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MUSD student services director retires

Tuesday's Manteca Unified School District meeting was the last for John McKillip in the role of senior director of student services and special education.

July 30, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Want to buy a school?

The recent budget cuts forced the Manteca Unified School District to close down the Sequoia Annex and Lathrop Annex.

July 29, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


MANTECA NEEDS VIPS

Additional looming budget cuts driven by the wobbling economy and the state swiping a chunk of Manteca's local tax receipts is prompting a revision to the VIPS program before it is even rolled out.

July 29, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City officials urged to ‘bend over backwards’ to help developers

LATHROP – Former mayor Gloryanna Rhodes said Lathrop should roll out the red carpet for prospective businesses the way Manteca is doing.

July 29, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Federal dollars means 4 more Manteca cops for four years

Federal dollars through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will help Manteca hire or retain four police officers for the next three years.

July 29, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Enterprise zone credits topic of chamber lunch

Future Spreckels Park and Manteca Commerce Park firms could benefit from those portions of Manteca being included in one of 42 state-sanctioned enterprise zones throughout California.

July 29, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Signs of the times: Manteca is walking the walk

Here's a shocker.

July 29, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


25,000 Flags Over Manteca?

Come Memorial Day nothing would please the Manteca Chamber of Commerce more than to see their 2,400 flags augmented by 22,600 flags citywide.

July 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ACE train strikes pickup

LATHROP – A Stockton man driving a white Nissan pickup was killed Monday after being struck by an Altamont Commuter Express train.

July 28, 2009 | | NEWS


Manteca may encourage ‘granny flats’

You'll find scores of low to moderate income rentals – and some owner occupied homes - tucked behind existing houses and off alleys in central Manteca.

July 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Developers will pay for any council study sessions

LATHROP – During the real estate boom as recently as the beginning of Y2K, Lathrop City Council study sessions were held practically every other week to facilitate developments that were on the pipelines.

July 28, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Board may award bid on all-weather Sierra High track

The all-weather track at Sierra High could be one step closer to reality.

July 28, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Manteca Artist Guild work on display

The Manteca Artist Guild has been a part of the area's aesthetic landscape for more than three decades.

July 28, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Dave Macedo: The 25-gallon donor man

How many pints are in 25 gallons?

July 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sierra High seniors attend UOP summer band camp

Jennifer Mitzman is keeping up with a family tradition.

July 28, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | 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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