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Federer beats Nadal to win Shanghai title

SHANGHAI (AP) - Roger Federer extended his winning streak over Rafael Nadal this year to four matches after beating the top-ranked Spaniard 6-4, 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday.

October 15, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sharapova wins 1st title since doping ban

TIANJIN, China (AP) - Maria Sharapova won her first WTA title since returning from a doping ban after defeating Aryna Sabalenka to win the Tianjin Open on Sunday.

October 15, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Ko fires 68 to clinch 1st LPGA Tour victory on home soil

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) - South Korean Jin Young Ko overcame a sluggish start to clinch her first LPGA Tour victory at the KEB Hana Bank Championship on Sunday.

October 15, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Montgomerie earns 2nd PGA Tour Champions win in 5 weeks

CARY, N.C. (AP) - Colin Montgomerie is feeling even more confident entering the PGA Tour Champions playoffs.

October 15, 2017 | | Pro Sports


This time vs Astros, Yanks try to overcome 2-0 deficit

NEW YORK (AP) - Trailing again 2-0 in the postseason, these young New York Yankees remain even keeled going into Game 3 of the AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros.

October 15, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Turner’s 3-run homer in 9th gives Dodgers win

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Turner hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the NL Championship Series.

October 15, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Keselowski races way into NASCAR’s playoffs 3rd round

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - To win the championship this year, Team Penske told Brad Keselowski he had to win at Talladega Superspeedway.

October 15, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Dale Earnhardt Jr. navigates the chaos in Talladega finale

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. went out without a big bang at Talladega Superspeedway, and that's more than most of his fellow drivers could say.

October 15, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Giants stun Broncos

DENVER (AP) - It was a wipe-out all right, just not the one expected by just about everyone outside the New York Giants.

October 15, 2017 | | Pro Sports


1997: EU cross-country boys win first VOL title

Fifty years ago, on October 5, 1967, moving from a second quarter 7-7 tie, Manteca High went on to down East Union High 34-7 in the first-ever varsity football game between the two schools. Buffalo Steve Mendosa ran over, through and around the Lancers on the first play of the game for a 59-yard scoring romp. Mendosa went on to score again for the Buffs and Andy Munoz scored twice for Manteca. Jerry McCarter ran 65 yards for another score after a lateral from Ed Beck, who had caught a pass from Brown. The only Lancer touchdown was scored in ...

October 15, 2017 | | Sports History


Baha’is plan to celebrate 200th anniversary of founder’s birth

Baha'is in Manteca and Stockton are celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Baha'u'llah, the prophet/founder of the Baha'i Faith and the Birth of the Bab, the Herald of Baha'u'llah.

October 15, 2017 | | NEWS


Nursing home teaches lessons on life

NEW YORK (AP) - In a classroom, an old man glides in pushing a walker, and none of the young faces turn. In the cafeteria, a white-haired woman eats across from a teenager, to no one's surprise. And walking to the school bus, students pass wheelchairs and oxygen tanks as nonchalantly as if they were backpacks and notebooks.

October 15, 2017 | | Nation


An army of firefighters brave deadly, epic firestorm

SONOMA (AP) - Santa Rosa firefighter Brandon Palmer has fought big blazes in his 20 years on the job, but the 81-hour shift he spent fighting the fire storm in his own neighborhood this week was still stunning.

October 15, 2017 | | Nation


Motion Picture Academy expels movie mogul Harvey Weinstein

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a move virtually unprecedented, disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was revoked Saturday by its board.

October 15, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


‘I’m intact,’ Tillerson says, brushing off Trump drama

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday ducked, danced and sidestepped the question of whether he truly called President Donald Trump a "moron," dismissing the brouhaha as the "petty stuff" of Washington. Though they keep coming, Tillerson insisted the persistent queries aren't hindering his mission as the nation's top diplomat.

October 15, 2017 | | Nation


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James Frank Nunes

James Frank Nunes, a theater arts teacher in the Galt Unified High School District of Galt, CA died unexpectedly on October 12, 2017 at the ...

October 17, 2017 | | OBITS


Happy Pet Owners is a worthy cause to support

There are, if you will, the "cat ladies" of Manteca-Lathrop.

October 17, 2017 | | Local Columns


LeBron vs. Kyrie the latest entry in NBA rivalries

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James loves rivalries. Ohio State-Michigan. North Carolina-Duke. Cowboys-Redskins. Those are some of the favorite matchups he's cited over the years, ones ...

October 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Woods cleared for golf activities with no restrictions

Tiger Woods is swinging a driver without pain, and his agent says doctors have cleared him to practice without limitations.

October 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Cavs, Warriors gear up to begin championship quests again

OAKLAND (AP) - Minutes after LeBron James lost the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors four months ago, he vowed to return to the gym ...

October 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


NFL still riding high, despite issues

The narratives themselves are easy enough to craft. Anyone searching for signs the NFL is in trouble doesn't need to look far to document ...

October 17, 2017 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Finally! Titans end 11-game skid to Colts with 36-22 win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Marcus Mariota shuffled around the pocket, carefully protecting a strained left hamstring that already cost him one game this season.

October 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Goodell, union, players to meet on social issues and anthem

NEW YORK (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, owners of each team, representatives of the players' union and players themselves will meet Tuesday to discuss ways ...

October 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Arik Armstead to have surgery on broken hand

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Defensive lineman Arik Armstead broke his hand during the 49ers' loss in Washington and will need surgery, coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday.

October 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Judge, Sabathia help Yankees beat Astros

NEW YORK (AP) - Back in the Bronx, the big guys delivered.

October 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cubs’ Maddon stands by not using Davis, questions criticism

CHICAGO (AP) - Cubs manager Joe Maddon stood by his decision not to use All-Star closer Wade Davis in Chicago's loss to the Los Angeles ...

October 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


NaVorro Bowman signs 1-year deal with Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - NaVorro Bowman will make a short move following his release last week from the San Francisco 49ers, signing a $3 million, one-year contract ...

October 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Charles Scott Whipple

Charles Scott Whipple died on September 30, 2017 in an automobile accident while vacationing in Maui, Hawaii.

October 16, 2017 | | OBITS


Mary Helen Tompkins

Mary Helen Tompkins (Beech), 68 years old, of Pueblo, Colorado passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017.

October 16, 2017 | | OBITS


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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