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COVERING THE TAB

It’s a myth that never dies — property taxes pay for all city services you access.

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Manteca High seniors ‘slay the dragon’

In Ender’s game, it’s all about slaying the dragon. 

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Ripon High graduates 195 seniors

Ripon High School twins were an inspiration to each other throughout their four years of high school – along with their “mom” who was always there for them – urging them on to do better after their dad died some 10 years ago.

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Team work celebrated during EU graduation

Marina Flores, Marissa King and Alexandria Scott displayed camaraderie Friday by sharing time together to address those attending East Union High’s commencement exercises.

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Manteca residents go solar in big way

What’s the hottest home construction trend in Manteca today? It’s solar power.

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State mandates low-water lawns on renovated, new homes & buildings

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Driven by a historic drought, California regulators on Friday mandated that lawns and other landscaping on new and renovated homes and buildings across the parched state guzzle less water.

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Posted: may. 29, 2015 11:06 p.m. | | State mandates low-water lawns  on renovated, new homes & buildings Comments 0 Comments

Federal agencies defend response to SoCal oil spill

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On the afternoon of the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years, graduate student Natalie Phares quickly organized a volunteer bucket brigade to clean a beach north of Santa Barbara.

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State Senate offers 24-hour rides for drunken members

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California senators too drunk to drive can turn to a 24-hour ride service funded by taxpayers, a local newspaper reports.

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Battle over ownership of giant emerald may be over

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The legal battle over ownership of a 752-pound emerald may have been settled after six years and millions of dollars in legal and other costs.

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Competency trial for 2012 mass shooting

OAKLAND (AP) — A judge has ruled that an Alameda County jury will have the final say on whether a mentally ill man is competent enough to stand trial for a 2012 massacre at a small nursing college.

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Students allowed to have sex in closet

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — Metro Atlanta school officials have voted to fire a teacher accused of letting students have sex in a storage closet in his classroom.

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Man impaled, killed by fish’s bill

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii man was killed Friday after he was apparently impaled by the bill of a fish, officials said.

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Texas poised to allow open carry of handguns

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers on Friday approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation’s second most-populous state, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who immediately promised to sign it and reverse a ban dating to the post-Civil War era.

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Hastert paid to conceal claims of sexual abuse

CHICAGO (AP) — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a person familiar with the allegations said Friday.

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Man not guilty of murder of unarmed trespasser

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada man who confronted two unarmed trespassers with a deadly barrage of gunfire at a vacant duplex he owns was found not guilty Friday of murder in the latest case to test the boundaries of stand-your-ground self-defense laws.

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Silk Road founder gets life

NEW YORK (AP) — A San Francisco man who created the underground drug-selling website Silk Road was sentenced Friday to life in prison by a judge who cited six deaths from drugs bought on his site and five people he tried to have killed.

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Allegiant faces $260,000 FFA fine over drug, alcohol test

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air, LLC faces a fine of more than $260,000 for an alleged offense related to drug and alcohol testing.

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Nevada casinos hit jackpot in April

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Those flashy, blinky, button-filled boxes that fill casino floors are largely why Nevada can happily count its winnings from April.

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General Motors, Subaru models added to Takata air bag recall

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors and Subaru are adding vehicles to the growing list of models being recalled by 11 automakers due to potentially exploding air bags.

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More cancer success with drugs that enlist immune system

CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time, a major study shows that a drug targeting the body’s disease-fighting immune system may improve survival for the most common form of lung cancer.

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VFW kitchen cost soars

The debate about whether to loan the Post 6311 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars $50,000 to help pay for a commercial kitchen for the new Moffat Community Center that they will use has gotten a bit more complex.

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CLASS OF 2015 GRADUATIONS BEGIN

Don’t tell Anis Guedoir that these are the “best days of our lives.”

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Lathrop High boasts three valedictorians

At Thursday’s Lathrop High graduation, Principal Michael Horwood described the Class of 2015 as a very “special group.”

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Staying sober: Not a choice but a lifestyle

Stephanie Douglas began dabbling with drugs at the influential age of 16.

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Ripon High senior shares some tips with Weston 8th graduates

Ripon High graduating senior T.J. Hobbs was the alumni speaker for the Weston School graduation Wednesday night and spoke directly to the 49 eighth graders seated on stage,  telling them to “get involved” in their new school next year.

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Arrest in Ripon attempted murder

A Ripon man has been arrested on charges he stabbed a relative,

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Cemetery annual meeting Wednesday

The East Union Memorial Cemetery will have its annual meeting on Wednesday, June 3, at 7 p.m. at the Manteca Transit Center on Moffat Boulevard.

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State to vote on water limits for new lawns

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California regulators are expected to vote today on water limits for new lawns as the historic drought persists in parched California.

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Mantecan allegedly stabs his adult son

An 85-year-old Manteca man allegedly stabbed his 56-year-old son shortly before midnight Wednesday in a home they shared.

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Google offers unlimited free photo storage

MOUNTAIN VIEW  (AP) — Google is willing to store and organize all of the world’s digital photos and videos for free.

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Uber, Lyft push back at proposed NYC regulations

NEW YORK (AP) — Representatives of Uber and Lyft warned Thursday that a New York City effort to regulate app-based ride-hailing services will stall innovation and threaten competition.

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FCC head unveils proposal to narrow ‘digital divide’

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing that the government agency expand a phone subsidy program for the poor to include Internet access.

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Avago looks to grow with $37B deal for chipmaker Broadcom

SAN JOSE (AP) — Avago Technologies is buying rival chipmaker Broadcom in a cash and stock deal worth about $37 billion, vastly expanding its lineup of products for the rapidly growing wireless device market at a time when sales growth has otherwise been tough to come by for smaller chipmakers.

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After security scandal, a tech firm says it’s changing focus

PALO ALTO (AP) — A Silicon Valley startup says it’s shutting down operations and shifting to a new business model after it was blamed earlier this year for turning unwitting computer users into targets for annoying web ads — and hackers.

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Rebates drive grass removal frenzy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There’s a torrent of Californians taking advantage of rebates for ripping out water-guzzling lawns during the drought, and that’s providing a big boost to landscapers.

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Cupertino cancels fireworks

CUPERTINO. (AP) — The Cupertino sky will be free of July 4 fireworks this year.

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New tech is changing restaurant reservations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP)  — At noon on a recent Wednesday in May, San Francisco’s Lazy Bear restaurant began taking reservations for June. Just 45 minutes later, nearly every seat for the entire month was sold out.

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Bills reinstating penalties for some crimes shelved

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — A key legislative panel on Thursday shelved several attempts to scale back a ballot measure that California voters approved to reduce penalties for some crimes, including stalling a bill that would have made stealing firearms a felony once again.

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Steel rod fails test on Bay Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A second steel rod anchoring a tower along the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge failed a critical strength test, marking the latest problem for the replacement structure, a newspaper reported Thursday.

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Assembly OKs bill barring HOA bans on fake grass

SACRAMENTO . (AP) — California homeowner associations couldn’t stop members from installing fake grass on lawns under a bill moving through the Legislature.

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Training turns into real deal

SANTA BARBARA  (AP) — Firefighters, emergency workers and officials from Plains All American Pipeline had gathered last week at a fire station preparing to train for the worst — an oil spill — when a 911 call came in reporting a noxious smell in the air at a nearby beach.

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Helping Manteca’s at risk youth

The best weapon against future crime?

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EDUCATION MILESTONE

Cyrus Hunter chatted with his friends as he waited to enter the Stella Brockman multipurpose room Wednesday night. 

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Felonies drop as Manteca adds residents

Serious crime continues to drop in Manteca.

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‘Adopt a Room’ helps homeless moms, kids

Cecily Ballungay is in the business of giving people hope.

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Lincoln promotes 52 to high school

What does it mean to be a Lincoln Raider?

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New retailer for vacant Best Buy

The vacant Best Buy store in The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley will soon have a new retailer by year’s end.

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Hardy, Tapia lead New Haven eighth graders into high school

New Haven Elementary School Principal David O’Leary called Wednesday’s promotion exercise another phase for 61 of his eighth graders.

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Mossdale promotes 132 8th graders to high school

Some 132 eighth-grade students at Mossdale Elementary School took that next step on Tuesday.

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Eight share valedictorian honors for Widmer class

If one valedictorian’s speech summarizes the nature of a promoting class, then those that spoke Wednesday night at the Joseph Widmer ceremony had it down to a science. 

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