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Ripon grad earns $2,500 scholarship

The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year was presented to Francesca Arnaudo who graduated in May from Ripon High School.

July 24, 2014 | | Education


Value of life jackets

Life jackets are one of the most valuable pieces of equipment on a boat, but lot of owners spend huge amounts of money on radio systems, wakeboard towers, downriggers, power poles, and other luxury items.

July 24, 2014 | By Jarod Ballardo | Sports Columns


Moss slam, Samardzija power A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - A warm day helped Brandon Moss reach another milestone and it helped Jeff Samardzija enjoy even more run support.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s designate reliever Johnson for assignment

OAKLAND (AP) - Jim Johnson just never got comfortable with the Oakland Athletics. A slow start for the two-time AL saves leader turned into a nightmare.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Smith to meet commissioner soon

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith expects to sit down with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell "in the near future" to discuss any potential suspension for his off-field issues.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders CB Hayden to start camp on PUP

NAPA (AP) - Oakland Raiders cornerback DJ Hayden will open training camp on the physically unable to perform list because he has not recovered from surgery for a stress fracture in his right foot.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hamels, Utley lead Phils over Giants 2-1 Hamels, Utley lead Phils over Giants 2-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Cole Hamels used an amped-up fastball in his latest dominant performance.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rice gets 2-game suspension

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension from the NFL on Thursday following his offseason arrest for domestic violence.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


$50K reward for bank heist info

STOCKTON (AP) - Authorities are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a fourth suspect in connection with a bank robbery that spun into a police chase and deadly shootout.

July 24, 2014 | | NEWS


TRANSIENT WITH TB SOUGHT

STOCKTON (AP) - Prosecutors in Northern California said Thursday that they have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who has refused treatment and may be contagious, putting those around him at risk.

July 24, 2014 | | State


Judge argues for return of firing squad executions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An influential federal appeals court judge said Thursday that the nation's third lethal injection execution to go awry in six months underscores his call to bring back firing squads.

July 24, 2014 | | State


Satellites show major Southwest groundwater loss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Groundwater losses from the Colorado River basin appear massive enough to challenge long-term water supplies for the seven states including California and parts of Mexico that it serves, according to a new study released Thursday that used NASA satellites.

July 24, 2014 | | State


California removes lane splitting guidelines

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Highway Patrol has taken down safety guidelines for a sometimes criticized but legal driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stalled traffic by driving between lanes.

July 24, 2014 | | State


Two-way lead in Canadian Open

MONTREAL (AP) - Tim Petrovic and Michael Putnam shared the first-round lead in the Canadian Open on Thursday, shooting 6-under 64 in sunny, breezy afternoon conditions at rain-softened Royal Montreal.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


As inmate died, lawyers debated

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) - The nearly two-hour execution of a convicted murderer prompted a series of phone calls involving the governor's office, the prison director, lawyers and judges as the inmate gasped for more than 90 minutes.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


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Unregulated pumping in crosshairs

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Three years of drought have Californians debating an end to the state's status as one of the last in the West with a pump-as-you-please policy for the vital underground sources that provide up to 65 percent of the state's water.

August 20, 2014 | | State


Wildfire destroys 8 homes, threatens 1,000 more; scorches 5 square miles

KERNVILLE (AP) - A wildfire northeast of Bakersfield burning in steep terrain destroyed eight homes and was threatening more than a thousand others, authorities said Wednesday.

August 20, 2014 | | State


School makes special ed kids sort trash

JURUPA VALLEY (AP) - A Southern California school district has apologized to parents of special education students who were outraged to learn their children had been sorting trash as a school activity.

August 20, 2014 | | State


Mystery pair in selfies after burglary sought

SANTA CLARITA (AP) - Would burglars be dumb enough to post selfies on their victim's cloud account?

August 20, 2014 | | State


WR Stevie Johnson adds depth to 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Wide receiver Stevie Johnson hopes the 49ers have to give up a third-round draft pick next year.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Video blackouts impede growth of baseball online

LA PORTE, Ind. (AP) - Major League Baseball shows what can be done right when it comes to making its games available on the Internet. It also underscores frustrations fans have with online sports coverage in general: The business of sports is set up to feed TV sets, and Internet viewers are an afterthought.

August 20, 2014 | | State


Target cuts outlook as breach form security fallout lingers

NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp. slashed its annual profit outlook for the second time in three months as the retailer reels from a massive customer-data breach, a botched Canadian expansion and sluggish U.S. sales.

August 20, 2014 | | State


Cupertino to get super-fast AT&T broadband service

CUPERTINO (AP) - Cupertino will become the first city west of the Rockies to get AT&T's super-fast broadband Internet service.

August 20, 2014 | | State


Ironstone Concours d’Elegance rolls into Murphys on Sept. 27

MURPHYS - The 18th annual Ironstone Concours d'Elegance will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys.

August 20, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Quintet performs at Twisted Oak Winery

VALLECITO - The John Jorgenson Quintet performs Saturday, Aug. 23, at Twisted Oak Winery in Vallecito starting at 7:30 p.m.

August 20, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Apple’s stock bounces back to hit a new high

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.

August 20, 2014 | | State


Picture emerges of Ferguson officer

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - A white police officer whose shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old ignited racial upheaval in a St. Louis suburb has been characterized as either an aggressor whose deadly gunfire constituted a daylight execution or a law enforcer wrongly maligned for just doing his job.

August 20, 2014 | | Nation


Almanac: Colder winter, hotter summer

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The Old Farmer's Almanac, the familiar, 223-year-old chronicler of climate, folksy advice and fun facts, is predicting a colder winter and warmer summer for much of the nation.

August 20, 2014 | | Nation


Man who lived years as hermit adjusts to society

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A man who lived nearly three decades in the woods now has a job and is adjusting to life back in society.

August 20, 2014 | | Nation


Illegals found in back of locked rental truck

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Federal officials say the discovery of nine immigrants who were locked inside the cargo area of a rental truck at a Border Patrol checkpoint in southern Arizona highlights the dangers of human smuggling.

August 20, 2014 | | Nation


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