Thursday, November 27, 2014

No. 9 UCLA must overcome Stanford for Pac-12 title

PASADENA — Just one hurdle remains between No. 9 UCLA and the Pac-12 South title. Trouble is, Stanford has been an insurmountable obstacle for Brett Hundley, coach Jim Mora and the Bruins (9-2, 6-2 Pac-12). The Cardinal (6-5, 4-4) have won six straight meetings between the California schools heading into the Cardinal’s latest trip to the Rose […]

Late-hour benefit fight has defense bill on ropes

A dispute between House and Senate armed services committees over whether to slow growth in military housing allowances and raise off-base pharmacy copayments has put at risk passage of a defense authorization bill. “This is as bad as I’ve ever seen it,” said one armed service committee staffer, describing the impasse between House-Senate negotiators striving […]

Service members with county ties complete basic training

Army Pvt. Alik A. Alik has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. Alik is the nephew of Sepe A. Alik of Vallejo. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Logan J. Talken graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. He is the son of Linda A. Talken of Vacaville and Michael J. Talken of […]

Cousins, Gay lead Kings past Bulls, 103-88

SACRAMENTO — DeMarcus Cousins had 22 points and 14 rebounds and Rudy Gay scored 20 points to help the Sacramento Kings beat Chicago 103-88 Thursday night, snapping the Bulls’ six-game road winning streak. Darren Collison had 17 points and 12 assists for the Kings, who took the lead for good in the second quarter. Omri Casspi scored 14 […]

Bjugstad leads Panthers to 3-2 SO win over Sharks

SAN JOSE — Nick Bjugstad scored twice during regulation and added the winning goal in the shootout as the Florida Panthers won their fourth straight in San Jose, beating the Sharks 3-2 on Thursday night. San Jose’s Patrick Marleau tied it with 33 seconds remaining in regulation, taking a pass from Joe Thornton and firing it past […]

Prep football capsules: Week 12

Vacaville (9-2) vs. Del Oro (6-5) What: Sac-Joaquin Section Division II quarterfinals When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Del Oro High, Loomis Series: First meeting Last week: Vacaville defeated Yuba City, 42-7; Del Oro defeated Roseville, 14-6 Of note: The Bulldogs take on one of the storied programs in the SJS and are the lower seeds […]

Local graduates complete basic training

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Zachary S. Maruda graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Maruda is the son of Stafford W. and Mary Jo E. Maruda of Vacaville. He is a 2005 graduate of Vacaville High School. Air Force Airman Jesus Ceja Mendoza graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San […]

Lejeune vets gain by knowing details of law

A 2012 law that requires VA to cover health care of former Marines, sailors and family members with ailments linked to 1957 to 1987 water contaminations at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, continues to surprise segments of the affected population. Some of the law’s details bitterly disappoint those who believe they’ve been harmed by exposure to […]

County graduates complete basic military training

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Allan J. Fulgencio graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Fulgencio is the son of Virginia C. Fulgencio of Vallejo. He is a 2002 graduate of St. Patrick’s-St. Vincent’s High School in Vallejo. Air Force Airman Cameron S. Richards graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Richards is […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

TV sports Auto racing •Formula One, practice for Brazil Grand Prix, at Sao Paulo, NBCSN, 8 a.m. •NASCAR, Nationwide Series, practice for DAV 200, at Avondale, Ariz., FS1, 9 a.m. •NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Race For Heroes 500, at Avondale, Ariz., FS1, 10:30 a.m. •NASCAR, Nationwide Series, final practice for DAV 200, at Avondale, […]

This date in sports history for Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Nov. 7 1925 — Brown and Boston University attempt a “scripted” game in which the teams ran 40 plays (20 each) from scrimmage each quarter without running a clock. Brown wins 42-6. 1968 — Red Berenson scores six goals, including four in the second period, to lead the St. Louis Blues to an 8-0 victory […]

First ‘Choice Cards’ sent to 320,000 veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs has mailed its first medical “Choice Cards,” with letters explaining how to use them, to 320,000 VA-enrolled veterans who reside more than 40 miles from any type of VA medical facility. By late November, another 370,000 vets, those facing waits longer than 30 days for VA appointments, will be the […]