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Assassins: Why teens like game

I get it now. 

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Three examples of why education today is effective

Need a custom clock made from aluminum as a wedding gift?

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Trustees squander $120,298

What can $298.50 buy for the classroom to support your child’s education?

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Bob Piccinini: Strong work ethic built grocery empire

Once in a great while, someone crosses your path and leaves such an impression that enriches your view of life and makes you appreciate even more the values that should be held near and dear.

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THE REVOLUTION

They have taken out the lawn in their back yard and replaced it with brick and sand as well as a water fountain that sits bone dry.

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Fluffy in Stockton, Mad Hatter’s Tea Party & more!

McParland School’s Pancake/Omelet Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, March 28, at 1601 Northgate Dr. from 7 to 11 a.m. More than 30 baskets and a handmade quilt will be available for raffle, and proceeds from the event will benefit the eighth grade class. Tickets are $6 at the door. For more info, please call 209.858.7290.

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Train crews harbor horror of taking a life on the rails

Suicide by train has occurred all too often in Manteca.

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Uncle Sam allows us to be ripped off $124B a year

It’s tough to support one’s self on $8,000 a year.

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The case for electing Manteca council members by district

All four of Manteca’s City Council members live in neighborhoods built in the last 15 years. Two reside in the Woodward Park neighborhood, one along the Airport Way corridor and the other in Union Ranch. All three neighborhoods are in the outer ring of the city.

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Dancing on razor’s edge in Lathrop

Politicians – or elected officials as they like to call themselves – tend to grow thicker skin as time goes on. 

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Manteca City Council needs to show water use leadership

Less than two blocks from my home Saturday there was a man washing his three cars with an open hose in his driveway. The water run-off ran the length of the block, turned a corner and was flowing down into the storm drain at a nice steady rate.

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Squeezing Manteca’s vulnerable young moms

The young mom was elated.

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Obama’s vision for America: $20 fine for not voting

College professors often think out loud.

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Corned beef & cabbage plus Mardi Gras fun

American Legion Post 249 is staging a corned beef and cabbage dinner on Saturday, March 21, at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner beginning at 6. Tickets are $13 per person. For tickets, call Penny at 209.470.8691.

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Fearing the clown: Why it is bizarre

McDonald’s isn’t my kind of place.

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The cancer eating away at downtown

Here we go again.

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Is mankind’s de-evolution an app away?

We are de-evolving.

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Enhancing truck safety & fighting state blight

Want to see what $250,000 plus in government waste looks like?

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Making 18- to 21-year-olds provisional legal adults

California State Sen. Ed Hernandez wants to take rights away from legal adults.

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That’s life: Ol’ Blue Eyes had it right

That’s life, that’s what all the people say

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Jason, ever so slowly, is changing

It was a beautiful Saturday morning and my wife and I were going to be heading to San Francisco with her aunt and uncle to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city. 

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Tragedy on 120 Bypass no accident

Driving eastbound on the 120 Bypass is akin to riding into the Valley of Death.

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Manteca USD’s big flop as public Internet service provider

Netflix — the primary whiner behind the successful campaign to get the Federal Communications Commission to regulate the Internet by pushing the concept of net neutrality — is having second thoughts.

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Life is good. If you doubt that, then go take a hike.

I had just finished a way-too-short visit meandering around Mono Pass.

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Do not put dog park by VFW Hall

Let’s cut to the chase.

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Modesty & consorting with retailer Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch isn’t exactly a retailer known for modesty.

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Spaghetti dinner tonight; quilt show this weekend

The spaghetti dinner for the Jeff Gonsalez Memorial Scholarship is today from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Manteca High cafeteria. Takeout meals are available. Adults are $8 and children 12 and under $5. For tickets call April at 403.1956 or Wilma at 823.4938. Tickets are also available at the door.

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Springtime in Manteca means gophers are popping up

Capistrano has its swallows. Pier 39 has its sea lions. And Manteca has its gophers.

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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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Job market forces pay raises at Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart workers are getting a pay raise.

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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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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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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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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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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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