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Confederate flag sets off GOP debate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president in 2012, called for the immediate removal of the Confederate battle flag from outside the South Carolina Statehouse, scrambling the 2016 GOP presidential contenders into staking a position on a contentious cultural issue.

June 22, 2015 | | Politics

2 legislative seats up for grabs

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A run of special elections for open state legislative seats continues this week with primaries for an Assembly and a Senate district, both in Southern California.

September 17, 2013 | | Politics

Ripon council examines unmet city transit needs

A public hearing is scheduled at today's Ripon City Council meeting to possibly discuss the unmet transit needs within the City of Ripon.

September 17, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | Politics

Council onboard for station

Manteca's last train station was a combined passenger depot, freight stop, and mail bag pick-up.

May 04, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics

Sewer, water rates going up by as much as $18 a month

LATHROP – Residents can expect to see a monthly rate increase for their water and sewer rates starting in 2012.

May 04, 2011 | Jason Campbell | Politics

Council not wild about screening board volunteers

RIPON – The City of Ripon has experienced very few problems in the past with those who volunteer their time to serve on a commission.

May 04, 2011 | Vince Rembulat | Politics

Ripon may allow for profit vendors on lots

RIPON – The Ripon City Council could finally approve an ordinance amendment to expand the seasonal temporary use permits at Tuesday's meeting.

May 01, 2011 | Vince Rembulat | Politics

New fees mean less money for city operations

Manteca would have $49,321 less today to run the development and construction related municipal services had the recently adopted fee schedule that reflects actual costs been in place.

April 30, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics

Reserves taken to edge, service cuts on chopping block for Manteca

All the money is gone.

April 28, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics

Lathrop plan: Create private-sector jobs to ease city fund woes

LATHROP – Because expenses are expected to exceed revenue for the next five years, the City of Lathrop is preparing to tap into its reserves to cover its budget starting in 2012.

April 27, 2011 | Jason Campbell | Politics

Jinkens gets mayor’s ear

David Jinkens - who served as Manteca's city manager up until 14 years ago - has some suggestions on ways to stimulate the local economy.

April 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics

No council flip flop on Maple

The 100 block of Maple Avenue - the latest focus in the perennial tiffs over downtown streets - will continue to have one-way traffic heading south.

April 08, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics

Ripon ends free rent for non-profits

RIPON – The City of Ripon will no longer grant fee waivers to local non-profit groups seeking to rent facilities for their fundraising events.

April 08, 2011 | Vince Rembulat | Politics

Mayor to county: Don’t divide Manteca again

Mayor Willie Weatherford wants to end Manteca's status as a divided city when it comes to representation on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.

April 03, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics

Neighborhood tiff goes to court Tuesday

LATHROP – Rick Cavaco says that he just wants Lathrop Mayor Joseph "Chaka" Santos to leave him and his family alone.

March 24, 2011 | Jason Campbell | Politics

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