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Stories that quilts tell make a veritable library

Like books, quilts have plenty of stories to tell. I've been fortunate to have seen, and even touched, many of these fabric books. I've enjoyed "reading" the many stories interwoven in the delicately and painstakingly hand-sewn patterns, as well as in the other rich tales that each work embodied but were left to the viewer's imagination to "read" which, to me, is always the better part of the experience.

March 09, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


March showers helps SSJID growers

The rain so far this month is far from being a drought breaker but it will help South San Joaquin Irrigation District stretch available water supplies by delaying the need to start irrigation runs until early April.

March 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Residents make it clear: They don’t want internet tower

RIPON - A proposal that could place a communications tower on an elementary school campus is being met with opposition by some neighbors that are concerned about the safety of their children.

March 08, 2009 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Manteca Rotary marking golden anniversary

Manteca Rotary Club is celebrating 50 years of service.

March 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Second Harvest seeks $10,000 from Lathrop

LATHROP – Second Harvest Food Bank, which provides food to untold numbers of hungry individuals and families every year, is asking for $10,000 from Lathrop's Community Development Block Grant program.

March 08, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Spreckels Park home to biggest taxpayers

Commerce Drive was a $1 million controversy when it was first funded using the Manteca Redevelopment Agency to cover 100 percent of the cost of building it a decade ago.

March 07, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca’s JC Penney impresses shoppers

Nicole Stanley wasn't planning on spending her birthday at the grand opening of JC Penney in the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley / Lifestyle Outlets at Manteca.

March 07, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Nominations open for ’09 Hall of Fame

The deadline to make nominations for the Manteca Hall of Fame's Class of 2009 is March 31.

March 07, 2009 | | NEWS


Dyke bound for Air Force Academy

East Union High senior Aaron William Dyke was recently accepted to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

March 07, 2009 | | NEWS


Serving America

Preston C. Espinoza

March 07, 2009 | | NEWS


St. Patty’s breakfast at Lathrop center

The City of Lathrop has several events planned for this month.

March 07, 2009 | | NEWS


Two fish fry dinners coming up

The Young Men's Institute and Knights of Columbus of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Manteca are sponsoring their annual fish fry on two more Fridays during Lent. The dates are March 13 and March 27.

March 07, 2009 | | NEWS


Friends of SJ Fair dinner-dance set

The Friends of the San Joaquin Fair will be hosting a dinner, dance, auction and fundraiser on Saturday, March 21.

March 07, 2009 | | NEWS


Work starts on 4-story Hampton Inn

Manteca's tallest building yet in terms of multiple floors – the four-story Hampton Inn & Suites – is breaking ground at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley/Lifestyle Outlets at Manteca.

March 06, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Major event honoring our veterans

A Memorial Day weekend event honoring those who gave their all serving America is expected to draw thousands from throughout Northern California to Manteca.

March 06, 2009 | 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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