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April 11, 2008
Groves to visit next Friday

Quentin Groves’ visit to Santa Clara has been postponed a week, according to his agent. The team originally planned to interview the Auburn linebacker, a possibility with the No. 29 pick, today. Instead, he’ll come in on the 18th. That’s the date of the 49ers’ so-called local combine in which they host all the draft prospects with ties to Northern California. Players like DeSean Jackson (Cal) and Dennis Dixon (Oakland) are expected to be in attendance. I’m hoping (hint, hint) that with all this action the 49ers open their gates and make the event open to the media. Hey, Pete Carroll does it for USC’s pro day and it doesn’t seem to be a problem …

The good folks at 49erswebzone alerted me about an account to benefit the family of Luis "Al" Solari, a longtime 49ers fan who was shot to death on I-280 Wednesday. Here's the info ...

Lilia Solari Family Benefit Account
A.G. Edwards-Wachovia Bank
456 Montgomery, 16th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104-9763

-- Matt Barrows


Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.


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