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Making highway rest stops safer & pay their own way along I-5

Twenty-eight miles south of Lathrop where vehicle speeds start pushing into the 80s and the CHP picks off the low hanging fruit of clueless folks ...

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Posted: feb. 21, 2018 1:08 a.m. | | Making highway rest stops safer & pay their own way along I-5 Comments 0 Comments

People do vote for people who are like them

Louis DeArcos served as mayor of Lincoln — the Placer County town I grew up in — 27 years before California’s Voting Rights Act of 2002 ...

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Posted: feb. 19, 2018 9:58 p.m. | | People do vote for people who are like them Comments 0 Comments

If we want more police it will cost us

It’s time we had honest conversations about Manteca, our needs, our wants, and our maddeningly inability to plan and then execute strategies and stick ...

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Posted: feb. 17, 2018 1:39 a.m. | | If we want  more police it will cost us Comments 0 Comments

Sacramento turns farmers & businessmen into criminals

No one can serve two masters.

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Posted: feb. 16, 2018 1:59 a.m. | | Sacramento turns farmers & businessmen into criminals  Comments 0 Comments

Great Wolf & being crazy like a fox

If you want more services — police, firefighters, street maintenance and such — and don’t want to pay more taxes then you’d best root for ...

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Posted: feb. 15, 2018 1:32 a.m. | | Great Wolf & being crazy like a fox Comments 0 Comments

Manteca, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. . . ..

Manteca, I love thee for . . .

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Posted: feb. 14, 2018 1:37 a.m. | | Manteca, how  do I love thee?  Let me count  the ways. . . ..  Comments 0 Comments

They were Googling Manteca last Friday

The Google car was in Manteca on Friday.

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Posted: feb. 13, 2018 1:30 a.m. | | They were Googling  Manteca  last Friday  Comments 0 Comments

Colony Oak update before board tonight

The Ripon Unified school board tonight  will receive an update on the Colony Oak Elementary Modernization Project.

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Posted: feb. 12, 2018 2:22 a.m. | | Colony Oak update before board tonight Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop decides tonight on how to spend $6,724

The City of Lathrop has $6,724 to give away. 

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Posted: feb. 12, 2018 2:21 a.m. | | Lathrop decides tonight on how to spend $6,724 Comments 0 Comments

Annexation will allow building of 1,592 homes

Manteca is pushing its city limits further south to Sedan Avenue.

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Posted: feb. 12, 2018 2:20 a.m. | | Annexation will allow building of 1,592 homes Comments 0 Comments

$1 MILLION SERVICE CLUB

The annual Sunrise Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair is more than just the festival that the City of Manteca is known for every October. 

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Posted: feb. 12, 2018 2:20 a.m. | | $1 MILLION SERVICE CLUB Comments 0 Comments

EU DROP-OFF ZONE BIG CONCERN

East Union High’s athletic facilities and the general campus layout get high marks.

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Posted: feb. 12, 2018 2:19 a.m. | | EU DROP-OFF ZONE BIG CONCERN Comments 0 Comments

LA Should worry about quakes at dam & not at levees

Fear of a levee collapse during a major Northern California earthquake from a yet-to-be-found fault in the Delta is hawked as the moral high ground ...

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Posted: feb. 12, 2018 2:17 a.m. | | LA Should worry about quakes at dam & not at levees  Comments 0 Comments

Manteca: A place 78,000 call home

I came home 27 years ago this month.

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Posted: feb. 10, 2018 1:59 a.m. | | Manteca: A place 78,000 call home Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop looks to ban parking on Lathrop Road

Now that Lathrop Road has two lanes in each direction, the city has one more small item of business to take care of before the ...

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Posted: feb. 10, 2018 1:54 a.m. | | Lathrop looks to  ban parking on Lathrop Road Comments 0 Comments

Manteca water use up 25% as weather forces ski resort closure

Manteca’s water use shot up 25 percent last month compared to January 2017 as much of the state including the Northern San Joaquin Valley ...

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Posted: feb. 10, 2018 1:54 a.m. | | Manteca water use up 25% as weather forces ski resort closure Comments 0 Comments

KEEPING MUSD ‘SMALL’

Manteca Unified is school district of 24,500 students  on its way to becoming 50,000 students if all of the housing plans in Manteca ...

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Posted: feb. 10, 2018 1:53 a.m. | | KEEPING MUSD ‘SMALL’ Comments 0 Comments

PRECARIOUS WATER YEAR AHEAD

South San Joaquin Irrigation District is caught in a Catch-22 that could make water conservation the highest priority in the coming months for farmers as ...

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Posted: feb. 10, 2018 1:52 a.m. | | PRECARIOUS WATER YEAR AHEAD Comments 0 Comments

Twin Tunnel repackaged by Brown as Myopic Tunnel

Oh, joy.

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Posted: feb. 09, 2018 1:49 a.m. | | Twin Tunnel repackaged by Brown as Myopic Tunnel Comments 0 Comments

Opioid ‘crisis’: Carte blanche not justified

All life is precious.

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Posted: feb. 08, 2018 1:48 a.m. | | Opioid ‘crisis’: Carte blanche not justified Comments 0 Comments

Protecting Ripon High’s Indian heritage

There are at least 84 public schools in California that have Native American names as mascots.

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Posted: feb. 07, 2018 1:25 a.m. | | Protecting Ripon High’s Indian heritage Comments 0 Comments

Wrong solutions for 2 of 3 local housing markets

Perhaps the wrong generation is being tapped to find the answer to affordable housing needs in Manteca and other communities under the unique influence of ...

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Posted: feb. 06, 2018 1:34 a.m. | | Wrong solutions  for 2 of 3 local  housing markets Comments 0 Comments

How to create enough ‘new’ water for a city of 474,000

If you want to make a dent in California’s perpetual water crisis you need to take a little trip.

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Posted: feb. 05, 2018 1:40 a.m. | | How to create enough ‘new’ water for a city of 474,000 Comments 0 Comments

Lawsuit threatened over Lathrop Road

The residents that are unhappy about the City of Lathrop’s decision to widen Lathrop Road have been anything but quiet about how they feel. 

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Posted: feb. 05, 2018 1:37 a.m. | | Lawsuit threatened  over Lathrop Road Comments 0 Comments

Cities seek seat on SJ County flood board

Currently the San Joaquin Area Flood Control Agency is managed by the City of Stockton, the County of San Joaquin and the San Joaquin County ...

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Posted: feb. 05, 2018 1:36 a.m. | | Cities seek seat on SJ County flood board Comments 0 Comments

TIDEWATER SOUTHERN

Bicyclists and walkers today cover the ground that once hosted a vital Manteca economic link to United States markets.

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Posted: feb. 05, 2018 1:32 a.m. | | TIDEWATER SOUTHERN Comments 0 Comments

Making way for granny flats

Your backyard could hold the key to you keeping your home, generating extra income, or allowing you to retire with more financial security while helping ...

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Posted: feb. 05, 2018 1:31 a.m. | | Making way for granny flats Comments 0 Comments

State being charitable with what’s due Uncle Sam

The ends do not justify the means.

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Posted: feb. 03, 2018 12:58 a.m. | | State being charitable with what’s due Uncle Sam Comments 0 Comments

1,600 students are vulnerable to an attack

There will never be a solution per se for the homeless problem as defined as no one left living on the streets.

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Posted: feb. 01, 2018 1:38 a.m. | | 1,600 students are vulnerable to an attack Comments 0 Comments

Teens, Manteca problems & the council election

Wayne Flores back in the early 1990s made an issue not of just the need for more jobs but the growing frustrations many parents had ...

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Posted: jan. 31, 2018 12:19 a.m. | | Teens, Manteca problems & the council election Comments 0 Comments

Trash talk: It doesn’t win games or effect change

Trash talking doesn’t win games.

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Posted: jan. 30, 2018 1:30 a.m. | | Trash talk: It doesn’t win games or effect change Comments 0 Comments

Measure C pays for five police officers

When Lathrop voters overwhelmingly approved a one-cent sales tax increase to pay for essential city services, all that anybody knew was that the Lathrop-Manteca Fire ...

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Posted: jan. 29, 2018 2:18 a.m. | | Measure C pays for five police officers Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop seeks to switch basins for groundwater rules

In addition to showing just how much California is lacking in long-term water storage, the most recent California drought also exposed how dependent cities across ...

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Posted: jan. 29, 2018 2:17 a.m. | | Lathrop seeks to switch basins for groundwater rules Comments 0 Comments

Auto thefts in Manteca drop 13.5%

Manteca’s vehicle thefts in raw numbers last year were at the lowest since 2013 and 58.3 percent lower than in 2005 when 2 ...

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Posted: jan. 29, 2018 2:16 a.m. | | Auto thefts in Manteca drop 13.5% Comments 0 Comments

Bishop appointed for Stockton Diocese

The announcement that Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Myron Cotta to be the new shepherd of the Diocese of Stockton is “exciting” news to Catholics ...

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Posted: jan. 29, 2018 2:16 a.m. | | Bishop appointed for Stockton Diocese Comments 0 Comments

ALL IN THE FAMILY (CITY)

Credit a teen-age “labor dispute” involving weeds leading to Cabral Motors being Manteca’s oldest dealership in the same family entering its 61st year as ...

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Posted: jan. 29, 2018 2:15 a.m. | | ALL IN THE FAMILY (CITY)  Comments 0 Comments

New baby warning: Life can kill you

I bought a new car in November.

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Posted: jan. 29, 2018 2:13 a.m. | | New baby warning: Life can kill you Comments 0 Comments

Building a future for high school students while addressing housing needs

Manteca needs affordable housing.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2018 12:56 a.m. | | Building a future for high school students while addressing housing needs Comments 0 Comments

Welcome to Portland: Where the guy with the knife is running away

I don’t ever plan on leaving California.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2018 1:06 a.m. | | Welcome to Portland:  Where the guy with the  knife is running away Comments 0 Comments

Bank on them not growing with the little guy

Opening your own savings account as a kid was once a rite of passage.

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Posted: jan. 25, 2018 1:31 a.m. | | Bank on them  not growing with the little guy  Comments 0 Comments

Library Park homeless ‘occupation’ has abated

The homeless aren’t “occupying” Library Park as they used to do.

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Posted: jan. 24, 2018 1:18 a.m. | | Library Park homeless ‘occupation’ has abated Comments 0 Comments

The deals: Great Wolf vs. Amazon

The deal of the century — at least from the perspective of the City of Manteca at this point in time — is in what apparently are ...

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Posted: jan. 23, 2018 1:40 a.m. | | The deals: Great Wolf vs. Amazon Comments 0 Comments

Ripon cuts water use in December by 15 percent

Wet weather has pelted the area with more rain in the forecast.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2018 1:35 a.m. | | Ripon cuts water use in December by 15 percent Comments 0 Comments

Truck traffic prompts rehab of Harlan Road

Travelers along Harlan Road over the course of the next two months might be subjected to delays as the city works to repair the extensive ...

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Posted: jan. 22, 2018 1:34 a.m. | | Truck traffic prompts rehab of Harlan Road Comments 0 Comments

Decision on high schools’ field overhaul next month

The big decision about whether Manteca Unified will go ahead with all-weather tracks and a new Bermuda-hybrid style grass playing surface at each of its ...

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Posted: jan. 22, 2018 1:34 a.m. | | Decision on high schools’ field overhaul next month Comments 0 Comments

A HERO FOR THE AGES

He always said was just a farm boy from Kansas.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2018 1:33 a.m. | | A HERO FOR THE AGES Comments 0 Comments

Let there be light

Is downtown too  dark when it comes to public parking lots after the sun goes down?

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Posted: jan. 22, 2018 1:32 a.m. | | Let there be light Comments 0 Comments

Gentlemen: We need more of them today

The world needs more gentlemen.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2018 1:27 a.m. | | Gentlemen: We need more of them today Comments 0 Comments

‘Two’ roads better than one for Raymus Parkway

It started out more than a decade ago as a four-lane expressway designed to move a high volume of cars around the ultimate southern edge ...

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Posted: jan. 20, 2018 1:51 a.m. | | ‘Two’ roads better than one for Raymus Parkway Comments 0 Comments

Pacheco Pass may turn high speed rail into Jerry’s Folly

Twenty-seven miles east of Hollister in the heart of earthquake country is where California High Speed Rail could meet its Waterloo.

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Posted: jan. 19, 2018 1:39 a.m. | | Pacheco Pass may turn high speed rail into Jerry’s Folly Comments 0 Comments

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