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30 volunteers help keep Manteca SAFE

With more than three decades of fire experience under his belt, Bob Scharmann knows a thing or two about what it means to be a firefighter.

July 22, 2010 | Jagada Chambers | NEWS


Aquatic center & water park?

An aquatic center – complete with Olympic-sized swimming pool for competition coupled with a water park – is considered by a consultant as the best way for Manteca to develop a part of the 111 acres the city owns that fronts the Highway 120 Bypass immediately west of Big League Dreams and Costco.

July 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


LM Fire may close 3 of 4 stations

LATHROP – The Lathrop-Manteca Fire District may close one or two of its remaining three fire stations that are still open, lay off 10 firefighters, and demote some of its personnel as it struggles to grapple with a budget deficit of $336,244.78 right at the start of the 2010-11 fiscal year on Sept. 1.

July 21, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Bull serving as consultant for six months for just dental & health plan

RIPON - Ripon's retiring police chief Richard Bull is being contracted by the City Council to serve as a consultant to the interim chief of police for the next six months.

July 21, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


She’s taught over 5,000 kids to swim including Olympian

Sigrid Laird has been a household name for over 40 years, having taught some 5,000 children how to swim, ranging in age from toddlers to high school seniors.

July 21, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Property values drop 1.5%

New home construction valued at $110 million in 2009 is effectively cushioning the City of Manteca from suffering substantial property tax revenue drops for the fiscal year that started July 1.

July 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Library Park expansion on track for October

The final obstacle that was holding up the Library Park expansion - getting agreement between Verizon, Comcast, and PG&E for the location of various utility lines - has been resolved.

July 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Golf tourney supports Manteca K-9

The Manteca Police Canine Unit is in need of funding – a scheduled golf tournament on August 14 is hoped to make a difference.

July 20, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Old Mars store now eBay trading outlet

An on-line and in-store consignment seller has taken over the old Mars Department Store in downtown Manteca after being shuttered for a number of years.

July 20, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


3 months of free electricity

You could go three months out of the year without paying PG&E a cent for electricity.

July 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Teens feel comfortable & safe at Boys & Girls

Keeping teens busy is the key to preventing them from getting into trouble or setting out on the wrong path.

July 19, 2010 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Behling vows to focus on ‘inner workings’ of city government

Solid waste route drivers would become the first line of defense against blight if Manteca City Council hopeful Richard Behling has his way.

July 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Free vials of LIFE at farmer’s market

Free vials of "LIFE" will be distributed Tuesday during the downtown Manteca Farmers Market from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Library Park.

July 19, 2010 | | NEWS


Writing project volunteer grows with program

About three years ago, Jerry Schossow made the mistake of volunteering his service to learn the production side of the Great Valley Writing Project.

July 19, 2010 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


First Manteca Idol winner returning to judge contest

Manteca Idol's first winner dropped by the Boys and Girls Club Saturday to take a quick stroll down memory lane and chat with some of the organizers during the second of three auditions on Saturdays that are being held prior to the start of the annual competition at the end of summer.

July 19, 2010 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


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Samuel named Most Valuable of DAC Stockton chapter

Dr. Christine Hollister, Regent of the Stockton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Colonists, recently honored member Iris Samuel with the State organization's ...

July 22, 2016 | | NEWS


Stouffer Field step closer to new bleachers

The ground studies necessary to pave the way for new bleachers at the Ripon High stadium could soon be starting up.

July 22, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


1900s: Manteca starts as wide spot on road

The 20th century dawned in Manteca without a domestic water system, a public sewer, or even electricity.

July 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Police Explorer cadets earn $3k-plus

It was a fundraiser experience this week for Ripon High senior Kaela Gill, who doubles as a sergeant for the student Police Explorer Program, when ...

July 22, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Man dressed as woman robs BBVA Bank

It was not the first time an armed robber demanded cash and ran out the back door of the BBVA Bank at 200 North Main ...

July 22, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Expressing gratitude via toy drive

When the emergency room bill came for Joe Molina Jr. after he ended up in the hospital shortly after graduating from high school, he didn ...

July 22, 2016 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Ripon resident Delaney Hall selected for Girls State program

Delaney Hall recently took part in the 74th session of California Girls State held at Claremont McKenna College.

July 22, 2016 | | NEWS


Proper sendoff

Perhaps if he had it his way, Kirk Waters' retirement as Manteca Fire Chief would have been a modest affair.

July 22, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Matt Long tells Rotarians how to care for trees

The art of landscaping and the care of trees in and around Ripon was the focus of Rotary Club's guest speaker arborist Matt Long ...

July 22, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


WR residents seek to limit MUSD’s use of tax money

STOCKTON - Homeowners in Weston Ranch are "cautiously optimistic" after the Manteca Unified Board of Education voted on Tuesday to pay the upcoming debt service on ...

July 22, 2016 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Funeral for slain MHS grad set for Saturday

It has been weeks since a Manteca family found out that their daughter had been murdered in a grisly domestic violence episode in Arizona.

July 22, 2016 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


War brings major change to Manteca

Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history.

July 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Mistlin Park’s water feature on for the summer

David Eddy enjoys the jets of water streaming from the interactive water feature at the Mistlin Sports Park.

July 21, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Lathrop Jr Police Academy students build model for chief

The excitement of the Lathrop Junior Police Academy wasn't enough for Ashley and Shaley Nenz - twin sisters and both students at Mossdale Elementary School ...

July 21, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Mello-Roos lowered for Weston Ranch

Sam Fant held his ground Tuesday on behalf of his Weston Ranch community.

July 21, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


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