On this date, 2018: Cavaliers’ stunning meltdown allows Warriors to win Game 1

OAKLAND — The Cavaliers missed their chance. Their chance to claim Game 1. Their chance to flip the NBA Finals — considered by many to be a surefire and easy Warriors win — on its head. And they played an exceptional game — ok, LeBron James played an exceptional game — and that, paired with another disjointed effort from the Warriors, closed the prodigious gap between the two teams and put a victory within Cleveland’s grasp in the final minute of regulation Thursday. All Cavs guard George Hill had to do was make his second free-throw in a tied game with 4.6 seconds remaining on the clock. All Cavs wing J.R. Smith had to do after Hill missed that free throw and he grabbed the rebound was to go up and make what would have been a wide-open layup. Instead, Smith — clearly not knowing that the game was tied — dribbled away from the hoop to run out the clock as a befuddled James implored him to turn around and take a shot. By the time Smith might have realized what was happening, the…

Saratoga community briefs for the week of June 5

Swing dance virtually Saratoga Federated Church is hosting an online beginner’s East Coast swing dance class for all ages on June 12. Steve and Jenn Feldmeyer will teach basic moves in this Zoom class, and no partner is required. Costumes are admired but not required. The class runs 7-8:30 p.m. To register, visit https://www.facebook.com/events and search on “virtual swing dancing.” For more information, contact Matt Hall at matt.hall@saratogafederated.org or 408-867-1000. High school district has new CBO Delores Perley has been named the new chief business officer (CBO)/assistant superintendent for the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District, effective July 1. Perley has over 20 years of experience in progressively responsible school business positions, including management of a $120 million general fund budget and $100 million in Proposition 39 bond funds for a public school district of over 10,500 students and 1,000 employees. Since 2000, she has held a variety of positions in the business/financial departments of the districts she served, including Santee, Lemon Grove, San Dieguito and Evergreen. Most recently, Perley served as CBO of Evergreen Union School District, providing direction and supervision of the business services team, including finance,…

Man fatally shot in West Oakland

OAKLAND — A 37-year-old man was shot to death Sunday morning in West Oakland, police said. His name has not been released. The man was found dead from gunshot wounds about 1:24 a.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of 34th Street. Police said the man lived in another part of Oakland but apparently spent time in the area where he was killed. Police have not determined a motive yet for the shooting and have not made any arrests. The killing is the 25th homicide investigated by Oakland police this year.  Last year at this time police had investigated  33 homicides. Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $10,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the killer.  Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3821 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572. Police on Sunday also said that a 63-year-old man killed Saturday morning at a home in the 9900 block of C Street in East Oakland died from stab wounds.  His name has not been released. The man’s roommate, a 61-year-old man, was arrested at the home for the killing,…

Ex-prosecutor: Complaint against Minnesota cop Derek Chauvin in George Floyd case drops important clues

Opinion by Elie Honig | CNN Editor’s note: In this weekly column “Cross Exam,” Elie Honig, a CNN legal analyst and former federal and state prosecutor, gives his take on the latest legal news. Post your questions below. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion on CNN. Watch Honig answer readers’ questions on “CNN Newsroom with Ana Cabrera” at 5:40 p.m. ET Sundays. The criminal complaint charging former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for the death of George Floyd offers key clues about the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office’s approach to the enormously high-stakes prosecution that will unfold over the coming months. While the complaint sets forth a strong case, it also raises questions about the prosecutors’ tactical approach and commitment to seeking a full measure of justice for Floyd’s tragic death. A complaint is, essentially, a preliminary summary of evidence that prosecutors use to lodge a criminal charge and make an arrest. It is a crucial legal document but it is not final or definitive. The complaint does not necessarily set forth everything that…

They said it: Reopen church?

“The president had one thing to say, the governor has another and Alameda County has something different. So there’s a lot of confusion around this, and I don’t think anyone knows how it should be done.” — Bishop Bob Jackson, who on guidance from his presiding bishop canceled plans to reopen Acts Full of Gospel church in Oakland for Pentecost Sunday.

Editorial: As Bay Area reopens, need for coronavirus safety vigilance remains

The Bay Area’s success in slowing the spread of the coronavirus reflects residents’ collective, sensible response to public health officers’ shelter-in-place orders. The region should take great pride in setting a national model that has saved thousands of lives. But this is no time for complacency. As businesses start reopening, the need for widespread compliance with, and enforcement of, social distancing requirements has never been greater. COVID-19 has not disappeared. We’re dealing with an aggressive and deadly virus that will take full advantage of opportunities to spread. If we relax our standards, we risk a second wave that could be worse than the first. No one wants that. Yet, we continue to witness instances where fundamental safety orders are ignored: • Supermarkets failing to enforce requirements that individuals wear masks while grocery shopping. • Construction workers  ignoring rules to stay six feet apart during work, coffee breaks and lunch breaks — and failing to don masks when they must get closer. • Delivery drivers and hardware store workers with no face coverings when delivering products to customers. • Beachgoers, partiers, and basketball players acting as if…

Horoscopes May 31, 2020: Colin Farrell, take control of your emotions.

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Colin Farrell, 44; Brooke Shields, 55; Tom Berenger, 71; Clint Eastwood, 90. Brooke Shields / AFP PHOTO / Hector RETAMALHECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images  Happy Birthday: How you handle day-to-day problems will make a difference. Take control of your emotions, and look for practical alternatives that suit the changing lifestyle trends, and you will up your game and be ready to take on whatever comes your way. Think smart, act practically and do your best to implement healthy routines and practices. Your numbers are 3, 10, 17, 26, 31, 38, 42.  ARIES (March 21-April 19): Consider your attributes and what you have to work with, and you will come up with a plan that will help you be diverse and cutting-edge concerning your career and the lifestyle you want. Protect your health. 3 stars  TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You’ll accomplish the most if you work independently of others and have a goal in mind. What you accomplish will lead to an unexpected opportunity. How you revise your daily routine will bring results that distance you from unnecessary meddling. 5 stars  GEMINI (May…

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