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• UTAH MAN SENT TO JAIL FOR FIGHT OVER CHURCH SEATS: OGDEN, Utah (AP) - A 52-year-old man accused of punching another man and hitting him with his car in a dispute over pew space in Utah has been ordered to spend 30 days in jail.

June 30, 2014 | | Nation

Minimum wage rising to $9 today

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's minimum wage will rise to $9 an hour when a new law takes effect today and provides workers with the first such increase since 2008.

June 30, 2014 | | State

Supreme Court clears ban on gay conversion therapy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for enforcement of a first-of-its-kind California law that bars psychological counseling aimed at turning gay minors straight.

June 30, 2014 | | State

State recognizes use of bitcoins

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that recognizes bitcoins and other virtual currencies in California.

June 30, 2014 | | State

Child at Boy Scout camp dies from gunshot

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A 12-year-old boy at a Boy Scout camp in San Diego died from a gunshot wound to the head Monday morning, and police were investigating whether the shooting was self-inflicted or accidental.

June 30, 2014 | | State

NEWS FROM ACROSS BAY AREA

• OYSTER FARM OWNERS EYE OPTIONS AFTER RULING: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to consider the appeal of a popular oyster farm that federal officials want to shutter and return to wilderness along the coast of Northern California.

June 30, 2014 | | State

Altidore, referee focus before US-Belgium game

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - They know the eyes of the United States will be on them from thousands of miles away, and they say they are ready.

June 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports

At wet Wimbledon, Murray, Djokovic near rematch

LONDON (AP) - As the rain wreaks havoc on the Wimbledon schedule and players start to complain, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have found little reason to worry about the weather.

June 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Source: Bucks deal for Kidd

NEW YORK (AP) - The Bucks and Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a deal allowing Jason Kidd to become Milwaukee's coach, a person with knowledge of the details said Monday.

June 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Riley readies for rebuild of Heat roster

MIAMI (AP) - Pat Riley stood behind a lectern on Monday afternoon to introduce new Miami guard Shabazz Napier, the lone player that the Heat picked up in last week's draft.

June 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports

5 Teams to watch for as NBA free agency begins today

All the anticipation. All the rumors. All the speculation. It all comes to a head beginning at midnight Eastern time, when the NBA free agent market officially opens. And much of it could be for naught.

June 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports

San Jose makes qualifying offers to 6

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks have issued qualifying offers to restricted free agent defenseman Jason Demers, forwards Tommy Wingels and James Sheppard and three other players.

June 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports

World Cup kisses goodbye to Africa

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Nigeria and Algeria made World Cup history for Africa and now leave with their heads held high.

June 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports

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The wind-blown sandy loam plains of South San Joaquin County weren't exactly hospitable to farming back in 1908.

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Willis Carrier’s hot idea: Has it cheated us of enjoying the heat of summer?

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared in July of 2012.

June 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Shakedown on the bridge!

When I think of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, I think of the decadeslong building of the new eastern span, the shameless political grandstanding for a project that ran $5 billion over budget - and the construction headaches that live on. Brian Maroney, Caltrans' chief engineer for the bridge, sees something entirely different. He sees a visual stunner that delights drivers as they emerge from Treasure Island to gasp at a skyway with twinkling lights curling toward the East Bay hills. He thrills at the experience to the user, especially at night. Most importantly, he sees a bridge that is safe.

June 29, 2014 | | Other Views

Nasty playing cards and apologies

There's a new card game making the rounds that's designed to offend. What does it say about our culture that this marketing strategy actually works?

June 29, 2014 | | Other Views

BANNER SEASON

When Isela Rivera woke the morning following the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship and a celebratory pool party, she didn't need a pinch to know it was real.

June 29, 2014 | James Burns | High School Sports

SPLL juniors strike early in rout

TRACY – Chase Sperbeck was 2 for 2 with a triple and two RBI and teammate Brock Willenbrink was 2 for 2 with an RBI as part of a seven-hit Spreckels Park attack – all in the first inning.

June 29, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports

USMNT captures attention

SAO PAULO (AP) - The last time the U.S. played in a World Cup in Brazil, just one American reporter was on hand, using vacation time and paying his own way.

June 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Dutch heat up late; KO El Tri

FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) - The Dutch were worried about the oppressive heat at Arena Castelao, and they left it with the stifling hot conditions to thank for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

June 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports

A’s finish off Marlins

MIAMI (AP) - Summoned from Triple-A Sacramento, Nate Freiman caught a red-eye flight to Miami and slept half an hour before landing at 6:30 a.m. for his season debut Sunday for the Oakland Athletics.

June 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports

SF swept at home for 1st time

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Homer Bailey heard frequent reminders that he had a no-hit bid in progress. Not anyone on the Cincinnati bench mentioned it, however.

June 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Arsenic found in Nile Garden’s well

No other campus in Manteca Unified has the troubles Nile Garden School is having with drinking water.

June 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS

Former Buffs pay tribute to Darling

Love and respect for Frances Darling electrified the Chez Shari dining room on Friday evening as about 70 former Manteca High School Marching Band members paid tribute to the woman they consider their matriarch.

June 29, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Lucky No. 9: Raffle ticket nets new car

Patricia Hansen likes the number nine.

June 29, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

Overcoming odds in pursuit of education

They beat the odds. They continue to beat the odds. And for years and generations to come, they will go on beating the odds.

June 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS

Bosh opts out; Big 3 are free

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James went first. Dwyane Wade followed a few days later. And now Chris Bosh has made it a clean sweep.

June 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Big 4 alive for Week 2 at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - The so-called "Big 4" who have won 35 of 37 of the past Grand Slam singles titles - Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Roger Federer - are all around for the second week at Wimbledon, joined by the new major winner on the block, Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka.

June 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports

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