Linda Aderholte was hunting for antique plates and old yard sticks. Her good friend Sonja Garrison focused her search on collectible French pots. Dee Wilmoth had her eye focused on old tin trays, preferably decorated with tole paintings.
The Big Read begins today at the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library. This year's featured title is "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury. "The Big Read is designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture," said Miranda Nighbor of the Manteca Branch Library. The Big Read is made possible by a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum, Friends of the Stockton Public Library, and ...
If you thought summer was officially here Wednesday when you sweltered in the day's ice-melting and sweat-drenching 96-degree temperatures, you thought wrong.
The Manteca Branch Library could be facing a reduction in hours. According to Dennis Tucker, Library Division Manager for the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library System, the decision could depend on funding received from San Joaquin County along with the local municipalities, including Stockton and Manteca, for the upcoming year. "We're also looking at other sources including one-time funds," he said at Wednesday's state-of-the-budget report to the Manteca Friends of the Library. Tucker noted that ...
Adam Pintor can rest easy knowing that he did a little something to help the planet. To coincide with the national celebration of Earth Day on Wednesday Pintor was one of more than a dozen members of Cub Scout Pack 432 that distributed decorated paper bags at Save Mart on Main Street – bags that were emblazoned with activity sheets encouraging conservation. Getting out and talking to people, he said, was a great way to ...
RIPON - Going outside the box for cancer research in Ripon actually equates to shredding what is inside the box for a $10 donation to the American Cancer Society as part of Ripon's Relay for Life event set for mid-May at the Ripon High football stadium.
The Union Pacific Railroad's historic steam locomotive No. 844 passed through Manteca and Lathrop early Wednesday afternoon on its "Western Heritage Tour," enroute to Stockton.
It's a long way from the jungles of Nicaragua to Spreckels Park in Manteca. Mike Atherton – the high-profile face of Manteca's 21st development community – partnered with a friend who was a Peace Corps volunteer back in 1979 working with the poor in that Central America country. People he befriended down there came to him one day in 1979 and warned him the Sandinistas were going to launch a war in a bid to ...
After more than two decades of overseeing the department that brought about Woodward Park and Big League Dreams, Steve Houx is calling it quits.
Victoria Watson, with her eye on a career in law enforcement, is bound to make a difference as a teenager.
Rising PG&E and water bills have a much smaller impact on people like Judy Sonke. Sonke uses a high efficiency (HE) clothes washing machine that is designed as a front loader to cut her water use by 75 percent plus slash $11 off her PG&E bills each year. "It has the added benefit of getting them cleaner," Sonke said. Sonke sells both traditional washers and front loaders at her Sears appliance store in the Manteca ...
Fonseca Farms donated the use of their barn for an old-fashioned barn dance and dinner Saturday to raise funds for the Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club.
Friends and fellow veterans of the late Wally Fagundes will dedicate a plaque at the Manteca Historical Society museum in his memory. The event will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m.
By DENNIS WYATT Managing editor of the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin Manteca's new home construction remained steady in March with work on 11 new houses getting underway. It may not sound like much compared to the go-go days of 2000 when ground was broken for 89 homes a month or even 2003 when 66 permits were issued to build homes in a given month by the Manteca building department. It does, however, mark the fourth month ...
By GLENN KAHL Staff reporter for the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin Jerry German says it all with his greetings at Bass Pro Shops – it's his love and respect for people that comes from the depths of his soul. Growing up in Ripon he graduated from Ripon High School and farmed with his dad on North Ripon Road. When his dad became ill, it was Jerry who planted 20 acres in almonds for him. Jerry played ...
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.