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Ripon giant has fallen

Ripon has lost an icon.

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LIFE CHANGER

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

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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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Posted: nov. 22, 2014 1:29 a.m. | | District has  nothing to do with trustee investigation Comments 0 Comments

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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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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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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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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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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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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2 children killed in apartment

SAN BERNARDINO  (AP) — A 6-year-old girl and her 2-year-old brother were killed early Thursday in a California apartment fire that broke out hours after their pregnant mother went to a hospital to give birth, authorities said.

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AT&T pays $23.8 M to settle hazardous-waste dumping case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — AT&T agreed Thursday to pay California authorities nearly $24 million to settle allegations that it improperly disposed of hazardous waste during a nine-year period.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• DRUG LAB EXPLOSION KILLS 1, HURTS 2; HOUSE GUTTED: SAN BERNARDINO (AP) — Authorities say an explosion that tore apart a Southern California shack, killing one person and critically injuring two others, was caused by a lab illegally making hash oil.

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100-year-old woman sees the ocean for the first time

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — Ruby Holt spent most of her 100 years on a farm in rural Tennessee, picking cotton and raising four children. She never had the time or money to go to a beach.

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Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sexual relations

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually.

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Man in prison 19 years freed after molestation claim recanted

SEATTLE (AP) — A man who had been in prison for nearly two decades was released from custody Thursday, two years after his supposed victim recanted allegations that he molested her.

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Shooter was well-liked but troubled

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida State University alumnus and attorney who shot three people at the school’s library early Thursday believed the government was targeting him for persecution, detailing his thoughts in a journal and in videos detectives obtained, authorities said.

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PG&E fined over secret dealings to get higher rates

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — State regulators Thursday fined Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and required its shareholders to cover as much as $400 million of a planned gas rate increase because of backroom negotiations between the utility and regulators.

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Sacramento sheriff criticizes Obama on immigration move

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A Northern California sheriff is harshly criticizing President Barack Obama’s approach to illegal immigration after the recent fatal shootings of two deputies, just as the president announces his own executive action on the issue.

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Insurance sign-ups ahead of 2013

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Individual insurance sign-ups under California’s health care exchange were running ahead of pace from a year ago, when the marketplace opened for the first time, state officials reported Thursday.

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Brown backs Obama on immigration

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is praising President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration while calling on Congress to “finish the job.”

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Drought relief bill out for this year

FRESNO (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Thursday that congressional efforts to provide drought relief to Central Valley farmers and communities are dead for the year.

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Man who killed co-worker, cut out heart released

FRESNO (AP) — A Fresno man who stabbed his co-worker dozens of times in 1984 and then cut out the man’s heart and put it in his jacket pocket has been released from prison despite objections from Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Yosemite hotel’s housekeeper faces theft charges

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — A federal grand jury has charged a housekeeper at a Yosemite National Park hotel with 32 counts of first degree burglary and theft for stealing cash from guests’ rooms.

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Driver arrested after shooting himself on 101

WILLITS (AP) — Mendocino County authorities say a man was arrested after apparently shooting himself in the face while driving on U.S. 101 with a California Highway Patrol car behind him.

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Drain: ‘I won’t disappoint’

Ashley Drain, the wife and mother who ended school board trustee Manuel Medeiros’s 16 years of elected service in the November elections, has plenty of plans as the representative of Area 2.

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SWEET MUSIC

He calls out the play, standing tall in his stance, signaling each member of his team with smooth arm strokes.

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Manteca will follow ruling on concealed carry permits

Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion said his department will comply with a federal appeals court decision that keeps a lower ruling in place that loosens restrictions on carrying concealed weapons.

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