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Firefighters tackle ‘mock’ fire emergency

Manteca firefighters – both regulars and reserves – entered a smoke-filled storage facility Tuesday night in the first of a three-night training session.

July 23, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Jail operating tab will cost $68 per capita

It is going to cost $68 annually for every man, woman, and child to cover the cost of operating the proposed expansion of the San Joaquin County Jail.

July 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


100 MPH PURSUIT

It began with the pursuit of a career auto theft suspect at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour and ended with a Manteca police dog treeing a wanted passenger in the top of a walnut tree.

July 23, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


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


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Helping Manteca’s at risk youth

The best weapon against future crime?

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘Adopt a Room’ helps homeless moms, kids

Cecily Ballungay is in the business of giving people hope.

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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


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