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Grass fire burns 40-45 acres near Tracy

Grass fire burns 40-45 acres near Tracy

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY - A grass fire that broke out Monday afternoon burned 40-45 acres as firefighters worked for several hours to contain and mop up the blaze.

The fire broke out around 3 p.m., south of Tracy, on the west side of Interstate 580 where the freeway meets Interstate 5, according to Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant.

Firefighters were able to stop the forward progression of the fire about an hour later, but had extensive mop up ahead of them. Berlant said no one was injured in the daytime blaze, and the cause was under investigation.

Save Manteca's elevated water tank

Save Manteca's elevated water tank

Save Manteca's elevated water tank
Manteca Bulletin
This is an open letter to the community regarding the impending demolition of Manteca's elevated water tank. In the past few months I have been researching and reviewing the proposed demolition of the elevated water tank located in the city corporation ...

SSJID deal nets $274K more from sale of electricity

SSJID deal nets $274K more from sale of electricity

SSJID deal nets $274K more from sale of electricity
Manteca Bulletin
Two small power plants at Woodard Reservoir 15 miles northeast of Manteca may soon generate average of $247000 more for the South San Joaquin Irrigation District. The SSJID board on Tuesday is being asked to cancel a standing ...

Feds grant $1M toward state-of-art SSJID system

Feds grant $1M toward state-of-art SSJID system

Feds grant $1M toward state-of-art SSJID system
Manteca Bulletin
RIPON - A state-of-the art pressured agricultural irrigation system serving farmland west of Ripon and south of Manteca that is expected to cost almost $13 million is receiving a $1 million federal grant. ...

Station monitors Manteca air

Station monitors Manteca air

Station monitors Manteca air
Manteca Bulletin
It won't be long before the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District knows exactly what circulates in the air of southwest Manteca. On Wednesday a new air monitoring station located on the outskirts of the Sierra High School ...

Bees killed by pesticide agent

Bees killed by pesticide agent

Bees killed by pesticide agent
Tracy Press
by Denise Ellen Rizzo / Tracy Press Hours after their arrival downtown, the hundreds of bees resting in a tree adjacent to Gerard's Deli were dead, sprayed by a pest company. According to witnesses, a man in a Patriot Pest Management truck arrived at ...

Scheduled spray areas for Adult Mosquito Control in Manteca

MANTECA - In response to increased adult mosquito populations in several areas of southern San Joaquin County, the San Joaquin County Mosquito & Vector Control District (District) is preparing to conduct adult mosquito control operations.

The district will continue to implement the California Mosquito-Borne Virus Surveillance and Response Plan to protect the public health and welfare. Spray locations and times will normally be available 24 hours in advance.

Residents can access spray information and spray schedules by calling the district at (209) 982-4675 or toll-free at 1-800-300-4675 during business hours from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m.