FRESNO (AP) - Trucks loaded with tomatoes, milk and almonds clog the two main highways that bisect California's farm heartland, carrying goods to millions along the Pacific Coast and beyond. This dusty stretch of land is the starting point for one of the nation's most expensive public infrastructure projects: a $68 billion high-speed rail system that would span the state, linking the people of America's salad bowl to more jobs, opportunity and buyers.
Two future high speed route alternatives cut through Manteca. The odds are however, that any serious discussions about selecting an exact route won't happen until at least 2029. That's because the "backbone" of the high speed rail system going from San Francisco to Lose Angeles won't be completed until then. It is more likely that Altamont Corridor Express trains employing newer, more fuel efficient traditional heavy rail trains will connect Sacramento with the high speed ...
Deborah Hoffman is a breast cancer survivor. Not once, not twice, but four times. She is living proof that prayers work, and that miracles do happen.
If music gets you in the mood for Christmas and you like to sing there are two opportunities for you to join others in the community to make a joyous noise.
Got expired or unwanted prescriptions clogging up the medicine cabinet? This Saturday Manteca Police, Ripon Police and Lathrop Police Services will be partnering with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration as part of a national prescription take back program intended to curb drug abuse. With the exception of hypodermic needles, any old or outdated over-the-counter or prescription medications will be accepted with no questions asked. Medical sharps will be accepted in Manteca only if delivered in ...
LATHROP – Almost 60 percent of a position critical to Lathrop Police Services' mission to network with the community will be paid for by a grant.
LATHROP - Manteca High's Most Outstanding Athlete in 1952. Two-time Stanford All-American. College Football Hall of Famer. Two-time NFL Pro Bowler for the Cleveland Browns. Just a sampling of Paul Wiggin's many athletic achievements. Of them all, however, this one stands out alone. Friday night, Lathrop High and Manteca Unified School District dedicated the school's football stadium in honor of the 78-year-old local legend. "In football and all of the other things in my life, ...
The first of upwards of 1,000 jobs from various business park developments moving forward in Northwest Manteca will materialize by mid-2014.
Julie De Araujo has made a difference in the "heart and soul" department in Bethany Home over the past 15 years. She is leaving to make the community an even better place for seniors to be able to remain in their homes for a lifetime.
The 2013 Health Careers Forum was made possible for some 20 high school students Friday morning at Doctors Hospital of Manteca where they listened to some 10 medical professionals tell their stories and the specifics of their jobs.
Gene Peterson remembers what it was like to have Paul Wiggin as a blocker. He would take the handoff and look forward and there would be an inordinate amount of space for him to run – cutting between the tackles getting all of the glory as he carried the ball for Manteca High School in the early 1950s. He knew that Wiggin was something special when it came to his playing ability. He just didn't ...
Janice Laplume has plans for the Pregnancy Help Center of Manteca. In 10 months, when the lease that the non-profit organization currently holds with its landlord is up, Laplume – who serves as the voluntary Executive Director – has visions of a 3,000 square-foot building capable of helping hundreds of young women facing crisis pregnancies. Nothing fancy. Nothing ornate. Just enough space to allow for the necessary classrooms and operating areas. And the clock is ...
The average person looks at a kitchen and sees appliances. You bake something in the stove or boil it on a burner. You defrost something in the microwave or cure it in the refrigerator. But John Mangelos looks at a kitchen and sees a gourmet meal. He sees the individual ingredients being added, one-by-one, to make appetizers and main dishes that could grace tables across the world. Sometimes it's recipe-based, but other times it's just ...
When they start working on the railroad at Austin Road near the Highway 99 interchange in early 2014 it'll mean the first of 9,134 new "direct" jobs are on their way to Manteca.
Noted author and highly sought-after lecturer Mary Maaga is the featured speaker at a retreat Saturday hosted by the United Methodist Women of St. Paul's Church in Manteca.
One person was arrested early Friday night for driving under the influence after driving through a Manteca Police Department sobriety checkpoint.
Nancy Scott and fifth grader Riley Simmons are the benefactors of a blood drive this Friday at the Ripon Fire Department headquarters in the 100 block of South Stockton Avenue from 2 until 7:30 p.m.
A pedestrian hit by a northbound train late Saturday morning at Center Street was in critical condition at San Joaquin County Hospital, according to a Manteca Police spokesman.
The United Lutheran Church will open its food pantry Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The church is located at 649 West Northgate Drive west of North Main Street in Manteca.
Clarence "Clancy" Rogers has been named as the new manager of the Manteca Museum.