Spring has definitely arrived in Manteca.
It's organized chaos. And it's a Manteca spring tradition. Some 1,500 to 2,000 kids are expected to descend on Northgate Park Saturday for the free Manteca Noon Kiwanis annual Easter egg hunt. They start arriving at 9:30 a.m., even though the actual gates to the softball complex won't open until well over an hour later. They will come with rabbit ears, in their Easter casual or just plain every day clothes carrying baskets, buckets and ...
Johnson Studio was a downtown fixture in Manteca for many years. From 1949 to 1984, to be exact.
The typical Manteca homeless family helped by HOPE Ministries isn't battling substance abuse or living off the system. They are clean and gainfully employed.
Ursula Belaski is an amazing woman. This 84-year-old grandmother is as sharp as a tack and a terrific conversationalist. She visualizes life's stage that she encountered as though everything happened only yesterday. Her dreams of tomorrow seem to be filled with the anticipation of wonder and excitement for what is yet to come. I was only in her home for an hour as we chatted about her life - an hour I will never forget. ...
LATHROP - Did the Lathrop City Council break its own rule after approving a resolution on June 3, 2008 which budgeted $20,000 for the "engagement" of Douglas H. Barton as the hearing officer in the Matt Browne wrongful termination appeal case?
Ed Crom could remember when Almond Court was once an agricultural area. His uncle farmed the land not too far from the newest affordable apartment homes for seniors located at 2030 N. Union Road. The former Escalon and Modesto resident recently decided to make Almond Court his new home. "At first, I was skeptical about moving in," Crom said at Monday's grand opening celebration of the new 40-unit addition by Eden Housing, Inc. "I'm a ...
RIPON - It wasn't as much about getting free flowers as it was putting together a good laugh.
The curtain is about to go up on four months of community entertainment designed to help foster kids, honor America's servicemen, and provide a family-style setting for live music and movies.
There was a time when stubborn landowners who owned vacant lots had weeds abated by the city at taxpayer expense and then have a lien placed against their property to recoup the money.
The woman visiting her son's grave site was not too pleased. She did not like what she was hearing from Evelyn Prouty, one of the regular volunteers who have taken it upon themselves to keep the historic East Union Cemetery from turning into a weed patch after the state revoked its business license and seized its endowment care funds.
A warm Sunday drew big crowds to the final day of the 13th annual Crossroads of California Street Fair staged in downtown by the Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The Manteca Historical Museum offers plenty of things for visitors to discover. First, there are the "hidden treasures." These are the rusty remnants of various agricultural equipment found in the "memorial building" just literally a skip and a hop away from the main museum. A visit to this adjunct display area is definitely worth the extra step and time you make to get there. Everything on display here came from farms in Manteca and surroundings. ...
Senior projects may soon become a casualty of Manteca Unified's $23.5 million budget shortfall.
Jowell Griggs laughs as she recalls her first encounter with her husband-to-be Leo. She was an 18-year-old keeping the scorebook for her uncle Robert Agdoma's basketball tournament. "I was making stars by the names of the guys I thought were cute," laughed the 1985 East Union High graduate and third generation Manteca area resident. "Leo wasn't one of them." Twenty-two years of marriage later it is clear that Leo is the love of Jowell's life ...
Manteca entrepreneur and restaurant owner Frank Guinta was more than a grand marshal in Manteca's Christmas parade Saturday night.
Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of the six-county Catholic Diocese of Stockton announced over the weekend the diocese will likely file for bankruptcy saying there is "no viable option" other than re-organization.
In May of 1944, Al Ftacek, a soldier from the town of Ottawa in Illinois, was sent to England to be part of a six-month bombing mission to Germany.
The annual Christmas luncheon hosted by Sister Ann Venita Britto and her Ministry of Caring is planned for Thursday at the St. Anthony Parish gymnasium.
A private lodging tax is the linchpin that financial experts believe is crucial for a complex deal to secure a 500-room Great Wolf Resort Lodge to make sense for the City of Manteca.
Tears were prevalent at the Ripon's Police Memorial at 1 p.m. Saturday as it was dedicated in the memory of late Ripon officers Paul Stevens and Bob Winget.
It's the $75 ticket that keeps on giving.
The proof is in the pudding.
The introduction is brief, but it packs a heady and heavy punch, not just in an emotional but in a very inspirational way.
Neal Plymate recently received an unexpected call from Main Auto Repair.
Various businesses, school groups and individuals are working with Second Harvest Food Bank in the hopes of filling enough donation barrels around town with food stuffs to meet the Christmas dinner needs in Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon.
MODESTO (AP) - Modesto police say one of their officers has shot and wounded an armed man.
STOCKTON – The Manteca High football team claimed its third Sac-Joaquin Section championship in eight years, routing Sacramento 49-6 in a driving rain at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
Uncle Sam could put up $3 million to help finance public improvements in the Austin Road Business Park.
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.