49ers mailbag: How long is Jimmy Garoppolo’s leash and who is the life of the party?

Long story short, here my 49ers’ mailbag after a prime-time loss to Green Bay and with NFC West rival Seattle coming to town next: How long/short is Jimmy G’s leash? (@nick_james27) It’s been long enough through three games to keep Trey Lance on the sideline for all but seven snaps. I don’t anticipate Kyle Shanahan benching Jimmy Garoppolo or swapping him out an entire series or two, not when Garoppolo can still engineer crunch-time touchdown drives. That said, would anyone really be shocked if Shanahan just pulled the trigger any day, any week, any month? Check back after the next loss, or more uninspiring offense, or during the Week 6 bye if the 49ers are 3-2. Why is this loss Jimmy’s fault and no one else’s? Clearly that’s what fans think. (@fperez2231) Because he wasn’t perfect (two turnovers). Because he wasn’t throwing darts like Aaron Rodgers to Davante Adams. Because Trey Lance hasn’t had a chance to be blamed, which is to say that the 49ers’ quarterback is and forever will be the lightning rod for criticism (and praise). Speaking of, Garoppolo is winning over fans off…

What San Jose Sharks fans attending Tuesday’s game need to know

SAN JOSE – The Sharks’ home contest against the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday will mark the first time the NHL team has been allowed to host a game without capacity restrictions at SAP Center in over 18 months. A Sharks spokesman said Monday afternoon that although it is difficult to predict how many spectators would be in the building, the team as of that point had issued about 10,000 tickets for the game. The building’s seating capacity for hockey games is 17,562. The last time the Sharks played a home game without capacity restrictions was March 8, 2020, when the team announced of crowd of 14,694 for a game with the Colorado Avalanche. The next day, Santa Clara County officials announced a ban on all mass gatherings in the county. Last season, starting April 26, the Sharks allowed a few hundred fans in attendance for their final seven home games. Earlier that month, the California Department of Public Health announced it would allow indoor venues — including sports arenas — to host events with a limited amount of spectators. At that time, the three…

Sports on tap: Sept. 28 through Oct. 2

RED BLUFF — The following is a rundown of varsity high school sports for the week of Sept. 28 through Oct.2. Red Bluff Football: 7:30 p.m. Friday Red Bluff (2-2)  vs. Lassen (0-3) Volleyball: 7 p.m. Tuesday Red Bluff (3-10)  at Shasta (6-8)  2500 Eureka Way; 7 p.m. Thursday vs. Enterprise (0-5) Swimming: 10 a.m. at Durham NorCal invite, 9455 Putney Drive Girls Tennis: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday vs. Chico Girls Golf: 1 p.m. at  Shasta EAL Meet, Gold Hills Cross Country: 3:30 p.m. Chico/Pleasant Valley EAL Meet; 10:30 a.m. Bill Springhorn Invite, Shasta College, Redding Field Hockey: 5 p.m. Tuesday vs. Davis; 5 p.m. Wednesday at Bella Vista, 8301 Madison Ave. Corning Football: 7:30 p.m. Friday Corning (0-4)  at  Orland (3-1), 101 Shasta St Volleyball: 6:30 p.m. Thursday Corning (7-11) vs. Wheatland (2-9) Girls Tennis: 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Gridley, 300 E. Spruce St. Field Hockey: 5 p.m. Thursday vs. Davis Los Molinos Football: 7:30 p.m. Friday Los Molinos (2-1) at Portola (1-3), 155 6th Ave. Volleyball: 7 p.m. Tuesday Los Molinos (0-9) at Redding Christian (5-5), 7 p.m. Thursday vs Burney (0-5)

Police logs: Sept. 28, 2021

The following information is compiled from Red Bluff Police Department, Red Bluff Fire, Tehama County Sheriff’s Department, Corning Police Department, Corning Fire, Cal Fire and California Highway Patrol logs.  Animals Benson Road: A bear was in a backyard around 10:10 p.m. Thursday. Rawson Road near Viola Avenue: Two bulls were loose in the roadway around 7:45 a.m. Friday. Ridge Road: A woman reported a neighbor’s dog was chasing her sheep around 8:50 a.m. Saturday. SR 36W near Bowman Road: 20 head of cattle were in the road around 9 a.m. Sunday. Red Bank Road: 3 cows were in the road around 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Aloha Street: A chihuahua was running around the area at around 1:50 p.m. Friday. Palm Street: A medium, tan dog was running around near the Tehama County Department of Education at around 2:25 p.m. Friday. Lincoln Street: A white Pitbull mix was running around the area at around 1 p.m. Saturday. Arrests Ryan Dee Freemyers: 39, of Red Bluff was arrested Thursday and charged with possession of a controlled substance while armed, two counts of possession of a firearm by a…

What to do when you have too many of these things | Everyday Cheapskate

Before we get going here, and in the interest of full disclosure, I have an inner hoarder who puts up quite a fuss from time to time. I’ve managed to tame her, but now and again, she gets out. Before I know it, I have 48 boxes of borax on my storage shelves or 9,082 skeins of yarn in my stash. Just kidding — sort of. Just justification is always, “Just in case we go through a season of scarcity,” right? I see some heads nodding in full understanding. Look — excessive accumulation is not always a sign of a disorder. Having a few things extra of those you’ll need in the future is actually the sign of a wise person. It’s a great way to save money when those things are on sale for say, 50% off. But should this accumulation thing get out of hand, it’s good to know how to reasonably get rid of the following given as examples: BOOKS I totally understand how this happens. I am a writer, but not much of a reader. I reference and skim nonfiction works,…

Amazon House of Horrors pop-up arises in West Hollywood

It’s alive! Amazon is launching a free, month-long House of Horrors pop-up shop in West Hollywood. Inspired by its “Now Screaming” Prime Video content, the shop will open Oct. 1, and continue through Nov. 1. The House of Horrors will be located near the intersection of Melrose Avenue and Westmount Drive. Visuals will include show-inspired costume displays from the streaming service’s available shows, the Orange County Register reported. Guests can also expect photo ops and a Halloween candy kiosk, according to the Register. Hours will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Power cuts in China may foreshadow Christmas shopping shortages in U.S.

Global shoppers face possible shortages of smartphones and other goods ahead of Christmas after power cuts to meet official energy use targets forced Chinese factories to shut down and left some households in the dark. In the northeastern city of Liaoyang, 23 people were hospitalized with gas poisoning after ventilation in a metal casting factory was shut off following a power outage, according to state broadcaster CCTV. No deaths were reported. Factories were idled to avoid exceeding limits on energy use imposed by Beijing to promote efficiency. Economists and an environmental group say manufacturers used up this year’s quota faster than planned as export demand rebounded from the coronavirus pandemic. A components supplier for Apple Inc.’s iPhones said it suspended production at a factory west of Shanghai under orders from local authorities. The disruption to China’s vast manufacturing industries during one of their busiest seasons reflects the ruling Communist Party’s struggle to balance economic growth with efforts to rein in pollution and emissions of climate-changing gases. “Beijing’s unprecedented resolve in enforcing energy consumption limits could result in long-term benefits, but the short-term economic costs are…

Student Fights Off Suspect In Violent Overnight Attack Near Chapman University Dorm: ‘I Chased Him Back Up The Stairs, Cursing Him Out’

ORANGE (CBSLA) – Authorities are searching for a man who attacked and attempted to sexually assault a Chapman University student near her dorm in the city of Orange last week. Surveillance video of the suspect following the attack. Sept. 24, 2021. (Orange Police Department) The attack occurred at 12:40 a.m. Friday in the area of Walnut Avenue and Grand Street, according to the Orange Police Department. The suspect attacked the student while wearing a skeleton-style mask or gator and black clothing, police said. The victim was standing in a courtyard of Henley Hall making a phone call when the suspect jumped out of the bushes and attacked her, according to a bulletin that went out to the university community. The victim described the incident to CBSLA Monday. “He punches me in the face, I hit the trash can behind me, like a concrete trash can, he’s just like beating me up,” she said. “I don’t know if I hit him off, or like pushed him off, or I don’t know if he heard people coming. Sometime he got off and I chased him back up…

Greater-Alarm Fire Collapses Commercial Building In Boyle Heights

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Firefighters battled a large fire which broke out at a commercial building in Boyle Heights late Monday night and continued to burn for hours well into Tuesday morning. A commercial fire burns in Boyle Heights, Calif., on Sept. 28, 2021. (CBSLA) The greater-alarm blaze in the 1600 block of East 1st Street broke out before 11:40 p.m. Monday, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Crews arrived to find heavy flames coming from the one-story 50-foot by 100-foot building. Firefighters battled the fire for hours, with flames burning in deep pockets of the building that crews could not reach, LAFD reports. The blaze caused portions of the building to collapse, and due to unsafe conditions, firefighters were forced to take a more defensive position. There was no word of any injuries. The fire was still burning as of 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. LAFD arson investigators were on scene working to determine a cause.

Woman Shot, Critically Injured By Long Beach School Security Officer

LONG BEACH (CBSLA) – A woman was taken to a hospital in critical condition Monday after she was shot by a school safety officer in Long Beach Monday afternoon. Long Beach Police Department officers responded just after 3:10 p.m. to the area of Palo Verde Avenue and East Spring Street, near Millikan High School, on reports of the shooting, according to a department spokesperson. Paramedics were called to the scene and took one shooting victim to a hospital in critical condition, a Long Beach Fire Department spokesperson said. Millikan High School confirmed in a statement that no students were injured in the shooting. The LBPD confirmed someone was struck in the shooting, but did not have any further details and could not confirm if the victim was struck by the school safety officer’s gunfire. #LBAlert: LBPD is at the scene of an officer involved shooting in the area of Spring and Pablo Verde assisting another agency. #LBPD was not involved in the shooting incident and our Department is assisting with the investigation. More to follow. — Long Beach PD (CA) (@LBPD) September 28, 2021

U.S. homicides were up nearly 30% in 2020, the largest 1-year jump ever, FBI says

Homicides in the U.S. in 2020 increased nearly 30% over the previous year, the largest one-year jump since the FBI began keeping records, according to figures released Monday by the agency. Homicides and non-negligent manslaughters climbed an estimated 29.4% to 21,570, an increase of 4,901 over 2019, FBI data showed. It is the highest estimated total since the early 1990s, when homicides stayed above 23,000 a year as drug wars played out in many places in the U.S. Violent crimes in 2020 went up by a more moderate 5.6% over the previous year while property crimes continued a nearly two-decade decline, falling 7.8%. Robbery and rape dropped 9.3% and 12% respectively. James Alan Fox, a criminologist at Northeastern University in Boston, said he considered 2020 a “unique situation” and not part of any sort of long-term trend. He attributed the dramatic uptick to a confluence of factors, including the coronavirus pandemic, conflicts over politics and race and people just generally having too much free time. “I don’t want to minimize what’s happened. I just don’t want people to believe that the sky is falling and…

EXPLAINER: Why Facebook is going to ‘pause’ work on kids’ Instagram

Bowing — perhaps only for a moment — to pressure from lawmakers, critics, the media and child development experts, Facebook said Monday it will “pause” its work on a kids’ version of its photo and video-oriented Instagram app. But what’s not yet clear is just how seriously Facebook is taking the concerns of experts and parents. Its decision to merely pause the project suggests it still plans to expose a much younger audience to Instagram, its well-documented harms and possibly the user profiling that feeds Facebook’s targeted ad machine. That ad machine, of course, has made the company one of the most profitable on the planet. WHY IS FACEBOOK DOING THIS NOW? The company’s move follows an explosive mid-September report by The Wall Street Journal that found Facebook knew from its own research that Instagram was harming some teems, especially girls, leading to mental health and body image problems and in some cases eating disorders and suicidal thoughts. In public, however, Facebook has consistently played down the app’s negative side and until now has barreled ahead with the kids’ version despite alarms from experts, lawmakers and its own research.…

Search team recovers body of missing Santa Cruz County teen surfer

SANTA CRUZ — A search team organized by the family and friends of a 17-year-old on Sunday located the body of the local high school student, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office. Cash Bradley Paul Ebright  Santa Cruz County resident Cash Bradley Paul Ebright went missing on the evening of Sept. 20, after he had been bodysurfing in the area of Laguna Creek Beach off Highway 1 several miles south of Davenport. Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Daniel Robbins said Monday that the search group located Cash’s body in the surf line around 4 p.m. near Laguna Creek Beach. Related Articles Accused California theater shooter pleads not guilty by reason of insanity to 2 murders Second graffiti vandalism hate crime reported at Palo Alto parking garage Teens arrested on suspicion of armed robbery at East Bay mall Two take plea deals in 2017 East Bay killing; victim was shot and abandoned under freeway Two killed in separate crashes in Hollister, Gilroy Ebright’s was the third ocean recovery effort along Santa Cruz County’s Highway 1 North Coast beaches this month. David Guzman, 26,…

State amps up funding commitment to rebuild Pajaro River levees

SANTA CRUZ — The State Department of Water Resources will bolster funding the long-anticipated Pajaro River levee system rebuild after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 496 on Friday — a move critical in protecting residents from frequent floods, officials say. The levees — built in 1949 — haven’t stacked up to heavy rainfall events. For Pajaro Valley residents and farmers it’s been a decades-long saga of evacuations, property damage, and safety risks. In 1995 the river flooded, killing two people, and leaving more than $95 million in damages in its wake. “Right now the Army Corps of Engineers estimates that there’s just five-year flood protection on the Pajrao River, and this project would bring 100 year flood protection, so it is major,” said Senator John Laird, who authored the bill. The Pajaro River Flood Risk Management Project aims to mitigate flood danger by rebuilding levees and in some cases, relocating them. Previously, the state would have paid for 70% of the project’s construction cost, with 30% being footed by local governments. “This bill removes that cap, so it’s a full 100% state share,” Laird…

Opinion: Olympic gymnasts illuminate ugly truth about sexual assault

Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney sat at a witness table in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room. All eyes were on her, but not for the reasons we were used to. As her teammates and the FBI director looked on, she recounted how, six years earlier, she had detailed her childhood abuse by USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar to the nation’s top law enforcement agency. It was the summer of 2015. On the other end of the phone was Michael Langeman, a supervisory special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Langeman not only failed to act on what he heard from Maroney for a staggering 14 months, but also fabricated the details of her disclosure — and still kept his job for another six years. Maroney paused as she remembered that day, and how as soon as she finished recounting her trauma, her lingering tears were met with silence from Langeman, until finally the agent asked: “Is that all?” Now a 25-year-old retired Olympic champion, Maroney told the committee that moment was “one of the worst moments of this entire process for me. To have…

Accused California theater shooter pleads not guilty by reason of insanity to 2 murders

The 20-year-old man accused of shooting to death two teenagers on a date at a Corona movie theater in July pleaded not guilty, and not guilty by reason of insanity, to two counts of murder on Monday, Sept. 27. Joseph Jimenez did not speak during the hearing at the Riverside Hall of Justice. His attorney, Charles Kenyon, made the pleas to Superior Court Judge Gail A. O’Rane. The two different not-guilty pleas were necessary, said John Hall, a spokesman for the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, because there would be two phases if the case goes to trial: a guilt phase, and a phase to determine whether Jimenez was insane. In California, defendants found not guilty by reason of insanity still must be treated in a state mental hospital. Jimenez would have to remain there, Deputy District Attorney Kevin Beecham said, until he is judged to be sane and not a threat to the public. But unlike cases in which a defendant has been ruled incompetent to stand trial and later rehabilitated, Beecham said, Jimenez would not continue to face charges. Kenyon requested two weeks…