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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




Manteca housing prices slip, sliding away to 1997 levels

Prices in Manteca's resale housing market have slipped back almost to 1997 levels.

July 18, 2009 | 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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