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Manteca kisses $6.9M good-bye

Manteca kisses $6.9M good-bye

Manteca’s elected leaders are letting developers off the hook for $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building more homes.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 12:43 a.m. | | Manteca kisses $6.9M good-bye Comments 0 Comments
HIGH STEAKS

HIGH STEAKS

LATHROP – Think you’ve got what it takes to be the grill master?

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 12:42 a.m. | | HIGH STEAKS Comments 0 Comments


Microsoft VP sends challenge to MUSD students in exclusive video

Anthony Salcito, vice president of Microsoft Corporation’s Worldwide Public Sector Education, has issued a challenge to Manteca Unified School District students.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 12:40 a.m. | | Microsoft VP sends challenge  to MUSD students in exclusive video  Comments 0 Comments


Ripon falls short of 20% water cut goal

Last month, the City of Ripon saved 8.7 percent in total water consumption based a numbers from a year ago.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 12:40 a.m. | | Ripon falls short of 20% water cut goal Comments 0 Comments
Applebee’s diners support tutoring for kids

Applebee’s diners support tutoring for kids

Wes Chamberlain knows how much fun it can be to participate in the Tip-a-Firefighter event. 

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 12:39 a.m. | | Applebee’s diners support tutoring for kids Comments 0 Comments


BLD softball coordinator acquired by Cathedral City

Big League Dreams Manteca is losing one of its superstars.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 12:32 a.m. | | BLD softball coordinator acquired by Cathedral City Comments 0 Comments


Caswell’s time on the big screen

One of the most popular movies of 1973 was filmed, at least in part, at one of the most popular spots near Ripon and Manteca.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 12:31 a.m. | | Caswell’s time on the big screen Comments 0 Comments


BOOSTING RETIREMENT PAY

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The state pension board on Wednesday approved nearly 100 types of supplemental pay that can be used to boost retirement benefits for newer public employees, one of which drew a strong rebuke from Gov. Jerry Brown.

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$93M Medi-Cal payments fraudulent

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — State auditors have found Medi-Cal, the nation’s largest Medicaid program, was hit with more than $93 million in potentially fraudulent bills by substance abuse clinics across California.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 12:28 a.m. | | $93M Medi-Cal payments fraudulent Comments 0 Comments


Unregulated pumping in crosshairs

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Three years of drought have Californians debating an end to the state’s status as one of the last in the West with a pump-as-you-please policy for the vital underground sources that provide up to 65 percent of the state’s water.

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Posted: aug. 20, 2014 8:17 p.m. | | Unregulated pumping in crosshairs Comments 0 Comments


Wildfire destroys 8 homes, threatens 1,000 more; scorches 5 square miles

KERNVILLE (AP) — A wildfire northeast of Bakersfield burning in steep terrain destroyed eight homes and was threatening more than a thousand others, authorities said Wednesday.

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Posted: aug. 20, 2014 8:17 p.m. | | Wildfire destroys 8 homes, threatens 1,000 more; scorches 5 square miles Comments 0 Comments


School makes special ed kids sort trash

JURUPA VALLEY (AP) — A Southern California school district has apologized to parents of special education students who were outraged to learn their children had been sorting trash as a school activity.

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Mystery pair in selfies after burglary sought

SANTA CLARITA (AP) — Would burglars be dumb enough to post selfies on their victim’s cloud account?

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Video blackouts impede growth of baseball online

LA PORTE, Ind. (AP) — Major League Baseball shows what can be done right when it comes to making its games available on the Internet. It also underscores frustrations fans have with online sports coverage in general: The business of sports is set up to feed TV sets, and Internet viewers are an afterthought.

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Posted: aug. 20, 2014 7:31 p.m. | | Video blackouts impede  growth of baseball online Comments 0 Comments


Target cuts outlook as breach form security fallout lingers

NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. slashed its annual profit outlook for the second time in three months as the retailer reels from a massive customer-data breach, a botched Canadian expansion and sluggish U.S. sales.

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Posted: aug. 20, 2014 7:31 p.m. | | Target cuts outlook as breach  form security fallout lingers Comments 0 Comments


Cupertino to get super-fast AT&T broadband service

CUPERTINO (AP) — Cupertino will become the first city west of the Rockies to get AT&T’s super-fast broadband Internet service.

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Ironstone Concours d’Elegance rolls into Murphys on Sept. 27

Ironstone Concours d’Elegance rolls into Murphys on Sept. 27

MURPHYS — The 18th annual Ironstone Concours d’Elegance will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys.  

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Posted: aug. 20, 2014 7:19 p.m. | | Ironstone Concours d’Elegance rolls into Murphys on Sept. 27 Comments 0 Comments
Quintet performs at Twisted Oak Winery

Quintet performs at Twisted Oak Winery

VALLECITO — The John Jorgenson Quintet performs Saturday, Aug. 23, at Twisted Oak Winery in Vallecito starting at 7:30 p.m.

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Apple’s stock bounces back to hit a new high

CUPERTINO (AP) — Apple’s stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors’ renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook’s ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.

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Posted: aug. 20, 2014 7:30 p.m. | | Apple’s stock  bounces back  to hit a new high Comments 0 Comments


Picture emerges of Ferguson officer

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A white police officer whose shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old ignited racial upheaval in a St. Louis suburb has been characterized as either an aggressor whose deadly gunfire constituted a daylight execution or a law enforcer wrongly maligned for just doing his job.

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Posted: aug. 20, 2014 6:57 p.m. | | Picture emerges of Ferguson officer Comments 0 Comments


Almanac: Colder winter, hotter summer

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the familiar, 223-year-old chronicler of climate, folksy advice and fun facts, is predicting a colder winter and warmer summer for much of the nation.

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Man who lived years as hermit adjusts to society

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A man who lived nearly three decades in the woods now has a job and is adjusting to life back in society.

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Illegals found in back of locked rental truck

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Federal officials say the discovery of nine immigrants who were locked inside the cargo area of a rental truck at a Border Patrol checkpoint in southern Arizona highlights the dangers of human smuggling.

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Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

HARVEY, Ill. (AP) — About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago’s southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a 20-hour standoff that police say began as a robbery attempt.

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Posted: aug. 20, 2014 6:56 p.m. | | Last 4 hostages freed in suburban  Chicago standoff Comments 0 Comments


Bail slashed in case of slain trespasser

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A former school teacher charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed trespasser told police he had considered guarding the often-burglarized duplex in the past but was concerned he might shoot a child, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

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‘Joe Biden defense’ firearm case charges

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A prosecutor says he’ll dismiss a firearms charge against a man who contends he was following the advice of Vice President Joe Biden when he fired a shotgun in the air to chase off intruders.

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Posted: aug. 20, 2014 6:56 p.m. | | ‘Joe Biden defense’ firearm case charges Comments 0 Comments
Lathrop cuts watering to 2 days

Lathrop cuts watering to 2 days

LATHROP – You might want to think twice before grabbing that garden hose.

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Posted: aug. 20, 2014 12:29 a.m. | | Lathrop cuts watering to 2 days Comments 0 Comments
THE SCORECARD

THE SCORECARD

Target Bass Pro Shops. Twenty more parks including Big League Dreams, Woodward Park and the Spreckels Park BMX track. Del Webb at Woodbridge. Dryers Ice Cream. Ford Motor Company parts depot. The Yosemite Avenue/Highway 99 interchange. The Central Valley Cancer Center

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Sierra High School honors Rick Arucan

Sierra High School honors Rick Arucan

When Sierra High first opened some 20 years ago, then Principal Rick Arucan had the moment captured with a photograph consisting of an estimated 700 students and staff members.

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Tire planters pop up along Van Ryn Ave.

Four tire planters have popped up along the Van Ryn Avenue bike path segment between the city’s landscaping just south of Industrial Park Drive.

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Posted: aug. 20, 2014 12:27 a.m. | | Tire planters pop up along Van Ryn Ave. Comments 0 Comments


Manteca board sidesteps change to compensation


They met. They discussed. They left it alone. For now.

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Posted: aug. 20, 2014 12:27 a.m. | | Manteca board sidesteps change to compensation Comments 0 Comments


Ripon Police arrest three with forged credit cards

Ripon Police converged on a late model rental car shortly before 2 p.m. Monday as it left the Bank of the West on Main Street with three men from Los Angeles, Fresno and Madera in possession allegedly of a cache of forged credit and ID cards.

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Posted: aug. 20, 2014 12:26 a.m. | | Ripon Police arrest three with forged credit cards Comments 0 Comments


Bud Selig reiterates Athletics need a new ballpark

OAKLAND (AP) — Bud Selig will likely leave his tenure as baseball commissioner early next year with one unsettled situation that has him “frustrated.”

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Posted: aug. 19, 2014 11:01 p.m. | | Bud Selig reiterates Athletics need a new ballpark Comments 0 Comments


Perry booked power abuse charges

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry was defiant Tuesday as he was booked on abuse of power charges, telling dozens of cheering supporters outside a Texas courthouse that he would “fight this injustice with every fiber of my being.”

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Woman shoots grandson

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A grandmother shot and critically wounded her 7-year-old grandson early Tuesday after mistaking him for an intruder who had broken into her home, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.

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Posted: aug. 19, 2014 6:53 p.m. | | Woman shoots grandson Comments 0 Comments

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