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New housing, the American Dream & young Mantecans

As we were driving down Main Street Monday talking about things in general including people who commute to the Bay Area for bigger paychecks, Ashley ...

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BIA threatens to sue the goose that lays the golden eggs

The Building Industry Association of the Delta protests a bit too much.

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Posted: aug. 24, 2016 12:37 a.m. | | BIA threatens to sue the goose that lays the golden eggs Comments 0 Comments

Prop 47 works for drug users & criminals

There were 52,000 fewer arrests in California last year.

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Posted: aug. 23, 2016 12:23 a.m. | | Prop 47 works for drug users & criminals Comments 0 Comments

CHARGING INTO RE-CHARGE WATER?

The days of storm runoff from Manteca running into the San Joaquin River then either out into the Pacific Ocean or into the California Aqueduct ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2016 12:47 a.m. | | CHARGING INTO  RE-CHARGE WATER? Comments 0 Comments

Ripon may upgrade council AV system

The Ripon Council Chambers could soon have an audio-visual system similar to the one currently used by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.

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Posted: aug. 22, 2016 12:41 a.m. | | Ripon may upgrade council AV system Comments 0 Comments

Collision Center plans new complex

The hub of traffic collision repair in Manteca will soon be along East Yosemite Avenue east of Vasconcellos Avenue and across the street from Manteca ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2016 12:41 a.m. | | Collision Center plans new complex Comments 0 Comments

It’s true. Numbers don’t lie.

My driver’s license says I weigh 198 pounds.

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Posted: aug. 22, 2016 12:30 a.m. | | It’s true. Numbers don’t lie. Comments 0 Comments

120 Bypass: There aren’t really any ‘accidents’

Driving the Highway 120 Bypass is a thrill a minute.

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49ers odds of winning Super Bowl better than 200-year flood

Senate Bill 5 — Sacramento’s knee jerk reaction to the Hurricane Katrina levee disaster in New Orleans — is supposed to save us all from an ...

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Posted: aug. 19, 2016 1:14 a.m. | | 49ers odds of winning Super Bowl better than 200-year flood Comments 0 Comments

Bumped by a car jogging & not loving it

It is a fair to say the rules are straight-forward: Pedestrians have the right of way on sidewalks. Drivers are supposed to stop behind sidewalks ...

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Posted: aug. 18, 2016 1:47 a.m. | | Bumped by a car jogging & not loving it Comments 0 Comments

In praise of taxes that bite

I was asked shortly after I moved to Manteca in 1991 what was the most unusual difference between living here and in Lincoln in Placer ...

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California needs even bigger Twin Tunnels plan

Sacramento has issued an edict to roll back greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels within four years.

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Posted: aug. 15, 2016 2:03 a.m. | | California needs even bigger Twin Tunnels plan Comments 0 Comments

Dry levee decision

A proposed alignment for the controversial dry levee in southwest Manteca that is a critical element to meet the state mandate to provide 200-year flood ...

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Posted: aug. 15, 2016 1:57 a.m. | | Dry levee decision Comments 0 Comments

HOMEGROWN CITY MANAGER

Manteca City Manager Elena Reyes recalls her first day in the City Council chambers.

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Posted: aug. 15, 2016 1:50 a.m. | | HOMEGROWN CITY MANAGER Comments 0 Comments

Ripon Police arrest 2 for mail theft

Ripon Police — with information provided by two alert residents —  arrested two women on suspicion of stealing mail.

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Posted: aug. 15, 2016 1:49 a.m. | | Ripon Police  arrest 2 for mail theft Comments 1 Comment

Ripon High grad is now the top Indian

Keith Rangel has experienced his fair share of back-to-school first days at Ripon High.

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Boys & Girls Club reopens for school year

The Boys & Girls Club of Manteca-Lathrop opens today for the new school year after a week of annual clubhouse maintenance.

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Posted: aug. 15, 2016 1:48 a.m. | | Boys & Girls Club reopens for school year Comments 0 Comments

The downtown Manteca traffic & parking myth

There is a wrong-headed “absolute” that’s driving the downtown Manteca debate.

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Posted: aug. 13, 2016 12:55 a.m. | | The downtown Manteca traffic & parking myth Comments 0 Comments

SJ Valley may go to hell but air will be clean

Pundits can’t figure out why moderate Democrats in the Central Valley and the Inland Empire aren’t jumping for joy at the chance to ...

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Posted: aug. 11, 2016 1:34 a.m. | | SJ Valley may go to hell but air will be clean Comments 0 Comments

Manteca High’s best future is Moffat Blvd

Manteca High was built in 1920.

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Posted: aug. 10, 2016 1:21 a.m. | | Manteca High’s best future is Moffat Blvd Comments 0 Comments

The compelling case for vibrant arts in schools & in Manteca

Singing —or more precisely music — isn’t one of my strong suits. I don’t sing in the shower as I don’t want to ...

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Posted: aug. 09, 2016 12:52 a.m. | | The compelling case for vibrant arts in schools & in Manteca Comments 0 Comments

Trump’s trash talking

When is it going to end?

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ROOTS IN RIPON

So in last week’s article I commented on my utter disdain for Hillary Clinton for any number of reasons which are too numerous to ...

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Ben Cantu & Manteca’s three-peat

Manteca — that once billed itself as “The Crossroads of California” in the 1980s before adopting the moniker “The Family City” — is at a crossroads.

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Doctors Hospital Auxiliary awards $20K in scholarships

The Doctors Hospital Auxiliary has again distributed more than $20,000 in college scholarships to area students who are at least beginning their third year ...

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Lathrop lands Kraft Heinz

It was a huge blow for the city when Lathrop’s 51-year-old glass manufacturing facility was shuttered for good in 2013. 

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LOSING PRIVILEGES

A small but growing number of Manteca residents are singing the blues because their efforts not to pay more green by continually placing garbage in ...

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Posted: aug. 08, 2016 12:56 a.m. | | LOSING PRIVILEGES Comments 0 Comments

Celebration for 6 Ripon centenarians

Six women now in their second century were lauded during a celebration at Bethany Homes.

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Ripon Police plan community meeting

Ripon Police want to learn about neighborhood issues as well as arm residents with information on how they can help combat crime.

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Posted: aug. 08, 2016 12:55 a.m. | | Ripon Police plan community meeting Comments 0 Comments

Revving up for Project HERO opening

Duke Cooper revved up his supped up 1969 Camaro Friday in front of the Manteca Jimmie Connors Veterans of Foreign War Post 6311.

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Developers push Manteca closer to year round schools

The party is almost over.

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City is risking Manteca High student safety with Garfield

Garfield Avenue between Moffat Boulevard and Yosemite Avenue is a symbol of what ails Manteca.

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Posted: aug. 04, 2016 12:41 a.m. | | City is risking Manteca High student safety with Garfield Comments 0 Comments

Handcuffing: It helps avoid deadly force

About 15 years ago I took a phone call from an angry citizen.

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Posted: aug. 03, 2016 1:00 a.m. | | Handcuffing: It helps avoid deadly force Comments 0 Comments

Manteca faces non-fulfilling growth ahead

The 3.9 percent growth cap doesn’t matter any longer. With its rollover feature of unused sewer allocations builders — if they so desired and ...

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Posted: aug. 02, 2016 12:52 a.m. | | Manteca faces non-fulfilling growth ahead Comments 1 Comment

MANTECA’S NUMBER: 3.9%

Manteca set the trend when it comes to controlled growth in the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

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2,852 homes built during past 8 years in Manteca

It took Escalon 164 years to reach its current population of 7,388.

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Did Eggman violate federal donation law?

The Democratic challenger to incumbent Republican Congresman Jeff Denham may be in hot water after a series of campaign contributions with an embattled Sacramento Congressman ...

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Posted: aug. 01, 2016 1:53 a.m. | | Did Eggman violate federal donation law? Comments 0 Comments

No challengers so far for 3 SSJID seats

All three board members up for reelection for the South San Joaquin Irrigation District Board of Directors are seeking another term. 

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Posted: aug. 01, 2016 1:52 a.m. | | No challengers  so far for 3 SSJID seats Comments 0 Comments

California Connection boasts 879 students

About four years ago, the Ripon Unified School District welcomed the California Connections Academy Virtual Charter School to its educational family.

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Manteca grade for affordable housing: ‘D-‘

Classes start Thursday.

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Truck stop flap: 1,100+ voters threaten to shoot themselves in foot

Perhaps the San Ramon-based political action committee known as California Future Fund should step up its campaign to make Lathrop safer and pressure the City ...

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Posted: jul. 30, 2016 12:59 a.m. | | Truck stop flap: 1,100+ voters threaten to shoot themselves in foot Comments 0 Comments

City Council makes citizens lawbreakers

The Manteca City Council made me a lawbreaker.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2016 1:09 a.m. | | City Council makes citizens lawbreakers Comments 0 Comments

News flash: Profiling & prisons work

Profiling per se and prisons reduce crime.

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Posted: jul. 28, 2016 1:02 a.m. | | News flash: Profiling & prisons work Comments 0 Comments

Give Reichelt her due: She was right about Mello Roos taxes

Georgiana Reichelt has been called a lot of things over the years.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2016 12:29 a.m. | | Give Reichelt her due: She was right about Mello Roos taxes Comments 0 Comments

Two decades in Manteca of broken promises regarding library

You can’t — as they say — judge a book by its cover.

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BURGERS TOP BOOKS

A citizens group striving to write a new chapter for public libraries in San Joaquin County is counting the Golden Arches to make its case.

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260,000 BY 2060

More than 260,000 people will call Manteca, Ripon or Lathrop home in 2060 if population forecasts issued by the San Joaquin County Council of ...

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Chevron station, mini food store south of Bypass

The architecture for a proposed Circle K convenience store and Chevron gas station south of the 120 Bypass along South Main Street will dovetail into ...

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Ripon plans National Night Out on Aug. 2

The Ripon Consolidated Fire District is looking for a three-peat.

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Ripon Book Club: Great way to connect

If you are looking for a great way to connect with other people while expanding your mind at the same time, Ripon Memorial Library offers ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2016 1:55 a.m. | | Ripon Book Club: Great way to connect Comments 0 Comments

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