For the last 25 years, the countryside in southwest Manteca was home to the Cornejo family. Next week, home will be a two-bedroom house on West Yosemite Avenue just a yodel away from the downtown business district.
They're shuttered, paved over or almost completely forgotten. But for Kristopher Rowberry, the amusement parks of yesterday are just as fascinating as any trip to Disneyland or Great America, even if there's nothing left to ride. Take, for example, his recent endeavor to chronicle the golden years of Manteca's famed Oakwood Lake waterslides. If you were to ask any Manteca resident that has called the growing community home for a substantial amount of time, they'll ...
Four different people harassed elementary school students over a four-day span last month. And three of them exposed themselves in the process. Even with a handful of tips coming from the public that are currently being followed up on by investigators, the Manteca Police Department is still looking for crucial information that may lead to the arrest of the individuals that they believe are responsible. The first of the incidents took place on Friday, Aug. ...
Manteca is on pace for the sixth straight year of 280 plus new homes being built. Builders have finished or started 217 homes through the end of August. Developers are convinced the market is picking up steam as site work is now underway on four new housing projects. It takes between four to six months to go for raw land to be turned into build-able lots. New residential construction - the barometer of Manteca's economic ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - When it comes to hyping next-generation hardware, the video game industry doesn't typically opt for simplicity. However, during a presentation at the GameStop Expo in Las Vegas to promote the upcoming Xbox One console last week, a no-frills, old-school approach is exactly what Microsoft employed when confronted with a convention room full of passionate gamers.
NEW YORK (AP) - After the crossfire, CNN's new debating crew plans a "Ceasefire."
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California man who almost didn't survive the Boston Marathon bombing has returned home after five months of recovery and rehabilitation.
Manteca was booming in 1980. The city built a fire station at 399 West Louise Avenue to cover new neighborhoods along the Louise corridor. The station sat empty, though, when the hammers finally fell silent with the project's completion. Despite the booming economy, Manteca couldn't afford to staff the fire station. It would be a good year before the station was activated. It was the same time when the city's general fund reserves dwindled down ...
It's a two-hour live performance filled with world-class thrills and excitement for the entire family.
Manteca is a city council vote away from having another event venue. And it's a nice venue at that. But concerns about whether the city's initial proposed pricing plan for renting the community rooms inside of the $8.3 million transit center undercut businesses that already offer the same services prompted the council to form a committee to come up with a different rate schedule. And when the committee met on Thursday afternoon, they came up ...
Ripon's neighbor just across the Stanislaus River is following the Almond Capital's successful 1945 effort to become a city in its own right by first forming a non-profit chamber of commerce and uniting its residents through the use of the neighborhood computer network website dubbed www.nextdoor.com.
Four of the seven homes featured in Saturday's September Stroll Home & Garden Tour offered each year by the Ripon Garden Club are steeped in local history. They are all clustered in a sycamore tree-lined section of Palm Avenue in the heart of the city's historic downtown residential area.
SONORA (AP) - A gigantic wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park was caused by an illegal fire set by a hunter, the U.S. Forest Service said Thursday.
Two Manteca buildings - the new city animal shelter and the restored HOPE Family Shelter - have earned architectural design awards.
The keyword, when it comes to the Smit family garden, is repurposing. For Bryan and Shannon Smit, repurposing is just another word for recycling. The phrase, though, that Shannon likes to use is "flea market junk gardening." She laughed as she added, "It's the budget-friendly way to do stuff. When you have a very limited budget, that's the way to do it." This is the garden theme that the young couple is sharing with guests ...
TOKYO (AP) - A zombie swarm in Tokyo? Why not, it's Halloween.
TOKYO (AP) - A zombie swarm in Tokyo? Why not, it's Halloween.
Four properties bought with Manteca Redevelopment Agency funds -including a 3.1-acre high-profile commercial parcel at Airport Way and Daniels Street - are destined to go on the auction block in 2014.
Nestled in the heart of downtown Ripon is the historic 129-year-old Ripon Free Methodist Church built completely out of redwood thus keeping it free of termites all those years.
Edgar Ortega is a reptile guy.
Fifty Manteca area seniors are traveling Monday to Kaiser's headquarters in downtown Oakland to protest the corporation's withdrawal of vital services at Kaiser Hospital in Manteca.
LATHROP – In the opening scene of Casino Royale, James Bond leaps from beam to beam, climbs wires and runs up cranes.
A fire captain, a criminal justice student, and a cell firm director are all vying for an appointment to the Manteca Parks and Recreation Commission.
LATHROP – Pilkington North America, Inc., a company that manufactures float glass used by architectural and automotive markets will pay more than $200,000 to settle violations of hazardous waste laws, the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has announced.
Ronnie LeMay has been a drummer for the Christian Worship Center's band for seven years. He plays the drums on Sunday and at the mid-week service. And he never fails to join the worship team once a week for practice.
It has happened to all of us.
Turkey R Us organizers have some good news and some bad news.
The east side of the Manteca Bedquarters building in downtown Manteca at Yosemite Avenue and Main Street will see the first of military murals going up next week.
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.