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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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She walks into her ninth decade

Ripon's "Spud" MacDonald hasn't missed a step in her 90 years, continuing every day to walk two to five miles throughout the community keeping herself in shape.

November 09, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Weston Ranch asks for block scheduling

Weston Ranch High School could go the way of Manteca High and go on block scheduling in August next year when the school year 2015-2016 begins.

November 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Thanksgiving drive needs 421 turkeys in next 11 days

Turkeys R Us is in a race against the clock.

November 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Former students recall Summer Home

Five former students of the long gone Summer Home School that had been located at what is now the southwest corner of Cottage Avenue and Southland Road northeast of Manteca told stories of their yesterdays when they met for lunch at Applebee's Restaurant.

November 08, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Cliff hanger: No winners yet in Lathrop

It could take days – or longer – before the three Lathrop City Council candidates separated by less than two-dozen votes know for sure whether they've earned one of the two available seats.

November 07, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Lathrop going solar to save on electricity

City of Lathrop's power bill is about to get a major adjustment.

November 07, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Dairymen, farmers top campaign donors

Money is the mother's milk of politics.

November 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


609 families may go without traditional Thanksgiving meal

Turkeys R Us has two weeks to come up with 609 turkeys or struggling families in Manteca, Ripon or Lathrop will go without a Thanksgiving meal.

November 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ELECTION FRAUD INQUIRY

An inquiry into possible election fraud in the Manteca Unified School District is underway.

November 06, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


OFF & RUNNING

Ben Cantu is on his way to becoming the Harold Stassen of Manteca politics.

November 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca bans all homeless encampments

Manteca is making it illegal for the homeless to sleep in any makeshift shelter on public or private property within the city limits.

November 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


DeBrum elected in landslide

Steve DeBrum cruised to victory Tuesday to become Manteca's next mayor.

November 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ABSENT-EE VOTERS

The roster at the Boys and Girls Club polling place in Manteca had 1,018 registered voters. Around noon on Tuesday, Election Day, only 50 have come in to cast their ballots.

November 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop returns Dhaliwal to a 2nd term as mayor

Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal cruised to reelection to a second term in a landslide over opponent Rosalinda Valencia who had all but called for his arrest at a council meeting.

November 05, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Cantu says he’s option for council to pick to fill DeBrum council seat

Are you ready for another Manteca City Council election?

November 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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