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Athletics blow late lead in loss to Angels

ANAHEIM (AP) - Coco Crisp and the Oakland Athletics had a chance for a four-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels. The bullpen just couldn't hold on.

June 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Brochy’s 800th win as Giants topple Phillies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bruce Bochy's 800th victory as Giants manager was anything but typical.

June 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Exercise can give insufficient vein valves a leg up

DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm a 69-year-old woman in excellent health. I take valsartan and doxazosin for high blood pressure. I am concerned because I have developed swelling in my left foot and ankle, with none at all in the right foot. Until now, I have never had any foot or ankle swelling, even in the hottest weather or during long periods of standing.

June 26, 2016 | | Other Views


What is right bowl for dogs?

DEAR DIDI: There are so many types of dog bowls available. Plastic, porcelain, stainless steel, raised on stands.....what do you recommend? I have a Great Dane and a chihuahua. -Stumped in Manteca

June 26, 2016 | | Other Views


Murky Tesla-SolarCity deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It's a proposal that would unite two companies on shaky financial ground as they plow into relatively new markets. One makes electric cars, the other installs solar panels. There are few obvious synergies.

June 26, 2016 | | State


Seven stabbed outside State Capitol building

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Seven people have been stabbed outside the California state Capitol building in Sacramento.

June 26, 2016 | | State


Kern wildfire destroys 200 homes, buildings

LAKE ISABELLA - A ravenous and deadly wildfire in central California has burned 200 homes, many belonging to retirees on fixed incomes with few other possessions.

June 26, 2016 | | State


6-year-old boy dies after refrigerator falls on him

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A 6-year-old Southern California boy has died of injuries after a refrigerator fell onto him from a pickup truck.

June 26, 2016 | | State


3 killed as boat capsizes off Santa Catalina Island

AVALON, Calif. (AP) - A boat that may have been hit by a wave capsized off the backside of Santa Catalina Island on Saturday, killing three men, authorities said.

June 26, 2016 | | State


Blind dog with oozing sore wins World’s Ugliest Dog contest

PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) - A 17-year-old Chinese Crested Chihuahua with legs bowed out like a frog and an oozing sore is the winner of this year's World's Ugliest Dog contest.

June 26, 2016 | | State


OAKLAND COAL TERMINAL

OAKLAND (AP) - The promise of good, blue-collar jobs in a depressed area is running headlong into environmental sensitivities as officials in Northern California consider a plan to build a marine terminal that would serve as a gateway for Utah-mined coal heading to Asia.

June 26, 2016 | | State


Dems’ selective outrage about lenient sentences

Los Angeles Assistant District Attorney Michele Hanisee was gobsmacked when California lawmakers raged against the light sentence meted out to a former Stanford student convicted of sexually assaulting a woman while she was passed out behind a campus trash bin. Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Brock Turner, 20, to six months in jail - he's likely to serve a mere three months - as well as three years of probation and a lifetime on the sex offender registry. Outraged at this headline-grabbing punishment, 16 Democratic Assembly members and senators wrote to Santa Clara District Attorney Jeff Rosen urging him to ...

June 25, 2016 | | Other Views


Manteca needs a homeless center

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

June 25, 2016 | | Letters


Davis’ 3-run HR in 8th lifts A’s to win over Angels

ANAHEIM (AP) - Khris Davis hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-4 on Friday night.

June 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Resurgent Peavy leads Giants past Phillies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jake Peavy threw seven strong innings in another solid start, Brandon Belt hit a three-run double and Angel Pagan had three hits as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 on Friday night.

June 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Lots of smoke, Hillary

Prediction: If Hillary Clinton wins, within a year of her inauguration, she will be under investigation by a special prosecutor on charges of political corruption ...

August 26, 2016 | | Other Views


Hidden homeless population

Most children in the United States spend their school days dreaming of their next birthday party or worrying whether they're popular enough. Not America ...

August 26, 2016 | | Other Views


Elvis has left the column . . .

Dear John (or Dear Joan...or Dear Column in this case),

August 26, 2016 | | Manteca to a T


Chargers coach Mike McCoy on Bosa

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A day after the Chargers took their contract dispute with rookie defensive end Joey Bosa public, San Diego coach Mike McCoy had ...

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Browns trade linebacker Barkevious Mingo to Patriots

CLEVELAND (AP) - Barkevious Mingo never really fit in with the Browns.

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Harrison, Matthews, Peppers talk PEDs with NFL investigators

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and Green Bay Packers defensive players Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers met this week with NFL investigators looking into allegations ...

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Patrick Reed didn't break anything Thursday except par.

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lochte’s legal troubles mount in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics ...

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Star South Korean baseball pitcher convicted of match-fixing

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A South Korean baseball player was convicted of match-fixing on Friday and handed a suspended two-year prison term for deliberately allowing ...

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Phillies send Carlos Ruiz to Dodgers for Ellis

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Carlos Ruiz from Philadelphia in a trade of popular backup catchers Thursday, getting a player ...

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Nationals acquire lefty reliever Rzepczynski from Athletics

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Nationals acquired reliever Marc Rzepczynski from Oakland on Thursday, giving the NL East leaders another lefty in the bullpen.

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Vegas stadium backers down to 2 top sites for Raiders

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Backers of a proposed NFL stadium said they've whittled their list to two sites just west of the Las Vegas Strip ...

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders QB Derek Carr happy to take risks in preseason

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Derek Carr is a bit of a risk-taker by nature when it comes to playing quarterback in the NFL. He isn't ...

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Moore loses no-hitter with 2 outs in 9th, Giants top Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After losing his no-hit bid with one out to go, Matt Moore just smiled.

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Withdrawal of petition a victory for local anglers

The highly controversial striped bass and black bass petition was recently withdrawn, resulting in a victory for local anglers wishing to preserve one of the ...

August 26, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


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