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Senator Reid retiring

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he’s retiring next year. He immediately endorsed brash New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him as leader of a party desperate to regain the Senate majority.

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Police: Teen girl locked in basement

BROOKFIELD, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin couple is accused of locking their 13-year-old daughter in a cold basement with no toilet or sink, forcing her to wear diapers and refusing to allow her to sit on furniture in the family home, according to criminal charges filed this week.

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Racist chant learned during cruise

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity apparently learned a racist chant that recently got their chapter disbanded during a national leadership cruise four years ago that was sponsored by the fraternity’s national administration, the university’s president said Friday.

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22-day-old baby girl starved to death

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A baby who was found dead in her car seat in a Florida restaurant parking lot had lost more than one-third of her body weight in the 22 days since she was born, a medical examiner testified Friday.

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Internet outages reveal gaps in infrastructure

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. They exposed a glaring vulnerability in the nation’s Internet infrastructure: no backup systems in many places.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook plans to give away most of his fortune

CUPERTINO (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining a long list of magnates promising to give away most of the wealth that they amass during their careers.

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Google, Johnson & Johnson team up to build robot surgeons

MOUNTAIN VIEW  (AP) — Google is teaming up with Johnson & Johnson to build robots that can help surgeons in the operating room.

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SolarCity says it will hire 300 new employees in sales

ROSEVILLE (AP) — Solar installer SolarCity said Friday it plans to hire at least 300 new employees in 2015 as it opens a larger office in Roseville, California.

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Yellen: A rate increase possible

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that continued improvement in the U.S. economy means an increase in the Fed’s key interest rate could come later this year.

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ltera stock soars on report of sales talks with Intel

SANTA CLARA (AP) — Altera’s stock soared to its highest price in nearly four years Friday on a report the chipmaker is in talks to be sold to industry leader Intel.

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Helping homeless succeed

The kid was being disruptive

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HORRIFIC DUI ‘CRASH’ AT RHS

HORRIFIC DUI ‘CRASH’ AT RHS

It was a nightmarish scene

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Recycled water could help grow Manteca crops

Recycled water could help grow Manteca crops

Is Manteca the next Castroville?

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Ripon filling water conservation job

A water conservation coordinator is being sought by the City of Ripon to keep an eye on water use in the community.

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Today last of Lenten fish fry dinners

Today last of Lenten fish fry dinners

The St. Vincent de Paul Society has helped untold number of needy families and individuals in Manteca and surroundings for decades. Young men studying for the priesthood have been able to continue pursuing their religious vocation, thanks in part to the assistance provided by the Bishop’s Seminarian Fund of the Diocese of Stockton. And a number of area youth have been able to play in Little League with the help of generous donations from organizations whose mission is to step up when there’s a need.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 1:44 a.m. | | Today last of Lenten fish fry dinners Comments 0 Comments
$100 egg found near Orchard Valley sign

$100 egg found near Orchard Valley sign

The third $100 Manteca Bulletin Easter Egg was found in a bush and behind a sign at the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.

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OneNote software training offered for MUSD parents

Parents of Manteca Unified students are invited to attend a free seminar about using OneNote – the software that students and staff will be using as part of the district’s Going Digital initiative. By understanding OneNote, parents will be better able to support their children with their education needs.

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MJC offers Spring String Recital

MODESTO ─ The Modesto Junior College Music Department will present a Spring String Recital on Thursday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall on East Campus.  Admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted. 

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Lawyer says kidnapping wasn’t a hoax

VALLEJO  (AP) — The strange case of a California woman who disappeared for two days grew stranger still Thursday, with her uncle and a lawyer for her boyfriend insisting she was kidnapped while police said it was a hoax.

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He’s back: Schwarzenegger’s on high-octane ‘Terminator: Genisys’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As promised, the Terminator and the man who originated the steely machine — Arnold Schwarzenegger — are back this summer for another go in “Terminator: Genisys,” and Paramount Pictures, eager for a blockbuster, has already fired up a machine of its own — the publicity kind.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 8:34 p.m. | | He’s back: Schwarzenegger’s on high-octane ‘Terminator: Genisys’ Comments 0 Comments


Teacher union objects to disabled student using faculty restroom

MUNHALL, Pa. (AP) — A teachers union says a special needs student at a Pittsburgh-area elementary school shouldn’t be allowed to use a faculty restroom even though school officials say it’s difficult for the girl to climb steps to reach a student restroom on another floor.

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Talent agency wants Matt McConaughey speaking fee secret

HOUSTON (AP) — A celebrity booking agency has told the Texas attorney general’s office it is not all right to make public how much the University of Houston is paying actor Matthew McConaughey to speak at the school’s May 15 commencement ceremony.

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Chicago-area cousins planned terrorist attack, hoped to kill 150

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring “the flames of war to the heart” of America if he was unable to get to the Middle East to join the Islamic State group, and his cousin bragged he could kill up to 150 people in a terrorist attack in the U.S., federal prosecutors said Thursday in announcing the men’s arrests. Both are also accused of hatching a plot to attack a U.S. military facility.

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Teen: Mom killed siblings found in freezer

DETROIT (AP) — A teenager told authorities that her mother killed two siblings and forced her to put one of the bodies in the freezer of their Detroit home where both were found by an eviction crew.

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Life sentence for grandmother in girl’s running death in Alabama

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — A jury recommended life without parole Thursday for an Alabama woman convicted of running her granddaughter to death.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 8:33 p.m. | | Life sentence  for grandmother  in girl’s running  death in Alabama Comments 0 Comments


Woman accused of kidnap plot claimed to be biz coach

LONG BEACH  (AP) — A woman accused of masterminding a scheme to kidnap two babies and pass them off as her own is a self-styled business mogul and motivational speaker described on one of her websites as one of the “kindest women you will ever meet.”

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 8:10 p.m. | | Woman accused of kidnap plot claimed to be biz coach Comments 0 Comments


Los Angeles River restoration could cost city up to $1.2 billion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It could cost Los Angeles as much as $1.2 billion to restore much of its concrete-lined river to its natural state — more than twice the amount officials originally projected, according to a new report from the city’s chief legislative analyst.

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Federal appeals court to look at concealed gun permit ruling

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court agreed Thursday to reconsider its decision to strike down a California law that requires applicants for a concealed-weapons permit to show “good cause” beyond self-defense.

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Father of wanted LAPD officer charged with lying to FBI agents

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The father of a former Los Angeles police officer was charged Thursday with lying to FBI agents to help his son escape after the officer was charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight.

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Arkansas lawmaker urges ban on wine from California over egg-laying cage law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas lawmaker said Wednesday that the state should ban California wine as retribution for the West Coast state’s law requiring egg-laying hens to be able to stand up, turn around and fully extend their wings.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 8:09 p.m. | | Arkansas lawmaker  urges ban on wine from California over  egg-laying cage law Comments 0 Comments


Woman who sued Kaiser over lost leg due to delays awarded $28.2M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury awarded $28.2 million to a woman who said treatment delays by Kaiser Permanente doctors forced the amputation of her leg.

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$1B spending plan heads to governor

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — A plan to pump $1 billion of water spending into drought-stricken California cleared the Legislature on Thursday and was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown, who is expected to sign the legislation.

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Co-pilot deliberately slams plane in Alps

PARIS (AP) — Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside.

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WORSE THAN WORST CASE SCENARIO

WORSE THAN WORST CASE SCENARIO

A pending deal that temporarily relaxes salinity and dissolved oxygen standards in the San Joaquin River at Vernalis south of Manteca could prevent the Stanislaus River from going dry this year plus give South San Joaquin Irrigation District some breathing room.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 1:31 a.m. | | WORSE THAN WORST CASE SCENARIO Comments 0 Comments
PRIVATE EDENS

PRIVATE EDENS

Six home gardens will be featured in this year’s annual Manteca Garden Tour. These private Edens range from modern and with state-of-the-art features located in Woodbridge at Del Webb on North Union and the gated community of Primavera in northwest Manteca, to a vintage home with a rustic ambience on East Louise Avenue.

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