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Sierra High marking 20th year

Sierra High marking 20th year

Manteca Unified’s third high school campus is reaching a milestone this month.

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Posted: aug. 01, 2014 1:25 a.m. | | Sierra High marking 20th year Comments 0 Comments
Ripon Christian Preschool expands

Ripon Christian Preschool expands

Summer is almost over and Ripon Christian Preschool is busy getting ready for all the new and returning faces.

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Posted: aug. 01, 2014 1:24 a.m. | | Ripon Christian Preschool expands Comments 0 Comments
DROUGHT DEEPENS

DROUGHT DEEPENS

It’s official.

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Posted: aug. 01, 2014 1:23 a.m. | | DROUGHT DEEPENS Comments 0 Comments


Tracy will fight plan to keep Lathrop whole

Tracy Unified School District Superintendent Brian Stephens hopes River Islands at Lathrop’s plans to become a part of Manteca Unified will not happen.

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Posted: aug. 01, 2014 1:23 a.m. | | Tracy will fight plan to keep Lathrop whole Comments 0 Comments


Weatherbee murder case set to go to trial

The three men believed to be responsible for gunning down a 51-year-old Weatherbee Lake man in front of his family will begin their murder trial on Aug. 11.

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Posted: aug. 01, 2014 1:22 a.m. | | Weatherbee murder case set to go to trial Comments 0 Comments


Dhaliwal seeking 2nd term as Lathrop mayor

LATHROP – Sonny Dhaliwal is proud of what he, the city council and city staff have been able to pull off over the last several years.

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Posted: aug. 01, 2014 1:21 a.m. | | Dhaliwal seeking 2nd term as Lathrop mayor Comments 0 Comments


Court: State can resume selling bonds for high speed

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A state appellate court on Thursday overturned two lower court rulings that had stalled funding for California’s $68 billion bullet train, handing a big win to the project and allowing the state to resume selling bonds to pay for it.

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Posted: aug. 01, 2014 1:21 a.m. | | Court: State can resume selling bonds for high speed Comments 0 Comments


Kaiser offers free health fair Saturday

STOCKTON — The 2014 Neighbors in Health community health fair presented by Kaiser Permanente will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds.

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Posted: aug. 01, 2014 1:20 a.m. | | Kaiser offers free health fair Saturday Comments 0 Comments
‘Seussical’ play opens tonight at Cornerstone

‘Seussical’ play opens tonight at Cornerstone

Kodi Mattox has always wanted to play Horton from Dr. Seuss book, ‘Horton Hears a Who.’

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Posted: aug. 01, 2014 12:40 a.m. | | ‘Seussical’ play opens tonight at Cornerstone Comments 0 Comments


Internal review: CIA spied on Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA’s insistence that it did not spy on its Senate overseers collapsed Thursday with the release of a stark report by the agency’s internal watchdog documenting improper computer surveillance and obstructionist behavior by CIA officers.

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3-day Gaza cease-fire goes into effect

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip went into effect Friday following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting that killed 17 Palestinians and five Israeli soldiers.

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Gas blasts kill 25, injures 267 in Taiwan port

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — At least 25 people were killed and 267 injured when underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan’s second-largest city, hurling concrete and cars through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday, as they searched for the cause.

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Posted: aug. 01, 2014 12:39 a.m. | | Gas blasts kill  25, injures 267 in Taiwan port Comments 0 Comments


Dow index plunges by 317 points

NEW YORK (AP) — For stock investors, the red flags were everywhere on Thursday.

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Posted: aug. 01, 2014 12:38 a.m. | | Dow index plunges by 317 points Comments 0 Comments


Signed ticket from Gehrig’s last game: $95K

NEW YORK (AP) — A ticket stub signed by Lou Gehrig on the day he retired from baseball sold for $95,600 at an auction on Thursday, and the boxing gloves Muhammad Ali wore in the first of his three fights against Joe Frazier sold for $388,375.

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Posted: aug. 01, 2014 12:38 a.m. | | Signed ticket  from Gehrig’s  last game: $95K Comments 0 Comments


Repairing LA main could take days

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Repair crews on Thursday were shoring up a giant hole in the middle of Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured pipe, as officials at the water-logged University of California, Los Angeles, continued to assess damage from the 20 million gallons that inundated the campus.

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Posted: aug. 01, 2014 12:35 a.m. | | Repairing LA main could take days Comments 0 Comments


$11M deal to conserve Colorado River basin

DENVER (AP) — Water providers from four western states and the federal government announced an $11 million agreement Thursday to fund projects meant to counteract critically low water levels in the Colorado River basin, which supplies water to about 40 million people in seven states.

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Posted: aug. 01, 2014 12:35 a.m. | | $11M deal to conserve Colorado River basin Comments 0 Comments


GOP hopeful goes homeless for a week

FRESNO (AP) — The Republican candidate for California governor said Thursday he spent a week living as a homeless person in Fresno to highlight the disparity between the governor’s claim that the state is making an economic comeback and the reality faced by the working poor in the nation’s most populous state.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 8:29 p.m. | | GOP hopeful goes homeless for a week Comments 0 Comments


People recall man looked out of place at Fresno shelter

FRESNO — Advocates for the homeless say a clean-cut man who showed up at a Fresno shelter last week looked out of place.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 8:29 p.m. | | People recall  man looked  out of place at Fresno shelter Comments 0 Comments


Californians to see 4.2 percent increase in health plan premiums

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Californians buying individual health plans on the state’s exchange will see their premiums rise by an average of 4.2 percent in 2015, about half the increase the industry has seen in the past three years, officials announced Thursday.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 8:29 p.m. | | Californians to see 4.2 percent increase in health plan premiums Comments 0 Comments


Passenger dies, pilot hurt in parking lot crash

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A small plane clipped the top of a store before it crashed in the parking lot of a San Diego shopping center, killing a 78-year-old passenger and seriously injuring the 52-year-old pilot, authorities said.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 8:28 p.m. | | Passenger dies, pilot hurt in parking lot crash Comments 0 Comments


Warwick knows her way to San Jose

SAN JOSE (AP) — In 1968, Dionne Warwick had never been to San Jose and didn’t think much of the song.

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Immigration issue produces disarray

WASHINGTON (AP) — Once more, the tea party forced House Speaker John Boehner to blink.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 8:22 p.m. | | Immigration issue produces disarray Comments 0 Comments


Lawsuit alleges Muslim citizenship denials, delays

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five people sued the federal government Thursday alleging that an expanded national security screen targeting Muslims has led to lengthy delays and denials in their citizenship and green card applications.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 8:22 p.m. | | Lawsuit alleges  Muslim citizenship  denials, delays Comments 0 Comments


Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self

CHICAGO (AP) — A demoted executive shot and critically wounded his company’s CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a high-rise office building in downtown Chicago’s bustling financial district, police said.

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Wildfire eases near giant Yosemite Park sequoias

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK  (AP) — The section of a wildfire burning close to one of Yosemite National Park’s treasured giant sequoia groves died down and got no closer to the grove, park officials said Thursday morning.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 8:26 p.m. | | Wildfire eases near giant  Yosemite Park sequoias Comments 0 Comments


Twitter: Govt. requests for user data increased

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter said government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 8:21 p.m. | | Twitter: Govt. requests for user data increased Comments 0 Comments


Tesla posts loss, prepares factory site

PALO ALTO  (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors widened its loss in the second quarter as it prepared for the launch of a new SUV and started work on a massive new battery plant.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 8:09 p.m. | | Tesla posts loss, prepares factory site Comments 0 Comments


Overdraft fees often exceed cost of purchase

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fees that banks charge debit-card users who overdraw their accounts usually cost more than the items being bought.

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Colorado tightening edible pot rules following death

DENVER (AP) — Alarmed by booming sales of highly potent edible marijuana products, Colorado regulators have drafted an emergency rule making it easier for new users to tell how much pot they’re eating.

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West Coast governors oppose offshore drilling

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The governors of California, Oregon and Washington sent a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewel on Thursday to stress that they don’t want the possibility of drilling off of the West Coast.

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SF MEDIAN HOME PRICE: $1M

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Association of Realtors President Betty Taisch has two words of advice for those who want to live here and think $1 million will buy them their dream house: Think again.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 7:49 p.m. | | SF MEDIAN HOME PRICE: $1M Comments 0 Comments


Prison staff told to fake suicide checks

STOCKTON (AP) — California prison employees were pressured into falsifying suicide-watch records at the state’s troubled new Stockton medical facility, endangering inmates and violating standards imposed in response to federal court orders, according to the union representing psychiatric technicians.

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Report: Secrecy enveloped Bay Bridge work

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Senior officials who oversaw construction of the $6.5 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge repeatedly and deliberately brushed off criticism about construction problems and sought to keep information secret as part of an “institutionalized, if not malicious, lack of transparency in the project,” a state Senate investigative report released Thursday found.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 7:48 p.m. | | Report: Secrecy  enveloped Bay Bridge work Comments 0 Comments


San Francisco senator pleads not guilty

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California state senator previously charged with bribery pleaded not guilty Thursday to a new count of racketeering and to previously filed charges of accepting and soliciting bribes in exchange for exerting his influence in Sacramento.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 7:47 p.m. | | San Francisco senator pleads not guilty Comments 0 Comments
River Islands wants to join MUSD

River Islands wants to join MUSD

River Islands at Lathrop wants to be in the Manteca Unified School District.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 1:00 a.m. | | River Islands wants to join MUSD Comments 0 Comments

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