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Is school board buying candy when there isn’t enough for food?

Since when did football fields become more important than functional and safe classrooms?

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Posted: feb. 12, 2016 1:14 a.m. | | Is school board buying candy when there isn’t enough for food? Comments 0 Comments

Swinging a bat, Three Strikes & Manteca crime

A whack with a wooden baseball bat twice to the head of a 52-year-old woman then slamming her  face three times into the hood of ...

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Posted: feb. 10, 2016 11:32 p.m. | | Swinging a bat, Three Strikes & Manteca crime Comments 0 Comments

Free condoms for 13-year-old boys and girls

If you discovered someone in your neighborhood was handing out condoms to 13 year-olds, what would you do?

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Posted: feb. 10, 2016 1:00 a.m. | | Free condoms for 13-year-old boys and girls Comments 0 Comments

State water strategy: Crush the little guy

The water wars in California are getting uglier.

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Posted: feb. 08, 2016 11:42 p.m. | | State water strategy: Crush the little guy Comments 0 Comments

Atherton heading south

Atherton Drive will soon extend south of Woodward Avenue.

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Posted: feb. 08, 2016 12:34 a.m. | | Atherton heading south Comments 0 Comments

UPGRADING STREETS

The days of cracked pavement and potholes on segments of two of Manteca’s most traveled streets are numbered.

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Posted: feb. 08, 2016 12:34 a.m. | | UPGRADING STREETS Comments 0 Comments

Ripon High may nix keyboarding for graduation

Ripon High is requesting a change in graduation requirements.

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Posted: feb. 08, 2016 12:32 a.m. | | Ripon High may nix keyboarding for graduation Comments 0 Comments

Workshop on future of EU, MHS stadiums

Now that the Manteca Unified board has given its blessing to artificial turf and an all-weather track at Weston Ranch High, they will seek input ...

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Posted: feb. 08, 2016 12:32 a.m. | | Workshop on future of EU, MHS stadiums Comments 1 Comment

Boys & Girls honor outstanding youth

Francisco Lopez Jr. arrived to Thursday’s annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca / Lathrop Youth of the Year awards ceremony in time to accept his ...

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Railroad crossing closures start today

Traveling between Manteca and Lathrop will be a little bit difficult over the course of the next month. 

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Posted: feb. 08, 2016 12:31 a.m. | | Railroad crossing closures start today Comments 0 Comments

Hey, man, make pot legal & all our troubles will go away

Would you feel comfortable if there was a business next door that kept large sums of cash on hand — often into the tens of thousands ...

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Posted: feb. 08, 2016 12:18 a.m. | | Hey, man, make pot legal & all our troubles will go away Comments 0 Comments

Rewarding time talking at Ripon’s Pak View School

A career day at an elementary school can be fulfilling when you get responses from the students on your presentations.

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Posted: feb. 08, 2016 12:15 a.m. | | Rewarding time talking at Ripon’s Pak View School Comments 0 Comments

Coming home to a place called Man-teee-kaaa!

It’s been 25 years since I came home to a place I’d never been before.

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Posted: feb. 06, 2016 12:43 a.m. | | Coming home to a place called Man-teee-kaaa! Comments 0 Comments

From Oakland to Burns, Ore.: There is no big difference

You’ve got to love Left Wing — and Right Wing — hypocrites.

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Posted: feb. 05, 2016 12:43 a.m. | | From Oakland to Burns, Ore.: There is no  big difference Comments 0 Comments

They’re paying thugs protection money not to commit crimes

Richmond is a hotbed of “progressive” ideas lately.

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Posted: feb. 04, 2016 12:18 a.m. | | They’re paying thugs protection money not to commit crimes Comments 1 Comment

The world they want isn’t real

In the year 4545

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Posted: feb. 03, 2016 12:09 a.m. | | The world they want isn’t real Comments 0 Comments

Worrying half your life away

Millie Wyatt was a worrier.

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Posted: feb. 02, 2016 12:40 a.m. | | Worrying  half your life away Comments 0 Comments

$39K for roof over trash

The homeless apparently are breaking into the trash enclosure at the Manteca Transit Center on Moffat Avenue to look for everything from food to recyclables.

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Posted: jan. 31, 2016 11:27 p.m. | | $39K for roof over trash Comments 0 Comments

Code violations: Manteca handles 2,500 annually

Scott Cunningham drove down the 400 block of California Avenue.

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Posted: jan. 31, 2016 11:24 p.m. | | Code violations:  Manteca handles 2,500 annually Comments 0 Comments

Almond prices see big drop in recent months

Almond prices in California have dropped significantly in the past few months, giving environmentalists hope the slump will halt orchard plantings but experts say the ...

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Posted: jan. 31, 2016 11:23 p.m. | | Almond prices see big  drop in recent months  Comments 0 Comments

La Mangonada: Ice cream with a twist

Sometimes you just want ice cream. 

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Posted: jan. 31, 2016 11:19 p.m. | | La Mangonada: Ice cream with a twist Comments 0 Comments

Taking care of business in San Francisco

I had stopped by my mom’s house after finishing an eight-day bicycling trip crisscrossing the Sierra.

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Posted: jan. 30, 2016 12:20 a.m. | | Taking care of business in San Francisco Comments 0 Comments

Weston Ranch, red heads, step kids, school bonds & MUSD fairness

Red-headed stepchild.

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Posted: jan. 29, 2016 1:22 a.m. | | Weston Ranch, red heads, step kids, school bonds & MUSD fairness Comments 0 Comments

‘At Least Stockton Isn’t Oakland’

Twenty-five years ago when I first moved to Manteca, one of my bicycle trips took me up Airport Way into Stockton and then Charter Way ...

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Posted: jan. 28, 2016 1:28 a.m. | | ‘At Least  Stockton Isn’t Oakland’ Comments 0 Comments

Manteca USD Going Digital one year later

The Manteca Unified Going Digital effort, in order to succeed, has to be about more than just technology.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2016 12:38 a.m. | | Manteca USD Going Digital one year later Comments 0 Comments

Woodward Ave., ‘over planning’ & traffic safety

Walk across Woodward Avenue east of South Main Street any late weekday afternoon.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2016 1:03 a.m. | | Woodward Ave.,  ‘over planning’ & traffic safety Comments 0 Comments

600 applicants for 1 job

It’s not easy to become a Manteca firefighter

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Posted: jan. 25, 2016 12:20 a.m. | | 600 applicants for 1 job Comments 0 Comments

BOND WORK STARTS

Now that work crews have started ground work on the first project in the initial wave of Measure G bond projects, the Manteca Unified School ...

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Posted: jan. 25, 2016 12:19 a.m. | | BOND WORK STARTS Comments 0 Comments

FEZ master plan before planners

The next step in moving forward Manteca’s much ballyhooed 210.7-acre family entertainment zone anchored by a 500-room resort with an indoor waterpark as ...

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Posted: jan. 25, 2016 12:16 a.m. | | FEZ master plan  before planners Comments 0 Comments

Buff cheerleaders performing at Pro Bowl

The National Football League’s Pro Bowl on Sunday is something Manteca High fans can cheer about.

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Posted: jan. 25, 2016 12:16 a.m. | | Buff cheerleaders performing at Pro Bowl Comments 0 Comments

Five shots fired into occupied dwelling

Five gunshots were fired into an occupied home from a dark colored sedan in the 400 block of East Woodward Avenue at about 7:45 ...

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Posted: jan. 25, 2016 12:15 a.m. | | Five shots fired into occupied dwelling Comments 0 Comments

Uber doesn’t care about labor, environment, or rights of others

The Young Turks in the Silicon Valley like to brag about creating “disruptive innovation.”

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Posted: jan. 25, 2016 12:09 a.m. | | Uber doesn’t care about labor, environment, or  rights of others Comments 1 Comment

Trade homeless encampments in Stockton for mini-storage units

Solving the homeless problem is a bigger challenge than inventing a perpetual motion machine.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2016 12:32 a.m. | | Trade homeless encampments in Stockton for mini-storage units Comments 0 Comments

Time to elect our president as if it were 21st century

It is absurd how we elect the President of the United States.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2016 1:02 a.m. | | Time to elect our president as if it were 21st century Comments 0 Comments

Code enforcement Del Webb style: Is it what city needs?

Del Webb gets it.

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Posted: jan. 21, 2016 1:26 a.m. | | Code enforcement Del Webb style: Is it what city needs? Comments 0 Comments

‘Semi’ gated community

Shadowbrook — the largest new neighborhood ever to be built east of Highway 99 — will have a neighborhood park that everyone in Manteca can access.

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Posted: jan. 20, 2016 1:13 a.m. | | ‘Semi’ gated community Comments 0 Comments

Developer fees help expand MHS campus

New home buyers in 2014-15 helped the Manteca Unified School District purchase a small parcel at 419 Moffat Boulevard for the future expansion of the ...

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Posted: jan. 20, 2016 1:11 a.m. | | Developer fees help expand MHS campus Comments 0 Comments

Ripon reduces water use 32% in December

The water conservation efforts for the City of Ripon experienced a slight dip from the previous month.

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Posted: jan. 20, 2016 1:10 a.m. | | Ripon reduces water use 32% in December Comments 0 Comments

Candidate wants career helping others

Michelle Pappas wants to work as a psychologist helping young adults.

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Posted: jan. 20, 2016 1:10 a.m. | | Candidate wants career helping others Comments 0 Comments

Be careful what you pray for when it comes to rain

Been enjoying the pitter patter of rain drops on your roof?

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Posted: jan. 20, 2016 12:31 a.m. | | Be careful what you pray for when it comes to rain Comments 0 Comments

Ripon High grad earns promotion to sergeant

Tim Kahl, formerly of Ripon, was promoted to the rank of sergeant recently with the Chula Vista Police Department in Southern California located near San ...

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Posted: jan. 20, 2016 12:30 a.m. | | Ripon High grad earns promotion to sergeant Comments 0 Comments

The Delta Smelt more important than SJ Valley

The devastating California drought officially ended Friday for a handful of federal bureaucrats and the Delta Smelt.

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Posted: jan. 19, 2016 12:52 a.m. | | The Delta Smelt more important than SJ Valley Comments 0 Comments

STAR SPANGLED BANNER

There are a few things on my athletic calendar that I look forward to every year. One of those is the Tim Brown Memorial Wrestling ...

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Posted: jan. 18, 2016 12:42 a.m. | | STAR SPANGLED BANNER Comments 0 Comments

Will the city do anything about Cottage?

Take a drive down Cottage Avenue any afternoon.

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Posted: jan. 18, 2016 12:42 a.m. | |  Will the city do anything about Cottage? Comments 0 Comments

595 Manteca water violations

Those who decided to defy water use restrictions imposed in Manteca in response to a statewide drought emergency are paying a big price.

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Posted: jan. 18, 2016 12:35 a.m. | | 595 Manteca water violations Comments 1 Comment

Builders eager to start 194 new homes

Two builders are  eager to take advantage of the booming Manteca new home market.

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Posted: jan. 18, 2016 12:31 a.m. | | Builders eager to start 194  new homes Comments 1 Comment

Queen hopeful seeks career in ag education

Megan Harlan is aiming for a career teaching agriculture.

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Posted: jan. 18, 2016 12:30 a.m. | | Queen hopeful seeks career in ag education Comments 0 Comments

U-Haul leads to suspects

A U-Haul moving truck, reportedly used in two Lathrop burglaries and others in Manteca and Modesto, was located in the 200 block of Wawona Street ...

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Posted: jan. 18, 2016 12:29 a.m. | | U-Haul leads to suspects Comments 0 Comments

MANTECA FENCE WAR

Do as we say and not as we do.

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Posted: jan. 16, 2016 2:07 a.m. | | MANTECA FENCE WAR Comments 1 Comment

Lathrop delays big water rate hikes for now

Whoever the Lathrop City Council appoints as their next member won’t have much time to acclimate before making a decision that will affect every ...

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Posted: jan. 16, 2016 2:07 a.m. | | Lathrop delays big water rate hikes for now Comments 0 Comments

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