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The case not to widen 120 Bypass to 6 lanes

Drive west into Del Puerto Canyon from Patterson and you’ll climb into San Antonio Valley cradled between the ridgelines of the Coastal Range.

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Posted: may. 26, 2016 1:09 a.m. | | The case not to widen 120 Bypass to 6 lanes Comments 0 Comments

Hey, Sanders supporters: All roads lead to Venezuela

When socialist Hugo Chavez became president of Venezuela after the 1998 election, he promised a path he described as “revolutionary,” the same word Bernie Sanders ...

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Bernie needs to do the math

Math was actually my best subject, until seventh grade, when I was the only girl on the math team: As if it were on the ...

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If it looks like a steal it probably is

Do you have $63.80 you can toss into a garbage disposal and flip the switch on for every member that’s in your household?

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Posted: may. 25, 2016 1:06 a.m. | | If it looks like a steal it probably is Comments 0 Comments

Failed Republicans want to rewrite the Constitution

Did you ever wonder why unsuccessful candidates merely “suspend” their campaigns after losing a key primary instead of terminating them? Surely all those candidates know ...

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Says millionaire trying to take over GOP

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The $4,794.80 fridge for those that need 24/7 food surveillance

Mark Zuckerberg would be busing tables at Olive Garden if he relied on people like me to make him rich.

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Posted: may. 24, 2016 12:57 a.m. | | The $4,794.80 fridge for those that need 24/7 food surveillance Comments 0 Comments

Is Scarborough Shoal worth spilling American blood?

If China begins to reclaim and militarize Scarborough Shoal, says Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III, America must fight.

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Ferguson Effect by the Bay

“It’s as hard right now to be a cop maybe as it’s ever been,” San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr to The Chronicle ...

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Political hacks distort truth to smear Vogel

Want to see what a classic political hit piece looks like?

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Posted: may. 23, 2016 12:14 a.m. | | Political hacks distort truth to smear Vogel Comments 0 Comments

Most indebted class ever

Congratulations, college graduates! As you enter the next phase of life, you and your parents should be proud of your achievements.

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Posted: may. 23, 2016 12:14 a.m. | | Most indebted class ever Comments 0 Comments

Male and female still matter in combat

Less than a year after the Supreme Court decided that marriage no longer needs partners of the opposite sex, the other two branches of the ...

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Homeless can do the crime and not do the time

Welcome to San Joaquin County, Homeless Haven USA.

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The Democrats’ Sanders

If Donald Trump supporters had booed a Republican senator at a state convention over the weekend, if they threw chairs because they did not like ...

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Shameless New York Times

The New York Times proclaimed the results of its six-week “investigation” of Donald Trump’s behavior with women on the front page of the Sunday ...

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It’ll take more than wishing to make 120 Bypass upgrade a reality

A Caltrans engineer years ago told me that there really isn’t such a thing as an unsafe road.

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Conservative heretics

In his coquettish refusal to accept the Donald, Paul Ryan says he cannot betray the conservative “principles” of the party of Abraham Lincoln, high among ...

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Obama creates bathroom confusion

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Water & population never adding up

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The Great Graduation Confrontation revisited. . .

While attempting to write this column over the last few years, I’ve taken great lengths to make sure I don’t repeat subjects with ...

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Posted: may. 20, 2016 1:31 a.m. | | The Great Graduation Confrontation revisited. . . Comments 0 Comments

Trying to go it alone with SSJID is foolish move for City of Manteca

Politicians, they say, are wise to know the lay of the land.

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Posted: may. 19, 2016 1:45 a.m. | | Trying to go it alone with SSJID is foolish move for City of Manteca Comments 0 Comments

Here’s why Trump tap dances on taxes

Donald Trump has reason to be reluctant to release his tax returns. In a New York Times piece about Ben Rhodes, President Obama’s deputy ...

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The election: This is real

This is not a television show.

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SSJID, not Manteca should handle groundwater

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Let those without sin vote to slap $2 per pack tax on state’s smokers

The self-righteous pushers of sin taxes are at it again.

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Sanchez doesn’t back down

Running to replace Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Senate, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., is not backing down from comments she made in December about ...

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Zuckerberg’s conservative battle

Mark Zuckerberg and his massive social-media site Facebook have come under strong criticism for allegedly suppressing stories of interest for conservative readers from its influential ...

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‘Bye, bye birdie’ is theme song for federal wind power policy

Stand beneath one of the massive three blade wind turbines dotting the Altamont Pass hills when they are working and you will hear a “whum ...

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Is Mitt on suicide mission?

“It’s a suicide mission,” said the Republican Party Chairman.

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Declare May 3 Richard Silverman Day

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Manteca’s new entrance already trashed

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Candidates need to address homeless, panhandling

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Manteca’s war on weeds

Letters are going out this week to property owners that are creating a serious fire hazard because they have failed to abate weeds and other ...

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SWIM OF THINGS

Interested in scuba diving? Curious about what lifeguard training involves? Want to swim laps for exercise? Need to learn how to swim? Or do you ...

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Partial cloverleaf envisioned for new interchange

Plans call for Manteca’s fourth interchange on the 120 Bypass being pursued at McKinley Avenue to be the city’s first partial cloverleaf.

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Dalben earns nod for government service

The late Peter Dalben— a French Camp resident who had a combined 33 years of service on various government agency boards  — is being inducted into ...

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Manteca Adult graduates eight

A few years ago, Patrick Chun chose the Manteca Adult School to continue his education.

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Most racism is mundane

This spring, the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus has been the site of several heinous acts of racism: An Asian student was spat on and a ...

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Onshore tax havens

The first thing you notice on the cab ride from the airport to downtown Panama City is the skyscrapers. They’re architecturally beautiful, but jumbled ...

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More money doesn’t mean better outcome for our schools

Sixty-two percent of us — according to a poll by the Public Policy Institute of California — favor a 12-year extension on temporary taxes imposed on those ...

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Posted: may. 16, 2016 12:46 a.m. | | More money doesn’t mean better outcome for our schools Comments 0 Comments

Little reference is ever made about Japan’s WWII atrocities

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Transgender edict provides opportunities for ‘grandson’

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Manteca City Council made ‘good call’ to keep fireworks at BLD

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Selectively eliminate foods that bring on reflux

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have GERD. I’ve been on a proton pump inhibitor for a month, and though it’s quite effective, I do ...

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Dropping the bomb: We never should apologize

The President’s plan to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27 is prompting some to call for Obama to apologize for the ...

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America’s other epidemic: Chronic untreated pain

The death of Prince, who apparently had a Percocet problem, and a 2016 presidential primary peppered with New England town halls that delved into increased ...

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Donald Trump the Disrupter

Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the GOP House leadership member from Washington state, finally uttered the words I’ve been waiting to hear with respect to Donald ...

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Keep it clean, Chris

The pizza delivery driver had just left the tractor when the fear hit me. And yes, you read correctly. Kudos to Jack’s Pizza Cafe ...

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The $155,000 white lie told by Manteca’s City Council

It’s time to end Manteca’s annual budget charade.

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Posted: may. 13, 2016 12:52 a.m. | | The $155,000 white lie told by Manteca’s City Council Comments 0 Comments

Clinton’s private server, Sanders’ public blindness

Of course I had to ask Sen. Bernie Sanders about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email account when he came to a ...

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