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Messaging app seeks to bring voices back to smartphones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones.

September 23, 2014 | | State


SLANTED DOOR

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - There were a few raised eyebrows when Charles Phan unveiled his concept of a simple but stylish restaurant serving Vietnamese food with a modern, Californian twist. After all, this was the mid-'90s, when the predominant trend in Asian food was cheap and basic.

September 23, 2014 | | State


Manpower added to fight wildfire as winds expected

PLACERVILLE (AP) - Nearly 2,000 firefighters were added Tuesday to battle a massive Northern California wildfire that threatened thousands of homes and fouled the air 50 miles away in Reno, Nevada, which was blanketed by smoke.

September 23, 2014 | | State


Yosemite Park’s black bears going high tech

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Officials at Yosemite National Park in California say a boost in technology will help them better understand the black bears that live throughout the park.

September 23, 2014 | | State


Plans for $200M for drought relief released

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State water officials on Tuesday released plans for spending almost a third of the $687 million emergency drought relief package approved by lawmakers earlier this year.

September 23, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

Woman bound with duct tape found in car's trunk

September 23, 2014 | | State


Pagan to have season-ending back surgery

LOS ANGELES (AP) - San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan will have season-ending surgery to repair a bulging disk in his back.

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Obama opens a new front against al-Qaida

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. decision to strike the Khorasan Group to stop a possible terror attack represents a significant expansion of the largely secret war against core al-Qaida, a group President Barack Obama has proclaimed was "a shadow of its former self."

September 23, 2014 | | Nation


Students walk out of school in protest

ARVADA, Colo. (AP) - Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, in a show of civil disobedience that the new standards would aim to downplay.

September 23, 2014 | | Nation


ACLU sues over ‘revenge porn’ bill

PHOENIX (AP) - A new Arizona law making "revenge porn" illegal is so broad it criminalizes booksellers, artists, news photographers and even historians and is therefore unconstitutional, the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona said in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday.

September 23, 2014 | | Nation


Police deliver pie after Pizza Hut driver hurt

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police officers often deliver citations, and in urgent circumstances they've been known to deliver a baby. Now, here comes pizza.

September 23, 2014 | | Nation


Meters eyed as possible cause of fires

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Nevada utility officials said Tuesday they will turn over all data demanded by state regulators investigating whether smart electricity meters pose a fire danger.

September 23, 2014 | | Nation


UPS gunman said ‘troubled’ over work

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The man who killed two former co-workers and then himself at a UPS shipping center Tuesday had told some people that he was having problems at work but never suggested the situation might turn violent, his pastor said.

September 23, 2014 | | Nation


Sierra High Boosters dinner dance

The Sierra High Athletic Boosters are annual all-you-can-eat rib and chicken dinner dance is on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Manteca's Senior Citizen Center, 295 Cherry Lane, in Manteca.

September 23, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


MJC free film screening

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a screening of the film Inequality for All on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. in Forum 110 on MJC's East Campus, 435 College Avenue. The free event is part of the CEP Fall Film and Lecture Series. Campus parking is available for $2 in student parking lots.

September 23, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


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New-home sales close to flat

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. sales of new homes were nearly flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying.

October 24, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


Lottie M. Zumwalt

After a full life at age 100 years, 4 months and 11 days, Lottie closed her eyes after saying, "Thank you Lord" and was gone to Heaven. When she could no longer live alone, she came to her daughter Wilma's home, with help of Hospice, when discharged from hospital on October 20. Lottie had been longing for Heaven since the loss of her only son, Bob Zumwalt in 2013 at age of 70 years. She was widowed in 2004 when her husband of 67 years died.

October 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Roger Lee Bennett

On September 30, 2014, God called His precious one home. Roger leaves behind his wife of 30 years, Joyce. He leaves his three daughters, Toni Jo Payne (Ed), Barbara Jean Bell (Frank), Patricia Ann Patterson (Greg), his stepson, Mark William Oncay (Lisa), and his sister Virginia Manly. He leaves many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, and stepdaughter, Cheryl. Roger proudly served his country as a Marine.

October 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Why is shelter city responsibility?

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

October 24, 2014 | | Letters


Terrorist-sympathizing opera

The Metropolitan Opera in New York City is hardly a site for hundreds of angry protesters. But they have erupted over their current selection, an opera called "The Death of Klinghoffer." Leon Klinghoffer was the 69-year-old paralyzed New Yorker who in 1985 was aboard the hijacked cruise ship Achille Lauro, then executed by Islamic terrorists because he was a Jew. The terrorists forced the ship's barber and a waiter to throw his body and his wheelchair overboard off the coast of Egypt.

October 24, 2014 | L. BRENT BOZELL III Founder and President of the Media Research Center | Other Views


Safe Halloween, carnival & haunted house Saturday

As many as 2,000 costumed kids are expected to converge on downtown Manteca Saturday as part of the 16th annual Safe Halloween.

October 24, 2014 | Bulletin staff report | NEWS


Royals enter uncharted territory

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Eric Hosmer loaded up, launched a long fly and watched it sail toward McCovey Cove. Way out there in right field, near the 421-foot mark, the ball bonked off the brick wall.

October 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Be wary of duck hunters on Delta

Watch out for the duck hunters, as duck hunting season has begun.

October 24, 2014 | | Sports Columns


Ripon Christian’s 2nd-half onslaught seals SL title share

Orestimba scored the first and final goals, but Ripon Christian did more than enough damage in between to leave Newman with a 5-2 victory and at least a share of the Southern League championship.

October 24, 2014 | | High School Sports


Raiders may lose Woodley to injury

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders defensive end LaMarr Woodley has a serious biceps injury and could miss the remainder of the season.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Manning, Sanders lead Broncos past Chargers

DENVER (AP) - Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Letestu gets winner, Blue Jackets beat Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Mark Letestu scored twice, including the game-winner with 21 seconds remaining, and Ryan Johansen also scored two goals as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the road-weary San Jose Sharks 5-4 on Thursday night.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Next Women’s World Cup is a big chance for US soccer

The chants of "U-S-A! U-S-A!" can rev up again next summer.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena bounces back to best at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (AP) - Serena Williams awoke on Thursday dreading playing tennis. By the end of the day, her doubts were defeated and she was still in the running for a third straight WTA Finals crown.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


PGA president refers to Poulter as ‘lil girl’

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - The PGA of America president referred to Ian Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening for his criticism of the jobs Nick Faldo and Tom Watson did as Ryder Cup captains.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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