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Skateboard contest in Lathrop Nov. 7

LATHROP – Local skateboarders aren't going to have to venture very far to enjoy a little competition.

October 28, 2009 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Wind gusts up to 40 mph slam South County

Traffic along the western portion of the Highway 120 Bypass looked surreal all day Tuesday as strong gusty winds kicked up tons of dust from nearby arid fields, enshrouding vehicles that looked like ghostly moving figures.

October 28, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Collins finds pumpkin in Bulletin contest at Yosemite & Main

Curt Collins has a confession to make to his wife.

October 28, 2009 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Senior center hosts veterans appreciation

Members of the Manteca Senior Center Advisory committee are set to pay tribute to veterans from the community at a special gathering of former service men and women at the Manteca Senior Center Thursday at 4 p.m.

October 28, 2009 | | NEWS


ODD & ENDS

Relay for Life meeting Nov. 5

October 28, 2009 | | NEWS


Boys & Girls facing more cut backs

The weak economy is both a blessing and a curse for the Boys & Girls Club of Manteca/Lathrop.

October 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Good time to fall in love with foothills

SONORA – New England does not have the monopoly when it comes to dramatic and colorful fall foliage at this time of the year.

October 27, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


CHP handing out info packets to truckers using Spreckels Park

The California Highway Patrol commercial officers say they are not handing out tickets to truckers off route with illegally long trailers – only giving drivers prepared educational packets to get the word out.

October 27, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Caltrans 120/Yosemite configuration isn’t OK for larger trucks

Manteca is waiting on word from Caltrans that the new interchange the state designed for Yosemite Avenue and Highway 99 some 20 years after federal laws for truck trailers changed so they can proceed with improvements necessary to avoid truckers accessing Spreckels Park from getting tickets.

October 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ex-fire chief apologizes for Snyder remarks

LATHROP – Former Lathrop-Manteca Fire Chief Jerry Sims has publicly apologized for comments he made about former Manteca city councilman Jack Snyder during a recent Lathrop City Council meeting.

October 27, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


ROP class staging Safe Halloween at Sequoia

The Health Occupation classes at Lindbergh School will be conducting a Safe Halloween at Sequoia School on Saturday, Oct. 31.

October 27, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Sierra celebrating homecoming this week with tribute to music genres

Sierra High Goes on Tour.

October 27, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


ODDS & ENDS

One of Manteca's longest running Safe Halloween carnivals will take Saturday, October 31, from 5 to 8 p.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in the gym.

October 27, 2009 | | NEWS


REBELS WIN HALLOWEEN TITLE

October 27, 2009 | Photo contributed | NEWS


LATHROP SCHOOL CARNIVAL

The Lathrop Elementary School was packed with a steady flow of families on Oct. 17 as the school decided to bring back the carnivals of the past at Lathrop, originally started by the Mother's Club back in the late 1950s. Families got to choose between games such as "Goldfish, Sack Races, Lotteria, Sweet Treat Walk, Creamed, and many more. There were, at least 20 games were available to everyone. In addition to the games, there was a silent auction and a raffle. These were to raise money for classroom supplies and other school needs. The Lathrop-Manteca Fire Department came ...

October 27, 2009 | Photos Contributed | 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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