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CRIME DROPS IN MANTECA

Manteca crime through the first seven months of 2017  — except for two categories — is down significantly from the same period last year.

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Manteca High senior selected as scholar society ambassador

Logan Cope is a member of an elite group.

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Lathrop High reaches out via social media

Lathrop High reaches out via social media

Chloe Hamm is trying to get parents at Lathrop High connected.

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THOSE BLASTED CARTS

THOSE BLASTED CARTS

Shopping carts being abandoned throughout Manteca are not a homeless problem per se.

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Nile Garden facing major expansion

One of the last two remaining “country  schools” in Manteca Unified could change drastically in the next few years.

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Amazon creating 1,000 jobs 10 miles north of Manteca near airport

The biggest private sector employer in San Joaquin County will soon be Amazon.

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PAYING PRICE FOR PROGRESS

PAYING PRICE FOR PROGRESS

The City of Manteca is taking Eric and Jeanette Hayes’ home one way or another.

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70 YEARS LATER

70 YEARS LATER

The gas to get to their reunion Saturday was a little more expensive than the 15 cents a gallon what they were paying 70 years ...

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Water use in Manteca just 11% below ‘13

Manteca’s water use skyrocketed in July as a long string of 100-plus degree days prompted an increase in landscape watering.

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Posted: aug. 22, 2017 1:22 a.m. | | Water use in Manteca just 11% below ‘13 Comments 0 Comments


Weston Ranch JROTC serves as color guard for Raiders football

When the Weston Ranch High School JROTC Color Guard walked onto the grass at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Saturday, all eyes were on them.

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Eclipse big teachable moment in MUSD schools

Eclipse big teachable moment in MUSD schools

At precisely 10:17 a.m., Jose Rodriguez could see a little bit more than 75 percent blockage of the sun.

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SOLAR ECLIPSE

SOLAR ECLIPSE

If you can’t witness the total solar eclipse in person, you can still see it online or via TV.

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Vandals strike Catholic missionary statue in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles officials say vandals have defaced a statue of Father Junipero ( ) Serra, the 18th century missionary canonized by Pope Francis.

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Trump to skip Kennedy Center Honors awards program

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Acknowledging that he has become a “political distraction,” President Donald Trump has decided to skip the festivities surrounding the annual Kennedy ...

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Group charged with selling $7M in drugs over dark web

ALTADENA . (AP) — Six people have been charged with selling millions of dollars’ worth of drugs on the dark web in an operation run out of ...

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Proposal would commit state to act on shrinking Salton Sea

EL CENTRO  (AP) — Five months after California outlined a $383 million plan to slow the shrinking of the state’s largest lake, agencies will try ...

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Lawmakers considering creating statewide sanctuary

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers return Monday from a month-long break with a busy agenda that includes tackling bail reform and deciding whether to make ...

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Housing a top priority for lawmakers

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders have promised to tackle California’s affordable housing crisis in their final weeks of work this ...

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Senator who hoped for Donald Trump assassination in post apologizes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker who drew bipartisan outrage over her brief Facebook comment expressing hope that President Donald Trump would be assassinated ...

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Prosecutors: Prof killed boyfriend as part of sexual fantasy

CHICAGO (AP) — The fatal stabbing of a hairstylist in Chicago was part of a sexual fantasy hatched in an online chatroom between a Northwestern University ...

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Trump will address path forward on Afghanistan

CAMP MOREHEAD, Afghanistan (AP) — Signaling that the U.S. military expects its mission to continue, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Sunday hailed ...

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Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of ...

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Jerry Lewis, comedy icon host dies at 91

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to ...

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Fallen forensics: What a 2016 report has to say about them

ATLANTA (AP) — Defense lawyers have long questioned the reliability of some forensic science methods, but over the past decade, the debate has intensified. Two highly ...

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Sex offenders can live next door to victims in many states

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — A convicted sex offender who molested his niece when she was 7 years old moved in next door to his victim nearly ...

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Eclipse eve: Millions converge across US to see sun go dark

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. (AP) — Millions of Americans converged on a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the ...

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Why this total eclipse so unusual?

Why this total eclipse so unusual?

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Total solar eclipses occur every year or two or three, often in the middle of nowhere like the South Pacific or ...

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At least there’s space for evidence

At least there’s space for evidence

Manteca Police may have cramped headquarters but at least there should be adequate room for evidence storage.

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Board looks at options for growth

Manteca Unified expects by 2020 to have upwards of 2,000 more students — or the equivalent of two elementary schools.

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MUSD making sure every student has eclipse view glasses

Students from throughout the country will have a chance to experience Monday morning’s solar eclipse.

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Ripon High students show their true colors

Ripon High students show their true colors

Ripon High students had a chance to show their enthusiasm with Club Rush Spirit Week.

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TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE

TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE

A series of accidents — including two fatal crashes — choked South County freeways Friday reducing Interstate 5 northbound traffic through Lathrop near the junction with the ...

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RC’s returning talent will lead title defense

RC’s returning talent will lead title defense

RIPON — If it is not broke, do not fix it.

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RIPON RELOADS

RIPON RELOADS

RIPON — Ripon coach Erin Cutino knows that the competition will be gunning for her Indians this year.

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Brown commutes nine state prison sentences

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has commuted the lengthy prison sentences of nine inmates serving time for violent crimes, including a former prostitute ...

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