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Three teens, two tragedies, one week and life

I was livid.

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Rice, Barajas leading EU High Class of 2017

It’s been a busy year for Emma Rice and Jordan Barajas.

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Richland bond mess is being cleared up

One of the last major hurdles for development to begin on property that has been snarled in legal battles and lawsuits for almost a decade ...

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Manteca’s budget up by 11.6%

Manteca’s municipal general fund budget has returned to double digit growth for the first time since the boom days at the dawn of the ...

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WELCOME HOME WARRIORS

The Vietnam War mural that has joined three other murals saluting veterans from World War II, the Korean War, and the Global War on Terror ...

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KEN HAFER BUILDING

A shared love of Manteca brought people to gather in Ken Hafer’s garage 27 years ago to discuss forming a non-profit to preserve the ...

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I can hear the Dreyer’s Drumstick ice cream calling

One of the best things about Manteca can be found in Spreckels Park on DuPont Court— the nearly 30,000- square-foot refrigerated distribution center for ...

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Posted: may. 20, 2017 1:13 a.m. | | I can hear the Dreyer’s Drumstick ice cream calling Comments 0 Comments

It’s a no brainer. J.W. Ledford Jr. paid the price

There is a price to pay for everything we do in life.

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The Black Hole Sun goes dark

It has happened more in recent months than in years past.

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Railroading high speed rail thru the system

You’ve got to love Sacramento’s sense of humor.

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The good old days when snow was black & white

Sixty years ago a typical TV screen was no bigger than a laptop encased in a wooden box the size of a Mini-Cooper  weighing slightly ...

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The Spreckels Park BMX track is a Manteca success story

LAUREL TO ANDERSON 209 BMX RACE TEAM as well as the City of Manteca plus developers Mike Atherton and Bill Filios for the continuing success ...

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Time for the Manteca City Council to step up

The Manteca City Council has a chance to show they mean business, right past failures, deliver on a longstanding promise to make growth pay its ...

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Comey & the Saturday Night Massacre & ‘gate’ hysteria

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce, said Marx.

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California: From Russia to Spain to Mexico to USA with love

It is usually the view that inspires me when I reach a summit.

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Manteca Unified offering STEM Summer Camp classes

The STEM Summer Camps are back.

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Al and Ann Tonn: A wonderful 65-year love affair

Al and Ann Toon waltzed through life like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It was a 65-year love affair that ended all too soon with ...

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Chamber lights up Ripon’s Main Street

In an effort to brighten up historic downtown, the Ripon Chamber Foundation recently added strands of lights along Main Street.

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Police firing range cleanup tops $600,00

Getting the lead out of the city’s former police firing range to clear it for development as part of the envisioned family entertainment zone ...

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Grimy downtown crosswalks; unsafe Lathrop Road driving

Manteca taxpayers through the redevelopment agency paid in excess of $3 million 15 years ago for downtown upgrades.

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LATHROP CELEBRATES ART

When Reed Ramsey entered  a photo of rolling waves taken on an Oahu beach into the 24th annual Mayors Art Show and Sale, he didn ...

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MANTECA UNIFIED DIVERSITY

French Camp School — the oldest in Manteca Unified — was diverse from the day it first opened its doors in 1851.

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Moms’ greatest gift: Giving their kids the ability to love themselves

Mom didn’t die.

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The insanity of negotiations for teacher pay

Most people probably agree that good teachers are worth their weight in gold and then some.

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Popeye and Manteca’s mentally ill homeless

I call him Popeye.

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California here they come: Drug cartels & Teamsters

The priceofweed.com website puts the current average California pot price for an ounce of high quality marijuana at $248.56.

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Ripon Christian starts 2017 graduation season

The playing of “Pomp and Circumstance” in Ripon begins on Friday, May 26.

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Dorothy Indelicato, member of winery family & tireless volunteer passes on

Dorothy Indelicato, who paired her family’s successful wine business with community service, passed away Friday at age 84.

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Manteca Inc. improves its bottom line by $39.2M

Politics and pressing needs aside, Manteca’s bottom line is healthy.

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Rina’s Run departs Ripon High Saturday

Ripon’s final and 10th Rina’s Run is set for Ripon High on Saturday, May 13, with a 5K, 10K and half marathon in ...

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CAPS THANK FIREFIGHTERS

Valley CAPS Plus consumers welcomed Manteca firefighters to their campus to say thanks for the job they do protecting the community.

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Growing Neighborhood Watch

There is a reason why Del Webb at Woodbridge has arguably the lowest neighborhood crime rate in Manteca.

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Animals are big hit during Great Valley School Ag Day

It’s the animals that students at Great Valley Elementary School enjoy most about Ag Day.

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Drumstick ice cream, pizza calorie counting & DC overreach

I don’t get the fascination federal food police have with calories.

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Manteca Rotary has thanked law enforcement for 45 years

LAUREL TO THE MANTECA ROTARY for faithfully recognizing and honoring law enforcement officers for 45 years as part of their annual observance of Law Day.

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It likely won’t flood. But it could.

Nobody wants to be Chicken Little when it comes to predicting a natural disaster.

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Manteca murder: ‘I’m not going to live in fear’

A murder in the parking lot of a Manteca fast food restaurant followed by a carjacking at gunpoint at a red light.

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The joys of being on foot & getting hit in a parking lot

He was laughing. And it angered me.

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Manteca can go all out to secure trash enclosure but not police station

The Manteca Police Department is a disgrace.

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Tax debate: Who best can spend your money; Congress or you?

The jury won’t be coming in for a while on President Trump’s tax plan but I can assure you this: Most taxpayers — read ...

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Lathrop looks to make it clear LM Fire is go to agency

If the Lathrop City Council gives its blessing, the agency that has always provided fire protection for the City of Lathrop will formally become the ...

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One Voice asking for $357.8M

Manteca Mayor Steve DeBrum is leading a 42-member delegation that is making the case today through Wednesday in Washington, D.C., for $357.8 million ...

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BE. SUCCESSFUL

Dominique Munoz and Shylee Conaway are both culinary students at Be.Tech High School.

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Homeless suspect in fire helmet theft

A black, custom made fire fighter’s helmet valued at $750 – with the red stripe of a captain’s rank – was taken from inside a ...

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Welcome to California, the land of paperwork

If you’ve spent any time on Facebook in the last year, you’ve undoubtedly come across the “news” article that talks about how there ...

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Nature’s drought is over but not the ‘real’ drought

Take a drive out to Stewart Road.

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Shed your tears for Mary Phillips & Stacy Errickson

I do not cry for Jack Jones. Nor do I shed a tear for Marcel Williams.

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State’s green strategy takes green from poor

California’s green strategy, if anyone in Sacramento has the courage to be honest, should be called for what it is — the biggest rip-off of ...

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Love Ripon seeks volunteers for projects

Ripon is looking for people who love their community and are willing to spend three hours with neighbors this Saturday morning working to make it ...

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Van Ryn going into Manteca Hall of Fame for agriculture efforts

Bill Van Ryn —a self-employed farmer who is an avid supporter of Catholic ministries — is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame. 

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