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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following by George Murphy Jr. first appeared in his column, “Batting the Breeze,” in the Dec. 28, 1950 issue of the ...

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Garbage costing more in March

There’s a chance the solid waste increases the Manteca City Council adopted Tuesday won’t be fully implemented within four years as adopted.

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SOROPTIMIST MAGIC

There’s something magical about the Manteca Soroptimists’ Holiday Affair.

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Ripon’s first Christmas parade set for Thursday

The Ripon Chamber of Commerce, the Ripon Police Department and the Ripon Fire Department are hosting the city’s first Christmas parade Thursday at 5 ...

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Sandoval holds onto lead to win election

It took almost a month for the dust to settle to determine who would end up on the Lathrop City Council.

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Gary Singh embodies the true American Dream

Twenty-four years ago Gary Singh was struggling to learn English.

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600 fish will cost 209 region $250 million

A state bid to increase the net annual number of new fish on three rivers that provide the economic lifeblood for the Northern San Joaquin ...

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SIZZLER

Breakfast omelets at a Sizzler?

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Connection between crash & drive-by shooting?

A drive-by shooting at about 9 p.m. Monday in East Manteca may be connected with a horrific motorcycle crash that took place a short ...

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Residents: Drop Lathrop Road as truck route

The same group of concerned residents that got the Lathrop City Council to table any additional work on the Lathrop Road widening project is now ...

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Posted: dec. 06, 2016 12:42 a.m. | | Residents: Drop Lathrop Road as truck route Comments 0 Comments

‘Young’ board taking over Manteca Unified

The man that Sam Fant tapped to replace him on the school board will get the opportunity to do exactly that.

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WAREHOUSE FIRE

OAKLAND (AP) — Terry Ewing was among the anxious family and friends who received confirmation Monday of what he already knew in his heart: His girlfriend ...

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Smartphone health apps don’t flag danger

NEW YORK (AP) — Don’t count on smartphone health apps in an emergency: A review shows many don’t warn when you’re in danger.

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Posted: dec. 05, 2016 8:23 p.m. | | Smartphone health  apps don’t flag danger Comments 0 Comments

Colleagues paint caustic portrait of colony founder

OAKLAND (AP) — The founder of a ramshackle Oakland artists’ colony where dozens of people burned to death saw himself as a kind of guru and ...

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Congressional deal on drought

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate leaders reached agreement Monday on a bipartisan bill to authorize $170 million for Flint, Michigan, and other cities beleaguered by ...

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California lawmakers aim to protect illegal immigrants from Trump

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California lawmakers on Monday urged President-elect Donald Trump to refrain from pursuing mass deportations and introduced urgent legislation to fund immigration lawyers and ...

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Security upped after threatened attack on LA subway stop

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI and local law enforcement agencies say they have stepped up security on Los Angeles County’s commuter rail system after ...

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Manteca announces winners for parade, decorating trees

Winners of the Christmas Tree in the Park contest and the related scene along with the top parade entries have been announced by Manteca Chamber ...

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California Supreme Court limits police searches during traffic stops

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police officers may only conduct a search following a traffic stop if they believe there is probable cause a crime was committed ...

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Obama legacy: Handing Trump a broader view of war powers

WASHINGTON (AP) — After eight years as a wartime president, Barack Obama is handing his successor an expansive interpretation of the commander in chief’s authority ...

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Boy Scouts to relocate national museum to NM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — From merit badges and uniforms to an impressive collection of Norman Rockwell paintings and drawings, the Boy Scouts of America will ...

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Older immigrant students seek place in mainstream high schools

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A U.S. appeals court must decide if older immigrant and refugee students steered to an alternative high school in Pennsylvania are getting ...

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No bail for 15-year-old charged with decapitating classmate

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy charged with killing a high school classmate whose headless body was found near a river said in a police ...

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Mistrial declared in black motorist’s shooting by officer

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial Monday after a jury deadlocked in the murder trial of a white former police ...

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Trump taps Carson for HUD secretary

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump chose retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, raising fresh ...

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Tech firms target terrorist propaganda

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are joining forces to more quickly identify the worst terrorist propaganda and prevent it from spreading online.

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Virgin Galactic’s new spaceship makes flight

MOJAVE  (AP) — Virgin Galactic’s new spaceship successfully completed its first free flight with a glide test over the Mojave Desert, the company said.

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Amazon Go grocery store will have no checkout lines

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon is testing a grocery store model in Seattle that works without checkout lines.

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2 doors of Wal-Mart founder’s first store donated to museums

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Two doors from the first store owned by Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton have been donated to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of ...

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1966: Kraft Cheese closing Manteca plant

100 years ago

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Jewish family fights museum over art looted by the Nazis

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the epic, 16-year battle over a priceless painting looted by the Nazis, there is one point on which all sides agree ...

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Posted: dec. 04, 2016 6:40 p.m. | | Jewish family fights museum over art looted by the Nazis Comments 0 Comments

‘Last Tango in Paris’ rape scene sparks new outrage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Last Tango in Paris” is making headlines again 44 years after the controversial film came out. A recently unearthed video interview with ...

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MADONNA SLAMS TRUMP

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Madonna kissed Ariana Grande, repeatedly criticized President elect Donald Trump and said she was ashamed to be an American in a ...

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Biggest union reaches deal with Brown’s staff

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California’s largest public-employee union announced Saturday that it had reached a contract agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration.

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OC prosecutors may be removed from murder case

SANTA ANA (AP) — The Orange County district attorney’s office, criticized in a recent appellate court ruling for a systemic failure to protect defendants’ rights ...

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Deputy shoots suspect who stabbed dog

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Both a suspect and a San Diego County sheriff’s dog have been hospitalized after the man attacked the dog and then ...

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Ex-tenant: Warehouse often frigid, lacked water

OAKLAND (AP) — Shelley Mack says she didn’t know the converted Oakland warehouse known as the “Ghost Ship” was an illegal residence until after she ...

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Posted: dec. 04, 2016 6:37 p.m. | | Ex-tenant: Warehouse  often frigid, lacked water Comments 0 Comments

Warehouse fire death toll hits 33

OAKLAND (AP) — The death toll from a fire that tore through a warehouse hosting a late-night dance party climbed to 33 on Sunday as firefighters ...

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Firm sold turf product after learning of defects

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — The country’s leading maker of artificial sports turf sold more than 1,000 fields to towns, schools and teams nationwide ...

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More private college presidents top $2M in pay, research finds

BOSTON (AP) — Presidents of eight private colleges in the U.S. were paid more than $2 million in 2014, the most ever to hit that ...

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Fidel Castro laid to rest in private ceremony in east Cuba

SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — A wooden box containing Fidel Castro’s ashes was placed by his brother and successor on Sunday into the side of a ...

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Gun-rights backers vow to ‘go on offense’ under Trump

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Firearms enthusiasts who embraced Donald Trump’s campaign and his full-throated support of the Second Amendment are expecting a sweeping expansion ...

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Trump continues to defend call

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump continued to use Twitter Sunday to defend his engagement with the leader of Taiwan, a breach of diplomatic protocol ...

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SETTING GOALS

RIPON — When the coach says to come out aggressive, it pays to come out aggressive.

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CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK

What is there to do in Manteca on a Friday night in December?

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Funeral for Ripon Battalion Chief draws 500 mourners

Battalion Chief Dave Luis drew an overflow crowd to the P.L. Fry and Son Chapel on Manteca’s  North Union Road filling the interior ...

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Polarizing Fant reflects on time served for MUSD

He’s seen as either somebody who fights unapologetically for those who elected him or somebody who was willing to go so far as break ...

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Lathrop votes to increase available sewer capacity

LATHROP – The City of Lathrop is preparing for the massive growth that is coming its way.

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Ripon, Manteca unified students prepare for county Spelling Bee

The top spellers in the area will gather Wednesday at the San Joaquin County Office of Education’s Wentworth Education Center, 2707 Transworld Dr. in ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:20 a.m. | | Ripon, Manteca unified students  prepare for county Spelling Bee Comments 0 Comments

Del Webb founder had SJ Valley roots

The largest residential development so far in Manteca history — and one that is slowly changing the city’s demographics —is the progression of an idea ...

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