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‘Transgender tipping point’

Now that our cultural elites feel they have sufficiently educated the public on the virtues of gays and lesbians, it's time to drill down to the next level. Here comes transgenderism. Time magazine placed "Orange Is the New Black" star Laverne Cox (born Charles Cox) on the cover as the face of "The Transgender Tipping Point: America's Next Civil Rights Frontier."

June 15, 2014 | Brent Bozell | Other Views


The power of 3,607 voters

That's how many people it took to bring down House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, doom immigration reform and leave all but the most tea-sodden Republicans quaking.

June 15, 2014 | Susan Estrich | Other Views


McCreath tapped for FC School principal

For Suzanne McCreath, the days of being vice principal of two elementary schools in Manteca Unified will end at the beginning of school in August. That's when she will assume her new post as principal of French Camp Elementary.

June 15, 2014 | Bulletin staff reports | NEWS


Spurs claim fifth NBA title

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - From their low moment in the NBA Finals, back to the top of the league.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Messi strike delights; French, Swiss win too

RIO DE JANERIO (AP) - A breathtaking last-gasp goal; a first for goal-line technology; happy and cheering fans. What else could the World Cup want? Oh yes, a stunning goal by Lionel Messi for Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Changing pot laws prompt child-endangerment review

DENVER (AP) - A Colorado man loses custody of his children after getting a medical marijuana card. The daughter of a Michigan couple growing legal medicinal pot is taken by child-protection authorities after an ex-husband says their plants endangered kids.

June 15, 2014 | | Nation


Hoarder dies after floor falls into basement

CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) - A 66-year-old woman described by police as an apparent hoarder was found dead under a pile of debris after the first floor of her Connecticut home collapsed into the basement under the weight of all the clutter, authorities said.

June 15, 2014 | | Nation


Starbucks offers online college program to workers

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks is rolling out a program that would allow its workers to earn an online college degree at Arizona State University at a steeply discounted rate.

June 15, 2014 | | Nation


1994: 6 swimmers have three wins each for Dolphins

Ninety years ago, on June 8, 1924, the Manteca High baseball team was defeated by a score of 13 to 4 by Sacramento High in the semi-finals for the Northern California interscholastic baseball championship. The defeat was quite a blow to the local aggregation as it invaded the northern field with high hopes of winning. In defeating Benicia High a few days previous, the local boys proved they were championship material.

June 15, 2014 | | Sports History


Kaymer wins US Open in seventh wire-to-wire effort in 114 years

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Martin Kaymer returned to the elite in golf with a U.S. Open victory that ranks among the best.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


From early childhood, golf was focus for Lucy Li, youngest Open qualifier

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jim McLean has coached child prodigies at his golf schools around the world for decades, so he thought he had seen just about every kind of young hopeful out there.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Johnson finally wins at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - In the final seconds of his first victory at Michigan International Speedway, Jimmie Johnson could finally relax a bit.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Audi wins 13th title at Le Mans

LE MANS, France (AP) - Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer overcame turbocharger problems to drive Audi to its 13th title at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Federer claims 7th Weber Open title

HALLE, Germany (AP) - Roger Federer delivered a statement of intent for Wimbledon on Sunday by winning the grass-court Gerry Weber Open for the seventh time.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dimitrov saves match point to win Queen’s

LONDON (AP) - Grigor Dimitrov saved a match point to defeat Spanish left-hander Feliciano Lopez 6-7 (8), 7-6 (1), 7-6 (6) Sunday and win the grass court tournament at Queen's Club, a warm-up event for Wimbledon.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Lots of smoke, Hillary

Prediction: If Hillary Clinton wins, within a year of her inauguration, she will be under investigation by a special prosecutor on charges of political corruption ...

August 26, 2016 | | Other Views


Hidden homeless population

Most children in the United States spend their school days dreaming of their next birthday party or worrying whether they're popular enough. Not America ...

August 26, 2016 | | Other Views


Elvis has left the column . . .

Dear John (or Dear Joan...or Dear Column in this case),

August 26, 2016 | | Manteca to a T


Chargers coach Mike McCoy on Bosa

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A day after the Chargers took their contract dispute with rookie defensive end Joey Bosa public, San Diego coach Mike McCoy had ...

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Browns trade linebacker Barkevious Mingo to Patriots

CLEVELAND (AP) - Barkevious Mingo never really fit in with the Browns.

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Harrison, Matthews, Peppers talk PEDs with NFL investigators

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and Green Bay Packers defensive players Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers met this week with NFL investigators looking into allegations ...

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Patrick Reed didn't break anything Thursday except par.

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lochte’s legal troubles mount in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics ...

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Star South Korean baseball pitcher convicted of match-fixing

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A South Korean baseball player was convicted of match-fixing on Friday and handed a suspended two-year prison term for deliberately allowing ...

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Phillies send Carlos Ruiz to Dodgers for Ellis

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Carlos Ruiz from Philadelphia in a trade of popular backup catchers Thursday, getting a player ...

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Nationals acquire lefty reliever Rzepczynski from Athletics

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Nationals acquired reliever Marc Rzepczynski from Oakland on Thursday, giving the NL East leaders another lefty in the bullpen.

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Vegas stadium backers down to 2 top sites for Raiders

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Backers of a proposed NFL stadium said they've whittled their list to two sites just west of the Las Vegas Strip ...

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders QB Derek Carr happy to take risks in preseason

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Derek Carr is a bit of a risk-taker by nature when it comes to playing quarterback in the NFL. He isn't ...

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Moore loses no-hitter with 2 outs in 9th, Giants top Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After losing his no-hit bid with one out to go, Matt Moore just smiled.

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Withdrawal of petition a victory for local anglers

The highly controversial striped bass and black bass petition was recently withdrawn, resulting in a victory for local anglers wishing to preserve one of the ...

August 26, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


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