How many pints are in 25 gallons? Ask Manteca businessman Dave Macedo. Like clockwork since November 1977 the former Manteca City Councilman has faithfully followed the eight week cycle as close as possible to give blood. On Monday, Macedo reached an impressive milestone– 25 gallons or 200 pints of blood – with a donation at Delta Blood Bank's Manteca location next to Rite Aid on North Main Street "They told me I've given enough to ...
Jennifer Mitzman is keeping up with a family tradition. She and Ashley Bergman, both of Sierra High, attended the Pacific Music Camp on the campus of the University of the Pacific. Mitzman, who plays clarinet, is the third in her family to attend the Senior Band Camp for ninth-through-12th grade students. Both of her parents – Debbie and Joel Mitzman – are graduates of UOP, with her mother attending the same camp as a high ...
Have you ever seen someone regularly without really knowing them and find yourself relying on their presence as part of your daily routine?
Seniors who must take prescription medicines are being encouraged to stop by the Manteca District Ambulance booth at the farmers market Tuesday to obtain a free Vial of Life kit.
Developers anticipate building 350 new homes in the next 12 months in Manteca. If that happens, it would mean 55 percent more homes would be built in the coming 12 months in Manteca compared to 225 homes from July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009. Community Development Director Mark Nelson said based on data and comments provided by builders that he is fairly confident there will be 350 housing starts. He attributes it to the ...
LATHROP - Former Lathrop-Manteca Fire District Chief Jerry Sims has come out of retirement. It isn't, however, to pursue another career. Sims said he is tired of seeing the Matt Browne case stretched indefinitely and letting taxpayers' money being used in what he called a "frivolous" complaint against the city's former Chief Building Official. After reading newspaper reports about the Matt Browne hearing before the City Council on June 23, and the publication of Browne's ...
Big League Dreams – contrary to critics of the project – is anything but a financial drain on the city even in the current economic downtown.
RIPON – The economy may be down but a dedicated group of Riponites are not allowing that to get in the way of their annual summer tradition.
South San Joaquin irrigation District isn't about to let PG&E set the perimeters of the debate this time around in their bid to provide the people of Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon with a minimum 15 percent reduction in electrical bills, better customer service, and more reliable electricity.
The City of Lathrop will be holding its First Annual Backpack and School Supply Drive for Lathrop Elementary Schools.
LATHROP – The Lum family took their lobbying effort to the Lathrop City Council Tuesday night in the wake of the tragic death of 28-year-old Jeremy Lum a few days ago.
The imposing 184-acre Sedan Estate – complete with a 30,000-square-foot mansion visible for miles – is being pondered for possible purchase by the South San Joaquin Irrigation District.
It was a surreal scene. The sun was shining and there wasn't a cloud in the sky during the first week of January 1997 as over four dozen California Conservation Corps workers were feverishly laying down plastic weighted by sand bags on the dry cross-levee paralleling Woodward Avenue as water inched up ever so higher on the south side. A half mile away, Caltrans crews were "plugging" the McKinley Avenue underpass of the Highway 120 ...
Manteca's annual effort to rally neighborhoods to join in the fight against crime kicks off next Sunday with a National Night Out community block party at Library Park.
Manteca needs to encourage the building of 2,188 affordable housing units by 2014 to meet a state mandated goal.
Frank Alvarado couldn't believe his eyes as he rolled into the parking lot at Library Park for the start of Saturday's "Ride the Tide."
There will be some 20 "jailbirds" held throughout Friday in Agape Villages' annual Jail 'n' Bail fundraiser at the Bank of Stockton on North Main Street.
STOCKTON – Rogene Reynolds lives on two acres of farm land on Roberts Island.
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.