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A look at some of 2016’s most inspiring sports moments

We watch sports to see who wins and loses, but also to be inspired - and 2016 offered plenty of examples of the latter, from a touching moment between two strangers on the Olympic track, to a little boy from a war-torn land who met his favorite soccer player, to a warm ovation fueled by empathy for a visiting NHL goalie.

December 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Suspended Grayson Allen trips up Duke with antics

Grayson Allen's latest antics may have once again tripped up No. 5 Duke.

December 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | SPORTS


Raiders safety Reggie Nelson’s focus is beyond Pro Bowl

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders safety Reggie Nelson didn't spend much time celebrating his second straight selection for the Pro Bowl - and for good reason.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NFL Fun Bunches: Titans, Raiders, Falcons, Redskins

This has not been the most watchable of NFL seasons, although the action and entertainment value has picked up in the second half of the schedule.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Purchase gift cards to avoid long lines

If you haven't started your Christmas shopping yet, my best advice for you is purchasing gift cards.

December 23, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Clashes over underground venues

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The party is over at Purple 33.

December 22, 2016 | | State


90,000 page study backs twin tunnels

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to build two giant tunnels to send Northern California water southward moved a step closer Thursday to final state and federal decisions, with the state's release of a 90,000-page environmental review supporting the $15.7 billion project.

December 22, 2016 | | State


VW owners told not to strip parts before buybacks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge on Thursday warned Volkswagen owners eligible for a buyback under one of the company's emissions cheating settlements not to strip their vehicles of parts before turning them in.

December 22, 2016 | | State


LA sheriff corruption case ends in mistrial

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The corruption case against former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca ended in a mistrial Thursday after jurors deadlocked 11-1 to acquit him on charges of trying to derail a federal investigation into inmate beatings by deputies.

December 22, 2016 | | State


Wal-Mart pulls Black Lives Matter T-shirt from website

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wal-Mart has pulled a Black Lives Matter T-shirt from its online offerings amid complaints by police.

December 22, 2016 | | State


Durant, Warriors rally for win against Nets

NEW YORK (AP) - The Golden State Warriors knew they would need energy and were missing the guy who often provides it, so they weren't totally surprised by their poor first half.

December 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Don Rae Moorehead

Don Rae Moorehead, 63, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 15, 2016. Don was born in Illinois on July 29, 1953. He attended La Puente high school in La Puente, CA. After graduating he joined the U.S. Air Force and then married the mother of his children, Lexie Moorehead.

December 22, 2016 | | OBITS


Trump Team reaches out to Marine vet ‘out of ammo’

Last week, I received this email from Rennae:

December 22, 2016 | | Other Views


Crony capitalism and Rick Perry

Rick Perry has taken quite a tumble since being governor of Texas. He was a twice-failed GOP presidential wannabe and then ended up being a rejected contestant on Dancing with the Stars, the television show for has-been celebrities.

December 22, 2016 | | Other Views


Cavs fend off Bucks behind Irving’s 31 points, 13 assists

CLEVELAND (AP) - Kyrie Irving had 31 points and a career-high 13 assists, and LeBron James scored 29 as the Cleveland Cavaliers won their second game in two nights over the Milwaukee Bucks, 113-102 on Wednesday despite being without two starters.

December 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Words do matter in political discourse

Editor: Manteca Bulletin,

February 25, 2017 | | Letters


Trump is not outlawing a free press

Editor, Manteca Bulletin:,

February 25, 2017 | | Letters


US government ends detention contract with California city

SANTA ANA (AP) - The federal government is ending a contract to house immigration detainees in a Southern California city that recently declared itself a sanctuary ...

February 25, 2017 | | State


Ex-LA sheriff with Alzheimer’s faces trial on corruption counts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca went on trial on federal corruption charges Friday stripped of a ceremonial badge and unable ...

February 25, 2017 | | State


Manteca’s Brunn, Ward combine for 1-hitter

Andrew Brunn threw five innings of one-hit ball for Manteca, and freshman Ryan Ward allowed no hits and struck out five in two innings of ...

February 25, 2017 | | High School Sports


Sierra’s Rullan earns 2nd berth to state tourney

STOCKTON – Sierra's Branden Rullan is going to the California State Wrestling Championships, and East Union's Jaysen Reindel is two wins away as the ...

February 25, 2017 | | High School Sports


Knights pound Titans to punch NorCal ticket

RIPON - Ripon Christian put its size advantage to good use in defeating Aspire Langston Hughes Academy in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division V quarterfinal Friday.

February 25, 2017 | | High School Sports


RC falls to top-seeded Bradshaw in overtime

SACRAMENTO - Ripon Christian gave top-seeded Bradshaw Christian all it could handle in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI semifinal on Friday.

February 25, 2017 | | High School Sports


Durant: Shaq’s ripping of McGee ‘childish’

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee fired back at Shaquille O'Neal via Twitter after the former star-turned TNT analyst posted on his ...

February 25, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Westbrook’s triple-double leads Thunder past Lakers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Russell Westbrook scored 17 points in his 28th triple-double of the season, and his new teammates fit in seamlessly as the Oklahoma ...

February 25, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Ryan Palmer, Wesley Bryan share lead at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Ryan Palmer has reason to believe that better days are ahead, with his golf game and at home.

February 25, 2017 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR seeks boost to steep decline with strong Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The good news for NASCAR is that all signs indicate Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a legitimate shot to win the Daytona ...

February 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Golden Gate Park: SF’s urban oasis

San Francisco's largest park, Golden Gate Park covers more than 1,013 acres and is 3 miles long by 1/2-mile wide, larger than ...

February 24, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


The mesmerizing Foucault Pendulum

The Foucault Pendulum - one of the most popular displays in the original Planetarium lobby at the Calfiornia Academy of Sciences - is one of the most ...

February 24, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


African Penguin: One example of Academy research

The California Academy of Science's African penguin colony has long been a visitor favorite.

February 24, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


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