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Trustees squander $120,298

What can $298.50 buy for the classroom to support your child’s education?

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NEED COOLER ENVIRONMENT

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Act now before things get desperate

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Perhaps council shouldn’t even show up

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It’s baseball time . . .

The grass is green, (at least for now) and the kids are taking to the field. It’s baseball time, folks, our national pastime. Is there anything more relaxing than taking in a day game? Watching a group of 5- to 6-year-olds bumble and stumble along? Turning a routine ground ball into a comedy of errors?

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Bob Piccinini: Strong work ethic built grocery empire

Once in a great while, someone crosses your path and leaves such an impression that enriches your view of life and makes you appreciate even more the values that should be held near and dear.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 1:28 a.m. | | Bob Piccinini: Strong work ethic built grocery empire Comments 0 Comments

THE REVOLUTION

They have taken out the lawn in their back yard and replaced it with brick and sand as well as a water fountain that sits bone dry.

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Are NGOs agents of subversion?

Though “Bibi” Netanyahu won re-election, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations will still look into whether the State Department financed a clandestine effort to defeat him. 

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Fluffy in Stockton, Mad Hatter’s Tea Party & more!

McParland School’s Pancake/Omelet Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, March 28, at 1601 Northgate Dr. from 7 to 11 a.m. More than 30 baskets and a handmade quilt will be available for raffle, and proceeds from the event will benefit the eighth grade class. Tickets are $6 at the door. For more info, please call 209.858.7290.

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Train crews harbor horror of taking a life on the rails

Suicide by train has occurred all too often in Manteca.

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MANTECA & THE DROUGHT

Editor’s note: The Manteca City Council has promised to take action on April 7 when they meet to put in place tougher water conservation measures. After Councilman Mike Morowit said he’d like to see suggestions from the public, the Bulletin asked readers to share their thoughts about water conservation. If you have any suggestions send them to dwyatt@mantecabulletin.com with “save water” in the subject line.

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Uncle Sam allows us to be ripped off $124B a year

It’s tough to support one’s self on $8,000 a year.

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Why not travel to Cuba?

If you’re an American citizen, you’ve got one of the most valuable passports in the world. You can travel nearly anywhere, including countries Uncle Sam doesn’t always get along with.

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Fair trade is a racial justice issue

The work of repairing the racial fissures that broke wide open in Ferguson, Missouri last year goes beyond the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

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Minutes: Treadmill long, snooze short

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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The case for electing Manteca council members by district

All four of Manteca’s City Council members live in neighborhoods built in the last 15 years. Two reside in the Woodward Park neighborhood, one along the Airport Way corridor and the other in Union Ranch. All three neighborhoods are in the outer ring of the city.

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Questions asked weren’t thorough

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Good news: Down 20.8 pounds

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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Dancing on razor’s edge in Lathrop

Politicians – or elected officials as they like to call themselves – tend to grow thicker skin as time goes on. 

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They come to bury conservatism

The media have developed a predictable and equally annoying habit every presidential election cycle. We hear the Republicans are going to be crushed by pandering too much to conservatives. The Democrats are firmly moderate and need a push from the left so they don’t forget their “compassion.”

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Manteca City Council needs to show water use leadership

Less than two blocks from my home Saturday there was a man washing his three cars with an open hose in his driveway. The water run-off ran the length of the block, turned a corner and was flowing down into the storm drain at a nice steady rate.

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Manteca needs to educate water wasters

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Old enough to vote, old enough to drink?

San Francisco’s board of supervisors is considering a proposal to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in some city elections, showing how desperate the left wing of the city’s left wing is to retain their ebbing power in City Hall. Clearly Supervisor John Avalos and ally Supervisor Eric Mar fear they need to register minors to win elections.

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Squeezing Manteca’s vulnerable young moms

The young mom was elated.

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Ban certain sprinklers

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Use buckets to capture shower water

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The Ryan Giroux problem

What was Ryan Giroux doing free on the streets of a Phoenix suburb — free, that is, to go on a shooting rampage that killed one person, left five more injured and traumatized countless witnesses?

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When did we grow up?

A strange new thing has been happening to me as of late. I run into various business owners, town officials, and people in positions of power in our town and realize that most are my former schoolmates – or people of my generation. When did I become an adult? Or more adequately, when did my peers – the people I grew up with in this town – take the reins and call them their own? It is both a proud and scary moment to realize that this is my generation’s time. Our time to be parents and raise families. Our time to ...

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Killing fish by wasting water during drought

Mixed in with the excitement of fishing with friends on my old California rivers came a single nightmare. 

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Obama’s vision for America: $20 fine for not voting

College professors often think out loud.

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What would Ike do?

In November 1956, President Eisenhower, enraged he had not been forewarned of their invasion of Egypt, ordered the British, French and Israelis to get out of Suez and Sinai. They did as told.

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Re-defending the Alamo

Good news from the front: The defenders of the Alamo are standing strong, bravely battling the forces of tyranny!

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Corned beef & cabbage plus Mardi Gras fun

American Legion Post 249 is staging a corned beef and cabbage dinner on Saturday, March 21, at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner beginning at 6. Tickets are $13 per person. For tickets, call Penny at 209.470.8691.

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Fearing the clown: Why it is bizarre

McDonald’s isn’t my kind of place.

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What Congress can’t do

Here’s the short answer: Anything.

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Who’s ‘near tears’ now?

Back when political polls were reporting that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was likely to lose power in Tuesday’s election, I figured that Bibi must have overplayed his hand when he spoke before Congress at the invitation of House Speaker John Boehner and against the wishes of President Obama. I assumed he had miscalculated, and that the gambit would backfire with Israeli voters.

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Appreciates Gourmet Sampler support

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The cancer eating away at downtown

Here we go again.

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Networks burying emailgate?

On March 10, eight days after The New York Times began the scandal over her private email server, Hillary Clinton assembled the press at the United Nations in New York to offer a typically legalistic and crabby press conference lasting only 21 minutes. The first-blush reaction from the pundits? That wasn’t good enough. She can’t expect the story to go away just from that mess. 

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Frisbee Day makes cardio fly by plus plenty of fun

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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New pants are two sizes smaller

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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Tradition, not money, matters on July 4

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Is mankind’s de-evolution an app away?

We are de-evolving.

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Medical pot bill lost in smoke

Last year, Congress passed an amendment that barred the Department of Justice from using federal dollars to prosecute medical marijuana dispensaries in states that have legalized them. Last week, three senators proposed a measure to clean up the federal-state medical marijuana mess once and for all.

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‘Copper Wire Kid’ got worker’s comp for stealing wire

My roommates in the course of several hospital stays deserve to have their stories, or at least part of them, in print. 

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Leadership needed from council

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Top general’s twisted tribute

General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of staff, wants to honor a particular military hero.

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The 1st Amendment

I understand why University of Oklahoma President David Boren chose to expel two students for singing a vile, racist ditty at a fraternity event. There is nothing funny about lyrics that make light of lynching and repeat the N-word. If students did that at a university that I administered, I’d want to toss them out, too.

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Enhancing truck safety & fighting state blight

Want to see what $250,000 plus in government waste looks like?

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Making 18- to 21-year-olds provisional legal adults

California State Sen. Ed Hernandez wants to take rights away from legal adults.

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