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RENO, Nev. (AP) - A trio of significant earthquakes that struck a remote part of western Nevada early Wednesday were big enough to cause as much as $1 billion in damage if they had been centered beneath a big city, a leading expert said Wednesday.

December 28, 2016 | | State


Security tightened for Rose Parade

PASADENA (AP) - Acknowledging they have learned valuable lessons from this year's terrorist attack in Brussels, authorities said Wednesday they are tightening security at the 128th annual Rose Parade with sturdier barricades and more checkpoints to control cars, as well as numerous other measures, including some they aren't disclosing.

December 28, 2016 | | State


Brown appoints two to CPUC

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown appointed two former top aides Wednesday to a state panel that has been roiled by allegations of lax oversight and cozy dealings with utilities.

December 28, 2016 | | State


Barack backhands Bibi

Did the community organizer from Harvard Law just deliver some personal payback to the IDF commando? So it would seem.

December 27, 2016 | | Other Views


Every Tweet the Tweeter Tweets . . .

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

December 27, 2016 | | Letters


Ripon’s pressure engulfs Woodland

DIXON - Ripon caught fire in the third quarter Tuesday, outscoring Woodland 28-3 in the period on the way to a lopsided 76-44 Indians win in opening-round action of the Dixon Ram Jam Tournament at Dixon High.

December 27, 2016 | | High School Sports


Kevin Durant calls for NBA to toss Last Two Minute Report

OAKLAND (AP) - Kevin Durant is calling on the NBA to toss out the Last Two Minute Report because he, like the league's officials, believes it could only lead to more errors because referees might become tentative while trying to be perfect.

December 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Carr has surgery as Raiders prepare for life with McGloin

ALAMEDA (AP) - While Derek Carr underwent surgery to repair his broken right leg on Tuesday, the Oakland Raiders began preparing for a playoff run without their star quarterback.

December 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick insists he’s not thinking about future with 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - If Colin Kaepernick is concerned about his future with the 49ers, the veteran quarterback certainly isn't showing it. At least not publicly.

December 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


LeBron James named AP Male Athlete of Year

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James was jolted forward when the massive crowd swelled from the sidewalks and into Cleveland's streets, surrounding the convertible that he and his family were riding in. This wasn't supposed to happen.

December 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Westbrook gets 15th triple-double, Thunder top Heat

MIAMI (AP) - Russell Westbrook got his 15th triple-double of the season by the midpoint of the third quarter, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Miami Heat 106-94 on Tuesday night to extend their winning streak to four games.

December 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NFL has issues, but Cowboys are making it fun again

Just when it seemed the NFL was losing its tight grip on America's fans, America's team came riding to the rescue.

December 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Bills fire coach Rex Ryan ahead of last game

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Rex Ryan's inability to back up his boasts of building a bully - particularly on defense - in Buffalo led to the Bills firing their high-profile coach one game short of completing his second full season.

December 27, 2016 | | High School Sports


Bama’s Scrooge-like defense faces test against Washington

ATLANTA (AP) - Even when Jonathan Allen praises Alabama's defense, he does so with a caveat making it clear that now is not the time to lower the standard.

December 27, 2016 | | Collegiate Sports


Mary Eleanor Bettencourt

Mary Eleanor Bettencourt, 90, a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016 in Ripon, CA. She was born in Stockton to John and Mary Ribeiro. Her parents were immigrants from the Azores and moved to their Ripon ranch in the 1930's.

December 27, 2016 | | OBITS


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Stanford rape judge demonstrates need for judicial independence

When Santa Clara Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Brock Turner, a Stanford freshman convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster, to ...

January 03, 2017 | | Other Views


49ers need culture change

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Two years after asking to be held accountable if his San Francisco 49ers fall short of winning the Super Bowl, team CEO ...

January 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Draymond Green triple-double leads Golden State past Denver

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Draymond Green's putback with 28.9 seconds left gave him the final rebound for his second triple-double of the season, and ...

January 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Miami QB Kaaya going pro skipping his senior season

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - This is how much Brad Kaaya enjoyed his three years at Miami: The California kid decided along the way to become ...

January 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders head into playoffs un certain about quarterback

ALAMEDA (AP) - After waiting 14 seasons to get back to the playoffs, the Oakland Raiders are searching for a healthy quarterback to lead them into ...

January 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders, Texans not first to start playoffs with quarterback woes

DENVER (AP) - Connor Cook is an untested rookie. Brock Osweiler may have a feeling he's been here before.

January 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign QB Garrett Gilbert to practice squad

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have signed quarterback Garrett Gilbert to the practice squad ahead of their first playoff game in 14 years.

January 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


USC hits FG at gun, beats Penn State in epic Rose Bowl

PASADENA (AP) - After 98 combined points and 1,040 yards of spectacular offensive play, the highest-scoring Rose Bowl in history rested on the left foot ...

January 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Wisconsin wins Cotton; only Western Michigan loss

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Troy Fumagalli had highlight catches for Wisconsin even before the big tight end's leaping 8-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter and ...

January 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Get rich in 2017! Take Tiger at 20-1 to win the Masters

The most important thing to know about the coming year in sports:

January 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Appleby shines, Florida beats Iowa in Outback

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - No. 20 Florida dominated the Outback with stingy defense and a persistent offense that did its job, too.

January 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


US beats Switzerland to advance to world junior semifinal round

TORONTO (AP) - Jordan Greenway scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period and the United States held off Switzerland for a 3-2 victory in ...

January 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Shiffrin closes in on ski racing milestones

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) - If Mikaela Shiffrin wins her 27th World Cup race in today's slalom, she will match the career achievement of one of ...

January 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Nadal in Australia, still aiming for major titles

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Rafael Nadal cuddled a koala on the banks of the river, something that has become a customary photo opportunity for celebrity players ...

January 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Federer wins 1st match on return, Swiss beat Britain

PERTH, Australia (AP) - Roger Federer returned from six months on the sidelines with a knee injury to beat Dan Evans 6-3, 6-4 on Monday and ...

January 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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