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    The meaning of Memorial Day

    Holidays tend to get associated with certain commercial trends. “President’s day,” which is officially speaking the Washington’s Birthday holiday, seems to have developed an association with buying mattresses (explain that one). Cinco de Mayo has beer. So does St. Patrick’s Day. Halloween has, in addition to candy, an inexplicable...
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    Cepeda: Anti-Latino rhetoric is building walls in schools

    CHICAGO — It is said that your perception is your reality. This truth is more important to understand than ever since some of us are living in a time when reality is skewed by perceptions shaped by falsehoods from people in power. Donald Trump rode into the White House...
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    AP Sources: Caps to host Leafs in outdoor game at Navy

    Two people with knowledge of the situation say the Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs will play an outdoor game at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, next season. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the NHL had not announced the event....
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    Dodgers Notes: Justin Turner, eligible to return from DL on Monday, will wait

    LOS ANGELES — Justin Turner is eligible to return from the disabled list on Monday. The Dodgers, though, will not activate the veteran third baseman. Turner, who was placed on the 10-day DL on May 19 for a Grade I strained right hamstring, will need at least one minor...
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    NorCal Division II volleyball final: Saratoga claims crown

    DUBLIN — The Saratoga boys volleyball team came into Saturday’s Northern California Division II championship match against Pacific Collegiate with one thing on its mind: Revenge. The Pumas defeated Saratoga in five sets earlier this month, a loss that Saratoga coach Jason Cardoso said stuck with his players ever...
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    Group celebrates decade of historic preservation in Alhambra

    ALHAMBRA >> For a decade, the nonprofit Alhambra Preservation Group has advocated for the preservation of historic buildings and homes built in the city’s 114 years. While the City Council celebrated the anniversary on Monday, the group’s work has just begun, said President Joyce Amaro. “This is an opportunity...
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    Strasburg K's career-high 15, Nats down Padres 3-0

    Stephen Strasburg downplayed any notion that starting pitchers on the same team attempt to top each other. On the mound one day after Max Scherzer overwhelmed the San Diego Padres, the right-hander did just that. Strasburg dominated San Diego with a career-high 15 strikeouts while allowing three hits over...
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    Smith: Well, that’s embarrassing — it’s real paint marring new SR square

    It will come right off, only it didn’t. Santa Rosa municipal workers and visitors to the new Old Courthouse Square cringe at the sight of spray-painted lines and numerals on the paving stones and concrete. It’s not graffiti. The painting was done by organizers of the festival on the...
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    Computer virus caused porn to pop up on Ontario teacher's computer, district says

    ONTARIO >> Students in a Chaffey High School classroom were exposed to pornography when an unexpected pop-up was displayed on the smart board at the front of the class. On Feb. 22, “while teaching a computer class, a pornographic image was displayed on the ‘Smart Screen’ display board in...
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    Livestock buyers cartel remembers Rick Cinquini

    Chico >> Plenty of buyers will be raising their numbered flags at the Junior Livestock Auction at the Silver Dollar Fair today. Yet, one familiar face in the crowd will be missed: Rick Cinquini, who ran the buyer cartel for about 15 years before his death this spring. The...