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IT’S OVER

IT’S OVER

TRACY — The baseball gods were not very kind to the Northgate 10-11 All Stars for most of their District 67 championship game against Tracy American on Monday at Monticello School.

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Farmers bear brunt of ‘Great Drought’

Farmers bear brunt of ‘Great Drought’

It wasn’t the Great Stock Market Crash of 1929 that was the defining economic development for Manteca in the 1920s.

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PG&E gets to root of problem

Concerns for Pacific Gas & Electric have been with trees and other vegetation damaging or creating barriers to the underground power lines.

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Colony Oak campus work draws near

Colony Oak campus work draws near


Bill Draa will be soon leaving the Ripon Unified School District.

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City Council approves plan to support retirees

LATHROP – Retirees who would otherwise see a hit to their post-employment medical benefits will now get the opportunity to pay into a fund that can be used to cover the cost of post-retirement insurance.

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Ripon moves forward with North Pointe plans

The North Pointe Specific Plan was finally approved on Tuesday.

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Ripon selects Uecker as delegate for convention

The 2015 League of California Cities will have its annual conference and expo at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in the fall.

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Posted: jul. 06, 2015 11:46 p.m. | | Ripon selects Uecker as delegate for convention Comments 0 Comments


Same-sex marriage the topic for Manteca Patriots meeting

The Manteca Patriots don’t have an official stance on gay marriage.

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San Francisco status as ‘sanctuary’ criticized after slaying

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The killing of a woman at a sightseeing pier has brought criticism down on this liberal city because the Mexican man under arrest was in the U.S. illegally, had been deported five times and was out on the streets after San Francisco officials disregarded a request from immigration authorities to keep him locked up.

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California urged to return $331 million meant for homeowners

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Several California lawmakers and community assistance groups are calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to repay more than $331 million in funds intended to help homeowners struggling with foreclosures that the state siphoned off to help deal with its budget crisis.

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Panel to review Orange County DA’s use of jail informants

SANTA ANA (AP) — The Orange County district attorney’s office has formed a special committee to review its use of jailhouse informants following misconduct allegations that have sidetracked some criminal cases.

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UCSD sues USC, scientist, alleging conspiracy to take data

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A lawsuit filed by the University of California, San Diego, accuses a prominent Alzheimer’s disease researcher of conspiring with eight colleagues to take research data and other assets with them when they moved from UCSD to the University of Southern California.

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California law backs organ transplants for medical pot users

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that will prevent doctors and hospitals from denying organ transplants to medical marijuana users just because of their pot use.

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Samsung forecasts 4% drop in 2Q profit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. forecast lower-than-expected profit for the April-June quarter in a sign that the recovery in its smartphone division hasn’t been as strong as expected.

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‘Inside Out’ emerges atop ‘Jurassic World’ in final tally

NEW YORK (AP) — Three weeks after opening, Pixar’s “Inside Out” has finally slayed the dinosaurs of “Jurassic World.”

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Oil tumbles 8%, points to low gas prices this fall

NEW YORK (AP) — A slew of global economic and geopolitical factors are working to pummel the price of oil and set up U.S. drivers for very low gasoline prices later this year.

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No suspect in $75,000 Wal-Mart theft

BRISTOW, Okla. (AP) — Investigators were working Monday to identify a man who took more than $75,000 from an Oklahoma Wal-Mart after disguising himself as an armored truck driver.

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Starbucks: Prices for some drinks to go up by 5 to 20 cents

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is raising prices again starting Tuesday, with the increases ranging from 5 to 20 cents for most affected drinks, the company said.

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Search for 3 missing after capsize resumes

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Daria Raymore stared into the Ohio River, praying a shoe would float by, or a wallet, or some sign of the people she loved who were swallowed by the muddy, rushing water when their pontoon boat capsized.

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$1.3 million settlement in infant death

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. government will pay $1.3 million to the family of a baby who died at a Hawaii military hospital, according to a settlement announced Monday in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

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NOAA: Warm oceans cause concern of coral bleaching

HONOLULU (AP) — Abnormally warm ocean temperatures are creating conditions that threaten to kill coral across the equatorial Pacific, north Pacific and western Atlantic oceans, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday.

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Mom of man who died in fireworks accident says rules too lax

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The mother of a man who tried to launch a firework off the top of his head for July Fourth and was killed instantly said Monday she’s advocating for stricter controls about who can use the explosives.

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Deaths of Maine parents, son were murder-suicide

BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The deaths of three members of a family were a double murder followed by a suicide, state police said on Monday.

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SC Senate votes to remove flag from Capitol grounds

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to pull the Confederate flag off the Capitol grounds, clearing the way for a historic measure that could remove the banner more than five decades after it was first flown above the Statehouse to protest integration.

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Los Angeles chief must take questions in shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles police chief must answer questions about a high-profile officer-involved shooting of a black man last year, a federal judge ruled Monday, citing contradictions between the chief’s statements and a commission’s finding that the shooting wasn’t justified.

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Immigrant blames judicial error for deportation

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An immigrant who took refuge at an Oregon church to avoid deportation should be allowed to stay in the U.S. because of a judicial error at a hearing more than a decade ago, his attorney said Monday.

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Deaths in Chicago highlights city’s gang warfare

CHICAGO (AP) — A 7-year-old boy who was one of seven people shot to death in Chicago over the holiday weekend was the son of a gang leader with a lengthy arrest record, and police say the man’s refusal to cooperate with detectives highlights the city’s ongoing challenge to curb gang-related violence.

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Fire that threatened homes in California is fully contained

VACAVILLE (AP) — A wildfire that might have been started by fireworks and burned more than 320 acres while threatening homes in the California city of Vacaville was 100 percent contained Sunday, officials said.

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Hiker dies after medical emergency on desert trail

PALM DESERT (AP) — Riverside County authorities say a 61-year-old man died after suffering a medical emergency during a hike on a sweltering desert trail.

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Fears surface about mercury in fish

SHASTA LAKE (AP) — Shasta Lake provides water to Sacramento and the crop-rich San Joaquin Valley more than 300 miles to the south.

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California tax officials slam Blue Shield in audit

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A decision to strip Blue Shield of California of its tax-exempt status was justified by an audit that outlines the nonprofit health insurer’s stockpiling of $4 billion in surpluses, state tax officials said in a report.

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5 injured when man sets fireworks

HOLLISTER (AP) — A man has been arrested in the central California city of Hollister on suspicion of setting off fireworks at a July Fourth block party, sending at least five people to the hospital.

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Water rates rise as cities lose money in drought

ROSEVILLE (AP) — Saving water doesn’t always mean saving money in parched California.

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Standoff over password breaks new ground

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas man used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights.

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Deteriorating nails blamed for N.Carolina deck collapse

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — Nails deteriorated by years of exposure to the sand, salt and moisture from the ocean gave way, causing a deck collapse that hurt 24 people as they posed for a picture at a North Carolina beachfront home, authorities said.

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