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Before you vote to send California to pot . . . .

It sounds like a pothead’s nirvana.

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Posted: jun. 30, 2016 12:50 a.m. | | Before you vote to send California to pot . . . . Comments 0 Comments

Embracing socialism despite track record

One of life’s enduring mysteries is why the left — against overwhelming evidence to the contrary — insists on more taxation, more government spending and more ...

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Fascists against freedom, unite Fascists against freedom, unite

Everyone expects neo-Nazis to be thuggish and simpleminded. They’re losers who need a movement that tells them they are winners, so they troll for ...

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Posted: jun. 30, 2016 12:49 a.m. | | Fascists against freedom, unite Fascists against freedom, unite Comments 0 Comments

Manteca does not need to pay wizards $475K

So what are Manteca taxpayers’ getting for the $475,000 investment in a parks and recreation master plan produced by the RJM Design Group that ...

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 10:59 p.m. | | Manteca does not need to pay wizards $475K Comments 0 Comments

Court case shows need for change in state law

There was a recent case before the Stockton court involving a local grower who employed a man for over 20 years whom we will call ...

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 10:59 p.m. | | Court case shows need for change in state law Comments 0 Comments

Nike welcomes you to Half Dome

Imagine painstakingly making up your way up the cables of Yosemite National Park’s famous Half Dome peak — only to see swooshes and slogans encouraging ...

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I’ve yet to see a bear with a smartphone

It’s a question I’m constantly asked: Isn’t it dangerous to hike by myself in the Sierra or Death Valley?

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 1:05 a.m. | | I’ve yet to see a bear   with a smartphone Comments 0 Comments

After Brexit, a Trump path to victory

Some of us have long predicted the breakup of the European Union. The Cousins appear to have just delivered the coup de grace.

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 1:01 a.m. | | After Brexit,  a Trump path  to victory  Comments 0 Comments

Future Manteca park needs

It is costing Manteca taxpayers $475,000 so the city can have a plan for the next 20 years about what they should do to ...

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Posted: jun. 27, 2016 1:31 a.m. | | Future Manteca park needs Comments 0 Comments

100 percent Chromebooks by end of 2017

Every Ripon Unified student from kindergarten through 12th grade will be using Chromebooks by the end of 2017.

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Posted: jun. 27, 2016 1:30 a.m. | | 100 percent Chromebooks by end of 2017 Comments 0 Comments

New police chief plans coffee series

Lathrop’s new police chief Captain James Hood is conducting coffees to hear citizens’ concerns at the Starbucks on Harlan Road.

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Posted: jun. 27, 2016 1:29 a.m. | | New police chief plans coffee series Comments 0 Comments

Teens gradate from junior police academy

A cadre of Manteca teens graduated from a week-long junior police academy in Ceres that taught the cadets everything from basic first-aid to the proper ...

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Manteca saves $140K a year by shedding PG&E

Is the epic struggle the South San Joaquin Irrigation District has undertaken to replace PG&E as the retail power supplier for Manteca, Ripon, and ...

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Posted: jun. 27, 2016 1:24 a.m. | | Manteca saves $140K a year by shedding PG&E Comments 0 Comments

Not city’s responsibility to provide one

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Community-based solution needed

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Drafting our daughters

Ever since Donald Trump effectively won the Republican presidential nomination by decisively defeating Ted Cruz in the Indiana primary, Congressional Republicans led by House Speaker ...

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Posted: jun. 27, 2016 1:06 a.m. | | Drafting our daughters Comments 0 Comments

Exercise can give insufficient vein valves a leg up

DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 69-year-old woman in excellent health. I take valsartan and doxazosin for high blood pressure. I am concerned because I ...

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Posted: jun. 26, 2016 8:21 p.m. | | Exercise can give insufficient vein valves a leg up Comments 0 Comments

What is right bowl for dogs?

DEAR DIDI:  There are so many types of dog bowls available. Plastic, porcelain, stainless steel, raised on stands.....what do you recommend?  I have a ...

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Posted: jun. 26, 2016 8:21 p.m. | | What is right bowl for dogs? Comments 0 Comments

The next step: Preventing homelessness

Mike Kelly is a wise man.

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Dems’ selective outrage about lenient sentences

Los Angeles Assistant District Attorney Michele Hanisee was gobsmacked when California lawmakers raged against the light sentence meted out to a former Stanford student convicted ...

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Posted: jun. 25, 2016 1:11 a.m. | | Dems’ selective outrage about lenient sentences Comments 0 Comments

Manteca needs a homeless center

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Frosted flakes, sin taxes & North Korea

It was a Saturday morning ritual for way too many years.

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Posted: jun. 24, 2016 1:05 a.m. | | Frosted flakes, sin taxes & North Korea Comments 0 Comments

Has Trump found formula?

Stripped of its excesses, Donald Trump’s Wednesday speech contains all the ingredients of a campaign that can defeat Hillary Clinton this fall.

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Posted: jun. 24, 2016 1:02 a.m. | | Has Trump found formula? Comments 0 Comments

A look at gun rulings so far

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Take me out to the ball game

“When it’s time for a change, think SpeeDee . . . .”

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Posted: jun. 24, 2016 12:48 a.m. | | Take me out to the ball game Comments 0 Comments

The council is clear: Manteca must deal with the homeless

The message Tuesday was clear: No more fooling around when it comes to the homeless.

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Posted: jun. 23, 2016 12:56 a.m. | | The council is clear: Manteca must deal with the homeless Comments 0 Comments

Trump’s 3 challenges: Himself, media & GOP

After finally getting the endorsement of House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Donald Trump frittered the goodwill away. Trump ...

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Posted: jun. 23, 2016 12:56 a.m. | | Trump’s 3 challenges: Himself, media & GOP Comments 0 Comments

Water conservation versus growth

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Posted: jun. 23, 2016 12:55 a.m. | | Water conservation versus growth Comments 1 Comment

Village idiots firing off explosive devices

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Get ready for Sacramento ‘magic’ to deal with homeless

Get ready for the big lie — or at least being misled whether it is intentional or not.

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Posted: jun. 22, 2016 1:02 a.m. | | Get ready for Sacramento ‘magic’ to deal with homeless Comments 0 Comments

The Department of Justice and God (Arabic) be praised

“I pledge allegiance to (omitted) may God protect him (Arabic), on behalf of (omitted),” said the man who killed 49 innocent people in an Orlando ...

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Posted: jun. 22, 2016 1:01 a.m. | | The Department of Justice  and God (Arabic) be praised Comments 0 Comments

Late-night pulpit for banning guns

The mass shooting in Orlando really infuriated liberals all over again about the lack of gun control —including liberal journalists and comedians. NBC “Nightly News ...

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Posted: jun. 22, 2016 1:01 a.m. | | Late-night pulpit for banning guns Comments 0 Comments

Ultimately Ford did have a better idea

I love top 10 lists. You know the ones. The 10 best places to live. The 10 weirdest places to hang glide. The 10 proven ...

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Hillary’s the one!

Some 50 State Department officials have signed a memo calling on President Obama to launch air and missile strikes on the Damascus regime of Bashar ...

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Posted: jun. 20, 2016 11:52 p.m. | | Hillary’s the one! Comments 0 Comments

Blame terrorist, not gun owners

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Widening Airport Way

Those who travel Airport Way for commuting or head down it to shop at Costco on the weekend know that navigating the stretch between Daniels ...

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Posted: jun. 20, 2016 1:32 a.m. | | Widening Airport Way Comments 0 Comments

4 Lathrop council seats up for grabs

The Lathrop City Council gets a shakeup every two years. 

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Posted: jun. 20, 2016 1:31 a.m. | | 4 Lathrop council seats up for grabs Comments 0 Comments

Want to run for Ripon school board?

Ripon Unified   — in conjunction with the League of Women Voters — is conducting an informational workshop for potential candidates seeking to run Nov. 8 in the ...

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Posted: jun. 20, 2016 1:30 a.m. | | Want to run for Ripon  school board? Comments 0 Comments

Moorhead: Manteca Needs to help homeless

Debby Moorhead wants the city to step up its efforts to address the growing number of homeless Manteca.

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Posted: jun. 20, 2016 1:30 a.m. | | Moorhead: Manteca Needs to help homeless Comments 0 Comments

Boot camp combines learning with fun

Juvraj Sidhu enjoyed his time at the 2016 STEM Summer Camp.

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Posted: jun. 20, 2016 1:29 a.m. | | Boot camp combines learning with fun Comments 0 Comments

Bike theft suspect opens fire

A Manteca father trying to find his daughter’s stolen bicycle challenged a man riding it within a block of his home Friday night and ...

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Posted: jun. 20, 2016 1:28 a.m. | | Bike theft suspect opens fire Comments 0 Comments

Who knew? The Trump dilemma

Who knew that being a suspected terrorist might cost you a seat on that flight to San Jose — but not an assault weapon?

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Obama on Orlando: It’s all about the guns

It did not take long for President Barack Obama to inject a plea for more gun control in his reaction to the Orlando terror massacre ...

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Climate change: Chicken Littles, Yosemite Valley & ostriches

“Climate change is no longer a threat’ it is a reality.” — President Obama speaking in Yosemite Valley on Saturday

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Posted: jun. 20, 2016 1:24 a.m. | | Climate change: Chicken Littles, Yosemite Valley & ostriches Comments 0 Comments

How not to take blood pressure

DEAR DR. ROACH: Recently, I had my annual checkup and nervously had to wait a while. The doctor’s assistant came in and proceeded to ...

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Walking dogs at times on hot days can be ill-advised

DEAR DIDI:  With summer coming can you please remind people about walking their dogs at certain times of the day? -Very Concerned Dog Lover in ...

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Posted: jun. 19, 2016 7:18 p.m. | | Walking dogs at times on hot days can be ill-advised Comments 0 Comments

Sierra: 40M dead trees & counting

CRESSMAN — California’s drought and a bark beetle epidemic have caused the largest die-off of Sierra Nevada forests in modern history, raising fears that trees ...

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Posted: jun. 19, 2016 6:51 p.m. | | Sierra: 40M dead trees & counting Comments 0 Comments

Thoughts on Father’s Day

I recently stumbled on some old floppy disks (are there any other kind?) that have some of my old columns going back up to 14 ...

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Posted: jun. 18, 2016 1:28 a.m. | | Thoughts on Father’s Day Comments 0 Comments

Is Islamic terror America’s future?

If the cliches hold -- nothing succeeds like success, the past is prologue -- this generation will not likely see an end to the jihadist terror that ...

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Posted: jun. 18, 2016 1:28 a.m. | | Is Islamic terror America’s future?  Comments 0 Comments

If you think your printer is too slow . . .

It’s time to carbon date yourself.

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Posted: jun. 17, 2016 1:29 a.m. | | If you think your printer is too slow . . .  Comments 0 Comments

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