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Suspect killed during San Ramon robbery attempt

May 31, 2012 | | State


Border Patrol agents help boy hit by car in Mexico

JACUMBA (AP) - A 4-year-old boy injured in a car crash in Mexico was lifted over a fence to Border Patrol agents who performed life-saving measures, authorities said.

May 31, 2012 | | State


Cabrera's 51 May hits match San Francisco record

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Melky Cabrera is a new marketing phenomenon: "Got Melk?"

May 31, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Remodeling your home? Start from outside in

The kitchen and bathroom are at the top of most home remodeling project lists. But homeowners intent on remodeling should also consider investing in the exterior of their homes - maybe even start there.

May 31, 2012 | | HOME SCENE


Sales contracts for homes dropped in April

WASHINGTON (AP) - A gauge of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes fell in April from nearly a two-year high in the previous month.

May 31, 2012 | | HOME SCENE


Curb appeal via outdoor painting projects

Summer is finally here, and with warmer temperatures and longer days, it's the perfect time to brighten up your home with a few outdoor painting projects. You can add the right amount of color and increase your curb appeal in just one weekend, leaving you the rest of the season to enjoy the finished product.

May 31, 2012 | | HOME SCENE


Sales of foreclosure homes rose in 1Q

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Homes in some stage of the foreclosure process saw their share of overall U.S. home sales grow in the first quarter even as sales of bank-owned homes fell.

May 31, 2012 | | HOME SCENE


Federal flood insurance gets 60-day extension

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has given itself two more months to come up with long-term solutions for the debt-burdened federal program that provides insurance for homes and businesses in areas subject to flooding.

May 31, 2012 | | HOME SCENE


Understanding ‘stepped-down’ tax basis

DEAR BENNY: You frequently write about the stepped-up basis when a property is inherited. In today's market, however, you may find the reverse situation.

May 31, 2012 | By Benny L. Kass Inman News | HOME SCENE


Our love affair with wood

Wood is one of the oldest building materials we know, and one of the most beloved. It's a love affair that has lasted - like hardwood itself - through the centuries, from the log cabins of earliest America into the early 21st century.

May 31, 2012 | | HOME SCENE


Patsy L. Staton

Patsy L. Staton passed away May 27, 2012 in Lathrop, CA at age 69. She was born March 26, 1943 in Sacramento, CA. Patsy lived in Lathrop, CA for the last two and a half years.

May 31, 2012 | | OBITS


Dedication Friday of cutting edge system for irrigation delivery

To recognize a newly completed irrigation system that holds potential to be among the most water-efficient in the agricultural industry, local growers, elected officials, system operators and representatives from the South San Joaquin Irrigation District (SSJID) will gather Friday to dedicate the completed Division 9 pressurized irrigation network.

May 31, 2012 | | NEWS


Ca. Nat. Guard worker gets 2½ years for $15M fraud

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former manager for the California National Guard has been sentenced to 2½ years in federal prison for arranging $15.2 million in bonuses and other payments to fellow guards who weren't eligible for them.

May 31, 2012 | | State


How about getting SACLIES on your personalized plate?

Keep Lake Tahoe Blue.

May 31, 2012 | | Local Columns


It’s not government’s business

What is it about bureaucrats and school personnel that they want to pry into the personal life and habits of American citizens of every age? There seems to be no end to the imperial demands by government and schools to require both grownups and kids to reveal personal information.

May 31, 2012 | By PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY National Columnist | Other Views


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The ‘science’ of sex education

There's no classroom experience the libertine supports more mightily than "sex education." They have struggled to banish even a whisper of a religious worldview from the classroom. Only the secular and "science-based" ideology is allowed.

May 27, 2015 | | Other Views


Give CVB funds to veterans’ effort

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

May 26, 2015 | | Letters


Harper pitches, hits, NGLL Pirates to win

The dominant pitching and hitting of Tyres Harper led the Pirates to a 12-2 win over the Rangers in Northgate Little League junior division action.

May 26, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Warriors try again to close out Rockets, reach NBA Finals

OAKLAND (AP) - One play. One fall. One bad break.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ponder makes most of opportunity with Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - After spending last season mired on the bench in Minnesota, Christian Ponder is happy for any chance he gets to work with the first-team offense.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Howard won’t be suspended for Game 5

OAKLAND (AP) - Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will not be suspended for Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors after the NBA decided to uphold his flagrant 1 foul.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cavaliers earn NBA Finals spot by sweeping Hawks

CLEVELAND (AP) - The championship LeBron James craves more than any other, the one he came back home to get, is within reach.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


American Sock ‘favorite surface’ in Paris

PARIS (AP) - Ah, the French Open, the time of year when a certain question is asked repeatedly by American tennis fans: Why can't the country's players, particularly the men, find success on red clay?

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Triple Crown club ready for another

Steve Cauthen thinks it's long past time for a new horse to join the exclusive club of Triple Crown winners.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Michael Sam: Focused on football, not making history in CFL

MONTREAL (AP) - Michael Sam says his priority is helping the Montreal Alouettes win, not making history as the first openly gay player in the Canadian Football League.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


All-girls tackle football league formed in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The first known all-girls tackle football league has been formed in Utah featuring a star player who earned an invitation to the Super Bowl three years ago thanks to a highlight video of her exploits against boys.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Brassard, Lundqvist lead Rangers past Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Derek Brassard had a hat trick and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 36 shots in another season-saving performance as the New York Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-3 Tuesday night to force Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


911 tapes released about Ray McDonald

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Highway Patrol has released audio from the 911 call that led to the arrest of NFL defensive end Ray McDonald on suspicion of child endangerment and domestic violence.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner notches another win for Giants

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Madison Bumgarner won another game in May and three San Francisco Giants homered in a 6-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Price outpitches Chavez as Tigers beat Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - David Price outdueled Jesse Chavez to win for the first time in four starts, and the Detroit Tigers bounced back from a shutout a day earlier to beat the Oakland Athletics 1-0 on Tuesday night.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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