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Former pros help out at Stockton schools

Lavelle Hawkins and De’Marieya Nelson both have a presence that commands respect. Certainly, their presences are very different. Hawkins, the former Edison High, Cal, NFL and CFL wide receiver, is a superb athlete but a very approachable person. He’s quick to smile, and lights up the room with his positive energy. That kind of personality [...]

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More from Dr. Omalu

Much of what Dr. Bennet Omalu said last week at a private screening of the motion picture “Concussion” didn’t wind up in print. San Joaquin County’s Chief Medical Examiner is a fascinating, brave and caring man, whose work inspired the book and the movie about his discovery of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in deceased NFL players. [...]

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Sage advice from a master

Sports psychologist Glen Albaugh and Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll are good friends. They’ve learned a lot from eachother over the years. Albaugh was Carroll’s advisor when Carroll played football and later coached at Pacific. On Nov. 24, Albaugh visited his friend along with the Pacific men’s basketball team, which was in Seattle having played the [...]

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Pats not the right fit for Lavelle

Edison grad Lavelle Hawkins has had an eventful few months. In May, the receiver was released after five seasons by the Titans, the team that drafted him out of Cal in 2008. Just days later, he signed a two-year deal with the Patriots, but that didn’t work out and he was released in July. Days later, [...]

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A few good minutes with Lavelle Hawkins

  Lavelle Hawkins was in town this week to visit family and friends during the Tennessee Titans’ bye week. The 26-year-old Edison High and Cal product is in his fifth season with the Titans. This season has been especially frustrating as the receiver has been activated for only three games. “We’ve had some injuries and [...]

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Hamilton talks about Junior

Edison High graduate Lynell Hamilton played college football at San Diego State. So, the 26-year-old former member of the New Orleans Saints witnessed first-hand the iconic status former Chargers linebacker Junior Seau had in the city. Hamilton’s favorite restaurant in San Diego is Seau’s, a Polynesian surfer sports bar. I’ve been there. It’s great. Seau [...]

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Seau’s passing a sad tragedy

Junior Seau was one of my favorite football players at my alma mater USC. He was one of the best linebackers in the NFL in his era. Word that he committed suicide was a shock. He seemed to have so much going for him. But we never really know the story behind the scenes of [...]

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Franco backs Paterno

NFL Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris visited Lottie Grunsky Elementary School on May 1 to receive students’ feedback from a taste test of some of the products from his company, Super Bakery, which provides about 10 food and snack items to Stockton Unified School District. The items are compliant with government nutritional guidelines. [...]

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Tebowing’s old hat. Try Bradying.

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Violence at Candlestick Park

In retrospect, we were lucky to get caught in traffic. My dad gave my wife and I his season tickets for the 49ers-Raiders preseason game last Saturday. My wife had to work that morning and we weren’t ready to leave Stockton until about 2 p.m. I knew it would be a close call making the [...]

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