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EMERGENCY EVACUATION

They say that farmers can patch anything.

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Posted: feb. 21, 2017 1:08 a.m. | | EMERGENCY EVACUATION Comments 0 Comments

Art show is part of Almond Blossom Festival

The annual Mary Lou Tornell Art Show opened Monday afternoon as part of the Ripon Almond Blossom Almond Blossom Festival drawing some 42 entries in ...

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Posted: feb. 21, 2017 1:06 a.m. | | Art show is part of Almond Blossom Festival Comments 0 Comments

It’s 1997 all over again

It’s 1997 all over again to many South Manteca residents with the all-familiar words. Levee break. Mandatory evacuation. Flooding.

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Posted: feb. 21, 2017 12:55 a.m. | | It’s 1997 all over again Comments 0 Comments

HERE IT COMES

It is coming.

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Posted: feb. 21, 2017 12:50 a.m. | | HERE IT COMES Comments 0 Comments

Hotel reducing rates for evacuees from S. Manteca

The Hampton Inn at Orchard Valley was ready for flood evacuees from south of Manteca after officers went door to door asking rural residents to ...

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Posted: feb. 21, 2017 12:50 a.m. | | Hotel reducing rates for evacuees from S. Manteca Comments 0 Comments

A quick look at what’s happening

The situation involving the integrity of the San Joaquin River levees and the impacts that is creating as  of 12:01 a.m. this morning

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Posted: feb. 21, 2017 12:50 a.m. | | A quick look at  what’s happening Comments 0 Comments

Panhandle con: Elderly Fresno ‘resident’ keeps getting stuck in Manteca

Ten days ago Mike —a Bulletin reader — called about being played by any elderly woman panhandling.

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Posted: feb. 20, 2017 12:28 a.m. | | Panhandle con: Elderly Fresno ‘resident’ keeps getting stuck in Manteca Comments 0 Comments

McCorvey, at center of abortion ruling, dies

DALLAS (AP) — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym “Jane Roe” led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision that legalized abortion ...

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Posted: feb. 19, 2017 6:39 p.m. | | McCorvey, at center of abortion ruling, dies Comments 0 Comments

Trump steps up security aide search, also focuses on rewriting health care

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump brought more contenders for national security adviser to his Palm Beach club for in-person interviews Sunday, hoping ...

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Posted: feb. 19, 2017 6:35 p.m. | | Trump steps up security aide search, also focuses on rewriting health care Comments 0 Comments

Trump’s revised travel ban targets same countries

WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft of President Donald Trump’s revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts ...

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Posted: feb. 19, 2017 6:35 p.m. | | Trump’s revised travel ban targets same countries Comments 0 Comments

Trump: Remark about Sweden referred to something on TV

HELSINKI (AP) — Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump’s remarks that suggested a major incident had happened in the Scandinavian ...

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Posted: feb. 19, 2017 6:34 p.m. | | Trump: Remark about Sweden  referred to something on TV Comments 0 Comments

Penn State students raise $10 million in dance marathon

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of hardy Penn State students raised more than $10 million for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon ...

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Posted: feb. 19, 2017 6:34 p.m. | | Penn State students raise $10 million  in dance marathon Comments 0 Comments

Senior Trump appointee fired after critical comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Trump administration official was fired following criticism in a private speech of President Donald Trump’s policies and his inner circle ...

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Posted: feb. 19, 2017 6:34 p.m. | | Senior Trump  appointee fired after critical comments Comments 0 Comments

2 arrested for running over evacuee

BIGGS (AP) — Authorities have arrested two people accused of carjacking and running over a man preparing to flee when authorities ordered those living downstream from ...

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Posted: feb. 19, 2017 5:57 p.m. | | 2 arrested for running over evacuee Comments 0 Comments

Japanese Americans order marking 75th anniversary

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Satsuki Ina was born behind barbed wire in a prison camp during World War II, the daughter of U.S. citizens forced ...

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Posted: feb. 19, 2017 5:57 p.m. | | Japanese Americans order marking 75th anniversary Comments 0 Comments

Two dams illustrate challenge of upkeep on older designs

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Twelve years ago, widespread destruction from Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast helped compel federal engineers 2,000 miles away in California to ...

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Posted: feb. 19, 2017 5:57 p.m. | | Two dams illustrate challenge of upkeep on older designs Comments 0 Comments

BUREAUCRATIC BUMBLING

The San Joaquin River that is imperiling farms in South Manteca and roughly 40,000 residents in Lathrop and Weston Ranch would be less of ...

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Posted: feb. 18, 2017 12:44 a.m. | | BUREAUCRATIC BUMBLING Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop levee status: Things good so far

As fears of flooding along the San Joaquin River mount, the City of Lathrop has issued a bulletin to residents to explain the situation that ...

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Posted: feb. 18, 2017 12:44 a.m. | | Lathrop levee status: Things good so far Comments 0 Comments

Converting Colony Oak to STEM school advances

Plans of transitioning Colony Oak Elementary School into a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) campus will take another step forward on Monday.

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Posted: feb. 18, 2017 12:43 a.m. | | Converting Colony Oak to STEM school advances Comments 0 Comments

Rotary honors two Kiwanians

Chuck Crutchfield and Steve DeBrum – both longtime Kiwanis members – were surprised at a 100-year Rotary Foundation celebration Thursday night at Spring Creek Country Club with ...

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Posted: feb. 18, 2017 12:43 a.m. | | Rotary honors two Kiwanians Comments 0 Comments

Winds play havoc with trees, traffic

Fire Departments in Manteca, Lathrop and Ripon were busy Friday with endless calls about fallen trees and downed power lines caused by the extreme wind ...

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Posted: feb. 18, 2017 12:30 a.m. | | Winds play havoc with trees, traffic Comments 0 Comments

MANTECA’S DEADLY STREETS

It’s not your imagination. Manteca’s streets are getting dangerous.

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Posted: feb. 17, 2017 1:26 a.m. | | MANTECA’S DEADLY STREETS Comments 0 Comments

Two Ripon fifth graders battle cancer

The yearly “Elegant Edibles” fundraiser at Ripon’s Weston School set for 6 p.m. until midnight Saturday at the Ripon Community Center will also ...

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Posted: feb. 17, 2017 1:25 a.m. | | Two Ripon fifth graders battle cancer Comments 0 Comments

Project means more traffic at 120 Bypass & Yosemite ramps

With the commercial and light industrial growth expected in the area, the Yosemite Avenue/GuthmillerRoad exit off the 120 Bypass is going to be seeing ...

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Posted: feb. 17, 2017 1:25 a.m. | | Project means more  traffic at 120 Bypass & Yosemite ramps Comments 1 Comment

City residents urged to keep up to date on conditions, services

Manteca is not taking any chances.

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Posted: feb. 17, 2017 1:20 a.m. | | City residents urged to keep up to date on conditions, services Comments 0 Comments

MANTECA ISSUES FLOOD WARNING

Tony Cardoza sits in his pickup truck on a levee in South Manteca and looks out of the swollen San Joaquin River that has completely ...

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Posted: feb. 17, 2017 1:11 a.m. | | MANTECA ISSUES FLOOD WARNING Comments 0 Comments

Weather, floods force ACE into limited service today & Monday

Following a three-day interruption of rail service due to weather conditions, the Altamont Corridor Express continues limited service today and Monday with full resumption of ...

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Posted: feb. 17, 2017 1:11 a.m. | | Weather, floods force ACE into limited service today & Monday Comments 0 Comments

Downtown venues may soon be able to serve alcohol beverages outdoors

The Ripon City Council continues to work towards offering more for the downtown dining experience.

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Posted: feb. 17, 2017 1:10 a.m. | | Downtown venues may soon be able to serve alcohol beverages outdoors Comments 0 Comments

Extensive rain makes pallets essential

Pallets often become essential for navigating Manteca Unified school campuses during extensive periods of rain.

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Posted: feb. 16, 2017 1:25 a.m. | | Extensive rain makes pallets essential Comments 0 Comments

SUICIDAL MAN SHOT ON 99

A suicidal man who apparently wanted police to shoot him walked onto southbound Highway 99 near the Lathrop Road overcrossing Wednesday morning setting up a ...

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Posted: feb. 16, 2017 1:25 a.m. | | SUICIDAL MAN SHOT ON 99 Comments 1 Comment

Ready to flee should river levees fail

When the order to evacuate comes today or any time between now and this weekend, Robert Gilley is ready.

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Posted: feb. 16, 2017 1:19 a.m. | | Ready to flee should river levees fail Comments 0 Comments

Will this be 12th flood in 90 years?

High stakes behind-the-scenes jockeying has been underway for the past two days as South County officials scramble to get the state bureaucracy to take steps ...

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Posted: feb. 16, 2017 1:19 a.m. | | Will this be 12th flood in 90 years? Comments 0 Comments

EMERGENCY LEVEE PATCH

If anybody wants to know how serious the threat of flood is from the levees of the San Joaquin River is to those who live ...

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Posted: feb. 16, 2017 1:12 a.m. | | EMERGENCY LEVEE PATCH Comments 0 Comments

Dredging: It could reduce flood fears

“Sediment has been identified as a significant contributor to the aggradation of the San Joaquin River and reduces its capacity to carry flood waters.” — Excerpt ...

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Posted: feb. 15, 2017 1:13 a.m. | | Dredging: It could reduce flood fears Comments 0 Comments

29 YEARS SERVING & PROTECTING

Nick Obligacion recalled answering a newspaper ad in 1988 for a deputy sheriff position in Monterey County as he was stepping down last week as ...

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Posted: feb. 15, 2017 1:12 a.m. | | 29 YEARS SERVING & PROTECTING Comments 0 Comments

Doctors Hospital auxiliary offering scholarships

The Doctors Hospital of Manteca Auxiliary volunteers are seeking applications for their medical scholarships to help fund college tuitions from the profits of their gift ...

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Posted: feb. 15, 2017 1:12 a.m. | | Doctors Hospital auxiliary offering scholarships Comments 0 Comments

KEEPING EYE ON DON PEDRO

LATHROP – There is 10,887 cubic feet of water per second flowing into Don Pedro Reservoir.

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Posted: feb. 15, 2017 12:48 a.m. | | KEEPING EYE ON DON PEDRO Comments 0 Comments

Serious crime was flat during ‘16 in Manteca

Serious crime per 1,000 — the yardstick the FBI uses to provide apple to apple crime comparisons on an annual basis — was down ever so ...

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Posted: feb. 15, 2017 12:47 a.m. | | Serious crime was flat during ‘16 in Manteca Comments 0 Comments

Ripon aerial Fourth fireworks fizzling out

The hopes for fireworks in Ripon this year have all but fizzled out.

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Posted: feb. 15, 2017 12:47 a.m. | | Ripon aerial Fourth fireworks fizzling out Comments 0 Comments

Manteca considering look at truck routes

Manteca is preparing to address truck issues throughout Manteca.

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Posted: feb. 14, 2017 12:31 a.m. | | Manteca considering look at truck routes Comments 1 Comment

SAN JOAQUIN RIVER WATCH

The San Joaquin River is expected to flow over levees 12 miles south of Manteca sometime Thursday near Vernalis at the confluence of the Stanislaus ...

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Posted: feb. 14, 2017 12:25 a.m. | | SAN JOAQUIN RIVER WATCH Comments 0 Comments

SJ RIVER RESCUE

Lathrop Manteca firefighters rescued a 53 year-old Manteca man Monday afternoon who ended up floating two miles downstream on the swollen San Joaquin River while ...

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Posted: feb. 14, 2017 12:24 a.m. | | SJ RIVER RESCUE Comments 1 Comment

35 evacuees being housed in Manteca

On Sunday evening, about 190,000 residents in the danger areas of the potential Oroville Dam spillway failure were ordered to evaluate.

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Posted: feb. 14, 2017 12:23 a.m. | | 35 evacuees being housed in Manteca Comments 0 Comments

Ripon tries to clean up spring clean up

The annual Spring Clean Up in Ripon may be more bad than good.

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Posted: feb. 14, 2017 12:23 a.m. | | Ripon tries to clean up spring clean up Comments 0 Comments

Gun industry seeks to ease government restrictions on silencers

ATLANTA (AP) — They are the stuff of legend, wielded by hit men and by James Bond. For decades, buying a silencer for a firearm has ...

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Posted: feb. 14, 2017 12:08 a.m. | | Gun industry seeks  to ease government  restrictions on silencers Comments 0 Comments

Judge denies request to halt Dakota A pipeline work

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday refused to stop construction on the last stretch of the Dakota Access pipeline, which is progressing much faster ...

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Posted: feb. 14, 2017 12:08 a.m. | | Judge denies request to  halt Dakota A pipeline work Comments 0 Comments

DHS arrested 680 illegals during week-long roundup

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department said Monday that 680 people were arrested in roundups last week targeting immigrants living illegally in the United States ...

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Posted: feb. 14, 2017 12:07 a.m. | | DHS arrested 680 illegals during week-long roundup Comments 0 Comments

Passenger-carrying drone to fly in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Up, up and away: Dubai hopes to have a passenger-carrying drone regularly buzzing through the skyline of this futuristic city-state ...

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Posted: feb. 14, 2017 12:07 a.m. | | Passenger-carrying  drone to fly in Dubai Comments 0 Comments

White House names replacement shortlist

NEW YORK (AP) — His administration dealt a significant blow after not even a month in office, President Donald Trump must now fill a vital national ...

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Posted: feb. 14, 2017 12:07 a.m. | | White House names  replacement shortlist Comments 0 Comments

Lance Armstrong loses bid to halt $100M suit

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge on Monday refused to block the government’s $100 million lawsuit against Lance Armstrong, putting the former cyclist on ...

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Posted: feb. 14, 2017 12:07 a.m. | | Lance Armstrong loses bid to halt $100M suit Comments 0 Comments

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