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Court battle ends tree dispute in pricey San Francisco area

Sep. 24, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tall trees are venerated across California, but one towering Monterey Pine at the center of a heated dispute in San Francisco’s wealthiest neighborhood has to go, according to an appeals court ruling this week. A state appeals court on Wednesday...

Column: Zak Brown savoring McLaren's slow return to glory

Sep. 20, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — What does champagne taste like when chugged from a dirty shoe? Zak Brown doesn't know the answer to the question he's been asked in the week since McLaren broke a nine-year Formula One losing streak with a 1-2 sweep in Italy. Daniel Ricciardo...

Herta cruises past his father with Laguna Seca victory

Sep. 19, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — The new faces of IndyCar dominated at Laguna Seca, where Colton Herta won the race, Alex Palou moved an easy Sunday drive away from the championship and Romain Grosjean was treated like a rock star. Herta routed the field — and ran over...

Arrow Electronics commits to sponsor extension with McLaren

Sep. 19, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — The tiny IndyCar team Sam Schmidt formed 20 years ago moved another step toward becoming an elite organization with a sponsorship extension by Arrow Electronics announced ahead of Sunday's race at Laguna Seca. The deal through 2028 retains...

IndyCar to open 17-race schedule in February next season

Sep. 19, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — IndyCar's extended partnership with NBC Sports yielded an additional bonus for next year's schedule, which was already earmarked to air a record number of races on network broadcast. The three-year extension announced with the network in July...

Herta claims pole at Laguna Seca as Palou eyes IndyCar title

Sep. 18, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Colton Herta won the pole at Laguna Seca for the second-consecutive race and will try Sunday to tie his father as a two-time winner at the rolling California road course. The win would actually give him the family throne on the overall victories...

IndyCar soars into Laguna Seca celebrating strong season

Sep. 18, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Nearly two dozen fans stood in the California morning chill waiting patiently for their chance to take a selfie with The Phoenix. There's always a steady line around Romain Grosjean, who patiently works his way through the crowd accommodating as...

O'Ward says IndyCar championship is Alex Palou's to lose

Sep. 17, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Alex Palou strolled confidently through the Laguna Seca paddock, his focus firmly honed on closing out his first IndyCar championship. There are mathematical possibilities that could hand the 24-year-old Spaniard the title on Sunday during the...

Feds OK plan to cut salmon fishing when needed for orcas

Sep. 15, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal officials have approved a plan that calls for cutting nontribal salmon fishing along the West Coast when the fish are needed to help the Northwest’s endangered killer whales. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries adopted the...

AUTO RACING: Gibbs drivers surge as NASCAR goes to Bristol

Sep. 15, 2021 08:17 AM EDT

All times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES Bass Pro Shops Night Race Site: Bristol, Tennessee Schedule: Saturday, race, 7:30 p.m. Track: Bristol Motor Speedway. Race...