The gauntlet has been thrown down. As if the weeks leading up to the first week of the Manteca Idol finals on Wednesday night weren't an indication that there is some serious talent in this field, all traces of dissent were eradicated by the time the last singer stepped off the stage at Chez Shari. They're good. They're really, really good. With a new format this year that will accommodate younger singers that will compete ...
2nd Saturday offers volunteer opportunity 2nd Saturday is a monthly opportunity for Mantecans to join others in serving the community. Hundreds have participated by setting aside 8am-noon on the second Saturday of the month, viewing a list of projects to then choose from, and serve our community together for the morning. It is very grass-roots, very rewarding, and very effective. This last month we trimmed hedges and landscaping on the bike trail, cleaned areas ...
A typical PG&E power pole and line serving Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon is 37 years-old. That age factor – determined by experts with a global track record dealing with infrastructure – was gleaned by sampling pole date stamps and nails in the overhead portion of the 800 miles of distribution feeds serving power customers within the South San Joaquin Irrigation District boundaries. That – when coupled with PG&E's own depreciation information filed annually with the ...
LATHROP – The city of Lathrop is about to join the growing number of municipalities throughout California and in at least three states that are cracking down on mobile vendors in the name of safety and fairness.
Brian Rodriguez knows firsthand how beneficial the Manteca Boys and Girls Club can be in the life of a youth just trying to stay on the right track.
Several readers pointed out that not everyone in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon will see their power bills reduced by 15 percent should South San Joaquin Irrigation District displace PG&E as the retail electricity providers.
MRPS membership dinner on Sept. 17 The annual MRPS membership dinner is on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the MRPS Hall, 133 N. Grant St. You are able to pay your dues at this time. New members are welcome. If you are not able to attend, mail your dues to P.O. Box 25, Manteca, CA 95336. Dues are $15 for each adult (18 years and older.) Dinner is free ...
There was one other victim of the aftermath of the Bank of America robbery that left two young families homeless – an elderly landlord.
In 2001, Lori Davidson was diagnosed with breast cancer. Two years ago, she lost one of her kidneys, again to cancer. Last year, she had knee-replacement surgery which is why she walks with the aid of a walker. And wherever she goes, an oxygen tank is always in a basket attached to her walker. Problems with her lungs made that medical gadget a round-the-clock necessity since she developed breathing problems, which prompted her visit to ...
Five teens have earned appointment to the Manteca Youth Advisory Commission. The five are Jose Carranza, Heather Herrera, Katie Vaught, Cheraya Williams, and Jena Anderson. There is still one vacancy. For more on the position contact the City Clerk's office at 456-8017. The commission advises the Manteca City Council on youth-related issues plus undertakes a number of projects including junior high dances and helping assist at community events. In the past, elected leaders have called ...
RIPON – One of the gardens featured in the Saturday, Sept. 12, Ripon Garden Tour showcases a spacious back yard of a country home that has hosted many social gatherings of family and friends over the years.
WTC survivor speaks Sunday in Manteca You've seen him on television and newspapers throughout the country. Michael Hingson and his guide dog Roselle were on the 78th floor of Tower One of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11th when the world stood still. The Place of Refuge and the City of Manteca will welcome Michael and Roselle to the Sunday morning service at 10 a.m. on Sept. 13, at 486 Button Avenue in ...
The Bureau of Reclamation invites the public to join a Park Ranger on one of many assorted hikes this fall to explore the diversity of nature and history around New Melones Lake.
Dotty Thompson walked up to Wayne DeLaughder – a young man who is father to a week-old son – and quietly placed some cash into his hands.
It was doom and gloom two years ago. Nothing was selling in the Manteca housing resale market. Realtors were happy when collectively more than one home closed escrow in a given week. Buyers were staying away in droves. Median resale prices had reached a nose-bleeding $413,000 or a level that was almost seven times the average household income in Manteca. It didn't really matter for those living and working in Manteca who were still renting ...
John Hernandez stood in the dining room of Mountain Mike's Pizza, asked for attention, and then offered his profound thanks.
"But we drove here from San Jose and Elk Grove," pleaded two of the teams that showed up the 26th annual Crossroads Grace "Turkey Bowl" Thursday morning.
It took America less time to beat back the Axis Powers in World War II than it has a low-profile bureaucracy to process an application aimed at putting in place 15 percent lower electricity rates throughout Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon.
Tyler Jennings Wilson was an outgoing young man, charismatic, and a devoted husband and father, among his many sterling qualities that family and friends will long remember.
Joanne Gross had an important job Wednesday night.
Carolyn Cano has a mission. You can call it Rosaries for Students' Scholarships.
LATHROP – When it comes to giving thanks and charitable donations during the holidays, Congressman Jerry McNerney will see just about all types and all flavors .
Brian Mills was on the phone all-day Monday.
It takes $500,000 a year to keep the doors of the Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club open to provide a safe haven for 1,500 youth.
Debby Moorhead is ending a nearly 10-year stint as the Manteca Chamber of Commerce's Chief Executive Officer.
The race is on to raise the funds needed for the installation and dedication of the mural honoring the veterans of World War II.
The holidays are a time for reflection.
Not everyone thinks spending $30,000 for a "high visibility" crosswalk on Woodward Avenue at Buena Vista Drive is a wise move.
Tiffany Garland scanned the phone list and looked for people that she thought might be willing to make donations.
Folks in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop counted their blessings and then shared them with the less fortunate.