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MRPS undergoing ADA upgrade

MRPS undergoing ADA upgrade

MRPS Hall on Grant Street is undergoing a facelift. The new and improved popular social facility owned by the Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society will be unveiled in December.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 1:17 a.m. | | MRPS undergoing ADA upgrade Comments 0 Comments
COVERING DENHAM

COVERING DENHAM

Molly K. Hooper— a Capitol Hill staff writer for the respected Washington, D.C., publication “The Hill”, interviewed Congressman Jeff Denham Wednesday morning in the Manteca Museum next to the  desk of the late, longtime Manteca Congressman John J. McFall.

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Motorcycle killing trial ends with hung jury

An Oakdale man accused in the murder of a 26-year-old rival motorcycle club member now finds his legal status hanging in limbo after a jury failed to reach a verdict. 

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 1:11 a.m. | | Motorcycle killing trial ends with hung jury Comments 0 Comments
5 joining Sierra Hall of Fame on Sunday

5 joining Sierra Hall of Fame on Sunday

Five individuals are being inducted into the Sierra High Hall of Fame on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 5:30 p.m. in the school library.

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Releases from New Melones accelerate as drought continues

Releases from New Melones accelerate as drought continues

The incredible shrinking New Melones Reservoir could dip below 500,000 acre feet by November thanks to what some biologists contend is a questionable decision to help fish migration.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 1:05 a.m. | | Releases from New Melones accelerate as drought continues Comments 0 Comments


Zoning changes being crafted to help downtown

City of Manteca Manager Karen McLaughlin indicated during Tuesday’s City Council meeting that staff is starting to work on special zoning changes to help foster downtown investment and development.

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The Clintons, Demos’ 2014 super surrogates

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Defending their allies, Bill and Hillary Clinton are barnstorming the country for Democrats struggling through a bleak campaign season in states where President Barack Obama is deeply unpopular.

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Posted: oct. 22, 2014 8:28 p.m. | | The Clintons, Demos’ 2014 super surrogates Comments 0 Comments


Man’s ashes to be scattered in fireworks display

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri funeral director is sending his father out with a bang. His father’s ashes, anyway.

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Posted: oct. 22, 2014 8:31 p.m. | | Man’s ashes to  be scattered in  fireworks display Comments 0 Comments


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• MAGIC JOHNSON  READY TO ASSIST  TECH IN DIVERSITY: SAN JOSE (AP) — Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry’s largely white and Asian workforce.

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Posted: oct. 22, 2014 8:29 p.m. | | NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA Comments 0 Comments


Tracking of all from Ebola nations

ATLANTA (AP) — All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country.

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No trick: Across United States, Halloween bumped for football

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — When Halloween falls on a Friday in communities where high school football is king, it’s time to reschedule the holiday.

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Posted: oct. 22, 2014 8:07 p.m. | | No trick: Across United States,  Halloween bumped for football Comments 0 Comments


Gay veteran gets OK to be buried with gay partner

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A U.S. Navy veteran can be buried with the ashes of her late partner in a southwest Idaho military cemetery after the state legalized gay marriage.

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Expert: Autopsy doesn’t show if Brown went for officer’s gun

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Brown’s official autopsy indicates he was shot in the hand at close range during a struggle, but a medical examiner not involved in the investigation says there’s no way to conclude whether the injury meant the unarmed 18-year-old was trying to grab the gun of the officer who killed him.

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Posted: oct. 22, 2014 8:07 p.m. | | Expert: Autopsy doesn’t show if Brown went for officer’s gun Comments 0 Comments


Terror appeal: Did it lure teens?

DENVER (AP) — Three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State forces in Syria were victims of an “online predator” who encouraged them, a school official said Wednesday, as U.S. officials tried to determine how they made it to Europe without anyone knowing and whether terrorists’ appeal is deepening among vulnerable youth.

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Man suspected of killing 7 refuses to answer judge

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana on Wednesday refused to speak or even acknowledge his name to a judge, and a sheriff explained later that the suspect was upset his hearing was in open court before dozens of journalists.

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Postal workers appeal to Harvard president

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The American Postal Workers Union is calling upon Harvard University’s president to oppose a deal between Staples Inc. and the U.S. Postal Service, or resign her seat on the office supply company’s board.

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1000 plus SF inmates to get computer tablets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some San Francisco jail inmates were expected to get computer tablets Wednesday to do homework, read novels and prepare for their criminal cases.

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Study looks at lane splitting

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A California study of a driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stalled traffic by going between lanes finds the practice poses no more danger than riding a motorcycle in general.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• CALIFORNIA PRISONS END RACE POLICY: SACRAMENTO (AP) — California officials agreed Wednesday to end a policy in which it segregated prison inmates after riots based on their race as a way of preventing further violence.

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Malpractice cap proposal generates big spending

SACRAMENTO . (AP) — Bob Pack wanted to go after the HMO doctors for recklessly prescribing painkillers to a drug-abusing nanny who ran over his 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter as they were heading for ice cream one early fall evening in 2003.

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Transgenders, gays isue over jail rights

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gay, bisexual and transgender inmates filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against San Bernardino County and its sheriff, alleging they are kept in a segregated unit that doesn’t give them equal access to rehabilitation services and work programs that could shorten their incarceration and help them learn job skills.

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CALIFORNIA’S SILCON BEACH

LOS ANGELES (AP) — So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, techies have built “Silicon Beach.”

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LA detective fired over insult-filled rant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A veteran police detective was fired for giving an obscenity- and insult-filled rant during a training session, his attorney said Wednesday.

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No shelter for homeless

No shelter for homeless

Manteca is gearing up to outlaw all makeshift homeless housing.

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Ripon moving to install water meters

The City of Ripon is continuing in the right direction towards conserving water.

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Posted: oct. 22, 2014 1:21 a.m. | | Ripon moving to install water meters Comments 0 Comments


No word yet on cause of death in Marelich case

It has been more than seven months since vagrants discovered the body of Kelly Marelich in a dumpster behind a dental suite on South. Main Street.

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Posted: oct. 22, 2014 1:21 a.m. | | No word yet on cause of death in Marelich case Comments 1 Comment
SEWER DILEMMA

SEWER DILEMMA

A looming deadline on a state edict to connect homes in the gated community of Oakwood Shores to a municipal wastewater treatment system could end up costing existing homeowners at least $3,961 each or $66 a month for five years.

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St. Anthony alumni games to honor athletic director

St. Anthony alumni games to honor athletic director

For many years, Mo Iorio was a name synonymous with the Kid Club, a highly successful and thriving before- and after-school program for latch-key kids in Lathrop.

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Ripon cops will knock if you leave car running

Ripon Police officers will be turning out in force throughout neighborhoods in the early morning hours looking for idling vehicles left unattended by their owners getting ready for work in an attempt to curb car and truck thefts in the community.

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Safe Halloween at St. Anthony’s

The St. Anthony’s School Safe Halloween is Friday, Oct. 31, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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Ripon hires coordinator for English learners

Patricia Mendoza is the new Coordinator of English Language Learner services at Ripon Unified.

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Posted: oct. 22, 2014 12:33 a.m. | | Ripon hires coordinator for English learners Comments 0 Comments


Ripon appoints bond committee

The Ripon Unified School District needed only two people to fill opening slots on the Measure “G” Citizens’ Oversight Committee.

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Singers wanted for 69th Messiah

RIPON – The Ripon Oratorio Society will be celebrating the Christmas season with the 69th presentation of Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, Dec. 7. The program will begin at 3 p.m. in the Immanuel Christian Reformed Church at Fourth and Orange streets in Ripon.

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Halloween dinner & dance this Friday

The Great Pumpkin Halloween Dinner & Dance takes place this Friday, Oct. 24, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane.

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Soroptimists plan country store Oct. 28

Soroptimist International of Manteca is staging their annual Country Store fundraiser on Tuesday, Oct. 28, starting at 11 a.m. at the Masonic Hall, 212 M. Powers Ave., Manteca.

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Posted: oct. 22, 2014 12:35 a.m. | | Soroptimists plan country store Oct. 28 Comments 0 Comments

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