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Out, out brief candle!

Editor's note: Phillip Bookman received the news that he has a cancerous malignant tumor on his bladder. He begins radiation this week. Sensing the inevitable, he wrote the following although noting there is probably a good chance of recovery.

December 16, 2014 | By PHILIP BOOKMAN Special to The Bulletin | Local Columns


What you should know about giving gifts & taxes

The tax code allows you to give away up to $14,000 each year to as many people as you want, without triggering gift tax. If you and your spouse "split" your gifts, you can double this $14,000 annual gift-tax exclusion and give $28,000 per recipient.

December 16, 2014 | By Tom Vermeulen Certified Public Accountant Vermeulen & Co. | Local Business


Hacking Sony? It’s near treason

The intelligence was obtained illegally. The hackers presented a threat to workers and their families. Foreign operatives likely were behind the document theft. Any news organizations that report this ill-gotten information are, if not un-American, surely "morally treasonous and spectacularly dishonorable."

December 16, 2014 | By Debra Saunders National columnist | Other Views


All-electric car may not be so green

WASHINGTON (AP) - People who own all-electric cars where coal generates the power may think they are helping the environment. But a new study finds their vehicles actually make the air dirtier, worsening global warming.

December 15, 2014 | | Nation


Thieves adopt ‘crash-and-grab’ tactics

CHICAGO (AP) - All the burglars use the same audacious tactics: A vehicle crashes through a storefront in the wee hours and up to six people in dark clothing and ski masks pour out, grabbing whatever they can with the speed of a NASCAR pit crew.

December 15, 2014 | | Nation


Lava on course to hit gas station, stores

HONOLULU (AP) - Lava from a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island is on course to reach a shopping center with a gas station and a supermarket in seven to 10 days, officials said Monday.

December 15, 2014 | | Nation


Donated rings fetch $21K for toys, gifts

BOSTON (AP) - Not even J.R.R. Tolkien could dream up rings as precious as these.

December 15, 2014 | | Nation


Powdered alcohol? Not so fast, lawmakers say

DENVER (AP) - Powdered alcohol hasn't even arrived in stores yet, but states already are moving to ban the product touted by its inventor as an easy way to mix a drink on the go.

December 15, 2014 | | Nation


Federal ruling a win for bullet train

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A federal agency that has jurisdiction over California's bullet train has ruled that it has the authority to pre-empt state environmental law, creating uncertainty for numerous groups fighting the project in court.

December 15, 2014 | | State


Undersea border dispute settled

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court waded into the Pacific Ocean to settle a long-running dispute Monday over where California ends and federal offshore lands begin.

December 15, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

TEEN TOLD POLICE HE SHOT DAD AFTER SKIPPING SCHOOL: HARRINGTON, Del. (AP) - Court records show that a Delaware teenager told police he killed his father with a crossbow because he had skipped school and feared his dad would be angry.

December 15, 2014 | | Nation


Officer on leave after threatening tweets

SAN JOSE (AP) - A Northern California police department put one of its officers on leave Monday and is investigating threatening comments from his Twitter account about demonstrators who have participated in protests over the recent deaths of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri and New York.

December 15, 2014 | | State


River diverted near Carmel to allow for dam removal

CARMEL VALLEY (AP) - The largest dam removal project in California history hit an important milestone last week with the successful diversion of the Carmel River into a man-made river bed, an engineering feat that experts said was the first of its kind.

December 15, 2014 | | State


California gets funds for earthquake warning system

PASADENA (AP) - California has received a spurt of federal funding to expand an earthquake warning system intended to provide enough time for trains to brake, utilities and factories to shut off gas lines, and people to dive under a table until the shaking stops.

December 15, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• CITY ASKS PG&E TO RELEASE EMAILS: SAN BRUNO (AP) - A Northern California city is asking the state to force Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to release tens of thousands of emails between the state's largest utility and state regulators.

December 15, 2014 | | State


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Denham ‘milk toast’ on hate groups

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Moore pitches into 8th, Giants beat Phillies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Moore took a one-hitter into the eighth inning and picked up his first win in nearly two months as the San ...

August 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Brown commutes nine state prison sentences

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown has commuted the lengthy prison sentences of nine inmates serving time for violent crimes, including a former prostitute ...

August 18, 2017 | | State


Lights out: Eclipse to have big impact on California power

SACRAMENTO (AP) - When the moon passes in front of the sun during Monday's eclipse California will lose enough solar energy to power more than ...

August 18, 2017 | | State


State senator recall organizers have enough valid signatures

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Three counties have received enough valid signatures to trigger a recall election that could remove a Southern California senator from office and end ...

August 18, 2017 | | State


Navy anticipates housing crunch in San Diego region

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Navy is facing a looming housing crunch in the San Diego region, where high home prices and rents are already a ...

August 18, 2017 | | State


We need Kaepernick more than ever in troubled times

It's been a terrible week in America.

August 18, 2017 | PAUL NEWBERRY | Pro Sports


Saints’ Te’o reconnects with Chargers pals in joint practice

COSTA MESA (AP) - Manti Te'o has been surrounded by friends while his New Orleans Saints held two joint practices this week with the Chargers ...

August 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Erik Jones wins 1st Cup pole in critical Bristol race

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - Erik Jones' timing was perfect for first career pole in the NASCAR Cup Series - at Bristol Motor Speedway, where he's fighting ...

August 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


US sweeps Solheim Cup fourball matches, takes 3-point lead

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The favored Americans found themselves trailing Europe after a sluggish start to the Solheim Cup.

August 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Armour, Simpson share 2nd-round lead in Wyndham Championship

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Ryan Armour shot a career-best 9-under 61 on Friday for a share of the lead with Webb Simpson after two rounds ...

August 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Pliskova sweeps into Cincinnati semis

MASON, Ohio (AP) - Defending champion Karolina Pliskova pulled off a doubleheader sweep Friday at the Western & Southern Open, reaching the semifinals by winning a pair ...

August 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Smith, Locklear lead wave of new faces

ANAHEIM (AP) - Technically, Ragan Smith never stepped foot on the floor as a competitor at the 2016 Summer Olympics as the star-studded U.S. Olympic ...

August 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Fred Dickman

Fred kicked the frame on June 29, acknowledging God in his final hours.

August 18, 2017 | | OBITS


Julene Dee Real

Julene Dee Real, 76, peacefully passed into eternal rest on July 17, 2017 in Fremont, CA. Julene joins her husband of 44 years, Jim Real ...

August 18, 2017 | | OBITS


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