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Cooler temps mean better fishing

It's already getting darker earlier in the day and getting cooler at night, meaning that fall weather is closer than most people may think it is.

August 16, 2013 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Freiman, Gray help A’s beat Astros 5-0

OAKLAND, (AP) - Sonny Gray has been hearing the comparisons since his high school days in Tennessee. The references to Tim Hudson, another right-hander with a slight build and a big arm.

August 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Nationals’ win streak ends, 4-3 to Giants

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Washington homestand that began with three losses to Atlanta was about to culminate in a six-game winning streak and the Nationals at .500 for the first time since mid-July.

August 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Manteca drivers Strmiska, Gomes in contention

The popular SPEARS Southwest Tour Series returns for its final 2013 appearance at the Stockton 99 Speedway this Saturday night for the 125-lap SPEARS Southwest Tour Series event presented by 51 FIFTY Energy Drink.

August 16, 2013 | | Sports Columns


MLB to expand instant replay in 2014

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Calling it a historic moment, Commissioner Bud Selig said Thursday that Major League Baseball plans to expand its video review process next season, giving managers a tool they've never had in an effort to dramatically reduce the number of incorrect calls made in games.

August 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Reid a hit in camp

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Hitting and tackling is not allowed during team drills for the San Francisco 49ers, so Eric Reid practices proper technique by driving his body through a makeshift punching bag with the other defensive backs.

August 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


PGA champ back on New York rooftops

NEW YORK (AP) - The last time Jason Dufner was on a Manhattan rooftop, he was down on one knee proposing to his future wife.

August 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cards rookie Mathieu will start Saturday

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The "Honey Badger" is about to get his first NFL start.

August 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


COMMENTARY: ON THE FRINGE

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Imagine how different it might have been for Tiger Woods if not for one perfect shot.

August 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


ENTERTAINING ON A DIME

Wish your soiree could have a bit more swagger? You don't need a celebrity budget and abode to throw a stunning celebration. With just a bit of creative vision and DIY savvy, you'll have an affair to remember in no time at all.

August 15, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


California home sales up 17% in June

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's once-battered housing market continued its recovery in July as statewide sales hit an eight-year high and prices remained firm, a real estate research firm said Thursday.

August 15, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


Home foreclosures continuing to decline on track for 6-year low

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. is on track to end the year with the fewest homes repossessed by lenders in six years, a trend that should help limit the negative impact foreclosures have on home values.

August 15, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


Average rate on 30-year Mortgage stays 4.4 %

WASHINGTON (AP) - Average rates on U.S. long-term fixed mortgages remained steady for a second straight week, giving prospective home buyers more time to lock in historically low levels.

August 15, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


A homeowner’s guide to a year-round deck

During the warm summer months, having an outdoor deck for barbecues and gatherings with family and friends is a great addition to any backyard. The approach of cool weather may signal the end of barbecue season, but homeowners can still use their deck after the warm temperatures have passed.

August 15, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


Taking on condo commandos

Q: I have lived in a four unit condo for almost four years. In that length of time we have never had a condo meeting nor have we received any financial statements. I have been fine with that until recently.

August 15, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


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State seeks permits for twin tunnels

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Federal and California agencies have filed some of the first permit applications for a proposed project involving the construction of twin 30-mile tunnels ...

August 28, 2015 | | NEWS


President Bernie?

For Sen. Bernie Sanders, along with surprise hit of the summer season Donald Trump, some people are really beginning to ask: could it happen?

August 28, 2015 | | Other Views


Past, future rivals await Serena

NEW YORK (AP) - Serena Williams could play an All-American U.S. Open.

August 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spieth stumbles at start of Barclays

EDISON, N.J. (AP) - The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs brought out the worst score from Jordan Spieth in three months.

August 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Americans add 2 golds at worlds

BEIJING (AP) - Allyson Felix and Christian Taylor were out of their comfort zones at the world championships.

August 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Wilson to be honored in Sonoma

SONOMA (AP) - Justin Wilson's race car will be back on track for the IndyCar season finale.

August 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Barry Bonds loses collusion case

NEW YORK (AP) - An arbitrator has ruled against Barry Bonds in a collusion case stemming from his final season in the majors.

August 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Manfred talks safety, another fan hurt

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A woman was injured by a foul ball at a Philadelphia Phillies game Thursday night, hours after the Major League Baseball commissioner was ...

August 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


First-time buyer of used boat

A friend of mine recently purchased a used boat for the first time.

August 28, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Moore fighting for spot with Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Despite being one of Oakland's best defensive players his first two years in the NFL, Sio Moore is just fighting for a ...

August 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Moore fighting for spot with Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Despite being one of Oakland's best defensive players his first two years in the NFL, Sio Moore is just fighting for a ...

August 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tomlinson’s 1st homer a grand slam for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rookie Kelby Tomlinson wasn't sure how to react when his grand slam was replayed on the stadium video board. Veteran Marlon ...

August 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


After charged, Brooks sent home by 49ers

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been banished from the San Francisco 49ers after being charged with misdemeanor sexual battery.

August 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


WWI cannon swiped from VFW post

BENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A World War I cannon was stolen from outside a Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Michigan, and an official is ...

August 27, 2015 | | Nation


Texas judge clears way for removal of Davis statue

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A judge on Thursday cleared the way for the University of Texas to move a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis away ...

August 27, 2015 | | Nation


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