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God moves Waterford to open heart to wounded war vets

"When God puts something heavy in your heart you get things done," Manteca Ford dealership owner Phil Waterford told a group of his employees as he stood in front of his business giving away a 2010 Ford Fusion and $3,000 in cash.

May 31, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Farmers market returns downtown on Tuesday

The Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau's weekly downtown certified farmers market returns this Tuesday, June 2, at Library Park.

May 31, 2009 | | NEWS


Looking for a job is hard, hiring is not much easier

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in San Joaquin County jumped from 10.2% to 16.4% within the last year. And while finding a job during lean times can seem difficult, if not impossible, the process of hiring is not much easier.

May 30, 2009 | By MONICA CANE Faith columnist | NEWS


DeMolay hosts omelet breakfast this Sunday

Manteca DeMolay is hosting an omelet, biscuits and gravy breakfast on Sunday, May 31, from 8 a.m. until noon at the Masonic Temple, 212 N. Powers Ave. in Manteca.

May 30, 2009 | | NEWS


Caswell State Park: Closing soon?

RIPON – Splashing on the bank of Caswell Memorial State Park was a perfect way for Steve Barrera and his two children to beat the heat on Thursday afternoon.

May 29, 2009 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


40 years later, family reunites in Manteca

It was a truly electric and exciting moment in time.

May 29, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


It’s going to take $196,053 to turn green into compost

Manteca's green waste will soon go to Lathrop.

May 29, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Firefighters come to rescue of Jr. Ambassadors

Not even a lack of firefighters slowed down a fill-the-boot charity event organized to help youth in the community.

May 29, 2009 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


BBQ today benefits Fun Unity Night effort

The Rev. Quincy McClain and the Southside Christian Church are again offering a summer event to reach out to help change the lives of hundreds of youth who live in what is one of Manteca's most notorious at-risk neighborhoods for gang influences – Southside.

May 29, 2009 | | NEWS


SSJID marks 100 years of service

It was a good reason to party.

May 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Waterford opens heart to Vietnam vet

When Phil Waterford got home from the Memorial Day drama events that he emceed on Saturday, he couldn't sleep.

May 28, 2009 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Apartment fire causes $483,000 in damages

Manteca Police officer Stephen Dowswell on routine patrol Wednesday afternoon spotted heavy smoke coming from an apartment complex in the 400 block of Acacia Avenue – made a radio call for fire department response -and rousted its residents.

May 28, 2009 | | NEWS


Manteca adds Saturday & private lessons

It's time to get into the swim of things again.

May 28, 2009 | | NEWS


DeMolay hosts omelet breakfast this Sunday

Manteca DeMolay is hosting an omelet, biscuits and gravy breakfast on Sunday, May 31, from 8 a.m. until noon at the Masonic Temple, 212 N. Powers Ave. in Manteca.

May 28, 2009 | | NEWS


Hall of Fame inductees run from visionaries to coaches

Mike Morenzone – the marathon man of Manteca coaching – has amassed a career win-loss record of 538-172, 17 league championships and two Sac-Joaquin Section crowns.

May 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | 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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