By dealing with anxiety, Oakland A’s closer finds success, acceptance and peace

OAKLAND – Trevor May was gearing up to face Shohei Ohtani in a save situation over the weekend when the ruling came in from the Oakland A’s dugout: In a one-run game with a runner on third and first base open, the Los Angeles Angels superstar was going to be intentionally walked. May understood the decision by A’s manager Mark Kotsay to issue the free pass to Ohtani, Major League Baseball’s home run leader at that point with 44. But May – as he’s done for most of his career — would have welcomed the challenge of trying to retire Ohtani, the likely winner of this year’s American League MVP award. “Those are the types of guys you want to face in the big spots,” May said Sunday, a day after he finished off the A’s 2-1 win over the Angels for what was then his 16th save. “If you’re going to get a save, getting the best player in the league out probably sticks in your mind a little more.” May’s approach illustrates how far he’s come with the A’s since mid-April when he

NFL kickoff 2023: Will the 49ers win the NFC West again?

49ers COACH: Kyle Shanahan (7th year) LAST SEASON: 13-4, first place; NFC runner-up ARRIVALS: DT Javon Hargrave (Eagles), QB Sam Darnold (Panthers), QB Brandon Allen (Bengals), CB Isaiah Oliver (Falcons), DE Clelin Ferrell (Raiders), OT Matt Pryor (Colts), OL Jon Feliciano (Giants), DL Austin Bryant (Lions), K Zane Gonzalez (Panthers), DL Darryl Johnson Jr. (Seahawks), DB Myles Hartsfield (Panthers), S Ji’Ayir Brown (second round), K Jake Moody (third round), TE Cameron Latu (third round). San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Javon Hargrave (98) takes part in a veteran mini-camp session on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, in Santa Clara, Calif. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group) DEPARTURES: QB Jimmy Garoppolo, RT Mike McGlinchey, DB Jimmie Ward, K Robbie Gould, LB Azeez Al-Shaair, DE Samson Ebukam, DE Charles Omenihu, DE Jordan Willis, DT Hassan Ridgeway, CB Emmanuel Moseley, OL Daniel Brunskill, DB Tarvarius Moore, TE Tyler Kroft, DL Maurice Hurst, QB Josh Johnson. Analysis: Perpetual quarterback mystery hasn’t derailed Kyle Shanahan from choreographing a high-scoring, yard-chewing offense, which is doable thanks to top-tier talent such as Trent Williams, Christian McCaffrey, Kyle Juszczyk, Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, and George Kittle. New

49ers captains: Brock Purdy, Deebo Samuel join six-man crew

SANTA CLARA – Brock Purdy is not just the 49ers’ season-opening quarterback. He is a first-time captain, which is a distinction that eluded Trey Lance a year ago. A key difference: Purdy proved his leadership ability – and availability — on the field. “I mean, it’s hard to be seen as a leader when you haven’t been out there before,” coach Kyle Shanahan said. “Guys can think you’re a leader, you can act like a leader, but guys don’t follow many people who don’t produce on the field.” Purdy produced eight straight wins, up until his elbow injury in last season’s NFC Championship Game. “That’s why (Purdy) got so many votes this year, because I think they believed in him and felt he was one of the leaders last year,” Shanahan said. “Not because he’s being some vet and talking to guys a certain way. (It is) just because of how he prepares, that they can count on him and how he handled a number of situations when he got in there.” Teammates elected five other captains: defensive tackle Arik Armstead, tight end George Kittle

Manteca Police Investigate at Busy Shopping Center

MANTECA – Police closed off a section of the Manteca Marketplace Shopping Center Sunday night into Monday morning for an investigation. An area in front of the Planet Fitness gym and other areas to the east were closed off with crime scene tape while officers investigated. Several customers coming to the area were turned away by authorities. More information will be posted as officials release more details. The post Manteca Police Investigate at Busy Shopping Center appeared first on Central Valley TV.

Victim Identified, Arrest Made in Modesto Homicide

MODESTO – Authorities identified a man who was killed in a Wednesday morning shooting and announced the arrest of three people connected to the homicide. Police said 37 year old Emmanuel Gomez was following three people who were burglarizing a neighbor’s vehicle. As the three individuals fled, one of them shot a firearm at Gomez who was struck, causing him to crash his vehicle into a nearby orchard on Monticello Lane. Detectives were able to identify and arrest 20 year old Deshawn Austin as the shooter. He was charged with homicide, using a firearm while committing a felony, and burglary. Two teens, both aged 16 were also arrested in the case on burglary charges. The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the arrest of the suspects. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Grant at or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous. The post Victim Identified, Arrest Made in Modesto Homicide appeared first on Central Valley TV.

Suspect Arrested in Manteca Homicide Case

MANTECA – Authorities arrested a man in connection to a fatal shooting that took place Monday afternoon, and charged him with murder. Shortly before 1:00pm Monday officers with the Manteca Police Department responded to the 800 block of Mono Street for a report of gun fire with a person down. Arriving officers found a victim who appeared to have been struck by gunfire. Officers and medical personnel attempted to save the victim’s life, but he died at the scene. Additional officers responded to the area and were able to quickly establish a crime scene. Officers were able to locate and detain a person of interest several blocks away. During the investigation he was determined to be involved in the shooting. A SWAT team responded to the scene as well as officers from the Lathrop Police Department. Marquis L. Williams was arrested and booked into jail on a murder charge. Authorities say although the arrest has been made, the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Garrett Morrison at (209) 456-8212. The post Suspect Arrested in Manteca Homicide Case

Fatal Shooting Leads to Homicide Investigation in Modesto

MODESTO – Detectives with the Modesto Police Department investigated a homicide after a man was found shot near a Hatch Road neighborhood early Wednesday morning. Officers were dispatched to the area of Monticello Lane just south of West Hatch Road for a report of a person shot. As they arrived they found a man inside of a vehicle suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The victim was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased. A large area of the neighborhood was closed down as detectives examined the scene for any evidence. A vehicle was also sectioned off in an orchard near Monticello Lane. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Grant at or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous. The post Fatal Shooting Leads to Homicide Investigation in Modesto appeared first on Central Valley TV.

Red Bluff holding discussion on general plan

RED BLUFF — The city Thursday night is inviting the public to join them in discussing the upcoming general plan. According to city staff, the general plan will reflect community goals and values and serve Red Bluff for 20 years. It is the city’s guiding policy document for future development decisions related to land use, community design, mobility, economic development, fiscal sustainability, public services, and natural resources. The purpose of Thursday’s meeting is to discuss what has taken place since the last joint meeting. In addition, there will be time to review the general plan land use diagram draft and provide direction to staff. In 2021, the City Council and Planning Commission held a joint meeting to kick off the general plan update process. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at council chambers, 555 Washington St. It is free and open to the public.

A garden tea party with friends | Red Bluff Garden Club

The Red Bluff Garden Club would like to invite you to join us at our Fall Luncheon and program on Oct. 14 at Rolling Hills Casino in Corning.  The theme for this fun luncheon is “Friends in the Garden Tea Party.”  Doors open at 9:30 a.m. the program begins at 10 a.m. The featured speaker for the program is Kelly Vance, the “bug guy” from Beneficial Insectary in Redding.  He will be sharing information about the friendly bugs we do want to have in our gardens! Tickets for this gardening-inspiring day are $30, which includes a plated lunch with your choice of two salads or a vegetarian entrée, beverage, cookies for dessert, and table favors for our guests!  Tickets are cash or check only; the last day to purchase a ticket will be September 29.   Arrange your plans with some friends, and we will seat you together as a group, making it all the more fun!  Call Judy Paul at 530-200-5013 to order your ticket, or email at In addition to the speaker and a delicious lunch, there will be some fabulous silent

Radio Beromunster: A national treasure | Shooting the Breeze

Did anyone catch the Frances Tiafoe-Ben Shelton match on Tuesday night? It sure looks like American tennis will be healthy for a long time to come. There is clearly a generation gap when it comes to how athletes celebrate after a grueling rally or even a long, humid set. In the old days of Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer, a fist pump or a ‘come on’ or ‘vamos’ was the standard. Now, these young athletes create images with their hands and bodies, signifying to the outside world that something good happened. Or maybe they’re conveying a darker message. After the big quarterfinal match in Arthur Ashe Stadium, the youngest male American tennis player to make it to a semi-final since Michael Chang, used his thumb and pinky to form a telephone receiver. He seemed to gesture toward the audience as though he picked up the telephone, answered it, and then hung up on the caller. Kind of like he just slammed the phone on Tiafoe, his fellow American quarterfinalist with a heck of a background story (to overly generalize, his Haitian immigrant dad served as

Dealing with our computers | Corky Pickering

How are things with you and your home computer?  If you’re like me, I open up my laptop anymore only to write something – like this column.  Most other things are done on my iPhone.  Before I retired, I was on my work computer every day – all day. It housed the answers to the myriad arcane questions my federal agents would bring up.  If I had dealt with something before, it was saved.  I was just a click away from a detailed answer as to how something had been handled previously.  They say, “A smart man may not have the answer, but he knows where to find it.” Well, I’m not particularly smart, but I survived (and even thrived) because I kept my computer loaded with anything and everything I might ever need. Computer security is a big issue, especially in the government.  If you ever mistakenly downloaded classified information, they took your computer away and wiped it.  If you plugged in a non-encrypted thumb drive – your computer would provide a warning – and often refuse to read it.  Cyber-security folks were on

September 5 police log

September 5th police log from the Red Bluff and Corning Police departments and the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office. Red Bluff 2:17 a.m. Battery at St.Elizabeth Hospital on Sister Mary Columba Dr. States he was pushed at the corner of Walnut and Jefferson. He went to the ER via ambulance approximately 20 minutes ago. 12:22 a.m. Disturbance at City Park on Riverside Wy. The caller is by the bathroom and states she was assaulted yesterday by a man and she wants him to leave her campsite. 7:49 a.m. Vandalism at The Embroidery Shop on Vista Wy. Unknown subjects attempted to break into the business Friday night. 9:05 a.m. Suspicious Person at Ross Dress For Less on S Main St. Three men possibly used drugs inside the vehicle. Two subjects are now inside the store and the caller believes they will steal. 10:10 a.m. Theft at Koa Journey on Lake Av. Theft of bicycle. 11:53 a.m. Citizen Assist on Jackson St. They are trying to trim a tree, and the neighbor is yelling at them and throwing tree branches. 2:59 p.m. Vandalism at Raley’s on S Main