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 ...
By GLENN KAHL Staff reporter for the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin SACRAMENTO - Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) had its annual statewide bash in Sacramento Saturday night -- honoring officers who had gone the extra mile to keep drunks off the highways. Some 500 officers and family members filled the Sheraton Grand Hotel for the sit-down dinner. Blue and tan uniforms sported shoulder patches from countless departments. DUI patrolmen from Manteca, Ripon, Lathrop and the area ...
When Rhonda Mix moved to Manteca four years ago, she was like a new kid on the block. "I was just so bored because I didn't know anybody," said Mix who is a wife, mom, part-time student and part-time veterinary technician all rolled into one. She didn't stay bored too long once she discovered the United Lutheran Preschool and the church's Moms Group, in that order. She happened to have a three-year-old son at that ...
By VINCE REMBULAT Staff reporter of the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin April is National Organ Donor Awareness month. For Manteca's Jose Zaragoza and his family, this is a matter that's near and dear to him. More than three years ago his 16-year-old son, Matthew Zaragoza Van Gelderen, an East Union High football player, was fatally injured in a non-league game at Bear Creek High. Matthew, who suffered a brain contusion that Sept. 16, 2005, died a ...
Driving Louise Avenue - one of the heaviest traveled streets in Manteca and Lathrop - will get a lot easier by this time in 2010.
The cutting edge of the green power movement isn't in Berkeley nor is it in San Francisco.
Manteca unemployment has nearly doubled in the past year to a record post World War II rate of 14.4 percent in March.
The Eckert's pipeline project was arguably one of the most ingenious and profitable decisions ever to come from Manteca's City Hall as a result of a threat from the state to pull the plug on 350 private sector jobs.
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.
VENTURA (AP) - Ventura County is mulling a ban on fixed-gear bicycles on park trails after a hit-and-run accident that left a rider with severe injuries.
SAN LUIS OBISPO (AP) - California officials and the operator of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant are mulling whether the plant will spend up to $12 billion to redesign its cooling system, blamed for sucking in fish larvae and disrupting the marine ecosystem.
CASTRO VALLEY (AP) - Despite a California law requiring assisted-care facility licensing reports to be easily viewable to the public, access to important background information on the facilities can be difficult to find, a newspaper reported Sunday.
BELL, Calif. (AP) - Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo will be able to keep his retirement account and pension despite pleading no contest to corruption charges associated with granting himself a huge salary and generous benefits.
TOKYO (AP) - A zombie swarm in Tokyo? Why not, it's Halloween.