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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


Manteca nurse makes a difference

As a little girl born and raised in the Philippines, Ruth (Hosain) Van Staaveren enjoyed helping her "Lola" (grandmother) with household chores, running errands and whatever else she needed. Recognizing her granddaughter's obliging nature, she suggested that Ruth become a nurse when she grew up since she was good at taking care of people.

July 20, 2009 | By MONICA CANE Correspondent | NEWS


Deferring fees goal: Luring more jobs & affordable housing units

Civic leaders are being asked Tuesday to put in place a citywide development fee deferral program in a bid to retain and attract employers to Manteca.

July 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


40 years ago neighbors gathered to see man walk on the moon

Forty years ago this evening dozens of people gathered around a 12-inch TV screen in Manteca's Powers Tract neighborhood sandwiched between the former Spreckels Sugar plant and Manteca High to see history in the making.

July 20, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


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Lathrop going solar to save on electricity

City of Lathrop's power bill is about to get a major adjustment.

November 07, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Dairymen, farmers top campaign donors

Money is the mother's milk of politics.

November 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


609 families may go without traditional Thanksgiving meal

Turkeys R Us has two weeks to come up with 609 turkeys or struggling families in Manteca, Ripon or Lathrop will go without a Thanksgiving meal.

November 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ELECTION FRAUD INQUIRY

An inquiry into possible election fraud in the Manteca Unified School District is underway.

November 06, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


OFF & RUNNING

Ben Cantu is on his way to becoming the Harold Stassen of Manteca politics.

November 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca bans all homeless encampments

Manteca is making it illegal for the homeless to sleep in any makeshift shelter on public or private property within the city limits.

November 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


DeBrum elected in landslide

Steve DeBrum cruised to victory Tuesday to become Manteca's next mayor.

November 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ABSENT-EE VOTERS

The roster at the Boys and Girls Club polling place in Manteca had 1,018 registered voters. Around noon on Tuesday, Election Day, only 50 have come in to cast their ballots.

November 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop returns Dhaliwal to a 2nd term as mayor

Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal cruised to reelection to a second term in a landslide over opponent Rosalinda Valencia who had all but called for his arrest at a council meeting.

November 05, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Cantu says he’s option for council to pick to fill DeBrum council seat

Are you ready for another Manteca City Council election?

November 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Lathrop races for two council seats are still too close to call

Only nine votes separated incumbent Omar Ornelas from the second-place vote getter – Connie Lum-Perez - in Tuesday's unofficial final vote count in the Lathrop City Council race that does not include absentee ballots turned in at polling places on Election Day.

November 05, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Denham, McNerney win re-election

Jeff Denham won re-election Tuesday to serve Stanislaus County as well as Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon in Congress by defeating Democratic challenger Michael Eggman.

November 05, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Olsen’s election assures her leadership post

Kristin Olsen is returning to the California Assembly to represent Manteca, Ripon, Escalon, and Modesto.

November 05, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


WB Warehousing celebrates 4th anniversary

WB Warehousing & Logistics is a success story unto itself at its 270,000-square-foot packaging facility and distribution center in the 1200 block of Moffat Boulevard.

November 05, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Drive short 1,598 turkeys for struggling families in South County

Turkeys R Us is just under the one-third mark to making sure no struggling family in Manteca, Ripon or Lathrop goes without a Thanksgiving meal.

November 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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