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POLICE: FLA. MAN ARRESTED AFTER POCKET-DIALING 911: ORANGE CITY, Fla. (AP) - A conversation with two passengers landed a Florida tow truck driver in jail after his cellphone pocket-dialed 911 and dispatchers listened in.

January 31, 2013 | | Nation


Furor over proposed shift in Scouts no-gays policy

NEW YORK (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America faces intensifying criticism from the left and right over a proposal to move away from a mandatory no-gays membership policy and allow troop sponsors to decide the matter for themselves.

January 31, 2013 | | Nation


US looking at action against China cyberattacks espionage campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is considering more assertive action against Beijing to combat a persistent cyber-espionage campaign it believes Chinese hackers are waging against U.S. companies and government agencies.

January 31, 2013 | | Nation


Broker gets 50 years for $215M theft

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - For years, Russ Wasendorf Sr. enjoyed the perks of being a successful businessman: a corporate jet, a fancy swimming pool at his mansion, an extensive wine collection and top chefs who made him meals at the restaurant and office buildings he owned.

January 31, 2013 | | Nation


Sharks beat Oilers in shootout to open 7-0

SAN JOSE (AP) - Michal Handzus and Dan Boyle scored in the shootout to help the San Jose Sharks extend the best start in franchise history with their seventh straight win, 3-2 over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.

January 31, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Police: Teen shot by fellow student at Atlanta school

ATLANTA (AP) - A student opened fire at his middle school Thursday afternoon, wounding a 14-year-old in the neck before an armed officer working at the school was able to get the gun away, police said.

January 31, 2013 | | Nation


Stem cell agency to change grant system

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The governing board of California's stem cell funding agency has voted to overhaul how it distributes scientific grants after critics raised concerns that too many board members represented schools that have won funding.

January 31, 2013 | | State


Marine leader: skepticism in infantry about women serving in combat roles

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The head of the Marine Corps - the most male of all military branches - said Thursday the infantry side is skeptical about how women will perform in those units, and some combat positions may end up being closed again if not enough females meet the rigorous, physically demanding standards.

January 31, 2013 | | State


LA archdiocese files coming out without redactions of leaders

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge on Thursday ordered the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles to turn over 30,000 pages from the confidential files of priests accused of child molestation without blacking out the names of top church officials who were responsible for key decisions in how to handle the sexually abusive priests.

January 31, 2013 | | State


Americans now lead world wine drinking

SACRAMENTO (AP) - U.S. residents now make up the largest wine market in the world, consuming 13 percent of all that's produced globally, according to an analyst who spoke Wednesday at a major wine industry gathering.

January 31, 2013 | | State


DEMOGRAPHIC REPORT HIGHLIGHTS

Highlights of the demographic report released Thursday by the California Department of Finance:

January 31, 2013 | | State


Gas prices start spring surge early

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gasoline prices are getting an early start on their annual spring march higher.

January 31, 2013 | | State


Stolen ancient rock carvings found

BISHOP (AP) - Five rock carvings that were sheared off and stolen from a sacred American Indian site in California's Sierra Nevada have been recovered but no arrests have been made, authorities said Thursday.

January 31, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

WIFE DRIVES TRUCK INTO HOME OF HUBBY'S GIRLFRIEND: PIONEERTOWN (AP) - Investigators say a Southern California woman angry over her husband's love affair drove a truck into the other woman's desert home.

January 31, 2013 | | State


Sandoval leads Venezuelan team to victory

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Just three months after becoming the first Venezuelan to win the World Series MVP award, Pablo Sandoval is celebrating a new feat - the championship win of his team in Venezuela's professional league.

January 31, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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‘Elvis’ sighting in downtown on Saturday

Jim Anderson - a popular home-grown rock singer that pays tribute to Elvis Presley's early years - is performing on the Main Stage of the 30th annual Sunrise Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair this weekend in downtown Manteca.

September 30, 2014 | Bulletin staff reports | NEWS


Would people pass on fruit only option?

Editor's Note: Susan McCreath has been selected to participate in the Year of You, a fitness challenge hosted by The Manteca Bulletin and CORE Athletic Performance. McCreath is keeping a weekly journal, highlighting the strides and struggles of her fitness journey. These are her thoughts and feelings shared with you.

September 30, 2014 | By SUSAN McCREATH Year of You | Year of You


First adult earns diploma in new program

TRACY – Amanda Spencer never thought she would see the day she would earn her high school diploma after leaving an area high school in 2010. That changed on Monday when the Lodi resident was awarded a diploma from Delta Charter Online, a new Tracy-based charter school authorized by New Jerusalem Elementary School District.

September 30, 2014 | | Education


Woman who dismembered ex-boyfriend gets 26 years to life

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A Southern California woman arrested with a trash bin containing her ex-boyfriend's body parts has been sentenced to 26 years to life in prison.

September 30, 2014 | | State


UC campuses will add ‘gender-neutral’ restrooms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Responding to concerns raised by gay and transgender students and employees, University of California President Janet Napolitano directed the system's 10 campuses on Monday to create more gender-neutral restrooms and to allow students to update their records with a preferred name that does not necessarily match their legal name.

September 30, 2014 | | State


Not much choice for Manteca Nov. 4

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

September 30, 2014 | | Letters


Drop 120 Bypass freeway status for safety

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

September 30, 2014 | | Letters


Peace protests, R.I.P.

Where are the peaceniks? Why aren't they marching on Capitol Hill to protest President Barack Obama's use of military force in Syria and Iraq? The San Francisco Chronicle's Kevin Fagan interviewed peace activists who told him that their ranks are numb, in part because America has been at war for more than a decade. Some even wonder whether the Islamic State is so barbaric as to merit airstrikes.

September 30, 2014 | By Debra Saunders National columnist | Other Views


Jr. Buffs stampede Merced Cougars

Dezmin Ware stood out on both sides of the ball Sunday to lead the Manteca Jr. Buffaloes varsity to a 32-13 win over the host Merced Cougars in Cen-Cal action at Golden Valley High School.

September 30, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL The Bulletin | Regional Sports


Jr. T’Wolves topple Tracy to stay perfect

Tarnot Singh helped keep the Manteca Jr. Timberwolves varsity undefeated in five games with an interception returned for a touchdown and a touchdown catch to lead Manteca to a 26-6 win over the Tracy Bulldogs in Delta Youth Football League action.

September 30, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL The Bulletin | Regional Sports


Another shutout for varsity Cowboys

The Manteca Cowboys posted their fifth shutout Saturday with a 39-0 thumping of the Stagg Delta Kings in DYSA action at Dino Cunial Field.

September 30, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL The Bulletin | Regional Sports


Jacklich leads Knights’ rout of Tri-City ‘Dogs

Kyle Jacklich scored three touchdowns and five conversion kicks to lead the Ripon Knights varsity past the Tri-City Bulldogs 46-16 in Trans-Valley Youth Football action.

September 30, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL The Bulletin | Regional Sports


Chiefs blank Waterford, get 3 TDs from Dagget

Ryan Dagget scored on offense and defense to lead the Ripon Chiefs varsity over the Waterford Sabercats 34-0 in Motherlode Valley Football League action on Saturday.

September 30, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL The Bulletin | Regional Sports


Raiders fire coach Dennis Allen

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders fired coach Dennis Allen on Monday night four games into his third season.

September 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jim Harbaugh dismisses reports of 49ers discord

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh has no time for Deion Sanders, Trent Dilfer or others who question whether the fourth-year coach has lost his locker room or the faith of his players.

September 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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