The first day of the Target "E" Junior Police Academy may have been an eye-opener for some 18 local junior high school students.
Charles Henry Jr. couldn't help but take in the massive variety of safe-and-sane fireworks that were on display at the stand outside of the Manteca Historical Society.
The Manteca Presbyterian Church will be hosting a group of 25 bicyclists from Austin, Texas, tonight during their stop-over in the Family City on their way to Anchorage, Alaska.
There will be 25 members of the Texas 4000 for Cancer that will be arriving in Manteca this evening, not 50 as reported in the Tuesday edition of the Bulletin. Some 50 college-age bicycle riders started in the Austin, Texas – Anchorage, Alaska bicycle ride; half of the group is taking the Rocky Mountains route, while the half that is making its stop-over in Manteca is traveling via the Coastal route. Some of those in ...
Independence Day celebrations in Manteca come a day early this year as part of a municipal strategy to avoid over $10,000 in holiday overtime costs for public safety personnel and street crews.
Jim Funsten is impressed. The owner of the firm that carries his name as a wholesale distributor of flooring products likes the "can do" attitude" of Manteca's city government. B.F. Funsten was preparing to close up shop in Manteca and move to bigger quarters in Stockton. Now – thanks to an intervention from City Manager Steve Pinkerton that helped clarify erroneous fee information coupled with a fast track commitment to get an addition done - ...
LATHROP – It will be a quiet 20th birthday for the City of Lathrop today. There will be no booming fireworks lighting up the July 1 evening sky with the San Joaquin River levee for backdrop and Mt. Diablo looming in the dark distance, and no chorus of oohs and aahs from thousands of illuminated awed faces. No long lines for free hot dogs are expected either. But that does not necessarily mean the celebration ...
Duane Aul didn't have an endless supply of rows to plant his crops. But despite the relatively closed-in confines of Aul's Lathrop backyard, the green thumb still managed to end up with an impressive assortment of vegetables and spices that he offered this Tuesday for the first time at the Manteca Farmer's Market. With mature tomato plants ready to be transplanted and eggplant bushes also sprouting the purple fruit waiting to attract the attention of ...
LATHROP – Lathrop will be playing host to the group of Texas students who are taking part in the 70-day cancer-awareness bicycle ride to Alaska during their stop-over in Manteca on Thursday.
Binford's Custom Cycles celebrated its 10th anniversary on Saturday on North Main Street.
Second Harvest Food Bank Executive Director Mike Mallory was driving to work when he noticed the for sale sign at the corner of South Main Street and Industrial Park Drive in front of the B.R. Funsten & Co. distribution center. Mallory mentioned it to his wife Suzanne who happens to serve as Manteca's municipal finance director. She knew how devastating such news could be – B.R. Funsten & Co. is in the top 10 for ...
Manteca Police Sergeant Jodie Estarziau was happy to see business steadily moving Monday afternoon at the Manteca Police Officers Association fireworks booth on the corner of Yosemite Avenue and Union Road. 'Along with help from the Manteca Police Employees Association and several City of Manteca employees, the booth – now in its fourth year of operation – helps to fund the community-wide fireworks show with a donation of 40 percent of their overall profit to ...
Five Manteca area teens – all Manteca Police Explorers – brought home four trophies from the Oxnard Explorer competition in Southern California. Competing with the best from the Los Angeles Police Department to Modesto, Honolulu and Las Vegas and Sonoma, the Manteca team took more trophies than any other department. The Los Angeles Police Department had a total 100 Explorers at the competition. Las Vegas Metro Police Department had 75. Their team was literally the ...
A Sunday night mobile home fire loss was set at $110,000 to the home of Robert Hansen where a pet poodle died of smoke inhalation. Manteca firefighters said losses amounted to $90,000 to the structure and $20,000 to the contents. The alarm sounded shortly before 7:30 p.m. from the Almond Blossom Mobilehome Estates on East Yosemite Avenue after family members reported hearing a loud explosion. Black smoke could be seen rising over Yosemite Avenue from ...
A 32-year tradition perpetuated by the Three Rivers Indian Lodge in Manteca is again taking place this weekend starting on Friday. That tradition is the Fourth of July Powwow. Three Rivers actually has been a part of the Manteca community for the last 35 years, but the first powwows were held in Stockton. All subsequent celebrations were later hosted by the nonprofit Native American drug- and alcohol-treatment facility located on a three-acre piece of property ...
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.
Bulb-outs -the much maligned traffic control devices that do double duty in downtown Manteca as planters - are coming to a neighborhood near you.
MIAMI (AP) - Dean Griffin liked the health insurance he purchased for himself and his wife three years ago and thought he'd be able to keep the plan even after the federal Affordable Care Act took effect.