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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


Manteca pursuing cameras for park safety

There was a time when parents were reluctant to allow their kids to go to the Manteca skate park.

July 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Entries sought for Camden essay contest

The Robert Camden Inspirational Essay Contest is an essay contest offered to 4th-12th grade students in the Manteca Unified School District.

March 27, 2014 | | NEWS


‘Dog-gone’ park is overdue

One of the goals Manteca's elected leaders have for the upcoming fiscal year is to make sure the city becomes a bit more dog friendly.

March 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


One sweet deal: Pancakes fund Scouts

Three generations of Boys Scouts that have passed through Manteca Scout Group 423 are united in spirit – and maple syrup.

March 27, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Woodward: 68-day reprieve

Water recreation will be allowed between May 1 and July 7 at Woodward Reservoir under a tentative deal brokered Tuesday.

March 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SUPPORTING MILITARY

The Manteca Unified School District is the recipient of a Patriot Award from the Department of Defense. A separate Patriot Award was also presented to Superintendent Jason Messer.

March 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Soroptimist fashion show & tea Saturday

Spring is in the air and so is the Spring Tea & Fashion Show hosted by the Soroptimist International of Manteca.

March 26, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Manteca High leaving others green with envy

Green isn't just a school color at Manteca High School.

March 26, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Small Manteca ministry seeks to feed homeless

Terry Pierce wants to give back to a community that has shown his young hotel nothing but support.

March 26, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


Great Valley Writing Project pupils produce book for Sequoia library

Barbara Damewood talked about writing the same way she would to any student in a writer's workshop.

March 25, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


The $9.99 watermelon

Sticker shock, courtesy of the drought, is coming to a supermarket near you.

March 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


CIVIL WAR ENTHUSIASTS

Scott Quealey has been a welder for more than two decades. He currently works at Rosa Welding in Manteca.

March 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Manteca may stop discharging water to SJ River

The wish list of Manteca's leaders - both elected and bureaucratic - for major undertakings is long and expensive.

March 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Community rallies to help victim’s family

The wick on the red scented candle had nearly reached the bottom of the votive, and the flame – the last remaining out of the more than a dozen candles that had accumulated at the makeshift memorial for Kelly Marelich – flickered wildly as a breeze crept through the alley.

March 25, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


You could check out books & enjoy ice cream as well at Manteca Library

Public libraries with treats such as coffee on the side aren't a modern creation.

March 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A $1,000 speeding lesson

Get caught for speeding fast enough in the Highway 99 construction zone through Manteca and it could set you back nearly $1,000.

March 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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