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Farm town develops school success formula

SANGER AP) - When Yadir Sanchez arrived in this San Joaquin Valley agricultural town at age 5, she joined a well-traveled path to academic failure that children of other Mexican farmworkers had been on for years.

December 22, 2013 | | State


Tech startups create virtual farmers markets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Sara Pasquinelli doesn't shop at the grocery store much anymore. The busy mother of two young boys buys nearly all her food from a new online service that delivers to her front door - but it doesn't bring just any food.

December 22, 2013 | | State


Lodi helps soldier replace stolen gifts

LODI (AP) - Army Cpl. Chris Petrossian was in Afghanistan when his frightened wife called to say robbers stole the thousands of dollars' worth of Christmas gifts he had ordered online and shipped to his Northern California home.

December 22, 2013 | | State


Santana reunites with ex-bandmate, now homeless

OAKLAND (AP) - A news reporter for a San Francisco television station has reunited rock guitarist Carolos Santana with a former bandmate he hadn't seen in decades and who now lives on the streets of Oakland.

December 22, 2013 | | State


Fresno police seeking teens who shot teacher

FRESNO (AP) - Police were searching Saturday for four teenage boys they say shot and injured a teacher who fought back during an attempted robbery at a Fresno California high school.

December 22, 2013 | | State


Child porn found on garage sale computer

CHICO (AP) - A Northern California man who gave away a broken computer at a garage sale has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison after child pornography was found on the discarded device.

December 22, 2013 | | State


Justice finally prevails in drug cases

President Obama commuted the sentences of eight crack-cocaine offenders Thursday, including that of Clarence Aaron, who was serving a sentence of life without parole for a first-time nonviolent drug conviction when he was 23.

December 21, 2013 | By Debra Saunders National columnist | Other Views


They’re peeping while you’re sleeping

It's a scary world out there, with global terrorists plotting to kill us.

December 21, 2013 | By JIM HIGHTOWER Political columnist | Other Views


Youth sports encouraging kids to grow up too early

My first encounter I remember with football was as a 6-year-old rolling around in the mud under the bleachers at my brother's high-school football game. And the second thing I remember about this great game is after I got in trouble for rolling around in the mud I was in the stands with my dad when he commented that a runner "really stepped into that hole."

December 21, 2013 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Local columnist | Sports Columns


Central Catholic repeats at state

CARSON (AP) - Freshman running back Montell Bland ran for 103 yards and two second-half touchdowns to lead Modesto's Central Catholic High to a 36-23 win over Bakersfield Christian, and its second consecutive CIF State Football Bowl Championship, Friday night at the StubHub Center.

December 21, 2013 | | High School Football


Fire damages picnic shelter

Vandals started a fire on Dec. 15 at the Northgate Park picnic shelter.

December 21, 2013 | | NEWS


Chargers are long shot for postseason

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have been eliminated from the playoff race for the 11th straight year. The San Diego Chargers could be joining their hated rivals, perhaps before kickoff of their game Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium.

December 20, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Heat stay hot, roll past Kings

MIAMI (AP) - Even when the Sacramento Kings did things right, they stood little chance against the Miami Heat.

December 20, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Orioles won’t sign Balfour

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles won't be closing a deal for All-Star closer Grant Balfour.

December 20, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Gore pushing 49ers toward playoffs

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Frank Gore doesn't spend much time thinking about numbers with the San Francisco 49ers on the verge of clinching a playoff berth.

December 20, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Manteca’s ‘Forgotten War’ vets

At this weekend's Memorial Day celebration at Woodward Park, much of the attention was directed to Vietnam veterans as well as the fallen in ...

May 31, 2016 | JOSHUA SPOONER | Local Columns


Can you eat 12 pounds of bacon in 90 seconds?

Get ready for deep fried bacon on a stick.

May 31, 2016 | | Around Town


Main Street bulb-outs going bye-bye in spring

The much maligned bulb-outs in the 100 block of North Main Street in downtown Manteca are going to be around for a little longer but ...

May 31, 2016 | | Local Columns


Manteca veteran owns 1951 Army M37 weapons carrier

A Manteca resident drove a piece of history this Memorial Day weekend as his 1951 Amy M37 weapons carrier stood out on the streets of ...

May 31, 2016 | JOSHUA SPOONER | Local Columns


Families volunteer to place crosses

Sacha Avila and her young children lent three pairs of hands to help install the 7,000 plus white crosses at Woodward Park in Manteca ...

May 31, 2016 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


Schmidt holds off Gomes to take Classic

Roseville's Eric Schmidt took maximum advantage of a late race caution to capture an improbable victory in Saturday's Tri-Holiday Classic Pacific Challenge Series ...

May 31, 2016 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


Samardzija lasts only 5 innings as Giants fall to Atlanta Braves

ATLANTA (AP) - Bruce Bochy didn't like some of the ball and strike calls on Jeff Samardzija.

May 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rossi chased a career in Europe before Indy glory

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - When Alexander Rossi pulled into victory lane following his upset win in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, he had no idea ...

May 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


French Open washed out for first time in 16 years

PARIS (AP) - Not so much the French Open as the French closed.

May 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Graveman ends long skid in win over Twins

OAKLAND (AP) - Healthy and playing regularly for the first time in three years , Coco Crisp is finally producing the way he did earlier in his ...

May 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Penguins repel Sharks to start Stanley Cup

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The opening act of San Jose's first Stanley Cup appearance was a dud. Brent Burns and the Sharks think the sequel will ...

May 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Warriors bounce back to NBA Finals

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry knocked down yet another 3-pointer in the waning moments, pulled his jersey up into his mouth and yelled to the rafters ...

May 30, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Prison guard who opened exploding package at home is critically hurt

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A correction officer who opened a package left by his mailbox that exploded outside his home is in critical condition, Gov ...

May 30, 2016 | | Crime


Military vet finds a mission nursing fellow vets at VA

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Nursing assistant Tom Alligood wears camouflage scrubs during his emergency room shifts at the Dorn VA hospital because he says it ...

May 30, 2016 | | Nation


Zoo director defends the killing gorilla to save boy

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Cincinnati Zoo's director on Monday defended the decision to kill a gorilla to protect a 4-year-old boy who entered its exhibit ...

May 30, 2016 | | Nation


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