Ken White

Ken White

NOTES AND QUOTES for a Wednesday in the Napa Valley:

Author Ken White will be doing a signing for his book, “Getaway Day,” at Copperfield’s Books in Napa on Saturday, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Getaway Day, a novel set against the backdrop of the 1962 San Francisco Giants-New York Yankees World Series, has been released by Tate Publishing.

White recently retired from advertising, corporate communications, and interactive entertainment to concentrate on writing and community service.

He received his A.A. degree at Modesto Junior College, his B.A. and teaching credential at UC Davis, and his master’s at San Francisco State University.

He has taught mass communications and film appreciation at Modesto Junior College.

Born in Lathrop and raised in Modesto, he continues to live in his hometown.

White is the author of four novels, 14 screenplays, one sitcom pilot, and two stage plays. Most of his stories are about his hometown and the Central Valley.


Pacific Union College on Monday announced the signing of Kaelea Alonzo, a 5-foot-11 shooting guard, who will play for the women’s basketball team.

Alonzo was a three-year starter at Heritage High School in Romoland, Calif., in Riverside County. She was a team captain, team MVP, and a first-team All-Sunbelt League player. She was also MVP of several tournaments throughout her high school career.

Alonzo shot 64 percent from the field in the Sunbelt. She averaged 14 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists per game last year, making 93 percent of her free throws.

Pacific Union is a small NAIA school and plays in the California Pacific Conference.


Max Alvarez of Napa had two assists, helping the Sacramento Republic FC men’s soccer team beat the Orange County Blues FC Sunday, 6-1, in Irvine.

The win clinches a spot in the USL Pro playoffs for Sacramento, a first-year team.

Alvarez is a Napa High graduate who played soccer for the Indians and Sacramento State.

Sacramento Republic FC (14-6-3) is in third place.


Training camp is under way for the UC Berkeley volleyball team, which has Marlee Davis, a graduate of Vintage.

It’s Davis’ senior year for the Bears, who open the 2014 season on Aug. 29 against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville at the Air Force Tournament.


Brett Wallace is batting .262 in 25 games for the Triple-A Buffalo (New York) Bisons.

He has two home runs.

Wallace is a Justin-Siena graduate.

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Email Napa Valley Register Executive Sports Editor Marty James at mjames@napanews.com or call 256-2223.


Executive Sports Editor

Executive Sports Editor Marty James has been with the Napa Valley Register since 1979. He is a member of the Associated Press Sports Editors, California Prep Sportswriters Association, and the California Golf Writers Association. He was inducted into the

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