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Pitch for $110M to fight floods

Pitch for $110M to fight floods

Lathrop and Manteca have already done the preliminary work to ensure they’re in compliance with the state’s 200-year-flood levee improvement project.

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HUNT STARTS

HUNT STARTS

Brian Hunt loves to play tag because he doesn’t think Christians should hide their faith.

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Mural: 5 blue stars, 5 sons serving

Mural: 5 blue stars, 5 sons serving

Five blue stars across the bottom of the World War II mural being dedicated Saturday reflects a rarity that Manteca had by having one family  with five sons serving in the various branches of military during the war.

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Ballotpedia: Recall effort among top 5

The recall attempt against a pair of Manteca Unified School District trustees has gained national attention.

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1800s: Cowell walked across Sierra in 1863

Editor’s note: The following is the first in a series recapping Manteca history.

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Fireworks sales help fund Ripon non-profits

The Phantom Fireworks booth at Main Street Plaza is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Ripon Future Farmers of America.

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Giants finish month under .500

MIAMI (AP) — The San Francisco Giants ended June the way they started it — with a loss.

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Pope speaks before Congress Sept. 24

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will meet with homeless people, immigrants and prisoners during his upcoming trip to Cuba and the United States and become the first pope to address the U.S. Congress. He’ll also preside over a meeting about religious liberty — a major issue for U.S. bishops in the wake of the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision.

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Woman, 75, survived for days on pond water after Texas crash

DALLAS (AP) — Wanda Mobley swerved to avoid something in the remote highway, and seconds later was trapped inside her wrecked car in a ravine in North Texas. The 75-year-old widow couldn’t walk, yet pulled herself through the broken windshield and survived the next two days by soaking her T-shirt in a nearby pond to get water.

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Embattled rebel flag reassessed at Georgia’s Stone Mountain

ATLANTA (AP) — At Georgia’s iconic Stone Mountain — where the Confederacy is enshrined in a giant bas-relief sculpture, the Ku Klux Klan once held notorious cross-burnings and large Confederate flags still wave prominently — officials are considering what to do about those flags.

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O say can you breathe? Fireworks pollute air

NEW YORK (AP) — July Fourth fireworks fill the skies across the nation with more than sparkling bursts of color. They spew pollution, too.

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Girl Scouts refuse $100,000 anti-transgender donation

SEATTLE (AP) — The Girl Scouts of Western Washington said it has returned a $100,000 donation because it came with the provision that the money couldn’t be used to support transgender girls.

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Lawmaker assaulted at homeless camp

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii state lawmaker is recovering from injuries after being assaulted at a homeless camp in Honolulu.

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Commandments monument must come down

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Ten Commandments monument on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds is a religious symbol and must be removed because it violates the state’s constitutional ban on using public property to benefit a religion, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

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Is Trump tarnishing brand?

NEW YORK (AP) — Is Donald Trump’s business empire as Teflon-coated as his hair appears to be?

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Some newer cars burn too much oil

DETROIT (AP) — Newer cars aren’t supposed to need more oil between oil changes, but Consumer Reports found that some engines — mainly from Audi, BMW and Subaru — require an extra quart as often as once a month.

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FDA weighs new restrictions on liquid nicotine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are considering whether to require new warnings and child-resistant packaging on liquid nicotine formulas used with e-cigarettes and other emerging tobacco products.

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Greece’s bailout expires, country defaults

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout program it has relied on for five years expired at midnight Tuesday and the country failed to repay a loan due to the International Monetary Fund, deepening fears over whether it will be able to remain in the eurozone.

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Economist: Puerto Rico needs bankruptcy

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s financial future hung in limbo Tuesday as economists and officials warned that the U.S. territory could head down Greece’s path if it is not allowed to declare bankruptcy as it struggles with $72 billion in public debt.

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A WORLD APART

NEW YORK (AP) — When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in the world with birthdates in the 1800s.

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Culture of kids bullying their parents

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s a difference in parenting between a little backtalk and kids actually bullying their grown-ups.

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Massive traffic expected in Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Yosemite National Park anticipates a very busy Fourth of July weekend and visitors are urged to arrive at the park very early to avoid potential traffic congestion and difficulties with parking. 

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Stranded woman rescued after giving birth in forest

OROVILLE  (AP) — Authorities rescued a woman and her newborn baby after her family says she gave birth in a remote national forest in Northern California.

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Group seeking to pull plug on offshore fracking

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Environmentalists Tuesday called on California Gov. Jerry Brown to halt plans for months of hydraulic fracturing in the waters off Southern California, warning that it could lead to chemical pollution or an oil spill.

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New laws affect lead ammo, paid sick leave, smartphones

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — More than 6 million workers are expected to benefit from a new law taking effect Wednesday that requires California employers to provide them at least three paid sick days a year.

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Plea deal appears to be in works for ex-senator

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former California state senator charged in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco’s Chinatown may have reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors.

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Firefighters getting handle on Markleeville

MARKLEEVILLE (AP) — After nearly two weeks, a 28-square-mile blaze south of Markleeville in Alpine County is more than 55 percent contained.

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Nailed for fence again

Nailed for fence again

Three years ago Manteca city officials told John and Vivien Griffin their fence was no longer considered in violation after the Chadwick Square homeowners were able to prove it wasn’t a safety problem as a complaint made at that time contended.

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SALES HEATING UP

SALES HEATING UP

It has been five years since the Manteca High School Athletic Boosters last had a fireworks booth.

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Last chance for blueberry picking

Last chance for blueberry picking

MODESTO — The blueberry picking days of summer are drawing to a close early this year.

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Three Rivers Pow Wow starts Friday

For nearly four decades the Three Rivers Indian Lodge has turned its rural Manteca complex into the place to be for Native Americans from throughout the West on Fourth of July weekend.

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Ripon Police open house on Wednesday

The public is being invited to tour the Ripon Police Department quarters on Wilma Avenue on Wednesday from 2 until 7 p.m.

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Not wise to pass fake $100 to police officer

Here’s some advice: If you’re going to try to pass counterfeit $100 bills at a fireworks booth don’t do so at the one manned by the Manteca Police Officers Association.

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Woman burglar enters home thru front door with 3 dogs

A rural Manteca woman, alone in her bathroom, fled out the back door of her home to the safety of a neighbor as an alleged woman burglar with three dogs entered her front door.

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Approval of 310-acre development before Ripon City Council tonight

A special session of the Ripon City Council is planned tonight to consider adopting the North Pointe Specific Plan and General Plan Amendment.

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