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Steve Kerr: Warriors’ 2015 series vs. Pelicans ‘was a big step for us’

Over the next few weeks, NBC Sports Bay Area and 95.7 The Game (KGMZ-FM) will be re-airing several classic Warriors games on nights they were scheduled to play before the NBA suspending it’s season indefinitely amid the coronavirus pandemic. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr spoke with Bay Area News Group about his memories from those games. Bent at the waist in front of the Warriors’ bench, Stephen Curry pumped both his fists and unleashed a roar. Moments earlier, he had made a falling-down 3-pointer in the corner to erase a 20-point fourth quarter deficit and send Game 3 of Golden State’s 2015 first-round series against the Pelicans to overtime. The Warriors would win, 123-119, and take a 3-0 series lead. Curry’s clutch shot with 2.8 seconds left came after he made a 3-pointer with 11.8 seconds remaining that drew the game to one possession. Such performances led Curry, who finished with 40 points and nine assists, to his first MVP award and the Warriors to their first championship. At 8 p.m. on Tuesday, NBC Sports Bay Area will re-air that game. Kerr recently reflected on…

Raiders’ Jon Gruden loves quarterbacks until he has to draft them

Jon Gruden can’t control himself. He sees a quarterback, and you know what happens next. The Raiders coach has been peripherally connected with Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert and Utah State’s Jordan Love within the last few days. Next up is Gruden making eyes at LSU’s Joe Burrow and Alabama’s Tua Tagovaiola, and how he’ll part with most of his draft class to get it done. Herbert reportedly will have a video interview with the Raiders, one of 60 each team is allowed. A Los Angeles Times mock draft had Love going to the Raiders at No. 12, with Mel Kiper Jr. telling the “Big Lead” he thinks the Utah State passer may be headed to the Raiders. Rewind to a year ago, when Gruden had “fallen in love” with Kyler Murray of Oklahoma and later was linked with Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins. It didn’t make sense then. It makes even less sense now. Gruden’s nine years away from coaching included heaping helpings of his enthusiasm for working with young quarterbacks on his “Quarterback Camp” show on ESPN. His tenure as an NFL coach has indicated…

Police logs: March 31, 2020

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. Animal Tehama Vina Road: A man was bitten by his cat Saturday morning. Ridge Road: A horse was dumped on private property around 4 p.m. Sunday. Arrest Jonathan Jovan Garza: 29, of Fresno, was arrested Friday and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle. Disturbance El Dorado Drive near Kern Drive: A person in a white Camaro was driving recklessly around 5:30 p.m. Friday and threatening people. Kimick Way near Lindauer Lane: Two young men were in a verbal altercation around 1 a.m. Sunday and trying to goad each other into a fight. Gucci Lane near Hooker Creek Road: Yelling and a possible gunshot were heard around 8:10 p.m. Sunday. Lincoln Street: A woman suffering from reality issues around 11:30 a.m. Sunday put her head through a wall of a person’s home. She left on foot, wearing blue jeans and a brown jacket with fur on the hood. Juvenile Jackson Street: Three boys and two girls…

Death notices: March 31, 2020

Ahrbeck: Darlene Charlotte Ahrbeck, 81, of Red Bluff died Friday, March 27 at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers. Published Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in the Daily News, Red Bluff, California. Bressler: Dell Bressler, 87, of Cottonwood died Sunday, March 29 at his home. Arrangements are under the direction of Blair’s Direct Cremation and Burial Services. Published Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in the Daily News, Red Bluff, California. Death notices must be provided by mortuaries to the news department, are published at no charge, and feature only specific basic information about the deceased. Paid obituaries are placed through the Classified advertising department. Paid obituaries may be placed by mortuaries or by families of the deceased and include online publication linked to the newspaper’s website. Paid obituaries may be of any length, may run multiple days and offer wide latitude of content, including photos.

Local calendar: March 31, 2020

Due to the statewide stay-at-home order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, most local events and meetings have been cancelled. Following is a listing of public meetings, some of which are limited to local officials and the press. Check with each agency for information about submitting public comment. Tuesday Red Bluff Tehama County Board of Supervisors: 10 a.m., board chamber, 727 Oak St., 527-4655 Wednesday Red Bluff Tehama AIDS Consortium: 5 p.m. committee meeting, 5:30 p.m. public meeting, St. Elizabeth Home Health Care: 1425 Vista Way, 527-6824 Tehama County Drug and Alcohol Steering Committee Meeting: 3:30 p.m., 1850 Walnut St., Ste. G, 527-7893 Tehama County Drug and Alcohol Advisory Board Meeting: 5 p.m., 1850 Walnut St., Ste. G, 527-7893 Tehama County Education Foundation: 7:30 a.m., Department of Education, 1135 Lincoln St., 527-5811 Tehama County Technical Advisory Committee: 9 a.m., Board of Supervisors Chambers, 527-2200 Tehama Prevention Partnership, Tehama County Drug-Free Community Coalition and TUPE: 3:30 p.m., 1850 Walnut St., Ste. G, 527-7893 Thursday Red Bluff Tehama County Public Health Advisory Board: 1:15-3:15 p.m., 1860 Walnut St., Shasta Conference Room, 527-6824 Friday No events scheduled Saturday…

More than 3,000 people in U.S. have died from COVID-19

At least 3,003 people have died in the United States from Covid-19, according to a CNN tally of data from state health departments. There have been at least 160,698 cases of coronavirus that have been detected and tested in the United States through US public health systems. The total includes cases from every state, the District of Columbia and several US territories, as well as repatriated cases. Hawaii and Wyoming have not reported a death from coronavirus. Each day sees more reports of deaths than the previous day. There were more than 500 reports of deaths from coronavirus on Monday, the most death reports in a single day in the United States. Almost one out of every five US deaths reported during the coronavirus crisis was reported Monday. Doctor fears chaos Many people on the front lines of the national heath care crisis against Covid-19 are feeling frustrated — and ill — in the battle against the novel coronavirus. Hundreds of medical workers across the country have fallen sick and hospitals face dire shortages of protective gear. “We are slowly descending into chaos,” a trauma physician at Miami’s…

Children’s author and illustrator Tomie dePaola dies at 85

Tomie dePaola, a children’s author and illustrator known for his book “Strega Nona,” died Monday. The 85-year-old author died from complications from surgery after he fell in his barn which served as a studio, according to a statement from his literary agent, Doug Whiteman. Whiteman said dePaola died alone at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. “Due to the coronavirus and a quarantine at the hospital where he was being treated, Mr. dePaola was in isolation when he died,” Whiteman added. DePaola authored nearly 300 books including “Oliver Button is a Sissy,” “The Legend of Old Befana,” and New York Times best-seller “Quiet.” The author “was one of only a handful of children’s book creators to have received honors from both the Caldecott and Newbery Award committees of the American Library Association,” according to Whiteman. He was also an artist whose work was featured in museums and galleries in recent years. DePaola is survived by two sisters and many nieces and nephews, Whiteman said.

Trump says he could see recommending all Americans wear masks in public

President Donald Trump said Monday he could foresee a scenario where all Americans are recommended to wear masks in public to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The idea, which was raised in a road map on combating coronavirus authored by his former Food and Drug Administration head, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, runs counter to the current government directive that masks aren’t necessary for most people. Trump said that could potentially change, but only for a short period. “I saw his suggestion on that. We will take a look at it,” the President said during his daily news briefing, saying he hadn’t discussed the idea yet with his task force. A source close to the coronavirus task force said the idea of asking Americans to wear masks for a period of time during the pandemic is likely to be under “serious discussion.” The source said part of the issue with the recommendation is the current supply of masks would not meet the ongoing demand. Then, of course, there is the issue of medical professionals who still lack critical personal protective equipment due to supply shortages. “You don’t want to…

Amazon fires warehouse worker who led Staten Island facility walkout

Amazon has terminated an employee based in the company’s Staten Island, New York, warehouse after heparticipated in a worker walkout protesting the company’s response to the novel coronavirus. Amazon confirmed the firing Monday night, telling CNN Business in a statement that the employee, Christian Smalls, was supposed to be under quarantine. “Mr. Smalls was found to have had close contact with a diagnosed associate with a confirmed case of COVID-19 and was asked to remain home with pay for 14 days, which is a measure we’re taking at sites around the world,” said Amazon spokesperson Kristen Kish. “Despite that instruction to stay home with pay, he came onsite today, March 30, putting the teams at risk.” The firing follows the protest partly organized by Smalls, who had called on Amazon to shut down the Staten Island facility for deep cleaning after multiple cases of the coronavirus emerged there. In an interview on Sunday, Smalls told CNN he hadspent the past week trying to persuade senior warehouse officials to close the building and sterilize it, but to no avail. New York is grappling with the worsening…

Letter: Renters need a national support plan now

US needs a national plan to support renters now A crisis reveals much about humanity. Our values come to the surface as a result of the decisions made by leaders and individuals. On the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, heroes emerge: first responders, medical personnel, grocery store employees and food delivery workers. Each of these warriors find their way home at the end of a day — some own their homes, many rent them. One in three Americans is a renter and many are moderately to severely cost-burdened by their monthly rent. To make sure we give renters the same support that we give homeowners in this national emergency, we need a national strategy to provide renters with: 1. An immediate, national ban on evictions 2. A long-term repayment schedule for any missed rent due to joblessness, with repayment guaranteed by the federal government Related Articles Letter: Council’s choice a tragic disservice to Concord Letter: Trump can’t come close to Churchill’s leadership Letter: In a crisis, surely Gavin Newsom can be cut a little slack Letter: COVID-19 relief deal delayed by extortion of some…

Word Game: March 31, 2020

TODAY’S WORD — HUSTLED (HUSTLED: HUS-uld: Moved energetically or rapidly.) Average mark 18 words Time limit 30 minutes Can you find 23 or more words in HUSTLED? The list will be published tomorrow. YESTERDAY’S WORD — APOPLEXY aloe apex apple apply axel axle pale peal pepo play plea plop ploy pole poleax polyp pope opal leap lope epoxy yelp To purchase the Word Game book, visit WordGameBooks.com. Order it now for just $5 while supplies last! RULES OF THE GAME: 1. Words must be of four or more letters. 2. Words that acquire four letters by the addition of “s,” such as “bats” or “dies,” are not allowed. 3. Additional words made by adding a “d” or an “s” may not be used. For example, if “bake” is used, “baked” or “bakes” are not allowed, but “bake” and “baking” are admissible. 4. Proper nouns, slang words, or vulgar or sexually explicit words are not allowed. Contact Word Game creator Kathleen Saxe at kzsaxe@gmail.com.

Bridge: March 31, 2020

“The marriage vows should be retitled ‘terms of service,’” a club player told me sourly. “When my husband and I play, I’m always trying to figure out what he wants me to do. Usually, I’m wrong.” She was today’s East in a duplicate game, and West led the five of spades against 3NT. “Dummy played the nine,” East said, “and I took the queen and returned a spade to the ace. When declarer led the queen of clubs next, my husband took the ace. Declarer won a heart shift and lost a club to my king. I cashed my king of spades … and he claimed, making three.” ERUPTION “I shrugged, but my hubby resembled Mount Etna ready to erupt. I don’t think it’s possible to please him.” South’s 3NT suggests J-10-x-x in spades, and if he has the ace of clubs, 3NT is probably cold. To keep a link, East must let dummy’s nine win the first spade. When South starts the clubs, West wins and leads his last spade, and when East gets in with the king of clubs, she takes three more…

Horoscopes March 31, 2020: Ewan McGregor, listen carefully.

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Jessica Szohr, 35; Ewan McGregor, 49; Christopher Walken, 77; Shirley Jones, 86. Christopher Walken  (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)  Happy Birthday: Listen carefully; you’ll find it easier to make the best decision. Learn from what you have experienced, and you’ll know exactly how to navigate your way through the changes you encounter. Stay focused on what you want to achieve, and you’ll get the results you want. A change will help you find new ways to use your skills and knowledge. Your numbers are 8, 11, 20, 24, 27, 38, 44. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t expect things to go according to plan. Take a detour if it will get you where you want to go. Take pride in what you do, and don’t worry about what others think. Choose the path that leads to your happiness. 4 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Uncertainty will cloud your vision and deter you from taking advantage of an opportunity if you hesitate. Listen to your heart, get the facts and do what you do best. Common sense won’t lead you astray. Be…

Ask Amy: After my brother’s response to sick baby, I’m thinking he’s a jerk

DEAR READERS: Because of syndication scheduling, I write and submit my columns two weeks in advance of publication. Due to this time lag, the Q and A’s will not reflect the latest information about the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic we are currently facing. DEAR AMY: For years before my dad died, he repeatedly told his four adult kids that he would leave his (small, rundown) family home to Brother #1. Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)  Sister and I agreed with him, as this brother had need of it (low-income, with children) and the rest of us didn’t. Brother #2 was livid and hasn’t spoken to us for three years. (By the way, he is wealthy — owns a boat, enjoys multiple vacations each year, has a $20,000 racing bike — and had no need for the home.) Fast-forward to now. Brother #1 (now in the house) has a seriously ill newborn baby. I flew home from Europe, sister traveled across the country to be there. We did school runs, grocery shopping, etc. to allow my brother and his wife to spend time in the hospital.…

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