A level playing field of sorts is being sought by the Manteca Unified School District board when it comes to athletics for the district's five existing comprehensive high schools and future campuses such as the one proposed south of the 120 Bypass in Manteca along Tinnin Road.
Editor's note: This is the first of an occasional series on rivers, lakes, reservoirs, the Delta and the weather that play a key role in supplying Manteca Ripon, Lathrop and much of the rest of California with water.
TRACY - Venture Academy slowly pulled out to an 11-point halftime lead Wednesday but did not pull away any further in the second half in winning the championship of the Tracy Breakfast Lions /Tom Hawkins Girls Basketball Tournament by defeating Manteca 70-58 at Swenson Gym.
Manteca's decision to allow the growing of marijuana for personal medicinal use has triggered a crime wave leading to home invasions, massive pot grows with as many as 700 plants, assaults, wholesale theft of power and water as well as neighborhood issues such as obnoxious smells.
A major fire at a home in the 1300 block of Brookdale Way Tuesday afternoon in east Manteca – caused by an unattended idling motorcycle in its garage – it snaked into the attic and brought subsequent smoke and water damage throughout the living areas.