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Robber’s father says police acted appropriately

STOCKTON - The father of a slain bank robbery suspect said Friday that police in the Northern California city of Stockton acted appropriately when they engaged in a gunbattle with his son.

July 19, 2014 | By FENIT NIRAPPIL Associated Press | Crime


Triumph of dubious appeals

A - all bow - federal judge has ruled that California's death penalty is unconstitutional because the state's "dysfunctional administration" has meted out the punishment to more than 900 murderers but imposed it on "only 13" since 1978. That's too arbitrary, wrote U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney of Santa Ana. Besides, "the slight possibility of death, almost a generation after (killer Ernest Dewayne Jones) was first sentenced, violates the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment."

July 19, 2014 | By Debra Saunders National columnist | Other Views


LANCERS ZERO IN

The Sac-Joaquin Section's preseason Dead Period doesn't begin until Monday.

July 19, 2014 | | High School Football


Fundraising event to benefit wheelchair, youth tennis groups

Teaming Individuals Emphasizing Sports and Future Stars 2000 are joining forces to put on a special two-day fundraising event that will support both organizations.

July 19, 2014 | | Regional Sports


Donaldson’s HR in 9th rallies A’s past Orioles

OAKLAND (AP) - Josh Donaldson hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the Oakland Athletics to a stunning 5-4 comeback victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.

July 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sandoval’s homer helps Giants beat Marlins

MIAMI (AP) - Anxious to end a five-week swoon, the San Francisco Giants are hitting again.

July 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Smith sentenced to probation

SAN JOSE (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was sentenced Friday to serve three years of probation and to spend 11 days with a work crew after he pleaded no contest to drunken driving and weapons charges.

July 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rory McIlroy builds a 4-shot lead at British Open

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance Friday in the British Open.

July 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


N. Carolina’s moral freedom summer

The Moral Monday movement is mobilizing again.

July 19, 2014 | By JIM HIGHTOWER Political columnist | Other Views


Triumph of dubious appeals

A - all bow - federal judge has ruled that California's death penalty is unconstitutional because the state's "dysfunctional administration" has meted out the punishment to more than 900 murderers but imposed it on "only 13" since 1978. That's too arbitrary, wrote U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney of Santa Ana. Besides, "the slight possibility of death, almost a generation after (killer Ernest Dewayne Jones) was first sentenced, violates the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment."

July 19, 2014 | By Debra Saunders National columnist | Other Views


N. Carolina’s moral freedom summer

The Moral Monday movement is mobilizing again.

July 19, 2014 | By JIM HIGHTOWER Political columnist | Other Views


Canseco comes back for 89’ reunion

OAKLAND (AP) - Jose Canseco was nervous and scared about showing up to the reunion for the 1989 World Series champion Oakland Athletics this weekend.

July 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wiggins, Cavs hounded by Love trade rumors

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Andrew Wiggins came to summer league to get an early education on the NBA game, from playing against better competition to learning about what his new coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers will demand of him as a pro.

July 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Streaking Mercury host WNBA All-Star Game

PHOENIX (AP) - The desert is a perfect place for this year's WNBA All-Star Game. It's where the most dominating basketball in the league has been played this season

July 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL to restrict evaluations of underclassmen

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL will limit the number of underclassmen who can receive evaluations for the draft to five from a single school, although special exceptions will be allowed.

July 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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California man who co-authored Manson book dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Curt Gentry, a San Francisco writer who co-authored "Helter Skelter," the true crime classic chronicling the Charles Manson case, has died at the age of 83.

July 20, 2014 | | State


Bus becomes shower for SF homeless

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A nonprofit group is taking a novel approach to helping the homeless in San Francisco with a new bus that allows them to take a shower.

July 20, 2014 | | State


Fire prevention citations applied unevenly throughout California

SACRAMENTO, (AP) - Gary Bennett spent much of the last three decades preparing his property in Napa County for the day when a wildfire would sweep over the hill, including clearing brush and grass around his three-bedroom home in a scenic canyon 85 miles north of San Francisco.

July 20, 2014 | | State


Wrong-way crash kills three on I-210 in SoCal

RANCHO CUCAMONGA (AP) - Police say a car going the wrong way on the 210 Freeway crashed into another vehicle in Rancho Cucamonga, killing three people and seriously injuring two others.

July 20, 2014 | | State


Man drowns in lake near Fresno

FRESNO (AP) - Authorities say they've recovered the body of a swimmer who drowned in a Central California lake.

July 20, 2014 | | State


Public outcry in Thousand Oaks after trees felled for mall project

THOUSAND OAKS (AP) - The city of Thousand Oaks has lost some of its namesake trees, and community activists are determined to see it doesn't happen again.

July 20, 2014 | | State


Fontana tore sells $60 million ticket

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Powerball ticket sold at a store in San Bernardino County matches all six numbers in this weekend's drawing to win $60 million.

July 20, 2014 | | State


About us

The wind-blown sandy loam plains of South San Joaquin County weren't exactly hospitable to farming back in 1908.

January 01, 2010 | | ABOUT US


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