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Turnovers sink Warriors in 129-118 loss to Pacers

SAN FRANCISCO — On the heels of the Warriors’ trade of starting center Willie Cauley-Stein, head coach Steve Kerr acknowledged that January is a tough time of the year for several reasons. The trade deadline provides uncertainty, bodies are banged up and mounting losses hurt morale. For much of this rebuilding season, the Warriors have pragmatically tried to take the longview. However, it was a lack of urgency at the start that doomed the Warriors in Friday’s 129-118 loss to the Pacers at Chase Center. After Golden State got out to a nine-point lead, Pacers guard Justin Holiday’s 3-pointer tied the game in the first quarter, and Indiana went on to take a 19-point lead with 2:32 remaining in the first half. “I think we went into the locker room and realized we weren’t giving it our best effort,” center Marquese Chriss said. However, unlike in Wednesday’s loss to Utah after which Kerr said the team was “demoralized,” the Warriors (10-37) battled back several times in the second half. Guard D’Angelo Russell made four 3-pointers in the third quarter to cut the deficit to four…

Jed York on 49ers’ possible White House visit: ‘I respect the office’

The San Francisco 49ers are one win away from enjoying a parade to celebrate the franchise’s sixth Super Bowl victory. Would a visit to the White House to meet President Donald Trump follow? In a discussion with reporters at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, 49ers owner Jed York discussed the possibility and indicated that no decision has been made regarding a potential trip to Washington, D.C. “I respect the office of the president. I’m not going to get into politics,” York said. The 49ers’ owner doesn’t want to overlook the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV, but said he hopes key members of the franchise and the team will have the opportunity to discuss a White House trip. “I hope that we have that decision to make, I hope we have that opportunity and I hope that we’re fortunate enough to get a call from the president,” York said. When asked earlier this week about going to the White House in the event the 49ers win the Super Bowl, cornerback Richard Sherman said he doubted he would make the trip. The standard trip to the…

Letter: President Trump puts service above self

Editor: The letters to the editor, Jan. 18, was dominated by two frequent letter writers and for once, I can agree with Liz Merry with her “Thanks to the Resource Conservation District” letter. A sober thought indeed, well said and should be repeated by many. On the other hand, Pat Johnston “takes off the gloves” and with a not so sober rant with her “Trump gives evangelicals poisoned apple” gives her usual tirade of propaganda from the radical left. Pat opines about eight lovely years of peace with Obama. Civil unrest and riots cannot be considered safe or peaceful. A depleted military with aircraft, navy warships and other equipment out of commission is also a far cry from keeping peace or being safe. Compare President Trump to Obama, Clinton, Pelosi, Feinstein, Biden, Kerry and many of the other never Trumpers. The difference is they all got rich or richer and powerful and put themselves first before America, as a result other countries such as China also got richer. President Trump put America first. He serves as president without pay and has lost a billion dollars…

49ers owner Jed York discusses Super Bowl, possible White House visit, defining moments for franchise

SANTA CLARA — As his team prepares to take center stage in the Super Bowl, San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York stepped into the spotlight Friday. York met with reporters at Levi’s Stadium ahead of the team’s trip to Miami to face off against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV. York discussed the dynamic between Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch, how he would handle an invitation to visit the White House and what he considers a defining moment for the franchise in its pursuit of its sixth Super Bowl title. York first spoke with the assembled media for more than 20 minutes then did a shorter session for the cameras afterward. A complete transcription: Intro: I feel for all of the players and all the requests that they get. I’ve been dealing with it all week. It’s like, ticket office is closed, we’re ready to go, get our business done. I think it will be good for our guys to be out of here. It’s definitely going to be good for me to get out of here. For anybody that does have my…

Letter: Make your voice heard at Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors

Editor: Tehama County’s Chief Administrator Bill Goodwin’s $200,000 (with benefits) contract is up for renewal on Tuesday, Jan. 28, during the Board of Supervisors meeting at 10 a.m. Citizens will have an opportunity to address the board on this matter when the agenda reaches that item. Here are some other fun items on the agenda. Item 27. Planning Director Kristen Maze’s contract is up for a three-year renewal. She has not had a performance evaluation. What’s up with that? Item 29. Amanda Jenkins’ jobs liaison “agreement” is being amended. She is getting another raise, from $60,000 to $65,000, and  this would extend her contract until the end of May, when the next agenda item will be completed and they can just shift her into a new job, created just for her. Item 30. Board discussion about the creation of a Public Information Officer and Economic Development Coordinator. How convenient. Now Amanda Jenkins can be an official county employee, instead of the independent contractor she is now. There is a new law in California requiring Independent Contractors to have an established business of the same nature…

49ers CEO Jed York Goes From Vilified To Super Bowl

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – When San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York got rid of his third coach in as many seasons three years ago and faced calls for his removal as well to get the once-proud franchise back on track, he was defiant in face of that criticism. “You don’t dismiss owners,” York said after firing coach Chip Kelly and general manager Trent Baalke. Weeks later, the 38-year-old York made the best move since being given control of the team from his parents at the end of the 2008 season. York went out and hired a new management team with Kyle Shanahan taking over as coach and John Lynch as general manager. The two were given six-year contracts in a sign of York’s desire for stability after getting rid of Jim Harbaugh, Jim Tomsula and Kelly as coaches following the three previous seasons and a patient rebuilding process began. That has led to this season’s success that has the Niners (15-3) headed to the seventh Super Bowl in franchise history next week in Miami against the Kansas City Chiefs. “I try to think every…

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