By age 6, David Henderson could hit a baseball over his roof. Qunzena Henderson figured that was her son’s ticket off the troubled streets of the Bayview district. “But he said, ‘No, mom, I wanna play football,’” she recalled.
A bevy of Bay Area college baseball players were selected during the second day of the baseball draft. Cal led the way with six players going Tuesday, while USF had two picked. Stanford had two players taken Tuesday, bringing its total for the draft to three.
Growing up a Giants fan, former Academic Athletic Association baseball star O’Koyea Dickson’s dream of getting drafted to a Major League Baseball team came true. Ironically, Dickson was drafted by the team he grew up to hate — the Los Angeles Dodgers. A graduate of Washington High School in 2008, Dickson was drafted in the 12th round (374th overall) by the Dodgers on Tuesday.
There aren’t many issues in America these days that incite as much intense passion on all sides as immigration. Among the many unfortunate consequences is the damaging effect on efforts to make reasonable progress on border security and feeding this country’s ravenous hunger for technological and scientific talent via H1B visas.
Both the New York Times and the San Francisco Business Journal reported this week that Cargill’s designated developer for their Redwood City salt ponds development, DMB and Associates, paid $350,000 to disseminate a false story that the Bay Conservation and Development Commission’s 26-page scientifically-based proposal to plan for sea level rise in the Bay is just an attempt to expand its jurisdiction.
The U.S. Supreme Court stunned California on May 23 when it ruled that the state must depopulate its overcrowded prison system by tens of thousands of inmates.