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Police officers on LA to Sacramento run

Raising funds for officers killed in the line of duty across the country is the goal of two Los Angeles Police officers who are running ...

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Posted: dec. 05, 2016 12:29 a.m. | | Police officers on LA to Sacramento run Comments 0 Comments

City Council condemns ‘genocide’ against Sikhs

The passage of a resolution by a government entity, be it a city, state or national level, is usually a cause for jubilation by all ...

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Posted: dec. 05, 2016 12:28 a.m. | | City Council condemns ‘genocide’ against Sikhs Comments 0 Comments

Moorhead, Singh take oath today

Newcomer Gary Singh and incumbent Debby Moorhead will take the oath of office during a special Manteca City Council meeting set for 4 o’clock ...

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Posted: dec. 05, 2016 12:27 a.m. | | Moorhead, Singh take oath today Comments 0 Comments

75 YEARS OF LOVE

George and Violet Perry’s smiles are brighter than usual these days. And there’s a very good reason for it. They have just arrived ...

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TRASH TALK THIS TUESDAY

Manteca is moving to level the playing field when it comes to fees charged — or not charged — to collect garbage.

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Learning about life in Death Valley

I was near the top of Thimble Peak some 6,381 feet above the floor of Death Valley. What I saw before me was a ...

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Posted: dec. 05, 2016 12:21 a.m. | | Learning about life in Death Valley Comments 0 Comments

All I Want For Christmas Is “A Few Kind Words And A Place To Lay My Weary Head”

When I was younger I used to ask my father what it is he wanted for Christmas, and his answer was always simple:

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Posted: dec. 02, 2016 12:41 a.m. | | All I Want For Christmas Is “A Few Kind Words And A Place To Lay My Weary Head” Comments 0 Comments

Acosta family picks up Marty’s Christmas Trees long tradition

Marty’s Christmas Trees is back. 

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Posted: nov. 29, 2016 2:02 a.m. | | Acosta family picks up Marty’s Christmas Trees long tradition Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop approves plan to build 6,800 homes

LATHROP — Big changes are on the horizon for the City of Lathrop. 

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Posted: nov. 29, 2016 2:00 a.m. | | Lathrop approves plan to build 6,800 homes Comments 0 Comments

Manteca tree lighting set for Thursday

Manteca’s traditional lighting of the city Christmas tree on Thursday kicks off an evening of holiday fun at the Civic Center.

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MANTECA HAS MAIL

Manteca’s Post Office on Maple Avenue was built 77 years ago.

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de Graaf leads in race for council seats

According to the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters, Daniel de Graaf, Leo Zuber and Jake Parks continue as the leaders for three seats on ...

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Posted: nov. 29, 2016 1:58 a.m. | | de Graaf  leads in race for council seats Comments 0 Comments

3-mile pursuit called off for safety of the public

A three-mile-long police pursuit was called off about 10:30 Monday morning as it was going over the Highway 120 Bypass when the red Dodge ...

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Posted: nov. 29, 2016 1:55 a.m. | | 3-mile pursuit called off for safety of the public Comments 0 Comments

Detectives investigating drowning in home swimming pool

Manteca police detectives are investigating the 1 p.m. Monday drowning of a 54-year-old woman in a backyard swimming pool while family members were away.

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Posted: nov. 29, 2016 1:55 a.m. | | Detectives investigating drowning in home swimming pool Comments 0 Comments

Ripon Chamber, Hospice of San Joaquin join forces for tree lighting

The Ripon Chamber of Commerce shared its annual Christmas tree lighting event with San Joaquin Hospice at 6 p.m. Monday evening at the Veteran ...

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Posted: nov. 29, 2016 1:54 a.m. | | Ripon Chamber, Hospice of San Joaquin join forces for tree lighting Comments 0 Comments

Take it from the lopsided kid — I’m definitely not athletic

Editor’s note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on Aug. 15, 2012.

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 10:22 p.m. | | Take it from the lopsided kid — I’m definitely not athletic Comments 0 Comments

San Joaquin County’s most flood prone area

Spanish explorers climbing to the top of Mt. Diablo in the early summer of 1776 thought they had stumbled onto a great inland lake.

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 1:59 a.m. | | San Joaquin County’s most flood prone area Comments 0 Comments

Beck’s Holiday Specialties back for 17th year

Black Friday marks the beginning of the holiday season.

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 1:58 a.m. | | Beck’s Holiday Specialties back for 17th year Comments 0 Comments

Christmas in the Park to feature ice skating rink

Ice skating is coming to downtown Manteca this Friday and Saturday.

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 1:57 a.m. | | Christmas in the Park to feature ice skating rink Comments 0 Comments

Ripon replacing garbage trucks lost to fire damage

A few months ago, the City of Ripon lost a pair of garbage trucks to fire damage.

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 1:56 a.m. | | Ripon replacing garbage trucks lost to fire damage Comments 0 Comments

Doctors Hospital volunteers in search of new recruits

The Doctors Hospital of Manteca Auxiliary volunteers are working overtime to recruit new members to their 50-strong group that assists hospital staffers in non-critical duties ...

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Two men killed on rain-swept Moffat Blvd

Two Modesto men died from their injuries following a collision with a tow truck on Moffat Boulevard Saturday noon — the driver, 24, reportedly passed away ...

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 1:48 a.m. | | Two men killed on rain-swept Moffat Blvd Comments 0 Comments

California turning into Tower of Babel

Editor’s note: Denis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on Feb. 20, 2011.

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Colony Oak shows appreciation for military veterans

Betty Rhea Newman, 93, of Manteca was the one and only woman veteran from the U.S. Marine Corps from World War II who was ...

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Posted: nov. 26, 2016 2:13 a.m. | | Colony Oak shows appreciation for military veterans Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop water use down nearly 30%

LATHROP – Residents in Lathrop used almost 30 percent less water in October of this year than they did in the same year in 2013, continuing ...

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Posted: nov. 26, 2016 2:11 a.m. | | Lathrop water use down nearly 30% Comments 0 Comments

MUSD bids farewell to Romero, Fant

It’s the end of an era on the Manteca Unified School District Board of Education. 

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Posted: nov. 26, 2016 2:10 a.m. | | MUSD bids farewell to Romero, Fant Comments 0 Comments

AG HISTORY

Wheat — and not almonds, pumpkins or even grapes — is what attracted farmers to the Manteca region in a bid to make a living after the ...

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Auto class offered to Ripon’s students

Students from Ripon High are earning college units for taking an automotive class.

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Of those using skin tone for advancing bigoted agenda

Enough is enough. I am sick and tired of lies and the liars who tell them.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2016 9:59 p.m. | | Of those using skin tone for advancing bigoted agenda Comments 0 Comments

Verbal pollution in form of cussing wears down the soul

Editor’s note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on July 3, 2012

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Posted: nov. 25, 2016 9:58 p.m. | | Verbal pollution in form of cussing wears down the soul Comments 0 Comments

Donner Party would have tough time understanding our fears today

The Donner Party came to California 170 years ago.

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Posted: nov. 23, 2016 11:12 p.m. | | Donner Party  would have  tough time  understanding  our fears today Comments 0 Comments

Miracle on Moffat Boulevard

Moffat Boulevard 20 years ago was what might politely be called a pigsty.

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Posted: nov. 23, 2016 12:49 a.m. | | Miracle on Moffat Boulevard Comments 0 Comments

Will the real Donald Trump please stand up?

Politicians usually try to look like they’re keeping their campaign promises, at least until they get sworn in. Only then do they start mumbling ...

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Posted: nov. 23, 2016 12:48 a.m. | | Will the real Donald  Trump please stand up? Comments 0 Comments

About that ‘vile’ place we call Manteca

If you go to certain select websites that hammer away incessantly over hot topic issues such as the homeless in order to draw clicks for ...

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Posted: nov. 21, 2016 11:31 p.m. | | About that ‘vile’ place we call Manteca Comments 0 Comments

Masseuse charged with sexual assault against a woman

A Manteca woman in her mid-50s claimed she was sexually assaulted Friday evening at the Angels massage parlor in the 1100 block of East Yosemite ...

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Posted: nov. 21, 2016 1:23 a.m. | | Masseuse charged  with sexual assault  against a woman Comments 0 Comments

Collection blitz yields 559 turkeys

The 375-year-old American tradition of sharing the bounty of the harvest is being kept alive in Manteca.

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HARD WORK PAYS OFF

Melvin Kauffman goes to work four days a week at Delta A/C Supply in Lathrop. His day-to-day routine is mostly desk work such as ...

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Posted: nov. 21, 2016 1:18 a.m. | | HARD WORK PAYS OFF Comments 0 Comments

First class of at-risk teens set for academy

There’s a new lesson plan for underachieving at-risk 16 to 18 year olds.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2016 1:16 a.m. | | First class of at-risk teens set for academy Comments 0 Comments

9 vying for 2017 Almond Blossom title

Candidates for the upcoming 2017 Almond Blossom Queen Contest gathered Saturday morning to hear what is going to be expected of them prior and during ...

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Posted: nov. 21, 2016 1:15 a.m. | | 9 vying for 2017 Almond Blossom title Comments 0 Comments

The 900-pound gorilla imperiling Manteca City Council members

The Manteca City Council election is almost over.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2016 1:06 a.m. | | The 900-pound gorilla imperiling Manteca City Council members Comments 0 Comments

Never talk politics when you’re getting your hair cut

These are dangerous times we are living in.

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Posted: nov. 19, 2016 1:27 a.m. | | Never talk politics when you’re getting your hair cut Comments 0 Comments

Attention Millenials: Deal with it

I saw a meme on Facebook last week that showed a bunch of twentysomethings blocking a freeway with the caption “this is what happens when ...

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Posted: nov. 18, 2016 12:36 a.m. | | Attention Millenials: Deal with it Comments 0 Comments

Just how ‘healthy’ is state’s rainy day fund?

Say what you want about Jerry Brown — and there’s a lot to say about his one track mind on high speed rail as well ...

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Posted: nov. 17, 2016 1:34 a.m. | | Just how ‘healthy’ is state’s rainy day fund? Comments 0 Comments

California: A real true purple state

My infatuation with California is barely eclipsed by my love of the United States of America.

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Posted: nov. 16, 2016 12:23 a.m. | | California: A real true purple state Comments 0 Comments

The Molotov cocktail the state is tossing

The State Water Control Board’s 3,500-page plan to dismantle the Northern San Joaquin Valley economy in a bid for a net gain of ...

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Posted: nov. 15, 2016 1:02 a.m. | | The Molotov cocktail the state is tossing Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop may mark Lincoln Highway

 Lathrop gets its fair share of traffic thanks to Interstate 5 that flows from Mexico to the Canadian border. 

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Posted: nov. 14, 2016 12:57 a.m. | | Lathrop may mark Lincoln Highway Comments 0 Comments

Ripon plans April 1st Responders Day

The City of Ripon took a big step forward towards a “First Responder Appreciation Day” last week.

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Posted: nov. 14, 2016 12:56 a.m. | | Ripon plans April 1st Responders Day Comments 0 Comments

Sewer going solar to cut PG&E bill

The second largest single solar installation operated by a South County government agency could start reducing wastewater treatment power costs for Manteca ratepayers by 2018.

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Posted: nov. 14, 2016 12:56 a.m. | | Sewer going  solar to cut PG&E bill Comments 0 Comments

VIETNAM MURAL PROPSOALS

Renderings from three muralists competing to be commissioned by the Manteca Mural Society to create the Vietnam War mural will be available for review by ...

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Posted: nov. 14, 2016 12:55 a.m. | | VIETNAM MURAL PROPSOALS Comments 0 Comments

2 DEATHS ON WOODWARD

Two Manteca brothers were killed riding motorcycles at a high rate of speed late Sunday afternoon after slamming into a roundabout.

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Posted: nov. 14, 2016 12:44 a.m. | | 2 DEATHS ON WOODWARD Comments 1 Comment

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