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‘NEW’ GAS TAX

So why is it that while other states are now enjoying gas prices of less than $2 per gallon, California is still paying higher prices?

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Posted: jan. 29, 2015 1:21 a.m. | | ‘NEW’ GAS TAX Comments 0 Comments


When in Riyadh, don’t do as royals do

First lady Michelle Obama made an important statement when she showed up in Saudi Arabia with her husband Tuesday to mourn the death of King Abdullah and meet successor King Salman. Though the first lady dressed in a fashion respectful of Saudi custom — in black pants and a long, loose jacket that fully covered her arms and legs — she did not don a headscarf. Saudi women do not have that choice. Thus, the first lady made a fashion statement that sent a politely assertive message to the all-male Saudi delegation.

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Posted: jan. 29, 2015 1:15 a.m. | | When in Riyadh, don’t do as royals do Comments 0 Comments


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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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 1:03 a.m. | | Coming flood of misery for rural south Manteca folks Comments 0 Comments


Marriage on chopping block?

Within hours after the Supreme Court announced it would decide whether the Constitution requires every state to recognize marriages between persons of the same sex, the New York Times published an editorial gleefully predicting the inevitable outcome. When its ruling comes down in June, the Times assures us, the Supreme Court will “end the debate once and for all.”

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 7:19 p.m. | | Marriage on chopping block? Comments 0 Comments


Hair-raising hypocrisy in Texas

As messed up as it sounds, in the unending struggle for justice, there is such thing as a “positive negative.” This occurs when you win a struggle that you never should have had to deal with in the first place.

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First fear: What if I flat line?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Jeanette Balmut has been selected to participate in the Year of You, a fitness challenge hosted by The Manteca Bulletin, CalFit Manteca and CORE Athletic Performance. Balmut is keeping a weekly journal, highlighting the strides and struggles of her fitness journey. These are her thoughts and feelings shared with you.

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Adjusting to new healthy eating routine

EDITOR’S NOTE: Josh Messersmith has been selected to participate in the Year of You, a fitness challenge hosted by The Manteca Bulletin, CalFit Manteca and CORE Athletic Performance. Messersmith is keeping a weekly journal, highlighting the strides and struggles of his fitness journey. These are his thoughts and feelings shared with you.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 12:14 a.m. | | Adjusting to new healthy eating routine Comments 0 Comments


A ‘new’ era in Manteca politics?

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

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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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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 12:00 a.m. | | You voted for eggs to sell at $3.16 a dozen Comments 0 Comments


Jeb Bush: Boring speaker

Jeb Bush may be the front-runner in the GOP 2016 primary. He is the son and brother of former presidents and can tap into their vaunted fundraising machines. In some eyes, the former Florida governor always was the more disciplined, thoughtful and worthy son. Maybe. But Jeb Bush also has a problem: He is a boring speaker.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 6:36 p.m. | | Jeb Bush: Boring speaker Comments 0 Comments


Keep those letters (and laughs) coming

Editor, Manteca Bulletin

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Posted: jan. 24, 2015 12:06 a.m. | | Keep those letters (and laughs) coming Comments 0 Comments


He’s not your father’s school board member

Out of sight and out of mind.

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Posted: jan. 24, 2015 12:11 a.m. | | He’s not your father’s school board member Comments 0 Comments


Pelosi’s ploy versus Boehner’s invite

“I don’t believe I’m poking anyone in the eye,” House Speaker John Boehner asserted Wednesday. That was after His Speakership told the media that he had invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of Congress about “the grave threats radical Islam and Iran pose to our security and way of life.”

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Posted: jan. 24, 2015 12:06 a.m. | | Pelosi’s ploy versus Boehner’s invite Comments 0 Comments

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