Julie Sweeney – a seven-year staff member in the finance department – is the 2008 City of Manteca Employee of the Year.
An old-fashioned barn party – complete with dinner, dancing to a live band and lively conversation – is taking place in the Fonseca barn.
RIPON – The longer days and the warming weather means that it's time to get outside and have some fun.
Three kids from the Give Every Child a Chance tutoring program went the extra mile for the recent bowlathon fund raiser bringing in $2,351 between them.
"If you remember me, you know that I live in San Ramon and each Wednesday, I would drive the opposite direction to pick up my mother's first cousin in the Hayward Hills to come along with me to your class in Manteca. Not one of us regretted the time it took just to get there. Rather, we thank you and, I for one, will remember you for many, many years and the excitement you gave to me about the Portuguese way. Obrigada, Mary."
Manteca has spent the last 10 years gaining a bigger chunk of San Joaquin County's overall population despite being the city with the oldest growth cap policy in place in the entire region.
It would have been all too easy for Kathy Aartman-Weed to give up. After growing up in a home that was plagued with problems that stemmed from the premature loss of two of her sisters, Aartman-Weed faced another tremendous life hurdle when her own daughter passed away after battling health problems for the majority of her life. As if that weren't enough, a fire in her home would eventually claim almost everything that she owned ...
LATHROP – By late spring or early summer, the Lathrop Police Services will be acquiring a new neighbor right next door on Seventh Street.
It was another spectacular weekend of youth recognition as Manteca Youth Focus conducted its 14th annual scholarship competitions. A celebration of leadership, volunteer service and talent – MYF was successful in its campaign to award educational scholarships to deserving young men and women of achievement.
Gail Brooks, a student in Manteca, will join a select group of students representing their schools, communities, and country as People to People student leaders. Brooks has been accepted into the People to People Leadership Summit in Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, Maryland, June 7 - 16. All students accepted into a People to People program must meet rigorous academic and leadership requirements. Brooks was nominated and accepted for the honor based on outstanding scholastic ...
Vanessa Marie Rangel, 12, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss California Pageant to be held July 30 - August 1, at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara.
Bryson Cwik, Jessica Jones, Hali Pekron and Veronica Rogers, high school members of the Modesto Junior College Community Orchestra, were recently accepted into the California All State Honor Orchestra. These four students were selected out of several hundred high school applicants from around the state who auditioned by submitting a CD recording. They rehearsed and performed with the All State Honor Orchestra March 12-15 at the California Music Educators Association (CMEA) Conference in Ontario. Cwik, ...
LATHROP – Marlene Taylor was hard to ignore with her a la Christina Aguillera green wig and matching triple-tiered faux emerald necklaces standing out against her white peasant blouse.
Get ready for the boys - and girls - of spring. Two Little league opening ceremonies mark a full day of events in Manteca on Saturday that ranges from breakfast and a crab dinner to a talent show. Manteca Little League starts its season with ceremonies at 9 a.m. at Lincoln Park on Powers Avenue across from the fire station. Then at 10 a.m. the opening day starts for Northgate Little League at Northgate Park. ...
First, the bad news when it comes to the drought. The two days of rain – and possible snow in the Sierra – hoped for this weekend may fizzle out to just light showers on Saturday night. The semi-good news is the earlier Sierra snowfall this month has allowed the State Water Project on Wednesday to announce it will deliver 20 percent of the water they'd normally send to cities and agricultural users up and ...
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
By JASON CAMPBELL
PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix police officer and firefighter both died Sunday after suffering critical injuries in separate accidents on the job, officials said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Another day, another domination for Taylor Swift: She was the red hot winner at the Billboard Music Awards.
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) - One of several tornadoes that touched down Sunday in Oklahoma turned homes in a trailer park near Oklahoma City into splinters and rubble and sent frightened residents along a 100-mile corridor scurrying for shelter.
LATHROP - Give Every Child a Chance is staging the Ropin' on the River Rodeo hosted by Dell'Osso Family Farm on June 1-2.
SANTA CRUZ (AP) - Sunbathers flocking to Southern California beaches are used to feeding the meter or paying a parking attendant. Not so along the less developed north coast where it's customary to ditch cars on the shoulder of Highway 1 to surf, swim or picnic.
MODESTO (AP) - Seventeen bodies have been removed from a Modesto funeral home after complaints the home was taking too long to cremate the bodies, officials said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California law that requires all semi-automatic handguns to be equipped with technology that stamps its identifying information on bullet casings is now in effect after years of delays.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Thousands of steel tendons used to strengthen the skyway portion of the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge were exposed during construction to rainfall and salty bay mist, leading to rust and corrosion concerns.