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.
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.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police must get a warrant before using GPS to track a suspect's vehicle, a federal appeals court has ruled, throwing out a cache of evidence against three brothers charged in a wave of pharmacy burglaries and going beyond a Supreme Court ruling that left open the question of whether judges have to approve of the high-tech surveillance.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - President Barack Obama cast Republican Ken Cuccinelli on Sunday as part of an extreme tea party faction that shut down the government, throwing the political weight of the White House behind Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the final days of a bitter race for governor.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York is urging his former Senate colleague, Hillary Rodham Clinton, to run for president. In fact, he's already endorsing her.
CHICAGO (AP) - Raise the age at which you can begin collecting full Social Security benefits? Older Americans say no. They also veto reductions in the cost-of-living increase.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Some of the world's top climate scientists say wind and solar energy won't be enough to head off extreme global warming, and they're asking environmentalists to support the development of safer nuclear power as one way to cut fossil fuel pollution.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The gunman charged in the deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport lay bloodied and handcuffed on the floor of Terminal 3 after being gunned down by police, but he replied to critical questions that helped authorities lock down the scene.
FRESNO (AP) - A year ago federal officials trucked 116 spawning salmon to the upper San Joaquin River in Central California and invited media to watch them swim free for the first time since a dam cut off the river's flow a half century ago.
SANTA ANA (AP) - Orange County is weighing whether to create an online map pinpointing dangerous dogs in more than a dozen cities.