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County schools honoring Wentworth with building

STOCKTON – The San Joaquin County Office of Education will dedicate the Education Service Center today in honor of Manteca resident and recently retired Superintendent of Schools Fredrick "Rick" Wentworth.

August 18, 2010 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Hot August Nights features hot rods, fresh produce

Ray Simons looked over his blue 1927 Ford sedan with a smile as a couple passing by asked him about the car.

August 18, 2010 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


County checking out LSSI

A private firm is proposing to reduce costs at least 21 percent and extend branch hours by as much as 47 percent if they are awarded a contract to take over the San Joaquin County-operated libraries.

August 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


35 kids start school careers with ‘awesome’ Brock Elliott instructor

It was my first day of kindergarten Monday at Brock Elliott Elementary School along with 35 wide-eyed students in Mrs. Adrian Andrews' classroom.

August 17, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


River Islands creating rare river view home sites

LATHROP - The only way historically to have a home in the Central Valley with a sweeping view of either the San Joaquin River or Sacramento River is to have a home elevated and hugging a levee.

August 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Gebhardt not seeking 2nd MUSD board term

Three of the four incumbents are seeking re-election in the Manteca Unified school board race.

August 17, 2010 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Naming gym for Brooks prompts debate

LATHROP – J. "Chaka" Santos, a Lathrop businessman and entrepreneur and, lately, a candidate for mayor in the Nov. 2 elections, told the City Council Monday night that he'd rather have the Community Center gym named after any of the long-time residents rather than basketball great and 2010 NBA Coach of the Year Scott Brooks.

August 17, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop High starts first senior class school year

LATHROP – It was about two years ago that Lathrop High first opened its doors to a student body consisting of 456 freshmen and sophomores.

August 17, 2010 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Bad city utility debt jumps

Bad debt from Manteca's municipal utility accounts has tripled in the past two years to $261,594.

August 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


I KNOW JACK CAMPAIGN

Seven -year-old Jack Bellew has already made his mark on the world with some 100 people showing up Saturday night at Isadore's Restaurant to help raise funds to send his snack packs to troops serving overseas.

August 16, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Manteca’s first City Hall broke ground in 1923

The two-story brick building complete with Spanish-style roof tile at the point of the triangle-shaped block across from Library Park where Manteca and Sycamore avenues connect at one time was the pride of Manteca.

August 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


2010 Manteca Idol kicks off Wednesday

Those hoping to take home the crown of either Manteca Idol of Manteca Junior Idol only have two days to make sure that they're ready.

August 16, 2010 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


MHS Dawson Center reflects student design work

Manteca High students will welcome a new look to the Dawson Center.

August 16, 2010 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Maze adds spinning pumpkin ride

LATHROP - Get ready to go for a spin this October in a pumpkin.

August 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


3-alarm chili from firefighters top contest

Add a little of this, and a dash of that, and pretty soon you have something that will help feed hungry families in more ways than one.

August 15, 2010 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


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Emergency response times drop

Average response time to Manteca medical emergencies and fire calls were 27 seconds quicker in 2014.

May 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BIG PROMOTION

It wasn't the balloons or the leis or the flowers that exemplified why Shasta Elementary students were packed into a sweltering Manteca High School gymnasium Tuesday night.

May 27, 2015 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Cowell promotes 41 to high school

Solman Aniss was one of four honor roll students at Joshua Cowell Elementary School eighth grade students who carried a 4.0 GPA for the entire year and, among others, spoke eloquently about changing the world for the better at Tuesday afternoon's promotion ceremonies.

May 27, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Two die in water mishaps

An 8-year-old Tracy boy died in a boating accident in the San Joaquin River on Monday in Lathrop.

May 27, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Quality of life crimes being targeted by DA

Prosecution of quality of life crimes ranging from graffiti to residential burglaries are being targeted now that funding is being restored to the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office.

May 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Lathrop School eighth graders implored to make good choices

Eighth graders being promoted at Lathrop Elementary School were told Tuesday morning to "Make good choices and have the persistence with character to persevere in what has to be done," as they were being promoted to high school life.

May 27, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


From ‘Scooby Doo’ to heading to high school as freshmen

Ericka Anaya, Arianna DeBarros, Gavriela Garcia and Sylvia Rocha reflected on the past nine years at Sequoia Elementary School.

May 27, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Neil Hafley eighth graders earn high school entrance

It's beginning to look a lot like summer.

May 27, 2015 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Exactly what mission was accomplished?

I have postponed writing this column for about a week because there are those who will skew its intent as unpatriotic and ungrateful. Trust me, it is neither.

May 26, 2015 | Dave Campbell | NEWS


Sewer going solar to save $$$

The second largest single solar installation operated by a South County government agency could start reducing wastewater treatment power costs for Manteca ratepayers by 2016.

May 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THE FALLEN

The ruffling of an America flag was the only other audible sound Monday as Bill Jones firmly and deliberately read the names of the fallen.

May 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


$7M outpatient surgical center

Doctors Hospital of Manteca broke ground Friday for a state-of-the-art outpatient surgical center that promises to "change the face of care" for the Manteca-Ripon-Lathrop community.

May 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


My most heartfelt thank you

On Thursday Charleen Carroll, the sister of Brock Elliott, stood just feet away from where her brother's name was etched into a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall – Panel 20E, Line 114 – and read a letter that he wrote to her father just before his death.

May 25, 2015 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


THEY WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN

"I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic . . . and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office that I am about to enter, so help me God."

May 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ripon officers assaulted outside market

A Saturday night DUI check point in Ripon was unusually busy for officers according to Police Sgt. Steve Meece – mostly with drivers with suspended licenses or others who were driving without a license in their possession.

May 25, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


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