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Honda looks to silence critics with new Accord

DETROIT (AP) - Honda wants to silence its critics when it rolls out the new Accord this week.

August 23, 2012 | | On The Road


Visitors come to Mount Airy looking for Andy’s Mayberry

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (AP) - In the town of Mayberry from "The Andy Griffith Show," a small-town sheriff and his trusty deputy always outwitted big-city crooks, and problems never got much bigger than a trigger-happy kid with a slingshot.

August 23, 2012 | | On The Road


No charges for San Diego man, 88, suspected of aiding suicide of sick wife

SAN DIEGO (AP) - An 88-year-old man who was arrested shortly after the death of his wife on suspicion of aiding in her suicide won't be charged with any crime, San Diego County prosecutors decided Wednesday.

August 23, 2012 | | State


Survey: WVU makes top party school, beats Ohio U.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia University is back on top for the first time in five years, bumping off Ohio University to reclaim its title as the nation's No. 1 party school.

August 23, 2012 | | On The Road


Midsummer Madness: Is it almost over?

WASHINGTON - According to the pollsters and the so-called mainstream media, as of the dead of summer, the presidential contest between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is a dead heat. We also are told this race is all about the "economy" or "jobs" or "middle-class taxes" or "repealing Obamacare." Or not.

August 23, 2012 | By Oliver North Honorary chairman of Freedom Alliance | Other Views


Obama’s campaign of fear and smear

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

August 23, 2012 | | Letters


Early August auto sales match July's pace as demand matches temperature

DETROIT (AP) - It may be the dog days of August, but auto sales aren't slowing.

August 23, 2012 | | On The Road


TransUnion: Late auto-loan payments fall in 2Q’ lowest level in 10 plus years

LOS ANGELES (AP) - More Americans are making their car payments on time, a trend that has sent the rate of overdue auto loans to the lowest level on records dating back more than a decade.

August 23, 2012 | | On The Road


2013 Chevy Malibu: Entry level luxury

Big changes have occurred for the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu.

August 22, 2012 | By MARK MAYNARD Autoword | On The Road


Principal picked for Ripon-based virtual K-12 school

RIPON - Connections Academy has hired education veteran Don Ogden as principal to lead its new California virtual school serving students in San Joaquin and surrounding counties.

August 22, 2012 | | Education


Manteca Police seeking man in armed robbery at market

An all points bulletin has been issued for the arrest of an "armed and dangerous" man allegedly responsible for an armed robbery two weeks ago in Manteca.

August 22, 2012 | | Crime


Giants beat Dodgers 8-4 to earn 3-game sweep

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Matt Cain pitched seven strong innings, Joaquin Arias homered and drove in a career-high five runs, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on Wednesday night to extend their NL West lead to 2½ games with their first three-game sweep at Dodger Stadium in five years.

August 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Tommy Milone becomes a 10-game winner, beats Twins

OAKLAND (AP) - Coco Crisp has been tinkering with his batting stance to finally find something that works. Now that he's feeling it again at the plate, Crisp refuses to offer any details in fear of jinxing a good thing.

August 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Bartolo Colon suspended 50 games for positive test

OAKLAND (AP) - Make it two 50-game suspensions in exactly one week - both starters for contending teams from the Bay Area, both for testosterone.

August 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Fishing for that moment of truth

The fish are rising, and they're close.

August 22, 2012 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


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Manteca needs facility for homeless

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

July 24, 2014 | | Letters


Purchase old winery for homeless shelter

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

July 24, 2014 | | Letters


Israel wasn’t the aggressor

The "crossfire" mentality that defines public discourse today has the obvious problem of ignoring the fact that most of us land somewhere in the middle, turning every debate into a shouting contest between the extremists who generate passion and ratings, and rarely reflecting the views of the majority in the middle. I've been saying for years that it might be just as entertaining, and certainly more productive, to see where ideological opposites find common ground. But until someone actually attempts it, we will keep spiraling down into extremism and incivility.

July 24, 2014 | By Susan Estrich Political commentator | Other Views


For the love of the column

Happy 26th column everyone! That may seem like an arbitrary number to celebrate, but it means I'm halfway through. No, this column hasn't been some court-mandated punishment handed down for years of bad behavior on the mean streets of Manteca. It means my goal of doing this for a year is halfway complete. I don't often set goals for myself, or as I call it "Life Pacing," but I'm finding there have been many ancillary benefits to striving for these things people call goals.

July 24, 2014 | By Chris Teicheira Manteca to a 'T' | Manteca to a T


Speed looks to rebound from disqualification

A pair of red flag-causing incidents whittled down the Supercars field in Sunday's Volkswagen Rallycross NY from 12 to nine cars during the race, and unfortunately for Manteca native Scott Speed one more following the event.

July 24, 2014 | | Regional Sports


Tight end Vernon Davis arrives at training camp

SANTA CLARA (AP) - For anyone figuring Vernon Davis has some catching up to do during training camp, quarterback Colin Kaepernick has no concerns.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders start to arrive for start of camp

NAPA (AP) - Shortly after checking in a day before the Oakland Raiders begin training camp, Charles Woodson packed his family into a white SUV for a quick afternoon drive.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


San Jose Earthquakes ease past Chicago Fire

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Yannick Djalo scored a goal and added three assists to lead the San Jose Earthquakes to a 5-1 win over the Chicago Fire on Wednesday night.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Athletics handoff Astros

OAKLAND (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes homered twice and tied a career high with five RBIs before leaving with an apparent right thumb injury, and the Oakland Athletics held off the Houston Astros 9-7 on Wednesday night.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pence delivers in ninth

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Hunter Pence drove in all of San Francisco's runs with a double in the ninth and Madison Bumgarner pitched eight scoreless innings to lead the Giants to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Maybin tests positive for amphetamine

CHICAGO (AP) - San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin was suspended 25 games by Major League Baseball on Wednesday for testing positive for an amphetamine.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Broncos owner giving up control of team

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar upgrades to the team's training facilities and roster.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Testimony ends in LAC trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Testimony ended Wednesday in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers in a proposed $2 billion deal with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


San Francisco to make bid for ‘24

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Leaders from the four U.S. cities in the running to bid for the 2024 Summer Games will meet with U.S. Olympic Committee leadership Friday in the first gathering to include representatives from all the major interested parties.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Majka captures Tour 17th stage

PLA D'ADET, France (AP) - On the last of four Pyrenees ascents, Rafal Majka winked at a French TV camera and tugged playfully at a motorcycle's antenna.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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