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Ceremonies in Manteca, Ripon & Lathrop

Manteca residents for the past 137 years have made it a point every Memorial Day to venture to East Union Cemetery to pay their respect to those who served America.

May 30, 2010 | | NEWS


1912 car part of Monday’s Memorial Day parade

Two entries in Manteca's first ever Memorial Day parade on Monday will be hard to miss – a Christmas-tree green 1912 vehicle and a fire-truck red 1913 four wheeler. Both were made by International Harvester Company. And both have been meticulously restored by octogenarian Everett Rankins.

May 30, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Honoring America’s fallen heroes on hallowed ground

One sure way to get in touch with a soldier's sacrifice is to visit a cemetery.

May 30, 2010 | By FR. DEAN McFALLS St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church | NEWS


Petco donates $10K for canine vests

FRENCH CAMP – Bill Houchins, Petco's regional manager presented the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office with a $10,000 grant award.

May 30, 2010 | | NEWS


Memorial Weekend Events

Today's events

May 30, 2010 | | NEWS


Honoring America’s fallen heroes on hallowed ground

90 years ago

May 30, 2010 | | NEWS


5,800 crosses honor the fallen

The group of young FFA students from Riverbank was at Woodward Park just after sunrise on Friday. Past the noon hour, they were still there with their mallets making sure the 5,800 white crosses that represent the 5,800 Americans who have died so far in the Global War on Terror are firmly planted in the grassy ground.

May 29, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Surveillance cameras may go at bus stops

An armed robber hits a downtown bank.

May 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


More studies for CenterPoint project

Environmental studies for a project that has the potential to add distribution center space in Manteca equivalent to eight buildings the size of the Ford Motor Company's small parts distribution center in Spreckels Park will cost an additional $38,720.

May 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca’s 3-day Memorial Weekend salute starts today

Manteca's three-day salute to veterans and those who have served America and either died in battle or have since passed away starts today at 5:30 p.m. at Woodward Park.

May 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Beautiful future for ugly duckling

Manteca's new Lathrop Road interchange isn't going to be your run-of-the-mill bridge over Highway 99.

May 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Gold Star Family dinner on Saturday

You won't have to remind Chuck and Teri Palmer, Mike and Angela Anderson, Kevin and Leianne Graves, or Sally Monsoor this Memorial Day Weekend about the high cost of freedom.

May 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


We Set Fire on red hot streak

A group of local Christian musicians will get the chance they've been waiting for this weekend.

May 27, 2010 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


PG&E can expand without public vote if Prop. 16 passes

Voters won't be able to say "yea" or "nay" to any PG&E proposal to extend electric service into new territory or expanding its system to serve additional customers should the measure the for-profit utility authored on the June 8 ballot - Proposition 16 - pass.

May 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cooler & wetter May cuts irrigation water use

Temperatures running as much as 50 degrees cooler than a year ago coupled with a wet May has reduced South San Joaquin Irrigation District water use by 30 percent so far this month.

May 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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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


Ripon, Manteca KofC help buy ultrasound

The Manteca Pregnancy Help Center is marking three high-water marks this year.

August 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Bonus bucks blowback

Bonus bucks - or more precisely a decision to let developers off the hook for as much as $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building homes - has emerged as the first major issue of the Nov. 4 municipal election.

August 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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