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Nailed for fence again

Nailed for fence again

Three years ago Manteca city officials told John and Vivien Griffin their fence was no longer considered in violation after the Chadwick Square homeowners were able to prove it wasn’t a safety problem as a complaint made at that time contended.

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Posted: jun. 30, 2015 12:57 a.m. | | Nailed for fence again Comments 0 Comments
SALES HEATING UP

SALES HEATING UP

It has been five years since the Manteca High School Athletic Boosters last had a fireworks booth.

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Posted: jun. 30, 2015 12:57 a.m. | | SALES HEATING UP Comments 0 Comments
Last chance for blueberry picking

Last chance for blueberry picking

MODESTO — The blueberry picking days of summer are drawing to a close early this year.

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Three Rivers Pow Wow starts Friday

For nearly four decades the Three Rivers Indian Lodge has turned its rural Manteca complex into the place to be for Native Americans from throughout the West on Fourth of July weekend.

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Ripon Police open house on Wednesday

The public is being invited to tour the Ripon Police Department quarters on Wilma Avenue on Wednesday from 2 until 7 p.m.

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Not wise to pass fake $100 to police officer

Here’s some advice: If you’re going to try to pass counterfeit $100 bills at a fireworks booth don’t do so at the one manned by the Manteca Police Officers Association.

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Posted: jun. 30, 2015 12:54 a.m. | | Not wise to pass fake $100 to police officer Comments 0 Comments


Woman burglar enters home thru front door with 3 dogs

A rural Manteca woman, alone in her bathroom, fled out the back door of her home to the safety of a neighbor as an alleged woman burglar with three dogs entered her front door.

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Posted: jun. 30, 2015 12:09 a.m. | | Woman burglar enters home thru front door with 3 dogs Comments 0 Comments


Approval of 310-acre development before Ripon City Council tonight

A special session of the Ripon City Council is planned tonight to consider adopting the North Pointe Specific Plan and General Plan Amendment.

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Farmer in field dies in bee attack near tractor

RIO HONDO, Texas (AP) — A South Texas farmer has died after being stung by hundreds of bees while using a tractor on a field near Rio Hondo.

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NBC to Donald Trump: You’re fired

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants during the announcement of his campaign.

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Posted: jun. 29, 2015 8:14 p.m. | | NBC to Donald Trump: You’re fired Comments 0 Comments


Lightning on mountain sends 3 to hospital

GEORGETOWN, Colo. (AP) — Lightning struck near the top of a more than 14,000-foot mountain popular with hikers, sending three people to hospitals and killing a dog, Colorado authorities said.

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Kentucky clerks object to ruling, halt all marriage licenses

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A few court clerks in Kentucky were refusing to issue marriage licenses to any couple Monday as an objection to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage.

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Survey shows enough votes to remove Confederate flag in SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A survey of South Carolina legislators shows there is enough support to remove the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds if all supporters cast a vote.

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Trooper had the law on his side when he shot unarmed escapee

NEW YORK (AP) — A state trooper had the law on his side when he shot unarmed prison escapee David Sweat, apparently in the back, as the convicted killer ran toward a forest near the Canadian border.

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Frontline focuses on ‘Growing Up Trans’

NEW YORK (AP) — “Growing Up Trans” explores the transgender phenomenon as younger people than ever (and their parents) now experience it: a frontier of possibilities and unknowns, and a minefield of high-stakes choices for these youngsters as they also navigate the changes adolescence brings.

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Legislature passes strict vaccine bill

SACRAMENTO . (AP) — California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in reaction to a recent measles outbreak at Disneyland.

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Lawmakers to tackle health care, road funding

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — The California Legislature is holding two special sessions this summer to tackle long-vexing funding shortfalls in the state’s transportation and health care programs. But talk of targeted tax increases has prompted political hand-wringing.

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Ripon Unified virtual academy graduates 3rd high school class

 High school students at Ripon’s virtual California Connections Academy graduated its third consecutive class of high school seniors recently at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. 

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Wet weekend helps wildfire fights

BIG BEAR LAKE  (AP) — A damp weekend helped firefighters stop the growth of a huge Southern California wildfire, one of many burning around the state.

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Teen cleared of slaying arrested on same charge

MERCED (AP) — A teenager spent the night at a central California jail after he was arrested on a warrant for a murder charge a judge had cleared him of months earlier.

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WORLD WAR II MURAL

WORLD WAR II MURAL

Manteca’s Fourth of July some 74 years ago was tempered by fear.

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‘THEY WOULD LOVE TO BE US’

‘THEY WOULD LOVE TO BE US’

Doctors Hospital CEO Nicholas Tejeda ended his year as president of the Manteca Chamber of Commerce Friday night, handing the reins to Manteca Bulletin Advertising Director Chuck Higgs.

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Ripon students win GECAC dance contest

Ripon students win GECAC dance contest

Ripon students won a Friday noon dance competition against three other elementary schools at the Sequoia School multipurpose room involving more than 200 young dancers from first through eighth grades participating in Give Every Child a Chance tutoring programs. 

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8-year-old girl dies in quad rollover

The 8-year-old granddaughter of Jeff and Donna Weaver of Ripon died in a four-wheel-quad rollover.

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Section of Main Street closed for two months

Main Street at Manteca’s southern city limits will be closed for at least two months.

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Conservative churches confront new reality

DALLAS (AP) — At First Baptist Dallas, where the pulpit was adorned Sunday with red, white and blue bunting to honor the Fourth of July, the pastor called the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling “an affront in the face of Almighty God.”

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Texas AG: State workers can deny licenses to gay couples

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas’ conservative Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton called the Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a “lawless ruling” and said state workers can cite their religious objections in denying marriage licenses.

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NC prison worker accused of helping inmate escape

POLKTON, N.C. (AP) — A kitchen worker at a North Carolina prison was charged Sunday with helping a convicted murderer escape as the search for the inmate continued.

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Inmate to plead guilty in federal prison guard’s Atwater killing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An inmate at a federal prison in central California has agreed to plead guilty to killing a correctional officer seven years ago to avoid a possible death sentence, federal prosecutors said.

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Posted: jun. 28, 2015 7:57 p.m. | | Inmate to plead  guilty in federal  prison guard’s  Atwater killing Comments 0 Comments


SpaceX rocket destroyed on way to space station, cargo lost

HOUSTON (AP) — An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. It was a severe blow to NASA, the third cargo mission to fail in eight months.

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2nd escaped murderer is shot, captured

MALONE, N.Y. (AP) — A three-week manhunt that began with a brazen prison break involving stolen power tools and hacksaw blades hidden in frozen hamburger meat ended Sunday when a single state police sergeant spotted a suspicious man walking down on a rural road near the Canadian border.

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National Comedy Center promises laughs

JAMESTOWN, New York (AP) — Did you hear the one about Bob Hope, Rodney Dangerfield and Andy Kauffman performing on the same stage?

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Posted: jun. 28, 2015 7:56 p.m. | | National Comedy Center promises laughs Comments 0 Comments


Lightning strikes spark new wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of lightning strikes overnight have sparked three dozen new wildfires in Northern California, authorities said Sunday.

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35 counties extend health care to illegals

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A group of 35 California counties have agreed to provide basic health care to people who are in the United States illegally.

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Lawmakers tie $20 million in grants to police use of force

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — The state budget that takes effect on Wednesday includes $20 million in grants for local law enforcement agencies, but lawmakers are linking the money to the national debate over killings by police.

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