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Cultural class more than just about food, and folk dancing

"If you remember me, you know that I live in San Ramon and each Wednesday, I would drive the opposite direction to pick up my mother's first cousin in the Hayward Hills to come along with me to your class in Manteca. Not one of us regretted the time it took just to get there. Rather, we thank you and, I for one, will remember you for many, many years and the excitement you gave to me about the Portuguese way. Obrigada, Mary."

March 23, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Despite foreclosures Manteca grew by 1,375 people in 2008

Manteca has spent the last 10 years gaining a bigger chunk of San Joaquin County's overall population despite being the city with the oldest growth cap policy in place in the entire region.

March 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Book shares how Mantecan coped with challenges

It would have been all too easy for Kathy Aartman-Weed to give up.

March 22, 2009 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Lathrop church opening next to police station

LATHROP – By late spring or early summer, the Lathrop Police Services will be acquiring a new neighbor right next door on Seventh Street.

March 21, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Manteca Youth Focus lists All-Star captains

It was another spectacular weekend of youth recognition as Manteca Youth Focus conducted its 14th annual scholarship competitions. A celebration of leadership, volunteer service and talent – MYF was successful in its campaign to award educational scholarships to deserving young men and women of achievement.

March 21, 2009 | By KRISTINA STAMPER Manteca Youth Focus | NEWS


Manteca student accepted into People to People

Gail Brooks, a student in Manteca, will join a select group of students representing their schools, communities, and country as People to People student leaders. Brooks has been accepted into the People to People Leadership Summit in Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, Maryland, June 7 - 16. All students accepted into a People to People program must meet rigorous academic and leadership requirements. Brooks was nominated and accepted for the honor based on outstanding scholastic merit, civic involvement and leadership potential.

March 21, 2009 | | NEWS


State finalist youth pageant

Vanessa Marie Rangel, 12, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss California Pageant to be held July 30 - August 1, at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara.

March 21, 2009 | | NEWS


Four Ripon students among All State Honor Orchestra

Bryson Cwik, Jessica Jones, Hali Pekron and Veronica Rogers, high school members of the Modesto Junior College Community Orchestra, were recently accepted into the California All State Honor Orchestra. These four students were selected out of several hundred high school applicants from around the state who auditioned by submitting a CD recording. They rehearsed and performed with the All State Honor Orchestra March 12-15 at the California Music Educators Association (CMEA) Conference in Ontario.

March 21, 2009 | | NEWS


Effort to increase Lathrop Senior Center attendance

LATHROP – Marlene Taylor was hard to ignore with her a la Christina Aguillera green wig and matching triple-tiered faux emerald necklaces standing out against her white peasant blouse.

March 20, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Spring starts with baseball food & fun

Get ready for the boys - and girls - of spring.

March 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Drought means 80% cut in water deliveries

First, the bad news when it comes to the drought.

March 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca canine killed on duty is being honored

A Manteca Police dog that died in the line of duty some 35 years ago is going to be remembered Tuesday, March 31, along with 10 other canines who gave their all in protecting their communities.

March 19, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


CAPS murder mystery dinner theatre & bike poker run takes place March 28

Elaine Thompson knows that people are going to enjoy themselves at the annual murder mystery dinner held every year to benefit the Manteca CAPS program that cares for developmentally disabled adults.

March 19, 2009 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Street Fair expanding to east on Yosemite

Manteca's spring fair is at a crossroads.

March 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca High Class of 1959 reunion set for May 30-31

The Manteca High Class of 1959 is planning a reunion on May 30-31.

March 19, 2009 | | NEWS


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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


210 turkeys needed for Christmas meals

Another 210 turkeys and no family in need that requested turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year at Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop food closets will go without.

December 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Lathrop Christmas parade on Saturday

LATHROP – Arnita Montiel remembers Mo Iorio as fun loving and gregarious.

December 12, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Honoring valor in flight

Kevin Custer clutched the microphone in one hand, thanking those that came before him – his father, his grandfathers, his uncles and his cousins – for bringing him to this moment.

December 11, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Marathon power fight going into second day

STOCKTON – The arguments were the same.

December 11, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Denman celebrates 100th birthday today

Milestone birthdays beg for more than one bash.

December 11, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


GIVING TREE

For the sixth year in a row, all residents at Manteca Care and Rehabilitation Center are receiving gifts from Santa this Christmas.

December 10, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Retired school teacher is the Piano Man

David Strait is not only an accomplished educator but a man with a passion to serve the senior citizen community at Manteca's retirement communities by sitting at a keyboard during the dinner hour and playing.

December 10, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Friends of the Library reception honors volunteers

The Tracy Friends of the Library played host to a reception celebrating the efforts of Friends of the Library groups throughout San Joaquin County. Representatives from the various Friends group took that opportunity to meet and share information about what they are doing in their local communities.

December 10, 2014 | | NEWS


60 mph winds, heavy rain

The biggest wallop of the strongest storm since October 2008 is expected to slam the Northern San Joaquin Valley today just before noon.

December 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Major storm rolling in

Sometime Wednesday night the Northern San Joaquin Valley will be battered by a major storm that by the time it ends Friday may drop as much as 3 inches of rain and deliver wind gusts greater than 60 mph.

December 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


8,000 plus enjoy Manteca Chamber’s holiday parade

More than 8,000 people lined Yosemite Avenue Saturday to enjoy the Manteca Chamber of Commerce's Christmas gift to the community - the 42nd annual Twilight Holiday Parade.

December 09, 2014 | | NEWS


LAFCo bureaucrat sides with PG&E

James Glaser - the executive director of the San Joaquin Local Agency Formation Commission - is siding with PG&E against South San Joaquin Irrigation District's bid to reduce retail electric rates 15 percent across the board in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon.

December 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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