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The graduation confrontation . . .

It's the last week of school for the town's outgoing Senior Classes. Finals, Disneyland, Senior Fun Days, and Grad Night mark the end of their journeys through high school. Tying off all the loose ends, and saying goodbye to faculty and friends. I remember my last week like it was yesterday, all my classmates reaping the rewards of 4 tumultuous years – but they were all doing it without me. I'd been given the old heave-ho exactly 8 days before graduation. I'm here to warn you seniors, "It ain't over til it's over". There is ...

May 28, 2015 | | Manteca to a T


Belt homers, doubles in Giants’ win over Braves

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brandon Belt's solo home run in the seventh inning broke up a scoreless pitching duel and the San Francisco Giants won their fourth straight, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0 on Thursday night.

May 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Athletics rally late to knock off Yanks

OAKLAND (AP) - Ben Zobrist drew a bases-loaded walk from David Carpenter in the seventh inning to break a tie and the Oakland Athletics rallied from a three-run deficit to beat the New York Yankees 5-4 on Thursday night.

May 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Google offers unlimited free photo storage

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is willing to store and organize all of the world's digital photos and videos for free.

May 28, 2015 | | Nation


Uber, Lyft push back at proposed NYC regulations

NEW YORK (AP) - Representatives of Uber and Lyft warned Thursday that a New York City effort to regulate app-based ride-hailing services will stall innovation and threaten competition.

May 28, 2015 | | Nation


FCC head unveils proposal to narrow ‘digital divide’

NEW YORK (AP) - The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing that the government agency expand a phone subsidy program for the poor to include Internet access.

May 28, 2015 | | Nation


Avago looks to grow with $37B deal for chipmaker Broadcom

SAN JOSE (AP) - Avago Technologies is buying rival chipmaker Broadcom in a cash and stock deal worth about $37 billion, vastly expanding its lineup of products for the rapidly growing wireless device market at a time when sales growth has otherwise been tough to come by for smaller chipmakers.

May 28, 2015 | | Nation


After security scandal, a tech firm says it’s changing focus

PALO ALTO (AP) - A Silicon Valley startup says it's shutting down operations and shifting to a new business model after it was blamed earlier this year for turning unwitting computer users into targets for annoying web ads - and hackers.

May 28, 2015 | | State


Defending tankless water heaters & need to slow growth

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

May 28, 2015 | | Letters


Rebates drive grass removal frenzy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - There's a torrent of Californians taking advantage of rebates for ripping out water-guzzling lawns during the drought, and that's providing a big boost to landscapers.

May 28, 2015 | | State


Cupertino cancels fireworks

CUPERTINO. (AP) - The Cupertino sky will be free of July 4 fireworks this year.

May 28, 2015 | | State


New tech is changing restaurant reservations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - At noon on a recent Wednesday in May, San Francisco's Lazy Bear restaurant began taking reservations for June. Just 45 minutes later, nearly every seat for the entire month was sold out.

May 28, 2015 | | State


Bills reinstating penalties for some crimes shelved

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A key legislative panel on Thursday shelved several attempts to scale back a ballot measure that California voters approved to reduce penalties for some crimes, including stalling a bill that would have made stealing firearms a felony once again.

May 28, 2015 | | State


Steel rod fails test on Bay Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A second steel rod anchoring a tower along the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge failed a critical strength test, marking the latest problem for the replacement structure, a newspaper reported Thursday.

May 28, 2015 | | State


Assembly OKs bill barring HOA bans on fake grass

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California homeowner associations couldn't stop members from installing fake grass on lawns under a bill moving through the Legislature.

May 28, 2015 | | Nation


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Former Chicago Little League team suing over stripped title

CHICAGO (AP) - A former Chicago Little League team announced a lawsuit Wednesday against the sport's governing body, accusing it of improperly stripping the young ...

June 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Who do you side with?

There's nothing as depressing as asking young people whether they plan to participate in the election and hearing them tell you they have no ...

June 24, 2015 | | Other Views


Church shooter & capital punishment

It is fitting, if late, that South Carolina's political leaders seem ready to evict the Confederate flag from the grounds of their state Capitol ...

June 24, 2015 | | Other Views


Exxon Mobil halts oil production

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The shutdown of a pipeline that spilled up to 101,000 gallons of crude on the Santa Barbara coast forced Exxon Mobil ...

June 24, 2015 | | State


Facebook now worth more than Wal-Mart based on stock market

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook is now bigger than Wal-Mart, at least when it comes to its value on the stock market.

June 24, 2015 | | Nation


Google protects Gmail users from sending mistakes

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is making it easier to steer clear of the trouble that can be caused by a misdirected or inappropriate email.

June 24, 2015 | | Nation


Bumgarner fans 14 but Giants lose

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Alexi Amarista singled in the go-ahead run and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 in 11 innings Tuesday ...

June 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Manteca Police targeting bicyclist/vehicle violations

The Manteca Police Department will be stepping up bicycle safety enforcement operations with focused enforcement on collision-causing factors involving motorists and bike riders.

June 24, 2015 | | Around Town


Phegley leads surging A’s past Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Josh Phegley homered and had a two-run double, Ben Zobrist also went deep and the Oakland Athletics beat Texas 8-6 in a ...

June 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NBA pipeline from Europe getting bigger, deeper and stronger

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - When Pacers forward Damjan Rudez returned to the Basketball Without Borders camp earlier this month, there were some noticeable changes.

June 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Washington regrets having to walk away from Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Ron Washington sat in the opposite dugout from the one he used to manage the Texas Rangers, still with his ever-present passion ...

June 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US depth to be tested vs China

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - The United States has made it through to the quarterfinals at the Women's World Cup but not unscathed.

June 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Officers in text message case to remain on paid leave

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nine San Francisco police officers will remain on paid leave while a judge decides whether the department waited too long to discipline ...

June 24, 2015 | | State


Stanton overtakes Aoki in NL All-Star voting

NEW YORK (AP) - Major league home run leader Giancarlo Stanton has moved back into position to start in next month's All-Star game.

June 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Hamilton remembered by Mets, Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The late Darryl Hamilton has been remembered with a moment of silence before Tuesday night's game between two of his former teams ...

June 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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