Manteca is getting a jump on celebrating Independence Day this year as the city's official celebration has been shifted to Friday, July 3. That includes everything from the traditional Manteca Kiwanis pancake breakfast along with the Sunrise Kiwanis Independence Day parade to a family-style celebration at the Big League Dreams sports complex topped off by aerial fireworks. The shift was made by city officials to avoid having to have extra police, streets crews and firefighters ...
It was a simple directive. Spend restricted money designated for projects requiring major construction as quickly as possible to take advantage of significantly lower bids being offered by firms as well as to generate jobs in a weak economy. That directive was made almost six months ago by the Manteca City Council to staff. Today a slew of street, sewer, and water projects are either ready to move forward or about to break ground. Many ...
LATHROP – As Ally came in through the gate, the happy faces of Roxy and his pair of new friends, Charlie and Chewy, were immediately on hand to welcome the newest arrival. As soon as Brandon Lopez, Ally's best friend, closed the gate behind them, the playful quartet ran off to gambol on the spacious manicured grass while throwing a quick friendly nod to the other guests at the well-appointed sprawling park. Roxy and Ally ...
The Manteca museum offers plenty of things for visitors to discover for free. First, there are the "hidden treasures." These are the rusty remnants of various agricultural equipment found in the "memorial building" just literally a skip and a hop away from the main museum. A visit to this adjunct display area is definitely worth the extra step and time you make to get there. Everything on display here came from farms in Manteca and ...
The Reverend Judith Bither preached on "Reflections, Remembrances, Regrets" during her final Sunday as senior pastor of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. She has been appointed pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Reno, Nevada. There was a farewell luncheon in the fellowship hall to honor her following the morning service.
One day there will be 560 homes on a large 156.8-acre parcel used primarily for crops such as pumpkins and corn providing owners Joe and Lillian Machado can clear all of the necessary hurdles for the land on the southwest corner of Airport Way and Woodward Avenue.
Manteca is going to call on VIPs to help argument police services. Police Chief Dave Bricker is working on the final touches of a game plan to harness more volunteers – those between the ages of 21 and 50 – in a bid to help keep police service levels as high as possible in the face of a $1.4 million budget hit due to the city's general fund deficit. VIPS stands for Volunteers in Police ...
Manteca celebrities will put their dancing shoes on to perform at the "Manteca Dancing with The Stars," a spectacular dance event that will benefit the Alzheimer's Association and celebrates the first anniversary of The Commons at Union Ranch Assisted Living Community in Manteca.
Doing things her own way without considering the consequences had been a lifestyle choice for Manteca's Donna Anaya-Aragon.
Ed Powers was 24 years old when he arrived in Manteca with a dream. He wanted to raise watermelons. Most, though, thought he was a bit crazy. After all, the sandy loam was exhausted from over farming. Powers persisted. He was sure deeper cultivation combined with water from the Tulloch Ditch would provide ideal ground for watermelons. It wasn't a vision shared by landowners who repeatedly turned him down as a dreamer or simply a ...
They are out there but you can barely see them. They're wayfindng signs. They are put at various spots around town to direct visitors to destinations of interest throughout Manteca. The only problem is you can't see them when you're driving. Case in point was an effort by a photographer to find signs on Yosemite Avenue directing travelers to visitors' information and the museum and one on Union Road telling those leaving the Highway 120 ...
Manteca's unemployment rate improved for the second straight month in May. The Employment Development Department reported Manteca's jobless rate at 13.6 percent for May, down from a post World War II record high 14.4 per cent in March. Four hundred less people out of a workforce of 28,600 were unemployed in May than in the high month of March when 4,100 people were looking for work. San Joaquin County and all of its cities reported ...
"Journey to the Center of the Earth" kicks off the 2009 Movies in the Park series this Saturday at Woodward Park.
The Manteca Junior Women's Club enlisted community groups to expose kids to art Saturday during Art in the Park at Library Park.
Manteca Councilman Vince Hernandez hosted a South of the Border breakfast for seniors Saturday at the Manteca Senior Center.
Sixty years ago, on May 5, 1953, the Manteca High baseballers maintained their top position in the Valley Oak League standings when they defeated Tracy High 7 to 5. Leading hitter for Coach Arte Fairbanks' Buffaloes was Darell Phillips, who had a perfect afternoon by picking up two hits in two official trips to the plate and driving in two runs. He was also the winning pitcher.
Two separate car crashes on Friday claimed the lives of three people.
Nearly 100 acres of city-owned wastewater treatment plant land could end up as the premier family entertainment hub for the Northern San Joaquin Valley while tapping into the Bay Area market as well.
On Friday 05/17/2013 at about 0243 Hrs, the Manteca Police Department responded to the 300 blk of S. Airport Wy regarding a solo rollover vehicle collision. Several officers arrived on scene and found two adult males trapped inside a two door burgundy Scion. The vehicle had major damage and was positioned near a mobile home on the east side of Airport Wy.
Carlon Perry leans forward onto his forearms, peering over the top of reading glasses.
LATHROP - Pat Mitchell, watched intently as the first two 11 ton bridge sections were lowered into place Thursday morning to connect the production lines of California Natural Products with his six story Power Automation Systems (PAS) storage facility on the east side of McKinley Avenue.
Manteca, Ripon and Lathrop could become more than just neighboring communities at least when it comes to wastewater.
LATHROP – Joyce Gatto has many fond memories of Vera Walquist for a number of reasons.
Nikki Freitas pinned down quivering lips as she surveyed the newest panel in the Welcome Home Heroes series.
LATHROP - It's been a few years since the City of Lathrop financed its way into an additional allotment from the South San Joaquin Irrigation District's surface water treatment plant.
A handful of kids are going to get a chance to think out of the box when it comes to perceptions about the homeless.
Federal authorities are intentionally flooding low land along the Stanislaus River in a test to see whether it will help increase the chances of salmon fingerlings making it to the Delta.
Your federal tax dollars funneled through the City of Manteca are paying Charlie Halyer $178.08 an hour and his fellow worker $144.88 an hour. The two are resident engineers. But they aren't being paid that rate to make sure a freeway bridge is built safely. Instead the Caltrop employees are being paid to make sure trees and shrubs planted along the 120 Bypass corridor and part of Highway 99 get enough water. "It's ridiculous," said ...
Efren Juarez had a good thing going with his business that hosted poster tournaments for non-profit organizations.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District had $44.1 million in unrestricted cash and investments at the end of 2012.