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Firefighters reaching new heights

Manteca has come a long way since purchasing its first motorized fire truck - a new 1920 Ford combination pump and chemical engine - that cost $4,000 and came equipped with ladders to reach the second floor.

January 05, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


FESM kicks off crab feed season this Saturday

The Festa do Espirito Santo Manteca (FESM) is starting off a string of back-to-back crab feeds.

January 05, 2009 | | NEWS


Ripon Library may get $20,000 from city

RIPON - The operating budget for the Ripon Memorial Library might soon get a large boost.

January 05, 2009 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Pickle Ball, other Senior Games coming to Manteca

Manteca is about to become the Northern California Pickle Ball Mecca for the Over 50 set.

January 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


400,000 square feet of retail planned

The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley will be half built by mid-year.

January 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New Hope backs Chief’s Initiative

New Hope Church has embraced the Chief's Initiative - an effort targeting at risk youths with prevention programs - in a big way.

January 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Seniors celebrate Christmas with Sister Ann

In the past six years, Jean Alexander has made it to nearly all of the senior citizen luncheons hosted by Sister Ann Venita Britto and her Ministry and Caring.

January 04, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Free Christmas Eve dinner at David & Sylvia’s

First Assembly of God Pastor Mike Dillman and dozens upon dozens of other volunteers don't think people should spend Christmas Eve alone.

January 04, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Santa spreads holiday joy at Boys & Girls

Jaylen Jackson played several games while enjoying a slice of pizza at Monday's annual Christmas party at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Manteca/Lathrop.

January 04, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Ripon schools facing budget cut of $1 million

RIPON – Ripon's Board of Education will have to look at how to cut more than $1 million out of their operating budget due to the state's budget crisis.

January 04, 2009 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Tickets up 21%, accidents down 20%

Traffic tickets in Manteca are up 21 percent.

January 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Austin Road: 13,000 jobs possible

Manteca's next big thing when it comes to generating good paying jobs won't be the much-ballyhooed Tara Business Park.

January 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Used car lot owner wants free ride on landscaping

Central Valley Motors' owner believes he should be exempt from the city's landscaping rules for his used car lot on the southeast corner of North Main and Alameda streets.

January 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sports Hall of Fame nomination deadline is this Wednesday

The deadline for nominations for the 2009 Manteca Sports Hall of Distinction is this Wednesday.

January 04, 2009 | | NEWS


Flu epidemic led to Manteca’s first hospital

The worst flu season in American history led to the building of Manteca's first hospital 90 years ago.

January 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Early almond harvest thanks to drought

The hum of harvest machines in San Joaquin County's almond orchards started two weeks ahead of schedule this year.

September 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Healthy Hobby

Ferdinand "Ferdie" Delima's face is tightly scrunched, and his biceps bulge like balloons as he mentally counts while each hand firmly holds on to a 30-pound weight.

September 07, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Residents fear Manteca growing too fast?

Growth – specifically the building of homes – is drawing rumblings from more Manteca residents.

September 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Aquifer levels will fall 10 feet

Groundwater in the Manteca, Ripon and Lathrop areas is projected to drop 10 feet this year when the traditional irrigation season ends on Sept. 30.

September 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Complete package: Rallying in support of troops

It was a grassroots community effort Friday afternoon at Doctors Hospital where more than 50 volunteers gathered to pack over 100 gift boxes for American troops serving abroad and donated some $900 toward the shipping costs of nearly $2,000.

September 07, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Garden Club opens art contest to art students in Manteca Unified

Art students in the Manteca Unified School District are invited to take part in a competition that could earn them some cool cash plus an opportunity to launch their artistic careers.

September 07, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


‘Blue canning’ may soon be thing of past

It was quick and it was easy.

September 06, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Jon Shaefer bleeds green to this day

There weren't over 7,000 people at Guss Schmeidt Field when Manteca High hosted Valley Christian on Friday night.

September 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


NO NEW WATER WELLS?

The days of cities like Manteca, Lathrop and Ripon as well as farmers and rural residents drilling new water wells may be numbered.

September 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Kids willing to sleep in boxes sought

Dave Thompson is looking for a few kids who are lucky enough not to worry about where they will sleep at night.

September 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Building loses support posts in accident

Francene Escobar believes a sign posted at the intersection in front of her business on East Yosemite Avenue and Washington Street would solve a lot of traffic-related problems.

September 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Dhaliwal proud of tough decisions

LATHROP – You can run from a lot of things, but you can't run from numbers.

September 05, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Cancer Center welcomes radiation oncologist to staff

Dr. Darwin Yip, M.D., has joined the staff of the Valley Cancer Medical Center in Manteca as its first full-time radiation oncologist at the state-of-the-art facility located in the 1100 block of Norman Drive.

September 05, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


CITY CUTS PARK WATER

Manteca reduced irrigation of municipal parks to allow overall water consumption in August to drop 11 percent over August 2013.

September 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Three Manteca schools left off bond list

Names of three school campuses were left of the text for the $159 million Manteca Unified School District bond on the Nov. 4 ballot.

September 04, 2014 | | NEWS


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