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The airline industry’s rampant fee-for-all

Those who say we should run government like a business must not be frequent flyers.

December 14, 2012 | By JIM HIGHTOWER Political Columnist | Other Views


Warriors have people taking notice with fast start

OAKLAND (AP) - When the Golden State Warriors began madly celebrating a stunning, last-second win against defending NBA champion Miami on the Heat's home court this week, Jarrett Jack quickly offered a message to his teammates.

December 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Central Catholic rolls to IV title 66-7

CARSON (AP) - Rey Vega ran for 202 yards and four touchdowns and Ray Lomas IV ran for 183 yards and three scores as Modesto Central Catholic defeated Solana Beach Santa Fe Christian 66-7 in the California State Division IV Championship on Friday night.

December 14, 2012 | | High School Sports


A guide to college football's 35 bowls

he BCS has been criticized plenty for not getting it right over the years, from all those teams that believed they should have been playing for a national title to last year's all-SEC championship game.

December 14, 2012 | | Collegiate Sports


Chiefs, Raiders playing out string of season

ALAMEDA (AP) - For most of the past decade, December has meant only one thing to Oakland Raiders punter Shane Lechler - searching for motivation as he plays out the string of another lost season.

December 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


ON THE RIGHT TRACK

Oxford Court is once again assuming its role as the holiday cul-de-sac for the Turlock community, welcoming visitors from neighboring towns of Modesto, Merced, and beyond to view the anticipated Oxford Court Train.

December 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Modesto’s ‘Lightazmic’ illuminates neighborhood

The Christmas season wouldn't be complete without a light display, but fireworks in your own backyard? That is what Will and Wendy Solymanbeyk imagined when they wanted to AMP up the Christmas spirit at their 4004 Thornhill Way, Modesto residence.

December 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Manteca windshield tour yields plenty of Christmas sights

Hands down, the 150,000-lights Christmas spectacle at Mercedes Avenue beats all must-see decorations in Manteca.

December 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Patriots pose severe test for 49ers' defense

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Running against the San Francisco 49ers is tough. Passing isn't any easier. And scoring is a huge challenge.

December 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Ceres Christmas Tree Lane draws crowds from all over Valley

For the cost of gas and a bit of time to get there, Ceres is still the place to go for a spectacular array of Christmas sights and sounds in a potpourri of Christmas cheer that is 51 years old.

December 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Musical Yule lights all part of Ripon family tradition

RIPON - The Nutt family in Ripon is known for going all out with their Christmas decorations – a tradition that started years ago at the home of now Mayor Red Nutt at his residence on Idaho Street and followed up by his adult son John with nearly 12,000 lights underscored by music on an FM station.

December 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Getting to Brady could be key for 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - As Aldon Smith chases down the NFL record for sacks, his specialty becomes of particular significance this week when the San Francisco 49ers face New England and the NFL's top-ranked offense.

December 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Branch returns to practice for Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders safety Tyvon Branch practiced for the first time this week, an encouraging turn for a struggling secondary sorely lacking depth.

December 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Magic hit 9 3-pointers, hold off Warriors

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Poor starts have often been the cause of Orlando's worst outings this season.

December 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Review of new products grinds to halt

NEW YORK (AP) - Sprint Nextel has offered to buy out the minority shareholders of Clearwire for $2.1 billion in a deal that would give it total control of the flailing company and also more space on the airwaves for data services.

December 14, 2012 | | Nationwide


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US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation's defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. airports.

October 21, 2014 | | Nation


Terrorist ideology blamed in attack on car

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec (AP) - A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and seized his passport when he tried to travel to Turkey, authorities said Tuesday.

October 21, 2014 | | Nation


CVS tacks tobacco payment to its prescription network

ATLANTA (AP) - First, CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores that sell smokes.

October 21, 2014 | | Nation


Girls may have tried to join jihadis

DENVER (AP) - Three teenage girls from suburban Denver may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria after stealing their parents' money and flying to Germany, authorities said Tuesday.

October 21, 2014 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

COACH FIRED OVER WATERMELON, APE-LIKE CELEBRATIONS: CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A high school football coach was fired because of postgame victory celebrations the district superintendent said involved players smashing watermelons and making ape-like sounds.

October 21, 2014 | | State


McDonald’s new menu plan: Have it your way

NEW YORK (AP) - After posting yet another disappointing quarter, McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn't been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants.

October 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


TWEAKER TOYS

NEW YORK (AP) - Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week.

October 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


Abraham F. Palacio Jr

Abraham F. Palacio Jr., 27, entered into rest suddenly on Thursday, October 16, 2014 in Wisconsin. He was born in Stockton on December 21, 1986. In heaven, along with many family members he joins his adored son Abraham F. Palacio III.

October 21, 2014 | | OBITS


San Diego race is made-for-TV drama

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A late-night break-in, a stolen campaign playbook that ended up in the hands of the opponent and sexual harassment accusations made by a fired staffer against one of the candidates.

October 21, 2014 | | State


San Diego OKs mandatory water consumption limits

SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego officials have instituted mandatory water restrictions amid California's historic drought.

October 21, 2014 | | State


Brown meets with health care experts about Ebola

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown met with state agency heads, labor unions and leaders in the health care industry Tuesday to address Ebola preparedness at hospitals and other medical facilities throughout California.

October 21, 2014 | | State


Man carried from burning home, rescuer reunite

FRESNO . (AP) - A Fresno man carried from his burning home by a good Samaritan in a dramatic rescue caught on video said he froze as the flames exploded and thanked the rescuer as they reunited this week.

October 21, 2014 | | State


Man goes missing during road trip

WOODLAND (AP) - Authorities are searching for a 37-year-old man who disappeared while driving from Southern California to Seattle.

October 21, 2014 | | State


Golden Gate Bridge sidewalk toll?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Golden Gate Bridge officials are again floating the idea of charging bicyclists and pedestrians to use the famed span's sidewalks.

October 21, 2014 | | State


Tammy Lynn Wetzel

Tammy Lynn Wetzel entered into eternal life on October 4th, 2014. Tammy is survived by her three children, daughter, April Timmons, Joey Timmons, Mikey Wetzel, daughters-in-law, Lindsay Timmons, and Marielene Wetzel, and eight grandchildren: Elexis, Lee, Leiah, Harlee, Joseph, Bentley, Hailey, and Ayden.

October 21, 2014 | | OBITS


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