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Salon experience for furry friends

Melissa Tenio has loved working with dogs since she was a little girl.

March 06, 2016 | MONICA CANE | Local Columns


Dogs need a social life

When I was kid we had a big German Shepard named Duke. He was great dog who was very friendly and always happy. He loved hanging out in the backyard, playing, jumping in water and doing all sorts of cool doggie things. As I remember it, Duke was just one easy going, awesome dog.

March 06, 2016 | MONICA CANE | Other Views


Gladys Knight sings ‘Happy Birthday’ during traffic stop

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah police officer who pulled over a car carrying iconic soul singer Gladys Knight was treated to an impromptu rendition of "Happy Birthday."

March 06, 2016 | | State


Police arrest suspected robber at Subway restaurant

ANAHEIM (AP) - Police in Anaheim have shot and wounded a suspected robber at a Subway restaurant after seeing him hold two employees hostage at knifepoint.

March 06, 2016 | | State


States seek to stymie hiring suspected sex-predator teachers

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - It's called "passing the trash": A school suspects a teacher of sexual misconduct and forces the teacher out to protect the students. But that teacher can still get a new job in a new school, sometimes with a glowing recommendation.

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


Drive bypasses roadblock, downs in water on Route 70

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A woman died in Northern California after being trapped in a car that became submerged in floodwater on a section of highway that was closed amid heavy rain, authorities said Sunday.

March 06, 2016 | | State


Snowy plovers spotted in record numbers in The City

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The number of Western snowy plover in its overwintering grounds in San Francisco has quadrupled this year but experts say the increase doesn't mean the snowy plover population is growing.

March 06, 2016 | | State


2006: EU’s Steffen Spinks repeats as league MVP

Forty years ago, on March 1, 1976, the ending of the season couldn't have been happier for the East Union High girls' basketball team as they handed Manteca High a stunning 38-31 upset loss at Dalben Center. Donna Conley and Marilyn Clarkson combined for 36 rebounds to lead EU in the upset victory. Clarkson, who had 20 rebounds, scored 11 points, while her teammate was high scorer for the game with 17 points. Leading Manteca High were Karen Steves with 13 points and Collette Collins with 10.

March 06, 2016 | | Sports History


Night of losers winner for UFC

LAS VEGAS - Her face marked and still red, Holly Holm stared blankly ahead as Conor McGregor walked in, looking a lot worse for the wear himself.

March 06, 2016 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Shields strikes out 4 in 2 innings, Padres fall to Oakland Athletics

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - James Shields struck out four in two scoreless innings for a San Diego Padres split squad in a 6-5 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.

March 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants’ Samardzija fans 5 in 3 innings, Dodgers claim win

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Giants starter Jeff Samardzija struck out five in three innings Sunday in San Francisco's 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

March 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Brad Keselowski passes Kyle Busch late to win at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Brad Keselowski spent nearly a full year winless and watching while Team Penske teammate Joey Logano went to Victory Lane five times.

March 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Scott captures Cadillac title for second straight victiory

DORAL, Fla. (AP) - Adam Scott faced a daunting challenge, a six-shot deficit with 13 holes remaining on a course that was playing tougher than it had at any point this week.

March 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Twin upsets create big opportunities

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Moments after Nate Diaz choked out Conor McGregor and punched a big hole in the UFC's plans, Diaz took the microphone and triumphantly, profanely declared his victory was "no surprise!"

March 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Wondolowski’s goal gives Quakes victory

SAN JOSE (AP) - Chris Wondolowski scored in the opening seconds of the second half and the San Jose Earthquakes edged the Colorado Rapids 1-0 on Sunday in an MLS season opener.

March 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Pence hits 2 HRs, Giants tie D’backs

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Hunter Pence hit two prodigious home runs, giving him five long balls this spring, and a split squad of San Francisco Giants ...

March 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Chop blocks eliminated, PAT snaps from 15 permanent

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - The chop block has been entirely outlawed from NFL games, and extra-point kicks snapped from the 15-yard line are now permanent.

March 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rollins homers, White Sox beat Giants’

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Jake Peavy described his latest outing as encouraging. After pitching to an 8.53 ERA in his first four starts, he certainly ...

March 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Santiago pitches into 7th as Angels beat A’s

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Hector Santiago pitched into the seventh inning, Andrelton Simmons hit a two-run homer and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics ...

March 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Employers fight rule for more transgender rights

WASHINGTON (AP) - Big companies are pushing back against proposed federal rules they say would require their medical plans to cover gender transition and other services ...

March 22, 2016 | | Nation


Google helps offer vastly faster Internet in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) - Google is opening a cutting-edge online technology center at the studio of one of Cuba's most famous artists, offering free Internet at ...

March 22, 2016 | | Nation


FDA adds boldest warning to most widely used painkillers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health regulators will add their strongest warning labels to the most widely prescribed painkillers, part of a multi-pronged government campaign to stem ...

March 22, 2016 | | Nation


Site offers concert experience to those outside the arena

NEW YORK (AP) - Bruce Springsteen's generous gesture to snowbound followers this winter was the first time many music fans became aware of Nugs.net ...

March 22, 2016 | | Nation


Wayne A. Irwin

Wayne A. Irwin, 87, entered into rest on March 17, 2016. He was born December 7, 1928 in La Harpe, Kansas.

March 22, 2016 | | OBITS


Spieth gets longtime friend in Match group

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Defending champion Rory McIlroy will face a player he knows very little about in the Dell Match Play.

March 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Howard upset by being called a cheater

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Dwight Howard is surprised and disappointed that he's being labeled a cheater.

March 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Fallout over criticism of females

INDIAN WELLS (AP) - The former tournament director at Indian Wells who now runs the WTA Tour calls his successor's critical comments about women's ...

March 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


It’s a catch! No it’s not!

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - It's a catch.

March 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


3-point play with 8.2 seconds left lifts Stanford

STANFORD (AP) - Lili Thompson had to forget her miss that could have cost Stanford its season. There was still time left.

March 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pence homers in Giants’ loss to A’s

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Hunter Pence hit a home run and Jeff Samardzija pitched six innings in the San Francisco Giants' 6-4 loss to the Oakland ...

March 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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