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State Department removes promotion of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

By JULIE BYKOWICZ WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. State Department has removed its promotional posting about President Donald Trump’s Florida resort, after a storm of ethics criticism Monday. In an April 4 blog post that was republished by several U.S. embassies abroad, Mar-a-Lago was described as “Trump’s Florida estate,” where he has hosted foreign leaders. “By visiting this ‘winter White …

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Kevin Durant will return to the lineup against Blazers in Game 4

PORTLAND — Star forward Kevin Durant will return to the Warriors’ lineup for Monday night’s Game 4 in Portland. After missing two games with a strained calf, Durant has recovered to the point the Warriors feel comfortable putting him in game action. He went through a full practice this past Friday and all of shootaround on Monday morning. Durant nearly played …

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Dirty Drama as Prostitute Is Raped By Gun Wielding Robber

There was dirty drama when 2 men armed with a rifle and a pistol allegedly stripped a prostitute and her client before robbing the man and raping the woman in Bulawayo’s Old Magwegwe suburb. The incident happened in the wee hours of Friday morning last week. Police have since arrested the suspects identified as Sydney Dube (43) of Lobengula West …

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Stockton Police Encouraged by Dropping Violent Crime Rate

Please enable Javascript to watch this video STOCKTON — The look and sound of a crime scene is all too familiar in the City of Stockton but according to the Stockton Police Department’s latest crime data the reputation of a violent city could be slowly changing. “We’re seeing encouraging numbers,” Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones said. The chief said property …

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Andre Iguodala teases Klay Thompson about fashion choices

Andre Iguodala has assisted Klay Thompson on 184 buckets as teammates on the Warriors. Iguodala likes to help Thompson off the floor, too, including on his fashion choices. “Klay should wear staple pieces. He should wear the same thing every day,” Iguodala told Bleacher Report. “He should dress like a Silicon Valley startup CEO.” The reality, though, is that Thompson …

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East County: Police logs reveal calls for drugs, armed robbery and more

ANTIOCH The following excerpts are from the Antioch police logs. Monday, April 17: Burglary: At 8:01 a.m., police were called to the 1900 block of San Jose Drive,  for a report of bicycles stolen from a locked patio room. Robbery: At 3:52 p.m., a caller reported that after meeting with an interested buyer on the 5300 block of Cherokee Way, the buyer put a …

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Decision delayed on controversial Danville apartment project

DANVILLE — The Town Council wants more time, and much more information, before deciding whether to approve a 150-unit apartment complex on Diablo Road just west of Interstate 680. That extra time may not help the project’s developer — Los Gatos-based Danville Office Partners, LLC — based on the harsh comments by some council members, including Robert Storer, about the “Riverwalk at …

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Oracle signs lease fueling downtown Oakland expansion

OAKLAND — Oracle has signed a lease in downtown Oakland that enables the tech giant to expand its offices in the East Bay city and bolster its recruiting efforts, developers and brokers said Monday. The technology titan has leased 16,000 square feet at the 1330 Broadway office tower in downtown Oakland. “This is a big positive for downtown Oakland,” said …

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Bumgarner on bike mishap: ‘Definitely not the most responsible decision’

SAN FRANCISCO — Giants ace Madison Bumgarner, speaking publicly for the first time since the dirt bike accident that injured his pitching shoulder, said Monday he deeply regrets the decision to risk his body in an off-day outdoor endeavor but vowed to get back to the mound as quickly as he possibly can. “It’s terrible,” Bumgarner said. “Obviously, it was …

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