low numbers were caused by the drought conditions two years earlier. Coleman hatchery employees during that year had to truck the fish to San Francisco Bay because of the lack of rainstorms. Numbers went up in 2018 when 21,000 Chinook returned to Battle Creek. “Not a great number, but we were able to make our project numbers off of that,” Galyean said. Galyean said he is expecting a good return this year and again in three years when the fall and winter Chinook return as adults. “It should be a good year. We are expecting good returns to the Sacramento River system. Anglers should be happy. People who enjoy seeing salmon, the biological aspects of them out there should be happy, and we are expecting a good return to Battle Creek come October.”
24 Jul 19
Chico Enterprise-Record
SAN FRANCISCO — If Tuesday’s game against the Chicago Cubs is Madison Bumgarner’s last start as a Giant at Oracle Park, it would surprise manager Bruce Bochy. Bumgarner’s name has been mentioned throughout the season as one of the top starting pitchers expected to be available ahead of this year’s trade deadline, but a recent hot streak has forced the Giants’ front office to reconsider the possibility of dealing their ace. A month ago, it wouldn’t have surprised anyone in the Giants organization if Bumgarner was traded to a contender willing to part with top prospects. But after a 15-3 start to the month of July, Bochy said he hasn’t given any consideration to the idea Bumgarner’s days in a Giants uniform could be coming to an end. “I haven’t even thought about it,” Bochy said. “Just like he’s saying the same thing. We’re doing a lot of good things right now and that’s all the team is thinking about. That’s all Bum is thinking about. So really, it doesn’t cross my mind. I don’t really have anything to say about it except as always, I look forward to watching him pitch.” At his introductory press conference in November, president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi was asked whether he would be open to the idea of trading Bumgarner. Given the Giants’ losing records in 2017 and 2018, Zaidi acknowledged that nothing would be off the table, leading to speculation that he would be willing to trade away one of the most accomplished players in the organization’s history. Zaidi may still be amenable to the idea, but Bochy believes the Giants’ top baseball executive is committed to contending in 2019. “I can tell you this, he’s all about winning,” Bochy said. “There’s nobody more excited after these games than him. You go in the clubhouse and he’s going to do all he can to make this a better organization. Right now, he’s all in on doing all he can to win. He’s shown he’s already improved this roster.” After an underwhelming start to the season, Bumgarner has regained dominant form and posted a 1.55 ERA in his last five outings. The lefty has struck out 34 hitters over his last 29 innings and following his most recent game, Bumgarner was adamant that he believed in the Giants’ ability to compete for a postseason berth. “I’m trying to win games for the Giants and we’re trying to get into the postseason,” Bumgarner said. “We’re making a push. We’re coming.” Zaidi met with reporters prior to the Giants’ 12-inning win on Sunday against the Mets and said he will continue to pick up his phone when other general managers and executives call. However, he insisted that the team’s record since June 1 is indicative of the Giants’ true potential and stressed the importance of giving the 2019 roster a chance to continue surging up the standings. “It’s our job to see what’s out there in the market, evaluate those scenarios and try to balance the present and the future like every team is doing,” Zaidi said. Bochy remains impressed with Bumgarner’s ability to block out outside noise and focus on the task at hand, acknowledging in recent weeks that the 10th-year veteran has set a tone inside the Giants’ clubhouse with his desire to continue the team’s best stretch of baseball since the first half of 2016. “He’s looking to do all he can to help us win and that’s all he’s thinking about,” Bochy said. “That’s all you can. Every year, you go through this. It’s never going to change. When you get to this point, there’s going to be rumors. Especially where we were a month ago.” Zaidi’s decision on Bumgarner’s future will likely come down to the final hours leading up to the trade deadline. The Giants have climbed above .500 and now sit 2.0 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the second Wild Card spot, but the National League playoff race includes a large group of other teams with realistic postseason hopes. In his final season as the Giants’ manager, Bochy believes his club has done more than enough over the last two months to convince the front office it can find a way to make the playoffs. Over the next eight days, he’ll find out if Zaidi and the rest of the Giants’ front office agrees. “Sometimes it takes time, but you look at what’s happening here this past month,” Bochy said. “Some things that have been done, it’s made it a better team here.”