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S.J. County fire chiefs urge citizens to prepare for fire season

With rain falling through the month of May; this year's fire season is primed to be the worst in recent years. Weeds have grown to record heights and are beginning to dry rapidly. The Fire Chiefs of San Joaquin County are urging all citizens to take immediate action on any grasses or weeds that may pose a fire danger.

June 02, 2010 | | NEWS


Catfish derby this Saturday

STOCKTON - San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the Delta Fly Fishers will host a Catfish Derby on Saturday, June 5, at Oak Grove Regional Park.

June 02, 2010 | | NEWS


Mantecan wounded in Afghanistan

The stark reality of the Memorial Day observance on Monday hit home hard when it was announced at the beginning of the program at East Union Cemetery that one of Manteca's own sons serving in Afghanistan had been wounded in the chest.

June 01, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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


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Healthy Hobby

Ferdinand "Ferdie" Delima's face is tightly scrunched, and his biceps bulge like balloons as he mentally counts while each hand firmly holds on to a 30-pound weight.

September 07, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Residents fear Manteca growing too fast?

Growth – specifically the building of homes – is drawing rumblings from more Manteca residents.

September 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Aquifer levels will fall 10 feet

Groundwater in the Manteca, Ripon and Lathrop areas is projected to drop 10 feet this year when the traditional irrigation season ends on Sept. 30.

September 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Complete package: Rallying in support of troops

It was a grassroots community effort Friday afternoon at Doctors Hospital where more than 50 volunteers gathered to pack over 100 gift boxes for American troops serving abroad and donated some $900 toward the shipping costs of nearly $2,000.

September 07, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Garden Club opens art contest to art students in Manteca Unified

Art students in the Manteca Unified School District are invited to take part in a competition that could earn them some cool cash plus an opportunity to launch their artistic careers.

September 07, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


‘Blue canning’ may soon be thing of past

It was quick and it was easy.

September 06, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Jon Shaefer bleeds green to this day

There weren't over 7,000 people at Guss Schmeidt Field when Manteca High hosted Valley Christian on Friday night.

September 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


NO NEW WATER WELLS?

The days of cities like Manteca, Lathrop and Ripon as well as farmers and rural residents drilling new water wells may be numbered.

September 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Kids willing to sleep in boxes sought

Dave Thompson is looking for a few kids who are lucky enough not to worry about where they will sleep at night.

September 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Building loses support posts in accident

Francene Escobar believes a sign posted at the intersection in front of her business on East Yosemite Avenue and Washington Street would solve a lot of traffic-related problems.

September 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Dhaliwal proud of tough decisions

LATHROP – You can run from a lot of things, but you can't run from numbers.

September 05, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Cancer Center welcomes radiation oncologist to staff

Dr. Darwin Yip, M.D., has joined the staff of the Valley Cancer Medical Center in Manteca as its first full-time radiation oncologist at the state-of-the-art facility located in the 1100 block of Norman Drive.

September 05, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


CITY CUTS PARK WATER

Manteca reduced irrigation of municipal parks to allow overall water consumption in August to drop 11 percent over August 2013.

September 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Three Manteca schools left off bond list

Names of three school campuses were left of the text for the $159 million Manteca Unified School District bond on the Nov. 4 ballot.

September 04, 2014 | | NEWS


Locking out homeless

Complaints against the homeless dumping trash out of Toters and littering neighborhood streets in search of recyclables is prompting the City of Manteca to launch a pilot program using locked residential Toters.

September 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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