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1984, PBS, preschool & $400M

I tend to watch TV is on Saturday nights when I’m vegging out for a few hours watching episodes I’ve memorized of Law ...

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King’s Dream still isn’t reality

Not long ago, I saw a comment on an online article about the rise in protests for black civil rights. “We gave you a president ...

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Trump’s agenda for America

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Reagan and Trump: American nationalists

Since World War II, the two men who have most terrified this city by winning the presidency are Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump.

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Posted: jan. 16, 2017 8:28 p.m. | | Reagan and Trump: American nationalists Comments 0 Comments

The siren song of technology & government

Google will not improve government per se.

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Manteca’s first State of City is set for Jan. 25

James Waterman keeps tabs on the economic health of the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

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Posted: jan. 16, 2017 2:09 a.m. | | Manteca’s first State of City is set for Jan. 25 Comments 0 Comments

Deadly night: One stabbing death, another man is shot

Two men were assaulted in separate incidents in the wee hours of Sunday in Lathrop with one dying from multiple stab wounds and the other ...

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Is better river deal possible?

Gov. Jerry Brown wants to see if an amicable solution can be reached when it comes to protecting endangered fish on the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and ...

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Rip Van Winkle, zombie texting, & cell phone use in public

It hit me standing in line at Costco last week.

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Posted: jan. 14, 2017 1:11 a.m. | | Rip Van Winkle, zombie texting, & cell phone  use in public Comments 0 Comments

Manteca needs ‘tiny housing’ to help solve homeless problem

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Musings about Manteca City Council

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Naming rights for high school sports complexes?

It was great to see the East Union High administration honor the late Peter Dalben at the school’s first Valley Oak League boys basketball ...

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Need a thrill? Drive Manteca streets & then the 120 Bypass

I took an E-ticket ride Thursday morning.

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Enemies see an opening

“Fake news!” roared Donald Trump, the work of “sick people.”

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Horror of horrors: Another Baca letter on Manteca Bulletin’s opinion page

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Manteca Unified & the $1 billion schools challenge

Ninety-seven years this May voters in what is now known as the Manteca Unified School District passed a ballot measure to form the Manteca Union ...

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Posted: jan. 11, 2017 10:18 p.m. | | Manteca Unified & the $1 billion schools challenge Comments 0 Comments

Living wage, minimum wage both wrongheaded

What future will America have when so many of her citizens lack the ability to engage in critical thinking, refuse to connect the dots, and ...

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Growth management ordinance tweaked to point of ineffectiveness

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Who is at the wheel in Manteca?

Is Manteca breaking its own law and thus imperiling the city by perpetuating a myth that the 3.9 percent growth management ordinance is actually ...

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Can speculation be defined as news?

At the dawn of 2017, let us offer a philosophical question for the news media. If the scourge of the new year is “fake news ...

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Weighing in on letter writers

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Hollywood does remake of Animal Farm

Let’s cut to the chase.

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Freedom of association is great ... for liberals

The secular-left website Slate recently warned on Twitter that “’Religious Freedom’ legislation will be everywhere in 2017.” “Religious freedom” is in scare quotes, a warning ...

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Dangers of big philanthropy

It’s the season of giving.

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‘Fact checking’ Larry Baca’s letter

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Man without a mandate

It’s hard to patch together a mandate out of an election that most pollsters believe could have been won, maybe even easily, by another ...

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Forget singing in the rain. Try jogging in it.

It was absolute heaven.

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Google pitchman part of State of City presentation Jan. 25

James Waterman — Google’s pointman in advocating the use and purchase of its technology in state and local government as well as education — is one ...

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Ripon moving to outlaw growing pot outdoors

California voters passed Proposition 64, legalizing marijuana for recreational use.

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Dog park opening Thursday

The grand opening of Manteca’s first dog park is Thursday, Jan, 12, at 4 p.m.

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Manteca adds 362 housing units

Manteca issued permits for the building of 362 housing units in 2016.

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MANTECA GROWTH CAP

Manteca’s 29-year-old growth cap will allow almost 1,000 housing units to be built in 2017.

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Laser treatments ‘probably not effective’ against nerve damage

DEAR DR. ROACH: Due to diabetes and radiation treatments for prostate cancer, I have nerve damage to both feet. I was on was Lyrica, and ...

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Why do dogs eat cat poop?

DEAR DIDI: We absolutely adore our Aussie. Her name is Precious. Unfortunately, Precious has a not so precious habit.  She likes to eat cat poop ...

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Photo op & the lie about flood control help

It was a sight to behold.

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What’s a good question?

What should reporters ask President-elect Donald Trump at his first post-election press conference scheduled for Jan. 11? The answer isn’t as simple as it ...

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Baca calls letter writers hypocrites

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Time for a reality check for Manteca

Ever look reality in the face?

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Is liberal democracy an endangered species?

“As we begin 2017, the most urgent threat to liberal democracy is not autocracy,” writes William Galston of The Wall Street Journal, “it is illiberal ...

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It’s now out with the old

The holidays are never easy for anyone except the Hallmark family, but this year seemed especially disquieting: Donald Trump acts like he’s still playing ...

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Manteca planning to fail again

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.”

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Replace Obamacare with the free market

One of President-elect Donald Trump’s major campaign promises is to “repeal and replace” Obamacare.

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And Trump hasn’t been sworn in yet . . .

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Wishes Baca would tone down the insults

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Contrary to what LA may think ‘we’ get it in the 209

“We” — referring to those of us that live, work and play in the Northern San Joaquin Valley — supposedly don’t get it when it comes ...

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Posted: jan. 04, 2017 12:09 a.m. | | Contrary to what LA may think ‘we’ get it in the 209 Comments 0 Comments

Reducing inequality in Trump Era

In a lot of ways, 2016 was a big year for reducing inequality.

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Gentlemen farmers’ gold-plated tractors

Let’s talk tractors — the sturdy workhorses of agriculture.

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Baca, Aquila continue their bickering

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Appreciates help after she fell outside Old Navy

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FTC’s much ado about nothing over Bass Pro

Bass Pro Shops wants to buy Cabela’s for $4.5 billion.

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