90 years ago July 18, 1919 Plans to rush the opening of Vine Street across the Southern Pacific and Tidewater Railroads were taken up by the city trustees last Monday night. Trustees Andrew Veach and C. E. Littlejohn showed some resentment at the long delay but City Attorney John Scott reported he had acted as rapidly as he could. A letter was read from the railroad commission stating the formal application had not been ...
Prices in Manteca's resale housing market have slipped back almost to 1997 levels. That's good news for buyers armed with 2009 paychecks. It is bad news for government. Sometime in the coming weeks, the San Joaquin County Assessor's Office will mail property value reassessment notices. The new assessment for tax bills being mailed in November by law will reflect the market value on Jan. 1, 2009 It means thousands upon thousands of Manteca's homeowners will ...
Manteca's annual rally to bring citizens together to combat crime starts this year with a community block party on Sunday, Aug. 2, at Library Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Manteca Children's Foundation Antone Raymus Golf Tournament raised money for numerous youth causes. The tournament was held Friday at the Manteca Golf Course.
Cristina Torres has noticed positive changes in her son, Alejandro. Since his involvement in the Manteca Police Department's Target "E" Junior Academy – the "E" stands for Enforcement, Education and Environment – the younger Torres has been "more respectful and more organized," according to the mother. "He has to remind me that the ironed crease in his clothes has to be just right," she said on Thursday. Torres was among the 18 cadets serving as ...
RIPON - Red Nutt was his usual wry self as he took the lectern Thursday night at the 2009 Ripon Chamber of Commerce Awards and Installation Dinner - this time stepping up as the incoming President of the Board of Directors.
Caswell State Park on the southern end of Austin Road is the place to be today as temperatures will again top 100 degrees. Hitting the rivers may be one way to beat today's heat expected to reach 101 degrees. A string of days with the high above the century mark is expected to continue through Tuesday.
Wanted: Clothes for teenagers and youths – must be in good condition. Ray of Hope has the tough task of furnishing back-to-school clothes for hundreds of local youngsters. Donations of these items and more are in great demand at the Children's Shop, according to Laura Vieira, executive director of the non-profit organization. "We're faced with a tough challenge," she said on Wednesday. In the past, this back-to-school program received a big boost for those with ...
The plan to construction a 600-mile high-voltage power project that would have delivered renewable energy from Lassen County to Modesto, Turlock, and parts of the Bay Area is officially dead.
The Christian duo, Angels in Our Eyes, will be performing at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 23 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church.
RIPON – Tending their vegetable gardens in the cool of the morning brings solace to three Ripon men who turn the soil for the fun of growing corn, tomatoes, squash, potatoes, bell peppers, cantaloupes, beans and watermelons.
LATHROP – The Lathrop Lions Club is 27 members strong. Not bad for a group that has only met once since it was officially chartered on June 14. That's less than a month ago. Yet in that short time, the group has managed to achieve a roaring visibility in the community. Most recently, the members made their presence known at the 20th Lathrop Birthday celebration on July 1 held at Valverde Park in the city's ...
Anne Robinson could be deemed nothing short of a medical miracle. Once a competitive softball and racquetball player, she was lucky to be alive after surviving a physical beating back in 1988. Robinson's doctors said she no longer would be able to compete in softball – they were right – and predicted she would be in wheelchair in 10 years. She proved the latter wrong. Robinson was in physical therapy for three years and relied ...
RIPON – The entrance to Ripon's historic downtown is now something that nobody can debate.
Not even the stifling summer heat kept the families away from a Manteca Farmer's Market gathering that celebrated children here in the community.
'The Ripon community "looks a lot like Christmas" with its two large lighted trees and its many homes around town displaying a definite Yuletide spirit.
James Baugh was born into the Sequoia Heights Baptist Church's Living Nativity.
LATHROP – A phoenix is rising from the ashes of a failed residential development that was a prolonged headache for the City of Lathrop and a missed opportunity for some landowners that thought the massive tract was imminent.
The California Alliance for Retired American is a non-profit organization that works toward the advancement and achievement of just and equitable living conditions for seniors within the state.
The series of storm systems that passed through the Yosemite area over the last several weeks have resulted in heavy snow accumulation throughout the park.
About five years ago, high schools in Manteca Unified School District had up to seven counselors on campus. Today, there are only two attending to the counseling needs of hundreds of students at every school site, the result of severe budget cuts stemming from the effects of the Great Recession and a crumbling national economy.
A lady with a bubbly Christmas spirit Teresa Stevens has truly made a difference at Prestige retirement home on East Louise Avenue as well as at her daughter's fourth grade class at the Great Valley Academy Charter School on Button Avenue.
Traffic accidents kill more police officers in the line of duty than anything else.
William "Bud" Cunningham helped bring the Oakland Coliseum to fruition 47 years ago when he served as the first stadium general manager.
Jesus didn't have to worry about a cold spell.
Austin Road Business Park could emerge as the top concentration of non-public sector employment for Ripon residents.
Dick Durham knows that the $75 it cost for a ticket to Wednesday's 34th annual Holiday Affair staged by the Manteca Soroptimists is well spent.
Gary Lemesh shudders to think if Kaiser-Manteca Medical Center were to make more cuts.
The Rev. Quincy McClain and members of her congregation from Southside Christian Church spread tiding of comfort and joy Wednesday at the Manteca Care & Rehabilitation Center.
A commitment letter could set the stage for the creation of 9,134 more jobs to chip away at Manteca's 10.1 percent unemployment rate.