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I-5 do-si-do & high speed parking lots

Friday’s colossal back-up on northbound Interstate 5 offered a peek of what lies ahead for the Tracy-Lathrop-Manteca region.

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Manteca on verge of major economic splash

The Hyatt Regency in San Francisco has 802 rooms.

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Posted: aug. 18, 2017 1:06 a.m. | | Manteca on verge of major economic splash Comments 0 Comments

Time is long overdue to take back Manteca

If you go by Lincoln Park around 9 o’clock in the evening, there will sometimes be a small gathering under the picnic shelter. There ...

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Regulating America to death

You don’t need to look far to see the regulatory chokehold the federal bureaucracy has on the economy, public safety, and even attempts to ...

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Posted: aug. 16, 2017 1:21 a.m. | | Regulating America to death Comments 0 Comments

A solution for future downtown parking needs

The Altamont Corridor Express train is coming down the track.

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Posted: aug. 15, 2017 1:35 a.m. | | A solution for future downtown parking needs Comments 0 Comments

Look around, Caltrans isn’t the problem

I made a 319 mile loop trip Saturday.

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Posted: aug. 14, 2017 1:37 a.m. | | Look around, Caltrans isn’t the problem Comments 0 Comments

Streamlined permit for charging stations

If you want you install an electric vehicle charging station in Manteca — either in your home or for public use — you can apply to do ...

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Timelines before board for work at Colony Oak

Trustees of the Ripon Unified School District will review the preliminary timelines for the Colony Oak Elementary School reconstruction project at tonight’s 7 p ...

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Posted: aug. 14, 2017 1:31 a.m. | | Timelines before board for work at Colony Oak Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop firm adds 95-foot tall crane

The nearly 100-foot tall crane that is on the corner of D’Arcy and Murphy Parkways?

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Posted: aug. 14, 2017 1:23 a.m. | | Lathrop firm adds 95-foot tall crane Comments 0 Comments

MANTECA MEANS BUSINESS

Tim Ogden means business.

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St. Patrick’s church set for $200,000 plus remodel

Ripon’s St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on East Highway 120 at Carrolton Road is planning a major interior remodeling at a cost in excess ...

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Posted: aug. 14, 2017 1:13 a.m. | | St. Patrick’s church set for $200,000 plus remodel Comments 0 Comments

Doctors Hospital CEO departing Manteca

Editor's note: This is Glenn Kahl's column " Thru Kahl's Kaleidoscope", A look at people & things in the South County

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Bet you China won’t push back school start times

Education elitist experts like to point out repeatedly how they believe China is cleaning our collective clock when it comes to public education.

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Complaining isn’t going to solve the problem

Okay – I get it.

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Posted: aug. 11, 2017 1:12 a.m. | | Complaining isn’t going to solve the problem Comments 0 Comments

Would SJ leaders jump at chance for legal brothels?

Let’s say California voters in their infinite wisdom legalized prostitution.

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Posted: aug. 11, 2017 12:46 a.m. | | Would SJ leaders jump at chance for legal brothels? Comments 0 Comments

Dennis Rodman, Dr. Strangeglove & duck and cover

Remember Bert the Turtle?

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Dennis Rodman, Dr. Strangeglove & duck and cover

Remember Bert the Turtle?

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SSJID conserving water could hurt those relying on groundwater

Flood irrigation of the endless almond orchards surrounding Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon is an inefficient use of water. That is especially true when compared to ...

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Posted: aug. 09, 2017 12:20 a.m. | | SSJID conserving  water could hurt those relying on groundwater Comments 0 Comments

REMEMBERING THE FALLEN

Manteca has a memorial to those from the greater community who gave their lives while serving America in wartime.

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Manteca Unified schools gear up for solar eclipse

It’s called the Great American Total Solar Eclipse.

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Posted: aug. 07, 2017 1:12 a.m. | | Manteca Unified schools gear up  for solar eclipse Comments 0 Comments

Bright idea to cut power costs: Switch to LED

All of the City of Ripon could one day have LED in all street lights.

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WATER PARK TORTURE

Former City Manager Steve Pinkerton back in 2010 placed a wristband on his wrist while touring a Great Wolf Resort in the State of Washington.

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The 120 Bypass; A bird in hand vs. 2 in the bush

Councilman Mike Morowit is right about the severe impacts Manteca would have to deal with if access to Highway 99 is eliminated at Austin Road.

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Posted: aug. 07, 2017 1:06 a.m. | | The 120 Bypass; A bird in hand vs. 2 in the bush Comments 0 Comments

Barebones Maple Avenue Plaza ideal for community partnership

Manteca does a lot of things right.

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Posted: aug. 04, 2017 1:52 a.m. | | Barebones Maple Avenue Plaza ideal for community partnership Comments 0 Comments

So you say you want a Manteca aquatics center

Everybody wants something.

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From dictator to Pulitzer Prize

Surprises never cease – especially in Ripon – from the finding of a cannon ball years ago near Caswell State Park on the Stanislaus River to the ...

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Stockton in the spotlight again — this time over sanctuary city controversy

For reasons that nobody can quite figure out, the Trump administration has decided to name Stockton as one of the four American cities it is ...

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Just what the doctor ordered: Universal car insurance

There are 218 million licensed drivers in the United States.

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Posted: aug. 03, 2017 1:33 a.m. | | Just what the doctor ordered: Universal car insurance   Comments 0 Comments

Manteca encouraging gang graffiti art along Moffat

10.08.120 Removal of vehicles authorized when.

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Flash floods, locking kids in cars & opioids

People need to be more paranoid.

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#NoFreeSpeech is growing goal of social media

One wonders whether Samuel Clemens would have written any of his classics if social media had been around in the mid-19th century.

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Nothing says welcome to Manteca like festering blight

LAUREL TO THE CITY OF MANTECA for finally installing concertina wire on top of the fencing surrounding the air conditioning unit at the Manteca Veterans ...

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Posted: jul. 31, 2017 9:56 p.m. | | Nothing says welcome to Manteca like festering blight Comments 0 Comments

NIMBYism isn’t the problem. It’s broken promises.

The term NIMBY — not in my backyard — is a lazy label that borders on being patronizing.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2017 1:36 a.m. | | NIMBYism isn’t the problem. It’s broken promises. Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop-Manteca Fire District budget tops $9.5 million

Things are changing for the Lathrop-Manteca Fire Protection District. 

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Posted: jul. 31, 2017 1:23 a.m. | | Lathrop-Manteca Fire District budget tops $9.5 million Comments 0 Comments

Snow lingers but conserving water is ongoing concern

It looks like early June on the slopes of the 11,459-foot Sonora Peak — the farthest point eastern point on the Stanislaus River watershed that ...

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Board OKs longer time for public comments

Leo Bennett-Cauchon is no stranger to the lectern at a Manteca Unified Board of Education meeting. 

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Posted: jul. 31, 2017 1:22 a.m. | | Board OKs longer time for public comments Comments 0 Comments

WENT FROM 60 TO 660

Carlon Perry — a former Manteca mayor who led the effort to secure a permanent home for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6311 and to increase ...

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DOUBLING 120/99 FLOWS

Capacity for traffic transitioning between the 120 Bypass and Highway 99 heading to and from Ripon would double in volume under a Caltrans plan.

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Rocky the Squirrel & transgenders

I was stunned.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2017 12:46 a.m. | | Rocky the  Squirrel & transgenders Comments 0 Comments

A way Manteca can step up the pressure on illegal fireworks users

Manteca needs to double down in its battle against the proliferation of illegal fireworks.

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Posted: jul. 28, 2017 1:00 a.m. | | A way Manteca can step up the pressure on illegal fireworks users Comments 0 Comments

From basement to penthouse

The first time I had jury duty – and the only time that I was ever called back to actually speak before a judge prior to ...

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Manteca fiddles while abandoned buildings burn

Is Manteca burning?

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Posted: jul. 27, 2017 12:37 a.m. | | Manteca fiddles while abandoned buildings burn Comments 0 Comments

Why downtown Stockton? The $308M question

I am not going to shed a tear when the current San Joaquin County courthouse ceases to function as such at the end of the ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2017 12:37 a.m. | | Why downtown  Stockton? The $308M question Comments 0 Comments

Just what I don’t need: A closet expert

Sixty-one years and counting I had no idea that there are experts who specialize in advising you about the right way to hang clothes in ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2017 11:21 p.m. | | Just what I don’t need: A closet expert Comments 0 Comments

Vote nears on legislature’s ‘Keep Tesla Afloat Act’

The world is coming to an end if we don’t cut greenhouse emissions.

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What’s a little discomfort if you can help?

It was probably the strangest compliment I had ever given anyone.

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Posted: jul. 23, 2017 11:20 p.m. | | What’s a little discomfort if you can help? Comments 0 Comments

It wasn’t too long ago valley was a big lake

“The Great Central Valley of the state is under water — the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys — a region 250 to 300 miles long and an ...

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Posted: jul. 22, 2017 12:44 a.m. | | It wasn’t too long ago valley was a big lake Comments 0 Comments

More Manteca teachers join ‘The $100,000 Salary Club’

You heard the mantra. The Manteca Educators Association (MEA) repeatedly hammered the public that they would strike if necessary in order to secure “a livable ...

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Posted: jul. 21, 2017 1:24 a.m. | | More Manteca teachers join ‘The $100,000 Salary Club’  Comments 0 Comments

Manteca’s Hat Mansion will be no more

I know that this isn’t going to be a popular opinion, and I’m okay with that.

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Posted: jul. 21, 2017 1:10 a.m. | | Manteca’s Hat Mansion will be no more Comments 0 Comments

Voters didn’t elect consultants to run Manteca

Here’s a novel idea.

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Posted: jul. 20, 2017 1:22 a.m. | | Voters didn’t elect consultants to run Manteca Comments 0 Comments

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