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Quakes, hurricanes & more: Nature will always win

The Tracy-Stockton Fault.

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As California Aqueduct sinks Sacramento fiddles with Twin Tunnels

It is 131 miles from Never Never Land to Chowchilla.

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Lathrop honors city’s police & fire responders

When Michelle Anderson set out to come up with an impromptu way to thank local law enforcement and first responders for their dedication and their ...

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Proposal may save Manteca $2.6 million

Oakwood Lake Shores — the gated 480-home community built where the Manteca  Waterslides once stood — is overtaxing the Oakwood Lake Water district’s ability to treat ...

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Posted: sep. 18, 2017 1:30 a.m. | | Proposal may save Manteca $2.6 million Comments 0 Comments

Ripon Unified saves taxpayers $1.5 million

The refinancing of a portion of the Ripon Unified School District’s general obligation bonds by taking advantage of historically low interest rates is saving ...

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Posted: sep. 18, 2017 1:30 a.m. | | Ripon Unified saves taxpayers $1.5 million Comments 0 Comments

LEGION AIMS TO GROW

American Legion Post 249 Commander Bob Gonzales is on a mission.

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Posted: sep. 18, 2017 1:29 a.m. | | LEGION AIMS TO GROW Comments 0 Comments

Teen saves boy’s life

Lathrop High student Valerie Villanueva saved the life of an 11-year-old Manteca boy on Saturday drawing on the CPR training she learned in her ROP ...

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Manteca High, downtown & the chance of a lifetime

What are some of the biggest challenges facing the City of Manteca? 

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Posted: sep. 18, 2017 1:26 a.m. | | Manteca High, downtown & the  chance of a lifetime Comments 0 Comments

When firms know more about you than you remember about yourself

It stopped me in my tracks.

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Posted: sep. 16, 2017 1:16 a.m. | | When firms know more about you than you remember about yourself Comments 0 Comments

Manteca city workers should no longer do LMD work

It is time for the City of Manteca to get out of the landscape maintenance district business when it comes to the manual labor aspects.

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Posted: sep. 15, 2017 1:35 a.m. | | Manteca city workers should no longer do LMD work Comments 0 Comments

Sam Fant: Mug shots & head shots

A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words.

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Posted: sep. 14, 2017 1:21 a.m. | | Sam Fant: Mug shots & head shots Comments 1 Comment

Historical Society backers gather for summer social

It was a congenial mix of 220 plus Mantecans attending the Manteca Historical Society and Museum Sunday afternoon during the organization’s annual barbecue and ...

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Idling, drive thru windows & SJ air quality

On a billboard heading east on 11th Street outside Tracy toward Interstate 5 you will see a larger-than-life photo of San Joaquin County Supervisor Bob ...

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Manteca, where the streets are lined with mattresses (& couches)

uDARTS TO WHOEVER is leaving large pieces of furniture such as couches or mattresses in front of their homes available for others to “take for ...

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Fighting crime in Manteca: Enforce property upkeep

Do you want to see a lasting reduction in drug-related crimes, property crimes, and blight?

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Ripon VFW Auxiliary rolling out glamour ‘girls’

A comic fashion show is part of the Ripon Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary evening gala on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Ripon Post located ...

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Posted: sep. 11, 2017 1:20 a.m. | | Ripon VFW Auxiliary rolling out glamour ‘girls’ Comments 0 Comments

Fire Chief’s Foundation car show set Sept. 23

The Manteca Fire Chief’s Fourth Annual Car Show is expecting 60 entrants when it takes place Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to ...

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Posted: sep. 11, 2017 1:19 a.m. | | Fire Chief’s Foundation car show set Sept. 23 Comments 0 Comments

Snow hill coming to Library Park

It’s only expected to reach 99 degrees today so that means only one thing — it’s time to think about Christmas.

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GRIFFIN PARK HOUSING

Manteca’s largest ever residential development —1,532 proposed homes on 333.66 acres — builds on promises four local builders made nearly 20 years ago.

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Manteca High may grow up

Ethel Allen could be the first new school built in Manteca Unified in more than a decade.

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When did kids screaming in stores become OK?

I want to make it clear. Just because I’m closing in on 62 doesn’t make me an old fuddy duddy. Apparently I was ...

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Case for Amazon’s next headquarters to be in Lathrop

Here’s a crazy idea that in reality isn’t all that crazy.

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Lessons from latest felon & ex-school board trustee

There are more than a few lessons to go around from the 2014 Manteca Unified School Board election that saw two 20-somethings elected and then ...

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Posted: sep. 08, 2017 1:34 a.m. | | Lessons from latest felon & ex-school board trustee Comments 1 Comment

A bang-up Thursday is never fun

Consider this my open letter to Fiat Chrysler America.

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City culture, saving money & the homeless

Mike Morowit was adamant.

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Shelley Berman, Harry Styles & who we are

“If the plural of radius is radii shouldn’t the plural of stewardess be stewardi?”

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Posted: sep. 05, 2017 1:42 a.m. | | Shelley Berman, Harry Styles  & who we are Comments 0 Comments

Yard sales: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

Yard sales are usually uneventful.

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Posted: sep. 05, 2017 1:26 a.m. | | Yard sales:  One man’s trash   is another   man’s treasure Comments 0 Comments

Mantecans help hurricane victims

It was a great team effort by Manteca residents for those unfortunate Texans who lost everything in Hurricane Harvey.

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Gunfire after a football game?

The Ceres High School sophomore football team must have been terrified when shots started striking the windows of the school bus they were in as ...

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Tear down fire gutted buildings in downtown

It’s time to take back downtown Manteca from slumlords.

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The Twin Tunnels, Hurricane Harvey & eco opportunists

Within minutes after it became clear Hurricane Harvey was doing a number on Houston, the Chicken Littles took to social media, were granting interviews, and ...

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Posted: aug. 30, 2017 1:00 a.m. | | The Twin Tunnels,  Hurricane Harvey & eco opportunists Comments 0 Comments

Prime Now a throwback to the 1920s

Before the arrival in Manteca of the technology that experts proclaimed would change the world — telephone service invented by Alexander Graham Bell — there was just ...

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Slipping on iced over snow and unanswered prayers

About the time it was 102 degrees in Manteca on Saturday I lost my footing on iced over snow and slid down a fairly steep ...

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Posted: aug. 28, 2017 12:52 a.m. | | Slipping on iced over snow and unanswered prayers Comments 0 Comments

Soaring over Ripon on stage Saturday, Sunday

Those opting to venture to Ripon’s Mistlin Sports Park this Saturday and Sunday at dawn to see hot air balloons take to the skies ...

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EU High stages Back to School Wednesday

Raul Mora was wearing neon on Friday and for good reason.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2017 12:35 a.m. | | EU High stages Back to School Wednesday Comments 0 Comments

L-M Fire adding nine firefighters

The Lathrop-Manteca Fire District will soon be adding nine firefighters to its ranks to staff a rescue unit that will help provide services to the ...

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GOING THE DISTANCE

When Ray Gonzalez opened a gym in Lathrop to provide CrossFit training and power lifting to people in the South County, he knew he wanted ...

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REDUCING SJ FLOODING

The San Joaquin River flowing between its confluence with the Stanislaus River south of Manteca to where the Old River channels splits off just beyond ...

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You may get your Big Mac patty one day from a petri dish

Marshall Dillion in Dodge City circa 2050 may have to deputize the townsfolk to deal with rowdy lab techs and ride with Chester to go ...

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Posted: aug. 26, 2017 1:15 a.m. | | You may get your Big Mac patty one day from a petri dish Comments 0 Comments

Ripon High: What’s in a name?

Much to my delight I woke up earlier this week and saw that a San Francisco-based social worker decided to take issue with Ripon High ...

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Posted: aug. 25, 2017 1:47 a.m. | | Ripon High: What’s in a name? Comments 0 Comments

2,200 student high schools: The emerging MUSD standard?

Call it “The New Math, Manteca Unified Style.”

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Posted: aug. 24, 2017 1:33 a.m. | | 2,200 student high schools: The emerging MUSD standard? Comments 0 Comments

Using 96-gallon carts to address homeless issues

Let’s be honest.

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Rootin’ tootin’ good time at Ripon VFW post

The annual Ripon Veterans of Foreign Wars “Western Dinner” conducted Saturday night to help fix the post’s leaking roof was deemed a success by ...

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Manteca High stages alumni college panel

Manteca High students will get a chance to hear about college life firsthand Wednesday from those who attended the school.

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Lathrop may spend $123K for study on recycling wastewater

Last month the Lathrop City Council approved a plan to come up with a recycled water master plan to outline safe and efficient ways to ...

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Posted: aug. 21, 2017 1:23 a.m. | | Lathrop may spend $123K for study on recycling wastewater Comments 0 Comments

Manteca pot growers must have permits starting Sept. 14

Anyone growing marijuana for recreational or medicinal purposes in Manteca starting Sept. 14 will be required to obtain a permit from the City of Manteca.

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MANTECA CAMPING IS ILLEGAL

A year ago homeless were bedding down for the night even before the sun went down in front of the Chase Bank and beneath the ...

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Avoiding the total eclipse of the heart

A miracle of sorts is happening today at 10:17 a.m. 

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Hoping prep players show respect for National Anthem

As a wee tyke playing Pop Warner football for the Anderson Wildcats, I would get so excited when my dad took me to an Anderson ...

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I-5 do-si-do & high speed parking lots

Friday’s colossal back-up on northbound Interstate 5 offered a peek of what lies ahead for the Tracy-Lathrop-Manteca region.

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Posted: aug. 19, 2017 1:11 a.m. | | I-5 do-si-do & high speed parking lots Comments 0 Comments

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