Forty years ago George Perry was among the pumpkin growers who decided to do something about the braggarts in Half Moon Bay who claimed they were the "Pumpkin Capital of the World."
There were 289 participants in Saturday's 2009 Pumpkin Run staged by the Manteca Unified Student Trust along the Tidewater Bikeway.
Most 11 year olds are thinking about their next video game purchase, hurrying home to watch their favorite TV show or playing football or soccer outside with friends. In that sense Nicolas Perez is just like his peers.
It may not be as flashy as Spreckels Park and it doesn't hold the promise of thousands upon thousands of new jobs like Austin Business Park, but the Manteca Industrial Park is still chugging along providing well over 1,000 jobs even in today's shaky economy.
Next time I need to access Crom Street to get to either Airport Way or Union Road, I'll think twice about taking that route.
Video might have killed the radio star.
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.
RIPON - Wanted: Tractors to be displayed at Ripon's downtown Main Street.
LATHROP - It was 76 degrees Thursday in Lathrop – and it was snowing.
The fourth annual Pumpkin Run is Saturday.
The following are the questions – and the answers to the pumpkin quiz that appeared in Thursday's special Pumpkin Fair section in the Manteca Bulletin.
Sales of existing houses in Manteca continues at record volume levels thanks to unprecedented affordability with prices reflecting the mid-1990s.
The heart of downtown Tracy harkens to a lot of nostalgia. One of those nostalgic elements that draws people to this central part of town is the historic Lincoln Highway.
MERCED – The lobby at Coffee Bandits froths with conversation of all flavors, and it's not uncommon to find those on divergent paths sharing creamers.
TURLOCK – Downtown businesses in Turlock are flourishing.
Downtown Lodi has become a place of destination.
They came by the thousands – as far south as Merced, west to Orinda, Plymouth to the east, and Sonora and Jackson in the foothills. These are the students – 2,250 of them – who converged at the Dell'Osso Family Farm at River Islands in Lathrop for the 2014 Manteca Pumpkin Fair Special Access Day.
Israel Maldonado doesn't want a repeat of the 1976 tragedy outside of Manteca where a van carrying 10 Tracy High students was struck by a train, burst into flames, and killed most of the teens instantly.
Before there was Savage Elite Fitness there was personal sacrifice and a desperate, soul-searching struggle.
Nineteen-year-old Jose Maltez shed a few tears when he saw his mother in her casket at the PL Fry Funeral Home on Thursday.
Amanda Inda started making her one-of-a-kind jewelry as a hobby.
For the first time since opening Fantastic Collectibles, Richard Simas Sr. and Richard Simas Jr. will be hosting an in-store signing.
St. Paul's United Methodist Church Flea Market and Car Show is set for Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the corner of Powers Avenue and North Street.
It's 5:30 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon and traffic hums along the nearby 120 Bypass at a steady pace.
It will take at least 2 inches of rain in much of California before any sizeable run-off makes its way into reservoirs that are at record lows.
Dogs might have the luxury of just using the lawn and having an astute handler willing to pick up after them.
Much has been written about Jeremy Lum and his tragic, untimely demise.