The cultural impacts of this holiday weekend stretch far beyond the widespread American celebration of Thanksgiving.
90 years ago November 28, 1919 Inspectors Manning and Clarghilfrey from the State Vehicle Department, with county traffic officer Priest, dropped into Manteca Tuesday evening without warning and the things they did to automobilists who had neglected to obey the new automobile laws was something to be remembered. Between dark and 10 o'clock about 30 drivers had been stopped and their machines inspected. 80 years ago November 28, 1929 After being thwarted from ...
Not even the cold was enough to keep people away from the Black Friday rush. The promise of discounted laptops and video games was enough to stack up customers outside of Manteca's Best Buy as they braved the night air while waiting for the store to open at 5 a.m. – with some people even showing up before midnight to stake out their place in line. "It's a small price to pay in order to ...
A residence at the southeast corner of Woodward Avenue and Airport Way is about to officially become a house of worship.
RIPON - The Christmas Story "The Living Nativity" is set for Thursday and Friday nights, Dec. 11-12, outside Ripon's Calvary Reformed Church at the corner of Second and Vera avenues.
Mark Oliver has insured many things over his life – cars, houses, and businesses. Come Sunday the Manteca insurance agent and former mayor is going to help insure something even more valuable: A fair election for the people of Honduras. Oliver was invited to Honduras to serve as part of the corps of impartial international observers for Sunday's presidential elections. The observers are charged with helping make sure Honduran election laws are followed. Participation is ...
The white streamers hanging in the ceiling of Quicki-Kleen Car Wash's convenience store are not the expensive type. But for Francine Escobar, the owner of business on East Yosemite Avenue across from Lincoln Elementary School, each of the more than 100 pieces of white paper simply adorned with a black-and-white illustration of a turkey is priceless.
Struggling households are about to find their PG&E bills going up even higher on Jan. 1, 2010 after PG&E and their investor owned counterparts successfully secured legislation authorizing them to increase baseline rates.
Alexandra Faith Gomes is living proof miracles do happen. She was 31 weeks old and still in the womb when her mother, Janet O'Laughlin Gomes, was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia on Aug. 5, just before the start of the school year. Instead of reporting to her job as a special education teacher at Woodward Elementary School, the first-time mother found herself being admitted to the University of California-San Francisco Medical Center for what turned ...
For over two weeks, Santa's Wonderland has been up and operating at the Bass Pro Shops in Manteca.
Seven street lights were out for as long as six months on the southern end of Spreckels Avenue.
Shawn Jackson knows that he has a lot to be thankful for. Thursday afternoon he joined his family at Woodward Park for an afternoon that included the traditional Thanksgiving game of football as well as some baked goodies that everybody enjoyed together. They were taking advantage of the unusually temperate outdoor climate. While many this Thanksgiving have been assisted by community outreach efforts through organizations like Second Harvest Food Bank and local churches, Jackson says ...
St. Vincent De Paul Society presents the Christmas Omelet Eggstravaganza, Sunday, Dec. 6, 8 a.m. to noon at St. Anthony's gymnasium. Tickets are $7 for adults, children 10 & under, $3.
The biggest holiday party in Manteca is being planned by Manteca Soroptimists for their upcoming 30th Annual Holiday Affair.
Manteca twilight holiday parade takes place Dec. 5 Get ready for some Jingle Bell Rock, Manteca-style. Jingle Bell Rock is the theme of the 27th annual Manteca Chamber of Commerce twilight holiday parade being staged Saturday, Dec. 5, starting at 5 p.m. There are already more than 90 entries including every Manteca Unified School District school band. Chamber Chief Executive officer Debby Moorhead said the parade marshal this year will be the South San ...
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.
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.