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April 09, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Alpine Meadows - Mon 10:04 am packed powder machine groomed 72 - 140 base 90 of 100 trails

April 09, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Gemologist unbeaten, stays as No. 2 Derby contender

NEW YORK (AP) - Derby fever is springing up all over.

April 09, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Zito tosses 4-hitter as San Francisco avoids 0-4 start

DENVER (AP) - A new delivery helped Barry Zito look like his old self.

April 09, 2012 | | Pro Sports


69-yr-old woman hit in head by ball at Coors Field

DENVER (AP) - A woman celebrating her 69th birthday at the Colorado Rockies' home opener Monday sustained a concussion when she was struck in the head by a foul ball off the bat of Michael Cuddyer in the fourth inning.

April 09, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Red Sox ready to celebrate Fenway's 100th birthday

BOSTON (AP) - Fenway Park is ready for its 100th birthday and the Boston Red Sox are planning a big party.

April 09, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Guillen to return to Florida for Castro apology

MIAMI (AP) - Five games into his tenure with the Marlins, motor mouth manager Ozzie Guillen is returning to Miami to explain himself as a backlash builds regarding favorable comments he made about Fidel Castro.

April 09, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sharks enter playoffs as underdog

SAN JOSE (AP) - For years, the San Jose Sharks have entered the postseason as one of the favorites to win the Stanley Cup, only to fall short somewhere along the line.

April 09, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Goodell upholds penalties in Saints bounty case

NEW YORK (AP) - Roger Goodell sent a message to every coach and player in the NFL: safety first. The league commissioner stuck with his punishments for New Orleans' pay-for-pain bounties on Monday, rejecting Saints coach Sean Payton's appeal of a season-long suspension.

April 09, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Blue Jays limiting beer sales at home opener

TORONTO (AP) - The beer taps weren't turned off this time, but fans in the upper deck at Monday night's Toronto Blue Jays home opener found it harder than usual to get their hands on some suds.

April 09, 2012 | | Pro Sports


What's going on in charter schools

The charter school movement was presented to the American people as a way to have more parental control over public school education. Charter schools are public schools financed by local taxpayers and federal grants.

April 09, 2012 | By PHYLIS SCHLAFLY National Columnist | Other Views


Citizen watchdogs armed with cameras

Anyone who has participated in a public demonstration is used to seeing police with video cameras recording us commoners as we dare to exercise our Constitutional right to protest. Authorities insist that being videoed should not worry demonstrators… as long as they're doing nothing wrong.

April 09, 2012 | By JIM HIGHTOWER Political Columnist | Other Views


Frank P. Steves Jr.

Frank P. Steves, Jr., entered into rest on April 6, 2012 at Pacifica Senior Living in Modesto, CA. He was born March 21, 1935 in French Camp, CA, to the late Frank and Edna Steves, Sr.

April 09, 2012 | | OBITS


Eva Anaya

Eva Anaya, 61, entered into rest on April 5, 2012 in Manteca, California. She was born on March 26, 1951 in Chihuahua, Mexico. She joins her father in heaven Longino Soto and her brother Adam Soto.

April 09, 2012 | | OBITS


Raymond Leroy Christman

Raymond Leroy Christman, 69, entered into rest on April 4, 2012 at his home in Stockton, CA. He was born July 4, 1942 in San Francisco, CA. He is preceded in death by the love of his life, Annette James, who was by his side for 18 years.

April 09, 2012 | | OBITS


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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


Padres sneak by SF

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Tyson Ross held the San Francisco Giants to four hits and struck out nine in eight scoreless innings, and the San Diego Padres won 2-1 Friday night to hand Matt Cain his third straight loss.

April 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


San Francisco: City of the rich

In the "Star Trek" movies, San Francisco serves as headquarters of Starfleet Command. This cracks me up to no end, as I cannot imagine the Board of Supervisors approving construction of Starfleet Academy or the oddly shaped high-rises you see in the background. And if City Hall somehow did approve the project, you know there'd be some ballot measure to kill the deal. The grounds could be endless: No photon torpedoes. Too many techies already. What about affordable housing?

April 18, 2014 | By Debra Saunders National columnist | Other Views


Rep. Paul Ryan’s joke is on us

My guess is that Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican Party's highly touted budget guru, doesn't have a very tight grip on the concept of irony.

April 18, 2014 | By JIM HIGHTOWER Political columnist | Other Views


California farmers to get more water

FRESNO (AP) - Drought-stricken California farmers and cities are set to get more water as state and federal officials ease cutbacks due to recent rain and snow, officials announced on Friday.

April 18, 2014 | | State


More Latino than white students admitted to UC

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - More Latino than white students in California have been offered admission to the state's premier public universities for the first time, officials said Friday, a milestone that reflects the diverse racial makeup of a state where Latino children represent a majority of students in public schools.

April 18, 2014 | | State


Educator denies sex crimes in YouTube posting of phone call with alleged victim

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A judge on Friday refused to dismiss sexual assault charges against an educator who was confronted with the allegations of abuse in a phone call by a former student who then posted the conversation on YouTube.

April 18, 2014 | | State


A’s reward Doolittle with new deal

OAKLAND (AP) - In three short years, Sean Doolittle transformed himself from a top first base prospect into a shut-down reliever.

April 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Deaths stoke worries about pot edibles

DENVER (AP) - A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumps to his death from a hotel balcony. A husband with no history of violence is accused of shooting his wife in the head, possibly after eating pot-infused candy.

April 18, 2014 | | Nation


Half of jailed New York City youths have serious brain injury

NEW YORK (AP) - About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest in a growing body of research documenting head trauma among young offenders.

April 18, 2014 | | Nation


SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week.

April 18, 2014 | | Nation


Deputies: Man smothered crying son so he could play video game, watch TV

HOMOSASSA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games on his Xbox and watch TV, sheriff's deputies said Friday.

April 18, 2014 | | Nation


Teacher fired over comment on black president

CINCINNATI (AP) - An Ohio teacher has been fired after a black student who said he wanted to become president claimed the teacher told him the nation didn't need another black commander in chief.

April 18, 2014 | | Nation


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