Volunteers were out Monday placing 2,400 flags along Manteca streets to honor labor. The Manteca Chamber of Commerce is looking for help this Friday to place the flags again to mark the eighth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America. If you can help, contact the chamber at 823-6121.
Manteca Police officers and employees are digging into their own pockets to help the two families displaced after tear gas was used to end a 12-hour stand-off with bank robbers who busted in and holed up in the duplex they were living in.
One of three teenagers on their skateboards was hit by a 2005 southbound Dodge CRT as he was crossing the roadway within a crosswalk Sunday afternoon, just north of the Union Pacific Railroad crossing on South Main Street at Moffat Boulevard.
Manteca was incorporated as a city barely five years when its brick City Hall was built. That was in 1923. The small town was home to nearly 2,000 hardy souls – most of them farmers – at that time. Irrigation water had been flowing for two decades – liquid gold then as now to the local farmers. Prevailing economic conditions all conspired and guaranteed that it was a good time to build a city hall for the fast-growing town which only counted 100 settlers in 1910.
The two-story brick building complete with Spanish-style roof tile at the point of a triangle-shaped block across from Library Park where Manteca and Sycamore avenues connect at one time was the pride of Manteca.
Over the past six weeks, Manteca Youth Focus has hosted workshops, trainings and rehearsals all in preparation for this weekend's extravaganza "Surfin' USA" – the 2015 Manteca Youth Focus Scholarship Competitions.
The family of a Lathrop man believed to be jailed in India are turning to the State Department for help in determining why the American citizen was imprisoned and why he hasn't been able to contact his family back in the United States for help.
Imagine being crowned queen of the Pumpkin Fair? Or reign supreme over the Manteca Twilight Holiday Parade? Or have the chance to interact with the mayor, police chief and other business and community leaders?
March 12, 2015|
By SHIM LACY-WATSON
Special to the Bulletin