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SATURDAY FREEWAY FATAL, MAJOR INJURY CRASH UPDATE

 

 

The horrific predawn crash that occurred Saturday morning claiming the life of a female student at East Union High School student and left five other occupants of a 2000 BMW with major and moderate injuries has impacted the Manteca community.

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Posted: nov. 24, 2014 2:53 p.m. | | SATURDAY FREEWAY FATAL, MAJOR INJURY CRASH UPDATE  Comments 0 Comments

Manteca teen, 16, killed

One Manteca 16-year-old girl was killed early Saturday morning on a Tracy freeway west of Tracy Boulevard while five other occupants of the vehicle received moderate injuries, according to the CHP.

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Posted: nov. 23, 2014 11:27 p.m. | | Manteca teen, 16, killed Comments 1 Comment

35th annual telethon tonight, Tuesday

Donations are the lifeblood of the Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club.

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Posted: nov. 23, 2014 11:26 p.m. | | 35th annual telethon tonight, Tuesday Comments 0 Comments

BOUNTIFUL HARVEST

Larry Albers saunters out of his home along Woodward Avenue like some dusty old cowboy. His hands tucked into his jeans, a hard day’s work painted across his face.

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Posted: nov. 23, 2014 10:21 p.m. | | BOUNTIFUL HARVEST Comments 0 Comments

3rd suspect in rural Manteca murder goes to trial in March

The third and final suspect in the shooting of 53-year-old Michael Lawrence in front of his home rural Manteca during the summer of 2013 isn’t expected to appear before a jury until March.

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Posted: nov. 23, 2014 10:16 p.m. | | 3rd suspect in rural Manteca murder goes to trial in March Comments 0 Comments

Ripon gives subs $15 a day pay hike

Ripon Unified just raised the rates for substitute teachers.

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Posted: nov. 23, 2014 10:16 p.m. | | Ripon gives subs $15 a day pay hike Comments 0 Comments

Former DC Mayor Barry dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation’s capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows his accomplishments.

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Posted: nov. 23, 2014 7:13 p.m. | | Former DC Mayor Barry dies Comments 0 Comments

Marijuana advocates hope Maine goes legal next

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Marijuana advocates want to finally take their legalization drive — thus far the province of western states — to the Northeast, and they say the first state to do it here might be Maine.

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Boy with fake gun dies after being shot

CLEVELAND (AP) — A 12-year-old boy shot by police after grabbing what turned out to be a replica gun died from his wounds Sunday, a day after officers responded to a 911 call about someone waving a “probably fake” gun at a playground.

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Bay of Pigs vets seek billions from Cuba

MIAMI (AP) — Since the day in 1959 that Cuban government agents blackmailed his father into committing suicide, Gustavo Villoldo has been on an anti-Castro mission that included co-piloting a B-26 bomber during the ill-fated 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, infiltrating Cuba for the CIA numerous times and tracking down Fidel Castro lieutenant Ernesto “Che” Guevara in Bolivia in 1967.

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Posted: nov. 23, 2014 7:14 p.m. | | Bay of Pigs vets seek billions from Cuba Comments 0 Comments

City takes on quarter-toting ‘Robin Hooders’

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — The self-styled “Robin Hooders” race to the rescue of the parking peasantry, pumping quarters into their expired meters and leaving behind cards informing them they have been saved from “the king’s tariff.”

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Posted: nov. 23, 2014 7:15 p.m. | | City takes on quarter-toting ‘Robin Hooders’ Comments 0 Comments

Letter that inspired Kerouac found

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s been called the letter that launched a literary genre — 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950.

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Posted: nov. 23, 2014 7:12 p.m. | | Letter that inspired Kerouac found Comments 0 Comments

Water district wants state help with Salton Sea

SALTON CITY  (AP) — The Imperial Irrigation District has asked the state water board to intervene to help prevent further deterioration of the Salton Sea.

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Posted: nov. 23, 2014 7:12 p.m. | | Water district  wants state help  with Salton Sea Comments 0 Comments

Kohler introduces odor-eating toilet seat

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Blow out the candle and ditch the aerosol can.

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Posted: nov. 23, 2014 7:01 p.m. | | Kohler introduces odor-eating toilet seat Comments 0 Comments

Ohio college building indoor drone pavilion

CINCINNATI (AP) — An indoor flying pavilion for students to test and fly drones will be built at a college in southwestern Ohio.

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Does bad behavior hurt business?

NEW YORK (AP) — Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses and executive gaffes have become viral sensations. But is all that bad behavior actually bad for business?

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Storms raise hope in 3-year drought

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hours of steady rain Saturday from northern California’s third winter storm in a week raised hopes that the state was moving out of its driest three years in history - while still deeply locked in drought.

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1 killed, dozens injured in tour bus crash

REDDING (AP) — A tour bus that had already crashed into a restaurant earlier in the day overturned Sunday in Northern California, killing one person and injuring dozens more, five of them seriously, authorities said.

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Posted: nov. 23, 2014 6:07 p.m. | | 1 killed, dozens injured in tour bus crash Comments 0 Comments

Ripon giant has fallen

Ripon has lost an icon.

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Posted: nov. 22, 2014 1:32 a.m. | | Ripon giant has fallen Comments 0 Comments

LIFE CHANGER

Phil Waterford knows the Boys & Girls Club can make a difference in the life of a youth.

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Posted: nov. 22, 2014 1:31 a.m. | | LIFE CHANGER Comments 0 Comments

District has nothing to do with trustee investigation

Ashley Drain and Alexander Bronson, who sent two incumbents of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees packing in the November elections, will be sworn in at the December school board meeting even while questions about the legitimacy of some of the information they wrote down in the candidates’ papers they filed with the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters are being investigated.

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Lathrop may open second skate park

Lathrop — once known for having a dilapidated skate park that required an immense amount of maintenance just to keep open — might soon be the only city in the area with two skate parks. 

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Turkeys R Us drive now short 421 turkeys

Just how big of a deal is the donation of $12 to buy a turkey for a struggling family?

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Posted: nov. 22, 2014 1:27 a.m. | | Turkeys R Us drive now short 421 turkeys Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop Police earn kudos

Lathrop Police Services has done it again by winning outstanding operational  awards for nine out of the past 11 years when they were awarded first and second place honors in the California Law Enforcement Challenge.

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Window washer falls onto moving car

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A worker fell screaming 11 stories from the roof of a bank building Friday morning onto a moving car, crushing its roof and sending shattered glass flying into the street, police and witnesses said.

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UC campuses expands legal services

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California is planning to offer legal services at six campuses to students who are living in the U.S. illegally or have parents who might be eligible for deportation relief under President Barack Obama’s new immigration order, UC President Janet Napolitano announced Friday.

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Death recommended in torching of ex-girlfriend

RIVERSIDE (AP) — A jury on Friday recommended the death penalty for a man who shot his ex-girlfriend and lit her on fire in front of her five children in her California home.

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$139M deal in sex abuse case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay more than $139 million to end remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous lewd acts on his students, according to the settlement announced Friday.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 10:19 p.m. | | $139M deal in sex abuse case Comments 0 Comments

NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

MAN FACES POSSIBLE JAIL TIME FOR NOT WATERING LAWN: UPLAND (AP) — Fernand Bogman says he’s being a responsible citizen by not watering the grass at his San Bernardino County home during California’s drought.

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Marine with robotic leg braces gets Bronze Star

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Marine who was left paralyzed by a sniper’s bullet in Afghanistan fulfilled a promise to himself on Friday and walked using robotic leg braces in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, where he was awarded a Bronze Star.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 9:28 p.m. | | Marine with robotic leg braces gets Bronze Star Comments 0 Comments

Investigators may have recovered lost IRS emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators have told Congress that they have recovered data that may include lost emails from one of the pivotal figures in the controversy over the IRS’s treatment of tea party groups, congressional aides said Friday.

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Locomotive back on track after 88 years

CARSON CITY  (AP) — The Glenbrook — perhaps the most viewed locomotive in Nevada history — roared to life for the first time in 88 years this week in Carson City.

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Marking 75 years with same company

MOUNTAIN BROOK, Ala. (AP) — Frances Moore was hired to help out for the holidays at an Alabama jewelry store in 1939, and she’s still there.

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Maine risks losing funding over photos

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage’s administration is facing a potential loss of federal funding to administer its food stamp program over concerns about the state’s decision to put photos on cards used to access the benefits.

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Crowd cheers comedy from embattled Cosby

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — As Bill Cosby’s standup tour crumbled with cancellations, the embattled entertainer joked about his usual subjects of family, wives and childhood Friday to a cheering audience that greeted him with a standing ovation as he took the stage and another when he finished.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 9:27 p.m. | | Crowd cheers comedy from embattled Cosby Comments 0 Comments

Ford’s new F-150 to get 26 mpg, tops among pickups

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford said Friday that its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup will get up to 26 mpg on the highway, making it the most fuel efficient gas-powered full-size pickup.

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CEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430M

NEW YORK (AP) — This year’s flurry of corporate mergers may not pay off for shareholders in the long run, but one thing is for sure: The bosses who are selling their companies will do just fine.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 7:40 p.m. | | CEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430M Comments 0 Comments

Elden "Red" Nutt, Ripon Vice Mayor, passed away

Elden “Red” Nutt was Vice Mayor of the Ripon City Council, in line to become Mayor. He passed away Friday morning. Nutt, who was a retired police chief, has served on the council since 2006, and was appointed mayor twice during that stint. Prior to that, he was on the Ripon Planning Commission for two years. Nutt was the only incumbent to be re-elected during the 2012 campaign. He worked on the Ripon police force from 1964 to 1990. Nutt was also a member and past Commander of American Legion Post 190, past director and president of the Ripon Chamber ...

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 3:50 p.m. | | Elden "Red" Nutt, Ripon Vice Mayor, passed away Comments 0 Comments

Furloughs kept Manteca afloat

Manteca’s municipal offices are closed next week.

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REDUCING HOMELESS

Cecily Ballungay has a plan to reduce the ranks of homeless in Manteca.

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Stuff the Bus toy drive set for weekend

Stuff the bus for the sake of kids is the theme of a toy drive that’s been a Christmas undertaking for the Manteca Unified School District’s bus drivers dating back to 2008.

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No quorum nixes opening meeting

Dan Doyle is not happy Lathrop is discussing flood issues behind closed doors.

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Unique dog house going to highest bidder

It’s the quintessential Manteca dog house.

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$53,000 spent on Lathrop’s mayoral race

It could end up being the most costly Lathrop Mayor’s race in the city’s brief history. 

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Ripon water use drops 11.4 percent in October

By VINCE REMBULAT

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 1:56 a.m. | | Ripon water use drops 11.4 percent in October Comments 0 Comments

Calvary hosts Central Valley Men’s Prayer Night

More than 50 men from 11 churches in the area attended the Central Valley Men’s Prayer Night on Monday held at Calvary Community Church in Manteca.

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Ripon VFW Ladies Auxiliary needs donations veterans gifts

A group of 70 Girl Scouts in the area will be at the American Legion Hall in Ripon on Saturday putting together blankets, stockings and other gift items to be given to all veterans at the Livermore Veterans Hospital for Christmas. The event is under the supervision of the members of the Ripon VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 1:49 a.m. | | Ripon VFW Ladies Auxiliary needs donations veterans gifts Comments 0 Comments

Turkeys R Us deficit cut to 586 turkeys

The most loyal contributors to the Turkeys R US campaign — a 17-year-old effort to make sure no family in Manteca, Ripon and Lathrop goes without the traditional holiday turkey at Thanksgiving and Christmas — are those who know tough times.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 1:10 a.m. | | Turkeys R Us deficit cut to 586 turkeys Comments 0 Comments

Parade deadline Wednesday

The deadline to enter the Manteca Chamber of Commerce’s 42nd annual holiday parade is Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 5 p.m.

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Tuition hike fight shifts to Sacramento

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano prevailed Thursday in persuading the system’s governing board to authorize five years of tuition increases, a politically risky move likely to ignite months of debate to determine if the costs ultimately fall on students or taxpayers.

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