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Levee work may save $$

Hundreds - if not thousands - of Lathrop and Manteca residents with government insured home mortgages could avoid spending well over $2,000 a year if future growth ends up bankrolling levees to withstand a 200-year flood.

July 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SHELTER SPIFF UP

Second Saturday volunteers helped get work started on upgrading the exterior appearance of HOPE Ministries' seven transitional housing units in the neighborhood east of Doctors Hospital.

July 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Two Lathrop appointees face re-election

LATHROP – Politics can get nasty in Lathrop.

July 16, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Atheists, freethinkers returning to library

Just their presence alone has prompted a subsequent counter-gathering by those on the other side of the fence.

July 16, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


‘YARD-SALE PARADISE’ JULY 26

A combined flea market / yard sale?

July 16, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Manteca share of levee study: $863K

If 200-year flood protection isn't secured - or at least a financial and implementation plan in place by July 1, 2016 - development of the Great Wolf Resort and family entertainment zone, The Trails at Manteca, and other residential projects in southwest Manteca won't take place.

July 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Evelyn Moore first to file for re-election

Manteca Unified Board of Trustees vice president Evelyn Moore filed her candidate's papers Monday at the San Joaquin County Registrar's Office in Stockton.

July 15, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Merchant sued despite trying to upgrade ADA

She did what she was supposed to do.

July 15, 2014 | Jagada Chambers | NEWS


Cheese bus heist in Manteca

A Tillamook Cheese sales tour caravan was disrupted when five of its vehicles were stolen from a Manteca hotel parking places Saturday with two of them being torched a day later by thieves.

July 14, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Science camp popular Boys & Girls option

Jaden Powell's favorite subject in school is science.

July 14, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


$246K keeps Manteca in the hunt for Great Wolf

Arguably the most ambitious private-public partnership ever undertaken by the City of Manteca - the proposed 187-acre family entertainment zone that could be anchored by a Great Wolf Resort - is about to get another player.

July 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ripon council filing underway for two positions

Two seats are up for grabs on the Ripon City Council come November.

July 14, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Chili cook-off honors memory of Les Reile

The late Les Reile made a habit of feeding the hungry in Manteca, Ripon, Escalon and Stockton.

July 14, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


THE DAIRY GRIND

Here's yet another sign of the times. The demise of family-owned dairy farm operations. In many cases, the dairy farm has been handed down from one generation to the next.

July 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


SSJID: LAFCo hinders effort for cheap power

By JASON CAMPBELL

July 12, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


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Full text of Manteca Unified bond

The following is the complete text of the Manteca Unified School District bond that voters will be before voters in the Nov. 4 election. The $159 million bond will cost property owners $60 per $100,000 of assessed valuation. So if your house is assessed at $300,000, it will add $180 a year to your property tax bill if the bond passes.

September 01, 2014 | | NEWS


Burned out Manteca family is seeking help from community

The Robert Greenbach family that was burned out in a house fire last week is asking for community help in finding another place to live and in replacing clothing and furniture for them and for their children.

September 01, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


GIVING HOPE TO KIDS

The second day of the Color the Skies over Ripon fundraiser Sunday saw Ripon's young cancer survivor Riley Simmons, 10, treated to her first hot air balloon ride as the "Free Spirit" ascended out of Mistlin Sports Park with her grandfather Kurt Hodges at her side.

September 01, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Manteca council voting Tuesday to formally not accept $6.9M

A decision to forgo $6.9 million in bonus bucks through Dec. 31, 2016 plus reduce the development agreement fees to $5,000 after that is back before the Manteca City Council for ratification on Tuesday.

September 01, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Workers take break for Labor Day fun

MODESTO – Marcus Siamez knew that he didn't have to go to work today.

August 31, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Biochar: More crops, less water

Manteca Unified students may soon start growing future jobs.

August 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MAKING THE CALL

The first time that Gary Scharmann officiated a varsity high school football game he made a tackle.

August 30, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Feds critical of proposed twin tunnels

STOCKTON - A pair of giant water diversion tunnels proposed for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta could violate the federal Clean Water Act and increase harm to endangered fish species, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which released its formal comment on the project Thursday.

August 30, 2014 | By SCOTT SMITH Associated Press | NEWS


Illegal fireworks hit fire trucks with near misses to firefighters

A barrage of illegal fireworks set off by a house fire made several hits on a Manteca fire truck and narrowly missed firefighters as they were scrambling to get fire hoses in place at a Thursday evening house fire in the 1200 block of Crestwood Avenue.

August 29, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Yard sale today benefits dance group

December is three months away. But every moment between now and then will count for a group of young students at Manteca's Universal Dance Company.

August 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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.

August 29, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


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.

August 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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


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