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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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QUICKER RESPONSE

Manteca firefighters are arriving at emergency calls quicker despite an increase in calls.

January 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SJ County plans center in Manteca

Home sales at River Islands at Lathrop and elsewhere will help start moving a proposed satellite county center toward becoming a reality in Manteca.

January 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Farmers give thanks but pray for more

In the summer, with California in the throes of a record-setting drought, the sign that popped up all over the farming areas in and around Manteca caught a bit of attention with the message: "Pray for Rain."

January 27, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


The Sweet 16 quiz

Manteca had a sweet deal going when Spreckles Sugar opened its factory for what ended up being an 80-year run.

January 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THE MUSIC MAN RETURNS

East Union celebrated the return of its music man, Jose Baron, this past weekend.

January 25, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


Project aims for massive distribution style tenants

There's nothing small about the proposed Lathrop Gateway Business Park.

January 25, 2015 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Search & rescue K9s vital to California

The value of search and rescue dogs throughout the state was demonstrated before Manteca Unified School District's law enforcement and fire service students in the be.tech Academy's "First Responders" program.

January 25, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon pays officer’s cost for funeral trip

An estimated 10,000 mourners paid their final respects to Wenjian Liu.

January 25, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


ACCESS vs. EXCESS

Janice Ward anxiously awaits her day in court with disabled-access advocate and litigious attorney Scott Johnson.

January 24, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


Quadriplegic fights ADA abuse

Every move that Brad Peters makes is thought out.

January 24, 2015 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Drought: Death knell for recreation at Woodward?

The odds for a normal year of snow and rain are rapidly evaporating.

January 24, 2015 | | NEWS


Religion memes still dominating cultures

That meme with the tough-faced toddler holding up his fist to signal an accomplishment?

January 24, 2015 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


More cops & firefighters?

Property and sales tax receipts for the City for Manteca are exceeding budget projections.

January 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Deal may pay off Lathrop bond debt

If it all goes according to plan the City of Lathrop might have just made its last $1.2 million debt service payment for a series of bonds taken out to participate in the South County Water Supply Project.

January 23, 2015 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Levee behind existing homes?

The solution to protecting southwest Manteca from a 200-year flood will help determine exactly where the controversial proposed alignment of the future Raymus Expressway will swing through the rural countryside.

January 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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