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THE NUTCRACKER

When “The Nutcracker” first premiered as a two-act ballet back in 1892, it didn’t exactly bring the house down. 

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Riponite’s military kin helping with Ebola crisis in Liberia

Gae Carney’s thoughts and prayers these days are being directed to the Ebola-ravaged country of Liberia in Africa. Central to her prayers are not just the people in that part of the world who are being threatened by the epidemic, but also to the Riponite’s cousin, Captain Paul Strohl, and the 700 service men and women under him.

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Posted: nov. 27, 2014 12:35 a.m. | | Riponite’s military kin helping with Ebola crisis in Liberia Comments 0 Comments


Second passenger dies in I-205 crash aftermath

Another one of the passengers in a vehicle that slid off of Interstate 205 outside of Tracy early Saturday morning has died.

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2nd graders’ bake sale helps put turkey on tables

2nd graders’ bake sale helps put turkey on tables

Forty-one struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop will have turkeys on their table this Thanksgiving and Christmas thanks to second graders at Great Valley Academy.

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Posted: nov. 27, 2014 12:34 a.m. | | 2nd graders’ bake sale helps put turkey on tables Comments 0 Comments
Lathrop High leadership collects food

Lathrop High leadership collects food

What’s a better time to give back to the community than Thanksgiving?

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Posted: nov. 27, 2014 12:32 a.m. | | Lathrop High leadership collects food Comments 0 Comments


Grand jury papers full of inconsistencies

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when officer Darren Wilson finished him off. Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see the shooting at all.

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Video: Police officer shot boy seconds after encountering him

CLEVELAND (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun fired within 1½ to 2 seconds of pulling up in his cruiser, police said Wednesday. During those few moments, he ordered the youngster three times to put up his hands, they said.

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Health insurance sign-ups coming to shopping malls on Black Friday

CHICAGO (AP) — The Obama administration will promote health insurance coverage at shopping malls starting on Black Friday and continuing through the busiest shopping days of the holiday season, officials announced Wednesday. They said more than 462,000 people selected a private insurance plan in the first week of 2015 enrollment through the online marketplace HealthCare.gov.

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Feds cancel wolf-killing derby

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Environmental groups have won the latest battle in their effort to halt a wolf- and coyote-shooting derby in Idaho, but a pro-hunting group says the contest with cash prizes for whoever kills the most predators will go on as planned early next year.

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FBI agents, police officer shot

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man who fatally shot his mother and wounded a suburban St. Louis police officer and two FBI agents is dead, authorities said Wednesday.

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Researchers discover ‘pre- cancers’ in blood

ATLANTA (AP) — Many older people silently harbor a blood “pre-cancer” — a gene mutation acquired during their lifetime that could start them on the path to leukemia, lymphoma or other blood disease, scientists have discovered. It opens a new frontier on early detection and possibly someday preventing these cancers, which become more common with age.

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Brawny bearded brewers bare nearly all for charity

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — If hops make you hot, and you like your men like your beer — stout — these guys have just the thing for you.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

DRIVER IS LUCKY DOG FOOD DIDN’T CRUSH HIM: FIFE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities in Washington state say a semitruck driver is lucky he wasn’t crushed by 50-pound bags of dog food when he fell asleep at the wheel, crashed into a ditch and spilled the kibble.

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Oakland protesters block freeways, loot

OAKLAND (AP) — Ninety-two people were arrested in Oakland on Tuesday night as demonstrators vandalized businesses and blocked freeways, while in Los Angeles nearly 200 people were arrested or cited in continuing California protests spawned by a Missouri grand jury’s refusal to indict a white police officer in the shooting of a young black man.

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No warrant needed to draw parolees’ blood

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities don’t need a warrant to draw blood from parolees who don’t consent to a blood test, a California appeals court said Wednesday.

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Sacramento mayor’s comments draw ire from police officers

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has drawn criticism from members of his city’s police force for comments he made following a grand jury’s decision not to indict a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer.

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Union focuses on security guards at Apple

CUPERTINO (AP) — Union organizers are hoping to add security guards at Apple’s campus to their ranks in the latest push by organized labor in Silicon Valley.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

CALIFORNIA CHARTER SCHOOL ENROLLMENT SOARS AGAIN: LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of California students attending charter schools has risen to more than a half million.

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Los Angeles making quiet bid for 2024 Summer Olympics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Glamour, celebrities, perfect weather. A revitalized and growing downtown. Iconic venues and political support. With these virtues, Los Angeles looks like an ideal fit to host the 2024 Olympics.

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Telethon raises $90K for kids

Matt Hernandez donated $100 to the Manteca-Lathrop Boys and Girls Club on Tuesday night. 

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RUNNING FOR CAUSE

There were champions crowned in two distances at the second annual Heller E. Lipsett Memorial on Sunday, but the real winners can be found on the grass and black-top surfaces at McParland today.

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Service clubs plan to serve 1,600 meals

Jeff Liotard is prepping turkey the same way he always does for Thanksgiving. 

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Video may tout virtues of Ripon

Imagine clicking on to the City of Ripon website where one of the interfaces would be a video showcasing the city as well as other nearby attractions.

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Leaf collection starts Monday in Manteca

Leaf collection starts Monday in Manteca

The City of Manteca begins its annual leaf collection on Monday, Dec.1.

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Stockton Civic Theatre presenting ‘The Sound Of Music’ thru Dec. 14

STOCKTON—  Stockton Civic Theatre will present the final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein, the world’s most beloved musical, “The Sound of Music”  through Sunday, Dec. 14.

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Turkeys R Us within 109 birds of goal

Turkeys R Us within 109 birds of goal

The Sunrise Kiwanis and Manteca Kiwanis — two service clubs responsible for things such as the Pumpkin Fair, the community Easter egg hunt, Fourth of July parade and supporting such youth activities as the Boys & Girls Club —each came through for Turkeys R Us.

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Foster Farms donates turkeys for struggling North SJ Valley families

Foster Farms donates turkeys for struggling North SJ Valley families

Foster Farms donated 750 turkeys to the Second Harvest Food Bank to provide hungry families in the Northern San Joaquin Valley with a Thanksgiving meal.

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Foster Farms donates turkeys for struggling North SJ Valley families

Foster Farms donated 750 turkeys to the Second Harvest Food Bank to provide hungry families in the Northern San Joaquin Valley with a Thanksgiving meal.

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THANKSGIVING

SAN JOSE (AP) — Traveling by plane, train or automobile can be a headache. Mixing in Thanksgiving can make it a throbbing migraine. Technology provides some pain relief in the form of apps to let you know which roads are clogged, what gate your flight leaves from and whether trains are running on time.

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Window washer fights for life after 11-story fall

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 58-year-old window washer who fell 11 stories from a building onto a moving car is “fighting for his life” and opens his eyes when relatives speak to him, his family said.

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LA jails to ADA access for inmates

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has given initial approval to an agreement that requires the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to improve conditions in its jails for inmates using wheelchairs and others with impaired mobility.

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Transcript: Men debated via txt about killing their final victim

SANTA ANA . (AP) — Late at night, the two convicted sex offenders exchanged text messages debating whether to kill their next victim or spare the life of the pretty, young woman they had picked up just hours before.

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HP earnings show continued struggle despite 3-year effort

SANTA CLARA (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co.’s latest earnings report shows that despite three years of efforts to turn its business around, the venerable tech giant still has a lot more work ahead.

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Deals: Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday

NEW YORK (AP) — Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year.

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Sizing up what Apple’s $700B market cap could buy

CUPERTINO (AP) — Apple’s market value surpassed $700 billion in Tuesday trading, an unprecedented milestone among U.S. companies.

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