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Democrats maintain control of Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats won a narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, snatching Republican-held seats in Massachusetts and Indiana and turning back fierce, expensive challenges in Virginia, Ohio and Connecticut to maintain the control they've held since 2007.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS

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


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

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DHM installs state-of-the-art CT scanner

Doctors Hospital of Manteca - in a bid to offer patients cutting edge medical care - has invested $1.3 million for a state-of-art 128 slice Computer ...

January 18, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS

Almond Blossom fashion show set for Ripon center

February is around the corner and almond blossoms will once again be in fashion.

January 18, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Arrest in robbery employing knife at Lathrop Target

Last week it was somebody at the Lathrop Target store that used keys to try and steal electronics from locked cases.

January 18, 2018 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

Hall of Fame seeks 2018 nominees

Alex Hildebrand was an engineer by training and a farmer by vocation.

January 18, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Get ready for a new Manteca building boom south of the future McKinley Avenue and 120 Bypass interchange.

January 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS

Police arrest man suspected of seeking sex with minor

Baljeet Gill, 23, was arrested by Manteca Police undercover officers on Monday for communicating with a minor for sexual purposes.

January 17, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Marion and Mona Elliott are definitely woven into the fabric of Manteca.

January 17, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Breakfast Saturday marks start of centennial year

Manteca is marking its 100th year as a city in 2018 with a series of events.

January 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS

Convicted murderer fires attorney at sentencing

Convicted murderer Richard Howard Watkins, 56, fired his defense attorney in a surprise move Tuesday at his sentencing prompting his hearing to be delayed until ...

January 17, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

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