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Top NorCal comic talent appearing at String’s Jan. 20

When Chris Teicheira started putting together comedy shows in Manteca, he was hoping that he could bring high-quality comedians to his hometown so that people wouldn't have to go out of town for a good time.

January 16, 2018 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

Looking for arts? Then drive out of Manteca

Every two years when Manteca City Council elections roll around the arts somehow become a cornerstone issue.

January 15, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Ex-MUSD trustee seeks new trial

The former Manteca Unified School District trustee convicted of election and welfare fraud will find out this month whether she'll get a new trial.

January 13, 2018 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

Neglecting real world for digital one

Is social media ruining America?

January 12, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


The scene inside of the Manteca High School cafeteria Thursday morning wasn't all that unusual – students sitting together with their friends, chatting and enjoying their time before class begins.

January 12, 2018 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

Lathrop woman pleads guilty to stealing $913K

A 49-year-old Lathrop woman accused of embezzling upwards of $1 million from a longtime Manteca business while serving as its controller has pled guilty to the charges.

January 12, 2018 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

Shoplifters now more brazen due to Prop. 47

Proposition 47 was supposed to be a crucial component in relieving the overpopulation of California's jails and prisons and a vehicle for saving millions in costs associated with incarcerating nonviolent, non-serious criminals.

January 11, 2018 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

Criminals using keys to steal store electronics

The fact that the electronics he's accused of stealing from a pair of San Joaquin County Target stores were locked down didn't deter Steven Blevins in the least.

January 11, 2018 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

Decorative street lamps providing finishing touches for Lathrop Road

By the end of the month the traffic signal at Lathrop Road where it intersects with Cambridge Drive and Rev. Maurice Cotton Drive should be operational.

January 10, 2018 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

Lathrop Fire hiring nine firefighters

Lathrop is growing.

January 09, 2018 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

Fees collected on new homes topic of council report

Every new home sold in Lathrop is subject to a series of fees based on the square footage of the dwelling.

January 08, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Lathrop agency fires firefighter charged with pub stabbing

The Lathrop-Manteca firefighter that was arrested last month for allegedly stabbing a Manteca pub patron in an altercation has been terminated from his employment with the agency.

January 05, 2018 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

Manteca Unified aims for parity for high school fields

The disparity between sports fields amongst Manteca Unified's comprehensive high schools could be a thing of the past if the board approves a new document that will adopt districtwide rules on how fields are used and maintained.

January 05, 2018 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

Lathrop Police offer citizens academy over 9-week period

Every summer Lathrop Police Services welcomes elementary school students who want to learn more about law enforcement and public safety to a forum that gives them a behind-the-scenes look at what exactly goes into the job and day-to-day operations within the Sheriff's Department.

January 04, 2018 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

Yes, Manteca, there is a Santa as spirit of Ben Jetton lives on

They say Santa Claus lives only in your imagination.

January 03, 2018 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

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Articles By Author - Jason Campbell

Some MUSD buildings fail to meet state standards

Not every building on a Manteca Unified School District campus has received the necessary certification of the Department of the State Architect.

March 17, 2018 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


The Women of Woodbridge want to make a difference in the lives of students that need the most help.

March 16, 2018 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

MPD does the right thing in jail attack

They are popular refrains amongst those that push for reform within America's policing system.

March 15, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Around Town

Lathrop working to update blue- print for growth

It's been more than 25 years since Lathrop became a city.

March 15, 2018 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


While the final reconfigured lines themselves have yet to be formally adopted, one thing is certain – the boundaries of five Manteca Unified elementary school campuses ...

March 14, 2018 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

Protests won’t cut into class time at MUSD high schools

Today students at high schools across America are expected to walk out of classes to protest school violence and stand in solidarity with the students ...

March 14, 2018 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

Push is on for ACE to BART train

If Veronica Vargas has her way, the proposed Altamont Corridor Express expansion spaces in places like Mountain House, Downtown Tracy, River Islands and North Lathrop ...

March 13, 2018 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

Lathrop residents push for speed humps

Residents on Pine Valley Drive are tired of people speeding down their street.

March 09, 2018 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

Are they the Oakwood Lake waterslides? No & they aren’t trying to be

I essentially grew up at the Oakwood Lake waterslides.

March 09, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

River Islands fire station under construction

The new fire station in River Islands will do more than just serve the master-planned community that it will call home.

March 08, 2018 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

MUSD student killed walking home from Knodt School

A 9-year-old August Knodt Elementary School student that was struck by a motorist Tuesday afternoon while walking home from the Weston Ranch school with a ...

March 08, 2018 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

Lathrop looks to expand its sewer capacity

When it comes to providing the necessary infrastructure to allow development, the most crucial element is often the most overlooked.

March 07, 2018 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

EU sophomore seeks funds for Aussie track meet

As an all-purpose frosh-soph runner for the East Union High School track team, Eric Morales is used to traveling to run races.

March 06, 2018 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

Crying ‘wolf’ dangerous

It wasn't the criticism of their response that prompted the Manteca Police Department to issue a statement Monday denouncing some of the recent Facebook ...

March 06, 2018 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

Arrests, car impounds as law officers break up 100+ car ‘sideshow’

On Saturday night, more than 100 cars managed to shut down multiple intersections in Stockton for various "sideshows" as part of a coordinated, judged event ...

March 06, 2018 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

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