The executive committee for the Central Coast Section, the governing body for high school athletics in five northern California counties — San Mateo, Santa Clara, Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz — and a few private schools in San Francisco, approved plans this week for sports teams to return to practice amid the coronavirus pandemic.,A handful of sports are scheduled to return to competition Jan. 25, though no competition can be held until local stay-at-home orders are lifted, and the section left it up to leagues to move the seasons of all sports as they see fit.,The only downside for leagues moving low-contact sports — those allowed to play in the state’s purple tier — into the section’s Season 1 (Jan. 25 start date) is missing out on the possibility of playoffs.,The North Coast Section, which announced its plans Thursday to rearrange its whole schedule to allow low-contact sports first, eliminated playoff plans for both seasons.,But the East Bay’s Diablo Athletic League already announced Friday afternoon that it was rearranging its schedule to move purple-tier sports up in its calendar to allow for more competition.

MARQUETTE — After five deadline extensions that delayed the process by nearly one year, the Marquette City Commission has come to an agreement with Home Renewal Systems Founders Landing LLC to authorize the purchase of Parcel 2A at the Founders Landing site.,The commission voted 4-2 at Monday night’s meeting to approve a local development agreement with HRS, which was the final step in authorizing the purchase of land.,“However, I do think it’s important to point out that in order to get here, we had had to approve five extensions of the purchase agreement deadline totaling over 300 days, and also that there were assurances that were made earlier on in this process — before we were presented with this development agreement — in which it was stated at a city commission meeting that the goal was to make these townhomes ‘attainable for the average household in Marquette.’,“I’m not opposed to any redevelopment of this parcel, I understand the situation with the tiff revenue for this proposed development being part of our revenue stream for the future Lower Harbor piling re-use project, and I commend HRS for the great work that they did on the Grandview Marquette project, but I don’t appreciate that for this particular project, the goalposts have been moved a couple of times and public assurances were made to this commission and to the community that haven’t been kept and haven’t been followed through on.,More information can be found on the project’s website at other business conducted at Monday night’s meeting, the commission received an update from the City of Marquette Board of Review, voted to amend the Land Development Code, extended the Due Diligence Period on a purchase agreement of three parcels at the former Heartwood Forest property, approved a COVID-19 vaccine resolution, updated the City Commission Rules of Procedure to comply with the Open Meetings Act, and voted to add two projects Marquette County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The executive committee for the Central Coast Section, the governing body for high school athletics in five northern California counties — San Mateo, Santa Clara, Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz — and a few private schools in San Francisco, approved plans this week for sports teams to return to practice amid the coronavirus pandemic.,A handful of sports are scheduled to return to competition Jan. 25, though no competition can be held until local stay-at-home orders are lifted, and the section left it up to leagues to move the seasons of all sports as they see fit.,The only downside for leagues moving low-contact sports — those allowed to play in the state’s purple tier — into the section’s Season 1 (Jan. 25 start date) is missing out on the possibility of playoffs.,The North Coast Section, which announced its plans Thursday to rearrange its whole schedule to allow low-contact sports first, eliminated playoff plans for both seasons.,But the East Bay’s Diablo Athletic League already announced Friday afternoon that it was rearranging its schedule to move purple-tier sports up in its calendar to allow for more competition.

This week in 1886, the Hillsborough Gazette reported that J.M. Jones had a small tobacco shop at 28 S. High St. in Hillsboro, and advertised he had “the best two-for-a-nickel cigars in town.”,A new boot and shoe shop opened on High Street in Hillsboro in the Mattill building.,This week in 1965, the front page of the Press-Gazette showed two views of the new wing of Hillsboro High School, which would come to be known in later years as “the new building,” taken from the roof of the existing school.,The cake of the week at Pence’s Bakery at 132 S. High St. in Hillsboro was chocolate ripple, and for the second week of the new year, a jelly roll was just 29 cents.,For a limited time, Arby’s in Hillsboro encouraged customers to “break the hamburger habit” as they rang in the new year with half-price melts, cheddar or Swiss cheese, for only 99 cents.

Four days after a pair of pars on the final hole at Kapalua led to a playoff loss, Niemann holed a 50-foot chip for eagle on the 18th hole Thursday for an 8-under 62 and a share of the lead with Jason Kokrak and Peter Malnati.,“Spent a few days thinking about that last hole, but taking all the positives from the week and pull it out for this week.”,Niemann’s only bogey was when he fell asleep on a 25-foot birdie putt above the hole at No. 12, ran it 10 feet by the hole and three-putted.,Kokrak played bogey-free, and he was as pleased with a 15-foot par putt on No. 1 — his 10th hole of the round — than any of his nine birdies.,It sure was different from last week for Niemann, who missed a 6-foot birdie in regulation (and shot 64) and then in a playoff on the par-5 18th, he pulled it slightly and went down a slope left of the green, leaving a tough chip and a par.

WASHINGTON — Potential threats and leads are pouring in to law enforcement agencies nationwide after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.,Investigators are combing through a mountain of online posts, street surveillance and other intelligence, including information that suggests mobs could try to storm the Capitol again and threats to kill some members of Congress.,A day before the deadly attack on the Capitol, the FBI sent an intelligence bulletin warning of potential violence to other agencies, including the Capitol Police.,Mike Koval, who retired in 2019 as the police chief in Madison, Wisconsin, said his state’s two fusion centers have technology and resources that go far beyond those of a single local police department.,That could be why Capitol police were so unprepared, compared with the much more aggressive law enforcement response to last summer’s protests following the death of George Floyd and other Black men killed by law enforcement.

The game is airing exclusively on Fox Sports Wisconsin and Fox Sports West, which you can stream with a Live TV Streaming Service.,Over the past 18 months, Sling TV, fuboTV, YouTube TV, and Hulu + Live TV each dropped Fox Sports RSNs from their Live TV Streaming Service.,To get Fox Sports West or Fox Sports Wisconsin, you can sign-up for the AT&T TV Choice Plan ($84.99).,You can stream this game without cable with a Live TV Streaming Service like AT&T TV.,AT&T TV is the only Live TV Streaming Service that offers Fox Sports RSNs.

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The average rate on the benchmark 30-year fixed-rate home loan rose to 2.79% this week from a record low of 2.65% last week.,Long-term bond yields, which can influence interest rates on mortgages and other consumer loans, are climbing this month amid expectations of higher U.S. government spending on pandemic relief and an economy recovery as more people get vaccinated for COVID-19.,The average rate on the benchmark 30-year fixed-rate home loan rose to 2.79% this week from a record low of 2.65% last week, according to mortgage buyer Freddie Mac.,McBride forecasts that the average rate on a 30-year mortgage will rise to 3.1% by the end of the year.,Of course, rising mortgage rates diminish homebuyers’ buying power, especially as home prices continue to rise.

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