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Man accused of smuggling king cobra snakes in potato chip cans

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man was arrested on federal smuggling charges Tuesday after customs officers intercepted a shipment with three live king cobras hidden inside ...

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California knocks Trump as it extends cap & trade

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and his predecessor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, stood side by side Tuesday to cheer the extension of one of the most ...

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Cosby accuser arrested on heroin charge

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A model who accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her at a Playboy Mansion party in 2008 has been arrested on suspicion ...

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Authorities warn virtual kidnapping scams on the rise

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The caller who rang Valerie Sobel’s cellphone had a horrifying message: “We have Simone’s finger. Do you want to see ...

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FIRE KILLS 20 CATS

FIRE KILLS 20 CATS

A home with more than 30 cats living in it in the 400 block of North Fremont Avenue caught fire at 12:30 p.m ...

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Del Webb residents stage dog & info fair

Del Webb residents stage dog & info fair

Twenty-nine canines belonging to residents of Del Webb Woodbridge were entered in seven categories Tuesday in the community’s first-ever Dog Show & Information Fair.

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Not living in Mello-Roos home could mean busing

Living in a home that is assessed a Mello-Roos tax could become a deciding factor in the next few years whether children living south of ...

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Ripon High has new science lab for start of school on Aug. 9

The first day of students returning to the classroom at Ripon Unified is on Wednesday, Aug. 9.

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New VFW honor guard remembers fallen chaplain

It was with an extra measure of devotion that the Manteca Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6311 established its first honor guard following the death ...

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Give Every Child a Chance offering STEM programs

This summer the Give Every Child a Chance Science Technology Electronics (STEM) program visited summer day camps at French Camp, Sequoia, Banta and Ripon Schools. 

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$6M grant aids SJ effort with addressing mental, substance abuse issues

STOCKTON — The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors Tuesday formally adopted a resolution to accept $6 million in grant funding from the California Board of ...

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New Jerusalem School District starts 141st year on Aug. 14

TRACY – New Jerusalem Elementary School District, on the verge of collapse a decade ago, will open its 141st school year on Aug.14 as healthy ...

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THE $308 MILLION VIEW

THE $308 MILLION VIEW

STOCKTON – When jurors reported to the old San Joaquin County Superior Courthouse, they took the elevator to the basement and waited in a room that ...

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Should you be worried about rise of artificial intelligence?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tech titans Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk recently slugged it out online over the possible threat artificial intelligence might one day pose ...

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Firm offers to microchip staff to access facilities

RIVER FALLS, Wisconsin (AP) — A Wisconsin company is offering to microchip its employees, enabling them to open doors, log onto their computers and purchase break ...

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IRS sees big drop in ID theft, stolen refunds

WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS is seeing a big drop in the number of identity theft victims after the agency teamed up with tax preparers to ...

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Bill Stricker Court being dedicated on Aug. 5

The Bill Stricker Court at Dalben Center is being dedicated on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 5 p.m. in the East Union High gym.

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Lathrop now will have say on cell towers

A proposed California Senate bill would permit the placement or operation of communication facilities in city right-of-way by for-profit providers without paying the local jurisdictions ...

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Ripon man facing five charges of sex with minor

Daniel Adolph Toledo, 39, of Ripon was jailed Saturday on five felony counts of allegedly having sex with a minor female under the age of ...

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I-580: Rolling parking lot?

I-580: Rolling parking lot?

If you think traffic is slow now for Manteca, Lathrop and Ripon commuters making their way to jobs across the Altamont Pass wait until 2040 ...

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LEARNING POLICE SKILLS

LEARNING POLICE SKILLS

Marcus Sy, 13, and Brianna Espejel-Garcia, 14, displayed outstanding marksmanship at the Manteca Police Chief’s Foundation Junior Police Academy Monday morning.

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95-foot crane tower proposed in Lathrop

95-foot crane tower proposed in Lathrop

The east side of Lathrop could soon be home to a new permanent structure that’s almost 100 feet tall.

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New life for old business park?

New life for old business park?

Be nimble, be quick.

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Manteca’s two best bets for job generation

Memo to Manteca City Council: When it comes to job generation, the ball is in your court.

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New business aims to connect people

New business aims to connect people

Jennifer Hart and Amy Acaya want to connect with you.

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Former GOP senator passes away at his Manteca home

Former California state Sen. Dave Cogdill, whose support for temporary tax increases during the state’s 2009 budget crisis ended his legislative career, has died.

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Board may reduce fees for Ripon Chiefs

Trustees of the Ripon Unified School District could consider reducing the use of facilities fees for the Ripon Chiefs youth football and cheer program at ...

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NO SUMMER BREAK

NO SUMMER BREAK

Classes start in two weeks at Manteca Unified campuses.

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EXPLODING BAGGIE

EXPLODING BAGGIE

Evangelina Marquez and Esmeralda Lopez had the winning ingredients at Friday’s STEM – or Science Technology Engineering Mathematics – Fair at the Boys & Girls Clubs of ...

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Home Depot plans major distribution center expansion

Home Depot is pursuing a major expansion of its Lathrop distribution center while developers are preparing to build 266 apartment units.

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Delicato plans two August wine events

Do you enjoy the grape?

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Manteca Police swear in 5 new offficers

Manteca Police swear in 5 new offficers

Manteca Police Chief Jodie Estarziau oversaw ceremonies Thursday as five new police officers were sworn in and badged along with four newly promoted sergeants, two ...

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Budget cuts needed to cover raises

The deal has been done with the Manteca Educators Association for a new contract.

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Saybrook gets OK for work tied to 6,800 more homes

After the massive housing tract proposed by Richland Planned Communities collapsed during the economic downturn, a handful of infrastructure projects needed to sustain growth were ...

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Posted: jul. 21, 2017 1:17 a.m. | | Saybrook gets OK for work tied to 6,800 more homes Comments 0 Comments
Lathrop moves forward with 4 park projects

Lathrop moves forward with 4 park projects

Over the last several months the Lathrop City Council has approved four new park projects.

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