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56 homeless & counting

56 homeless & counting

There are 56 unsheltered homeless in Manteca.

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WOMAN DIES

WOMAN DIES

Freight train traffic through Manteca has taken another life.

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Why can’t we take them home?

At least one class of Manteca Unified third graders are asking administrators to let them take the school-issued Panasonic 3E tablets home.

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Posted: mar. 05, 2015 1:17 a.m. | | Why can’t we take them home? Comments 0 Comments


Oncologist unaware chemo medicine wasn’t FDA approved

A Manteca oncologist that was fined $550,000 last week as part of a settlement with the United States Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services was swept up as part of a larger probe of an international distributor of non-FDA approved chemotherapy medication.

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Posted: mar. 05, 2015 1:21 a.m. | | Oncologist unaware chemo medicine wasn’t FDA approved Comments 0 Comments


Ripon sharing funds with those in need

What’s the best way to disperse over $6,000?

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Posted: mar. 05, 2015 1:20 a.m. | | Ripon sharing funds with those in need Comments 0 Comments


Taizer ecumenical service tonight at St. Anthony’s is open to public

Two Manteca churches are coming together tonight in the spirit of ecumenism through a service called Taize – St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and the Manteca Presbyterian Church.

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Posted: mar. 05, 2015 1:13 a.m. | | Taizer ecumenical service tonight  at St. Anthony’s is open to public Comments 0 Comments


Sleeping is real crack up for Going Digital devices

The number one way that students are damaging Panasonic 3E tablets issued to them by the Manteca Unified School District?

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Posted: mar. 05, 2015 1:13 a.m. | | Sleeping is real crack up for Going Digital devices Comments 0 Comments


East Union grad’s killer denied parole

Good news from Doris Morgan.

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Posted: mar. 05, 2015 1:18 a.m. | | East Union grad’s killer denied parole Comments 0 Comments


Dog Days at Bas Pro Shops

For the first time ever, Bass Pro Shops is hosting Dog Days Family Event, which includes free seminars and activities for pets and owners.

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Guitarraganza features six concerts at Modesto locales

MODESTO – The Music Departments of Modesto Junior College, San Joaquin Delta College, University of the Pacific and Sacramento State University present the Guitarraganza 2015 – Guitar Festival with six concerts scheduled from March 12 through March 15, including two performances by the critically acclaimed Texas Guitar Quartet. 

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Posted: mar. 05, 2015 12:22 a.m. | | Guitarraganza features six  concerts at Modesto locales Comments 0 Comments


MJC Theater presents ‘Romeo and Juliet’

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Theater Department will stage William Shakespeare’s tragic love story “Romeo and Juliet” on March 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28 at 7:30 p.m. and March 29 at 2 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus, 435 College Avenue, Modesto. 

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Manteca isn’t the only city with shopping cart issues

Manteca isn’t the only city with shopping cart issues

A recent photo in Around Town showed how a spot on Moffat Boulevard near where the Moffat Community Center/Veterans of Foreign Wars Post work started this week was a popular dumping ground for pilfered shopping carts. There were eight in the photo.

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8-year-old boy killed while crawling through space in gate

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An 8-year-old boy apparently crawling through a space in an automatic gate died after being struck by the metal arm that opens the entryway to the suburban Las Vegas housing community where he lived, authorities said.

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How much sugar is in that? 7 foods with added sugar

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say people should eat less sugar. But that’s easier said than done.

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Man burned by fajitas while praying can’t sue restaurant

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appellate court says a man cannot seek damages for burns he suffered while bowing his head in prayer over a sizzling steak fajita skillet at a restaurant.

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Man burned by fajitas while praying can’t sue restaurant

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appellate court says a man cannot seek damages for burns he suffered while bowing his head in prayer over a sizzling steak fajita skillet at a restaurant.

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Mom, boyfriend guilty; kid emailed teacher for help

WHEELSBURG, Ohio (AP) — A woman and her boyfriend pleaded guilty to raping her young children and were sentenced to prison on Wednesday, a year after one of her daughters emailed a teacher for help and said she and her siblings were being chained to their beds, deprived of food and sexually assaulted.

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Teacher jailed for showing violent movie

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former substitute teacher convicted of showing a movie including graphic sex and violence to a high school class was sentenced on Wednesday to 90 days in jail.

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US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old on Wednesday, but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional.

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Posted: mar. 04, 2015 7:26 p.m. | | US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force Comments 0 Comments


Government failures preceded man’s death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years led to a homeless man known as “Africa” being on Los Angeles’ Skid Row, where he was shot by police after authorities say he became combative and appeared to reach for an officer’s weapon.

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NYC schools to close on 2 Muslim holidays

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s largest public school system will observe the two most important Muslim holidays starting next fall, a policy change hailed Wednesday by Islamic leaders in New York City.

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Community leaders read to Brock Elliott students

Students once again had a chance to sample green eggs and ham.

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Manslaughter charge for mom in infant’s death

WOODLAND  (AP) — The mother of an infant found dead near the Sacramento River was charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter and abusing or endangering the health of a child.

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Children in Southern California breathing easier today, study says

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Smog-covered mountains, gritty sidewalks, smelly fumes from traffic-choked freeways. The Los Angeles area was a tough place to breathe several decades ago. Now a study shows how much that has changed, especially for the region’s youngest residents.

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Thieves crash truck into SF electronics store

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In the most recent smash-and-grab in San Francisco, thieves again drove a truck into a store and stole high-end merchandise.

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Court upholds Sunnyvale’s ban of 11+ bullet gun- magazines

SUNNYVALE (AP) — An appeals court on Wednesday upheld a San Francisco Bay Area city’s ban on gun magazines that can hold more than 10 bullets.

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Posted: mar. 04, 2015 6:54 p.m. | | Court upholds Sunnyvale’s ban  of 11+ bullet gun- magazines Comments 0 Comments
MAKING DROUGHT WORSE?

MAKING DROUGHT WORSE?

More water is rushing down the Stanislaus River today accelerating the draining of New Melones Reservoir and raising the prospect that South County farmers may run out of water before Sept. 30.

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QUILTS & DOLLS

QUILTS & DOLLS

Scores of quilts, from wall hangings and wearable arts to three-dimensional fabric dolls, are not the only attractions at this weekend’s 36th annual Manteca Quilt & Doll Show.

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Principal gets year’s leave with full pay

Starting today, Weston Ranch High School Principal Joe Fregoso will be working as the top administrator at the Stockton campus until the end of the school year in June following his resignation on Tuesday.

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Posted: mar. 04, 2015 1:25 a.m. | | Principal gets year’s leave with full pay Comments 0 Comments


Former trustee vows to sue school district

Dale Fritchen is vowing to file a lawsuit against the Manteca Unified School District after declaring that the official response to his complaint that the Board of Trustees violated the Brown Act several times during recent meetings was not satisfactory.

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Posted: mar. 04, 2015 1:25 a.m. | | Former trustee vows to sue school district Comments 0 Comments
Police step up distracted driving enforcement

Police step up distracted driving enforcement

In an effort to reduce the number of distracted drivers and speeding on Manteca streets, motorcycle traffic officers are stepping up enforcement to keep serious accidents to a minimum. 

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Manteca oncologist fined $550K

A Manteca oncologist has agreed to pay the federal government $550,000 after an investigation concluded that he fraudulently billed public insurers for cancer treatment drugs that weren’t approved for use in the United States and then dispensed them to his patients. 

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Taizer Prayer Service set

St. Anthony’s Parish will co-sponsor a Taize Prayer Service with Manteca Presbyterian Church on  Thursday, March 5, starting at 7 p.m., at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 525 E. North St.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

LAWYER FOR WOMAN PUNCHED BY CHP OFFICER JAILED FOR CONTEMPT: LOS ANGELES (AP) — The lawyer for a bipolar woman who was beaten by a California Highway Patrol officer has been declared in contempt of court and sent to jail until she answers questions from a federal judge.

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Sierra snowpack far below normal

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California received a double dose of bad drought news on Tuesday, with state officials saying the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada is far below normal and that residents again aren’t coming close to meeting Gov. Jerry Brown’s call for a 20 percent cut in water use.

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Posted: mar. 03, 2015 8:30 p.m. | | Sierra snowpack far below normal Comments 0 Comments

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