The Manteca Idol torch has been passed. After months of weekly performances that required both extensive preparation and dedication, two Manteca singers – Shellie Hoyt and Annie Banks – were honored at Chez Shari as titles winners for the Manteca Idol and the first annual Manteca Junior Idol. They will perform tonight at the Boys & Girls Club Telethon between 7 and 8 p.m. You can drop by the club at 545 W. Alameda, watch ...
It offers entertainment ranging from the "Rompin' Stompin' Seniors" line dancing to an all girl band known as Neon Ink.
Call it the miracle on Industrial Park Drive. An 86,430-square-foot expansion of BR Funsten & Company's distribution center took less than five months to go from plan submittal to final inspection. In the process the City of Manteca saved 130 jobs, protected a major source of sales tax, and got the attention of contractors and developers alike who have long cursed what they have called an "unresponsive" and "obstructionist" city hall bureaucracy. But as Ron ...
"Just nodding or smiling" during the sign of peace handshake at mass is sufficient – if you feel you might be getting the flu, some 3,000 members of St. Anthony's Catholic Church were told by priests at this weekend's six religious services from Saturday night through Sunday night.
Ray of Hope is kicking off its ninth annual Christmas Guardian Angels program this week. The event that grants wishes to hundreds of local needy youngsters via the Christmas Guardian Angels Scroll program is getting an early jump. "Normally the agency starts the program after Thanksgiving," said Ray of Hope executive director Laura Vieira. "But this year, a decrease in participation (of donors) has been a concern due to the economic woes many face." Some ...
Make sure everyone in the family gets home safely this holiday season by buckling your seat belt every trip, day and night. That's the message that the Manteca Police Department and Lathrop Police Services are telling drivers as part of the 2009 holiday Click or Ticket mobilization now in effect through Nov. 30.
Workers at some of Manteca's largest firms are getting a little extra in their upcoming paychecks - $500 off on a new vehicle.
California is the promised land for the light brown apple moth. The state has a Mediterranean -style climate, a smorgasbord of fruit and vegetable crops, ornamental and native plants that fit its dietary needs and – perhaps most important – no natural enemies. The pest is native to Australia and has successfully invaded New Zealand, the British Islands, New Caledonia, and Hawaii. The United States Department of Agriculture considers it highly likely the moth will ...
LATHROP – The City of Lathrop has launched a campaign to educate residents on what to do with the recent invasion of wasps and yellow jackets in the Mossdale area.
RIPON – Carl Dunbar is no stranger to living the life of the outdoor sportsman. And now the Manteca High grad is sharing his love for hunting and fishing with more than 200,000 viewers on the show that he produces with fellow Manteca High grad Jerry Walser and friend Brian Stevens on Comcast Sportsnet California with viewership in California, Nevada, and Oregon. It's a big step for three guys who love the outdoors and figured ...
Manteca area Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts conducted their annual Scouting for Food Drive on Saturday.
LATHROP – It wasn't that long ago that the thought of holding a skate competition at the Lathrop Skate Park seemed crazy.
90 years ago November 21, 1919 The office of postmaster for Manteca is not very attractive, judging from the civil service examination held last Wednesday to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mrs. Dryden. Only three persons presented themselves at Modesto and wrote the examination. 80 years ago November 21, 1929 A change in the system of parking automobiles on Yosemite Avenue and Main Street is being made this week under ...
RIPON - An attic fire left a Ripon couple homeless shortly before 2 p.m. Friday in an exclusive neighborhood near the Spring Creek Country Club.
For the second year in a row, the nearly two-dozen staff at Re/Max Executive in Manteca are stepping up to the plate to help the hundreds of homeless students attending various schools in Manteca Unified.
One person was arrested early Friday night for driving under the influence after driving through a Manteca Police Department sobriety checkpoint.
Nancy Scott and fifth grader Riley Simmons are the benefactors of a blood drive this Friday at the Ripon Fire Department headquarters in the 100 block of South Stockton Avenue from 2 until 7:30 p.m.
A pedestrian hit by a northbound train late Saturday morning at Center Street was in critical condition at San Joaquin County Hospital, according to a Manteca Police spokesman.
The United Lutheran Church will open its food pantry Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The church is located at 649 West Northgate Drive west of North Main Street in Manteca.
Clarence "Clancy" Rogers has been named as the new manager of the Manteca Museum.
FRESNO (AP) - Trucks loaded with tomatoes, milk and almonds clog the two main highways that bisect California's farm heartland, carrying goods to millions along the Pacific Coast and beyond. This dusty stretch of land is the starting point for one of the nation's most expensive public infrastructure projects: a $68 billion high-speed rail system that would span the state, linking the people of America's salad bowl to more jobs, opportunity and buyers.
Two future high speed route alternatives cut through Manteca.
Deborah Hoffman is a breast cancer survivor. Not once, not twice, but four times. She is living proof that prayers work, and that miracles do happen.
If music gets you in the mood for Christmas and you like to sing there are two opportunities for you to join others in the community to make a joyous noise.
Got expired or unwanted prescriptions clogging up the medicine cabinet?
LATHROP – Almost 60 percent of a position critical to Lathrop Police Services' mission to network with the community will be paid for by a grant.
LATHROP - Manteca High's Most Outstanding Athlete in 1952.
The first of upwards of 1,000 jobs from various business park developments moving forward in Northwest Manteca will materialize by mid-2014.
Julie De Araujo has made a difference in the "heart and soul" department in Bethany Home over the past 15 years. She is leaving to make the community an even better place for seniors to be able to remain in their homes for a lifetime.