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San Francisco: City of the rich

In the “Star Trek” movies, San Francisco serves as headquarters of Starfleet Command. This cracks me up to no end, as I cannot imagine the Board of Supervisors approving construction of Starfleet Academy or the oddly shaped high-rises you see in the background. And if City Hall somehow did approve the project, you know there’d be some ballot measure to kill the deal. The grounds could be endless: No photon torpedoes. Too many techies already. What about affordable housing?

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Posted: apr. 18, 2014 11:12 p.m. | | San Francisco: City of the rich Comments 0 Comments


Rep. Paul Ryan’s joke is on us

My guess is that Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican Party’s highly touted budget guru, doesn’t have a very tight grip on the concept of irony.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2014 11:12 p.m. | | Rep. Paul Ryan’s joke is on us Comments 0 Comments


Once ridiculed as a boondoggle, Tidewater is a success story

The old Tidewater Southern Railway corridor slicing through the heart of Manteca for years served as a magnet for the homeless, criminal activity, and those illegally dumping garbage.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2014 1:04 a.m. | | Once ridiculed as a boondoggle, Tidewater is a success story Comments 0 Comments


Snitchgate: Sharpton still lying

If the Rev. Al Sharpton, the bigoted, anti-Semitic, non-tax paying race-hustling poverty pimp, had any credibility left, it just vanished. 

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Posted: apr. 18, 2014 1:03 a.m. | | Snitchgate: Sharpton still lying Comments 0 Comments


Wall Street’s MIA ethics

Let’s review the rap sheet of Wall Street banks: defrauding investors, cheating homeowners, money laundering, rigging markets, tax evasion, credit card ripoffs… and so sickeningly much more.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2014 1:02 a.m. | | Wall Street’s MIA ethics Comments 0 Comments


City graywater info sheet is incorrect

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 12:09 a.m. | | City graywater info sheet is incorrect Comments 0 Comments


Obamacare, Part Two

As I walked into the pharmacy, the technician who has kept track of all of my prescriptions for years was on an endless call trying to figure out who is going to deliver her baby and where.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 12:05 a.m. | | Obamacare, Part Two Comments 0 Comments
Bubba Black is back!

Bubba Black is back!

Aaron Goodwin has been spinning records in our town since a piece of linoleum purchased at TG&Y served as his dance floor. From Rainbow Girls dances at the Masonic Temple in seventh grade to Golden West School functions at the request of his teacher Don Halseth, Goodwin cut his teeth on Manteca dance floors and has parlayed his love of music into one of the most recognizable voices on the radio dials. 

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 12:02 a.m. | | Bubba Black is back! Comments 0 Comments


Easter weekend fun: Egg hunts, beer & more

To make sure this weekend is not all about glazed ham, rack of lamb and chocolate desserts, sign up for the 10th annual Easter Run and Fun on Saturday, April 19, at the beautiful Lodi Lake at 8 a.m. There will also be a children’s Fun Run at 9:20 a.m. All 5K and 10K runners and walkers receive a shirt, pancake breakfast, and a raffle entry. Proceeds will benefit the Lodi Salvation Army’s Hope Harbor Family Service Center. For more info go to lodieasterrun.com.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 12:01 a.m. | | Easter weekend fun: Egg hunts, beer & more Comments 0 Comments
ONE OF A KIND

ONE OF A KIND

Stan Aldrin was someone who hated to slow down. You could ask him to please stand still, but that’s all you could do – try.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 12:43 a.m. | | ONE OF A KIND Comments 0 Comments


Does Manteca Unified really need nine more schools?

Manteca Unified contends they need seven more elementary schools and two high schools in the next 20 years.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 12:06 a.m. | | Does Manteca Unified really need nine more schools? Comments 1 Comment
Want to see where your taxes go?

Want to see where your taxes go?

Millions of Americans file their federal income tax returns by April 15 each year with no idea what the government actually does with all that money.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 12:06 a.m. | | Want to see where your taxes go? Comments 0 Comments


Nevada showdown: All hat, no cattle

Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy and his well-armed supporters forced the well-armed federal government to back down and return Bundy’s seized cows — which were seized because Bundy, 67, stopped paying grazing fees in 1993. How does anyone get the government to back down?

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 12:05 a.m. | | Nevada showdown: All hat, no cattle Comments 0 Comments
BELL RINGER

BELL RINGER

For the dozens of people that are flooding into a converted movie theater in Downtown Stockton, it’s a seemingly average Saturday night.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2014 12:59 a.m. | | BELL RINGER Comments 0 Comments

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