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Workers take break for Labor Day fun

MODESTO – Marcus Siamez knew that he didn't have to go to work today.

August 31, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Biochar: More crops, less water

Manteca Unified students may soon start growing future jobs.

August 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MAKING THE CALL

The first time that Gary Scharmann officiated a varsity high school football game he made a tackle.

August 30, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Feds critical of proposed twin tunnels

STOCKTON - A pair of giant water diversion tunnels proposed for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta could violate the federal Clean Water Act and increase harm to endangered fish species, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which released its formal comment on the project Thursday.

August 30, 2014 | By SCOTT SMITH Associated Press | NEWS


Illegal fireworks hit fire trucks with near misses to firefighters

A barrage of illegal fireworks set off by a house fire made several hits on a Manteca fire truck and narrowly missed firefighters as they were scrambling to get fire hoses in place at a Thursday evening house fire in the 1200 block of Crestwood Avenue.

August 29, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Yard sale today benefits dance group

December is three months away. But every moment between now and then will count for a group of young students at Manteca's Universal Dance Company.

August 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


FIREWORKS FUEL FIRE

Explosions and shooting fireworks raised additional havoc Thursday as a fire swept through a two-story home in the 1200 block of Crestwood Avenue just two blocks from the Louise Avenue fire station.

August 29, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Joe Freitas helped youth, founded bank

Joe Freitas - part of the World War II generation of leaders who returned home from war to lay the ground work for Manteca's future- passed away Thursday. He was 88.

August 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Lathrop issues specific drought water use rules

LATHROP – California is facing a water emergency.

August 29, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Memories are the order of the day at Isadore’s

It was another day of sad good-byes and warm hugs and loads of memories as Isadore's Restaurant served its last lunch to longtime friends and customers Thursday noon.

August 29, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Turlock’s homeless success story

TURLOCK – Tim Guerino knows that the model works.

August 28, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


60 PARKS & COUNTING

Manteca hit a milestone this year when the city's 60th park was completed.

August 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Galas, bingo games at harvest festival

Bingo is back at St. Anthony's. Not in the form of a weekly fund-raiser for the school as it was for many years. This time, its comeback is a short two-day entertainment venue incorporated into the annual Harvest Festival set for the weekend of Sept. 20-21.

August 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Denham seeks $15M for free tutoring effort

Normally it's Carol Davis that has to visit Congressman Jeff Denham's office to ask for money.

August 28, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Applying pressure to conserve

The South San Joaquin Irrigation District is studying a pressurized water system between Woodward Reservoir and the Van Groningen Road reservoir near Escalon that could save enough water to supply all of the current needs of Manteca and Lathrop.

August 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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MOVING WALL RETURNING

The Moving Wall - an 80 percent replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., - is returning to Manteca a little more than 20 years after its first appearance.

September 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sammy Davis’ lesson in black & white

Editor's note: This is an abbreviated version of a column about the Manteca High Vietnam Moving Wall ceremonies that former Manteca High student and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Sammy Davis appeared at that was published in March of 1993.

September 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Twin tunnels: Is diversion project DOA?

Good luck getting California's diverse special interest groups to agree on anything.

September 28, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Newcomer talked out of running for Ripon council

Educator Shane Smith is on the ballot for the Nov. 4 vote for Ripon City Council election even though he says he has been talked out of running because he is relatively new to the community.

September 28, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon may turn to HERO to save energy

The Home Energy Opportunity (HERO) program is considered as one of the fastest growing energy efficiency financing solution in the country.

September 28, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


TALKING TRASH

You can tell a lot about a city by its garbage.

September 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Food bank aims for $60K via Internet voting

"Fight Hunger, Spark Change" is the theme of the current online voting contest that could give the San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties Food Bank in Manteca a $60,000 prize courtesy of Walmart.

September 27, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Manteca steps up to help 19-year-old bury his mother

Manteca is rallying to help 19-year-old Jose Maltez.

September 27, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


DEEPENING DROUGHT FEARED

It rained 0.51 inches in Manteca on Thursday.

September 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


WET INTERLUDE

With the weather back to a warm 79 degrees today following Thursday's showers that brought 0.51 inches of rain, the almond harvest goes back into full swing with some farmers busy spreading the soaked nuts in windrows on the ground to speed up the drying process.

September 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Is Manteca board member linked to illegal gambling?

STOCKTON – Being linked to school board hopefuls with serious ethical questions might not be the worst thing for Sam Fant.

September 26, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


89% of sophs at Ripon High pass exit exam

Most of the Ripon High sophomores have cleared one major hurdle towards graduation.

September 26, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Turning your garbage into electricity

Your garbage might just be going to power your home.

September 26, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Crafters wanted for outdoor boutique Oct. 18

The Manteca Women of the Moose is looking for crafters for its outdoor craft boutique to be held Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Moose Lodge, 1185 North Main St. in Manteca.

September 26, 2014 | | NEWS


Mantecan’s original art work graces 2014 One Book, One San Joaquin

Award-winning Manteca artist, Jean Ramey, is stating an encore number in Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library's annual reading program, One Book, One San Joaquin.

September 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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