Team loyalties span years, mugs

Every few Fridays coworker Tony Bullocks comes in with some new gear marking the 2010 World Series title for the San Francisco Giants. • “Wow, this Giants World Series champs hat fits nicely.” • “Man, look at all of these color photos in this special San Francisco Chronicle.” • “You know, Kevin, I normally enjoy […]

Carlsbad’s Ross stood out early, locals say

By Rick White: CNJ presentation managing editor Tim King says San Francisco Giants outfielder Cody Ross hasn’t changed much since the days they played together at Carlsbad High School. Same laid-back personality, same violent swing. “It’s really funny to watch him on TV because he acts the same; same big swing, same big smile,” said […]

Ticket feature: Swing Fever bringing big band era to Clovis

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Courtesy photo Claiming the most experienced jazz players in the San Francisco Bay area, Swing Fever musicians have played with jazz greats such as Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, BB King and many more. Freedom New Mexico San Francisco’s Swing Fever will be bringing the nostalgic sounds of the big […]

Dance band coming to Clovis

Dance to the big band sound of Swing Fever, a San Francisco-based band bringing fresh excitement to old favorites on Sunday, April 11 at 4 pm at the Clovis Civic Center as part of the Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series. Swing Fever musicians have cut their musical chops with Jazz legends Count Basie, Duke […]

Protests cast light on China’s barbaric rule

Freedom New Mexico Through rerouting and improvisation, they managed to run the Olympic torch through some of San Francisco’s streets, if not the streets along the Embarcadero as originally planned. The reason, of course, was the multiplicity of protesters against various aspects of Chinese policy — its recent brutal crackdown in Tibet, its support of […]

Director: Clovis tiger isn’t threat

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Hillcrest Park zookeeper Mike Burns said Blondie has never tried to escape from his pen. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Hillcrest Park Zoo director Herschel Arnold doubts an incident similar to a deadly tiger attack Tuesday at a San Francisco zoo could happen in Clovis. Hillcrest is home to […]

Conquering fear brings God near

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I have always had a fear of heights. I say fear … the kind that keeps me from walking up staircases that are too high and walkways that are close too the edge. I avoid steep steps, and once while in Chicago, backed out when I was about to get […]

Bonds breaks HR record

The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO – Barry Bonds hit No. 756 to the deepest part of the ballpark Tuesday night, and hammered home the point: Like him or not, legitimate or not, he is baseball’s new home run king. Bonds broke Hank Aaron’s storied record in the fifth inning, hitting a 3-2 pitch from Washington’s […]

Homesteader fools family, hides money

By Don McAlvy: Columnist The name Liebelt came to mean something in this new, undeveloped country after Clovis was established. The first Liebelt was Alfred who was a medical student in San Francisco when his health failed and he was forced to seek a higher altitude. He went to Las Vegas, N.M., in 1903 and […]

Spending reform not likely during Pelosi’s term

By Freedom Newspapers Just as it took the anti-Communist Richard Nixon to go to China, because anyone else would have been accused of cuddling up with the Reds, perhaps it will take congressional Democrats — a party never associated with fiscal discipline — to help put a halt to the abuse of pork-barrel earmarks. Or […]