Manteca will avoid laying off four park workers when the city takes over the day-to-day care of 30-plus landscape maintenance districts that cost homeowners collectively jaust under $1 million a year to fund. The four private firms doing the work were notified in late May that their contracts will not be needed as of July 1. That's when the equivalent of four current municipal parks maintenance workers will start handling the work. Three maintenance workers ...
Sometimes you end up in the same place in an entirely different situation. When she was just a sophomore at Sierra High, Devin Star Tailes took the trip to the popular all-ages club Slim's in San Francisco with friends to take in a show and loved the live atmosphere of the venue provided. By sticking with the choir she was a part of and keeping both her interest and dedication in music sharp, Devin – ...
Students participating in the Junior Crime Scene Investigation Academy at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca / Lathrop are discovering that classroom work applies to the real world. In piecing together a crime scene, Lynda Donelson, a reserve Manteca Police Department sergeant and director of the academy since its inception six years ago, points out that the 28 enrolled in the week-long program – fourth through sixth-grade students – will use science, math, language, ...
Five years ago it was far from a prime location. It was a stone's throw from Manteca's waste water treatment plant and was surrounded on three sides by open fields and the other side by small one to five acre parcels with homes. Today it is considered one of the best locations in the South County with easy free access and a big drawing card in the form of the Stadium Retail Center anchored by ...
Volunteers help the Manteca Chamber of Commerce place 2,400 flags on the Fourth of July
It's going to cost a third more to rent the Manteca Senior Center. The proposed increase to $800 comes 13 months after the city raised the rent from $500 to $600. The rate increase is going before the City Council during Tuesday's 7 p.m. meeting at the Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St. Also on the agenda is an amendment to the center's alcoholic beverage policy prohibiting alcohol at youth-related activates. If adopted, it means ...
The federal economic stimulus plan is sending some green to Manteca to save even more green.
RIPON- Scott Lindsay is a cop's cop who cares about kids. He's a great match for being one of the two school resource officers in the community. His quiet demeanor and his intense love for his profession is what his character is built upon. When he responds to a call involving Ripon residents he often knows the people on a first name basis. One student told of his calming presence when addressing violence. When he ...
Sometimes the best place to save a little bit of money is right there on your back. Literally.
Mark Mahaffie is the new Senior Pastor at Sequoia Heights Baptist Church.
Manteca's unemployment rate is at 13.6 percent. The state is looking to completely eliminate WorkNet and slash their safety net programs. The economy is still sputtering. And donations to the HOPE Family Shelters are down while the demands for its services are up significantly. It is against that background the HOPE Ministries is conducting its annual Kids in a Box sleepover starting Friday after 3 p.m. at the organization's Raymus House on South Union Road. ...
Ken Wesela knows how to put smiles on the faces of people. A member of the Senior Center, he did so by displaying his dance moves Friday at the Manteca Parks and Recreation Department's teen, adult, and senior prom. "I love to dance," said Wesela, who also attended the event of a year ago co-sponsored by the Manteca Youth Advisory Commission and the Manteca Senior Advisory Committee. "I'm an old man and I like to ...
Crivello Estates – a 65-home semi-custom neighborhood planned for the northern extension of Vasconellos Avenue in East Manteca – may end up with at least three firsts for Manteca.
The Manteca Community Emergency Preparedness & Safety Fair took place Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Manteca Stake at the Northland Road stake house.
Zephyr was the opening act for the reggae funk band Braata during a concert Friday at the Main Street Café.
How much will a somewhat safer pedestrian crossing of Woodward Avenue at Buena Vista Drive cost?
Some 60 nurses, Kaiser patients and community supporters used foot power along with a couple in wheelchairs Friday to protest service cuts at the Manteca medical facility. Ten of the protesters were registered nurses, including Zenei Triunfo-Cortez who is one of four presidents representing the California Nurses Association.
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.