The gauntlet has been thrown down. As if the weeks leading up to the first week of the Manteca Idol finals on Wednesday night weren't an indication that there is some serious talent in this field, all traces of dissent were eradicated by the time the last singer stepped off the stage at Chez Shari. They're good. They're really, really good. With a new format this year that will accommodate younger singers that will compete ...
2nd Saturday offers volunteer opportunity 2nd Saturday is a monthly opportunity for Mantecans to join others in serving the community. Hundreds have participated by setting aside 8am-noon on the second Saturday of the month, viewing a list of projects to then choose from, and serve our community together for the morning. It is very grass-roots, very rewarding, and very effective. This last month we trimmed hedges and landscaping on the bike trail, cleaned areas ...
A typical PG&E power pole and line serving Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon is 37 years-old. That age factor – determined by experts with a global track record dealing with infrastructure – was gleaned by sampling pole date stamps and nails in the overhead portion of the 800 miles of distribution feeds serving power customers within the South San Joaquin Irrigation District boundaries. That – when coupled with PG&E's own depreciation information filed annually with the ...
LATHROP – The city of Lathrop is about to join the growing number of municipalities throughout California and in at least three states that are cracking down on mobile vendors in the name of safety and fairness.
Brian Rodriguez knows firsthand how beneficial the Manteca Boys and Girls Club can be in the life of a youth just trying to stay on the right track.
Several readers pointed out that not everyone in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon will see their power bills reduced by 15 percent should South San Joaquin Irrigation District displace PG&E as the retail electricity providers.
MRPS membership dinner on Sept. 17 The annual MRPS membership dinner is on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the MRPS Hall, 133 N. Grant St. You are able to pay your dues at this time. New members are welcome. If you are not able to attend, mail your dues to P.O. Box 25, Manteca, CA 95336. Dues are $15 for each adult (18 years and older.) Dinner is free ...
There was one other victim of the aftermath of the Bank of America robbery that left two young families homeless – an elderly landlord.
In 2001, Lori Davidson was diagnosed with breast cancer. Two years ago, she lost one of her kidneys, again to cancer. Last year, she had knee-replacement surgery which is why she walks with the aid of a walker. And wherever she goes, an oxygen tank is always in a basket attached to her walker. Problems with her lungs made that medical gadget a round-the-clock necessity since she developed breathing problems, which prompted her visit to ...
Five teens have earned appointment to the Manteca Youth Advisory Commission. The five are Jose Carranza, Heather Herrera, Katie Vaught, Cheraya Williams, and Jena Anderson. There is still one vacancy. For more on the position contact the City Clerk's office at 456-8017. The commission advises the Manteca City Council on youth-related issues plus undertakes a number of projects including junior high dances and helping assist at community events. In the past, elected leaders have called ...
RIPON – One of the gardens featured in the Saturday, Sept. 12, Ripon Garden Tour showcases a spacious back yard of a country home that has hosted many social gatherings of family and friends over the years.
WTC survivor speaks Sunday in Manteca You've seen him on television and newspapers throughout the country. Michael Hingson and his guide dog Roselle were on the 78th floor of Tower One of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11th when the world stood still. The Place of Refuge and the City of Manteca will welcome Michael and Roselle to the Sunday morning service at 10 a.m. on Sept. 13, at 486 Button Avenue in ...
The Bureau of Reclamation invites the public to join a Park Ranger on one of many assorted hikes this fall to explore the diversity of nature and history around New Melones Lake.
Dotty Thompson walked up to Wayne DeLaughder – a young man who is father to a week-old son – and quietly placed some cash into his hands.
It was doom and gloom two years ago. Nothing was selling in the Manteca housing resale market. Realtors were happy when collectively more than one home closed escrow in a given week. Buyers were staying away in droves. Median resale prices had reached a nose-bleeding $413,000 or a level that was almost seven times the average household income in Manteca. It didn't really matter for those living and working in Manteca who were still renting ...
It may soon be legal to "speed" on Cottage Avenue and Atherton Drive based on current posted speed limits.
San Joaquin County Undersheriff Jon Picone had a few things that he wanted to talk about to the Manteca TEA Party Patriots as their featured guest Thursday night.
Manteca avoids using enough treated water each year to meet the needs of roughly 9,000 people.
Fifteen years ago Linda Kay read an article in a magazine that changed her life.
Kaiser Permanente is not closing its Manteca facility. That is the word from Corwin Harper who serves as senior vice president and area manager of the hospital's Central Valley area.
The Great Valley Bookfest is bringing everything from nearly four dozen authors to gourmet food trucks to Manteca's Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley along the 120 Bypass on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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 $13.8 million.
LATHROP – The scene just didn't look right to Lathrop Police Services' deputy Jeff Watson.
The side of the historic Oddfellows building in the heart of downtown Manteca for years listed the names of the 954 Manteca area residents who served in World War II.
There is Helen and there is Grace – the iconic women of the CrossFit culture.
Manteca businessman Phil Waterford continues to help with the recovery of the seriously injured Lincoln Elementary School sixth grader who was airlifted to the U.C. Davis Medical Center in Sacramento several weeks ago.
The father-son team of Matthew and Michael Cassidy found the first golden pumpkin worth $100 in the Manteca Bulletin's Great Pumpkin Hunt.
Since 2008, Manteca Unified School District has been in partnership with Lodi Support Our Troops in their annual Holiday Cheer Box Drive.
It may be called Pumpkin Fair. But judging by the human traffic that paraded Saturday Sunday around the Pumpkin Fair grounds in downtown Manteca, Family Fair may be an apt moniker for this popular annual event.
By JASON CAMPBELL