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Ripon is almost done with parking lot work

The Stockton Avenue parking lot just reopened.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2017 1:52 a.m. | | Ripon is almost done with parking lot work Comments 0 Comments

Typical new home buyer paying $3,880 for open space

Buy a typical new home in Manteca and you’ll be paying at least  $3,880 for preserving open space.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2017 1:51 a.m. | | Typical new home buyer paying $3,880 for open space Comments 0 Comments

Car show raises $6,700 for food bank

He thought she wanted a classic Jaguar sedan.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2017 1:50 a.m. | | Car show raises $6,700 for food bank Comments 0 Comments

PREPARING FOR WORST

As part of ongoing disaster preparedness drills on Thursday at 3:19 p.m. the city will pretend that an “earthquake” will cause the collapse ...

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Posted: oct. 16, 2017 1:49 a.m. | | PREPARING FOR WORST Comments 0 Comments

Uncle, can you spare $30M?

Manteca wants to break ground on two freeway interchange projects along the 120 Bypass in the next two years.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2017 1:48 a.m. | | Uncle, can you spare $30M? Comments 0 Comments

Twin Tunnels key to keeping LA humming at others’ expense

The Twin Tunnels aren’t really about water.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2017 1:46 a.m. | | Twin Tunnels key to keeping LA humming at others’ expense Comments 0 Comments

Bored? That’s your problem and not the government’s

You’ve heard the whine: “There’s nothing to do in Manteca.”

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Posted: oct. 14, 2017 1:26 a.m. | | Bored? That’s your problem and not the government’s Comments 0 Comments

Don’t blame wildfires on climate change

Climate change means we will have more and more destructive wildfires.

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Posted: oct. 13, 2017 1:36 a.m. | | Don’t blame wildfires on climate change Comments 0 Comments

An entire neighborhood gone overnight?

When I first heard about there being a fire raging through Wine Country, my initial thought was some high-end wineries were in danger of losing ...

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An illegal minor, abortion, & our dysfunctional immigration enforcement

How bizarre is political discourse in America today?

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Posted: oct. 12, 2017 1:39 a.m. | | An illegal minor, abortion, & our  dysfunctional immigration  enforcement Comments 0 Comments

Perhaps Page should ‘Google’ social host laws

Google, Facebook, et al say they are just conduits — much like the proverbial public square — so that they can’t be held legally responsible for ...

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Posted: oct. 11, 2017 1:10 a.m. | | Perhaps Page  should ‘Google’  social host laws Comments 0 Comments

My George of the Jungle hike routine

Falling into a tree is one of those things I’m placing on a list of stuff I never want to do again.

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Posted: oct. 10, 2017 12:52 a.m. | | My George of the Jungle hike routine Comments 0 Comments

Meanwhile drunks keep on truckin’

A protest convoy of more than 300 trucks minus trailers rolling down Highway 99 from Yuba City to Fresno on Friday was designed to bring ...

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Posted: oct. 07, 2017 1:44 a.m. | | Meanwhile drunks keep on truckin’ Comments 0 Comments

Want affordable housing? Then bring back RDA

Voters are being asked in November to approve a $4 billion general obligation bond to pay for affordable housing.

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Posted: oct. 06, 2017 1:34 a.m. | | Want affordable housing? Then bring back RDA Comments 0 Comments

There’s no place like home

I’m writing this piece at more than 30,000 feet above Texas on my way home to Ripon and Manteca. 

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Posted: oct. 06, 2017 1:34 a.m. | | There’s no place like home Comments 0 Comments

Memo to city on downtown: How about it, partner?

If you are among the 30,000 plus people heading downtown this weekend for the 33rd annual Sunrise Kiwanis Manteca Pumpkin Fair, make sure you ...

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Posted: oct. 04, 2017 1:30 a.m. | | Memo to city on downtown: How about it, partner? Comments 0 Comments

Is Manteca about to get on a better growth course?

Brace yourself for a watershed event.

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Posted: oct. 03, 2017 1:21 a.m. | | Is Manteca about to get on a better growth course? Comments 0 Comments

Manteca needs to correct bad homeless move

Jeff Zellner was right. Manteca made a big mistake. 

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Posted: oct. 02, 2017 1:56 a.m. | | Manteca needs to correct bad homeless move Comments 0 Comments

Storm retention basin development push stalls

The City of Lathrop’s goal of having the existing stormwater retention basin adjacent to the Save Mart Shopping Center on Harlan Road developed appears ...

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Posted: oct. 02, 2017 1:56 a.m. | | Storm retention basin  development push stalls Comments 0 Comments

Ripon emergency vehicle car show Saturday

It’s been 27 years since the Ripon Police Department and the Menlo Park Police Department first started hosting their annual emergency vehicle car show ...

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Lathrop may make water conservation rules permanent

The City of Lathrop was diligent in taking steps to meet the State of California’s mandated water reductions when the state’s most recent ...

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Posted: oct. 02, 2017 1:47 a.m. | | Lathrop may make water conservation rules permanent Comments 0 Comments

Motorist dies in collision

An elderly motorist was killed and two others received moderate to minor injuries in a Saturday evening T-bone collision in the 200 block of North ...

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MANTECA NOISE & SAFETY

If you live in the far western section of Del Webb at Woodbridge and you believe traffic noise on Airport Way is a bit loud ...

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Posted: oct. 02, 2017 1:46 a.m. | | MANTECA NOISE & SAFETY Comments 0 Comments

CITY BROKE ITS OWN LAW

The popular city sponsored monthly Food Truck Mania events conducted in 2016 at Woodward Park weren’t legal under Manteca municipal law.

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Posted: oct. 02, 2017 1:36 a.m. | | CITY BROKE ITS OWN LAW Comments 0 Comments

When your first car was cheaper than your new smartphone

My Aunt Ethel was aghast when she found out at a family Christmas Eve gathering in 1975 that I had paid $11,000 for a ...

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Posted: sep. 30, 2017 1:02 a.m. | | When your first car was cheaper than your new smartphone Comments 0 Comments

City needs to keep eyes on Library Park

It was perhaps one of the all-time bonehead decisions ever made by Manteca elected officials.

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Posted: sep. 29, 2017 1:45 a.m. | | City needs to keep eyes on Library Park Comments 0 Comments

Do you believe in Santa, unicorns & tax reform?

Unicorns. Big Foot. The Loch Ness Monster. Tax Reform.

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Posted: sep. 28, 2017 12:30 a.m. | | Do you believe in Santa, unicorns & tax reform? Comments 0 Comments

We’re loving Yosemite to death

It’s time to save Yosemite from us.

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Posted: sep. 27, 2017 1:23 a.m. | | We’re loving Yosemite to death Comments 0 Comments

Homeless issues aren’t just problem for central Manteca

Running errands Sunday — as well as jogging — took me over a fair wide swath of Manteca on Sunday.

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Posted: sep. 25, 2017 1:57 a.m. | | Homeless issues aren’t just problem for central Manteca Comments 0 Comments

Time to shame opportunistic state legislators

The nine scariest words in the English language?

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Posted: sep. 23, 2017 1:21 a.m. | | Time to shame opportunistic state legislators Comments 0 Comments

Why would SF want facts to get in way of war on soda?

Imagine, if you will, the City of San Francisco requiring Starbucks et al to place warning labels on their cappuccino and latte cups stating that ...

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Posted: sep. 22, 2017 1:23 a.m. | | Why would SF want facts to get in way of war on soda? Comments 0 Comments

Friday night lights finally upon us

It’s time.

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Posted: sep. 22, 2017 1:17 a.m. | | Friday night lights finally upon us Comments 0 Comments

Quakes, hurricanes & more: Nature will always win

The Tracy-Stockton Fault.

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Posted: sep. 21, 2017 2:04 a.m. | | Quakes, hurricanes & more: Nature will always win Comments 0 Comments

As California Aqueduct sinks Sacramento fiddles with Twin Tunnels

It is 131 miles from Never Never Land to Chowchilla.

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Posted: sep. 20, 2017 12:38 a.m. | | As California Aqueduct sinks Sacramento fiddles with Twin Tunnels Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop honors city’s police & fire responders

When Michelle Anderson set out to come up with an impromptu way to thank local law enforcement and first responders for their dedication and their ...

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Posted: sep. 18, 2017 1:31 a.m. | | Lathrop honors city’s police & fire responders Comments 0 Comments

Proposal may save Manteca $2.6 million

Oakwood Lake Shores — the gated 480-home community built where the Manteca  Waterslides once stood — is overtaxing the Oakwood Lake Water district’s ability to treat ...

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Posted: sep. 18, 2017 1:30 a.m. | | Proposal may save Manteca $2.6 million Comments 0 Comments

Ripon Unified saves taxpayers $1.5 million

The refinancing of a portion of the Ripon Unified School District’s general obligation bonds by taking advantage of historically low interest rates is saving ...

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Posted: sep. 18, 2017 1:30 a.m. | | Ripon Unified saves taxpayers $1.5 million Comments 0 Comments

LEGION AIMS TO GROW

American Legion Post 249 Commander Bob Gonzales is on a mission.

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Posted: sep. 18, 2017 1:29 a.m. | | LEGION AIMS TO GROW Comments 0 Comments

Teen saves boy’s life

Lathrop High student Valerie Villanueva saved the life of an 11-year-old Manteca boy on Saturday drawing on the CPR training she learned in her ROP ...

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Posted: sep. 18, 2017 1:28 a.m. | | Teen saves boy’s life Comments 0 Comments

Manteca High, downtown & the chance of a lifetime

What are some of the biggest challenges facing the City of Manteca? 

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Posted: sep. 18, 2017 1:26 a.m. | | Manteca High, downtown & the  chance of a lifetime Comments 0 Comments

When firms know more about you than you remember about yourself

It stopped me in my tracks.

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Posted: sep. 16, 2017 1:16 a.m. | | When firms know more about you than you remember about yourself Comments 0 Comments

Manteca city workers should no longer do LMD work

It is time for the City of Manteca to get out of the landscape maintenance district business when it comes to the manual labor aspects.

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Posted: sep. 15, 2017 1:35 a.m. | | Manteca city workers should no longer do LMD work Comments 0 Comments

Sam Fant: Mug shots & head shots

A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words.

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Posted: sep. 14, 2017 1:21 a.m. | | Sam Fant: Mug shots & head shots Comments 1 Comment

Historical Society backers gather for summer social

It was a congenial mix of 220 plus Mantecans attending the Manteca Historical Society and Museum Sunday afternoon during the organization’s annual barbecue and ...

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Posted: sep. 13, 2017 1:00 a.m. | | Historical Society backers gather for summer social Comments 0 Comments

Idling, drive thru windows & SJ air quality

On a billboard heading east on 11th Street outside Tracy toward Interstate 5 you will see a larger-than-life photo of San Joaquin County Supervisor Bob ...

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Posted: sep. 13, 2017 12:55 a.m. | | Idling, drive thru windows & SJ air quality Comments 0 Comments

Manteca, where the streets are lined with mattresses (& couches)

uDARTS TO WHOEVER is leaving large pieces of furniture such as couches or mattresses in front of their homes available for others to “take for ...

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Posted: sep. 12, 2017 1:10 a.m. | | Manteca, where the streets are lined with mattresses (& couches) Comments 0 Comments

Fighting crime in Manteca: Enforce property upkeep

Do you want to see a lasting reduction in drug-related crimes, property crimes, and blight?

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Posted: sep. 12, 2017 1:10 a.m. | | Fighting crime in Manteca: Enforce property upkeep Comments 0 Comments

Ripon VFW Auxiliary rolling out glamour ‘girls’

A comic fashion show is part of the Ripon Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary evening gala on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Ripon Post located ...

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Posted: sep. 11, 2017 1:20 a.m. | | Ripon VFW Auxiliary rolling out glamour ‘girls’ Comments 0 Comments

Fire Chief’s Foundation car show set Sept. 23

The Manteca Fire Chief’s Fourth Annual Car Show is expecting 60 entrants when it takes place Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to ...

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Posted: sep. 11, 2017 1:19 a.m. | | Fire Chief’s Foundation car show set Sept. 23 Comments 0 Comments

Snow hill coming to Library Park

It’s only expected to reach 99 degrees today so that means only one thing — it’s time to think about Christmas.

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