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The sweet scent of almond blossoms

The days of the stench from sugar pulp recycled through cattle in the Moffat Feed Lot are gone.

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Words do matter in political discourse

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Trump is not outlawing a free press

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Golf: Time to to update city’s game

Golf has changed a lot in the past 20 years.

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Lauds Obligacion’s leadership

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Trump labels press critics as liberals

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Appreciates farmers repairing levees

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More rooftops & paving means more flooding

No sooner had Coyote Creek overflowed in San Jose on Monday forcing 225 residents to flee knee deep water that the buzz started about how ...

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Trump eviscerates liberal media: What took so long?

It was riveting. In his first solo press conference, President Donald Trump spent much of the hour berating the media for what Trump called anti-Republican ...

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Enemy of the American people

The president of the United States, the most powerful man in the world, on Friday declared that the news media is the “enemy of the ...

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Manteca encourages illegal dumping

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Planned Parenthood and the pandering press

Every time you hear the network anchors and reporters act outraged about President Trump calling on “friendly” reporters and the fact that there’s something ...

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Banksters are free at last

Of all the people suffering economic pain today, who should get priority attention from the new president and Congress?

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We are turning smartphones into dumbphones

Smartphones are getting less and less expensive.

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The problem with California conceit

How high’s the water, mama?

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Trump-Putin detente dead?

Among the reasons Donald Trump is president is that he read the nation and the world better than his rivals.

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Aggressive door-to-door sales

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DeBrum didn’t make right appointment

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Fears mislead us to focus on burglaries

If you have a home security system you are likely spending $360 a year or so to guard against financial loss.

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Billionaires tampering with Constitution

A corporate-backed lobbying group is pushing a slate of amendments to transfer power from people to big business.

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Team Trump’s first scalp

WASHINGTON — Gen. Mike Flynn provided the first scalp in the Trump administration in record time — he served as White House National Security Adviser for 23 ...

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55th annual Grange Breakfast Saturday

The 55th annual Ripon Grange Almond Blossom Pancake Breakfast is Saturday, Feb. 25, from 6 to 10 a.m., at the Grange Hall, 827 Ripona ...

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Ripon reduces water use 33% during 2016

More rain may be in the forecast but water conservation efforts are still in effect.

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Tree crushes pickup truck & workshop

What are friends for? They can ease a heavy burden that crushed and crumpled to the ground destroying  valuable properties.

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ALMONDS TAKE SHELLING

Richard Phillips has lost nearly a hundred blooming almond trees just in the last three days. He is hoping that today and the rest of ...

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WILL DON PEDRO SPILL?

The big test is coming.

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Levee upgrades need to go forward first

California as a civilized state is a fluke.

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Levees: Here we go again

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Getting Lathrop Road onto the right path

Lathrop Road is a mess and is likely to get a loss worse.

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Deep state targets Trump

When Gen. Michael Flynn was forced to resign as national security adviser, Bill Kristol purred his satisfaction, “If it comes to it, prefer the deep ...

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State is not doing its job

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‘When fascism comes to America’

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Greed: Is it factor for river flows?

Is it all a cash grab gone terribly wrong?

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UC’s problem isn’t its police force as much as its culture

Pity a University of California peace officer, especially those assigned to double-standard campuses such as Berkeley and Davis where unrestrained free speech is reserved for ...

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John F. Kennedy: What would he think of his party?

President Ronald Reagan said: “I didn’t leave the Democratic Party. The party left me.” Actor and former president of the National Rifle Association Charlton ...

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Dredging helps reduce flooding

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Will truck route study be sham?

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Oroville Dam: Honestly, what do we expect?

Want to see California’s future?

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Left playing with fire?

To those who lived through that era that tore us apart in the ‘60s and ‘70s, it is starting to look like “deja vu all ...

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It’s 1984 in Trumplandia

Tromp-tromp-tromp — troops are marching to battles. Boom-boom-boom — bombs are blowing up communities. Whoooosh — poisonous gas is being released.

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Levee fee will make homes unaffordable

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Remember when boycotts meant something?

The good old days. That’s when you shopped for items based on prices and what they were selling you and not the political views ...

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Lathrop supports bid to fix roads

California’s aging roadways have long been a problem – plagued by overuse and an antiquated gas tax that doesn’t generate nearly as much money ...

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ACE cancels passenger service today, Tuesday

Heavy rains that have triggered a rapid snow melt have created unsafe track conditions prompting Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) to cancel all passenger service today ...

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Woman hit in head with baseball bat

A baseball bat assault to the head left a woman in her late 20s unconscious and bleeding at the edge of the 200 block of ...

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188,000 FLEE DAM

OROVILLE — At least 188,000 people were asked to evacuate in Northern California after authorities warned an emergency spillway at Oroville was in danger of ...

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BLAST FROM THE PAST

As 10,000 plus people waited for Manteca’s most visible landmark to come tumbling down in March of 1997, then Mayor Bill Perry stood ...

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Effects on the body of regular blood donation

DEAR DR. ROACH: My blood type is O-negative. I am well aware that O is the universal donor blood type. I have tried to donate ...

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Preparing dog for birth of your child

Dear Didi: My husband and I just found out that we are pregnant. It will be our first child. How do we prepare our dog ...

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In the Year 2525, if Boy Scouts are still around . .

Let’s just cut to the chase and mandate that people from this day forth can only have unisex babies.

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