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Burned out Manteca family is seeking help from community

The Robert Greenback family that was burned out in a house fire last week is asking for community help in finding another place to live and in replacing clothing and furniture for them and for their children.

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Government wants nuclear waste train

ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. government is looking for trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites. Too bad those trains have nowhere to go.

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GIVING HOPE TO KIDS

GIVING HOPE TO KIDS


The second day of the Color the Skies over Ripon fundraiser Sunday saw Ripon’s young cancer survivor Riley Simmons, 10, treated to her first hot air balloon ride as the “Free Spirit” ascended out of Mistlin Sports Park with her grandfather Kurt Hodges at her side.

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Manteca council voting Tuesday to formally not accept $6.9M

A decision to forgo $6.9 million in bonus bucks through Dec. 31, 2016 plus reduce the development agreement fees to $5,000 after that is back before the Manteca City Council for ratification on Tuesday.

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Workers take break for Labor Day fun

MODESTO – Marcus Siamez knew that he didn’t have to go to work today.

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Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors’ plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars.

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3rd major Atlantic City casino closing

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The show is over for the Showboat Casino Hotel.

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Casino night set Sept. 27 benefits Give Every Child a Chance tutoring

The Give Every Child a Chance 14th Casino Night & Auction will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the MRPS Hall, 133 N. Grant St., Manteca.

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SoCal school retires divisive Arab mascot

THERMAL  (AP) — A Southern California high school has retired a controversial Arab mascot.

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Strong quake aftershock hits Napa Valley

NAPA  (AP) — A significant aftershock from last weekend’s magnitude-6.0 earthquake has rattled Northern California’s wine country.

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Biochar: More crops, less water

Biochar: More crops, less water

Manteca Unified students may soon start growing future jobs.

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MAKING THE CALL

MAKING THE CALL

The first time that Gary Scharmann officiated a varsity high school football game he made a tackle. 

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Feds critical of proposed twin tunnels

STOCKTON — A pair of giant water diversion tunnels proposed for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta could violate the federal Clean Water Act and increase harm to endangered fish species, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which released its formal comment on the project Thursday.

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Moore, Teicheira get 4 more years

Two members of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees whose terms are ending at the end of the year will not be going through the election process. They will be automatically appointed for another four years on the board.

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Ripon Garden Club’s tour set for Sept. 6

Ripon Garden Club’s tour set for Sept. 6

September Stroll, the annual garden tour sponsored by the Ripon Garden Club, will feature four country properties and two in town. The event, which is now in its 17th year, will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each property offers features that will inspire visitors. Some of the homes will be open to walk-through as well.

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Illegal fireworks hit fire trucks  with near misses to firefighters

Illegal fireworks hit fire trucks with near misses to firefighters

A barrage of illegal fireworks set off by a house fire made several hits on a Manteca fire truck and narrowly missed firefighters as they were scrambling to get fire hoses in place at a Thursday evening house fire in the 1200 block of Crestwood Avenue.

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Yard sale today benefits dance group

Yard sale today benefits dance group

December is three months away. But every moment between now and then will count for a group of young students at Manteca’s Universal Dance Company.

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Ripon farmers market enjoyed success at park

All signs point to a positive first-year experience for the Ripon Farmers Market at Stouffer Park.

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Guilty of murder after his dogs kill woman

LANCASTER  (AP) — A jury on Friday found a man guilty of murder after his pit bulls mauled a woman to death in a high desert town in California where residents said they carried rocks and guns for protection against packs of dogs.

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Bills passed to deter wrongful convictions

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown a pair of bills Friday designed to thwart or reverse wrongful criminal convictions.

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Air drops on California wildfire get going early

HAPPY CAMP  (AP) — Air crews battling a fast-moving fire threatening 250 homes in a Northern California forest were using clear skies to get going earlier than usual on Friday, which should help with the firefight, fire officials said.

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Big HealthCare.gov challenge: Tax forms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one could delay tax refunds for many Americans.

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Feds jail ginseng poacher

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Broke and down on his luck, Billy Joe Hurley turned to the only way he knew how to make a living: poaching ginseng.

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Victim’s family feels sorry for girl who shot Uzi

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The accidental killing of a firing range instructor by a 9-year-old girl learning to shoot an Uzi unleashed a storm of criticism and anger, with much of it aimed at her parents.

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Prosecutors charge officer with rape

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer was charged Friday with 16 counts including first-degree rape and sexual battery after being accused of assaulting at least eight women while on patrol.

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Border Patrol fires at armed militia member

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants in a wooded area near the Texas-Mexico border on Friday fired several shots at an armed man who later identified himself as a militia member.

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Purchased pie crust causes flap

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Linda Horton is picky about the ingredients in her prize-winning buttermilk pie. That’s what led her to use a store-bought crust before dropping off her entry to be judged at the Kentucky State Fair.

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Groundwater regulations headed to Brown

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California is on the verge of regulating its groundwater supply for the first time, as the worst drought in a generation pushed state leaders to overhaul the state’s longstanding “pump-as-you-please” policy.

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Schools chief to appeal teacher tenure ruling

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s schools chief said Friday that he will seek an appeal of a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for teachers.

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Pot grower stole reservation water

FRESNO (AP) — Authorities have torn out an illegal marijuana operation in Central California that they say was siphoning water from streams that supply an American Indian tribe, a California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesman said Friday.

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Slice of Princess Di’s wedding cake fetches $1,375

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.

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Teacher reprimanded for tweets

NEWARK (AP) — A teacher in Northern California has been disciplined for making threatening and explicit remarks about students on her Twitter account.

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Joan Rivers is in ‘serious condition

NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers remained in serious condition in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor’s office.

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Manatees may lose endangered species status

MIAMI (AP) — As they do whenever they visit Florida, Greg Groff and his young daughter stopped by the manatee pool at Miami Seaquarium, where the speed bump-shaped marine mammals placidly swim in circles.

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BUY OR SELL

NEW YORK (AP) — Is it time to cash out of stocks?

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