For about an hour, Tom Hoskins forgot he was at a book signing. Not just any book signing, either – his book signing. The former Manteca Unified School District teacher and Stanford alum stood near the front door of Manteca's The Book Exchange on Wednesday afternoon, locked in deep conversation with Sue Jackson-Gabales. The two had worked together at Sequoia Elementary School for years – Hoskins as a middle-school teacher and Jackson-Gabales a librarian. The ...
Wildfires are a good thing for the City of Manteca's bottom line. Manteca in 2012 "netted" $30,000 after all salaries and expenses related to the dispatch of strike teams to wildfires up and down California are paid. "Last year wasn't a big year for fires," Fire Chief Kirk Waters said. "We've earned as much as $100,000 in some years from the state for mutual aid." The cost of battling the Rim Fire has soared past ...
Delete Relief is on its way for Manteca firefighters in Twain Harte battling the Rim Fire. Lathrop-Manteca Fire Chief Gene Neely is also coming home. Neely will be replaced by Manteca Fire Chief Kirk Waters on Friday. Neely has commanded a San Joaquin County strike team that has been on the fire line of two separate incidents since Sunday, Aug. 18. The fleet of Type-3 engines, which specialize in fighting wildland fires, was originally deployed ...
San Joaquin County's economy keeps on trucking - literally. Transportation and warehousing jobs have grown 18 percent in San Joaquin County since 2000 compared to overall net job growth of less than 2 percent. Trucking per se is the fastest growing source of jobs in San Joaquin County. A study by the Eberhardt School of Business at the University of Pacific credits much of the growth from distribution centers relocating out of the congested and ...
The West Nile Virus has made its way to the South County. On Thursday the San Joaquin Mosquito and Vector Control District will step up spraying efforts after traces of the virus, which already claimed the life of one county resident this year, appeared in samples taken from a trap in rural South Manteca. Warm temperatures have helped create an environment in which mosquito larvae – which can hatch in just a few inches of ...
MI-WUK VILLAGE – Manteca Fire Captain Keith Scott clutched an incident map, referencing it as the morning briefing unfolded beneath the shade of a pine tree.
Manteca's fastest growing source of municipal revenue isn't property tax nor is it sales tax.
PINE MOUNTAIN LAKE – While many residents at the gated golf community of Pine Mountain Lake scrambled to move out of harm's way from the raging Rim Fire inferno in and around Yosemite National Park over the weekend, Melvin and Joan Kauffman were monitoring the situation from their home in Manteca.
Norm Knodt's recollections of his service in Vietnam are being incorporated into The Vietnam Center and Archive collection at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.
GROVELAND (AP) - At Ike Bunney's dude ranch near the Sierra community of Tuolumne City, all creatures have been evacuated as firefighters brace for an intense battle to keep a wildfire raging north of Yosemite National Park out of mountain communities.
Congressman Jeff Denham was introduced to the $1.2 million MAKOplasty robotic system at Doctors Hospital of Manteca to learn how easy it is to navigate the robotic arm to perform a partial knee replacement.
Bids are being sought to complete the landscaping in Woodward Avenue medians west of Airport Way.
Ripon Fire Chief Dennis Bitters has been to the fire line, where 7-foot flames have scorched an area of the Mother Lode nearly as large as the city of San Francisco.
LATHROP - Ron and Susan Dell'Osso don't want to start a food fight. They were getting inundated with complaints about their plans to stage a 5K Food Stomp and Tomato Fight on Sept. 21. That included two dozen people who threatened to picket the couple's popular Pumpkin Maze in October. So they decided to cancel the event. More than 1,000 pre-registrants are having their $55 fees returned. "People were upset because they thought we were ...
Some people lose $12 a year in simple pocket change. But for the next month, that small amount of money will give a child the opportunity to participate in any one of a number of programs that will enrich their lives and give them a fighting chance to stay out of trouble and off the street. That's because through Sept. 27, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Manteca and Lathrop are charging half of the ...
If Mike Midgley has a future in television, he's not saying.
Like most Americans, Michael Eggman reached his breaking point with politics over the course of the last two weeks.
The Health Services Department of Manteca Unified will offer flu shots free of charge on Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
By early 2014 you will be able to visualize how much water is needed for 233,000 five-minute showers using low-flow heads.
The power hungry Silicon Valley could be helping Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon electrical users lower rates. The Santa Clara based Silicon Valley Power Company has inked a 10-year deal to buy hydro power from the Tri-Dam Project that is owned 50-50 by the San Joaquin Irrigation District and Oakdale Irrigation District. That contract is for a higher amount per kilowatt hour than the current deal with an energy firm that expires on ...
Five days after a 33-year-old Manteca man walked into the path of a train Union Pacific Railroad Police teamed up with their Manteca counterparts to stage a safety sting operation.
Bob Marley sang about how the sun is shining and the weather is sweet.
The longest-running fund-raiser at St. Anthony of Padua School, perhaps at any school in Manteca, is going back to its roots.
Kaiser Permanente's Manteca Medical Center and Modesto Medical Center both received the top score of "A" by the Leapfrog Group in its annual safety report released Wednesday.
It sounds like a deal that's too good to pass up: A $1,100 discount once a year for non-profits to rent the City of Manteca's state-of-the-art community room at the new $7 million transit center.
Two more years of road work lies ahead for motorists using 10 miles of Highway 99 from the 120 Bypass in Manteca to Arch Road in Stockton.
Pat Mitchell started California Natural Products with only two employees in 1980.
The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) honored Agape Villages Foster Family Agency as an "Angel in Adoption" at an awards ceremony on Oct. 8 and gala on Oct. 9 in Washington, D.C.
A decade-old dream of a Manteca performing arts/community center could start moving forward.