The Manteca Dolphins swim team held an omelet breakfast at the Manteca Senior Center.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., the Manteca Branch Library presents summertime storytime for the months of June and July.
Manteca's next major retail complex could break ground as early as this winter. Union Crossing – 48.5 acres of retail and restaurants – is being pursued by developer Bill Filios on the southwest corner of the Highway 120 Bypass and Union Road interchange. It consists of three phases with 399,700 square feet of retail and 55,300 square feet of restaurant space. Altogether, the 450,000 square feet is the equivalent of almost four Manteca Target stores ...
Record 100 degree heat just over a week ago is giving way to dull and dreary today. Manteca's rollercoaster weather continues with showers expected off and on through Monday night before the return to normal temperatures by May 10 when the mercury is expected to reach 80 degrees again. The rain, however welcome, isn't expected to make even a dent in drought conditions although it will help avoid the need for irrigation and watering landscape ...
On Tuesday, May 5, the Greater Yosemite Council of the Boy Scouts of America will be holding a fundraising event at Chez Shari Wedding and Conference Center at the Manteca Park Golf Course.
The Manteca Branch Library celebrates Día de los Niños with music, dance, bi-lingual storytelling, craft activities, and book giveaways today from noon to 3 p.m.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 3,000 points for the first time ever. The Soviet Union dissolved. The United States liberated Kuwait. Manteca had 41,500 residents. And it was back then – 1991 – when you could last buy a home in Mayor's Park for $127,000. "They may be fixer uppers for that price, but homes are closing for $127,000 in Mayor's Park today," noted long-time Realtor Tom Wilson. Two homes that closed escrow ...
Manteca's economy enjoyed a small spending boom this past week thanks to active Baby Boomers. The 300 over age 50 athletes plus their spouses pumped at least $120,000 into the Manteca economy during the just completed Senior Games. "Almost all of them spent at least one night in a hotel room here in town because they competed in multiple events," noted Linda Abeldt, chief executive officer of the Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau. The state ...
The debate over downtown Manteca's future is once again creating a divided house. A presentation Tuesday night by city-hired consultant Kristen Cowell-Schubert prompted several merchants – including Brenda Franklin who has been extremely vocal over the subject – to voice their displeasure with some of the proposals but they were even more upset about what the proposals left out. The critics painted the situation as one of those who have made the historic district their ...
Art and politics are like oil and water. They don't really go together. They should not go together. Unlike the more hard-edged and corroded nitty-gritty world of politics, art is supposed to be something beautiful, refreshing and uplifting - a haven for the soul to find comfort from everything that's ugly and discordant in the harsh realities of life.
Both Manteca and Ripon school districts have been working quietly behind the scenes in preparation for the possibility of a swine flu threat.
The last time Manteca – and the rest of the United States – faced a major flu epidemic that had the potential of closing schools and quarantining victims was 90 years ago.
Don Cheek had a lot to look back on and smile as he leaned back and relaxed on the infield of Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium Wednesday afternoon.
Under gusty conditions at Sierra High School, approximately 50 competitors participated in the First Annual Manteca Senior Games sponsored by the Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sierra High School.
Carl Neaterous of Manteca used to play hundreds of softball games in a year. Included were his various league and tournament teams. At 67, he's toned it down a few notches, playing far less games compared to his heydays. "It's more than just playing games," Neaterous said at Wednesday's Manteca Senior Games. "For me, it's more of a social event – I've made so many friends (playing softball) over the years." As a pitcher, he's ...
Charlie Jayne Crandall Davis was a happy 6-year-old who wore red-framed glasses, loved to dance and refused to be defined by Down's Syndrome.
It cost just under $30,000 in 1924 to build Manteca's original brick two-story city hall that still stands across from the downtown Library Park.
The speed limit on Cottage Avenue is going to go up by a third.
Jack Miller - a coach and teacher lauded for his "pay-it-forward attitude" - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.
When the foreclosure crisis leveled the local economy, June Hum knew she was in for a bad trip.
FUN Club Program Inc. has a new location with more room and amenities. But, according to Rev. Quincy McClain, the message remains the same: "Education, education, education," she said on Friday. McClain is the director for FUN – an acronym for Friday Unity Night in the Neighborhood – for the past six years. The previous five were held at her Southside Christian Church at 314 Locust Ave., Manteca. "Every Friday night after the FUN Club, ...
Moffat Boulevard between Austin Road and Woodward Avenue will be widened to four lanes under a $2.6 million plan to secure employment centers in the first phase of the 1,050-acre Austin Road Business Park. Ramps at the Austin Road and Highway 99 interchange would be widened including allowing the southbound off ramp to 99 to have two left turn lanes and a right turn lane. There would also be traffic signals at the off ramps. ...
Robi and Ray Cornelius describe their Del Webb home's back yard as something akin to a two-lane bowling alley. Yet, the garden that they have created in that limited space is nothing close to a "tunnel vision," as Robi Cornelius puts it.
Bonus bucks may start flowing again.
Shelves and stacks of books, some reaching from floor to ceiling, create a labyrinth inside this Main Street store.
LATHROP – A few months ago it was unofficially known as the "teen center."
Everything from a low rider car show to Mexican bands are part of the free Manteca Cinco de Mayo celebration taking place this Sunday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Library Park in downtown Manteca.
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.