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Golden Years are empty Tin Cup Years

Florence dreads the 12th of the month.

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City should use bonus bucks to help update American Legion hall

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Thief steals from woman at cemetery

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Drain must accept responsibility

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Memorial Day: Give thanks to those who served

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Fant not being judged by color of skin, but by content of actions

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Bon Bons & the Kangaroo Court . . .

There is nothing more fruitless and futile, than an argument with someone on Social Media. A person can easily find themselves embroiled in a 3 day hash slinging competition – and who has the time for that?...Well, I do!

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Readers share thoughts about Memorial Day

Editor’s note: Chris Teicheira asked his readers to post  some of their thoughts about memorial Day.

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Scores don’t make a school. Teachers do.

Just how good is your school?

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Is it really all our fault?

As Middle America rises in rage against “fast track” and the mammoth Obamatrade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, The Wall Street Journal has located the source of the malady.

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Bennett-Cauchon likes to hear himself talk

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She’s learning to hate scales

EDITOR’S NOTE: Jeanette Balmut has been selected to participate in the Year of You, a fitness challenge hosted by The Manteca Bulletin, CalFit Manteca and CORE Athletic Performance. Balmut is keeping a weekly journal, highlighting the strides and struggles of her fitness journey. These are her thoughts and feelings shared with you.

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Crushed phone means no fitness app

EDITOR’S NOTE: Joshua Messersmith has been selected to participate in the Year of You, a fitness challenge hosted by The Manteca Bulletin, CORE Athletic Performance and CalFit Manteca. Messersmith is keeping a weekly journal, highlighting the strides and struggles of his fitness journey. These are his thoughts and feelings shared with you

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Vicious women & beauty pageants

I like looking at women’s legs. I’m not being sexist. I’m a guy.

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RECALL IS A MUST

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If the numbers are so good . . .

How come everyone I know is depressed?

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Feeding social media trumps living your life

I confess. I’m a closet taker of selfies.

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Feminism & frozen eggs

Sofia Vergara is the Spanish-accented sexpot on the ABC sitcom “Modern Family.” She’s also now the center of an unwanted controversy over a “modern family.” She’s fighting with an ex-fiance over two frozen embryos.

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If Sam Fant just apologizes . . .

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Graffiti vandals believe they are above the law & Mother Nature

Ron Kammeyer is redefining the word “audacity.”

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Obama’s ‘urban agenda’

After the recent Baltimore riots, left-wing critics accused President Barack Obama of lacking an “urban agenda.” Critics like PBS’s hard lefty Tavis Smiley said: “What do we see in Baltimore and Ferguson and beyond? Racism, poverty and militarism. And so poverty is clearly connected to this. My sense is that this is going to become the new normal. These kinds of uprisings and riots are going to happen a lot more if we can’t get serious about jobs, jobs, jobs with a living wage for all fellow citizens. ...

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Dirty-energy supporters cower

Some of corporate America’s biggest climate-change deniers — from Exxon-Mobil to the Koch Brothers — are dreading a potent storm that’s gaining strength and headed right at them. It’s the category-5 “Hurricane Francis,” which threatens to overwhelm their flimsy ideological castles.

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The word you shouldn’t utter

It happened again. Somebody used “that” word right in front of me. They didn’t even have the tact or shame to say it under their breath. He just blurted it out in mixed company, as if his level of comfort with it somehow gave him license to spread it to others in our community. It is a word I despise as much today, as the day I heard it for the first time. It is a word so ugly and pervasive, it should required to carry a bar of soap when using it. 

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Slow thinking: There will never be an app for that

Slow thinking.

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Recreation isn’t schools’ problem

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Who’s afraid of Kamala Harris?

The Sacramento Bee and the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., would announce Thursday she would be running for retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer’s seat. At last, it seemed as if California Attorney General Kamala Harris, the only name Democrat in the race, might face some competition. Then Sanchez claimed that the announcement email had been sent out by mistake. Oops, as former Texas Gov. Rick Perry would say.

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The lessons for Manteca Unified board & Bronson

The self-imposed exit of Alexander Bronson from the Manteca Unified School District board 188 days after his election offers a morality lesson for many people — school district brass, the board, and Bronson himself.

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Manteca needs water bills in gallons used

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Is a UK crackup ahead?

David Cameron is the most successful Tory Party leader since Margaret Thatcher. 

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Mud, barn dancing & more!

St. Anthony of Padua Parish School Barn Dance and Rib Feed will take place in the school gym (505 E North Street) on Saturday, May 16, from 5 to 11 p.m. Dinner will consist of all-you-can-eat Fagundes tri-tip and ribs, baked potato with all the fixings, salad and bread. This is a fun-filled family event with face painting, games, and dancing. Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for ages 5-12 and children 4 and under are free. For more information, please call Dawn McElrath at 209.481.2448.

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Almonds are water misers compared to marijuana

Almonds — we are told by those who want further cutbacks on agricultural water deliveries so urban lawns can stay lush and so they can hose out their garbage cans and hose down their driveways on a weekly basis — are water guzzlers.

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Manteca needs user friendly water bills

Reading your City of Manteca water bill is kind of like reading Latin.

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Hillary doesn’t stumble

That was, essentially, the headline for the big New York Times poll out this week. It was supposed to measure how much Hillary and her team’s stumbles on the issue of her private email server had hurt her. Just how much did her favorability drop? Essentially, not at all.

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Eating crow after British elections

The media elite have a preeminent place in our politics, allegedly with the knowledge to declare what is politically feasible and what is not, including which candidates have a chance at winning and which do not. Before we head into a presidential primary season, it’s time to insist that these “experts” don’t know any better than the rest of us.

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Training her body to do amazing things

EDITOR’S NOTE: Jeanette Balmut has been selected to participate in the Year of You, a fitness challenge hosted by The Manteca Bulletin, CalFit Manteca and CORE Athletic Performance. Balmut is keeping a weekly journal, highlighting the strides and struggles of her fitness journey. These are her thoughts and feelings shared with you. 

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Keeping busy with work and workouts

EDITOR’S NOTE: Joshua Messersmith has been selected to participate in the Year of You, a fitness challenge hosted by The Manteca Bulletin, CORE Athletic Performance and CalFit Manteca. Messersmith is keeping a weekly journal, highlighting the strides and struggles of his fitness journey. These are his thoughts and feelings shared with you.

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Want $41,600 a year tax free? Then panhandle

Want to earn $17 an hour tax free plus get a meal or two each day?

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Grievance culture, welfare state

After the mysterious death of suspect Freddie Gray, the Maryland state’s attorney for Baltimore charged all six Baltimore police officers involved with his arrest and transport. The crimes ranging from “second-degree depraved-heart murder” to involuntary manslaughter, assault, misconduct in office and false imprisonment. Locals cheered her decision to charge all six. The charges followed three days of riots triggered by Gray’s funeral and came almost immediately after the medical examiner filed his report calling Gray’s death a “homicide.”

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Pentagon works on creating ‘new food’

The Pentagon’s mad scientists have a God-like goal of “creating” new food.

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Learning to love global warming

Thank god for climate change.

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Don’t know much about history

In March, President Barack Obama teased the notion of making voting mandatory. “It would be transformative if everybody voted,” he said during a Cleveland event. “That would counteract money more than anything.” Spokesman Josh Earnest walked back the idea the next day, after whetting the appetites of liberal activists. Too often, partisans talk about tinkering with our system to improve voter turnout without fixing why the electorate isn’t showing up.

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Reagan’s lasting gift to immigrants

Mother’s Day I hugged my mother tightly and celebrated with her. I’d like to thank our 40th president for that.

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Is Manteca City Council back on bonus bucks crack?

Manteca Councilman Mike Morowit gets points for two things: Standing up for tax integrity and cutting though government red tape. But at the same time he may have cracked open the door wider for Manteca to renew its addiction to snorting bonus bucks,

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Traffic patrols needed at high schools

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Hollywood’s climate hypocrites

Hollywood and global-warming panic have always been a natural match. After all, who can tell you better to cut back on your wasteful ways better than a high-flying multimillionaire movie star with the carbon footprint of a Tyrannosaurus rex? 

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Dear Mom . . .

Thank you for always making the edges of my fried eggs crispy. Thanks for letting me read an entire Heathcliff book to you in one sitting – and do it each day – because I needed to practice my comedic timing at age 7. Pretending you didn’t notice I was watching Saturday Night Live in my bedroom, when I should’ve been in bed asleep. For giving my 3 awesome siblings...the time you allowed me and my friends to . . . wait a second!. 

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Want a good laugh? Watch me taking a U-Jam class

I’m losing it.

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School board: It’s about character

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United States’ real drug racket

Al Capone, the infamous mob boss and bootlegger in Chicagoland during the 1920s, always maintained that he was just a businessman.

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Rina’s Run this Saturday adding healthy kids fun fair

Rina’s Run, an annual Half-Marathon Run & 5K Run/Walk, held to raise awareness and funding for the Ripon High Stadium Project, is adding an exciting feature this year –  Ratto Bros Healthy Kids Fun Fair so kids can play while their parents run. Check it out on Saturday, May 9. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m. For more info go to www.rinasrun.com

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