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Snowpack just 14% of normal

They are golfing and sunbathing along the snowless shores of Lake Tahoe.

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GIVING HOPE

GIVING HOPE

Monday mornings are days of hope for dozens of families as well as single moms desperate to either keep a head over their roof or to get off the streets.

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Oh, the places they’ll go

The celebration for Read Across America has already begun.

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Perez serving God in the ring

Perez serving God in the ring

When Richard Perez was in his early 30s he had a vision. God came into his room, lifted him up out of bed and took him into his kid’s room. There, God told Perez that he needed to change the harmful direction of his life or he would find his kids were no longer a part of his life.  The vision shook Perez.  He’d never experienced anything like it. Yet, he found it difficult to comply.   He wasn’t ready to pull away from the road of destruction he’d been on since his teen years.

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Will council agree to spend another $300K?

LATHROP – Over the course of the last six months the Lathrop City Council has approved spending just over $191,000 for a restroom at River Park South, the demolition and reconstruction of the 7th Street Skate Park, study space at City Hall and solar lighting at Woodfield Park.

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Posted: mar. 01, 2015 10:49 p.m. | | Will council agree to spend another $300K? Comments 0 Comments


San Jose: Competition where being blind is cool

SAN JOSE – The order of the day was competition, but the Northern California Regional Braille Challenge on Saturday was as much about camaraderie, coolness and compassion.

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Samsung adds mobile pay in new phone

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world’s biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass.

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Ukraine’s new US-born finance chief enduring baptism by fire

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — War-torn Ukraine is a long way from Wood Dale, Illinois.

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Noted artist Dan Petersen declares Almond Festival art show success

Ninety-one entries in the weekend’s Almond Blossom Festival Art Show drew a number of awards for their artworks and photographs.  Noted artist Dan Petersen said he had fun judging the show, adding that it has improved much in the past year.

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China’s manufacturing measure shows contraction for February

BEIJING (AP) — An index that measures China’s manufacturing activity went up slightly in February but still showed contraction amid China’s economy slowdown, according to official data released Sunday.

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Greece will not seek another bailout, prime minister says

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece won’t seek a third bailout deal, the prime minister said Saturday, having succeeded in separating the loan agreement from the “disastrous” austerity conditions imposed with the willing cooperation of previous governments.

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Astronauts finish extensive cable job at International Space Station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts successfully completed a three-day cable job outside the International Space Station on Sunday, routing several-hundred feet of power and data lines for new crew capsules commissioned by NASA.

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Record chill hit Northeast in February

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — February 2015 was one for the record books in the Northeast — the coldest month ever for four cities in New York and the snowiest ever for Boston.

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Young girl’s story may lead to Idaho to approve marijuana oil

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ten-year-old Alexis Carey has a rare but intractable form of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome. The genetic disease causes severe and multiple seizures, which often leave parents guessing if the terror of watching their child seize up will pass or turn fatal.

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B-day party for couple married for 82 years

SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A husband and wife thought to be one of the oldest married couples in New York have celebrated their birthdays — and their combined ages will be 212.

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Nurse who survived Ebola says hospital failed her

DALLAS (AP) — A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her when she contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease.

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Will Smith’s ‘Focus’ tops box office

NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith’s con-man caper “Focus” dethroned “Fifty Shades of Grey” at the box office, but the film’s modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star.

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Kerry asks for benefit of doubt on Iran nuclear talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration’s diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to “the benefit of the doubt” as negotiators work toward a long-term nuclear deal.

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SCORING WITH MUSIC

SCORING WITH MUSIC

Gordon Kennedy trudges between rooms of his music lesson studio lackadaisically.

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Zephyr hasn’t missed a beat

Zephyr hasn’t missed a beat

Zephyr is back.

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New Melones water releases skyrocket to fight salinity

The Stanislaus River is paying for the sins of the Central Valley Water Project.

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20 years for trying to kill sleeping couple

Ray Joseph, 20, of Sacramento, has been sentenced to 27 years in state prison for the attempted murder of a Manteca couple as they slept in their bed at their home on Victory Avenue in September of 2013.

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Two parents rally in  support of teacher

Two parents rally in support of teacher

Next stop for embattled special ed teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchon is the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, March 3, where he plans to plead once more that he be reinstated to his teaching position at Veritas Elementary School.

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1965: Old Southern Pacific Depot is being torn down

100 years ago 

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Some farmers to go without federal water

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The federal government said Friday it won’t send any of its reservoir water to the Central Valley for the second straight year, forcing farmers in California’s agricultural heartland to again scramble for other sources or leave fields unplanted.

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Nearly 16 tons of marijuana seized at California border

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Agents at a Southern California border crossing have seized nearly 16 tons of marijuana hidden in a truck that supposedly was hauling mattresses.

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Federal court rejects challenge to micro-stamping gun safety law

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A federal court has rejected a challenge to California’s gun safety law, possibly paving the way for a requirement that new guns mark the bullets they fire so they can be traced.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 9:03 p.m. | | Federal court rejects challenge to micro-stamping gun safety law Comments 0 Comments


Gas prices soar in state as fuel supplies shrink

LONG BEACH  (AP) — Gas prices are soaring in California in a classic example of supply and demand after an explosion stopped gasoline production at an Exxon Mobil refinery while another remains offline due to labor unrest.

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Thieves crash car thru SF electronics store

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thieves drove a car through a high-end electronics store in the latest crash-and-grab heist in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 9:10 p.m. | | Thieves crash car thru SF electronics store Comments 0 Comments


Google reverses porn policy after backlash

NEW YORK (AP) — Apparently Google bloggers like to post porn. A lot.

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Charge for teen who encouraged pal to die

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts high school honor roll student accused of encouraging a friend to commit suicide has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 8:43 p.m. | | Charge for teen who encouraged pal to die Comments 0 Comments


Nimoy: He lived long & prospered

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 1975, Leonard Nimoy published an autobiography with the defiant title, “I Am Not Spock” — an attempt to show the world he had many more facets than the pointy-eared character that had come to define him.

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Teen accused of knocking bus driver unconscious

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — One Louisiana teen has been charged with assault and another with saving the day: The first knocked a school bus driver unconscious and the second prevented the bus from crashing.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 8:41 p.m. | | Teen accused of knocking bus driver unconscious Comments 0 Comments


Debate rages over color of photo of cress in rare light

LONDON (AP) — It’s the dress that’s beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white?

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Gunman kills 7, commits suicide

TYRONE, Mo. (AP) — A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother killed seven people and then took his own life in a house-to-house shooting rampage that wiped out a swath of this tiny town in the Missouri Ozarks.

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