Forty years ago George Perry was among the pumpkin growers who decided to do something about the braggarts in Half Moon Bay who claimed they were the "Pumpkin Capital of the World."
There were 289 participants in Saturday's 2009 Pumpkin Run staged by the Manteca Unified Student Trust along the Tidewater Bikeway.
Most 11 year olds are thinking about their next video game purchase, hurrying home to watch their favorite TV show or playing football or soccer outside with friends. In that sense Nicolas Perez is just like his peers.
It may not be as flashy as Spreckels Park and it doesn't hold the promise of thousands upon thousands of new jobs like Austin Business Park, but the Manteca Industrial Park is still chugging along providing well over 1,000 jobs even in today's shaky economy.
Next time I need to access Crom Street to get to either Airport Way or Union Road, I'll think twice about taking that route.
Video might have killed the radio star.
Award-winning concert pianist and composer from Sacramento, Tan Plescia, will kick off the 23rd anniversary season of the Manteca Kindred Arts Concert Association with a performance on Sunday, Oct. 4, starting at 3 p.m.
RIPON - Wanted: Tractors to be displayed at Ripon's downtown Main Street.
LATHROP - It was 76 degrees Thursday in Lathrop – and it was snowing.
The fourth annual Pumpkin Run is Saturday.
The following are the questions – and the answers to the pumpkin quiz that appeared in Thursday's special Pumpkin Fair section in the Manteca Bulletin.
Sales of existing houses in Manteca continues at record volume levels thanks to unprecedented affordability with prices reflecting the mid-1990s.
Tracy is leading the way among South County cities when it comes to reducing water use over last year's consumption levels.
What one Ripon seventh grader learned watching TV may have saved another student's life.
Children slip through the cracks.
The ninth annual Pumpkin Run on Saturday, Oct. 4, will go on as scheduled after a brief cancellation on Thursday.
Beginning Monday, Sept. 22, one-way, intermittent traffic control will be in place on Louise Avenue between Airport Way and Main Street from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Traffic control flaggers will be stationed at each end of the construction zone, and motorists can expect 5-to-10 minute delays.
The Oct. 4 Manteca Pumpkin Run is still on. Doctors Hospital of Manteca has stepped forward to pay the $970 fee that the sponsor, Manteca Unified School Trust, needs to hold the event this year. The run, which kicks off the annual Manteca Pumpkin Fair that weekend, was cancelled Thursday because the non-profit organization did not have the money to cover the fee required by the city. For more information pick up the Bulletin tomorrow.
The federal government - in a move questioned by some biologists as to its effectiveness - is going to release 23,000 acre feet of water in October from New Melones during the fall run of Chinook salmon in the Stanislaus River.
A $970 fee that the City of Manteca is requiring Manteca Unified Student Trust (MUST) to pay has placed the non-profit organization's ninth annual Faustina Rosas Memorial Pumpkin Run on Oct. 4 in jeopardy.
Manteca home builders are having the best year since 2007 for new housing starts.
LATHROP – Rosalinda Valencia doesn't want homeless people rifling through the trash in Lathrop.
A huge flock of Snow Geese was captured in flight by Bulletin advertising director Chuck Higgs who won a first place ribbon for his entry in the Lodi Grape Festival.
The Diocese of Stockton received 34 claims of sexual abuse in the three months prior to the Aug. 15 submission deadline related to the filing of bankruptcy protection by the diocese.
Manteca's Veterans of Foreign Wars post may have a home after all.
The legacy of Faustina Rosas lives on, thanks to the Manteca Unified Student Trust.
Californians have been asked to reduce their water usage by 20 percent during the drought.