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Week in Photos: Feb. 12-18

A sample of the photos taken by the Bulletin staff that appeared the print edition of the Manteca Bulletin during the week of February 12-18.

February 19, 2009 | By Bulletin Staff | NEWS


47th Almond Blossom Festival takes place at Mistlin Sports Park

RIPON - The Ripon Chamber of Commerce presents the 47th Annual Blossom Festival on February 27, 28 and March 1 at the Mistlin Sports Park, 1202 E. River Road.

February 18, 2009 | | NEWS


Give Every Child 10th bowl-a-thon

The challenge is on.

February 18, 2009 | | NEWS


State raids on Manteca coffers hit $14.4M

Manteca since 2002 has used $13.8 million in one-time cash infusions – primarily from $12.2 million in bonus bucks – to cover gaps between expenditures from day-to-day city operations and revenue.

February 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


As gas prices drop so does Ripon fortunes

Ripon was flying high financially when gas was pushing $5 a gallon.

February 17, 2009 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Future high school site ready for crop planting

Trustees of the Manteca Unified School District will consider accepting the completion of work tonight at the future high school site in south Manteca.

February 17, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Ripon Police nab armed robbery suspects

RIPON – Three armed suspects were arrested early Monday morning by Ripon officers who were positioned and waiting for them if they entered the city – and enter it they did.

February 17, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


90-YEAR TRADITION

The Manteca Ripon Pentecost Society Saturday evening introduced the 2009 queens for their 90th annual Holy Ghost celebration this summer during a dinner at the MRPS Hall.

February 17, 2009 | Hime Romero | NEWS


Foundation raises $4,000 for youth rec scholarships

Frank Guinta knows what it is like growing up poor and not having the options that other kids may have.

February 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Almond Festival’s rich traditions: Mull, Ed & Talbot

The spirits are with us – the spirits of Clementine "Mull" Mulholland and Talbot Kendall – who for years were central figures in the Ripon Almond Festival along with longtime mayor Ed Feichtmeir.

February 17, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


City workers agree to 3.8% pay cut

Manteca's 385 municipal workers are agreeable to taking a 3.8 percent pay cut starting in July to help the city weather its approaching budget crisis.

February 16, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Council may adopt Manteca firms first project policy

Manteca – sometime later this year – is expected to seek bids to landscape the main entrance to the city at the recently completed Highway 99 and Yosemite Avenue interchange.

February 16, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Housing collapse: Domino effects hitting all cities

Many of Manteca's neighboring cities are laying off municipal workers as the ripple effect of the housing meltdown is sending property taxes plunging and curtailing consumer spending.

February 16, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Renowned quilter featured at anniversary show

The Manteca Quilters Guild is pulling out all the stops to commemorate its 30th anniversary.

February 16, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


VALENTINE DANCE LESSONS

February 16, 2009 | Hime Romero | NEWS


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THAT’S THE TICKET

The $1 million "beautification" of Louise Avenue using state tax dollars restricted for that purpose has plenty of detractors.

October 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca’s Santa Hut project $1,200 short

Santa is getting new digs.

October 28, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Final $100 pumpkin hunt taking place on Wednesday

The final Manteca Bulletin golden pumpkin worth $100 is being hidden on Wednesday.

October 28, 2014 | | NEWS


DHM presents first-hand mental illness forum

A special mental illness forum is set for Doctors Hospital of Manteca Wednesday from 6 until 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Center on the North Street campus.

October 28, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


SOMETHING TO HOWL ABOUT

Pity the folks within several blocks of Sierra High trying to have a nice quiet Friday evening watching the World Series on television.

October 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Thrive Church Center plans grand opening

Lathrop's newest house of worship, which is holding a grand opening Sunday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m., is called Thrive Church for a reason.

October 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Developers pay $14,543 per acre to protect farming

The loss of farmland to build employment centers, retail and housing as part of the Austin Road Business Park could cost developers as much as $15.2 million.

October 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Mobile home fire loss put at $105,000

Fire in a mobile home Sunday morning at the El Rancho Mobile Home Park, Space 38, in the 1800 block of East Yosemite Avenue resulted in a $70,000 loss to the structure and $35,000 to its contents, according to Manteca Fire Battalion Chief David Marques.

October 26, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Mayor’s roast auction nets $13,000 for hall

Live and silent auctions were part of the well-attended roast for retiring Mayor Willie Weatherford Thursday night at the Manteca Senior Center netting some $13,000 for the building fund for a new VFW hall that will be built on Moffat Boulevard.

October 26, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Logging cell calls

The tallest "pine tree" in Manteca is going to be "planted" along Button Avenue.

October 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Nearly 36,000 ballots cast so far this election

Manteca mayoral candidate Ben Cantu started hitting the campaign trail a year ago. That may be too early to some but, as it turns out, he is right on the vote.

October 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Haunts in South County, Stockton

• The Banta Inn – The building stands alone – tucked along a set of railroad tracks in a desolate area outside of Tracy. And the story of how it came to be, and its subsequent history, makes this rural destination popular with weekenders traveling through the Central Valley an interesting – if not unnerving – stop. It was originally built by Frank Gallegos, an alleged member of Joaquin Murrieta's band of outlaws – a group that migrated from Mexico to California's Central Valley during the Gold Rush, attacking wagon trains and allegedly killing upwards of 40 people. The man believed to be Murrieta ...

October 25, 2014 | | NEWS


They look for evidence of unexplained

Every day is Halloween for San Joaquin Valley Paranormal Research.

October 25, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Ghost researchers checked out Finley’s

Editor's note: This story first ran on Feb. 9, 2010 in the Manteca Bulletin

October 25, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


ROASTING WILLIE

Few things were off-limits to the capacity crowd that gathered Thursday night at the Manteca Senior Center to usher Willie Weatherford off into a peaceful retirement after serving 12 years as mayor.

October 24, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


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