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May 25, 2000 | From a Times Staff Writer
John Jacobs, a respected political columnist for the Sacramento Bee and award-winning author, died of cancer early Wednesday at his Davis home. He was 49. For the last seven years, Jacobs had been political editor of the Bee and other McClatchy newspapers, writing a thrice-weekly column on California and national politics. Before working at the Bee, the veteran journalist spent 15 years as a political reporter at the San Francisco Examiner and one year as a Washington Post intern.
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July 17, 2011 | By Susan Salter Reynolds, Special to the Los Angeles Times
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SPORTS
July 19, 1998 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They still tell the stories around the ol' Senior PGA Tour campfire and at any 19th hole where the glass is up, and the yarn-spinners are off. John Jacobs doesn't deny the stories; actually, he probably embellishes them, though he really doesn't have to because who needs hyperbole when fact is so much more entertaining? Like the time he was in Monterrey, Mexico, playing golf, as usual.
NATIONAL
June 28, 2006 | Nicholas Riccardi, Times staff writer
Rep. Chris Cannon (R-Utah) staved off a primary challenge Tuesday night, defeating an opponent who attacked him for backing President Bush's guest worker program. Cannon, a conservative who has been a longtime advocate of immigrants' rights, had 56% of the vote over John Jacob's, 44%, with 89% of the vote counted. The contest highlighted the split in the GOP over illegal immigration. Cannon was targeted by a political action committee founded by fellow Republican Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.
BOOKS
January 14, 1996 | Ted Simon, Ted Simon's most recent book is "The River Stops Here: How One Man's Battle to Save His Valley Changed the Fate of California" (Random House)
In a democracy, and most particularly in this one, it is not considered good form for politicians to seem exceptional. Smart, sure. Successful, yes. Tough, maybe. But exceptional? Hey, who do they think they are! Nowadays, it seems, we like our politicians to look neat and mediocre. We don't like to think that, hiding under those $200 haircuts, there might be extraordinary people with outrageous qualities, because there may well be monstrous egos and appetites to match. Such character traits we would rather discover in histories of biographies written long after our "representatives" have safely passed away.
NEWS
September 17, 1986
Two cars of Amtrak's eight-car California Zephyr derailed moments after departing the Oakland station, but none of the 99 passengers was hurt, officials said. John Jacobs, an Amtrak spokesman, said one employee asked to see a doctor, but his injury was not believed to be serious. Jacobs said the crew car and a sleeping car each derailed one wheel as the train was moving at 15 or 20 m.p.h.
SPORTS
January 24, 1999 | From Associated Press
John Jacobs woke up just in time at the Senior MasterCard Championship at Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. He started Saturday's second round at the Hualalai Resort Golf Club with the lead and was coasting along with a comfortable five-stroke advantage over Raymond Floyd after 12 holes. But consecutive bogeys at the par-four 15th and 16th holes threatened to make it a tight race for the $186,000 first prize. "I got off to a good start, but I kind of got tired out there," Jacobs said.
SPORTS
January 23, 1999 | From Associated Press
John Jacobs wants to move Hale Irwin and Gil Morgan off center stage on the Senior PGA Tour. Jacobs equaled the course record with a 64 Friday and took a three-stroke lead over Ray Floyd and Isao Aoki after one round of the 54-hole Senior MasterCard Championship at Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The round of eight under par marked the best first round in the 16-year history of the tournament, which is limited to past winners. Still, lurking nearby were Irwin (68) and Morgan (69).
SPORTS
June 9, 2003 | From Associated Press
John Jacobs shot a two-under-par 68 in the final round of the Senior PGA Championship for a two-stroke victory over Bobby Wadkins on Sunday at Newtown Square, Pa. Jacobs, 58, birdied the 15th and 16th holes to pull away from Wadkins and win the first major championship of the Champions Tour season. Bruce Lietzke and defending champion Fuzzy Zoeller tied for third, three shots behind the oldest player to win the Senior PGA since 61-year-old Pete Cooper won in 1976.
SPORTS
March 13, 1999 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In its fourth year at Newport Beach Country Club, the Toshiba Senior Classic is settling into a routine as certain as the cool afternoon breeze off the Pacific. There have never been fewer than three players in the lead after the first round, and Friday was true to form with Gary McCord, Tom Jenkins, John Jacobs and Bruce Summerhays shooting four-under-par 67s. "You're probably not going to blow the field away here," Summerhays said. "A lot of people are in the tournament normally." No doubt.
SPORTS
June 9, 2003 | From Associated Press
John Jacobs shot a two-under-par 68 in the final round of the Senior PGA Championship for a two-stroke victory over Bobby Wadkins on Sunday at Newtown Square, Pa. Jacobs, 58, birdied the 15th and 16th holes to pull away from Wadkins and win the first major championship of the Champions Tour season. Bruce Lietzke and defending champion Fuzzy Zoeller tied for third, three shots behind the oldest player to win the Senior PGA since 61-year-old Pete Cooper won in 1976.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2000 | From a Times Staff Writer
John Jacobs, a respected political columnist for the Sacramento Bee and award-winning author, died of cancer early Wednesday at his Davis home. He was 49. For the last seven years, Jacobs had been political editor of the Bee and other McClatchy newspapers, writing a thrice-weekly column on California and national politics. Before working at the Bee, the veteran journalist spent 15 years as a political reporter at the San Francisco Examiner and one year as a Washington Post intern.
SPORTS
February 29, 2000 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Toshiba Senior Classic starts Friday, so John Jacobs must be licking his lips in anticipation of returning to Newport Beach Country Club. Not only is it a chance for the Southern California native to return home, but it's for a tournament Jacobs feels heknows how to play. Jacobs, 54, played his first Toshiba in 1996, finishing 55th. In '97, he tied for 40th.
SPORTS
March 14, 1999 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Working on a runaway at the Toshiba Senior Classic Saturday, John Jacobs stumbled and lost all but one stroke of his lead going into today's final round at Newport Beach Country Club. Jacobs earlier was poised to add to a four-stroke lead, but made a double bogey on the par-three 17th. He also made pars on the relatively easy par-five 15th and 18th holes and finished with his second consecutive four-under 67. "I gave away four strokes at the end pretty quick," Jacobs said.
SPORTS
March 14, 1999 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Working on a runaway Saturday at the Toshiba Senior Classic, John Jacobs stumbled and lost all but one stroke of his lead going into today's final round at Newport Beach Country Club. Jacobs was poised to add to a four-stroke lead, but made a double bogey on the par-three 17th. He also made pars on the relatively easy par-five 15th and 18th holes and finished with his second consecutive four-under-par 67. "I gave away four strokes at the end pretty quick," Jacobs said.
SPORTS
March 13, 1999 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In its fourth year at Newport Beach Country Club, the Toshiba Senior Classic is settling into a routine as certain as the cool afternoon breeze off the Pacific. There have never been fewer than three players in the lead after the first round, and Friday was true to form with Gary McCord, Tom Jenkins, John Jacobs and Bruce Summerhays shooting four-under-par 67s. "You're probably not going to blow the field away here," Summerhays said. "A lot of people are in the tournament normally." No doubt.
SPORTS
March 13, 1999 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In its fourth year at Newport Beach Country Club, the Toshiba Senior Classic is settling into a routine as certain as the cool afternoon breeze off the Pacific. There have never been fewer than three players in the lead after the first round, and Friday was true to form with Gary McCord, John Jacobs, Bruce Summerhays and Tom Jenkins each shooting four-under-par 67. "You are probably not going to blow the field away here," Summerhays said. "A lot of people are in the tournament normally."
SPORTS
February 29, 2000 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Toshiba Senior Classic starts Friday, so John Jacobs must be licking his lips in anticipation of returning to Newport Beach Country Club. Not only is it a chance for the Southern California native to return home, but it's for a tournament Jacobs feels heknows how to play. Jacobs, 54, played his first Toshiba in 1996, finishing 55th. In '97, he tied for 40th.
SPORTS
March 13, 1999 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In its fourth year at Newport Beach Country Club, the Toshiba Senior Classic is settling into a routine as certain as the cool afternoon breeze off the Pacific. There have never been fewer than three players in the lead after the first round, and Friday was true to form with Gary McCord, John Jacobs, Bruce Summerhays and Tom Jenkins each shooting four-under-par 67. "You are probably not going to blow the field away here," Summerhays said. "A lot of people are in the tournament normally."
SPORTS
January 24, 1999 | From Associated Press
John Jacobs woke up just in time at the Senior MasterCard Championship at Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. He started Saturday's second round at the Hualalai Resort Golf Club with the lead and was coasting along with a comfortable five-stroke advantage over Raymond Floyd after 12 holes. But consecutive bogeys at the par-four 15th and 16th holes threatened to make it a tight race for the $186,000 first prize. "I got off to a good start, but I kind of got tired out there," Jacobs said.
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