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Flooding marred New Year’s

Flooding marred New Year’s

The New Year’s flood of 1997 was like no other seen in Northern California since 1906 when flood records started being recorded. A California Department of Water Resources report called it the “largest” flood in the 90-year period prior to that year’s flooding.

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Lathrop deal keeps cogen plant in service

San Joaquin Cogen might not be getting the water that they need just yet, but they are getting a reduced rate for discharging the water they do have into Lathrop’s collection system.

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SANTA ANSWERS ALARM

SANTA ANSWERS ALARM

Tamija Seabron looked around the table and smiled.

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SSJID waiting to see whether PG&E appeals

South San Joaquin Irrigation District’s drive to reduce electricity rates 15 percent across the board in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon is on pause until mid-January.

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Posted: dec. 21, 2014 9:35 p.m. | | SSJID waiting to see whether PG&E appeals Comments 0 Comments


Ripon USD continues to meet at city hall

For the past two years, the Ripon Unified school board has enjoyed using the City of Ripon Council Chambers.

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Mousalimas taking oath on Jan. 9 as

James A. Mousalimas, the new San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools, will be sworn in at a public ceremony on Friday, Jan. 9, at 5 p.m.

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Killings of 2 officers trigger backlash

NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

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Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier design gets approval

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Golden Gate Bridge is closer to having a long-debated, $76 million suicide barrier installed to stop dozens of people each year from jumping to their deaths from the San Francisco icon.

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Man told to pay $1.5M for card fraud

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Prosecutors described a Toronto man’s massive credit card fraud scheme as high-tech bank robbery — stealing the identities of 38,000 people in order to bilk dozens of banks. So when he was convicted of mail fraud in February 2011, the federal government began the arduous task of figuring out just how much each victim was owed.

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‘It’s not the time’ for more Cuba ties

MIAMI (AP) — Cuban opposition leaders from the island joined Cuban American politicians and activists on Saturday, pledging to oppose President Barack Obama’s plan to normalize relations with the communist nation and disputing the notion that their community is split by a generational divide.

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Satanic Temple puts up display at Michigan Capitol

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Christians and Satanists put up competing displays Sunday on the Michigan Capitol grounds as Christmas week got underway.

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Christie wants cop killer returned

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie disagrees with President Obama’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba and wants the president to demand the immediate return of a convicted cop killer from the country “before any further consideration of restoration of diplomatic relations with the Cuban government.”

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Rally against police shuts down part of mall

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A mass of demonstrators chanting, “Black lives matter,” converged in the Mall of America rotunda Saturday as part of a protest against police brutality that caused part of the mall to shut down on a busy day for holiday shopping.

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Just how safe are driverless cars?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they’ll know whether “driverless” vehicles are safe.

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Roseville students accused of hate crime

ROSEVILLE . (AP) — A group of high school students is suspected of a hate crime after officials say the teens spread cotton balls on the front lawn of an African-American classmate’s home.

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CHP officer kills teen after machete attack

WILLOW CREEK, Calif. (AP) — A California Highway Patrol officer shot and killed a 17-year-old who attacked him with a machete, and the officer was hospitalized with major injuries, officials said.

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Storms expose rare fossils on beaches

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The storms that struck California this month have led to the discovery of fossils on beaches and mountains along the Pacific Coast that date back anywhere from 5,000 to 10 million years, according to a news report.

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High-tide warning on coast

MONTEREY  (AP) — Officials warn boaters and beachgoers to be especially careful of high tides along the California coast.

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You’d better watch out; Criminals shopping for steals

It’s the busiest time of the year — for criminals.

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Coroner still hasn’t released cause of Marelich’s death

What happened to Kelly Marelich?

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Holidays change city’s garbage collection days

If your garbage is collected on Thursday and Friday normally in Manteca, it won’t happen for the next two weeks.

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Murdered Lathrop man identified

Investigators have determined that the man found dead inside of a major marijuana grow house in West Lathrop Thursday morning was the victim of a homicide.  

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Letters To Santa

 

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State unemployment rate dips to 7.2%

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California recorded its lowest jobless rate last month since the early months of the Great Recession, while the number of additional jobs was the second-largest gain since the state began keeping that record in 1990, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• MAN SHOCKED 20 TIMES DURING JAIL BOOKING SUES: SANTA ROSA (AP) — A Sonoma County man who had criminal charges dismissed after video emerged showing correctional deputies beating him and shocking him with a stun gun more than 20 times has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit.

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Whaling protesters in contempt of court

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court Friday for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica.

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Special needs tot’s wheelchair stolen

CORONA (AP) — Southern California police are searching for an expensive wheelchair stolen from the home a 4-year-old girl with Down syndrome.

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Cops: Woman killed boy, falsely reported abduction

BERNE, N.Y. (AP) — A 19-year-old woman strangled a 5-year-old cousin who had been in her parents’ care, then discarded his body along a road before calling in a false report that two masked intruders took the boy from their Albany-area home, authorities said Friday.

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Traffic deaths fell 3% in 2013

DETROIT (AP) — Driving is getting safer.

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Caramel apples linked to 4 deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.

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Obama : Sony ‘made a mistake’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond “in a place and manner and time that we choose” to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government.

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Sandusky is denied $4,900-a-month pension

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was sentenced for child molestation.

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Firm pleads guilty in bird deaths

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy will pay $2.5 million in fines after pleading guilty Friday to charges related to the deaths of protected birds in Wyoming.

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Gang accused of robbing freight trains

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — More than a decade ago they were called the largest gang ever to attack North American railroads and gained enough notoriety to be the subject of a television documentary. Now, prosecutors in northern New Jersey say their ringleader is back at it.

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Sales for holiday shopping season come down to wire

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite an early start, sales data provided to The Associated Press show that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season.

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Posted: dec. 19, 2014 7:54 p.m. | | Sales for holiday shopping  season come down to wire Comments 0 Comments

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