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Arilee Elizabeth (Hansen) Pollard

Arilee Elizabeth (Hansen) Pollard died peacefully on April 22, 2016. This remarkable woman was born on February 13, 1923, in Berkeley, CA to Banna and Hans William Hansen, both University of California graduates. After attending Oakland Technical High School, she attended San Jose State University, and graduated from San Francisco State University in 1944. Three weeks later, she married Jim Pollard in Oakland. She later received her Reading Specialist and Masters Degree in Administration from Nova University in Ft. Lauderdale. She bought nine houses across the country as she moved with Jim to Minneapolis with the formation of the professional ...

May 23, 2016 | | OBITS


Most indebted class ever

Congratulations, college graduates! As you enter the next phase of life, you and your parents should be proud of your achievements.

May 23, 2016 | | Other Views


Male and female still matter in combat

Less than a year after the Supreme Court decided that marriage no longer needs partners of the opposite sex, the other two branches of the federal government are moving rapidly to eliminate all rational distinctions based on sex. Taken together, these new actions reflect the unscientific (but oh-so-politically correct) dogma that there are no fundamental, biological differences between male and female.

May 23, 2016 | | Other Views


Durant, Westbrook lead Thunder in blowout win over Warriors

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 33 points, Russell Westbrook had 30 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled past the Golden State Warriors 133-105 on Sunday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.

May 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner throws gem, gets RBI in Giants’ win over Cubs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner pitched 7 2/3 dominant innings and doubled in a run in the fifth to lift the San Francisco Giants over the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Sunday night.

May 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Bad day gets worse for Athletics in loss to Yanks

OAKLAND (AP) - A day that began with ace Sonny Gray being placed on the disabled list didn't get much better for Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin.

May 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Blues sticking with Allen in Game 5 against Sharks

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Blues are sticking with goalie Jake Allen in Game 5 of the Western Conference final against the San Jose Sharks.

May 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Johnson’s OT deflection lifts Lightning over Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Tampa Bay Lightning are one win away from a return trip to the Stanley Cup Final.

May 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Preakness winner prepares for Belmont

BALTIMORE (AP) - Bonded by their prowess for getting the most out of race horses, siblings Keith and Kent Desormeaux have a relationship that can best be described as professional.

May 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Garcia beats Koepka with par on first playoff hole at Nelson

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Sergio Garcia shot a 62 the first round he played at the Byron Nelson and tied for third as a 19-year-old kid in 1999. He won there five years later, again with Lord Byron watching.

May 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Alaphilippe wins Tour of California

SACRAMENTO (AP) - It took Julian Alaphilippe just a bit longer than he hoped to top the podium at the Tour of California.

May 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ariya Jutanugarn wins 2nd in a row on the LPGA Tour

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - Ariya Jutanugarn quickly has made winning a habit on the LPGA Tour.

May 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kyrgios’ towel shout causes stir on soaked French Open Day 1

PARIS (AP) - It all started with what Nick Kyrgios insisted was an innocuous, if admittedly loud, directive to a ball kid to retrieve a towel between points - shouted above the din of spectators at the French Open's cozy Court 1.

May 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Hinchcliffe passes Newgarden on final run for Indy 500 pole

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - James Hinchcliffe watched the Indianapolis 500 last year from his hospital bed. He had nearly died from injuries six days earlier in a crash at famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

May 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


The Democrats’ Sanders

If Donald Trump supporters had booed a Republican senator at a state convention over the weekend, if they threw chairs because they did not like a delegate count, if Trump's goons published a state party vice chairwoman's private phone number -- which unleashed a torrent of abusive, obscenity-drenched voice messages that described the acts of violence she deserved -- then it would be a big story. And if Trump spoke Wednesday afternoon, you would expect all the cable news networks to air his speech live to see whether Trump would use the occasion to call off the dogs or he ...

May 21, 2016 | | Other Views


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Special interests pour record $24M into lawmakers’ races

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Special interest groups have poured a record $24 million so far into California legislative races ahead of Tuesday's primary election as real ...

June 05, 2016 | | State


Last known animal shelter gas chamber in California closed

COALINGA (AP) - An animal welfare organization says the state's last known gas chamber used to euthanize cats and dogs has been dismantled.

June 05, 2016 | | State


Girl laid to rest 145 years after 1st burial

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The body of a girl found last month inside a small metal casket still holding a rose was laid to rest 145 ...

June 05, 2016 | | State


Sanders: Convention will be contested

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nearing the end of the primary season, a defiant Bernie Sanders predicted Saturday that the Democratic presidential process would lead to a ...

June 05, 2016 | | State


1986: EU FALLS SHORT IN SECTION BASEBALL

WASHINGTON FANS 15

June 05, 2016 | | Sports History


Making impact by caring, connecting

When Dale Goncalves was a freshman in high school, a good friend of his had a dramatic life change that caught Dale's attention.

June 04, 2016 | By MONICA CANE Bulletin correspondent | NEWS


Thiara, Hunter moving on to CIF state finals

CLOVIS - The numbers flashed across the board near the finish line after the third and final heat of the 300-meter hurdles in the CIF State ...

June 04, 2016 | | High School Sports


Push in Sacramento to let felons vote in jail

California lawmakers seem intent on making Sacramento the place where reasonable reforms, much like runaway trains, jump the tracks. In that no-speed-limit spirit Tuesday, the ...

June 04, 2016 | | Other Views


Manteca shouldn’t drop expressway

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

June 04, 2016 | | Letters


Cueto earns 9th win, Giants beat Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A couple of times, Johnny Cueto said it just was not his day. Try telling that to the St. Louis Cardinals.

June 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A’s done in by 7-run 1st inning in loss to Houston

HOUSTON (AP) - Oakland starter Jesse Hahn felt good entering Friday night's game against the Houston Astros.

June 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sharks hope return home turns tide in final

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks can take at least one positive out of losing the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final ...

June 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Livingston, close-knit band of backups bring best in Game 1

OAKLAND (AP) - Shaun Livingston put up nearly 100 free throws at the end of Friday's NBA Finals practice, and that is somewhere around his ...

June 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Muhammad Ali, who riveted the world as ‘The Greatest,’ dies

Associated Press

June 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kerr pushes all the right buttons in Game 1 of NBA Finals

OAKLAND (AP) - Even as he spent the first 43 games of the season on the sideline while recovering from back problems, Steve Kerr always kept ...

June 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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