Warriors’ Eric Paschall available Friday vs. Pelicans

Warriors forward Eric Paschall on Friday will be available to play for the first time since April 2 after missing the last 19 games with a hip injury. With Paschall back and center Jordan Bell signed to a 10-day contract, the Warriors will have two more big men they can use against the Pelicans Friday and in the postseason. In 39 games this season, Paschall averaged 9.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 17.3 minutes prior to straining his hip flexor in an April 2 loss to the Raptors. Paschall has been ramping up by playing 3-on-3 for the last week. Other injury updates: Stephen Curry (tailbone) and Draymond Green (knee) did not practice Thursday, and Andrew Wiggins was limited. Coach Steve Kerr said he’s hopeful both will be available for Friday night’s game. However, if the Grizzlies beat the Kings Thursday night, it would mean that the claim to the No. 8 seed would come down to Sunday’s matchup between the two teams and the Warriors could have less motivation to play Curry and Green Friday night.

SF Giants a season-high nine games over .500 after Duggar, DeSclafani key win vs. Pirates

After playing just 60 games last season, the Giants knew that transitioning back to a traditional 162-game schedule would test their depth in unexpected ways. Six weeks into the season, the Giants opened a road trip in Pittsburgh without Brandon Belt (side tightness), Brandon Crawford (vaccine side effects), Alex Dickerson (shoulder impingement), Tommy La Stella (hamstring strain) and Donovan Solano (calf strain) in the starting lineup, but they improved to a season-high nine games over .500 anyway with a 3-1 victory over the Pirates. With five shutout innings from starter Anthony DeSclafani and a three-run fifth inning rally that featured a home run from center fielder Steven Duggar, the Giants were able to hold off a Pirates team that’s also missing two of its leading hitters, Colin Moran and Ke’Bryan Hayes due to injury. “Duggar’s at-bats have been strong recently, he’s been very competitive in the batter’s box and obviously hit the big home run for us to get us on the board,” manager Gabe Kapler said. “It obviously changed the momentum of the game.” The Giants didn’t score in their first four innings against…

Timberwolves’ hot streak is bad news for Warriors’ NBA Lottery chances

Securing their spot in the Western Conference playoffs isn’t the Warriors’ only focus this week when they glance at the NBA standings. With an eye toward solidifying their future, Golden State is also keeping tabs on the Minnesota Timberwolves. And the Warriors aren’t liking what they’ve been seeing. Owners of the league’s worst or second-worst record for most of the season, the Timberwolves’ recent hot streak has diminished the value of their top 3 protected first-round pick Golden State received in the Andrew Wiggins trade. Heading into play Tuesday, Minnesota had won six of its last 10 games to climb to a 22-47 record, good for just the sixth-worst record in the league. The surging T’Wolves also assured themselves they won’t be the league’s worst or second-worst team. What does this mean for the Warriors? It means they’ll still need a little luck in next month’s NBA Lottery. As long as the Timberwolves don’t win one of the top three spots when the ping-pong balls are dropped June 22, the Warriors will own that pick in a draft with five potential All-Stars. Unfortunately for the…

Tehama County reminds public of vaccine clinics

RED BLUFF — As vaccines become more readily available and new shipments arrive, Tehama County Public Health has continued pushing for more clinic appointments for both vaccinations and testing. There are still three roaming clinics that will be stationed over the next month in both Red Bluff and Corning, according to a press release issued Thursday by Tehama County Public Health. Additionally, the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for those 12 and older with parental consent. The Red Bluff Clinic will take place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays of May 15 at 1850 Walnut St. and will have both Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccines. Those opting for Pfizer will receive their first shot during the first clinic and return on June 5 for the second. A second clinic will be at Corning High School 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 23. Attendees must have their ID cards and if it is their second shot, must bring proof of the first. Those who receive both Pfizer vaccines, or only one in the case of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, are considered fully vaccinated two…

Philadelphia must be saved, so I’m changing parties

Shortly after I turned 18 in December of 1979, I marched myself down to the local firehouse down the street in Llanerch, Pa. and registered as a Democrat. In those days, nothing was done online, and it was a solemn moment when I signed the application and became a full member of civic society. About 11 months later, I cast my first vote. It was for Ronald Reagan. Pretty much every vote thereafter was cast for Republicans, but I remained a Democrat because I assumed it was part of my DNA and heritage. Party is good for slogans and lawn signs and talking points, but candidates are the ones who matter. Or at least, used to matter. In 2016, after 37 years of being a Democrat, I officially changed my registration to Republican so I could vote for John Kasich in the Pennsylvania primary. I remained a registered Republican for about three years, voting for Trump and Republican senatorial and congressional candidates until I became an Independent in 2019. There was just too much vitriol from both sides, and neither side wanted to own their…

Sacramento Kings Clinch Record-Tying 15th Straight Season Without Playoffs

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP/CBS13) — The Sacramento Kings are officially eliminated from playoff contention for a record-tying 15th straight season. Dillon Brooks scored 30 points and the Memphis Grizzlies used a late rally to defeat the Kings 116-110 on Thursday night in the first of a back-to-back between the teams. Jonas Valanciunas had 24 points and 13 rebounds for Memphis, Kyle Anderson added 14 points, and Ja Morant had 12 points, seven rebounds and eight assists. Justin James scored a career-high 31 points to lead the Kings, who were eliminated from contention for the play-in tournament. Chimezie Metu had 17 points and was key along with James to help the Kings, who had won six of their previous seven, build a fourth-quarter lead. Buddy Hield and Terence Davis scored 16 points each, and Delon Wright had 15 points and eight assists. The Kings were without four of their top six scorers, but still increased the lead to eight in the fourth quarter behind James and Metu. Sacramento still led by six with 3:39 remaining after a 3-pointer from Metu. But Kyle Anderson answered with five straight…

Newsom: Some State Workers Will Not Return To Downtown Sacramento Offices

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Gov. Gavin Newsom spoke to CBS13’s Steve Large in a one-on-one interview ahead of his big $75 billion budget surplus spending plan Friday. Newsom sat down to talk about small business help, and he also talked about small businesses suffering in downtown Sacramento with so many state workers now working remotely. The governor answered questions about whether downtown businesses will get a post-pandemic return of the full state work force. Steve Large: “State worker foot traffic is down. There’s teleworking now that’s become part of everyday life. Will state workers ever be back in downtown Sacramento?” Newsom: “They’re going to be back, but perhaps not at the numbers, or the same work styles, same arrangements we’ve seen in the past.” Newsom announced that flexible work schedules, and working from home, will be part of the “new normal” for state workers. Downtown Sacramento state office space will be reduced. Newsom: “Look, tomorrow I’ll announce that we’re going to codify 5 percent efficiencies across the board, at a time of surplus does not mean you are not frugal in terms of addressing waste and…

Adoption Drawing To Be Held For 49 Dogs Rescued From Turlock Home If Unclaimed By Owners As Of May 18

TURLOCK (CBS13) – Turlock Police Animal Services on Thursday said it removed 49 dogs this week from a residence that was over the legal limit of three per household. Animal Services said it was made aware of the animals on Tuesday and contacted the resident, who told them the dogs were believed to be strays found around the city. The resident then agreed to surrender the animals, which were removed from the property the next day. See photos of some of the dogs below. Dogs Rescued 1(credit: Turlock Animal Services) Dogs Rescued 2(credit: Turlock Animal Services) Dogs Rescued 3(credit: Turlock Animal Services) Dogs Rescued 4(credit: Turlock Animal Services) Dogs Rescued 5(credit: Turlock Animal Services) On Wednesday, the dogs were examined and are being treated. Animal Services said it is believed the increased population was a result of breeding and none of them will be euthanized. None of the dogs were microchipped. All 49 dogs are being held by Animal Services until May 18 to give back to anyone who may have lost their pet if they are within that group of dogs. Following May 18,…

Counties Require Different Verifications To Allow Children 12-15 Vaccinations

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Kaleb, a 14-year-old in Sacramento, got his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine Thursday. His mom drove him to his appointment, telling CBS13 she had to show proof of his age and verify she’s his parent. Kaleb says not being in class as many days as before the pandemic makes him anxious. “I just want to get back to school,” he said. Don Amador surprised his son Jaden by picking him up from school and taking him straight to Natomas Unified’s drive-through clinic. He, too, had to give consent and provide verification before Jaden could get the shot. “Just watching her doing the shot,” Jaden described while showing off his Band-Aid. CBS13 is learning parental consent and verification aren’t the same across the board. In Yolo County, consent can be given in three ways. The first is by a parent or guardian taking their kids 12 and up to get the shot. The second, a minor consent form filled out by a parent or guardian with their signature. And the third is verbal consent where a staff member speaks to a child’s…

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