As a little girl born and raised in the Philippines, Ruth (Hosain) Van Staaveren enjoyed helping her "Lola" (grandmother) with household chores, running errands and whatever else she needed. Recognizing her granddaughter's obliging nature, she suggested that Ruth become a nurse when she grew up since she was good at taking care of people.
Civic leaders are being asked Tuesday to put in place a citywide development fee deferral program in a bid to retain and attract employers to Manteca.
Forty years ago this evening dozens of people gathered around a 12-inch TV screen in Manteca's Powers Tract neighborhood sandwiched between the former Spreckels Sugar plant and Manteca High to see history in the making.
The southeast quadrant of the Highway 120 Bypass/Main Street interchange is being opened up for development thanks to a $900,000 infusion of federal funds.
Anglers know where the best water is to catch fish. It is usually the cleanest water on the river. It explains why you can often find fisherman huddled around the outlet that sends treated wastewater from Manteca back into the San Joaquin River. Returning water that is cleaner that what can be found in the San Joaquin River is the end process of a journey that takes about 10 hours once you flush your toilet. ...
Manteca's unemployment rate improved for the third straight month in June. While Manteca made a modest one-tenth of a percent drop all others San Joaquin County cities saw a jump in unemployment numbers of at least fourth-tenths of a percent in June. Overall San Joaquin County jobless rate dropped slightly from 15.6 to 15.5 percent on the strength of agricultural jobs. The Employment Development Department reported Manteca's jobless rate at 13.5 percent for June, down ...
LATHROP – Lathrop City Council member Robert K. Oliver has even more reason to keep track of news from Iraq these days.
The Nnapa Nui Polynesian dancers are performing Tuesday at the Manteca Farmers market at Library Park this Tuesday.
90 years ago July 18, 1919 Plans to rush the opening of Vine Street across the Southern Pacific and Tidewater Railroads were taken up by the city trustees last Monday night. Trustees Andrew Veach and C. E. Littlejohn showed some resentment at the long delay but City Attorney John Scott reported he had acted as rapidly as he could. A letter was read from the railroad commission stating the formal application had not been ...
Prices in Manteca's resale housing market have slipped back almost to 1997 levels. That's good news for buyers armed with 2009 paychecks. It is bad news for government. Sometime in the coming weeks, the San Joaquin County Assessor's Office will mail property value reassessment notices. The new assessment for tax bills being mailed in November by law will reflect the market value on Jan. 1, 2009 It means thousands upon thousands of Manteca's homeowners will ...
Manteca's annual rally to bring citizens together to combat crime starts this year with a community block party on Sunday, Aug. 2, at Library Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Manteca Children's Foundation Antone Raymus Golf Tournament raised money for numerous youth causes. The tournament was held Friday at the Manteca Golf Course.
Cristina Torres has noticed positive changes in her son, Alejandro. Since his involvement in the Manteca Police Department's Target "E" Junior Academy – the "E" stands for Enforcement, Education and Environment – the younger Torres has been "more respectful and more organized," according to the mother. "He has to remind me that the ironed crease in his clothes has to be just right," she said on Thursday. Torres was among the 18 cadets serving as ...
RIPON - Red Nutt was his usual wry self as he took the lectern Thursday night at the 2009 Ripon Chamber of Commerce Awards and Installation Dinner - this time stepping up as the incoming President of the Board of Directors.
Caswell State Park on the southern end of Austin Road is the place to be today as temperatures will again top 100 degrees. Hitting the rivers may be one way to beat today's heat expected to reach 101 degrees. A string of days with the high above the century mark is expected to continue through Tuesday.
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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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A jury has awarded more than $150 million in damages to a 13-year-old girl who watched her family perish in a fiery crash on a Southern California freeway.
BASSETT (AP) - The upper half of a woman's body was found Monday at a Los Angeles County sewage plant and investigators believe her lower half turned up two days earlier at another plant some 30 miles away, authorities said.