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Signups for Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015

Editor’s note – To have an announcement run in Signups, send information to [email protected] PARADISE VALLEY WOMEN’S 18-HOLE GOLF GROUP REGISTRATION — Registration for the current season is ongoing. The group meets for play every Monday at 8 a.m. For more information, call 864-0486. RANCHO SOLANO WOMEN’S GOLF CLUB REGISTRATION — Open to women 18 […]

Hometown report: Bowling, youth soccer

Bowling Stars Recreation Vacaville Honda Draft: Brett Brumley 230, Robby Callan 259, James Chimera 227, 228, RD Erickson 240, 278, Rob Forloine 239, 246, 246, (731), Dan Gilmore 232, Jerry Gilson 247, Daryl Gish 235, 228, 226, Dale Hanson 239, 225, Don Henry 225, Daulton Hippauf 230, Bill Hess 267, Dawn Johannessen 252, Mike Johanessen  […]

Regan Smith wins Xfinity Series race at Dover

  DOVER, Del. — Regan Smith could leave JR Motorsports with one heck of a parting gift. Smith wants to stay with his NASCAR Xfinity Series team in next year, but if he has to go, he’d gladly take a championship trophy with him. Smith strengthened his championship push with a victory Saturday at Dover […]

Jimmie Johnson hopes for Dover dominance in 500th start

  DOVER, Del. — Jimmie Johnson was still only a prospect in NASCAR’s developmental series when he tried to work up the nerve to talk to Jeff Gordon. Johnson wanted to introduce himself to Gordon and ask for career advice, a chance to pick the brain of one of racing’s greats. What he didn’t know […]

US romps to 6-1 win over Cuba in Olympic qualifying match

  KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Everything went splendidly for the United States in its Olympic qualifying match against Cuba until the final minutes, when Marc Pelosi went down in a collision and clutched his shin. For a moment, coach Andi Herzog feared the talented midfielder had broken his leg again. It turned out the budding […]

Entertainment calendar: Oct. 2, 2015

ART EXHIBITS Arts Benicia: “Why Make Art,” Oct. 14 through Nov. 15; open noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday during exhibitions, 991 Taylor St., Suite 114, Benicia. Free. 747-0130, www.artsbenicia.org. Benicia Plein Air Gallery: Rolando Barrer0 is October’s feature artist, reception 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 10; open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, 307 First […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

TV sports Baseball MLB •L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, CSNBA, 12:30 p.m. •Boston at N.Y. Yankees, ESPN2, 4 p.m. Football College •Southeastern Louisiana at Lamar, CSNCA, 4 p.m. •Miami (Fla.) at Cincinnati, ESPN, 4:30 p.m. •Alabama State at Texas Southern, ESPNU, 4:30 p.m. NFL •Baltimore at Pittsburgh, ch. 5, 13, 5:25 p.m.; NFL 5:30 p.m. […]

This date in sports history for Oct. 1

Oct. 1 1903 — The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Pilgrims 7-3 in the first World Series game. Jimmy Sebring hits the first Series homer, Deacon Phillippe is the winning pitcher and Cy Young the loser. 1961 — Roger Maris hits his 61st home run of the season, against Tracy Stallard of the Boston Red […]

Southwest paid $120 million for 2 gates at Dallas airport

DALLAS — Southwest Airlines is so intent on strengthening its grip over Dallas Love Field that it is paying United Airlines $120 million to control two more gates at the airport near downtown. Southwest disclosed the deal Monday during a hearing on a court fight that will determine whether Delta Air Lines can stay at […]

Nexstar offers about $1.9B in cash, stock for Media General

Nexstar Broadcasting, attempting to drive a wedge between Media General and Meredith Corp., offered nearly $1.9 billion to buy Media General on Monday. Media General Inc. earlier this month made a $2.4 billion offer for Meredith, which owns television stations and publishes about 20 magazines. The deal, according to Media General, would create a company […]

Alcoa becomes latest big US company to shrink-to-grow

Alcoa Inc. became just the latest in a string of U.S. companies to split itself into two in what might be seen as a shrink-to-grow strategy. Often, the reason for the maneuver is that one part of a company’s business is growing at an accelerated rate and the more established but slower growing division begins […]

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