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A ‘no’ vote on Measure I won’t count

Are you ready to give up your right to vote for all seven Manteca Unified School District board members?

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 12:17 a.m. | | A ‘no’ vote on Measure I won’t count Comments 0 Comments

Jerry Brown: Caucus of 1

I know Republicans who voted for Jerry Brown in 2010. They thought he’d be like Richard Nixon going to China and stand up to public employee unions by fixing a dysfunctional pension system. They thought he’d live up to his pose as elder sage, ready to do what’s best for California. After he won a return engagement as governor, Brown liked to bloviate about the need for elected officials to demonstrate “loyalty to California.”

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 12:19 a.m. | | Jerry Brown: Caucus of 1 Comments 0 Comments

Administration botches Ebola response

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 12:17 a.m. | | Administration botches Ebola response Comments 0 Comments

They doubled as CHP patrol officers

Being twins can be cool, especially when both are CHP traffic officers.

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Posted: oct. 18, 2014 1:08 a.m. | | They doubled as CHP patrol officers Comments 0 Comments

Timberwolves definitely something to howl about

The howling was real Friday night in the Timberwolves’ den.

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Is Manteca board member being childish?

During the closed session of the Manteca Unified School District Board of Trustees on Oct. 6, the Manteca Bulletin learned that Trustee Nancy Teicheira was reportedly yelled at and was told to “grow up.”

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Posted: oct. 18, 2014 1:06 a.m. | | Is Manteca board member being childish? Comments 1 Comment

City should treat farmers with respect

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

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Goodbye, Christopher Columbus

In 1492, “Columbus sailed the ocean blue” and discovered the New World. And Oct. 12 was once a celebrated holiday in America.

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For the price of a Starbucks cappuccino once a week

Are you willing to throw away $159 million on a gambit?

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Posted: oct. 18, 2014 1:04 a.m. | | For the price of a Starbucks cappuccino once a week Comments 0 Comments

Books & beer: Men’s book club thrives

One is a book about a gang of scalp hunters on the US-Mexico border in the 1850s and the harsh, brutal violence that they enact on anybody that they please. 

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 1:29 a.m. | | Books & beer: Men’s book club thrives Comments 0 Comments

If Denham wants to cut Social Security. . .

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

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EBOLA CORRECTNESS

Growing up in Washington in the 1930s and ‘40s, our home was, several times, put under quarantine. A poster would be tacked on the door indicating the presence within of a contagious disease — measles, mumps, chicken pox, scarlet fever.

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Curse all of Manteca’s greedy developers

Those crafty, sneaky, and sinister developers.

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Oh MAMA, not again...

Tuesday night saw the 15th Annual MAMA Awards come and go. The Modesto Area Music Awards are the 209’s version of the Grammy’s with all the pomp and circumstance to boot. 

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 12:57 a.m. | | Oh MAMA, not again... Comments 0 Comments

Death on demand: Not dignity

I’d like to think that if I got the bad news that Brittany Maynard received — terminal cancer with a prognosis of less than six months left to live — I’d be like her. I’d like to be stoic and brave. I’d like to take charge of the rest of my cruelly abbreviated life. If I were facing death at age 29, I would want to find meaning in an end come too soon.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 12:29 a.m. | | Death on demand: Not dignity Comments 0 Comments

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