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Resale housing prices nearing 2001 levels in Manteca

The median price of existing homes that have closed escrow inside Manteca's city limits are within three weeks of hitting the 2001 levels.

January 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


2009: Third year of drought?

A snow storm expected to blanket the higher elevations in the Sierra today is in deep contrast to snow surveys that are pointing to an unprecedented third year of drought in the post World War II era in California.

January 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca’s recyclables now worth nothing for city coffers

Dramatically dropping prices for recycled materials is costing Manteca $125,000 over the course of a year.

January 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Lathrop High opens, rough campaigns top 2008

LATHROP - Some of Lathrop's biggest stories of 2008 will not be going away just because the old year becomes history and a new year dawns.

January 02, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Spanking ends with teacher being shot to death

Olive Taylor is the only Manteca teacher ever killed on the job.

January 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Painting curb numbers path to nursing degree

RIPON - Work ethic, ingenuity and idealism were all alive and well in a young woman kneeling in a Ripon street Thursday.

January 02, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Manteca Youth recycling Christmas trees Saturday

Another Christmas has come and gone.

January 02, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Free meal set for Christmas Eve in Manteca

A free Christmas Eve dinner is being made possible through the efforts of the First Assembly of God, the Manteca Christian School, David and Sylvia's Family Dining restaurant and the community at large.

January 01, 2009 | | NEWS


Ray of Hope Christmas dinner serves 500

The children of Daniel Escovedo and Martha Fisher were among the first in line for Friday's Ray of Hope Christmas dinner.

January 01, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Smith retires after 30 years as firefighter

LATHROP - The reception honoring Lathrop-Manteca Fire District division chief Chester Smith was in recognition of his nearly 30 years of service, according to the advance announcement.

January 01, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


New Year’s Eve Black & White Ball benefits Ripon PAL

RIPON - The overall number of youth involved with the Ripon Police Activities League has more than doubled since its council-sponsored inception several years ago.

January 01, 2009 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Plenty of people pleasing Pearsall pottery pieces

Visitors from all over the world stay at the famous rustic, elegant, and pricey Awahanee Hotel in Yosemite Valley.

January 01, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Wanted: A white Christmas & winter

The name of Jeff Shields' favorite Christmas song? Try "Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow."

January 01, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Foreclosures, freeways & fish

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way.

December 31, 2008 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


2008 IN PHOTOGRAPHS

EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK

December 31, 2008 | Hime Romero | NEWS


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All MHS alumni invited to reunion

The Manteca High School Class of 1979 is having a 35th class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Chez Shari restaurant in the Manteca Golf Course.

September 09, 2014 | | NEWS


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


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