Ray of Hope is making a change to its Back-to-School event. Gone are major sponsors such as Mervyn's, where needy youngsters as referred to by Manteca Unified and other agencies once roamed the aisles of the recently closed retailer prior to the upcoming school year for new clothes. Laura Vieira, Ray of Hope's executive director, said last week of the new plans calling for businesses and members of the community to sponsor students in a ...
Wendy Benavides has a bright idea. The Central Manteca resident would like to see the City of Manteca require a third of all street lights installed in new projects to be solar. Benavides believes it is a win-win situation – it would reduce the city's power costs while at the same time enhancing public safety. "It makes sense especially when you have a blackout," Benavides told the City Council Tuesday night. Benavides believes the ideal ...
LATHROP – Louise Avenue from McKinley to the city of Lathrop's eastern city limits at the Union Pacific Railroad tracks will remain close to traffic until after the Fourth of July.
The Silver Sluggers came ready to play Thursday against the City of Manteca. In this second annual clash, the senior group of the Del Webb Woodbridge community rolled past the recreational slo-pitch softball team consisting of elected and city officials, 8-2. "We're a better team this year," said Silver Slugger captain John Shirley. "But more importantly (than winning) is that we're getting exercise and trying to have fun." In fact, these seniors have been getting ...
Mick Canevari's love of agriculture and commitment to helping others, instilled in childhood on the family farm established 100 years ago by Italian immigrant grandparents, provided the framework for a successful 36-year career with University of California Cooperative Extension. He retires June 29.
Mitchell MacCready currently is in Ecuador serving in the Peace Corps. He has a website blog that you can get the history of his journey - http://mitchenecuador.blogspot.com/ MacCready, 24, has lived in Manteca all his life. He graduated from Manteca High School where he played football. He also graduated from Williamette University with a degree in biology and minor in chemistry. He played four years of football for Williamette where he was first team all-league ...
Manteca's elected leaders are having a cow over a Stockton City Council member nominated to serve on the San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District.
A sheared off fire hydrant at the Union Road and Louise Avenue intersection backed up traffic Wednesday afternoon. Some local residents took advantage of the flowing water to cool off from the hot weather.
Ripon Junior Police Academy brought elementary school students into the police department for a close-up view of what it takes to be a police officer.
Manteca City Councilman Vince Hernandez and his family are hosting a "South of the Border" breakfast for Manteca senior citizens Saturday morning beginning at 9 a.m. at the Senior Center on Cherry Lane.
RIPON – Getting farm-fresh produce right in the heart of town might be a reality for Ripon residents sooner than anyone expected.
The Friends of the Manteca Parks & Recreation Foundation and the Manteca Parks & Recreation Department are co-sponsoring a charity golf event on July 24.
Earlier this year, Friends of the East Union Cemetery was formed to help save the historic burial place from disrepair.
Surrounding business owners don't appreciate the public intoxication, public urination, and the trash.
Manteca Parks and Recreation is offering standard week-day group swimming sessions plus Saturday lessons as well as private lessons.
When it comes time to cut the ribbon on the new playground at Sequoia Heights Baptist Church, Camron Moebius might be too old to enjoy the slides, swings and pull-up bar.
For the first time in recorded history, the San Joaquin Valley in 2013 had zero violations of the hourly ozone standard established under the federal Clean Air Act.
Ripon Vice Mayor Chuck Winn has officially announced his candidacy for San Joaquin County S 4th District Supervisor.
The three men that authorities believe are responsible for the shooting death of a 51-year-old Manteca man back in June will find out Monday when their case will go to trial.
More than 55 million pounds of dirty linen will pass through Crothall Laundry Services' 60,000 square-foot facility once it's completed next year.
Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club member Mealiah Watson was challenged to use a real canvas to create a painting about something she loved.
Food banks depending on the Turkeys R Us drive in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop won't be able to assist all needy families asking for help with the traditional Thanksgiving meal.
Carrie Rogers tried to learn as much as possible about the New Affordable Care Act.
If you ever wonder what firefighters – and fire chiefs – do when they are not climbing ladders battling fires, saving lives and risking life and limb, wonder no more.
If you have some canned food or other non-perishable good you can spare, help Manteca Boy Scouts do a good deed on Saturday.
Lourdes Amick and her family can rest easy – but not completely.
Levi Huffman charged down the final stretch, building speed like a cyclone along Doxey Park's cyclone fence.
LATHROP – After 51 years the Pilkington glass plant will close its doors.
The first-ever Toys for Tots Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23.
Something that's been around for nearly a half century is bound to evolve into a number of things.