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Pelosi criticizes federal medical pot crackdown on California dispensaries

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said she is concerned that the Obama administration's crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries is hurting patients with a legitimate need for the drug.

May 04, 2012 | | State


Magic's Anderson chosen NBA Most Improved Player

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Magic forward Ryan Anderson entered this season knowing he'd have a chance to contribute to an NBA team like never before.

May 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


John Pierre Waldum

John Pierre Waldum of Manteca, CA, passed away on April 30th at the age of 69 years in Ferndale, CA. John was born in St. Paul, MN and grew up in San Carlos, CA where he attended Junipero Serra High School and San Mateo Community College. He moved to Manteca in 1999.

May 04, 2012 | | OBITS


CORRECTION

A story on Page A1 of Thursday's Manteca Bulletin regarding the landscape maintenance district fees for the park at Union Ranch East incorrectly stated the annual assessment for this year was $496.31, and the maximum allowable assessment is $748.14. Those were the original figures that were calculated earlier last year. However, when the final action came back to Council on July 19, 2011, those had been reduced to an initial assessment of $358.78, with a maximum allowable assessment of $583.58. The $358.78 was assessed for 2011-12. The reductions were a result of a reduction ...

May 04, 2012 | | NEWS


Car catches fire inside Arlington Court garage

Manteca Firefighters responded to a structure fire on Arlington Court on Tuesday afternoon involving a fully involved car fire.

May 04, 2012 | | NEWS


Crime briefs

• 'HARD LOOKS' LEAD TO SHOTS OUTSIDE SAVEMART: Shots were fired outside the North Main Street SaveMart Saturday on the same night that gun play took place at Library Park.

May 04, 2012 | | Crime


East Union grad new executive director for Mary Graham Children’s Foundation

FRENCH CAMP - Mary Graham Children's Foundation Board of Directors has hired Amber Saunders as the new executive director.

May 04, 2012 | | NEWS


Cowell recognizes March All Star students

Joshua Cowell School honored students as All Stars for March based on their citizenship and academic effort.

May 04, 2012 | | Education


(Pete) Stark raving congressman

Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., has made some nasty charges during his 19 terms in Congress. Stark has called a female colleague a "whore," a male colleague a "little fruitcake" and a black Cabinet member "a disgrace to his race." At a political debate last month, Stark accused Democratic challenger Eric Swalwell, a city councilman, of accepting "hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes" - without presenting any proof.

May 04, 2012 | By Debra Saunders National columnist | Other Views


Bassin’ Buddies fishing for veterans on Delta

When I joined the military several years ago, one of the things I looked forward to was getting to see different places.

May 03, 2012 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


NBA Playoff Capsules

NEW YORK (AP) - LeBron James scored 32 points and Miami took a 3-0 series lead, sending New York to an NBA postseason-record 13th straight loss, 87-70 on Thursday night.

May 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NHL Playoff Capsules

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Alexei Ponikarovsky scored on his own rebound 17:21 into overtime and the New Jersey Devils defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal.

May 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants lose slugger Sandoval to broken left hand

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants are suddenly without their best hitter.

May 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


National League Capsules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bryce Harper hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the sixth inning, lifting the Washington Nationals to a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday night.

May 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League Capsules

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Mariano Rivera tore a ligament in his right knee before the New York Yankees' 4-3 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night.

May 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Fuels from corn waste worse than gas

WASHINGTON (AP) - Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.

April 20, 2014 | | Nation


Part of Wyoming resort is still slip, sliding away

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - What's happening in this Wyoming resort town might be better described as a land creep than a landslide, but the lack of speed has not hindered the sheer power of the moving earth.

April 20, 2014 | | Nation


Navy OKs changes for submariners’ sleep times

GROTON, Conn. (AP) - With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface.

April 20, 2014 | | Nation


Bid, Dick, bid: ‘Dick and Jane’ artworks for sale

BROOKLINE, N.H. (AP) - In the portrait, the little boy's blue eyes twinkle as he looks straight ahead. His apple cheeks shine. There's a gap in his teeth, and his reddish-brown hair is just slightly tousled. He's an All-American boy.

April 20, 2014 | | Nation


Lawmakers face hundreds of bills

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Lawmakers return from their spring recess this week focusing on hundreds of bills that have to pass from one house to the other by the end of May, but the most contentious issues will come later.

April 20, 2014 | | State


Bee colonies damaged after almond pollination

MODESTO (AP) - Some California beekeepers say pesticides may be to blame for the death or damage of as many as 80,000 bee colonies after the insects pollinated almond trees in the San Joaquin Valley.

April 20, 2014 | | Nation


San Francisco probe leading to FBI entrapment claims

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The FBI used millions of dollars, liquor and cigarettes seized in other cases and more than a dozen undercover operatives in an elaborate, seven-year sting operation targeting a San Francisco Chinatown association thought to be a front for a notorious organized crime syndicate.

April 20, 2014 | | State


Del Taco customer account hit with $4,050 Del Taco bill

SANTA PAULA (AP) - What was supposed to be a cheap bite at Del Taco turned out to be small fortune for some Southern California customers.

April 20, 2014 | | State


Sacramento sheriff seeks video footage

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sacramento County authorities are asking residents and business owners to provide video-surveillance footage to law enforcement investigators.

April 20, 2014 | | State


1 dead after boat strikes bridge

BRENTWOOD (AP) - Authorities say a man participating in a fishing competition was killed after a boat he was riding in struck a bridge on a Northern California river.

April 20, 2014 | | State


Treasure Island mold worries

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A growing number of residents and workers on Treasure Island are complaining about mold in aging buildings on the former Navy base in San Francisco Bay.

April 20, 2014 | | State


Rec areas reopening after Yosemite fire

SAN ANDREAS (AP) - National forest managers are opening recreation areas that have been closed since a massive wildfire scorched areas in and around Yosemite National Park last summer.

April 20, 2014 | | State


Arrest in webcam blackmail that led to teen girl’s suicide

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Canadian police confirmed an arrest has been made in the Netherlands in the case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed into exposing herself in front of a webcam. The 15-year-old later committed suicide after detailing her harassment on a YouTube video watched by millions around the world.

April 19, 2014 | | Nation


Warriors-Clips: No love lost

LOS ANGELES (AP) - As much as the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors don't like each other, they're a lot alike in some ways.

April 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Athletics power up vs. Astros

OAKLAND (AP) - Alberto Callaspo hit a three-run homer and the Oakland Athletics went deep four times to back Sonny Gray's strong pitching Friday night in an 11-3 rout of the Houston Astros.

April 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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