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Foster children focus of California schools

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California is embarking on a first-of-its-kind attempt to improve the academic lives of foster youth by giving schools more money to meet their special learning and emotional needs and holding educators and administrators accountable.

July 13, 2014 | | State


Man accused of starting wildfire while servicing an illegal marijuana grow

REDDING (AP) - A 27-year-old man who was allegedly at an illegal marijuana plot is suspected of starting a wildfire that has burned about 6 square miles of forested land in Northern California.

July 13, 2014 | | State


Santa Clara County sees spike in West Nile cases

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Santa Clara County has seen a sharp jump in birds infected with West Nile virus, which has prompted an increase in mosquito spraying that upsets many residents.

July 13, 2014 | | State


Immigrants flock to see saint statue

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Immigrants are flocking to churches in Southern California to see a wooden statue of a saint cherished by border-crossers who make the perilous journey to the United States.

July 13, 2014 | | State


Teen dies after hitting bridge atop tour bus

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a teenage boy who struck a bridge while standing on the top section of a double-decker tour bus has died.

July 13, 2014 | | State


Obama’s backers said ‘go gangsta’

Obama's poll numbers dropped below those of former President George W. Bush. By the end of Bush's term, focus groups were telling pollsters they despised the very four-letter word B-U-S-H. When John McCain faced Obama in 2008, Democrats gleefully slammed McCain's quest as the "third Bush term."

July 12, 2014 | Larry Elder | Other Views


Tunnels will protect LA bound water from rising sea

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

July 12, 2014 | | Letters


LeBron: ‘I’m coming home’

CLEVELAND (AP) - If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


World Cup finale pits best of best

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet's best player against the tournament's best team.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Canelo Alvarez faces dangerous foe in Lara

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Canelo Alvarez wants to be known as a fighter who never ducked anyone, one reason why he paid particular attention when Erislandy Lara started calling his name.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Italy’s Trentin wins his 7th Tour

NANCY, France (AP) - Matteo Trentin of Italy won Friday's seventh stage of the Tour de France in a photo finish, after two top American hopefuls went down in the latest spills of a crash-marred edition this year.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy slumps at Scottish Open

ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) - Rory McIlroy surrendered the lead at the Scottish Open with his latest second-round meltdown on Friday, leaving three players tied for first place on a day when brutal winds played havoc with the field.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Phelps easily beats Lochte in 100 butterfly

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Michael Phelps surged to the wall and quickly searched for the scoreboard.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Netherlands looking to finish World Cup unbeaten

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Dutch coach Louis Van Gaal is trying to motivate his players for the third-place match against Brazil by giving them the mission of becoming the only Dutch squad to finish a World Cup unbeaten in regular play.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


United gets 3rd straight road win; 2-1 over Quakes

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Eddie Johnson and Luis Silva each scored in the first half, and Bill Hamid made close-range saves in the 89th and 91st minutes to lift D.C. United to a 2-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes on Friday night.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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New president, new world

"Don't Make Any Sudden Moves" is the advice offered to the new president by Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations, which has ...

January 20, 2017 | | Other Views


City council fails on Woodward

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

January 20, 2017 | | Letters


No one takes county housing checks

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

January 20, 2017 | | Letters


ALICE IN WONDERLAND

By now, everyone knows the story of Alice of Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

January 20, 2017 | | NEWS


Vegas looks to score big win by landing Raiders

LAS VEGAS (AP) - First the NHL's Vegas Golden Knights. Soon, maybe, the Las Vegas Raiders.

January 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Rudy Gay out for season with ruptured Achilles

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay will need season-ending surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon.

January 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Curry, Durant to start NBA All-Star Game

NEW YORK (AP) - Stephen Curry won a tiebreaker to join Golden State teammate Kevin Durant in the lineup, while LeBron James and Kyrie Irving also ...

January 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Shanahan will have another meeting with 49ers

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Kyle Shanahan remains focused on helping the Falcons win their first Super Bowl championship.

January 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Bay Area investors still working to keep Raiders

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Oakland civic leaders and deep-pocketed investors fighting to keep the Raiders from moving insist they are still in the game despite team ...

January 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Wade Phillips eager to work McVay with Rams

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Wade Phillips has done just about everything in his four-decade NFL coaching career, so he wasn't exactly worried by the ...

January 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


GM McKenzie wants more after winning top exec award

ALAMEDA (AP) - General manager Reggie McKenzie got rewarded for orchestrating the rebuild of the Oakland Raiders that got them back into the postseason for the ...

January 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Phil Mickelson returns with scrambling 68 at La Quinta

LA QUINTA (AP) - Phil Mickelson hit his opening tee shot so poorly in morning rain and cold that he hit a provisional ball just to ...

January 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kerber advances to 4th round vs Vandeweghe

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Angelique Kerber had a straight-sets win for the first time in her first Australian Open title defense, starting her 6-0, 6-4 third-round ...

January 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Hermanson leads St. Mary’s past Pacific

MORAGA (AP) - Calvin Hermanson scored seven of his 17 points as part of a big run in the second half and No. 23 Saint Mary ...

January 19, 2017 | | SPORTS


Couture lifts Sharks past Lightning

SAN JOSE (AP) - For Logan Couture, a game-winning goal can be just the thing to help him feel better.

January 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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