New Android Malware Blocks Calls to Customer Care of Banks to Stop Reporting FraudNew Android Malware Blocks Calls to Customer Care of Banks to Stop Reporting Fraud

Technology Company of America, Symantec, found the malware app Android.Fakebank.B in Oct. 2013. This app replaces the banking apps on the device of a user with fake versions, thus helping a hacker in tracking and accessing the bank details of a victim and then in conducting the fraudulent transactions.

Techtimes.com posted on July 19th, 2016, stating that latest malware version of Android.Fakebank.B was released in the month of March, and it has the ability to block calls to the banks.

As per Symantec, once a victim attempts calling these banks from their registered mobile number, then this malware redirects call to the IVR (Interactive Voice Response) System and then cancelled the call. This malware is highly dangerous because it will be difficult for customers to report for unauthorized transaction, or cancelling the unsanctioned payments.

The customer could call the bank from other device, but due to this hackers can still gain additional time for stealing the data from the compromised device.

The telephone numbers of banks and their respective customer care departments which may be affected from the malware are: KEB Hana Bank: 15991111, KB Bank: 15999999, Sberbank: 80055550, NH Bank: 15442100 and 15882100, Shinhan Bank: 15448000 and 15778000, SC Bank: 15881599 and 15889999.

Symantec suggests that users of Android phone should always update their software to protect mobile devices from the Android.Fakebank.B. Technology Company also recommends that users of tablet or mobile phone must not download application from unknown websites, and should always install apps from the trustworthy sources.

Google has started rolling out monthly security updates to Nexus devices and the same is being followed by many other device makers such as Samsung. A previous Tech Times report also highlighted that Samsung and Nexus devices are the safest Android smartphones to use.

Several users of mobile phone have started doing financial transactions from handsets, meaning that more and more hackers will attempt to target the smartphones for stealing data. Security experts suggested that it is a good habit to download the security patch once it is received, although a security update does not add new feature to it.

[Source:- SPAMFigter News]

UPLAND: 3 arrested following home burglary, pursuit, crash

A smart phone helped prevent a robbery Thursday, July 21, in Upland by showing a homeowner three potential burglars on his doorstep, police say.

Upland police officers were called to a house in the 1900 block of North Wilson Avenue about 9:15 p.m. on a report that someone was trying to break into a home, according to a news release from the Upland Police Department.

The caller turned out to be the out-of-town homeowner, who has a camera on his doorbell that feeds to his smart phone. A suspect rang the doorbell and was seen looking through windows, the release said.

Officers arrived and saw the suspect get into a vehicle with two other people inside.

The car took off and officers pursued them to the intersection of 19th Street and North Mountain View Avenue, about a half-mile from the home, the release said. There, the suspects ran a red light and slammed into another car, causing that car to flip.

Police believe three men inside the suspect vehicle are from the Pasadena area. Norbin Chavez and Juan Lugo, both 18, were arrested along with a 17-year-old. The release does not detail what they’re suspected of. Neither Lugo nor Chavez show up in San Bernardino County jail records.

Back at the home, officers found a broken window, which they say confirms the burglary.

The driver in the car they crashed into only complained of pain and was treated at the scene.

[Source:- The Press Enterprise]

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) new data plans are woefully outdated: BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY), NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA), ABIOMED, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABMD)

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) traded 13.56 Million shares on last trading day with closing price of $55.38. Company gross margin stands at 59.70% whereas its return on investment (ROI) is 18.40%. Stock value has moved between $36.43 – 56.51 in last one year. Analyst’s mean target price for Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) is $52.38 while analysts mean recommendation is 2.50. VZ EPS growth this year and EPS growth next year is 80.70%, 3.20% respectively.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) took the wraps off some changes to its wireless plans it promises will “transform your wireless experience.” But really, other than some clever marketing names, the new features aren’t revolutionary. In fact, they’re outdated. Let’s start with the most egregious. “Overages are over,” Verizon proclaimed in the Safety Mode section of its press release. But those pesky surcharges are still there, buried deep in the fine print. Safety Mode is just a ridiculously roundabout way to avoid them.

BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY) shares moved to $6.50 after starting the day at $6.55 on Thursday. BBRY market capitalization is 3.44B with 747 employees. Analyst’s mean target price for BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY) is $4.93 while analysts mean recommendation is 3.10. Its weekly performance is -2.11% while year to date (YTD) performance is -29.96%.

BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY) has approved they are ending their business in Pakistan entirely in response to the national government’s continued demand to monitor user data on the Canadian company’s service.

On last trading day NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) traded 9.88 Million shares and was closed at 48.89. Analyst’s mean target price for NVDA is $45.66 while analysts mean recommendation is 2.40. Company is 0.72% away from its 52 week high and is moving 159.77% ahead of its 52 week low. NVDA Gross Margin is 56.40% and its return on assets is 9.40%. NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) quarterly performance is 38.35% while its price to sale ratio is 5.09 and price to book ratio is 6.26.

Nvidia Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) has finally announced the availability date of its latest GeForce GTX 1060 to the worldwide market. This GPU is completely concentrated at mainstream gamers. The latest report says that the Nvidia GTX 1060 is available worldwide from its partners which also includes the companies like Asus, MSI, Gigabyte and Zotac. According to the latest announcement from the Nvidia it is clear that the GTX 1060 is available on July 19th, 2016. The price of the GeForce GTX 1060 has not officially announced yet but it is expected to be at a range of $249 which is approximately Rs 16, 858.

ABIOMED, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABMD) traded 592422 shares on last trading day with closing price of $113.53. Company gross margin stands at 84.70% whereas its return on investment (ROI) is 10.10%. Stock value has moved between $64.14 – 111.3 in last one year. Analyst’s mean target price for ABIOMED, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABMD) is $119.88 while analysts mean recommendation is 1.70. ABMD EPS growth this year and EPS growth next year is -68.00%, 56.69% respectively.

Abiomed, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABMD) announced that on Thursday, July 28, 2016, the Company will release financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2017. The Company will host a conference call to discuss the results on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at 8:00 a.m. EDT. Michael R. Minogue, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer; Michael Tomsicek, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will host the conference call.

[Source:- BM]

Overwatch players on PS4 lose progress after glitch without sign of return

A bug that cost Overwatch fans on PlayStation 4 several levels, competitive ranks and cosmetic skins still has not been resolved, according to posts on Battle.net and Reddit. Since the glitch occurred more than a week ago, players have hoped for a fix that would retrieve their lost experience and items.

Several threads popped up starting on July 11 for PS4 players claiming that their accounts had rolled back anywhere from five to 50 levels, if not altogether reset. Along with the progress loss, people reported that cosmetic skins they picked up from loot boxes had disappeared, including legendary ones; wins were also voided.

Following complaints, developer Blizzard Entertainment tweeted from the Overwatchaccount that it was “looking into reports of lost progression on PlayStation 4,” also on July 11. A thread on Battle.net about the bug offered an update to players on July 12, the next day, stating that the “root cause for this was fixed,” but Blizzard was still investigating the return of lost items and levels to players affected.

That’s been the company line ever since. It’s unclear just how many players lost progress due to the glitch, but all Overwatch fans can likely sympathize, especially those who have poured several hours into both Quick and Competitive Play modes since launch. We’ve reached out Blizzard about a possible incoming fix and will update accordingly.

For players on Windows PC, on the other hand, there’s new content to try out in the Public Test Realm, including Ana, the game’s first new hero. Check her out below.

Update: Blizzard has now restored lost credits, levels and competitive points to players affected by the bug, according to a Battle.net post. Skill ratings cannot be repaired, however, and the matchmaking system will instead use players’ data since the glitch occurred to determine new competitive matches. Those who have not played since losing their skill ratings and other information must replay the competitive placement matches first.

[Source:- Polygon]

Red, white and rosé for the Fourth of July

WASHINGTON — When I was growing up, the Fourth of July meant ice-cold watermelon, neighborhood cookouts, a parade down Main Street and, of course, fireworks at the local community college.

And beer — lot and lots of beer.

But that was then. Today, wine is a familiar site at backyard barbecues and picnics across the country. So celebrating the birth of our nation with an assortment of red, white and rosé wines is now as American as, well, Zinfandel!

Celebrated American author, Ernest Hemingway, put it best when he declared, “Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.”

So with that in mind, here are four All-American wines to enjoy this Fourth of July.

Willamette Valley, Oregon, is definitely known for quality Pinot Noir, but second-generation winemaker Adam Campbell is showing off his skills on the pink side of the wine ledger with his 2013 Elk Cove Vineyards Pinot Noir Rosé from Willamette Valley. Made exclusively from Pinot Noir grapes, this Oregon beauty is wonderfully crisp and dry, yet delivers loads of pretty fruit flavors — including strawberry, raspberry and pomegranate — on a fresh and balanced frame. Tart-yet-refreshing notes of cranberry and citrus provide a crisp and focused finish. Served well-chilled. $16

If you’re looking to keep your cool while watching red-hot fireworks this Fourth of July, then you will definitely want to keep a bottle of 2014 Stolpman sauvignon blanc chilled down and nearby. From the newly minted AVA of Ballard Canyon in the Central Coast region of California, this white wine opens up the palate with bright citrus, lime and tangerine flavors, with notes of pear and pineapple across the tongue. The crisp acidity and touch of minerality make it a refreshing aperitif on a hot summer day, but would also pair well with grilled seafood and vegetables. $20

Italian immigrants who settled in the Dry Creek Valley — located in the northern most portion of Sonoma County — in the latter part of the 19th century reserved the fertile valley floor for cash crops, such as wheat, apricots and prunes, and relegated the rocky slopes of the hillsides to the Zinfandel grapevines, which they vinified for personal use. The rich and spicy wines quickly gained popularity and a new industry was born. Dry Creek Vineyards carries on that tradition with its 2014 Dry Creek Vineyards Heritage Vines Zinfandel. A complex and delicious wine with aromas of black plum, chocolate and just a hint of black pepper and a palate that revels a well-balanced combination of blackberries, cranberries and plums that coats the tongue. The touch of pepper on the long finish sings classic zinfandel. It’s a great value and is a wonderful example of just how good Zinfandel can be from the Dry Creek Valley in California. $22

And, of course, no Fourth of July celebration would be complete without a sparkler. The Non-Vintage Chandon Brut Classic from California is all dressed up of the Fourth of July, sporting a festive red, white and blue bottle. This sparkler is made in the traditional method, or méthode champenoise as its famous Champagne parent, Moet & Chandon, refers to it. The wine is blended with 10 to 20 percent reserve wines from prior harvests in order to produce a consistent “house” style that exhibits aromas of brioche and nectarine and flavors of apple and pear that leads to a soft, dry finish. $24

[Source:- Wtop]

Trump wins if she’s indicted after nomination! IS HILLARY’S ‘LUCKY STREAK’ FINALLY ABOUT TO RUN OUT?

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Seems like the Clintons, Bill & Hillary, are armed with Teflon-coating round-the-clock. The muck their individual and combined shenanigans have produced ever since they entered the political arena way back in the late-1970’s has somehow never really stuck, at least not long enough to seriously damage the political futures of the duo. Bill has won an eight-year term in the White House, and Hillary is confidently lining up to do her first four-year stint come November.

 

Their continued political successes, the muck notwithstanding, underlines the reality. But that reality may be about to change with a devastating suddenness.

 

Because, from all accounts, the year-long FBI’s criminal investigation now drawing to a close into Hillary’s ‘private’ email fiasco which reportedly compromised national security while she was Secretary of State in Barack Obama’s first four-year term could lead to possible indictments and prosecution in court by the US Department of Justice.

 

James Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said in May that he would not be rushed into finishing his agency’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails “on an election timetable”. And he would not say whether the inquiry would be wrapped up by the November presidential election.

 

“We want to do it well and we want to do it promptly, so I feel pressure to do both of those things,” Comey said, adding, during a round-table discussion with reporters, “I don’t tether to any particular external deadline, so I do feel the pressure to do it well and promptly, but as between the two, I always choose ‘well’.”

 

While Mrs. Clinton has characterized the investigation as a mere ‘security inquiry’, Mr. Comey’s comment was brusque and dismissive, saying he was “not familiar with the term.”

 

Mr. Comey confirmed he had been receiving regular briefings on the status of the investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s emails, which included interviews with some of Mrs. Clinton’s closest aides at the State Department on her decision to use a private server for all of her government business as Secretary of State, adding that “some emails that went through her server appear to have been classified at various security levels because of sensitive information.”

 

The FBI’s case began as a ‘referral’ from the Inspector-General of the US State Department and the nation’s intelligence agencies, who were concerned that classified information might have been stored outside a secure government network. But multiple law enforcement officials said the matter quickly became an investigation into whether anyone had committed a crime in mis-handling ‘classified’ information.

 

Wrote columnist H. A. Goodman on the Salon website: “Millions of Democrats are voting for a presidential candidate linked to an FBI criminal investigation. Potentially our next Commander-in-Chief will be interviewed by the FBI soon, as will her top aides. This state of affairs would never take place in any other leading democracy, but American politics is unique.”

 

In a Wall Street Journal Op-ed, former Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey states the case for Clinton’s prosecution:

 

“When asked whether she had her server ‘wiped’, she assumed an air of grandmotherly befuddlement: “What, like with a cloth or something?” she asked. “I don’t know how it works digitally at all.”

 

“The simple proposition that everyone is equal before the law suggests that Mrs. Clinton’s state of mind – whether mere knowledge of what she was doing as to mishandling classified information; or gross negligence in the case of the mishandling of information relating to national defense; or bad intent as to actual or attempted destruction of email messages; or corrupt intent as to State Department business – justifies a criminal charge of one sort or another.”

 

Added Goodman: “In the best case scenario, Clinton doesn’t face indictments, but the FBI confirms that she jeopardized national security. Even without any FBI ‘revelations’, Trump kept calling her simply ‘Crooked Hillary’ So one can expect her to be very much on the defensive during every televised debate against Trump.”

 

What happens if Clinton wins the nomination, and the FBI recommends indictments after July 25, 2016, the date of the Democrtic Convention? In that event, Trump doesn’t have to do a thing, because the Democratic Party would have, by default as it were, handed Donald the Presidency!

 

Obama’s former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, interviewed on CNN by Jake Tapper on Hillary’s use of a private, unsecured server as Secretary of State, noted:

 

“If it were me, I would probably be in jail This ‘over-classification’ claim is not an excuse. If it’s classified, it’s classified.”

 

Andrew Napolitano, a former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, writing on the reason.com website after the release of the Inspector-General’s report, noted that “Clinton and her former aides declined to cooperate with the IG, notwithstanding her oft-stated claim that she ‘can’t wait’ to meet with officials and clear the air about her emails.”

 

Napolitano noted that the investigation was launched when officials at the State Department under Secretary of State John Kerry learned that Clinton paid an aide to migrate her public and secret State Department email streams away from their secured government venues and onto her own, non-secure server, stored in her home. “The migration of the secret email stream most likely constituted the crime of espionage – the failure to secure and preserve the secrecy of confidential, secret or top-secret material.”

 

The Inspector General’s report is damning to Clinton, says Napolitano. “It refutes every defense she has offered to the allegation that she mishandled state secrets. It revealed an email that hadn’t been publicly made known showing Clinton’s state of mind. And it paints a picture of a self-isolated Secretary of State stubbornly refusing to comply with federal law for venal reasons; she simply did not want to be held accountable for her official behaviour.

 

“Here’s what is new publicly: When her private server was down and her BlackBerry immobilized for days at a time, she refused to use a government-issued BlackBerry because of her fear of the Freedom of Information Act. She preferred to go dark, or back to the 19th-century technology of having documents read aloud to her.

 

“The State Department she once headed has rejected all of her arguments. Two federal judges have ordered her aides to testify about a conspiracy in her office to evade federal laws. Her legal status can only be described as grave or worse than grave.

 

“Clinton diverted all of her email traffic to her private server – some 66,000 emails, about 2,200 of which contained state secrets. Moreover, Secretary of State Colin Powell never used his own server, nor is he presently seeking to become the chief federal law enforcement officer in the land.

 

“If you are curious why the Inspector General of the State Department during Hillary’s years as Secretary of State did not discover all of Clinton’s lawbreaking while she was doing it, the answer will alarm but probably not surprise you: There was no Inspector General at the State Department during Clinton’s tenure as Secretary! – a state of affairs unique in modern history; and she knew that. How much more knowledge of her manipulations will the Justice Department tolerate before enforcing the law?”

[Source:- The island]

 

Inside Prophets of Rage’s Cleveland Takeover

Hours after Donald Trump became the official nominee at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, hip-hop iconChuck D. stood in front of a packed room at the Agora Theatre across town to confront the implications of “this fucked-up night.” He then issued a musical response in the form of Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power” (mashed up with the Beastie Boys’ “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”), this time performed with Prophets of Rage, his new band of rap and rock superstars.

“What we need is awareness, we can’t get careless,” Chuck D. rapped, in tandem with Cypress Hill’s B-Real. “Let’s get down to business!”

The rappers were powered by a storm of noise and attitude from turntablist DJ Lord and three members of the revolution rockersRage Against the Machine: guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk. The concert this week was the final act in two days of action and purpose in Cleveland for the new band, whose unexpected formation in 2016 was timed in part to confront a presidential election year.

“The RNC is the culmination of a whole bunch of storms that all converged in one spot,” Chuck D. told Rolling Stone of the Republican gathering before Tuesday’s concert. “There is no allegiance to one party, but the GOP is turning into some kind of nightmare.”

The band might have followed up with a trip to the Democratic Convention next week in Philadelphia, if it wasn’t for standing commitments made prior to the new band’s creation. Their coming tour, beginning August 19th in Fairfax, Virginia, will donate a portion of all proceeds to local charities.

Their mission, said B-Real, is “to incite people to get involved” and “not just leave it up to the politicians who make empty promises for your votes.”

On Monday, Prophets of Rage appeared onstage in a small park two miles from downtown Cleveland to perform a free concert in support of End Hunger Now! for a gathering of activists and fans. Ahead of their set was a full roster of speakers and performers, beginning with a young girl reciting Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise.” Young volunteers handed out small plastic baggies with supplies: earplugs, candy, googly eyes, a pamphlet titled “The People’s Guide to Occupying the 2016 RNC,” and a handmade cloth patch. (One patch had the image of Hillary Clinton and the words “Witch of Wall Street.”)

A group in matching black T-shirts reading “Revolution – Nothing Less” marched across the lot. Another group carried a banner with the faces of people killed in recent police shootings. At the beginning of the Prophets set, B-Real took the mic and said, “We’re going to play you some strong shit right now.”

“In the nation and across the world, there have been some events that have lined up that boggle the mind. and it’s been concentrated into a one-year period in a strange type of way,” Chuck D. said in an interview, noting the confounding presidential primary season just ended and the ever-increasing urgency of the Black Lives Matter movement. “Even the coming together of Prophets of Rage, which is the antithesis of … these events, an answer to it. It’s more like, ‘Why not? Why not Cleveland?'”

Of the ongoing series of police confrontations captured on video, the Public Enemy leader pointed to this month’s shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. “I couldn’t even compare a two-day period when I saw the shooting on the young man in Baton Rouge,” the MC says. “It was like a horror show. And then the young woman who had the wherewithal to cover the dying moment of her boyfriend with her child in the backseat, and the officer screaming with a gun in the window. I mean, television and movies couldn’t give you more drama than that ever. The only thing that comes close to that level of intense drama is probably seeing the World Trade Center collapse.”

A few days earlier, Prophets of Rage appeared unannounced for a full set on Skid Row in Los Angeles, performing career-defining songs from Rage, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill. At Goodrich-Kirtland Park in a working-class Cleveland neighborhood, the new band erupted with a free nine-song set that began with the chanted title of anthemic new song “The Party’s Over,” accented by a stuttering, confrontational guitar spams from Morello. The band then joined the crowd for a march downtown.

“One of the things we’ve been raging against for some time is the grotesque economic disparity,” said Morello afterwards. “In Cleveland you see a pretty stark contrast: what’s going on inside the RNC and just outside the ring of development here. There are billions of people on the planet who suffer in abject poverty, without adequate health care, education. There’s unemployment, there’s not adequate drinking water; they don’t have a candidate in this race. They do, however, have a musical advocate – the Prophets of Rage.”

The members of Rage and Cypress Hill had been longtime friends and occasional collaborators since the Nineties, joining together at protest events in support of immigrant rights and pressing issues of the moment. RATM recorded a Rage-ified version of Cypress Hill’s “How I Could Just Kill a Man” on their last studio album, 2000’s Renegades. B-Real had seen the intense eruptions of fans at Rage shows for years, and now gets to see it from center stage.

In the new group, the two master MCs are stepping into the vocal position left empty by singer-lyricist Zack de la Rocha. “This is a dream for me,” B-Real said, comparing it to one a rocker might have to jam with Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath. “On that end, it’s amazing. But the importance of what it’s meant for transcends that.”

He’s also rapping in tandem with “my childhood idol Chuck D.” As leader of Public Enemy, one of the most essential acts in hip-hop’s rise in the 1980s, Chuck D. brings decades of history to the group, but calls his role in the rock-rap supergroup “the joy of being the weakest link out of the six.”

“When B-Real decided, ‘Hey, let’s do this,’ that’s when it came to fruition for me, like, ‘This thing is real,'” he added. “It’s not me going into the seat of Zack. This is something else … including everything we’ve ever done before and almost double that with things we’re about to do.”

He referred to a special “alchemy” of the combined RATM members, who also had a long run in Audioslave in the years following Rage’s initial 2000 breakup. “Tim and Tom and I have had a long history, and we have a unique chemistry that I don’t take for granted,” said Wilk. “So anytime that we can get together and do something is a good thing. When we were in Rage Against the Machine going to our first rehearsals, the things we were listening to were Cypress Hill and Public Enemy on the hip-hop side of things. Their influence was huge on our band.”

At the front of the stage, Chuck D. shares the mic with B-Real, who he calls “a stellar MC,” performing both explosive Rage songs and their own classic hip-hop tracks.

“He’s charismatic and he’s a great leader, and for the first time in my life – whenever I can play a second foil to a guy that has that charisma on stage as the lead, I’m going to be a hell of a second guy,” he says. “Whenever a guy like Tom Morello can speak to the media and really convey sensibilities for what’s going on in the public, and also whats going on in the dynamics of authority and mix them into a cohesive statement for a group of musicians — me playing second and third to that is fantastic. Get in the car, let’s ride. I don’t always have to be behind the wheel.”

At the Prophets of Rage shows that have unfolded since the band’s May 31st debut at the Whisky in Los Angeles, fans have reacted to the old Rage songs as always: with fire and frenzy, with middle fingers raised and fists pumping the air, swirling in pits and crawling and grasping during crowd-surfing sessions. In Cleveland, it was much the same during “Bombtrack,” “Killing in the Name” and “Bulls on Parade,” songs originally released two decades ago.

“To see the frenzy that happens with those songs, it’s amazing,” said B-Real, who closed Tuesday night’s show by returning to the stage to light up a spliff and blow a stream of smoke into the humid air. “To be up there doing the songs with them, and seeing that same reaction in today’s generation, a mixture of the young and people our age in there raging out together, it’s incredible.”

[Source:- Rolling Star]

Area Golf News: Reichert charters into first place

Reichert Bus chartered its way to the top of the standings in the men’s league at Cragun’s Legacy Courses July 7 with a 32-12 victory over US Bank.

Mike Toensing posted 8.5 points for Reichert, which stood second after the first week of the second half. Curt Baier Jr. and Adam Kalenberg posted eight points apiece for Reichert.

Shep’s on 6th moved into second place with a 29-15 win over Randall State Bank.

Halverson Law Office moved up to third with a 29-15 win over Paulson Insurance, which was last week’s third-place team.

Mills GM, which led after the opening round of the second half, slid to seventh place after a 27.5-16.5 loss to Big Wood which is now fourth.

Results from July 7:

Team results

Reichert Bus 32, US Bank 12

Thelen Heating 23, Von Hanson’s Meats 17

People’s Security 23, Mid-Minnesota FCU 21

Hy-Tec Construction 22.5, Frandsen Bank & Trust 21.5

Shep’s on 6th 29, Randall State Bank 15

Edward Jones 28, Mulligan’s 16

.925 Silver 31, Riverwood Bank 9

Big Wood 27.5, Mills GM 16.5

Halverson Law Office 29, Paulson Insurance 15

Giovanni’s Pizza 25, Deerwood Bank 19

American National Bank 27, State Farm Insurance 17

Team standings

Reichert Bus 62.50

Shep’s on 6th 57.00

Halverson Law Office 57.00

Big Wood 55.00

American National Bank 51.00

People’s Security 49.00

Mills GM 48.50

Edward Jones 47.00

Paulson Insurance 44.00

Von Hanson’s Meats 44.00

Thelen Heating 43.00

.925 Silver 43.00

Mulligan’s 41.50

Randall State Bank 40.00

Giovanni’s Pizza 40.00

Hy-Tec Construction 38.50

Frandsen Bank & Trust 38.00

Deerwood Bank 37.00

State Farm Insurance 35.50

Mid-Minnesota FCU 34.50

US Bank 29.00

Riverwood Bank 25.00

Individual results

Closest to pin: Curt Baier Jr., Ryan Mueller

Longest putt: Chip Morgan, Matt Ruis

Low net: John Foss -7, John Thelen -4, Mike Quinn -4, Mike Morgan -4

Low gross: Matt Ruis -1, Ryan Neitzke -1, Dave Lepage -1, Bob Thorkelson +1

Thursday, July 14, matchups

On Bobby’s Legacy Course

US Bank vs Thelen Heating

Reichert Bus vs People’s Security

Hy-Tec Construction vs Mills GM

Randall State Bank vs Frandsen Bank & Trust

Shep’s on 6th vs Mulligan’s

Edward Jones vs American National Bank

.925 Silver vs Paulson Insurance

Big Wood vs Riverwood Bank

Halverson Law Office vs Deerwood Bank

Giovanni’s Pizza vs Mid-Minnesota FCU

State Farm Insurance vs Von Hanson’s Meats

Breezy Point women

Joan Burnett, Judy Jenson, Kathy McTague and Gloria Thomas teamed up to win the Breezy Point women’s golf league event July 7 at Whitebirch.

The team game used the best net score of the A or B player plus the best net score of the C or D player.

Tying for second place were the teams of Chris Bjornson, Ruth Klukow, Janie Pommer Sylvia Schmitt and the team of Polly Aumock, Joi Brandt, Bugs Schmidt & Sue Skinner.

Whitefish men

Terry Stansfield won the first flight in the Whitefish Men’s Golf League 9-hole, individual low net by flight event July 12.

Second flight winner was Richard Hansen. Third flight champion was Henry Duitsman.

Finishing second in the first flight was Tom Otteson. Second flight runner-up was Gary Kipling and Jim McKeehan was second in the third flight.

Third place in the first flight went to Darrell Swanson, in the second flight to Jim Rauenhorst and in the third flight Ross Kaleva

Closest to the pin were John Farrell and Steve Ogren. Longest putts were by Rocky Wilske and Henry Duitsman.

The Whitefish men’s league plays Tuesday mornings. New members are welcome to join at any time during the season. Call the Whitefish Golf Club Pro Shop at 218-543-4900 for details.

Madden’s women

The league will play a bingo, bango, bongo event Thursday, July 14 with a shotgun start at 5:30 p.m. and a $5 dinner special following in the 19th Hole.

Hole events will include longest putt on No. 5 and closest to pin on No. 8.

There is no charge for Madden’s golf members. Cost for non-members is $25 which includes nine holes and cart.

Punch card players may play nine holes before the shotgun at no additional charge. Tee times to play early rounds are from 2 to 2:30 p.m.

A 5-week punch card costs $105, a 12-week card is $230. You can purchase a 5- or 12-week card at registration.

There will be double points for women’s golf night milers club members—punch card rounds, member rounds and full price paid rounds only.

Sign up by contacting Cierra Waverek at [email protected] or 218-855-5922.

Finnerty wins PGA Junior event

Casey Finnerty of Crosby finished first overall and won the boys 13-15 age group by shooting 74 during the PGA Junior Tour event June 29 at Whitebirch Golf Club in Breezy Point.

Max Tangen, Breezy Point, placed sixth with an 86 in boys 16-18. Evan Quinn of Brainerd finished eighth with an 85, Cody Evans of East Gull Lake was 12th with an 88, Sam Sadlowsky of Aitkin and Keenan Dahl of Backus 13th with 89s, Henry Neva of Nisswa 15th with 90, Brendan Brill of Breezy Point 23rd at 100 and Hunter Nybakken of Breezy Point was 24th with 106.

Julia Wallace, Brainerd, was runner-up in girls 16-18 with an 88 and. Anna Krieger finished second in girls 13-15 with 98.

Muesing qualifies for state

Andrew Muesing of Baxter won the Junior PGA Championship Qualifier at Ruttger’s at Bay Lake with a 78 in the boys 16-18 division June 28. In the process, Muesing qualified for the state Junior PGA Championship July 12-13 at The Jewel Golf Club in Lake City.

Danny Olson of Nisswa finished fifth with an 86.

Erik Stoxen of East Gull Lake won boys 13-15 with a 75. Brady Raph of Pine River was second with 76, Sam Sadlowsky fifth with 94, Cole Proctor of Brainerd sixth with 98 and Keenan Dahl seventh with 111.

Raph finishes sixth

Brady Raph carded an 83 to finish sixth in the PGA Junior Tour event June 23 at Blackberry Ridge Golf Club in Sartell.

Erik Stoxen placed eighth with an 85 and Casey Finnerty ninth at 86.

Evans, Olson, Wallace win

Cody Evans, Danny Olson and Julia Wallace won their age groups during the PGA Junior Tour event June 17 at at Whitefish Golf Club in Pequot Lakes.

Evans shot 75 to finish first overall and paced the boys 13-15 division.

Olson won the boys 16-18 division with a 77.

Wallace shot 90 to win the girls 16-18 age group.

Also in boys 13-15, Brady Raph finished sixth at 84, Erik Stoxen seventh with 86, Sam Sadlowsky seventh at 86, Casey Finnerty ninth at 89, Henry Neva ninth at 89 and Cole Proctor 13th at 98.

Finnerty first overall

Casey Finnerty finished first overall and led the 13-15 division with a 79 during a MN PGA Junior Tour event June 13 at Crosswoods Golf Course in Crosslake.

In boys 16-18, Danny Olson shot 80 to win his age group.

Alsio in boys 13-15, Cody Evans finished fourth with an 85, Sam Sadlowsky was eighth with an 88, Henry Neva ninth at 89, Cole Proctor 17th at 103 and Brendan Brill 18th at 116.

Anna Krieger of Fifty Lakes shot 93 to win the girls 13-15 age group.

MGA news

Klefsaas ties for 37th

Olivia Klefsaas of The Vintage at Staples tied for 37th place in the Minnesota Junior Girls State Championship July 5-6 at Chaska Town Course. She shot 88-94–182.

Taylor Ledwein of New Prague Golf Club won the championship, shooting 72-73–145. Kate Smith of Ironman Golf Club shot 77-69-146 to claim second. Grace Kellar of Olympic Hills Golf Club captured third shooting rounds of 69-79-148.

Holes-in-one

Mike Medearis, Pequot Lakes, aced the 126-yard 11th hole on Bobby’s at Cragun’s Legacy Courses July 9 with a 9-iron.

Upcoming events

July 13: Cuyuna Lakes Chamber – Cuyuna Rolling Hills

July 14: PGA Juniors – Whitetail Run

July 15: Cobber Open Event – Whitetail Run

July 17: Emily Day 9-hole “Go Low” Scramble – Emily Greens

July 21: Team Foundation Benefit – Cragun’s Legacy Courses

July 21: Senior Event – Hardwood Hills Golf Course

July 22: MGA Kid’s Day – Crosswoods

July 22: Minnesota Teen Challenge Charity event – Grand View Lodge

July 24: Pine River-Backus sports boosters – Black Bear Golf

Aug. 2: Charlie’s Scramble – Breezy Point’s Whitebirch

Aug 5: Ranger Classic – Cuyuna Rolling Hills

Aug. 6: Minnesota State Putting championship – Grand View Lodge

Aug. 7: Pillager Sports Boosters – Cragun’s Legacy Courses

Aug. 7: 11th annual Battle of the Bars – Emily Greens

Aug. 7: Dru Sjodin Classic – Whitefish Golf Club

Aug. 7: Best Ball Beach Party – Grand View Lodge

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FiDi & North Beach Crime: Several Violent Robberies, Two Fire Incidents & More

Motocops

This week’s Central Station Newsletter is chock full of what Captain David Lazar calls “great arrests.”

He writes, “the plainclothes team, Officers Huang, Reyes and Christensen captured two auto burglars at Northpoint and Taylor Streets on July 14th. This same team captured a bicycle thief from 5 Embarcadero on July 14th as well.

Officers Jim Horan and Minh Du arrested a cell phone thief on the 400 block of Montgomery Street on July 15th. Officer Robert Glenn arrested three suspects at Hyde and Filbert [Streets] on July 16th. The suspects had a firearm, marijuana and gloves.

Plainclothes officers Tiumalu, Johnson and Macaulay, in partnership with officers Jessica Zamora and Francesca Murphy, captured a juvenile who stole a cell phone from another person on July 18th at Jackson and Davis Streets.”

We’ve reported on multiple necklace grabs throughout the district in the last few months, where an alleged suspect would violently rip the necklace from a victim’s neck and then escape in a waiting vehicle. And as of Monday evening, several alleged suspects are in police custody.

Capt. Lazar also writes, “thanks to a couple of merchants in Chinatown, on the 1100 block of Stockton Street on July 18th, one robbery suspect was captured. Officer Minh Du captured the second suspect and the plainclothes team led by Sergeant Rich Jones captured the third suspect the following day who is responsible for several “chain snatch” robberies in Chinatown.”

And now for your weekly crime roundup, culled from SFPD reports from Central Station.

Dumpster set on fire

Over the last few weeks, we have noticed several instances of individuals lighting material on fire on the streets. On July 16th at 5:19 am on the boarder of Chinatown and Union Square at Grant Avenue and Post Street, a dumpster was set on fire. A witness reported that an unknown suspect in his 20s was seen walking away from the area. But, not property damage was reported.

Woman punched in the head while walking

A woman, 82, was walking down the street near Pier 1 at the Ferry Building at the Embarcadero on July 17th at 1:46pm, when a male suspect, 45, jumped out and punched her in the face. Police arrived and were able to take the alleged suspect into custody across the street. The victim suffered minor injuries and was in stable condition, but she refused medical treatment.

Two women robbed of necklaces 

In the FiDi on July 18th at 11:35am on the 1100 block of Stockton Street, two women, 50 and 67, were approached by a 19-year-old man pushed one of the victims to the ground. He then ripped her necklace off. A witness at the scene tackled the suspect to the ground and held him until police arrived. The second victim was standing nearby observing the incident when another suspect in his 20s snatched her necklace as well, and absconded with the goods. The witness was able to direct responding officers to a third suspect who they said was a “lookout.” All three were taken into custody. Both victims sustained bruises on their necks but refused transport to a hospital. The victims lost a necklace and a necklace with a jade pendant.

Woman pushed to the ground by teens, phone stolen

Two female teens approached a woman, 31, on the corner of Jackson and Davis Streets in the FiDi on July 18th at 3:47pm and tried to grab her phone but was initially unsuccessful. The two alleged suspects began yelling at the victim, taunting her as she attempted to get away. But one of the suspects threw her to the ground from behind and began punching and kicking her while she was down. Both suspects then were able to run off with the phone. The woman suffered minor and injuries and was treated at the scene. Police said that arrests have been made.

Three suspects nab woman’s bag

In North Beach on the corner of Montgomery and Green Streets at 10:15pm on July 18th, three male suspects between 18 – 20 years-old approached a woman, 46, and threw her to the ground. The suspects then ripped her bag off of her shoulder and fled the scene on foot. The victim suffered minor injuries but was not transported to a hospital. The three suspects were able to purloin the victim’s computer, phone and wallet.

Woman critically injured in apartment fire

On July 19th, we reported of a fire on the 200 block of Bay Street in North Beach that occurred just after midnight. A neighbor heard a fire alarm and called building security and when they arrived and saw flames through the window, they entered the apartment and pulled a woman, 63, out to safety. The victim was transported to a hospital in critical condition. There is no suspect of arson as of this time.

Teen taunted and punched, lost cell phone

A male teen was walking near the Westfield Mall on the 800 block of Market Street on July 19th at 9pm when six or seven teens approached him and began taunting him. One of the alleged suspects then punched him in the face three times. After the suspects left the scene, the teen realized that his cell phone was missing. He suffered minor injuries but was not transported to a hospital.

Victim punched in the face, wallet stollen

On July 21st at 11:15pm in Fisherman’s Wharf, a man, 33 was walking to his car when an unknown suspect approached him and punched him multiple times to the face causing him to fall to the ground. The suspect then took the victim’s wallet and fled on foot in an unknown direction.

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San Joaquin summer destinations for kids

Weber Pointís Interactive Fountain always draws a crowd of kids during summer. TIM VIALL/COURTESY

OK, your kids are just weeks into summer vacation, and, they are B-O-R-E-D. What to do…? Let them scan this list of kid’s favorites, polish their own list and get them out of the house and into the community’s wonderful attractions.

• Downtown Stockton: the downtown Stockton waterfront from the Ports Ballpark and Stockton Arena on the north channel-side to Weber Point, the Cineplex/Hotel Stockton at the head of the Channel out to the Children’s Museum and Morelli Park on south channel, it’s the heart and soul of Stockton. Once the Gold Rush port to the Mother Lode, it brought miners, merchants and helped build an agricultural empire second to no other in the United States.

Start your tour near Weber Point, where the outline of Captain Weber’s home rests on the southwest side of the park (and, dip a toe in the Weber Point Interactive Water Fountain). Walk the Joan Darrah Promenade, rent a kayak at the Stockton Marina, and take in a Stockton Ports baseball game or an event at Stockton Arena. For more info, downtownstockton.org.

• Stockton’s Children’s Museum, Pixie Woods, Haggin Museum: Mark both the Children’s Museum in downtown Stockton and Pixie Woods at Lewis Park as places for fun for kids of all ages. The Children’s Museum (childrensmuseumstockton.org) lets the kids play on a fire engine, fly a helicopter, prowl in a police car and discover so much about the world they reside in. At Pixie Woods (stockton.gov/pixiewoods), take a boat ride on the Pixie Queen Paddle wheel steamer, ride the rails on the Pixie Express Train or join scores of families on the carousel.

Pack a picnic for Victory Park and take in the stately Haggin Museum (hagginmuseum.org), one of the west coast’s prime museums and art collections that has anchored Victory Park for 83 years. Second Saturdays offer up special programming for families with kids. The museum focuses on the city’s history from Native Americans, the Miwuk and Yokuts, city founder Captain Weber, to more modern leaders like Benjamin Holt (inventor of the Caterpiller-type tractor), Tillie Lewis (the “Tomato Queen”), and Stephens Brothers wood boat builders.

Among its art collections are scores of paintings by 19th and 20th century American and European artists, and breathtaking panoramas of the Yosemite Valley. Ongoing special showings of art make The Haggin experience one that varies by the month.

• Lodi’s downtown: Movies at the new Cineplex, nearby World of Wonders Science Museum and a quintessential small-town vibe make Lodi a place to stroll and enjoy a summer’s day. The World of Wonders Science Museum (wowsciencemuseum.org) is a hands-on activities center for kids and adults. Located in historic downtown Lodi, the museum offers hands on, creative science exhibits to energize and amaze the minds of all ages.

Check the special events option on the museum’s website, including the Maker Fest, July 30, with toy dissections, Artwork Alley, Crafting Corner, Kid’s Construction Zone and more fun. Other specials include Free Fridays (bring a friend on the last Friday each month, and your friend gets in free). The museum is located near the Cineplex, at 2 N. Sacramento Street.

• Micke Grove Park with the Zoo, San Joaquin Historical Museum and Japanese Gardens: This is one of our county’s undiscovered gems, a huge park set amidst towering valley oaks that contains the Zoo, Japanese Gardens and the San Joaquin Historical Society and Museum. History comes alive at the San Joaquin Historical Museum (sanjoaquinhistory.org). With nine large exhibit buildings packed with Native American, pioneer, Gold Rush and agricultural history, and four historic buildings including the Charles Weber Cottage dating to 1847 and the Calaveras School, 1866, it’s one of the state’s best historical museums. Weekends through the end of August, the popular Critter Corral allows youngsters to mingle with, and pet, farm animals.

Within the large park you’ll also find the stunning Japanese Gardens, the Fun Town Amusement Park and the Micke Grove Zoo (mgzoo.com), surrounded by lots of picnic areas placed among the oaks. Special Zoo events include Zoomaginations, July 11-15 and Wild Water Play Days, July 18-22. Pack a picnic lunch; the park offers so many options in addition to the zoo and museum, you’ll spend a long day.

• Hiking, biking: Pull out those walking shoes or dust off the bikes and head for places like the Calaveras River Bike Trail, with neighboring University of Pacific campus, makes for a great place to start either a walk or ride. From University of the Pacific, one can walk or pedal to the Miracle Mile or The Haggin Museum through wide, shady residential streets. Explore the Delta, accessing it at the west end of Hammer Lane or the Cosumnes River Preserve (cosumnes.org) north of Thornton. Make sure someone packs a plastic bag; blackberries are thick along delta waterways and make for tasty pancakes the following morning.

• Explore the San Joaquin/Sacramento River Delta: Take Highway 12 west out of Lodi, and tour the Delta Loop, just past Bouldin Island, or Eight Mile Road west to tour Delta waterways and several busy marinas. Or, follow Highway 4 west (extension of Charter Way in south Stockton). Explore Delta back roads, count how many historic draw bridges you cross, and watch the varied agricultural bounty, as well as boats or big ships all along the way.

• Cultural celebrations: Throughout the summer, our city and county offers up scores of fun celebrations of our cultures and many ethnicities, including Lincoln Center Live, July 15 and Aug. 19; Taste of the Delta at varied Delta locations, July 30; the Stockton Obon Festival, Aug. 6 and 7 at the Stockton Buddhist Temple; StocktonCon, Aug. 20 and 21; Reggae on the Delta, Aug. 27 and many more.

While you are enjoying local entertainment, don’t overlook Wednesday night free concerts in Victory Park through the end of August, the monthly free movies at Weber Point and classic films presented monthly at the Bob Hope Theatre. Go to visitstockton.org for a list of community events.

 

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