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FIREWORKS FUEL FIRE

FIREWORKS FUEL FIRE

Explosions and shooting fireworks raised additional havoc Thursday as a fire swept through a two-story home in the 1200 block of Crestwood Avenue just two blocks from the Louise Avenue fire station.

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Community helps Ripon High score big

Community helps Ripon High score big

Seven years and thousands of hours came down to this one night in Ripon.

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Joe Freitas helped youth, founded bank

Joe Freitas — part of the World War II generation of leaders who returned home from war to lay the ground work for Manteca’s future— passed away Thursday. He was 88.

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MEA endorses board incumbents & bond

MEA endorses board incumbents & bond

The teachers in Manteca Unified School District have spoken. They are unanimously endorsing the $159 million Measure G school bond, the election of the four incumbent members of the Board of Trustees, and James Mousalimas for San Joaquin County Office of Education superintendent.

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Lathrop issues specific drought water use rules

LATHROP – California is facing a water emergency. 

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Posted: aug. 29, 2014 1:46 a.m. | | Lathrop issues specific drought water use rules Comments 0 Comments
Memories are the order of the day at Isadore’s

Memories are the order of the day at Isadore’s

It was another day of sad good-byes and warm hugs and loads of memories as Isadore’s Restaurant served its last lunch to longtime friends and customers Thursday noon.

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SHAKY FACTS

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The 6.0-earthquake that damaged buildings and left scores of people injured in California’s wine country was the largest temblor to hit the San Francisco Bay Area since the 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.

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California nearing ban on plastic bags

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California lawmakers passed a key hurdle Thursday in imposing the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

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California extends review of $25B twin tunnels plan

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — More planning is needed on a $25 billion proposal to build two massive water tunnels in Northern California, state officials said this week.

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Vice principal carried gun onto campus

BAKERSFIELD (AP) — Police say they arrested the vice principal of a Central California school suspected of bringing a gun onto the junior high campus where he works.

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2 counties ask to form separate state

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Representatives of two counties in far Northern California petitioned state officials Thursday for the right to form a 51st state called Jefferson, formally asking state lawmakers to vote on their proposal.

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Death Valley’s moving rocks mystery

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK  (AP) — For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks — some weighing hundreds of pounds — zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.

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Google pursues package-delivering drones

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) — Google’s secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

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Professor protests Iowa’s pink locker room

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A University of Iowa professor who donned a robot costume to heckle Bill Clinton and Michele Bachmann has now set his sights on one of his school’s famous quirks: the visiting team’s pink locker room at Kinnick Stadium.

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Driver accused of hot-bus punishment resigns job

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school bus driver has resigned after being accused of making elementary-age students sit with the windows up in hot weather as a punishment.

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Military pilot was killed in F-15 jet crash

DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) — The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday, bringing to a sad end an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers.

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4 killed in crash of medical flight

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An air ambulance carrying a cancer patient to Phoenix crashed shortly after taking off from a southern New Mexico airport, killing all four people aboard, authorities said Thursday.

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Murder charge for child care worker

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City child care worker was indicted Thursday on a murder charge in the death of a 20-month-old boy in her care. Prosecutors said she admitted throwing him down and stepping on him.

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Flight diverts over reclined-seat upset

BOSTON (AP) — An outburst over a reclined seat led an American Airlines flight to divert to Boston, at least the second such incident in the U.S. this week, authorities said.

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Man accused of intentional spread of HIV disease

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The city attorney’s office of San Diego has filed a complaint against a man accusing him of intentionally infecting at least one person with HIV.

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California Supreme Court pick confirmed

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown’s nominee to the California Supreme Court was easily confirmed Thursday after a brief hearing.

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California passes ‘yes means yes’ bill for sex on campuses

SACRAMENTO (AP) — State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when “yes means yes” while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.

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Feds: Balance struck in Rim Fire logging plan

SONORA (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials say they tried to balance competing interests in a plan that will allow loggers to remove trees killed in a massive Central California wildfire last year.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2014 8:09 p.m. | | Feds: Balance  struck in Rim  Fire logging plan Comments 0 Comments


Farm worker challenges No. 2 Republican

WASCO (AP) — Raul Garcia has a question for Kevin McCarthy, the House’s No. 2 Republican: “While we are waiting for you on immigration reform, who should be harvesting America’s food?”

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No-pot city takes aim at marijuana law

FIFE, Wash. (AP) — To Tedd Wetherbee, the vacant storefront seems a suitable spot for selling pot. It’s in a strip mall across from BJ’s Bingo parlor, in a long commercial stretch occupied by fast-food joints, dry cleaners and massage parlors.

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Gun tourism grows in popularity

LAS   VEGAS — The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism.

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Q&A: Few laws govern children at shooting range

A 39-year-old firing-range instructor was killed Monday while showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an Uzi submachine gun. Charles Vacca’s death at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills, Arizona, has raised questions about allowing young children access to such weapons at firing ranges.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GETS MORE WAVES AS STORM EASES:  LOS ANGELES (AP) — High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday, showing signs of diminishing but still bringing warnings of possible property damage and dangerous rip currents.

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Turlock’s homeless success story

Turlock’s homeless success story

TURLOCK – Tim Guerino knows that the model works. 

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Smooth start to school year

Smooth start to school year

Ziggy Robeson couldn’t have asked for a better first day of school.

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60 PARKS & COUNTING

60 PARKS & COUNTING

Manteca hit a milestone this year when the city’s 60th park was completed.

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$159M bond helps push for vocational education

$159M bond helps push for vocational education

The $159 million school bond on the Nov. 4 ballot isn’t just about upgrading aging schools and correcting safety problems.

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City embraces clock proposal by Ripon Library

Imagine a standalone two-sided clock in downtown near the Ripon Memorial Library.

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Galas, bingo games at harvest festival

Bingo is back at St. Anthony’s. Not in the form of a weekly fund-raiser for the school as it was for many years. This time, its comeback is a short two-day entertainment venue incorporated into the annual Harvest Festival set for the weekend of Sept. 20-21.

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Ripon starts hunt for new water well site

In recent months, the City of Ripon has explored a new domestic well site.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2014 1:08 a.m. | | Ripon starts hunt for new water well site Comments 0 Comments

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