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2 arrests in mail thefts

Two people that police believe were an integral part of the mail theft ring that has been wreaking havoc on neighborhood postal boxes throughout Manteca ...

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Lancers celebrate 50 years

High school homecoming parades, a tradition that continues today in many smaller communities such as Ripon, haven’t graced the streets of Manteca for at ...

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Posted: aug. 25, 2016 12:04 a.m. | | Lancers celebrate 50 years Comments 0 Comments

Auto burglaries up 90.18% so far in Manteca

Serious crime in Manteca — driven primarily by auto burglaries — is up 19.72 percent during the first six months of this year.

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Posted: aug. 25, 2016 12:03 a.m. | | Auto burglaries up 90.18% so far in Manteca Comments 0 Comments

Ripon crime down 3% so far this year

The crime figures are down in the City of Ripon.

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Posted: aug. 25, 2016 12:02 a.m. | | Ripon crime down 3% so far this year Comments 0 Comments

Clinton defends foundation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton defended her family’s charitable foundation on Wednesday against criticism from Donald Trump, saying it had provided more transparency than her ...

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Trump, aiming to widen support, makes pitch to Florida Hispanics

TAMPA, Florida (AP) — Visiting a battleground state he can’t afford to lose, Donald Trump promised Hispanics “a much better life” Wednesday in a Florida ...

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Posted: aug. 24, 2016 9:25 p.m. | | Trump, aiming to widen support, makes pitch to Florida Hispanics Comments 0 Comments

Sen. Manchin mum on EpiPen hikes by daughter’s drug company

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin remained mum Wednesday as a pharmaceutical company run by his daughter faced mounting criticism for hiking ...

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Posted: aug. 24, 2016 9:25 p.m. | | Sen. Manchin mum on EpiPen  hikes by daughter’s drug company Comments 0 Comments

Colorado sheriff accused of sexually assaulting inmate he took to his home

DENVER (AP) — A sheriff in rural Colorado was arrested after being accused of taking a developmentally delayed inmate to his home, sexually assaulting her and ...

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Family of gun instructor killed by girl with Uzi sues range

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — The family of an Arizona shooting range instructor who was accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has sued the ...

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Posted: aug. 24, 2016 9:24 p.m. | | Family of gun  instructor killed  by girl with Uzi  sues range Comments 0 Comments

Most students don’t meet new standards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Students in California improved their scores on an annual statewide exam but most still aren’t meeting the more challenging standards for ...

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Police officer among 23 arrested in California gang probe

SAN JOSE  (AP) — A months-long probe into a northern California Vietnamese crime ring resulted in nearly two dozen arrests, including that of a veteran San ...

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Posted: aug. 24, 2016 8:35 p.m. | | Police officer among 23  arrested in  California  gang probe Comments 0 Comments

Federal judge puts Starbucks lawsuit on ice in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has thrown cold water on a lawsuit that claimed Starbucks defrauded customers by adding ice to its cold beverages.

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Posted: aug. 24, 2016 8:35 p.m. | | Federal judge puts  Starbucks lawsuit  on ice in California Comments 0 Comments

New mandate: 40% cleaner air than in 1990 by year 2030

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California lawmakers voted Wednesday to extend the state’s landmark climate change law — the most aggressive in the nation — by another 10 years ...

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Posted: aug. 24, 2016 8:35 p.m. | | New mandate: 40% cleaner air than in 1990 by year 2030 Comments 0 Comments

Man sentenced for molesting 10 children

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man who sexually assaulted 10 children over a 15-year period has been sentenced to 48 years in state prison.

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Underwater expedition reveals sunken warship

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An underwater expedition along the California coast has revealed for the first time a sunken World War II-era aircraft carrier once used ...

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TEST SCORES UP

The average Manteca Unified student is lagging behind the average California student in math, English, and literacy goals based on a statewide standard test.

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Posted: aug. 24, 2016 12:11 a.m. | | TEST SCORES UP Comments 0 Comments

Dylan, you’re loved more than you know

I heard all of the adages from friends who had kids before me.

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Posted: aug. 24, 2016 12:10 a.m. | | Dylan, you’re loved more than you know Comments 1 Comment

Arrest made after body found in tote box

A body was discovered in a plastic tote box in the 2800 block of French Camp Road — midway between Union Road and the Park View ...

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Posted: aug. 24, 2016 12:10 a.m. | | Arrest made after body found in tote box Comments 0 Comments

Environmentalists oppose increasing bass fishing limits

A push to reduce the population of the non-native bass in the Delta to protect endangered fish is being opposed by a group that wants ...

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Neighborhood permit parking under scrutiny

It was last summer that the Ripon Police Department met with concerns residents of the neighborhood near the Stanislaus River

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Posted: aug. 24, 2016 12:10 a.m. | | Neighborhood permit parking under scrutiny Comments 0 Comments

Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with Hillary at State Department

WASHINGTON (AP)  — More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money —  either personally ...

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Posted: aug. 23, 2016 8:21 p.m. | | Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with Hillary at State Department Comments 0 Comments

In latest hedge, Trump says immigration laws can be softened

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that he is open to “softening” laws dealing with immigrants in the country illegally, the latest sign that ...

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Posted: aug. 23, 2016 8:21 p.m. | | In latest hedge, Trump says  immigration laws can be softened Comments 0 Comments

Out-of-state license plates don’t justify search

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in Kansas cannot stop and search motorists just for having out-of-state license plates from states that have legalized marijuana ...

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Posted: aug. 23, 2016 8:21 p.m. | | Out-of-state license  plates don’t justify search Comments 0 Comments

Posting may elevate severity of man’s charges in killing

PHOENIX (AP) — A Twitter posting by an Arizona man who was arrested on suspicion of killing his roommate during a struggle could elevate the severity ...

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Posted: aug. 23, 2016 8:21 p.m. | | Posting may elevate severity  of man’s charges in killing  Comments 0 Comments

Feds want to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Federal regulators are proposing to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii, a move that could imperil one of the Aloha State’s most ...

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Tougher air standards on the way

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California lawmakers moved closer to extending the state’s ambitious climate change law Tuesday after winning critical approval from business-minded Democratic lawmakers in ...

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Disabled man seeks to have voting rights restored

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former producer at NPR who lost his ability to walk and speak asked a judge Tuesday to restore his right to ...

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Posted: aug. 23, 2016 7:02 p.m. | | Disabled man seeks to have  voting rights restored Comments 0 Comments

Manteca Health & Wellness seniors event well attended

The turnout was strong for Thursday’s Health & Wellness Fair at the Manteca Senior Center.

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Posted: aug. 23, 2016 7:02 p.m. | | Manteca Health & Wellness seniors event well attended Comments 0 Comments

Demand sags for state credits that target greenhouse gases

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s latest carbon auction brought disappointing results Tuesday as litigation and lagging support by lawmakers weigh down the state’s landmark ...

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Posted: aug. 23, 2016 7:02 p.m. | | Demand sags for state credits that target greenhouse gases Comments 0 Comments

Stanford bans hard liquor from undergraduate campus parties

PALO ALTO  (AP) — Stanford University officials say hard liquor is now prohibited in undergraduate on-campus parties.

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AVOIDING THE FISH FRY

Keeping reliable water flowing through Manteca and Lathrop household taps and irrigating Ripon almond orchards could come down one day to how well rainbow trout ...

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Pair leads Ripon Police in chase to Arch Road

Ripon Police officers made a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle Sunday evening after its occupants were seen loitering about a closed business in the ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2016 11:29 p.m. | | Pair leads Ripon Police in chase to Arch Road Comments 0 Comments

SAFER BIKE LANE

BOSTON (AP) —  Cities are increasingly changing bike lanes to make them safer in light of fatal crashes involving cyclists and cars.

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Posted: aug. 22, 2016 11:29 p.m. | | SAFER BIKE LANE Comments 0 Comments

THE SPACE SQUEEZE IS ON

Move into a house within walking distance of a Manteca Unified elementary school and you might be in for an unpleasant surprise.

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Posted: aug. 22, 2016 11:13 p.m. | | THE SPACE SQUEEZE IS ON Comments 1 Comment

Sandhu out of Lathrop mayor race

 The man that ended up costing Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal’s mayoral campaign $21,000 in 2014 will not get the chance to unseat him this ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2016 11:11 p.m. | | Sandhu out of Lathrop mayor race Comments 1 Comment

Ripon bench honors Spud MacDonald

The MacDonald Family Trust is promoting health among the elderly.

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‘War Dogs’ oddball tempo worth it

“War Dogs” is the new comedy-drama directed by Todd Phillips, (“The Hangover”) and starring Miles Teller (“Whiplash”) and Jonah Hill (“Superbad”). It is based on ...

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Comedian Kathleen Madigan performs in Livermore Sept. 9

LIVERMORE — In her 25-year career, comedian Kathleen Madigan has performed on nearly every stand-up stage and late night television show an on Friday, Sept. 9 ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2016 8:59 p.m. | | Comedian Kathleen Madigan  performs in Livermore Sept. 9 Comments 0 Comments

Last resident of historic Chinese Bay Area shrimping village dies

CHINA CAMP STATE PARK  (AP) — The last remaining resident of a shrimping village established by Chinese immigrants on the northern shore of San Francisco Bay ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2016 8:37 p.m. | | Last resident of historic Chinese Bay Area shrimping village dies Comments 0 Comments

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Republican Donald Trump promised Monday to be “fair, but firm” toward the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally ...

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Mailer focuses on school’s drug bust

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia charter school has denied sending out promotional mailers referencing a 2015 drug arrest at a nearby public high school.

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Gator bit boy’s head during at Disney

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The father of a Nebraska toddler killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World last June reached into the animal’s mouth ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2016 8:28 p.m. | | Gator bit boy’s head during at Disney Comments 0 Comments

Suspect blames drugs for slaughter of 5

CITRONELLE, Ala. (AP) — A Mississippi man arrested after five people were found dead in a rural Alabama home blamed the gruesome rampage on drugs, telling ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2016 8:27 p.m. | | Suspect blames drugs for slaughter of 5 Comments 0 Comments

Ignore that post about banning driver cellphone use

DETROIT (AP) — Briefly Monday, it looked like the federal government was going to push all 50 states to ban the use of cellphones and other ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2016 8:27 p.m. | | Ignore that post about banning driver cellphone use Comments 0 Comments

Split court protects teacher tenure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a victory for teacher unions, a divided California Supreme Court decided Monday to let the state’s teacher tenure law stand.

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Talks fail to resolve dispute over Yosemite site names

YOSEMITE VALLEY (AP) — A trademark dispute over the names of historic hotels and other beloved landmarks at Yosemite National Park won’t likely end without ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2016 6:59 p.m. | | Talks fail to resolve  dispute over  Yosemite site names Comments 0 Comments

State lawmakers revive farmworker overtime bill

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California’s state Senate on Monday revived a bill that would make the state the first in the United States to give farmworkers ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2016 6:59 p.m. | | State lawmakers revive  farmworker overtime bill Comments 0 Comments

Court upholds gold dredging ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s ban on the use of suction dredges to extract gold from rivers is legal and not overridden by a 19th ...

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Harambe lives: Killed zoo gorilla gets 2nd life online

CINCINNATI (AP) — With online declarations such as “Harambe Lives!” the Ohio zoo gorilla shot and killed after a 3-year-old boy got into his enclosure has ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2016 12:57 a.m. | | Harambe lives: Killed zoo  gorilla gets 2nd life online  Comments 0 Comments

Homeless set up camp in North Main storm basin

Several residents in the Manteca neighborhoods off Northgate Drive west of North Main Street have reported seeing an uptick of homeless in their area and ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2016 12:42 a.m. | | Homeless set up camp in North Main storm basin Comments 0 Comments

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