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Louise: On track for widening

Louise: On track for widening

Road work on Louise Avenue may take a little longer than expected.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 12:03 a.m. | | Louise: On track for widening Comments 0 Comments
GIFT OF WARMTH

GIFT OF WARMTH

The families at Manteca HOPE Shelter and Raymus Home in Manteca are getting a truck-load delivery of blankets this weekend.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 9:27 p.m. | | GIFT OF WARMTH Comments 0 Comments


Second skate park in works for Lathrop

Skaters in Lathrop might have a second place to shred by the time the rainy season wraps up.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 9:20 p.m. | | Second skate park in works for Lathrop Comments 0 Comments
Tree contest provides non-profit with funds

Tree contest provides non-profit with funds

You can get a peek at the latest in housing trends while casting a vote for your favorite decorated Christmas tree to benefit three Manteca non-profits.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 9:26 p.m. | | Tree contest provides non-profit with funds Comments 0 Comments


District disputes trustee’s account

A statement from the Manteca Unified School District was received by the Manteca Bulletin on Wednesday regarding that day’s page one story about Trustee Ashley Drain of Area 2 trying to help a student at Weston Ranch High School who was suspended for five days.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 9:19 p.m. | | District disputes trustee’s account Comments 0 Comments


Morowit goes GQ on council

The spiffy look that newly seated Councilman Mike Morowit sported at Tuesday’s meeting didn’t go unnoticed by Leonard Smith.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 9:19 p.m. | | Morowit goes GQ on council Comments 0 Comments


Bay Bridge light sculpture to keep on shining

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The sponsors of an illuminated art project on the San Francisco-Bay Bridge that was supposed to stay up for only two years say they have found a way to keep the lights on.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 7:12 p.m. | | Bay Bridge light sculpture to keep on shining Comments 0 Comments


Carjacking suspect arrested in ‘Hobbit’ screening in SoCal

NATIONAL CITY  (AP) — Moviegoers watching “The Hobbit” in San Diego County were treated to a real-life drama after police chased down a carjacking suspect who’d dashed into the theater and arrested him at gunpoint.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 7:12 p.m. | | Carjacking suspect  arrested in ‘Hobbit’  screening in SoCal Comments 0 Comments


14 charged in meningitis outbreak

BOSTON (AP) — Mold and bacteria were in the air and on workers’ gloved fingertips. Pharmacists used expired ingredients, didn’t properly sterilize them and failed to test drugs for purity before sending them to hospitals and pain clinics. Employees falsified logs to make it look as if the so-called clean rooms had been disinfected.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 6:50 p.m. | | 14 charged in meningitis outbreak Comments 0 Comments


Judge: Boy shouldn’t have been executed

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls in a segregated mill town, a judge threw out the conviction, saying the state committed a great injustice.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 6:47 p.m. | | Judge: Boy shouldn’t have been executed Comments 0 Comments


US, Cuba patch torn relations

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations — a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 6:51 p.m. | | US, Cuba patch torn relations Comments 0 Comments


Killing shows strict police vetting needed

DENVER (AP) — The discovery that a Cleveland officer who shot and killed a 12-year-old boy last month had washed out at another police force highlights what some experts call an unnerving truth about policing: Departments don’t always dig deeply enough into recruits’ pasts.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 6:47 p.m. | | Killing shows strict police vetting needed Comments 0 Comments


Guilty verdict in exchange student’s death

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who shot and killed a German exchange student caught trespassing in his garage was convicted of deliberate homicide Wednesday despite arguing that a state “castle doctrine” law allowed him to use deadly force to protect his home and family.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 6:46 p.m. | | Guilty verdict in exchange student’s death Comments 0 Comments


Exchange sign-ups exceed last year

SACRAMENTO . (AP) — California’s health care exchange has exceeded last year’s insurance sign-ups during its first month of open enrollment as it nears a deadline for coverage to begin Jan. 1, Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee said Wednesday.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 6:22 p.m. | | Exchange sign-ups exceed last year Comments 0 Comments


Uber says it will focus more on safety

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Uber promises to focus on rider safety amid increasing concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 6:21 p.m. | | Uber says it will focus more on safety Comments 0 Comments


Lawsuit over immigrant license data

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigrant advocates filed a lawsuit Wednesday over concerns that federal immigration agents could use state driver’s license databases to track down people for deportation.

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Alcatraz inmates could have survived escape

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The three prisoners who escaped from Alcatraz in one of the most famous and elaborate prison breaks in U.S. history could have survived and made it to land, scientists concluded in a recent study.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 6:22 p.m. | | Alcatraz inmates could have survived escape Comments 0 Comments


Rim Fire supports need for controlled burns

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — A fierce wildfire that scorched part of Yosemite National Park burned less intensely in places that had fires in recent years — a finding that researchers said Wednesday supports a belief that controlled burning often curtails extreme fires.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 6:24 p.m. | | Rim Fire supports need for controlled burns Comments 0 Comments


Fed to be ‘patient’ about a rate hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows given a strengthening U.S. economy. But it will be “patient” in deciding when to do so.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 6:06 p.m. | | Fed to be ‘patient’ about a rate hike Comments 0 Comments


Sony cancels ‘The Interview’ release

NEW YORK (AP) — Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation’s largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of the Seth Rogen comedy “The Interview.”

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BlackBerry launches Classic in last-ditch effort

NEW YORK (AP) — BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Android phones — and most smartphone customers — have embraced touch screens.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 6:05 p.m. | | BlackBerry launches Classic in last-ditch effort Comments 0 Comments


Dish adds Netflix app to some of its set-top boxes

NEW YORK (AP) — Dish is making it easier to watch video from an online rival, Netflix.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 6:05 p.m. | | Dish adds Netflix app to  some of its set-top boxes Comments 0 Comments
Weston Ranch High racism?

Weston Ranch High racism?

Racial tensions that marred Weston Ranch High School nearly a decade ago appear to be cropping up again.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 1:04 a.m. | | Weston Ranch High racism? Comments 0 Comments
GROWING ON THE JOB

GROWING ON THE JOB

Omar Ornelas at 19-years of age thought he already had the whole world figured out. 

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 1:04 a.m. | | GROWING ON THE JOB Comments 0 Comments


Hernandez gets nod for council

Vince Hernandez is back in the saddle.

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Champagne brunch, fashion show Saturday

Champagne brunch, fashion show Saturday

A holiday treat is in store for those 40 and older this Saturday.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 12:59 a.m. | | Champagne brunch, fashion show Saturday Comments 0 Comments


55-year-old barricades self in motel

A call for help on Tuesday morning at the America’s Best Value Inn on East Yosemite Avenue quickly turned into a tense two-hour standoff with police. 

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 1:01 a.m. | | 55-year-old barricades self in motel Comments 0 Comments


Seven apply to fill Nutt’s council seat

Seven applicants are scheduled to be interviewed by four elected leaders with the goal of filling the seat once held by Vice Mayor Elden ‘Red’ Nutt, who passed away suddenly on Nov. 21.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | | Seven apply to fill Nutt’s council seat Comments 0 Comments
MHS tutoring center takes shape

MHS tutoring center takes shape

Jennifer Rodriguez and Braulio Solis are students in the Interior Design class.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 12:18 a.m. | | MHS tutoring center takes shape Comments 0 Comments
Ripon Police make DUI arrest, cite 15 driving without license

Ripon Police make DUI arrest, cite 15 driving without license

A Saturday night DUI and driver’s license checkpoint on Jack Tone Road saw 441 vehicles funnel through the cone zone as officers checked for those under the influence as well as motorists without licenses to operate their cars and trucks.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 12:16 a.m. | | Ripon Police make DUI arrest, cite 15 driving without license Comments 0 Comments


PG&E email alleges offer by regulator

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a newly released email, a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. executive says a state official offered to write the utility a favorable opinion for a proposed gas rate hike.

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Rain could spell trouble for water conservation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After California’s driest three years on record, there have been few sounds as disturbing to water conservationists as the whisk-whisk-whisk of automatic lawn sprinklers kicking on directly behind TV reporters covering some of the state’s first heavy downpours in years.

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 9:02 p.m. | | Rain could spell trouble for water conservation Comments 0 Comments


Soggy California gets wind, rain from new storm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Another storm moved into water-logged California on Tuesday with the potential to create more flooding and trigger mudslides.

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Man gets 7 years for mailing bomb to Arizona sheriff

PHOENIX (AP) — An Oklahoma man was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison for his conviction on charges of mailing an inoperable homemade bomb to an Arizona sheriff in a plot to frame a former business partner.

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 6:50 p.m. | | Man gets 7 years  for mailing bomb   to Arizona sheriff Comments 0 Comments


Congress votes to extend tax breaks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Banks, retailers, commuters and teachers will keep their temporary tax breaks for another year after Congress gave final approval Tuesday to a massive tax package affecting millions of businesses and individuals.

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 6:51 p.m. | | Congress votes to extend tax breaks Comments 0 Comments

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