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Universities move to ban campus smoking

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Schools in California's public university systems are stamping out smoking in hopes that it will help improve the health of students, faculty and employees.

December 30, 2013 | | State


Shades of 1977: SSJID not out of the woods

You may have noticed the abundant warm sunny days over these past several weeks of fall.

December 30, 2013 | | State


Modesto man ID'd in San Francisco fatal shooting

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities have identified a 36-year-old man who was fatally shot outside a nightclub in San Francisco.

December 30, 2013 | | State


Cal Fire suspends burn permits in in SJ County

SANTA CRUZ (AP) - The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has suspended burn permits, citing dry conditions and a sharp increase in vegetation fires.

December 30, 2013 | | State


Gay couple marrying atop Rose float

PASADENA (AP) - Aubrey Loots and Danny Leclair joke that they're getting married New Year's Day in front of 80 million of their closest friends, and the men say they aren't that concerned that a few thousand others may boycott the first gay marriage at the 125-year-old Rose Parade.

December 30, 2013 | | State


Ambulance stolen as medics helped Bay Area patient

DALY CITY (AP) - Police in Northern California are searching for suspects who stole an ambulance while paramedics were helping a patient.

December 30, 2013 | | State


Samuel J. Amantea

Sam passed away in his home in Manteca. He was born in Weed, CA and graduated from Fremont High School in Oakland. Sam served in the US Army and enjoyed a career as a Meat Cutter for 52 years.

December 30, 2013 | | OBITS


Paul Edward Hatch

Paul Edward Hatch, 61, of Manteca much loved and loving husband and father passed away peacefully on December 14, 2013 at home following a short illness.

December 30, 2013 | | OBITS


Bessie C. Smith

Bessie C. Smith, 90, entered into rest Tuesday, December 24, 2013 in Modesto, CA. She was born on November 12, 1923 in Fanshaw, Oklahoma. She joins her husband Thomas F. Smith in heaven.

December 30, 2013 | | OBITS


Animals, hermits among odd news for 2013 in New England

BOSTON (AP) - A mysteriously pregnant anteater, a farmer who feeds beer to his turkeys and a man charged with disorderly conduct for whistling loudly as he strolled around town were among the more unusual stories that made headlines in New England in 2013. Here's a look at some of the odd things that happened in the past year:

December 30, 2013 | | State


Feds order LA- based bus firm to cease operations

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Department of Transportation ordered a Los Angeles-based bus company to cease operations after federal safety investigators said they discovered its vehicles were allowed on the road with serious safety defects and its drivers were not regularly screened for drug and alcohol use.

December 30, 2013 | | State


SF Bay area air agency issues new wood-burning ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Bay Area air quality officials are prohibiting the use of wood-burning fireplaces for another day after determining the region's air is unhealthy.

December 30, 2013 | | State


Pre-K: For bureaucrats, not kids

In an attempt to shift public discussion from the Obamacare train wreck, President Barack Obama is again promoting universal tax-paid daycare for preschoolers. But spending $75 billion on free preschool for all won't work any better than the numerous times it's been tried before.

December 30, 2013 | Phyllis Schlafly | Other Views


Broncos beat Raiders for top AFC seed

OAKLAND (AP) - With one sterling half, Peyton Manning accomplished all he needed to in the regular-season finale by seizing another prestigious record and home-field advantage in the playoffs.

December 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Dawson’s FG secures 49ers win over Arizona

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Phil Dawson's franchise-record string of 27 consecutive field goals ended with a missed 24-yard chip shot. The San Francisco kicker made up for it, to say the least, at the end of a wild 23-20 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday that clinched the NFC's No. 5 playoff seed.

December 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Extra earnings don’t always mean extra benefits

Q: I know my Social Security benefits will be based on my last five years of earnings before I retire. But here is the problem ...

February 12, 2016 | Tom MARGENAU | State


NBC, USA Network discuss airing Beverly Hills dog show

NEW YORK (AP) - The dogs are going Hollywood.

February 12, 2016 | | Nation


House backs bill to ease calorie labeling rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fast-food chains would get some relief from government rules on listing calories for things like bacon-wrapped deep dish pizza or double cheeseburgers under ...

February 12, 2016 | | Nation


Those Valentine’s Day flowers might just be from Kenya

NYAHURURU, Kenya (AP) - This Valentine's Day, there's a good chance your flowers came from Kenya.

February 12, 2016 | | Nation


Documents show Volkswagen resisted Takata air bag recall

DETROIT (AP) - Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly Takata air bags - telling safety regulators that ...

February 12, 2016 | | State


WHERE DID EL NINO GO?

SONOMA (AP) - Where did El Nino go?

February 12, 2016 | | State


Northern Californian wins Mavericks

HALF MOON BAY (AP) - Northern Californian Nic Lamb won the prestigious big-wave surfing contest known as the Titans of Mavericks Friday.

February 12, 2016 | | State


Prosecutors challenge proposed California sentencing changes

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California prosecutors announced Friday that they are seeking to block Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed ballot initiative to reduce the state's prison ...

February 12, 2016 | | State


Pets: more fleas, more heartworm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Climate change doesn't just affect habitats for wildlife. It's also affecting cats and dogs.

February 12, 2016 | | LIVING IN 209


Orange collars: Geting lost cats home

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cartoonist Matthew Inman would like to see every housecat wearing an orange collar with its name and number on it. Then if ...

February 12, 2016 | | LIVING IN 209


TURLOCK’S CUSTOMIZED CLASSICS

Some say Bill Preuss was born in the wrong generation due to his love for restoring old cars and bringing back the history they entail ...

February 12, 2016 | By NATALIE WINTERS 209 Living reporter | LIVING IN 209


Jay C. Triplett

Jay C. Triplett, 77, entered into rest on February 9, 2016 in Manteca, CA. He was born in Butte County on August 2, 1938. He ...

February 12, 2016 | | OBITS


Gwendolyn Pauley

Gwen was called home to our Lord after a long illness. She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. She was born on September 2 ...

February 12, 2016 | | OBITS


Judging Manteca High . . .

As we all know Chris is a proud supporter of his alma mater Manteca High School. Because of this, he's given me, a proud ...

February 12, 2016 | | Manteca to a T


How republics perish

If you believed America's longest war, in Afghanistan, was coming to an end, be advised: It is not.

February 12, 2016 | | Other Views


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