Thaera Schluer and her family are no strangers to Sparkles the Clown. They've had the local entertainer of parties, company gatherings, weddings, carnivals, school assemblies, and various other functions over at their Manteca home. "We're had Sparkles at two of my children's birthdays as well as her husband, Ravioli, for another (party)," said Thaera, who, along with her sister, Elizabeth Hamdan, brought her two children, Lela, 4, and Collins, 2, to the special Friends of ...
The Symphony Comes to Manteca Evening with the Maestro is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday at Delicato Vineyards Tasting Room, 12001 S. Highway 99 Frontage Road.
Barring a series of Sierra blizzards of Biblical proportions, the watershed that supplies water for South County farms and cities will face its third skimpiest yield in the past 113 years.
•Install a low-flow showerhead. •Install a "soak and soap" valve in the shower to allow you to reduce or stop the flow without adjusting any settings. •Install faucet aerators. •Turn off the water while shaving, washing or brushing your teeth. •Run full loads in dishwashers and washing machines. •Don't use the toilet as a trash can, every flush can use up to 7 gallons. •Install an ultra low flow toilet. You could save up to ...
In the clearest sign yet that the resale housing market is at or near bottom there are now 309 homes either sold or pending so far in 2009 with a median price hovering around $179,650.
It's been several years since Monica Cane first got the urge to pen a Christian fiction novel that takes place in Manteca.
Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week runs through Feb. 14. As a way of marking the occasion, a coalition of families, individuals, support groups, and health professionals, to name a few, are involved in a campaign to get the word out. Included are Shannon Bauer and her husband, Bryan, of Escalon. Their 2-year-old daughter, Casey Lynn Bauer, was born with Ebstein Anomaly, a CHD characterized by displacement of the tricuspid valve. "She was born with two ...
Bob Drew passed away Monday night leaving an emptiness, a serious void with all those who knew him.
The next Manteca Citizen Police Academy starts Feb. 25 and runs through April 8. The seven-week-long academy runs primarily on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Manteca started its first Citizen Police Academy in 1995 with 30 people from all walks of life. Today Manteca has one of the longest-running academies in the state. The academy is offered twice a year in the spring and fall. The class size is limited to 20 participants and ...
Debby Moorhead is upbeat about Manteca's future. It might not be what you'd expect from someone who took office right as the Manteca City Council started looking in earnest at ways to chip away at a projected $11.3 million deficit that will develop in the next fiscal year starting July 1 if revenue and spending patterns in place in December aren't changed. The way Moorhead sees it is that Manteca is in a much better ...
The Geek Squad is already on its way. Monday afternoon dozens of Best Buy employees started the two-week long process of stocking the shelves and readying an outpost of the nation's largest consumer electronics outfitter – accounting for almost 21 percent of the overall market. According to General Manager Marcel Fehlmann, two teams will work on merchandising the store between now and February 27 when the first customers are welcomed into Manteca's largest electronics outfitter ...
RIPON – The good news is that indications show that the Ripon Unified School District will be able to meet its financial obligations for at least this year and the two years following.
Twenty-two Manteca firemen responded to a predawn fire in a home in the 400 block of Seville Way in north Manteca near Crestwood Park Sunday morning that caused an estimated $300,000 in damage.
Ripon High was recognized as one of the top small schools at Saturday's San Joaquin County Academic Decathlon held at the University of the Pacific and the Scottish Rite Auditorium.
The Manteca Unified School District Honor band concerts were conducted Saturday at Lathrop High.
Two separate car crashes on Friday claimed the lives of three people.
Nearly 100 acres of city-owned wastewater treatment plant land could end up as the premier family entertainment hub for the Northern San Joaquin Valley while tapping into the Bay Area market as well.
On Friday 05/17/2013 at about 0243 Hrs, the Manteca Police Department responded to the 300 blk of S. Airport Wy regarding a solo rollover vehicle collision. Several officers arrived on scene and found two adult males trapped inside a two door burgundy Scion. The vehicle had major damage and was positioned near a mobile home on the east side of Airport Wy.
Carlon Perry leans forward onto his forearms, peering over the top of reading glasses.
LATHROP - Pat Mitchell, watched intently as the first two 11 ton bridge sections were lowered into place Thursday morning to connect the production lines of California Natural Products with his six story Power Automation Systems (PAS) storage facility on the east side of McKinley Avenue.
Manteca, Ripon and Lathrop could become more than just neighboring communities at least when it comes to wastewater.
LATHROP – Joyce Gatto has many fond memories of Vera Walquist for a number of reasons.
Nikki Freitas pinned down quivering lips as she surveyed the newest panel in the Welcome Home Heroes series.
LATHROP - It's been a few years since the City of Lathrop financed its way into an additional allotment from the South San Joaquin Irrigation District's surface water treatment plant.
A handful of kids are going to get a chance to think out of the box when it comes to perceptions about the homeless.
Federal authorities are intentionally flooding low land along the Stanislaus River in a test to see whether it will help increase the chances of salmon fingerlings making it to the Delta.
Your federal tax dollars funneled through the City of Manteca are paying Charlie Halyer $178.08 an hour and his fellow worker $144.88 an hour. The two are resident engineers. But they aren't being paid that rate to make sure a freeway bridge is built safely. Instead the Caltrop employees are being paid to make sure trees and shrubs planted along the 120 Bypass corridor and part of Highway 99 get enough water. "It's ridiculous," said ...
Efren Juarez had a good thing going with his business that hosted poster tournaments for non-profit organizations.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District had $44.1 million in unrestricted cash and investments at the end of 2012.
LATHROP – Bicycle safety is no laughing matter.