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Metering for Austin Road ramp to 99

Metering for Austin Road ramp to 99

Manteca’s first ramp metering — red and green lights that control the flow of traffic onto a freeway — will be installed on the onramps to Highway 99 at Austin Road.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 12:18 a.m. | | Metering for Austin Road ramp to 99 Comments 0 Comments
Manteca prepares for Ebola

Manteca prepares for Ebola

Doctors Hospital is on a fast track to train its staff in case the dreaded Ebola virus makes its way to Manteca and Ripon. 

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Posted: oct. 19, 2014 11:47 p.m. | | Manteca prepares for Ebola Comments 0 Comments


Ripon may see safety signs at parks

Caution: Children at play.

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Posted: oct. 19, 2014 11:43 p.m. | | Ripon may see safety signs at parks Comments 0 Comments


Proposed law targets public urination

There is a state law against urination and defecation in public.

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Holiday Tea assists needy women, kids

Simple acts of kindness by a group of people in and around Manteca are making a difference in the lives of untold numbers of needy and destitute women and children in all corners of the United States, the world and California.

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Posted: oct. 19, 2014 11:42 p.m. | | Holiday Tea assists needy women, kids Comments 0 Comments


Suspected Nazi war criminals collected millions in Social Security

OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found.

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Posted: oct. 19, 2014 11:21 p.m. | | Suspected Nazi war criminals collected millions in Social Security Comments 0 Comments


Comedians to honor Leno with humor prize

WASHINGTON (AP) — The joke is on Jay Leno this weekend as comedians salute the former “Tonight Show” host, who will receive the nation’s top humor prize.

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Posted: oct. 19, 2014 6:48 p.m. | | Comedians to honor  Leno with humor prize Comments 0 Comments


CDC to revise Ebola protocol

ATLANTA (AP) — Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear “with no skin showing,” a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed.

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Police hunt for clues by remains discovery

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — After finding remains that could be University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities interviewed nearby residents and picked through leaves on the side of a sparsely populated highway, searching for any clues or evidence.

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Fair Oaks teen triumphs after diving accident

FAIR OAKS (AP) — A suburban Sacramento teenager who was paralyzed from the chest down in a summer diving accident and vowed not to let it stop him from succeeding in his senior year of high school was named his school’s homecoming king on Saturday night.

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Posted: oct. 19, 2014 6:23 p.m. | | Fair Oaks teen triumphs after  diving accident Comments 0 Comments


Archaeologists seek to uncover movie set in California sands

GUADALUPE  (AP) — Archaeologists working in the sand dunes along the Central California coast are digging up ancient sphinxes — but these are made of plaster.

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Posted: oct. 19, 2014 6:20 p.m. | | Archaeologists seek to uncover movie set in California sands Comments 0 Comments


Students clean up after mayhem near pumpkin fest

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Keene State College students quickly cleaned up from a chaotic weekend on Sunday after violent parties near the city’s annual pumpkin festival led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries.

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Brown pursues lasting policy legacy

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Jerry Brown is on the verge of doing what no one has ever done in California and what no one may ever do again: get elected to a fourth term as governor.

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Posted: oct. 19, 2014 6:23 p.m. | | Brown pursues lasting policy legacy Comments 0 Comments


School board tiff over cell phone use

A member of the Manteca Unified School District Board of Trustees is considering filing a complaint to the San Joaquin County Grand Jury over “possible” Brown Act violations involving Trustee Sam Fant.

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Posted: oct. 18, 2014 1:11 a.m. | | School board tiff over cell phone use Comments 0 Comments


West Nile virus claims 1st SJC victim for 2014

A woman in her 60s is the first San Joaquin County resident to die this year after it was discovered that she had contracted West Nile Virus. 

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EU High club hosts book drive today

EU High club hosts book drive today

For the first time ever, East Union High School has a student book club. The campus club is taking part in the annual Great Valley Bookfest set for today at the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.

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Tahoe level at 5-year low; no Truckee River flows

TAHOE CITY (AP) — Lingering drought has helped push Lake Tahoe’s water level below its natural rim for the first time in five years, cutting off flows into the Truckee River, which has been reduced to a shallow stream as it meanders down the Sierra through Reno.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 9:58 p.m. | | Tahoe level at 5-year low; no Truckee River flows Comments 0 Comments


25 years later, could Bay Area take another quake?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It’s been 25 years since a massive quake rocked the Bay Area just before a World Series game, killing dozens, injuring thousands and causing billions of dollars’ worth of damage as it buckled freeways, brought down a bridge and knocked buildings off their foundations.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 9:19 p.m. | | 25 years later, could Bay  Area take another quake? Comments 0 Comments


Bird deaths in plant’s ponds investigated

BLYTHE (AP) — Federal wildlife officials are investigating as many as 60 bird deaths at a Southern California solar plant.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 9:19 p.m. | | Bird deaths in plant’s ponds investigated Comments 0 Comments


Unemployment rate dips to 7.3 percent

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s unemployment rate fell to 7.3 percent in September even as the number of jobs in the state dipped by 9,800.

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US marshal arrested in marijuana robbery

YUBA CITY (AP) — A deputy U.S. marshal is accused of stealing roughly 24 pounds of marijuana at gunpoint from three people parked at a Northern California motel.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

TOP-SECRET SPACE PLANE LANDS ON CALIFORNIA COAST: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE (AP) — A top-secret space plane landed Friday at an Air Force base on the Southern California coast.

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‘Easy Rider’ chopper at auction might be phony

CALABASAS (AP) — The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in “Easy Rider” is up for auction this weekend in California.

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WHO faulted for Ebola failures as Obama taps czar

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa, an internal report revealed Friday, as President Barack Obama named a trusted political adviser to take control of America’s frenzied response to the epidemic.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 7:45 p.m. | | WHO faulted for Ebola  failures as Obama taps czar Comments 0 Comments


Reno business recruiting secret: Downtown dining

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Stan Thomas tried to persuade a Northern California tech company to move here but it didn’t want to.

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Investigation of risqué video of women with guns posing with cops

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A risque video shot in conservative Utah featuring bikini-clad women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks for a pinup calendar has raised the ire of a pair of law enforcement agencies who have found some of their officers were in the film.

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Man gets life in loud music killing

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole.

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Detroit museum defends 6-figure salaries

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts is defending the six-figure salaries of its two top executives, saying Friday that it didn’t anticipate a backlash when raises were granted a few years ago, before the city filed for bankruptcy.

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Obama offers plan to tighten card security

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saying more must be done to stop data breaches affecting consumers, President Barack Obama announced on Friday a government plan to tighten security for the debit cards that transmit federal benefits like Social Security to millions of Americans.

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Obama’s under- used credit card declined in NY

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service is charged with watching the president’s back, but who’s watching his wallet?

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 7:28 p.m. | | Obama’s under- used credit card  declined in NY Comments 0 Comments


Another marijuana grow bust

Manteca Police seized 180 pounds of marijuana and a small arsenal of 16 weapons that included three illegal assault rifles during a raid Thursday morning in the Raymus Village neighborhood.

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HELP IS ON THE WAY

For the last 51 years Janis Music has been a generational go-to for families with musically gifted children – offering lessons to help them make it to the next level on their given instrument. 

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 1:35 a.m. | | HELP IS ON THE WAY Comments 0 Comments


Gloomy water outlook shaping up for next year

New Melones reservoir is now 15 percent lower than it historically has ever been in mid-October

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Bank robbery hostage begged for her life

STOCKTON (AP) — A Stockton woman taken hostage during a bank robbery and killed by police in an ensuing shootout begged for her life as she was dragged away by kidnappers, a lawyer for her family said Thursday.

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Grenades found in Manteca storage unit

Grenades found in Manteca storage unit

Two vintage hand grenades created something of an adrenaline rush when they were discovered Thursday evening by staff of a storage facility cleaning out an abandoned storage unit. 

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 1:32 a.m. | | Grenades found in Manteca storage unit Comments 0 Comments

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