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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


Amazon filling 200 more jobs at Tracy center

Amazon's 1.2 million-square-foot fulfillment center off of Chrissman Road in rural Tracy was a feather in the cap for the South County when the company began distribution operations last fall.

August 27, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


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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


Lathrop Police searching for flasher

LATHROP - The Lathrop Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a man believed to have exposed himself to a young girl Tuesday afternoon.

September 11, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Art, unfortunately, imitates life

Millions of people tuned in to the last season premiere of the epic motorcycle crime drama that is "Sons of Anarchy" Tuesday night.

September 11, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Rules protecting new track

The rules have been set now that the Ripon Community Athletic Foundation has completed a major part of renovations to the Ripon High track and stadium.

September 11, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


$14.8M PURCHASE

It was a Price is Right moment. Others used Vanna White of Wheel of Fortune fame for analogy.

September 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Doctors Hospital opens wound center

Manteca's new Wound Center was the focal point of the Chamber of Commerce weekly coffee Wednesday morning and a dream come true for Kathy McKenzie, a longtime employee of Doctors Hospital of Manteca.

September 11, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


$159M bond helps repair portables & other facilities

Manteca Unified has numerous portable classrooms.

September 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Help clean river in Ripon Sept. 20

Volunteers can do their part to rid the Stanislaus River of trash on Saturday, Sept. 20.

September 11, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Helping those with autism to get off the ground

LATHROP – There's no way that Geoffrey Lum-Perez would ever get on a plane.

September 11, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Two Grammy nominees plan Ripon concert

Two Grammy-nominated and Dove Award winners are performing at Immanuel Christian Reformed Church.

September 11, 2014 | | NEWS


Supervisor Elliott hosting Saturday Senior Breakfast

San Joaquin County Supervisor Bob Elliott and his wife Debbie are hosting the Saturday Senior Breakfast on Sept. 13 at 9 a.m. at the Manteca Senior Center, 250 Cherry Lane.

September 10, 2014 | | NEWS


All MHS alumni invited to reunion

The Manteca High School Class of 1979 is having a 35th class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Chez Shari restaurant in the Manteca Golf Course.

September 09, 2014 | | NEWS


Early almond harvest thanks to drought

The hum of harvest machines in San Joaquin County's almond orchards started two weeks ahead of schedule this year.

September 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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