Adam Pintor can rest easy knowing that he did a little something to help the planet. To coincide with the national celebration of Earth Day on Wednesday Pintor was one of more than a dozen members of Cub Scout Pack 432 that distributed decorated paper bags at Save Mart on Main Street – bags that were emblazoned with activity sheets encouraging conservation. Getting out and talking to people, he said, was a great way to ...
RIPON - Going outside the box for cancer research in Ripon actually equates to shredding what is inside the box for a $10 donation to the American Cancer Society as part of Ripon's Relay for Life event set for mid-May at the Ripon High football stadium.
The Union Pacific Railroad's historic steam locomotive No. 844 passed through Manteca and Lathrop early Wednesday afternoon on its "Western Heritage Tour," enroute to Stockton.
It's a long way from the jungles of Nicaragua to Spreckels Park in Manteca. Mike Atherton – the high-profile face of Manteca's 21st development community – partnered with a friend who was a Peace Corps volunteer back in 1979 working with the poor in that Central America country. People he befriended down there came to him one day in 1979 and warned him the Sandinistas were going to launch a war in a bid to ...
After more than two decades of overseeing the department that brought about Woodward Park and Big League Dreams, Steve Houx is calling it quits.
Victoria Watson, with her eye on a career in law enforcement, is bound to make a difference as a teenager.
Rising PG&E and water bills have a much smaller impact on people like Judy Sonke. Sonke uses a high efficiency (HE) clothes washing machine that is designed as a front loader to cut her water use by 75 percent plus slash $11 off her PG&E bills each year. "It has the added benefit of getting them cleaner," Sonke said. Sonke sells both traditional washers and front loaders at her Sears appliance store in the Manteca ...
Fonseca Farms donated the use of their barn for an old-fashioned barn dance and dinner Saturday to raise funds for the Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club.
Friends and fellow veterans of the late Wally Fagundes will dedicate a plaque at the Manteca Historical Society museum in his memory. The event will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m.
By DENNIS WYATT Managing editor of the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin Manteca's new home construction remained steady in March with work on 11 new houses getting underway. It may not sound like much compared to the go-go days of 2000 when ground was broken for 89 homes a month or even 2003 when 66 permits were issued to build homes in a given month by the Manteca building department. It does, however, mark the fourth month ...
By GLENN KAHL Staff reporter for the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin Jerry German says it all with his greetings at Bass Pro Shops – it's his love and respect for people that comes from the depths of his soul. Growing up in Ripon he graduated from Ripon High School and farmed with his dad on North Ripon Road. When his dad became ill, it was Jerry who planted 20 acres in almonds for him. Jerry played ...
By DENNIS WYATT Managing editor of the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin Every time a typical water truck used for construction projects fills up from a municipal fire hydrant it is using enough water to supply the needs of an average Manteca household for 10 days. In the future, though, contractors won't be taking big 3,000-gallon-plus drinks from Manteca's expensive treated water supply. They instead will travel to the Manteca wastewater treatment plant. There they will fill ...
ROSE ALBANO RISSO City editor of the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin LATHROP – Dog litter in Lathrop's nearly two-dozen public parks could be a thing of the past. The City Council tonight will consider a proposal to install dog litter stations at all community and neighborhood parks as a way to encourage park users to clean up after their pets and improve cleanliness at these facilities. There would be 17 Dog Litter Stations installed all in ...
By VINCE REMBULAT Staff reporter of the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin Cub Scouts Pack 432 of Manteca will be doing their part for Earth Day on Wednesday. Members have been decorating the standard brown paper grocery bags that will be re-used by customers at Save Mart on N. Main Street – helping spread the message behind the nearly 40-year-old celebration of preserving "the blue marble." According to Earth Day coordinator Troy Stelmack, the local scouts have ...
By DENNIS WYATT Managing editor of the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin In the dawn's early light this Memorial Day Les Thomas will be at his post without fail. He'll be joined by a dedicated small army of volunteers who will take the flags he hands out in multiples of four and load them into pick-up trucks, SUVs, and vans. They will then drive to the four corners of Manteca's main streets from the city's heart at ...
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.
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.