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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


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


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He makes bread selling cookbook

Boulanger Mike Kalanty never thought he'd be a writer, per se.

October 14, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


AUTHOR OF 20+ BOOKS

Bonnie Hill, the author of nearly a dozen books, has a simple answer as to why she writes.

October 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Luck turning 100 years old in November

One of Lillian Luck's fondest childhood memories is recalling her parents' open carriage pulled by two horses, "Beulah" and "Sam" when she was only three years old at the family farm in Rogersville, Missouri.

October 13, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ornelas seeking 2nd Lathrop council term

Omar Ornelas is running for election to the Lathrop City Council.

October 13, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Open shelter for homeless? Cantu says yes DeBrum says no

The general consensus about potholes?

October 11, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Authors, kid’s stage, family parade, flash mob at Bookfest

Lions, monsters, fancy costumes, books, and a "flash mob" – oh, my!

October 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


2015: Year of the Great Wolf?

It's been 47 months since negotiations over the possibility of building a Great Wolf Resort on 30 acres owned by the City of Manteca along the 120 Bypass first started.

October 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A WALK DOWNTOWN

Sam Guedoir knows Downtown Manteca.

October 10, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Home fire loss at $102,000

A single story residence in the 700 block of Morada Court sustained more than $102,000 in losses last Saturday when fire ravaged the garage and attic over the living area where heavy black smoke was seen coming from the attic vents on all sides of the structure.

October 10, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Disney ticket raffle benefits free tutoring

Give Every Child a Chance (GECAC) One-on-One Mentor/Tutoring Program is raffling off a chance to win two Disneyland 1-Day Park Hopper tickets.

October 10, 2014 | | NEWS


MJC hosts veteran info, resources fair

MODESTO – Modesto Junior College will host a Veteran Information and Resources Fair on Thursday, October 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the East Campus Quad, located at 435 College Avenue in Modesto.

October 10, 2014 | | NEWS


Pediatrician to speak on ‘ADHD: Models, Myths and Medication’

MODESTO –The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will offer a presentation entitled "ADHD: Models, Myths and Medication" by Dr. Lawrence Diller, a pediatrician and expert in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

October 10, 2014 | | NEWS


Avenue D, Two Rivers collision sends one driver to hospital

A collision at the intersection of Two Rivers Road and Avenue D in rural south Manteca on Wednesday sent one of the drivers to the hospital.

October 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Watering reduced to 3 days

Manteca is bracing for what could be a brutal fourth consecutive severe drought year by tightening water use rules and putting punitive fines in place for those who repeatedly violate conservation edicts.

October 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A HOME AT LAST

The biggest obstacle to building the Manteca Community Center and providing a home for the Jimmie Connors Veterans of Foreign Wars Post has been cleared.

October 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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