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Is Scarborough Shoal worth spilling American blood?

If China begins to reclaim and militarize Scarborough Shoal, says Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III, America must fight.

May 24, 2016 | | Other Views


Ferguson Effect by the Bay

"It's as hard right now to be a cop maybe as it's ever been," San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr to The Chronicle Editorial Board Tuesday. At the time, Suhr was resisting calls demanding that he resign. Five local protesters had given up their hunger strike to force his departure to atone for officer-involved shootings of four minority men in the previous two years. Four supervisors had jumped onto that bandwagon, but Suhr enjoyed Mayor Ed Lee's support. Until Thursday, that is, when a San Francisco cop shot and killed Jessica Williams, 29, an unarmed auto theft ...

May 24, 2016 | | Other Views


Ripon High honors college bound seniors

Ripon High this year celebrated the academic achievements of the Class of 2016 with a College Reveal Night to acknowledge those that have already been accepted by post-secondary institutions.

May 24, 2016 | | NEWS


Lowry, DeRozan lead Raptors to win over Cav’s

TORONTO (AP) - A series that once looked lopsided is now even.

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Johnson’s OT deflection lifts Lightning over Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Tyler Johnson turned toward the net, wary of taking another shot to his already battered face.

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


FIFA fires finance director Kattner over bonus payments

GENEVA (AP) - FIFA has fired its finance director of the past 13 years, removing another fixture of the Sepp Blatter presidential era in another round of revelations about irregular million-dollar payments.

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NFL sought to influence study on brain injuries

WASHINGTON (AP) - National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease, according to a senior House Democrat in a report issued Monday.

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Wawrinka can chuckle after avoiding historic loss

PARIS (AP) - So, Stan Wawrinka was asked, were you aware that in the long history of the French Open, no defending champion ever had lost in the first round?

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Hill wins again, A’s end skid with victory vs Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) - Rich Hill pitched eight innings to win his fourth straight start, Stephen Vogt hit a leadoff homer in the seventh inning to snap a scoreless tie and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 5-0 on Monday night to end a four-game skid.

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pence’s bloop double in 9th lifts Giants past Padres

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brandon Belt scored from first base when pinch-hitter Hunter Pence's bloop double to short right field fell between two San Diego Padres players with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the San Francisco Giants a 1-0 victory Monday night.

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Draymond, Westbrook swap barbs over fouls

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Draymond Green knows who is responsible for his kick to the groin of Thunder center Steven Adams: Russell Westbrook and the rest of the NBA stars who get to the foul line with a whole lot of salesmanship.

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Draymond fined $25,000, not suspended for groin kick

NEW YORK (AP) - Draymond Green was fined $25,000 but not suspended by the NBA on Monday for kicking Oklahoma City center Steven Adams in the groin.

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pavelski scores twice, Sharks top Blues to take 3-2 lead

ST. LOUIS (AP) - All the time Joe Pavelski has spent practicing his stick work has paid off big for the San Jose Sharks.

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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


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Will there always be an England?

In his op-ed in The Washington Post, Chris Grayling, leader of the House of Commons, made the case for British withdrawal from the European Union ...

June 01, 2016 | | Other Views


How much did council DC trip cost?

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

June 01, 2016 | | Letters


Healthy again at last, Curry chases second title

OAKLAND (AP) - Fresh charcoal gray NBA Finals cap on backward and wearing a wide grin, Stephen Curry summed up his wild, up-and-down postseason so far ...

June 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cavs’ challenge in rematch: How to slow, not stop, Curry

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - LeBron James has already felt the stinging spray from the Splash Brothers in the NBA Finals.

June 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Valencia, Vogt pace A’s over Twins for 4th straight win

Vogt had three hits and drove in two and the Oakland Athletics won their fourth straight, beating the Minnesota Twins 7-4 on Tuesday night.

June 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kings point guard arrested on domestic violence charge

GRANITE BAY (AP) - Sacramento Kings point guard Darren Collison was arrested on a charge of domestic violence after deputies responded to a report of a ...

June 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Derek Carr hopes continuity boosts Raiders offense

ALAMEDA (AP) - Derek Carr surveyed the red zone defense, called an audible and ran a quarterback draw into the end zone.

June 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NFL moving Pro Bowl to Orlando in 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The NFL is moving the Pro Bowl from Honolulu to Orlando this season, three people with knowledge of the negotiations told The ...

June 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


2 top women lose in Paris, complain about rain

PARIS (AP) - Yes, they actually managed to complete a match on this wettest of weeks at the French Open. Two, even. And both involved surprises ...

June 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Manteca’s ‘Forgotten War’ vets

At this weekend's Memorial Day celebration at Woodward Park, much of the attention was directed to Vietnam veterans as well as the fallen in ...

May 31, 2016 | JOSHUA SPOONER | Local Columns


Can you eat 12 pounds of bacon in 90 seconds?

Get ready for deep fried bacon on a stick.

May 31, 2016 | | Around Town


Main Street bulb-outs going bye-bye in spring

The much maligned bulb-outs in the 100 block of North Main Street in downtown Manteca are going to be around for a little longer but ...

May 31, 2016 | | Local Columns


Manteca veteran owns 1951 Army M37 weapons carrier

A Manteca resident drove a piece of history this Memorial Day weekend as his 1951 Amy M37 weapons carrier stood out on the streets of ...

May 31, 2016 | JOSHUA SPOONER | Local Columns


Families volunteer to place crosses

Sacha Avila and her young children lent three pairs of hands to help install the 7,000 plus white crosses at Woodward Park in Manteca ...

May 31, 2016 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


Schmidt holds off Gomes to take Classic

Roseville's Eric Schmidt took maximum advantage of a late race caution to capture an improbable victory in Saturday's Tri-Holiday Classic Pacific Challenge Series ...

May 31, 2016 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


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