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TOUCHDOWN!

TOUCHDOWN!

Jim Todd doesn’t advertise the Turkey Bowl.

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Posted: nov. 27, 2014 7:51 p.m. | | TOUCHDOWN! Comments 0 Comments


Judge to swear in four new Board of Trustees members

Four Manteca Unified Board of Education members will be sworn in at the trustees’ meeting in December by Tony J. Agbayani, Jr., a San Joaquin County Superior Court judge.

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Posted: nov. 27, 2014 7:49 p.m. | | Judge to swear in four new Board of Trustees members Comments 0 Comments


Agents still unpaid after rollout

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Certified insurance agents who helped sign up 40 percent of individuals in California’s new health care plan say they are late receiving commissions, according to a report Thursday.

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Posted: nov. 27, 2014 7:48 p.m. | | Agents still unpaid after rollout Comments 0 Comments


Obama’s action fuels worry about scams

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Advocacy groups barely waited for President Barack Obama to finish speaking about sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system to start warning about scams.

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Posted: nov. 27, 2014 7:48 p.m. | | Obama’s action fuels worry about scams Comments 0 Comments


Creed frontman Scott Stapp broke

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Creed frontman Scott Stapp says he’s broke.

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Posted: nov. 27, 2014 7:48 p.m. | | Creed frontman Scott Stapp broke Comments 0 Comments
Holiday meal food for the collective soul

Holiday meal food for the collective soul

It was going to be a very lonely Thanksgiving for Erin Tyner.

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Posted: nov. 27, 2014 7:50 p.m. | | Holiday meal food for the collective soul Comments 0 Comments


Turkey Day’s Early Birds

NEW YORK (AP) — Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what’s becoming a new holiday tradition.

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Posted: nov. 27, 2014 7:47 p.m. | | Turkey Day’s Early Birds Comments 0 Comments


For now, Uber Tech parked in Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Uber Technologies’ legal battle with Nevada’s highly regulated taxi industry over Internet ride-sharing may be headed back to the political arena now that a judge has at least temporarily banned Uber’s unlicensed operations statewide.

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Posted: nov. 27, 2014 7:46 p.m. | | For now, Uber Tech parked in Nevada  Comments 0 Comments


Comedian bottles up story with exclusive

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid spiking a second accuser’s story.

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Posted: nov. 27, 2014 7:46 p.m. | | Comedian bottles up story with exclusive Comments 0 Comments


Celebrating with parties, parades & turkey feasts

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans across the country are marking the holiday with lots of turkey, football, parades and early shopping, while many are overcoming some nasty weather and power outages. At the White House, President Barack Obama is spending a quiet Thanksgiving with a traditional meal.

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Posted: nov. 27, 2014 7:48 p.m. | | Celebrating with parties, parades & turkey feasts Comments 0 Comments


Ferguson gives thanks after a quiet night

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters in Ferguson pressed pause Thursday as the city welcomed Thanksgiving, decorating boarded-up storefronts with some Dr. Seuss inspiration and gathering for church services — a stark contrast to previous days of outrage over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.

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Posted: nov. 27, 2014 7:46 p.m. | | Ferguson gives thanks after a quiet night Comments 0 Comments


Savoring the People in My Life, Then and Now

No deadlines for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. What a deal.

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Posted: nov. 27, 2014 7:25 p.m. | | Savoring the People in My Life, Then and Now Comments 0 Comments


Relay returns to stadium

Relay for Life in Ripon will again be a 24-hour event at Stouffer Field.

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Posted: nov. 27, 2014 7:22 p.m. | | Relay returns to stadium Comments 0 Comments


Oil prices tank as OPEC leaves output unchanged

LONDON (AP) — Oil companies saw their shares take a beating Thursday as crude prices slid to their lowest in over four years in the wake of OPEC’s decision to maintain production levels even though prices have fallen sharply in recent weeks.

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Posted: nov. 27, 2014 7:22 p.m. | | Oil prices tank as OPEC leaves output unchanged  Comments 0 Comments


Longevity, icon status get toys into hall of fame

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Before the holiday wish lists and mad buying rush each year comes a dose of nostalgia with the National Toy Hall of Fame’s annual picks for enshrinement.

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Posted: nov. 27, 2014 7:21 p.m. | | Longevity, icon status get toys into hall of fame Comments 0 Comments


Producers: Pipeline not a cure-all for rail delays

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota farmers are nearing the end of a record corn harvest this week, but they have serious concerns about grain prices, storaage options and rail congestion heading into spring. And they’re looking for more options than the Keystone XL pipeline to help.

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Posted: nov. 27, 2014 7:21 p.m. | | Producers: Pipeline not a cure-all for rail delays  Comments 0 Comments
THE NUTCRACKER

THE NUTCRACKER

When “The Nutcracker” first premiered as a two-act ballet back in 1892, it didn’t exactly bring the house down. 

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Posted: nov. 27, 2014 12:36 a.m. | | THE NUTCRACKER Comments 0 Comments


Riponite’s military kin helping with Ebola crisis in Liberia

Gae Carney’s thoughts and prayers these days are being directed to the Ebola-ravaged country of Liberia in Africa. Central to her prayers are not just the people in that part of the world who are being threatened by the epidemic, but also to the Riponite’s cousin, Captain Paul Strohl, and the 700 service men and women under him.

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Posted: nov. 27, 2014 12:35 a.m. | | Riponite’s military kin helping with Ebola crisis in Liberia Comments 0 Comments


Second passenger dies in I-205 crash aftermath

Another one of the passengers in a vehicle that slid off of Interstate 205 outside of Tracy early Saturday morning has died.

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Posted: nov. 27, 2014 12:36 a.m. | | Second passenger dies in I-205 crash aftermath Comments 0 Comments
2nd graders’ bake sale helps put turkey on tables

2nd graders’ bake sale helps put turkey on tables

Forty-one struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop will have turkeys on their table this Thanksgiving and Christmas thanks to second graders at Great Valley Academy.

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Posted: nov. 27, 2014 12:34 a.m. | | 2nd graders’ bake sale helps put turkey on tables Comments 0 Comments
Lathrop High leadership collects food

Lathrop High leadership collects food

What’s a better time to give back to the community than Thanksgiving?

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Posted: nov. 27, 2014 12:32 a.m. | | Lathrop High leadership collects food Comments 0 Comments


Grand jury papers full of inconsistencies

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when officer Darren Wilson finished him off. Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see the shooting at all.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 10:37 p.m. | | Grand jury papers full of inconsistencies Comments 0 Comments


Video: Police officer shot boy seconds after encountering him

CLEVELAND (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun fired within 1½ to 2 seconds of pulling up in his cruiser, police said Wednesday. During those few moments, he ordered the youngster three times to put up his hands, they said.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 10:35 p.m. | | Video: Police officer shot boy seconds after encountering him Comments 0 Comments


Health insurance sign-ups coming to shopping malls on Black Friday

CHICAGO (AP) — The Obama administration will promote health insurance coverage at shopping malls starting on Black Friday and continuing through the busiest shopping days of the holiday season, officials announced Wednesday. They said more than 462,000 people selected a private insurance plan in the first week of 2015 enrollment through the online marketplace HealthCare.gov.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 10:35 p.m. | | Health insurance sign-ups coming  to shopping malls on Black Friday Comments 0 Comments


Feds cancel wolf-killing derby

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Environmental groups have won the latest battle in their effort to halt a wolf- and coyote-shooting derby in Idaho, but a pro-hunting group says the contest with cash prizes for whoever kills the most predators will go on as planned early next year.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 10:35 p.m. | | Feds cancel wolf-killing derby Comments 0 Comments


FBI agents, police officer shot

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man who fatally shot his mother and wounded a suburban St. Louis police officer and two FBI agents is dead, authorities said Wednesday.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 10:36 p.m. | | FBI agents, police officer shot Comments 0 Comments


Researchers discover ‘pre- cancers’ in blood

ATLANTA (AP) — Many older people silently harbor a blood “pre-cancer” — a gene mutation acquired during their lifetime that could start them on the path to leukemia, lymphoma or other blood disease, scientists have discovered. It opens a new frontier on early detection and possibly someday preventing these cancers, which become more common with age.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 10:34 p.m. | | Researchers discover ‘pre- cancers’ in blood Comments 0 Comments


Brawny bearded brewers bare nearly all for charity

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — If hops make you hot, and you like your men like your beer — stout — these guys have just the thing for you.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 10:33 p.m. | | Brawny bearded brewers bare  nearly all for charity Comments 0 Comments


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

DRIVER IS LUCKY DOG FOOD DIDN’T CRUSH HIM: FIFE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities in Washington state say a semitruck driver is lucky he wasn’t crushed by 50-pound bags of dog food when he fell asleep at the wheel, crashed into a ditch and spilled the kibble.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 10:29 p.m. | | NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION Comments 0 Comments


Oakland protesters block freeways, loot

OAKLAND (AP) — Ninety-two people were arrested in Oakland on Tuesday night as demonstrators vandalized businesses and blocked freeways, while in Los Angeles nearly 200 people were arrested or cited in continuing California protests spawned by a Missouri grand jury’s refusal to indict a white police officer in the shooting of a young black man.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 10:12 p.m. | | Oakland protesters block freeways, loot Comments 0 Comments


No warrant needed to draw parolees’ blood

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities don’t need a warrant to draw blood from parolees who don’t consent to a blood test, a California appeals court said Wednesday.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 10:11 p.m. | | No warrant needed to draw parolees’ blood Comments 0 Comments


Sacramento mayor’s comments draw ire from police officers

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has drawn criticism from members of his city’s police force for comments he made following a grand jury’s decision not to indict a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 10:09 p.m. | | Sacramento mayor’s comments draw ire from police officers Comments 0 Comments


Union focuses on security guards at Apple

CUPERTINO (AP) — Union organizers are hoping to add security guards at Apple’s campus to their ranks in the latest push by organized labor in Silicon Valley.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 10:10 p.m. | | Union focuses on security guards at Apple  Comments 0 Comments


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

CALIFORNIA CHARTER SCHOOL ENROLLMENT SOARS AGAIN: LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of California students attending charter schools has risen to more than a half million.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 10:03 p.m. | | NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA Comments 0 Comments


Los Angeles making quiet bid for 2024 Summer Olympics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Glamour, celebrities, perfect weather. A revitalized and growing downtown. Iconic venues and political support. With these virtues, Los Angeles looks like an ideal fit to host the 2024 Olympics.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 9:47 p.m. | | Los Angeles making quiet  bid for 2024 Summer Olympics Comments 0 Comments

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