It was a lesson first grader Jordon McCain remembered from his first grade class at the McParland School Annex – when and how to call 9-1-1 in an emergency. First grade teacher Trisha Gonzales apparently taught him well. Jordon McCain, 7, is going to be recognized tonight at 7 p.m. at the Manteca City Council meeting by fire and police personnel for his efforts in going to the rescue of his dad Marlon. The youngster ...
RIPON - It's the wheels that make a skateboard and the senior owner of the new Woodpushers Board Shop in Ripon, Gary Edmiston, has rich memories and interesting stories about his own teen years. "We'd put wheels on anything – just 2X4s and wheels," he chuckled. He has always been self employed whether in furniture manufacturing or swimming pool maintenance in addition to driving truck. Edmiston along with his wife Valerie, daughter Ladonna Asseng and ...
LATHROP – The youngest son of a Lathrop Elementary School teacher has been identified as the victim in the minivan-versus-bicycle accident that occurred early Monday evening at the crosswalk on O Street and South Matador Way. The young boy was flown by Medi-flight to UC Davis Medical Center. His condition was not available as of press time. Other details such as the identity of the driver were unavailable as of deadline. However, there were reportedly ...
LATHROP – What's in a name? Plenty, if you ask Lathrop Councilman Robert Oliver about the Manteca wastewater treatment plant on West Yosemite Avenue. A rose, by any other name, would smell just as sweet, according to the great bard of "Romeo and Juliet" fame. But that notion apparently does not apply when the object of contention is the Manteca Wastewater Treatment Plant. Or, as Oliver prefers to call it, the Manteca-Lathrop Regional Wastewater Treatment ...
Manteca Parks & Recreation is starting this year's Before School Program, PM Kinderzone and Kids Zone program on the first day of school which is Monday, Aug. 10.
Andy Scott spent months looking for the right fit, turning down scholarship offers from NCAA Division I and II teams after graduating from Sierra High in May. So he continued to fine tune his game with the prestigious NorCal Baseball's senior team, which practices and hosts games at St. Mary's College in Moraga. The right fit, as it turns out, was right under his feet. The Gaels' coaching staff saw the potential in Scott's arm, ...
The Manteca Police conducted their annual community block party Sunday as a warm-up for Tuesday's National Night Out that is expected to include at least 33 Neighborhood Watch parties throughout the city.
The City of Lathrop is holding its First Annual Backpack and School Supply Drive for Lathrop Elementary Schools.
Two dozen pots of chili that will send mouth watering aroma through the halls of the Manteca Senior Center on Saturday, Aug. 29 is in the planning stages by the Del Webb Volunteers and the Second Harvest Food Bank.
During his younger years, Eric Scholz had limited vision. He lost his sight as a first-grade student growing up in nearby Escalon. "I sort of remember watching a guy kick a ball – maybe a soccer ball?" said Scholz at last week's National Beep Baseball Association World Series. Yet he wanted to stay active. "I love running. I wanted to play a sport," Scholz added. He's thankful for his friend, David Vigil, who is also ...
You might know how to get to downtown from the Bass Pro Shops and Big League Dreams but the more than 2.5 million out-of-town visitors that the two entities attract in a given year may not.
There's a good chance if your identification gets stolen that the thieves found the information they needed to do the crime by shifting through your waste Toter.
The deal was simple. Manteca would put up the money, pay for irrigation work and do the improvements, cover the ongoing maintenance cost plus purchase the shrubs and trees while Caltrans would supply the labor using the California Conservation Corps (CCC) to landscape the weed-infested and barren Highway 99 and Yosemite Avenue interchange. Now the city is scrambling to save the $400,000 project thanks to state budget problems that are prompting Caltrans to renege on ...
A glimpse of Central Manteca's future can be seen in the 200 block of North Main Street in earth tone hues accented with brick, old-fashioned barn lights, and awnings.
Vida Loca Skateboards is officially up and running. More than a hundred people packed the Main Street Cafe not for just their regular cup of joe or their average Friday hanging. The event marked the unveiling of the joint venture between Frank Alvarado and Geanette Floyd as a small scale local skateboarding outfit that is looking to get back to the roots and the true spirit of what the sport was born out of. Friday, ...
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.