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Drought: Death knell for recreation at Woodward?

The odds for a normal year of snow and rain are rapidly evaporating.

January 24, 2015 | | NEWS


Keep those letters (and laughs) coming

Editor, Manteca Bulletin

January 24, 2015 | | Letters


Pelosi’s ploy versus Boehner’s invite

"I don't believe I'm poking anyone in the eye," House Speaker John Boehner asserted Wednesday. That was after His Speakership told the media that he had invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of Congress about "the grave threats radical Islam and Iran pose to our security and way of life."

January 24, 2015 | By Debra Saunders National columnist | Other Views


The greatest ‘Babe’ in sports

I recently addressed a rather odd topic for an audience of political progressives: "Who was your sports hero growing up?"

January 24, 2015 | By JIM HIGHTOWER Political columnist | Other Views


Raiders hire 4 assistants for Del Rio’s coaching staff

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have officially hired four assistant coaches for new coach Jack Del Rio's staff.

January 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Vogelsong, Giants agree to $4 million, 1-year deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ryan Vogelsong visited the Houston Astros this week and had an uncomfortable feeling about how he might fit in, and he had discussions with other teams during the course of this offseason.

January 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s reliever Doolittle not ready for opening day

OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland Athletics closer Sean Doolittle is unlikely to be ready for the start of the season because of a slight tear to the rotator cuff in his left shoulder along with considerable inflammation and irritation in the area.

January 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A redo of a trade, Johansen goes No. 1, Ovie waits

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Phil Kessel was once again dealt for Tyler Seguin, Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen was the No. 1 overall pick and superstar Alexander Ovechkin did not get his new car.

January 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Venus Williams into 4th round

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Serena Williams saw that older sister Venus was progressing to the fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since 2011 and it inspired her own comeback win on Saturday at the Australian Open.

January 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ryan Palmer misses chance for 59 in Humana Challenge

LA QUINTA (AP) - Humana Challenge leader Matt Kuchar was asked if was surprised that there have only been six 59s on the PGA Tour and that no has shot 58.

January 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Historic Super Bowl no matter the winner

PHOENIX (AP) - An historic Super Bowl is before us.

January 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kobe Bryant to be re-examined before deciding injury fate

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant's torn right rotator cuff will be re-examined Monday before the Los Angeles Lakers decide whether the superstar guard needs potentially season-ending surgery.

January 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Privacy concerns over health care website prompt reversal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bowing to privacy concerns, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the release of consumers' personal information from the government's health insurance website to private companies with a commercial interest in the data.

January 23, 2015 | | Nation


Video: Clerk killed over cigarettes

PHOENIX (AP) - A surveillance video that captured the killing of a Phoenix-area convenience store clerk shows the suspect calmly walking behind the counter after pulling the trigger, stepping over the fallen victim and grabbing several packs of Marlboros before slowly exiting.

January 23, 2015 | | Nation


Man who drove through checkpoint killed

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - U.S. Border Patrol agents shot and killed a man who had driven through a West Texas checkpoint without stopping for inspection, Customs and Border Protection said Friday.

January 23, 2015 | | Nation


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Gomez uses offense and defense, leads Brewers

PHOENIX (AP) - Carlos Gomez led off the game with a home run, had three RBIs and made a sparkling catch in center field for the Milwaukee Brewers in a 9-9 tie with the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday.

March 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Oakdale Testicle Festival March 30

OAKDALE - Tickets are now on sale for the 34th Annual Oakdale Testicle Festival which will be held on Monday, March 30, at the FES Hall in Oakdale.

March 25, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


La Grange Rodeo is Sunday

LA GRANGE - Want to have a real small town, down home Western experience? Then the La Grange Rodeo on Sunday, March 29, is for you.

March 25, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


2 Internet provides sue over neutrality

NEW YORK (AP) - The FCC says the first lawsuits filed against the government's new Internet traffic rules are "premature" and may be dismissed because they were filed too early.

March 25, 2015 | | Nationwide


AG moves to end anti-gay initiative

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California Attorney General Kamala Harris asked a state court on Wednesday for permission to reject a proposed ballot initiative stipulating that anyone who engages in gay sex be killed.

March 25, 2015 | | State


55% support for legalizing marijuana

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Support for legalizing marijuana in California appears to be growing gradually stronger, amid talk of renewed efforts to bring a proposal to the state ballot to legalize its use, a statewide poll found Wednesday.

March 25, 2015 | | State


State Senate moves $1 billion water plan

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - The state Senate on Wednesday approved a $1 billion proposal to speed up spending on water projects and offer some relief to residents and wildlife in drought-stricken California.

March 25, 2015 | | State


MJC International Club staging ‘Carnaval’

MODESTO – The International Club of Modesto Junior College will hold its annual International Dinner on Saturday, April 11; at 6 p.m. in the social hall of Emanuel Lutheran Church, located at the corner of College and Stoddard Avenues in Modesto.

March 25, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Vietnam War veteran gets dying wish to visit Pearl Harbor

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - When a Vietnam veteran briefly stopped in Hawaii on his way home from war, he vowed to return one day to honor the people who perished during the attack on Pearl Harbor. With just less than two months to live, Joseph Hooker realized his longtime dream on Wednesday.

March 25, 2015 | | Nation


Trooper killed in shootout

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper just three months out of the academy and working the first solo patrol of his "dream job" died in a shootout with a bank robbery suspect also believed to have killed a motorist.

March 25, 2015 | | Nation


US conducts airstrikes in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) - At Iraq's request, the U.S. began airstrikes in Tikrit on Wednesday in support of a stalled Iraqi ground offensive to retake the city from Islamic State fighters. The bombing marked a significant expansion of the U.S. military role in Iraq.

March 25, 2015 | | Nation


Teacher obsessed with pupil, 11

PITTSBURGH (AP) - An elementary school teacher who resigned this month was obsessed with one of her 11-year-old students, encrypting her phone number on the girl's math homework, exchanging thousands of text messages with her and even talking of running away with her, authorities said Wednesday.

March 25, 2015 | | Nation


Hilda (Geri) Elias

Celebration of life is at Calvary Community Church, 815 W. Lathrop Road, Manteca. Celebration starts at 10:30 a.m. Hilda (Geri) Elias was born on Sept. 24, 1931 to Joseph and Virgina Aguiar in Oakland, Ca. She passed away at Manteca Care and Rehab alongside her family on March 17.

March 25, 2015 | | OBITS


Aline R. Taylor

Aline was born in Randlett, Oklahoma, on July 1, 1935 and passed away in French Camp, California, on March 20, 2015.

March 25, 2015 | | OBITS


Owners nix replay proposals

PHOENIX (AP) - NFL owners shot down nearly every video replay proposal brought to their meetingsTuesday, while approving six safety rule changes.

March 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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