Warriors to require 30-year commitment for season tickets

Warriors to require 30-year commitment for season ticketsWhile pricing of the licenses has not been revealed, ESPN cited a team official as saying that the number of seats dedicated for season-ticket holders will decrease from 14,500 at Oracle Arena in Oakland to approximately 12,000 at Chase Center in San Francisco. The privately financed $1 billion Chase Center is scheduled to open in 2019. Half of the tickets will come with a per-seat cost of $15,000 or less, while the other half will cost more than that, according to ESPN.



California wildfire burns 45 buildings near Yosemite

California wildfire burns 45 buildings near YosemiteBy Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A raging wildfire in central California that has forced more than 5,000 people from their homes spread rapidly on Thursday after destroying dozens of buildings not far from Yosemite National Park, fire officials said. The Detwiler Fire, which is menacing the former gold rush town of Mariposa in the Sierra Nevada foothills, is only 10 percent contained, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire, said on its website. "We're doing everything we can to protect that town and all the other communities in that area," Amy Head, a spokeswoman for Cal Fire, said by telephone.



Australian woman 'didn't have to die': Minneapolis police chief

Australian woman 'didn't have to die': Minneapolis police chiefThe death of Justine Damond, 40, from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen fired through an open window of a police patrol car, has outraged her relatives and the public in Australia. "Justine didn't have to die," Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau said in her first news conference about the shooting.



Australian woman 'didn't have to die': Minneapolis police chief

Australian woman 'didn't have to die': Minneapolis police chiefThe death of Justine Damond, 40, from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen fired through an open window of a police patrol car, has outraged her relatives and the public in both Australia and the United States. "Justine didn't have to die," Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau told reporters on Thursday in her first news conference about the shooting. Harteau said she apologized to Damond's fiance for the loss of life, adding that the action taken by Officer Mohamed Noor, who fired the fatal shot, reflected "one individual's actions." She said the body cameras of the two officers on the scene should have been activated.



Judge refuses to remove block on Trump sanctuary city order

Judge refuses to remove block on Trump sanctuary city orderU.S. District Judge William Orrick III in San Francisco ruled that a recent memo from the Justice Department that appeared to narrow the scope of Trump's executive order on sanctuary cities did not remove the need for a court-ordered injunction. Orrick wrote that the memo is not binding and the attorney general can revoke it at any time.





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