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Consider safety when towing boat

Last week while driving to a favorite camping spot of mine, I got behind a boat that was being towed by a small SUV. It wouldn't have been too bad if the boat was small but it was a lot bigger than the SUV, which is very dangerous.

July 17, 2014 | By Jarod Ballardo | Sports Columns


49ers open high-tech stadium in Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York got a little teary on his drive to Levi's Stadium on Thursday. His voice cracked while talking about taking his young son to games at the stadium for years to come.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy and Woods deliver at British Open

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


After All-Star party, baseball gets back to work

Sure, it was great for a couple days. The cheers for Derek Jeter. The power of Giancarlo Stanton. The excellence of Mike Trout in the American League's 5-3 victory.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Doping belongs to cycling past

SAINT-ETIENNE, France (AP) - Because of doping's ravages on cycling, it's natural for suspicion to fall on Vincenzo Nibali, who led the Tour de France on Thursday for a 10th time in 12 stages.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods: ‘Put (phone) on silent’

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Tiger Woods was playing his second shot into the par-5 18th when he made a sudden stop in the middle of his swing Thursday at the British Open.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Armstrong met cycling doping panel

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lance Armstrong talked for several hours with cycling investigators about doping in the sport's past, said an attorney for the champion who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles over his use of performance-enhancing drugs.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Diaz shoots 62 to lead Marathon Classic by 4

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) - Laura Diaz got off to a surprising start at the Marathon Classic.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Germany takes No. 1 soccer ranking; US is No. 15

ZURICH (AP) - Germany climbed to No. 1 in the FIFA rankings Thursday after winning the World Cup, and the United States fell two places to 15th despite reaching the round of 16.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


CBS won’t dictate use of Redskins name on the air

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - CBS won't dictate to its announcers whether or not to use the nickname of Washington's NFL franchise during televised games this season.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Song of the San Joaquin poetry reading set for Aug. 2

MODESTO – Poets from Central California and the Sacramento area will read their poems at the presentation of "Song of the San Joaquin", Summer Issue, Vol. XI, #3, Saturday, August 2, from 1 to 3 p.m., in the Downstairs Auditorium of the Stanislaus County Library, 1500 "I" St. in Modesto.

July 17, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Step right up to MTV’s incest plot

For those who predict the coming collapse of Western civilization, there's always MTV for proof. At this year's Television Critics Association summer tour in Hollywood, MTV put on a panel discussion for the press with the cast and creators of a forthcoming series called "Happyland." The female star of the show, actress Bianca Santos, announced the new MTV motto: "Incest is hot, and we're going to have fun!"

July 17, 2014 | By L. BRENT BOZELL III Founder and President of the Media Research Center | Other Views


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

WORKER ELECTROCUTED AT ORANGE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL: MISSION VIEJO (AP) - Officials say a man was electrocuted and another badly shocked during a construction accident at an Orange County high school.

July 17, 2014 | | State


California foreclosure starts fall to 17,524 for 8-year low

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The number of default notices - the first step in the foreclosure process - sent to California homeowners slid to its lowest level in more than eight years in the spring as higher home values left fewer homeowners underwater, a research firm said Thursday.

July 17, 2014 | | State


Prosecutor undecided on charging mom in bully case school attack

SANTA ROSA (AP) - A frustrated mother of six sobbed uncontrollably outside a Northern California courtroom Thursday after prosecutors announced they were still undecided on whether to file charges accusing her of attacking a 12-year-old boy who is alleged to have bullied her daughter.

July 17, 2014 | | State


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Reporter without visa at border

The star of a CNN film, "Documented," journalist Jose Antonio Vargas went to Texas to bring attention to the 57,000 unaccompanied minors who have crossed the border illegally since October. On Tuesday, authorities detained Vargas at McAllen/Miller International Airport because his Philippine passport lacks a U.S. visa. Within hours, Immigration and Customs Enforcement released him.

July 18, 2014 | By Debra Saunders National columnist | Other Views


Giveaway of free anti-theft steering wheel locks for high theft vehicles

Manteca Police Department and investigators from the Delta Regional Auto Theft Team are hoping to raise awareness and prevent auto theft by launching a county wide campaign.

July 18, 2014 | | Crime


‘Tactical Tacos’ benefits SWAT

A Tactical Tacos fundraiser is being held on Friday, August, 8, to benefit the Manteca and Ripon Tactical Officers Association at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane, from 6 until 11 p.m. Tickets are $30 and includes tacos, two drink tickets and door prizes.

July 18, 2014 | | NEWS


About us

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

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