Think you've got the right stuff to make the best scarecrow in Manteca?
It was an excited "Hi-5" for a wide-eyed Stockton police officer who won the Doctors Hospital charity poker run Saturday morning – a $200 surprise.
If you think Saturday's 104 degrees was hot, think again.
With his knees on an Islamic prayer rug facing Mecca, Imam Mohammed El Farra led several dozen Muslims through their Friday prayers on the first day of Ramadan – the ninth month of the Islamic calendar where fasting is the norm to teach modesty and sacrifice.
It might seem like a glamorous job to those who walk through the front door and grab a seat at the booth.
The Manteca Police motorcycle unit of five officers did well in Saturday's competition hosted by the Rancho Cordova Police Department – definitely making a name for themselves among their peers.
Two "cover models" - Manteca Fire Captain David Marques and Manteca Firefighter John Viss - have agreed to volunteer to help the Manteca Boys & Girls Club raise funds to keep the doors open during the current tough economic times to serve 1,500 kids.
The fifth annual Fairways Fore Foster Kids" golf tournament will take place on on Friday, Sept. 11 at the Manteca Golf Course. The tournament proceeds will go toward the support of Agape Villages Foster Family Agency.
It shouldn't have surprised anyone when Brieanne Jansen rocked the stage Wednesday night for the third week of Manteca Idol's opening rounds at Chez Shari.
It's something of a new concept at city hall: Work with your customers to make their lives easier and more productive.
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