Dropping housing prices are doing little to help financially strapped low-income seniors. That's why Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford – a longtime advocate of subsidized senior housing – is looking forward to the grand opening Monday, April 6, at noon of the 40-unit Almond Court senior housing complex. The apartments at 2030 North Union Road are connected by a central pedestrian walkway to the adjoining 51-unit Almond Terrace that opened in 2004. "There is a great ...
LATHROP – Scores of Lathrop residents recently launched an unsuccessful petition to stop Mayor Kristy Sayles and interim City Manager Cary Keaten from joining the annual One Voice lobbying trip to Washington, D.C., in April.
Can you make a difference in an emergency? Volunteers who have taken the six-week City of Manteca's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training know the answer is yes. Manteca CERT crews mobilized during the oppressive heat wave two years ago found an elderly woman in a Manteca mobile home park in the early stages of heat stroke whose life was saved thanks to their assessing the striation and contacting emergency crews. CERT crews have been ...
There will be a gathering of famous women in history on Sunday, April 19, at the Manteca Senior Center. And the public is invited to come and rub elbows, maybe even chat with them in between sips of tea or sampling scones and finger sandwiches.
Five Manteca motorcycle officers joined the police escort Friday morning for the fallen Oakland officer from Tracy - Sgt. Mark Dunakin - leading his funeral procession to the Bay Area services at Oracle Stadium.
Mickey Lee and Andrea Ramirez, both 17, are the 2009 Manteca Boys & Girls Club Member of the Year.
It would have been easy for Kristen Lance to let her past history with cancer get her down. After losing three grandparents to cancer, Lance was welcomed into adulthood with the breast cancer diagnosis of her mother before also learning that her mother-in-law was facing advanced lung cancer that would need aggressive treatment. Rather than just hoping for a positive outcome, Lance took the time to care for both women while she was going to ...
Recently I saw an article in one of the local papers showing some young people painting blocks of wood that had the appearance of cars or trucks. It indicated that they were making them to send to children in China.
Ben and Sandee Myers don't have cable TV, a flashy car, or the latest high-tech toy. The 20-Something couple, though, has something that they believe is a whole lot more evaluable – a home they can call their own where they can raise their daughter Mallory who turns 2 in May as well as grow old together. The Myers would not have been able to buy a home three years ago when homes in the ...
Erik Mackenroth has been crisscrossing the West Coast, performing his standup comedy act at various venues.
Manteca native Frank Dickman, a member of the Greatest Generation that came of age in the Great Depression and fought in World War II, passed away this week. The Manteca Bulletin profiled Dickman's war service on March 22, 1990. That story is being rerun here to remind us of the great debt we owe the men and women who served America in World War II as well as in other wars and in time of peace. His obituary appears on Page A2 of today's Manteca Bulletin.
A sample of the photos taken by the Bulletin staff that appeared in the print edition of the Manteca Bulletin during the week of March 19-25.
Getting the word out on conserving water might be a good idea. Two people were spotted hosing down driveways and sidewalks while three other households had a steady stream of water running into gutters and into storm drains during a mile-long swing through East Manteca at 1 p.m. Tuesday. It is against city rules to clean concrete by hosing it down and it is illegal to both water lawns between noon and 6 p.m. when ...
The new East Union Cemetery Association board wants to be ready for business once they get the official okay from the state.
There was a time 30 years ago and longer that if the community deemed recreational facilities were needed, volunteers would join forces with local government agencies to share the cost of constructing them.
A crosswalk with flashing beacons on each side of the street to alert motorists there may be pedestrians will be installed later this year on Cottage Avenue at Brookdale Way.
Jessica Becker knows what it's like to be there when her daughter wakes up every morning and when she goes to bed every night – relishing in the bundle of joy and energy that 4-year-old Lauren brings to her family.
What could Manteca do with an extra $1.8 million?
Charlie Jayne Crandall Davis was a happy 6-year-old who wore red-framed glasses, loved to dance and refused to be defined by Down's Syndrome.
It cost just under $30,000 in 1924 to build Manteca's original brick two-story city hall that still stands across from the downtown Library Park.
The speed limit on Cottage Avenue is going to go up by a third.
Jack Miller - a coach and teacher lauded for his "pay-it-forward attitude" - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.
When the foreclosure crisis leveled the local economy, June Hum knew she was in for a bad trip.
FUN Club Program Inc. has a new location with more room and amenities. But, according to Rev. Quincy McClain, the message remains the same: "Education, education, education," she said on Friday. McClain is the director for FUN – an acronym for Friday Unity Night in the Neighborhood – for the past six years. The previous five were held at her Southside Christian Church at 314 Locust Ave., Manteca. "Every Friday night after the FUN Club, ...
Moffat Boulevard between Austin Road and Woodward Avenue will be widened to four lanes under a $2.6 million plan to secure employment centers in the first phase of the 1,050-acre Austin Road Business Park. Ramps at the Austin Road and Highway 99 interchange would be widened including allowing the southbound off ramp to 99 to have two left turn lanes and a right turn lane. There would also be traffic signals at the off ramps. ...
Robi and Ray Cornelius describe their Del Webb home's back yard as something akin to a two-lane bowling alley. Yet, the garden that they have created in that limited space is nothing close to a "tunnel vision," as Robi Cornelius puts it.
Bonus bucks may start flowing again.
Shelves and stacks of books, some reaching from floor to ceiling, create a labyrinth inside this Main Street store.
LATHROP – A few months ago it was unofficially known as the "teen center."
Everything from a low rider car show to Mexican bands are part of the free Manteca Cinco de Mayo celebration taking place this Sunday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Library Park in downtown Manteca.