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Go ahead & roll the dice at $750 a toss

The grumblings have already started.

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Posted: jul. 01, 2016 1:22 a.m. | | Go ahead & roll the dice at $750 a toss Comments 0 Comments

Before you vote to send California to pot . . . .

It sounds like a pothead’s nirvana.

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Posted: jun. 30, 2016 12:50 a.m. | | Before you vote to send California to pot . . . . Comments 0 Comments

Manteca does not need to pay wizards $475K

So what are Manteca taxpayers’ getting for the $475,000 investment in a parks and recreation master plan produced by the RJM Design Group that ...

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 10:59 p.m. | | Manteca does not need to pay wizards $475K Comments 0 Comments

I’ve yet to see a bear with a smartphone

It’s a question I’m constantly asked: Isn’t it dangerous to hike by myself in the Sierra or Death Valley?

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 1:05 a.m. | | I’ve yet to see a bear   with a smartphone Comments 0 Comments

Future Manteca park needs

It is costing Manteca taxpayers $475,000 so the city can have a plan for the next 20 years about what they should do to ...

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Posted: jun. 27, 2016 1:31 a.m. | | Future Manteca park needs Comments 0 Comments

100 percent Chromebooks by end of 2017

Every Ripon Unified student from kindergarten through 12th grade will be using Chromebooks by the end of 2017.

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Posted: jun. 27, 2016 1:30 a.m. | | 100 percent Chromebooks by end of 2017 Comments 0 Comments

New police chief plans coffee series

Lathrop’s new police chief Captain James Hood is conducting coffees to hear citizens’ concerns at the Starbucks on Harlan Road.

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Posted: jun. 27, 2016 1:29 a.m. | | New police chief plans coffee series Comments 0 Comments

Teens gradate from junior police academy

A cadre of Manteca teens graduated from a week-long junior police academy in Ceres that taught the cadets everything from basic first-aid to the proper ...

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Manteca saves $140K a year by shedding PG&E

Is the epic struggle the South San Joaquin Irrigation District has undertaken to replace PG&E as the retail power supplier for Manteca, Ripon, and ...

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Posted: jun. 27, 2016 1:24 a.m. | | Manteca saves $140K a year by shedding PG&E Comments 0 Comments

The next step: Preventing homelessness

Mike Kelly is a wise man.

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Posted: jun. 25, 2016 1:12 a.m. | | The next step: Preventing homelessness Comments 0 Comments

Frosted flakes, sin taxes & North Korea

It was a Saturday morning ritual for way too many years.

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Posted: jun. 24, 2016 1:05 a.m. | | Frosted flakes, sin taxes & North Korea Comments 0 Comments

The council is clear: Manteca must deal with the homeless

The message Tuesday was clear: No more fooling around when it comes to the homeless.

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Posted: jun. 23, 2016 12:56 a.m. | | The council is clear: Manteca must deal with the homeless Comments 0 Comments

Get ready for Sacramento ‘magic’ to deal with homeless

Get ready for the big lie — or at least being misled whether it is intentional or not.

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Posted: jun. 22, 2016 1:02 a.m. | | Get ready for Sacramento ‘magic’ to deal with homeless Comments 0 Comments

Ultimately Ford did have a better idea

I love top 10 lists. You know the ones. The 10 best places to live. The 10 weirdest places to hang glide. The 10 proven ...

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Widening Airport Way

Those who travel Airport Way for commuting or head down it to shop at Costco on the weekend know that navigating the stretch between Daniels ...

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Posted: jun. 20, 2016 1:32 a.m. | | Widening Airport Way Comments 0 Comments

4 Lathrop council seats up for grabs

The Lathrop City Council gets a shakeup every two years. 

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Posted: jun. 20, 2016 1:31 a.m. | | 4 Lathrop council seats up for grabs Comments 0 Comments

Want to run for Ripon school board?

Ripon Unified   — in conjunction with the League of Women Voters — is conducting an informational workshop for potential candidates seeking to run Nov. 8 in the ...

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Posted: jun. 20, 2016 1:30 a.m. | | Want to run for Ripon  school board? Comments 0 Comments

Moorhead: Manteca Needs to help homeless

Debby Moorhead wants the city to step up its efforts to address the growing number of homeless Manteca.

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Posted: jun. 20, 2016 1:30 a.m. | | Moorhead: Manteca Needs to help homeless Comments 0 Comments

Boot camp combines learning with fun

Juvraj Sidhu enjoyed his time at the 2016 STEM Summer Camp.

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Posted: jun. 20, 2016 1:29 a.m. | | Boot camp combines learning with fun Comments 0 Comments

Bike theft suspect opens fire

A Manteca father trying to find his daughter’s stolen bicycle challenged a man riding it within a block of his home Friday night and ...

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Posted: jun. 20, 2016 1:28 a.m. | | Bike theft suspect opens fire Comments 0 Comments

Climate change: Chicken Littles, Yosemite Valley & ostriches

“Climate change is no longer a threat’ it is a reality.” — President Obama speaking in Yosemite Valley on Saturday

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Posted: jun. 20, 2016 1:24 a.m. | | Climate change: Chicken Littles, Yosemite Valley & ostriches Comments 0 Comments

Thoughts on Father’s Day

I recently stumbled on some old floppy disks (are there any other kind?) that have some of my old columns going back up to 14 ...

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Posted: jun. 18, 2016 1:28 a.m. | | Thoughts on Father’s Day Comments 0 Comments

If you think your printer is too slow . . .

It’s time to carbon date yourself.

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Posted: jun. 17, 2016 1:29 a.m. | | If you think your printer is too slow . . .  Comments 0 Comments

A different side of Ali

When I was in the Manteca Bulletin office the other day discussing the content of this column, the boy popped up with how I should ...

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Posted: jun. 17, 2016 1:29 a.m. | | A different side of Ali Comments 0 Comments

Postal Service: Do they really care about theft?

Lorene lives near Woodward Park.

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Posted: jun. 16, 2016 1:30 a.m. | | Postal Service: Do they really care about theft? Comments 0 Comments

Know anyone in need of bigger sized clothing?

I really should have rethought the decision to spend so much money on clothes when I was at my heaviest because I’m suddenly finding ...

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Posted: jun. 14, 2016 12:58 a.m. | | Know anyone in need   of bigger sized clothing? Comments 0 Comments

It’s time to ‘wine’ about 209

Napa Valley may be the Lamborghini of California’s wine regions — with the sexy, splashy, and pricey veneer that goes with it — but it doesn ...

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Obama can save Yosemite for future generations

President Obama and his family are visiting Yosemite National Park later this week.

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Posted: jun. 13, 2016 1:30 a.m. | | Obama can save Yosemite for future generations Comments 0 Comments

$2.7M hit on forced RDA sale?

Buying the 57,000-square-foot building that once housed Kodak’s Qualex film processing division on Industrial Park Drive to serve as a new home for ...

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Posted: jun. 13, 2016 1:17 a.m. | | $2.7M hit on forced RDA sale? Comments 0 Comments

SUMMER WORK

School’s out for the summer.

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Posted: jun. 13, 2016 1:16 a.m. | | SUMMER WORK Comments 0 Comments

Ripon ponders opting for water miserly plants

Water conservation will again be the hot button topic at Tuesday’s Ripon City Council.

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Posted: jun. 13, 2016 1:16 a.m. | | Ripon ponders opting for water miserly plants Comments 0 Comments

SJ Ag Fest starts 5-day run Tuesday

San Joaquin AgFest is a five-day celebration of youth agriculturists from throughout the county.

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Posted: jun. 13, 2016 1:16 a.m. | | SJ Ag Fest starts 5-day run Tuesday Comments 0 Comments

Ripon works to keep river visitors safe

The dangers of swimming and rafting on the Stanislaus River have been minimal during the drought due to lower water volume, slower flows, and water ...

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Posted: jun. 13, 2016 1:09 a.m. | | Ripon works to keep river visitors safe Comments 0 Comments

Progress being made in resort deal talks

There isn’t a drought when it comes to water parks interested in building a resort in Manteca.

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Posted: jun. 13, 2016 1:09 a.m. | | Progress being made in resort deal talks Comments 0 Comments

November vote is bigger than either Trump or Clinton

“See, I told you it didn’t make any difference to vote. I shouldn’t have bothered. Bernie Sanders lost anyway.”

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Posted: jun. 11, 2016 1:15 a.m. | | November vote is bigger than either Trump or Clinton Comments 0 Comments

Higher BLD entry fees just the start

Want to see the impact of government decree versus that quaint old-school concept known as initiative?

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Posted: jun. 10, 2016 1:19 a.m. | | Higher BLD   entry fees just the start Comments 0 Comments

Using ACE to solve Bay Area affordable housing needs

San Jose leaders are upset that they’ve become the affordable housing solution for job-rich Santa Clara.

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Posted: jun. 09, 2016 1:34 a.m. | | Using ACE to solve Bay  Area affordable housing needs Comments 0 Comments

Flipping over board isn’t how you play chess

There’s got to be a morning after

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Posted: jun. 08, 2016 1:36 a.m. | | Flipping over board isn’t how you play chess Comments 0 Comments

The $460,000 offer Manteca can refuse

It’s time to bury the hatchet.

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Posted: jun. 07, 2016 1:20 a.m. | | The $460,000 offer Manteca can refuse Comments 0 Comments

Is Manteca’s future worth spending $99K?

Mike Morowit is right.

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Posted: jun. 06, 2016 1:40 a.m. | | Is Manteca’s future worth spending $99K? Comments 0 Comments

Fire destroys old Crom home

Fire destroyed the small farm house located on what was left of the old Crom ranch on the southwest corner of South Airport Way and ...

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Posted: jun. 06, 2016 1:24 a.m. | | Fire destroys old Crom home Comments 0 Comments

FREE SPLASH DAY

Cooling off in the water can have deadly consequences.

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Posted: jun. 06, 2016 1:23 a.m. | | FREE SPLASH DAY Comments 0 Comments

Grand Jury: Coordinate effort to deal with homeless

The San Joaquin County Grand Jury believes government agencies need to better address homeless issues.

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Posted: jun. 06, 2016 1:21 a.m. | | Grand Jury: Coordinate effort to deal with homeless Comments 0 Comments

Idling police cars key to public safety

If you think that idling parked Manteca Police patrol cars unattended by an officer are wasting gas, guess again.

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Posted: jun. 06, 2016 1:21 a.m. | | Idling police cars key to public safety Comments 0 Comments

On top of world after beating cancer

He’s the first cancer survivor to stand atop of the world.

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Dog park finally set to go to bid

Manteca’s dog park — expected to go out to bid this week — could have a bone-themed bench for humans and play equipment for dogs.

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Posted: jun. 06, 2016 1:20 a.m. | | Dog park finally set to go to bid Comments 0 Comments

Linda, Richard & the pursuit of happiness

At an early age Linda Silverman ran up against what Bernie Sanders’s most adherent supporters would call sexual discrimination.

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Posted: jun. 04, 2016 1:30 a.m. | | Linda, Richard & the pursuit of happiness Comments 0 Comments

Interacting with people is old school

Are we heading to a point in time when actual face-to-face — and not Skype or Face Time — between people will be as rare as a ...

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Posted: jun. 01, 2016 12:32 a.m. | | Interacting  with people is old school Comments 0 Comments

Manteca’s ‘Forgotten War’ vets

At this weekend’s Memorial Day celebration at Woodward Park, much of the attention was directed to Vietnam veterans as well as the fallen in ...

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Posted: may. 31, 2016 1:58 a.m. | | Manteca’s ‘Forgotten  War’ vets Comments 0 Comments

THE PRICE OF FREEDOM

The notes from Sammy Davis’ harmonica broke the silence.

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Posted: may. 31, 2016 1:57 a.m. | | THE PRICE OF FREEDOM Comments 0 Comments

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