Byrl Knutson knows that when the morning hours start to tick away and the warm sun is just around the corner, he's the man craving for the lanes.
LATHROP – The accident earlier this week at the three-way intersection south of Lathrop Elementary School which seriously injured a school teacher's young son has renewed calls from concerned residents to correct traffic problems at that busy location.
Sierra High grad Andrea Ramirez – homeless for several years – is going to San Jose State University to become a nurse. Her desire is to be a pediatric nurse so she can hopefully touch the lives of children as she has already done in Manteca and Lathrop.
There's richness in our everyday life – seen through the hearts and souls of others – if we only keep our eyes open and stay alert to the warmth in our fellow man.
Breakfast with Manteca's chief of police is on tap for the second month in a row Saturday morning at the Waffle Shop on North Main Street.
LATHROP – Family and friends of the late Jeremy Lum are inviting the public to a "peaceful candlelight gathering" to mark the 30th day of his passing.
RIPON – The Clarence Smit Museum, which has long been too small for the Ripon Historical Society to display all of their precious community artifacts, is about to get the space that they've always wanted.
STOCKTON - The San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner's Office announced today, a West Nile Virus horse fatality is the first in San Joaquin County for 2009. Although the Agricultural Commissioner recommends all horses receive the WNV vaccine, the horse had not previously been vaccinated.
LATHROP – The public is invited to attend a Relay for Life "Bunco Night" fund-raiser to be held Friday, Aug. 7, in the cafeteria at Lathrop High School. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.
LATHROP – Lathrop's newest bank, the Community Banks of Northern California, is inviting area residents to come and "meet, greet and eat" with the bank personnel on Saturday, Aug. 8. The bank will host the barbecue starting at 11 a.m. Community Banks of Northern California, a full-service bank, is located at 210 Towne Centre Drive, just east of City Hall in the Mossdale Landing and behind Target store.
In a story about a local skateboard company getting off the ground that ran in the Thursday, July 30 edition of the Manteca Bulletin, the longtime friend of company owner Frank Alvarado that was taken by cancer was Katy McKenzie – not Katie McKenzie as was mentioned in the story. It was ovarian cancer that claimed her life, not breast cancer as reported.
Del Webb in Manteca is a unique community of retired folks who have come together much as a family – all very evident at Tuesday's National Night Out parties.
James Carpenter and James Steen go out of their way for National Night Out.
Tuowanda Salgado knows exactly how hard it is to get your identity back once somebody gains access to your crucial credit information.
Manteca Police Department's Community Emergency Response Team conducted their 15th annual car show and legal cruise on Sunday at Library Park.
The $1 million "beautification" of Louise Avenue using state tax dollars restricted for that purpose has plenty of detractors.
Santa is getting new digs.
The final Manteca Bulletin golden pumpkin worth $100 is being hidden on Wednesday.
A special mental illness forum is set for Doctors Hospital of Manteca Wednesday from 6 until 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Center on the North Street campus.
Pity the folks within several blocks of Sierra High trying to have a nice quiet Friday evening watching the World Series on television.
Lathrop's newest house of worship, which is holding a grand opening Sunday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m., is called Thrive Church for a reason.
The loss of farmland to build employment centers, retail and housing as part of the Austin Road Business Park could cost developers as much as $15.2 million.
Fire in a mobile home Sunday morning at the El Rancho Mobile Home Park, Space 38, in the 1800 block of East Yosemite Avenue resulted in a $70,000 loss to the structure and $35,000 to its contents, according to Manteca Fire Battalion Chief David Marques.
Live and silent auctions were part of the well-attended roast for retiring Mayor Willie Weatherford Thursday night at the Manteca Senior Center netting some $13,000 for the building fund for a new VFW hall that will be built on Moffat Boulevard.
The tallest "pine tree" in Manteca is going to be "planted" along Button Avenue.
Manteca mayoral candidate Ben Cantu started hitting the campaign trail a year ago. That may be too early to some but, as it turns out, he is right on the vote.
• The Banta Inn – The building stands alone – tucked along a set of railroad tracks in a desolate area outside of Tracy. And the story of how it came to be, and its subsequent history, makes this rural destination popular with weekenders traveling through the Central Valley an interesting – if not unnerving – stop. It was originally built by Frank Gallegos, an alleged member of Joaquin Murrieta's band of outlaws – a group that migrated from Mexico to California's Central Valley during the Gold Rush, attacking wagon trains and allegedly killing upwards of 40 people. The man believed to be Murrieta ...
Every day is Halloween for San Joaquin Valley Paranormal Research.
Editor's note: This story first ran on Feb. 9, 2010 in the Manteca Bulletin
Few things were off-limits to the capacity crowd that gathered Thursday night at the Manteca Senior Center to usher Willie Weatherford off into a peaceful retirement after serving 12 years as mayor.