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Firm pleads guilty in bird deaths

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy will pay $2.5 million in fines after pleading guilty Friday to charges related to the deaths of protected birds in Wyoming.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation

Sales for holiday shopping season come down to wire

NEW YORK (AP) - Despite an early start, sales data provided to The Associated Press show that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation

Staples: Customer data exposed in security breach

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation

Tips for last-minute shoppers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn't complete.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation

Cuban cigar boom? Not yet

MIAMI (AP) - The coveted Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance in the U.S. in years, with relaxed guidelines allowing American travelers to return with a few of the once-forbidden items in their suitcases. But the cigars won't roll into stores just yet, and owners say they aren't worried about any dip in business.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation

STAYING PUT

When considering a home renovation, think outside the box for design inspiration and setting the overall tone.

December 19, 2014 | | HOME SCENE

Simple steps for protecting your home during holidays

When you think of the holidays, celebrations, presents and friends likely come to mind - not crime. Unfortunately, burglaries increase at this time of year, and your home could be a target. With a few simple safety precautions, you can protect your property, your family and your valuables now and well into the new year.

December 19, 2014 | | HOME SCENE

Surprising big ticket bargains you can find at holiday time

Bargain hunting is practically a sport, especially during the holiday shopping season. Deloitte's 2014 annual holiday survey predicts the average American will drop nearly $1,300 this holiday season. With that level of spending in mind, planning to save real money elsewhere is crucial to managing a household's bottom line.

December 19, 2014 | | HOME SCENE

Creating the perfect porch can be simple, low-maintenance

Your porch should be a warm, welcoming outdoor living space that offers comfort and helps make a house a home. Whether you want to remodel your porch from the ground up, or just give it a refreshing new look and feel, it's easier than you think to create a perfect porch.

December 19, 2014 | | HOME SCENE

Timeless, trendy? Achieve both in your home decor

Are you looking for ways to update your home this new year? With so many fresh interior ideas available, it can be difficult to balance current design trends with classic styles for a look that is both of-the-moment and everlasting. Follow these guidelines to find a way to blend now and forever for a look you will love today and tomorrow.

December 19, 2014 | | HOME SCENE

Average 30-year loan rate falls to 3.80%

WASHINGTON (AP) - Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, with the benchmark 30-year loan rate reaching a new low for the year.

December 19, 2014 | | HOME SCENE

Home starts drop 1.6% in November

WASHINGTON (AP) - Construction of new homes fell slightly in November, reflecting weakness in construction of single-family homes.

December 19, 2014 | | HOME SCENE

Nellie Richetta remembers celebrating Christmas in Manteca’s Russian Colony

Christmas when Nellie Richetta was growing up was not exactly the kind that the Ingalls had in "Little House on a Prairie." Some elements of it were there though.

December 19, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209

memory he won’t soon forget

Yes, Eduardo – there is a Santa.

December 19, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209

Montiel never surprised by Santa’s gift, but never disappointed either

Every year for Christmas Arnita Montiel got the exact same gift.

December 19, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209

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AP source: Affeldt, Giants close in on 3-year deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Left-hander Jeremy Affeldt and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to terms on a three-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations said Monday night.

November 13, 2012 | | Pro Sports

NBA capsules

HOUSTON (AP) - LeBron James scored a season-high 38 points, Chris Bosh had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and the Miami Heat rallied to beat the Houston Rockets 113-110 on Monday night.

November 13, 2012 | | Pro Sports

Trout, Harper voted Rookies of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) - Mike Trout and Bryce Harper were teammates on the Scottsdale Scorpions last fall. The outfielders arrived in the major leagues on the same April day this year, both played in the All-Star game and they won Rookie of the Year awards a half-hour apart Monday, the vanguard of baseball's next generation.

November 13, 2012 | | Pro Sports

Top-ranked Djokovic tops Federer to win ATP finals

LONDON (AP) - Even when Roger Federer had the lead, Novak Djokovic had the answers.

November 13, 2012 | | Pro Sports

Roethlisberger hurt, Steelers survive Chiefs 16-13

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Their franchise quarterback on his way to the hospital, the momentum firmly on the other side of the field after a stunning last-minute rally by one the NFL's worst teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers appeared lost.

November 13, 2012 | | Pro Sports

Sisters working together to give hope to children with dyslexia in Manteca

Two sisters with college degrees in education are working to help Manteca area children through their Valley Dyslexia Services.

November 13, 2012 | Glenn Kahl | Education

Stella Brockman eighth graders pick Obama by wide margin in mock vote

Eighth-grade students at Stella Brockman School came close to getting it right at last Tuesday's general Election.

November 13, 2012 | Vince Rembulat | Education

Breakfast with Santa at senior center

The Manteca Senior Center will host the annual Breakfast with Santa event on Saturday, Dec.8, starting at 9 a.m.

November 13, 2012 | | NEWS

Climate change presentations take place Friday

Douglas Grandt a member of Al Gore's Climate Realty Team will be presenting "Climate Leadership in your Daily Life" on Friday, Nov. 16.

November 13, 2012 | | NEWS

EU High thespians present pair of one-act plays

The Playbox Ensemble at East Union High School is staging hilarious one act series "Homework Eats Dog" and "How to Succeed in High School Without Really Trying" on Thursday and Friday, Nov, 15-16, at 7 p.m. in the black box theatre.

November 13, 2012 | | People & Entertainment

My love affair started shortly after I married

The love affair started innocently enough.

November 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Make California count again

Back in 1948, when most of America woke up the day after the presidential election and learned to its surprise that Harry Truman had defeated Thomas Dewey, California counted. It was only because of this state's late-reporting vote that Truman won out.

November 12, 2012 | By TOM ELIAS California Focus | Other Views

Karl Rove: The biggest loser of 2012

You know it's a good election night when you see Karl Rove have a hissy fit on national television.

November 12, 2012 | By JIM HIGHTOWER Political columnist | Other Views

Playing Tebow not right move for Jets

At least Jets fans now have a number to help get them through the rest of the season.

November 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports

NFL QBs sidelined by concussions on 1 day

NEW YORK (AP) - Next week's big, nationally televised "Monday Night Football" showcase could feature a quarterback matchup of journeyman Jason Campbell of the Bears vs. untested Colin Kaepernick of the 49ers. Not exactly the creme de la creme of the NFC.

November 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports

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