Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Yellen: Fed stimulus still needed for job market

NEW YORK — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the U.S. job market still needs help from the Fed and that the central bank must remain intent on adjusting its policy to respond to unforeseen challenges. In her first major speech on Fed policy, Yellen sought to explain the Fed’s shifting guidance on […]

Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

WASHINGTON — Some low-paid workers won’t benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law. More than a dozen categories of jobs are exempt from the minimum, currently $7.25 an hour. Those exclusions, rooted in labor law history, run from some workers with disabilities to crews on fishing ships […]

Gray stymies Seattle in Oakland’s 3-1 win

SEATTLE — Sonny Gray overcame a shaky start to allow one run in seven innings, Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer and the Oakland Athletics won for the fifth time in six games by beating the Seattle Mariners 3-1 on Saturday night. Gray (2-0) gave up his only run in the first when Seattle failed […]

Sharks close season with 3-2 win over Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz.  — Joe Pavelski had two goals to become the fourth player in team history with 40 goals in a season and the San Jose Sharks closed out the regular season with a 3-2 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night. Pavelski scored his 40th goal on a power play early in the […]

Travis Bowl Highlights

Travis Youth League: Daniel Craig 158-172-464; Cody Ferren 140; Kristopher Gamilla 171-140-447; Anthony Gualandi 202-212-614. Travis Seniors: Bo Bousley 221-211-622; Mike Carrillo 234-234-659; Dan Clark 227-607; Dan Delobel 213; Richard Evans 220;  Carl Evans 202-212; Jim Irvine 233; Russ Jones 202; Greg Knight 200; Bob Kono 200; Herb Lewis 205-225; Wanda Peuse 202; Sam Rothenbaum 247-621; EJ […]

Horner to remain in hospital until next week

MILAN — Spanish Vuelta champion Christopher Horner will remain in the hospital until next week at least following Friday’s training accident in northern Italy. The Lampre team says details of the accident involving the 42-year-old American rider “are still to be evaluated, however it seems that in the afternoon he was probably hit by a […]

Contador wins 3rd Tour of Basque Country title

MARKINA, Spain — Alberto Contador won the Tour of Basque Country for a third time on Saturday, confirming the Spaniard’s strong return to form with his second title of the year as he prepares for the Tour de France. The Tinkoff-Saxo cyclist defended the lead he established on the opening day during the race’s sixth […]

Stars Recreation bowling results

Vacaville Honda Draft: (4/1/2014) John Kirgan 279, Kirk Thornhill 268, 267, Dale Hanson 268, Kevin Mecham 266, Glenn Evenas 265,258,  James Seale 265, Robby Callan  258, David Miller 257, Russell Lopes 257, John Reed 257, Ed Chappell 256, Cory Fugere 252,   (4/9/2-14)Estaban Gonzalez 279, Jim Seale 274, James Irvine 269, KC Yost 269, Brian Miner 268, Dan Kilmer 267, […]