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Tough Manteca balancing act

Tough Manteca balancing act

Manteca has entered the green versus yellow lawn quandary.

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SHE’S THE BEST: IT FIGURES

SHE’S THE BEST: IT FIGURES

Brandi Galindo plays with a quiet confidence, but her physique cuts a loud impression.

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RIPON HONORS THE HOBBS

RIPON HONORS THE HOBBS

It was a red carpet event Thursday night when San Joaquin County Supervisor Ken Vogel officially installed five board members to new terms on the Ripon Chamber of Commerce board during a dinner at the Spring Creek Country Club.

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Posted: jul. 28, 2014 12:13 a.m. | | RIPON HONORS THE HOBBS Comments 0 Comments
Prayer Valley helps feed needy near Library Park

Prayer Valley helps feed needy near Library Park

Ron Corbin was getting ready to bicycle from the Prayer Valley Church food distribution effort last week across from Library Park to his brother’s home with  bags of food on the handle bars.

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Posted: jul. 28, 2014 12:12 a.m. | | Prayer Valley helps feed needy near Library Park Comments 0 Comments


School summer repairs to the tune of $500,000

Several schools in Manteca Unified will be greeting the new school year with new roofs and playground equipment, smooth pavements that were once cracked, newly replaced lighting units, new carpets on the floors, and fresh coats of paint in a number of classrooms.

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Posted: jul. 28, 2014 12:11 a.m. | | School summer  repairs to the  tune of $500,000 Comments 0 Comments


Ripon voters will decide how to elect board

When Ripon Unified voters hit the polls in November, they’ll have a say so on how to conduct future school board elections.

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Manteca driver killed, Ripon resident injured

An 81-year-old Manteca woman sustained fatal injuries in a 7 a.m. Wednesday crash while driving her 2007 Ford sedan at Louise Avenue and Jack Tone Road, according to a CHP report.

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Man seeks Oklahoma City bombing video

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — One man’s quest to explain his brother’s mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

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Judge strikes down DC handguns ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge struck down the District of Columbia’s ban on carrying guns outside of a person’s home, concluding it violates Second Amendment rights.

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Study: Blue whales at risk of hitting ships

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A satellite study of blue-whale movements shows the endangered creatures cluster for long periods in busy shipping lanes off the California coast, putting them at risk for collisions with large vessels.

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Cops: ‘Spider-Man’ slugged officer

NEW YORK (AP) — A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.

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No arrests in hunt for carjack killers of three

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The hunt for two Philadelphia carjackers who rammed a stolen SUV into a family, killing three children, entered its third day Sunday as officials offered a $110,000 reward for information leading to their capture.

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Hospital suspect charged with murder

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex before the doctor returned fire has been charged with murder.

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No arrests yet in scam targeting illegal kids

HOUSTON (AP) — Scammers have been preying on the relatives of unaccompanied young migrants being held at two U.S. military bases by conning them into paying nonexistent fees to be reunited with their loved ones, officials said.

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FIRST BUMPS ARE HEALTHY

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.

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Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians

CHICAGO (AP) — A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation’s leading pediatrician’s group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.

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Boy, 12, to be college’s youngest full-time pupil

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 12-year-old Southern California boy who hopes to become a computer engineer will be the youngest full-time student in the history of MiraCosta College when he enrolls next month.

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Gov. Brown to meet with Mexican president

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown travels to Mexico for three days of meetings starting Monday and will discuss immigration in separate sit-downs with President Enrique Pena Nieto and Central American diplomatic and religious leaders.

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Bringing family law into 21st century

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California lawmakers will consider updating family law and parental rights to keep up with the evolving nature of families when they return from summer break.

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Drought takes toll on boating, rafting at Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE  (AP) — After first putting a damper on skiing and snowboarding in the winter, the drought now is taking a toll on boating and rafting around Lake Tahoe.

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Driver injures woman during Zombie Walk

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A driver struck and seriously injured a woman Saturday while fleeing from angry members of the annual Zombie Walk held during Comic-Con, police said.

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Gold Country fire destroys 10 homes

PLYMOUTH  (AP) — Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.

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Great Bull Run draws thrill seekers, protesters

PLEASANTON  (AP) — Hundreds of thrill-seekers paid for the chance to run with 2,000-pound bulls — despite protests from animal-rights activists.

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DA’s son arrested on murder charge

MERCED  (AP) — The son of a California district attorney has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting deaths of three teenagers at an Easter party.

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SoCal lightning hits 14; 2 critically injured

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lightning struck 13 people at a popular beach in Los Angeles and another man golfing on Catalina Island, leaving two critically injured as rare summer thunderstorms swept through Southern California on Sunday, authorities said.

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Ripon firefighters get called often to Stanislaus River

Ripon firefighters get called often to Stanislaus River

Dennis Bitters would rather not see you.

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THE DEL WEBB EFFECT

THE DEL WEBB EFFECT

Spreckels Sugar in the 1950s paid its employees one week in $2 bills.

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Del Webb residents spend disposable income

Del Webb residents spend disposable income

They come in waves.

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Del Webb residents embrace clubs, volunteerism

Del Webb residents embrace clubs, volunteerism

Hundreds of cancer patients at Kaiser Permanente hospital in Manteca have been the recipients of love and comfort from a handful of women at the Woodbridge at Del Webb community in Manteca.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2014 1:19 a.m. | | Del Webb residents embrace clubs, volunteerism Comments 0 Comments
Fredricks ends 45 years as Sadie’s stylist

Fredricks ends 45 years as Sadie’s stylist

Everything comes in cycles for Karla Fredricks. 

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Posted: jul. 26, 2014 1:15 a.m. | | Fredricks ends 45 years as Sadie’s stylist Comments 0 Comments


Mantecan, 58, jailed on child sex charges

A 58-year-old Manteca man was arrested Wednesday morning on a host of child sexual abuse charges. 

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Scholl seeks another trustee term

Manteca Unified Board of Trustees president Don Scholl has made it official. He is running for reelection. He filed his candidate’s papers at the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters in Stockton on Thursday.

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Foster baby dies after being left in hot car

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 10-month-old Kansas girl died after being strapped for more than two hours inside a sweltering car, and police arrested a foster parent who said he’d forgotten about her until something on TV jogged his memory, an official said Friday.

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Hospital gunman intended to kill others

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — A psychiatrist’s patient ranted about a gun ban at a suburban medical complex before opening fire there, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday.

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Dog owner may be charged in fatal attack

METAMORA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The owner of two dogs that fatally mauled a man as he jogged along a rural Michigan road could be charged after the attack, which was the third since 2012 involving canines from the same property, officials said.

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Posted: jul. 25, 2014 8:48 p.m. | | Dog owner  may be charged  in fatal attack Comments 0 Comments

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