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SF firefighter makes $221,000 in OT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Some San Francisco firefighters are raking in six-figure overtime paychecks because of staffing shortages that have department managers scheduling numerous extra shifts, a newspaper reported.

April 25, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

GOODWILL AGREES TO SETTLE SOCAL SEX BIAS CASE: LOS ANGELES (AP) - Goodwill Industries of Southern California has agreed to settle federal allegations that it discriminated against men in hiring.

April 25, 2013 | | State


Sell your home faster with cost-effective staging tips

Appearances count, especially when you're trying to sell a home. Even though the housing industry experts predict this spring will be a seller's market, it's important to grab every advantage when you're trying to sell your home. Staging - decorating a house to appeal to the broadest possible range of buyers - can make the difference between a quick sale or a long, painful linger on the market.

April 25, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


Fewer California homes heading for foreclosure

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The number of California homes entering the foreclosure process plunged to a more-than-seven-year low this year thanks to rising home prices, an improving economy and new laws designed to protect homeowners, a research firm reported Tuesday.

April 25, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


New-homes sales rise 1.5 percent in March to 417K

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. sales of new homes rose in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 417,000. The increase added to evidence of a sustained housing recovery at the start of the spring buying season.

April 25, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


Add low-cost living space with outdoor room

Adding living space to your home can be an expensive prospect. However, creating an outdoor room is a budget-friendly option that gives you more square footage, as well as additional opportunities to enjoy the season. As an extension of the home, outdoor rooms with decks or pergolas can be personalized to truly bring indoor comforts outside for relaxation and entertaining.

April 25, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


Condo boards eyeing ‘mortgage termination’

DEAR BENNY: I am the president of a large condominium in the Midwest and have just heard about a program called "mortgage termination." It sounds fascinating and very useful for our condo, since we have a number of delinquencies with properties that are underwater. Are you familiar with this and if so, how does it work? --Phyllis

April 25, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


Fast, fabulous fixes to banish a boring bath

The best bathrooms are more than just functional areas - they're sanctuaries where you can escape, reset and recharge. And as one of the smallest and most-used rooms in the home, that's likely why they've become the most popular remodeling project (78 percent), according to the National Association of Home Builders.

April 25, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


Rate on 15-year loan at record-low 2.61 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The average U.S. rate on the 15-year fixed mortgage fell last week to its lowest level on record, making refinancing and home-buying more attractive to those who can qualify.

April 25, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


Easy solutions to backyard problems

For time-stretched gardeners who prefer to enjoy their backyards rather than work in them, several new products make outdoor living easier. Each offers a thoughtful solution to a common outdoor living problem, providing time-saving help to gardeners, gadget geeks and all who love to focus on fun outdoors.-

April 25, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


Sure-grow guidance for 1st-time gardeners

Each year, thousands of first-timers will join the millions of seasoned gardeners who already know the satisfaction of picking a perfect tomato at its peak, serving up salads from greens just grown right outside the back door, or harvesting home-grown peppers and specialty herbs never even seen at the grocery store.

April 25, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


Hollywood & Post-Boston ‘xenophobia’

As much as liberals had their fingers crossed after the Boston Marathon bombings - please don't let it be a Muslim, please don't let it be a Muslim - that's who the terrorists were. All that wishing and hoping is based on the very ugly premise that "middle America" is a cesspool of bigotry and hate, a sentiment shared by Muslim terrorists.

April 25, 2013 | By L. BRENT BOZELL III Founder and President of the Media Research Center | Other Views


Extortion in the skies via FAA decisions

This week, the Obama administration furloughed 14,500 air traffic controllers - staffers will lose two days of work per month - ostensibly to comply with the 2011 Budget Control Act's $85 billion in sequester cuts this year. The Federal Aviation Administration's share is $637 million. So expect delays at the airport. That's the idea, but it didn't have to be.

April 25, 2013 | By Debra Saunders National columnist | Other Views


Margaret "Margie" Mary McCuen

Margaret "Margie" Mary McCuen, 85, entered into rest, Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in Manteca. She was born to Joseph and Ann Repose on June 23, 1927. Margaret joins her parents in heaven as well as husband Stanley McCuen "Bud" and her nephew John L. Stewart.

April 25, 2013 | | OBITS


100th birthday celebration for longtime Manteca resident

Nearly life-long Manteca resident Gilbert Simoni is celebrating his 100th birthday today from noon to 1:30 p.m. at The Commons at Union Ranch.

April 25, 2013 | By CHELSEA NEAL-RICKER Special to the Bulletin | NEWS


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Cal-Mex opens 60th season on Sunday

The Cal-Mex Baseball League is celebrating its 60-year anniversary with opening day ceremonies this Sunday at Stockton's Stribley Park. The festivities will begin at noon.

April 18, 2015 | Bulletin staff report | High School Sports


Heated reunion in KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Royals and A's picked up right where they left off. On Friday night, it nearly turned into punches.

April 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


D’backs dominate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Josh Collmenter pitched a four-hitter and had a career-high three hits, and the Arizona Diamondbacks sent the World Series champion San Francisco Giants to an eighth straight loss with a 9-0 win Friday night.

April 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors not overlooking Pelicans

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State secured the No. 1 overall seed two weeks ago and has been at the top of the NBA standings all season. New Orleans needed an all-out effort through its last game against San Antonio to claim the Western Conference's final playoff spot.

April 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers Miller at home in Georgia after arrest

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller is not taking part in the team's offseason program at team headquarters in the aftermath of his March arrest on suspicion of spousal battery.

April 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Merritt’s trumps Masters champion Spieth

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Troy Merritt shot a 10-under 61 on Friday to tie the course record at the RBC Heritage only a few hours after Masters champion Jordan Spieth finished off a bounce-back 62.

April 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


2 weeks before fight, not a ticket to be seen

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Don't expect to snag a $1,500 nosebleed ticket - or any other ticket - at the box office for the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.

April 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ovechkin, Backstrom lead Caps past Isles in Game 2

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and two assists, and Alex Ovechkin scored once, leading the Washington Capitals and fill-in goalie Philipp Grubauer past the New York Islanders 4-3 Friday night to even their first-round playoff series at a game apiece.

April 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Phelps fails to qualify for 400 free in Arizona

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Michael Phelps experienced his first failure in his return to competition after a six-month suspension.

April 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kljestan, Grella score; Red Bulls beat Earthquakes

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - Sacha Kljestan and Mike Grella scored first-half goals and the New York Red Bulls beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 on Friday night.

April 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


RCR takes Newman penalties to final appeals officer

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - Richard Childress Racing appealed NASCAR's penalties against Ryan Newman's team to the highest level on Friday, and crew chief Luke Lambert was eligible to return to work at Bristol Motor Speedway.

April 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


1955: Serious water shortage in irrigation district

100 years ago

April 18, 2015 | | NEWS


Lincoln spring boutique today

Lincoln Elementary School will play host to more than 30 vendors today for its Spring Boutique.

April 18, 2015 | Bulletin staff reports | Education


Earth Day in the 209 & reducing water use

Earth Day 2015 arrives Wednesday with the 209 - and the rest of California - well into the fourth year of severe drought.

April 17, 2015 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Stockton marks Earth Day April 26

For past 27 years, Earth Day has been a major event in Stockton.

April 17, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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