Second Harvest Food Bank Executive Director Mike Mallory was driving to work when he noticed the for sale sign at the corner of South Main Street and Industrial Park Drive in front of the B.R. Funsten & Co. distribution center. Mallory mentioned it to his wife Suzanne who happens to serve as Manteca's municipal finance director. She knew how devastating such news could be – B.R. Funsten & Co. is in the top 10 for ...
Manteca Police Sergeant Jodie Estarziau was happy to see business steadily moving Monday afternoon at the Manteca Police Officers Association fireworks booth on the corner of Yosemite Avenue and Union Road. 'Along with help from the Manteca Police Employees Association and several City of Manteca employees, the booth – now in its fourth year of operation – helps to fund the community-wide fireworks show with a donation of 40 percent of their overall profit to ...
Five Manteca area teens – all Manteca Police Explorers – brought home four trophies from the Oxnard Explorer competition in Southern California. Competing with the best from the Los Angeles Police Department to Modesto, Honolulu and Las Vegas and Sonoma, the Manteca team took more trophies than any other department. The Los Angeles Police Department had a total 100 Explorers at the competition. Las Vegas Metro Police Department had 75. Their team was literally the ...
A Sunday night mobile home fire loss was set at $110,000 to the home of Robert Hansen where a pet poodle died of smoke inhalation. Manteca firefighters said losses amounted to $90,000 to the structure and $20,000 to the contents. The alarm sounded shortly before 7:30 p.m. from the Almond Blossom Mobilehome Estates on East Yosemite Avenue after family members reported hearing a loud explosion. Black smoke could be seen rising over Yosemite Avenue from ...
A 32-year tradition perpetuated by the Three Rivers Indian Lodge in Manteca is again taking place this weekend starting on Friday. That tradition is the Fourth of July Powwow. Three Rivers actually has been a part of the Manteca community for the last 35 years, but the first powwows were held in Stockton. All subsequent celebrations were later hosted by the nonprofit Native American drug- and alcohol-treatment facility located on a three-acre piece of property ...
Manteca firemen train their attention to a storage shed to the rear of a mobile home at the Almond Blossom Mobile Home Park on Pestana Avenue Sunday around 7:30 p.m. One mobile home unit was destroyed as well as a shed. Firefighters from the Lathrop-Manteca Department also responded to the call. Losses were placed at $110,000.
RIPON - The Central Valley Am Jam is coming to Ripon on Saturday, July11. The Curt Pernice Skate Park in Ripon is the fourth stop on the tour. The five top overall points earners will also qualify for the California State Games from July 16 through 19, and prizes for the top five skaters in each age group – broken up into nine and under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-17, and 18 and over – will also ...
Fred White knew that when he set out to take his family to the movies he'd be staring at an $80 bill by the time it was all said and done.
Arie Groenveld, 83, was an inquisitive man of habit – he will be sorely missed. Walking from his home insurance office every morning to the post office – nearly half a mile – he would whistle on his way and greet anyone he met. It was his way and it became a habit. Community members were quick to recognize Arie on the street – they would wave and he would wave back. He was definitely ...
The collapse of housing prices – plunging from a high median of $413,000 some 33 months ago to $178,000 today – have significantly increased housing affordability in Manteca.
LATHROP – July is when summer really sizzles in the valley. But the real sizzler on Saturday, July 11, will be Valverde Park in Lathrop. With about two-dozen barbecue chefs expected to turn out for the International Barbecue Competition and Festival, you won't even need a GPS to show you the way to the Fifth Street community park. Just follow your nose and the aroma of charbroiled chicken and pork ribs will lead you to ...
The Manteca Chamber of commerce mixer was held at Big League Dreams sports complex.
Manteca Ripon Pentecost Society held their 90th annual celebration.
The homeless in Manteca aren't – for the vast majority – drug abusers or lazy.
Best-selling author and natural health coach Elodia Tate is the featured speaker for the July 15 Manteca Women's Connection luncheon.
Pension costs - considered by economists as one barometer of a city's long-term financial health - account for 30.9 percent of the general fund budget in struggling cities such as San Jose.
The east side of the Bed Quarters building in downtown Manteca will see the first military murals in the community at Yosemite Avenue and Main Street, according to Manteca Mural Society spokesman Norman Knodt.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A street racer crested a hill at 79 miles per hour then struck and killed a woman and her three young sons as they crossed a Philadelphia boulevard at night, prosecution witnesses testified in court Tuesday.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A new, smaller version of NASA's space shuttle is recuperating from a rough first landing.
The fund-raising season is demanding of its champion.
An 11-year-old sixth grader, Janita Ferrando, was successful in her own personal food drive for the Second Harvest Food Bank last weekend at the Li'l Buffs final season game at the Manteca High School stadium.
Robert Iniquez will take the next few months to reflect on his first foray into weight-loss competitions.
A Stockton missing person whose remains were located buried in a Manteca yard May 28 died of homicidal asphyxiation, almost 23 years ago, according to a Stockton Police coroner's report Tuesday evening.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Two 37-year-old men have been charged with attempted possession of heroin with intent to distribute after federal authorities seized more than three pounds of the drug in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough
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Charles Andrew Palmer was a teen-ager in high school when his father paid the ultimate sacrifice for his country. Marine Cpl. Charles O. Palmer II was killed in action in Kahlidiyah, Iraq, on May 5, 2007.
LATHROP – When the City of Ripon first opened the Curt Pernice Skate Park almost a decade ago it became a haven for Northern California skateboarders.
A record one-day crowd of 25,000 people made their way through the Dell'Osso Farms pumpkin maze on Saturday cementing the Lathrop attraction as California's No. 1 agri-tourism destination for yet another year.
The Second Harvest Food Bank in Manteca has profited from its competition with other non-profits vying for one of 100 new Toyota vehicles in a recent nation-wide contest based on call-in votes by members of the San Joaquin and Stanislaus County communities.
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