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Bathroom becomes at-home spa

Today's bathrooms are evolving into relaxing rooms with many benefits of a spa. Whether remodeling an existing bathroom or building a new one, nature-themed trends add comfort and style.

July 12, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


Pay PMI provider $1K to fast-track approval?

DEAR BENNY: In a recent column you mentioned that the government in some cases is offering $1,500 to homeowners who turn over their keys and accept a deed-in-lieu instead of going through foreclosure. I can see where this is advantageous to all parties involved. How does one find out about this program?

July 12, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


Green renovations that don’t skimp on style, luxury

Elegant, planet-friendly bathrooms continue to be a hot trend in home building and renovation. Bath products that respect and celebrate water have become trendier and more satisfying, proving that homeowners don't need to sacrifice comfort, beauty and luxury in order to do something good for the environment.

July 12, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


Viking becoming own distributor

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - A Viking Range Corp. official says the high-end kitchen appliance manufacturer has become its own distributor to create closer ties to its dealers.

July 12, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


Bridging the communication gap a must in real estate

DEAR REAL ESTATE BOYS, I have heeded your advice and listed my home with a local Realtor and three weeks later I have questions but I can't seem to get my Realtor to answer my concerns. I'm hoping you Boys will/can help me.

July 12, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


Testing sensors as safety net for seniors

WASHINGTON (AP) - It could mean no more having to check up on Mom or Dad every morning: Motion sensors on the wall and a monitor under the mattress one day might automatically alert you to early signs of trouble well before an elderly loved one gets sick or suffers a fall.

July 12, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


Head to mountains for cooler weather

Years ago, it didn't matter how hot it got outside, I was prepared to fish through the heat of the day.

July 12, 2013 | | Regional Sports


Iguodala’s arrival casts Warriors in new light

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Golden State Warriors are a team that the most sought-after free agents have avoided for most of the last two decades, nothing more than loveable losers with a faithful following and an ambiguous name on the NBA map.

July 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sandoval, Bumgarner lead Giants to 4-2 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Pablo Sandoval hit his first home run since May 21, and All-Star Madison Bumgarner settled down to allow just four hits in seven innings as the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 4-2 Thursday night in a matchup of the worst teams in the weak NL West.

July 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kittel wins Tour stage; Froome keeps lead

TOURS, France (AP) - Germany's Marcel Kittel overtook Mark Cavendish at the line Thursday to win the 12th stage of the Tour de France, and Chris Froome avoided a late crash in the main pack to preserve his big lead.

July 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Belize players reject offer to fix Gold Cup game

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A man who allegedly offered two Belize players large sums of money to fix a CONCACAF Gold Cup match against the United States has been identified by soccer officials, and he's believed to have tried to fix matches in other countries.

July 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Jury sides with America’s Cup challengers

By BERNIE WILSON

July 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Baseball union head assails leaks on drug inquiry

NEW YORK (AP) - The head of the players' union said Thursday baseball's drug agreement could be undermined by leaks to the media about whether players are cooperating with an investigation by the commissioner.

July 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Johnson tied for lead at John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) - It took years for Zach Johnson to feel comfortable at his hometown tournament.

July 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


ALVAREZ REPLACES GONZALEZ IN DERBY

NEW YORK (AP) - Pedro Alvarez of the Pittsburgh Pirates has replaced Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies for the NL team in the All-Star Home Run Derby.

July 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Manteca Seniors soar into final

By DAVE CAMPBELL

July 06, 2015 | | High School Sports


Kings, Koufos agree to 4-year, $33 million deal

A day after locking up a pair of guards, the Sacramento Kings invested in their front court.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Williams matchup headlines Monday’s action at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - One five-time Wimbledon champion is guaranteed to reach the quarterfinals. Another is assured of elimination.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Timbers beat Earthquakes

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Jack Jewsbury scored in second-half stoppage time to give the Portland Timbers a 1-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday night.

July 06, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Abby Wambach’s World Cup finale comes with coveted trophy

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Abby Wambach lifted American coach Jill Ellis after the final whistle. She ran to the stands for a hug from her wife. And then along with Christie Rampone, she became the first American to lift the Women's World Cup championship trophy in 16 years.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gordon with praise before final Daytona race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - As rain delayed his final race at Daytona International Speedway, four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon was showered with cheers during driver introductions Sunday.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Earnhardt wins rain-delayed Daytona ahead of Dillon’s crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A horrific last-lap accident that left drivers fearing for Austin Dillon's safety muted Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s victory in the rain-delayed race at Daytona International Speedway.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports




Ejections part of winless road trip

WASHINGTON (AP) - With his team frustrated from a poor road trip, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy thought home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi should've shown more restraint.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giant’s Posey elected to start All-Star Game

NEW YORK (AP) - The All-Star Game will have a Kansas City flavor, just not as much as it appeared last month.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bassitt’s strong start not enough for Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) - Athletics rookie Chris Bassitt recorded two quick outs in the sixth inning and was on the verge of heading back to the dugout when he hit Robinson Cano of the Mariners in the right foot with a 1-2 pitch.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lloyd’s hatty vaults US to 3rd title

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Carli Lloyd lives for the big moment. She had her biggest on Sunday night - and gave the United States its record third Women's World Cup title.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Fire that threatened homes in California is fully contained

VACAVILLE (AP) - A wildfire that might have been started by fireworks and burned more than 320 acres while threatening homes in the California city of Vacaville was 100 percent contained Sunday, officials said.

July 06, 2015 | | State


Hiker dies after medical emergency on desert trail

PALM DESERT (AP) - Riverside County authorities say a 61-year-old man died after suffering a medical emergency during a hike on a sweltering desert trail.

July 06, 2015 | | State


Fears surface about mercury in fish

SHASTA LAKE (AP) - Shasta Lake provides water to Sacramento and the crop-rich San Joaquin Valley more than 300 miles to the south.

July 06, 2015 | | State


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