“Earning his first champion breeder title is Dr. Steve D. Burns of Menifee, California, who topped the breeder category with earnings of $3,241,760 and an 18% win rate. On the strength of their Grade 1 siblings Runforyourlife and Powerful Favorite, Rosenthal Ranch is the champion owner, with earnings of $1,064,854 and a 38% win rate. The trainer of Rosenthal Ranch’s Grade 1 horses is Christopher G. O’Dell, who earns his first nod as the Blane Schvaneveldt champion trainer, with earnings of $2,105,020. He also saddled Thermonuclear Energy to victory in the Grade 1 Charger Bar Handicap and Jest Famous to the Grade 3 Town Policy Handicap along with being the leading quarter-horse trainer at Los Alamitos. The champion jockey is James A. Flores, who topped all riders with an outstanding year and $4,068,492 in earnings. The complete list of AQHA champions is available at losalamitos.com. … [Read more...] about Horse racing newsletter: Another round of Kentucky Derby rankings
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The Golden Gate Bridge Walk: Suppose you had a party and invited 10 people, but 100 came. Now multiply that by 8,000 and you have an idea of what happened in May 1987, when Friends of the Golden Gate Bridge (in other words, five members of the bridge district board of directors) celebrated its 50th anniversary by letting people walk on the roadway early one Sunday. … [Read more...] about From ‘Goodnight Chet’ to being a Stan: Lingo lessons for the generations
The median purchase price of rehabilitated houses in the Oakland region was $604,000 and those properties’ median sales price was $735,000, a 21.7% return on investment, according to Attom. The company estimates that a flipper must spend 20% to 33% of the property’s after-repair value to rehab a house. The margin also ranks near the bottom of metro areas at 133rd. … [Read more...] about Moms 4 Housing eviction: Just how many flips, vacant homes are there in Bay Area?
Antebellum San Bernardino rose rapidly, but it fell even faster. The source of the town’s stability — its Mormon hierarchy — became its greatest liability. By the mid-1850s, chafing under the authority of the LDS Church, disaffected Saints and non-Mormons challenged the colony’s leaders. When the settlement’s co-founders — its kingpins — threatened to seize land without compensation, opposition intensified. Brigham Young, dismayed by the unrest, recalled the faithful to Utah in 1857. Within a year, 1,400 Mormons left California. … [Read more...] about Op-Ed: California’s forgotten slave history
Earlier this month, when Intelligencer sat in on the taping, the three celebrated their 100th episode and canceled their scheduled guests to discuss the fatal drone strike against Qasem Soleimani — specifically, how Republicans should defend the controversial decision on its own terms and in the context of impeachment. Miller argues that “this entire impeachment push was about a foreign-policy disagreement with unelected bureaucrats who disagreed with how the president was handling Ukraine.” The foreign-policy debate over Iran would be another chapter in the Democratic “nullification project.” In Bannon’s view, Speaker Nancy Pelosi would use the “war-powers debate to reinforce the narrative that [Trump] is a clear and present danger.” … [Read more...] about Steve Bannon Wants to Save Trump — So He’s Launched a Podcast