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City Council makes citizens lawbreakers

The Manteca City Council made me a lawbreaker.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2016 1:09 a.m. | | City Council makes citizens lawbreakers Comments 0 Comments

News flash: Profiling & prisons work

Profiling per se and prisons reduce crime.

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Posted: jul. 28, 2016 1:02 a.m. | | News flash: Profiling & prisons work Comments 0 Comments

Give Reichelt her due: She was right about Mello Roos taxes

Georgiana Reichelt has been called a lot of things over the years.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2016 12:29 a.m. | | Give Reichelt her due: She was right about Mello Roos taxes Comments 0 Comments

Two decades in Manteca of broken promises regarding library

You can’t — as they say — judge a book by its cover.

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BURGERS TOP BOOKS

A citizens group striving to write a new chapter for public libraries in San Joaquin County is counting the Golden Arches to make its case.

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Posted: jul. 25, 2016 1:57 a.m. | | BURGERS TOP BOOKS Comments 0 Comments

260,000 BY 2060

More than 260,000 people will call Manteca, Ripon or Lathrop home in 2060 if population forecasts issued by the San Joaquin County Council of ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2016 1:56 a.m. | | 260,000 BY 2060 Comments 0 Comments

Chevron station, mini food store south of Bypass

The architecture for a proposed Circle K convenience store and Chevron gas station south of the 120 Bypass along South Main Street will dovetail into ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2016 1:56 a.m. | | Chevron station, mini food store south of Bypass Comments 0 Comments

Ripon plans National Night Out on Aug. 2

The Ripon Consolidated Fire District is looking for a three-peat.

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Posted: jul. 25, 2016 1:55 a.m. | | Ripon plans National Night Out on Aug. 2 Comments 0 Comments

Ripon Book Club: Great way to connect

If you are looking for a great way to connect with other people while expanding your mind at the same time, Ripon Memorial Library offers ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2016 1:55 a.m. | | Ripon Book Club: Great way to connect Comments 0 Comments

‘The mountains are calling and I must go’

Why do I hike? I was wondering that Monday as I was bypassing snow nearing the 14,232-foot summit of White Mountain, California’s third ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2016 1:52 a.m. | | ‘The mountains are calling and I must go’ Comments 0 Comments

Manteca needs STEM volunteers

Are you a scientist, engineer, mathematician or somebody else in a STEM career that is passionate about sharing your love for science with students?

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Posted: jul. 18, 2016 1:36 a.m. | | Manteca needs STEM volunteers Comments 0 Comments

Traffic signal for Harlan at Stoneridge?

Residents have complained that Harlan Road between Louise Avenue and Lathrop Road is a racetrack for motorists. 

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Posted: jul. 18, 2016 1:35 a.m. | | Traffic signal for Harlan at Stoneridge? Comments 0 Comments

Massage business entry doors to remain unlocked

Should the front door of a massage places in Ripon remain unlocked and unobstructed during business hours?

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Posted: jul. 18, 2016 1:35 a.m. | | Massage business entry  doors to remain unlocked Comments 0 Comments

Ripon Veterinary Hospital growing

RIPON — Ripon Veterinary Hospital is expanding.

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Posted: jul. 18, 2016 1:34 a.m. | | Ripon Veterinary Hospital growing Comments 0 Comments

‘Bulbs’ & de facto right turn lanes

Editor’s note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared March 26, 2005 in the Manteca Bulletin. The city, 11 years later, is ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2016 12:45 a.m. | | ‘Bulbs’ &  de facto right turn lanes Comments 0 Comments

Environmental perfectionism can kill people

Editor’s note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared Feb. 16, 2005 in the Manteca Bulletin.

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Posted: jul. 16, 2016 12:11 a.m. | | Environmental  perfectionism  can kill people Comments 1 Comment

Manteca’s problem: Silicon in Bay Area

Manteca’s destiny is sealed but its fate isn’t.

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Posted: jul. 15, 2016 1:07 a.m. | | Manteca’s problem: Silicon in Bay Area Comments 0 Comments

Cantu swings away with new golf course idea

Ben Cantu’s proposal during his unsuccessful 2014 campaign for the Manteca City Council to convert the Manteca Golf Course into a low-key community park ...

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Posted: jul. 13, 2016 12:21 a.m. | | Cantu swings away with new golf course idea Comments 0 Comments

How about background checks on buyers of smartphones to save lives?

I feel so much safer knowing that California will soon be doing background checks on those who buy ammunition.

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Posted: jul. 12, 2016 1:15 a.m. | | How about background checks on buyers of smartphones to save lives? Comments 0 Comments

Race card, criminals wearing blue & finding a solution

Although I hated nearly every minute of my time in the Army, it gave me an education on life that I could never receive anywhere ...

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Mixing methane & food waste

Digesters — a critical process of the wastewater treatment plant that currently serves nearly 90,000 people in Manteca and Lathrop — aren’t exactly glamorous.

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GOING NUTS FOR ALMONDEE

Daryll Quaresma, a third-generation dairy farmer sold his long time, family-owned cow dairy to one of his siblings 16 years ago before focusing his attention ...

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Filing opens next week for council

Manteca city voters on Nov. 8 will get to do something that Modesto voters no longer can — vote to fill all council seats that are ...

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Ripon chamber happy with July 4 celebration

Tamra Spade was pleased with the overall results of the Fourth of July festivities in Ripon.

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Posted: jul. 11, 2016 1:09 a.m. | | Ripon chamber happy with July 4 celebration Comments 0 Comments

Mosquito bites pose health risks

Mosquitoes are out for blood.

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Why not ban ability to buy soda using food stamps?

You’ve heard the pitch.

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Lawyers use class action to take you to cleaners

My front-end washing machine generated an odor after a number of uses.

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Posted: jul. 09, 2016 12:35 a.m. | | Lawyers use class action to take you to cleaners  Comments 0 Comments

Repeat childhoods of yesteryear today & trigger child abuse charges

I drank chocolate milk — gallons of it — when I was a kid. The same goes for soda, sugar, potato chips and Twinkies.

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Posted: jul. 07, 2016 12:46 a.m. | | Repeat childhoods of yesteryear today & trigger child abuse charges Comments 0 Comments

‘I’m sorry, the number you have reached . . .”

I came across a relic on Sunday.

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Posted: jul. 06, 2016 1:01 a.m. | | ‘I’m sorry, the number you have reached . . .” Comments 0 Comments

ROAD TO RECOVERY, RIO

Amy Haapanen isn’t ruling out making another run at it four years from now, but this could be her last chance to make the ...

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Illegals, college aid, the draft and the Valley

Down in the valley — Manteca, Modesto, Hanford, Bakersfield, Fresno, Stockton, Turlock, and virtually every other community — is where the proverbial rubber hits the road in ...

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Posted: jul. 05, 2016 1:36 a.m. | | Illegals, college aid, the draft and the Valley Comments 0 Comments

$1M BLOCK REDO?

It will cost almost $150,000 to do the necessary engineering, design work, and environmental studies to fulfill a Manteca City Council decision to rip ...

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PEDALING SWEET FUN

Jon Anderson was first introduced to organized bicycle racing on a dirt track, better known as BMX as a young boy in the 70s by ...

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Posted: jul. 05, 2016 1:29 a.m. | | PEDALING SWEET FUN Comments 0 Comments

Dinner honors pioneer families, helps cemetery

The public is invited to an old-fashioned Prairie Dinner Saturday at the American Legion Hall in Manteca. Guests may even come to the sumptuous dinner ...

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Lathrop extends pact with SJ County sheriff

The San Joaquin County Sherriff’s Department will provide contracted police services to the City of Lathrop for another year. 

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Posted: jul. 05, 2016 1:27 a.m. | | Lathrop extends pact with SJ County sheriff  Comments 0 Comments

What are a few deaths if Google & Tesla can make more money?

It is important to determine whether Joshua Brown was watching Harry Potter on a DVD player when he drove into history May 7 as the ...

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Posted: jul. 02, 2016 12:42 a.m. | | What are a few deaths if Google & Tesla can make more money? Comments 0 Comments

Go ahead & roll the dice at $750 a toss

The grumblings have already started.

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Posted: jul. 01, 2016 1:22 a.m. | | Go ahead & roll the dice at $750 a toss Comments 2 Comments

Before you vote to send California to pot . . . .

It sounds like a pothead’s nirvana.

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Posted: jun. 30, 2016 12:50 a.m. | | Before you vote to send California to pot . . . . Comments 0 Comments

Manteca does not need to pay wizards $475K

So what are Manteca taxpayers’ getting for the $475,000 investment in a parks and recreation master plan produced by the RJM Design Group that ...

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 10:59 p.m. | | Manteca does not need to pay wizards $475K Comments 0 Comments

I’ve yet to see a bear with a smartphone

It’s a question I’m constantly asked: Isn’t it dangerous to hike by myself in the Sierra or Death Valley?

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 1:05 a.m. | | I’ve yet to see a bear   with a smartphone Comments 0 Comments

Future Manteca park needs

It is costing Manteca taxpayers $475,000 so the city can have a plan for the next 20 years about what they should do to ...

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Posted: jun. 27, 2016 1:31 a.m. | | Future Manteca park needs Comments 0 Comments

100 percent Chromebooks by end of 2017

Every Ripon Unified student from kindergarten through 12th grade will be using Chromebooks by the end of 2017.

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New police chief plans coffee series

Lathrop’s new police chief Captain James Hood is conducting coffees to hear citizens’ concerns at the Starbucks on Harlan Road.

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Posted: jun. 27, 2016 1:29 a.m. | | New police chief plans coffee series Comments 0 Comments

Teens gradate from junior police academy

A cadre of Manteca teens graduated from a week-long junior police academy in Ceres that taught the cadets everything from basic first-aid to the proper ...

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Manteca saves $140K a year by shedding PG&E

Is the epic struggle the South San Joaquin Irrigation District has undertaken to replace PG&E as the retail power supplier for Manteca, Ripon, and ...

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Posted: jun. 27, 2016 1:24 a.m. | | Manteca saves $140K a year by shedding PG&E Comments 0 Comments

The next step: Preventing homelessness

Mike Kelly is a wise man.

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Posted: jun. 25, 2016 1:12 a.m. | | The next step: Preventing homelessness Comments 0 Comments

Frosted flakes, sin taxes & North Korea

It was a Saturday morning ritual for way too many years.

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Posted: jun. 24, 2016 1:05 a.m. | | Frosted flakes, sin taxes & North Korea Comments 0 Comments

The council is clear: Manteca must deal with the homeless

The message Tuesday was clear: No more fooling around when it comes to the homeless.

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Posted: jun. 23, 2016 12:56 a.m. | | The council is clear: Manteca must deal with the homeless Comments 0 Comments

Get ready for Sacramento ‘magic’ to deal with homeless

Get ready for the big lie — or at least being misled whether it is intentional or not.

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Posted: jun. 22, 2016 1:02 a.m. | | Get ready for Sacramento ‘magic’ to deal with homeless Comments 0 Comments

Ultimately Ford did have a better idea

I love top 10 lists. You know the ones. The 10 best places to live. The 10 weirdest places to hang glide. The 10 proven ...

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Posted: jun. 20, 2016 11:53 p.m. | | Ultimately Ford did have a better idea Comments 0 Comments

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