Manteca's latest weapon against crime isn't a high-tech gadget. It is a police car. More accurately, it is an empty police car. The Manteca Police Department has started deploying unmanned police cars in strategic locations around town where speeding, crime and vandalism have been a major issue. The goal is to keep people guessing whether there is an officer nearby. It could be the case even if the units that Manteca Police spokesman Rex Osborn ...
Good friends and family. Live music - much of it original. Bright stars and the moon. A gentle Delta breeze rustling the leaves. And, oh yeah, a movie. The movie is almost an afterthought to many who are spending Saturday evenings this summer enjoying arguably the best entertainment bargain in Manteca – Movies in the Park at Woodward Park. The gates open at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the Woodward Park storm basin. There is a ...
RIPON – A proposed renewable power project that could slash through portions of Mistlin Sports Park and a residential housing development has lost one of its principal backers.
Nestled in the rustic Stanislaus River canyon below the western horizon from busy Highway 108-120 in the bottomland of Tuolumne County is arguably the most critical chunk of concrete ever poured when it comes to powering the Manteca economy.
The world's greatest bar band is coming to San Joaquin County. George Thorogood & the Destroyers, known for such hits as "Bad to the Bone," "Move it Over," and "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer," will be performing at the Lodi Grape Bowl on July 24. Tickets are $29 and available by logging on to www.loditickets.com. The show is being promoted by the City of Lodi Parks & Recreation Department, the Jam Factory, and Real ...
The Manteca Lions are conducting a southern-style BBQ rib dinner on Saturday, July 11, at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. The social hour is from 6 to 7 p.m. while dinner and raffle follows from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 a person. They are available by calling John Hinson at 485-8334, Lisa Stallings at 679-5835, Dave Macedo at 598-1900, or Rob Norlinger at 601-4039.
RIPON – What has become one of the popular youth sporting destinations in Northern California will soon have its own concession company. Tonight the Ripon City Council will ponder a proposal submitted by Gary Glendenning that would make him the exclusive concessionaire to the Mistlin Sports Park – the city owned property that continues to be a massive draw for everything from soccer and baseball tournaments to family reunions. What was once nothing more than ...
Manteca has 37 park projects on the books that will cost in excess of $62.5 million. Of the projects, 22 have restricted funding in place totaling $3,338,470. The City Council earlier this year instructed staff to fast track projects that have funding in place and won't impact the general fund to take advantage of dropping construction costs plus to generate private sector jobs. The money can't be used except for the purposes that it has ...
Two Manteca Police motorcycle officers won first and second place honors in last weekend's Sixth Annual Extreme Motor Officer Training Challenge in Carson City, Nevada.
Federal stimulus funds could make it possible for Manteca to reduce response time to 2,500 households in the northwest portion of the city.
The younger brother of Thursday's murder victim said he warned his sister and registered nurse Tevanie Deanne Tellez, 35, her husband was going to kill her and she would leave her children without a mother if it happened.
Two contracts designed to upgrade water and sewer service in Manteca are expected to be issued by the City Council on Tuesday.
Volunteers helped place 2,400 flags on the Fourth of July as part of the Manteca Chamber of Commerce's Flags Over Manteca project.
The Knights of Columbus and the Manteca Children's Foundation will be sponsoring the upcoming Antone Raymus Golf Tournament.
Braata – a Manteca-based reggae rock band was among the performers at the Independence Day celebration at the Big League Dreams sports complex. Among the band members are, from left, Amanda Grey, Andrew Garcia, and Nick Sagaser.��
LATHROP – The City of Lathrop isn't necessarily swimming in a pool full of money.
Editor's note: This is the second of a six-part series taking a look back at Manteca's first 95 years as an incorporated city. Voters approved incorporation on May 28, 1918.
Editor's note: This is the first of a six-part series taking a look back at Manteca's first 95 years as an incorporated city. Voters approved incorporation on May 28, 1918.
The 2-year-old who was run over by the family's pickup is still undergoing some tests at Children's Hospital in Oakland but is expected to come home soon.
If Emmanuel Torres ended up on the street tomorrow, he wouldn't fare so well. For starters, the 15-year-old vice president of the Manteca Boys and Girls Club's Keystone Club - a leadership academy for teenagers -- struggled with piecing together a makeshift shelter that only needed tape and staples to finish. Even with a handful of helpers, Torres couldn't manage get the thick cardboard walls to stick to the wooden frame that had shielded him ...
Ripon High School senior Paige Burrell is moving on to the next chapter in her volleyball career and has accepted a scholarship to play for a NCAA Division II school - Nyack College in Nyack, NY.
A two-year-old child is recovering at Children's Hospital in Oakland after being run over by her parents' pick-up truck. The vehicle was parked in the family's driveway at Alfonso Lane in Manteca shortly before 1 p.m. on Sunday. The status of the child is unknown as of press time; however, a Manteca Police spokesman said the child was "alert and crying" when officers arrived at the scene. According to preliminary investigations, only one of the ...
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PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix police officer and firefighter both died Sunday after suffering critical injuries in separate accidents on the job, officials said.
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SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) - One of several tornadoes that touched down Sunday in Oklahoma turned homes in a trailer park near Oklahoma City into splinters and rubble and sent frightened residents along a 100-mile corridor scurrying for shelter.
LATHROP - Give Every Child a Chance is staging the Ropin' on the River Rodeo hosted by Dell'Osso Family Farm on June 1-2.
SANTA CRUZ (AP) - Sunbathers flocking to Southern California beaches are used to feeding the meter or paying a parking attendant. Not so along the less developed north coast where it's customary to ditch cars on the shoulder of Highway 1 to surf, swim or picnic.
MODESTO (AP) - Seventeen bodies have been removed from a Modesto funeral home after complaints the home was taking too long to cremate the bodies, officials said.