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Posted: February 14, 2016, 4:40 am
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, an eloquent conservative who used a sharp intellect, a barbed wit and a zest for verbal combat to oppose what he saw as the tide of modern liberalism, has died. Justice Scalia was a dominant figure at the court from the day he arrived, and he could be an intimidating presence for lawyers who had to argue there. Justic Scalia died while on a hunting trip in the Big Bend area of Texas, according to a statement issued Saturday by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Inside the court, Justice Scalia’s rigid style of conservatism and derisive jabs directed at his colleagues limited his effectiveness. [...] he accused his colleagues of having “largely signed on to the so-called homosexual agenda … directed at eliminating the moral opprobrium that has traditionally attached to homosexual conduct.” [...] after Chief Justice William Rehnquist died in 2005 and Justice Sandra O’Connor retired a few months later, Justice Scalia took on a new prominence as a leader of the court’s conservative wing. John Roberts, the new chief justice who was a generation younger than Justice Scalia, deferred to him and often assigned him to write the court’s opinion in momentous cases. In what may have been his most important majority opinion, Justice Scalia spoke for the court in 2008 declaring for the first time that the Second Amendment gave Americans a right to own a gun for self-defense. A lifelong hunter, Justice Scalia said the “right to bear arms” had been understood as a fundamental right since the American colonies became independent. Justice Scalia also played a key role in a series of 5-4 decisions that struck down campaign finance laws and said that all Americans — including corporations and unions — had a free-speech right to spend money on election ads. He was named to the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington. [...] in 1986, when Rehnquist was named to succeed Warren Burger as chief justice, Reagan chose Justice Scalia to take Rehnquist’s seat. The conservative justices often came together in major cases, none better known than the 5-4 ruling that ended the recount of paper ballots in Florida and ensured a presidential victory for George W. Bush in 2000. Most lawyers had expected the Supreme Court court to stay out of the postelection battle in Florida because vote counting is governed by state law and because federal law says that the House of Representatives will decide a disputed presidential election. [...] acting on an emergency appeal from Republicans, five justices, including Justice Scalia, ordered a halt to the county-by-county recount in Florida on the grounds it could do “irreparable harm” to then-Gov. “The counting of votes that are of questionable legality does in my view threaten irreparable harm to petitioner Bush … by casting a cloud upon what he claims to be the legitimacy of his election,” Justice Scalia wrote in the Saturday order.
Author: Tribune Co.
Posted: February 14, 2016, 4:36 am
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Republican White House hopefuls insisted that President Obama step aside and allow his successor to nominate the next Supreme Court justice, in a raucous Saturday night debate that also featured harshly personal jousting over immigration and foreign policy. The exchanges highlighted the bad blood between the real estate mogul who leads the Republican field and the former Florida governor who was once expected to sail to the nomination. In a particularly heated confrontation, Trump accused Bush’s brother — former President George W. Bush — of having lied to the public about the Iraq war. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio also revived their fight over immigration, with the Texas senator haranguing his Florida counterpart for sponsoring failed legislation that would have created a pathway to citizenship for many of those in the United States illegally. Cruz also accused Rubio of taking a more moderate approach when speaking to Spanish-language media in an attempt to appeal to Hispanics.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: February 14, 2016, 4:32 am
“Experience teaches us that each time we seek the path of privileges or benefits for a few to the detriment of the good of all, sooner or later the life of society becomes a fertile soil for corruption, drug trade, exclusion of different cultures, violence and also human trafficking, kidnapping and death, bringing suffering and slowing down development,” he told government authorities at the presidential palace. Francis’ five-day trip to Mexico is shining an uncomfortable spotlight on the church’s shortcomings and the government’s failure to solve entrenched social ills that plague many parts of the country — poverty, rampant drug-inspired gangland killings, extortion, disappearances of women, crooked cops and failed public services. Over the coming days, Francis will travel to the crime-ridden Mexico City suburb of Ecatepec, preach to Indians in poverty-stricken Chiapas, offer solidarity to victims of drug violence in Morelia and, finally, pay respects to migrants who have died trying to reach the United States with a cross-border Mass in Ciudad Juarez.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: February 14, 2016, 4:04 am
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Posted: February 13, 2016, 11:59 pm

Bay Area News

San Francisco Chronicle Presidents Day Holiday transit and services Monday: Banks and other financial institutions Closed. Post offices Closed, no mail delivery. BART Saturday schedule. Muni Sunday schedule. Golden Gate Transit Sunday schedule for buses, weekend schedule for ferries. SamTrans Weekday schedule, no school-bus routes. Caltrain Saturday schedule. AC Transit Sunday schedule. San Francisco parking Meters enforced. Commuter tow-away zones, residential parking and Monday-Friday street sweeping not enforced.
Author: San Francisco Chronicle
Posted: February 14, 2016, 4:54 am
Son arrested in brutal stabbing death of Menlo Park pastor The Alameda County District Attorney plans to file murder charges against him Tuesday. Bostic Sr. has served a musician, Sunday school teacher, deacon, minister and, most recently, bishop of the western district, at Mt. The bishop has also coached a community basketball team in Fremont, was a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Oakland and volunteered in programs for recovering female drug addicts, according to the site.
Author: By Lizzie Johnson
Posted: February 14, 2016, 1:14 am
The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is offering a $1,000 reward to help catch people who have spread thumbtacks around a Hercules dog park. “PETA is sending a letter to the local police chief offering $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible — and another $1,000 toward the installation of security cameras at the park,” the group said in a statement online.
Author: By Hamed Aleaziz
Posted: February 13, 2016, 10:53 pm
Colorful blast of waterfront tulips is Valentine’s Day delight [...] the Palo Alto couple drove to San Francisco Saturday for the annual Tulipmania festival at Pier 39. Holding hands, they walked among the vibrant display of 39,000 colorful tulips, interspersed with clusters of poppies, primrose and parsley. “This experience makes me feel very warm inside,” she said, smiling. Flower containers were perched around every corner at the pier — filled with bunches of lavender, yellow, red and orange tulips. The bulk of the bulbs were shipped from Washington state and Holland. Most of the blossoms were opened to the sun Saturday, but late-blooming bulbs were also planted, meaning there are more to come this season. Michael Kyelberg, a Tulipmania tour guide and landscaper at the site, talked of the merits of each flower bed and encouraged people in the tour to get down on their knees for a better view. “The colors are like a piece of artwork,” he said, gesturing toward a mixed red and yellow tulip. Free guided tours depart daily at 10 a.m. from the Pier 39 entrance plaza through next Sunday, and self-guided tour manuals are also available online.
Author: By Lizzie Johnson
Posted: February 13, 2016, 10:38 pm
While the East Coast endures frigid winter weather this weekend, the San Francisco Bay Area could see record-high temperatures, forecasters said Saturday. On Wednesday, however, the temperatures will dip as a storm system moves in. Hamed Aleaziz is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer.
Author: By Hamed Aleaziz
Posted: February 13, 2016, 9:40 pm


Combining a symphony orchestra with other musical traditions, particularly non-Western ones, is a tricky business under the best of circumstances. In just the past few months, local music lovers have encountered her artistry in Jonathan Berger’s fierce stage work “My Lai,” in collaboration with the Kronos Quartet, and in her own ambitious memory piece “Odyssey,” which blends Vietnamese sounds with those of the contemporary avant-garde. Not much of that sense of adventure came through in the 30-minute “Lullaby,” which capped the orchestra’s “Notes from Vietnam” program (the latest in a multiyear series of concerts to throw a spotlight on different ethnic communities). For a full, invigorating helping of Vietnamese music in more unadulterated form, there was a medley of traditional tunes played by the young musicians of Võ’s Va’v Young Ensemble, an array of more than a dozen instrumentalists onstage with others stationed around the hall playing percussion and waving flags. Actor Michael Urie was an ingratiating narrator, and the piece’s roving spotlight — which gives each instrument of the orchestra a moment to shine — was a reminder of the depth of individual talent in this organization.
Author: By Joshua Kosman
Posted: February 14, 2016, 4:23 am
If you follow the Twitter account @heardulikebooks, which automatically retweets every instance of that declaration, you will be inundated by a fascinating and heartbreaking stream of anthropological treasures. Jarett Kobek came up with the idea after he finished his novel “I Hate the Internet,” out this week from indie publisher We Heard You Like Books. “I think when people say, ‘I hate the Internet,’ on Twitter anyway, that is an expression of powerlessness, because it’s being expressed into the Internet,” Kobek said. The 600-square-foot restaurant serving locally sourced seafood had replaced a long-standing corner store and fast became a symbol of the tone-deaf realities of tech-fueled gentrification. The book is rightly if comically preceded by a list of trigger warnings that includes everything from “capitalism” and “historical anachronisms” — things so prevalent in our society that they’re taken for granted — to “elaborately named hippies practicing animal cruelty on goats” and “seeing the Facebook profile of someone you knew when you were young and believed that everyone would lead rewarding lives” — things you might not expect to have to prepare for, and examples of capitalism extended to its logical conclusions. [...] “I Hate the Internet” reminds us that there is more at stake than good form, that — Google it — novelistic “good form” was designed by the CIA as a means of promoting a certain type of American lifestyle. “You can go see a stand-up show and some dude will talk to you about every complex social issue of the moment, and it won’t be encompassed by a language that’s like a labyrinth that you have to get through to understand what the hell someone is saying,” Kobek said.
Author: By Evan Karp
Posted: February 14, 2016, 3:36 am
[...] most of all, you’ll probably feel fully engrossed in the people, ideas and language of playwright Julia Cho in the world premiere that opened Friday, Feb. 12. Careful observers may note a change in color palette, more comfortable seats and an ambience that feels a little more spacious while retaining the Thrust’s great sight lines and actor-to-audience intimacy. [...] Cho’s “Aubergine,” commissioned by the Rep and developed through its remarkably prolific Ground Floor program, provides plenty of food for thought and linguistic delights in its tale of an emotionally shell-shocked Korean American chef trying to cope with the impending death of his near comatose father, the man who raised him but whom he never felt he knew well. Taccone’s smooth orchestration of the action makes Cho’s smart shifts of tone, occasional flashbacks and always intriguing plot twists and revelations seem as organic as they are delightful. Cho sets her table, not with the principal characters but with a slyly comic — and surreptitiously moving — monologue by a woman named Diane (a disarmingly chatty and empathetic Safiya Fredericks) about evolving from chow hound to foodie to food tourist, and memories of a specific pastrami sandwich. From then on we’re immersed in the world of Ray (Tim Kang, of TV’s “The Mentalist”), introduced as a case study in confusion as he tries to take in all the information he’s being given about caring for his unexpectedly terminally ill father — played with magnetic stillness by the invaluable Sab Shimono. Needing to contact his father’s surviving brother back in Korea, Ray reaches out to the one person he seems to know who speaks Korean, his former lover Cornelia (quick, smartly tart Jennifer Lim), who’s still angry about their breakup. A kind of nontraditional family begins to emerge, expanded by the sudden arrival of a buoyant, almost elfin Joseph Steven Yang as the uncle from Korea — with a wordless, mimed description of his trip that brings down the house. Food stories — intermingled recipes, family traditions, romantic and other unforgettable meals — blend with personal loss, healing and the intricately evolving relationships for a combination of theatrical ingredients so fulfilling that a standing ovation is in order.
Author: By Robert Hurwitt
Posted: February 14, 2016, 3:23 am

Teen’s heart aches for young cousin in midst of melodrama Abby, I don’t want my cousin to feel like she’s alone. Because I’m an older teenager, she looks up to me. How can I be supportive and not intrude in this delicate situation? Teens who watch scary movies develop a fear of the dark because they imagine a monster is lurking out of sight who might harm them. The solution can be as simple as keeping a night-light on or switching a light on as you enter a darkened area. College may not be for everyone, but I don’t think it’s likely you’ll get a well-paying job without some advanced education — if not in a college, then in an apprenticeship program or a trade school with a proven high job placement record.

Author: By Jeanne Phillips
Posted: February 13, 2016, 8:01 am

ARIES. (March 19 - April 18): Something that should have been approved is sent back for a new draft. Take this opportunity to pick over details. At least three can be reworked to your advantage.

Author: Christopher Renstrom
Posted: February 13, 2016, 6:01 am

Business and Technology News

Streaming TV has gotten popular as several online services such as Netflix make past seasons of TV shows available for binge-watching, while Hulu offers episodes from the current season. Making streaming TV too pleasant might encourage viewers to cut back or drop their cable service. In turn, TV production companies make a lot from licensing fees paid by the networks. Cord cutting could jeopardize all of those arrangements, and the audience and ad revenue boost from the Internet might not be enough to make up for any revenue losses from traditional TV. If it took that step, viewers might have to wait years to watch the most recent episodes online; now, they’re typically available no more than a year after airing. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Time Warner is in talks to invest in Hulu and has told Hulu’s owners that it wants to curtail current-season TV episodes, which Hulu now makes available as early as the next day. The tremors emanating from Time Warner are just the latest instance of established media companies looking to protect their established partners and deals, whether viewers like it or not. [...] for now, these services are mostly about giving viewers a chance to catch up on what’s been shown on traditional TV — and giving viewers less of a reason to tune in. The changes are especially noticeable at Hulu, which is owned by parents of the very television networks — Fox, ABC and NBC — threatened by changes in the way we watch TV. The apparent anxiety at television companies is common to any industry that’s faced what Harvard business Professor Clayton Christensen calls “The Innovator’s Dilemma.” Though Hulu still offers ad-supported shows you can watch for free, more viewers are paying at least $8 a month for viewing on mobile and streaming-TV devices and for full current seasons of some shows. The fees that cable and satellite companies pay TV networks and stations to carry their channels are estimated at $60 billion this year, up 6 percent from 2015, according to research firm SNL Kagan.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: February 14, 2016, 4:24 am
The picture is better than any LCD or plasma TV. The TV looks striking in person, with organic curves and an insane 0.25-inch depth on most of its body. Unlike most high-end TVs it doesn’t support HDR sources, and some LED LCDs can get brighter. No TV delivers the same level of picture quality for the price. Color accuracy and some aspects of video processing are solid, and input lag for gaming is among the lowest we’ve ever tested. The feature set is well-chosen but not bloated, and it includes five 4K-compatible HDMI inputs. Competing 4K TVs offer better video processing and more accurate color prior to picture-setting calibration. The silver finish doesn’t blend in as well as black would. The picture is better than any LCD or plasma TV we’ve seen, with perfect black levels and exceedingly bright whites. The TV looks striking in person, with an insane 0.25-inch depth on most of its body. If you have the money and want a 55-inch or 65-inch TV today, buy it. The TVs with local dimming deliver a very good picture for an affordable price. The image evinces deep black levels with little blooming, accurate color and great bright-room performance, and it provides for plenty of adjustments. The Smart TV component has plenty of apps and a simple interface, and the exterior is discreet and minimalist. Dimmer highlights than some more expensive TVs; archaic software upgrade system; significant variation between models; poor sound quality; cheap-feeling remote. For more reviews of personal technology products, visit
Author: Cnet
Posted: February 14, 2016, 2:14 am
Sends emojis with sound effects in iPhone text messages. [...] the kissy-face emoji has a “smooch” sound, while a football says “touchdown.” The free iOS app comes with more than 50 prerecorded sounds and was just updated to let you record your own audio. Mercer Henderson, 13, of San Francisco created Audiots with the help of a family friend, noted Skywalker Sound sound designer Bob Edwards.
Author: By Benny Evangelista
Posted: February 14, 2016, 1:59 am
Skid in oil prices pulls recycling industry down NEWARK, N.J. — In a cavernous recycling facility crisscrossed with conveyor belts, enormous bales of crumpled plastic bottles are stacked one atop another, waiting to be sold to the highest bidder. With concerns about climate change mounting, it’s an awkward time for the recycling industry to be under such pressure. [...] as plentiful fossil fuels saturate global markets, it has become cheaper for the makers of water bottles, yogurt containers and takeout boxes to simply buy new plastics. “The recycling industry is being hit dramatically by falling commodity and oil prices,” said Michael Taylor, vice president for international trade at the Society of the Plastics Industry. Local governments and businesses have spent decades working to increase recycling rates with new infrastructure, education campaigns and higher demand for post-consumer materials. [...] though recycling rates vary by material — newspaper and cardboard are recycled more than aluminum, glass and plastic — the push was largely successful. A few years ago, when oil and other commodity prices were high, these efforts paid off — companies, cities and counties were all able to make money through recycling. [...] abundant fossil fuels and falling prices for other commodities, including paper, aluminum and copper — largely the result of slower growth in China — are undermining these gains. [...] recently, recycling programs were an unlikely cash cow for many cities and counties. Thanks to high commodity prices, recyclers like Waste Management would actually pay municipalities for used cardboard, aluminum cans and plastic bottles.
Author: New York Times
Posted: February 14, 2016, 1:58 am
Day One 2 Journal + Notes is an updated and streamlined version of Day One, a journaling app that gave users a mobile, digital alternative to keeping a paper journal. The updated version allows users to save multiple photos per entry — the old Day One app only allowed one — view their geocoded entries in a map view or on a timeline and allows users to keep more than one journal, enabling users to separate their personal diary from work notes, road trips, foodie logs or anything else. Day One released its most recent version this month for iOS and OS X. It costs $4.99 and no longer offers DropBox and iCloud syncing.
Author: By Marissa Lang
Posted: February 14, 2016, 1:28 am

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Warriors’ Curry engineering historic two-year NBA run TORONTO — To close out the Western Conference All-Star practice Saturday afternoon, the squad broke into two teams for a halfcourt shooting competition. With the score knotted 4-4, a sudden-death round commenced, and without hesitation, the league’s elite players handed the ball to Stephen Curry. Fully aware that he’s amid one of the best two-year runs in the history of the NBA, even the best of the best want the Warriors’ point guard taking the final shot. “After last year, I didn’t really think he could top that,” Sacramento center DeMarcus Cousins said. There’s no way he can get better again, right? Curry is having one of the best seasons by a reigning MVP in the NBA history. For historical context, 10 players have won consecutive MVP awards, meaning Curry could join a lofty list that includes Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Moses Malone, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Steve Nash and LeBron James. Curry has bumped his scoring average up six points this season. Bird, the 1983-84 season’s MVP, jumped 4.5 points per game the next season. Nash jumped 3.3 ppg after he was the MVP for the 2004-05 season, Russell jumped two points after he won for the 1960-61 season, and James jumped 1.3 points after he won for the 2008-09 season. “He’s expanded his ways to score, getting to the basket more and improving his ability to finish at the basket with both hands,” Warriors executive board member Jerry West said of Curry. “He’s always had confidence inwardly, but he’d be quick to get down on himself,” added Warriors general manager Bob Myers, who believes Curry has made drastic strides as a decision-maker and game-manager. [...] he embodies confidence outwardly. When Curry finished a three-pointer short of the single-game record earlier in the season, he asked for the number to beat and was told it was 12. Curry checks the leaders among scorers and shooting percentage about once a week on his cell phone — something he’s done since his rookie season. Even during an overseas shoe promotional tour this summer, he found a way to practice four hours day. Regularly, he’s the last Warrior at practice — sometimes hours after his teammates have headed home. “When you’re a player like he is, you’re constantly getting better,” New Orleans power forward Anthony Davis said. Warriors backup point guard Shaun Livingston said: He’s gotten better every year, and that’s what the greats do. [...] to continue to improve, it shows his work ethic — more than anything. When Curry announced at media day in September that he planned to starkly improve on his 2014-15 season — a near-perfect, magical ride that led to an MVP honor for him and the franchise’s first championship in 40 years — there were audible laughs at the news conference. The Warriors weren’t laughing. “It’d probably be more illogical if he didn’t get better, because he puts in the work, he’s in the prime of his career and he’s healthy,” Myers said. West said: Nothing he does surprises me now. There’s no one in the league I’d rather watch play, and that’s by a lot. Rusty Simmons is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. E-mail: Twitter: @Rusty_SFChron MVP Part II A player has won consecutive MVP awards 12 times, and reigning MVP Stephen Curry, who has boosted his scoring average by 6 points per game and helped his team improve its winning percentage by .106, is putting up more improved numbers than any of those greats. A look at how scoring average and team winning percentage changed after the first of the back-to-back MVP awards Player, Team Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lakers Magic Johnson, Lakers
Author: By Rusty Simmons
Posted: February 14, 2016, 5:27 am
Mickelson ignores Father Time, takes lead at Pebble Beach PEBBLE BEACH — Johnny Miller, another Hall of Famer, won here at age 46, seven years removed from his previous PGA Tour victory. [...] a triumph by 45-year-old Phil Mickelson on Sunday at Pebble Beach would not count as unprecedented or historic. [...] it would create splashy headlines and send a none-too-subtle reminder to the fresh wave of players commandeering the game: Mickelson’s bogey-free 66 on Saturday vaulted him into sole possession of the lead in this AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, at 16-under-par. [...] make no mistake: Beneath his perpetual smile and Hall of Fame cool, Mickelson wants to cradle the crystal trophy one more time. Mickelson has won 42 times in his decorated career, but not at all in the past 2½ years, since the British Open in July 2013. Mickelson wants Getson to work with him on the practice range Sunday morning — because Mickelson realizes that his next 18 holes offer an increasingly rare and precious opportunity. Pebble Beach carries special meaning for Mickelson, for many reasons. [...] Mickelson has won the AT&T Pro-Am no fewer than four times, more than any other event on tour. Five victories would match Mark O’Meara, a.k.a. the Prince of Pebble Beach, for the most in tournament history. Even with all this history, Mickelson slipped into the background in the lead-up to this year’s AT&T. That’s because the event attracted a much stronger field than usual, with six of the top nine players in the world ranking. [...] Mickelson will try to fend off an unheralded pack of challengers. The six players in closest proximity — Iwata, Jacobson, Kang, Roberto Castro, Jonas Blixt and Chez Reavie — have combined for only four PGA Tour wins. Mickelson surged into the lead by avoiding costly mistakes on another sunny if slightly breezy day at Pebble. The crowds were out in force at Pebble, site of the customary A-list celebrity parade — from Bill Murray and Mark Wahlberg to Toby Keith and Wayne Gretzky to Justin Timberlake and Steve Young. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers seemed to appreciate the support, though maybe not the volume. Club 15 ignored golf’s traditional demand for silence, cheering steadily — and then breaking into an outright roar — as Rodgers whacked his tee shot into the distance. Rodgers then planted himself on the couch and signed a few autographs as the other amateur in his group, actor Chris O’Donnell, hit his tee shot. O’Donnell swung with Club 15 patrons loudly breaking into song, as if they were attending a soccer match in Europe. Ron Kroichick is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Leaderboard Phil Mickelson
Author: By Ron Kroichick
Posted: February 14, 2016, 5:25 am
TORONTO — The Warriors hadn’t yet entered Ricoh Coliseum for Saturday’s Western Conference practice, but the event had already turned into a love fest for the league’s best team. The Eastern Conference All-Stars used their media availability to praise the Warriors. Miami guard Dwyane Wade has three championships and was part of a team that won 27 consecutive games. Yahoo global news anchor Katie Couric went one-on-one with Warriors power forward Draymond Green as part of her new video series, Cities Rising: Warriors forward Harrison Barnes played John Legend’s “All of Me” on the saxophone as part of the NBA’s music-heavy talent show. Tarik Black (Lakers) played the trumpet, and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (Nets) showed his skills on the keyboard. Miles Plumlee (Bucks) did a unicycle act, Jeremy Evans (Mavericks) showcased his drawing skills, and Jon Leuer (Suns) juggled.
Author: By Rusty Simmons
Posted: February 14, 2016, 5:15 am
TORONTO — Commissioner Adam Silver said Saturday that no changes are coming to the rules on “Hack-a-Shaq” deliberate fouls this season, though he seems to favor an adjustment. “So I think it’s my job right now to at least formulate an alternative together with the competition committee to ultimately bring to our board of governors,” Silver said during his All-Star news conference. Mostly used on Shaquille O’Neal when he played, coaches now find Houston’s Dwight Howard, Detroit’s Andre Drummond and the Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan apt targets. Briefly: MVP Jimmer Fredette scored 35 points to lead the Eastern Conference to a 128-124 victory over the Western Conference in the D-League All-Star game. ...
Author: Associated Press
Posted: February 14, 2016, 5:07 am
TORONTO — Klay Thompson’s father said he couldn’t come home if the Warriors’ guard didn’t beat backcourt mate Stephen Curry in Saturday’s three-point competition. Curry made eight in a row to start the championship round and connected on 6 of 9 two-point moneyballs for a score of 23. [...] Thompson made 8 of 9 moneyballs to keep Curry from joining a list of multiple winners that includes Craig Hodges, Mark Price, Jeff Hornacek, Peja Stojakovic and Jason Kapono. On LaVine’s winning dunk, he took off from near the free-throw line, transferred the ball between his legs and then threw down a one-hander. Warriors forward Draymond Green proved prophetic when he predicted that a big man would win the skills challenge, a competition usually dominated by guards. Towns was swarmed by Green, Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins and New Orleans’ Anthony Davis after the big man beat Boston point guard Isaiah Thomas in the championship round. Green didn’t walk away empty-handed, receiving a trophy for beating comic Kevin Hart 12-11 in a three-point competition. The trophy was about 5-foot-3, about an inch shorter than Hart, who received a purple runner-up ribbon.
Author: By Rusty Simmons
Posted: February 14, 2016, 4:58 am
Things to do in San Francisco
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WELCOME to The Taxi Drivers Guide To San Francisco .com a tool and soon to be published travel guide to the city by the bay. I have been a San Francisco taxicab driver for the past 24 years and would like to share my experiences, travel tips and things to do in San Francisco. The goal of this website is to save the reader time, and money and make their visit memorable and safe.

Things to do in San Francisco I recommend as a taxidriver are as follows:     Alcatraz Island   the most famous fomer Federal Prison in history:  This prison housed Al  CoponeMachine Gun Kelley, and the “Bird Man of Alcatraz“.   Haight Ashbury the ground zero area for the start of the 1960’s counterculture movement .   The area now known as The Haight was where Charles Manson recruited his followers.  The 1960’s greats such as Big Brother and the Holding Company, Jefferson Starship and many others formed in this historical area of San Francisco.    The Golden Gate BridgeGolden Gate Park and the Painted Ladies are a must see.   The cable car system in San Francisco is affordable, safe, and fun video yourself and send a picture home to your friends and stop off in Chinatown for some great Asian Food.

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