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The bogeyman & bogeywoman aren’t on boob tube tonight

I don’t fear for America.

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Manteca’s ‘mega’ future

Manteca’s future health — economically and as a community — is becoming more and more reliant not on just the Bay Area/Silicon Valley but also ...

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A GIANT GESTURE

Bryan Stow has little memory of that fateful day of March 31, 2011.

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They didn’t break Stow’s spirit

Diehard San Francisco Giants fan, Bryan Stow is a funny guy.

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Ripon nails 6 for illegal fireworks

Since the enactment of the new ordinance, the Ripon Police Department was able to spring into action and issue several citations to those found to ...

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Lathrop getting into cell towers

The City of Lathrop doesn’t like the idea of somebody building a communication tower in their right of way. 

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Del Webb gearing up for car show

It’s the 2016 Rods, Roadsters & Cruising Cars car show.  

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Absentee landlords & downtown Manteca

For years, Manteca civic leaders have slammed absentee landlords for making it next-to-impossible to get any traction downtown.

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Manteca: Has it lost it’s mojo?

Not one, not two, but three Manteca City Council members Tuesday lamented how Tracy — and Lathrop to a lesser degree — was kicking Manteca’s proverbial ...

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Posted: sep. 22, 2016 1:26 a.m. | | Manteca: Has it lost it’s mojo? Comments 0 Comments

San Francisco is helping ‘kill’ river salmon

Environmental Defense in February of 2005 noted 85 percent of the 260,000 acre feet of water San Francisco takes from the Tuloumne River watershed ...

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For you, my love

A love lost with the passing of my wife? No way. Mary Lou is still by my side.

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Posted: sep. 19, 2016 12:44 a.m. | | For you, my love Comments 1 Comment

THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT

The days of Manteca Unified teachers and administrators communicating with parents almost exclusively with notes or flyers has gone the way of the slide rule.

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Manteca: Reliance on SSJID water growing

Manteca’s municipal water fortunes will become more and more reliant on how well the South San Joaquin Irrigation District protects and manages its water ...

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Rules proposed for Manteca’s new dog park

Manteca’s dog park — due to open by the end of November — won’t be a free-for-all.

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Ripon ups water saving goal to 30%

Ripon will set its water conservation goals at 30 percent.

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Stockton beats Modesto but even so . . .

Stockton is the Rodney Dangerfield of California cities.

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Manteca has less than stellar record of being water visionaries

Manteca municipal bureaucrats like to point with pride of the city being farsighted enough to secure surface water supplies to blend with well water to ...

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Accusing Brown of ‘mansplaining’ when he’s acting like the only adult

Can we stop the political posturing for one day and act like adults?

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Colleges don’t need coddling, indoctrination

I remember Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1975 well.

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Too far to walk? Don’t complain to Joshua Cowell

Joshua Cowell — the man who was called “The Father of Manteca” by his peers — would likely be amazed if he were to stand on his ...

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GETTING IN SHAPE

The days of getting home, grabbing two bags of chips to snack on while playing video games, and downing a 12-pack of soda a day ...

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Manteca may buy $577K in wetland credits

Manteca is posed to buy $577,000 worth of wetlands credits in the Consumnes River floodplain in Sacramento County in order to develop the proposed ...

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Ripon home builders will soon have new landscape guidelines

When it comes to residential landscaping, the City Ripon is seeking to maintain its historic character while using less water as new homes are being ...

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Custom jewelry store thrives in Ripon

There is a small cottage-style jewelry store in the 100 block of Main Street in downtown Ripon that specializes in creating custom new pieces from ...

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There’s a roundabout way to slow traffic along Woodward

Speed kills.

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Manteca must kill Raymus expressway

It’s time to do the honorable thing. It’s time to do the right thing. It’s time to do the fiscally wise thing ...

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What about the lies public colleges feed students to cover tuition tabs?

No one should find joy in ITT Technical Institute pulling the plug on its 130 plus campuses including the Lathrop location that has been around ...

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ACE Forward deals Manteca a winning hand

The infamous “Train to Nowhere” — the first segment of the California High Speed Rail Authority line to connect Los Angeles with San Francisco — has changed ...

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Proposition 57: Get out of Jail Free measure

There’s a measure on the ballot you’re going to want to pay extra attention to on Nov. 8.

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Posted: sep. 06, 2016 12:35 a.m. | | Proposition 57: Get out of Jail  Free measure Comments 0 Comments

Chicken Little now rules California barnyards

Cows fart. Cows belch.

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No, we didn’t can the Friday column

“Dear Kaepernick,

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Guess who killed proposal to build more affordable California housing?

Who killed the modest proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to spend $400 million in state money to subsidize affordable housing?

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Posted: sep. 01, 2016 1:31 a.m. | | Guess who killed proposal to build more affordable California housing? Comments 0 Comments

The best idea yet for Manteca library services

The best advice I have for the Manteca City Council when it comes to library services is this: Take Stephen Breacain’s suggestion to heart.

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COME BLOW YOUR HORN FOR EU

It was the sweetest music Jose Baron ever heard.

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SOARING OVER RIPON

The biggest hot air balloon festival in the Central Valley returns this weekend in Ripon under a new name.

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Rule changes keep $500K in flood insurance savings in place

Building under certain conditions in the 100-year floodplain in rural areas of San Joaquin County such as south of Manteca could result in National Flood ...

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Posted: aug. 30, 2016 1:47 a.m. | | Rule changes keep $500K in flood insurance savings in place Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop is using 20% less water

Residents of Lathrop continued the water conservation trend in July, cutting their water usage by 20 percent during one of the hottest months of the ...

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Almond milk sales soar as harvest starts

The shaking of almond trees around Manteca and Ripon as the harvest gets underway is giving the dairy industry a cow.

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Kaepernick is right about injustice

“People don’t realize what’s really going on in this country. There are a lot of things that are going on that are unjust ...

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Everyone pays taxes except perhaps PG&E

Wal-Mart paid $7.1 billion in income taxes during 2012 on $22 billion in pre-tax profits.

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PAYING 5% LESS

The 375 families that now reside in River Islands at Lathrop are enjoying electrical rates 5 percent lower than the rest of Lathrop, Manteca, and ...

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2.5 CRASHES A DAY

Vehicle accidents — by far the most likely way a Manteca resident will get injured or suffer significant financial losses — were up 7.26 percent on ...

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Maldonaldo ends 7 years at SHARP helm

Marty Maldonado is replacing her captain’s bars for those of a lieutenant as she steps down from the command of the Manteca Police Seniors ...

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Homeless: ‘They’re human and I’m human’

Call it the power of compromise. Call it being human. Call it community policing. Call it whatever you want. The deployment of just one community ...

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Smoking ballast at movie ends with a marriage

You may have seen the AT&T ad campaign for its Internet service. Some of the pieces are pretty funny, and I saw one this ...

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The case for a $10 per person surcharge to help protect Yosemite

People who visit Yosemite National Park often use words such as “spectacular,” “breath-taking,” as “incredible” to describe the experience.

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New housing, the American Dream & young Mantecans

As we were driving down Main Street Monday talking about things in general including people who commute to the Bay Area for bigger paychecks, Ashley ...

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BIA threatens to sue the goose that lays the golden eggs

The Building Industry Association of the Delta protests a bit too much.

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Posted: aug. 24, 2016 12:37 a.m. | | BIA threatens to sue the goose that lays the golden eggs Comments 0 Comments

Prop 47 works for drug users & criminals

There were 52,000 fewer arrests in California last year.

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CHARGING INTO RE-CHARGE WATER?

The days of storm runoff from Manteca running into the San Joaquin River then either out into the Pacific Ocean or into the California Aqueduct ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2016 12:47 a.m. | | CHARGING INTO  RE-CHARGE WATER? Comments 0 Comments

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