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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


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


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Tracy: Downtown is alive, thanks to redevelopment investment

The heart of downtown Tracy harkens to a lot of nostalgia. One of those nostalgic elements that draws people to this central part of town is the historic Lincoln Highway.

October 04, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Merced: People + ideas + support = success

MERCED – The lobby at Coffee Bandits froths with conversation of all flavors, and it's not uncommon to find those on divergent paths sharing creamers.

October 04, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Turlock: Great Recession helped downtown

TURLOCK – Downtown businesses in Turlock are flourishing.

October 04, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Lodi: Recharging city’s economic core

Downtown Lodi has become a place of destination.

October 04, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Thousands enjoy a special Pumpkin Fair

They came by the thousands – as far south as Merced, west to Orinda, Plymouth to the east, and Sonora and Jackson in the foothills. These are the students – 2,250 of them – who converged at the Dell'Osso Family Farm at River Islands in Lathrop for the 2014 Manteca Pumpkin Fair Special Access Day.

October 04, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


His train of thought: Safety

Israel Maldonado doesn't want a repeat of the 1976 tragedy outside of Manteca where a van carrying 10 Tracy High students was struck by a train, burst into flames, and killed most of the teens instantly.

October 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SAVAGE DUO

Before there was Savage Elite Fitness there was personal sacrifice and a desperate, soul-searching struggle.

October 03, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Community rallies around 19-year-old

Nineteen-year-old Jose Maltez shed a few tears when he saw his mother in her casket at the PL Fry Funeral Home on Thursday.

October 03, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


All that sparkles is at Pumpkin Fair

Amanda Inda started making her one-of-a-kind jewelry as a hobby.

October 03, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Creators of Scattered Comics plan signing event on Saturday

For the first time since opening Fantastic Collectibles, Richard Simas Sr. and Richard Simas Jr. will be hosting an in-store signing.

October 03, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


St. Paul’s Methodist Church’s flea market, car show Saturday

St. Paul's United Methodist Church Flea Market and Car Show is set for Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the corner of Powers Avenue and North Street.

October 03, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


PIECING IT TOGETHER

It's 5:30 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon and traffic hums along the nearby 120 Bypass at a steady pace.

October 02, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Ground needs 2” of rain before runoff occurs

It will take at least 2 inches of rain in much of California before any sizeable run-off makes its way into reservoirs that are at record lows.

October 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Lathrop dog park may get restrooms

Dogs might have the luxury of just using the lawn and having an astute handler willing to pick up after them.

October 02, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Jeremy Lum: A life in academia, athletics

Much has been written about Jeremy Lum and his tragic, untimely demise.

October 02, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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