Wendy Benavides has a bright idea. The Central Manteca resident would like to see the City of Manteca require a third of all street lights installed in new projects to be solar. Benavides believes it is a win-win situation – it would reduce the city's power costs while at the same time enhancing public safety. "It makes sense especially when you have a blackout," Benavides told the City Council Tuesday night. Benavides believes the ideal ...
LATHROP – Louise Avenue from McKinley to the city of Lathrop's eastern city limits at the Union Pacific Railroad tracks will remain close to traffic until after the Fourth of July.
The Silver Sluggers came ready to play Thursday against the City of Manteca. In this second annual clash, the senior group of the Del Webb Woodbridge community rolled past the recreational slo-pitch softball team consisting of elected and city officials, 8-2. "We're a better team this year," said Silver Slugger captain John Shirley. "But more importantly (than winning) is that we're getting exercise and trying to have fun." In fact, these seniors have been getting ...
Mick Canevari's love of agriculture and commitment to helping others, instilled in childhood on the family farm established 100 years ago by Italian immigrant grandparents, provided the framework for a successful 36-year career with University of California Cooperative Extension. He retires June 29.
Mitchell MacCready currently is in Ecuador serving in the Peace Corps. He has a website blog that you can get the history of his journey - http://mitchenecuador.blogspot.com/ MacCready, 24, has lived in Manteca all his life. He graduated from Manteca High School where he played football. He also graduated from Williamette University with a degree in biology and minor in chemistry. He played four years of football for Williamette where he was first team all-league ...
Manteca's elected leaders are having a cow over a Stockton City Council member nominated to serve on the San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District.
A sheared off fire hydrant at the Union Road and Louise Avenue intersection backed up traffic Wednesday afternoon. Some local residents took advantage of the flowing water to cool off from the hot weather.
Ripon Junior Police Academy brought elementary school students into the police department for a close-up view of what it takes to be a police officer.
Manteca City Councilman Vince Hernandez and his family are hosting a "South of the Border" breakfast for Manteca senior citizens Saturday morning beginning at 9 a.m. at the Senior Center on Cherry Lane.
RIPON – Getting farm-fresh produce right in the heart of town might be a reality for Ripon residents sooner than anyone expected.
The Friends of the Manteca Parks & Recreation Foundation and the Manteca Parks & Recreation Department are co-sponsoring a charity golf event on July 24.
Earlier this year, Friends of the East Union Cemetery was formed to help save the historic burial place from disrepair.
Surrounding business owners don't appreciate the public intoxication, public urination, and the trash.
Manteca Parks and Recreation is offering standard week-day group swimming sessions plus Saturday lessons as well as private lessons.
The Rev. James Carlton defied the odds, not just once but twice. In 1982, when he had a brain abscess removed, doctors said he was not going to make it. But he proved them all wrong, and before long he was back preaching at the First Assembly of God on North Main and East North Street (now the Valley Community Presbyterian Church) where he was the associate pastor. Ten years later in 1992, he had ...
The Avoid the 10 DUI Task Force is deploying officers this holiday weekend at DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols countywide to arrest impaired drivers and to keep the public aware of the dangers of driving while impaired by alcohol and drugs.
A 70-year-old Manteca man struck by a westbound car at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night died of his injuries in San Joaquin General Hospital, according to police reports.
Tracy Crane slipped into a bikini and summer dress and joined her boyfriend Scott Johnson for a float down the Stanislaus River.
A known Manteca transient apparently walked in front of a west bound car at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of East Center Street, midway between Lincoln and Grant Avenues.
Threats against a Manteca Police officer's life on the Internet forced a former Manteca man to appear in a Stockton courtroom Wednesday morning for his continued arraignment on felony charges.
Editor's note: This is the third of a six-part series taking a look back at Manteca's first 95 years as an incorporated city. Voters approved incorporation on May 28, 1918.
Sacramento made it clear to Manteca: Pay back a $1.7 million redevelopment agency loan now or risk having local sales and property taxes seized.
LATHROP – The City of Lathrop isn't necessarily swimming in a pool full of money.
Editor's note: This is the second of a six-part series taking a look back at Manteca's first 95 years as an incorporated city. Voters approved incorporation on May 28, 1918.
Editor's note: This is the first of a six-part series taking a look back at Manteca's first 95 years as an incorporated city. Voters approved incorporation on May 28, 1918.
The 2-year-old who was run over by the family's pickup is still undergoing some tests at Children's Hospital in Oakland but is expected to come home soon.
If Emmanuel Torres ended up on the street tomorrow, he wouldn't fare so well. For starters, the 15-year-old vice president of the Manteca Boys and Girls Club's Keystone Club - a leadership academy for teenagers -- struggled with piecing together a makeshift shelter that only needed tape and staples to finish. Even with a handful of helpers, Torres couldn't manage get the thick cardboard walls to stick to the wooden frame that had shielded him ...
Ripon High School senior Paige Burrell is moving on to the next chapter in her volleyball career and has accepted a scholarship to play for a NCAA Division II school - Nyack College in Nyack, NY.
A two-year-old child is recovering at Children's Hospital in Oakland after being run over by her parents' pick-up truck. The vehicle was parked in the family's driveway at Alfonso Lane in Manteca shortly before 1 p.m. on Sunday. The status of the child is unknown as of press time; however, a Manteca Police spokesman said the child was "alert and crying" when officers arrived at the scene. According to preliminary investigations, only one of the ...
By DENNIS WYATT