We were bicycling over Daggett Pass when a semi-truck passed us. Without thinking - as if any 16-year-old boy does - Brian suddenly shifted down and took off. I realized what he was trying to do and was screaming at the top of my lungs telling him to stop. But between the wind and the fact I was rolling at 40 mph and Brian was now going much faster I doubt he heard me. My ...
The first of upwards of 1,000 jobs from various business park developments moving forward in Northwest Manteca will materialize by mid-2014.
When they start working on the railroad at Austin Road near the Highway 99 interchange in early 2014 it'll mean the first of 9,134 new "direct" jobs are on their way to Manteca.
How Great Wolf Resorts came knocking on Manteca's door three years ago is the result of what Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford might describe as a blown opportunity.
When they start working on the railroad at Austin Road near the Highway 99 interchange in early 2014 it'll mean the first of 9,134 new "direct" jobs are on their way to Manteca. It's part of $10.4 million in upfront improvements to the Highway 99 interchange at Austin Road as well as South Austin Road that are being made to start development of the job-rich Austin Road Business Park in southeast Manteca. <p ...
They take a licking but keep on ticking. The long running Timex advertising slogan applies as well to City of Manteca firefighters. When the crew of Engine 244 was hit head-on Tuesday afternoon by a sedan that strayed over the center line on West Yosemite Avenue just east of Union Road, Manteca Fire Chief Kirk Waters said they jumped into action despite two of them suffering minor injuries. "They immediately got out and were hobbling ...
Today would be a great day to play hooky and head up to Yosemite National Park. A Manteca resident said he did just that when he heard the park reopened late Wednesday after being closed for 16 days due to the government shutdown. He e-mailed that there was few cars in sight as he drove through the valley.
The Manteca City Council on Tuesday thanked Ruthanne Bassett for her 15 years of service before retiring as a librarian assistant at the Manteca Branch Library.
Toni Raymus isn't a writer by trade. That isn't stopping her, though, from writing a chapter in the long running saga dubbed "Manteca." She builds homes for a living. But her real passion is building a community. That passion led to the birth last year of the Great Valley Bookfest. Raymus had the pleasure of stopping by bookfests in Decatur and Savannah while visiting her daughter who was attending Emory University at the time in ...
If Great Wolf Resorts wants to build in Manteca they won't get Mayor Willie Weatherford's vote if the deal is like the one resort developer McWhinney Development struck with Garden Grove in Southern California.
If Great Wolf Resorts wants to build in Manteca they won't get Mayor Willie Weatherford's vote if the deal is like the one McWhinney Development struck with Garden Grove in Southern California. That deal involved $69 million in public funds and land going to McWhinney to build a 600-room hotel, indoor water park, and 18,000 square feet of retail. City Manager Karen McLaughlin said that won't happen in Manteca as she wouldn't ...
Here's a shocker. Unless you own a home that has an assessed taxable value of $825,000 you aren't paying enough property taxes to cover the City of Manteca's cost of extending day-to-day services ranging from police and fire protection to parks and street maintenance for a household of three people.
Keith Breedlove knows his way around a kitchen. In his 30 years in food service he has held every sort of job imaginable, from the head chef of international hotels to the private food preparer of celebrities. But he always loved getting his hands dirty. Sure he one day dreamed of owning his own restaurant. But if he ever did so, he wanted to make sure that he got to do more than just pick ...
Manteca leaders hinted they might resort to roundabouts and other traffic calming devices on Cottage Avenue and Crom Street after increasing speed limits on those streets to conform to state mandated rules involving issuing tickets using radar.
School was out Monday. It was the start of the week-long fall break for Manteca Unified. But that didn't mean kids weren't learning. I realized that when I stepped out front during the noon hour and heard a high-pitched utterance of "en garde!" Across the street were two boys of perhaps 10 and 12 engaged in a Medieval duel. Their implements were slender milled sticks similar to garden support stakes. Their shields were old storm ...
There are not very many 16-year-olds who can say they are caught up in a statewide political campaign.
Crews are putting the finishing touches on an entrance arch across Stewart Road just off of Manthey Road in Lathrop. The arch reads "River Islands" and includes nautical style lights.
Looking for fall foliage?
Here are two questions to ponder:
I saw the kid walking down the sidewalk out of the corner of my eye as I was raking leaves. He was perhaps 9 or 10 years old.
Violetta York never thought she would need any help feeding her family.
Lo Angeles, in its present form, should not exist.
Not even one street has been started and the developers of Austin Road Business Park have found a way to pare 4,907 daily vehicle trips in the 1,036-acre project.
Woodward Avenue may soon get its first roundabout.
It was once the Northern San Joaquin Valley's top selling GMC dealership.
I am not a Luddite.
I am not a Luddite.
Manteca tangled with Caltrans for six years to get a traffic signal at Vasconcellos on East Yosemite Avenue.