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Four Ripon wrestlers earn gold at TVL

Javier Hernandez (138 pounds), Gabe Barnett (152), Dyllan Heald (160) and Tristan Smith (285) brought home gold medals from the Trans Valley League wrestling championships on Saturday at Hilmar Hig...

February 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Stamkos leads Lightning past San Jose Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Steven Stamkos knew his team needed to start the first of a five-game road trip with plenty of energy.He helped Tampa Bay do just that.Stamkos scored his 30th goal of the season ju...

February 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Snedeker wins Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - Coming off the worst season of his career, Brandt Snedeker's mission was to become relevant again. He was eligible for only one major and none of the World Golf Championships, ...

February 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Lathrop defense tames Mustangs

Lathrop held visiting Oakdale to single digits in three periods Saturday and defeated the Mustangs 43-26. Paula Mora had a perfect night shooting for the Spartans (3-11, 8-19), going 5 for 5 from t...

February 15, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Pro Sports

EU girls aim for playoffs

It is nice when you control your own destiny. Ruby Daube took a cross-court pass from Olivia Vezaldenos with 5:45 left in the game Saturday and buried a 3-pointer to give host East Union the lead f...

February 15, 2015 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports

West edges East in All-Star Game

NEW YORK (AP) - Mixing Broadway and basketball, this NBA All-Star Game was a West Side Story.Russell Westbrook scored 41 points, one shy of the All-Star game record, and the Western Conference beat...

February 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Nishikori 3-peats as Memphis champ

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - All the big names from Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe to Pete Sampras, Michael Chang and Andy Roddick are on the list of past champions.Now Kei Nishikori of Japan ...

February 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Gordon wins pole for his career final Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The qualifying session for NASCAR's biggest race of the year was lambasted by Tony Stewart as "a complete embarrassment" and called a "cute show" by Clint Bowyer.The fren...

February 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports

US collects 5 medals at world championships

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) - Bode Miller crashing and slicing his leg in what possibly could be his last race. Lindsey Vonn breaking into tears with all the pressure weighing on her. Ted Ligety and M...

February 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Medi-Cal rolls swell to 12 million

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Since California embraced the federal health care overhaul, the state's Medicaid program for the poor has added more than 2.7 million people, a surprisingly high number that has ...

February 15, 2015 | | State

Drought prompts cancellation of World Cup event in Sierra

OLYMPIC VALLEY (AP) - Another dry winter in the Sierra Nevada has prompted the cancellation of World Cup skicross and snowboardcross races at the Squaw Valley resort in early March.Squaw Valley ha...

February 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Schools treat e-cigarettes now as drug paraphernalia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Some schools are getting tougher on e-cigarettes, even punishing possession of the devices more harshly than regular cigarettes.The devices, which heat a nicotine solution to c...

February 15, 2015 | | Nation

Citrus exports hurt by labor dispute

FRESNO (AP) - California's citrus growers already grappling with a fourth year of drought say their exports are taking a hit from a labor dispute at West Coast seaports, costing farmers millions of...

February 15, 2015 | | State

Police chased tractor-trailer 34 miles, dodged thrown fridge

BELLE VERNON, Pa. (AP) - A tractor-trailer driver threw items from his cab at police - including socks, shoes and a small refrigerator - as he led them on a 34-mile chase in western Pennsylvania, a...

February 15, 2015 | | Nation

PG&E wants you to pay for them to profit from chargers

PG&E wants the state to give them permission to take money from you so they can make even more money.The for-profit utility that paid no federal taxes on $4.85 billion in profits from 2008-10 while...

February 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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