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The rolled parchment looks like it's been squirreled away in an attic for ages. It's stiff, discolored, wrinkled, charred around the edges. But the text, written in artful calligraphy, is legible. It begins

January 24, 2013 | | Bridal Special


Explaining various bridal customs origins

Chances are those who have attended a wedding have witnessed some popular traditions. The bride wears a veil, a court of wedding attendants accompanies the bride and groom and birdseed, rice or flower petals are tossed. But have you ever wondered why?

January 24, 2013 | | Bridal Special


There's never been a better time to get going

It's no secret: Every bride wants to look stunning. For some that means finding the gown that flatters their figure; for others, it also means a new fitness regimen to get into "wedding shape."

January 24, 2013 | | Bridal Special


Find the perfect recipe for a bar

From the cocktail hour to the Champagne toast, drinks are a key component of most modern weddings. They can make good food great, and they warm strangers both to each other and the dance floor.

January 24, 2013 | | Bridal Special


Stay fresh: Use blooms to add personality and panache to your party

Wedding flowers are more than just petals to toss or a bouquet to throw - they're an accessory that can complement your dress, bring life to your venue and offer an important opportunity to express your overall style and personality. This year, the best way to be up-to-date is easy: be yourself.

January 24, 2013 | | Bridal Special


Margaret “Peggy” Magnan

Margaret "Peggy" Magnan entered into eternal rest on January 19, 2013 in Manteca.

January 24, 2013 | | OBITS


Richard (Dick) Watson

Richard (Dick) Watson was a beloved husband, loving father and grandfather, and caring brother and uncle.

January 24, 2013 | | OBITS


Entertainment Briefs

NIELSEN: 20.6 MILLION WATCHED INAUGURATION: NEW YORK (AP) - Nielsen says an estimated 20.6 million people watched President Barack Obama's second inauguration on TV, sharply down from his first.

January 23, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Walhberg: Boy band union is strong for summer tour

NEW YORK (AP) - For Donnie Wahlberg it's not a matter of why now, rather "why not?"

January 23, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Super WHY at Bob Hope Theatre April 5

STOCKTON –The Bob Hope Theatre will be a destination for the Spring 2013 U.S. tour of "Super WHY Live: You've Got the Power!" on April 5.

January 23, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Stockton Ports plan appearances by by legends Fingers, Perry & Cepeda

STOCKTON, – The Stockton Ports, class "A" affiliate of the 2012 American League West Division Champion Oakland Athletics have arranged celebrity appearances by Rollie Fingers on May 3, Gaylord Perry on July 13, and Orlando Cepeda on Aug. 9.

January 23, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


IBM's results lift Dow average to a five-year high

NEW YORK (AP) - Strong earnings from tech giants nudged the stock market to a five-year high Wednesday. Investors drew encouragement from a vote by the House of Representatives to let the government keep paying all of its bills for another four months.

January 23, 2013 | | Nationwide


McDonald's plans 'Fish McBites' to boost slumping fast food sales

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's used the Dollar Menu to help lift its profit in the latest quarter. Now the world's biggest hamburger chain is turning to a pipeline of new menu items to boost slumping sales, starting with "Fish McBites."

January 23, 2013 | | Nationwide


Beverage industry, NYC duel over drinks

NEW YORK (AP) - The city defended its groundbreaking size limit on sugary drinks Wednesday as an imperfect but meaningful rein on obesity, while critics said it would hurt small and minority-owned businesses while doing little to help health.

January 23, 2013 | | Nationwide


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UC TUITION HIKES

University of California Regent Richard Blum confessed that he was "apoplectic" at the Board of Regents meeting Wednesday. The husband of Sen. Dianne Feinstein supports tuition increases as high as 28 percent over five years, which the board approved Thursday. Blum warned that private universities such as Yale and Stanford threaten to poach academic superstars. "In my investment business, if I underpaid my staff as much as the university is underpaid," said Blum, "I'd have nothing but empty desks." And: "You've got to get real about this stuff."

November 22, 2014 | By Debra Saunders National columnist | Other Views


Hail the (president) emperor

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

November 22, 2014 | | Letters


Window washer falls onto moving car

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A worker fell screaming 11 stories from the roof of a bank building Friday morning onto a moving car, crushing its roof and sending shattered glass flying into the street, police and witnesses said.

November 21, 2014 | | State


UC campuses expands legal services

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California is planning to offer legal services at six campuses to students who are living in the U.S. illegally or have parents who might be eligible for deportation relief under President Barack Obama's new immigration order, UC President Janet Napolitano announced Friday.

November 21, 2014 | | State


Death recommended in torching of ex-girlfriend

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A jury on Friday recommended the death penalty for a man who shot his ex-girlfriend and lit her on fire in front of her five children in her California home.

November 21, 2014 | | State


$139M deal in sex abuse case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay more than $139 million to end remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous lewd acts on his students, according to the settlement announced Friday.

November 21, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

MAN FACES POSSIBLE JAIL TIME FOR NOT WATERING LAWN: UPLAND (AP) - Fernand Bogman says he's being a responsible citizen by not watering the grass at his San Bernardino County home during California's drought.

November 21, 2014 | | State


Marine with robotic leg braces gets Bronze Star

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A Marine who was left paralyzed by a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan fulfilled a promise to himself on Friday and walked using robotic leg braces in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, where he was awarded a Bronze Star.

November 21, 2014 | | Nation


Investigators may have recovered lost IRS emails

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal investigators have told Congress that they have recovered data that may include lost emails from one of the pivotal figures in the controversy over the IRS's treatment of tea party groups, congressional aides said Friday.

November 21, 2014 | | Nation


Locomotive back on track after 88 years

CARSON CITY (AP) - The Glenbrook - perhaps the most viewed locomotive in Nevada history - roared to life for the first time in 88 years this week in Carson City.

November 21, 2014 | | Nation


Marking 75 years with same company

MOUNTAIN BROOK, Ala. (AP) - Frances Moore was hired to help out for the holidays at an Alabama jewelry store in 1939, and she's still there.

November 21, 2014 | | Nation


Maine risks losing funding over photos

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Gov. Paul LePage's administration is facing a potential loss of federal funding to administer its food stamp program over concerns about the state's decision to put photos on cards used to access the benefits.

November 21, 2014 | | Nation


Crowd cheers comedy from embattled Cosby

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - As Bill Cosby's standup tour crumbled with cancellations, the embattled entertainer joked about his usual subjects of family, wives and childhood Friday to a cheering audience that greeted him with a standing ovation as he took the stage and another when he finished.

November 21, 2014 | | Nation


Sparano savors 1st win with Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Tony Sparano gathered the Oakland Raiders in a victorious locker room and praised them for sticking together through a 16-game losing streak.

November 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pacquiao in need of signature win vs. Algieri

MACAU (AP) - Boxing is a hurt business, as Manny Pacquiao found out when he ended up face down on the canvas after being knocked out just three fights ago by Juan Manuel Marquez.

November 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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