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Prison guard who opened exploding package at home is critically hurt

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A correction officer who opened a package left by his mailbox that exploded outside his home is in critical condition, Gov ...

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Military vet finds a mission nursing fellow vets at VA

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nursing assistant Tom Alligood wears camouflage scrubs during his emergency room shifts at the Dorn VA hospital because he says it ...

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Zoo director defends the killing gorilla to save boy

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo’s director on Monday defended the decision to kill a gorilla to protect a 4-year-old boy who entered its exhibit ...

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Burning Man: Art group plans to haul part of jumbo jet to event

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Los Angeles-based entrepreneur is turning part of a jumbo jet into an art installation and plans to haul it to Burning ...

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Studing century-old hobo graffiti

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthropologist Susan Phillips had spent a career examining the graffiti that covers urban walls, bridges and freeway overpasses.

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13-year-old killed in Modesto

MODESTO  (AP) — A 13-year-old girl has died and a 15-year-old boy was injured after a shooting in Modesto.

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Suspected shark attack halts swimming at California beach

NEWPORT BEACH  (AP) — Thousands of Memorial Day beachgoers were kept out of the water Monday as lifeguards searched miles of popular Southern California shoreline for ...

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Less noise, more access with Truckee police electric cycle

TRUCKEE  (AP) — The Truckee Police Department has purchased its first electric motorcycle, a new tool officers say will help them keep people safe and catch ...

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War memorial covered up after graffiti vandalism

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pair of Marines on leave from their base in California’s high desert answered the Memorial Day call on Monday, bringing ...

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Posted: may. 30, 2016 8:27 p.m. | | War memorial covered up after graffiti vandalism  Comments 0 Comments

Sierra High grads ready for action

Everything you need to know about life you can learn from the movies.

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Buffs stampede into ‘real world’

Manteca High’s Class of 2016 went a bit heavy with the analogies Friday during graduation.

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SSJID asks PG&E to negotiate facilities sale

South San Joaquin Irrigation District has taken the next step needed to become the retail electricity provider for Manteca, Ripon, Lathrop and the surrounding countryside.

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Lathrop High Class of 2016 graduates 253

For the second straight year, Lathrop High featured three valedictorians for graduation.

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Ripon High graduates 190 seniors

All five Ripon Unified School District trustees handed out diplomas Friday in the refurbished Stouffer Stadium.

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DUMP DONALD TRUMP?

COSTA MESA  (AP) — Brendan De Regla drove three hours and waited in line for half a day to see Donald Trump speak at a rally ...

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‘Ex-’Glee’ star indicted for child-porn

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mark Salling, who played bad-boy Noah “Puck” Puckerman on the Fox musical dramedy “Glee,” was charged Friday with receiving and possessing child ...

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Cuevas Arevalo, Garcia earn Character Counts at Lincoln

At Lincoln Elementary School’s eighth-grade promotion exercises, Principal Steve Anderson said Wednesday that the highest honor bestowed by Manteca Unified at this level is ...

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Posted: may. 27, 2016 12:31 a.m. | | Cuevas Arevalo, Garcia earn  Character Counts at Lincoln Comments 0 Comments

McParland promotes 123 8th graders during ceremony

Some 123 eighth-grade students at McParland Elementary School took a stroll down memory lane on Wednesday.

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Colony Oaks advances 61 8th graders to Ripon High

Colony Oak Elementary School promoted 61 eighth graders Wednesday evening with most of them going on to join the freshman class at Ripon High.

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Mossdale 8th graders mark transition into high shcool

Zaiba Fazli had plenty of cash for her eighth-grade promotion event at Mossdale Elementary School.

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Understanding the price of freedom

Susan Dell’Osso takes Memorial Day to heart.

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Lancers charge into world

Jagveer Singh didn’t ask for his fellow East Union graduates to go out and change the world.

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WR seniors celebrate achievement

Kaitlynn Gov experienced an awkward moment at Thursday’s commencement exercises at Weston Ranch High.

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Sheriff steps up efforts to reduce crime

It’s not exactly out of the “Minority Report” but the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department is adopting an analysis program enabling deputies to ...

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Ripon’s Harvest High graduates 17 seniors

Seventeen seniors graduated Wednesday at noon from Ripon’s Harvest High continuation school located on the edge of the Ripon Unified campus on West Main ...

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House wades into water war

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wading into a longstanding California water war, the House Wednesday endorsed a Republican plan to shift more water to San Joaquin Valley farmers ...

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Rowdy protests, no violence this time outside Trump rally

ANAHEIM  (AP) — A day after violent protesters outside a Donald Trump rally threw burning items at police and toppled barricades, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee ...

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Demand plummeting for California pollution credits

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California’s ambitious efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are taking a hit as demand has plummeted for pollution credits that are supposed ...

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Johnny Depp’s wife files for divorce

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Depp’s wife has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences after 15 months of marriage.

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Medal of Honor recipient

Sammy Davis — a man whose bravery beyond the call of duty in the Vietnam War made him a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient — is speaking ...

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Ripon Police arrest 2 for prostitution

Undercover police officers and detectives were offered more than what was on the menu Tuesday at a pair of Ripon massage parlors that were busted ...

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Fundraiser to benefit brain cancer victim

As the staff in charge of development and scholarships at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School in Manteca, Debbie Kapina through the years has helped ...

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Palmers come thru with flags for veterans buried at EU Cemetery

Suzanne Clemens had a dilemma.

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Henderson returns from Afghanistan deployment

Major Bradley Henderson, United States Air Force, returned home from a 6-month deployment to Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 29.

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Shasta, Sequoia, Cowell & Lathrop promote students

Shasta Elementary School students got their first taste of what high school will be like on Tuesday night when they crowded into Manteca High School ...

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Golden West promotes 65 students into high school

Some 65 students at Golden West Elementary School took their first step towards high school.

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UP trestle burns; $1M loss

A fire destroyed a 200-yard long Union Pacific Railroad trestle sending black smoke billowing into the sky Tuesday morning north of River Islands at Lathrop.

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BE.SUCCESSFUL

Not too many people gave Marissa Lafayette much of a chance a few years ago.

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Ripon’s top two grads heading to UCLA

Ripon High’s Daniel Van Lewen and Hailey Johnson shared plenty of the same memories of the past four years.

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Fant suing constituent over remarks

Is a sitting Manteca Unified School District trustee suing a constituent for claiming he said something he says he didn’t?

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Manteca Futbol Club scores with neighbors

The Manteca Futbol Club took it upon themselves to pay the City of Manteca to have an off-duty Manteca Police officer work the streets in ...

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Posted: may. 25, 2016 12:51 a.m. | | Manteca Futbol Club scores with neighbors Comments 0 Comments

Anti-panhandling signs give wrong impression

City Manager Karen McLaughlin is not wild about the idea of posting signs at freeway off-ramps referencing Manteca’s anti-panhandling ordinance.

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LOSING WEIGHT

I took a nutrition class once while I was going to Delta College.

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BEAUTIFUL FUTURE

The dry weeds choking the new medians on North Main Street as well as the Lathrop Road replacement interchange on Highway 99 are only temporary.

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SUMMER KICK-OFF

Manteca Parks & Recreation is ushering in summer on Saturday, June 4, with a three-hour event designed to help parents explore recreation class programs for their ...

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One of Sierra High’s first teachers retiring

Debbie Mitzman has been at Sierra High since its opening in 1994.

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Ripon High honors college bound seniors

Ripon High this year celebrated the academic achievements of the Class of 2016 with a College Reveal Night to acknowledge those that have already been ...

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Lathrop has funds for first levee work

One thing has been apparent ever since the City of Lathrop began the push to retrofit the levees that protect its residents from a massive ...

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Free dinner this Friday for veterans

Are you a veteran?

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Zapien: Build Manteca center

The rise of South San Joaquin County isn’t lost on Moses Zapien.

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