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Airlines scrap record number of flights

NEW YORK (AP) - The relentless snow and ice storms this winter have led to the highest number of flight cancellations in more than 25 years, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.

February 14, 2014 | | Nation


Utah may put Breathalyzer-type devices in bars

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Bargoers weighing whether they're sober enough to take the wheel could soon have a tool to help make that decision.

February 14, 2014 | | Nation


Comcast-TWC merger worries consumers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cable subscribers don't give Comcast and Time Warner Cable good grades when it comes to customer satisfaction. So after Comcast announced its $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable Thursday, it didn't take long for consumers to start venting their frustrations over high prices, spotty service and fears of a monopoly.

February 14, 2014 | | Nation


Few eligible patients can get weight loss surgery via insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) - Like 78 million other Americans, MaryJane Harrison is obese.

February 14, 2014 | | Nation


Feds let banks, marijuana sellers do business

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Friday gave banks a road map for conducting transactions with legal marijuana sellers so these new businesses can stash away savings, make payroll and pay taxes like any other enterprise. It's not clear banks will get on board.

February 14, 2014 | | Nation


VW workers eject union

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Workers at a Volkswagen factory in Tennessee have voted against union representation, a devastating loss that derails the United Auto Workers union's effort to organize Southern factories.

February 14, 2014 | | Nation


Pellegrino is the ‘Flag Man’

Joe Pellegrino was thinking small.

February 14, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Pledge of Allegiance starts day in Manteca Unified classrooms

Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance is a daily ritual before classes begin in all of Manteca Unified School District classrooms. That patriotic mandate holds true for all grade levels, from kindergarten to high school.

February 14, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


A flag for our fathers

As citizens who have forsaken their safety to protect and serve the United State of America, veterans known first hand the importance that the American flag bears as it waves from flagpoles and home fronts on national holidays.

February 14, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Firefighters take pride in country and its colors

As President's Day weekend approaches many will locate their American flag and fly it from their home front to recognize the national holiday and remember the sacrifices and courage of our founding presidents. However, for the Turlock Fire Department the American flag plays a role in everyday life.

February 14, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Placing flags along street is a family affair

The Tarr family is never too busy to step up to the plate to demonstrate their patriotism for their country by helping place and later retrieveing nearly 200 American Flags along Manteca streets.

February 14, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


What young children think about the Pledge of Allegiance

Oh, from the mouths of babes.

February 14, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Students, teacher share what flag means to them

What does the American flag mean to students and teachers?

February 14, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

REWARD OFFERED FOR INFO ABOUT 3 OTTERS THAT WERE FATALLY SHOT: PACIFIC GROVE (AP) - Federal wildlife officials say three California sea otters were fatally shot on the Monterey Peninsula and are offering a $21,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

February 14, 2014 | | State


Bay Area officials warn of measles exposure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Bay Area health officials issued a public warning that a college student with measles could have exposed thousands of others when he attended classes and rode public transit.

February 14, 2014 | | State


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Is Scarborough Shoal worth spilling American blood?

If China begins to reclaim and militarize Scarborough Shoal, says Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III, America must fight.

May 24, 2016 | | Other Views


Ferguson Effect by the Bay

"It's as hard right now to be a cop maybe as it's ever been," San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr to The Chronicle ...

May 24, 2016 | | Other Views


Ripon High honors college bound seniors

Ripon High this year celebrated the academic achievements of the Class of 2016 with a College Reveal Night to acknowledge those that have already been ...

May 24, 2016 | | NEWS


Lowry, DeRozan lead Raptors to win over Cav’s

TORONTO (AP) - A series that once looked lopsided is now even.

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Johnson’s OT deflection lifts Lightning over Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Tyler Johnson turned toward the net, wary of taking another shot to his already battered face.

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


FIFA fires finance director Kattner over bonus payments

GENEVA (AP) - FIFA has fired its finance director of the past 13 years, removing another fixture of the Sepp Blatter presidential era in another round ...

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NFL sought to influence study on brain injuries

WASHINGTON (AP) - National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease, according to a senior ...

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Wawrinka can chuckle after avoiding historic loss

PARIS (AP) - So, Stan Wawrinka was asked, were you aware that in the long history of the French Open, no defending champion ever had lost ...

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Hill wins again, A’s end skid with victory vs Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) - Rich Hill pitched eight innings to win his fourth straight start, Stephen Vogt hit a leadoff homer in the seventh inning to snap ...

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pence’s bloop double in 9th lifts Giants past Padres

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brandon Belt scored from first base when pinch-hitter Hunter Pence's bloop double to short right field fell between two San Diego ...

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Draymond, Westbrook swap barbs over fouls

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Draymond Green knows who is responsible for his kick to the groin of Thunder center Steven Adams: Russell Westbrook and the rest ...

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Draymond fined $25,000, not suspended for groin kick

NEW YORK (AP) - Draymond Green was fined $25,000 but not suspended by the NBA on Monday for kicking Oklahoma City center Steven Adams in ...

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pavelski scores twice, Sharks top Blues to take 3-2 lead

ST. LOUIS (AP) - All the time Joe Pavelski has spent practicing his stick work has paid off big for the San Jose Sharks.

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Arilee Elizabeth (Hansen) Pollard

Arilee Elizabeth (Hansen) Pollard died peacefully on April 22, 2016. This remarkable woman was born on February 13, 1923, in Berkeley, CA to Banna and ...

May 23, 2016 | | OBITS


Most indebted class ever

Congratulations, college graduates! As you enter the next phase of life, you and your parents should be proud of your achievements.

May 23, 2016 | | Other Views


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