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ID theft: What to do if it happens

Tax identity theft once again topped the IRS list of tax scams for 2015.  CNBC recently reported on a report issued by the IRS Inspector ...

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We need to ‘bear’ this in mind

On August 7, an experienced hiker was found dead and half eaten by a grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park. The offending bear was later ...

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Reasons why dog crates work

DEAR DIDI:  I don’t understand why people are putting their dogs in a cage these days.  We never did that growing up with our ...

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Tips for reducing eye strain

DEAR DR. ROACH: Would you mind providing some guidelines for preventing eye strain? I’m a graduate student, so I spend a lot of time ...

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Dis-integrating America

The Wednesday morning murders of 24-year-old Roanoke TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were a racist atrocity, a hate crime. Were they ...

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President Bernie?

For Sen. Bernie Sanders, along with surprise hit of the summer season Donald Trump, some people are really beginning to ask: could it happen?

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Poor-Shaming 2.0

Being poor means a life of sacrifices, frustrations, and constant struggle. So what is it about Republican officeholders that causes them to go out of ...

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Risks, benefits of hpv vaccine for boys

DEAR DR. ROACH: What are your thoughts on the pros and cons of HPV vaccine for boys? -- L.P.B.

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Same supplement can be effective for arthritis

DEAR DR. ROACH: Please tell me about the supplement SAMe. I am a woman, 58, who suffers from osteoarthritis from my exercise routine, which is ...

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The best bmi for a long life

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 81-year-old man in good health. I am 5 feet, 11 inches tall and now weigh 175 pounds after intentionally ...

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Shielding Wall Street from bigotry

Phil Gramm, the former right-wing senator from Texas, has surprised me.

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Hillary: Nominee or indictee?

While perhaps too early for Democratic elites to panic and begin bailing out on Hillary Clinton’s campaign as a doomed vessel, they would be ...

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We all need vacations

Every time the president goes on vacation, roughly half the talking heads jump all over him. They tally up how many days he’s spent ...

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Early satiety often due to ibs

DEAR DR. ROACH: I was successfully treated for H. pylori five years ago. I continue to have stomach pain, which has been diagnosed as gastritis ...

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Donald drives the debate

“If it weren’t for me,” Donald Trump told the Fox News moderators at the first Republican presidential debate, “you wouldn’t even be talking ...

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Immigration: Issue of century

“Trump’s immigration proposals are as dangerous as they are stunning,” railed amnesty activist Frank Sharry.

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Backing Hard Knocks University

In the 1960s, I attended the University of North Texas. It was a public school blessed with good teachers and an educational culture focused on ...

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Know the tax rules for summer travel

Are you traveling for business this summer? If you’re planning to take a tax deduction for your expenses, the rules may be more complicated ...

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THE HOMELESS

The Obama Department of Justice argued last week that a Boise, Idaho, law against “public sleeping in a city without adequate shelter space constitutes criminalizing ...

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Shingles vaccine can prevent complications

DEAR DR. ROACH: My boyfriend, who is in his 60s, got the recommended shingles shot a couple of years ago. Three weeks ago, he got ...

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POOPING ON WALKS

DEAR DIDI:  I take my dog for a nice walk each morning while the temperatures are still cool. The other morning he was doing his ...

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California experiencing crime wave less than year after election

“The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act” isn’t living up to its promise. Also known as Proposition 47, the California ballot initiative, which was approved ...

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Manteca Unified ‘train’ wreck

Ashley Drain — self-proclaimed social media mogul and school board member dealing with a repertoire of felony charges ranging from election fraud and welfare fraud to ...

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IT ISN’T NEWS

The media enthusiastically remind us that it’s the first anniversary of the death of Ferguson’s Michael Brown, a death that spawned the so-called ...

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Throwing public ed under the bus

Public ducation used to be, you know, public — an essential societal investment for the betterment of all, paid for by all through school taxes.

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Carly as President?

Surprise. The one woman in the crowded Republican field, Carly Fiorina, turns out to be articulate and well informed, thoughtful and independent, actually the standout ...

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FOX TV NEWS

“Conservatives Furious at Fox, Say Trump Wasn’t Treated Fairly,” read the Newsmax headline Friday. Talk-radio show host Mark Levin told Breitbart News it was ...

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Careful decision on anticoagulant use needed with patient’s history of bleedin

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a healthy 79-year-old with a question about the blood thinner Xarelto. I take it for occasional atrial fibrillation. I hear ...

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From size 22 down to 14

EDITOR’S NOTE: Jeanette Balmut has been selected to participate in the Year of You, a fitness challenge hosted by The Manteca Bulletin, CalFit Manteca ...

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SF’s Summer of Urine

How bad is the urine situation in San Francisco? This is not a joke: Monday night, a light pole corroded by urine collapsed and crashed ...

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Phone scammers claim they’re from IRS

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

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More frequent, higher doses of nsaids carry greater risk of side effects

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 44-year-old man with chronic headaches and migraines. Should I worry about the long-term effects of taking an NSAID (such ...

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Stop buying backyard bred puppies

DEAR DIDI: My husband and I have decided to get a German Shepherd puppy. Although adopting a rescue has its rewards we also feel that ...

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SF’s Summer of Urine

How bad is the urine situation in San Francisco? This is not a joke: Monday night, a light pole corroded by urine collapsed and crashed ...

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Clintons still get a pass

Donald Trump’s ex-wife, Ivana, recently denied a 30-year-old allegation that Donald Trump raped her. The allegation, according to the New York Daily News, stems ...

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Co-branding America’s wonders

While Americans celebrate the 100th anniversary of our National Park Service, America’s so-called “leaders” are aggressively converting these jewels of the common good into ...

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The ‘no shame’ debate

No one has a later term abortion because she’s changed her mind about having a baby. Doctors in almost all states won’t perform ...

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No friend to lions

More than 200,000 people have signed a petition asking the White House to cooperate with efforts to “extradite Walter Palmer” — the Minneapolis-area dentist who ...

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Reader finds marital status query intrusive

DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently visited an ophthalmologist. Prior to the consultation, his staff member went over a form with me, including my marital status ...

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The plot to destroy Nixon

In his new biography “Being Nixon: A Man Divided,” Evan Thomas concedes a point. Richard Nixon, he writes, “was not paranoid; the press and the ...

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Erythema multiforme presents with distinctive rash

DEAR DR. ROACH: My sister broke out in a full-body rash of red, itchy blotches, and her doctor told her it was erythema multiforme. It ...

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Dangers of car windows & dogs

DEAR DIDI:  I have dogs that love to stick their noses or heads out of the car windows when they ride with me. Is that ...

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The sanctuary scandal

Donald Trump’s unorthodox campaign has performed a public service by shining the national spotlight on the problem of “sanctuary cities,” which shelter illegal aliens ...

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Rolling up with Willie Nelson

With marijuana prohibition finally ending in states and cities across the land — including full legalization in Alaska, Colorado, Washington State, Oregon, and Washington, D.C ...

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Flogging the flag

When South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill to boot the Confederate flag from State House grounds earlier this month, it was a beautiful ...

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On Obama’s watch

Ninety-five percent of black voters in 2008 voted for then-Sen. Barack Obama. Surely a “progressive” black president would care about, empathize with and understand black ...

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Dirty-energy supporters cower

Some of corporate America’s biggest climate-change deniers — from Exxon-Mobil to the Koch Brothers — are dreading a potent storm that’s gaining strength and headed ...

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Could Trump win?

The American political class has failed the country, and should be fired. That is the clearest message from the summer surge of Bernie Sanders and ...

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The presidential money primary

The results of the first election of the 2016 presidential race are already in. It’s the money primary, controlled not by voters, but by ...

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The presidential money primary

The results of the first election of the 2016 presidential race are already in. It’s the money primary, controlled not by voters, but by ...

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