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Cheap shots, ethnicity & the Manteca council race

Let’s be very clear on one point: What you are about to read is not being uttered, whispered or blogged by any of the ...

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Posted: sep. 30, 2016 10:37 p.m. | | Cheap shots, ethnicity & the Manteca council race Comments 0 Comments

You, too, could vote for Donald Trump

The political press corps has known Bob Stern as the straight-arrow president of Los Angeles’ Center for Governmental Studies who helped Jerry Brown create the ...

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Posted: sep. 30, 2016 10:36 p.m. | | You, too, could vote  for Donald Trump Comments 0 Comments

Hillary’s Red Army march of tax-hike destruction

You’ve got to hand it to Team Hillary Clinton. Its message discipline is awesome -- at least in terms of taxes. It reminds me of ...

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Posted: sep. 30, 2016 10:35 p.m. | | Hillary’s Red Army march  of tax-hike destruction Comments 0 Comments

Trash talk: Manteca delivers

I am currently paying $19.78 a month for solid waste collection.

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Posted: sep. 30, 2016 1:12 a.m. | | Trash talk: Manteca delivers Comments 0 Comments

Trump right on trade predators

Is America still a serious nation?

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Greatly offended by political cartoon

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Horse whipping Wells Fargo makes Congress nothing but hypocrites

Nothing is more amusing than to see bi-partisan indignation picking the low hanging fruit to make it look as if the government has your best ...

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Posted: sep. 29, 2016 1:14 a.m. | | Horse whipping Wells Fargo makes Congress nothing but hypocrites Comments 0 Comments

Wells Fargo, the free market and the shrinking Middle Class

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Glitz websites won’t bring jobs

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Posted: sep. 29, 2016 1:13 a.m. | | Glitz websites won’t bring jobs Comments 0 Comments

Obamacare doesn’t add up for some

This is not a holier than thou column. I’m not. Nor is this gloating. Healthcare needs in this country — defined by cost and results ...

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Posted: sep. 27, 2016 10:35 p.m. | | Obamacare doesn’t add up for some Comments 0 Comments

Let the people roar: Trump won the night

We all have theories as to how Donald Trump got this far. Mine is that Trump has done well among white high school graduates because ...

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Posted: sep. 27, 2016 10:35 p.m. | | Let the people roar: Trump won the night  Comments 0 Comments

City branding trumps safety

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Why marijuana is a dangerous drug

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Posted: sep. 27, 2016 10:34 p.m. | | Why marijuana is a dangerous drug Comments 0 Comments

Little Johnny & the Dysfunctional Family City

Little Johnny is 8 years old.

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Posted: sep. 26, 2016 11:39 p.m. | | Little Johnny & the Dysfunctional Family City Comments 0 Comments

Is Charlotte our future?

Celebrating the racial diversity of the Charlotte protesters last week, William Barber II, chairman of the North Carolina NAACP, proudly proclaimed, “This is what democracy ...

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Posted: sep. 26, 2016 11:39 p.m. | | Is Charlotte our future? Comments 0 Comments

Banks don’t commit crimes, bankers do

Hey, stop complaining that our government coddles Wall Street’s big, money-grubbing banks.

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Posted: sep. 26, 2016 11:39 p.m. | | Banks don’t commit crimes, bankers do Comments 0 Comments

The bogeyman & bogeywoman aren’t on boob tube tonight

I don’t fear for America.

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Posted: sep. 26, 2016 1:04 a.m. | | The bogeyman & bogeywoman aren’t on boob tube tonight Comments 0 Comments

Moderators: Are they referees or fighters?

The latest Gallup poll confirms that the level of trust in the media has reached another new low. The percentage of Republicans who hold a ...

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Posted: sep. 26, 2016 1:00 a.m. | | Moderators: Are they  referees or fighters? Comments 0 Comments

Candidates need to focus on safety

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Posted: sep. 26, 2016 12:51 a.m. | | Candidates need to focus on safety Comments 0 Comments

Why no coverage on citrus psyllid?

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Manteca’s ‘mega’ future

Manteca’s future health — economically and as a community — is becoming more and more reliant not on just the Bay Area/Silicon Valley but also ...

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Posted: sep. 24, 2016 2:41 a.m. | | Manteca’s ‘mega’ future Comments 0 Comments

A GIANT GESTURE

Bryan Stow has little memory of that fateful day of March 31, 2011.

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Posted: sep. 24, 2016 2:37 a.m. | | A GIANT GESTURE Comments 0 Comments

They didn’t break Stow’s spirit

Diehard San Francisco Giants fan, Bryan Stow is a funny guy.

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Posted: sep. 24, 2016 2:36 a.m. | | They didn’t break Stow’s spirit Comments 0 Comments

Ripon nails 6 for illegal fireworks

Since the enactment of the new ordinance, the Ripon Police Department was able to spring into action and issue several citations to those found to ...

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Posted: sep. 24, 2016 2:35 a.m. | | Ripon nails 6 for illegal fireworks Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop getting into cell towers

The City of Lathrop doesn’t like the idea of somebody building a communication tower in their right of way. 

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Posted: sep. 24, 2016 2:35 a.m. | | Lathrop getting into cell towers Comments 0 Comments

Del Webb gearing up for car show

It’s the 2016 Rods, Roadsters & Cruising Cars car show.  

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Posted: sep. 24, 2016 2:22 a.m. | | Del Webb gearing up for car show  Comments 0 Comments

What to do about Social Security when someone dies

Coincidentally, I received two questions on the same day dealing with the same topic. Each had a relative die and each asked, “What do I ...

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Posted: sep. 23, 2016 10:50 p.m. | | What to do about  Social Security  when someone dies Comments 0 Comments

Absentee landlords & downtown Manteca

For years, Manteca civic leaders have slammed absentee landlords for making it next-to-impossible to get any traction downtown.

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Posted: sep. 23, 2016 1:15 a.m. | | Absentee   landlords & downtown  Manteca Comments 0 Comments

Are we crazy or what?

This should be a 10-point race, minimum. If this were an election governed by any of the rules of politics that all of us have ...

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Posted: sep. 23, 2016 1:09 a.m. | | Are we crazy or what? Comments 0 Comments

How Trump wins the debate

On one of my first trips to New Hampshire in 1991, to challenge President George H. W. Bush, I ran into Sen. Eugene McCarthy.

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Posted: sep. 23, 2016 1:08 a.m. | | How Trump wins the debate Comments 0 Comments

Stop the Regulatory Drought

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‘Manteca means a lot more than lard?’

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Manteca: Has it lost it’s mojo?

Not one, not two, but three Manteca City Council members Tuesday lamented how Tracy — and Lathrop to a lesser degree — was kicking Manteca’s proverbial ...

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Posted: sep. 22, 2016 1:26 a.m. | | Manteca: Has it lost it’s mojo? Comments 0 Comments

Memo to GOP ‘Never Trumpers’: Reagan isn’t rising from the dead

A “never Trump” friend I’ve known since law school writes:

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Posted: sep. 22, 2016 1:24 a.m. | | Memo to GOP ‘Never Trumpers’:  Reagan isn’t rising from the dead Comments 0 Comments

Union-made miracle on the Hudson

In their ongoing, all-out assault to crush labor unions, corporate forces have fabricated a cultural myth to undermine popular support for labor: Unions, they insist ...

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Posted: sep. 22, 2016 1:24 a.m. | | Union-made miracle on the Hudson Comments 0 Comments

Preying on our paychecks

Labor Day should be a time for Americans to celebrate the economic achievements of workers with barbecues and beach trips. But with U.S. corporations ...

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Posted: sep. 21, 2016 12:49 a.m. | | Preying on our paychecks Comments 0 Comments

Democrat Party drops God references

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San Francisco is helping ‘kill’ river salmon

Environmental Defense in February of 2005 noted 85 percent of the 260,000 acre feet of water San Francisco takes from the Tuloumne River watershed ...

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Posted: sep. 20, 2016 12:12 a.m. | | San Francisco is helping ‘kill’ river salmon Comments 0 Comments

Trump & the press — a death struggle

Alerting the press that he would deal with the birther issue at the opening of his new hotel, the Donald, after treating them to an ...

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Posted: sep. 20, 2016 12:11 a.m. | | Trump & the press — a death struggle Comments 0 Comments

Aquila wrong about stars & stripes

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Think twice about $57K for branding

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For you, my love

A love lost with the passing of my wife? No way. Mary Lou is still by my side.

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Posted: sep. 19, 2016 12:44 a.m. | | For you, my love Comments 1 Comment

THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT

The days of Manteca Unified teachers and administrators communicating with parents almost exclusively with notes or flyers has gone the way of the slide rule.

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Posted: sep. 19, 2016 12:32 a.m. | | THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT Comments 0 Comments

Manteca: Reliance on SSJID water growing

Manteca’s municipal water fortunes will become more and more reliant on how well the South San Joaquin Irrigation District protects and manages its water ...

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Posted: sep. 19, 2016 12:29 a.m. | | Manteca: Reliance on  SSJID water growing Comments 0 Comments

Rules proposed for Manteca’s new dog park

Manteca’s dog park — due to open by the end of November — won’t be a free-for-all.

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Posted: sep. 19, 2016 12:28 a.m. | | Rules proposed  for Manteca’s new dog park Comments 0 Comments

Ripon ups water saving goal to 30%

Ripon will set its water conservation goals at 30 percent.

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Posted: sep. 19, 2016 12:28 a.m. | | Ripon ups water  saving goal to 30% Comments 0 Comments

Manteca needs to get on track

Let’s face it; no one likes change, especially when we are in our comfort zone! And that’s what is happening with High Speed ...

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Posted: sep. 19, 2016 12:27 a.m. | | Manteca needs to get on track Comments 0 Comments

They’re backing Zuber’s re-election

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Posted: sep. 18, 2016 6:36 p.m. | | They’re backing Zuber’s re-election Comments 0 Comments

Is BYU the next target?

Any American who has sought refuge from politics by escaping into the world of sports realizes now that there is no escaping politics. In the ...

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Posted: sep. 18, 2016 6:36 p.m. | | Is BYU the next target? Comments 0 Comments

Stockton beats Modesto but even so . . .

Stockton is the Rodney Dangerfield of California cities.

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Posted: sep. 17, 2016 12:54 a.m. | | Stockton beats Modesto but  even so . . .  Comments 0 Comments

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