Laura Vieira was thrilled with the recent work by Troy Hoffdahl. He's the East Union High junior who completed the "student room" at Ray of Hope for his Eagle Project. Hoffdahl, 16, has been a Scout since his pre-school days, starting with Cub Scouts and progressing to Boy Scouts. Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America program, with the position held for life. "My Dad is an Eagle Scout," ...
American Legion Post 249 is having a breakfast for the early birds at the Manteca Pumpkin Fair that's open to the public this Saturday and Sunday from 5:30 to 10 a.m.
The best entertainment bargain this weekend can be found on the streets of downtown Manteca during the silver anniversary of the Sunrise Kiwanis Manteca Pumpkin Fair.
Micky Carroll and Diego Juarez are going to play in "Manteca Snow" this weekend. The two young cousins are among three Manteca kids picked to have their likenesses grace the next community mural project that's being painted by volunteers this weekend during the Manteca Pumpkin Fair. "Manteca Snow" is a tribute to the annual rite of nature that occurs in mid to late February when the almond trees burst into blossoms of white and little ...
R.C. Owens was elated last week to learn that he had been selected to the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame.
Got adhesive tape? You're going to need it to comply with a new state law regarding the recycling of household batteries – the type that power everything from flashlights to toys. The California Department of Transportation has decreed that those batteries must have their contact points covered with the clear adhesive tape before they are recycled. Why? Two batteries rubbed their contacts together and ignited a fire of a truckload of the batteries that are ...
The Manteca Parks and Recreation Tony Tots Flag Football League is in full swing. Last Saturday's action saw the Basswood team take on the Ironwood squad at Franciscan Park. For information on Manteca Parks and Recreation programs go to www.ci.manteca.ca.us/parks/ drop by the office at 252 Magnolia Ave, or call 456-8600.
The Bureau of Reclamation is offering a Thursday Evening Speaker Series at New Melones Lake.
Manteca residents received a tax cut in 2001. The City Council – under the leadership of former Mayor Carlon Perry – opted to drop the $2.35 a month municipal utility tax on garbage, sewer, and water bills. That ended up reducing general fund revenue by $690,000 for 2002. It cost the general fund at the time $1.4 million in refunds they made to ratepayers. The tax was repealed after the legality of the utility users' ...
Quick action by Manteca and Lathrop-Manteca firefighters Monday averted what easily could have developed into a larger and more dangerous inferno along westbound 120 Bypass just behind Manteca Industrial Park.
Response time to violent crimes in progress isn't expected to increase if the Manteca City Council ends up laying off 16 police officers in mid-October.
President Obama thinks that keeping kids in their seats might just be the education reform this country needs.
Mary Riemersma loves dealing with the seniors who rent their apartments and cottages at Bethany Home.
Frank Alvarado couldn't believe his eyes as he rolled into the parking lot at Library Park for the start of Saturday's "Ride the Tide."
There will be some 20 "jailbirds" held throughout Friday in Agape Villages' annual Jail 'n' Bail fundraiser at the Bank of Stockton on North Main Street.
STOCKTON – Rogene Reynolds lives on two acres of farm land on Roberts Island.
Six Ripon civic leaders donned firefighters' heavy turnout gear Friday and learned first-hand the challenges and pressures of being active firefighters in the community.
The agreement outlining the provisions of the exchange of properties between the Manteca Unified School District and Union Ranch Partners will be discussed and considered for approval tonight by the Board of Trustees.
Manteca has two existing water tanks - one on Lathrop Road and another in front of the wastewater treatment plant on West Yosemite Avenue.
A man driving a silver BMW sedan and wearing all black identified himself as a Manteca Police officer as he approached newspaper delivery carriers at about 3:15 a.m. Monday tapping on the driver's window asking what the couple was doing near a restaurant in the 600 block of East Yosemite Avenue.
An ironworker buying doughnuts early Monday morning was shaken up in a carjacking of his 2006 Chevy Silverado extended cab pickup truck after he attempted to stop the thief from driving out of the parking lot.
The Ripon City Council is expected to appoint Katie Nielsen to the Senior Commission at tonight's 7 p.m. open session in the Council Chambers, 259 N. Wilma Ave.
Before he underwent gastric bypass surgery six months ago for health reasons, Manteca Unified Superintendent Jason Messer had to attend pre-surgical preparatory classes in Modesto.
NEW YORK (AP) - Local gasoline prices are swinging up and down ever more drastically, a result of a national fuel system that is operating with a shrinking margin for error.
Manteca Unified School District Superintendent Jason Messer is a big loser. But he came out of that being a winner.
Mission accomplished. That's how Manteca Educators Association president Ken Johnson described the completion of the group's annual project benefiting American soldiers overseas during the holidays.
LATHROP – The firm that was initially set to develop the section of town now known as Central Lathrop failed to meet its obligations.
The Swingin' Blues Star will highlight the next Ripon Arts League concert on Thursday, Nov. 21.