The Sacramento Kings had their biggest game for the season on Dec. 28 when they played the World Champions Boston Celtics. Not only was the game a sell out, but also Olympian Michael Phelps was in attendance to receive his key to Sacramento, his own Kings jersey, and even got to sit courtside to see Manteca's Dance and Cheer Stars.
Ripon Library is going to host a unique black author in February - she is blind and in her 90s. She started writing because she "wanted to inspire people and make them feel good."
RIPON - What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than with a friend who cares about you every day of the year: your Teddy Bear!
FRENCH CAMP - The Haven of Peace emergency/homeless shelter will be hosting their 2nd Annual "Coming Out of Our Shell" Crab Feed Fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 31. This year's proceeds will benefit the Haven's "day-to-day" operations so they may continue to offer a 'safe haven' to those in need in the community.
KNIGHTS FERRY - It's a magical time along the Stanislaus River. The 16 recreation areas operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from Goodwin Dam to River's End southwest of Manteca where the Stanislaus and San Joaquin rivers converge are devoid of the crowds of summer. Even the "hot spot" - Knights Ferry - has less bustle. The trees - and other vegetation - are deep in their winter slumber. It's an ideal time ...
OAKDALE - The Sierra Railroad Dinner Train offers the romance of good old-fashioned rail travel.
It was a rare sight - a goggle wearing, thrill seeking police canine riding in the sidecar of a Russian motorcycle on Ripon streets over the weekend.
Hundreds of youngsters had fun under the sun on the new playground equipment at Shasta Park over the three-day weekend.
In the story about the Portuguese Cultural Class offered at the Manteca Senior Center (Manteca Bulletin, Monday, Jan. 19), it was incorrectly stated that the instructor Mary Del Pino is offering it through the Manteca Unified School District. The Manteca Senior Center, not the school district, is sponsoring the class. Del Pino's school district e-mail address was also inadvertently included in the story. All inquiries about the Portuguese cultural class should be sent to Del ...
FRENCH CAMP - Mark Poncardas had to play the Geography Bee waiting game Friday. The French Camp School seventh-grade student breezed through the preliminary round while the rest of the field battled for the other finalist spot. Poncardas, 12, needed a tie-breaker against fellow seventh-grader, Amy Dolores, to finally emerged as the school champion. "I studied every night," he said in preparation for the Geography Bee. Poncardas and Dolores fielded nine questions in the tie-breaker, ...
Mary Del Pino's weekly Portuguese Cultural Class at the Manteca Senior Center started two weeks ago. But the overwhelming response was such that an evening session to accommodate those who have indicated their interest to attend but are hampered by their daytime jobs may be forthcoming.
Manteca is getting lower power costs for its portion of the Nick DeGroot South County Surface Water Treatment Plant plus receiving $150,646 from the South San Joaquin Irrigation District as a bonus.
Scenes from Saturday's Boys & Girls Club crab feed held at the MRPS Hall in Manteca.
Felonies – crimes that involve inflicting great bodily harm or aggressive acts of stealing - dropped 2.47 percent in Manteca during 2008.
Commercial construction - for the second straight year - trumped residential building in Manteca during 2008.
Manteca has bumped Turlock to become the fifth largest city in the Northern San Joaquin Valley.
When Sandra and Al Nevares moved to Manteca, they not only bought a new home at Woodbridge Del Webb in Manteca. After 30 years of living in a small house in Stockton with limited yard space and just a swimming pool, they suddenly found themselves enjoying a new hobby in their retirement years – gardening.
Extended camping – more than one night – in the Wal-Mart parking lot doesn't thrill some Manteca civic leaders.
Judge George Abdallah – who has served as a judge or commissioner since 1987 – is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.
LATHROP – Moving his company to Lathrop was almost a no-brainer for Joe Antonini.
Thousands of unwanted guests have forced Lucy and Bryan Cook to cancel their Cinco de Mayo party.
LATHROP – After more than 75 years of providing jobs to the local economy, the future of the 724-acre military installation now known as Defense Distribution Depot San Joaquin – Sharpe is uncertain. On Tuesday the Defense Logistics Agency – the government entity charged with combat logistics support and the delivery of all military goods to troops in each of the four major branches of the service – announced the opening of the mandatory 30-day ...
Quincy McClain didn't like what was happening in the neighborhood outside the confines of the Southside Christian Church where she serves as pastor.
The incentives and group support in the Manteca TOPS group is being offered to newcomers who want to join in the effort to Take Off Pounds Sensibly at its weekly 7 p.m. Tuesday meeting.
The Manteca Bulletin was honored for its design and creativity at the 2012 CNPA Better Newspapers Contest banquet over the weekend.
Editor's note: A butcher, a baker, and a candle(stick) maker. As part of The Bulletin's Q&A series with people in the community, it rounds out a trifecta with Manteca-based artisan Maria Passetti – who has grown her hobby of making soy-based candles into a healthy side-business.
Dave Bricker - who spent 32 years serving and protecting the people of Manteca - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.
LATHROP – The City of Lathrop is celebrating a milestone on Friday, May 10.
A single SUV rollover on the eastbound Highway 120 connector to the northbound Highway 99 Sunday evening sent a driver to a Modesto trauma center after Manteca firefighters cut the roof off of his mid-2000 vintage vehicle.
No one will accuse Ken McIntosh of being a man with no rhythm. His New Balance tennis shoes bounced to the beat playing overhead – and his body followed – as the 74-year-old former newspaperman led the Silver Sneakers through their warm-up. "Welcome. Glad to see everyone," he bellowed over Donna Summer's "Bad Girls" – the opening song to this hour-long workout at California Total Fitness. "Now let's get our cardio going. Step. Step. Step." ...