49ers training camp depth chart: Roster battles coming for wide receivers, linemen

Steve Young went from No. 8 on BYU’s depth chart to eventually succeeding Joe Montana and joining him as a Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback. It’s the ultimate depth chart lesson, and keep that in mind as we speculate how the 49ers look when players report to training camp Tuesday. Here is a look at the offensive side of the ball: QUARTERBACK 1. Jimmy Garoppolo 2. Trey Lance 3. Nate Sudfeld 4. Josh Rosen Analysis: Garoppolo is healthy and the starter, allowing time for Lance to maximize every rep and learn the nuances of Kyle Shanahan’s system. Lance could make a run, literally and figuratively, for the starting spot as this month unfolds if his dual-threat ability proves irresistible. After years of Nick Mullens and C.J. Beathard vying for QB2, the backup competition pits Sudfeld and Rosen for QB3, with no guarantee three quarterbacks make the Week 1 roster. RUNNING BACK 1. Raheem Mostert 2. Jeff Wilson Jr. (PUP) 3. Trey Sermon 4. Wayne Gallman Jr. 5. JaMycal Hasty 6. Elijah Mitchell Analysis: Wilson is sure to open camp on an injury list (meniscus surgery),…

Who the Warriors will target in the NBA Draft: Kuminga, Moody, Bouknight and more

Most NBA mock drafts to this point have had top prospects Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green, Evan Mobley, Jalen Suggs, Scottie Barnes and Jonathan Kuminga being selected with the first six picks Thursday night. However, according to multiple league sources, there is rising speculation that the Oklahoma City Thunder at No. 6 could target UConn guard Jonathan Bouknight or make a surprising pick such as Tennessee’s Keon Johnson or Turkish center Alperen Sengun. That could mean a wing — likely Kuminga — falling to the seventh pick. Should this be the case, it would be tough for the Warriors to pass. Though his ball-stopping tendencies and inconsistent shooting and defense don’t make for an ideal fit, Kuminga provides a tantalizing combination of speed, strength and upside. And as Golden State canvases the league for players it could acquire by making the seventh and 14th picks available in a trade, adding Kuminga to a potential package would greatly improve the Warriors’ chances of landing the starter-caliber player they covet. But assuming the top six players are off the board — and that the Warriors don’t trade either…

Kern County Sheriff’s Deputy Killed, Another Wounded In Wasco Standoff

WASCO (CBSLA) — A Kern County sheriff’s deputy was killed and another wounded in a shootout in Wasco, north of Bakersfield. A total of five people are believed to have died, including Kern County sheriff’s Deputy Phillip Campas, according to KGET. The confrontation between the deputies and the suspect began when they responded to a home Sunday afternoon on the report of shots fired. End of Watch 7/25/21. Thank you for your service to Kern! #KCSO #RIP pic.twitter.com/da5S8GjroK — Mayor Alex Garcia (@MayorAlexGarcia) July 26, 2021 According to reports, the suspect barricaded himself inside the home and exchanged gunfire with deputies for hours. Campas was with the SWAT team that approached the home. He was fatally shot, and a second unidentified deputy was also struck but is expected to survive. Our deepest condolences to family, friends & fellow deputies of the KC Deputy Sheriff who was killed in the line of duty today. We also pray for a speedy recovery for the second deputy wounded. A tremendous tragedy & loss for @KernCoSheriff & our community. Our hearts are broken. pic.twitter.com/o1uO2HRWR0 — Kern County District Attorney…

Authorities Apprehend 26-Year-Old Inmate Edgar Benitez After He Walked Away From Minimum-Security Fire Camp

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – An LA County inmate who walked away from a minimum-security camp near Sacramento Saturday was apprehended Sunday. Staff discovered 25-year-old Edgar Benitez missing from his assigned housing at the Growlersberg Conservation Camp in El Dorado County Saturday night around 11 p.m., according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Authorities immediately conducted a search of the grounds. The state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Office of Correctional Safety said he was found in front of a Modesto home at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Benitez, who was received from LA County on December 26, 2017, was sentenced to nine years for driving under the influence causing bodily injury or death. He will be taken to transported and rehoused at Sierra Conservation Center and his case will be referred for consideration fo charges, corrections officials said.

U.S. to keep existing COVID restrictions on international travel for now: White House official

The United States will keep existing COVID-19 restrictions on international travel in place for now due to concerns about the surging infection rate because of the delta variant, according to a White House official. President Joe Biden earlier this month said that his administration was “in the process” of considering how soon the U.S. could lift the ban on European travel bound for the U.S. after the issue was raised by German Chancellor Angela Merkel during her visit to the White House. The official, who was not authorized to comment publicly and spoke on the condition of anonymity, said while the administration understands the importance of international travel, cases are rising in the U.S. — particularly among those who are unvaccinated and will likely continue to increase in the weeks ahead. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised Americans against travel to the United Kingdom this past Monday given a surge in cases there. Most of continental Europe has relaxed restrictions on Americans who are fully vaccinated, although the United Kingdom still requires quarantines for most visitors arriving from the U.S. Airlines say, however, that the lack of…

New York City to require vaccines or weekly testing for city workers

New York City will require all of its municipal workers — including teachers and police officers — to get coronavirus vaccines by mid-September or face weekly COVID-19 testing, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday. The rule is expected to affect about 340,000 city employees, making the city one of the largest employers in the U.S. to take such action. While it isn’t a vaccine mandate — no workers will be forced to take a shot — officials hope the inconvenience and discomfort of weekly tests will persuade many to overcome a reluctance to get inoculated. “This is about our recovery. This is about what we need to do to bring back New York City,” de Blasio said. “This is about keeping people safe. Pasadena to require city employees to get COVID vaccines The Sept. 13 deadline coincides with the start of public school, when the Democratic mayor has said he expects all pupils to be in classrooms full time. City health care workers and employees in congregate setting such as group homes will face earlier deadlines. The move comes as the city battles a rise…

Baby salmon dying by the thousands in NorCal river as rising water temperatures imperil fish in U.S. West

Baby salmon are dying by the thousands in one California river, and an entire run of endangered salmon could be wiped out in another. Fishermen who make their living off adult salmon, once they enter the Pacific Ocean, are sounding the alarm as blistering heat waves and extended drought in the U.S. West raise water temperatures and imperil fish from Idaho to California. Hundreds of thousands of young salmon are dying in Northern California’s Klamath River as low water levels brought about by drought allow a parasite to thrive, devastating a Native American tribe whose diet and traditions are tied to the fish. And wildlife officials said the Sacramento River is facing a “near-complete loss” of young Chinook salmon due to abnormally warm water. A crash in one year’s class of young salmon can have lasting effects on the total population and shorten or stop the fishing season, a growing concern as climate change continues to make the West hotter and drier. That could be devastating to the commercial salmon fishing industry, which in California alone is worth $1.4 billion. The plummeting catch already has led to…

1st openly transgender Olympians are competing in Tokyo

For Quinn, a midfielder for the Canadian women’s soccer team, the opening match of the Tokyo Games carried more emotional weight than their previous Olympic appearances. Quinn became the first openly transgender athlete to participate in the Olympics when they started on Wednesday night in Canada’s 1-1 draw with Japan in Sapporo. Quinn, who is nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns, posted their feelings on Instagram. “I feel proud seeing `Quinn’ up on the lineup and on my accreditation. I feel sad knowing there were Olympians before me unable to live their truth because of this world,” they wrote. “I feel optimistic for change. Change in legislature, Changes in rules, structures, and mindsets.” Quinn, who came out as transgender last year, was also a member of the Canadian team that won the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. “Mostly, I feel aware of the realities,” Quinn continued. “Trans girls being banned from sports. Trans women facing discrimination and bias while trying to pursue their Olympic dreams. The fight isn’t close to over … and I’ll celebrate when we’re all here.” Quinn, who plays…

Rain Falls Across Southland, Sparks Risk Of Flash Flooding In Burn Areas

MONROVIA (CBSLA) – Many Angelenos woke up to unusual summer rainfall Monday, as forecasters warned of the risk of flash flooding throughout the day across the Southland, especially in burn areas. Monrovia Canyon Park in Monrovia, Calif., on July 26, 2021. (CBSLA) A flash flood watch was in effect through 8 p.m. Monday for Los Angeles County mountain areas including Lancaster, El Monte, East Los Angeles, Topatopa Peak, Reyes Peak, West Covina, Alhambra, Falling Springs, Pasadena, Pomona, Palmdale and Whittier. Excluded from the flood watch was the Santa Monica Mountains, the San Gabriel Valley and the Ventura County Mountains. “Scattered showers and thunderstorms, some capable of producing heavy downpours with rainfall rates up to an inch per hour are possible,” the National Weather Service wrote. A storm cell moving through the region could bring heavy rain that causes flash flooding and debris flows in burn areas, the NWS said, including the burn scars of the Bobcat Fire in the Antelope Valley foothills, the Dam Fire in the Angeles National Forest north of Azusa, the arson-sparked Ranch Fire north of Azusa and the Lake Fire near…

Huntington Beach restaurant known for ignoring COVID precautions now calls for only unvaccinated diners

When restaurants across California halted indoor dining as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in March 2020, Basilico’s Pasta e Vino in Huntington Beach continued to welcome patrons. When officials issued an order for establishments to mandate face coverings to stem the spread of the virus, the Orange County eatery declared itself a mask-free zone and required that diners remove them before entering. This week, the Italian restaurant issued another decree: Proof of being unvaccinated is required for entry. Two signs bearing the message were taped to the windows of the restaurant, which is nestled between a gym and a sustainable beauty salon in a small strip mall at Hamilton Avenue and Brookhurst Street. Read the full story on LATimes.com.

Fauci says U.S. headed in ‘wrong direction’ as COVID cases soar

The United States is in an “unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases fueled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta variant, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert said Sunday. “We’re going in the wrong direction,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, describing himself as “very frustrated.” He said recommending that the vaccinated wear masks is “under active consideration” by the government’s leading public health officials. Also, booster shots may be suggested for people with suppressed immune systems who have been vaccinated, Fauci said. Fauci, who also serves as President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, told CNN’s “State of the Union” that he has taken part in conversations about altering the mask guidelines. He noted that some local jurisdictions where infection rates are surging, such as Los Angeles County, are already calling on individuals to wear masks in indoor public spaces regardless of vaccination status. Fauci said those local rules are compatible with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation that the vaccinated do not need to wear masks in public. More than 163 million people, or 49% of the total U.S. population, are fully vaccinated, according to CDC…

Flash Flood Watch Issued for Parts of LA County

Share this article:Rain in Orange County on Monday morning. Courtesy OnScene.TV A flash flood watch was in effect for parts of Los Angeles County Monday, stretching through this evening, the National Weather Service said. The watch affected the L.A. County Mountains, excluding the Santa Monica Range; the San Gabriel Valley; and the Antelope Valley.’ The NWS said areas likely to be impacted included Lancaster, El Monte, East Los Angeles, Topatopa Peak, Reyes Peak, West Covina, Alhambra, Falling Springs, Pasadena, Pomona, Palmdale and Whittier. Scattered showers and thunderstorms — some capable of producing heavy downpours, with rainfall rates up to an inch per hour — are possible, the NWS said. Locations most susceptible to flash flooding include those in and below recent burn areas, including the Bobcat, Dam, Ranch2, and Lake burn areas. Shallow mud and debris flows capable of producing localized damage are possible in and below these burn areas, the weather service said. A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. The NWS advised residents of affected areas to remain alert and follow directions of emergency preparedness officials.…

Average LA County Gas Price Extends Run of Stability

Share this article:The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose one-tenth of a cent for a second straight day Monday, reaching $4.358. The price has changed by two-tenths of a cent or less in seven of the past eight days — the exception coming Saturday, when it rose four-tenths of a cent. It is four-tenths of a cent more than one week ago, 6.2 cents higher than one month ago and $1.195 greater than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. The average price has risen $1.126 since the start of the year to its highest amount since Oct. 25, 2012, because of a sharp increase in the oil price and higher demand stemming from more people driving to work, according to Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager. The Orange County average price dropped two-tenths of a cent to $4.319, one day after increasing by four-tenths of a cent. It is six-tenths of a cent more than one week ago, 6.5 cents higher than one month…

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