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Sanctuary cities & illegals

Does anyone really want California to be a sanctuary state for illegals?

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Steal checks from grandma & receive get out of jail card

Who said crime doesn’t pay?

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Posted: mar. 28, 2017 1:01 a.m. | | Steal checks from grandma & receive get out of jail card Comments 0 Comments

One drink could cost teen driver 10 years

Superior Court Judge Richard Vlavianos laid down the law to Ripon High’s junior and seniors.

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Ripon council meets to work out details for spring collection

The Ripon City Council has called for a special meeting on Tuesday, in part, to hammer out details on the residential large item pick-up program.

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Blockbuster success: Four classes a term in high schools

Minutes add up under block scheduling.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2017 12:44 a.m. | | Blockbuster success: Four classes a term in high schools Comments 0 Comments

GOLDEN BEAR GROWS PHYSICALLY

When Bobby Ismail was an athlete at Downey High School he spent his fair share of time at a physical therapy clinic near the Modesto ...

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GOAL: ID TRUCK ROUTES

Manteca wants to keep on trucking when it comes to landing distribution centers.

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The joy of a $1.69 flyswatter

It doesn’t take too much apparently to make me happy.

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Fix family van before buying the Ferrari

What would your spouse think if the plumbing was leaking from your second floor bathroom and your home’s aging sewer pipes were corroded to ...

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Parking lots & living in civilization

What ails America can be found in a parking lot.

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Get ready for $2,000 a month apartment rent

This is going to sound a tad blasphemous, but here goes: But why does Sacramento worry about affordable housing to the point they mandate cities ...

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Posted: mar. 23, 2017 1:11 a.m. | | Get ready for $2,000 a month  apartment rent Comments 0 Comments

Park projects don’t have to take 99 years

Manteca’s new dog park and adjoining sidewalk along Eucalyptus Street might have been built for at least 20 percent less than the $235,000 ...

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Why are things the way they are in Manteca?

“People get the neighborhood they want.”

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Posted: mar. 21, 2017 1:08 a.m. | | Why are things  the way they  are in Manteca? Comments 0 Comments

They may call 2017 pickups primitive 52 years from now

Remember the good old days when pickup trucks were cheaper than cars and defined the terms “basic” and “Spartan”?

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Posted: mar. 20, 2017 12:44 a.m. | | They may call 2017 pickups primitive 52 years from now Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop council may cut $24,000 a year deal with chamber

The City of Lathrop has long positioned itself as a “business friendly” community. 

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Water battle is now going underground

There are over 500 wells pumping water from the same source — the Eastern San Joaquin Groundwater Sub-Basin.

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Manteca High teens spread safety word

They took their message of promoting safe driving Thursday to Sequoia Elementary School.

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HELP FOR unCERTain TIMES

Your neighbor might one day save your life.

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MANTECA’S GREEN INITIATIVE

Manteca — under a Climate Action Plan adopted in 2013 — must reduce its per capita greenhouse gases by 21.7 percent by the time 2020 roll ...

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Sunlight for the Stockton mentality

There’s something called the law of diminishing returns.

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San Joaquin Valley ground zero for latest Trump effort

Remember Bakersfield in 1992?

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Making George Jetson pay taxes on Rosie robot

Bet you George and Jane Jetson are wishing they hired an undocumented immigrant as a housekeeper instead of hiring Rosie the robot maid.

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College cost not student debt is the real problem

“California is taking the boldest step in the nation toward making college debt-free.” — California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon speaking about a plan to create a ...

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Northern SJ holding bag for Bay Area

Why do poor people struggling to make ends meet leave job rich Bay Area to head east over the Altamont Pass?

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How Manteca can be a good neighbor

Marty Harris is right.

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Ripon plan for parent involvement

Trustees of the Ripon Unified School District will receive information on the Parent Involvement Plan for the District-level English Learner Advisory Committee.

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2 retire from MPD after combined 50 years

Two members of the Manteca Police Department retired with more than 50 years of combined service on Friday – Dispatcher Kim Thomas and Detective Armen Avakian.  

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Ripon council looks at fee waiver policy for city facilities

The City of Ripon has an established rental fee schedule for its facilities.

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Lathrop steps up to protect groundwater

Lathrop officials as they kept a watchful eye on too much water in the San Joaquin River took a step last week toward making sure ...

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CONSERVE IS THE WORD

A record Sierra snowpack and above normal rainfall on the valley floor is unlikely to ease the need for the City of Manteca — and most ...

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MANTECA IN 2040

General plans — state mandated planning documents designed to serve as a blueprint for a community’s growth — are viewed by critics often times as merely ...

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‘Be sweet’: Two words easy to Tweet

They’ve got a nice fancy term now for what inconsiderate, self-righteous, vicious and insecure jerks do — body shaming.

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Posted: mar. 11, 2017 1:07 a.m. | | ‘Be sweet’: Two words   easy to Tweet Comments 0 Comments

Pension issues, like it or not, will drive the conversation

The debate isn’t whether teachers, police officers, firefighters, county hospital nurses or any other public employee works hard and deserves healthy pay raises.

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Posted: mar. 10, 2017 12:50 a.m. | | Pension issues, like it or not, will drive the conversation Comments 0 Comments

Anthony Silva story heats up

There was an issue with a Manteca organization a few years ago – maybe longer now – where the person who oversaw administering the funds ended up ...

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Sense of being: Ken Hafer’s gift to Manteca

I never saw the iconic Manteca High tower.

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Cartels, pension costs & saving teaching jobs

Math is a precise discipline.

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Council needs to help save downtown

Take a walk on the wild side. Go to some spots in the 200 block of West Yosmeite Avenue or even in neighborhoods where long-time ...

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Posted: mar. 07, 2017 12:32 a.m. | | Council needs to help save downtown Comments 0 Comments

The drought is just now beginning

Is the drought over?

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Versant nursing grads land jobs

Five recent registered nursing grads were honored Thursday at Doctors Hospital for completion of their months-long residency program with a celebration in the hospital’s ...

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Lathrop targeting illegal fireworks

It used to be that if police officers or firefighters would respond to a scene where somebody was lighting off illegal fireworks and they couldn ...

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BE.TECH EXPANSION?

Parent surveys as well as growth are being weighed by the Manteca Unified School District board as they consider the possibility of expanding the Be ...

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STUNG BY VANDALS

Twelve bee hives were destroyed by someone driving through an almond orchard north of Manteca along Lovelace Road over the weekend.

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Downtown under siege? Vandals ply trade on daily basis

Vandals and vagrants are continuing their attack on the 100 and 200 blocks of West Yosemite Avenue in downtown Manteca

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So who is hiring all the illegals?

There is a middle ground on the 11.5 million illegal immigrants — the Pew Hispanic Center’s estimate — that are in this country.

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The water is rolling back, but the work isn’t

It looks like the immediate threat of a flood in South San Joaquin County is suspended for the time being.

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Posted: mar. 03, 2017 12:59 a.m. | | The water is rolling back, but the work isn’t Comments 0 Comments

Manteca should sell golf course

Fred Millner — a persistent observer at City Council meetings who sometimes rubs people the wrong way when voicing his opinion — is on to something.

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Asking Uncle Sam for another fix

Free money. Free money.

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Wearing leather jackets is a sin in their eyes

I am not a good vegetarian.

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Don’t twist the lesson of Manzanar

Midway between Independence and Lone Pine along Highway 395 in the eastern Sierra is Manzanar.

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ROP fashion show set for Saturday

Ninety teen models will take part in the eighth annual premiere runway Fashion Show at Manteca High on Saturday, March 4.

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