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Layoffs coming for top employer

Manteca's biggest employer has given notice they may be laying off 320 plus workers.

March 09, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca grows by 18,244 people over past decade

Manteca's population has grown by 37 percent in a 10-year period from 1999 to 2008 going from 48,027 to 66,451 residents.

March 09, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Library dodges Ripon budget cut bullet

RIPON - Things didn't seem like they were going to end on a positive note at the Ripon Memorial Library when the funding that helps keeps the doors open was on the chopping block last month.

March 09, 2009 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


BROWN BAG WEEK

It's "brown bag" week at Doctors Hospital of Manteca.

March 09, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Sorry Dad, at least it’s not while I’m still living under your roof

It took me 26 years to figure out what I wanted to additionally add to my body permanently.

March 09, 2009 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


17TH GOURMET SAMPLER

The 17th annual Gourmet Sampler event took place Sunday at the Manteca Senior Center.

March 09, 2009 | Hime Romero | NEWS


Stories that quilts tell make a veritable library

Like books, quilts have plenty of stories to tell. I've been fortunate to have seen, and even touched, many of these fabric books. I've enjoyed "reading" the many stories interwoven in the delicately and painstakingly hand-sewn patterns, as well as in the other rich tales that each work embodied but were left to the viewer's imagination to "read" which, to me, is always the better part of the experience.

March 09, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


March showers helps SSJID growers

The rain so far this month is far from being a drought breaker but it will help South San Joaquin Irrigation District stretch available water supplies by delaying the need to start irrigation runs until early April.

March 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Residents make it clear: They don’t want internet tower

RIPON - A proposal that could place a communications tower on an elementary school campus is being met with opposition by some neighbors that are concerned about the safety of their children.

March 08, 2009 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Manteca Rotary marking golden anniversary

Manteca Rotary Club is celebrating 50 years of service.

March 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Second Harvest seeks $10,000 from Lathrop

LATHROP – Second Harvest Food Bank, which provides food to untold numbers of hungry individuals and families every year, is asking for $10,000 from Lathrop's Community Development Block Grant program.

March 08, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Spreckels Park home to biggest taxpayers

Commerce Drive was a $1 million controversy when it was first funded using the Manteca Redevelopment Agency to cover 100 percent of the cost of building it a decade ago.

March 07, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca’s JC Penney impresses shoppers

Nicole Stanley wasn't planning on spending her birthday at the grand opening of JC Penney in the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley / Lifestyle Outlets at Manteca.

March 07, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Nominations open for ’09 Hall of Fame

The deadline to make nominations for the Manteca Hall of Fame's Class of 2009 is March 31.

March 07, 2009 | | NEWS


Dyke bound for Air Force Academy

East Union High senior Aaron William Dyke was recently accepted to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

March 07, 2009 | | NEWS


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Lathrop may build BMX park on 7th St.

LATHROP – Could a BMX park be in the cards for Lathrop?

September 17, 2014 | | NEWS


‘You shouldn’t write all of us off just yet’

He calls himself "Joe."

September 17, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


They dump on farmers

Dave Roorda was not a happy camper when he stopped by early Friday morning at his almond orchard on the corner of Woodward Avenue and North Union Road. He had just knocked down the nuts from the trees a few days ago, and the drying almonds are waiting to be windrowed.

September 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


SSJID again says it will keep discount for poor folks

South San Joaquin Irrigation District has reaffirmed its commitment in legal documents to pay all state-required fees to local governments, retain rate breaks for qualifying low- households, and underwrite programs that promote agency efficient and energy conservation.

September 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


11-year-old shot in head dies; murder charges pending

His uncle said that he had the heart of a lion.

September 16, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Live auction back for St. Anthony’s Harvest Festival set for this weekend

St. Anthony's Harvest Festival live auction will return again this year.

September 16, 2014 | | NEWS


120 Bypass crash victim named

Lau'ray Thomas was the 16-year-old teen who was killed in the Highway 120 Bypass crash and fire that consumed her grandmother's car when it was hit from behind at about 3 p.m. Saturday in the slowed eastbound lanes midway between Main Street and Highway 99.

September 16, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


FIERY DEATH ON BYPASS

A front seat teen passenger in her grandmother's late model Mercury Sable died in a horrific car fire on the Highway 120 Bypass near Highway 99 shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday.

September 15, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Streets that offer Hope

Ron Laffranchi and Renee Silva said their parents would be proud to know that two streets in their beloved Manteca will bear their first names while at the same time helping homeless families.

September 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Future of old skate park before council

LATHROP – It's the Disneyland of skateboard parks.

September 14, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Pumpkin Run set for Oct. 4

The Faustina Rosas Memorial Pumpkin Run benefitting the Manteca Unified Student Trust takes place Saturday, Oct. 4, in downtown Manteca in conjunction with the Sunrise Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair.

September 14, 2014 | | NEWS


Water waste war

With California facing the possibility of a fourth severe drought year and water use in general becoming an increasing concern as the state grows and court mandates for environmental uses further restrict supplies, the Manteca City Council on Tuesday will explore additional measures to further reduce municipal water consumption.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BREAKING NEWS

Northern Nevada received a major economic boost earlier this month with the announcement of Tesla Motors locating its huge battery 'gigafactory' in Reno.

September 13, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Working on chain gang after 47 years

Bennie Gatto is the Carl Ripken of chain gang crews.

September 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Limiting commercial tobacco use

Tobacco-related businesses ranging from cigarette stores that legally allow the use of their product on premises and cigar bars to a proposed hookah lounge won't be allowed within 100 feet of a school in Manteca under a new municipal law that could go into effect with 50 days.

September 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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