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Famous SF street to see summer closing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco transit leaders will temporarily close a stretch of Lombard Street, a popular tourist spot that's known as the "Crookedest Street in The World."

May 20, 2014 | | State


2 convicted of bear trap tampering

TRUCKEE (AP) - A mother and her adult daughter have been convicted of tampering with a bear trap at Lake Tahoe in an effort to thwart wildlife officials' efforts to capture the animals.

May 20, 2014 | | State


State adopts rules for self-driving car testing

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California has new rules that govern the testing of self-driving cars on public roads.

May 20, 2014 | | State


State wants to exempt itself from its own environmental review laws

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's $68 billion bullet train project should be exempt from the state's strict environmental review process now that it is subject to federal oversight, the state attorney general's office argued Tuesday in a state appellate court.

May 20, 2014 | | State


Bikini coffee shop agrees to change drink names

CLOVIS (AP) - A Central California drive-thru coffee shop with scantily clad baristas is renaming some of its drinks after complaints that the original names were too racy.

May 20, 2014 | | State


Medal of honor for blocking grenade

WASHINGTON (AP) - Cpl. Kyle Carpenter remembers lying on his back on a rooftop in Marjah, Afghanistan, crammed up against sandbags alongside his friend and fellow Marine, Lance Cpl. Nicholas Eufrazio.

May 20, 2014 | | Nation


Feds don’t want irrigation water from Bureau used to grow pot

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The U.S. Interior Department said Tuesday it doesn't want federal irrigation water being used to grow marijuana in Washington, Colorado or anywhere else.

May 20, 2014 | | Nation


Prisoner freed 90 years early to appeal sentence

DENVER (AP) - A Colorado convict sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early will appeal his sentence, his attorney said Tuesday, claiming it was cruel and unusual punishment to put him back behind bars after he started a family and reformed his life.

May 20, 2014 | | Nation


Police: Actor told 911 he shot wife

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor Michael Jace, who played a police officer on the hit TV show "The Shield," was arrested Tuesday after authorities said he called 911 and told an operator he shot his wife.

May 20, 2014 | | Nation


Teen faces life after cops find pot brownies

ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) - A 19-year-old Texas man accused of making and selling brownies laced with marijuana and hash oil faces a felony charge that carries a punishment of anywhere from five years to life in prison.

May 20, 2014 | | Nation


$60M Texas high school stadium closed by cracks

ALLEN, Texas (AP) - A $60 million high school football stadium that opened to massive fanfare in 2012 will be shut down for the upcoming season after cracks were found in the building's concrete concourse.

May 20, 2014 | | State


Cooler weather helps crews fighting Reno wildfire

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Rain and snow falling Tuesday in the Sierra Nevada was a relief for crews trying to snuff out a wildfire on the edge of Reno. But the wet weather also brought challenges in the steep, slippery canyons northeast of Lake Tahoe that are prone to landslides.

May 20, 2014 | | Nation


Sacramento voting on $47M arena

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sacramento's city council is expected to vote Tuesday night on a $477 million downtown arena for the Kings, capping off a lengthy struggle to keep the NBA franchise and build it a new home.

May 20, 2014 | | State


City clerk resigns with colorful e-mail

PLEASANT HILL (AP) - A Northern California city official has resigned from her post as city clerk in a scathing email accusing city council members of "misogynistic jokes" and "pathetic pandering" and sarcastically wishing them the best of luck finding "some schmuck" to take her place.

May 20, 2014 | | State


Injured veteran to row from California to Hawaii

LONG BEACH (AP) - A paraplegic Marine Corps veteran is gearing up to row more than 2,500 miles across the Pacific Ocean from California to Hawaii.

May 20, 2014 | | State


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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