Noel Harris, SF Chronicle

Noel Harris

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Past articles by Noel:

Tech layoffs: Timeline shows biggest job cuts impacting the S.F. Bay Area

The SF Bay Area has been hit hard as Meta, Google, Twitter and other regionally-based tech companies have cut an estimated 100,000 job since October 2022. → Read More

All the Kings’ men: Deals for Harrison Barnes, 3 free-agent acquisitions now official

The Sacramento Kings have finalized contracts for Harrison Barnes, Trevor Ariza, Dewayne Dedmon and Cory Joseph. The free-agent deals couldn’t be completed until the NBA’s moratorium ended Saturday. → Read More

The Kings’ Frank Mason III looks forward to getting a fresh start this summer

Sacramento Kings’ Frank Mason hopes to show the new coaches what he can do this summer at the California Classic and in Las Vegas. The Kings are expected to seek a backup point guard, a position Mason plays. → Read More

The Kings announce California Classic roster. Here’s who you will (and won’t) see

The Sacramento Kings released their roster for the California Classic, a three-day summer league event at Golden 1 Center running July 1-3. Marvin Bagley III is among the players, but Harry Giles III is not. → Read More

Kings to welcome a legend back to Sacramento to help tip off California Classic

The Sacramento Kings will welcome Chris Webber back to town to help tip off the California Classic, a three-day summer league event at Golden 1 Center July 1-3. Webber played six-plus seasons with the Kings. → Read More

First, the Kings changed their dance team to a coed group. Now they’re making moves

The Sacramento Kings announced in May their all-female dance team would become a coed group called 916 Crew. Now the team has teamed with three regional dance studios led by people once involved with the team. → Read More

The Kings are honored for one aspect of the team that ‘has been without peer’

The Sacramento Kings, who missed the NBA playoffs for the 13th consecutive season, received an honor for their social media excellence Thursday. Complex Sports ranked the Kings’ Twitter account No. 1 overall. → Read More

‘Blindsided:’ Kings Dancers upset with move to disband squad for co-ed hip-hop group

Sacramento Kings Dancers are speaking out after the organization announced plans to disband its traditional dance team in order to form a “gender-inclusive” hip-hop dance troupe that will perform in 2019-20. → Read More

The Kings won’t pick in the first round. Here are some past second-round draft stars

The Sacramento Kings don’t have a first-round pick despite missing the playoffs for the league-long 13th straight season. They have three second-rounders: 40, 47 and 60. Here are notable second-round NBA stars. → Read More

Harrison Barnes is helping kids in the sport. His travels took him to India ... and Iowa

Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes has traveled to India and to his home state of Iowa to promote the Jr. NBA Global Championship, a program that teaches kids basketball fundamentals and life skills. → Read More

Expansion, inclusion, intrusion: Five notable stories on the Amgen Tour of California

The annual Amgen Tour of California cycling race begins its 14th edition with a Stage 1 start and finish Sunday in Sacramento. Here are five stories that have taken place over the history of the race. → Read More

The 5 best spots to watch the Amgen Tour of California in the Sacramento area

Here are five good places near Sacramento to watch the first leg of the 2019 Amgen Tour of California bicycle race Sunday. Stage 1 begins and ends at 11th and L streets near the Capitol. → Read More

The Amgen Tour of California returns to Sacramento. Where you might see traffic delays

The 14th annual Amgen Tour of California starts and finishes Sunday in Sacramento. Here’s how the bicycle race will affect road closures, traffic & parking restrictions. Stage 2 begins Monday in Rancho Cordova. → Read More

Drone drops leaflets at Sacramento State Farm-to-Fork event, but the event went on

A drone dropped leaflets calling the press “the enemy” and more at Sacramento State University’s “Bites on the Bridge” fundraiser. The university quickly condemned the incident and the event went on as planned. → Read More

‘This is our time’: Republic FC fans eager for MLS move, but there are a few concerns

Sacramento Republic FC is a frontrunner to become a Major League Soccer franchise and begin play in the top United States league by 2022. Here’s what some of their most faithful fans think about the prospects. → Read More

Raiders bring in championship pedigree with Clemson defensive lineman Clelin Ferrell

The Oakland Raiders selected Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell with the No. 4 pick in the 2019 NFL draft Thursday in Nashville, Tennessee. Ferrell follows Kyler Murray, Nick Bosa and Quinnen Williams. → Read More

Raiders mock drafts: One last look at who could be wearing silver and black soon

The first round of the 2019 NFL draft kicks off Thursday in Nashville, Tennessee. The Oakland Raiders have three picks on the opening day, including No. 4. Here’s who national analysts say could be chosen. → Read More

Domestic violence, embezzlement and more: Some legal troubles past Kings have faced

The lawsuit against Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton is the newest of many legal issues the team has faced. Here’s a look at some past cases, including Eric Musselman’s DUI and a high-profile embezzlement case. → Read More

Luke Walton is accused of sexual assault. There are other NBA cases with California ties

Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton is being sued by former Spectrum SportsNet LA reporter Kelli Tennant in a sexual assault case. Here’s how some notable sexual assault cases involving NBA players turned out. → Read More

Ready for some football? Raiders to open season again with Monday nightcap

The Oakland Raiders will open the 2019 NFL season with a “Monday Night Football” matchup at home against the Denver Broncos on September 9. All NFL regular-season schedules were released Wednesday. → Read More