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Lies, damned lies & the Twin Tunnels

In the Ohlone Wilderness south of Pleasanton is a 220-foot tall reminder that the past may catch up with California.

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Elliott on tap to serve as Ripona principal

Ripon Unified is getting a new elementary school principal and a director of student service.

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Posted: jun. 26, 2017 2:03 a.m. | | Elliott on tap to serve as Ripona principal Comments 0 Comments

Bass Pro donates 500 rods to help Kids Matter effort

Herman Beer is doing his part to get youngsters to enjoy the outdoors.

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Posted: jun. 26, 2017 2:03 a.m. | | Bass Pro donates  500 rods to help Kids Matter effort Comments 0 Comments

Manteca lands $3M grant for food to fuel

Manteca is setting a new standard in forward thinking when it comes to diverting garbage from landfills. 

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Posted: jun. 26, 2017 2:02 a.m. | | Manteca lands $3M grant for food to fuel Comments 0 Comments

Price, offerings luring new members

The Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club is enjoying a surge in first-time membership.

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Posted: jun. 26, 2017 2:01 a.m. | | Price, offerings luring new members Comments 0 Comments

DRIVING MANTECA

Manteca’s build-as-you-grow approach to major roads makes sure that development pays the tab.

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How Manteca’s council allows public safety to be jeopardized

The Manteca City Council is inadvertently placing the safety of the public and police at risk.

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Posted: jun. 24, 2017 12:46 a.m. | | How Manteca’s council allows public safety to be jeopardized Comments 0 Comments

Point a finger & three fingers will point back

Every so often something pops up on Facebook that is thought provoking. Recently, a posting by Facebook caused me to do something I do not ...

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Posted: jun. 24, 2017 12:35 a.m. | | Point a finger & three fingers will point back Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop Road is about to ruffle a few feathers

Last week the Lathrop City Council voted unanimously to move forward with a proposal that widens Lathrop Road to four lanes from the Westerly grade ...

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Posted: jun. 23, 2017 12:49 a.m. | | Lathrop Road is  about to ruffle  a few feathers Comments 0 Comments

Defying ‘death’ & making water bottlers wealthy

Twenty-four times a year I spend upwards of two hours with a needle in my arm donating platelets at what is now the Red Cross ...

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Posted: jun. 22, 2017 1:36 a.m. | | Defying ‘death’ & making water bottlers wealthy Comments 0 Comments

Would you call a 61-year-old man a ‘dude’?

“Dude, you read my mind.”

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Posted: jun. 21, 2017 1:03 a.m. | | Would you call a 61-year-old  man a ‘dude’? Comments 0 Comments

Does downtown matter as much as the big deals?

Is the future of downtown Manteca — or any part of the existing city for that matter — worth the resources, time, and money that has been ...

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Posted: jun. 20, 2017 1:46 a.m. | | Does downtown matter as much as the big deals? Comments 0 Comments

Ripon cuts May water use 26.4%

The drought isn’t quite over.

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Posted: jun. 19, 2017 1:33 a.m. | | Ripon cuts May water use 26.4% Comments 0 Comments

$136M worth of building in Manteca through May

Tactical 5.11 — the most expensive structure ever built in Manteca — along with a housing surge could make 2017 a record setting year for new ...

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Posted: jun. 19, 2017 1:32 a.m. | | $136M worth of building in Manteca through May Comments 0 Comments

ROBOTIC SUMMER

Doug Obrigawitch had high praises for the seventh- through 10th-grade students in his Robotics and Electronics summer camp.

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Temporary McKinley Ave. closure needed for new building

A 622,000 square-foot warehouse is going in along Louise Avenue. 

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SIX FIGURE DEPARTING CHECK

Elena Reyes walked away from her 38-week stint as city manager — including 19 weeks she was paid for not working — with at least an additional ...

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Posted: jun. 19, 2017 1:30 a.m. | | SIX FIGURE DEPARTING CHECK Comments 0 Comments

Sweet summer sweat: Embrace the heat instead of fighting it

Back in August of 1965 when the mercury in Lincoln flirted with 120 degrees after several back-to-back 115 degree days I was complaining to my ...

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To this day I wonder how he slept at night

In 1982 after the boy came along, I had to find a job. College was done for the time being and I ended up working ...

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Single payer pill: It requires only one to overdose

No one has ever mistaken the California Legislature for the Hoover Institute think tank at Stanford University.

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Posted: jun. 17, 2017 1:19 a.m. | | Single payer pill: It requires only one to overdose Comments 0 Comments

114 degrees? Time to buy an ice ax

The high is supposed to hit 114 degrees in the coming few days.

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Posted: jun. 16, 2017 1:44 a.m. | | 114 degrees? Time to buy an ice ax Comments 0 Comments

I knew I had seen her before – only it wasn’t same person

A few weeks ago, I again went out with Mike Kelly to take a look at how the Manteca Police are handling the homeless situation ...

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Posted: jun. 16, 2017 1:37 a.m. | | I knew I had seen  her before – only it  wasn’t same person Comments 0 Comments

Manteca needs to abandon Garfield section for MHS safety

The Manteca City Council has taken steps to improve the security of the Manteca Library.

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Posted: jun. 15, 2017 1:15 a.m. | | Manteca needs to abandon Garfield section for MHS safety Comments 0 Comments

Learning less about world with access to World Wide Web

A teen boy. A matronly lady. A graying guy perhaps in his 50s with a man bun. Two women in their early 30s. One guy ...

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Posted: jun. 14, 2017 1:38 a.m. | | Learning less about world with access to World Wide Web Comments 0 Comments

Manteca’s goal: Avoid Kmart closing from lapsing into cancerous blight

Kmart’s future may seem dicey but not as much as the building the retailer will leave behind when it closes its Manteca store sometime ...

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Posted: jun. 13, 2017 1:36 a.m. | | Manteca’s goal: Avoid Kmart closing from lapsing into cancerous blight Comments 0 Comments

Ripon Unified recognized retiring staff

Mona Ogden is one of 10 Ripon Unified School District retirees.

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Posted: jun. 12, 2017 1:37 a.m. | | Ripon Unified recognized retiring staff Comments 0 Comments

Daily attractions part of SJ Fair admission

Chef Ray Duey is a world-renowned culinary artist.

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Posted: jun. 12, 2017 1:33 a.m. | | Daily attractions part of SJ Fair admission Comments 0 Comments

Entries sought for parade marking July 4th

A parade, aerial fireworks, and a pancake breakfast are the community events planned to celebrate July Fourth this year in Manteca.

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Posted: jun. 12, 2017 1:32 a.m. | | Entries sought for parade marking July 4th Comments 0 Comments

DESIGN SLASHES COSTS

There are 12 student restrooms at Sequoia School.

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Quintessential family man & Pumpkin King George Perry Sr. dies at age 99

George Perry Sr. was more than just the man who planted the seeds nearly a half century ago for what would blossom into the largest ...

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Posted: jun. 12, 2017 1:26 a.m. | | Quintessential family man & Pumpkin King George Perry Sr. dies at age 99 Comments 0 Comments

Would you pay 8 cents a day to make Manteca better?

The Manteca City Council is about to go from being fiscally conservative to being fiscally responsible. There is a big difference

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Posted: jun. 10, 2017 12:42 a.m. | | Would you pay 8  cents a day to make  Manteca better? Comments 0 Comments

Going to pot is raising a stink in Colorado

Pot smells.

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Posted: jun. 09, 2017 1:44 a.m. | | Going to pot is raising a stink in Colorado Comments 0 Comments

Best stress-reliever on the planet

I grew up fishing.

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The Kmart blues: Manteca voted with its feet

Who killed Kmart in Manteca?

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Posted: jun. 08, 2017 1:37 a.m. | | The Kmart blues: Manteca voted with its feet Comments 0 Comments

Keep Paris, I’ll take Bakersfield over Pittsburgh

Forget Paris — or Pittsburgh for the matter. I’d rather have Bakersfield.

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Posted: jun. 07, 2017 12:59 a.m. | | Keep Paris, I’ll take Bakersfield over Pittsburgh Comments 0 Comments

A modest plan to make Manteca a better place

Manteca’s future is too important to be left to bean counters.

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Posted: jun. 06, 2017 1:39 a.m. | | A modest plan to make Manteca a better place Comments 0 Comments

Buying into $400B health care plan without funding it

If you signed a contract to buy an $89,000 Cadillac Escalade with no idea of how you were going to pay for it you ...

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Posted: jun. 05, 2017 12:43 a.m. | | Buying into $400B health care plan without funding it Comments 0 Comments

Car takes out power pole in rural Manteca accident

The driver of a car that crashed in rural South Manteca left a bouquet of red roses on the front seat of the vehicle where ...

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Firefighters knock down Lathrop market blaze

Multiple calls from citizens late Sunday afternoon brought four engines from the Lathrop-Manteca and Manteca fire departments to the La Reina Supermarket due to fire ...

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Posted: jun. 05, 2017 12:38 a.m. | | Firefighters knock down Lathrop market blaze Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop takes look at levee efforts for 200-year protection

Last year the City of Lathrop received the necessary “finding of adequate progress” that will allow them to continue to develop within the 200-year flood ...

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Posted: jun. 05, 2017 12:33 a.m. | | Lathrop takes look at levee efforts for 200-year protection Comments 0 Comments

½ cent sales tax covers 30 of 108 police, fire positions

A half a cent is making it possible for Manteca to hire 15 police officers and 15 firefighters when the next fiscal year starts in ...

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Posted: jun. 05, 2017 12:32 a.m. | | ½ cent sales tax covers 30 of 108 police, fire positions Comments 0 Comments

Manteca may make citizens’ water board permanent

Manteca municipal leaders have declared water conservation is here to stay even with the end of the most recent drought.

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DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH

Ongoing urban renewal in the 600 and 700 blocks of Grant Avenue and Lincoln Avenue could get a $17 million boost.

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Manteca needs to tweak North Main decision

Sitting in traffic on North Main Street on a weekday afternoon or a late Saturday morning as it struggles to snake through downtown makes you ...

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Posted: jun. 03, 2017 1:30 a.m. | | Manteca needs to tweak North Main decision Comments 0 Comments

Why is it a given state will reopen California 1?

This may sound a tad blasphemous but why reopen Highway 1 through the Big Sur Wilderness where a mudslide earlier this month added 13 acres ...

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Posted: jun. 02, 2017 1:14 a.m. | | Why is it a given state will reopen California 1? Comments 0 Comments

City improves Library Park conditions, issues still remain

LAUREL TO THE CITY OF MANTECA for efforts so far at addressing issues at Library Park in downtown Manteca.

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Posted: jun. 02, 2017 1:14 a.m. | | City improves Library Park conditions, issues still remain Comments 0 Comments

Thinking about hitting the river?

School is now out, and the weather is turning warm, and it’s only a matter of time before kids start heading out to the ...

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Posted: jun. 02, 2017 1:06 a.m. | | Thinking about hitting the river? Comments 0 Comments

Political humor needs to get out of the proverbial gutter

I like a good political joke even if it lampoones a position or politician I support.

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Posted: jun. 01, 2017 1:34 a.m. | | Political humor needs to get out of the proverbial gutter Comments 0 Comments

Manteca don’t need no stinkin’ Atherton Drive missing link

Debbie Moorhead was adamant at the last Manteca City Council meeting that she wants the infamous missing link on Atherton Drive between Airport Way and ...

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Posted: may. 31, 2017 1:13 a.m. | | Manteca don’t  need no stinkin’ Atherton Drive missing link Comments 0 Comments

Manteca needs to consider small home neighborhood

Someone making $19.25 an hour along with $450 a month in expenses such as auto payment and credit card bills would have a rough ...

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Posted: may. 30, 2017 1:17 a.m. | | Manteca needs to consider small home neighborhood Comments 0 Comments

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