RENOWNED BAY AREA SPORTS COLUMNIST DAVE NEWHOUSE TO BE HONORED BY MULTI-ETHNIC SPORTS HALL OF FAME IN OAKLAND ON FEB. 28

Award-winning author and columnist will get recognition named for Wendell Smith, a journalist who campaigned for baseball’s integration in the early 20th century; ceremony also features induction of other Bay Area sports legends with a special award to 97-year-old sports editor George Ross for changing the face of professional sports in Oakland.

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 10

Al Davis is rightly credited with building some of the greatest teams in the history of the National Football League, and playing a critical role in helping to elevate pro football into the nation’s most popular sport. But one of his greatest contributions was helping to build an identity and a positive awareness for the city of Oakland.