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Sacramento, CA – It almost seemed unreal. The Warriors who normally outscore their opponent within the first 10 minutes found themselves in a close game against the Kings last night. Despite a lethargic start Golden State grinded it out in the end to pull of the 103-94 victory.

 

 

“Definitely not pretty but we overcame missed shots, turnovers, kind of a sluggish first half, said Stephen Curry. “Pretty much had control of the game the whole way through. They made a decent run to take the lead by one in the fourth. Made some plays down the stretch and pulled it out. That defense allowed us to overcome a poor shooting night.”

 

Sacramento came out with energy, good defense and had a few nice blocks. But Andre Iguodala hit a 3-point shot that gave the Warriors their first lead late in the first. By the end of the half the Kings had 15 turnovers that led to 19 points scored by Golden State.

 

Sacramento held both Curry and Klay Thompson to 11 points combined this half. The “hot handed” Harrison Barnes only had 4 points by the half. It was definitely an off night for the MVP and his teammates. Curry was 8 for 18 from the field but managed to score some big baskets late in the second half.

 

“Obviously there was some fatigue out there, our turnovers in the first half and they kept fighting,” Kings head coach George Karl said. “I thought our leader was (Rajon) Rondo. Rondo was incredibly intense. His defense on (Stephen) Curry was first class. I just wish we would have more gas in the tank to finish off the game.”

 

Rajon Rondo recorded his 23rd career triple double with 14 points, 12 rebounds and 15 assists. It’s the first triple-double for Sacramento since DeMarcus Cousins tallied 24 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists on April 3, 2015 vs. New Orleans. The last time a Kings player recorded 15 or more assists was on March 28, 2010, when Beno Udrih dished out 15 assists at Cleveland.

 

The big spark off the bench that kept the Warriors in the game was Iguodala. He scored 14 points with six rebounds, four assists and four steals. Klay Thompson finished with 18 points while Curry had 24 points. Iguodala set the tone overtime he came off the bench.

 

“He was amazing tonight,” said Draymond Green of Iguodala’s night. “In the first half, he came in and pushed the tempo for us. In the second half, he made big plays for us. Everything.”

 

Golden State shot 41 percent overall and missed 31 of 39 3-point attempts. Marco Bellinelli and Rudy Gay each scored 22 points for Sacramento. Rondo gave the Kings a 79-78 late in the fourth. But Golden State began to pull away when Curry hit two three’s to put away the Kings for good.

 

“Never too high, never too low; that’s my motto,” Curry said. “I’m not expecting to shoot lights out every game.”

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De La Fuente Runs for Mayor

De La Fuente said he “will not tolerate homeless encampments where violence and drug abuse are rampant.” These encroachers are disrespecting our neighborhoods, our schools, our businesses, our residents, taking over our parks and defacing our city. He said the residents and businesses in our low-income flatland neighborhoods have been disproportionately affected by these encampments, and they deserve better. In collaboration with the county, we will serve our homeless residents who need it most, but not at the expense of other residents and businesses in our city.”

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Photo Caption: Ignacio De La Fuente

By Paul Cobb and news services

Ignacio De La Fuente, the former President of the Oakland City Council for 11 years, says he will run for mayor to rescue the city from its deep troubles.

He said he is returning to political leadership after a 10-year absence. Claiming that he is “sick and tired of what’s happening to our city,” and he can’t just stand by and witness “the city that I love become a place where people are afraid to walk the streets, to take their children to parks, to go out to dinner with their families or to park their cars on the street. I cannot let our city continue [to] be a place where seniors are assaulted and robbed in broad daylight, a place where illegal side-shows are constant throughout the city and a place where children are being shot and killed! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Oakland is not a dumping ground, and it is time to take action!”

He, along with the support of his former council colleague Nate Miley, who is now serving as an Alameda County Supervisor, and who is sponsoring a fundraiser for De La Fuente, has boldly declared that he will “do whatever it takes to increase the number of police officers, but I will give them the resources that they need to help them do their job, but above all, I will provide them the back up and political support that they need and deserve to perform their job for our residents and for our businesses.”

He said he “will not tolerate homeless encampments where violence and drug abuse are rampant.” These encroachers are disrespecting our neighborhoods, our schools, our businesses, our residents, taking over our parks and defacing our city. De La Fuente said the residents and businesses in our low-income flatland neighborhoods have been disproportionately affected by these encampments, and they deserve better. In collaboration with the county, we will serve our homeless residents who need it most, but not at the expense of other residents and businesses in our city.”

He wants to change the focus and emphasis of how the city spends its infrastructure money on what is truly needed by “repairing potholes, taking back and beautifying our parks, fixing our sewers and providing robust programming for our recreation centers and libraries to enrich the lives of our kids and seniors.”

In a characteristic fearless, colorful style that he achieved a no-nonsense reputation De La Fuente announced “The job of mayor is not for the faint of heart! Oakland is a great city that needs a mayor with the political backbone and experience to make the tough decisions to get this city back on track!

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Oakland Post: Week of June 22 – 28, 2022

The printed Weekly Edition of the Oakland Post for the week of June 22 – 28, 2022

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Sheriff’s Deputies Skate with Marin City Youth

Sgt. Scotto and Deputy Gasparini, two officers from the Marin County Probation Department, came to interact with the youths and help them learn to skate and play basketball. Sharika Gregory, who hosted the event, really appreciates how Scotto and Gasparini interacted with the kids and said that it made a great difference.

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Top: Scotto lifting Aria, 7, so she can make her basketball shot. Middle: Sgt. Scotto and Dep. Gasparini of the Marin County Probation Department. Bottom: Scotto playing limbo. (Photos by Godfrey Lee)
Top: Scotto lifting Aria, 7, so she can make her basketball shot. Middle: Sgt. Scotto and Dep. Gasparini of the Marin County Probation Department. Bottom: Scotto playing limbo. (Photos by Godfrey Lee)

By Godfrey Lee

The Father’s Day Skating event on Sunday, June 12, at the Golden Gate Village’s Basketball Court in Marin City was a successful event that contributed positively to the relationship between the Marin County Sheriff’s Department and the Marin City community and helped some of the children get to know the officers.

Sgt. Scotto and Deputy Gasparini, two officers from the Marin County Probation Department, came to interact with the youths and help them learn to skate and play basketball. Sharika Gregory, who hosted the event, really appreciates how Scotto and Gasparini interacted with the kids and said that it made a great difference.

During the event, Scotto helped lift Aria, a 7-year-old girl, so she could make a basketball shot into the basket. Later Scotto played limbo with the children and tried his best to go under the rope.

The community generously contributed to the skating event. The Corte Madera Safeway and Costco donated the food. The Costco in Novato gave the skates. The Target in Marin City and the Marin County Probation Department also gave skates and gift cards.

Rev. Stephanie Ryder and the Redwood Presbyterian Church in Larkspur, also donated money to help to buy more skates for the events.

Gregory said that this was a very wholesome event for the community and will continue to host similar events in the future.

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