Video might have killed the radio star. But it didn't stop Dreama Diaz from taking possibly one of the most famous music video songs of all time with Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" and running with it to advance to the next round of the Manteca Idol competition Wednesday at Chez Shari. While she didn't have her own disco floor to light up like Michael did in the classic video, Diaz timed her own dance steps ...
The Sunrise Kiwanis Manteca Pumpkin Fair Special Access Day took place Friday at Dell'Osso Farms for more than 1,700 youths and adults with special needs from throughout the Northern San Joaquin Valley.
Award-winning concert pianist and composer from Sacramento, Tan Plescia, will kick off the 23rd anniversary season of the Manteca Kindred Arts Concert Association with a performance on Sunday, Oct. 4, starting at 3 p.m.
RIPON - Wanted: Tractors to be displayed at Ripon's downtown Main Street. The event, sponsored by the Ripon Chamber of Commerce, is the 24th Annual Main Street Day & 7th Annual Car Show & Health Faire scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those who want to enter their tractors in the car show are asked to fill out a form and indicate the make, model and year of the vehicle ...
LATHROP - It was 76 degrees Thursday in Lathrop – and it was snowing. Ron and Susan Dell'Osso were doing what any other big kids would be doing if snow fell in the Northern San Joaquin Valley. They were having a spirited snow ball fight. The show started falling shortly after 2 p.m. as the artificial ice machine imported from Japan started spewing out the white stuff for the first time. It is all part ...
The fourth annual Pumpkin Run is Saturday. Registration will be accepted prior to the start of the 5K and one mile races. "But it's important to get there early for registration, especially for the one mile," said Wendy King, who is helping to organize the event benefiting the Manteca Unified Student Trust. The mile run is the first of the two races, with the event starting promptly at 8 a.m. Cost is $20. The commemorative ...
The following are the questions – and the answers to the pumpkin quiz that appeared in Thursday's special Pumpkin Fair section in the Manteca Bulletin.
Sales of existing houses in Manteca continues at record volume levels thanks to unprecedented affordability with prices reflecting the mid-1990s.
It was almost two decades after Pat Benetar recorded "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" that 11-year-old Danielle Osoteo was born.
Laura Vieira was thrilled with the recent work by Troy Hoffdahl. He's the East Union High junior who completed the "student room" at Ray of Hope for his Eagle Project. Hoffdahl, 16, has been a Scout since his pre-school days, starting with Cub Scouts and progressing to Boy Scouts. Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America program, with the position held for life. "My Dad is an Eagle Scout," ...
American Legion Post 249 is having a breakfast for the early birds at the Manteca Pumpkin Fair that's open to the public this Saturday and Sunday from 5:30 to 10 a.m.
The best entertainment bargain this weekend can be found on the streets of downtown Manteca during the silver anniversary of the Sunrise Kiwanis Manteca Pumpkin Fair.
Micky Carroll and Diego Juarez are going to play in "Manteca Snow" this weekend. The two young cousins are among three Manteca kids picked to have their likenesses grace the next community mural project that's being painted by volunteers this weekend during the Manteca Pumpkin Fair. "Manteca Snow" is a tribute to the annual rite of nature that occurs in mid to late February when the almond trees burst into blossoms of white and little ...
R.C. Owens was elated last week to learn that he had been selected to the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame.
Got adhesive tape? You're going to need it to comply with a new state law regarding the recycling of household batteries – the type that power everything from flashlights to toys. The California Department of Transportation has decreed that those batteries must have their contact points covered with the clear adhesive tape before they are recycled. Why? Two batteries rubbed their contacts together and ignited a fire of a truckload of the batteries that are ...
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
The best shot at saving the most prime farmland from development over the next 27 years in San Joaquin County is the creation of high density clusters of jobs, services and housing.
LATHROP – If you're a Lathrop resident you know what the city logo looks like.
It's going to be a "red carpet" treatment for elementary school scholars thanking them for their successes in school from the third through the eighth grade.
LATHROP – Last year the Lathrop Chamber of Commerce was on the verge of closing its doors.
FRESNO (AP) - Authorities Sunday were investigating what touched off a wild "running gun battle" inside and outside a Fresno motorcycle club's annual dance, leaving one man dead and at least a dozen other wounded.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says it will comply with a judge's order and shut down a natural gas pipeline after safety issues were raised.
FRENCH CAMP - Its time again to gather along the banks of the San Joaquin River at Paulsen Ranch in French Camp for the annual Hot Rod Party.
CrossFit Excel will host "Barbell for Boobs: Helen Meets Grace" on Friday, Oct. 11, at the gym's facility at 1433 Moffat Boulevard in Manteca.
A live Egyptian band and Egyptian cuisine will highlight the annual festival at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Ripon from Friday through Sunday at 315 S. Orange St. in Ripon.
East Union High's Cass of 1983 is looking for classmates that haven't been contacted as well all staff who were involved with the class to attend the 30 year class reunion to be held Friday, Oct. 25, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Chez Shari.