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SAFE seeks volunteers to assist with fire protection efforts within Manteca

One duty is to perform fireworks booth inspections each year to insure all the booths are in accordance with the city fire ordinances.

August 13, 2012 | | NEWS


Gabby's hair: Issue of life & death?

Gabrielle Douglas became the fourth American - and first black female - to win a gold medal in women's individual all-around gymnastics. Effervescent and attractive, Gabby stands to make millions of dollars in endorsements. But she has received criticism - in the social media, via Twitter, Facebook and, according to The Daily Beast, several "black blogs."

August 13, 2012 | By LARRY ELDER Author | Other Views


California is broke but let’s build bullet train

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

August 13, 2012 | | Letters


Thomas Kaye Voorhis

Thomas Kaye Voorhis, 94, entered into rest on August 6, 2012 in Manteca, California. He was born on May 24, 1918 in Staten Island, New York, first child of Percival and Dorothy Voorhis. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Kathryn Voorhis and his daughter, Carole Bradford.

August 13, 2012 | | OBITS


Carol Marie Guth Mendoza

Carol Marie Guth Mendoza, 51, entered into rest on August 6, 2012 in Manteca, California. She was born on September 21, 1960 in Richmond, California. She joins her father in heaven Leonard Guth as well as her father-in-law Sam Mendoza.

August 12, 2012 | | OBITS


High speed rail will reduce commute costs

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

August 12, 2012 | | Letters


REMEMBERING THOSE SLAIN

Hundreds of Sikhs and community members gathered at the Manteca Sikh temple on Airport Way at Woodward Avenue Saturday to remember those killed at the Wisconsin temple and the Colorado cinema, to reflect on the loss, and to pray for an end to violence.

August 12, 2012 | | NEWS


Accuracy: Not in campaign ads

In this very negative election season, the Barack Obama and Mitt Romney campaigns don't sweat accuracy. Even if fact-checking PolitiFact rates a 30-second spot as "pants-on-fire" false or Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler gives it four Pinocchios - his maximum rating - no worries; they don't clean up their act. As Slate's John Dickerson wrote, to the grizzled campaign operatives of 2012, "if you're not getting four Pinocchios or a pants-on-fire, you're not doing it right."

August 12, 2012 | By DEBRA SAUNDERS National Columnist | Other Views


Drug caravan to visit more than US cities in bid to end war on drugs

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A coalition calling for an end to the war on drugs began its monthlong campaign Sunday in San Diego that will take it to more than 20 U.S. cities.

August 12, 2012 | | Nation


Rapper's will bars ad use of his work

NEW YORK (AP) - The Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch rapped that he wouldn't "sell my songs for no TV ad." His will shows he wanted to make sure that held true after his death, too.

August 12, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux engaged

NEW YORK (AP) - After years of breathless anticipation - at least on the part of the tabloids - Jennifer Aniston is finally ready to wed again.

August 12, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Sikh temple holds first service since attack

OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) - Hundreds of people who gathered at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee spoke of unity, strength and rebirth during the first Sunday service there since a gunman killed six people before fatally shooting himself.

August 12, 2012 | | Nation


Tea party achieves state policy victories

ATLANTA (AP) - Tea party activists in Georgia helped kill a proposed sales tax increase that would have raised billions of dollars for transportation projects. In Pennsylvania, tea partyers pushed to have taxpayers send public school children to private schools. In Ohio, they drove a referendum to block state health insurance mandates.

August 12, 2012 | | Nation


Junk food laws may help curb kids' obesity

CHICAGO (AP) - Laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the first evidence such efforts could pay off.

August 12, 2012 | | Nation


Romney seeks distance from Ryan's budget plans; cheered by large crowds

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) - Cheered by the biggest crowds of his campaign, Republican Mitt Romney declared Sunday that 42-year-old running mate Paul Ryan is ready to be president, but said his own budget plan, not the more detailed proposals of his partner, will be the basis of his White House bid.

August 12, 2012 | | Nation


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They will sing of their joy

This holiday, almost upon us, seems to be different, slightly more tension, more pressure, life moving faster.

November 27, 2014 | By PHILIP BOOKMAN Special Correspondent | Local Columns


Lathrop High leadership collects food

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

November 27, 2014 | | Education


‘The Art of Thanksgiving’

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

November 27, 2014 | | Letters


Appoint next highest vote getter to council

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

November 27, 2014 | | Letters


Don’t make destructive holiday decisions

Editor, Manteca Bulletin

November 27, 2014 | | Letters


Manteca homeless strategies won’t address real problems

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

November 27, 2014 | | Letters


Ramo makes 32 saves to lead Flames past Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Karri Ramo made 32 saves for his third career shutout and Jiri Hudler scored both goals to lead the Calgary Flames to a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night.

November 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pacific survives scare from Alaska-Anchorage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Eric Thompson scored 20 points and Pacific survived a scare from Division II Alaska-Anchorage, winning 71-62, to advance in the Great Alaska Shootout on Wednesday.

November 26, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


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.

November 26, 2014 | | Nation


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.

November 26, 2014 | | Nation


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.

November 26, 2014 | | Nation


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.

November 26, 2014 | | Nation


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.

November 26, 2014 | | Nation


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.

November 26, 2014 | | Nation


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.

November 26, 2014 | | Nation


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