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Marissa’s Closet bursting at seams

RIPON - Marissa's prom dress closet was a bee hive of activity Saturday with more high school girls learning of the countless dresses on racks just waiting for them to walk through the door and take their pick.

April 18, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Del Webb stunner part of tour

The Egelston garden at Woodbridge Del Webb in Manteca is impossible to miss.

April 18, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Dispatchers on job serving public 24-7

Manteca's police dispatchers are family – spending their entire 10-hour shift in a 12- by 18-foot command center in the middle of the city's police department.

April 18, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


1,500 DINNERS HELP LEUKEMIA VICTIM

Friends of Sierra Johnson, a 2008 graduate of Sierra High School who is now a sophomore at Sacramento State University, sold 1,500 Fagundes dinners during Friday's drive-thru event at Sierra High to help in her fight against acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She is tentatively scheduled to receive a bone marrow transplant in the coming weeks at Oakland Children's Hospital.

April 18, 2010 | Hime Romero | NEWS


GECAC offering six service challenge scholarship awards

Give Every Child a Chance (GECAC) is once again offering the Service Challenge Scholarship. A total of six $1,000 scholarships are available to one graduating senior selected from each high school in Manteca Unified School District (Sierra, Calla, Manteca, East Union, Weston Ranch and New Vision High Schools).

April 18, 2010 | | NEWS


1970: Council rejects plan to turn Library Park in county court

80 years ago April 24, 1930

April 18, 2010 | | NEWS


Measure M pays for 11 cops

Is Manteca in a position to hire up to four police officers in the next two years thanks to Measure M sales tax as well as possibly save three firefighting jobs?

April 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca jobless rate unchanged for third month

Manteca's jobless rate was unchanged at 16.1 percent for the third straight month in March.

April 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Terpstra: Racing to fires & racing to win

A trip down memory lane for Kevin Terpstra usually involves some sort of fire suit.

April 17, 2010 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Manteca High’s mural man part of Hall of Fame

Kirt Giovannoni has dedicated his life to art.

April 17, 2010 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Oldest Sikh Temple holds Sikh Day New Year parade

Sikhs from Lathrop and Manteca will join other members from all over San Joaquin County in celebrating the annual Sikh Day Parade in Stockton commemorating the Sikh New Year. The parade will be held through downtown Stockton on Sunday, April 18, from noon to 4 p.m. and will end at the Sikh Temple at 1930 S. Grant Street. The celebration is open to the public.

April 17, 2010 | | NEWS


CAR WASH TODAY

Scenes from car wash fundraiser for Victoria Martin conducted Thursday at Les Schwab Tire Center. The former yard supervisor at the McParland School Annex is currently undergoing medical treatment at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital while battling cancer. The family which is having a tough go of it financially is hoping to secure funds so Martin can be placed in hospice care. A second car wash is today starting at 10 a.m. at the 7-Eleven on the corner of Yosemite Avenue and Powers Avenue.

April 17, 2010 | Hime Romero | NEWS


Property fight: David vs. Goliath

The powerful PG&E company is locking horns with two Manteca farmers over easement issues. Pitting the utility giant against lifelong farmers Arnold and Roseline Rothlin is like watching a David and Goliath battle.

April 16, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Rothlins tangled with PG&E before

This is not the first time Arnold and Roseline Rothlin of Nile Garden Farms butted heads with the giant utility company, Pacific Gas and Electric.

April 16, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Manteca may just say no to legal pot sales

Manteca leaders are about to make two things clear - there will be absolutely no pot dispensaries allowed in the city and they will restrict the growing of marijuana for personal use to the fullest extent of the law.

April 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Full text of Manteca Unified bond

The following is the complete text of the Manteca Unified School District bond that voters will be before voters in the Nov. 4 election. The $159 million bond will cost property owners $60 per $100,000 of assessed valuation. So if your house is assessed at $300,000, it will add $180 a year to your property tax bill if the bond passes.

September 01, 2014 | | NEWS


Burned out Manteca family is seeking help from community

The Robert Greenbach family that was burned out in a house fire last week is asking for community help in finding another place to live and in replacing clothing and furniture for them and for their children.

September 01, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


GIVING HOPE TO KIDS

The second day of the Color the Skies over Ripon fundraiser Sunday saw Ripon's young cancer survivor Riley Simmons, 10, treated to her first hot air balloon ride as the "Free Spirit" ascended out of Mistlin Sports Park with her grandfather Kurt Hodges at her side.

September 01, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Manteca council voting Tuesday to formally not accept $6.9M

A decision to forgo $6.9 million in bonus bucks through Dec. 31, 2016 plus reduce the development agreement fees to $5,000 after that is back before the Manteca City Council for ratification on Tuesday.

September 01, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Workers take break for Labor Day fun

MODESTO – Marcus Siamez knew that he didn't have to go to work today.

August 31, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Biochar: More crops, less water

Manteca Unified students may soon start growing future jobs.

August 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MAKING THE CALL

The first time that Gary Scharmann officiated a varsity high school football game he made a tackle.

August 30, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


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


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