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Oak Valley Bank hires branch manager for Modesto office

MODESTO - Oak Valley Community Bank recently announced that Karrie Knight has joined the bank as Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager of the 12th & I location in Modesto.

October 15, 2012 | | Local Business


CalChamber CEO: California needs to become business friendly

As the president and CEO of CalChamber, Allan Zaremberg, travels to every corner of California talking to the small business owners who comprise the membership of local Chambers of Commerce, he inevitable hears the same complaint.

October 15, 2012 | | Local Business


PayPal planning layoffs of up to 400 workers

SAN JOSE (AP) - EBay's PayPal unit is planning layoffs in the coming weeks as it tries to refocus and operate more like an agile startup than a large company, according to people familiar with the matter.

October 15, 2012 | | Nationwide


Confident consumers give US retail sales a lift

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans spent more money at retailers in September - a buying surge that reflected growing consumer confidence and the launch of the latest iPhone.

October 15, 2012 | | Nationwide


Amphibious vehicle to go on sale soon in US

DETROIT (AP) - Amphibious vehicles could soon be zooming out of James Bond's garage - or pond - and into yours.

October 15, 2012 | | Nationwide


Political ads blitz viewers, risk voter turnoff

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Is there any escape from all those political ads in the most hotly contested states in the three weeks before the presidential election?

October 15, 2012 | | Nation


Ex-Kansas soldier gets 10 months for sham marriage to get more benefits

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A former Kansas soldier will spend 10 months in federal prison for entering into a sham marriage so he could get additional military benefits and his Jamaican bride could become a legal immigrant, a federal judge ruled Monday.

October 15, 2012 | | Nation


Lathrop-Manteca Firefighters take "Yes on C" Campaign for Nov. 6 vote to Facebook

LATHROP - The Lathrop-Manteca Firefighters Association have taken their campaign for the passage of Lathrop's Measure C to Facebook, where Lathrop voters can get the latest news and updates on Measure C, and how it will benefit Public Safety in the City of Lathrop.

October 15, 2012 | | Nation


Ex-presidential nominee McGovern in hospice

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Longtime former U.S. Sen. George McGovern, the Democratic presidential candidate who lost to President Richard Nixon in a historic landslide, has moved into hospice care near his home in South Dakota, his family said Monday.

October 15, 2012 | | Nation


Pharmacy's other drugs may be causing illness

NEW YORK (AP) - Two more drugs from a specialty pharmacy linked to a meningitis outbreak are now being investigated, U.S. health officials said, as they urged doctors to contact patients who got any kind of injection from the company.

October 15, 2012 | | Nation


Pizza Hut rethinks presidential debate stunt

NEW YORK (AP) - Pizza Hut is rethinking its contest daring people to ask "Sausage or Pepperoni?" at the presidential debate Tuesday.

October 15, 2012 | | Nation


State news briefs

DAUGHTER OF MEXICAN DRUG LORD HELD: SAN DIEGO (AP) - The daughter of one of the world's most sought-after drug lords has been arrested on suspicion of trying to enter the United States on someone else's passport, U.S. officials said Monday.

October 15, 2012 | | State


Del Norte DA accused of corruption on trial before bar

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The fight for a Northern California district attorney professional life got under way Monday in a tiny courtroom in the downtown San Francisco high rise that serves as headquarters for the State Bar, the agency that licenses and disciplines California's 176,000 lawyers.

October 15, 2012 | | State


Peace treaty negotiator hired for PG&E, CPUC settlement talks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A former U.S. senator who helped negotiate a peace treaty in Northern Ireland has been appointed to help California energy regulators and Pacific Gas & Electric reach a settlement over a pipeline explosion that killed eight people, the two sides announced Monday.

October 15, 2012 | | State


Rival to end ad critical of Brown's initiative

SACRAMENTO. (AP) - The campaign for a November ballot initiative that seeks to raise income taxes on most Californians to fund public schools is phasing out a TV ad that criticizes a rival tax measure pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

October 15, 2012 | | State


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Throwback: using a black powder replica

If you've never shot black powder guns before you ought to give it a try. It transports you back in time as you pour the powder down the barrel, drop the lead ball or shot in and tamp it down with a ramrod You had to let the smoke cloud blow away before you could see if you hit your target!

July 27, 2014 | By Don Moyer | Sports Columns


Doss wins Sunnyvalley Smoked Meats 125

Using his front row starting position to maximum advantage, Upper Lake's Jeremy Doss was able to snatch the early lead in Saturday's Spears Manufacturing SRL Southwest Tour Sunnyvalley Smoked Meats 125 at the Stockton 99 Speedway where he spent the rest of the race fending off multiple challengers to earn the checkered flag.

July 27, 2014 | | Sports Columns


1st-place Dodgers sweep Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Carl Crawford hit an RBI triple to back Hyun-Jin Ryu's third straight victory, and the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers completed a sweep of the San Francisco Giants with a 4-3 victory Sunday night.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jaso has 3 RBIs as Oakland A’s beat Texas Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - John Jaso drove in three runs, helping Scott Kazmir and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 9-3 Sunday night.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Courtney Force captures NHRA Sonoma Nationals

SONOMA (AP) - Courtney Force beat father John Force in the NHRA Sonoma Nationals on Sunday to break a tie with sister Ashley Force Hood for career Funny Car victories by a female driver with five.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


The Big Hurt, Joe Torre top class

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ depth at running back to be tested after Hunter tears ACL

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Training camp is not even a week old and already the San Francisco 49ers' depth at running back is about to be tested.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tim Clark rallies to win Canadian Open PGA title

MONTREAL (AP) - Tim Clark rallied to win the Canadian Open on Sunday, birdieing five of the last eight holes for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Italy’s Nibali wins Tour de France race

PARIS (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner's podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Smith’s NFL discipline could come soon

SANTA CLARA . (AP) - San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said Saturday that he expects the NFL's decision on a possible suspension for linebacker Aldon Smith to be announced soon, perhaps even before the preseason begins Aug. 7.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spain sweeps to victory in International Crown

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Their bond goes far beyond their designation as teammates, and as a whole they are far more than merely a quartet of players thrown together to represent Spain.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Okoye preparing for the NFL

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Lawrence Okoye speaks as if he is hoping to win a contest for the Oxford University debate team. That very well may be next on his list of things to accomplish.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McGloin buried on depth chart again

NAPA (AP) - Not a lot has changed in the year since Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Byron Scott says he will be LA Lakers’ new coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Penske’s Indy struggles continue in Cup series

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Brad Keselowski and Juan Pablo Montoya came to Indianapolis trying to send Roger Penske back to Victory Lane.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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