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It’s Big Tobacco vs Lance Armstrong

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Fabled as a mecca for the health-conscious and fitness-obsessed, California is also one of only a few states that has not hiked its cigarette taxes in the last decade, meaning it is less expensive to light up in Los Angeles and San Francisco than in many other places in the country.

June 01, 2012 | | State


Bay Area briefs

City college may close some campuses

June 01, 2012 | | State


Facebook to let users vote on planned privacy changes

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is letting its nearly 1 billion users vote on changes to its privacy policy.

June 01, 2012 | | Nationwide


Slow job growth: Danger sign for nation’s economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - The American economy is in trouble again.

June 01, 2012 | | Nationwide


Tips on making most of Social Security’s Website

I get lots of email from readers who tell me they have a hard time finding answers to their questions at the Social Security Administration website: www.socialsecurity.gov. Or, I often hear from readers telling me they want to "see something official in black and white" before they will believe whatever I wrote in my column.

June 01, 2012 | | Nationwide


AT&T: Data-only plans coming for cell phones within two years

NEW YORK (AP) - The CEO of AT&T Inc. said Friday that cellphone plans that count only data usage are likely to come in the next two years. In such a scenario, phone calls and texts would be considered as just another form of data.

June 01, 2012 | | Nationwide


Another 90-degree-plus day before milder weekend

Summer-like temperatures made water features throughout the South County popular hangouts for kids on Thursday.

June 01, 2012 | Bulletin staff report | NEWS


Ripon detectives track home burglary suspect to Turlock residence stakeout

RIPON ­- A Ripon home burglary suspect apparently didn't give the small town's detectives credit in being able to track him to his Turlock home where he was taken into custody.

June 01, 2012 | | Crime


MHS HONORS TOP SENIORS

Recently-graduated Alex Martinez and Mia Ramirez were recognized as Manteca High's top all-around senior athletes.

June 01, 2012 | | High School Sports


Police briefs

• VEHICLE PURSUIT/DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE: On Friday, May 25, Manteca Police Officer Hooten initiated a traffic stop for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol at the intersection of East Yosemite Avenue and Commerce Avenue. The vehicle failed to yield and continued eastbound on East Yosemite Avenue and then merged onto southbound Highway 99. The vehicle maintained a speed of approximately 50 miles per hour as it continued southbound and then merged onto the westbound Highway120 Bypass. The vehicle yielded shortly after entering onto Highway 120. A high-risk traffic stop was conducted. The driver, Kenneth Wagner, was the ...

May 31, 2012 | | Crime


Fire & Accidents Log

• FIRE – BESSEMER AVENUE: MAY 26: Manteca Firefighters were dispatched to a grass fire late Saturday, May 26, on Bessemer Avenue. Upon arrival, they found a grass fire in the rear of a commercial lot. Engine Company 241 began fire attack from the south side of the fire, while Engine Company 242 made access through the property and began fire attack on the north side of the fire. Firefighters were successful in containing the fire to the immediate area.

May 31, 2012 | | NEWS


Teen-adult senior prom on June 22; NorCal trips for those 18 and older

The Fifth Annual, Multi-Generational Teen-Adult-Senior Prom will take place at the Manteca Senior Center on Friday, June 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane.

May 31, 2012 | Bulletin staff reports | NEWS


Judge Judy dishes out advice on her new website

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Judge Judy is doing more than holding court on TV. She's now dishing out advice online.

May 31, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Appreciates people who came to the aid of his wife who fell

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

May 31, 2012 | | Letters


CSU won’t stop offensive speech, writing

California State University professors and other employees cannot engage in "discriminatory behavior, bullying or harassment," nor may they display "offensive conduct of an unwelcome nature..."

May 31, 2012 | By TOM ELIAS California Focus | Other Views


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Jerry Brown: Caucus of 1

I know Republicans who voted for Jerry Brown in 2010. They thought he'd be like Richard Nixon going to China and stand up to public employee unions by fixing a dysfunctional pension system. They thought he'd live up to his pose as elder sage, ready to do what's best for California. After he won a return engagement as governor, Brown liked to bloviate about the need for elected officials to demonstrate "loyalty to California."

October 20, 2014 | | Other Views


Administration botches Ebola response

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

October 20, 2014 | | Letters


Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Brad Keselowski refused to be knocked down - not by Matt Kenseth, who jumped him from behind after a disastrous race at Charlotte, and not by garage-wide condemnation over his post-race meltdown.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Suspected Nazi war criminals collected millions in Social Security

OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) - Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found.

October 19, 2014 | | Nation


Lincecum waits his turn

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum walked silently through the bustling clubhouse before Saturday's workout and stuck his left arm straight out as he passed Jean Machi's locker, offering a friendly fist bump to the reliever.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Manning breaks Favre’s TD mark at SF’s expense

DENVER (AP) - Peyton Manning's receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL's new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos' emphatic 42-17 victory Sunday night.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Whitecaps and Earthquakes play to scoeless draw

SANTA CLARA (AP) - David Ousted made three saves and the Vancouver Whitecaps tied the San Jose Earthquakes 0-0 on Saturday night to regain sole possession of the fifth and final Western Conference playoff position.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cards hand Raiders 12th straight defeat

OAKLAND (AP) - Carson Palmer made a triumphant return to Oakland.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


KC Royals dependent on 3-headed bullpen monster

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Buck Showalter knew he was in trouble when the seventh inning rolled around and his Orioles were trailing the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Oakdale fan returns ‘the ball’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A lifelong San Francisco fan had a piece of team history in his hands Thursday night: the home run ball that sent the Giants to the World Series.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers net 2 goals in 4 seconds to stun Sharks

NEW YORK (AP) - That was quick.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jacksonville finally wins

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Jacksonville Jaguars are winless no more.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Martin wins first PGA in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Ben Martin made a 45-foot eagle putt to regain the lead and finished with a 20-foot birdie putt for a 3-under 68 and his first PGA Tour victory Sunday in the Shriners Hospital for Children Open.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Haas wins Greater Hickory Kia Classic

CONOVER, N.C. (AP) - Jay Haas became the 18th player to win a Champions Tour at 60 or older, closing with a 5-under 66 on Sunday for a two-stroke victory in the Greater Hickory Kia Classic.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ilonen beats Stenson in World Match Play final

ASH, England (AP) - Mikko Ilonen defeated top-seeded Henrik Stenson 3 and 1 in the final Sunday to win the World Match Play Championship.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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