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THUNDER SILENCED

Manteca High went three-and-out on its first possession.

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High speed rail crossroads

Manteca is on track to be impacted by high speed rail.

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HELPING HOMELESS

The homeless — especially families, mothers, and children — are hard to tell apart from those who have a permanent roof over their heads that they can ...

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No ‘monster-in-laws’ when family comes 1st

We’ve all seen those movies where a young, loving couple gets married and they are excited about their new life together but are unsure ...

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Posted: aug. 29, 2015 12:24 a.m. | | No ‘monster-in-laws’ when family comes 1st Comments 0 Comments

Manteca gets funding for 6 firefighters

A federal grant of $1.27 million will allow the Manteca Fire Department to hire six new firefighters.

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Bill: Allow homeless to sleep in vehicles

The homeless in Manteca often sleep in vehicles — both at night and during the day.

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Posted: aug. 29, 2015 12:24 a.m. | | Bill: Allow homeless to sleep in vehicles Comments 0 Comments

‘First Lady’ of Ripon dies at 94


Standing alongside her husband Ed who was Ripon’s Mayor for 35 years in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s was a bubbly Barbara Feichtmeir who ...

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Posted: aug. 29, 2015 12:23 a.m. | | ‘First Lady’ of Ripon dies at 94 Comments 0 Comments

Scientists, study shrinking Mt. Baker glacier

MOUNT BAKER, Wash. (AP) — Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of ...

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Posted: aug. 28, 2015 9:50 p.m. | | Scientists, study shrinking Mt. Baker glacier Comments 0 Comments

‘Reckless behavior’ in pier killing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even if the suspect at the center of a national immigration debate accidentally fired the shot that killed a young woman on ...

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CECIL & CAITLYN

NEW YORK (AP) — Who gets to decide what grown people wear for Halloween?

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Generation LOL irked by spelling slips

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s the LOL generation that appears most annoyed by bad grammar and spelling slips, according to a survey by Dictionary.com.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2015 9:49 p.m. | | Generation LOL irked by spelling slips Comments 0 Comments

Fast-food’s new target: The snack attack

NEW YORK (AP) — Forget the Big Mac attack. Now is the time of the snack attack.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2015 9:48 p.m. | | Fast-food’s new target: The snack attack Comments 0 Comments

Pentagon funds new high-tech venture

MOUNTAIN VIEW . (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can ...

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USDA OKs Simplot’s genetically engineered potato

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a potato genetically engineered by Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. to resist the pathogen ...

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Posted: aug. 28, 2015 9:48 p.m. | | USDA OKs Simplot’s genetically  engineered  potato Comments 0 Comments

White supremacist takes stand in Jewish site shootings

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City spent more than two hours Friday telling ...

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Posted: aug. 28, 2015 9:47 p.m. | | White supremacist takes  stand in Jewish site shootings Comments 0 Comments

Boy who died may have been in hot Las Vegas vehicle for 3 hours

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 4-year-old boy who died in a stifling hot pickup truck in a Las Vegas home driveway might have been in the ...

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Posted: aug. 28, 2015 9:47 p.m. | | Boy who died may have been in  hot Las Vegas vehicle for 3 hours Comments 0 Comments

Ripon's $3,000 shoplifting case

Five suspects, allegedly part of a shoplifting ring from the Bay Area, were arrested Tuesday night after they left the Ripon CVS store on Main ...

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Posted: aug. 28, 2015 9:36 a.m. | | Ripon's $3,000 shoplifting case Comments 2 Comments

No room(s) in Manteca

Representatives from McWhinney Development — the firm looking to invest upwards of $200 million to build a Great Wolf Resort in Manteca — were in town earlier ...

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Posted: aug. 28, 2015 1:18 a.m. | | No room(s) in Manteca Comments 0 Comments

FRENCH CAMP

Editor’s note: This is an occasional series marking the 50th anniversary of the unification of the Manteca Unified School District.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2015 1:17 a.m. | | FRENCH CAMP Comments 0 Comments

California pump prices $1 lower than year ago

Rick Baker said he’s thrilled that the price of oil is seasonally as low as it has been for the last decade.

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State seeks permits for twin tunnels

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Federal and California agencies have filed some of the first permit applications for a proposed project involving the construction of twin 30-mile tunnels ...

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RC Knights playing on home field for 1st time

For the first time, the Ripon Christian Knights will play an actual home game.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2015 1:15 a.m. | | RC Knights playing on home field for 1st time Comments 0 Comments

The missing yellow plates along Louise

A reader wanted to know why the Louise Avenue corridor enhancement project undertaken by the City of Manteca didn’t include installing the yellow metal ...

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WWI cannon swiped from VFW post

BENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A World War I cannon was stolen from outside a Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Michigan, and an official is ...

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Texas judge clears way for removal of Davis statue

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A judge on Thursday cleared the way for the University of Texas to move a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis away ...

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Man convicted in ‘death pills’ plot

NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan man looking to acquire ricin so he could sell “simple and easy death pills” and guarantee “risk-free” murder was convicted ...

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Events mark Emmett Till slaying

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sixty years after a black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights activists ...

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Pro gambler: Borgata uses booze, sexy servers to distract gamblers

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A professional gambler accused of cheating an Atlantic City casino out of $9.6 million by seeking an unfair edge ...

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Posted: aug. 27, 2015 11:33 p.m. | | Pro gambler: Borgata uses booze,  sexy servers to distract gamblers Comments 1 Comment

SHARK ATTACK VICTIM

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Forty years ago, “Jaws” thrilled Al Brenneka like any other moviegoer, but he figured his chances of encountering a shark in ...

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Posted: aug. 27, 2015 11:32 p.m. | | SHARK ATTACK VICTIM Comments 0 Comments

On-air shooter vowed to make ‘headlines’

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss’ hand as ...

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Lawyer accused of coaching clients to lie

CHICAGO (AP) — The question of when lawyers cross the line from zealously defending their clients to fabricating evidence is the focus of a rare trial ...

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Fatal pier shot was ricochet

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The murder suspect at the center of a national immigration debate admits he fired the shot that killed a young San Francisco ...

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Plague claims 4th life this year

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man in his 70s has died after contracting the plague, bringing to four the number of deaths from the ...

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Teacher tardy 111 times, keeps job

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — An elementary school teacher has been allowed to keep his job even though he was late for work 111 times ...

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Twitter tries to lure more users

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter’s most urgent task is naming a new CEO. But the most formidable one is convincing more people that its service ...

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Apple’s new product event set on Sept. 9

CUPERTINO (AP) — Apple has announced plans for a new product event on Sept. 9 in San Francisco, where the giant tech company is expected to ...

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Sprint offers DirecTV customers free year of cell phone service

NEW YORK (AP) — Sprint is offering DirecTV customers one free year of cellphone service in a bold move aimed at the satellite TV company’s ...

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Key committee fails to take up California minimum wage bill

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Lawmakers declined Thursday to take up a bill that would raise California’s minimum wage and tie future increases to inflation, likely stalling ...

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Apple shipped 3.6M watches last quarter

CUPERTINO  (AP) — A new report estimates Apple shipped 3.6 million watches in the last quarter — more than some analysts have estimated and enough to ...

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State holds on to $10M in donations

SACRAMENTO  (AP) —  Nearly $10 million in charitable donations by California taxpayers sat unspent in government accounts at the end of last year, The Associated Press ...

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State Senate OKs Raising age to buy cigarettes to 21

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Democratic lawmakers advanced a package of tobacco regulation bills on Thursday, reviving proposals that earlier stalled in the Legislature amid opposition from tobacco ...

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2 dead in shooting outside Salinas Social Security office

SALINAS  (AP) — Police say a man is in custody after a shooting outside a Social Security Administration office Thursday that left his estranged wife critically ...

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Californians cut water use back 31%

FRESNO  (AP) — For the second straight month, Californians exceeded hefty water conservation mandates during the relentless drought without the state imposing fines, officials said Thursday.

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Crowdfunding campaign for drought relief

FRESNO  (AP) — A group of nonprofit organizations and businesses has started a crowdfunding campaign to assist families affected by the state’s drought and wildfires.

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The goal: Saving green

Reducing the carbon footprint of Manteca Unified School District is as much about saving green as it is being green.

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ANSWERING THE CALL

One of the first community events that Wesley Chamberlain participated in as a Manteca firefighter was the annual tip night at Applebee’s to benefit ...

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Ripon Legion opens veterans’ center

The Allen Bugbee Veterans’ Center in downtown Ripon held a soft opening this week allowing Congressman Jeff Denham to be part of the festivities while ...

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New Melones draining down to 1991 levels

The New Melones Resevior is continuing to slip toward puddle status.

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Trips & Tours: Good medicine at any age

Prior to the retirement years while still raising a family and advancing on the job, people are often so tight on funds and time that ...

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Police investigate Chicago cop’s Ferguson shooting comment

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police said Wednesday that the head of the department has ordered the investigation of an incident in which a white officer tells ...

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