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BYE, BYE WATER

The federal government — in a move questioned by some biologists as to its effectiveness — is going to release 23,000 acre feet of water in October from New Melones during the fall run of Chinook salmon in the Stanislaus River.

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Posted: sep. 19, 2014 1:17 a.m. | | BYE, BYE WATER Comments 0 Comments

To run or not to run? The $970 question

A $970 fee that the City of Manteca is requiring Manteca Unified Student Trust (MUST) to pay has placed the non-profit organization’s ninth annual Faustina Rosas Memorial Pumpkin Run on Oct. 5 in jeopardy.

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Posted: sep. 19, 2014 1:15 a.m. | | To run or not to run? The $970 question Comments 0 Comments

322 more homes so far

Manteca home builders are having the best year since 2007 for new housing starts.

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Posted: sep. 19, 2014 1:14 a.m. | | 322 more homes so far Comments 0 Comments

Homeless rifling thru Lathrop trash

LATHROP – Rosalinda Valencia doesn’t want homeless people rifling through the trash in Lathrop. 

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Posted: sep. 19, 2014 1:13 a.m. | | Homeless rifling thru Lathrop trash Comments 0 Comments

Singer delivers anti- bullying message

Joshua Cowell Elementary School is still near and dear to the heart of Torrey Mercer.

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Doggone mess along Crom Street

A couple of weeks ago, concerned residents in the Crom Street area made sure that children walk to school safely. They lobbied the city into creating a three-way stop at the corner of Foxfire and Crom Street, citing concerns about speeding cars zooming right past children walking to and from Stella Brockman Elementary School.

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Posted: sep. 19, 2014 1:06 a.m. | | Doggone mess along Crom Street Comments 0 Comments

Alleged killer of 11-year-old is charged

Seventeen-year-old Zachary Hurlburt Erhardt made his first appearance in the San Joaquin County Superior Court Thursday charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of 11-year-old Hunter Davis.

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Photograph lands festival honor

A huge flock of Snow Geese was captured in flight by Bulletin advertising director Chuck Higgs who won a first place ribbon for his entry in the Lodi Grape Festival.

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Passenger says JetBlue plane filled with smoke

LONG BEACH (AP) — A JetBlue airliner that experienced engine problems soon after takeoff returned to the Long Beach Airport on Thursday after smoke filled the cabin and passengers evacuated onto the runway using the plane’s emergency slides.

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California health exchange addresses dropped policies

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The leader of California’s health exchange said Thursday that the state is trying to improve notifications to consumers whose policies are shifted from private insurance to Medi-Cal during income checks and eligibility updates.

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Father arrested in stabbing of son

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man found covered in blood and screaming has been arrested on suspicion of killing his 6-year-old son.

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Man arrested in fast-growing wildfire

PLACERVILLE (AP) — A man with a lengthy criminal history has been charged with deliberately starting a Northern California wildfire that has shown explosive growth and driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes, authorities said Thursday.

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Republicans push diverse candidates

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The California Republican Party is promoting one of its most diverse, youthful sets of candidates in years for this November’s election. The question heading into this weekend’s state party convention is whether it will matter in an overwhelmingly Democratic state.

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Larry Ellison steps aside as Oracle CEO

REDWOOD SHORES (AP) — Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO after 37 years at the helm of the business software maker, ending a colorful reign marked by his flamboyant behavior and outlandish wealth amassed while building one of the world’s best-known technology companies.

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Posted: sep. 18, 2014 8:49 p.m. | | Larry Ellison steps  aside as Oracle CEO Comments 0 Comments

San Diego judge denies license scan info request

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego judge has tentatively denied a technology entrepreneur’s request for license plate data collected on his vehicle from police scanners.

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Facebook CEO wants students learning tech

REDWOOD CITY (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies — and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company.

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Man urged victim to kill self via webcam

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man in prison for raping a girl starting when she was 12 is now charged with trying to persuade her to kill herself by cutting her wrists and taking prescription medication while he watched on a webcam.

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Busch Gardens removes decapitated heads

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Busch Gardens removed some props from their Halloween attractions after people in Virginia complained about decapitated heads, the theme park said Thursday.

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Contempt charge for PG&E?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s largest utility may have violated state rules when it negotiated with state regulators to have a favorable judge appointed to hear one of the utility’s rate cases, a judge with the state’s public utilities commission says.

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Posted: sep. 18, 2014 8:13 p.m. | | Contempt charge for PG&E? Comments 0 Comments

Boxer indicates big decision to come next year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Sen. Barbara Boxer indicated Thursday that she will announce early next year whether she will seek a fifth term.

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HOAs barred from requiring luscious home landscaping

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to prohibit homeowners associations from banning drought-resistant landscaping to save water.

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Posted: sep. 18, 2014 8:11 p.m. | | HOAs barred from  requiring luscious  home landscaping Comments 0 Comments

500 Berkeley students missed sex abuse classes

BERKELEY (AP) — The University of California, Berkeley says 500 incoming students have not taken a mandatory class on sexual violence.

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Driver freed in crash commits suicide

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A hotel room suicide of a man who was freed from jail after being accused of intentionally crashing his vehicle into the Stratosphere and declaring he wanted to jump from its tower raised questions Thursday about why he hadn’t been charged with a crime and whether he was properly screened for mental illness.

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Democratic state senator offered deal on DUI charges to avoid jail

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A state senator charged with drunken driving after a party at the state Capitol is being offered the chance to plead guilty to a lesser offense, a prosecutor said Thursday.

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Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords

CUPERTINO  (AP) — Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad, a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are increasingly storing vital pieces of their lives on the devices.

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Home Depot breach affected 56M

NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers.

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Chevron meets new shale drilling rules

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, the Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale announced Thursday.

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California bill increases Hollywood tax credits

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown headed to the cradle of the Hollywood film industry Thursday to sign legislation that more than triples the state’s tax credit to $330 million a year for films and TV shows produced in California.

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Business going on holiday hiring spree

NEW YORK (AP) — UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl’s plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000.

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DIOCESE OF STOCKTON

The Diocese of Stockton received 34 claims of sexual abuse in the three months prior to the Aug. 15 submission deadline related to the filing of bankruptcy protection by the diocese.

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New home for Manteca VFW

Manteca’s Veterans of Foreign Wars post may have a home after all.

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Pumpkin Run now accepting registrations

The legacy of Faustina Rosas lives on, thanks to the Manteca Unified Student Trust.

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Posted: sep. 18, 2014 12:17 a.m. | | Pumpkin Run now accepting registrations Comments 0 Comments

Ripon cuts water use by 12 percent

Californians have been asked to reduce their water usage by 20 percent during the drought.

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Posted: sep. 18, 2014 12:16 a.m. | | Ripon cuts water use by 12 percent Comments 0 Comments

Hunter’s mom: She would have done things differently


The mother of 11-year-old Hunter Davis wishes she would have done things differently.

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Posted: sep. 18, 2014 12:17 a.m. | | Hunter’s mom: She would have done things differently Comments 0 Comments

Homeless man faces charge of knifing worker, stealing bicycle

A K-Mart loss prevention officer was allegedly knifed in the neck by a 61-year-old homeless man Tuesday evening as he was attempting to stop the man from taking a bicycle out the front door of the Northgate Drive store.

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Posted: sep. 18, 2014 12:15 a.m. | | Homeless man faces charge of knifing worker, stealing bicycle Comments 0 Comments

Free day for kids Saturday; Legion Post’s tri-tip dinner

Let the children have fun at the free day for kids at the Boys & Girls Club in Manteca, 545 W Alameda Street on Saturday, Sep. 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be live entertainment, free food, free games such as laser tag and archery tag, bounce houses, and music. For more info go to http://community.mantecabulletin.com/events/detail/13900/

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Wallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walk between skyscrapers

CHICAGO (AP) — Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire and now has his sights on Chicago’s iconic skyscrapers — partly because of the city’s reputation for being windy.

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Wallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walk between skyscrapers

CHICAGO (AP) — Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire and now has his sights on Chicago’s iconic skyscrapers — partly because of the city’s reputation for being windy.

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Scientists monitoring advancing Hawaii lava are taking big risks

HONOLULU (AP) — Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have been monitoring every twist and turn of lava creeping unpredictably toward communities in a rural and isolated Big Island district.

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Americans endure unwanted care near death

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by “perverse incentives” for aggressive care and not enough conversation about what people want, according to a report released Wednesday.

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Man uses banana to rob store

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police in Philadelphia say a man used a banana he swiped from a convenience store counter to simulate a gun while he robbed the place.

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8 years for guns supplier in deaths

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A New York woman was sentenced to eight years in federal prison Wednesday for supplying guns to a former neighbor who used them to kill his sister and two firefighters in a Christmas Eve ambush that also caused seven homes to burn to the ground.

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Burned armpit hair led to Idaho car accident

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A SUV full of teenagers crashed in Idaho after one of the passengers lit the driver’s armpit hair on fire with a lighter, authorities said Wednesday.

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‘So help me God’ in oath is optional

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Airmen taking their enlistment or officer appointment oaths can omit the words “so help me God” if they choose, Air Force officials announced Wednesday.

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Teen charged with sex assault on team bus trip

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — A 14-year-old high school freshman in Washington state has been charged with second-degree rape after prosecutors say he sexually assaulted three students on a football team bus trip.

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Beanie Babies creator’s sentence debated

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors seeking to put the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies in prison for hiding millions in Swiss bank accounts told appellate court judges Wednesday that the toymaker’s sentence of probation threatens to erode the judicial system’s ability to deter other tax evaders.

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Woman set to die for starvation of child, 9

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a last-day appeal from a Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend’s 9-year-old son a decade ago, clearing the way for her execution.

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Pot industry battling stoner stereotypes

DENVER (AP) — Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot.

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Journalists criticize White House for ‘secrecy’

CHICAGO (AP) — Editors and reporters meeting in Chicago raised concerns Wednesday about what they described as a lack of access and transparency undermining journalists’ work, several blaming the current White House for setting standards for secrecy that are spreading nationwide.

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Experts want restrictions on testosterone use

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health experts said Wednesday there is little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs are effective for treating common signs of aging in men and that their use should be narrowed to exclude millions of Americans currently taking them.

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Posted: sep. 17, 2014 7:03 p.m. | | Experts want  restrictions on  testosterone use Comments 0 Comments

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