Mitchell MacCready currently is in Ecuador serving in the Peace Corps. He has a website blog that you can get the history of his journey - http://mitchenecuador.blogspot.com/ MacCready, 24, has lived in Manteca all his life. He graduated from Manteca High School where he played football. He also graduated from Williamette University with a degree in biology and minor in chemistry. He played four years of football for Williamette where he was first team all-league ...
Manteca's elected leaders are having a cow over a Stockton City Council member nominated to serve on the San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District.
A sheared off fire hydrant at the Union Road and Louise Avenue intersection backed up traffic Wednesday afternoon. Some local residents took advantage of the flowing water to cool off from the hot weather.
Ripon Junior Police Academy brought elementary school students into the police department for a close-up view of what it takes to be a police officer.
Manteca City Councilman Vince Hernandez and his family are hosting a "South of the Border" breakfast for Manteca senior citizens Saturday morning beginning at 9 a.m. at the Senior Center on Cherry Lane.
RIPON – Getting farm-fresh produce right in the heart of town might be a reality for Ripon residents sooner than anyone expected.
The Friends of the Manteca Parks & Recreation Foundation and the Manteca Parks & Recreation Department are co-sponsoring a charity golf event on July 24.
Earlier this year, Friends of the East Union Cemetery was formed to help save the historic burial place from disrepair.
Surrounding business owners don't appreciate the public intoxication, public urination, and the trash.
Manteca Parks and Recreation is offering standard week-day group swimming sessions plus Saturday lessons as well as private lessons.
The Rev. James Carlton defied the odds, not just once but twice. In 1982, when he had a brain abscess removed, doctors said he was not going to make it. But he proved them all wrong, and before long he was back preaching at the First Assembly of God on North Main and East North Street (now the Valley Community Presbyterian Church) where he was the associate pastor. Ten years later in 1992, he had ...
A benefit golf tournament for Jowell Griggs was played Sunday at Jack Tone Golf Course in Ripon. Proceeds of the event went to Griggs and her family in her fight against cancer.
By DENNIS WYATT Managing editor of the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin The typical new home built in Manteca five years ago was just shy of 3,000 square feet. Then at the bottom of the new housing market when 10 permits were issued in February 2008 the average size fell to 1,577 square feet. New housing starts in May 2008 saw the average size climb up a bit to 1,760 square feet. And city building statistics from ...
RIPON – Could the streets of downtown Ripon soon be abuzz with local farmers peddling freshly picked wares?
Manteca will avoid laying off four park workers when the city takes over the day-to-day care of 30-plus landscape maintenance districts that cost homeowners collectively jaust under $1 million a year to fund. The four private firms doing the work were notified in late May that their contracts will not be needed as of July 1. That's when the equivalent of four current municipal parks maintenance workers will start handling the work. Three maintenance workers ...
Three more outlet stores have inked deals to locate in The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley. Manteca Councilman Vince Hernandez confirmed that Craig Realty working with center developers have secured three retailers s that are in the process of preparing to open stores in Manteca before Black Friday. Developer Poag & McEwen has submitted plans to the city to convert at least one of the spaces for the three stores. Hernandez noted the first of ...
By GLENN KAHL
The number of trees in public places in Manteca grew by a half-dozen on Friday. At last count, there were approximately 17,000 of these city-maintained trees, said Park Operations Manager and city arborist Kevin Fant during the annual Arbor Day tree planting which took place at the Manteca Public Library Friday morning. It is for that reason the Family City has once again earned the title of Tree City USA for the 22nd year in ...
It was a full moon Friday night – not a good omen for motorists driving into the North Main Street DUI checkpoint cone zone where two were arrested for drinking and driving and three others had their vehicles impounded. One of the two DUI suspects arrested allegedly had an alcohol level of more than three times the legal limit. Sgt. Jodie Estarziau was in charge of the assignment, reporting that 532 vehicles went through the ...
Thousands of volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday participated in a day of service designed to improve communities throughout California.
Manteca's premier all-star cheerleading organization, Victorious Elite Allstars (VEA), added three more championship titles to their collection on Saturday, April 20, at the Xtreme Elite International Championship competition in San Francisco.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca has been recognized for superior achievement in quality care, service excellence and operational performance receiving parent Tenet Corporation's 2013 Circle of Excellence tribute. Doctors' is one of nine in the corporate systems to be honored with the excellence award. CEO Nicholas Tejeda spoke on behalf of the entire leadership team and governing board, saying they were all thankful and appreciative of every employee, physician and volunteer the well-deserved recognition. "Through hard ...
Louise Avenue between Main Street and the railroad tracks west of Union Road is about to get a $1 million Botox treatment courtesy of Uncle Sam.
Demetrius Snaer has memories that live among the afro puffs and big-collared shirts of the disco era, but he swears that wasn't his motivation.
The Manteca Police Department Canine Unit is hosting its annual canine trials today beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing until at least 2 p.m.
When Social Security built a new Manteca office in 2012, the federal government chose a site behind Home Depot that was away from public transit and not accessible by sidewalk.
They were married in April of 1984. But soon after they reached a significant milestone in their marriage, their 25th wedding anniversary, Ramon and Angela Chu's union as husband and wife came to an end.
LATHROP – Need gas? Need God?
Three engine companies – Lathrop-Manteca, Manteca City and Ripon Consolidated Fire District joined forces in combating an early 4:07 a.m. morning house fire Thursday on South Manteca Road.
LATHROP – Pastor Willie Anderson Jr. had a vision.