During his younger years, Eric Scholz had limited vision. He lost his sight as a first-grade student growing up in nearby Escalon. "I sort of remember watching a guy kick a ball – maybe a soccer ball?" said Scholz at last week's National Beep Baseball Association World Series. Yet he wanted to stay active. "I love running. I wanted to play a sport," Scholz added. He's thankful for his friend, David Vigil, who is also ...
You might know how to get to downtown from the Bass Pro Shops and Big League Dreams but the more than 2.5 million out-of-town visitors that the two entities attract in a given year may not.
There's a good chance if your identification gets stolen that the thieves found the information they needed to do the crime by shifting through your waste Toter.
The deal was simple. Manteca would put up the money, pay for irrigation work and do the improvements, cover the ongoing maintenance cost plus purchase the shrubs and trees while Caltrans would supply the labor using the California Conservation Corps (CCC) to landscape the weed-infested and barren Highway 99 and Yosemite Avenue interchange. Now the city is scrambling to save the $400,000 project thanks to state budget problems that are prompting Caltrans to renege on ...
A glimpse of Central Manteca's future can be seen in the 200 block of North Main Street in earth tone hues accented with brick, old-fashioned barn lights, and awnings.
Vida Loca Skateboards is officially up and running. More than a hundred people packed the Main Street Cafe not for just their regular cup of joe or their average Friday hanging. The event marked the unveiling of the joint venture between Frank Alvarado and Geanette Floyd as a small scale local skateboarding outfit that is looking to get back to the roots and the true spirit of what the sport was born out of. Friday, ...
Manteca Music Fest was conducted Saturday at the Manteca Senior Center to benefit Agape Villages Family Foster Services and Manna Ministries.
The folks fiddling around with trying to define central Manteca might want to follow the money.
The free National Night Out community block party is today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Library Park in downtown Manteca.
A South Manteca resident last fall noticed something suspicious: A teen and preteen kids hanging around in front of a neighbor's home mid-morning on a school day.
The Kids Academy's annual water day took place on Thursday. The annual event takes place as the last summer fling before school starts.
Is it time to bring back the Manteca Waterslides? With the Big League Dreams sports complex proving the value of having regional recreation draws by luring 300,000 visitors to Manteca in an average year plus show ing no sign of weakness even in the current economic crisis, it might be a wise move for Manteca to invest in a strategy that brings back the infamous Manteca Waterslides. Mayor Willie Weatherford a few years back suggested ...
You can have personal documents shredded for free and enjoy great music during the downtown farmers market on Tuesday at Library Park.
Erik Clawson Hoffman, 19, has been called to serve a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Elder Hoffman will be serving in the Michigan Lansing Mission and will enter the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, on Aug. 5.
Sr. Joseph Key, began Navy boot camp on April 27, 2009 and graduated from Navy boot camp June 19, 2009. He began "A" school at NSTC for CS Specialist where he will work for two years before transferring to the (CTN) program to begin training as a Crypto Logic Technician. He will begin his duty on the destroyer the USS Chafee in Hawaii at Pearl Harbor.
For the past seven years, the City of Manteca has been required to notify residents that some water delivered by the City was out of compliance with regulatory requirements. The primary cause of the non-compliance was arsenic, a naturally occurring element commonly found in ground water.
It was over two years ago that Neal Plymate ran away from home.
Manteca Unified's Transitional Student Success Program can be a haven for homeless students.
Stacy Ochoa recently helped a family housed in a local shelter with five children on a shopping spree.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District may take water conservation to the next level.
The woman behind the Ripon Community Athletic Foundations' successes in the million dollar restoration of the Ripon High School stadium – Stephanie Hobbs – said the dedication of the flag pole Friday had the "deepest impact" on her heart.
It's a balmy night in October and the line in front of Modesto's State Theater is growing longer by the minute.
There was the usual smart aleck, wisecracking responses from East Union High's freshman classes when senior Carolina Gutierrez was making her presentation.
A Manteca man was sentenced on Friday to 165 years to life in prison for a multitude of sexual misconduct charges stemming from exchanges he had with two children.
LATHROP – Let there be light.
Where's one of the deadliest stretches of freeway in the Northern San Joaquin Valley?
"Provide justice for the needy and fatherless; uphold the right of the oppressed and the destitute. Rescue the poor and needy." – Psalm 82: 3-5
A 57-year-old Manteca man involved in an early morning vehicle accident in front of a Manteca bar on Nov. 10 has died.
Flooded intersections and runoff covering sidewalks usually aren't something people want to see.
Aaron Goodwin credits the Boys & Girls Club with helping him stay out of trouble while growing up in Manteca.