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Buffettitis -- Is There a Cure?

Once again, billionaire investor Warren Buffett urges his fellow high-on-the-hoggers to pay more in taxes. "Only in Grover Norquist's imagination," says Buffett, do taxes make much of a difference in how people invest. "So let's forget about the rich and ultra-rich going on strike and stuffing their ample funds under their mattresses if -- gasp -- capital gains rates and ordinary income rates are increased. The ultra-rich, including me, will forever pursue investment opportunities. ...

November 28, 2012 | By LARRY ELDER Author | Other Views


Who's Depressed Now?

It seems hard to believe that the election was only three short weeks ago, and that even as the results were coming in proving Nate Silver (the much maligned New York Times blogger) right and the pillars of conservatism (Dick Morris, George Will and, of course, Karl Rove) completely wrong, Republicans thought they had it won and Mitt Romney had only one speech prepared.

November 28, 2012 | By SUSAN ESTRICH Political Commentator | Other Views


Win for proposition proves Brown different as ever

Gov. Jerry Brown's signature was notably absent from the ballot arguments in favor of Proposition 30, the tax increase measure he pushed so hard in this fall's election.

November 28, 2012 | By THOMAS D. ELIAS California Focus | Other Views


Jarva “Sue” Merck

Jarva "Sue" Merck, age 74, of Stockton, CA, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at St Joseph's Medical Center in Stockton. Sue was born in Bokchito, Oklahoma on June 30, 1938. She retired from Wonder Bread after working more than 30 years. She was a member of the CB club as well as a musician. She is survived by her son, Nando and Kimberly Garcia, French Camp, CA; Harlan Deno Garcia, of Stockton, CA; son, Roger Pelkey, of Stockton, CA; daughter, Debbie Eleuterius, of Mississippi; sister, Joann & Kenneth Ennis, of Modesto, sister, Pattie DeJong, of Modesto; brother, Marlon Brown ...

November 28, 2012 | | OBITS


Volvo Rebel: S60 T6 R-Design

The 2013 Volvo T6 R-Design is the top-end halo sedan with all-wheel drive "instant traction." And instant traction is good for this 325-horsepower, turbocharged inline six-cylinder with a healthy 345 foot-pounds of torque that pours out briskly from 3,000 to 3,600 rpm. Volvo says that translates to 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds.

November 28, 2012 | By MARK MAYNARD Maynard's Garage | On The Road


A touch of Denmark found in California

If bakeries and beer gardens are high on your list of vacation amenities, you couldn't do better than a visit to Solvang, the Danish-inspired theme community just a half-hour drive from Santa Barbara. Of course there is much more, but food is a great place to start.

November 28, 2012 | By CARY ORDWAY CaliforniaWeekend.com | On The Road


NorCal braces for major storms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Northern California residents are bracing for gusty winds, heavy rain, high seas and snow in the mountains as the area prepares for a series of storms.

November 28, 2012 | | State


SONdance presents ‘Christmas to Remember’ in Ripon on Dec. 7 & 8

RIPON – The non-profit SONdance, voted Best of Manteca Dance Studio for two years in a row, is presenting its annual "A Christmas to Remember" program Dec. 7 and 8.

November 28, 2012 | | NEWS


Western lawmakers seek probe of refineries

WASHINGTON (AP) - Six Democratic senators representing states along the Pacific Coast asked the Justice Department on Tuesday to investigate the role of oil refineries in gas spikes that occurred in May and October even as crude oil prices were declining.

November 28, 2012 | | State


Female military members sue to serve in combat

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Four female service members filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the Pentagon's ban on women serving in combat, hoping the move will add pressure to drop the policy just as officials are gauging the effect that lifting the prohibition will have on morale.

November 28, 2012 | | Nation


Governor opposes pay raise for UC Berkeley leader

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom voted Tuesday against giving the new chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley a $50,000 pay raise over what his predecessor earns, saying salary increases for public officials are inappropriate given the state's bleak financial condition.

November 28, 2012 | | State


‘Dancing With the Stars: All Stars’ champ crowned

LOS ANGELES (AP) - She was dissed on "The Bachelor" and came in third place during her first stint on "Dancing With the Stars," but Melissa Rycroft is now a winner.

November 28, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Votes final in 2 Alameda Co. Assembly districts

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Two San Francisco Bay area city council members are moving up to the state Assembly to fill vacant seats in Alameda County districts.

November 28, 2012 | | State


Police: Man posed as photographer to lure teens

FULLERTON (AP) - Fullerton police say they have arrested a 42-year-old man suspected of posing as a photographer to lure two teenage girls into taking sexy photos.

November 28, 2012 | | State


Addiction counselor charged with murder in DUI

TORRANCE (AP) - The convertible hit Phillip Moreno so hard it knocked him out of his shoes and lodged him in the windshield.

November 28, 2012 | | State


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Raul Jaques Barboza

Raúl Jaques Barboza, 72, passed away peacefully in his home in Manteca, CA on December 14, 2014. He was born in Montevideo, Uruguay on September 11, 1942 to his parents Aparicio Jaques Barboza and Altamira Sosa-Piriz. In heaven, Raúl joins his parents and brothers, Pedro Piriz and Walter Barboza.

December 22, 2014 | | OBITS


Dallas Cowboys lasso playoff spot

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Dallas ended a four-year playoff drought Sunday in a dominating 42-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, with Tony Romo throwing four touchdown passes and breaking Troy Aikman's franchise record for yards passing.

December 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Steelers, Packers, Cowboys, Seahawks win, move into playoffs

NEW YORK (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers both qualified for the NFL playoffs with wins Sunday. Next week, they will play for division titles at home.

December 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders knock out Bills

OAKLAND (AP) - Unable to make the playoffs for the 12th straight year, the Oakland Raiders are doing a good job keeping other teams out of the postseason.

December 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings snap 5-game losing skid

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings finally found the right remedy to end a monthlong bout of bad news: a healthy DeMarcus Cousins and a struggling Kobe Bryant.

December 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mousalimas taking oath on Jan. 9 as

James A. Mousalimas, the new San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools, will be sworn in at a public ceremony on Friday, Jan. 9, at 5 p.m.

December 21, 2014 | Bulletin staff reports | NEWS


Killings of 2 officers trigger backlash

NEW YORK (AP) - Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation


Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier design gets approval

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Golden Gate Bridge is closer to having a long-debated, $76 million suicide barrier installed to stop dozens of people each year from jumping to their deaths from the San Francisco icon.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation


Man told to pay $1.5M for card fraud

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Prosecutors described a Toronto man's massive credit card fraud scheme as high-tech bank robbery - stealing the identities of 38,000 people in order to bilk dozens of banks. So when he was convicted of mail fraud in February 2011, the federal government began the arduous task of figuring out just how much each victim was owed.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation


‘It’s not the time’ for more Cuba ties

MIAMI (AP) - Cuban opposition leaders from the island joined Cuban American politicians and activists on Saturday, pledging to oppose President Barack Obama's plan to normalize relations with the communist nation and disputing the notion that their community is split by a generational divide.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation


Satanic Temple puts up display at Michigan Capitol

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Christians and Satanists put up competing displays Sunday on the Michigan Capitol grounds as Christmas week got underway.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation


Christie wants cop killer returned

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie disagrees with President Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba and wants the president to demand the immediate return of a convicted cop killer from the country "before any further consideration of restoration of diplomatic relations with the Cuban government."

December 21, 2014 | | Nation


Rally against police shuts down part of mall

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - A mass of demonstrators chanting, "Black lives matter," converged in the Mall of America rotunda Saturday as part of a protest against police brutality that caused part of the mall to shut down on a busy day for holiday shopping.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation


Just how safe are driverless cars?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they'll know whether "driverless" vehicles are safe.

December 21, 2014 | | State


Roseville students accused of hate crime

ROSEVILLE . (AP) - A group of high school students is suspected of a hate crime after officials say the teens spread cotton balls on the front lawn of an African-American classmate's home.

December 21, 2014 | | State


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