Hollywood productions such as "Driving Miss Daisy", "Ghostbusters II", and "Back to the Future II" were packing them in at movie houses the last time ticket prices were $3.
Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca / Lathrop took part in the Wacky Egg Games Wednesday as part of the Spring Break activities.
Spring has definitely arrived in Manteca.
It's organized chaos. And it's a Manteca spring tradition. Some 1,500 to 2,000 kids are expected to descend on Northgate Park Saturday for the free Manteca Noon Kiwanis annual Easter egg hunt. They start arriving at 9:30 a.m., even though the actual gates to the softball complex won't open until well over an hour later. They will come with rabbit ears, in their Easter casual or just plain every day clothes carrying baskets, buckets and ...
Johnson Studio was a downtown fixture in Manteca for many years. From 1949 to 1984, to be exact.
The typical Manteca homeless family helped by HOPE Ministries isn't battling substance abuse or living off the system. They are clean and gainfully employed.
Ursula Belaski is an amazing woman. This 84-year-old grandmother is as sharp as a tack and a terrific conversationalist. She visualizes life's stage that she encountered as though everything happened only yesterday. Her dreams of tomorrow seem to be filled with the anticipation of wonder and excitement for what is yet to come. I was only in her home for an hour as we chatted about her life - an hour I will never forget. ...
LATHROP - Did the Lathrop City Council break its own rule after approving a resolution on June 3, 2008 which budgeted $20,000 for the "engagement" of Douglas H. Barton as the hearing officer in the Matt Browne wrongful termination appeal case?
Ed Crom could remember when Almond Court was once an agricultural area. His uncle farmed the land not too far from the newest affordable apartment homes for seniors located at 2030 N. Union Road. The former Escalon and Modesto resident recently decided to make Almond Court his new home. "At first, I was skeptical about moving in," Crom said at Monday's grand opening celebration of the new 40-unit addition by Eden Housing, Inc. "I'm a ...
RIPON - It wasn't as much about getting free flowers as it was putting together a good laugh.
The curtain is about to go up on four months of community entertainment designed to help foster kids, honor America's servicemen, and provide a family-style setting for live music and movies.
There was a time when stubborn landowners who owned vacant lots had weeds abated by the city at taxpayer expense and then have a lien placed against their property to recoup the money.
The woman visiting her son's grave site was not too pleased. She did not like what she was hearing from Evelyn Prouty, one of the regular volunteers who have taken it upon themselves to keep the historic East Union Cemetery from turning into a weed patch after the state revoked its business license and seized its endowment care funds.
A warm Sunday drew big crowds to the final day of the 13th annual Crossroads of California Street Fair staged in downtown by the Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The Manteca Historical Museum offers plenty of things for visitors to discover. First, there are the "hidden treasures." These are the rusty remnants of various agricultural equipment found in the "memorial building" just literally a skip and a hop away from the main museum. A visit to this adjunct display area is definitely worth the extra step and time you make to get there. Everything on display here came from farms in Manteca and surroundings. ...
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.