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1910s: Water brought prosperity

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca's history.

June 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The signs are everywhere

"Fair and sensible growth! Let our voices be heard." The roadside signs containing those messages then direct readers to the website, SJneighborsUnited.org.

June 22, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


HAPPY TO HELP

Joanne McNabb has never had a problem getting her wheelchair into a Manteca business.

June 22, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


The force is strong with these ones

Manteca police officers were teaching the basics of "on the street" police tactics to some 25 seventh, eighth and ninth grade students in the first week of the Chief's Academy at the Boy & Girls Club – the highest number of youth ever to attend.

June 22, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Measure C committee to discuss fire & cops budget

LATHROP – When Lathrop's Measure C oversight committee meets on Wednesday it'll be the first time that the group will able to lay out a budget based on numbers and not just projections.

June 22, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Welcome to Harvest High

Harvest High School is now the official name of the Ripon High continuation site.

June 22, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


A SHAGGY LOOK

It's all about hair or the lack of it in a man and having the courage to try a toupee.

June 21, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Council switch to tablets will save $50K a year

Photocopier stock is about to take a hit.

June 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


San Joaquin Ag Fest staging auction today

After a long run, the San Joaquin County Fair took a break for this year.

June 21, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Cowell walked from Nevada to Manteca

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

June 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


He enjoyed ‘me’ time for his feet

My feet recently took a beating.

June 21, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Ripon youth learns a lot about raising pigs

Caleb Lagier has learned more about swine in the two years of showing the livestock.

June 21, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


He turns old valuables into new treasures

Doug Fiez with some 40 years experience in fine jewelry design and sales has joined Patty Reece at her New York Diamonds store on South Main Street near Safeway and Walmart.

June 21, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Are dumpster divers stealing?

Are dumpster divers stealing money from the city and evading taxes?

June 21, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


$24B plus & no more water

Supervisor Ken Vogel is convinced San Joaquin County will end up paying a disproportionately large price for the proposed $24 billion Twin Tunnel project that won't increase the available water for Californians by a single drop.

June 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | 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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