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Repeal of gas tax would shake state politics to core

The perfect storm is gathering on the horizon for another California tax revolt.

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We were fools for letting Manson live

Charles Manson lived 48 years too long.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2017 1:22 a.m. | | We were fools for letting Manson live Comments 0 Comments

Ripon city worker benefits costs up 4.9 percent for year

Ripon City Council members are eligible for the same benefits as city employees.

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Posted: nov. 20, 2017 2:21 a.m. | | Ripon city worker benefits costs up 4.9 percent for year Comments 0 Comments

2 Lathrop parks get rubberized playing surfaces

Lathrop taxpayers have already been enjoying new rubberized play surfaces at some of the city’s most heaviest used parks thanks to proceeds from Measure ...

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Ripon tradition: Cal Crush Clydesdales rides

The sound of Cal Crush Clydesdales hoofs clicking against street pavers in downtown Ripon will return Saturday, Dec. 2.

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BURIED WITH HONORS

All of Manteca’s fallen in World War II have now been accounted for and buried with military honors.

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$112.2M PENSION SHORTFALL

Manteca’s elected leaders facing a daunting unfunded pension liability could get a better handle on future debt and bring stability to city finances down ...

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Posted: nov. 20, 2017 2:16 a.m. | | $112.2M PENSION SHORTFALL Comments 0 Comments

Time to make alarm companies pull their weight in City of Manteca

The uproar this past week over a city coding error that sent Janis Music a $700 bill for false alarms that turned out to actually ...

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Posted: nov. 18, 2017 1:23 a.m. | | Time to make alarm companies pull their weight in City of Manteca Comments 0 Comments

Cutting classes, not shaking hands & monitoring social media sites

Back in 1939 my mother — then a junior at Lincoln High of Lincoln in Placer County — and several of her friends decided to cut school ...

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He was one of the good ones

I admit that I didn’t know Fred Millner all that well.

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The Golden ‘Stoner State’ isn’t all that laid back on pot

A few years back, a reporter asked Gov. Jerry Brown what he thought of the movement to legalize marijuana.

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Posted: nov. 16, 2017 1:05 a.m. | | The Golden ‘Stoner State’ isn’t all that laid back on pot Comments 0 Comments

Want to cut weight? Count pink slips for FDA employees

In my day I could polish off an entire extra-large combo pizza — sausage and pepperoni — in nothing flat.

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A car is much more likely to kill you if you live in Manteca

There were 2,626,418 deaths in the United States in 2015.

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Posted: nov. 14, 2017 1:01 a.m. | | A car is much more likely to kill you if you live in Manteca Comments 0 Comments

Taste of Ripon set in downtown area

The Taste of Ripon Wine Stroll can be a warm and romantic way to start the Christmas season in the historic Ripon business district on ...

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Posted: nov. 13, 2017 2:08 a.m. | | Taste of Ripon set in downtown area Comments 0 Comments

Safer streets: Lathrop seeks to improve sidewalks

The City of Lathrop is hoping that they’ll get at least a piece of the $19.8 million of Measure K funds that is ...

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Manteca Urgent Care opens in downtown

An urgent care center has opened its doors in downtown Manteca.

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Manteca growing to 106,308

It took the City of Manteca 67 years to reach a population of 32,000 from the time of its incorporation to 1985.

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There’s a bad Apple (and Samsung) on our roads

There is perhaps another reason why Apple doesn’t want police to easily access iPhones during investigations and it has nothing to do with privacy ...

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Posted: nov. 13, 2017 2:02 a.m. | | There’s a bad Apple (and  Samsung) on our roads Comments 0 Comments

High school sports taunts out of control

What is the Manteca Unified School District leadership waiting for — fist cuffs?

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Posted: nov. 11, 2017 1:10 a.m. | | High school sports taunts out of control Comments 0 Comments

The non-handshake heard ‘round the 209

By now most people have already forgotten about what happened last week between the Manteca High School Buffaloes and the East Union Lancers prior to ...

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CPUC’s prime purpose: Protect PG&E’s profits

It’s a $363.4 million question — or if a judge’s recommendation holds, a $170 million question.

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Posted: nov. 10, 2017 1:24 a.m. | | CPUC’s prime purpose: Protect PG&E’s profits Comments 0 Comments

Next dodo bird: Breaking bread with strangers

We are slowly becoming a hermit society.

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‘Live’ spelled backwards spells ‘evil’

What’s wrong with us?

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The four chiefs: Hanging around after they retire & what it means

The four “chiefs” — Willie Weatherford, Charlie Halford, Dave Bricker, and Nick Obligacion — are one of the things that makes Manteca unique.

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4 state workers net $902,000 in bonuses

Jack Ehnes, Christopher Ailman, Ted Eliopoulos, and Marcie Frost have all just received bonuses totaling $902,000.

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Ripon trustees thank bond oversight board

Trustees of the Ripon Unified School District received special appreciation from the Measure G Citizen’s Oversight Committee in moving forward with the Colony Oak ...

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Manteca Unified expels 30 students suspends 2,718 during 2016-2017

Manteca Unified expelled 30 students and suspended 2,718 students during the 2016-2017 school year.

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Fatal hit and run; shooting leaves man in critical condition

Manteca Police are investigating a fatal hit and run accident that took place Sunday evening in the 1200 block of West Lathrop Road in North ...

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RACING TO HELP KIDS WIN AT BOYS & GIRLS

Eric Nascimento Jr. knows how important the Manteca-Lathrop is in the lives of 1,800 kids who take advantage of the club’s programs.

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Posted: nov. 06, 2017 2:36 a.m. | | RACING TO HELP KIDS WIN AT BOYS & GIRLS Comments 0 Comments

Manteca taxpayers won’t pay for upkeep of coming interchange landscaping

Manteca taxpayers will not be on the hook for the upkeep of landscaping within Caltrans’ jurisdiction at the Lathrop Road and Highway 99 interchange that ...

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Failure to grasp ‘The Little Red Hen’ moral and $1,210 fine for illegal camping

You’ve probably never have met Norman Moore, but you may have seen him.

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Posted: nov. 04, 2017 1:37 a.m. | | Failure to grasp ‘The Little Red Hen’ moral and $1,210 fine for illegal camping Comments 0 Comments

City-school partnerships: Getting into swim of things

The City of Manteca has a swimming pool built 60 years ago when the community had a population of less than 10,000.

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SJ Valley: The land of two seasons

Is it just me, or do we live in a place where two of the seasons exist in name only?

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Gas tax is unfair as it’s basically a regressive tax

One of California’s most regressive taxes became even more regressive on Tuesday.

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Hollywood embraces instant guilt

If you have a hankering to visit Hollywood, you might want to do so soon.

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5-seond rules, Halloween candy & poison

I do not have a five-second rule.

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Yosemite fee hike woefully inadequate as it is proposed

We are loving Yosemite National Park to death.

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General plan touches on dam failures

New Melones Dam failing — a highly unlikely event — is one of the safety hazards that are outlined in the Manteca general plan designed to guide ...

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Ripon High band playing at DC events

The 32-member Ripon High School Marching Band is one of four picked from throughout the nation to play in Washington, D.C., on Veterans Day ...

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Santa Run added to downtown Christmas

A 5 kilometer Santa Run on Saturday, Dec. 2, has been added to the downtown Christmas holiday festivities as a fundraiser for the City of ...

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Keeping eye on hot spots

Surveillance cameras being deployed in the coming weeks could change the dynamics of how Manteca Police eventually deal with hot spots for crime.

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More ado about taking knee

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

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The cancer we are developing is of the heart & soul

Roy Rogers was the good guy who wore the white hat.

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You paying for their screw- ups? That’s the PG&E way

It’s been just over seven years since a seemingly normal September evening was shattered when a PG&E gas pipeline exploded in San Bruno ...

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Posted: oct. 27, 2017 1:39 a.m. | | You paying for their screw- ups? That’s the PG&E way Comments 0 Comments

How about Stockton-SF International?

Amazon knows where Stockton is.

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Will Manteca’s leaders keep their promise?

A waterpark resort deal — with upwards of $15 million in municipal funds using primarily redevelopment agency bond proceeds for a variety of related infrastructure projects ...

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Rematch of ‘14 DeBrum-Cantu mayoral race on tap for 2018?

Now that Steve DeBrum has announced he’s seeking a second term as Manteca’s mayor in the November 2018 election, the big question needs ...

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Posted: oct. 25, 2017 1:28 a.m. | | Rematch of ‘14 DeBrum-Cantu mayoral race on tap for 2018? Comments 0 Comments

CPUC fiddles with PG&E as California burns

This is not a good time to be a PG&E stockholder — or a California Public Utilities Commission apologist for that matter.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2017 1:17 a.m. | | CPUC fiddles with PG&E as California burns Comments 0 Comments

Thanking Comcast for getting me to cut the cable

I haven’t watched TV now for four weeks and I’m loving it.

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Lathrop leaders urge safer teen driving

It beats out every other disease and external factor as the leading cause of death for 15-18 year olds across the country. 

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