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Church steps up to save trees

A volunteer army of 1,000 Christians will help start the transformation of the dreary and barren Moffat Boulevard leg of the Tidewater Bikeway.

July 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Del Webb residents come thru for those in need

When Sharon Bayer answered the call of a friend who was organizing an event for the Second Harvest Food Bank during the Thanksgiving season, she had no idea that she was embarking on a mission that would soon grow to dozens of volunteers that help the non-profit in immeasurable ways.

July 21, 2009 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Ripon still mulling farmers market

RIPON - Mayor Chuck Winn is hoping that farm fresh produce is something people will be able to get right in the heart of Downtown Ripon.

July 21, 2009 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


UP train derailment shuts down Austin Road

Veteran Ripon teacher's aide Ardette Fassler was sitting in her rural farmhouse living room watching "The Wheel of Fortune" at 7:20 p.m. when she heard a deafening rumble outside her Austin Road home.

July 21, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Challenging times prompt retooling of Neighborhood Watch group

Reduction in city services, a shrinking police force due to positions left unfilled, plus the early release of 1,000 convicted felons back to San Joaquin County is prompting Manteca to overhaul and re-energize the Neighborhood Watch program.

July 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca takes $500M hit

Manteca's assessed property values have plummeted $500.3 million or 14.7 percent.

July 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca pursuing cameras for park safety

There was a time when parents were reluctant to allow their kids to go to the Manteca skate park.

July 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca nurse makes a difference

As a little girl born and raised in the Philippines, Ruth (Hosain) Van Staaveren enjoyed helping her "Lola" (grandmother) with household chores, running errands and whatever else she needed. Recognizing her granddaughter's obliging nature, she suggested that Ruth become a nurse when she grew up since she was good at taking care of people.

July 20, 2009 | By MONICA CANE Correspondent | NEWS


Deferring fees goal: Luring more jobs & affordable housing units

Civic leaders are being asked Tuesday to put in place a citywide development fee deferral program in a bid to retain and attract employers to Manteca.

July 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


40 years ago neighbors gathered to see man walk on the moon

Forty years ago this evening dozens of people gathered around a 12-inch TV screen in Manteca's Powers Tract neighborhood sandwiched between the former Spreckels Sugar plant and Manteca High to see history in the making.

July 20, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Obama bucks helping close gap

The southeast quadrant of the Highway 120 Bypass/Main Street interchange is being opened up for development thanks to a $900,000 infusion of federal funds.

July 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


10-hour trip from smelly to fresh

Anglers know where the best water is to catch fish.

July 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca sees third straight drop in monthly unemployment

Manteca's unemployment rate improved for the third straight month in June.

July 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


She’s serving with US Army JAG Corps in Iraq

LATHROP – Lathrop City Council member Robert K. Oliver has even more reason to keep track of news from Iraq these days.

July 19, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Polynesian dancers at farmers market

The Nnapa Nui Polynesian dancers are performing Tuesday at the Manteca Farmers market at Library Park this Tuesday.

July 19, 2009 | | 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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