Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
To a black ESPN sports analyst, this is the critical question: Is Robert Griffin III, aka RG III, the black rookie sensation Washington Redskins quarterback, "a brother, or is he a cornball brother?" What has RG III done or said to raise a suspicion about his bona fides as a black person? More importantly, what does this have to do with appreciating - or choosing not to appreciate - Griffin as an athlete?
As I reflect over the past month, tons of feelings and emotions rush to mind! Many are heartwarming, some are sad, some made me smile, a lot of laughs, and some are exhausting to even think about again! Now that's a lot for one month! I want to focus on the way we feel when Christmas rolls around. As I check Facebook, I see endless posts letting the world know how much my "friends on Facebook" love their life, Christmas, baking, spending time with family, shopping, decorating, etc. I only wish we could be inspired every month like we ...
The 51st annual Almond Blossom Kick Off & Tribute Dinner takes place on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Spring Creek Golf & Country Club, 1580 East Spring Creek Drive.
The 51st annual Almond Blossom Festival takes place Feb. 22 through Feb. 24.
The Ripon Chamber of Commerce's 31st annual Almond Blossom Run is Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Mavis Stouffer Park.
• NEW LIGHTS TO ADD PIZAZZ TO SF-OAKLAND BAY BRIDGE: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is getting spruced up with 25,000 white LED lights, transforming the gray, workhorse of a bridge into a light sculpture.
NEW YORK (AP) - A mumbling woman pushed a man to his death in front of a subway train on Thursday night, the second time this month someone has been killed in such nightmarish fashion, police said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - So what if San Jose State lost its coach before the Military Bowl. David Fales was still the quarterback, and that was plenty.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Patrick Willis believes the San Francisco 49ers can still be a great defense even without All-Pro tackle Justin Smith.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Matt Leinart is hoping to get one more shot to show what he can do as an NFL starting quarterback.
Alpine Meadows - Thu 6:24 am 9 new variable machine groomed 84-1008 base 90 of 100 trails, 95% open, 13 of 13 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p; Sat/Sun: 9a-4p;
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Matt Barnes tied his season high with 21 points off the bench, Chris Paul had 11 assists and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated Boston 106-77 on Thursday night, becoming the first team to win 15 consecutive games since the Celtics four years ago.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal judge will soon decide whether your next tank of gas or bottle of soda comes with a free apology from the Marlboro man and Joe Camel.
BEIJING (AP) - China on Wednesday opened the world's longest high-speed rail line that more than halves the time required to travel from the country's capital in the north to Guangzhou, an economic hub in southern China.
Five individuals are being inducted into the Sierra High Hall of Fame on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 5:30 p.m. in the school library.
You would think after a life spent on a farm, I would have developed an affinity for all types of livestock.
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Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
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AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Defending their allies, Bill and Hillary Clinton are barnstorming the country for Democrats struggling through a bleak campaign season in states where President Barack Obama is deeply unpopular.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri funeral director is sending his father out with a bang. His father's ashes, anyway.
• MAGIC JOHNSON READY TO ASSIST TECH IN DIVERSITY: SAN JOSE (AP) - Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry's largely white and Asian workforce.
ATLANTA (AP) - All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - When Halloween falls on a Friday in communities where high school football is king, it's time to reschedule the holiday.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A U.S. Navy veteran can be buried with the ashes of her late partner in a southwest Idaho military cemetery after the state legalized gay marriage.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Michael Brown's official autopsy indicates he was shot in the hand at close range during a struggle, but a medical examiner not involved in the investigation says there's no way to conclude whether the injury meant the unarmed 18-year-old was trying to grab the gun of the officer who killed him.
DENVER (AP) - Three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State forces in Syria were victims of an "online predator" who encouraged them, a school official said Wednesday, as U.S. officials tried to determine how they made it to Europe without anyone knowing and whether terrorists' appeal is deepening among vulnerable youth.
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) - A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana on Wednesday refused to speak or even acknowledge his name to a judge, and a sheriff explained later that the suspect was upset his hearing was in open court before dozens of journalists.
• CAMEL MAKER REYNOLDS SNUFFS OUT WORKPLACE SMOKING: RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.