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Jail operating tab will cost $68 per capita

It is going to cost $68 annually for every man, woman, and child to cover the cost of operating the proposed expansion of the San Joaquin County Jail.

July 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


100 MPH PURSUIT

It began with the pursuit of a career auto theft suspect at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour and ended with a Manteca police dog treeing a wanted passenger in the top of a walnut tree.

July 23, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Kids participate in bicycle rodeo

It had been years since the last bicycle rodeo was held at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca / Lathrop.

July 23, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Lathrop furloughs saving $525,000

LATHROP – Lathrop City Hall will be closed on Fridays starting Aug. 14 until further notice as the city wrestles with a $3 million plus budget deficit this fiscal year which started on July 1.

July 23, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Chucking 4-lane plan?

There are dozens upon dozens of homes built decades ago along Woodard Avenue west of Main Street when it was still almost a mile drive to reach Manteca.

July 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Railroad crews work to reopen main line to LA

Union Pacific Railroad work crews were busy laying new track sections Tuesday morning at the scene of the main line wreck Monday evening as one Manteca family relived the scare of their lives.

July 22, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Restore the Delta makes chamber pitch

LATHROP – Restore the Delta - a group dedicated to finding an alternative to the Peripheral Canal – made a pitch for support at the third annual Lathrop District Chamber of Commerce luncheon Monday that drew some 80 members to the Mikasa Japanese Restaurant in the Save Mart Shopping Center.

July 22, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Lathrop mayor, & city council cut their pay by 10 percent

LATHROP – Members of the Lathrop City Council have volunteered to give up 10 percent of their stipends in solidarity with the employees who are being hit with the same amount of pay cut as part of the effort to reduce the $2.5 million budget deficit this year.

July 22, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Spend more time in front yard to help fight crime

The Manteca Police Department website is one of the resources available to make for a safer neighborhood.

July 22, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Church steps up to save trees

A volunteer army of 1,000 Christians will help start the transformation of the dreary and barren Moffat Boulevard leg of the Tidewater Bikeway.

July 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Del Webb residents come thru for those in need

When Sharon Bayer answered the call of a friend who was organizing an event for the Second Harvest Food Bank during the Thanksgiving season, she had no idea that she was embarking on a mission that would soon grow to dozens of volunteers that help the non-profit in immeasurable ways.

July 21, 2009 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Ripon still mulling farmers market

RIPON - Mayor Chuck Winn is hoping that farm fresh produce is something people will be able to get right in the heart of Downtown Ripon.

July 21, 2009 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


UP train derailment shuts down Austin Road

Veteran Ripon teacher's aide Ardette Fassler was sitting in her rural farmhouse living room watching "The Wheel of Fortune" at 7:20 p.m. when she heard a deafening rumble outside her Austin Road home.

July 21, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Challenging times prompt retooling of Neighborhood Watch group

Reduction in city services, a shrinking police force due to positions left unfilled, plus the early release of 1,000 convicted felons back to San Joaquin County is prompting Manteca to overhaul and re-energize the Neighborhood Watch program.

July 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca takes $500M hit

Manteca's assessed property values have plummeted $500.3 million or 14.7 percent.

July 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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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


Locking out homeless

Complaints against the homeless dumping trash out of Toters and littering neighborhood streets in search of recyclables is prompting the City of Manteca to launch a pilot program using locked residential Toters.

September 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THE $2.9B BUSINESS

Six of San Joaquin Top 10 crops increased in value in 2013 from that of the previous year.

September 03, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Bonus bucks fading away for good?

Bonus bucks won't be collected for another 28 months - if ever again.

September 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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