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22 Mar 19
Chico Enterprise-Record
Weather forecasters are certain that rain will fall Friday on the north valley, so carry that umbrella. But by Sunday, when Kite Day is scheduled,  the outlook is a sunny window of time. That disappears Sunday night, with returning rain, according to the National Weather Service. For kite flyers and watchers, the annual event is from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Chico’s Community Park on East 20th Street. It’s free. The National Weather Service sees the wet stuff starting in late Friday morning, with winds from the south up to about 11 mph. Friday’s high will be around 55 degrees. Rain continues Friday night, but shifts to showers on Saturday, still with light wind. Snow is expected down to around the 4,000-foot level over the weekend, so travelers should be prepared. For more weather information, check www.chicoer.com/weather
22 Mar 19
nwspiritism

All of us have felt ready to give up the battle. In the book, Spiritual Wisdom: Missives of Hope, Chico Xavier writes of a young man who told others in the mediums meeting that he felt overwhelmed. His trials were too difficult, he could not find the inner strength to continue. He believed that he […]

22 Mar 19
mandjaroundtheworld

We had a good night’s sleep.  We got up at 7:30 am and had breakfast.  Then we met the bus at 9:30 am for a 75 minute drive to the Argentinian countryside.  First, we had a bus tour of the Palermo District in Buenos Aires.  We had done this on our trip to Buenos Aires […]

22 Mar 19
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22 Mar 19
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22 Mar 19
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22 Mar 19
Chico Enterprise-Record
Basketball has been an integral part of my life. Over a long and fortunate career, I’ve had the opportunity to play at St. John’s University, twice in the U.S. Olympics, and in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors and Indiana Pacers. My time on the court eventually led to other opportunities on the sidelines, including becoming the Warriors vice president and general manager and most recently returning to St. John’s as the head coach for the men’s basketball team. Over the years, I had the privilege of getting to know many athletic trainers who earned my trust by genuinely caring about my well-being as a person first and athlete second, and then applying the same philosophy and level of care to the players under my direction. These professionals had the skills to implement cutting edge injury prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation procedures. On a personal note, the relationships I built with these individuals developed into friends for life. As a competitor, I never worried about who was providing my care. I knew my athletic trainers met national standards and kept their knowledge current. However, many athletes in California cannot have the same peace of mind because it remains the only state in the nation that does not regulate the athletic training profession. It is incredible to think that someone without the proper education or credentials can identify as an ‘athletic trainer’ in California because there is no statewide law or standard. According to a 2017 survey conducted by the California Interscholastic Federation  – the governing body for interscholastic athletics in the state – approximately 20 percent of individuals calling themselves athletic trainers and providing care to California’s 800,000 high school athletes are not qualified to do so. As a father of four children who participated in high school sports, this is deeply concerning. How can we expect people to prevent, recognize and manage potentially life-threatening injuries without the necessary education and training? Why should we as coaches and parents have to worry if the person taking care of our kids is qualified to do so? We know the danger is real. A recent study in the Journal of Athletic Training determined athletes who attended a high school with limited access to a certified athletic trainer were more likely to have sports-related concussions go unidentified or mismanaged. Athletic training is already recognized as a vital healthcare profession by 49 states, the District of Columbia, the federal government and the American Medical Association among many other organizations and associations. Fifteen California universities have a nationally accredited athletic training major, which is required for individuals to sit for the national athletic training certification examination. The time is now to finally protect California from unqualified individuals posing as athletic trainers. Assemblymember Rob Bonta, D-Alameda, is planning legislation, AB 1592, that would require state licensing of athletic trainers. Please join me in supporting this legislation. For more information about the issue, visit the California Athletic Trainers’ Association website at ca-at.org. Chris Mullin is a retired professional basketball player who played 11 seasons with the Golden State Warriors and is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a two-time Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. He is currently head coach of the St. John’s Red Storm. Mullin previously served as a special advisor of the Sacramento Kings and vice president/general manager of the Golden State Warriors. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]
22 Mar 19
Chico Enterprise-Record
[dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=raiders-hq” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] ALAMEDA — From now until April 25, count on continued speculation that Raiders coach Jon Gruden has his eyes on a quarterback to replace Derek Carr this season. Here’s a possibility you probably haven’t considered — yes, the Raiders draft a quarterback in the first round. And Derek Carr remains the starter. The belief here for months is Gruden has been on the level in his praise of Carr and has little interest in starting over with someone new. Not after grooming Carr for an entire offseason and regular-season and seeing progress. Which hasn’t prevented a glut of Kyler Murray projections, should the Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner fall to No. 4. It’s true that Gruden said glowing things about Murray. And if you went down the list of draft eligible quarterbacks including Dwayne Haskins (Ohio State), Drew Lock (Missouri), Daniel Jones (Duke), Will Grier (West Virginia), Ryan Finley (North Carolina State) and others, Gruden would love them as well. Or maybe you never watched “Gruden’s QB Camp” series on ESPN. It’s all guesswork where Gruden is concerned, because in 12 years as an NFL coach, the Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted a grand total of two quarterbacks. In 2001, Al Davis granted Gruden’s wish and took Marques Tuiasosopo in the second round, No. 59 overall. In 2003, the Bucs selected Chris Simms in the third round, No. 97. overall. Neither played a meaningful down the first year. That’s it. That’s the list. For complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard. So it’s not as if Gruden has made a career out of drafting quarterbacks and starting them as rookies, which only adds to the likelihood that Carr is on solid ground after career highs in completion percentage (68.9) and passing yardage (4,049). But that doesn’t mean the Raiders shouldn’t liven up the quarterback room with a talented understudy who has eyes on a starting job in 2020 in Las Vegas. Ask Chiefs coach Andy Reid if he regrets trading up for the No. 10 pick with Buffalo in 2017 to bring aboard Patrick Mahomes, and then sitting him out for a season to learn the ropes behind Alex Smith. Or if the Green Bay Packers have second-guessed themselves for taking Aaron Rodgers and planting him on the bench for three seasons after he fell into their lap at No. 24 even though their quarterback was a future Hall of Famer in Brett Favre. Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes sat the bench in 2017 and won the MVP in 2018. The Cincinnati Bengals took Carson Palmer No. 1 overall out of USC in 2003, and then played Jon Kitna for an entire season. Two things are equally true. Carr deserves another year in Gruden’s system based on his play last year, and the Raiders need some talented young blood for the future, and not necessarily a long-shot sixth-round Tom Brady-type miracle. Given the Raiders needs, it’s hard to envision a quarterback at No. 4, which would seemingly leave Murray out of the picture. But there’s always the option of trading back and getting more picks. And before you scoff at the possibility that Murray could take a draft day dive, remember Rodgers was being touted as a possible No. 1 overall selection before his free fall to Green Bay. The Raiders have four of the first 35 selections (Nos. 4, 24, 27 and 35) and even though there are holes everywhere, taking a quarterback somewhere in that range is a smart, long-range play if there is a quarterback Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock covet. As it stands, the Raiders backup and only quarterback other than Carr is Nathan Peterman, who if he isn’t permanently scarred by the Buffalo experience, could compete for a roster spot. The top nine contracts in terms of yearly average salary are quarterbacks — Rodgers, Matt Ryan, Kirk Cousins, Jimmy Garoppolo, Matt Stafford, Carr, Drew Brees and Andrew Luck. It’s the most important position in football, probably the most important position in any team sport. Which is why it’s a head-scratcher that teams don’t try and add first- or second-round talent more often even if they’ve got a high-priced starter. The quarterback might not play as a rookie, but if he does the time he spends on the field could be more impactful than those at other positions who were drafted to be starters. Plus he’ll be affordable. Or maybe you’ve forgotten what happened to the Raiders in 2016 when Carr broke his ankle and the Raiders went to Matt McGloin and Connor Cook. The Eagles can forget about their first Super Bowl championship two seasons ago without Nick Foles to step in for Carson Wentz. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”curated” curated_ids=”46505,5902391,5883344,5909383,5719514″]Let’s say the Raiders somehow luck into Murray with a later first-round pick or select someone like Lock or Jones. Murray is different in that he could be used in special packages, but it’s conceivable the more conventional quarterbacks would watch Carr play all season unless dictated by injury. If Carr doesn’t develop to Gruden’s liking, then there’s a young option for 2020. If Carr plays as he did in 2016 or better, then it’s precisely the problem every team in the NFL would love. When Bill Walsh coached the 49ers, he actively promoted a quarterback “controversy” between Joe Montana and Steve Young to bring out the best in both men. Carr is no snowflake. He may not swear but he’s as tough as they come, beyond reproach in the locker room and can benefit from competition on the depth chart like everyone else. If the Raiders are smart, they’ll, give Carr some company on Day 1 or 2. Like our Oakland Raiders Facebook page for more Raiders news, commentary and conversation.
22 Mar 19
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22 Mar 19
Cuts You Up

Retomamos una sección algo abandonada estos meses. Vamos a hablar de una de las grandes artistas que nos ha dejado esta década que se cierra este año, una cantautora que tras cuatro discos sobresalientes esta en plenitud y precisamente acaba de publicar su quinto trabajo “Remind Me Tomorrow”. Estamos hablando de Sharon Van Etten

22 Mar 19
Ready Steady Cut

If there’s anything likely to pick up a major following this weekend despite Netflix seemingly devoting all of its promotional dollars to the second season of The OA, it’s the Brazilian seven-part Original Series Most Beautiful Thing, otherwise known as Coisa Mais Linda. The show, following on from the success of Samantha!, is a period drama set in 1959 […]

22 Mar 19
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22 Mar 19
Chico Enterprise-Record
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device The Warriors beat the Pacers 112-89 Thursday at Oracle Arena. Here are three thoughts on the contest: Three kinds of smoke Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) passes the ball to teammate Golden State Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins (0) during the first quarter of their NBA game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on Thursday, March 21, 2019. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]The score might not indicate it, but Thursday’s game might have been the Warriors’ best offensive game of the season. The ball was moving, players were moving, and for the first time, it felt like the team’s three kinds of smoke were all working in concert. Golden State’s absurd luxury is that they have multiple ways of scoring on teams — they have different kinds of smoke. And for the past two seasons, the two kinds of smoke the Warriors boasted were the Stephen Curry-led pace-and-space “joy” brand of basketball and the Kevin Durant’s ruthless-in-isolation brand. The Warriors have needed both — particularly in the playoffs, when Durant’s ability to be fed the ball and almost automatically get a bucket is a necessity. At the same time, those two kinds of smoke have — at times — failed to mesh. At worst, there was a mutual exclusivity between them. And that mutual exclusivity started to show up over the last few games — the Curry-led attack (which includes Klay Thompson and Draymond Green), lifted the Warriors to big wins over the Rockets and Thunder on the road, with Durant out with an ankle injury. There were 2015 vibes all over those wins. When Durant came back, it was evident that he didn’t want to mess with the team’s positive mojo — there was a deference to his game, as he would let Curry lead the way or facilitate the offense for him when the two were on the court together, and when they were not, he’d go back to what he does as well as any player in NBA history. It wasn’t a problem, but the juxtaposition was interesting. Thursday, the two styles beautifully meshed together — there was an understanding on the court. And for the first time since Cousins has joined the fray, his bullyball — a third kind of smoke that the Warriors have never had before he arrived — meshed, too. There was no gear grinding between the three styles — the Warriors’ offense beautiful, unselfish, and seamless. Outside, midrange, and in the post — the Warriors had an advantage on every spot on the floor on offense, and they did it against a damn good defensive team, too. It was the kind of performance that makes you understand why people think the Warriors are unfair. Surely, if the Warriors play like that on offense in the postseason, they’ll coast through the Western Conference bracket. Of course, the Warriors’ success in June will be defined by their defense — and that was superb as well on Thursday. You could tell from the opening tip that it was going to be a special night — the team’s communal buy-in was evident from the jump. It was as if the Warriors had transported into the playoffs. They were physical — they were downright bullying the Pacers at times; they were tracking the ball and moving on a string; they challenged shots with aplomb and looked to finish possessions with transition opportunities. The Warriors have played solid defensive games before this season, but I don’t think we’ve seen as cohesive of an effort — and certainly not with Cousins (who was stellar) in tow. Durant set the tone early. He was playing with full investment on both ends and was downright dominant in the contest. Durant’s intensity was such that during a timeout after a third-quarter turnover, he went to the scorer’s table and gave it a full-windup, open-hand slam. You can’t slack when one of the best players in the world is playing like that. Sure enough — no one was slacking. Curry and Thompson were aggressive at the point of attack. Iguodala and Green were hyper-communicative amid their typical transcendent play. Cousins downright bullied the Pacers — again. He really does love playing those guys. It should be noted that while Andrew Bogut played during the meaningful portion of games, his impact on the game was significant. Simply having him as a viable backup provides Cousins some defensive freedom — he can be even more aggressive with swipes (which is is stellar at) and trying to draw charges. And when Cousins does that, he’s absolutely a plus defender. Before Bogut was around, Cousins being aggressive on the defensive end could have landed him on the bench with early or untimely fouls, wrecking the Warriors’ rotations in the process — but now that the big Aussie is in tow, the Warriors don’t need to fret Cousins risking fouls. Bogut can enter the game and the Warriors can run the same offensive and defensive systems (albeit with less dynamism than if Cousins was in). So don’t look at Bogut as someone who could steal Cousins’ minutes — his presence can maximize them. In all, the Warriors’ focus and energy — something that was on point during the team’s four-game road trip — carried over and perhaps even reached another level once the team returned home. This is a team displaying championship habits after 60-plus games where those habits were rarely consistent. Just like they said, they had access to this level all along — they just needed the motivation to get there. They certainly have found the motivation — perhaps in several different places. And given how comprehensive their performance was Thursday, you can almost forgive them for taking the next few games off. They don’t need to make their ability to absolutely dominate so obvious, after all. Rotations are coming to light To quote NBA and Bay Area dad champion David Lee, the Warriors were #FullSquad on Thursday. And going up against one of the NBA’s best teams, Kerr had to show his hand — at least a bit — on his playoff rotations (or what he’d like his playoff rotations to be). So what did we learn Thursday? • Stephen Curry and Draymond Green are going to act in lock-step. The team is going to try to go back to the duo playing almost all of their minutes together, including playing the full first and third quarters. • Cousins and Thompson seem tied together, too. • Quinn Cook could well be the eighth man off the bench for the Warriors in the postseason. Kerr experimented with Cook as a quasi-wing on the second unit during the road trip, and it worked. Thursday night, he used it again back at Oracle Arena. Playing alongside Cousins, Iguodala, Livingston, and Thompson, Cook has one job: knock down open looks. That’s something he does exceptionally well (though he went 1-for-6 Thursday). With Thompson, Livingston, and Iguodala on the court, Cook’s defensive limitations (which are, unfortunately, tied to his size) are mitigated — he can hide in the corner on defense (good) and on offense (even better, as it allows him open 3-pointers). And while the paradigm changes a bit when Livingston (roughly the 8-minute mark) and Iguodala (7-minute mark) come off the court, I can’t help but think that a clear role — spot-up shooter — has been carved out for Cook. It’s a bit of pragmatic coaching and creative thinking — they’re putting a plus offensive player in a position to succeed, and in turn, giving the second unit with something it’s needed all year. • The ninth man off the bench is likely to a matchup option — Kerr passed over Alfonzo McKinnie for Jonas Jerebko on Thursday. I’m interested to see if that’s a trend or a one-off — Jerebko was fantastic in Minnesota, but McKinnie’s rebounding seems like something the Warriors would want on the court in the playoffs. • Out of the rotation, after a nice showing on the road trip and in garbage time Thursday: Jordan Bell. The Oregon product has likely been relegated to change-up and extreme matchup status. • Also not part of the regular rotation: Bogut. Cousins and Kevon Looney will keep their normal minutes — Bogut will come in for either if they find foul trouble. Make some noise Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) attempts to encourage the crowd while playing the Indiana Pacers during the third quarter of their NBA game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on Thursday, March 21, 2019. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Indiana Pacers 112-89. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]Multiple times in the third quarter Thursday, Stephen Curry implored the Oracle Arena crowd to make some more noise. He said after the game that he was looking for a playoff-like atmosphere. I’m not sure if he got it, but the vibe in the arena was much better (aka: louder) after Curry egged on the crowd. While it’s dangerously uncouth to call out the Oracle crowd — the way Klay Thompson did a few weeks ago — for being ostensively less enthusiastic as it was in years past, I have no problem with Curry encouraging the crowd during the game. The Warriors have six regular-season games left at the loudest professional basketball venue in America. And before the once-venerable venue becomes the East Bay’s Cow Palace — hosting arena football and cannabis conventions — it deserves as many earplug-busting, rafter-rattling performances as it can get. The Warriors say they’re committed to putting on a show during those games — Curry’s actions and comments Thursday is him asking the fans to meet him and his teammates at least halfway. I get that fans are following the Warriors’ lead and are generally bored by regular-season hoops, but I hope they pay heed.