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Doctor gets 30 to life in deaths

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles-area doctor convicted of second-degree murder for prescribing pain killers that killed three patients was sentenced Friday to 30 years ...

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Executive facing ouster defends tenure

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The top executive at the powerful California Coastal Commission defended his record on the job Friday as he faced an effort to ...

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Posted: feb. 05, 2016 8:57 p.m. | | Executive facing ouster defends tenure Comments 0 Comments

2 planes collide midair, plunge into ocean

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two small planes collided over the ocean just outside Los Angeles Harbor and plunged into the water Friday, prompting a massive search ...

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Man who gave name to ‘Peanuts’ Linus dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend and colleague Charles M. Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown’s ...

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Posted: feb. 05, 2016 8:57 p.m. | | Man who gave name to ‘Peanuts’ Linus dies Comments 0 Comments

1996: Severance pay for Spreckels

100 years ago

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Posted: feb. 05, 2016 8:36 p.m. | | 1996: Severance pay for Spreckels Comments 0 Comments

Some say San Francisco’s open-air urinal must go

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An attorney representing a group of civic organizations has sent a legal claim letter to the city of San Francisco threatening to ...

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Posted: feb. 05, 2016 8:36 p.m. | | Some say San Francisco’s open-air urinal must go Comments 0 Comments

California man convicted of robbing Craigslist customers

OAKLAND  (AP) — A Northern California man has been convicted of participating in an elaborate jewelry robbery ring that used online ad service Craigslist to lure ...

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Posted: feb. 05, 2016 8:36 p.m. | | California man convicted of robbing Craigslist customers Comments 0 Comments

Drought’s hardest-hit sectors may need years of support

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dying native fish, rural communities with dry wells and some other sectors hardest-hit by California’s drought may still need extra support ...

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Posted: feb. 05, 2016 8:36 p.m. | | Drought’s hardest-hit sectors  may need years of support  Comments 0 Comments

First research links California earthquakes to oil operations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 2005 spate of quakes in California’s Central Valley almost certainly was triggered by oilfield injection underground, a study published Thursday ...

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Posted: feb. 05, 2016 12:38 a.m. | | First research links California  earthquakes to oil operations Comments 0 Comments

No one submits verified claim for $63 million lotto jackpot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luck may have run out for the winner of a California Lottery jackpot: The person has apparently let $63 million slip away.

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Posted: feb. 05, 2016 12:38 a.m. | | No one submits verified claim for $63 million lotto jackpot Comments 0 Comments

Manhunt continues for LA inmate mistakenly freed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators scrambling to recapture a Los Angeles County murder suspect accidentally released from jail have been notifying potential targets of his freedom ...

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Posted: feb. 03, 2016 8:39 p.m. | | Manhunt continues  for LA inmate  mistakenly freed Comments 0 Comments

Brown signs emergency amendment to law

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — An emergency bill to fix a legislative drafting error that had local governments in California racing to ban medical marijuana cultivation won Gov ...

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El Nino could signal easing of drought

FRESNO  (AP) — In the strongest indication yet that the California drought could be easing, officials said strict water conservation orders could be dramatically scaled back ...

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49ers reschedule Scouts sleepover at Levi’s Stadium

SANTA CLARA  (AP) — The Girl Scouts of Northern California are getting their big sleepover at Levi’s Stadium after all, just rescheduled from its original ...

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Move afoot to dissolve CPUC

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — A Southern California lawmaker said Wednesday that he will seek to bypass Gov. Jerry Brown and ask voters to break apart California’s ...

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SF law requires people to lock up guns in vehicles

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation Tuesday requiring strict lock-up of firearms in vehicles parked in San Francisco.

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Posted: feb. 02, 2016 6:27 p.m. | | SF law requires people to  lock up guns in vehicles Comments 0 Comments

California AG sues utility for massive natural gas leak

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s attorney general added her name Tuesday to the long list of parties suing a utility company for the massive nonstop ...

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Posted: feb. 02, 2016 6:27 p.m. | | California AG sues utility  for massive natural gas leak Comments 0 Comments

Fresno County responsible for explosion

FRESNO. (AP) — The California Public Utilities Commission determined that Fresno County was responsible for a deadly April pipeline explosion at a shooting range in Fresno.

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California teacher pension changes may need fix

SACRAMENTO AP) — State lawmakers should consider changing a plan they adopted two years ago to stabilize the finances of California’s teacher pension system, the ...

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Posted: feb. 02, 2016 6:27 p.m. | | California teacher pension changes may need fix   Comments 0 Comments

California misses water savings target

FRESNO  (AP) — Residents of drought-stricken California used 18 percent less water in December and for a third straight month fell short of the 25 percent ...

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Posted: feb. 02, 2016 6:26 p.m. | | California misses water savings target Comments 0 Comments

Chipotle: Criminal investigation widens, sales plunge 14.6 percent

NEW YORK (AP) — The E. coli outbreak that was linked to Chipotle restaurants may be over, but the burrito chain’s indigestion continues.

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Posted: feb. 02, 2016 6:26 p.m. | | Chipotle: Criminal investigation widens, sales plunge 14.6 percent Comments 0 Comments

VW submits fix for 3.0-liter diesels to California officials

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Volkswagen Group of America submitted its proposal Tuesday to bring Porsches, Audis and Volkswagen cars with six-cylinder, 3.0-liter diesel engines ...

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Posted: feb. 02, 2016 6:25 p.m. | | VW submits fix for 3.0-liter diesels to California officials Comments 0 Comments

Motorist killed by falling tree in south state storm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A motorist was fatally struck by a tree that toppled as a winter storm moved across California, bringing powerful winds, heavy rain ...

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Posted: jan. 31, 2016 10:28 p.m. | | Motorist killed by falling tree in south state storm Comments 0 Comments

Daughters of Casey Kasem, Peter Falk tackle elder visitation

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The daughters of two late celebrities are seeking easier ways for family and friends to visit ailing elders, and have brought separate ...

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Posted: jan. 31, 2016 6:22 p.m. | | Daughters of Casey Kasem, Peter Falk tackle elder visitation Comments 0 Comments

SAG: ‘Spotlight’ wins best ensemble

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Screen Actors Guild Awards were not so white.

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Police search for woman who stole Campbell patrol car

CAMPBELL (AP) — Police in Northern California are searching for a woman and a man accused of ramming into a patrol car, injuring an officer and ...

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Posted: jan. 31, 2016 5:50 p.m. | | Police search for woman  who stole Campbell patrol car Comments 0 Comments

University admits liability in Cal player Ted Agu’s death

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California has acknowledged its negligence was a substantial factor in the death of former California football player Ted Agu.

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Posted: jan. 31, 2016 5:50 p.m. | | University admits liability in Cal player  Ted Agu’s death  Comments 0 Comments

Wet winter storm moves into Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California was drenched Sunday as the latest winter storm brought downpours, heavy winds and mountain snow.

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SF police recite pledge to root out intolerance

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police officers are being asked to combat racism in the ranks and take a pledge to turn in colleagues displaying ...

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Posted: jan. 31, 2016 5:49 p.m. | | SF police recite pledge to root  out intolerance Comments 0 Comments

How did 3 men escaped from jail?

SANTA ANA  (AP) — Now that the three violent inmates who escaped from a California jail are back in custody, the focus will turn to how ...

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Crews demolishing SF house sliding off hill

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crews are tearing down a multimillion-dollar San Francisco house that is sliding down a hill, threatening other homes.

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California proposal would open single-stall restrooms to anyone

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — All single-person bathrooms in California would become gender-neutral under legislation proposed in the state Legislature.

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Posted: jan. 29, 2016 8:31 p.m. | | California proposal would open single-stall restrooms to anyone Comments 0 Comments

US agrees to environmental review of offshore oil fracking

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The federal government has agreed to stop approving oil fracking off the California coast until it studies whether the practice is safe ...

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Posted: jan. 29, 2016 8:30 p.m. | | US agrees to environmental review of offshore oil fracking Comments 0 Comments

Regulators get input, sort of, on self-driving car rollout

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California regulators deciding how to permit the future rollout of self-driving cars were told Thursday by consumer advocates that their cautious approach was ...

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Posted: jan. 28, 2016 8:28 p.m. | | Regulators get input, sort of,  on self-driving car rollout  Comments 0 Comments

March 25 deadline for Hall of Fame

Nominations are being sought for the Manteca Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2016 8:09 p.m. | | March 25 deadline for Hall of Fame   Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop Police Services staging citizens academy

Lathrop Police Services’ annual Citizen’s Academy is just around the corner.

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Facebook to expand beyond its ‘like’ button ‘pretty soon’

MENLO PARK (AP) — It won’t be long before Facebook’s 1.6 billion users have more ways to quickly express their feelings on the ...

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Posted: jan. 27, 2016 8:09 p.m. | | Facebook to expand beyond  its ‘like’ button ‘pretty soon’  Comments 0 Comments

Facebook posts strong 4Q; firm closes gap with Google

MENLO PARK (AP) — Facebook is growing at an exceptional pace as it enters adolescence, propelling it into a better position to challenge Google as the ...

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Brown: Reduce criminal sentences

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown’s latest attempt to reduce the state prison population is a ballot initiative unveiled Wednesday that aims to free certain ...

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Bullet train chair projects lower cost, longer timeline

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — The chairman of the board that oversees California’s high-speed rail project said Wednesday that the next projection will likely lower the cost ...

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NEW HOUSEHOLD LED STANDARDS

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California on Wednesday became the first state to set energy efficiency standards for household LEDs and smaller track-lighting-style light bulbs — a move that ...

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Man yelled ‘I can’t breathe’ before death

OAKLAND  (AP) — The family of a 51-year-old man who screamed 20 times that police were killing him last week settled a wrongful-death lawsuit with the ...

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Posted: jan. 27, 2016 7:51 p.m. | | Man yelled ‘I can’t breathe’ before death Comments 0 Comments

Vincent Hernandez III attending Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Manteca resident Vincent Hernandez III has been picked as a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, MA on June 25-27.

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Snowpack in drought-stricken California hits five-year high

FRESNO  (AP) — Recent El Nino storms have boosted the Sierra Nevada snowpack to 115 percent of normal — more than the drought-stricken state has seen in ...

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Posted: jan. 27, 2016 12:46 a.m. | | Snowpack in drought-stricken  California hits five-year high Comments 0 Comments

MPPA backs Zapien for supervisors seat

Moses Zapien — chairman of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors and candidate for the 3rd Supervisorial District representing Manteca north of Yosemite Avenue, Lathrop ...

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Posted: jan. 26, 2016 1:13 a.m. | | MPPA backs Zapien for supervisors seat Comments 0 Comments

Citizens use drones to map El Nino flooding

LONG BEACH  (AP) — Forget about selfies. In California, residents are using smartphones and drones to document the coastline’s changing face.

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Posted: jan. 24, 2016 5:54 p.m. | | Citizens use drones to map El Nino flooding Comments 0 Comments

Brazilian tree porcupine now at Micke Grove Zoo

Micke Grove Zoo has acquired a young male Brazilian tree porcupine from Assiniboine Park Zoo of Winnipeg, Canada. 

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Posted: jan. 24, 2016 5:30 p.m. | | Brazilian tree porcupine now at Micke Grove Zoo Comments 0 Comments

California pot growers facing crop of local bans

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — When the California Legislature passed the state’s first comprehensive medical marijuana regulations in September, pot advocates hoped the move heralded a new ...

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Posted: jan. 24, 2016 5:28 p.m. | | California pot growers  facing crop of local bans Comments 0 Comments

2 suspects flee into woods turning pursuit into rescue

PLACERVILLE  (AP) — A police pursuit of two men turned into a rescue mission after they fled into a wooded area of El Dorado County and ...

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Caltrans: Leaks plugged in Bay Bridge’s span

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Caltrans has found a simple and cheap solution to eliminate leaks in the Bay Bridge’s new eastern span that could cause ...

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Posted: jan. 24, 2016 5:28 p.m. | | Caltrans: Leaks  plugged in Bay Bridge’s span Comments 0 Comments

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