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Journey sets 2020 tour, faithfully treating fans to 3 local shows

CLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing these photos on a mobile device. Journey is ready for another journey. The phenomenally successful Bay Area band — currently consisting of vocalist Arnel Pineda, guitarist Neal Schon, bassist Ross Valory, keyboardist Jonathan Cain and drummer Steve Smith — have announced plans for a massive North American tour with fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famers the Pretenders in 2020. The trek includes three stops in Northern California — May 27 at Concord Pavilion, May 29 at Toyota Amphitheatre in Wheatland and May 30 at Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View. Related Articles Jim the Critic’s Top Concert Picks for the Week, Nov. 7-13 Carlos Santana fans up in arms over this ludicrous tweet Review: President Lizzo? Campaign trail might have started in S.F. Jim the Critic’s Top Concert Picks for the Week (Oct. 31-Nov. 6) ‘Hamilton’ star Leslie Odom, Jr. performs club show in San Francisco Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Nov. 8, www.livenation.com. American Express cardholders get early access to tickets, with a presale running from 10 a.m. Nov. 4…

Kincade Fire Holds at 76,825 Acres, Containment Up to 60%

Catching a break with favorable weather conditions, crews continue to make progress in the fight against the destructive Kincade Fire burning in Sonoma County. The week-old wildfire has charred 76,825 acres and destroyed 282 structures, including 141 homes, according to Cal Fire. Another 50 structures, including 33 residences, have been damaged. Calmer winds have helped firefighters increase containment to 60%. Cal Fire says 90,015 structures, including 80,435 homes, remain threatened by the blaze, but some mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted or downgraded to evacuation warnings. On Wednesday, the entire town of Windsor was one of the areas downgraded to an evacuation warning, meaning residents could return to their homes at their own risk. “I am really grateful that the firefighters could do that much to save our neighborhood,” James Chang of Windsor said. “Really thankful.” To view a live map showing current evacuation zones, click here or use the interactive map below (click on the “X” in the Legend section to make the map appear). Four first responders have suffered injuries since the wildfire ignited last Wednesday night, but no deaths have been reported,…

Watch: House debate before vote on impeachment resolution

By Patricia Zengerle and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, Oct 31 (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers will cast the first vote on Thursday in the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump as the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives takes up a measure that sets up the next steps in the fast-moving effort. The vote will be the first formal test of support for the inquiry launched on Sept. 24. Democrats, who control 234 seats in the 435-seat chamber, need a simple majority to approve the resolution. The measure calls for public hearings and the release of transcripts from closed-door proceedings. It also outlines what rights Republican lawmakers and Trump himself would have to participate as the process moves ahead. Republicans have accused Democrats of trampling on Trump’s rights and keeping the process too secret. Representative Jim McGovern, who authored the legislation to be voted on, said as the debate kicked off: “I do not take any pleasure in the need for this resolution.” “There is serious evidence that President Trump may have violated the Constitution. This is about protecting our national security and safeguarding our elections,” McGovern, chairman of…

All three victims in Highway 101 rollover crash identified

All three people killed in a Highway 101 rollover crash in San Jose have now been identified. Around 11:10 p.m. on Oct. 19, seven people were traveling northbound on Highway 101 in a Chevrolet Tahoe when the driver veered left and smashed into the highway’s metal and wooden guardrail. Three people were pronounced dead at the scene south of Bernal Avenue, including Jeanne Duhem, 73, of Georgetown, Calif., and Alicia Hollins, 16, of Stockton. San Francisco resident Victoria Louise Knox, 36, was identified earlier this month. The four other passengers — including the driver — were transported to a local hospital for treatment. California Highway Patrol identified the driver as a 29-year-old Rodeo man, who suffered minor abrasions to the head. A preliminary investigation by CHP found that drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the crash. It’s unclear why the driver swerved in the first place, CHP said. The crash shut down all northbound lanes of the highway for several hours, reopening around 4:25 a.m. on Oct. 20. Related Articles Fatal crash closes Highway 152 in Gilroy for hours California…

Letter: Where’s PUC’s oversight on PG&E outages and repairs?

Where’s PUC’s oversight on PG&E outages and repairs? Gov. Newsom is leading the charge in scapegoating PG&E for its deficiencies in power management in light of the wildfire season. Nowhere are we hearing from or about the PUC and its role in PG&E’s oversight. If PG&E was so sorely deficient in maintenance and replacement of dangerously worn-out equipment, where was the PUC’s voice in alerting the public that we had a disaster in the making? Where was its regulatory authority in mandating that PG&E address such deficiencies? And I’ve heard nary a word from the PUC relative to whether the current shutoffs are appropriate responses to the fire danger or not — in its protection of California consumers. Related Articles Letter: Hold PG&E accountable for impacts on residents’ lives Letter: Shut off power to PG&E’s lucrative income stream Letter: Thanks to all the personnel dealing with fires, outages Letter: Firms like Facebook should resurface San Jose streets Letter: BART riders should boycott system over panhandling Many are calling for the state to take over the utility. Yet the state is already responsible for the utility.…

High school football: Bay Area games to watch this weekend

Friday Clayton Valley Charter (5-4) at No. 1 De La Salle (8-1), 7 p.m.: Clayton Valley could make life a lot easier for the North Coast Section seeding committee by playing a competitive game against De La Salle on Friday night. Seeding for the section playoffs is Nov. 10 — it was pushed back a week because of the Kincaid Fire — and the NCS might be wearing some of the eggs being served for breakfast rather than eating them if Campolindo gets the top seed over Clayton Valley Charter in Division II  Last off-season the section’s realignment committee spent hours and hours finding a new home for Clayton Valley because the Ugly Eagles were regarded as too tough for the Diablo Athletic League. CVC has had a difficult time in its new league, where it’s 1-3. Meanwhile, Campolindo will finish 8-2 if it beats arch-rival Miramonte on Friday night for the ninth year in a row. How do you seed a 5-5 team over one that wins eight of 10? How is it that Clayton Valley and Campolindo are in the same playoff division…

Reaction pours in from NBA players and fans in the wake of Stephen Curry’s hand injury

Reaction to Stephen Curry’s left hand injury suffered Wednesday night was swift and universal: “Are you kidding me?” It appeared to be an innocent play. Curry attempted to split two defenders on his way to the bucket. He fell to the floor. While he was bracing on the floor, the Phoenix Suns’ Aron Baynes fell on Curry. Baynes later apologized to Warriors coach Steve Kerr. “It was just a random basketball play,” Kerr said. “So stuff happens.” Stephen #Curry initial reports is a #broken left hand. Looks like it’s gonna be an injury at the wrist. Limited footage as the other players body comes down. Tough loss. pic.twitter.com/fwXowxHb4R — Mina Isaac (@physicalthrafiq) October 31, 2019 There was no immediate official diagnosis nor prognosis — other than the Warriors, who already had been reduced to a drum and fife corps, are now in a world of hurt. Ayesha Curry tweeted a message of thanks and positivity. Our entire family thanks you all for the love and support and PRAYERS for Stephen. When the love surpasses life’s hurdles there is NOTHING you can’t overcome. We stand in…

Letter: Thanks to all the personnel dealing with fires, outages

Thanks to all the personnel dealing with fires, outages To disable an enemy state without using bombs, one only needs to cause severe disruption to their life force – electricity. For the world’s fifth-largest economy, California, the enemy is us. Decades of misplaced priorities and inadequate oversight have put California in harm’s way. Drastic action needs to be taken now. California Public Utilities Commission members do not have the backgrounds and qualifications required for management oversight of utility safety. This must be remedied. Experts in high-reliability organization culture and management must be hired to help reorient PG&E to a safe, cost-effective energy producer. The required rapid and prudent forest-thinning can be done without sacrificing the environment. Reliable electricity, good jobs and healthy forests are preferable to heavy air pollution, charred land, loss and tragedy. Related Articles Letter: Firms like Facebook should resurface San Jose streets Letter: BART riders should boycott system over panhandling Letter: Don’t impeach Trump — use the 25th Amendment Letter: Congress should increase aid to end world hunger Letter: PG&E power shutoffs do increase risk to public It will be expensive but…

49ers at Cardinals: 5 keys to staying undefeated

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Not since 2013 have the 49ers: a.) Won in Arizona. b.) Won a Thursday night game on the road. c.) Enjoyed an eight-game win streak. d.) Been a playoff team. Tonight, the 49ers (7-0) can change all that, aside from officially securing a playoff berth, which shouldn’t be far off even though, gosh, half the season awaits. Defensive tackle DeForest Buckner scoffed at playoff talk Sunday, even after a 51-13 rout of the Carolina Panthers. If ever the one-game-at-a-time cliché was forthcoming, this was it, four days away from a quick turnaround to visit the Cardinals. “We haven’t beat the Cardinals in, psssh, in I don’t know how long,” Buckner said. “Since I’ve been here, we haven’t beat them. We have a big challenge ahead.” Buckner is in his fourth year. The 49ers’ last beat the Cardinals when Jim Harbaugh coached his last NFL game, in the 2014 season finale at Levi’s Stadium. Their past five Arizona visits: Sept. 21, 2014: Loss, 23-14 Sept. 27, 2015: Loss, 47-7 Nov. 13, 2016: Loss, 23-20 Oct. 1, 2017: Loss, 18-15 (OT) Oct. 28, 2018:…

Letter: Firms like Facebook should resurface San Jose streets

Firms like Facebook should resurface San Jose streets For any “hypergrowth” company like Facebook to build in San Jose, add 1,000 homes and 10,000 employees, it should be required that it fund the resurfacing of our streets, expressways and highways. The more people there are as a result of businesses, the more cars or buses there are. Every residential street too, whether in low- or high-income areas, should be repaved and the company should pay for it. A great many people live paycheck to paycheck and when a tire or rim or axle is damaged from a pothole, many are at risk of homelessness. (They can’t pay for the repair, can’t go to work, can’t pay rent and become homeless — this is actually happening.) Related Articles Letter: BART riders should boycott system over panhandling Letter: Don’t impeach Trump — use the 25th Amendment Letter: Congress should increase aid to end world hunger Letter: PG&E power shutoffs do increase risk to public Letter: Spread of urchins points to need for carbon fee Paying for the resurfacing is a drop in the bucket for these companies,…

Horoscopes: Oct. 31, 2019

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Justin Chatwin, 37; Mike O’Malley, 53; Dermot Mulroney, 56; Brian Doyle-Murray, 74. Happy Birthday: Let what you’ve done in the past be your guide to upcoming prospects. Don’t ignore what you’ve mastered already. It’s time to apply your skills, attributes and knowledge to fit whatever you encounter as the year unfolds. Change is upon you, and reluctance will only slow you down. Use your intelligence and unique way of seeing and doing things to reach new heights. Your numbers are 7, 18, 21, 29, 36, 38, 42.  ARIES (March 21-April 19): You are overdue for a change. Stop fretting; gather information and look with optimism toward a bright new future. Working in conjunction with someone you are close to instead of on your own will make the change less complicated. 5 stars  TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Set your plans in motion, and stick to the budget you set aside for the changes you want to make. Discuss your ideas with someone who has insight and inside information regarding what you are trying to accomplish. A proposal looks promising. 3 stars…

Word Game: Oct. 31, 2019

TODAY’S WORD — TARRAGON (TARRAGON: TA-ruh-gon: An aromatic herb used as seasoning.) Average mark 20 words Time limit 35 minutes Can you find 28 or more words in TARRAGON? The list will be published tomorrow. YESTERDAY’S WORD — BEFUDDLES beef bled bleed blues bused else elude feed feel feud fled flee flub flue fuddle fuel fuse fusee used deed defuse dele delude dude duel dues dulse lues seed self sled slub slue sued suede 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.

Carolyn Hax: I thought their dog’s death would improve things

DEAR CAROLYN: My brother has always been a huge part of my 7-year-old son Brian’s life. My ex-husband works long hours and is not into sports or video games, which Brian loves, and my brother is a widower with a son a little older than Brian and has always been the one to take Brian to sporting events and play video games with him. Brian really looked forward to sleepovers at his uncle’s house and sees my nephew as a big brother. The problem is, my brother remarried and Brian is extremely allergic to the new wife’s dog. He can’t spend any time at their home, so Brian saw much less of them. Related Articles Carolyn Hax: It’s her dream school, so why is she unhappy? Carolyn Hax: Mourning the loss of nursing her baby Carolyn Hax: She doesn’t know about my ex-con brother, and he’s moving in with me Carolyn Hax: No interest in shower for her ‘rainbow baby’ Carolyn Hax: My wife holds our son all the time, and I’m not OK with that The dog died last month and I was thinking…

Dear Abby: Ladies, beware! I lost my husband through power of attorney

DEAR ABBY: This letter is for women who have stepchildren or are considering marriage to a man with children. Jeanne Phillips  My second marriage of 20 years is in limbo with no closure. My three adult stepchildren took my husband away from our home two years ago. He was having some cognitive dementia, but we were doing well in our home. After a fall, everything came apart. To make a long story short, I was naive about legal issues and discovered he had named his children as powers of attorney with no plans for me. I have not had a visit or phone call in months because his kids will not allow it unless they are present. Our home was jointly shared and the court has ordered me to maintain it with no financial assistance from my husband as I live here. He has been shuttling back and forth between his son and daughter and is presently living in another state. Related Articles Dear Abby: My old flame is threatening my marriage Dear Abby: My husband looks horrible, and people ask me what’s wrong Dear…

VTA security officer shoots, kills allegedly armed man at Santa Teresa light-rail station

SAN JOSE – A Valley Transportation Authority security officer shot and killed a man allegedly armed with a knife at the Santa Teresa light-rail station Wednesday night, authorities said. Deputies were called to the station about 8:40 p.m. for a report of a man threatening others with a knife, according to Sgt. Michael Low of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office. Low said the security officer “engaged the suspect and shots were fired” prior to the arrival of deputies. The suspect was taken to a hospital, where he died of gunshot injuries. The security officer was not injured. Low said the sheriff’s office will not release the name of the security officer or the suspect until the suspect’s next of kin has been notified. The shooting remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 408-808-4500. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call 408-808-4431. Check back for updates. Related Articles San Jose: Authorities ID man killed in downtown shooting San Jose: 3 arrested in double shooting that left 1 dead Thieves break into 20 vehicles in Mountain View Palo…

Ask Amy: The clothes she buys my daughter make me a little sick

DEAR AMY: Christmas is approaching and I know from experience what that will look like for my 18-month-old daughter and my mother-in-law: So many clothes. And toys. An avalanche of stuff. Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)  I love my mother-in law and appreciate her pampering her only grandbaby, but I have this issue: I am a dedicated tree hugger, and the textile industry is catastrophically destructive for the planet. I shop 100 percent secondhand, except for the obviously necessary exceptions, all of which I source from companies with transparent methodologies and third-party accountability. The deluge of unethically produced items honestly makes me a little sick, especially when it’s not just bad for the planet but, you know, ugly/tacky/cheaply made and unlikely to hold up to a toddler’s wear and tear. Plus: My mother lied to me about my birth. Related Articles Ask Amy: What are guys thinking when they command me to smile? Ask Amy: I blew up at my moron brother-in-law. What now? Ask Amy: I’m hiding a secret from the man I want to marry Ask Amy: I’m an old woman, and…

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