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Federal budget cutbacks will hit Yosemite park

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - The towering giant sequoias at Yosemite National Park would go unprotected from visitors who might trample their shallow roots. At Cape Cod National Seashore, large sections of the Great Beach would close to keep eggs from being destroyed if natural resource managers are cut.

February 22, 2013 | | State


Senate Democrats slip below two-thirds with resignation of Rubio

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Central Valley lawmaker resigned unexpectedly Friday, creating a vacancy that dropped Democrats below the two-thirds threshold they need to pass tax changes or override vetoes. The loss, however, was expected to be temporary and not have major impacts on the majority party's clout.

February 22, 2013 | | State


Bridge lights lowered for salmon

REDDING (AP) - Officials have turned down the lights on a Northern California bridge over concerns they may be contributing to a decline in Chinook salmon.

February 22, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

CHILD PORN CHARGES AGAINST EX-PROBATION CHIEF: SAN MATEO (AP) - Child porn charges have been filed against a former San Mateo County chief probation officer.

February 22, 2013 | | State


Talk about violent video games

The Obama administration's assault on the Second Amendment in reaction to Newtown is not a serious solution. It's a Band-Aid on cancer. The NRA's call for armed guards in every school also misses the point. When is anyone going to get serious? The problem is violence, a violence of monstrous and horrific proportions that has infected America's popular culture.

February 22, 2013 | By L. BRENT BOZELL III Founder and President of the Media Research Center | Other Views


David Robert Bradfute

David Robert Bradfute, passed away at the age of 53, February 15, 2013 in Modesto, CA after a long

February 22, 2013 | | OBITS


Vogelsong starts Giants' spring opener, Cain next

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Madison Bumgarner will follow Matt Cain in San Francisco's starting rotation, though Giants manager Bruce Bochy says there will likely be some shuffling before the end of spring camp.

February 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Robert Guerrero: I see flaws in Floyd Mayweather

Robert Guerrero has been calling out Floyd Mayweather Jr. since he was an obscure, skinny 135-pounder with no logical chance of getting a fight with boxing's pound-for-pound champion.

February 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Danica brings new eyes to NASCAR and Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The big boys brought their little girls to see NASCAR's shining star.

February 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


TAKE A HIKE, PADDLE A KAYAK

SONORA – The Bureau of Reclamation announces the spring interpretive programs at New Melones Lake.

February 22, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Stockton getting jazzed up for 12th annual Brubeck Festival

STOCKTON - University of the Pacific's Brubeck Institute presents the Twelfth Annual Brubeck Festival, titled Dave Brubeck Across Time, which honors his legacy as a jazz giant and his Stockton, California, roots. The 2013 Festival is a broad-based tribute to his legacy that covers the spectrum of jazz in its fullest expression: live concert performances ranging from jazz legends to local bands (in civic concert halls and college campuses as well as jazz clubs), a documentary film about jazz history, jazz education talks/symposia, the spiritually inspired works of Dave Brubeck, and street/community-based jazz events, from Monday, March 18 ...

February 22, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


FBI ends well search for Speed Freak Killers’ victims

LINDEN (AP) - The abandoned well painstakingly excavated over the past six weeks in remote eastern San Joaquin County countryside turned up no human remains, and the death-row inmate isn't talking anymore. So the FBI announced Thursday it is no longer actively looking for long-lost missing persons thought to be victims of the notorious "Speed Freak Killers."

February 22, 2013 | | Crime


Running old fuel can damage boat’s engine

Last year I started fishing for trout and kokanee, and before I knew it time had passed and my bass boat just sat there.

February 21, 2013 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


Does Oscar await Affleck's 'Argo?'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nominations morning last month revealed major surprises for the Academy Awards, promising one of the most wide-open campaigns ever for Hollywood's highest honors.

February 21, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


David Gregory re-ups as NBC’s 'Meet the Press' host

NEW YORK (AP) - David Gregory has re-upped as host of "Meet the Press."

February 21, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


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Royals enter uncharted territory

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Eric Hosmer loaded up, launched a long fly and watched it sail toward McCovey Cove. Way out there in right field, near the 421-foot mark, the ball bonked off the brick wall.

October 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Be wary of duck hunters on Delta

Watch out for the duck hunters, as duck hunting season has begun.

October 24, 2014 | | Sports Columns


Ripon Christian’s 2nd-half onslaught seals SL title share

Orestimba scored the first and final goals, but Ripon Christian did more than enough damage in between to leave Newman with a 5-2 victory and at least a share of the Southern League championship.

October 24, 2014 | | High School Sports


Raiders may lose Woodley to injury

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders defensive end LaMarr Woodley has a serious biceps injury and could miss the remainder of the season.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Manning, Sanders lead Broncos past Chargers

DENVER (AP) - Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Letestu gets winner, Blue Jackets beat Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Mark Letestu scored twice, including the game-winner with 21 seconds remaining, and Ryan Johansen also scored two goals as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the road-weary San Jose Sharks 5-4 on Thursday night.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Next Women’s World Cup is a big chance for US soccer

The chants of "U-S-A! U-S-A!" can rev up again next summer.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena bounces back to best at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (AP) - Serena Williams awoke on Thursday dreading playing tennis. By the end of the day, her doubts were defeated and she was still in the running for a third straight WTA Finals crown.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


PGA president refers to Poulter as ‘lil girl’

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - The PGA of America president referred to Ian Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening for his criticism of the jobs Nick Faldo and Tom Watson did as Ryder Cup captains.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Compton among early leaders at Sea Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Erik Compton is happy with where he is in golf, and he's not referring to his 5-under 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the McGladrey Classic.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


No. 6 Oregon looks to extend streak against Cal

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Marcus Mariota hasn't given much thought to being part of the first college football game played at Levi's Stadium. It's probably because the Oregon quarterback plans to return to the $1.3 billion facility in another six weeks.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants’ Hudson to face Royals’ Guthrie in Game 3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In the middle of a champagne-and-beer-soaked clubhouse after the San Francisco Giants won the NL Championship Series, Tim Hudson was given the chance to speak to his team.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum’s back fine, expected to be ready Game 3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum has no structural damage in his tight back and is expected to be available when the World Series resumes with Game 3 on Friday night.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Red Sox hire Chili Davis as hitting coach

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox have hired Chili Davis as their hitting coach.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


The Write Way: KC coach’s lineup cards are artful

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Take a look around the Kansas City Royals' dugout and it's pretty evident: The handwriting is on the wall in this World Series.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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