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  • Twitter exec headed to SoFi? Credit card defaults; Bacardi gets Patrón

    Twitter exec may lead SoFi Twitter's chief operating officer may become CEO of San Francisco online lender SoFi. The Wall Street Journal reported that Anthony Noto has gotten the job offer, citing people familiar with the matter. They also said Noto is likely to decide within a few days. Before leading Twitter's push into online video, Noto was a top banker at Goldman Sachs Group. Number of the day $5.1...

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  • Houston’s “We’re Better” claim catches Warriors attention

    The Warriors all heard about the quote from Houston center Clint Capela, who announced "We're better than them," after his team beat the Warriors 116-108 on Saturday night. "It's all part of the game," Kevin Durant said on Monday after practice. "They beat us twice this year. Obviously we're confident and we feel we're the best team in the league as well. But we can be beat on any night." Though the Rockets have made no secrets about their single-minded...

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  • Warriors Iguodala practices, status for Tuesday TBD

    Andre Iguodala was out on the floor practicing on Monday. But is status for Tuesday night's game against the New York Knicks is still in question. Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Iguodala was "good...and we'll see how it goes tomorrow." Iguodala was inactive the last two games of the road trip, against Chicago and Houston, due to a left calf injury. Iguodala has missed eight games this season due to nagging injuries. He is averaging 5.7 points, 3.8 rebounds and...

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  • Raiders QB Derek Carr on Jon Gruden: ‘I hope he’s really hard on me’

    There has been plenty of speculation about how Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will handle the in-your-face intensity of new head coach Jon Gruden. Carr's stance: Bring it on. Discussing his new coach in a radio interview with 95.7 The Game on Monday afternoon, Carr said he will welcome the scrutiny of Gruden, who will work closely with the quarterbacks and call plays for the offense in his return to Oakland. "I hope he's really hard on me - and...

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  • St. Mary’s ranked No. 16 in AP poll; Jock Landale is WCC Player of the Week

    Nearly two months after falling out of the Associated Press Top 25 poll, Randy Bennett's St. Mary's team returned to the rankings Monday at No. 16. Following losses to Washington State and Georgia in the Wooden Legacy tournament over Thanksgiving weekend, the Gaels (19-2, 8-0 WCC) remained unranked until Monday. Of course, they've also remained unbeaten. The Gaels will try to tie the school record of 15 consecutive wins when they host BYU (17-4, 6-2) on Thursday night. ...

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  • Raiders QB Derek Carr named to Pro Bowl as alternate

    Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has been named to his third consecutive Pro Bowl, the team announced Monday. Carr, who had been chosen as an alternate for the Jan. 28 game in Orlando, is replacing Tom Brady on the AFC roster. Brady and the Patriots will play the Eagles the following weekend in the Super Bowl. Carr posted a statement on his Twitter page that read, in part: "Fans... it was not the year we wanted, but to still be recognized by you, #RaiderNation,...

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  • 2 girls dead after accident involving stolen car suspect

    Two little girls died within days of each other after an auto-theft suspect fleeing from law enforcement allegedly ran a red light and crashed into the vehicle their mother was driving. Laura Cardoza said her 4-year-old niece, Lenexy, loved dressing up as Elsa from the Disney movie "Frozen." The girl pranced around her Antioch home, belting out, "Let it go, let it go," while her 2-year-old sister, Camila, often followed her lead and jumped up and down as the movie played on the...

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  • North Bay sees most of overnight rain; more showers expected Wednesday

    A light storm doused the region overnight, bringing showers across the Bay Area and few traffic delays to Monday morning commuters. The rain is expected to dissipate by mid-morning, according to the National Weather Service. Venado in Sonoma County received the most rainfall as of Monday morning at 3.4 inches, according to the NWS, while Guerneville and Windsor received slightly more than an inch, and Santa Rosa received close to an inch. San Francisco and...

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  • Mick LaSalle: ‘Three Billboards’ strong at the SAGs, but who really needed to see the awards show?

    "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" was surprisingly strong at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan. 21, winning best actress (Frances McDormand), best supporting actor (Sam Rockwell) and best ensemble, the SAG's equivalent of best picture. Coming off of the film's similar strength at the Golden Globes, it's pretty safe to say that, at least as of today, "Three Billboards" is a serious favorite for the Oscars in March. But can we talk a little about the SAG...

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  • Detained UC Berkeley student returns to Bay Area

    The UC Berkeley student who was detained Dec. 30 by Immigration and Customs Enforcement returned to the Bay Area on Sunday night. About a dozen supporters greeted Luis Mora, a junior political science student, after he returned to Oakland International Airport. Photos tweeted by his attorney, Prerna Lal of the East Bay Community Law Center, showed supporters holding signs that read, #FreedLuis" and "Welcome Back Luis." An immigration judge on Wednesday ordered...

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  • Gary Oldman’s SAG win makes him a major contender for the Oscars

    The Screen Actors Guild Awards are often the best harbinger of what the Oscars will do. This year, with the long gap between SAG and the Oscars, which is broadcast on March 4, this effect may be lessened. But let's hope not, because the choices so far Sunday, Jan. 21, have been, at least in my humble opinion, right on. In particular, I am pleased to see Gary Oldman win outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role for his stellar performance as Winston Churchill in...

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  • Olivia Munn, Niecy Nash point out lack of Asian nominees at Screen Actors Guild Awards

    Girl power was strong at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan. 21, but the lack of diversity among the nominees continued to be noticeable. During the presentation for the outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series, actresses Olivia Munn and Niecy Nash took a jab at the fact that Asian actors were not prominent among this year's nominees as Nash requested she get to announce the winner for outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama...

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  • #MeToo is spotlighted at 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards

    We're living at a time when it's impossible to have a 10-minute conversation without politics making an appearance. And so it's to be expected that at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan. 21 - the most political of the year's acting awards ceremonies - would especially take on political overtones this year. But the sanctimony of the Golden Globes telecast wasn't present. This seems instead more like an intimate affair, with industry people talking among...

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  • Sam Rockwell gives A.C.T. a shout-out during SAG Awards win

    The Bay Area's own Sam Rockwell won a Screen Actors Guild Award on Sunday, Jan. 21 for best supporting actor for his performance as a dimwitted racist cop in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," and made sure to give a shoutout to his hometown roots. During his acceptance speech, Rockwell talked about how his parents were actors and he would go to see them rehearsing at "A.C.T." - referencing the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. Rockwell...

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  • Aziz Ansari a no-show at 2018 SAG Awards

    While the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards started out with a noticeably female-centric introduction and monologue from the award show’s very first host Kristen Bell — who dubbed herself the “First Lady” of the SAGs — the show quickly got awkward. It was brief, but noticeable that during the presentation of this year’s first award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy that nominee Aziz Ansari (“Master of None”) was not present. Ansari, among the latest...

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  • Stanford’s Chryst to leave as a graduate transfer

    Keller Chryst, Stanford's starting quarterback for seven games last season before being replaced by K.J. Costello, will play elsewhere next fall as a graduate transfer. Chryst made the announcement on Twitter but did not say where he was headed. He played three seasons at Stanford after redshirting in 2014. He will graduate in June and will be eligible to play immediately at his next school. The son of Denver Broncos tight ends coach Geep Chryst, he passed for...

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  • Nick Jonas fans answer the call at AT&T store

    When Nick Jonas grabbed the mike stand on Saturday, Jan. 20, he told the crowd he was going to try out his new comedy routine — it is SF Sketchfest week after all. But while the multitalented Jonas could have probably pull it off, he came to San Francisco to sing. “I haven’t played a show this year,” Jonas told the crowd, at AT&T’s Union Square flagship store before quickly being corrected by a friend offstage. “OK, now I’m racking my brain because maybe I...

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  • Rockets’ renewed confidence could present problems for Warriors

    HOUSTON - The quote surfaced late Saturday night, near the top of an ESPN.com story detailing the Rockets' self-assuredness after taking their regular-season series against the Warriors: "We are better than them." Within hours, that five-word sound bite from Houston center Clint Capela rippled through the blogosphere, prompting Deadspin.com to publish the headline, "Clint Capela, High on Victory, Says One Sentence Too Many." The message was clear: Why give a league-leading...

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  • SF Sketchfest tribute to Pamela Adlon focuses on ‘Better Things,’ not Louis C.K. and outside drama

    SF Sketchfest billed the afternoon event at the Marines' Memorial Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 20 as a spotlight on the FX Network show "Better Things." But the event quickly became a tribute to Pamela Adlon, the show's co-creator, star and feminist center. "I will just say particularly in this moment of wanting change, and on this day of the Women's March, here in front of you is a woman who wrote, stars in, produced and directs every episode flawlessly," co-star...

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  • Showers expected to move into Bay Area

    Rain is forecast to reach San Francisco by Sunday night, providing some relief from a winter that so far has been drier than normal. A cold front moving south to the Bay Area from Seattle should reach San Francisco by about 9 p.m., bringing showers as temperatures stay in the mid-50s, said Drew Peterson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. San Francisco and Oakland are expected to receive between a half-inch to an inch of rain by Monday...

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  • Minerva’s horoscope for week of Jan. 21

    Starcast Mars (Mr. Aggression) swaggers out of dark, mysterious Scorpio into sizzling Saj just as the sun highlights Aquarius. Mars loves nothing more than to start fights. Aquarius is all about independence. Could be the stalemate to end all stalemates. Aries (March 20-April 18) Mars' jab to the midsection signals a call to arms. Mr. Aggression adds muscle to your bustle while Uranus provides high-powered...

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  • Cal men lose 6th in a row despite rally against No. 16 Arizona State

    Cal celebrated its 1993 NCAA Tournament upset over Duke with a Jason Kidd bobblehead giveaway Saturday night. Then, the current Bears flirted with pulling off an upset that would have been similarly unexpected. Cal rallied from down 16 points to make it a game before No. 16 Arizona State reasserted its advantages in depth and sharpshooting to hang on for an 81-73 victory in front of 8,107 fans at Haas Pavilion. The Sun Devils (15-4, 3-4 Pac-12),...

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  • St. Mary’s pulls out win at Pacific, extends streak to 14 games

    STOCKTON - After pulling out a thrilling three-point decision at Gonzaga on Thursday night, St. Mary's had to endure another nailbiter at the Spanos Center on Saturday evening. Pacific gave the Gaels all they could handle, but handle the situation they did. It was another three-point victory for St. Mary's, 72-69. With 41 seconds left, Emmett Naar broke a 68-68 tie with a foul shot and then hit another and the Gaels were able to maintain the lead the rest of the...

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  • Pleasanton schools, police seek to ban foam dart game Assassin

    When the Pleasanton Police Department converged all available units toward an armed robbery call last January, the presumed crime was not the heist they were expecting. The weapons were Nerf guns. The robbers peeking into the windows were teenagers. And the surveillance of the house in question was part of an elaborate game played by high school seniors that police and school officials are hoping to disband this year. The annual game, known as Assassin,...

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