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Roy Moore wins old job as Ala. chief justice

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The former judge ousted for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument has won his old job back as Alabama's chief justice.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS

GOP ready to grasp renewed House control

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans had renewed control of the House within their grasp early Wednesday as the two parties traded gains from the Eastern seaboard to the Southwest.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS

Maine, Maryland vote to legalize gay marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) - Voters a continent apart made history Tuesday on two divisive social issues, with Maine and Maryland becoming the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote and Washington state legalizing recreational use of marijuana.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS

Ex-wrestling executive pinned in Conn. Senate race

NEW YORK (AP) - Big-spending former wrestling executive Linda McMahon was smacked down again in her bid for a U.S. Senate seat Tuesday, losing on a night when sports and politics met in the same arena.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS

Survey: Voters have more favorable view of Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - Preliminary results from a national exit poll in Tuesday's

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS

Democrats maintain control of Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats won a narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, snatching Republican-held seats in Massachusetts and Indiana and turning back fierce, expensive challenges in Virginia, Ohio and Connecticut to maintain the control they've held since 2007.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS

In states hit by Sandy, voters find ways to polls

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Superstorm Sandy's floodwaters drove Bob Mackie from his home on Long Beach Island, N.J., but nothing was going to stop him from voting Tuesday. The 72-year-old widower drove an hour each way to cast his ballot at a makeshift polling site for island residents, refusing to be disenfranchised by the devastation.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS

Proposition 30 sales tax measure passing

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters were passing Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed $6 billion-a-year tax increase, while they weighed whether to set aside the state's death penalty and impose a first-time requirement on manufacturers to label genetically modified food.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS

Push to cripple labor clout trialing in early counting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A national effort to cripple organized labor has crossed into California as voters Tuesday considered a ban on the way unions have traditionally raised money for political causes.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS

Voters close tax loophole on multistate firms

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters have approved closing a corporate tax loophole that Democratic lawmakers weren't able to pass through the Legislature.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS

Initiative plan to convert death sentences to life failing in statewide ballot counting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The latest attempt to end California's death penalty was failing at the polls despite recent poll results showing the campaign's message of financial savings was resonating with voters.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS

Voters rejecting food labeling requirement

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A closely-eyed ballot measure to label food containing genetically modified ingredients was trailing by a double-digit margin Tuesday night.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS

3 strikes law reformed, fewer harsh sentences

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters reined in the nation's harshest three strikes law Tuesday with the passage of a ballot measure that allows for shorter sentences for some third-time offenders.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS

Bob Elliott maintains lead in supervisor race

Tracy City Councilman Bob Elliott steadfastly maintained his 50 percent-plus lead over contender Rhodesia Ransom's 40 percent-plus showing as the votes were counted Tuesday night.

November 07, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS

Salcedo, Dresser take lead for 2 Lathrop seats

LATHROP – When you have 10 people vying for only a pair of seats, conventional wisdom says that the race will be a tight one.

November 07, 2012 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

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Sheriff Moore challenger infers Lathrop is getting raw deal from SJ

The Lathrop City Council has yet to make a formal decision about which direction they want to go when it comes to providing police protection ...

January 30, 2018 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

Almond Blossom fashion show tickets on sale

The 56th Annual Ripon Almond Blossom Festival fashion show takes place Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Ripon Community Center.

January 30, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Convicted murderer seeking a new trail

Richard Howard Watkins, convicted of first degree murder of a Manteca woman, is seeking a new trial through his newly appointed public defender Douglas Goss.

January 30, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Creamery was sweet attraction

The Creamery was "the place" to stop in Manteca for generations of Bay Area travelers going to and from the Sierra on weekends.

January 27, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Marrying the love of his life was a snap decision for longtime Manteca photographer Dale Johnson.

January 27, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Road closure allows work for 352 homes

Woodward Avenue will be closed to traffic from Atherton Drive to Adora Drive at the entrance to the Tesoro neighborhood for two weeks starting Monday ...

January 27, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS

Ripon High swimming pool is re-plastered

Enrollment at the Ripon Unified School District continues to climb.

January 27, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


The Weston Ranch High Cougars may be young, but they're an experienced basketball team.

January 27, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS

About those ‘walled off’ Lego-style neighborhoods

Back during the boom that greeted the Northern San Joaquin Valley at the dawn of the 21st century, the San Francisco Chronicle dispatched a reporter ...

January 26, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS

Phelps is interim Ripon Elementary principal

There's a new face at Ripon Elementary School – Interim Principal Dana Phelps.

January 26, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


The chance of being killed on Manteca's streets in an auto-related accident has skyrocketed in the last three years.

January 26, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


For 25 years, Joyce Gatto has worked tirelessly to make Lathrop – the onetime sleepy little town that lived in the shadow of its larger neighbors ...

January 26, 2018 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

SSJID appeals ruling favoring PG&E in effort to lower rates

South San Joaquin Irrigation District is appealing a decision to dismiss the agency's eminent domain proceedings against PG&E.

January 26, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS

Manteca Unified hosting leadership competition for HOSA

It was about five years ago that 10 students from Manteca High's Health Occupations Students of America chapter took part in a mock leadership ...

January 25, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Ben Cantu - vowing to accept help this time around in running his campaign - kicked off his drive to win election as Manteca's mayor by ...

January 25, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS

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