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Families displaced by tear gas after bank robbery in need of donations

Six Manteca residents have been displaced from their homes for at least two weeks – if not longer – due to the aftermath of Friday's Bank of America robbery and subsequent 12-hour standoff in a South Lincoln Avenue duplex.

September 06, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Winds fail to stop the fun at Color the Skies event

RIPON - The organizers of The Color the Skies Over Ripon hot air balloon event that drew thousands of enthusiasts early Saturday morning didn't let a 22 mile per hour wind dampen their spirits.

September 06, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Top cooks donate winnings to food bank

The top two winners in the recent chili cook-off benefit for Second Harvest Food Bank did not bring home their prizes.

September 06, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


4th straight month of 30 plus new housing starts

August was the best month for new housing starts in Manteca in more than two years with construction starting on 37 new homes.

September 06, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Delicato grape juice available Sept. 19 for home winemakers

Delicato will host the 74th Annual Juice Days from Saturday, Sept. 19 through Monday Sept. 28 this year. Delicato has been supplying fresh grape juice to home winemakers since the winery began in 1935. Winery founder Gaspare Indelicato, enjoyed meeting old friends and sharing a glass of wine with them as he crushed their grapes. Gaspare's family continues the tradition of providing grape juice for home winemakers in honor of his memory and as a tribute to their winemaking heritage.

September 06, 2009 | | NEWS


Tickets now on sale for old-fashioned social, turkey BBQ benefitting museum

An old-fashioned tri-tip and turkey barbecue social is in its 17th year benefitting the Manteca Historical Society and Museum.

September 06, 2009 | | NEWS


Lathrop Days offers contest for chili lovers

What's the key to making good chili?

September 06, 2009 | | NEWS


1989: Record crowd attends annual Delicato Grape Stomp

80 years ago

September 06, 2009 | | NEWS


ODDS & ENDS

Sept. 11 prayer at civic center

September 06, 2009 | | NEWS


Does Manteca’s future hold the anti-McMansion?

Imagine – if you will – living in a 90-square-foot residential unit just 13.62 square feet bigger than a Volkswagen Beetle.

September 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


UP, UP & AWAY

The 2009 Color the Skies balloon festival begins today with a pancake breakfast that starts at 5:30 a.m. at Ripon's Mistlin Park on River Road off of Jack Tone Road accessed via Highway 99. The balloons will inflate and launch between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. today and again Sunday. For more information about the festival visit its website at www.colortheskies.com.

September 05, 2009 | | NEWS


Forced layoffs of cops as more cons getting out?

It was ironic that while 45 law enforcement officers from various agencies were tied up near downtown Manteca with two Bank of America bank robbery suspects holed up in a duplex the Manteca City Council was meeting behind closed doors trying to figure a way to avoid laying off 15 Manteca Police officers.

September 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ODDS & ENDS

Teamsters gather at Northgate Park

September 05, 2009 | | NEWS


SSJID throws down gauntlet

South San Joaquin Irrigation District is forging ahead in its bid to replace PG&E as the retail power provider in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon with the goal of reducing rates by 15 percent across the board and enhancing reliability.

September 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Photographers frame Manteca in CVB contest

Trevis Schuh was captivated by the moment.

September 04, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


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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


St. Patrick’s 29th Fatima celebration this weekend

The 29th annual Our Lady of Fatima celebration at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ripon will be held Friday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Aug. 31. The public is invited.

August 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Is community committed to homeless effort?

Next month's community summit on the homeless could end up being much ado about nothing.

August 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SHOWING THEIR AGE

Many older schools in Manteca Unified are showing their age. That is evidenced in the number of repairs and upgrades that they need, as shown in a draft project list that was prepared and presented to the Board of Trustees at the beginning of the year.

August 24, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


300 Boy Scouts work on merit badges

Boy Scout merit badges are about learning skills to help frame a positive life in whatever profession they choose.

August 24, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


6.0 QUAKE SHAKES NAPA

NAPA (AP) - The strongest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years struck before dawn on Sunday, sending scores of people to hospitals, igniting fires, damaging historic buildings and knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses in California's wine country.

August 24, 2014 | | NEWS


Ripon water use down 8.7 percent

Last month, the City of Ripon saved 8.7 percent in total water consumption based a numbers from a year ago.

August 24, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Lathrop’s big tax collector may sue

LATHROP – It didn't matter to Darwinder Dhoot that 77 percent of those that voted in November of 2012 wanted it.

August 24, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Worst earthquake since Loma Prieta shakes Napa Valley

The Napa Valley area is under a state of emergency following a magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck between Napa and American Canyon at 3:20 a.m. today. This was the largest earthquake in the Bay Area since the magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, almost 25 years ago.

August 24, 2014 | Turlock Journal | NEWS


HE KEEPS WATER FLOWING

There are busy seasons.

August 23, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


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