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Initiative seeks to alter budget process

SACRAMENTO (AP) - How to end California's boom-and-bust budget cycles and perpetual deficits has perplexed governors, lawmakers and fiscal experts for years.

October 07, 2012 | | State


Initiative asks for softening of 3 Strikes law; could release another 2,800 inmates

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's law mandating life in prison for a third felony conviction has led to cases like that of Shane Taylor, who has been in prison since being convicted in 1996 for possessing $10 worth of methamphetamine. His prior felonies, both committed when he was 19, were a burglary and attempted burglary.

October 07, 2012 | | State


Election may be decided before Nov. 6

The presidential debates start October 3 and extend to October 22. But who wins or scores in the debates will have no influence on tens of thousands of Americans who will have already cast their votes for president and are not permitted to change their minds.

October 07, 2012 | By PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY National Columnist | Local Columns


California & America's financial train wreck

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

October 07, 2012 | | Letters


Study: Mountain lions migrating to Calif. from Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Many mountain lions in Nevada are migrating westward to take up residence in California, according to a seven-year study.

October 07, 2012 | | State


Private security co. target of myriad lawsuits

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Few security companies have benefited as much from the surge of Sept. 11-related government contracts as Akal Securities, a New Mexico-based company controlled by American converts to a Sikh religious sect.

October 07, 2012 | | State


Gas prices hit record high 2nd straight day

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California motorists faced another day of record-breaking gasoline prices Sunday, though relief appeared to be on the way.

October 07, 2012 | | State


Recycling fraud costs California millions

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rampant fraud within California's recycling redemption program is costing the state millions of dollars, as scammers drive trucks full of cans across the border from Nevada and Arizona to collect nickels on deposits that were never paid.

October 07, 2012 | | State


Border agents opened fire on each other

PHOENIX (AP) - The U.S. Border Patrol agent killed last week in a shooting in southern Arizona apparently opened fire on two fellow agents thinking they were armed smugglers and was killed when they returned fire, the head of the Border Patrol agents' union said Sunday.

October 07, 2012 | | Nation


Police shoot, kill naked,unarmed college freshman

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Classmates and friends are questioning why a police officer fatally shot a University of South Alabama freshman who was naked and had been banging on a window at police headquarters.

October 07, 2012 | | Nation


Odd News

COP IMPERSONATOR DEMANDED FREE FAST FOOD: ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in Florida say a man flashed a fake gun and badge and demanded free fast food at a McDonald's drive-thru.

October 07, 2012 | | Nation


Officials deal with Vegas' worst case of hoarding

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Armed with a court-signed abatement warrant, Las Vegas officials have swarmed a home to deal with what they call the worst case of hoarding they've ever seen.

October 07, 2012 | | Nation


Officials deal with Vegas' worst case of hoarding

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Armed with a court-signed abatement warrant, Las Vegas officials have swarmed a home to deal with what they call the worst case of hoarding they've ever seen.

October 07, 2012 | | Nation


Police shoot, kill naked,unarmed college freshman

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Classmates and friends are questioning why a police officer fatally shot a University of South Alabama freshman who was naked and had been banging on a window at police headquarters.

October 07, 2012 | | Nation


Border agents opened fire on each other

PHOENIX (AP) - The U.S. Border Patrol agent killed last week in a shooting in southern Arizona apparently opened fire on two fellow agents thinking they were armed smugglers and was killed when they returned fire, the head of the Border Patrol agents' union said Sunday.

October 07, 2012 | | Nation


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Farewell to another summer

A farewell.

September 01, 2014 | | Other Views


Rand Paul not afraid of Blacks

There is no white Republican elected official today who is coming close to Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's effort to reach out to black voters.

September 01, 2014 | | Other Views


Government wants nuclear waste train

ATLANTA (AP) - The U.S. government is looking for trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites. Too bad those trains have nowhere to go.

September 01, 2014 | | Nation


Giants power past Brewers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After an extended slump they would rather forget, the San Francisco Giants are gaining ground and back in the thick of the playoff chase as September begins.

August 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49er McDonald faces charges of domestic violence

SAN JOSE (AP) - San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday on felony domestic violence charges after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood, San Jose police said.

August 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s frustrated as Angels sweep

ANAHEIM (AP) - The Oakland Athletics arrived in Orange County eager to move back atop the AL West before Labor Day.

August 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Real Salt Lake , Earthquakes play draw

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Javier Morales evened the score in the 36th minute, and the San Jose Earthquakes and Real Salt Lake finished with a 1-1 draw Saturday night.

August 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ernst wins Portland in playoff

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Austin Ernst won the LPGA Tour's Portland Classic on Sunday with a par on the first hole of a playoff against South Korea's I.K. Kim.

August 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Henley takes 1-shot lead at Deutsche Bank

NORTON, Mass. (AP) - Russell Henley doesn't get into contention as much as he'd like, though he is tough to beat when he's anywhere near the lead.

August 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wozniacki’ stamina keys win in US Open quarters

NEW YORK (AP) - Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon.

August 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers OL Boone agrees to new two-year deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Holdout right guard Alex Boone has agreed to a $6 million, two-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers that replaces the two years remaining on his previous deal, a person with direct knowledge of the contract said Sunday.

August 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker

LOS ANGELES (AP) - From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars.

August 31, 2014 | | Nation


3rd major Atlantic City casino closing

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The show is over for the Showboat Casino Hotel.

August 31, 2014 | | Nation


Casino night set Sept. 27 benefits Give Every Child a Chance tutoring

The Give Every Child a Chance 14th Casino Night & Auction will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the MRPS Hall, 133 N. Grant St., Manteca.

August 31, 2014 | | State


SoCal school retires divisive Arab mascot

THERMAL (AP) - A Southern California high school has retired a controversial Arab mascot.

August 31, 2014 | | State


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