DIMES: Why new Lakers coach JJ Redick won’t be the next Steve Kerr

Warriors beat writer Danny Emerman shares his thoughts on the NBA offseason and beyond. Two lists came to mind after the Lakers hired JJ Redick as their next head coach. List 1: Steve Nash, Derek Fisher, Steve Kerr, Jason Kidd, Mark Jackson, Vinny Del Negro, Isiah Thomas and Doc Rivers. List 2: Paul Silas, Brendan Malone, Mike Brown, David Blatt, Luke Walton, Frank Vogel and Darvin Ham. Neither looks good for Redick, the former Duke star and NBA veteran turned media personality. The first is a collection of former NBA players turned head coaches without any prior coaching experience in the past 25 years. Doc Rivers has had a decades-long career, but Kerr — and his four championship rings — is the clear standout in a group of mostly flameouts or short stints. The second group is every coach who has been fired while coaching LeBron James. The only head coaches James has had in his career who haven’t been canned are Tyronn Lue and Erik Spoelstra, whom he tried to nudge out in 2010. Being a first-time head coach in the NBA is very

Sunnyvale seeks residents, workers to help with city manager search

City manager selection Sunnyvale residents and employees are being sought to help select the next city manager. The city is accepting applications for interview panels representing the community. Applicants must live or work in Sunnyvale and be able to serve as raters on Thursday, July 18. No prior experience is necessary; training will be provided. Sunnyvale began a recruitment for a new city manager in May to replace Kent Steffens, who is retiring this month. The City Council appointed Tim Kirby as interim city manager last month. The application deadline is Friday, June 28, at 5 p.m. To apply, visit https://www.sunnyvale.ca.gov/Home/Components/News/News/254/111. Having the authority The Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority has openings on its Citizens’ Advisory and Expenditure Plan Oversight committees (CAC and EPOC, respectively). The seven-member EPOC provides direct public oversight of the authority’s use of its $24 annual parcel tax, permanently renewed by voters in November 2020. This tax generates approximately $8 million per year. The 15-member CAC participates in reviewing and recommending applications for the authority’s annual urban grant program that has distributed nearly $15 million in grants and funded 950 community programs to support nature in

Cupertino’s Summer Concert Series celebrates July 4

Summer Concert Series The Cupertino Symphonic Band kicked off the 2024 Summer Concert Series at Memorial Park on June 6. The concerts continue Thursdays through Aug. 8; shows are , 6:30-8 p.m. excepting July 4, when Phil ’n the Blanks will play classic and modern rock, country and dance music from 10:30 a.m. to noon as part of Cupertino’s Independence Day Celebration. The series continues at the Memorial Park Amphitheater, 21163 Anton Way, with Mixed Nuts on July 11, Patron Latin Rhythms on July 18 Keep on Truckin’ on July 25, Joint Chiefs on Aug. 1 and The Sound Project on Aug. 8. For more information, visit https://www.cupertino.org/our-city/departments/parks-recreation/community-events. Having the authority The Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority has openings on its Citizens’ Advisory and Expenditure Plan Oversight committees (CAC and EPOC, respectively). The seven-member EPOC provides direct public oversight of the authority’s use of its $24 annual parcel tax, permanently renewed by voters in November 2020. This tax generates approximately $8 million per year. The 15-member CAC participates in reviewing and recommending applications for the authority’s annual urban grant program that has distributed nearly $15 million in grants and funded 950 community

Latest line: A good week for Nvidia, a bad week for Sheng Thao

Nvidia Santa Clara chip maker becomes the world’s most valuable company, as its soaring stock price sends its market cap to $3.3 trillion, past Apple and Microsoft, amid high demand for its chips in artificial intelligence. Sheng Thao Opponents qualify a recall election against the Oakland mayor, and two days later, FBI agents raid her house and the homes of a family that owns a recycling company investigated over campaign contributions to her. Jon Coupal President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association loses big as state Supreme Court removes a measure from November ballot to make it harder to raise taxes. But he says another may be back in two years.

San Jose’s textiles museum nears fundraising goal

Editor’s note: This story is part of the annual Mosaic Journalism Program for Bay Area high school students, an intensive course in journalism. Students in the program report and photograph stories under the guidance of professional journalists. After running a three-month emergency fundraising appeal, one of the country’s first museums dedicated to textile arts is nearly at its goal of raising $300,000. As of June 8, the appeal, which ends June 30, had raised just over $240,000 from over 600 donors, said Melissa Leventon, board chair of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. “It’s been very heartwarming to see the level of response we’ve had,” Leventon said. The donations will go toward paying off the museum’s mortgage and electricity bills, among other costs needed for maintaining the facilities and art collections, director Kris Jensen said. As an arts non-profit, fundraising has been difficult for the museum since the pandemic. In economic downturns, philanthropists tend to focus on funding programs that cover basic needs, which are deemed more vital, thus impacting arts organizations financially, Jensen said. To attract more visitors, the museum has been

Stanford denies it’s dismantling disinformation research group

Stanford University officials have denied that the school is shutting down its prominent research group studying online harms, the Stanford Internet Observatory, but acknowledged funding challenges. “Stanford has not shut down or dismantled SIO as a result of outside pressure,” the university said in a recent statement following reports of its demise. A June 13 Platformer article alleged Stanford “is quietly dismantling” the SIO. Founding director Alex Stamos left his position in November, the center’s research director, Renee DiResta, left “after her contract was not renewed” recently and other staff members were “told to look for jobs elsewhere,” the article wrote. In a LinkedIn post Tuesday, DiResta wrote that “it’s unclear what the future holds, but several of us are no longer there.” Conservative groups and lawmakers have hit the institute with costly lawsuits and congressional investigations. The bulk of the controversy is related to the Election Integrity Partnership, a research project within the observatory and in collaboration with the University of Washington and others that studied disinformation related to the 2020 election. As part of their work, researchers would identify certain social media posts

Editorial: Why should a driver’s license be required for jobs that don’t involve driving?

When Kirsten Bladh was searching for a job in urban planning she was surprised that nearly all the public sector listings she saw required a driver’s license, even though these were largely office work positions and often located in communities that have lots of bike lanes and transit options. This is not an unusual experience for job seekers in California. Requiring a driver’s license seems to be a standard part of the screening process regardless of whether driving is necessary for the job. Even a bike mobility planning job in one Southern California city insisted that applicants have a license. The requirement is not only arbitrary, it’s discriminatory. It unfairly closes off jobs to certain groups, including people with disabilities that prevent them from driving, young adults and low-income individuals who cannot afford a car or insurance, and people who choose not to drive for personal reasons. Having a driver’s license is irrelevant to a person’s skills and capabilities. If a would-be employee is qualified, can reliably show up to the jobsite and do the work, why should it matter whether they drive? Bladh, who

“The Sopranos” at 25: Looking back on TV’s greatest hour

“The Sopranos” at 25 “The Sopranos” at 25 08:04 This year marks the celebration of the debut of “The Sopranos” a quarter-century ago. The hit HBO drama about a mob family headquartered in a New Jersey strip club would change television.  “I had a lot of friends who were auditioning for this thing called ‘Sopranos,'” said actress Edie Falco. “I thought it was about singers.” Steve Van Zandt recalled, “He calls and says, you know, ‘You wanna be in my new TV show?’ And I say, ‘Yeah, no thanks!'” Michael Imperioli said, “A series on HBO was kinda like the bargain basement, and I’m not being facetious.” Series creator David Chase, whose past credits included “The Rockford Files” and “Northern Exposure,” had offered “The Sopranos” to all of the broadcast networks. Their reaction? “Too dark,” he said. But it could be darkly funny, too. “I’ve never been able to figure out whether it’s a comedy,” said Chase. “I guess it’s like life. I don’t know, I hope.” A 2002 photo of the cast of “The Sopranos.” Shown from left: standing, Joe Pantoliano (as Ralph Cifaretto)

“The Sopranos” at 25

“The Sopranos” at 25 – CBS News Watch CBS News In 1999, a series premiered on HBO that would change television: “The Sopranos,” the saga of a New Jersey crime family headed by Tony Soprano, an anti-hero who enters therapy to question a lifetime of violence and corruption. Correspondent Anthony Mason talks with series creator David Chase, and the show’s stars Edie Falco, Steven Van Zandt, Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa, about the personal and cultural impact of “The Sopranos”; about the late James Gandolfini, whose performance as Tony Soprano Chase calls “otherworldly”; and about the series’ controversial finale. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On

New copper line trolley would bring major changes to East County transit

East County residents are bracing for some major changes to trolley service this fall when three stations between Santee and El Cajon might be removed from the normal trolley network and become part of a new “copper” line. Critics say the changes are another example of East County getting the short end of the stick when it comes to transit and public resources, but community leaders say the positives outweigh the negatives. The changes, which the Metropolitan Transit System board must approve this summer, would force Santee residents traveling to Mission Valley, San Diego State or other popular destinations to take two trains instead of one. They would take the four-station copper line from Santee to the El Cajon Transit Center and transfer there to either the green or orange line. The same transfer would be required for riders using the Gillespie Field and Arnele Avenue stations. MTS officials say the changes would significantly benefit the overall transit system by sharply improving the green line’s on-time performance, which would make transfers to buses and other trolley lines more reliable. The green line, which travels from

Animals with special needs get a little help from engineering design students

A braille-inscribed video game controller for a blind student. A splint for a cat or dog with an injured leg. An acorn that can be filled with seeds for a bird to reach with a broken beak. These are just some of the items that 18 students at Marston Middle School in Clairemont designed over the course of three weeks this spring. It was part of an inaugural program through the county Office of Education’s department of Educational Technology, which aims to bring innovative learning experiences to schools across San Diego. The students were tasked with designing accessibility items for animals with special needs at the Living Coast Discovery Center and San Diego Humane Society, as well as for a local student named Diego, who is blind. Once they finalized their designs, the items were brought to life using a 3-D printer. “We had real students and real animals that needed solutions,” said Carrie Lane, the project specialist in the Educational Technology department who organized the program. By the end of the course, the students and their classmates created a total of 20 items. For

How California agencies are keeping misconduct investigations secret despite transparency laws

Two months ago, the Poway Unified School Board fired its superintendent of seven years, Marian Kim Phelps, amid a months-long controversy surrounding her daughter’s softball team at Del Norte High School. But the district wouldn’t say exactly why she was being fired or what she allegedly did. An investigation commissioned by the district found that she had committed misconduct, but the district has refused to release the investigation report. The controversy has now ballooned into legal turmoil, with Phelps alleging in court filings that she was unfairly fired. The San Diego Union-Tribune recently reported that the district had fired her because its probe found she interfered in a school investigation of a student accused of bullying her daughter; Phelps has denied the allegations. But Poway Unified is far from the only California public agency that has disciplined an employee based on a high-profile investigation without disclosing the results of that probe to the public — or even to the subjects of the investigation themselves. For example, Grossmont Union High School District cited attorney-client privilege in keeping secret a personnel investigation that led to a controversial demotion of

Heat wave sizzles parts of the country amid floods and other severe weather

June 23, 2024 / 8:44 AM EDT / CBS/AP Dangerous heatwave continues Dangerous heat wave brings scorching temperatures across the country 02:44 Little relief appears on the forecast for millions across the United States enduring record-setting heat or widespread flooding this weekend.  The National Weather Service said Sunday that the heat wave will shift from the mid-Atlantic to portions of the southeast and southern Plains by Monday. Meanwhile, widespread storms will bring the threat of flash flooding, damaging winds and tornadoes for a second day in New England. Elsewhere, severe storms and rainfall are on the forecast. Here is what we know: Heatwave shifts its focus The record-setting heat wave that has kept roughly 15 million people under a heat warning – the highest level of alert by the National Weather Service – will shift from the mid-Atlantic to portions of the southeast and Lower Mississippi Valley on Sunday. Temperatures are expected to remain in the upper 90s with stifling humidity helping to push the heat index into the low 100s. There will be little relief overnight as low temperatures will remain in the mid-70s.

“Sopranos” costars on James Gandolfini

Actor James Gandolfini, who became fixed in the public consciousness as the lead figure in the acclaimed HBO series “The Sopranos,” died on June 19, 2013, at age 51. In this web exclusive, correspondent Anthony Mason talks with actors Edie Falco, Steven Van Zandt, Steve Schirripa and Michael Imperioli, along with series creator David Chase, who remember Gandolfini’s achievement in creating the character of mob boss Tony Soprano; reflect on his acting skills and how he responded to fame; and recall the shock of losing him.

Best audio gear for 2024 including speakers, soundbars and more

By Nishka Dhawan Sunday, June 23, 2024 11:02AM Want bigger sound? This week on ‘It’s a Big Deal,’ ABC anchors Sam Champion and Dani Beckstrom are exploring the best audio gear you can shop online. As a participant in multiple affiliate marketing programs, Localish will earn a commission for certain purchases. See full disclaimer below* This week on ‘It’s a Big Deal,’ ABC anchors Sam Champion and Dani Beckstrom are exploring the best audio gear you can shop online. From a bass-heavy portable speaker to a soundbar that doubles as a streaming device, here are the best audio essentials to shop now. Note: Prices are subject to change after publication. Marshall Willen Speaker Our first product is an ABC favorite, the Marshall Willen Speaker. This tiny but hefty speaker delivers up to 15 hours of battery on a single charge, according to the brand. It delivers loud, room-filling sound, even at its small, portable size. It’s also both dust and water-resistant, so you can take it with you wherever you go. Sony WH-1000XM5 Headphones (Renewed) Now, we have these Sony headphones, with some of the

The Dish: San Francisco chefs

The Dish: San Francisco chefs – CBS News Watch CBS News We go on a culinary tour of the Bay Area, from an author and activist on a mission to teach people about better nutrition to a chef behind the first-ever Michelin star for a Moroccan restaurant. Watch these stories and more on The Dish. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On

🍊 Wednesday Gazette: June 19

Brought to you by California Baptist University Children playing at Fairmount Park during The B.L.A.C.K Collective’s 4th Annual Juneteenth Celebration on last Saturday. Wednesday Gazette: June 19, 2024 Good morning, and Happy Juneteenth, Riverside. Today is a day to celebrate freedom and the work of making that freedom known and experienced by all. Riverside itself was founded with an abolitionist vision just five years after the first Juneteenth, and here in this city, we love it; there is much to celebrate, and there is still much work left to do. Let’s get after it today! SPORTS Arlington’s Javier Hernandez earns prestigious Gatorade State honor Senior soccer star recognized for athletic and academic achievements. Javier Hernandez with his family at Arlington Soccer Senior Night. (Courtesy Arlington Boys Soccer) Javier Hernandez, a senior from Arlington High School, was named the 2023-24 Gatorade California Boys Soccer Player of the Year by the Gatorade Player of the Year program, which is presented annually to the top soccer player in the state. Hernandez was selected from a field that included more than 100 applicants from across the state and was ranked

Plaschke: With the help of Dodgers history, team historian Mark Langill battles cancer

He was struggling to walk, battling to talk, fighting to think. But he never forgot the Dodgers. He couldn’t forget the Dodgers. In the first days following surgery to remove two brain tumors, Dodgers team historian Mark Langill was having trouble recalling everything but the legacy that lives permanently in the deepest blue part of his soul. “The strangest thing,” Langill said. “Ninety percent of my brain was temporarily affected, but the Dodger part never went away.” During a walk around the Huntington Hospital hallway, an orderly asked him his room number and, thanks to the Dodgers, he remembered. It was Ted Sizemore’s Dodger rookie number, combined with Sizemore’s number when he returned to the Dodgers seven seasons later. 4105 As he continued his recovery, every day melting into the next, nurses would try to keep him alert by writing each new date on a grease board. Thanks to the Dodgers, he never lost track. Somebody wrote, May 1, and Langill immediately said, “Brooklyn Robins against the Boston Braves, 26 innings in 1920, longest game in major league history.” On May 5 he said, “Russell

Word Game: June 23, 2024

TODAY’S WORD — ENTERTAIN (ENTERTAIN: en-ter-TANE: To amuse; to have as a guest.) Average mark 59 words Time limit 60 minutes Can you find 76 or more words in ENTERTAIN? TODAY’S WORD — ENTERTAIN earn eaten eater enter entire entrant entreat erne natter nattier near neat neaten neater nene nine niter nitrate taint tanner tare tarn tart tear teat teen tenant tenet tent tern tetra tier tine tinea tinner tint tire titan titer train trainee trait treat tree trine trite rain ranee rani rant rate rein rent retain retie retina rite aerie anent ante anti antre arete attire inane inert innate inner intent inter intern internet intranet irate iterant iterate 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

Bridge: June 23, 2024

Preemption is a sword with two edges. Crowding the opponents’ auction has undeniable benefits, and a disciplined preempt can help your partner make an accurate competitive decision. But a preempt may result in an unprofitable penalty; it may goad the opponents to bid with all the more resolve, reach an unlikely contract and make it. A preempt may help declarer judge the play. Toward the end of the final of this year’s Vanderbilt Teams, Nick Nickell’s squad trailed a team led by Kevin Bathurst. At both tables, North-South played at 3NT after North opened one diamond on a flimsy hand. At one table, East overcalled two diamonds, natural. Then when North for BATHURST played at 3NT, East led a spade, ducked to West’s queen. West shifted to a diamond, and declarer put up the ace. With little to go on, he cashed the A-K of clubs, after which he had to go down. When NICKELL’s pair sat North-South, the auction was as shown today. Why South responded one heart, not two clubs, is a mystery, but it left West room to jump to two spades

Politics complicate our reproductive rights: Letter to the editor

Politics complicate our reproductive rights: Letter to the editor Re: “Perils of pregnancy and politics” (Page A1, June 16). It makes sad and shocking reading to find politics asserting its ugly authority over the most natural and fundamental right of women to become pregnant and give birth. The basic structure of life, to live life naturally on this planet, would collapse if this arrogant attitude of politicians is allowed to continue. Ask how they came into being. Let good sense prevail before it is too late. Ramsingh Asnani San Jose