Smoking in Manteca's city parks may be outlawed. The Manteca City Council on Tuesday is pondering a proposal to ban the smoking of all tobacco products in municipal parks. Such a prohibition would cover all neighborhood parks, the Tidewater Bikeway, the Big League Dreams sports complex, tennis courts, golf course, the skate park, the BMX track, and community parks such as Woodward, Lincoln, and Northgate. The council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Civic ...
STOCKTON – An 83-year-old Stockton woman is the first victim of 2013 in what has became a vicious back-and-forth battle with mosquitoes that carry the West Nile Virus. On Thursday San Joaquin County Health Public Officials announced that the woman, a Stockton resident and the second confirmed case of infection this year, had succumbed to the virus. It was the first West Nile-related death since 2007. County health officials were caught off-guard last month when ...
LATHROP – Rhonda Rallios loves her dog. She knows how much simple canine companionship can mean to somebody that is suffering. And although she didn't share the love of her dog at the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life at Valverde Park last weekend – some people undergoing treatment can't be around animals – she'll get the chance next weekend when the first annual Lathrop Bark for Life fundraiser kicks off at the community dog ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A 7-year-old boy in San Francisco had to be hospitalized after he was attacked by a swarm of hornets at Golden Gate Park.
The San Joaquin County Department of Public Health Services has reported the county's first death attributed to the West Nile virus since 2007.
The next time a levee breaks in the Manteca-Lathrop area the response will be even better coordinated than it was during the devastating floods of January 1997.
Amy Sullivan had a helper Wednesday night. It wasn't the standard busboy who assisted the Applebee's waitress in what turned out to be a busy night at the local family restaurant. No, her help came in the form of a reserve firefighter named Matt Canfield that got a crash course in the world of serving and providing customers with what they want when enjoying a night on the town. During the day Canfield makes sure ...
Manteca's struggling general fund that pays for day-to-day municipal operations such as police, fire, streets, and parks has drawn the bulk of the attention since the start of the Great Recession in 2006.
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Bartolo Colon at age 40 is a whippersnapper. To see real longevity on the diamond stop by the Big League Dreams sports complex today or Friday for games at 7 a.m. That's when the 80 year-old-and-up-division competes during the 2013 Northern California Senior Softball Association Hall of Fame Tournament. Play actually goes through Sunday. The earlier starts are so the upper age divisions - the 70 plus, 75 plus, and 80 ...
LATHROP – Chris Lawrence has a vision for the community. It's not all that uncommon. As the Senior Center manager, Lawrence shoots for the moon whenever he thinks up an event or a happening taking the standard haunted house to the next level with a Roswell-themed event a few years back and transforming a standard barbecue competition into a full-on community bash. But with the Community Resource Faire that he's pushing for this weekend, Lawrence ...
Manteca High graduate Jeff Tilton is running for the position of San Joaquin County Office of Education Superintendent of Schools.
Various landscaping that hindered view of drivers turning left from Madison Garden Drive onto Lathrop Road was trimmed back or removed by Manteca Parks & Recreation crews on Tuesday.
STOCKTON – BART employees apparently aren't the only transit workers upset with the decisions of management.
Gary Dei Rossi is running for the office of San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools in 2014.
Tori Verber Salazar has secured the endorsement of the Manteca Police Officers' Association for her election as San Joaquin County District Attorney.
NEW YORK (AP) - After 20 years, it's possible for the details of a relationship to get fuzzy.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Arrowhead Stadium is once again the loudest stadium in the NFL.
Manteca biggest growth spurt wasn't in 1985 when 1,400 new homes bought by a tidal wave of Bay Area Transplants prompted the establishment of the 3.9 percent annual growth cap tied to sewer allocations.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Mormon congregations don't typically require members to have transportation, commit to active participation, accept assignments, be employed and forgo any church welfare.
Scott Hamilton, 34, of Manteca survived a three-car pileup Sunday morning on Highway 120 south of Sonora that claimed two lives of the occupants of an oncoming vehicle at Keystone Ranch.
QUINCY, Mass. (AP) - A couple accused of killing their 5-month-old daughter by giving her a bottle of formula with heroin in it were charged with manslaughter on Friday.
Employee handbooks don't have protocols for apocalyptic episodes.
Connor McKinney didn't sprint over to one of the pedal cars that awaited him on the speedway at Dell'Osso Farms, but he didn't quite walk either.
Nearly three scores of students added STAR power to the Manteca Unified Board of Education meeting on Tuesday. Some even shone twice as bright.
Gun control legislation is typically considered a slam-dunk in California.
Kaiser Manteca nurses are pounding the pavement today at Woodbridge at Del Webb to share with the residents their concerns about the state of health services at the West Yosemite Avenue medical facility.
A 19-year-old Sacramento man has been arrested on attempted murder charges associated with an early morning double shooting Sept. 7 in a Victory Avenue home south of Alameda Street and east of Union Road, just blocks north of the Manteca Police Department.
FRENCH CAMP –Jeffrey Michael thought of the people at "Restore the Delta" as a "bunch of hippies" when they first papered his car with their mantra.