Forty years ago George Perry was among the pumpkin growers who decided to do something about the braggarts in Half Moon Bay who claimed they were the "Pumpkin Capital of the World."
There were 289 participants in Saturday's 2009 Pumpkin Run staged by the Manteca Unified Student Trust along the Tidewater Bikeway.
Most 11 year olds are thinking about their next video game purchase, hurrying home to watch their favorite TV show or playing football or soccer outside with friends. In that sense Nicolas Perez is just like his peers.
It may not be as flashy as Spreckels Park and it doesn't hold the promise of thousands upon thousands of new jobs like Austin Business Park, but the Manteca Industrial Park is still chugging along providing well over 1,000 jobs even in today's shaky economy.
Next time I need to access Crom Street to get to either Airport Way or Union Road, I'll think twice about taking that route.
Video might have killed the radio star.
Award-winning concert pianist and composer from Sacramento, Tan Plescia, will kick off the 23rd anniversary season of the Manteca Kindred Arts Concert Association with a performance on Sunday, Oct. 4, starting at 3 p.m.
RIPON - Wanted: Tractors to be displayed at Ripon's downtown Main Street.
LATHROP - It was 76 degrees Thursday in Lathrop – and it was snowing.
The fourth annual Pumpkin Run is Saturday.
The following are the questions – and the answers to the pumpkin quiz that appeared in Thursday's special Pumpkin Fair section in the Manteca Bulletin.
Sales of existing houses in Manteca continues at record volume levels thanks to unprecedented affordability with prices reflecting the mid-1990s.
It was almost two decades after Pat Benetar recorded "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" that 11-year-old Danielle Osoteo was born.
MODESTO – Marcus Siamez knew that he didn't have to go to work today.
Manteca Unified students may soon start growing future jobs.
The first time that Gary Scharmann officiated a varsity high school football game he made a tackle.
STOCKTON - A pair of giant water diversion tunnels proposed for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta could violate the federal Clean Water Act and increase harm to endangered fish species, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which released its formal comment on the project Thursday.
A barrage of illegal fireworks set off by a house fire made several hits on a Manteca fire truck and narrowly missed firefighters as they were scrambling to get fire hoses in place at a Thursday evening house fire in the 1200 block of Crestwood Avenue.
December is three months away. But every moment between now and then will count for a group of young students at Manteca's Universal Dance Company.
Explosions and shooting fireworks raised additional havoc Thursday as a fire swept through a two-story home in the 1200 block of Crestwood Avenue just two blocks from the Louise Avenue fire station.
Joe Freitas - part of the World War II generation of leaders who returned home from war to lay the ground work for Manteca's future- passed away Thursday. He was 88.
LATHROP – California is facing a water emergency.
It was another day of sad good-byes and warm hugs and loads of memories as Isadore's Restaurant served its last lunch to longtime friends and customers Thursday noon.
TURLOCK – Tim Guerino knows that the model works.
Manteca hit a milestone this year when the city's 60th park was completed.
Bingo is back at St. Anthony's. Not in the form of a weekly fund-raiser for the school as it was for many years. This time, its comeback is a short two-day entertainment venue incorporated into the annual Harvest Festival set for the weekend of Sept. 20-21.
Normally it's Carol Davis that has to visit Congressman Jeff Denham's office to ask for money.
The South San Joaquin Irrigation District is studying a pressurized water system between Woodward Reservoir and the Van Groningen Road reservoir near Escalon that could save enough water to supply all of the current needs of Manteca and Lathrop.