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MJC event celebrates Cesar Chavez

MODESTO - The M.E.Ch.A Club of Modesto Junior College will be celebrating Cesar Chavez on Wednesday, April 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the East Campus Quad, located at 435 College Avenue in Modesto. M.E.Ch.A invites the campus and community to join in this celebration honoring the legacy of Chavez, activist and founder of the United Farm Workers Union (UFW).

April 05, 2010 | | NEWS


Manteca bucks trend again

January and February made the Northern San Joaquin Valley seem more like Death Valley in terms of housing starts.

April 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Easter egg hunt draws 1,000 kids to Northgate

Raymond Deaver was all smiles as he pressed his face against the chain link fence of the Northgate Softball Complex with his Easter basket in tow.

April 04, 2010 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Longtime EU High principal selected for Hall of Fame

Dick Durham - a man whose half century career in education includes 18 years as the East Union High principal - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New wish list for historic EU Cemetery’s upkeep

The unselfish acts of many volunteers concerned about the preservation of the resting place of many area pioneers has rescued East Union Cemetery from disrepair – at least, thus far.

April 04, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Carnival starts Wednesday at Orchard Valley

Discount tickets are on sale through Wednesday at 5 p.m. for the Crossroads Street Fair Carnival taking place at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.

April 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


St. Anthony’s observes Good Friday

Hundreds of parishioners packed St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church on Good Friday at noon for the English service, and in the evening which was held in Spanish.

April 03, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Prouty earns nod for 2010 Hall of Fame

Evelyn Prouty - a fourth generation Manteca resident whose love for her community is so deep that she even has stepped up to dig graves when the East Union Cemetery got into financial trouble - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Free egg hunt 11 a.m. today at Northgate

The Manteca Noon Kiwanis annual Easter egg hunt that is expected to draw upwards of 1,500 kids to the Northgate Park softball complex this morning to get their share of 10,000 plastic eggs filled with candy. Each kid in three different age groups gets a free ticket for a chance to win toys, Easter baskets, and age-appropriate bicycles.

April 03, 2010 | | NEWS


Del Webb adds to ranks of volunteers

Del Webb is doing more than just selling the lion's share of homes in Manteca.

April 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Kids egg-cited about egg hunt at Commons

Young Brandon Cleghorn may have been without an Easter basket.

April 03, 2010 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Federal agency: Delta smelt in greater danger

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that, based on accumulated scientific data, the delta smelt warrants uplisting from "threatened" to "endangered" under the Endangered Species Act but that uplisting at this time is precluded by the need to address higher priority species first.

April 03, 2010 | | NEWS


BMX insurance snag

The long-awaited Manteca BMX track at Spreckels Recreation Park has hit another snag - general liability insurance.

April 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Easter Bunny helpers busy with free egg hunts

Candy, kids, and eggs can only mean one thing – it's time for community Easter egg hunts.

April 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Prelude to Good Friday

It was a scene repeated all over the world, from the Vatican to the far flung Catholic churches all over the world: priests at St. Anthony of Padua in Manteca washing the feet of parishioners during the Holy Thursday evening service. The solemn occasion also was in remembrance of the Last Supper shared by Jesus with his disciples before his death on Calvary which is being commemorated today, Good Friday.

April 02, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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Lathrop issues specific drought water use rules

LATHROP – California is facing a water emergency.

August 29, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


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.

August 29, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Turlock’s homeless success story

TURLOCK – Tim Guerino knows that the model works.

August 28, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


60 PARKS & COUNTING

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

August 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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.

August 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Denham seeks $15M for free tutoring effort

Normally it's Carol Davis that has to visit Congressman Jeff Denham's office to ask for money.

August 28, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Applying pressure to conserve

The South San Joaquin Irrigation District is studying a pressurized water system between Woodward Reservoir and the Van Groningen Road reservoir near Escalon that could save enough water to supply all of the current needs of Manteca and Lathrop.

August 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Amazon filling 200 more jobs at Tracy center

Amazon's 1.2 million-square-foot fulfillment center off of Chrissman Road in rural Tracy was a feather in the cap for the South County when the company began distribution operations last fall.

August 27, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Ripon, Manteca KofC help buy ultrasound

The Manteca Pregnancy Help Center is marking three high-water marks this year.

August 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Bonus bucks blowback

Bonus bucks - or more precisely a decision to let developers off the hook for as much as $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building homes - has emerged as the first major issue of the Nov. 4 municipal election.

August 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


St. Patrick’s 29th Fatima celebration this weekend

The 29th annual Our Lady of Fatima celebration at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ripon will be held Friday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Aug. 31. The public is invited.

August 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Is community committed to homeless effort?

Next month's community summit on the homeless could end up being much ado about nothing.

August 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SHOWING THEIR AGE

Many older schools in Manteca Unified are showing their age. That is evidenced in the number of repairs and upgrades that they need, as shown in a draft project list that was prepared and presented to the Board of Trustees at the beginning of the year.

August 24, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


300 Boy Scouts work on merit badges

Boy Scout merit badges are about learning skills to help frame a positive life in whatever profession they choose.

August 24, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


6.0 QUAKE SHAKES NAPA

NAPA (AP) - The strongest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years struck before dawn on Sunday, sending scores of people to hospitals, igniting fires, damaging historic buildings and knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses in California's wine country.

August 24, 2014 | | NEWS


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