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Tidewater crossing Lathrop Road

There’s another traffic signal going up in Manteca.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 12:25 a.m. | | Tidewater crossing Lathrop Road Comments 0 Comments

Ripon classified workers honored

The Ripon Unified School District recognized its Classified Employees of the Year.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 12:22 a.m. | | Ripon classified workers honored Comments 0 Comments

‘RACHEL’S CHALLENGE’

Hundreds of high school students accepted Rachel’s Challenge this week.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 12:21 a.m. | | ‘RACHEL’S CHALLENGE’ Comments 0 Comments

Leaky roof repairs for EU, Golden West

Golden West Elementary and East Union High School will be sporting new roofs when they open in August for the 2014-2015 school year.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 12:20 a.m. | | Leaky roof repairs for EU, Golden West Comments 0 Comments

First Ripon antique street fair gets OK

The Ripon Historical Society got the OK Tuesday for the first-ever Antique Street Fair.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 12:20 a.m. | | First Ripon antique street fair gets OK Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop may recycle wastewater

LATHROP – All that Lathrop needs is the green light. 

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 12:19 a.m. | | Lathrop may recycle wastewater Comments 0 Comments

Ag inspector challenges Olsen in 12th

Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) is hoping to once again represent the California State Assembly 12th District.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 12:19 a.m. | | Ag inspector challenges Olsen in 12th Comments 0 Comments

Diabetic heart attacks & strokes falling

NEW YORK (AP) — In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 7:50 p.m. | | Diabetic heart attacks & strokes falling   Comments 0 Comments

Fake abduction in park outrages bystanders

SEQUIM, Wash. (AP) — Police are investigating possible charges against people who staged a fake kidnapping in a park, terrifying parents and children who thought it was real.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 7:50 p.m. | | Fake abduction in park outrages  bystanders Comments 0 Comments

Teen pees in reservoir, Portland dumping 38M gallons of water

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland officials are once again preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because someone urinated in a city reservoir.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 7:49 p.m. | | Teen pees in reservoir, Portland  dumping 38M gallons of water Comments 0 Comments

Armed robber was never told to report to prison 13 years ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 7:49 p.m. | | Armed robber was never told  to report to prison 13 years ago  Comments 0 Comments

Man charged with marathon hoax

BOSTON (AP) — The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker was sent to a state psychiatric facility for an evaluation Wednesday after an initial court appearance.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 7:49 p.m. | | Man charged with marathon hoax   Comments 0 Comments

Court upholds Snowden email firm contempt

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a contempt of court citation against an email service provider used by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 7:48 p.m. | | Court upholds Snowden email firm contempt Comments 0 Comments

California mulls wolf listing amid hunts elsewhere

FRESNO  (AP) — While much of the country has relaxed rules on killing gray wolves, California will consider protecting the species after a lone wolf from Oregon raised hopes the animals would repopulate their historic habitat in the Golden State.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 7:01 p.m. | | California mulls  wolf listing amid  hunts elsewhere Comments 0 Comments

Ex-official leaves huge $150M debt for Bell

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former city official who became a symbol of municipal greed was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison — less than half the time it will take the nearly bankrupt Los Angeles suburb of Bell to dig itself out of the estimated $150 million in debt he left behind.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 7:01 p.m. | | Ex-official leaves huge  $150M debt for Bell Comments 0 Comments

Governor pushing rainy-day fund

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Saying the state’s budget surplus should be used to pay down debt, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a special session of the Legislature to make changes to a rainy-day fund measure on the November ballot.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 6:46 p.m. | | Governor pushing rainy-day fund Comments 0 Comments

Lost sea lion in SJ Valley found mile from water

MERCED . (AP) — Workers at a central California ranch could hardly believe their eyes when they spotted a sea lion pup hopping through an almond orchard, a mile from the San Joaquin River.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 6:45 p.m. | | Lost sea lion in  SJ Valley found  mile from water Comments 0 Comments

Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson leads mayoral group

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson was sworn in Wednesday as the new leader of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, a platform that raises the national political profile of the NBA All-Star.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 6:45 p.m. | | Sacramento mayor  Kevin  Johnson  leads  mayoral group Comments 0 Comments

Court rules for environmentalists in water fight over Delta smelt

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An appeals court said Wednesday that federal officials should have consulted wildlife agencies about potential harm to a tiny, threatened fish before issuing contracts for water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 6:45 p.m. | | Court rules for environmentalists  in water fight over Delta smelt Comments 0 Comments

Arrest in Ceres case of body found in freezer

CERES  (AP) — Police in Ceres have made an arrest in the case of a body found inside a freezer at an auto body shop.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 6:44 p.m. | | Arrest in Ceres case of body found in freezer Comments 0 Comments

Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits for tracking parolees

SANTA ANA  (AP) — A pair of convicted sex offenders had proven once before that there were limits to how well GPS devices could track their whereabouts.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 6:44 p.m. | | Alleged serial killings highlight  GPS limits for  tracking parolees Comments 0 Comments

Corrections to pay $50,000 in sex harassment suit

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — The state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a sexual harassment complaint filed on behalf of a cook at a youth facility.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 6:44 p.m. | | Corrections to pay $50,000 in sex harassment suit Comments 0 Comments

Steinberg seeks review of GPS tracking

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — The leader of the state Senate is seeking an independent review of how parole officers tracked a sex offender charged with four Southern California slayings, a spokesman said Wednesday.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 6:43 p.m. | | Steinberg seeks review of GPS tracking  Comments 0 Comments

Recycled city water for farms?

Water Manteca residents send down the drain could one day help irrigate South County crops.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 12:43 a.m. | | Recycled city water for farms? Comments 0 Comments

SOBERING DEMO

The DUI Every 15 Minutes program was all too real for parents and students alike at Ripon Christian High School.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 12:42 a.m. | | SOBERING DEMO Comments 0 Comments

Sierra High naming office after Arucan

Welcome to the Frederick H. Arucan Administration Building. That will be greeting welcoming visitors to the Sierra High School Administration Office.

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State reviews plans for Weston work

The design plans for Weston Elementary School are still being reviewed by the Division of the State Architect.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 12:40 a.m. | | State reviews plans for Weston work Comments 0 Comments

Manteca services marking Holy Week

The Last Supper on Holy Thursday, living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday are some of the highlights of Holy Week at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Manteca. The same services, during the Easter Triduum that concludes Lent leading up to the joy of the Easter season, are repeated all throughout the world.

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Boy Scout finishes playground project

Camron Moebius isn’t an Eagle Scout just yet. It’s a process, he says, complete with a mountain of paperwork and merit badge requirements.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 12:37 a.m. | | Boy Scout finishes playground project Comments 0 Comments

Quick arrest in Manteca armed robbery

Zacharie Arteaga got an unexpected surprise when he walked out of a friend’s house in Lathrop on Friday afternoon – a greeting by the Manteca Police street crimes unit and a pair of handcuffs. 

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 12:36 a.m. | | Quick arrest in Manteca armed robbery Comments 0 Comments

Ripon Rotary big winner thanks to successful poker & bingo effort

Ripon Rotary Club’s community service budget for the community has increased thousands of dollars after a Poker and Bingo tournament that was held Friday night in the Community Center.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 12:39 a.m. | | Ripon Rotary big winner thanks to successful poker & bingo effort Comments 0 Comments

Texas Tenors bring country roots with classical sound

STOCKTON — Since wowing audiences as the highest-ranking vocal group ever on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, JC Fisher, Marcus Collins and John Hagen bring their diverse brand of harmonic, pop melodies to the Stockton Symphony’s Pops & Picnic concert on Saturday, May 3.

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Spring Choral Concert at MJC April 25

MODESTO  –The Modesto Junior College Concert Choir will present a Choral Concert on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m.  in the Main Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on the East Campus, 435 College Avenue. 

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Posted: apr. 15, 2014 8:07 p.m. | | Spring Choral Concert at MJC April 25 Comments 0 Comments

Research finds signs of brain changes in marijuana smokers

NEW YORK (AP) — A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say.

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DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks growing medical debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women’s health: the Pap smear.

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Ex-radiology tech filed false mammogram results

PERRY, Ga. (AP) — An ex-radiology technician accused of filing inaccurate mammogram results at a Georgia hospital has pleaded guilty to 10 counts of reckless conduct and a charge of computer forgery.

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Wireless firms make anti-theft commitment

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that nation’s biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2014 7:15 p.m. | | Wireless firms make anti-theft commitment Comments 0 Comments

SF considers ending rental ban of homes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Legislation set to be unveiled in San Francisco would make it legal for city residents to rent out their homes on sites such as Airbnb, but only if they have liability insurance and meet other requirements, a newspaper reported.

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Police: GPS helped solve, didn’t deter killings of at least 4 women

SANTA ANA (AP) — GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to prevent the crimes in the first place.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2014 7:14 p.m. | | Police: GPS helped solve, didn’t  deter killings of at least 4 women Comments 0 Comments

Deadline arrives for exchange sign-up

SACRAMENTO (AP) — It’s not just tax day. Tuesday also is the two-week extension deadline to sign up for health coverage through California’s insurance exchange.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2014 7:14 p.m. | | Deadline arrives for exchange sign-up  Comments 0 Comments

Body found in abandoned Ceres freezer

CERES (AP) — Police in Northern California say a body was found inside a freezer at an abandoned auto shop.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2014 7:13 p.m. | | Body found in abandoned  Ceres freezer Comments 0 Comments

NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• FORMER FIRE CHIEF PLEADS NO CONTEST TO RADIO THEFT: LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Southern California fire chief has pleaded no contest to stealing more than $300,000 of radio equipment to sell on eBay and setting a fire in a bungled attempt to hide the theft.

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MJC presents screening of ‘Chasing Ice’

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a screening of the documentary film “Chasing Ice” on Thursday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in Forum 110 on East Campus, 435 College Avenue.

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Death toll in Washington rises to 37

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — One more victim was recovered from the mudslide that hit the town of Oso, raising the death toll to 37, the Snohomish County medical examiner’s office said Tuesday. The person’s name has not been released.

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Immigration activists urge Obama to act

WASHINGTON (AP) — Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S.

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Supremacist faces murder charges

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City was brought into a video conference room in a wheelchair Tuesday to make his first court appearance.

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First women move into artillery jobs

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters swoop overhead. At the edge of the circle, the platoon leader watches as the field artillerymen go through their training exercise.

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Man who disrupted Supreme Court gets time served

WASHINGTON (AP) — A demonstrator who interrupted arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court in February and whose group posted video of the protest online, a first for the court, has been sentenced to time served.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2014 6:39 p.m. | | Man who disrupted Supreme Court  gets time served Comments 0 Comments

NYPD ends Muslim surveillance effort

NEW YORK (AP) — A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday.

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Solemn tributes mark Boston bombing

BOSTON (AP) — Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city’s resilience in the face of a terror attack.

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