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State’s green strategy takes green from poor

California’s green strategy, if anyone in Sacramento has the courage to be honest, should be called for what it is — the biggest rip-off of ...

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Love Ripon seeks volunteers for projects

Ripon is looking for people who love their community and are willing to spend three hours with neighbors this Saturday morning working to make it ...

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Van Ryn going into Manteca Hall of Fame for agriculture efforts

Bill Van Ryn —a self-employed farmer who is an avid supporter of Catholic ministries — is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame. 

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Predawn crash on 99 in Ripon kills 20-year-old

A 20-year-old Tracy man was killed in the predawn hours Saturday at 4:30 a.m. on southbound Highway 99 near the Main Street overpass ...

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VIETNAM WAR MURAL

Manteca is dedicating its 30th mural — a tribute to those who served in the Vietnam War — on Saturday, May 20, at 11 a.m. at ...

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43 townhouses for Manteca

Manteca’s first townhouse project designed to create owner occupied units is being proposed on 2.10 acres between Grant and Lincoln avenues and north ...

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Mathis & Huerta help save the Delta farm

Delta College trustees Cathy Mathis of Manteca and Carlos Huerta of Stockton have saved the farm — the Delta College Farm that is.

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Manteca’s future front door on Moffat Boulevard

The answer to jump starting downtown may be pulling out of the station in seven or so years.

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Manteca Police make arrest in robbery at massage parlor

A lone gunman held up a massage parlor on North Main Street at Lancaster Drive shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday making off with an ...

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Where will elementary classroom capacity go?

The first step Manteca Unified will make in addressing a tidal wave of enrollment growth in the coming years is to determine options that maximize ...

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Cajun Spot brings New Orleans taste to Manteca

When Linh Ma moved to New Orleans to experience the culture, she had no idea that she would fall in love with the food that ...

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TOWERING RESTAURANT

Ripon’s newest restaurant shouldn’t have any water pressure problems — or pose a problem for patrons trying to find it.

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Manteca traffic drives general plan talk

Of the seven mandatory elements that will make up Manteca’s General Plan, those who came out to the third visioning workshop Thursday night at ...

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Lathrop replacement motorcycle coming

It has been almost a year since the Lathrop Police Services motorcycle unit was involved in an accident that totaled the 2014 BMW police motorcycle ...

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Ripon project clears way for restaurant & more stores

Work is underway installing water and sewer lines on five acres at the northeast corner of Ripon at River Road and North Ripon Road where ...

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A CENTURY AGO

Manteca biggest growth spurt wasn’t in 1985 when 1,400 new homes brought by a tidal wave of Bay Area Transplants prompted the establishment ...

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SOLAR IS HOT TREND

In the coming months Manteca will reach a milestone no one would have thought possible less than a decade ago — the 1,800th home in ...

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From Russia with fear: Adventures in a SF Lyft

“Should we walk to dinner, or should we take a cab?”

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Anyone for a March 17, 2020 primary vote?

Trying to get the elected leaders in the small states that hold sway other the Electoral College to abandon it is the textbook definition of ...

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The ticking time bomb driving cost of government

California’s minimum wage has some significant collateral damage that advocates failed to factor.

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‘That’s what the police officer keeps asking’

As I was jogging down Cowell Avenue to cross Moffat Boulevard to reach the Tidewater to head south toward Sedan Avenue Monday at noon, a ...

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Maybe call it the ‘Homeless Highway’

It may go down as the biggest unintended consequences in Manteca history.

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Hit the Streets for Hunger run, walk April 30

A fundraising walk and run along the banks of the San Joaquin River on Sunday, April 30, will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank.

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MUSD rolling out Delta classes at high schools

Manteca Unified high school students starting next fall will be able to take Delta College classes after school at Weston Ranch High and Sierra High.

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Vick ended up steering Manteca football

Walker Vick didn’t know quite what to expect when he came to Manteca in 1959 for his first teaching job at Manteca High School. 

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LATHROP HIGH SAYS GOOD-BYE

It was a solemn assembly in the Lathrop High School gym where a funeral was staged  honoring the memory of those students “killed” in an ...

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MANTECA’S ‘CRACK’ EPIDEMIC

Manteca has a crack epidemic.

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Manteca City Council getting ready to make $1 million mistake

There is no other way to say this.

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Yes, we are the land of fruits & nuts

It’s the same old slam.

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For whom the smartphone ring bell tolls

There are times I miss Ma Bell. For those of you under 40, that is the affectionate name that some folks had for what today ...

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When things were different in Manteca

Sometimes it’s easy to get swept up in the nuances of modern life.

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Brown knows how to play the ACE card

Jerry Brown is shrewd.

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Tango lessons for the city & downtown

It takes two to tango. The same is true when it comes to picking up the pace in downtown Manteca. And it requires the private ...

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Water allocation decree signals scorched earth fish strategy

Our faucets are at the mercy of bureaucrats beholden to a New California Order where fish trump people.

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Do-gooder hurts homeless effort

Mike Kelly works hard at his job.

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Pavlov’s dogs, Manteca City Council & hiring consultants

It takes people making $260,000 in taxable purchases within Manteca’s city limits to raise $13,000 via the half cent public safety tax.

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Posted: apr. 06, 2017 12:56 a.m. | | Pavlov’s dogs, Manteca City Council & hiring consultants Comments 0 Comments

Get ready for the I-580 parking lot

Interstate 580 across the Altamont Pass is the canary in the mine.

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I have yet to come across a bear texting

Now I’ve seen everything.

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Taxpayers in Manteca find out council talk isn’t cheap

It’s a great talk.

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Lathrop targets illegal fireworks

Those who use illegal fireworks in Lathrop will no longer have the advantage when it comes to ducking citations from police and fire personnel that ...

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ANSWERING THE CALL

It was a spirited First Responders’ Day Saturday in Ripon with a crowd of some 300 community members gathering at the Ripon Consolidated Fire Station ...

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29 SEEK 15 POSITIONS

A record 29 people want to play a role in helping shape Manteca’s blueprint for growth through 2040 when the city is projected to ...

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108 Sycamore & what ails downtown

Want to know what is stopping Manteca from getting the downtown everyone says they want?

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At age 61: I’m gonna live until I die

I’m gonna live till I die! I’m gonna laugh ‘stead of cry,

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Commitment to exodus? Sounds about right

A few months ago, I wrote an antagonistic column calling on fans of the Oakland Raiders to do one simple thing if their beloved franchise ...

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They all live in big boxes behind walls & they all look the same

Little boxes on the hillside,

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Sanctuary cities & illegals

Does anyone really want California to be a sanctuary state for illegals?

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Steal checks from grandma & receive get out of jail card

Who said crime doesn’t pay?

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One drink could cost teen driver 10 years

Superior Court Judge Richard Vlavianos laid down the law to Ripon High’s junior and seniors.

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Ripon council meets to work out details for spring collection

The Ripon City Council has called for a special meeting on Tuesday, in part, to hammer out details on the residential large item pick-up program.

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