Manteca's Convention & Visitors Bureau is going where the tourists go – The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley. The CVB is inking a deal with Craig Realty Group to secure 1,800 square feet near the heart of the complex to serve as a visitor's center and a mall information and promotions office. "It's going to be great to be where the visitors to Manteca go," Manteca CVB Executive Director Linda Abeldt said, noting the site ...
It wasn't high noon but for water evaporation and landscape irrigation it couldn't come at a worst time. As the temperatures headed toward the high 80s at 3 p.m. Monday the landscaping along Atherton Drive in front of the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley was being watered. A fairly good-sized stream of water was flowing down the gutter and into a storm drain. The City of Manteca's water conservation rules that prohibit watering from noon ...
RIPON – The political stalemate over a frontage road that three municipal agencies all fail to find common ground on might have just made an unexpected turn. And this one might involve some legal implications. During Monday's meeting of the Ripon Unified Board of Education, parent and resident Paul Femino vented to the trustees during public comment that the two-by-two-by-two meetings that have been held between the school board, the Ripon City Council, and the ...
LATHROP – If Lathrop were a patient and its budget woes the fatal diagnosed disease, it would be dead in four and a half months if it doesn't get the necessary and immediate life-saving cure. To keep the city's fiscal health in the pink for as long as possible in the desperate hope a miraculous economic turn-around comes to the rescue, city leaders have to make the difficult decision of laying off employees. Furloughs, or ...
By VINCE REMBULAT Staff reporter of the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin Trustees of the Manteca Unified School District are expected to sign off on the multi-purpose facility projects at Shasta School and Neil Hafley School at tonight's meeting. Acknowledging the final completion contracts at both sites will take place during the 7 o'clock open session. Architect Rick Saksteder of HMC Architects along with project superintendent Eric Stieb and Tim Gatchett of F&H Construction handled both projects. ...
Greg Miller could have done a lot of things when he completed his optometry education at the University of California, Berkeley. But after bouncing around the East Bay practicing for several years, he realized that he wanted to settle down in a community that he knew he could stay permanently – venturing over the hill 26 years ago and laying down his roots into a place that he has truly made his home. And he ...
Manteca was anything but a prosperous bustling community back in early 1909. Area farmers were struggling to produce dry land farm corps. Wheat and water melon yields were strong at first but with each successive year the sandy plains produced less and less. The Manteca town site had just a handful of homes with a couple of stores. It was a mere wide spot on the road and a rail stop for fledgling dairies. There ...
RIPON - "Captain Ron" would have been proud to witness the parade of fire trucks snaking their way down Wilma Avenue in Ripon Saturday morning representing five fire departments on their way to his memorial service.
High tech cameras and the old-fashioned concept of neighbors looking out for each other is how Manteca Police are planning to step up efforts to make city parks even safer despite the department being 14 positions short due to the budget crisis.
Nineteen year old Eric Medina has big plans for the summer. He is leaving his family, friends and all that is familiar for the first time and heading oversees on a two-week mission trip to Tanzania, Africa. Whether he is serving in his church (Sequoia Baptist Church) during Vacation Bible School, dinner theater, youth band or the annual Christmas living nativity or simply helping out in the community, Eric has always had a deep desire ...
It was shortly after Keri Tapia's mother passed away that she really started to pay attention to fitness.
Manteca's murals now grace the pages of a new 186-page art book targeted for release in June.
The pace of residential building tripled during April in Manteca with developers starting 37 new single homes.
Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau. Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club. Manteca Chamber of Commerce. Sunrise Kiwanis. Those are just four of the high-profile community non-profits that Steve DeBrum has not only been an active member doing "grunt work" but also has served as president. Those are some of the reasons why the two-term Manteca City Councilman is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2009 on Saturday, May ...
The Sunrise Kiwanis conducted their annual free kids fishing derby Saturday at the Longs Drug Store parking lot on North Main Street.
About five years ago, high schools in Manteca Unified School District had up to seven counselors on campus. Today, there are only two attending to the counseling needs of hundreds of students at every school site, the result of severe budget cuts stemming from the effects of the Great Recession and a crumbling national economy.
A lady with a bubbly Christmas spirit Teresa Stevens has truly made a difference at Prestige retirement home on East Louise Avenue as well as at her daughter's fourth grade class at the Great Valley Academy Charter School on Button Avenue.
Traffic accidents kill more police officers in the line of duty than anything else.
William "Bud" Cunningham helped bring the Oakland Coliseum to fruition 47 years ago when he served as the first stadium general manager.
Jesus didn't have to worry about a cold spell.
Austin Road Business Park could emerge as the top concentration of non-public sector employment for Ripon residents.
Dick Durham knows that the $75 it cost for a ticket to Wednesday's 34th annual Holiday Affair staged by the Manteca Soroptimists is well spent.
Gary Lemesh shudders to think if Kaiser-Manteca Medical Center were to make more cuts.
The Rev. Quincy McClain and members of her congregation from Southside Christian Church spread tiding of comfort and joy Wednesday at the Manteca Care & Rehabilitation Center.
A commitment letter could set the stage for the creation of 9,134 more jobs to chip away at Manteca's 10.1 percent unemployment rate.
The chance of outrunning one Manteca police officer is totally out of the question for fleeing bad guys in the city unless they can cover 26.2 miles without stopping.
Richard Silverman is seeking one of two Manteca City Council seats up for grabs in November 2014.
The sun is still hiding from the frost this morning, but some 50 hardy Manteca Nuts & Bolts diehards are already up and about making sure needy children will wake up with a smile on Christmas morning.
LATHROP – It's like Linda Rose that she'd feel like she wasn't deserving of the honor of being the 2013 Lathrop Holiday Parade Grand Marshal.
Firefighters' spray turned into ice when it hit the ground at a fully engulfed garage fire shortly before 4 a.m. Monday causing them to slip and slide while attacking the blaze at the rear of a boarded up home in the 600 block of Virginia Avenue west of Sequoia Street.