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Four Ripon wrestlers earn gold at TVL

Javier Hernandez (138 pounds), Gabe Barnett (152), Dyllan Heald (160) and Tristan Smith (285) brought home gold medals from the Trans Valley League wrestling championships on Saturday at Hilmar High School.

February 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Stamkos leads Lightning past San Jose Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Steven Stamkos knew his team needed to start the first of a five-game road trip with plenty of energy.

February 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Snedeker wins Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - Coming off the worst season of his career, Brandt Snedeker's mission was to become relevant again. He was eligible for only one major and none of the World Golf Championships, and he hated the idea of the world's best players competing without him.

February 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


West edges East in All-Star Game

NEW YORK (AP) - Mixing Broadway and basketball, this NBA All-Star Game was a West Side Story.

February 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Nishikori 3-peats as Memphis champ

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - All the big names from Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe to Pete Sampras, Michael Chang and Andy Roddick are on the list of past champions.

February 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gordon wins pole for his career final Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The qualifying session for NASCAR's biggest race of the year was lambasted by Tony Stewart as "a complete embarrassment" and called a "cute show" by Clint Bowyer.

February 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US collects 5 medals at world championships

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) - Bode Miller crashing and slicing his leg in what possibly could be his last race. Lindsey Vonn breaking into tears with all the pressure weighing on her. Ted Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin coming through with gold medals as expected.

February 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Medi-Cal rolls swell to 12 million

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Since California embraced the federal health care overhaul, the state's Medicaid program for the poor has added more than 2.7 million people, a surprisingly high number that has left the state to grapple with making sure there are enough doctors to care for all of them.

February 15, 2015 | | State


Drought prompts cancellation of World Cup event in Sierra

OLYMPIC VALLEY (AP) - Another dry winter in the Sierra Nevada has prompted the cancellation of World Cup skicross and snowboardcross races at the Squaw Valley resort in early March.

February 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Schools treat e-cigarettes now as drug paraphernalia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Some schools are getting tougher on e-cigarettes, even punishing possession of the devices more harshly than regular cigarettes.

February 15, 2015 | | Nation


Citrus exports hurt by labor dispute

FRESNO (AP) - California's citrus growers already grappling with a fourth year of drought say their exports are taking a hit from a labor dispute at West Coast seaports, costing farmers millions of dollars a week.

February 15, 2015 | | State


Police chased tractor-trailer 34 miles, dodged thrown fridge

BELLE VERNON, Pa. (AP) - A tractor-trailer driver threw items from his cab at police - including socks, shoes and a small refrigerator - as he led them on a 34-mile chase in western Pennsylvania, authorities said Sunday.

February 15, 2015 | | Nation


Council only wants big homes

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

February 15, 2015 | | Letters


Council loyalties lie with developers

Editor, Manteca Bulletin:

February 15, 2015 | | Letters


Redding police chief says city attracts homeless with free services

REDDING (AP) - A police chief in Northern California has drawn criticism from homeless advocates for saying charities are to blame for attracting more transients to town by offering them services, a newspaper reports.

February 15, 2015 | | State


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Bonds, Clemons should be in Hall

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens deserve their plaques in Cooperstown.

April 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Hawaii poised to become first state to raise smoking age to 21

HONOLULU (AP) - A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor.

April 25, 2015 | | Nation


Bruce Jenner says his brain is more female than male

NEW YORK (AP) - Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner told the world that "for all intents and purposes, I am a woman" in an extraordinary television interview aired Friday about gender confusion he first felt as a youngster trying on his mother's and sister's dresses.

April 25, 2015 | | Nation


Computer outage disrupts Starbucks sales

SEATTLE (AP) - A computer outage affecting registers forced Starbucks to give away free drinks Friday before closing stores early.

April 25, 2015 | | Nation


Killing in South Carolina

Why was Walter Scott running away from a policeman who tried to stop him for a broken taillight? The media are trying to make a South Carolina policeman's killing of a black man, Walter Scott, another sensational case of racism, but the media have missed the point of the tragedy.

April 25, 2015 | By PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY National Columnist | Other Views


Hairball that gagged a fracker

Imagine a political campaign against environmentalists that's so negative, so ridiculously slanted and downright dirty, that it actually repulsed executives of some of America's biggest fracking corporations.

April 25, 2015 | By JIM HIGHTOWER Political columnist | Other Views


LA projects viable for bringing back team

NEW YORK (AP) - Roger Goodell says the two stadium projects in the Los Angeles area look promising enough to lead to the return of the NFL to the nation's second-largest city.

April 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Swafford, Weekley atop Zurich leaderboard

AVONDALE, La. (AP) - Hudson Swafford shot a 6-under 66 for a share of the Zurich Classic lead with Boo Weekley when second-round play was suspended Friday because of the threat of severe weather.

April 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Woods adds Players Championship to his schedule

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods has added The Players Championship to his schedule, another indication that he is getting back to a normal golf season.

April 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Harden, Howard lead Rockets to win

DALLAS (AP) - James Harden scored a playoff career-high 42 points, Dwight Howard had his postseason best with 26 rebounds and Houston beat Dallas 130-128 on Friday night for a 3-0 lead in their first-round series.

April 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


MLS wants top Americans despite Klinsmann’s view

W YORK (AP) - Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber says the league will keep on pursuing the top American players, even if U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann thinks they will improve more with European clubs.

April 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rangers advance on Hagelin’s OT goal

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Rangers used Carl Hagelin's overtime goal and spectacular goaltending by Henrik Lundqvist to beat Pittsburgh 2-1 on Friday night to advance in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

April 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Court keeps sex offender registration ruling intact

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court voted not to reconsider a ruling requiring mandatory lifetime sex offender registration for a particular sex crime.

April 24, 2015 | | State


Residents call 30-foot-tall lifeguard tower ‘overboard’

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Property owners near South Mission Beach are pushing back against a 30-foot-tall lifeguard tower that's been planned for more than a decade.

April 24, 2015 | | State


SFPD to pay $725K for termination

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco officials agreed Friday to pay $725,000 to settle a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former Police Department lawyer.

April 24, 2015 | | State


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