The Manteca Branch Library will host the Sunday Scribblers on May 18, at 1 p.m. in the McFall Meeting Room. The Sunday Scribblers is a group of writers and artists who gather to share poems, paragraphs, stories, artwork, doodles and musings. Those looking for inspiration are also welcome. The Scribblers meet on a monthly basis in order to spark ideas and network with other artists. New members are encouraged to attend this free program.
Early Manteca pioneers might be a bit startled at today's landscape. A century ago, trees -ornamental and otherwise -were at a premium. Much of the area that is south of Yosemite Avenue today was a sandy plain where tumbleweeds were more likely to roll on a windy day than leaves fluttering in the breeze. Manteca is no longer an inhospitable place for trees. The arrival of surface water through the formation 100 years ago of ...
Linda Aderholte was hunting for antique plates and old yard sticks. Her good friend Sonja Garrison focused her search on collectible French pots. Dee Wilmoth had her eye focused on old tin trays, preferably decorated with tole paintings.
The Big Read begins today at the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library. This year's featured title is "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury. "The Big Read is designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture," said Miranda Nighbor of the Manteca Branch Library. The Big Read is made possible by a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum, Friends of the Stockton Public Library, and ...
If you thought summer was officially here Wednesday when you sweltered in the day's ice-melting and sweat-drenching 96-degree temperatures, you thought wrong.
The Manteca Branch Library could be facing a reduction in hours. According to Dennis Tucker, Library Division Manager for the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library System, the decision could depend on funding received from San Joaquin County along with the local municipalities, including Stockton and Manteca, for the upcoming year. "We're also looking at other sources including one-time funds," he said at Wednesday's state-of-the-budget report to the Manteca Friends of the Library. Tucker noted that ...
Adam Pintor can rest easy knowing that he did a little something to help the planet. To coincide with the national celebration of Earth Day on Wednesday Pintor was one of more than a dozen members of Cub Scout Pack 432 that distributed decorated paper bags at Save Mart on Main Street – bags that were emblazoned with activity sheets encouraging conservation. Getting out and talking to people, he said, was a great way to ...
RIPON - Going outside the box for cancer research in Ripon actually equates to shredding what is inside the box for a $10 donation to the American Cancer Society as part of Ripon's Relay for Life event set for mid-May at the Ripon High football stadium.
The Union Pacific Railroad's historic steam locomotive No. 844 passed through Manteca and Lathrop early Wednesday afternoon on its "Western Heritage Tour," enroute to Stockton.
It's a long way from the jungles of Nicaragua to Spreckels Park in Manteca. Mike Atherton – the high-profile face of Manteca's 21st development community – partnered with a friend who was a Peace Corps volunteer back in 1979 working with the poor in that Central America country. People he befriended down there came to him one day in 1979 and warned him the Sandinistas were going to launch a war in a bid to ...
After more than two decades of overseeing the department that brought about Woodward Park and Big League Dreams, Steve Houx is calling it quits.
Victoria Watson, with her eye on a career in law enforcement, is bound to make a difference as a teenager.
Rising PG&E and water bills have a much smaller impact on people like Judy Sonke. Sonke uses a high efficiency (HE) clothes washing machine that is designed as a front loader to cut her water use by 75 percent plus slash $11 off her PG&E bills each year. "It has the added benefit of getting them cleaner," Sonke said. Sonke sells both traditional washers and front loaders at her Sears appliance store in the Manteca ...
Fonseca Farms donated the use of their barn for an old-fashioned barn dance and dinner Saturday to raise funds for the Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club.
Friends and fellow veterans of the late Wally Fagundes will dedicate a plaque at the Manteca Historical Society museum in his memory. The event will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m.
The California Connections Academy has expanded its staff with nine new hires at the Ripon site where it serves more than 500 students online in grades kindergarten through high school in Alameda, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Santa Clara and Stanislaus counties.
Brothers Jim and Jesse Costa have been hosting the Costa's Wild-game Feed for some three decades. But on Friday, when the pre-Christmas staple event was held at the Manteca Trailer & Motorhome with the usual heavy traffic of people turning the cavernous showroom into something akin to a big wedding feast, the siblings showed no signs of slowing down in what has become their personal life ministry.
At Ripon Unified, Donna Parks is currently the school board president.
Frosty the Snowman would be right at home at this evening's 41st annual Downtown Manteca Twilight Christmas Parade.
World War II veterans are a dying breed – literally.
LATHROP – Phil Waterford wasn't having the best day.
Three. Two. One.
There's a formula.
Myrna Javrie looked at the list.
LATHROP – It's like Redbox but for medical-grade pot.
Mark Boudelik was busy balancing multiple phone calls Tuesday afternoon.
A memorial trust fund has been set up for the month-old baby who lost his father who died in a solo accident on Nov. 22 while hauling rice straw to the areas charred by this past summer's Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park.
Things are going wild again at Manteca Trailer & Motorhome. For a wild-game feast, that is. And it's all gratis.
It was a historic and yuletide transformation of the Manteca Museum this past weekend as a team of volunteers put up decorations and dressed mannequins in preparation for Sunday's traditional open house.
LATHROP – Matthew Hernandez could be $2,000 richer.