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Google offers unlimited free photo storage

MOUNTAIN VIEW  (AP) — Google is willing to store and organize all of the world’s digital photos and videos for free.

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Uber, Lyft push back at proposed NYC regulations

NEW YORK (AP) — Representatives of Uber and Lyft warned Thursday that a New York City effort to regulate app-based ride-hailing services will stall innovation and threaten competition.

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FCC head unveils proposal to narrow ‘digital divide’

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing that the government agency expand a phone subsidy program for the poor to include Internet access.

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Avago looks to grow with $37B deal for chipmaker Broadcom

SAN JOSE (AP) — Avago Technologies is buying rival chipmaker Broadcom in a cash and stock deal worth about $37 billion, vastly expanding its lineup of products for the rapidly growing wireless device market at a time when sales growth has otherwise been tough to come by for smaller chipmakers.

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After security scandal, a tech firm says it’s changing focus

PALO ALTO (AP) — A Silicon Valley startup says it’s shutting down operations and shifting to a new business model after it was blamed earlier this year for turning unwitting computer users into targets for annoying web ads — and hackers.

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Rebates drive grass removal frenzy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There’s a torrent of Californians taking advantage of rebates for ripping out water-guzzling lawns during the drought, and that’s providing a big boost to landscapers.

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Cupertino cancels fireworks

CUPERTINO. (AP) — The Cupertino sky will be free of July 4 fireworks this year.

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New tech is changing restaurant reservations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP)  — At noon on a recent Wednesday in May, San Francisco’s Lazy Bear restaurant began taking reservations for June. Just 45 minutes later, nearly every seat for the entire month was sold out.

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Bills reinstating penalties for some crimes shelved

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — A key legislative panel on Thursday shelved several attempts to scale back a ballot measure that California voters approved to reduce penalties for some crimes, including stalling a bill that would have made stealing firearms a felony once again.

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Steel rod fails test on Bay Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A second steel rod anchoring a tower along the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge failed a critical strength test, marking the latest problem for the replacement structure, a newspaper reported Thursday.

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Assembly OKs bill barring HOA bans on fake grass

SACRAMENTO . (AP) — California homeowner associations couldn’t stop members from installing fake grass on lawns under a bill moving through the Legislature.

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Training turns into real deal

SANTA BARBARA  (AP) — Firefighters, emergency workers and officials from Plains All American Pipeline had gathered last week at a fire station preparing to train for the worst — an oil spill — when a 911 call came in reporting a noxious smell in the air at a nearby beach.

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Helping Manteca’s at risk youth

Helping Manteca’s at risk youth

The best weapon against future crime?

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EDUCATION MILESTONE

EDUCATION MILESTONE

Cyrus Hunter chatted with his friends as he waited to enter the Stella Brockman multipurpose room Wednesday night. 

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Felonies drop as Manteca adds residents

Serious crime continues to drop in Manteca.

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‘Adopt a Room’ helps homeless moms, kids

Cecily Ballungay is in the business of giving people hope.

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Lincoln promotes 52 to high school

Lincoln promotes 52 to high school

What does it mean to be a Lincoln Raider?

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New retailer for vacant Best Buy

The vacant Best Buy store in The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley will soon have a new retailer by year’s end.

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Hardy, Tapia lead New Haven eighth graders into high school

Hardy, Tapia lead New Haven eighth graders into high school

New Haven Elementary School Principal David O’Leary called Wednesday’s promotion exercise another phase for 61 of his eighth graders.

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Posted: may. 28, 2015 2:30 a.m. | | Hardy, Tapia lead New Haven eighth graders into high school Comments 0 Comments
Mossdale promotes 132 8th graders to high school

Mossdale promotes 132 8th graders to high school

Some 132 eighth-grade students at Mossdale Elementary School took that next step on Tuesday.

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Eight share valedictorian honors for Widmer class

Eight share valedictorian honors for Widmer class

If one valedictorian’s speech summarizes the nature of a promoting class, then those that spoke Wednesday night at the Joseph Widmer ceremony had it down to a science. 

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Golden West School promotes 77 8th graders to high school

Golden West School promotes 77 8th graders to high school

Summer Reed made sure that her nails were perfect while the rest of her class buzzed around the room with anticipation. 

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Veritas conducts 10th annual 8th grade promotion ceremony

Veritas conducts 10th annual 8th grade promotion ceremony

Persabel Tecle looked at Tuesday’s ceremony at Veritas Elementary School for eighth-grade students as more than just a promotion.

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California awards $250M for career prep

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California is betting big — $1.4 billion over five years — that connecting high school studies to specific careers will get more students to graduate, go on to college and find well-paying jobs.

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US high court: California county drug disposal law stands

OAKLAND (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is letting a Northern California county’s drug disposal law stand, paving the way for similar ordinances elsewhere.

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Whale washes ashore in 12th recent death

POINT REYES STATION  (AP) — Another dead whale washed ashore in Northern California, the 12th carcass that has appeared in the past few months and marks a higher-than-normal number of deaths but not a record.

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SoCal triplets all accepted to MIT

NEWPORT BEACH  (AP) — A set of triplets from Newport Beach will have a bit of home on campus next fall after all three were accepted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC CO. PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric will be looking for a new director as the man who led the company through a deadly 2010 pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area is retiring.

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New federal rules for stream

WASHINGTON (AP) — New federal rules designed to better protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands — and the drinking water of 117 million Americans — are being criticized by Republicans and farm groups as going too far.

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Teacher faces witness intimidation trial

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A high school teacher charged with intimidating a student by pointing her out to classmates as the person who accused his co-worker of an inappropriate sexual relationship was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on witness intimidation charges.

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Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, as well as one overseas, that expected to receive dead spores.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

MAN ACQUITTED OF ANIMAL CRUELTY FOR BLOWING POT SMOKE: CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has acquitted a Chicago man of animal cruelty charges filed after the man posted a video of himself smoking marijuana with a chameleon.

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Emergency response times drop

Emergency response times drop

Average response time to Manteca medical emergencies and fire calls were 27 seconds quicker in 2014.

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BIG PROMOTION

BIG PROMOTION

It wasn’t the balloons or the leis or the flowers that exemplified why Shasta Elementary students were packed into a sweltering Manteca High School gymnasium Tuesday night.

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Cowell promotes 41 to high school

Cowell promotes 41 to high school

Solman Aniss was one of four honor roll students at Joshua Cowell Elementary School eighth grade students who carried a 4.0 GPA for the entire year and, among others, spoke eloquently about changing the world for the better at Tuesday afternoon’s promotion ceremonies.

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