The Manteca Lifestyle Center at Union Road and Highway 120 Bypass in the retail center anchored by Bass Pro Shops could pursue the first cutting edge high-tech electronic billboard sign along a San Joaquin County freeway.
It looks like a violin with a wide neck brace. One needs a bow to play it, but it's not a violin. It has frets, but it's not a guitar. And the sound that emanates from this wooden musical contraption is like no other.
It was a taste of Americana at an early morning Yule get-together of "real friends" who work together, like each other, and perform as a team despite the stress and public pressures they face on a daily basis.
As early as spring of 2012 Manteca could see the opening of a massive 70,000-square-foot indoor water park, a 400-room resort hotel, and a conference center that ultimately will rival Modesto's in size.
Manteca Unified School District first term trustees Ashley Drain, 26, and Alexander Bronson, 22, appeared in Superior Court Thursday afternoon before Judge Franklin Stephenson on charges of election fraud and perjury.
A multi-vehicle rear end collision on eastbound 120 Bypass at the Main Street interchange at 7:45 a.m. Thursday took the life of a 25-year-old San Ramon woman and injured three other motorists including one with major injuries.