Why Zaidi says red-hot Giants won’t abandon trade deadline plans

Farhan Zaidi may not agree with its premise, but he seemingly agrees with an ESPN report Wednesday that the Giants’ recent winning ways won’t much alter his trade deadline plans. Before his team won 12 of its last 14 games, conventional thinking had the Giants president of baseball operations looking to restock the team’s farm system by offloading assets, namely pitchers Madison Bumgarner and Will Smith. But to Zaidi, it’s never really been a question of choosing to buy or sell before the July 31 deadline. “This entire season for us has never been a throwaway season or rebuilding season,” Zaidi said on KNBR-680’s “Murph and Mac Show” Wednesday. “Not every trade that’s made leading up to the trade deadline is a pure buy-or-sell deal. Sometimes it’s a need-for-need deal. That might be the direction that we go.” After talking with other baseball executives, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported that, wins be damned, the 47-49 Giants aren’t straying from a plan to try to deal Bumgarner and relievers such as Will Smith, Tony Watson and Sam Dyson. “They are selling. One more time, a bit slower.…

100 years ago: Ebenhack home on fire, nearly

When is a fire not a fire? Ask Mrs. Harry Ebenhack. Promptly at 1 o’clock this afternoon a fire alarm was turned in from the Ebenhack home on north Lincoln street. Oliver Baciarini was in the barber chair enjoying the luxury of a shave, and forgetting all made a mad dash for the door reaching it in double time just as the engine went clanging past, thus our amiable foreman of the fire department was on the job, even though one side of his face was covered with lather and whiskers, arrived at the scene of the fire he made enquiries and found the would-be fire was in the attic. The boys tore off the greater part of the roof before they found the fire was nil. Mrs. Ebenhack had been burning trash in the yard and after going inside she found the house full of smoke and turned in the alarm. — July 18, 1919

Death notices: July 18, 2019

Flynn: Forrest Wayne Flynn, 75, of Red Bluff died Monday, July 15 at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are under the direction of Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers. Published Thursday, July 18, 2019 in the Daily News, Red Bluff, California. Tait: Dorothy Jean Tait, 89, of Red Bluff died Tuesday, July 16 in Red Bluff. Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet-Olsen Family Simple Cremations & Burial Service. Published Thursday, July 18, 2019 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. 

Everyday Cheapskate: How to use Home Chef meal kits to cut food costs

Faithful readers will recall that my husband and I tested, and now continue to enjoy, the popular meal kit delivery service Home Chef. Since first writing about it, many of you have shared creative, innovative and clever strategies you are using to enjoy this service and cut your overall food costs. Enjoy these great reader ideas. SINGLE PROFESSIONAL Dear Mary: Cooking for one is not an easy task. I’m not an experienced cook, which makes it even more challenging. I end up going to the grocery and leaving with half a dinner and $50 in snacks. Or if I do plan ahead and try to buy ingredients for a specific recipe, I end up with extra ingredients that expire before I use them. Eating in restaurants gets tiresome and very expensive. With Home Chef, I choose three two-serving meals per week ($60 with free shipping). I’m single, but still, when I prepare one meal, I cook both servings at the same time for convenience. Then I reheat the second serving the following night. HC meals are so good it doesn’t even seem like leftovers. I…

Police logs: July 18, 2019

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. Arrests Matthew Charles Duer: 45, of Red Bluff was arrested Tuesday at River Park and charged with cruelty to child by endangering health and public intoxication. Bail was $15,000. Jeremiah Paul Ray Setzer: 41, of Red Bluff was arrested Tuesday at Hess Brothers on Walnut Street and charged with forgery and violation of post release community supervision. Bail was not set. Assault Sycamore Street: A Red Bluff woman reported about 7 a.m. Tuesday she had been stabbed with a broken plate by her son. The woman had minor injuries and was not transported from the scene. An arrest was made. Crash Brian Road, west of Betz Lane: An 84-year-old Red Bluff man was injured when a grader tractor rolled over about 2 p.m. Tuesday. Manuel Vilche was taken to St. Elizabeth Community Hospital with moderate injuries. Vilche had been driving down Brian Road heading back to a friend’s house when he drifted off the right side…

Deputies Shoot, Kill Kidnapping Suspect Who Took Person Hostage During Attempted Arrest In Modesto

MODESTO (CBS13) – A kidnapping suspect was shot and killed by deputies in the Modesto area Wednesday night, authorities say. The Modesto Police Department says deputies with the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office were investigating a kidnapping and false imprisonment incident in Modesto when the suspect – 52-year-old Modesto resident Stephen Murray – was spotted near Vine and Madison streets. Murray had another person with him, believed to be the victim in the kidnapping and false imprisonment report. Deputies moved to arrest Murray, but he then took the other person hostage with a firearm. Deputies then opened fire on Murray. He was hit by the gun fire was soon pronounced dead at the scene. The person taken hostage was not hurt, deputies say. The firearm deputies say Murray was brandishing was found to be a replica. Due to the shooting taking place in the city, the Modesto Police Department will be investigating the incident.

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