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ESCONDIDO POLICE CHIEF APOLOGIZES FOR GAG GIFT: ESCONDIDO (AP) - A Southern California police chief has apologized for a holiday party gag prize that included mug shots of intoxicated people.

December 20, 2013 | | State


California jobless rate continues positive trend

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's jobless rate dropped to 8.5 percent in November, the state Employment Development Department said Friday, continuing a positive trend after increasing temporarily over the summer.

December 20, 2013 | | State


Judge to hospital: Keep girl on support

OAKLAND (AP) - A judge on Friday ordered a California hospital to keep a girl declared brain dead on life support following what was supposed to be a routine tonsillectomy.

December 20, 2013 | | State


Turlock’s Christmas tree a downtown tradition

Whether it's Rockefeller Square in New York City or San Francisco's Union Square, Christmas trees are a staple of the holiday season found in cities and homes across the world. While Turlock's community tree may not tower in comparable sky scraper heights, it is a staple of the Central Valley town's annual holiday traditions since the early 1920s.

December 20, 2013 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Cypress: Best kept secret for exterior

Unique versatility, unrivaled durability, breathtaking beauty - all are qualities that have made cypress a longtime favorite building material in the coastal regions of the South. But the secret about cypress is out, and homeowners across the country are acknowledging its virtues for upgrading their homes' curb appeal and outdoor living spaces.

December 20, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


Reclaimed wood ’s appeal

Breathing new life into your home with weathered touches, aged accents and historical character is holding true to the popular belief of "what's old is new." Sparked from the sustainable living trend, reclaimed, recycled and repurposed wood floors have become one of the hottest green design and remodeling trends.

December 20, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


Homebuilder confidence surges in December

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. homebuilders' confidence bounced back strongly this month, a sign that construction and industry hiring may pick up in coming months.

December 20, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


Is 2nd home a wise investment?

Happy Holidays Real Estate Boys: Our question is simple yet complex. Has highs and also lows. It can be hot or cold, dry and wet. A little dangerous but has great beauty mostly. OK, enough of the word games. The last of my husband's parents has recently passed away and we have inherited a goodly amount of cash and stuff. My husband and I have always wanted a second home in the mountains, not up too high or down too low. Not to hot and not to cold. But just right, if you know what I mean? So, the ...

December 20, 2013 | Real Estate Boys | HOME SCENE


Home construction hits highest pace in US in more than 5 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. builders broke ground on homes at the fastest pace in more than five years, strong evidence that the housing recovery is accelerating despite higher mortgage rates.

December 20, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


Debt relief for rental property?

Q: I am hoping you can clarify debt relief as it applies to rental property.

December 20, 2013 | Benny L. Kass | HOME SCENE


Higher rates slow existing home sales for 3rd straight month

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people who bought existing U.S. homes in November declined for the third straight month. Higher mortgage rates have made home-buying more expensive, while the lingering effect of the October government shutdown might have deterred some sales.

December 20, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


Average rate on 30-year loan rises to 4.47 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) - Average U.S. rates for fixed mortgages rose slightly this week but remained near historically low levels.

December 20, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


Barbara Ellen Anderson

Barbara Ellen Anderson, 74, beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away peacefully December 17, 2013 in Mechanicsville, MD where she lived for the past three years. Barbara previously resided in Manteca, CA for over forty years where she was loved and respected by her family and friends, and will be deeply missed.

December 20, 2013 | | OBITS


Build desalinization not water tunnels

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

December 20, 2013 | | Letters


Appreciates Manteca Fire Department response

Editor, Manteca Bulletin

December 20, 2013 | | Letters


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Ex-LA sheriff to plead guilty

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to federal authorities investigating corruption in the department, a probe that ...

February 10, 2016 | | State


Panel denies parole RFK’s assassin

SAN DIEGO (AP) - For the 15th time, officials denied parole for Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, after hearing Wednesday from another ...

February 10, 2016 | | State


Right-to-die advocate O’Donnell dies

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Christy O'Donnell, a single mother with lung cancer who became a prominent figure in the California right-to-die debate, has died. She ...

February 10, 2016 | | State


Cal Berkeley cash-strapped

BERKELEY (AP) - The University of California, Berkeley, is running a $150 million deficit this year and must undertake a top-to-bottom review of expenses if it ...

February 10, 2016 | | State


Insurers back proposed California health plan tax

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Most of California's health insurance companies said Wednesday they're supporting Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to restructure a tax on health ...

February 10, 2016 | | State


Rodney McLeary

Rodney was born in Manteca to Rod and Brenna McCleary. His mom was at the hospital for 30 minutes before he made his début ...

February 10, 2016 | | OBITS


Reynaldo Rocha

Reynaldo Rocha, 89, entered into rest peacefully in his dreams on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at his home in Manteca. He was born in Matehuala ...

February 10, 2016 | | OBITS


Kellie D. Murillo

Kellie was born on July 28, 1975 and passed away February 1, 2016.

February 10, 2016 | | OBITS


Lathrop routs Ranch to halt 4-game skid

LATHROP - Lathrop's girls basketball team couldn't afford another loss.

February 10, 2016 | | High School Sports


RC comeback ends with OT win at Escalon

ESCALON - Ripon Christian clinched a berth to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs on Tuesday, but it did not come easy.

February 10, 2016 | | High School Sports


MELLO-ROOS TAXES

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

February 10, 2016 | | Other Views


Working until it’s time to die

"My plan is just to work until I die." That's how my mom sums up her retirement prospects.

February 09, 2016 | | Other Views


George Karl still head coach for struggling Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - George Karl remains the coach of the Sacramento Kings - for now.

February 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Challenges ahead for Broncos

DENVER (AP) - It took John Elway 15 years to experience a parade as a quarterback. As an executive, only five.

February 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


‘Wet’ Coast Swing shifts to Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - The first stop on the "California Coastal Swing" featured 40 mph gusts and rain that led to a Monday finish at Torrey ...

February 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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