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How Hyundai went from joke to contender

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans were laughing at Hyundai's cars when John Krafcik joined the company eight years ago.

April 18, 2012 | | On The Road


Override systems proposed for stuck gas pedals

WASHINGTON (AP) - New cars and light trucks would have to have override systems to prevent unintended acceleration when the gas pedal and brake are applied at the same time or accelerator control systems disconnect, under new federal regulations proposed Thursday.

April 18, 2012 | | On The Road


Hybrid and electric cars see record sales in March

DETROIT (AP) - Americans are buying record numbers of hybrid and electric cars as gas prices climb and new models arrive in showrooms, giving the vehicles their greatest share yet of the U.S. auto market.

April 18, 2012 | | On The Road


AAA: Motorists tolls used for roads they don't use

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tolls are increasingly being diverted to pay for transportation projects and other expenses unrelated to roadways, bridges and tunnels used by the motorists who pay the fees, the nation's largest auto club said Wednesday.

April 18, 2012 | | On The Road


Ford Fusion 2013: It is definitely a better idea

By looks alone, Ford appears to have a major hit on its hands with the new generation Fusion and that seems even more likely when the new technologies and fuel efficiency is factored in.

April 18, 2012 | By BARBARA and BILL SCHAFFER Auto Digest | On The Road


Sonic connection: Chevy's new subcompact gives big returns

There's a little game I like to play when I first get into a test car. It's called "Guess the Price" - and it can help or hurt the first impression. It's the dollar number that I'd pay for the vehicle - and often I'm wrong, on the low side.

April 18, 2012 | By MARK MAYNARD AutoWord | On The Road


More to Louisville than just a horse race

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Shadowbox with a silhouetted Muhammad Ali. Grab a bat and take a few swings in a batting cage at the Louisville Slugger Museum. Dig into a Hot Brown at the place where the savory sandwich was created. Sip Kentucky bourbons at a hotel where Al Capone played blackjack.

April 18, 2012 | | On The Road


28-Year Air Force veteran purchases F-150 to explore the United States on the ground

Manteca resident Michael Lamb has decided to travel the United States with his wife Jody after she retires this year from the Manteca Unified School District.

April 18, 2012 | By MARGARITA SOTO Phil Waterford's Manteca Ford and Exotic Highline | On The Road


DeGroot family becomes an inspiration to Waterford and his Manteca Ford team

When Phil Waterford wakes up in the morning, he has expectations that great things are going to happen.

April 18, 2012 | By MARGARITA SOTO Phil Waterford's Manteca Ford and Exotic Highline | On The Road


MC Hammer celebrates 50th birthday

Last weekend, MC Hammer celebrated his 50th birthday in style at a star-studded birthday bash at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. Many celebrities and dignitaries, including the Mayor of San Francisco, were in attendance.

April 18, 2012 | By MARGARITA SOTO Phil Waterford's Manteca Ford and Exotic Highline | On The Road


The power of prayer drives in sales

Sales started out sluggish at Phil Waterford's Manteca Ford & Exotic High Line last weekend as the rain and the wind kept most people indoors. When Phil Waterford arrived at his North Main Street Ford dealership his showroom was filled with customers. However, they had no sales reported for the day.

April 18, 2012 | By MARGARITA SOTO Phil Waterford's Manteca Ford and Exotic Highline | On The Road


The political debate: Women’s work

As it turns out, Hilary Rosen was wrong about Ann Romney not working a day in her life. She's plainly working right now, as a strategist for her husband's campaign, not a stay-at-home mom. For all the shock and chagrin about Rosen's comment (which was, of course, poorly put, but was an effort to address the question of whether the Romneys could understand the problems of "people like us," as pollsters usually ask it), it turns out that Mrs. Romney wasn't insulted at all. She considered it an "early birthday gift," a strategic opportunity for her ...

April 18, 2012 | By Susan Estrich Political commentator | Other Views


They shoot rich guys, don’t they?

President Barack Obama calls his proposed tax on millionaires the "Buffett rule," based on financier Warren Buffett's claim that he pays a lower tax rate than his secretary. Obama claims that the "Buffett rule" asks millionaires to "do their fair share" by paying the same income tax rate that middle-class families pay.

April 18, 2012 | By Debra Saunders National columnist | Other Views


American League Capsules

BOSTON (AP) - Mike Napoli hit two of Texas' six home runs and the Rangers romped past the Boston Red Sox 18-3 Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.

April 18, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Pair of experts talking about plant health during May 2 Ripon Garden Club meeting

RIPON - Julie Silva and Heidi Clark - the Wednesday, May 2, Ripon Garden Club's 10 a.m. meeting speakers - have deep roots in knowledge of plants and related subjects. The meeting takes place at the American Legion Hall, 206 Stockton Ave.

April 18, 2012 | | NEWS


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DROUGHT DEAL

By STEVE KNELL

March 28, 2015 | | Other Views


Ban sprinklers & water by hand

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

March 28, 2015 | | Letters


Campolindo falls short in CIF boys Division III final

BERKELEY (AP) - Jeremy Hemsley scored 13 of his 20 points in the second half and Damien went on a big run in the fourth quarter to beat Campolindo 70-57 in the CIF Division III boys state basketball championship on Friday.

March 27, 2015 | | Regional Sports


McClatchy edges Serra in double OT for Division I title

BERKELEY (AP) - Gigi Garcia scored two straight baskets and Alex Washington added a late layup and two free throws to lead McClatchy (Sacramento) to a 65-61 double-overtime win over Serra of Gardena in the Division I girls state basketball championship on Friday.

March 27, 2015 | | Regional Sports


Warriors rout Grizzlies for 60th win

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Stephen Curry had 38 points and 10 assists, leading the Golden State Warriors to their 60th win - tying a franchise record - 107-84 over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.

March 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight for since 1999

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 victory over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the South Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

March 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


S. Carolina last-second shot helps avoid upset

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Tiffany Mitchell drove to the basket and scored with 4.2 seconds left and South Carolina beat North Carolina 67-65 on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament's round of 16.

March 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers’ Greinke struggles in loss to Giants

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Zack Greinke struggled with his command in his fourth spring start, allowing five hits in 3 2/3 innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers fell to the San Francisco Giants 8-4 on Friday night.

March 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ranuado goes 6 in Rangers’ loss to A’s

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Anthony Ranaudo pitched six solid innings and Elvis Andrus, Jake Smolinski and Chris Gimenez each drove in runs for Texas before the Oakland Athletics rallied in the ninth for a 7-6 victory Friday over the Rangers.

March 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jimmy Walker takes lead in Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Jimmy Walker shot a 5-under 67 on Friday in the Texas Open to take a one-stroke lead in his hometown event.

March 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


When corporations make mistakes

NEW YORK (AP) - It was a tempest in a coffee cup.

March 27, 2015 | | Nationwide


Farmers say slugs are a problem, but what to do?

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Farmers in Oregon's Willamette Valley hate slugs, slimy mollusks that munch their way through crops.

March 27, 2015 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

SCHOOL AIDE BARRICADED SELF IN CLASSROOM; TOOK OFF CLOTHES: LEMON GROVE . (AP) - Authorities say an afterschool program assistant kept 14 children inside a California classroom while appearing to be hallucinating on drugs.

March 27, 2015 | | Nation


Brown signs $1B water plan

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that speeds up $1 billion in water infrastructure spending amid the worst drought in a generation, although much of the plan was drawn with future dry years in mind.

March 27, 2015 | | State


Chances of being locked up vary widely across state

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The number of inmates in California's county jails has fallen significantly since peaking in 2007, but new statistics show a wide disparity still exists among locales, with liberal enclaves like Marin and San Francisco far less likely to lock up criminals than conservative places like Kings, Lassen and Tuolumne counties.

March 27, 2015 | | State


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