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Poll finds slim margin for Brown tax initiative on November ballot

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Only about half of likely California voters support Gov. Jerry Brown's ballot initiative to temporarily raise sales and income taxes, presenting a significant challenge as he seeks to win over a reluctant public before the November election, according to a poll released Wednesday.

September 19, 2012 | | State


Anderson hurt in Tigers’ win over Athletics

DETROIT (AP) - Oakland hopes it only lost a game in the Motor City.

September 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Stockton Civic casts its holiday production of ‘White Christmas’ opening on Nov. 14

STOCKTON - Stockton Civic Theatre's artistic director Jim Coleman has cast the holiday classic "White Christmas," scheduled to open at SCT on Nov. 14.

September 19, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Rich in features, inexpensive to maintain

Cheap cars were once necessary evils, coarsely built, frumpy looking and unloved. Keep them through the warranty, then let 'em go. But today there are no throwaways. Competition is strong, and most will serve their purpose with refinement and style well beyond the warranty.

September 19, 2012 | By MARK MAYNARD Autoword | On The Road


GM offering customers more help with touch screens and audio systems

DETROIT (AP) - New car smell? Check. Shiny paint job? Check. Complex touch screens and audio systems you can't figure out how to use? Check.

September 19, 2012 | | On The Road


GM offering customers more help with touch screens and audio systems

DETROIT (AP) - New car smell? Check. Shiny paint job? Check. Complex touch screens and audio systems you can't figure out how to use? Check.

September 19, 2012 | | On The Road


Mercedes SL550: High-tech and fast

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 roadster is faster, more fuel efficient, bigger and yet significantly lighter than its predecessor and aggressively styled on the outside to evoke SLs of the 1950s.

September 19, 2012 | The Associated Press | On The Road


Enjoy cabin resort living in Hope Valley

MARKLEEVILLE - It's not often that a resort gets put on a map just as if it were a town, but there it was on our Rand McNally map: Sorensen's, a little berg near the intersection of Highways 89 and 88, deep in the Sierras southeast of Lake Tahoe.

September 19, 2012 | By CARY ORDWAY CaliforniaWeekend.com | On The Road


Nelda Lou Kees Wilson

Nelda Lou Kees Wilson of Manteca passed away peacefully on September 17, 2012, with her family by her side. She was born in Webb, Louisiana on May 10, 1932.

September 19, 2012 | | OBITS


Donald D. Brink

Donald D. Brink age 70, passed away at his home after a short encounter with lung cancer on September 17, 2012. He was born on July 3, 1942 in Dane County Wisconsin, son of Walter L. Brink and Ruth (Legler) Brink. He is survived by his wife Karen, a son Craig (Connie) Brink of Minneapolis, MN, a daughter Kimberly of Elk Grove, CA, five grandchildren and a sister Elizabeth (Victor) Babler of New Glarus, WI.

September 19, 2012 | | OBITS


Chris Creek Band among main stage Pumpkin Fair entertainment

The Chris Creek Band is performing on Sunday, Oct. 7, on the main stage at the Manteca Pumpkin Fair from 11 a.m. to noon in downtown Manteca.

September 19, 2012 | | NEWS


MJC’s Jam ‘n Jive presents ‘Dance on Film’

MODESTO - The Modesto Junior College Dance Department will offer their annual "Jam 'n Jive" Jazz dance concert on Sept. 26, 27, 28, & 29 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on the East Campus.

September 19, 2012 | | NEWS


Tacos and tequila event benefits St. Anthony School

Sampler tacos from different taquerias, paired with favorite tequilas and margaritas will be centerpiece of a fund-raiser on Friday, Oct. 19, to be held in St. Anthony School's gymnasium from 6 to 10 p.m. This is an event for adults who are 21 and older.

September 19, 2012 | | NEWS


Dear Kate, keep your privates private

When Michael Jordan talked to the press after a Chicago Bulls or Washington Wizards game, fans never got to see the superstar with sweat dripping from his brow or a towel wrapped around his waist after emerging from the shower.

September 19, 2012 | By Roland Martin Author | Other Views


Benghazi crime scene: The trailer did it

"We believe that folks in Benghazi, a small number of people came to the consulate to replicate the sort of challenge that was posed in Cairo," U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice told ABC's "This Week" Sunday. "And then as that unfolded, it seems to have been hijacked, let us say, by some individual clusters of extremists who came with heavier weapons."

September 19, 2012 | By Debra Saunders National columnist | Other Views


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49er’s Hyde scores go-ahead TD

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Anquan Boldin knew it would take one big play by San Francisco's offense, and he delivered it - along with a helmet-cracking hit that left his defender down.

November 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Teen Ko gets record haul by winning LPGA finale

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - New Zealand teenager Lydia Ko was an instant millionaire even before she went into a three-way playoff Sunday in the CME Group Tour Championship.

November 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Speights scores 28 as Warriors hold off Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Marreese Speights scored 28 points to help the Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 91-86 on Sunday night.

November 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


1st EU GRIN WIN OVER BUFFS

Forty years ago, on November 17, 1974, seven years of frustration for East Union High came to a crunching end as the undefeated Lancers pounded out a 30-13 victory over a game, but outmanned, Manteca High football team. It was the tenth straight win of 1974 for Coach Vern Gebhardt's Union Roaders. Fullback Doug Swift rolled up 156 yards and three touchdowns to pace the victors. His efforts gave him 1,013 yards for the season. EU's Ron Hamamoto passed to Mark Trout for the first Lancer score and a few moments later, the junior quarterback ran another ...

November 23, 2014 | | Sports History


Pressure builds on Mayweather after Pacquiao victory

MACAU (AP) - Manny Pacquiao is done taking the high road, tired of pretending he doesn't care.

November 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Federer leads Swiss past France

LILLE, France (AP) - Roger Federer has now claimed all the big prizes on offer in tennis and, for once, will be happy to share his latest trophy with others.

November 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Former DC Mayor Barry dies

WASHINGTON (AP) - A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows his accomplishments.

November 23, 2014 | | Nation


Marijuana advocates hope Maine goes legal next

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Marijuana advocates want to finally take their legalization drive - thus far the province of western states - to the Northeast, and they say the first state to do it here might be Maine.

November 23, 2014 | | Nation


Boy with fake gun dies after being shot

CLEVELAND (AP) - A 12-year-old boy shot by police after grabbing what turned out to be a replica gun died from his wounds Sunday, a day after officers responded to a 911 call about someone waving a "probably fake" gun at a playground.

November 23, 2014 | | Nation


Bay of Pigs vets seek billions from Cuba

MIAMI (AP) - Since the day in 1959 that Cuban government agents blackmailed his father into committing suicide, Gustavo Villoldo has been on an anti-Castro mission that included co-piloting a B-26 bomber during the ill-fated 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, infiltrating Cuba for the CIA numerous times and tracking down Fidel Castro lieutenant Ernesto "Che" Guevara in Bolivia in 1967.

November 23, 2014 | | Nation


Vermette nets winner for Coyotes vs. Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Antoine Vermette was tired during overtime. When the Arizona Coyotes had to kill a penalty, too, even more drama was added.

November 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


City takes on quarter-toting ‘Robin Hooders’

KEENE, N.H. (AP) - The self-styled "Robin Hooders" race to the rescue of the parking peasantry, pumping quarters into their expired meters and leaving behind cards informing them they have been saved from "the king's tariff."

November 23, 2014 | | Nation


Letter that inspired Kerouac found

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's been called the letter that launched a literary genre - 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950.

November 23, 2014 | | Nation


Water district wants state help with Salton Sea

SALTON CITY (AP) - The Imperial Irrigation District has asked the state water board to intervene to help prevent further deterioration of the Salton Sea.

November 23, 2014 | | Nation


Kohler introduces odor-eating toilet seat

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Blow out the candle and ditch the aerosol can.

November 23, 2014 | | Nation


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