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State loses ground in drought water-saving

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Californians are losing ground on compliance with a state goal to cut water use by 20 percent during the drought, according to statewide water-use figures released Tuesday.

December 02, 2014 | | State


35 hospitals designated for Ebola care

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials have designated 35 hospitals across the country as Ebola treatment centers.

December 02, 2014 | | State


Lawmakers push for changes to higher education system

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democrats in the state Senate released a plan Tuesday to avoid tuition increases at the University of California by directing more money to the system and charging a higher rate to out-of-state students.

December 02, 2014 | | State


Nation’s classrooms reflect on Ferguson; students tackling sensitive topics

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When his high school English students came to class, Tom Rademacher knew there would be one thing on their mind: a grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


Ferguson obscures much bigger problems in the ‘Black community’

From the very beginning, this was much ado about an aberration, a tragic aberration to be sure, but an aberration nonetheless.

December 02, 2014 | By Larry Elder Author | Other Views


President, media should embrace police as heroes

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

December 02, 2014 | | Letters


LA city attorney sues to block pot delivery app

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles city attorney filed a lawsuit Tuesday to shut down a mobile phone application that arranges medical marijuana home deliveries.

December 02, 2014 | | State


Civilian workers at some prisons get pepper spray

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The federal prison system has begun supplying pepper spray canisters to cooks, counselors and other civilian workers at some of its most violent institutions, yielding to efforts following a 2013 fatal attack by an inmate on an unarmed Pennsylvania prison guard.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


House may vote to undo Obama immigration order

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-led House may vote this week to undo President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner told lawmakers Tuesday as he sought to give outraged conservatives an outlet to vent over Obama's move without shutting down the government.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


Stepdad investigated for comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police are investigating Michael Brown's stepfather for angry comments made to a Ferguson crowd after a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who fatally shot his stepson.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


Mindfulness helps teens cope stress, anxiety

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - As the morning school bell rings and students rush through crowded corridors, teenagers in one Portland classroom settle onto mats and meditation pillows. They fall silent after the teacher taps a Tibetan "singing bowl."

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


W. Virginia gunman angry over ex’s trysts

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - The owner of a towing company who had ongoing beefs in his personal and professional life went on a shooting rampage, carrying out his grudges by killing his ex-girlfriend and two men she had been romantically involved with, as well as the owner of a rival tow truck company.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


Mayor: $130M to revamp NYC jails for mentally ill

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York City mayor wants to spend $130 million over four years to overhaul how the nation's most populous city deals with mentally ill and drug-addicted suspects, diverting many to treatment instead of the city's troubled Rikers Island jail complex.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


Shorthanded Kings drop fifth straight

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Kyle Lowry scored 27 points and made a pivotal jumper with 57 seconds left to lift the Toronto Raptors over the Sacramento Kings 117-109 on Tuesday night.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Curry’s 3 lifts Warriors over Magic

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds remaining, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Orlando Magic 98-97 on Tuesday night for their 10th straight win.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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US contractor ends fifth year in Cuban prison

HAVANA (AP) - Five years to the day after his arrest in Cuba on espionage charges, former U.S. contractor Alan Gross is threatening a hunger strike, refusing almost all visitors and predicting he will die in prison if he isn't freed by his 66th birthday in May, relatives and backers said Wednesday.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation


Iran launches airstrikes in Iraq against IS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Iranian jets have carried out airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq in recent days, Pentagon officials and independent analysts say, underscoring the strange alliances generated by the war against the extremist group that has beheaded Americans and killed and terrorized Iraqi civilians.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation


Mass killings raise security concerns in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - When Kenya sent troops to Somalia in 2011 to fight Islamic extremists, the al-Qaida-linked group al-Shabab threatened to retaliate by bringing down Nairobi's skyscrapers.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation


Xander Johnson

Xander Johnson, age 10, entered into the arms of our Lord suddenly on Nov. 29, 2014 in Manteca, CA. He was born in Manteca on Oct. 9, 2004. Xander leaves behind his loving parents Samuel and Theresa Johnson of Lathrop. He was the youngest of his siblings: Lance and Kyle Kirk, Heather Clausen, Chad, Dillon, Jake and Trish Whitt.

December 03, 2014 | | OBITS


Ruth Odelia Dickman

Longtime Manteca resident Ruth Odelia Dickman died peacefully on Nov 24, 2014, at age 87. Ruth passed away from natural causes with family at her side. She was born on May 25, 1927, in Konowa, Okla., the youngest of five children, and a proud member of the Potawatomi Indian Nation. Ruth moved to Manteca in her teens.

December 03, 2014 | | OBITS


Don Alan Cox

Don Alan Cox, longtime central valley resident, passed away October 24, 2014. Don was known to friends and family as Alan. He passed in the company of his wife, Laura, after a long battle with a rare form of cancer known as Sarcoma. Alan loved life, and was enthused with Nascar, bowling, being a grandpa and had a love for golfing. He was a great husband and awesome grandpa.

December 03, 2014 | | OBITS


About us

The wind-blown sandy loam plains of South San Joaquin County weren't exactly hospitable to farming back in 1908.

January 01, 2010 | | ABOUT US


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