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Baltimore on edge after arrestee’s fatal spine injury

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a “community on edge” Monday while investigating how a man suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but investigators say they still don’t know how it happened.

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Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, authorities said, he wasn’t easily deterred.

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Missouri town, new mayor grapple with mass resignations of police

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Several residents of a tiny southeast Missouri town said Monday they don’t believe the abrupt resignations of five of six members of the police force after the longtime mayor, a white man, lost to a black woman have anything to do with racism.

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Man arrested after video of violent cat beating

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man has been arrested after authorities say a hidden video camera in the home where he was staying captured him violently beating a cat.

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Court shoots down tiered water pricing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Orange County appeals court ruled Monday that San Juan Capistrano’s tiered water rates are unconstitutional, potentially dealing a blow to agencies statewide that have used the pricing structure to encourage people to save water.

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Boy, 8, found asleep in car that was stolen

FAIRFIELD (AP) — An 8-year-old boy snoozing in the backseat of his family’s running car slept through his brief kidnapping Monday after the vehicle was stolen in front of his California home, his parents said.

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Sheriff’s domestic violence-related conviction erased

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi no longer has a criminal record.

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SF Bay Area researchers fear ‘super storm’ flood

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even as California struggles to cope with a long-running drought, scientists are worried that the San Francisco Bay Area is unprepared for an inevitable super storm that could drop 12 inches of rain in a week.

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High-speed rail approves 5 bidders for more construction

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s High-Speed Rail Authority says five construction teams have submitted qualifications allowing them to bid on the third segment of the project.

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Uber driver accused of running down bicyclist

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Uber driver is accused of running down and seriously injuring a bicyclist in an apparent road-rage incident.

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Quake fault in Ventura poses tsunami risk

VENTURA (AP) — Scientists say the earthquake fault that runs through the coastal city of Ventura can produce strong shaking and dangerous tsunamis, prompting state officials to study whether to revise hazard maps.

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Shred-It aims to reduce ID theft

Shred-It aims to reduce ID theft

Identify theft claimed 298 victims in Manteca during 2014.

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ALMONDS GETTING ROASTED

ALMONDS GETTING ROASTED

MODESTO (AP) — California almonds are becoming one of the world’s favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors. But the crop extracts a staggering price from the land, consuming more water than all the showering, dish-washing and other indoor household water use of California’s 39 million people.

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Lathrop joins groundwater oversight effort

Roughly 80 percent of Lathrop’s water comes from the ground.

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Reserves may help RUSD cover shortfall

Ripon Unified School District Superintendent Bill Draa apologized for the inaccuracies on the recently approved second interim report made last week.

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One-of-a-kind auction items at St. Anthony’s

A Dr. Seuss-themed bookcase custom-made by St. Anthony of Padua School’s kindergarten students and their parents is just one of the dozens of items that will be on the auction block when the school celebrates with an auction dinner its 60th anniversary.

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PG&E: No leaks found line that exploded

FRESNO  (AP) — A gas pipeline that exploded at a sheriff’s gun range in Central California, injuring 11 people, had been inspected twice in April for gas leaks, and no leaks were found, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Sunday.

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Another motorist shot in back

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The video from the camera attached to the officer’s stun gun shows how David Kassick died, authorities say: two bullets, four seconds apart, fired into his back as he lay face down.

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Empty chairs honor 168 Oklahoma victims

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Every day when Dr. Rosslyn Biggs goes to work as a federal government veterinarian she is reminded of her mother, one of 168 people killed in the Oklahoma City bombing and honored Sunday on the 20th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil until Sept. 11, 2001.

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Breakfast in class triggers flap

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of breakfasts served in the nation’s schools has doubled in the last two decades, a surge driven largely by a change in how districts deliver the food.

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Delta smelt survey turns up only 1 fish

STOCKTON. (AP) — California’s drought appears to be taking a toll on a threatened fish species.

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Berkeley law cerates buffer zones around tobacco sales

BERKELEY  (AP) — The city of Berkeley is considering what would be among the nation’s strictest buffer zones for tobacco products, as it tries to keep them away from schoolchildren.

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Police say seal or sea lion pup abducted from Los Angeles beach

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whoever snatched a seal or sea lion pup from a Los Angeles beach early Sunday should not be fooled by the animal’s cuteness — they could suffer a vicious bite, an animal rescue expert said.

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Body found 6 days after bridge crash

ANTIOCH  (AP) — The body of a motorcyclist who fell off the Antioch Bridge six days ago has been found.

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RUN TO REMEMBER

RUN TO REMEMBER

Turns out, Tiffany McBroom was a natural. 

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SHE SAID YES

LATHROP – “What does a guy like me have to do in order to be able to get a girl like that?”

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RIPARIAN RIGHTS: Farmers say their impact on water is misunderstood

RIPARIAN RIGHTS: Farmers say their impact on water is misunderstood

Folks bellyaching about their lawns being less green in order to meet a state mandated 25 percent water use cutback may want to consider themselves lucky.

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Sycamores inspire Calla High art students

Sycamores inspire Calla High art students

The old sycamore trees in the parking lot of Calla High School are counting their days. They need to come down because their roots are getting into the pipes in the boys’ bathroom. There is no definite date set for their removal.

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Cameras focus on ‘Kicking for Cure’

Justin Coenenberg and the Manteca High girls soccer team will make their TV debut on Monday morning. 

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1955: Serious water shortage in irrigation district

100 years ago

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Lincoln spring boutique today

Lincoln spring boutique today

Lincoln Elementary School will play host to more than 30 vendors today for its Spring Boutique.

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GAS BLAST CLOSES HIGHWAY 99

FRESNO  — A large gas pipeline exploded into a tower of fire Friday in Central California, closing both directions of a major highway in the region and injuring at least 11 people, three of them critically, authorities said.

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California unemployment down to 6.5%

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s jobless rate fell to 6.5 percent in March, the lowest it’s been in nearly seven years, the California Employment Development Department reported Friday.

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Study: LA spends $100 million a year on homelessness

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles spends $100 million a year to deal with homelessness — much of it on arrests and other police services — but its departments have no coordinated approach for dealing with the problem, according to a new study.

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Famed French Laundry restaurant kitchen inside shipping containers

YOUNTVILLE (AP) — A restaurant that has twice been named the best in the world is now using shipping containers as a kitchen.

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