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Clifton Leroy Lease

Clifton L. Lease, 91, passed away peacefully April 13th at his home in Ripon surrounded by his family. He was born to Roy and Bernice Lease of Escalon where he grew up. After high school Cliff joined the military serving 27 years fighting in WWII, Korea, and Viet Nam. He had the distinction of working at the highly secured Air Force Base (NORAD) in Cheyenne, CO monitoring missiles. After retiring he became involved in the food industry as a chef and restaurant owner.

April 29, 2016 | | OBITS


The lesser of the evils?

It's pretty darn depressing when political writers are essentially writing off the 2016 election as a choice between the lesser of two evils - seven months in advance of the election. It's one thing when, after months of negative ads, we shake our heads in disgust, but we haven't even really started yet.

April 29, 2016 | | Other Views


Raising minimum wage will hurt

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

April 29, 2016 | | Letters


The music moves you

We are less than a quarter of the way through 2016, and the world of music has seen more than its fair share of tragedy – Prince, David Bowie, Merle Haggard, Glenn Frey etc. – have all made their way to the big concert stage in the sky. The word "tragedy" is probably a bit of an overstatement. People of note die every day. Veterans, actors, scientists, athletes, inventors. But when a musician dies, we are instantaneously allowed to reminisce and universally mourn through their musical legacy. Music is, and will always be, that tangible intangible that connects generations, genders, races, and ...

April 29, 2016 | | Manteca to a T


Missed bite does not dampen day on Delta

Last week, I mentioned that I was going to be fishing for bass with a childhood friend.

April 28, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Tigers tag Bassitt, sliding A’s

DETROIT (AP) - After Oakland opened a trip with a three-game sweep of the New York Yankees and a win at Toronto, the Athletics had high hopes.

April 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Oshie hat trick lifts Capitals to overtime win

WASHINGTON (AP) - T.J. Oshie completed a hat trick in overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night in a classic start to the highly anticipated second-round playoff series between Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby.

April 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Hawks soar past Celtics; Cavs next

BOSTON (AP) - Paul Millsap had 17 points and eight rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs with a 104-92 Game 6 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.

April 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rams use top pick on Cal QB

CHICAGO (AP) - Jared Goff is moving down the West Coast to Los Angeles. Carson Wentz and his big right arm are moving from North Dakota to Philadelphia.

April 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders address safety need with Joseph selection

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders set out this offseason knowing they needed to retool a secondary that was suspect at times last year and then lost star safety Charles Woodson to retirement.

April 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Oregon DE Buckner excited for reunion with Kelly, Armstead

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As DeForest Buckner waited for his name to be called, he hoped for this very scenario: An Oregon reunion in Northern California.

April 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kings hire Catanella as assistant GM

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings have hired Ken Catanella as assistant general manager.

April 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Livingston shines as fill-in for Curry

OAKLAND (AP) - Shaun Livingston's left leg could have been amputated nine years ago.

April 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders owner goes all in for Vegas move

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Mark Davis was beaming as he posed with fans behind a black and silver "Las Vegas Raiders" banner. He made a few jokes before delivering a $500 million commitment to a new stadium in the city for his team.

April 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Superdelegates ‘feel the Bern’ of anger

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nancy Schumacher says she just wanted to do her civic duty, and so she heeded the call to become a superdelegate for Hillary Clinton. But in the year of the angry voter, not even an administrative assistant from Elk River, Minnesota, can escape the outrage.

April 28, 2016 | | Nation


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Sierra Rep Jr. presents jumping frog tale in interactive musical

COLUMBIA - Sierra Repertory Theatre Jr. will present a brand new children's musical based on the classic Mark Twain tale of the same name, "The ...

May 01, 2016 | | NEWS


“Adrenal fatigue” not always used accurately

DEAR DR. ROACH: I had apoplexy, a ruptured pituitary tumor, developed panhypopituitarism, then adrenal insufficiency. I am doing fairly well with cortisol replacement, thyroid supplement ...

May 01, 2016 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


Modesto Symphony presenting ‘Resurrection’ May 13-14

MODESTO - Music Director David Lockington will lead Modesto Symphony Orchestra and the combined vocal forces of the Modesto Symphony Orchestra Chorus and CSU Stanislaus Concert ...

May 01, 2016 | | NEWS


Dogs that bite are serious liability issue

DEAR DIDI: I was out bicycling when a lady walking her dog began screaming behind me. I glanced down in time to notice a wiener ...

May 01, 2016 | Didi McElroy | Other Views


Stockton Civic presents ‘Funny Money’

STOCKTON - The hilarious British farce "Funny Money" is now playing through Sunday, May 15, at the Stockton Civic Theatre.

May 01, 2016 | | NEWS


Synthetic narcotics & drugged- driving laws

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - Eighteen-year-old Kristian Roggio was riding in a friend's car when another driver careened across a Brooklyn street, colliding head-on and ...

May 01, 2016 | | Nation


Billboards track shoppers via phone data

NEW YORK (AP) - A U.S. senator is calling for a federal investigation into an outdoor advertising company's latest effort to target billboard ads ...

May 01, 2016 | | Nation


Elephants performed for final time

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Elephants will performed for the last time at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, as the show closed ...

May 01, 2016 | | Nation


‘Stop the Steal’ helping Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump has a Plan B if he's faced with a contested convention, and it involves the sort of outside groups that ...

May 01, 2016 | | Nation


Judge: Police improperly targeted gays in restroom

LONG BEACH (AP) - A judge who said police improperly targeted gay men in sting operations has dismissed charges of lewd conduct and indecent exposure against ...

May 01, 2016 | | State


Uber, blind riders reach legal settlement over service animals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Uber and advocates for the blind have reached a lawsuit settlement in which the ride-hailing company agrees to require that existing and ...

May 01, 2016 | | State


State convention homecoming of sorts for vp hopeful Fiorina

BURLINGAME (AP) - When Carly Fiorina spoke at the California Republican Party convention at a hotel outside San Francisco airport, it was a brief homecoming of ...

May 01, 2016 | | State


GOP race shifts political fault lines

BURLINGAME (AP) - The Republican Party in California has been riven for decades between those who want to tack to the ideological center to expand its ...

May 01, 2016 | | State


1986: Buffs’ Woods just misses perfect game

Eighty years ago, on April 24, 1936, playing one of its hardest games of the season, Coach Maurice Tracie's Manteca High baseball team defeated ...

May 01, 2016 | | Sports History


Buffs bash 16 hits to beat LHS

LATHROP - Devin Sullivan pitched five strong innings in his first start in more than month, and Manteca rapped out 16 hits in completing a series ...

April 30, 2016 | | High School Sports


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