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Color the Skies volunteer rally Monday

The Color the Skies hot air balloon extravaganza coming next weekend to Ripon is made possible by teamwork with volunteers from churches, schools and the community at large. 

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Great Wolf guests will drive up to four hours

Manteca popped up on McWhinney Development’s radar for a Great Wolf Resort for the same reason that attracted Bass Pro Shops: Manteca’s location at the epicenter of a demographically rich market.

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Posted: aug. 23, 2014 12:21 a.m. | | Great Wolf guests will drive up to four hours Comments 0 Comments

Pair of robbers hitting Manteca businesses at night


A pair of armed robberies have Manteca Police officers looking to the public for help in identifying the men they believe are responsible.

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Posted: aug. 23, 2014 12:21 a.m. | | Pair of robbers hitting Manteca businesses at night Comments 0 Comments

Obama takes less vacation than predecessors

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama has spent less time away from the White House than his predecessors. But his two-week break on the resort island of Martha’s Vineyard and hours on the golf course have his detractors teeing up as they highlight the slew of foreign policy crises currently facing the United States.

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Posted: aug. 22, 2014 8:46 p.m. | | Obama takes less vacation than predecessors Comments 0 Comments

Sex charges for teacher of the year

WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A reigning North Dakota teacher of the year was charged Friday with five felony counts for allegedly having sexual contact with a female student more than five years ago.

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Posted: aug. 22, 2014 8:46 p.m. | | Sex charges for teacher of the year Comments 0 Comments

Oops: County wrongly figured blood-alcohol levels for DUI

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — People who told police they were not that drunk while driving may have been right in one Pennsylvania county.

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Posted: aug. 22, 2014 8:46 p.m. | | Oops: County  wrongly figured  blood-alcohol  levels for DUI Comments 0 Comments

Teacher suspended after shooting lesson

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama teacher was suspended without pay after being accused of having sixth-grade students re-enact the deadly police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, and the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida.

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Reid makes off color joke at Asian event

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized Friday for jokes he made about Asians during a luncheon of business leaders in Las Vegas earlier this week.

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Posted: aug. 22, 2014 8:45 p.m. | | Reid makes off color joke at Asian event Comments 0 Comments

Parole denied yet again for Lennon’s killer

NEW YORK (AP) — John Lennon’s killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday.

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Posted: aug. 22, 2014 8:45 p.m. | | Parole denied  yet again for  Lennon’s killer Comments 0 Comments

Man who at pot candy must stand trial

DENVER (AP) — A judge ordered a Denver man on Friday to stand trial in the killing of his wife, who told dispatchers moments before her death that he was paranoid and hallucinating after eating marijuana-infused candy.

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Hacking warning for 1,000 retailers

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.

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Posted: aug. 22, 2014 8:24 p.m. | | Hacking warning for 1,000 retailers Comments 0 Comments

New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.

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Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the agency’s ban on commercial drone flights.

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Posted: aug. 22, 2014 8:23 p.m. | | Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules Comments 0 Comments

DUI arrest is Democrats’ latest blow

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Democratic state Sen. Ben Hueso was arrested Friday on suspicion of drunken driving, the latest black eye for the state’s majority party and the 40-member chamber that suspended three other Democrats facing legal troubles.

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Lawmakers pass firearm safety, ammo bills

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California lawmakers on Friday acted on bills that tackle firearm safety and add rules for ammunition sales.

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Lawn removal during drought draws HOA fine

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Drought-conscious California officials are rallying behind a San Francisco Bay Area woman who replaced her lawn with low-water native plants, then was hit with a fine from her homeowners association (HOA).

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Posted: aug. 22, 2014 8:00 p.m. | | Lawn removal during drought draws HOA fine Comments 0 Comments

Weston Ranch JROTC makes rounds

WESTON RANCH — It’s hard to be two places at once, but the Weston Ranch JROTC made it look easy last Friday.

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Posted: aug. 22, 2014 8:00 p.m. | | Weston Ranch JROTC makes rounds Comments 0 Comments

Passengers leave treasure trove of items at SF airport

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If you’ve been through security at San Francisco International Airport recently and are missing your sunglasses or laptop, it’s probably worth checking in with the Transportation Security Administration.

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Posted: aug. 22, 2014 7:59 p.m. | | Passengers leave treasure trove of items at SF airport Comments 0 Comments

Mariachi 5K run postponed after receiving criticism

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California mariachi-themed fun run scheduled for this weekend has been postponed indefinitely after facing backlash from those who say it makes a mockery of mariachi.

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Mexico’s president to visit California next week

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is coming to California at the invitation of Gov. Jerry Brown, less than a month after Brown visited his country, officials said Friday.

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Police: Woman with fake baby cited for trespassing

MERCED (AP) — A California woman is under investigation after trying to enter a hospital maternity ward carrying a doll that looked like a living baby, police said Friday.

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Posted: aug. 22, 2014 7:58 p.m. | | Police: Woman with fake  baby cited for trespassing Comments 0 Comments

Extra water for Klamath salmon

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A federal agency has decided to boost releases of cool clean water into Northern California’s Klamath River to prevent a repeat of the 2002 fish kill that left tens of thousands of adult salmon dead.

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Japanese students killed in California car crash

SAN MARCOS  (AP) — Three Japanese college students were killed and five others were injured when the car they were in veered off a California freeway and struck a power pole, officials said Friday.

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100,000 without residency proof could lose Obamacare

LOS ANGELES (AP) — About 100,000 Californians who haven’t yet proved their citizenship or legal residency in the U.S. face losing their health care coverage this fall, state officials said.

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Arrest warrant issued for TB patient in Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA  (AP) — A Santa Barbara man with a contagious case of drug-resistant tuberculosis was wanted on an arrest warrant Friday so he can complete treatment, health officials said.

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Man injured by 1,000-pound sign

CALABASAS  (AP) — AuthoritieWs say a 1,000-pound sign fell on a worker at a Southern California gas station, leaving him with serious leg injuries.

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Tougher Manteca water rules?

Manteca is working on more severe water conservation measures that are expected to be considered by the City Council in 30 to 45 days just as the highest water use period of the year ends.

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NEW RIPON HIGH STADIUM GATE

It’s like a bow placed on a package – the new wrought iron and steel entry gate at the refurbished Ripon High Stadium just in time for next week’s opening celebration after years of work and leadership by Vince and Stephanie Hobbs.

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CHINA CONNECTION

Two other schools in Beijing, China, are interested in a sister-school partnership with Manteca Unified School District.

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Posted: aug. 22, 2014 1:46 a.m. | | CHINA CONNECTION Comments 0 Comments

Absent trustee attending board meeting via Skype hook-up

Skype, in modern technology parlance, is nothing new to millions of high tech-savvy users. But this Microsoft “freemium” instant-messaging tool is only now introducing its utilization in Manteca Unified School District’s boardroom. This first-time event is expected to happen during the September meeting of the Board of Trustees.

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Posted: aug. 22, 2014 1:45 a.m. | | Absent trustee attending board meeting via Skype hook-up Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop planning for emergency situations

LATHROP – Say the levee breaks. 

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Ripon Unified hires 12 new workers for schools

Ripon Unified just added 12 new hires for this school year.

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Posted: aug. 22, 2014 1:41 a.m. | | Ripon Unified hires 12 new workers for schools Comments 0 Comments

Manteca firm dismantling space shuttle structure

The iconic space shuttle Mate-Demate Device (MDD) that has been a fixture at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California for the past 38 years is being dismantled, three years after the shuttle program ended and six years since it last supported turnaround operations after the last shuttle landing at Edwards.

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Ryan says he’d love to see Romney run again

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said Thursday he would love to see Mitt Romney run again for president and teased the GOP’s former nominee at one point that the “third time’s the charm.”

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Suspect’s friend pleads guilty

BOSTON (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty Thursday to impeding the investigation by removing incriminating evidence from Tsarnaev’s dorm room several days after the deadly attack.

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National Guard leaving Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago.

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Torture anime banned at kidnap-rape trial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A young woman charged with abducting a 5-year-old Philadelphia girl from school and raping her had frequently viewed Japanese anime depicting sexual torture, prosecutors disclosed Thursday.

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Prisoner freed 90 years early appeals

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado convict sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early says it was cruel and unusual punishment to put him back behind bars after he reformed his life.

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The ice bucket challenge stops with Obama

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The ice bucket stops with Obama.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

EX-JUDGE MUST SAY SHE’S SORRY, JUST NOT IN CUFFS: HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice convicted of corruption was spared on Thursday the further embarrassment of having to write her court-ordered apologies to every judge in the state on photos of herself in handcuffs.

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Beaten deputy thanks good Samaritan

LAKEWOOD  (AP) — A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy who was severely beaten by a suspect during an arrest last week at a Southern California mall has recovered enough to dictate a note of thanks and record a short video for a good Samaritan who intervened, possibly saving his life, sheriff’s officials said.

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California plans aid to immigrant minors

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California lawmakers will approve legislation supported by Gov. Jerry Brown to spend $3 million in state money to provide legal help for unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America, Democratic leaders announced Thursday.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

CALIFORNIA PERMITS OUTDOOR DINING WITH DOGS: SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Fido can feast with you now when you go out to eat.

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GPS devices find huge water loss in western states

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State challenges death penalty ruling

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state’s death penalty unconstitutional.

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SF to tally bird-into-window death toll

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials have launched a program to document the number of birds that die by crashing into windows in an effort to reduce such collisions.

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Cops greet students at school where plot thwarted

SOUTH PASADENA  (AP) — Police kept watch and jumpy parents escorted students as classes resumed Thursday at a suburban high school that authorities say was targeted for a massacre.

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Manteca kisses $6.9M good-bye

Manteca’s elected leaders are letting developers off the hook for $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building more homes.

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HIGH STEAKS

LATHROP – Think you’ve got what it takes to be the grill master?

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