During his younger years, Eric Scholz had limited vision. He lost his sight as a first-grade student growing up in nearby Escalon. "I sort of remember watching a guy kick a ball – maybe a soccer ball?" said Scholz at last week's National Beep Baseball Association World Series. Yet he wanted to stay active. "I love running. I wanted to play a sport," Scholz added. He's thankful for his friend, David Vigil, who is also ...
You might know how to get to downtown from the Bass Pro Shops and Big League Dreams but the more than 2.5 million out-of-town visitors that the two entities attract in a given year may not.
There's a good chance if your identification gets stolen that the thieves found the information they needed to do the crime by shifting through your waste Toter.
The deal was simple. Manteca would put up the money, pay for irrigation work and do the improvements, cover the ongoing maintenance cost plus purchase the shrubs and trees while Caltrans would supply the labor using the California Conservation Corps (CCC) to landscape the weed-infested and barren Highway 99 and Yosemite Avenue interchange. Now the city is scrambling to save the $400,000 project thanks to state budget problems that are prompting Caltrans to renege on ...
A glimpse of Central Manteca's future can be seen in the 200 block of North Main Street in earth tone hues accented with brick, old-fashioned barn lights, and awnings.
Vida Loca Skateboards is officially up and running. More than a hundred people packed the Main Street Cafe not for just their regular cup of joe or their average Friday hanging. The event marked the unveiling of the joint venture between Frank Alvarado and Geanette Floyd as a small scale local skateboarding outfit that is looking to get back to the roots and the true spirit of what the sport was born out of. Friday, ...
Manteca Music Fest was conducted Saturday at the Manteca Senior Center to benefit Agape Villages Family Foster Services and Manna Ministries.
The folks fiddling around with trying to define central Manteca might want to follow the money.
The free National Night Out community block party is today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Library Park in downtown Manteca.
A South Manteca resident last fall noticed something suspicious: A teen and preteen kids hanging around in front of a neighbor's home mid-morning on a school day.
The Kids Academy's annual water day took place on Thursday. The annual event takes place as the last summer fling before school starts.
Is it time to bring back the Manteca Waterslides? With the Big League Dreams sports complex proving the value of having regional recreation draws by luring 300,000 visitors to Manteca in an average year plus show ing no sign of weakness even in the current economic crisis, it might be a wise move for Manteca to invest in a strategy that brings back the infamous Manteca Waterslides. Mayor Willie Weatherford a few years back suggested ...
You can have personal documents shredded for free and enjoy great music during the downtown farmers market on Tuesday at Library Park.
Erik Clawson Hoffman, 19, has been called to serve a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Elder Hoffman will be serving in the Michigan Lansing Mission and will enter the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, on Aug. 5.
Sr. Joseph Key, began Navy boot camp on April 27, 2009 and graduated from Navy boot camp June 19, 2009. He began "A" school at NSTC for CS Specialist where he will work for two years before transferring to the (CTN) program to begin training as a Crypto Logic Technician. He will begin his duty on the destroyer the USS Chafee in Hawaii at Pearl Harbor.
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.