Royals first-base coach Rusty Kuntz shared several baseball stories with Lee Judge of the Judging the Royals blog during spring training. Here is one of them: When Kuntz was an outfielder for the Chicago White Sox, he went to grab a beach ball that fell on the field at old Comiskey Park. Even though he forgot to call timeout, it wound up being the right move. Video by John Sleezer, firstname.lastname@example.org
After top pitching prospect Sean Manaea performed well in his first spring training game on Friday, March 4, 2016, Oakland A's manager shared his thoughts about the young left-hander with the wicked strikeout stuff. Manaea threw two scoreless innings, allowing a single and a walk while striking out four.
Smoky's Neighborhood Grill brings the longtime Modesto restaurant back. Former owner Mike Nelson and new owner Darryl Johnson are behind the eatery's return on Bangs Avenue. (Marijke Rowlandemail@example.com)
Firefighters with the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District, the Modesto, Turlock, Patterson and Manteca fire departments and other personnel staged a flag-lowering ceremony in Santa Barbara in honor of Cory Iverson, the Cal Fire engineer who died in the Thomas Fire.
The Sacramento SPCA's new "swimmer syndrome" puppy, a 5-week-old Labrador named Duckie, cannot stand or walk and will endure several weeks of therapy and love. He's already started making strides, thanks to his love of tug.
They lifted a woman's purse from the back of a restaurant chair, took things out of it, then replaced it without the patrons knowing. Do you know these suspects? The full video posted by the Fresno Police Department is available on Facebook at @FresnoPoliceDepartment.
Roxy and Chucky are bonded and they can't stop swapping kisses. The two are so bonded that Chucky whines when they're separated. They're waiting to be adopted together into a forever home from the Sacramento County Animal Shelter, 3839 Bradshaw Road.
"The Last Jedi," the latest episode in the "Star War" series created by Modesto native George Lucas, opened to strong reviews at Brenden Theatres on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2017. (John Hollandfirstname.lastname@example.org)