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Ripon still mulling farmers market

RIPON - Mayor Chuck Winn is hoping that farm fresh produce is something people will be able to get right in the heart of Downtown Ripon.

July 21, 2009 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


UP train derailment shuts down Austin Road

Veteran Ripon teacher's aide Ardette Fassler was sitting in her rural farmhouse living room watching "The Wheel of Fortune" at 7:20 p.m. when she heard a deafening rumble outside her Austin Road home.

July 21, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Challenging times prompt retooling of Neighborhood Watch group

Reduction in city services, a shrinking police force due to positions left unfilled, plus the early release of 1,000 convicted felons back to San Joaquin County is prompting Manteca to overhaul and re-energize the Neighborhood Watch program.

July 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca takes $500M hit

Manteca's assessed property values have plummeted $500.3 million or 14.7 percent.

July 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca pursuing cameras for park safety

There was a time when parents were reluctant to allow their kids to go to the Manteca skate park.

July 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca nurse makes a difference

As a little girl born and raised in the Philippines, Ruth (Hosain) Van Staaveren enjoyed helping her "Lola" (grandmother) with household chores, running errands and whatever else she needed. Recognizing her granddaughter's obliging nature, she suggested that Ruth become a nurse when she grew up since she was good at taking care of people.

July 20, 2009 | By MONICA CANE Correspondent | NEWS


Deferring fees goal: Luring more jobs & affordable housing units

Civic leaders are being asked Tuesday to put in place a citywide development fee deferral program in a bid to retain and attract employers to Manteca.

July 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


40 years ago neighbors gathered to see man walk on the moon

Forty years ago this evening dozens of people gathered around a 12-inch TV screen in Manteca's Powers Tract neighborhood sandwiched between the former Spreckels Sugar plant and Manteca High to see history in the making.

July 20, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Obama bucks helping close gap

The southeast quadrant of the Highway 120 Bypass/Main Street interchange is being opened up for development thanks to a $900,000 infusion of federal funds.

July 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


10-hour trip from smelly to fresh

Anglers know where the best water is to catch fish.

July 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca sees third straight drop in monthly unemployment

Manteca's unemployment rate improved for the third straight month in June.

July 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


She’s serving with US Army JAG Corps in Iraq

LATHROP – Lathrop City Council member Robert K. Oliver has even more reason to keep track of news from Iraq these days.

July 19, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Polynesian dancers at farmers market

The Nnapa Nui Polynesian dancers are performing Tuesday at the Manteca Farmers market at Library Park this Tuesday.

July 19, 2009 | | NEWS




Manteca housing prices slip, sliding away to 1997 levels

Prices in Manteca's resale housing market have slipped back almost to 1997 levels.

July 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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They dump on farmers

Dave Roorda was not a happy camper when he stopped by early Friday morning at his almond orchard on the corner of Woodward Avenue and North Union Road. He had just knocked down the nuts from the trees a few days ago, and the drying almonds are waiting to be windrowed.

September 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


SSJID again says it will keep discount for poor folks

South San Joaquin Irrigation District has reaffirmed its commitment in legal documents to pay all state-required fees to local governments, retain rate breaks for qualifying low- households, and underwrite programs that promote agency efficient and energy conservation.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


11-year-old shot in head dies; murder charges pending

His uncle said that he had the heart of a lion.

September 16, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Live auction back for St. Anthony’s Harvest Festival set for this weekend

St. Anthony's Harvest Festival live auction will return again this year.

September 16, 2014 | | NEWS


120 Bypass crash victim named

Lau'ray Thomas was the 16-year-old teen who was killed in the Highway 120 Bypass crash and fire that consumed her grandmother's car when it was hit from behind at about 3 p.m. Saturday in the slowed eastbound lanes midway between Main Street and Highway 99.

September 16, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


FIERY DEATH ON BYPASS

A front seat teen passenger in her grandmother's late model Mercury Sable died in a horrific car fire on the Highway 120 Bypass near Highway 99 shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday.

September 15, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Streets that offer Hope

Ron Laffranchi and Renee Silva said their parents would be proud to know that two streets in their beloved Manteca will bear their first names while at the same time helping homeless families.

September 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Future of old skate park before council

LATHROP – It's the Disneyland of skateboard parks.

September 14, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Pumpkin Run set for Oct. 4

The Faustina Rosas Memorial Pumpkin Run benefitting the Manteca Unified Student Trust takes place Saturday, Oct. 4, in downtown Manteca in conjunction with the Sunrise Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair.

September 14, 2014 | | NEWS


Water waste war

With California facing the possibility of a fourth severe drought year and water use in general becoming an increasing concern as the state grows and court mandates for environmental uses further restrict supplies, the Manteca City Council on Tuesday will explore additional measures to further reduce municipal water consumption.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BREAKING NEWS

Northern Nevada received a major economic boost earlier this month with the announcement of Tesla Motors locating its huge battery 'gigafactory' in Reno.

September 13, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Working on chain gang after 47 years

Bennie Gatto is the Carl Ripken of chain gang crews.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Limiting commercial tobacco use

Tobacco-related businesses ranging from cigarette stores that legally allow the use of their product on premises and cigar bars to a proposed hookah lounge won't be allowed within 100 feet of a school in Manteca under a new municipal law that could go into effect with 50 days.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BLUE MASS

A first responders' blue mass was celebrated Thursday morning at St. Anthony's Catholic Church honoring those who put their lives on the line every day for the communities they serve.

September 12, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Place of Refuge thanks city staff & 1st responders

They came in waves.

September 12, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


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