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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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THE PRICE OF FREEDOM

The notes from Sammy Davis’ harmonica broke the silence.

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Main Street bulb-outs going bye-bye in spring

The much maligned bulb-outs in the 100 block of North Main Street in downtown Manteca are going to be around for a little longer but ...

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Manteca veteran owns 1951 Army M37 weapons carrier

A Manteca resident drove a piece of history this Memorial Day weekend as his 1951 Amy M37 weapons carrier stood out on the streets of ...

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Families volunteer to place crosses

Sacha Avila and her young children lent three pairs of hands to help install the 7,000 plus white crosses at Woodward Park in Manteca ...

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Manteca veteran owns 1951 Army M37 weapons carrier

A Manteca resident drove a piece of history this Memorial Day weekend as his 1951 Amy M37 weapons carrier stood out on the streets of ...

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Posted: may. 30, 2016 8:27 p.m. | | Manteca veteran owns 1951  Army M37 weapons carrier Comments 0 Comments

Cushman: A 23-year-old who doesn’t feel the ‘Bern’

David Cushman is 23 years old. He has a keen interest in politics. That said, he hasn’t felt the “Bern.”

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Posted: may. 27, 2016 11:06 p.m. | | Cushman: A 23-year-old who doesn’t feel the ‘Bern’ Comments 0 Comments

TANGLED MUSD WEB

What a tangled web we weave at times.

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Posted: may. 27, 2016 11:05 p.m. | | TANGLED MUSD WEB Comments 0 Comments

Life: It’s how you play it that makes all the difference

It is time once again for Pomp and Circumstance.

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Posted: may. 27, 2016 12:33 a.m. | | Life: It’s how you play it that makes all the difference Comments 0 Comments

The case not to widen 120 Bypass to 6 lanes

Drive west into Del Puerto Canyon from Patterson and you’ll climb into San Antonio Valley cradled between the ridgelines of the Coastal Range.

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Posted: may. 26, 2016 1:09 a.m. | | The case not to widen 120 Bypass to 6 lanes Comments 0 Comments

If it looks like a steal it probably is

Do you have $63.80 you can toss into a garbage disposal and flip the switch on for every member that’s in your household?

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Posted: may. 25, 2016 1:06 a.m. | | If it looks like a steal it probably is Comments 0 Comments

The $4,794.80 fridge for those that need 24/7 food surveillance

Mark Zuckerberg would be busing tables at Olive Garden if he relied on people like me to make him rich.

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Posted: may. 24, 2016 12:57 a.m. | | The $4,794.80 fridge for those that need 24/7 food surveillance Comments 0 Comments

Political hacks distort truth to smear Vogel

Want to see what a classic political hit piece looks like?

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Posted: may. 23, 2016 12:14 a.m. | | Political hacks distort truth to smear Vogel Comments 0 Comments

Homeless can do the crime and not do the time

Welcome to San Joaquin County, Homeless Haven USA.

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It’ll take more than wishing to make 120 Bypass upgrade a reality

A Caltrans engineer years ago told me that there really isn’t such a thing as an unsafe road.

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Posted: may. 20, 2016 1:34 a.m. | | It’ll take more  than wishing to make 120 Bypass upgrade a reality Comments 0 Comments

Trying to go it alone with SSJID is foolish move for City of Manteca

Politicians, they say, are wise to know the lay of the land.

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Posted: may. 19, 2016 1:45 a.m. | | Trying to go it alone with SSJID is foolish move for City of Manteca Comments 0 Comments

Let those without sin vote to slap $2 per pack tax on state’s smokers

The self-righteous pushers of sin taxes are at it again.

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‘Bye, bye birdie’ is theme song for federal wind power policy

Stand beneath one of the massive three blade wind turbines dotting the Altamont Pass hills when they are working and you will hear a “whum ...

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Manteca’s war on weeds

Letters are going out this week to property owners that are creating a serious fire hazard because they have failed to abate weeds and other ...

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SWIM OF THINGS

Interested in scuba diving? Curious about what lifeguard training involves? Want to swim laps for exercise? Need to learn how to swim? Or do you ...

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Partial cloverleaf envisioned for new interchange

Plans call for Manteca’s fourth interchange on the 120 Bypass being pursued at McKinley Avenue to be the city’s first partial cloverleaf.

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Dalben earns nod for government service

The late Peter Dalben— a French Camp resident who had a combined 33 years of service on various government agency boards  — is being inducted into ...

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Manteca Adult graduates eight

A few years ago, Patrick Chun chose the Manteca Adult School to continue his education.

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More money doesn’t mean better outcome for our schools

Sixty-two percent of us — according to a poll by the Public Policy Institute of California — favor a 12-year extension on temporary taxes imposed on those ...

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Posted: may. 16, 2016 12:46 a.m. | | More money doesn’t mean better outcome for our schools Comments 0 Comments

Dropping the bomb: We never should apologize

The President’s plan to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27 is prompting some to call for Obama to apologize for the ...

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The $155,000 white lie told by Manteca’s City Council

It’s time to end Manteca’s annual budget charade.

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Posted: may. 13, 2016 12:52 a.m. | | The $155,000 white lie told by Manteca’s City Council Comments 0 Comments

Learning a lesson from Lincoln Park

It is arguably the most efficiently used park on a square-foot basis in Manteca.

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Why do we pay almost 2,000 times too much for drinking water?

Go back the Dark Ages, say the 1970s.

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Peace unless, that is, I disagree with you then it’s death to you

Hardcore militant vegans — those that eschew animal products in any form to consume not based on health reasons but the morality of killing any animal ...

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Posted: may. 09, 2016 1:39 a.m. | | Peace unless, that is, I disagree with you then it’s death to you Comments 0 Comments

Will ‘line’ seal their fate?

It’s arguably be the most expensive and contentious line ever to be drawn in the history of Manteca.

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Dedication of Korean War mural May 21

America’s so-called “forgotten war” — the Korean Conflict — is being remembered in Manteca.

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Lathrop: Potential for jobs at depot site

It has brought back millions of dollars in transportation funds for San Joaquin County. 

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Posted: may. 09, 2016 1:32 a.m. | | Lathrop: Potential for jobs at depot site Comments 0 Comments

Community service earns Yepez hall spot

Arnita Marie Montiel Yepez — a tireless Lathrop volunteer who has made it her mission to make sure the community’s rich heritage is remembered and ...

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The expressway to hell: Why the council is holding on to a disaster

Head south of Manteca beyond where the blue collar pianist swings a hammer tapping out notes created by slamming nails into wood mixing with the ...

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Posted: may. 07, 2016 12:52 a.m. | | The expressway to hell: Why the council is holding on to a disaster Comments 0 Comments

Conceding Manteca to the homeless?

Is Manteca losing its mojo?

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Soda sin tax backfires big in Mexico

The difference between you and me and the filthy wealthy is simple. We don’t think we can lord over other people by lecturing them ...

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Manteca: The little city that couldn’t

Can Manteca deliver on just one water play attraction?

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Education cartel: $$$$ Taxpayers: 0

This might sound like blasphemy to some but don’t be surprised if the education cartel implodes the current public education system from kindergarten through ...

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Illegal fireworks crackdown

Those firing off illegal fireworks in Manteca starting July 1 could run a greater risk of being slapped with a $750 fine plus the cost ...

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STEM IN KINDERGARTEN

Lincoln Van Houten tried to picture what type of structure would best keep an ice cube from melting on the warmest daytime spot at Colony ...

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MHS fence falls toward residences

Firefighters responded Saturday morning to a partially collapsed 40-foot high chain link fence covered with ivy meant to protect mobile homes adjacent to the Manteca ...

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Manteca may up fee for non-resident golf

Non-resident green fees for playing 18 holes at the Manteca Golf Course may increase by $1 starting July 1.

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The fallacy of minimum wage & rising the tide

Forty-six years ago I was flipping burgers at the Squirrel Cage in Lincoln. I was making $1.65 an hour. It was California’s minimum ...

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Manteca needs to tweak North Main decision

Sitting in traffic on North Main Street on a weekday afternoon or a late Saturday morning as it struggles to snake through downtown makes you ...

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My favorite song? Try ‘California’ by Sinatra

My taste in music runs the gamut from rock to jazz as well as country to western.

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Posted: apr. 29, 2016 1:09 a.m. | | My favorite song? Try ‘California’ by Sinatra Comments 0 Comments

California: Is it the next stoner state?

Jerry Brown a few years back was asked to comment on the drive to legalize recreational use of pot in California.

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 1:17 a.m. | | California: Is it the next stoner state? Comments 0 Comments

It was almost worth losing the pepper tree

My neighbors have probably been wondering if I was ever going to top Christmas Eve 2010.

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Posted: apr. 26, 2016 11:18 p.m. | | It was almost worth losing the pepper tree Comments 0 Comments

Go ahead and tell me to take a hike

The mountains call.

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Posted: apr. 26, 2016 12:53 a.m. | | Go ahead and tell me to take a hike Comments 0 Comments

The criminal homeless 2: Manteca: 0

Manteca is about to lose another round to the criminal homeless.

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Credits for MUSD students

College prep is a big component of secondary education.

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