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Single family homes: All that matters in Manteca

Let’s be honest.

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Beautiful blue eyes

Those beautiful blue eyes.

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The Little Red Hen & Tulloch Lake

Copperopolis residents are worried sick.

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Fish fry, JROTC dinner Friday

The FESM Fish Dinner is Friday, Feb. 27, at the FESM Hall, 240 N. Main St., Manteca with takeout from 5 to 6 p.m. The doors for the sit-down dinner open at 6 with a dinner of lingcod fish, potatoes, bread, salad, and dessert served at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 6 to 12. For tickets contact Frank at 209.595.3558.

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Questions to dog city leaders on

The Great Dog Park Debate is back.

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The winner in the category of least gracious winner is . . .

The 87th annual Academy Awards shouldn’t be confused with entertainment.

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Here’s to the 301 Manteca residents who would of died

There will be 301 Manteca residents who will not die by the end of this year thanks to vaccines.

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Posted: feb. 23, 2015 1:09 a.m. | | Here’s to the 301 Manteca residents who would of died Comments 0 Comments

Job market forces pay raises at Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart workers are getting a pay raise.

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Posted: feb. 21, 2015 12:43 a.m. | | Job market forces pay raises at Wal-Mart Comments 0 Comments

Central Valley Beat debuting today

“Welcome to the very first episode of the Central Valley Beat. I am Nina Frisby and…”

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Posted: feb. 20, 2015 1:14 a.m. | | Central Valley Beat debuting today Comments 0 Comments

It’s Almond Blossom time! (plus more crab)

Almond Blossom Festival is here! Start your weekend right with some tasty breakfast. Ripon Grange #511 is holding its 53rd annual Almond Blossom Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 6 to 10 a.m. at the Grange Hall, 827 Ripona Ave., Ripon. Tickets for adults are $7 when purchased in advance or $8 at the door. Please call Helen at 209.599.7110 for more information.

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Posted: feb. 19, 2015 1:23 a.m. | | It’s Almond Blossom time! (plus more crab) Comments 0 Comments

Family City’s can-do attitude is for Bay Area housing needs

There is no affordable housing problem in Manteca.

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Born to be wild: Black & white high tops

White Converse All-Star high top basketball shoes.

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Posted: feb. 18, 2015 12:49 a.m. | | Born to be wild: Black & white high tops Comments 0 Comments

Manteca & the coming water crisis

It was a beautiful day Monday.

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PG&E wants you to pay for them to profit from chargers

PG&E wants the state to give them permission to take money from you so they can make even more money.

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City Council posed to jack up future rents

The Manteca City Council on Tuesday is likely to vote to increase future apartment rents, make it more difficult for young people entering the workforce to rent let alone buy a home in Manteca, and widen the housing gap between the haves and have nots.

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Posted: feb. 14, 2015 1:14 a.m. | | City Council posed to jack up future rents Comments 1 Comment

A wedding is a day; marriage is a lifetime

Love is in the air. Or, I should say, marriage is in the air. For the first time in my recent memory, people I know are tying the knot left and right.

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Love is in the air as is smell of crab

The Pregnancy Help Center’s annual crab feed is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Manteca Senior Center. The evening will begin with wine and cheese tasting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and feature silent, live and dessert auctions. Dinner will begin at 6:30. The menu includes salad, pesto and marinara pasta, bread and of course, marinated crab. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at www.omgpregnant.org. For more information, please call 209.640.2171.

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Manteca: From belly dancers & Look magazine to a horse in bar

I became a Manteca resident 24 years ago this week.

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Manteca comic on stage in Modesto

They call it the green room. 

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Time to talk with people and not just talk at them

There are 23,000 students in Manteca Unified.

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Manteca’s invisible homeless

She was a young lady, perhaps in her 20s.

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The ultimate one-stop business for Manteca

Bert Fuller was fuming.

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Manteca, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. . .

Manteca, I love thee for . . .

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Mayor’s levee idea has merit for Manteca

Manteca’s future is much too important to leave in the hands of engineers and textbook planners.

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Posted: feb. 06, 2015 1:16 a.m. | | Mayor’s levee idea has merit for Manteca Comments 0 Comments

Hudson gets past another Idol round

Maddy Hudson already earned her ticket to Hollywood. 

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Two cents of advice pays huge dividend

Joanne Jamerson is a vibrant, engaging, caring, thoughtful, classy, and wise lady.

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Working toward the old Jason

I had reached the tipping point.

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It doesn’t matter if it’s not soccer or baseball

It doesn’t take a high-paid consultant to tell you where the next community park is going in Manteca so why bother with a park master plan?

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Posted: feb. 04, 2015 1:10 a.m. | | It doesn’t matter if it’s not soccer or baseball Comments 0 Comments

EU GRAD’S KILLER

Do you want a killer on the streets?

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Posted: feb. 03, 2015 1:42 a.m. | | EU GRAD’S KILLER Comments 4 Comments

Refrigerator weather prelude to repertoire of spring’s colors

Early February in the Northern San Joaquin Valley can drive you crazy if you let it.

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Government is killing fish to save them

Ready for the ultimate fish fry?

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Bullying: Drain is doing it herself

It’s only fitting to start your diatribe about how racist the school system is by making a racist statement of your own.

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McLarty learns trustees well schooled in art of retribution

Connect the dots.

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Tire marks, medians & public safety

Perhaps you don’t like the new medians on Louise Avenue.

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Posted: jan. 30, 2015 12:55 a.m. | | Tire marks, medians & public safety Comments 0 Comments

FACEBOOK FLAP

I ran for the school board back in the 1990s. My claim to fame was an endorsement from the Stockton Record (the Bulletin does not endorse for local races) and I thought I stood a decent chance. I am not wrong often, but boy did I misjudge that one.

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Manteca USD: Uranus versus Pluto conflict

Folks who make their living tossing theories abound about human behavior generally define Millennials as those born between the 1980s and 2000s. Some define Millennials by those who were in their formative years or reached adulthood at the dawn of the 21st century.

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Chocolate Salon, bull riding, BMX Crab Feed and more!

Get your dance shoes ready, because the Manteca Youth Advisory Commission is hosting the first middle-school dance of 2015 on Friday, Jan. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Golden West Community Gym! All sixth through eighth graders are invited to dance and have fun with their friends. Bring your school I.D. (or other proof of school attendance), $5 for admission and don’t forget about the school dress code! For more info click here: 

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Posted: jan. 29, 2015 1:10 a.m. | | Chocolate Salon, bull riding,  BMX Crab Feed and more! Comments 0 Comments

Coming flood of misery for rural south Manteca folks

Rain and snow when it does fall can sometimes inflict painful misery on parts of Manteca and Lathrop.

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You voted for eggs to sell at $3.16 a dozen

The chickens have come home to roost.

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He’s not your father’s school board member

Out of sight and out of mind.

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Toe the line? My feet aren’t exactly normal

Captain Kangaroo.

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JANUARY IN MANTECA

Herb Caen liked to write about how the fog snuck into San Francisco on cat’s feet.

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Want some crab? No problem in Manteca

St. Anthony’s School is holding its 6th annual Crab Feed on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 6 to 11 p.m. in the school gymnasium located at 323 N. Fremont Ave., with dinner beginning at 7. Wine & cheese tasting is from 6 to 7 followed by marinated crab, pasta, salad, bread, music and dancing. You may purchase tickets in the school office for $50 per person. This is an adult-only event and you must be at least 21 years of age. For more information, please call the school at 209.823.4513.

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Outdoor cooking, common courtesy & air pollution

Got an outdoor kitchen with a wood-burning smoker or a pizza oven?

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Going Digital means poor students may get left behind

There is a fundamental flaw in the Manteca Unified School District’s Going Digital undertaking.

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Manteca school trustees: 2 wrongs don’t make a right

It’s really a simple equation when you boil it all down. 

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MCOPS, cheap housing & crime trends in Manteca

Crime — believe it or not — is down over the last 12 years in Manteca.

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MCOPS, cheap housing & crime trends in Manteca

Crime — believe it or not — is down over the last 12 years in Manteca.

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Reduce issues with homeless by switching to lockable Toters

It reduces identity theft.

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Someone should tell Manteca’s school leaders that it’s 2015

Manteca Unified School District’s much ballyhooed Going Digital – breathlessly proclaimed by the district’s upper echelon management as bringing classrooms into the 21st century – starts next week.

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Posted: jan. 14, 2015 12:59 a.m. | | Someone  should tell Manteca’s school leaders that it’s 2015 Comments 1 Comment

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