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Kids participate in bicycle rodeo

It had been years since the last bicycle rodeo was held at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca / Lathrop.

July 23, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Lathrop furloughs saving $525,000

LATHROP – Lathrop City Hall will be closed on Fridays starting Aug. 14 until further notice as the city wrestles with a $3 million plus budget deficit this fiscal year which started on July 1.

July 23, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Chucking 4-lane plan?

There are dozens upon dozens of homes built decades ago along Woodard Avenue west of Main Street when it was still almost a mile drive to reach Manteca.

July 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Railroad crews work to reopen main line to LA

Union Pacific Railroad work crews were busy laying new track sections Tuesday morning at the scene of the main line wreck Monday evening as one Manteca family relived the scare of their lives.

July 22, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Restore the Delta makes chamber pitch

LATHROP – Restore the Delta - a group dedicated to finding an alternative to the Peripheral Canal – made a pitch for support at the third annual Lathrop District Chamber of Commerce luncheon Monday that drew some 80 members to the Mikasa Japanese Restaurant in the Save Mart Shopping Center.

July 22, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Lathrop mayor, & city council cut their pay by 10 percent

LATHROP – Members of the Lathrop City Council have volunteered to give up 10 percent of their stipends in solidarity with the employees who are being hit with the same amount of pay cut as part of the effort to reduce the $2.5 million budget deficit this year.

July 22, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Spend more time in front yard to help fight crime

The Manteca Police Department website is one of the resources available to make for a safer neighborhood.

July 22, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Church steps up to save trees

A volunteer army of 1,000 Christians will help start the transformation of the dreary and barren Moffat Boulevard leg of the Tidewater Bikeway.

July 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Del Webb residents come thru for those in need

When Sharon Bayer answered the call of a friend who was organizing an event for the Second Harvest Food Bank during the Thanksgiving season, she had no idea that she was embarking on a mission that would soon grow to dozens of volunteers that help the non-profit in immeasurable ways.

July 21, 2009 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


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


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75-25 tax split to land Wolf?

Manteca may make its biggest tax sharing deal ever to get the biggest economic return yet for the municipal general fund.

January 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


QUICKER RESPONSE

Manteca firefighters are arriving at emergency calls quicker despite an increase in calls.

January 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SJ County plans center in Manteca

Home sales at River Islands at Lathrop and elsewhere will help start moving a proposed satellite county center toward becoming a reality in Manteca.

January 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Farmers give thanks but pray for more

In the summer, with California in the throes of a record-setting drought, the sign that popped up all over the farming areas in and around Manteca caught a bit of attention with the message: "Pray for Rain."

January 27, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


The Sweet 16 quiz

Manteca had a sweet deal going when Spreckles Sugar opened its factory for what ended up being an 80-year run.

January 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THE MUSIC MAN RETURNS

East Union celebrated the return of its music man, Jose Baron, this past weekend.

January 25, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


Project aims for massive distribution style tenants

There's nothing small about the proposed Lathrop Gateway Business Park.

January 25, 2015 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Search & rescue K9s vital to California

The value of search and rescue dogs throughout the state was demonstrated before Manteca Unified School District's law enforcement and fire service students in the be.tech Academy's "First Responders" program.

January 25, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon pays officer’s cost for funeral trip

An estimated 10,000 mourners paid their final respects to Wenjian Liu.

January 25, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


ACCESS vs. EXCESS

Janice Ward anxiously awaits her day in court with disabled-access advocate and litigious attorney Scott Johnson.

January 24, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


Quadriplegic fights ADA abuse

Every move that Brad Peters makes is thought out.

January 24, 2015 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Drought: Death knell for recreation at Woodward?

The odds for a normal year of snow and rain are rapidly evaporating.

January 24, 2015 | | NEWS


Religion memes still dominating cultures

That meme with the tough-faced toddler holding up his fist to signal an accomplishment?

January 24, 2015 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


More cops & firefighters?

Property and sales tax receipts for the City for Manteca are exceeding budget projections.

January 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Deal may pay off Lathrop bond debt

If it all goes according to plan the City of Lathrop might have just made its last $1.2 million debt service payment for a series of bonds taken out to participate in the South County Water Supply Project.

January 23, 2015 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


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