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The tallest “pine tree” in Manteca is going to be “planted” along Button Avenue.

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Posted: oct. 25, 2014 1:06 a.m. | | Logging cell calls Comments 0 Comments


Nearly 36,000 ballots cast so far this election

Manteca mayoral candidate Ben Cantu started hitting the campaign trail a year ago. That may be too early to some but, as it turns out, he is right on the vote.

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Posted: oct. 25, 2014 1:03 a.m. | | Nearly 36,000  ballots cast so far this election Comments 0 Comments


Groups seek safety signs at Ripon parks

Harrison Gibbs has a vision for Ripon.

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Posted: oct. 25, 2014 12:54 a.m. | | Groups seek safety signs at Ripon parks Comments 0 Comments
Haunts in South County, Stockton

Haunts in South County, Stockton

• The Banta Inn – The building stands alone – tucked along a set of railroad tracks in a desolate area outside of Tracy. And the story of how it came to be, and its subsequent history, makes this rural destination popular with weekenders traveling through the Central Valley an interesting – if not unnerving – stop. It was originally built by Frank Gallegos, an alleged member of Joaquin Murrieta’s band of outlaws – a group that migrated from Mexico to California’s Central Valley during the Gold Rush, attacking wagon trains and allegedly killing upwards of 40 people. The man believed to be Murrieta ...

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Posted: oct. 25, 2014 12:56 a.m. | | Haunts in South County, Stockton Comments 0 Comments
They look for evidence of unexplained

They look for evidence of unexplained

Every day is Halloween for San Joaquin Valley Paranormal Research.

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Posted: oct. 25, 2014 12:50 a.m. | | They look for evidence of unexplained Comments 0 Comments
Ghost researchers checked out Finley’s

Ghost researchers checked out Finley’s

Editor’s note: This story first ran on Feb. 9, 2010 in the Manteca Bulletin

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Posted: oct. 25, 2014 12:35 a.m. | | Ghost researchers checked out Finley’s Comments 0 Comments


Ripon offers tales of ghosts, bones & tunnels

Ghost tales, finding of a skeleton in a downtown building, bones dug up in a residential section near the cemetery, and longtime rumors of tunnels underneath the business district will haunt Ripon on Halloween.

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Posted: oct. 25, 2014 12:33 a.m. | | Ripon offers tales of ghosts, bones & tunnels Comments 0 Comments


School gunman was Homecoming prince

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A student recently crowned freshman class Homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and opened fire, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 11:34 p.m. | | School gunman was Homecoming prince Comments 0 Comments


NBC Universal settles with unpaid interns for $6.4M

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 9,000 unpaid interns stand to benefit from a $6.4 million settlement with NBCUniversal over back wages.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 11:36 p.m. | | NBC Universal settles with unpaid interns for $6.4M Comments 0 Comments


Lava threatening homes

HONOLULU (AP) — A growing lava stream threatening homes and inching closer to a rural road on Hawaii’s Big Island oozed forward in fits and starts this week, frustrating some residents but giving officials a window of time to prepare.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 11:33 p.m. | | Lava threatening homes Comments 0 Comments


NY, NJ order Ebola quarantine

NEW YORK (AP) — Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West Africa.

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Google exec sets near-space leap reCords

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 7:54 p.m. | | Google exec sets near-space leap reCords Comments 0 Comments


Inmate attacks lawyer, then gets life

OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma inmate was sentenced Friday to three life prison terms without parole in the killings of two girls and his fiancee, but his punishment was delayed about an hour because he attacked one of his defense attorneys with a razor blade.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 11:32 p.m. | | Inmate attacks lawyer, then gets life Comments 0 Comments


Two health initiatives on ballots top $100 million

SACRAMENTO . (AP) — Two health care-related initiatives on the November ballot have generated more than $100 million in spending, with insurers and doctors leading the fight to defeat both, according to campaign finance reports filed late Thursday.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 7:54 p.m. | | Two health initiatives on ballots top $100 million Comments 0 Comments


Silicon startup unveils gun tech for cops

WATSONVILLE  (AP) — A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer’s weapon has been fired.

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SF officer admits thefts from suspects

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former San Francisco police officer indicted along with two officers in a corruption investigation has acknowledged stealing more than $5,000 in computers, gift cards and other property from people during searches.

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Suspect arrested in death of deputies

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — A suspect was arrested Friday afternoon after two Northern California sheriff’s deputies were killed during a series of shootings that spanned about six hours and 30 miles across two Northern California counties. A third deputy and a bystander were also shot during the spree.

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Jury: Free castrated sex offender who preyed on young girl victims

SANTA ANA  (AP) — A Southern California jury on Friday found that a castrated sex offender who preyed on young girls should no longer be considered a sexually violent predator and is eligible for release.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 7:33 p.m. | | Jury: Free castrated sex offender  who preyed on young girl victims Comments 0 Comments


Triple shooting was murder-suicide

LA QUINTA  (AP) — Authorities say an argument between three siblings over who inherited their mother’s house in the Palm Springs area led one of them to shoot the other two before turning the gun on himself.

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Reagan astrologer, Joan Quigley, dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joan Quigley, the astrologer who helped determine President Ronald Reagan’s schedule and claimed to have convinced him to soften his stance toward the Soviet Union, has died at the age of 87.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 7:33 p.m. | | Reagan astrologer, Joan Quigley, dies Comments 0 Comments


Out-of-patience investors sell off Amazon

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has long acted like an ideal customer on its own website: a freewheeling big spender with no worries about balancing a checkbook. Investors confident in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos’ invest-and-expand strategy flooded into the stock as the company revolutionized shopping, upended the book industry and took on the cloud — even though its vast range of initiatives ate up all the company’s profits.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 6:49 p.m. | | Out-of-patience investors sell off Amazon Comments 0 Comments


UPS expects double- digit surge in shipments

DALLAS (AP) — UPS might levy surcharges or even turn away some holiday shipments this year if retailers surprise the delivery giant by dropping off more packages than they had planned.

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What you need to know about massive auto air bag recall

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. investigators, automakers and a parts supply company are trying to figure out why some automobile air bags inflate with too much force, blowing apart metal canisters and sending shards flying at drivers and passengers.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 6:51 p.m. | | What you need to know about massive auto air bag recall Comments 0 Comments
MPD makes $300K pot bust

MPD makes $300K pot bust

Manteca Police scored their third major marijuana bust in less than 30 days when the SWAT team served a search warrant at 7 a.m. Thursday netting $300,000 worth of bagged marijuana buds.

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Lathrop bust yields pot & crystal meth

The San Joaquin Metro Narcotics Task Force and a San Joaquin County Sheriff’s SWAT Team served a search warrant Tuesday morning on a home that ended up yielding more than four pounds of processed marijuana, 7 grams of crystal meth and 6 mature marijuana plants. 

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 1:33 a.m. | | Lathrop bust yields pot & crystal meth Comments 0 Comments


ROASTING WILLIE

Few things were off-limits to the capacity crowd that gathered Thursday night at the Manteca Senior Center to usher Willie Weatherford off into a peaceful retirement after serving 12 years as mayor. 

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Road work may deliver 9,134 jobs

There’s more road work on the way for Manteca motorists to contend with.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 1:28 a.m. | | Road work  may deliver 9,134 jobs Comments 0 Comments


New bakery opening next month by OSH

Manteca is getting another bakery.

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Manteca High senior state HOSA treasurer

Manteca High senior state HOSA treasurer

It’s hard enough being a senior in high school, getting ready not only for graduation with all the academic requirements but for college entrance as well.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 1:28 a.m. | | Manteca High senior state HOSA treasurer Comments 0 Comments


Great Valley Bookfest honors literacy champions

Retired educator Sally Hale, retired administrator Gary Dei Rossi, and LearningQuest director Karen Williams were presented with the first annual Great Valley Bookfest Literacy Hero Awards last Friday.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 1:28 a.m. | | Great Valley Bookfest honors literacy champions Comments 0 Comments


Help sought for community dinner for Thanksgiving

The Manteca Rotary Club is again gearing up to serve a free community Thanksgiving meal for struggling families as well as those who have nowhere else to go on the day of thanks.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 1:25 a.m. | | Help sought for community dinner for Thanksgiving Comments 0 Comments
Seniors enjoy Halloween luncheon

Seniors enjoy Halloween luncheon

A few years ago, Sister Veronica Hagen was a special guest at the senior luncheon hosted by Sister Ann Venita Britto and her Ministry of Caring.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 1:40 a.m. | | Seniors enjoy Halloween luncheon Comments 0 Comments


Safe Halloween, carnival & haunted house Saturday

As many as 2,000 costumed kids are expected to converge on downtown Manteca Saturday as part of the 16th annual Safe Halloween.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 1:42 a.m. | | Safe Halloween, carnival & haunted house Saturday Comments 0 Comments


Officers in Arizona shoot man armed with machete

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in a Phoenix suburb fatally shot a machete-wielding man Thursday after he rammed a patrol car in a stolen truck, injuring an officer.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 8:19 p.m. | | Officers in Arizona shoot man armed with machete Comments 0 Comments


Hatchet-wielding suspect killed by New York officers

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police shot and killed a hatchet-wielding man on Thursday after he suddenly attacked a group of patrol officers without warning in broad daylight on a busy commercial district in Queens.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 8:19 p.m. | | Hatchet-wielding suspect killed by New York officers Comments 0 Comments

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