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Lending hand to stranded boaters

Getting stranded while on the water has to be one of my biggest fears, especially if I'm far away from a launch ramp.

April 19, 2013 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


Media lobbyists lose on guns

President Obama suffered a large, embarrassing loss in the Senate on a slew of gun-control bills. If this were a Republican president, they'd be sounding the lame-duck alarms on the nightly newscasts. But most media outlets can't do this. They were fully vested in this campaign alongside Obama, and to underscore his weakness is to acknowledge their own.

April 19, 2013 | By L. BRENT BOZELL III Founder and President of the Media Research Center | Other Views


The Army goes off the grid

Do you know about "net zero"? That's the wonky phrase attached to an elegant idea: converting communities to total renewable energy, complete recycling, and a culture of conservation to bring humankind's carbon footprint into a sustainable balance with a healthy earth.

April 19, 2013 | By JIM HIGHTOWER Political columnist | Other Views


Warriors head to Denver lacking playoff experience

OAKLAND (AP) - David Lee has worked for eight seasons to be in the NBA playoffs. The last time he even attended a postseason game was between the Bulls and Wizards in Chicago before the 2005 draft.

April 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


After frustrating season, uncertainty awaits Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - After three stints as an interim coach, this season was supposed to be Keith Smart's first real chance to show what he could do on the NBA sidelines with a full summer and training camp to prepare.

April 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign tight end Morrah to one-year deal

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have signed tight end Cameron Morrah to a one-year contract, helping fill a void left by Delanie Walker's departure to the Tennessee Titans.

April 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Havlat's 2 goals lead Sharks past Wild 6-1

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Marty Havlat scored twice against his former team and the San Jose Sharks closed in on a ninth straight playoff berth, beating the Minnesota Wild 6-1 on Thursday night for their most lopsided win of the season.

April 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants swept by Brewers after 7-2 loss

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Matt Cain's struggles continued against the Milwaukee Brewers.

April 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


McFadden 1 of few high-profile Raiders remaining

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders spent this offseason getting rid of almost all of the remaining high-profile players brought in by the previous regime.

April 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


American League capsules

CLEVELAND (AP) - Jon Lester pitched seven strong innings, Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a tiebreaking home run in the fourth and the Boston Red Sox earned their sixth straight win with a 6-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night.

April 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Google's shows more progress in mobile ads

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google's latest quarterly results provided further proof that the Internet search leader is figuring out how to make more money as Web surfers migrate from personal computers to mobile devices.

April 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Yahoo adds 2 more apps to mobile arsenal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo is taking the next step in its effort to make some of its most popular services more appealing and accessible to the growing audience connecting to the Internet on smartphones and tablet computers.

April 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Microsoft beats Street, readies new mobile devices

NEW YORK (AP) - Microsoft is working with manufacturers to produce a line of small touch-screen devices powered by Windows, apparently intended to compete with 7-inch tablets like the iPad Mini and Amazon Kindle Fire.

April 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Union Pacific 1Q profit up 11% on higher rates

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April 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Twitter launches music app

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter has launched a service that lets people find music they like and tweet songs from iTunes, Spotify and Rdio.

April 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


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DROUGHT DEAL

By STEVE KNELL

March 28, 2015 | | Other Views


Ban sprinklers & water by hand

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

March 28, 2015 | | Letters


Campolindo falls short in CIF boys Division III final

BERKELEY (AP) - Jeremy Hemsley scored 13 of his 20 points in the second half and Damien went on a big run in the fourth quarter to beat Campolindo 70-57 in the CIF Division III boys state basketball championship on Friday.

March 27, 2015 | | Regional Sports


McClatchy edges Serra in double OT for Division I title

BERKELEY (AP) - Gigi Garcia scored two straight baskets and Alex Washington added a late layup and two free throws to lead McClatchy (Sacramento) to a 65-61 double-overtime win over Serra of Gardena in the Division I girls state basketball championship on Friday.

March 27, 2015 | | Regional Sports


Warriors rout Grizzlies for 60th win

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Stephen Curry had 38 points and 10 assists, leading the Golden State Warriors to their 60th win - tying a franchise record - 107-84 over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.

March 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight for since 1999

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 victory over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the South Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

March 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


S. Carolina last-second shot helps avoid upset

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Tiffany Mitchell drove to the basket and scored with 4.2 seconds left and South Carolina beat North Carolina 67-65 on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament's round of 16.

March 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers’ Greinke struggles in loss to Giants

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Zack Greinke struggled with his command in his fourth spring start, allowing five hits in 3 2/3 innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers fell to the San Francisco Giants 8-4 on Friday night.

March 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ranuado goes 6 in Rangers’ loss to A’s

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Anthony Ranaudo pitched six solid innings and Elvis Andrus, Jake Smolinski and Chris Gimenez each drove in runs for Texas before the Oakland Athletics rallied in the ninth for a 7-6 victory Friday over the Rangers.

March 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jimmy Walker takes lead in Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Jimmy Walker shot a 5-under 67 on Friday in the Texas Open to take a one-stroke lead in his hometown event.

March 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


When corporations make mistakes

NEW YORK (AP) - It was a tempest in a coffee cup.

March 27, 2015 | | Nationwide


Farmers say slugs are a problem, but what to do?

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Farmers in Oregon's Willamette Valley hate slugs, slimy mollusks that munch their way through crops.

March 27, 2015 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

SCHOOL AIDE BARRICADED SELF IN CLASSROOM; TOOK OFF CLOTHES: LEMON GROVE . (AP) - Authorities say an afterschool program assistant kept 14 children inside a California classroom while appearing to be hallucinating on drugs.

March 27, 2015 | | Nation


Brown signs $1B water plan

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that speeds up $1 billion in water infrastructure spending amid the worst drought in a generation, although much of the plan was drawn with future dry years in mind.

March 27, 2015 | | State


Chances of being locked up vary widely across state

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The number of inmates in California's county jails has fallen significantly since peaking in 2007, but new statistics show a wide disparity still exists among locales, with liberal enclaves like Marin and San Francisco far less likely to lock up criminals than conservative places like Kings, Lassen and Tuolumne counties.

March 27, 2015 | | State


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