Florence Vieira is a spunky 104 today, and says she's glad she's healthy and retains many exciting memories of her childhood including those of coming to the Central Valley in a horse and wagon and her dad's newly purchased Reo Motor Car.
Manteca could end up with 30 percent less police officers over the next few months between retirements and the threatened lay-off of 16 officers by mid-October.
There were only about a dozen people using the Golden West Community Gym when Toni Lundgren opened the doors to the possibility of new programs that the Parks and Recreation Department could offer.
So just who is more suave of a dancer - Manteca Councilman Steve DeBrum or Commons at Union Ranch (Premier Care) Chief Executive Officer Don Peterson?
The 13th annual old fashioned BBQ social staged by the Manteca Historical Society took place Sunday afternoon on the grounds of the old Spreckels Sugar office off Norman Drive that now houses AKF Development and Jesus Mountain Coffee.
Manteca residents are recycling more and generating less garbage.
Government provides the biggest slice of the employment pie in San Joaquin County and also offers the second highest average weekly wage.
Manteca's best pumpkin desert makers and pumpkin carvers are competing at next weekend's 25th annual Sunrise Kiwanis Manteca Pumpkin Fair.
The Lathrop Parks and Recreation hosted a pancake breakfast Saturday at the Lathrop Senior Center.
Award-winning concert pianist and composer from Sacramento, Tan Plescia, will kick off the 23rd anniversary season of the Manteca Kindred Arts Concert Association with a performance on Sunday, Oct. 4, starting at 3 p.m.
Manteca may soon drop out of the running for Weed Patch USA honors at least as far as part of the Highway 99 corridor is concerned.
LATHROP – Ron Dell'Osso always wanted his own train set as a child.
LATHROP – The new ordinance that will mandate taco and ice cream trucks, pushcarts, food wagons and other mobile vending operations to obtain a business permit from the city will take effect on Monday, Oct. 19.
There will be even less polling locations this year on Election Day. Blame that on the increase in the number of absentee ballots being requested and returned days before Election Day.
The $1 million "beautification" of Louise Avenue using state tax dollars restricted for that purpose has plenty of detractors.
Santa is getting new digs.
The final Manteca Bulletin golden pumpkin worth $100 is being hidden on Wednesday.
A special mental illness forum is set for Doctors Hospital of Manteca Wednesday from 6 until 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Center on the North Street campus.
Pity the folks within several blocks of Sierra High trying to have a nice quiet Friday evening watching the World Series on television.
Lathrop's newest house of worship, which is holding a grand opening Sunday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m., is called Thrive Church for a reason.
The loss of farmland to build employment centers, retail and housing as part of the Austin Road Business Park could cost developers as much as $15.2 million.
Fire in a mobile home Sunday morning at the El Rancho Mobile Home Park, Space 38, in the 1800 block of East Yosemite Avenue resulted in a $70,000 loss to the structure and $35,000 to its contents, according to Manteca Fire Battalion Chief David Marques.
Live and silent auctions were part of the well-attended roast for retiring Mayor Willie Weatherford Thursday night at the Manteca Senior Center netting some $13,000 for the building fund for a new VFW hall that will be built on Moffat Boulevard.
The tallest "pine tree" in Manteca is going to be "planted" along Button Avenue.
Manteca mayoral candidate Ben Cantu started hitting the campaign trail a year ago. That may be too early to some but, as it turns out, he is right on the vote.
• The Banta Inn – The building stands alone – tucked along a set of railroad tracks in a desolate area outside of Tracy. And the story of how it came to be, and its subsequent history, makes this rural destination popular with weekenders traveling through the Central Valley an interesting – if not unnerving – stop. It was originally built by Frank Gallegos, an alleged member of Joaquin Murrieta's band of outlaws – a group that migrated from Mexico to California's Central Valley during the Gold Rush, attacking wagon trains and allegedly killing upwards of 40 people. The man believed to be Murrieta ...
Every day is Halloween for San Joaquin Valley Paranormal Research.
Editor's note: This story first ran on Feb. 9, 2010 in the Manteca Bulletin