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Council may amend rules on temporary signs

LATHROP - It's yet another sign of these tough economic times.

January 06, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Bingo helps pay upkeep for cemetery

Avid bingo players will have an opportunity to enjoy their favorite hobby and help the struggling East Union Cemetery of Manteca at the same time.

January 06, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Hockey on a roll in Ripon

RIPON - Roller hockey is drawing players and fans from up and down the Northern San Joaquin Valley to Ripon.

January 06, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Home building at 14-year low

Developers ended 2008 starting 223 homes and selling about as many thanks to carry-over housing starts from 2007.

January 06, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


What? Me shop early for gifts?

I'm a last-minute Christmas shopper.

January 05, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Community comes through for today’s free dinner

It turns out that the even in tough times the community doesn't want to see children go without on Christmas.

January 05, 2009 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Anderson Truss employees play Santa Claus

LATHROP – The employees of Anderson Truss in Lathrop don't like the concept of kids going without during the holidays.

January 05, 2009 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Church choir brings good cheer to Mantecans

The night was cold. But the Christmas carolers, which included bundled-up young ones being carried in the arms of their parents, were oblivious to the nippy weather.

January 05, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Bass Pro, Costco helping soften city budget cuts

The couple from San Jose standing in the Bass Pro Shop check out line Sunday with $625 of camping and fishing gear were also getting ready to contribute $2.81 to help run Manteca's general fund services and another $3.15 to help pay for additional Manteca police officers and firefighters.

January 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Firefighters reaching new heights

Manteca has come a long way since purchasing its first motorized fire truck - a new 1920 Ford combination pump and chemical engine - that cost $4,000 and came equipped with ladders to reach the second floor.

January 05, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


FESM kicks off crab feed season this Saturday

The Festa do Espirito Santo Manteca (FESM) is starting off a string of back-to-back crab feeds.

January 05, 2009 | | NEWS


Ripon Library may get $20,000 from city

RIPON - The operating budget for the Ripon Memorial Library might soon get a large boost.

January 05, 2009 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Pickle Ball, other Senior Games coming to Manteca

Manteca is about to become the Northern California Pickle Ball Mecca for the Over 50 set.

January 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


400,000 square feet of retail planned

The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley will be half built by mid-year.

January 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New Hope backs Chief’s Initiative

New Hope Church has embraced the Chief's Initiative - an effort targeting at risk youths with prevention programs - in a big way.

January 05, 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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