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Manteca says thanks to veterans

It was a rag-tag fleet of vehicles from a World War II Jeep Willy and 1965 Mustang convertible to a slew of PT Cruisers and even a Bentley that made their way down Yosemite Avenue late Monday morning.

June 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Library Park could get new life as town square

Library Park – once the site of one of Manteca's first baseball diamonds – could be well on its way to being a true downtown square by this time next year.

June 01, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Seniors invited to free luncheon on June 9

Sister Ann Venita of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church is inviting all seniors to the annual celebration of the feast day of the church's patron saint.The sit-down luncheon will be held in the St. Anthony's School gym from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 9. Admission is free; however, all is encouraged to bring friends along. One does not have to be a Catholic to attend. For more information, call 823-7197.

June 01, 2010 | | NEWS


Generations pay respects at Memorial Day ceremonies

Two-year-old Alexandria Marrero was the youngest member of the audience that attended the annual Memorial Day observance at the Ripon Cemetery on Monday.

June 01, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop reflects on 11 who laid down their lives

LATHROP – The combination of Pastor Mike Dillman's Vietnam War testimony and the solemn tolling of the bell during the roll call of Lathrop's fallen veterans made for a stirring and poignant Memorial Day observance on Monday.

June 01, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


World War II veterans lead Manteca’s Memorial Day parade in downtown

A special group of men led Monday's Memorial Day parade – all having served in the military in World War II and now in their 80s and 90s.

June 01, 2010 | | NEWS


Farmers market returns today for summer run at Library Park

Manteca's downtown farmers market returns to Library Park today from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. to start a weekly run through the end of August.

June 01, 2010 | | NEWS


Thousands honor America’s fallen heroes

Phil Waterford asked for a moment of silence.

May 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


35 World War II veterans leading today’s parade

They fought in the Battle of the Bulge, on the beaches at Normandy, on Iwo Jima, in North Africa, and on countless other battlefields.

May 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Farmers market returns to Library Park Tuesday

Manteca's most popular ongoing summer diversion – the downtown farmers market – returns to Library Park Tuesday.

May 31, 2010 | | NEWS


Del Webb residents drag race golf carts

It was a golf cart challenge between some 15 to 20 residents of the Del Webb at Woodbridge community in the northeast section of Manteca Saturday morning – an event where laughing was more important than winning..

May 31, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Honoring sacrifice of 5,800 Americans

It could have been the story of the Navy Seal who gave his life so others could live, or the 5,800 crosses honoring those who paid the ultimate price for freedom.

May 30, 2010 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Gold Star families honored at Prestige

Gold Star Mothers and family members from throughout the Northern San Joaquin Valley gathered Saturday to honor their soldiers and sailors who sacrificed their lives for their country while feeling each others everlasting grief.

May 30, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


2,458 homes in planning process for SW Manteca

The private sector is showing signs of growing confidence in the possibility of the new housing sector rebounding in Manteca during the next two or so years.

May 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca city planners OK housing plan update

The three-year long process to update the City of Manteca's General Plan Housing Element is only a City Council vote away from being finalized.

May 30, 2010 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


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GIVING HOPE TO KIDS

The second day of the Color the Skies over Ripon fundraiser Sunday saw Ripon's young cancer survivor Riley Simmons, 10, treated to her first hot air balloon ride as the "Free Spirit" ascended out of Mistlin Sports Park with her grandfather Kurt Hodges at her side.

September 01, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Manteca council voting Tuesday to formally not accept $6.9M

A decision to forgo $6.9 million in bonus bucks through Dec. 31, 2016 plus reduce the development agreement fees to $5,000 after that is back before the Manteca City Council for ratification on Tuesday.

September 01, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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


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