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Lathrop voters easily pass one-cent sales tax

LATHROP – Voters proved Tuesday night that when it comes to public safety they're willing to put their money where their mouth is.

November 07, 2012 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

Denham, McNerney going back again

San Joaquin County voters opted not to send an astronaut to Washington, D.C., nor did they opt to start a youth movement in Congress.

November 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS

Berryhill, Olsen get nod for seats in state legislature

Cathleen Galgiani - a lawmaker who was one of the key authors of the bullet train legislation - appears to have her efforts derailed in a bid to win the District 5 State Senate seat.

November 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS

Obama wins but Washington unchanged

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's victory means that everything he campaigned upon is alive and about to drive the political conversation with his adversaries. Every legacy of his first term is safe and enshrined to history.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS

Roy Moore wins old job as Ala. chief justice

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The former judge ousted for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument has won his old job back as Alabama's chief justice.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS

GOP ready to grasp renewed House control

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans had renewed control of the House within their grasp early Wednesday as the two parties traded gains from the Eastern seaboard to the Southwest.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS

Maine, Maryland vote to legalize gay marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) - Voters a continent apart made history Tuesday on two divisive social issues, with Maine and Maryland becoming the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote and Washington state legalizing recreational use of marijuana.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS

Ex-wrestling executive pinned in Conn. Senate race

NEW YORK (AP) - Big-spending former wrestling executive Linda McMahon was smacked down again in her bid for a U.S. Senate seat Tuesday, losing on a night when sports and politics met in the same arena.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS

Survey: Voters have more favorable view of Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - Preliminary results from a national exit poll in Tuesday's

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS

Democrats maintain control of Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats won a narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, snatching Republican-held seats in Massachusetts and Indiana and turning back fierce, expensive challenges in Virginia, Ohio and Connecticut to maintain the control they've held since 2007.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS

In states hit by Sandy, voters find ways to polls

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Superstorm Sandy's floodwaters drove Bob Mackie from his home on Long Beach Island, N.J., but nothing was going to stop him from voting Tuesday. The 72-year-old widower drove an hour each way to cast his ballot at a makeshift polling site for island residents, refusing to be disenfranchised by the devastation.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS

Proposition 30 sales tax measure passing

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters were passing Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed $6 billion-a-year tax increase, while they weighed whether to set aside the state's death penalty and impose a first-time requirement on manufacturers to label genetically modified food.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS

Push to cripple labor clout trialing in early counting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A national effort to cripple organized labor has crossed into California as voters Tuesday considered a ban on the way unions have traditionally raised money for political causes.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS

Voters close tax loophole on multistate firms

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters have approved closing a corporate tax loophole that Democratic lawmakers weren't able to pass through the Legislature.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS

Initiative plan to convert death sentences to life failing in statewide ballot counting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The latest attempt to end California's death penalty was failing at the polls despite recent poll results showing the campaign's message of financial savings was resonating with voters.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS

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Connection to BART may spur transit village at RI

Trains connecting commuters to BART are envisioned to depart a station at River Islands in Lathrop every 30 minutes during peak hours in a plan ...

February 28, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS

Eagle Scout project helps with grave markers

Spencer Bramell was searching for a meaningful Eagle project to complete his Boy Scout experience.

February 28, 2018 | | NEWS

MUSD schools observe Reading Across America

It's that time of the year to make way for Dr. Seuss.

February 28, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS

Water use down 11.74% in Ripon

The City of Ripon's water conservation took another dip.

February 28, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS

Up to 60 inches of snow expected through Saturday on Sonora Pass

The heaviest snow storm in recent years is expected to hit Northern California late tonight through Saturday dropping between 48 to 60 inches on Sonora ...

February 28, 2018 | | NEWS


Two teens trashed four new homes being readied for buyers Saturday causing more than $180,000 in damage.

February 27, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Saturday was a happy day for Ripon as the self-proclaimed Almond Capital of California celebrated the reason behind its moniker. The red-letter day marked the ...

February 27, 2018 | | NEWS

Docents keep Ripon’s downtown museum open

A group of faithful docents help keep the Clarence Smit Memorial functioning and open to the public.

February 27, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Next round of Measure G work starting in December

Ground is targeted to break in December on the next round of Manteca Unified modernization projects funded by Measure G bond receipts.

February 27, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS

Cats wearing hats & green eggs part of Sequoia School reading fun

It was a week of volunteers, including veteran Manteca Police Officer April Smith, reading storybooks to the children at Sequoia School that ended with a ...

February 27, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Judge orders trial for ex-firefighter accused in stabbing

A Superior Court judge determined last week that there is enough evidence against a former Lathrop-Manteca Fire District firefighter accused of stabbing someone outside of ...

February 27, 2018 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

Lathrop Manteca firefighter ranks swell by 9

There wasn't any delay between when the Lathrop-Manteca Fire District graduated nine new firefighters from its academy, and when they officially were on the ...

February 23, 2018 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

Ripon Christian gets OK to build preschool

Ripon Christian Schools are looking to expand.

February 23, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS

Manteca looks to avoid costly lawsuit

Manteca's neighborhoods are going under the microscope of demographers in a bid to insulate the city against a California Voting Rights Act lawsuit.

February 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Saylor De Abreu was crowned Ripon's Almond Festival Queen Thursday night at the Ripon Community Center.

February 23, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

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