The cop was wrong. Take this ticket to court, Mr. Roadshow says.

Q: I found your article from Aug. 21, 2007, titled “Roadshow: There really is a free right turn on red.” Kara Hardman, Los Gatos A: Back in 2007! I was just a young pup in those days. What prompted you to dive into the Roadshow archives? Q: I was researching the internet because my teenage daughter was ticketed for failing to stop at a four-way stop with a dedicated right-turn lane in Los Gatos. The stop sign was in the island to the left of the right-turn lane at Main Street onto Pleasant Street. From what I have seen, 60% of the time people yield here and do not come to a complete stop. There is definitely confusion on the correct procedure. It appears a yield is the correct thing to do. You told us — and my daughter’s driving instructor told her — to follow signs to your right, not to your left, so she was pretty confident she did the right thing with yielding. When she questioned the Los Gatos police officer, he said he was “pretty sure” she was supposed to stop,…

The Latest: Virus on rise in eastern Chinese city of Nanjing

By The Associated Press BEIJING — New coronavirus cases continue to grow in the major eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, with another 38 reported on Monday, bringing the total to more than 60 over recent days. Tens of thousands of people are under lockdown and authorities are conducting mass testing of the population, standard practices in China that have generally been successfully in controlling the spread of the virus. One other case of local transmission was reported in the nearby city of Suqian and one in the northeastern province of Liaoning. Both were classified as being linked to the Nanjing outbreak. Another 36 imported cases were reported, half of them in Yunnan province near the border with Myanmar, which is facing a severe outbreak. All those newly diagnosed in Yunnan had crossed the border from Yunnan at some point before June 30 and July 24. China has recorded 87,228 total cases since the initial outbreak in the central city of Wuhan in late 2019, with 741 currently in treatment. The death toll has stayed steady for months at 4,636. ___ MORE ON THE PANDEMIC: —…

Olympics Photos: Surfing debut, swimming, skateboarding, gymnastics, basketball and triathlon events

For the first time in history, surfing made it’s debut at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. Hawaii’s John John Florence and Carissa Moore of Team USA competed on Saturday at Tsurigasaki beach on the Bōsō Peninsula just outside of the city. Events included swimming, skateboarding, gymnastics, basketball and a triathlon, among others. China leads the games with six gold medals, one silver and four bronze. Followed by Japan with five gold and one silver, and the United States with four gold, two silver and four bronze. Here are some of the best photos of the day: Kristian Blummenfelt of Norway celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the gold medal during the men’s individual triathlon at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)  TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 26: Dorian Coninx of Team France leads Alex Yee of Team Great Britain and Hayden Wilde of Team New Zealand during the Men’s Individual Triathlon on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Odaiba Marine Park on July 26, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty…

Photos: NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway

Racing fans flocked to Sonoma Raceway this weekend for the NHRA Sonoma Nationals. Steve Torrence won in the Top Fuel category, Aaron Stanfield took first in Pro Stock, Robert Hight won in Funny Car and Karen Stoffer prevailed over Andrew Hines in the Pro Stock Motorcycle final. Check out the full list of winners in the 33rd annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals. Top Fuel — Steve Torrence, 3.757 seconds, 327.98 mph def. Leah Pruett, 3.768 seconds, 323.04 mph. Funny Car — Robert Hight, Chevy Camaro, 3.971, 322.50 def. Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, 3.991, 324.44. Pro Stock — Aaron Stanfield, Chevy Camaro, 6.557, 209.56 def. Dallas Glenn, Camaro, 6.580, 207.69. Pro Stock Motorcycle — Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 6.798, 197.36 def. Andrew Hines, Buell, 6.800, 200.98. Competition Eliminator — Ralph Van Paepeghem, Bamtam, 7.345, 158.33 def. Tony Mandella, Chevy Camaro, Broke – No Show. Super Stock — Mike Loge, Plymouth Barracuda, 11.154, 114.60 def. Dennis Paz, Chevy El Camino, 11.432, 114.48. Stock Eliminator — Shelby Williams, Chevy Camaro, 10.580, 123.45 def. Justin Lamb, Camaro, 9.827, 133.41. Super Comp — Marko Perivolaris, Dragster, 8.896, 188.20 def. Phil Nagel, Dragster, 8.863, 161.54. Super Gas — Kevin Griffiths, T Ford,…

“Olympics Photos:” Surfing debut, swimming, skateboarding, gymnastics, basketball and triathlon events

For the first time in history, surfing made it’s debut at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. Hawaii’s John John Florence and Carissa Moore of Team USA competed on Saturday at Tsurigasaki beach on the Bōsō Peninsula just outside of the city. Events included swimming, skateboarding, gymnastics, basketball and a triathlon, among others. China leads the games with six gold medals, one silver and four bronze. Followed by Japan with five gold and one silver, and the United States with four gold, two silver and four bronze. Here are some of the best photos of the day: Kristian Blummenfelt of Norway celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the gold medal during the men’s individual triathlon at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)  TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 26: Dorian Coninx of Team France leads Alex Yee of Team Great Britain and Hayden Wilde of Team New Zealand during the Men’s Individual Triathlon on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Odaiba Marine Park on July 26, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty…

A’s lose AL-leading 18th one-run game, slip further into second place behind Astros

The Oakland A’s lead the American League in one-run losses. The Seattle Mariners lead the AL in one-run wins. Oakland’s four-game series against their division rival played out accordingly. To kick off a key three-city road trip, the A’s dropped a four-game series with three straight one-run losses, culminating in a 4-3 loss to the Mariners on Sunday in Seattle. On the backdrop of Oakland’s league-leading18th one-run loss, an up-and-coming Mariners team celebrated an astounding 23-8 record in one-run games. Only the last place Miami Marlins (21) and Arizona Diamondbacks (20) have more one-run losses. In a way, the series felt like a reverse of roles. When they were the up-and-coming team, this A’s core thrived on late-game comebacks and wins on the slimmest margins of victory. Over this tough stretch that dates back to the last weeks of the season’s first half, the A’s have continually fallen on the wrong side of that margin for error. They started the year 11-5 in one-run games, but are 4-13 since. “Give them credit. Whether it’s the big play, whether it’s a hit, whether it’s a big…

LaMonte Wade Jr. leads SF Giants’ power surge to avoid sweep; Dodgers are next

SAN FRANCISCO – LaMonte Wade Jr. said he didn’t set out to hit for more power this season. No, Wade said the power display he’s put on lately is simply the product of the work he put in during the offseason and the help he’s received from the Giants’ coaching staff to have a better eye at the plate. “Just trying to run off a good approach and swing at good pitches to hit,” Wade said, “and luckily, some of them are going out of the park.” Wade had his first career multi-home run game and starting pitcher Alex Wood earned his third win in his last four starts as the Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 on Sunday to avoid a rare three-game sweep this year at Oracle Park. Wade homered in the first and third innings to give him three in two games and 12 this season. Wilmer Flores and Thairo Estrada also went deep for San Francisco, which now has a Major League-best 151 home runs this season. The win kept the Giants (62-37) two games ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers…

Tokyo Olympics TV schedule for Monday July 26

Here’s the Tokyo Olympics TV schedule for Monday July 26. Highlights Monday evening include swimming finals in men’s 200 free, women’s 100 back, men’s 100 back, women’s 100 breaststroke. MONDAY JULY 26 CNBC 11 p.m. – 2 a.m. – Men’s Basketball – Argentina vs. Slovenia (LIVE) Shooting Skeet – Women’s Final Shooting Skeet – Men’s Final (LIVE) Archery – Men’s Team Final (LIVE) Cycling – Men’s Mountain Bike 5 p.m. – 7:10 p.m. – Beach Volleyball – Women’s Qualifying Round (LIVE) Men’s Water Polo – U.S. vs. South Africa (LIVE) 7:10 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Rugby – Men’s Qualifying Round (LIVE) Fencing – Women’s Team Epee Quarterfinals (LIVE) Rowing – Semifinals and Finals 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. – Softball – Bronze Medal Game (LIVE) NBC 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Canoe Slalom – Men’s Final Women’s Water Polo – U.S. vs. China Women’s 3×3 Basketball – U.S. vs. China Skateboarding – Women’s Street Final Swimming – Qualifying Heats Beach Volleyball – Women’s Qualifying Round 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Diving – Men’s Synchronized Platform Final Gymnastics – Men’s Team Final 6:30…

Summer conditions a bit more gray, muggy as monsoonal moisture moves up state

The sky above the Bay Area was less bright than usual during an otherwise typical summer afternoon Sunday, a reminder that monsoonal conditions from the southern part of the state were moving toward the region. According to National Weather Service forecasters, the development wasn’t expected to bring trouble. The most obvious development was the increase in high clouds through the region, creating a slightly muggier feel and shifting from the bright blue sky that covered the area on Saturday. Quite the contrast between the dry air sitting just above the marine boundary layer and the moist mid-level monsoonal air surging northward today. A slight chance for some isolated showers and t-storms for our region Monday PM into Tuesday AM. #CaWx #BayArea pic.twitter.com/htIFmeb2OS — NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) July 25, 2021 In its forecast, the weather service said dry air was sitting above the marine layer that generally blankets the coastline. The monsoonal air was moving north toward that system. The air quality remained good to moderate throughout the Bay Area. Closer to Lake Tahoe, it was poor because of smoke accumulating from the Fly and…

Senators race to overcome final snags in infrastructure deal

By Hope Yen and Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Lawmakers racing to seal a bipartisan infrastructure deal early this coming week are hitting a major roadblock over how much money should go to public transit, the group’s lead Republican negotiator said Sunday. As discussions continued through the weekend, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman said both sides were “about 90% of the way there” on an agreement. “We have one issue outstanding, and we’re not getting much response from the Democrats on it,” he said. “It’s about mass transit. Our transit number is very generous.” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has said he wants to pass a bipartisan package and an accompanying $3.5 trillion budget plan before the Senate leaves for its August recess. He held a procedural vote last week to begin debate on the broad framework, but all 50 Senate Republicans voted against it, saying they needed to see the full details of the plan. Democrats want to see more of the money in the roughly $1 trillion infrastructure agreement go toward boosting public transportation, which includes subways, light-rail lines and buses,…

Why experts say dividing travelers by vaccination status at airports is a good idea

By Tom Yun | CTVNews.ca via CNN TORONTO, Ontario — As Canada prepares to welcome nonessential international travelers, Toronto Pearson Airport and Vancouver International Airport are implementing separate lines for arriving passengers based on their vaccination status. It’s a move that health experts say will make traveling easier and safer for vaccinated travelers while at the same time encouraging unvaccinated people to get their jabs. “This will allow people to move very quickly, in and out of customs and whatnot,” said Saskatoon-based intensive care unit physician Dr. Hassan Masri in an interview with CTV News Channel. “But also in addition to that, I think it’s good to have a way to minimize the risk of interactions with other people who are potentially higher risk of having COVID-19 or spreading it.” “This is a great idea, and hopefully it gives those who are unvaccinated extra incentives to go and get their vaccine,” Masri added. These measures come as the federal government lifted the mandatory 14-day quarantine period, as well as the airport hotel quarantine, for Canadian citizens and permanent residents returning to Canada who can provide…

On a quiet weekend, ‘Old’ tops, ‘Snake Eyes’ sinks

By Lindsey Bahr | Associated Press M. Night Shyamalan’s “Old” easily won a slower weekend at the North American box office, while the G.I. Joe pic “Snake Eyes” lived up to its name. Although both fresh offerings from major studios, moviegoers turned out in modest numbers on a weekend where there was the notable distraction of the Olympics as well as rising concerns about the delta variant. Universal on Sunday said that “Old” grossed an estimated $16.5 million. Paramount’s “Snake Eyes” origin story brought in an estimated $13.4 million in ticket sales. While not wildly far apart in grosses, “Snake Eyes,” starring Henry Golding as the warrior-in-training, cost significantly more with a reported $88 million price tag, excluding advertising. Meanwhile “Old,” starring Gael García Bernal and Vicky Krieps as the heads of a family whose tropical vacation turns into a horror when they begin to rapidly age, was independently financed for around $18 million. Including international grosses, “Old,” which is based on the graphic novel “Sandcastle,” grossed $23 million worldwide in its first weekend. “It’s an extraordinary debut,” said Jim Orr, Universal’s head of distribution.…

BritBox customers stunned when billed 100 times their monthly fee

Customers of streaming service BritBox, which specializes in British content, couldn’t keep calm and carry on after receiving an eye-watering monthly bill nearing $800. Paul Sonnenberg subscribes to BritBox for his teenage daughter, who is “really into British television.” The monthly fee for the BBC and ITV-backed streamer, which launched in the U.S. in 2017, is $6.99 per month. But for July, Sonnenberg was charged $757. The Austin, Texas-based paralegal got a shock to the system on Wednesday when his wife said their bank called to notify the couple that their account was overdrawn, with a $757 charge from BritBox. “I texted [my daughter] and asked if she was doing anything special with BritBox,” jokes Sonnenberg. “I wasn’t sure if she’d maybe downloaded every series of ‘The Last of the Summer Wine.’ There are, like, 30 series. Maybe she bought the whole show?” But after immediately calling customer support, the 61-year-old was informed he wasn’t the only one who’d been drastically overcharged, and would need to wait until Thursday to reach billing services. “The next day, I called again having sent a screenshot [of the…

Buckley Space Force Base prepares for the next frontier

AURORA, Colo. — For more than two decades, Col. Marcus Jackson’s fatigues have been emblazoned with the cinnamon font synonymous with the U.S. Air Force. The newest commander of Aurora’s longtime Air Force installation has been a career military man with assignments across the country and world in his 23-year service, though his official title changed last year with the launch of the military’s newest branch: U.S. Space Force. “You know, 22 years I’ve been wearing that spice brown being tied to the Air Force,” Jackson said from his new Aurora office. “And I grew up as a military brat because my dad was in the Air Force, so with that recent change — it’s a bittersweet situation.” Jackson formally shifted to the Space Force — earning a blue name tag in place of his longtime brown one — in October. That shift in hue on Jackson’s nameplate is one of many surface-level changes slowly unfurling through local military ranks, though the mission remains the same, officials say. Originally named Buckley Field after a Colorado pilot killed in France in the waning months of World…

The Latest: Germany considers restrictions for unvaccinated

By The Associated Press BERLIN — German politicians were deeply divided Sunday over a warning by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff that restrictions for unvaccinated people may be necessary if COVID-19 infection numbers reach new heights in the coming months. Chief of staff Helge Braun told the newspaper Bild am Sonntag that he doesn’t expect another coronavirus-related lockdown in Germany. But Braun said that unvaccinated people may be barred from entering venues like restaurants, movie theaters or sports stadiums “because the residual risk is too high.” Braun said getting vaccinated is important to protect against severe disease and because “vaccinated people will definitely have more freedoms than unvaccinated people.” He said such policies would be legal because “the state has the responsibility to protect the health of its citizens.” His comments fueled a debate in German politics about potential vaccination requirements. The issue has proven divisive, even within Merkel’s own Christian Democrats party. Its candidate to replace Merkel as Germany’s leader, Armin Laschet, said he opposes any formal or informal vaccine requirements for the time being. ___ MORE ON THE PANDEMIC: — Europe’s summer…

Philanthropists, local leaders introduce coalition for racial justice

APTOS — Approximately 300 people showed up to the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County’s “Rise Together” coalition launch party Friday night, many gathering for the first time with friends they could only see via Zoom during the early stages of the pandemic. The charitable event was an excuse to reunite between not-for-profit organization booths and a dance floor donated by Motion Pacific. While socializing, attendees learned about Rise Together approximately one year into its making in the Community Foundation’s courtyard adorned by papel picado, or multi-color fiesta flags. Rise Together, explained the 17 leaders of color and four Community Foundation staff members that make up the committee, convened mid-2020 in the wake of the murder of George Floyd and the disproportionate effect COVID-19 was having on minorities. Its mission is to progress racial equality in Santa Cruz County. Ensemble Musical Senderos entertains as community members arrive for the Rise Together launch party on Friday. (Shmuel Thaler – Santa Cruz Sentinel)  “Our goals are to increase upward economic mobility … amplify, value, celebrate and preserve people of color’s stories, arts, culture and community events, change…

State takes initiative to promote 230-unit Marin housing project

The state of California is making five acres of land it owns adjacent to San Quentin State Penitentiary available to two developers who plan to build a total of 230 units of new rental housing there. Half of the units will be reserved for households with extremely-low to very-low incomes; Marin County teachers and educational staff will be prioritized when renting to the other half. An income of $54,800 or less is classified as extremely-low for a family of four in Marin; an income of $91,350 or less is considered to be very-low for that same family of four. Because the units will be built on state-owned land, all  of the entitlements and permitting for the project, including analysis required under the California Environmental Quality Act, will be handled by the state. Neither Marin County nor the city of Larkspur, which includes the area within its sphere of influence, will have any say in the approval process. The state’s goal is to have apartments available for occupancy within 36 months. The project is one of ten that the state has initiated following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s…

Dixie, Fly fires merge overnight Sunday as crews fear the blaze could create its own thunderstorm again

The Fly and Dixie fires burning in remote parts of Butte and Plumas counties merged together overnight near the town of Twain and emergency crews expect fire conditions to worsen and increase chances of lightning storms Sunday, CalFire officials said. Almost two weeks after it broke out near the fire-ravaged town of Paradise in Butte County, Dixie Fire spokesman Mitch Matlow said Sunday the blaze is about 21% contained after burning about 190,625 acres and continues to threaten more than 10,000 homes. Since the fire started, 16 structures have been destroyed, but Matlow said that number could change as fire assessment crews are able to scour the burned landscape for signs of more buidlings. The fire has surpassed California’s previous leader, the Beckwourth Complex to the east, to become the biggest wildfire so far this year. On Friday, Gov. Gavin Newsom proclaimed a state of emergency in Alpine, Butte, Lassen and Plumas counties due to the Dixie Fire and two others burning in the region. Since the governor’s announcement Friday, the fire’s spread has been slowing considerably, with about 9,000 acres burned in the past…

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