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Postal Service will keep rural post offices open

WASHINGTON (AP) — The struggling U.S. Postal Service is trying to tamp down concern over its wide-scale cuts, saying it will seek to keep hundreds of rural post offices open with shorter hours. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe tells a news conference the new plan will save the mail agency half a billion dollars each year […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Cal State trustees confirm presidents’ raises

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California State University trustees say they still plan to give campus presidents a 10 percent raise despite public outcry, but say they’ll amend their executive compensation policy Tuesday to change where the funds for raises come from in a move they hope will appease outraged faculty, students and lawmakers. Public pressure […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Vogelsong, Giants get past Kershaw and the Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — Ryan Vogelsong’s intense expression suggested he was locked in from his first pitch. Then he proved it with a season-high 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball. Brett Pill supplied the offense with a two-run homer off Clayton Kershaw and the San Francisco Giants defeated the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers, 2-1, on Tuesday […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Oakland slams Toronto

OAKLAND — Newcomer Brandon Inge hit a game-ending grand slam to cap a five-run ninth inning rally that led the Oakland Athletics to a 7-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday. The Blue Jays took the lead in the top of the ninth off Grant Balfour (1-1) when Eric Thames hit a leadoff […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

UC considers 6 percent tuition hike

By Terence Chea SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California students could face significantly higher tuition if the state doesn’t increase funding and voters don’t approve the governor’s tax initiative, school administrators said Tuesday. University officials are considering a plan to raise tuition by 6 percent this fall if the state doesn’t increase funding by […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Butterfly talk postponed

Due to an illness, Wednesday’s talk at UC Davis by monarch butterfly expert Sonia Altizer, has been postponed. Altizer, of the University of Georgia, Athens, was initially scheduled to give at talk from 12:10 to 1 p.m. in 122 Briggs Hall. She is hoping to reschedule her UCD visit for June 6, an entomology department spokesman […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Garden or dog park: Can two species share a yard?

By Wendy Williams Is your yard going to the dogs? Muddy lawns and ankle-twisting craters are just two of the problems that frustrate pet owners each spring. But with some simple design steps, you can reclaim your backyard. Begin by thinking about your dog’s specific behavior and needs. Most dogs will take the shortest route […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

Anti-bailout party rejects Greek austerity pledge

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s commitment to austerity is no longer valid because voters have rejected those deals, a left-wing party leader declared Tuesday as he tried to form a new coalition government. Alexis Tsipras, head of the Radical Left Coalition that came a surprise second in Sunday’s tumultuous election, called upon Greece’s two main […]

May 08, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Baseball roundup: Bumgarner beats Brewers

SAN FRANCISCO — After going four straight games without holding even a single lead, the San Francisco Giants were hoping for a big performance from Madison Bumgarner. He delivered with his arm and bat. Bumgarner shut down Milwaukee for seven innings and added an RBI double to win his eighth straight home start, helping the […]

May 06, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Two bodies found in search for mom, girls

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two bodies have been found in Mississippi during the search for a missing Tennessee woman and her three children, but the identities are not known, authorities said Saturday. The bodies were found late Friday night or early Saturday morning in a residence associated with the man charged with abducting Jo Ann […]

May 06, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Sept. 11 defendants ignore judge at Guantanamo hearing

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — They knelt in prayer, ignored the judge and wouldn’t listen to Arabic translations as they confronted nearly 3,000 counts of murder. The self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and four co-defendants defiantly disrupted an arraignment that dragged into Saturday night in the opening act of the long-stalled […]

May 06, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Watney on top after two rounds of Wells Fargo

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Nick Watney answered what he referred to as a wake-up call at the Wells Fargo Championship by taking the lead. Tiger Woods might need one after missing the cut. Watney, a 1999 Davis High graduate, had gone nine straight rounds on the PGA Tour without breaking 70 and had failed to crack […]

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20 fresh takes for dressing a stack of pancakes

By J.M. Hirsch As pancake toppings go, maple syrup is swell and certainly traditional, if not particularly inspired. But if you’re going to go to the trouble of griddling up a stack of hot pancakes for Mom on Mother’s Day — or for anyone on any day, for that matter — consider going the extra […]

May 06, 2012 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

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