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Roundabout future for Manteca?

One way to slow down traffic – and to make neighborhood streets safer – is by designing developments with narrower streets, roundabouts, chicanes, bulb-outs, and non-intrusive fast growing trees that create a partial canopy over the pavement.

March 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Julie Sweeney city employee of year for ‘08

Julie Sweeney – a seven-year staff member in the finance department – is the 2008 City of Manteca Employee of the Year.

March 23, 2009 | | NEWS


Boys & Girls throwing barn party April 18

An old-fashioned barn party – complete with dinner, dancing to a live band and lively conversation – is taking place in the Fonseca barn.

March 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ripon expanding rec programs at Mistlin Park

RIPON – The longer days and the warming weather means that it's time to get outside and have some fun.

March 23, 2009 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Youth benefitting from tutoring raise money for GECAC

Three kids from the Give Every Child a Chance tutoring program went the extra mile for the recent bowlathon fund raiser bringing in $2,351 between them.

March 23, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Cultural class more than just about food, and folk dancing

"If you remember me, you know that I live in San Ramon and each Wednesday, I would drive the opposite direction to pick up my mother's first cousin in the Hayward Hills to come along with me to your class in Manteca. Not one of us regretted the time it took just to get there. Rather, we thank you and, I for one, will remember you for many, many years and the excitement you gave to me about the Portuguese way. Obrigada, Mary."

March 23, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Despite foreclosures Manteca grew by 1,375 people in 2008

Manteca has spent the last 10 years gaining a bigger chunk of San Joaquin County's overall population despite being the city with the oldest growth cap policy in place in the entire region.

March 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Book shares how Mantecan coped with challenges

It would have been all too easy for Kathy Aartman-Weed to give up.

March 22, 2009 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Lathrop church opening next to police station

LATHROP – By late spring or early summer, the Lathrop Police Services will be acquiring a new neighbor right next door on Seventh Street.

March 21, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Manteca Youth Focus lists All-Star captains

It was another spectacular weekend of youth recognition as Manteca Youth Focus conducted its 14th annual scholarship competitions. A celebration of leadership, volunteer service and talent – MYF was successful in its campaign to award educational scholarships to deserving young men and women of achievement.

March 21, 2009 | By KRISTINA STAMPER Manteca Youth Focus | NEWS


Manteca student accepted into People to People

Gail Brooks, a student in Manteca, will join a select group of students representing their schools, communities, and country as People to People student leaders. Brooks has been accepted into the People to People Leadership Summit in Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, Maryland, June 7 - 16. All students accepted into a People to People program must meet rigorous academic and leadership requirements. Brooks was nominated and accepted for the honor based on outstanding scholastic merit, civic involvement and leadership potential.

March 21, 2009 | | NEWS


State finalist youth pageant

Vanessa Marie Rangel, 12, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss California Pageant to be held July 30 - August 1, at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara.

March 21, 2009 | | NEWS


Four Ripon students among All State Honor Orchestra

Bryson Cwik, Jessica Jones, Hali Pekron and Veronica Rogers, high school members of the Modesto Junior College Community Orchestra, were recently accepted into the California All State Honor Orchestra. These four students were selected out of several hundred high school applicants from around the state who auditioned by submitting a CD recording. They rehearsed and performed with the All State Honor Orchestra March 12-15 at the California Music Educators Association (CMEA) Conference in Ontario.

March 21, 2009 | | NEWS


Effort to increase Lathrop Senior Center attendance

LATHROP – Marlene Taylor was hard to ignore with her a la Christina Aguillera green wig and matching triple-tiered faux emerald necklaces standing out against her white peasant blouse.

March 20, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Spring starts with baseball food & fun

Get ready for the boys - and girls - of spring.

March 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Teen, 17, on life support

A 17-year-old seriously injured in a devastating car accident outside of Tracy isn't expected to survive.

November 25, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Volunteers pay it forward for kids

It is payback time for many Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club telethon volunteers.

November 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Turkeys R Us still short 283 birds to meet Thanksgiving, Christmas needs

Seventeen years ago Sue Teunissen and Gail Fletcher couldn't stand the thought of their families sitting down to a table overflowing with traditional holiday food on Thanksgiving knowing neighbors and others in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop were going without.

November 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SATURDAY FREEWAY FATAL, MAJOR INJURY CRASH UPDATE

UPDATED at 4:50 p.m.

November 24, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Manteca teen, 16, killed

One Manteca 16-year-old girl was killed early Saturday morning on a Tracy freeway west of Tracy Boulevard while five other occupants of the vehicle received moderate injuries, according to the CHP.

November 23, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


35th annual telethon tonight, Tuesday

Donations are the lifeblood of the Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club.

November 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BOUNTIFUL HARVEST

Larry Albers saunters out of his home along Woodward Avenue like some dusty old cowboy. His hands tucked into his jeans, a hard day's work painted across his face.

November 23, 2014 | James Burns | NEWS


3rd suspect in rural Manteca murder goes to trial in March

The third and final suspect in the shooting of 53-year-old Michael Lawrence in front of his home rural Manteca during the summer of 2013 isn't expected to appear before a jury until March.

November 23, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Ripon gives subs $15 a day pay hike

Ripon Unified just raised the rates for substitute teachers.

November 23, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


LIFE CHANGER

Phil Waterford knows the Boys & Girls Club can make a difference in the life of a youth.

November 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Lathrop may open second skate park

Lathrop - once known for having a dilapidated skate park that required an immense amount of maintenance just to keep open - might soon be the only city in the area with two skate parks.

November 22, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Turkeys R Us drive now short 421 turkeys

Just how big of a deal is the donation of $12 to buy a turkey for a struggling family?

November 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Lathrop Police earn kudos

Lathrop Police Services has done it again by winning outstanding operational awards for nine out of the past 11 years when they were awarded first and second place honors in the California Law Enforcement Challenge.

November 22, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Furloughs kept Manteca afloat

Manteca's municipal offices are closed next week.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


REDUCING HOMELESS

Cecily Ballungay has a plan to reduce the ranks of homeless in Manteca.

November 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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