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Water: Outlook not good

Water: Outlook not good

A streak of sub-90 degree days has Public Works Director Mike Houghton concerned.

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THEY SAVED HER LIFE

THEY SAVED HER LIFE

Six-year-old Emily Hum dropped by Manteca’s Union Road fire station Wednesday to meet some special guys — firefighters and medics who saved her life.

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JUNIOR ACADEMY

JUNIOR ACADEMY

The Ripon Police Department hosted the Advanced Junior Police Academy for two weeks from July 7-18 18 with 14 cadets under the direction of Officer Trevor McGinnis.

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Teachers get ready for new Common Core

The last days in July up to the beginning of Aug. 1 are busy days for parents getting their children ready for the start of the school year. Shopping for new clothes, shoes, backpacks, papers, pencils, and pens is part of all that preparation.

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Church gets OK to close 2nd St. for block party

In Ripon, Second Street is considered a major thoroughfare.

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Gas station owner at odds with city

LATHROP – Dalwinder Dhoot can’t dispute the fact that Lathrop voters overwhelmingly supported a one-cent sales tax increase in 2012 – to the tune of more than 77 percent. 

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Carnival helps fund recreation scholarships

LATHROP – All that Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal wanted to do was bring some family entertainment to town. 

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Google offers electric shuttle buses for pilot Mountain View program

MOUNTAIN VIEW  (AP) — Google is proposing to fund four electric shuttles that will provide free transportation to residents of Mountain View, where the technology giant is headquartered, a newspaper reported.

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Former LA councilman may receive 6 years for lying about where he lived

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife were convicted Wednesday of perjury and voting fraud for living outside the district he was elected to represent.

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Posted: jul. 23, 2014 11:48 p.m. | | Former LA councilman may receive 6 years for lying about where he lived Comments 0 Comments


Fire season in expected to get much worse

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Despite widespread drought in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.

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Salmon, steelhead get help

FRESNO  (AP) — State and federal wildlife officials have unveiled ambitious plans aimed at helping endangered salmon and steelhead thrive again in Central California rivers.

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Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution got underway

PHOENIX (AP) — A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.

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Senator: PTSD made him plagiarize

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Sen. John Walsh of Montana said Wednesday his failure to attribute conclusions and verbatim passages lifted from other scholars’ work in his thesis to earn a master’s degree from the U.S. Army War College was an unintentional mistake caused in part by post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Nazi war suspect dies as extradition OK’d

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect died in custody hours before a U.S. ruling Wednesday that he should be extradited to Germany to face trial.

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Obama: Republicans bamboozle

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fact met fiction Wednesday in one of those Hollywood ways: The real-life president of the United States complains about “phony scandals” in the presence of the producer and the star of a hit TV drama about indignity and dishonor among Washington’s political elite.

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California seeks final ruling on teacher tenure

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown refused to say Wednesday if he plans to appeal a Los Angeles judge’s closely watched decision to strike down tenure and other job protections for the state’s teachers.

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Lawsuit tests racial policy at state prisons

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — A federal judge said Wednesday that he will consider whether California’s policy of locking up prisoners by race violates the constitutional rights of the roughly 125,000 male inmates within the state prison system.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

BAY AREA POSTAL INSPECTOR INDICTED IN THEFT CASE: SAN JOSE  (AP) — A federal grand jury has returned a three-count indictment charging a San Jose postal inspector with stealing and destroying mail.

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Brown: Illegal kids a humanitarian issue

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown said Wednesday the arrival of unaccompanied young migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border is more of a humanitarian issue than a political one.

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Cal State will cut enrollment growth in half

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Enrollment growth at California State University will be cut by half this fall — from 20,000 to about 10,000 additional students — after state funding fell short of expectations, according to a report.

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Mom accused of leaving kids in car to visit casino

LIVERMORE (AP) — A mother accused of leaving her young children in a car while she gambled at a Livermore casino is facing child endangerment charges.

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Sketch of suspect in peacock killing released

RANCHO PALOS VERDES (AP) — Officials have released a sketch of a man suspected of shooting and killing a peacock from his Mercedes-Benz earlier this month in Southern California.

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Man stabbed ex 84 times, put pig mask on her

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A man was convicted Wednesday of fatally stabbing his ex-wife 84 times and covering her face with a pig mask.

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Facebook 2Q earnings, revenue soar

MENLO PARK  (AP) — Facebook is on a roll. The world’s largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings on Wednesday as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow, and more people used it, more often.

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Getting paid for posts? New twist for Social networking

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared —except the money those posts produce.

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Cheaper wireless plans cut into AT&T 2Q profit

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T Inc. on Wednesday posted lower net income for the latest quarter due to cheaper cellphone plans it introduced as a response to aggressive pricing from smaller competitor T-Mobile US.

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Thieves got into StubHub accounts for $1.6M payday

NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the hottest tickets in town — to Broadway hits, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game — were snapped up by an international ring of cyber thieves who commandeered more than 1,000 StubHub users’ accounts to make big money by fraudulently buying tickets and reselling them, prosecutors said Wednesday.

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Posted: jul. 23, 2014 8:35 p.m. | | Thieves got into StubHub  accounts for $1.6M payday Comments 0 Comments


Twitter admits to hiring too many white & Asian men for top tech jobs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter acknowledged that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley.

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Manteca scores with BLD

Manteca scores with BLD

The Big League Dreams sports complex is heading into the home stretch of its eighth full season and it is still scoring big for Manteca.

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Mangelos leading Ripon chamber

Mangelos leading Ripon chamber

John Mangelos is being installed as the Ripon Chamber of Commerce president Thursday night for the second time.

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BLOOMING IN RIPON

BLOOMING IN RIPON

The handmade rustic sign reads: “Grandpa’s Flower Patch. Only God can make a flower. Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Matt 6:29.”

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Medeiros going for 20 years as board trustee

Medeiros going for 20 years as board trustee

Manteca farmer Manuel Medeiros is like the Energizer bunny. He just keeps going and going.

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Great Valley Academy adding 80 more pupils

Great Valley Academy is still on a roll four years after it opened in Manteca.

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Couple needs help purchasing a bed lift

Couple needs help purchasing a bed lift

Eddie Costa has been confined to a wheelchair for more than a quarter of a century.

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Valencia running for mayor of Lathrop

LATHROP – When Rosalinda Valencia called for Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal to step down from his position at a meeting last month it drew a collective exasperated breath from the crowd. 

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