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‘As Above, So Below,’ not much in between

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here," is the inscription uncovered by a gang of 20-something treasure hunters in the catacomb-hopping horror flick, "As Above, So Below." But the warning could easily apply to viewers checking out this rather hopeless mash-up of "The Descent" and "(Rec)," not to mention a dozen other found-footage movies that have clogged the screens over the last five years.

August 29, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


BUYING FOR ONE

Here's a trend that might catch you off-guard: Upwards of one in six new homebuyers in Manteca are single.

August 29, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


Do’s & don’ts for making your tile project perfect

When you add a tile or natural stone surface to the kitchen or bathroom, it transforms each space with a fresh, clean and customized look. Many homeowners often dream about adding a backsplash or replacing a floor, but never complete the project because they can't decide on the right look, become mentally exhausted by the thought of doing the project or don't know how to accomplish it themselves.

August 29, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


Backyard projects to help create treasured sanctuary

You love the days when you can go home from work, open the windows and enjoy dinner out on the deck. And it sure isn't hard to rise early on those sunny weekend days to spend all day in the backyard. Those days are here, and it's time to get outside to spend time with the grill, the garden and the deck.

August 29, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


Home renovation starts with good planning, good insurance

The United States is a country of renovators and remodelers, judging from the steady growth of home improvement projects across the nation in recent years.

August 29, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


5 hot ways to update your home with wood

Wood may be known for its timeless visual appeal, but there's nothing static about the way people showcase it in American homes. Designers, homeowners and DIYers are re-discovering the warmth and beauty of wood. From inventive new uses to re-interpretations of existing styles, they're finding creative ways to use wood throughout the home.

August 29, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


Contracts to buy homes rise in July

WASHINGTON (AP) - More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, a sign that buying has improved as mortgage rates have slipped, the number of listings has risen and the rate of price increases has slowed.

August 29, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


4 steps for garage organization

Organizing the garage may be one of the most feared tasks in household history. According to a recent Gladiator GarageWorks survey, nearly three out of four households can only park one car in their two-car garage, illustrating the need for a serious garage intervention.

August 29, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


30-year mortgage rate at 4.1 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) - The average 30-year U.S. mortgage rate remained at a 52-week low of 4.10 this week.

August 29, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


Average home price gains slows in June

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices increased at a slower pace in June - a cooldown that could continue for several more months.

August 29, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


Room-to-room home additions

Add quality and comfort to your favorite rooms

August 29, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


Manatees may lose endangered species status

MIAMI (AP) - As they do whenever they visit Florida, Greg Groff and his young daughter stopped by the manatee pool at Miami Seaquarium, where the speed bump-shaped marine mammals placidly swim in circles.

August 29, 2014 | | Nation


BUY OR SELL

NEW YORK (AP) - Is it time to cash out of stocks?

August 29, 2014 | | Nation


EPA staff says agency needs to be tough on smog

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency's staff has concluded that the government needs to tighten smog rules by somewhere between 7 and 20 percent.

August 29, 2014 | | Nation


Nintendo launching ‘amiibo’ with 12 characters

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to "amiibo."

August 29, 2014 | | Nation


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Third-quarter surge lifts Ranch past Sierra

STOCKTON - Weston Ranch survived a scare Friday night, needing a 14-4 flurry in the third quarter to ward off Sierra, 49-41.

January 21, 2017 | | High School Sports


If Raiders’ move, fans should boycott team

OK, Raider Nation.

January 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Warriors get 6th straight win, over the Rockets

HOUSTON (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 32 points and the Golden State Warriors used a big third quarter to build a huge lead and coast to ...

January 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Gasol, Conley lead Grizzlies to win over Kings

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Marc Gasol had 28 points and nine rebounds, Mike Conley added 16 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and the Memphis Grizzlies ...

January 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Casilla returns to A’s on $11M, 2-year contract

OAKLAND (AP) - No hard feelings about leaving San Francisco for Santiago Casilla. He is focused on his second stint with Oakland, the place the hard-throwing ...

January 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kerr keeps Warriors winning with yoga, creative approach

OAKLAND (AP) - Anderson Varejao lowered his 6-foot-11 frame into a runner's lunge and raised one arm high into the air to add a twist ...

January 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Welcome to the last 16: US qualifier Brady reaches 4th round

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Jennifer Brady had never played in one of the four Grand Slam events in tennis before she qualified for the Australian Open ...

January 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Hudson Swafford shoots second 65, leads in rainy La Quinta

LA QUINTA (AP) - Hudson Swafford beat the rain Friday in the CareerBuilder Challenge, and Phil Mickelson played his best in the worst of the conditions.

January 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


And then I cried

I made it through election night, and the morning after, and the endless portmortems. I kept reminding myself of what Hillary Clinton said at the ...

January 20, 2017 | | Other Views


Camelot 2 & Trump haters

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

January 20, 2017 | | Letters


Obama’s legacy no longer exists

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

January 20, 2017 | | Letters


About those demonstrations in DC

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

January 20, 2017 | | Letters


Trump now 45th president

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States ...

January 20, 2017 | | Nation


Defense, security picks get OK

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-led Senate, taking little time to fill two critical national security posts, overwhelmingly confirmed a pair of retired Marine generals tapped by ...

January 20, 2017 | | Nation


Autopsy suggests Orlando officer on back when fatally shot

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - An autopsy shows that an Orlando police officer gunned down outside a Wal-Mart last week was struck four times and the fatal ...

January 20, 2017 | | Nation


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