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Congressional Act of 2016 To Save California

Drive Interstate 5 south toward Los Banos and veer west toward the Pacheo Pass.

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Our one-party state

Donald J. Trump did America a huge favor by winning the White House in November. If Hillary Clinton had won, there would have been little ...

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Trump could learn from Hamilton

By now you’ve probably heard that Vice President-elect Mike Pence was booed by fellow theater-goers at a performance of the musical Hamilton, an unlikely ...

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Welcome to the new normal

When I speak to friends of mine from other parts of the country, they always make digs about how California is this liberal bastion where ...

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Orange joining Manteca’s solid waste rainbow

Sometime in the next decade the City of Manteca will likely stop weekly “garbage” collection.

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Democrats: From temper tantrum to self-delusion

Hard to believe, but Hillary Clinton’s campaign team thinks they lost because Donald Trump ignited America’s inner bigot, which caused the KKK and ...

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Baca refuses to remain quiet

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The real wall we need to build is in DC

Building a wall, per se, won’t address what is really fueling a mass “illegal” immigration from south of the border.

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Living in the twilight

It used to be, back when I first started in politics, that I subscribed to every newspaper I could, and I had read them all ...

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Trump calling out Xi Jinping?

Like a bolt of lightning, that call of congratulations from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to President-elect Donald Trump illuminated the Asian landscape.

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A Civil War Christmas

The American Civil War, despite its savagery and enormous loss of life, still was the cause for many changes to our nation, which has been ...

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Let’s restore steelhead in the LA River

“Though the great salmon runs were only in Northern California rivers, steelhead trout were trapped, speared or hooked as they returned to from the sea ...

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Fake news versus junk news

The big “fake news” stories of 2016 were the polls. Most showed Donald Trump losing big in November, thus cable news ran countless renditions of ...

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1,750 Thanksgiving meals served

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Why is council jacking up garbage rates?

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Police officers on LA to Sacramento run

Raising funds for officers killed in the line of duty across the country is the goal of two Los Angeles Police officers who are running ...

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City Council condemns ‘genocide’ against Sikhs

The passage of a resolution by a government entity, be it a city, state or national level, is usually a cause for jubilation by all ...

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Moorhead, Singh take oath today

Newcomer Gary Singh and incumbent Debby Moorhead will take the oath of office during a special Manteca City Council meeting set for 4 o’clock ...

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75 YEARS OF LOVE

George and Violet Perry’s smiles are brighter than usual these days. And there’s a very good reason for it. They have just arrived ...

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TRASH TALK THIS TUESDAY

Manteca is moving to level the playing field when it comes to fees charged — or not charged — to collect garbage.

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Learning about life in Death Valley

I was near the top of Thimble Peak some 6,381 feet above the floor of Death Valley. What I saw before me was a ...

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Developers’ money steers election

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State’s river flow plan flawed on many levels

Visionary investments in dams, canals and facilities made generations ago by local farmers have allowed our two irrigation districts – Oakdale and South San Joaquin – to ...

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Wonders if her dog is stuck up

DEAR DIDI:  My dog seems excited when I grab her leash to go for a walk but when we actually get out there she acts ...

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Mild neuropathy may be result of medication side effect

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have slight numbness and tingling in my feet and lower calves in both legs. It feels almost like my feet are ...

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All I Want For Christmas Is “A Few Kind Words And A Place To Lay My Weary Head”

When I was younger I used to ask my father what it is he wanted for Christmas, and his answer was always simple:

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Posted: dec. 02, 2016 12:41 a.m. | | All I Want For Christmas Is “A Few Kind Words And A Place To Lay My Weary Head” Comments 0 Comments

Clinton vs. Trump II, 2020

Every sane person expects Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s attempt to overturn the election with her vote recount effort to crash and burn. Given ...

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A republican ban on internet gambling would repeat a costly democratic mistake

Debra Saunders is off this week. The following column is by Veronique de Rugy.

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Acosta family picks up Marty’s Christmas Trees long tradition

Marty’s Christmas Trees is back. 

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Lathrop approves plan to build 6,800 homes

LATHROP — Big changes are on the horizon for the City of Lathrop. 

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Manteca tree lighting set for Thursday

Manteca’s traditional lighting of the city Christmas tree on Thursday kicks off an evening of holiday fun at the Civic Center.

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MANTECA HAS MAIL

Manteca’s Post Office on Maple Avenue was built 77 years ago.

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de Graaf leads in race for council seats

According to the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters, Daniel de Graaf, Leo Zuber and Jake Parks continue as the leaders for three seats on ...

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3-mile pursuit called off for safety of the public

A three-mile-long police pursuit was called off about 10:30 Monday morning as it was going over the Highway 120 Bypass when the red Dodge ...

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Detectives investigating drowning in home swimming pool

Manteca police detectives are investigating the 1 p.m. Monday drowning of a 54-year-old woman in a backyard swimming pool while family members were away.

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Ripon Chamber, Hospice of San Joaquin join forces for tree lighting

The Ripon Chamber of Commerce shared its annual Christmas tree lighting event with San Joaquin Hospice at 6 p.m. Monday evening at the Veteran ...

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There are nondrug options for sleep aids

DEAR DR. ROACH: In your recent column on sleep aids, I noticed that you said nothing about nondrug preparations. Some people find that chamomile helps ...

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Crybabies got trumped

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The Third Reich isn’t on the way

Perhaps you’ve noticed that some of the most illiberal people in America these days ... are liberals.

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Populist-Nationalist tide rolls on

Now that the British have voted to secede from the European Union and America has chosen a president who has never before held public office ...

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Take it from the lopsided kid — I’m definitely not athletic

Editor’s note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on Aug. 15, 2012.

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San Joaquin County’s most flood prone area

Spanish explorers climbing to the top of Mt. Diablo in the early summer of 1776 thought they had stumbled onto a great inland lake.

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Beck’s Holiday Specialties back for 17th year

Black Friday marks the beginning of the holiday season.

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Christmas in the Park to feature ice skating rink

Ice skating is coming to downtown Manteca this Friday and Saturday.

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O Street Apartments getting needed facelift

LATHROP — One of Lathrop’s biggest eyesores is about to get an overhaul. 

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Ripon replacing garbage trucks lost to fire damage

A few months ago, the City of Ripon lost a pair of garbage trucks to fire damage.

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Doctors Hospital volunteers in search of new recruits

The Doctors Hospital of Manteca Auxiliary volunteers are working overtime to recruit new members to their 50-strong group that assists hospital staffers in non-critical duties ...

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Two men killed on rain-swept Moffat Blvd

Two Modesto men died from their injuries following a collision with a tow truck on Moffat Boulevard Saturday noon — the driver, 24, reportedly passed away ...

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California turning into Tower of Babel

Editor’s note: Denis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on Feb. 20, 2011.

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An ‘America First’ Trump Trade Policy

Donald Trump’s election triumph is among the more astonishing in history.

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