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Manteca’s wild giving tradition

Wild boar. Wild pheasant. Wild everything. That's what waits for the roughly 1,000 people expected to descend this Friday (Dec. 11) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Manteca Trailer and Camper at East Yos...

December 08, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Around Town

‘BEYOND THESE WALLS’

It's Manteca's busiest coffee shop on a typical Sunday morning dispensing more than 400 lattes, cappuccinos, chai tea, Italian sodas, hot chocolates, and mochas during quick bursts.But for the next...

December 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS

Lathrop is Christmas central Saturday

The place to celebrate the approach of Christmas in the South County on Saturday is Lathrop.Not only is the City of Lathrop hosting four Christmas events including a parade, but Saturday also marks...

December 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS

Manteca cuts water use 31% in November

Manteca slashed water use by 31 percent in November just barely missing the state-mandated goal of 32 percent."Given the reduced irrigation demand in the fall and winter months we didn't really exp...

December 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS

District targets polluting farm tractors & wildfires

Another 187 older high polluting farm tractors in the San Joaquin Valley will be replaced using a $2.4 million federal grant.It is part of three initiatives designed to improve air quality addresse...

December 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS

Lathrop gives kudos to man who thought he saw kidnap try taking place

When Vincent Portillo saw a girl that he thought was being harassed near the northbound onramp to Interstate 5 two weeks ago, the retired police officer did what he was trained to do – he fol...

December 08, 2015 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

Lots of changes during year

EDITOR'S NOTE: Jeanette Balmut has been selected to participate in the Year of You, a fitness challenge hosted by The Manteca Bulletin, CalFit Manteca and CORE Athletic Performance. Balmut is keepi...

December 08, 2015 | | Year of You

Manteca, Ripon district students advance to county spelling bee

Several local youngsters are gearing up for the 2015 San Joaquin County Spelling Bee Championships.The finals are scheduled for Wednesday at the San Joaquin County Office of Education's Wentworth E...

December 08, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS

River Islands impresses top educator

Tom Torlakson is impressed with River Islands Technology Academy.So impressed that the man who oversees 10,000 public schools and the education of 6 million students as California's State Superinte...

December 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS

HOLIDAY AFFAIR

Tickets are still available for the biggest holiday party in Manteca – the 36th annual Manteca Soroptimists Holiday Affair.The $75 ticket gets the holder and a guest a chance for many big-tic...

December 08, 2015 | Bulletin staff report | NEWS

Christmas main course secured for 1,600 families

Other communities in the Northern San Joaquin Valley are scrambling to try and meet a fraction of the holiday meal needs for their struggling families.That's not the case in Manteca, Ripon, or Lath...

December 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS

Ornelas stepping down to take Sacramento job

Omar Ornelas is moving on. Before a relatively packed audience at Lathrop City Hall Monday night, two-term Lathrop councilman Omar Ornelas announced that he would be resigning his position early ne...

December 08, 2015 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

Ripon eyes residential street parking permits

Parking permits could soon be needed in certain residential areas in Ripon.The first step towards a Permit Parking Ordinance Program will take place at tonight's Ripon City Council meeting.During t...

December 08, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS

Santa getting big boost from police

Santa's helpers will be out in force this weekend.First, the Manteca Police Chief's Foundation will be shopping for 100 needy children Saturday at 10 a.m. at Wal-Mart. Led by Police Chief Nick Obli...

December 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

America, France turn right

In Sunday's first-round of regional elections in France, the clear and stunning winner was the National Front of Marine Le Pen. Her party rolled up 30 percent of the vote, and came in first in 6 of...

December 08, 2015 | Pat Buchanan | Other Views

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