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We are turning smartphones into dumbphones

Smartphones are getting less and less expensive.

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The problem with California conceit

How high’s the water, mama?

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Fears mislead us to focus on burglaries

If you have a home security system you are likely spending $360 a year or so to guard against financial loss.

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55th annual Grange Breakfast Saturday

The 55th annual Ripon Grange Almond Blossom Pancake Breakfast is Saturday, Feb. 25, from 6 to 10 a.m., at the Grange Hall, 827 Ripona ...

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Ripon reduces water use 33% during 2016

More rain may be in the forecast but water conservation efforts are still in effect.

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Tree crushes pickup truck & workshop

What are friends for? They can ease a heavy burden that crushed and crumpled to the ground destroying  valuable properties.

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ALMONDS TAKE SHELLING

Richard Phillips has lost nearly a hundred blooming almond trees just in the last three days. He is hoping that today and the rest of ...

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WILL DON PEDRO SPILL?

The big test is coming.

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Levee upgrades need to go forward first

California as a civilized state is a fluke.

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Getting Lathrop Road onto the right path

Lathrop Road is a mess and is likely to get a loss worse.

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Greed: Is it factor for river flows?

Is it all a cash grab gone terribly wrong?

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UC’s problem isn’t its police force as much as its culture

Pity a University of California peace officer, especially those assigned to double-standard campuses such as Berkeley and Davis where unrestrained free speech is reserved for ...

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Posted: feb. 15, 2017 11:30 p.m. | | UC’s problem isn’t its police force as much  as its culture Comments 0 Comments

Oroville Dam: Honestly, what do we expect?

Want to see California’s future?

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Remember when boycotts meant something?

The good old days. That’s when you shopped for items based on prices and what they were selling you and not the political views ...

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Lathrop supports bid to fix roads

California’s aging roadways have long been a problem – plagued by overuse and an antiquated gas tax that doesn’t generate nearly as much money ...

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ACE cancels passenger service today, Tuesday

Heavy rains that have triggered a rapid snow melt have created unsafe track conditions prompting Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) to cancel all passenger service today ...

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Woman hit in head with baseball bat

A baseball bat assault to the head left a woman in her late 20s unconscious and bleeding at the edge of the 200 block of ...

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188,000 FLEE DAM

OROVILLE — At least 188,000 people were asked to evacuate in Northern California after authorities warned an emergency spillway at Oroville was in danger of ...

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BLAST FROM THE PAST

As 10,000 plus people waited for Manteca’s most visible landmark to come tumbling down in March of 1997, then Mayor Bill Perry stood ...

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In the Year 2525, if Boy Scouts are still around . .

Let’s just cut to the chase and mandate that people from this day forth can only have unisex babies.

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9th District, Uncle Sam & illegals

Manteca Police do not go looking for illegal immigrants.

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Left or Right? It’s crazy across the board

It’s been a little bit over a week since I decided to take a step back from online politics.

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Making city more responsive to Mantecans

Is there a new dawn in Manteca?

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Free tuition isn’t enough. They want free living as well.

Free tuition — as some struggling students pointed out to the Associated Press this week — doesn’t mean free college.

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1,443 days left & we’ve stopped communicating

George Buljan was the City of Roseville mayor in the 1980s.

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Manteca’s monument to drug use

Want to see how drug use can destroy a neighborhood?

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Sacramento discouraging significant water conservation

Imagine South San Joaquin Irrigation District being able to reduce water use by 60,000 or so acre feet annually. That’s enough water based ...

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It’s never too late to go after your dream

In a way, Jim Anderson has already accomplished nearly everything one could ask for.

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What happens if Manteca Unified goes nuclear?

How advantageous is it for the Building Industry Association of the Delta headed by Jon Beckman who once served as a councilman in the fairly ...

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Posted: feb. 03, 2017 12:50 a.m. | | What happens if Manteca Unified goes nuclear? Comments 0 Comments

Archie Bunker is alive & well at UC Berkeley

Some 53 years later it is apparent the Free Speech Movement spawned at the University of California at Berkeley comes with a big asterisk — * as ...

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Posted: feb. 02, 2017 1:13 a.m. | | Archie Bunker is alive & well at UC Berkeley Comments 0 Comments

My 7th grade teacher: Don’t vote for Nixon

“Tell your parents they shouldn’t vote for Nixon-Agnew.”

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Starbucks goes Grande on principle

Starbucks apparently has two types of corporate citizenship — conscience and de-conscience.

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Diapers, ‘flushable’ wipes create havoc with Ripon sewer

So-called “flushable” wipes and diapers are creating havoc with Ripon’s wastewater treatment plant by plugging up the system.

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Posted: jan. 30, 2017 1:15 a.m. | | Diapers, ‘flushable’ wipes create havoc with Ripon sewer Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop used 22% less than during 2013

Residents of Lathrop used slightly more water in 2016 than they did the year before, increasing consumption less than one percent over the previous year ...

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Posted: jan. 30, 2017 1:15 a.m. | | Lathrop used 22% less than during 2013 Comments 0 Comments

120 BYPASS SOLUTION

Manteca — working in concert with surrounding communities as it has done three times before — has help set in motion a critical upgrade for Highway 120.

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Manteca museum turning 25

The Manteca Museum marks its 25th year this July.

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From Beowulf to Mary Tyler Moore Show

Elevating the Mary Tyler Moore show to the cultural status of Beowulf — the oldest surviving long poem in Old English — is a bit disconcerting.

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Sanctuary cities: You can’t have your smoothie and eat it too

I am not a citizen of the United States of San Francisco.

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Cashless society aiming to make you pay for it

I do not have a PayPal account.

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Mayor DeBrum, Manteca, & the five ‘P’ words

Manteca Mayor Steve DeBrum wanted everything to go right.

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How Manteca can chip away at bad streets

Manteca is in a state of deterioration.

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Flushing has helped lengthen your expectancy

I’m happy. I can now flush my toilet.

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Who will win the battle for Manteca USD classrooms?

The battle for the classroom is about to begin.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2017 12:21 a.m. | | Who will win the battle for Manteca USD classrooms? Comments 0 Comments

Rina’s Run in Ripon taking off on May 13

Rina’s Run benefiting the completion of the Ripon High stadium is set for May 13 starting from the Ripon High School track.

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Ripon man overcame handicap that started with mosquito bite

Jeffrey Kincaid – now 63 years old – has made his family proud with his spirit and tenacity that went against all odds in the life of ...

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Council deciding on how they will fill vacant seat

It has been nearly a month since newly-elected councilman Ruben Sandoval passed away unexpectedly just two days after he took the oath of office. 

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More business park space in works for Spreckels Park

A 21,450-square-foot building is being proposed for one of the few remaining undeveloped parcels in Spreckels Park.

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REPEATING LOUISE MISH MASH

Manteca’s mish mash approach to major arterials continues unabated.

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You might want to buckle your seat belt

It doesn’t take an economic genius to understand what will happen next in Manteca.

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Highway 49’s bridge over troubled waters

“And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory ...

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