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Foreseeable sinkhole!

There have been so many “last time” in our lives that we never paid attention too. Often we take things for granted, like the last ...

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Lease space for branch libraries

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Lesson of ‘The Snake’

Earlier this month in Erie, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump entertained his vast crowd of supporters by reciting the lyrics to a song called “The Snake.” The ...

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Everyone pays taxes except perhaps PG&E

Wal-Mart paid $7.1 billion in income taxes during 2012 on $22 billion in pre-tax profits.

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PAYING 5% LESS

The 375 families that now reside in River Islands at Lathrop are enjoying electrical rates 5 percent lower than the rest of Lathrop, Manteca, and ...

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2.5 CRASHES A DAY

Vehicle accidents — by far the most likely way a Manteca resident will get injured or suffer significant financial losses — were up 7.26 percent on ...

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Sweet news: Strawberry season not quite over yet

It’s still strawberry season, but not for long. Several strawberry fruit stands are done for the year and are busy planting the next crop.

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Posted: aug. 29, 2016 12:16 a.m. | | Sweet news: Strawberry  season not quite over yet Comments 0 Comments

St. Anthony’s preps for harvest festival

Some things that are old are new again at St. Anthony of Padua’s annual harvest festival. And a few of the attractions will be ...

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Maldonaldo ends 7 years at SHARP helm

Marty Maldonado is replacing her captain’s bars for those of a lieutenant as she steps down from the command of the Manteca Police Seniors ...

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Surgery best option for ruptured appendix

DEAR DR. ROACH: A co-worker of mine recently had a ruptured appendix. The doctors did not remove it, but instead gave him heavy doses of ...

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Echoes of boot camp

Even though it has been nearly fifty years since I joined the United States Marine Corps, the memories, shared experiences with my fellow recruits, and ...

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Homeless: ‘They’re human and I’m human’

Call it the power of compromise. Call it being human. Call it community policing. Call it whatever you want. The deployment of just one community ...

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Posted: aug. 27, 2016 12:27 a.m. | | Homeless: ‘They’re human and I’m human’ Comments 0 Comments

Don’t kill death penalty

Opponents of California’s death penalty have been highly successful at thwarting executions since the state resumed executions in 1992 after a 20-year hiatus. Their ...

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Save lives, build missing section of Atherton Drive

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Maybe Clinton Foundation can help Yosemite

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Park users trash, steal from Ripon neighborhood

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Is Comedy Central racist?

Comedy Central frustrated racial bean counters across America when it abruptly canceled “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” for the obvious reason: It “hasn’t ...

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Smoking ballast at movie ends with a marriage

You may have seen the AT&T ad campaign for its Internet service. Some of the pieces are pretty funny, and I saw one this ...

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The case for a $10 per person surcharge to help protect Yosemite

People who visit Yosemite National Park often use words such as “spectacular,” “breath-taking,” as “incredible” to describe the experience.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2016 1:28 a.m. | | The case for a $10 per person  surcharge to help protect Yosemite Comments 0 Comments

Lots of smoke, Hillary

Prediction: If Hillary Clinton wins, within a year of her inauguration, she will be under investigation by a special prosecutor on charges of political corruption ...

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Hidden homeless population

Most children in the United States spend their school days dreaming of their next birthday party or worrying whether they’re popular enough. Not America ...

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Posted: aug. 26, 2016 1:27 a.m. | | Hidden homeless population Comments 0 Comments

Elvis has left the column . . .

Dear John (or Dear Joan...or Dear Column in this case),

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Posted: aug. 26, 2016 1:13 a.m. | | Elvis has left the column . . . Comments 0 Comments

New housing, the American Dream & young Mantecans

As we were driving down Main Street Monday talking about things in general including people who commute to the Bay Area for bigger paychecks, Ashley ...

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Posted: aug. 25, 2016 1:13 a.m. | | New housing, the American Dream & young Mantecans Comments 0 Comments

Trump speaks, media translates

“Do you ever get tired of defending Donald Trump?” a critic asked.

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Board president pays no Mello-Roos

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BIA threatens to sue the goose that lays the golden eggs

The Building Industry Association of the Delta protests a bit too much.

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Posted: aug. 24, 2016 12:37 a.m. | | BIA threatens to sue the goose that lays the golden eggs Comments 0 Comments

Patti Hearst pardon

Patricia Hearst is the first person in American history to receive a commutation from one president and a pardon from another, author Jeffrey Toobin writes ...

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Posted: aug. 24, 2016 12:33 a.m. | | Patti Hearst pardon Comments 1 Comment

Clinton: More emails & donations

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Prop 47 works for drug users & criminals

There were 52,000 fewer arrests in California last year.

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Posted: aug. 23, 2016 12:23 a.m. | | Prop 47 works for drug users & criminals Comments 0 Comments

Investigative journalism?

When the Washington Post puts its top investigative reporters on the beat of the distant youth of presidential candidates, there’s no telling what student ...

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Posted: aug. 23, 2016 12:23 a.m. | | Investigative journalism? Comments 0 Comments

Manteca starting to reflect lack of pride

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The Jorge Toscano success story

Entrepreneurialism is not for everyone; you have to be born with the spark.  

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Posted: aug. 22, 2016 12:48 a.m. | | The Jorge Toscano success story Comments 0 Comments

CHARGING INTO RE-CHARGE WATER?

The days of storm runoff from Manteca running into the San Joaquin River then either out into the Pacific Ocean or into the California Aqueduct ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2016 12:47 a.m. | | CHARGING INTO  RE-CHARGE WATER? Comments 0 Comments

Ripon may upgrade council AV system

The Ripon Council Chambers could soon have an audio-visual system similar to the one currently used by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.

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Collision Center plans new complex

The hub of traffic collision repair in Manteca will soon be along East Yosemite Avenue east of Vasconcellos Avenue and across the street from Manteca ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2016 12:41 a.m. | | Collision Center plans new complex Comments 0 Comments

It’s obit time in August

It took a long time, but every record must eventually get broken, and no one is happier about this one than me: Finally, a presidential ...

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Insanity once more: Clinton economic plan

Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, when in fact the results never change, is one definition of insanity. That ...

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It’s true. Numbers don’t lie.

My driver’s license says I weigh 198 pounds.

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Posted: aug. 22, 2016 12:30 a.m. | | It’s true. Numbers don’t lie. Comments 0 Comments

120 Bypass: There aren’t really any ‘accidents’

Driving the Highway 120 Bypass is a thrill a minute.

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Jerry Brown & abuse of eminent domain

As mayor of Oakland in the 2000s, Jerry Brown supported redevelopment. Then he returned to the governor’s office in 2011 and inherited a $25 ...

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Trump buddies up to Putin

Please, people — stop denigrating Donald Trump as a foreign policy ignoramus.

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49ers odds of winning Super Bowl better than 200-year flood

Senate Bill 5 — Sacramento’s knee jerk reaction to the Hurricane Katrina levee disaster in New Orleans — is supposed to save us all from an ...

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Posted: aug. 19, 2016 1:14 a.m. | | 49ers odds of winning Super Bowl better than 200-year flood Comments 0 Comments

It ain’t over till it’s over

“I did it my way,” crooned Sinatra.

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Manteca keeps repeating history

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Manteca trend: Blowing stop signs

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Bumped by a car jogging & not loving it

It is a fair to say the rules are straight-forward: Pedestrians have the right of way on sidewalks. Drivers are supposed to stop behind sidewalks ...

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When suspect is armed black & the cop is black

After the death of a young black man by a Milwaukee police officer, riots, looting and fires followed. In one instance, as a gas station ...

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Challenges of ‘leaving no trace’

I just got back from hiking 95 miles in the Sierras. (Yes, just like that Reese Witherspoon movie Wild, only far fewer miles.)

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Posted: aug. 18, 2016 1:44 a.m. | | Challenges of ‘leaving no trace’ Comments 0 Comments

In praise of taxes that bite

I was asked shortly after I moved to Manteca in 1991 what was the most unusual difference between living here and in Lincoln in Placer ...

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Real existential threats

On Sept. 30, the end of fiscal year 2016, the national debt is projected to reach $19.3 trillion.

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