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Pension costs growing expense

Pension costs growing expense

Public employee retirees are living longer.

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Posted: jan. 29, 2015 1:55 a.m. | | Pension costs growing expense Comments 1 Comment


Did trustee cyber-bully WR parent?

As a Weston Ranch parent Alison Ordner was stunned when she believed was slandered, threatened and cyber-bullied when she tried to raise a concern. 

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Posted: jan. 29, 2015 1:51 a.m. | | Did trustee cyber-bully WR parent? Comments 1 Comment


Ripon leaders will address bingo rule

There’s an ordinance in place in Ripon that prohibits staging bingo games in city-owned facilities.

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Posted: jan. 29, 2015 1:44 a.m. | | Ripon leaders will address bingo rule Comments 0 Comments


AMERICAN IDOL

Maddy Hudson made the cut.

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Posted: jan. 29, 2015 1:49 a.m. | | AMERICAN IDOL Comments 1 Comment
Don’t expect MUSD meetings on YouTube

Don’t expect MUSD meetings on YouTube

If you have been looking forward to watching the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees meeting live-streamed on the Internet or on YouTube, don’t hold your breath.

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Posted: jan. 29, 2015 1:45 a.m. | | Don’t expect MUSD meetings on YouTube  Comments 1 Comment


Manteca stops residents from saving water

Manteca wants people to reduce water use — or do they?

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Posted: jan. 29, 2015 1:40 a.m. | | Manteca stops residents from saving water Comments 0 Comments


SJ museum adds major exhibit on early settlers

LODI — A new permanent exhibition has been completed at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum. It tells the story of the early American settlers of the region, families who came after the Gold Rush to build farms and futures here. “The Historical Society was extremely fortunate to be able to use the Elliott family as an example of the early settlers. They came from their tallgrass prairie homestead in Illinois to San Joaquin County in 1859,” says David Stuart, director of the museum. “Their descendants preserved one of the six wagons that made up the Elliott family wagon train; it ...

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 9:17 p.m. | | SJ museum adds major exhibit on early settlers Comments 0 Comments


EU High JROTC dinner Feb. 27

The East Union High JROTC Fundraiser Dinner is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 27, at Chez Shari, 305 North Union Road, Manteca. 

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Museum seeks volunteer docents

Volunteers are being sought to serve as docents for the Manteca Historical Society Museum.

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Biologists: Raising Shasta Dam would harm salmon

REDDING (AP) — A proposal to raise Shasta Dam and boost California’s ability to store water for dry years has drawn criticism from federal biologists who say it would harm endangered salmon.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 7:44 p.m. | | Biologists: Raising Shasta Dam would harm salmon Comments 0 Comments


State declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as “vaping” grows in popularity.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 7:43 p.m. | | State declares electronic  cigarettes a health threat Comments 0 Comments


Organizers cancel crime victims rally over anti-law enforcement sentiment

SACRAMENTO . (AP) — An annual crime victims rally that has drawn law enforcement, governors and other dignitaries to the state Capitol has been canceled this year over worries about rising anti-police sentiment.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 7:48 p.m. | | Organizers cancel crime victims rally  over anti-law enforcement sentiment Comments 0 Comments


Broad support for Brown & budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Californians are more optimistic than they have been in years, which is translating into high job approval ratings for Gov. Jerry Brown and bipartisan support for his budget plan to pay down debt, according to a new statewide poll released Wednesday.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 7:43 p.m. | | Broad support for Brown & budget Comments 0 Comments


Open season on wild pigs in San Jose

SAN JOSE  (AP) — San Jose council members have made permanent a measure that allows the shooting of wild pigs that have become a nuisance by ripping up lawns and golf course fairways.

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Bart the cat hit by car, buried and then crawls from his grave

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and seemingly crawled back from the dead.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 7:19 p.m. | | Bart the cat hit by car, buried  and then crawls  from his grave Comments 0 Comments


Trial opens for desecrating cemetery

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Two brothers accused of digging up graves, dumping human remains and reselling plots at a suburban Chicago cemetery went on trial Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court.

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Jesse Ventura says Chris Kyle is no hero

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — “American Sniper” is tops at the box office but don’t expect to see former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura lining up at a theater for it.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 7:15 p.m. | | Jesse Ventura says Chris Kyle is no hero Comments 0 Comments


Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting NY

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A disgruntled, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for “money and power,” according to secret FBI recordings released Wednesday.

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Mom admits helping kids hide evidence of double slaying

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A woman admitted on Wednesday that she helped two of her children conceal evidence of a gang-related double slaying that occurred at her home, where the bodies were buried in a yard.

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Got questions? District vows to answer

Got questions? District vows to answer

Parents and other individuals with concerns and questions about the distribution of 23,000 computers to students in Manteca Unified can look forward to Friday when district officials will start doling out answers and explanations.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 1:09 a.m. | | Got questions? District vows to answer Comments 4 Comments
Projects cap spiritual week

Projects cap spiritual week

Ripon Christian Schools is ending the annual Spiritual Emphasis Week with Service Project Day on Friday for over 600 students from kindergarten through high school seniors.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 1:08 a.m. | | Projects cap spiritual week Comments 0 Comments
MADE WITH LOVE

MADE WITH LOVE

The quilted American flag occupying one entire wall at Ladybug Quilts in Manteca is not just a store decoration.

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Were postings by school worker racist?

When is a personal Facebook page no longer personal?

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Manteca plans more info for new website

Looking for a street address in Manteca?

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One less bulb to play bumper cars with in downtown

Arguably the worst placed bulb in downtown Manteca is gone.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 1:06 a.m. | | One less bulb to play bumper cars with in downtown Comments 1 Comment


Workshop for undocumented immigrants

MODESTO – The Associated Students of Modesto Junior College (ASMJC) is teaming up with Students United Reaching for Equality (SURE) and Modesto Junior College’s International Student Program to host a workshop for undocumented immigrants who dream of achieving a college education. 

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GECAC offering scholarships

Give Every Child a Chance (GECAC) is once again offering the Service Challenge Scholarship.

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Give Every Child a Chance bowl-a-thon set for Feb. 28

The Give Every Child a Chance (GECAC) Antone E. Raymus, 16th Annual Bowl-A-Thon takes place Saturday, Feb. 28.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 10:02 p.m. | | Give Every Child a Chance bowl-a-thon set for Feb. 28 Comments 0 Comments


MJC science series talk on Wednesdays

MODESTO — Modesto Junior College’s weekly Science Colloquium spring semester series continues today with “Valley Fever: It’s Tthis Valley That Gave it its Name” presented by pulmonologist Dr. Robert Tanka.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:43 p.m. | | MJC science series talk on  Wednesdays Comments 0 Comments


Wine tasting weekend set in Calaveras

MURPHYS  — The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance presents the 19th annual Presidents’ Wine Weekend on Saturday, Feb. 14, and Sunday, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at all 22 CWA wineries.

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Royal Southern Brotherhood performs at Black Oak Casino

TUOLUMNE CITY — Southern blues rockers Royal Southern Brotherhood will kick off the entertainment line-up in February at the Black Oak Casino.

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‘Girls Night” The Musical’ on stage at Tracy’s Grand Theatre

TRACY — Grand Theatre Center for the Arts presents “Girls Night: The Musical” on Saturday, March 21, from 8 to 10:30 p.m.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:41 p.m. | | ‘Girls Night” The Musical’ on stage at Tracy’s Grand Theatre Comments 0 Comments


CSU chancellor calls for increasing grad rates to 60 percent

LONG BEACH (AP) — The chancellor of the California State University on Tuesday set a new goal for students — increase graduation rates to 60 percent by 2025.

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State can’t say how it spent billions

SACRAMENTO (AP) — State and county officials cannot show how billions of dollars collected through a voter-approved tax on millionaires are being spent or whether the related programs have helped people with mental illness as voters intended, a state watchdog commission reported Tuesday.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 7:08 p.m. | | State can’t say how it spent billions Comments 0 Comments


Bill would ban e-cigarettes in bars, public buildings such as restaurants

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A California state lawmaker has introduced legislation that would ban the use of increasingly popular electronic cigarettes in public spaces.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 7:05 p.m. | | Bill would ban e-cigarettes in bars, public buildings such as restaurants Comments 0 Comments

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