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Energizer Bunny salesmen keep pounding the drum

If you live in an older neighborhood there’s a parasite you have to worry about and it’s not termites.

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Posted: apr. 20, 2018 1:22 a.m. | | Energizer Bunny salesmen keep pounding the drum Comments 0 Comments

That guy on The Tonight Show? You saw him first in Manteca at String’s

When you think of the best places in America to catch a live comedy show, a number of cities and locations instantly come to mind.

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Posted: apr. 20, 2018 1:12 a.m. | | That guy on The Tonight Show? You saw him first in Manteca at String’s Comments 0 Comments

Wake up and smell the Prop. 65 warning

I admit. I was among the 63 percent of California voters in 1986 who supported Proposition 65 — the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act.

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Posted: apr. 19, 2018 1:43 a.m. | | Wake up and smell the Prop. 65 warning Comments 0 Comments

A promise I failed to keep for Mom

It is one of the few times in my life I have ever felt guilty for letting someone down.

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Land of Oz & downtown Manteca

Maybe, just maybe, it’s time to approach downtown Manteca a bit differently.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2018 1:23 a.m. | | Land of Oz & downtown Manteca  Comments 0 Comments

Manteca High transformation may take 5 years

Manteca High’s modernization and expansion to ultimately educate 2,200 students will likely take more than five years to complete once construction starts.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2018 2:28 a.m. | | Manteca High transformation may take 5 years Comments 0 Comments

Love Ripon? Volunteer this Saturday

If you want to give Ripon a little love then mark Saturday, April 21, on your calendar.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2018 2:27 a.m. | | Love Ripon? Volunteer this Saturday Comments 0 Comments

ANONYMOUS NO MORE

They are anonymous no more.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2018 2:26 a.m. | | ANONYMOUS NO MORE Comments 0 Comments

FIRE DESTROYS APARTMENTS

The four-alarm fire Sunday morning that destroyed a third of the 164 apartment units being built at Atherton Drive and Van Ryn Avenue is expected ...

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Posted: apr. 16, 2018 2:24 a.m. | | FIRE DESTROYS APARTMENTS Comments 0 Comments

Why not have an open house at police station?

What is more secure: A 24-hour gas station near the foot of the Grapevine in the middle of nowhere on Interstate 5 or the Manteca ...

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Posted: apr. 16, 2018 2:17 a.m. | | Why not have an open house at police station? Comments 0 Comments

Taking a whip to Caltrans in governor’s race

John Cox wants to be governor.

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Posted: apr. 14, 2018 1:12 a.m. | | Taking a whip to Caltrans in governor’s race Comments 0 Comments

Easing the impacts of homeless

So how goes Manteca’s efforts with the homeless?

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Commerce, culture & cuisine capitol

The last column I wrote in this space had to do with planning for an upcoming trip to New York.

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Posted: apr. 13, 2018 1:21 a.m. | | Commerce, culture & cuisine capitol Comments 0 Comments

LA supports turning Delta into Owens Lake 2.0

Los Angeles water pirates like referring to the myopic Twin Tunnels as the Delta Water Fix.

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Posted: apr. 11, 2018 10:40 p.m. | | LA supports turning Delta into Owens Lake 2.0 Comments 0 Comments

Brand new stove that’s 10 years old

Cleaning my stove is a snap.

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Colony Oak utility work is completed

The underground utilities for Phase 1 of the Colony Oak Elementary School Reconstruction Project have been completed.

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Posted: apr. 09, 2018 2:19 a.m. | | Colony Oak utility work is completed Comments 0 Comments

Delta College taxpayers saving $20M

STOCKTON — San Joaquin Delta College will save taxpayers more than $20 million by paying off the college’s last installment of Measure L bond money ...

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Posted: apr. 09, 2018 2:19 a.m. | | Delta College taxpayers saving $20M Comments 0 Comments

‘Catching the bug’ leads to 27 years with MPD

Manteca Police Captain Tony Souza is stepping down after 27 years of serving and protecting the city’s residents.

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MANTECA APRIL 21

If you want to give Manteca a little love then mark Saturday, April 21, on your calendar.

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Posted: apr. 09, 2018 2:17 a.m. | | MANTECA APRIL 21 Comments 0 Comments

MANTECA’S BASEBALL GREAT

Milo Candini may not be enshrined in Cooperstown but he is arguably the greatest Major League Baseball player ever to hail from Manteca.

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Posted: apr. 09, 2018 2:15 a.m. | | MANTECA’S BASEBALL GREAT Comments 0 Comments

City works to get impromptu dump cleared

The rubble left several months ago after a developer leveled boarded up houses in the 600 block of North Lincoln Avenue to prepare for the ...

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Zuckerberg et al: Foxes guard The hen house

Nasim Aghdam shooting up YouTube headquarters in San Bruno is an unbalanced and inexcusable act by any civilized standard.

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Posted: apr. 09, 2018 1:53 a.m. | | Zuckerberg et al: Foxes guard The hen house Comments 0 Comments

Today’s ‘Dr. Phil’ show: Those Manteca haters

“I’m Dr. Phil, welcome to our show.

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Posted: apr. 06, 2018 1:56 a.m. | | Today’s ‘Dr. Phil’ show: Those Manteca haters Comments 0 Comments

Why a vehicle emissions waiver for California makes sense

There are 3,794,013 square miles in the United States.

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Posted: apr. 05, 2018 1:47 a.m. | | Why a vehicle emissions waiver for California  makes sense Comments 0 Comments

Smartphones & prodding the cattle (customer)

Back in the Stone Age if you wanted to know the cost of an item on a grocery store shelf you picked it up and ...

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Taxes, reality & the free lunch crowd

Patrick Johnston was the incumbent state senator representing San Joaquin County in 1994 when the Manteca Chamber of Commerce hosted a candidate’s forum at ...

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Posted: apr. 03, 2018 1:42 a.m. | | Taxes, reality & the free lunch crowd Comments 0 Comments

Concrete up next for Ripon bleachers

Progress continues on the Bleacher and Press Box Replacement Project at Stouffer Field.

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River Islands will soon start using recycled water

Purple pipe is coming to River Islands. 

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Posted: apr. 02, 2018 2:19 a.m. | | River Islands will soon start using recycled water Comments 0 Comments

Traffic is the worst on N. Main by Bypass

The top four heaviest traveled street segments in Manteca are adjacent to freeway interchanges.

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Posted: apr. 02, 2018 2:19 a.m. | | Traffic is the worst on N. Main by Bypass Comments 0 Comments

Stockton Ports launch season Thursday

The Stockton Ports will honor the 2008 championship team when they open the season on Thursday, April 5, at Banner Island Ballpark.

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CONTROVERSIAL EXPRESSWAY

The proposed Raymus Expressway interchange on Highway 99 was envisioned as part of a direct freeway-to-freeway connection from the 120 Bypass at the McKinley Avenue ...

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Posted: apr. 02, 2018 2:17 a.m. | | CONTROVERSIAL EXPRESSWAY Comments 0 Comments

TRADE WAR HITS HOME

The trade war has come to the orchards of Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon.

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Remember when Brown didn’t favor immigrants?

“There is something a little strange about saying, ‘Let’s bring in 500,000 more people,’ when we can’t take care of the one ...

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Posted: apr. 02, 2018 1:44 a.m. | | Remember when Brown didn’t favor immigrants? Comments 0 Comments

There’s no time to kill at 99, 62, 25 or 17 years

There’s no time to kill between the cradle and the grave

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Posted: mar. 31, 2018 12:57 a.m. | | There’s no time to kill at 99, 62, 25 or 17 years Comments 0 Comments

Sharing your info with Uncle Sam & Facebook

My grandmother wasn’t a big fan of those year-end letters.

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Posted: mar. 30, 2018 12:58 a.m. | | Sharing your info with Uncle Sam & Facebook Comments 0 Comments

Forget clowns; fear the scary rubber ducky

I am dead man walking.

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Posted: mar. 29, 2018 1:12 a.m. | | Forget clowns; fear the scary rubber ducky Comments 0 Comments

Manteca must address future homeless issue

The most pressing quality of life issue in the upcoming Manteca municipal election is homelessness.

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Posted: mar. 28, 2018 12:52 a.m. | | Manteca must address future homeless issue Comments 0 Comments

Pulling weeds, Body Pump & use it or lose it

I live in a house that has an alley. That means every year in order to beat the Manteca Fire Department weed inspection — it gets ...

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Posted: mar. 27, 2018 2:02 a.m. | | Pulling weeds, Body Pump & use it or lose it Comments 0 Comments

Classrooms taking shape at Colony Oak

Reconstruction at Colony Oak Elementary School continues to move forward despite the current wet conditions.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2018 1:24 a.m. | | Classrooms taking shape at Colony Oak Comments 0 Comments

Mossdale Landing Park will add six lights for safety

One of Lathrop’s largest parks is about to get a big upgrade. 

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Posted: mar. 26, 2018 1:23 a.m. | | Mossdale Landing Park will add six lights for safety Comments 0 Comments

School district hopes to work with city on Moffat safety

Manteca High — as the city grows — will likely see its enrollment swell by 500 with most of those students  coming from south of the 120 ...

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Posted: mar. 26, 2018 1:23 a.m. | | School district hopes to work with city on Moffat safety Comments 0 Comments

SHAVING FOR A CAUSE

This is a story about a retired police chief, shaving a beard, a generous new enterprise in Manteca, kids with a lot of courage, people ...

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WORKING TOWARD SOLUTION

Manteca’s economic game plan is more than just landing a water park resort and additional distribution centers.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2018 1:21 a.m. | | WORKING TOWARD SOLUTION Comments 0 Comments

California not going to legal pot

Democrats and Republicans in Sacramento finally agree on something — high taxes and over regulation are killing business.

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Uber granted license to kill by Arizona

Uber and the gaggle of tech companies pouring money into autonomous vehicle development aren’t really focused on safety first.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2018 12:06 a.m. | | Uber granted license to kill by Arizona Comments 0 Comments

Manteca needs to raise taxes this November

The Manteca City Council needs to raise taxes — now.

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Posted: mar. 23, 2018 1:29 a.m. | | Manteca needs to raise taxes this November Comments 0 Comments

Waterparks just don’t happen

Debby Moorhead understands how things work.

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We’re paying the price for a free ride on net platforms

The Chicken Littles are squawking like mad demanding that foxes guard the hen house known as Facebook.

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Posted: mar. 21, 2018 1:29 a.m. | | We’re paying the price for a free ride on net platforms Comments 0 Comments

He had no issue with pain when he was the killer

Russell Bucklew walked out on Stephanie Ray on Valentine’s Day 1996 to go live with his parents.

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Posted: mar. 20, 2018 1:51 a.m. | | He had no issue with pain when he was the killer Comments 0 Comments

Informational meeting March 21 on Grand Jury

The San Joaquin County Chapter of the California Grand Jurors’ Association is conducting at informational meeting on Wednesday, March 21, in Manteca.

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Posted: mar. 19, 2018 1:55 a.m. | | Informational meeting March 21 on Grand Jury Comments 0 Comments

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