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Former Camelot now Booming with fun in Modesto

MODESTO – Boomers! may not rhyme with fun. But this recreation attraction in the 209 is a boomtown of fun for families, excitement seekers, and those who just want to get away from the boredom of daily doldrums.

January 18, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


A $100 thrill: Tandem jumping from 2 miles up

LODI - Max Garrido had a 50th birthday to remember.

January 18, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Turlock’s Portuguese ‘suicide squad’ keeps old tradition alive

The Turlock De Forcados will be looking death in the face as they gear up for another year of traditional Portuguese bullfights at the Stevinson Pentecost Bull Fighting Arena and the Gustine BellaVista Park Arena. The group has previously appeared in Canada, Portugal, and other countries around the world.

January 18, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


209 Happenings

BICYLCE RIDES

January 18, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Obama could send you to prison

Like a lot of Californians, Stockton businessman Matt Davies, 34, expected that when Barack Obama was elected in 2008, the new administration would not prosecute medical marijuana dispensaries operating under a law passed by California voters in 1996. After all, as a candidate, Obama contended that he saw federal enforcement against medical marijuana as a waste of resources.

January 18, 2013 | By DEBRA SAUNDERS National Columnist | Other Views


Barbara Jeanne Faustino Carter

Barbara Carter joined our Lord and Savior December 29th, 2012, at Modesto Doctors Hospital, of complications from a stroke suffered five years earlier.

January 18, 2013 | | OBITS


Geneva Danise Mattson Turner

Geneva died peacefully in her sleep on January 6. Born to Phillip & Ame Mattson of Assaria, Kansas, she married Don Turner in 1948 at The Assaria Lutheran Church, where she was also Baptized and Confirmed. Don preceded her in death in 1994. Most of their married life was spent on the East Coast, moving to Discovery Bay in 1984 after retiring. Geneva worked for the government in Maryland, for a lawyer in New Jersey, and found her 'niche' in industrial sales, selling computer supplies out of Princeton, N.J. and magnetic media for Control Data Corp. out of Union, N ...

January 18, 2013 | | OBITS


SJ Valley losing 570,000 acres of prime farmland by 2050

MODESTO (AP) - Despite written policies protecting farmland across Central California's agricultural heartland, the state's most productive region is on track to lose 570,000 acres of prime, irrigated land to development by 2050, according to a new report.

January 18, 2013 | | NEWS


Olsen earns leadership honor for rural issues

MODESTO - The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) has selected Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, as one of two recipients for the annual "Patti Mattingly Award" for 2012.

January 18, 2013 | | Ripon News


Almond Blossom Carnival Tickets are now on sale for 50 percent off

You can save money by purchasing your Almond Blossom tickets ahead of time.

January 18, 2013 | | Ripon News


Dear Abby’s legacy: Wit, warmth, and snappy advice for her readers

NEW YORK (AP) - Two men had recently bought a house together in the tiny San Francisco neighborhood of Nob Hill, and the neighbors were annoyed. The men were entertaining "a very suspicious mixture of company," the neighbors wrote into their paper's advice column, asking, "How can we improve the neighborhood?"

January 18, 2013 | | Nation


Fewer homes repossessed by banks in 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lenders took possession of fewer U.S. homes in 2012 than a year earlier, as the pace of new homes entering the path to foreclosure slowed and banks increasingly opted to allow troubled borrowers to sell their homes for less than what they owed on their mortgage.

January 18, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


Maintaining your home helps protect investment

Home ownership is an important investment that can create both a sense of pride and a place in the world that is all your own. While the investment in purchasing or building your own home is sizeable, letting your home fall into disrepair can be even more costly. However, home maintenance doesn't have to be a daunting task. By following a few simple steps and making maintenance a regular activity, you'll not only preserve the quality of your home, but you'll likely save money over the long term.

January 18, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


Bank not obligated to sell foreclosure at list price

DEAR BENNY: I offered full price -- $168,000 -- for a home in foreclosure. The bank came back with a refusal and a new sales price of $240,000. That is $72,000 over the asking price. Is this legal? --Marie

January 18, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


Rose, Donaldson lead by 1; McIlroy, Woods struggle

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - With Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods struggling, fifth-ranked Justin Rose and unheralded Jamie Donaldson had 5-under 67s Thursday for a one-shot lead after the opening round of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.

January 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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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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