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LM Fire may close 3 of 4 stations

LATHROP – The Lathrop-Manteca Fire District may close one or two of its remaining three fire stations that are still open, lay off 10 firefighters, and demote some of its personnel as it struggles to grapple with a budget deficit of $336,244.78 right at the start of the 2010-11 fiscal year on Sept. 1.

July 21, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Bull serving as consultant for six months for just dental & health plan

RIPON - Ripon's retiring police chief Richard Bull is being contracted by the City Council to serve as a consultant to the interim chief of police for the next six months.

July 21, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


She’s taught over 5,000 kids to swim including Olympian

Sigrid Laird has been a household name for over 40 years, having taught some 5,000 children how to swim, ranging in age from toddlers to high school seniors.

July 21, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Property values drop 1.5%

New home construction valued at $110 million in 2009 is effectively cushioning the City of Manteca from suffering substantial property tax revenue drops for the fiscal year that started July 1.

July 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Library Park expansion on track for October

The final obstacle that was holding up the Library Park expansion - getting agreement between Verizon, Comcast, and PG&E for the location of various utility lines - has been resolved.

July 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Golf tourney supports Manteca K-9

The Manteca Police Canine Unit is in need of funding – a scheduled golf tournament on August 14 is hoped to make a difference.

July 20, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Old Mars store now eBay trading outlet

An on-line and in-store consignment seller has taken over the old Mars Department Store in downtown Manteca after being shuttered for a number of years.

July 20, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


3 months of free electricity

You could go three months out of the year without paying PG&E a cent for electricity.

July 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Teens feel comfortable & safe at Boys & Girls

Keeping teens busy is the key to preventing them from getting into trouble or setting out on the wrong path.

July 19, 2010 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Behling vows to focus on ‘inner workings’ of city government

Solid waste route drivers would become the first line of defense against blight if Manteca City Council hopeful Richard Behling has his way.

July 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Free vials of LIFE at farmer’s market

Free vials of "LIFE" will be distributed Tuesday during the downtown Manteca Farmers Market from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Library Park.

July 19, 2010 | | NEWS


Writing project volunteer grows with program

About three years ago, Jerry Schossow made the mistake of volunteering his service to learn the production side of the Great Valley Writing Project.

July 19, 2010 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


First Manteca Idol winner returning to judge contest

Manteca Idol's first winner dropped by the Boys and Girls Club Saturday to take a quick stroll down memory lane and chat with some of the organizers during the second of three auditions on Saturdays that are being held prior to the start of the annual competition at the end of summer.

July 19, 2010 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Bledsoe helped 30,000 children smile in his career

An open house reception is planned for Dr. Marvin Bledsoe at Valley Oak Dental offices on West Yosemite Avenue at Trevino Avenue on Saturday, July 28, from 4 until 7 p.m.

July 18, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Manteca jobless rate inches up

Manteca's jobless rate inched back up slightly in June after six months of improvement.

July 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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55-year-old barricades self in motel

A call for help on Tuesday morning at the America's Best Value Inn on East Yosemite Avenue quickly turned into a tense two-hour standoff with police.

December 17, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


DOWN THEY COME

Monday's nearly inch precipitation on top of last week's two inches of rain from the devastating storm was the death knell for the old towering tree along the alley near the Post Office in downtown Manteca.

December 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Vacant council seat may be filled tonight

Manteca could have a new councilman tonight.

December 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


½ cent tax key to ACE

Altamont Corridor Express trains could be stopping in downtown Manteca as well as downtown Ripon within five years if Stanislaus County voters approve their own version of San Joaquin County's half cent Measure K transportation sales tax during the next election cycle.

December 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The good guys still wear blue

Manteca Police are playing Santa once again for needy kids as they've done for years.

December 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Should school board return to meetings twice a month?

Once upon a time, the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees met twice a month.

December 14, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Storm didn’t really help storage

Rains may pound the Central Valley and Bay Area relentlessly but it won't help much if rain and heavy snow doesn't fall in the Sierra.

December 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ALMOND BLOSSOM

Six Ripon High School teens and two girls from Ripon Christian High School and a senior from Connecting Waters Charter School make up the court of Almond Blossom Queen candidates for the 2015 edition of the Ripon Chamber of Commerce event.

December 14, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Lathrop Road may widen to four lanes

When it's completed the grade separation on Lathrop Road will cement the thoroughfare's status as the city's transportation core.

December 14, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Bar brawl part of lesson plan for teens

For 16 years, Joe Waller uses this time of year to convert his Careers in Law Enforcement class room into a barroom.

December 14, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Making PG&E offer next step

Lloyd Haworth insisted.

December 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Giving gift of memory with CDs

In her final months, Frances Loureiro may have forgotten the lyrics to her favorite songs, but the beat and rhythm reverberated through her soul, connecting her with family and friends one last time.

December 13, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Holiday house show benefits foster kids

Jeff Saunders has his house spruced up for the holiday.

December 13, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


POWER TO THE PEOPLE

STOCKTON – It took 63 months, millions of dollars and a community coalition that seemed to swell as more time went on.

December 12, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Storm slams SJ Valley

Tumbleweeds blowing cross the 120 Bypass, minor street flooding, and a few downed trees and power lines was the worst that Mother Nature could throw at Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop in the biggest storm to pass through the Northern San Joaquin Valley since October 2008.

December 12, 2014 | Staff and wire reports | NEWS


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