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Davante Adams Unveils New Fitness Equipment In East Palo Alto

EAST PALO ALTO, CA — Star NFL receiver Davante Adams returned to his hometown of East Palo Alto on Monday to unveil new outdoor fitness equipment at Jack Farrell Park for the community to use.

Adams, in partnership with sports nutrition company Optimum Nutrition’s Building Better Lives program, helped donate the equipment, which includes a variety of cardio and strength training equipment such as suspension trainers, magnetic bells, sport bikes, cross trainers and pull-up stations.

The 29-year-old Adams starred at Palo Alto High School before going to Fresno State for college. After eight seasons with the Green Bay Packers, Adams was recently traded to the Las Vegas Raiders in a blockbuster deal, reportedly signing a five-year contract worth over $141 million to become the highest-paid wide receiver in NFL history.

Note: This interview was condensed and edited for clarity.

Patch: What’s the importance of having this new fitness equipment in

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Pickleball officially becomes the state sport of Washington

A man getting ready to serve during a game of pickleball. 

A man getting ready to serve during a game of pickleball. 

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Pickleball is now the official sport of Washington.

Gov. Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5615 into law Monday afternoon during a ceremony at the Bainbridge Island home-court where the sport was invented in 1965. He was joined by community members Stu Upson — the CEO of Pickleball USA — and state Sen. John Lovick, the bill’s sponsor.

Inslee began the ceremony by jokingly invoking the founding fathers, saying that all are created equal and endowed with certain inalienable rights. “Amongst those rights being the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of pickleball,” he said. “Hail this sport, and sing its praises from the birthplace of pickleball to the far reaches of the Earth.”

Pickleball is a composite of other racket sports like tennis, badminton and ping-pong. Players use a small racket or paddle to hit

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ATA National Title Group Expands in Ohio and Kentucky Markets with InTitle Agency Merger

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., July 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — ATA National Title Group, LLC (ATA) – a full-service title insurance agency based in Farmington Hills, Mich. – today announced that it has merged with InTitle Agency to expand its coverage in Ohio and Kentucky. Operating under the ATA umbrella, the new entity will remain as InTitle Agency.

Terms of the transaction, which closed July 1, were not disclosed.

“Our expansion with InTitle enables ATA’s continued growth in our key markets with a company that has similar values and vision to ours,” said William Robinson Jr., president, ATA. “In addition, this expansion brings greater capacity to ATA with a broader range of people.”

InTitle Agency will maintain its office in Cincinnati, as well as its 11 employees, adding to ATA’s established Ohio presence. Currently, ATA operates four Talon operations in the Columbus area, as well as numerous

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2022 Honda Civic Sport Keeps It Simple

The 2022 Honda Civic sedan you see here is primed to disappoint when compared with its impressive siblings. The Civic hatchback has a more spacious cargo area and offers a manual transmission, while higher trim levels such as the comparison-test-winning Civic Touring come with lots more features and a more powerful turbocharged 1.5-liter engine. (And that’s not to mention the sporty Civic Si and Type R.) The Civic Sport sedan has a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter inline-four and a continuously variable automatic transmission—hardly a combination that makes us think of sport in the traditional sense.

And yet we found lots to like in the simplicity of this lesser Civic, which reminds us of older Hondas in the way it lacks frills but offers an inherent, satisfying goodness. Oh, and did we mention that this model starts at just $24,765? For that price, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a vehicle that’s this

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