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Sierra High marking 20th year

Manteca Unified’s third high school campus is reaching a milestone this month.

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Posted: aug. 01, 2014 1:25 a.m. | | Sierra High marking 20th year Comments 0 Comments

Ripon Christian Preschool expands

Summer is almost over and Ripon Christian Preschool is busy getting ready for all the new and returning faces.

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Posted: aug. 01, 2014 1:24 a.m. | | Ripon Christian Preschool expands Comments 0 Comments

DROUGHT DEEPENS

It’s official.

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Posted: aug. 01, 2014 1:23 a.m. | | DROUGHT DEEPENS Comments 1 Comment

Tracy will fight plan to keep Lathrop whole

Tracy Unified School District Superintendent Brian Stephens hopes River Islands at Lathrop’s plans to become a part of Manteca Unified will not happen.

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Posted: aug. 01, 2014 1:23 a.m. | | Tracy will fight plan to keep Lathrop whole Comments 1 Comment

Weatherbee murder case set to go to trial

The three men believed to be responsible for gunning down a 51-year-old Weatherbee Lake man in front of his family will begin their murder trial on Aug. 11.

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Posted: aug. 01, 2014 1:22 a.m. | | Weatherbee murder case set to go to trial Comments 0 Comments

Dhaliwal seeking 2nd term as Lathrop mayor

LATHROP – Sonny Dhaliwal is proud of what he, the city council and city staff have been able to pull off over the last several years.

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Posted: aug. 01, 2014 1:21 a.m. | | Dhaliwal seeking 2nd term as Lathrop mayor Comments 0 Comments

Court: State can resume selling bonds for high speed

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A state appellate court on Thursday overturned two lower court rulings that had stalled funding for California’s $68 billion bullet train, handing a big win to the project and allowing the state to resume selling bonds to pay for it.

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Posted: aug. 01, 2014 1:21 a.m. | | Court: State can resume selling bonds for high speed Comments 0 Comments

Kaiser offers free health fair Saturday

STOCKTON — The 2014 Neighbors in Health community health fair presented by Kaiser Permanente will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds.

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Posted: aug. 01, 2014 1:20 a.m. | | Kaiser offers free health fair Saturday Comments 0 Comments

‘Seussical’ play opens tonight at Cornerstone

Kodi Mattox has always wanted to play Horton from Dr. Seuss book, ‘Horton Hears a Who.’

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Posted: aug. 01, 2014 12:40 a.m. | | ‘Seussical’ play opens tonight at Cornerstone Comments 0 Comments

Internal review: CIA spied on Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA’s insistence that it did not spy on its Senate overseers collapsed Thursday with the release of a stark report by the agency’s internal watchdog documenting improper computer surveillance and obstructionist behavior by CIA officers.

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Posted: aug. 01, 2014 12:39 a.m. | | Internal review: CIA spied on Senate Comments 0 Comments

3-day Gaza cease-fire goes into effect

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip went into effect Friday following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting that killed 17 Palestinians and five Israeli soldiers.

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Posted: aug. 01, 2014 12:39 a.m. | | 3-day Gaza cease-fire goes into effect  Comments 0 Comments

Gas blasts kill 25, injures 267 in Taiwan port

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — At least 25 people were killed and 267 injured when underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan’s second-largest city, hurling concrete and cars through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday, as they searched for the cause.

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Posted: aug. 01, 2014 12:39 a.m. | | Gas blasts kill  25, injures 267 in Taiwan port Comments 0 Comments

Dow index plunges by 317 points

NEW YORK (AP) — For stock investors, the red flags were everywhere on Thursday.

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Posted: aug. 01, 2014 12:38 a.m. | | Dow index plunges by 317 points Comments 0 Comments

Signed ticket from Gehrig’s last game: $95K

NEW YORK (AP) — A ticket stub signed by Lou Gehrig on the day he retired from baseball sold for $95,600 at an auction on Thursday, and the boxing gloves Muhammad Ali wore in the first of his three fights against Joe Frazier sold for $388,375.

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Posted: aug. 01, 2014 12:38 a.m. | | Signed ticket  from Gehrig’s  last game: $95K Comments 0 Comments

Repairing LA main could take days

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Repair crews on Thursday were shoring up a giant hole in the middle of Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured pipe, as officials at the water-logged University of California, Los Angeles, continued to assess damage from the 20 million gallons that inundated the campus.

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Posted: aug. 01, 2014 12:35 a.m. | | Repairing LA main could take days Comments 0 Comments

$11M deal to conserve Colorado River basin

DENVER (AP) — Water providers from four western states and the federal government announced an $11 million agreement Thursday to fund projects meant to counteract critically low water levels in the Colorado River basin, which supplies water to about 40 million people in seven states.

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Posted: aug. 01, 2014 12:35 a.m. | | $11M deal to conserve Colorado River basin Comments 0 Comments

GOP hopeful goes homeless for a week

FRESNO (AP) — The Republican candidate for California governor said Thursday he spent a week living as a homeless person in Fresno to highlight the disparity between the governor’s claim that the state is making an economic comeback and the reality faced by the working poor in the nation’s most populous state.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 8:29 p.m. | | GOP hopeful goes homeless for a week Comments 0 Comments

People recall man looked out of place at Fresno shelter

FRESNO — Advocates for the homeless say a clean-cut man who showed up at a Fresno shelter last week looked out of place.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 8:29 p.m. | | People recall  man looked  out of place at Fresno shelter Comments 0 Comments

Californians to see 4.2 percent increase in health plan premiums

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Californians buying individual health plans on the state’s exchange will see their premiums rise by an average of 4.2 percent in 2015, about half the increase the industry has seen in the past three years, officials announced Thursday.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 8:29 p.m. | | Californians to see 4.2 percent increase in health plan premiums Comments 0 Comments

Passenger dies, pilot hurt in parking lot crash

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A small plane clipped the top of a store before it crashed in the parking lot of a San Diego shopping center, killing a 78-year-old passenger and seriously injuring the 52-year-old pilot, authorities said.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 8:28 p.m. | | Passenger dies, pilot hurt in parking lot crash Comments 0 Comments

Warwick knows her way to San Jose

SAN JOSE (AP) — In 1968, Dionne Warwick had never been to San Jose and didn’t think much of the song.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 8:28 p.m. | | Warwick knows her way to San Jose Comments 0 Comments

Immigration issue produces disarray

WASHINGTON (AP) — Once more, the tea party forced House Speaker John Boehner to blink.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 8:22 p.m. | | Immigration issue produces disarray Comments 0 Comments

Lawsuit alleges Muslim citizenship denials, delays

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five people sued the federal government Thursday alleging that an expanded national security screen targeting Muslims has led to lengthy delays and denials in their citizenship and green card applications.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 8:22 p.m. | | Lawsuit alleges  Muslim citizenship  denials, delays Comments 0 Comments

Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self

CHICAGO (AP) — A demoted executive shot and critically wounded his company’s CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a high-rise office building in downtown Chicago’s bustling financial district, police said.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 8:22 p.m. | | Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self Comments 0 Comments

Wildfire eases near giant Yosemite Park sequoias

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK  (AP) — The section of a wildfire burning close to one of Yosemite National Park’s treasured giant sequoia groves died down and got no closer to the grove, park officials said Thursday morning.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 8:26 p.m. | | Wildfire eases near giant  Yosemite Park sequoias Comments 0 Comments

Twitter: Govt. requests for user data increased

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter said government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 8:21 p.m. | | Twitter: Govt. requests for user data increased Comments 0 Comments

Tesla posts loss, prepares factory site

PALO ALTO  (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors widened its loss in the second quarter as it prepared for the launch of a new SUV and started work on a massive new battery plant.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 8:09 p.m. | | Tesla posts loss, prepares factory site Comments 0 Comments

Overdraft fees often exceed cost of purchase

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fees that banks charge debit-card users who overdraw their accounts usually cost more than the items being bought.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 8:08 p.m. | | Overdraft fees often exceed cost of purchase Comments 0 Comments

Colorado tightening edible pot rules following death

DENVER (AP) — Alarmed by booming sales of highly potent edible marijuana products, Colorado regulators have drafted an emergency rule making it easier for new users to tell how much pot they’re eating.

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West Coast governors oppose offshore drilling

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The governors of California, Oregon and Washington sent a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewel on Thursday to stress that they don’t want the possibility of drilling off of the West Coast.

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SF MEDIAN HOME PRICE: $1M

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Association of Realtors President Betty Taisch has two words of advice for those who want to live here and think $1 million will buy them their dream house: Think again.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 7:49 p.m. | | SF MEDIAN HOME PRICE: $1M Comments 0 Comments

Prison staff told to fake suicide checks

STOCKTON (AP) — California prison employees were pressured into falsifying suicide-watch records at the state’s troubled new Stockton medical facility, endangering inmates and violating standards imposed in response to federal court orders, according to the union representing psychiatric technicians.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 7:48 p.m. | | Prison staff told to fake suicide checks  Comments 0 Comments

Report: Secrecy enveloped Bay Bridge work

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Senior officials who oversaw construction of the $6.5 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge repeatedly and deliberately brushed off criticism about construction problems and sought to keep information secret as part of an “institutionalized, if not malicious, lack of transparency in the project,” a state Senate investigative report released Thursday found.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 7:48 p.m. | | Report: Secrecy  enveloped Bay Bridge work Comments 0 Comments

San Francisco senator pleads not guilty

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California state senator previously charged with bribery pleaded not guilty Thursday to a new count of racketeering and to previously filed charges of accepting and soliciting bribes in exchange for exerting his influence in Sacramento.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 7:47 p.m. | | San Francisco senator pleads not guilty Comments 0 Comments

River Islands wants to join MUSD

River Islands at Lathrop wants to be in the Manteca Unified School District.

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BACK IN FULL GLORY

Les Thomas is patriotic.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 12:59 a.m. | | BACK IN FULL GLORY Comments 0 Comments

Rural Manteca murder case moves forward

One of the two suspected Hells Angels motorcycle club members believed to be responsible for the murder of 26-year-old Daniel Martinez of Lathrop in August of 2011 will be in court today. 

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 12:58 a.m. | | Rural Manteca murder case moves forward Comments 0 Comments

Restuccia, Smith running for seat on Ripon council

Michael Restuccia, a one-time mayor, is again in the running for a seat on the Ripon City Council.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 12:57 a.m. | | Restuccia, Smith running for seat on Ripon council Comments 0 Comments

Only 1 of 3 incumbents in council race so far

LATHROP – Only one of the three incumbents has taken the first step towards securing his seat for the next four years.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 12:56 a.m. | | Only 1 of 3 incumbents in council race so far Comments 0 Comments

Candidate is a liquor store owner and proud of it

Mike Morowit is not running away from who he is.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 12:55 a.m. | | Candidate is a liquor store owner and proud of it Comments 0 Comments

Sign of the times: Cantu first one up

Ben Cantu gets points for being eager.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 12:54 a.m. | | Sign of the times: Cantu first one up Comments 0 Comments

Crumpled car graces West Yosemite Ave.

Hasn’t anyone that enforces abandoned car rules noticed the crumpled sedan complete with jagged metal sticking out and shattered glass around it parked on West Yosemite Avenue near Johnny’s Restaurant?

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$500 gutter flooding fine for Los Angeles?

On the first day of the state’s “get tough” water conservation rules, a Los Angeles water pipe broke spilling 20 million gallons of water, submerging 960 cars in an underground parking garage, covering the University of California Los Angeles Pauley Pavilion’s basketball court with 10 inches of water, and has caused other damages.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 12:53 a.m. | | $500 gutter flooding fine for Los Angeles? Comments 0 Comments

Silverman is off and running

Richard Silverman last week became the first candidate to qualify for the Manteca City Council ballot as all of his signatures on his nomination papers have been verified.

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On good authority: Roger Craig in Tracy

Sports Authority is opening a store in Tracy’s West Valley Mall on Saturday, Aug. 9, at 8 a.m.

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Bass Pro offers free seminars during Fall Hunting Classic

Bass Pro’s  Fall Hunting Classic at 1356 Bass Pro Drive in Manteca is set for Aug. 1 to Aug. 17.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 12:16 a.m. | | Bass Pro offers free seminars during Fall Hunting Classic Comments 0 Comments

Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing kids

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum seekers generally.

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House GOP scrambles for votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans, scrambling to win conservative support for a bill addressing the immigration crisis on the border, have scheduled a companion vote on legislation to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants here illegally.

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Drone with contraband crashes at SC prison

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A drone carrying cellphones, marijuana and other contraband into a South Carolina maximum-security prison never made it inside the 12-foot-high razor wire fence, and authorities said Wednesday they are looking for one of two people accused in connection with trying to sneak it in.

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Posted: jul. 30, 2014 9:03 p.m. | | Drone with contraband crashes at  SC prison Comments 0 Comments

Weather kills 2,000 a year; cold top culprit

NEW YORK (AP) — The weather kills at least 2,000 Americans each year and nearly two-thirds of the deaths are from the cold, according to a new government report.

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