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Ex-Manteca councilman says he’ll run for SJ sheriff

Al Mezzetti — a former Manteca City Councilman and retired Lincoln School teacher — plans to take on San Joaquin County Sheriff Steve Moore in the 2018 ...

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Posted: jan. 24, 2017 12:22 a.m. | | Ex-Manteca councilman  says he’ll run for SJ sheriff Comments 0 Comments

‘THE NAPPING QUILT’

“The Napping Quilt” – a family’s story of immigrating to America from their native Italy — is the work of novice children’s book writer Gary ...

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Elliott reappointed to Lathrop council

Mark Elliott will get another shot on the Lathrop City Council.

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5.11 TACTICAL ‘BREACHES’ GROUND

Manteca is ready to boom.

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Jury convicts man in 2015 home invasion murder case

Jayontay Thomas, 20, was found guilty Monday in the first degree murder with special circumstances of 20-year-old Manteca resident Timothy Michael Spino, 20.

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Posted: jan. 24, 2017 12:13 a.m. | | Jury convicts man in 2015 home invasion murder case Comments 0 Comments

Ripon will require permits for indoor marijuana growers

The City of Ripon is in the process of working out a few changes to the law regulating recreational marijuana use.

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Posted: jan. 24, 2017 12:13 a.m. | | Ripon will require permits for indoor marijuana growers Comments 0 Comments

North Dakota weighs lifting Sunday morning shopping ban

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota residents can order alcohol at a restaurant or bar late Sunday morning but must wait until afternoon to go ...

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Nebraska state senator criticized over his women’s march retweet

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state senator who had cybersex with a woman on a state computer is facing criticism again for a retweet suggesting ...

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Posted: jan. 23, 2017 8:43 p.m. | | Nebraska state senator criticized  over his women’s march retweet Comments 0 Comments

Colorado moves to crack down on black-market pot ads online

DENVER (AP) — Weed on Craigslist? It is widely for sale in Colorado, but legislation moving through the state Legislature aims to crack down on those ...

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Will work for marijuana: Oops. Lawyer’s license suspended

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana lawyer who worked in exchange for marijuana has been suspended from practice for a year. The state’s Supreme Court ...

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Lawsuit: Trump business ties violate Constitution

NEW YORK (AP) — To fight what it called a “grave threat” to the country, a watchdog group on Monday filed a lawsuit alleging that President ...

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Posted: jan. 23, 2017 8:38 p.m. | | Lawsuit: Trump business  ties violate Constitution Comments 0 Comments

OSU president apologizes for blackface incident

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — The president of Oklahoma State University issued an apology Monday after a white student posted an image of herself on social media ...

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Posted: jan. 23, 2017 8:38 p.m. | | OSU president apologizes for blackface incident Comments 0 Comments

Lawsuit: Trump business ties violate Constitution

NEW YORK (AP) — To fight what it called a “grave threat” to the country, a watchdog group on Monday filed a lawsuit alleging that President ...

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Former congressman Mike Pompeo sworn in as director

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pompeo was sworn in Monday night as director of the CIA at a crucial time for U.S. national security as intelligence ...

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Posted: jan. 23, 2017 8:37 p.m. | | Former congressman Mike  Pompeo sworn in as director Comments 0 Comments

‘The windows exploded’: Storm death toll at 20 in the South

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — A tornado warning on television sent Anthony Mitchell, his pregnant wife and their three children scrambling for what little shelter their mobile ...

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Posted: jan. 23, 2017 8:37 p.m. | | ‘The windows  exploded’: Storm death toll at  20 in the South Comments 0 Comments

Spurs coach Popovich blasts President Trump

CLEVELAND (AP) — Gregg Popovich would bench President Donald Trump.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2017 11:36 p.m. | | Spurs coach Popovich blasts President Trump Comments 1 Comment

Protesters take control of crossing

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Protesters took control of vehicle lanes at one of the busiest crossings on the U.S. border Sunday to oppose Mexican gasoline ...

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Neon rock ‘n’ roll history up for sale

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A bright neon piece of rock ‘n’ roll history is going up for auction — a marquee from the legendary Los Angeles club ...

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Posted: jan. 22, 2017 10:56 p.m. | | Neon rock ‘n’ roll history up for sale Comments 0 Comments

What mackerel & volcano say about climate change

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — What could an Indonesian volcanic eruption, a 200-year-old climate disaster and a surge in the consumption of mackerel tell us about today ...

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Trump’s pick to lead State gaibs support in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rex Tillerson, the former Exxon Mobil executive with close business ties to Russia, saw his prospects of becoming secretary of state brighten Sunday ...

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Posted: jan. 22, 2017 6:37 p.m. | | Trump’s pick to lead State  gaibs support  in Senate Comments 0 Comments

George H.W. Bush improving, wife staying night in hospital

HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush’s health continues to improve and his wife, who is also recovering from illness, has chosen to ...

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Posted: jan. 22, 2017 6:37 p.m. | | George H.W.  Bush improving,  wife staying night in hospital Comments 0 Comments

1 dead, multiple injured San Antonio shopping mall shooting

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A robbery inside a San Antonio shopping mall ended with shots fired on Sunday, leaving one person who tried to intervene dead ...

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Posted: jan. 22, 2017 6:36 p.m. | | 1 dead, multiple injured San  Antonio shopping mall shooting Comments 0 Comments

More deaths reported after 16 die in tornadoes

ADEL, Ga. (AP) — Emergency responders rushed to answer new reports of deaths and injuries Sunday evening in southern Georgia as violent storms already blamed for ...

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Combative Trump pledges to rise to challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a combative start to his presidency, Donald Trump delivered a more unifying message Sunday and sought to reassure Americans he was ready ...

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Russia may decriminalize domestic violence cases

MOSCOW (AP) — In Russia, giving one’s spouse a slap is nothing extraordinary for many people. This week, the Russian parliament is expected to take ...

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Posted: jan. 22, 2017 6:08 p.m. | | Russia may decriminalize domestic violence cases Comments 0 Comments

Bogus bongs or bogus lawsuits? Pipe maker sues over Roor fakes

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — In the rarefied world of high-end bong makers, Roor glass water pipes have long been smoked to impress. The status symbols ...

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Posted: jan. 22, 2017 6:08 p.m. | | Bogus bongs or bogus lawsuits? Pipe maker  sues over Roor fakes Comments 0 Comments

FUTURE OF ‘OBAMACARE

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s first executive order targets the sweeping “Obamacare” law by giving federal agencies broad leeway to chip away at the ...

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Sierra Nevada brewery issues 36-state recall

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. announced a recall Sunday of certain 12-ounce bottles of its pale ales, IPA’s and other beers after ...

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Posted: jan. 22, 2017 5:44 p.m. | | Sierra Nevada brewery issues 36-state recall Comments 0 Comments

Thousands gather in downtown LA for women’s march

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tens of thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of downtown Los Angeles and San Francisco with signs decrying President Donald Trump and ...

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Posted: jan. 22, 2017 5:43 p.m. | | Thousands gather in downtown LA for  women’s march Comments 0 Comments

Anti-abortion protesters march in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Anti-abortion demonstrators marched through downtown San Francisco in an annual event that coincided Saturday with the women’s march in opposition to ...

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Posted: jan. 22, 2017 5:43 p.m. | | Anti-abortion  protesters march  in San Francisco Comments 0 Comments

Charlie Liteky, who gave back his Medal of Honor, dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Charlie Liteky, an Army chaplain in Vietnam who was awarded the Medal of Honor for rescuing more than 20 wounded men but ...

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Posted: jan. 22, 2017 5:43 p.m. | | Charlie Liteky,  who gave back his Medal of  Honor, dies Comments 0 Comments

Storm: flooding & evacuations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fast-moving floodwaters swept through California mountain communities and residents fled homes below hillsides scarred by wildfires as the third — and largest — in ...

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Patriotism, tradition, exchange of power draws Spade to Inauguration

It was the patriotic enthusiasm of the Presidential Inauguration Friday that prompted Ripon’s Tamra Spade to travel to Washington, DC, to witness the exchange ...

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Posted: jan. 21, 2017 1:01 a.m. | | Patriotism, tradition, exchange of power draws Spade to Inauguration Comments 0 Comments

MANTECA HOMICIDE

Three days after neighbors pleaded with city officials at a Manteca City Council to do something about a man they said had been escalating his ...

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EU senior earns full ride to Stanford

Jordan Barajas is going to Stanford University.

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Mayor sharing what’s on tap for Manteca

Manteca’s first formal State of the City takes place Wednesday.

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SSJID may drop Division 9 water rates by 7 percent

Here’s a dilemma that not many elected boards face — should the South San Joaquin Irrigation District board reduce water rates by 7 percent to ...

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Posted: jan. 21, 2017 12:49 a.m. | | SSJID may drop Division 9 water rates by 7 percent Comments 0 Comments

Trump now 45th president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pledging emphatically to empower America’s “forgotten men and women,” Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States ...

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Defense, security picks get OK

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate, taking little time to fill two critical national security posts, overwhelmingly confirmed a pair of retired Marine generals tapped by ...

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Autopsy suggests Orlando officer on back when fatally shot

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An autopsy shows that an Orlando police officer gunned down outside a Wal-Mart last week was struck four times and the fatal ...

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Posted: jan. 20, 2017 10:03 p.m. | | Autopsy suggests  Orlando officer on  back when fatally shot Comments 0 Comments

Drought watchers eye Lake Mead

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Arizona would be the first state to feel the effects of Colorado River cutbacks if the water level continues to fall at ...

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Fires, bricks mark daylong assault on inaugural festivities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Protesters set fires and hurled bricks in a daylong assault on the city hosting Donald Trump’s inauguration, registering their rage against the ...

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Melania Trump wears sky-blue cashmere Ralph Lauren ensemble

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Incoming first lady Melania Trump wore a sky-blue cashmere jacket and mock turtleneck dress by Ralph Lauren, the brand that designed ...

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Bogus doctor performed physicals at Philly high school

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities are investigating how a woman with phony medical credentials ended up giving physicals last year at a Philadelphia public high school.

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Posted: jan. 20, 2017 10:03 p.m. | | Bogus doctor performed  physicals at Philly high school Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop stabbing followed fight at Fireside Inn

While detectives are still determining who is at fault in pair of separate assents in Lathrop early Sunday morning that left one man dead of ...

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Posted: jan. 20, 2017 1:02 a.m. | | Lathrop stabbing followed fight at Fireside Inn Comments 0 Comments

MANTECA TO BOOM?

After a pause in business parks creating new jobs and new retail growth, things are looking up for Manteca.

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND

By now, everyone knows the story of Alice of Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

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Ripon chamber leader at inauguration

Tamra Spade of Ripon and her mother Sharon Silva of Turlock are experiencing a historic exchange of power today between Barrack Obama and Donald Trump ...

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Will someone snap up old Qualex home?

The City of Manteca’s auction planned for April will be one for the books.

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Posted: jan. 20, 2017 12:52 a.m. | | Will someone snap up old Qualex home? Comments 0 Comments

San Joaquin River 6 feet below flood stage thru Lathrop

The San Joaquin River is currently six feet below the flood monitoring stage, and while rain is expected throughout the weekend, isn’t expected to ...

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