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In states hit by Sandy, voters find ways to polls

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Superstorm Sandy's floodwaters drove Bob Mackie from his home on Long Beach Island, N.J., but nothing was going to stop him from voting Tuesday. The 72-year-old widower drove an hour each way to cast his ballot at a makeshift polling site for island residents, refusing to be disenfranchised by the devastation.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS


Proposition 30 sales tax measure passing

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters were passing Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed $6 billion-a-year tax increase, while they weighed whether to set aside the state's death penalty and impose a first-time requirement on manufacturers to label genetically modified food.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS


Push to cripple labor clout trialing in early counting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A national effort to cripple organized labor has crossed into California as voters Tuesday considered a ban on the way unions have traditionally raised money for political causes.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS


Voters close tax loophole on multistate firms

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters have approved closing a corporate tax loophole that Democratic lawmakers weren't able to pass through the Legislature.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS


Initiative plan to convert death sentences to life failing in statewide ballot counting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The latest attempt to end California's death penalty was failing at the polls despite recent poll results showing the campaign's message of financial savings was resonating with voters.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS


Voters rejecting food labeling requirement

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A closely-eyed ballot measure to label food containing genetically modified ingredients was trailing by a double-digit margin Tuesday night.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS


3 strikes law reformed, fewer harsh sentences

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters reined in the nation's harshest three strikes law Tuesday with the passage of a ballot measure that allows for shorter sentences for some third-time offenders.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS


Bob Elliott maintains lead in supervisor race

Tracy City Councilman Bob Elliott steadfastly maintained his 50 percent-plus lead over contender Rhodesia Ransom's 40 percent-plus showing as the votes were counted Tuesday night.

November 07, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Salcedo, Dresser take lead for 2 Lathrop seats

LATHROP – When you have 10 people vying for only a pair of seats, conventional wisdom says that the race will be a tight one.

November 07, 2012 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Teens help staff polling places in Ripon as voters cast their ballots

RIPON - One voting precinct in Ripon stood out among the rest of the 12 polling places in the community. It had both a 17-year-old Ripon High School student on its election board as was one of two locations that were served their choice of ice cream from Baskin Robbins.

November 06, 2012 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


100,000 SJ ballots already cast

San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters Austin Erdman said 20,000 to 25,000 of the 175,000 mail-in ballots sent to registered voters are expected to be received today. Before noon on Monday, on the eve of election day, 100,000 of those ballots were already turned in, he said.

November 05, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop family in major crash that killed four

LATHROP - Four people were killed and seven were injured in a multi-vehicle head-on crash at about 4 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 5 in Elk Grove that involved a Lathrop family on their way home.

November 05, 2012 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


FOR HOSPITALIZED KIDS

She's the reigning Miss Teen Winter Fest for Manteca Youth Focus.

November 05, 2012 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Showdown in 10th: Farmer vs. astronaut

Control of Congress could hinge in part on two races that South County voters will help decide in today's balloting.

November 05, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Hallelujah! No more robo calls, or hit pieces

Matt Meister couldn't wait for today to arrive.

November 05, 2012 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


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Bonuses returned to Ripon soldier

The federal government has returned $46,000 in re-enlistment bonuses they paid and then demanded back from California National Guardsman Chris Van Meter.

August 18, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


STREET CRED

In just a little over 3½ miles, one city street in Manteca carries four different names.

August 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SJ firefighters assist at Modesto wrecking yard

A strike team of nearly 20 firefighters were called to render mutual aid Thursday afternoon to the Modesto Fire Department as they battled a wrecking ...

August 18, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Roundabout on Louise Ave. for new homes

The first new neighborhood built east of Highway 99 in more than a decade is expected to generate 241 students that most likely will end ...

August 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Lathrop-Manteca adds electric cart to its fire fleet

The Lathrop-Manteca Fire District has plenty of pieces of apparatus to help them respond to any emergency they might come across.

August 18, 2017 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


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