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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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Feds critical of proposed twin tunnels

STOCKTON - A pair of giant water diversion tunnels proposed for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta could violate the federal Clean Water Act and increase harm to endangered fish species, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which released its formal comment on the project Thursday.

August 30, 2014 | By SCOTT SMITH Associated Press | NEWS


Illegal fireworks hit fire trucks with near misses to firefighters

A barrage of illegal fireworks set off by a house fire made several hits on a Manteca fire truck and narrowly missed firefighters as they were scrambling to get fire hoses in place at a Thursday evening house fire in the 1200 block of Crestwood Avenue.

August 29, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Yard sale today benefits dance group

December is three months away. But every moment between now and then will count for a group of young students at Manteca's Universal Dance Company.

August 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


FIREWORKS FUEL FIRE

Explosions and shooting fireworks raised additional havoc Thursday as a fire swept through a two-story home in the 1200 block of Crestwood Avenue just two blocks from the Louise Avenue fire station.

August 29, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Joe Freitas helped youth, founded bank

Joe Freitas - part of the World War II generation of leaders who returned home from war to lay the ground work for Manteca's future- passed away Thursday. He was 88.

August 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Lathrop issues specific drought water use rules

LATHROP – California is facing a water emergency.

August 29, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Memories are the order of the day at Isadore’s

It was another day of sad good-byes and warm hugs and loads of memories as Isadore's Restaurant served its last lunch to longtime friends and customers Thursday noon.

August 29, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Turlock’s homeless success story

TURLOCK – Tim Guerino knows that the model works.

August 28, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


60 PARKS & COUNTING

Manteca hit a milestone this year when the city's 60th park was completed.

August 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Galas, bingo games at harvest festival

Bingo is back at St. Anthony's. Not in the form of a weekly fund-raiser for the school as it was for many years. This time, its comeback is a short two-day entertainment venue incorporated into the annual Harvest Festival set for the weekend of Sept. 20-21.

August 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Denham seeks $15M for free tutoring effort

Normally it's Carol Davis that has to visit Congressman Jeff Denham's office to ask for money.

August 28, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Applying pressure to conserve

The South San Joaquin Irrigation District is studying a pressurized water system between Woodward Reservoir and the Van Groningen Road reservoir near Escalon that could save enough water to supply all of the current needs of Manteca and Lathrop.

August 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Amazon filling 200 more jobs at Tracy center

Amazon's 1.2 million-square-foot fulfillment center off of Chrissman Road in rural Tracy was a feather in the cap for the South County when the company began distribution operations last fall.

August 27, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Ripon, Manteca KofC help buy ultrasound

The Manteca Pregnancy Help Center is marking three high-water marks this year.

August 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Bonus bucks blowback

Bonus bucks - or more precisely a decision to let developers off the hook for as much as $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building homes - has emerged as the first major issue of the Nov. 4 municipal election.

August 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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