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Dems’ selective outrage about lenient sentences

Los Angeles Assistant District Attorney Michele Hanisee was gobsmacked when California lawmakers raged against the light sentence meted out to a former Stanford student convicted of sexually assaulting a woman while she was passed out behind a campus trash bin. Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Brock Turner, 20, to six months in jail - he's likely to serve a mere three months - as well as three years of probation and a lifetime on the sex offender registry. Outraged at this headline-grabbing punishment, 16 Democratic Assembly members and senators wrote to Santa Clara District Attorney Jeff Rosen urging him to ...

June 25, 2016 | | Other Views


Manteca needs a homeless center

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

June 25, 2016 | | Letters


Davis’ 3-run HR in 8th lifts A’s to win over Angels

ANAHEIM (AP) - Khris Davis hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-4 on Friday night.

June 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Resurgent Peavy leads Giants past Phillies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jake Peavy threw seven strong innings in another solid start, Brandon Belt hit a three-run double and Angel Pagan had three hits as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 on Friday night.

June 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Howard to start in goal for 3rd-place game

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tim Howard - remember him? - will be in goal for just the fourth time in five months when the United States plays Colombia on Saturday night for third place in the Copa America.

June 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Stewart ready for final season to come to an end

SONOMA (AP) - There was a twinge of nostalgia in Tony Stewart's voice as he was inducted into the Sonoma Raceway Wall of Fame.

June 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NFL to interview Matthew, Peppers, Harrison in PEDs probe

NEW YORK (AP) - Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers and James Harrison will be interviewed next month by NFL officials in connection to a media report that linked them to the use of performance-enhancing drugs.

June 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic seeks next step toward Golden Slam

The Associated Press

June 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Arizona-born Matthews goes 1st in NHL draft; Finns follow

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - On the heels of the NHL expanding into Las Vegas, the Toronto Maple Leafs pinned their future on Arizona-raised center Auston Matthews with the first pick in the NHL draft.

June 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rahm, Hurley III share lead at Quicken Loans National

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Jon Rahm was surprised about the level of fan support he has received at the Quicken Loans National, far away from his native Spain and where he went to school at Arizona State.

June 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Soccer officials in Americas to discuss future joint events

NEW YORK (AP) - After staging a successful expanded Copa America in the United States for the tournament's 100th anniversary, soccer officials intend to discuss whether to establish a new event that would see regular competition between the regions.

June 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Roy Davis

Rest in peace.

June 24, 2016 | | OBITS


William Cabral

Entered into rest on June 22, 2016, at the age of 84. Beloved husband of 63 years of Miriam Cabral. Loving father of Don (Toni) Cabral, Sara (Marty) Mathis, Melanie (Rocky) Christeson and Robin (Michael) McGurl. Cherished Grandfather of Grant Cabral, Allison and Adam Mathis and Chad, Rock, and Brooke Christeson.

June 24, 2016 | | OBITS


Has Trump found formula?

Stripped of its excesses, Donald Trump's Wednesday speech contains all the ingredients of a campaign that can defeat Hillary Clinton this fall.

June 24, 2016 | | Other Views


Unexpected crappie sighting leads to great day on water

Wednesday, while fishing New Melones Lake, all intentions were to go after the kokanee that were supposed to be biting.

June 24, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


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Trump speaks, media translates

"Do you ever get tired of defending Donald Trump?" a critic asked.

August 25, 2016 | | Other Views


Board president pays no Mello-Roos

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

August 25, 2016 | | Letters


Federer looked into ways to play either Olympics or US Open

NEW YORK (AP) - Maybe Roger Federer could play the Olympics and skip the U.S. Open. Or sit out the Rio Games and make it ...

August 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Swimmer Feigen apologizes for ‘serious distraction’ in Rio

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. swimmer James Feigen apologized for the "serious distraction" he and three teammates caused at a gas station during the Rio ...

August 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy glad to be wrong about Olympic success

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - This is one time Rory McIlroy says he was happy to be mistaken.

August 25, 2016 | | Olympics


Playoffs begin with eye toward PGA Tour player of the year

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - The Olympics are over. The Ryder Cup in on the horizon.

August 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Solo suspended from US soccer team

CHICAGO (AP) - U.S. women's goalkeeper Hope Solo was suspended Wednesday for six months by U.S. Soccer for disparaging comments about Sweden following ...

August 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


With no deal, Chargers withdraw offer to first-rounder Bosa

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Joey Bosa's holdout turned ugly Wednesday when the San Diego Chargers pulled their contract offer to the first-round draft pick and ...

August 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


White Sox ballpark changing name to Guarantee Rate Field

CHICAGO (AP) - Maybe the Chicago White Sox will change their luck by changing the name of their stadium.

August 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ledecky hands medals to Harper, throws out first pitch

WASHINGTON (AP) - One by one, swimmer Katie Ledecky handed her Olympic medals to Bryce Harper. Four gold medals and one silver from the Rio Olympics ...

August 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Roberts convinces Segedin to take 1-day paternity leave

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dodgers outfielder Rob Segedin is going on paternity leave after exiting in the eighth inning Tuesday night to be there for the ...

August 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick ready for 1st preseason appearance

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick is on track to make his first appearance of the preseason for San Francisco on Friday night against the Green ...

August 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sen. Reid wants Raiders in Vegas

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Sen. Harry Reid says he's a big fan of efforts to lure the NFL's Raiders to Las Vegas but is ...

August 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Earthquakes extend Revolution’s winless streak

SAN JOSE (AP) - David Bingham had his sixth shutout of the season and the San Jose Earthquakes tied New England 0-0 on Wednesday night, extending ...

August 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Hill solid, Turner homers and Dodgers beat Giants

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Turner and the Dodgers aren't thinking cruise control just yet.

August 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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