90 years ago July 18, 1919 Plans to rush the opening of Vine Street across the Southern Pacific and Tidewater Railroads were taken up by the city trustees last Monday night. Trustees Andrew Veach and C. E. Littlejohn showed some resentment at the long delay but City Attorney John Scott reported he had acted as rapidly as he could. A letter was read from the railroad commission stating the formal application had not been ...
Prices in Manteca's resale housing market have slipped back almost to 1997 levels. That's good news for buyers armed with 2009 paychecks. It is bad news for government. Sometime in the coming weeks, the San Joaquin County Assessor's Office will mail property value reassessment notices. The new assessment for tax bills being mailed in November by law will reflect the market value on Jan. 1, 2009 It means thousands upon thousands of Manteca's homeowners will ...
Manteca's annual rally to bring citizens together to combat crime starts this year with a community block party on Sunday, Aug. 2, at Library Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Manteca Children's Foundation Antone Raymus Golf Tournament raised money for numerous youth causes. The tournament was held Friday at the Manteca Golf Course.
Cristina Torres has noticed positive changes in her son, Alejandro. Since his involvement in the Manteca Police Department's Target "E" Junior Academy – the "E" stands for Enforcement, Education and Environment – the younger Torres has been "more respectful and more organized," according to the mother. "He has to remind me that the ironed crease in his clothes has to be just right," she said on Thursday. Torres was among the 18 cadets serving as ...
RIPON - Red Nutt was his usual wry self as he took the lectern Thursday night at the 2009 Ripon Chamber of Commerce Awards and Installation Dinner - this time stepping up as the incoming President of the Board of Directors.
Caswell State Park on the southern end of Austin Road is the place to be today as temperatures will again top 100 degrees. Hitting the rivers may be one way to beat today's heat expected to reach 101 degrees. A string of days with the high above the century mark is expected to continue through Tuesday.
Wanted: Clothes for teenagers and youths – must be in good condition. Ray of Hope has the tough task of furnishing back-to-school clothes for hundreds of local youngsters. Donations of these items and more are in great demand at the Children's Shop, according to Laura Vieira, executive director of the non-profit organization. "We're faced with a tough challenge," she said on Wednesday. In the past, this back-to-school program received a big boost for those with ...
The plan to construction a 600-mile high-voltage power project that would have delivered renewable energy from Lassen County to Modesto, Turlock, and parts of the Bay Area is officially dead.
The Christian duo, Angels in Our Eyes, will be performing at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 23 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church.
RIPON – Tending their vegetable gardens in the cool of the morning brings solace to three Ripon men who turn the soil for the fun of growing corn, tomatoes, squash, potatoes, bell peppers, cantaloupes, beans and watermelons.
LATHROP – The Lathrop Lions Club is 27 members strong. Not bad for a group that has only met once since it was officially chartered on June 14. That's less than a month ago. Yet in that short time, the group has managed to achieve a roaring visibility in the community. Most recently, the members made their presence known at the 20th Lathrop Birthday celebration on July 1 held at Valverde Park in the city's ...
Anne Robinson could be deemed nothing short of a medical miracle. Once a competitive softball and racquetball player, she was lucky to be alive after surviving a physical beating back in 1988. Robinson's doctors said she no longer would be able to compete in softball – they were right – and predicted she would be in wheelchair in 10 years. She proved the latter wrong. Robinson was in physical therapy for three years and relied ...
RIPON – The entrance to Ripon's historic downtown is now something that nobody can debate.
Not even the stifling summer heat kept the families away from a Manteca Farmer's Market gathering that celebrated children here in the community.
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.
LATHROP – On the surface it's just a couple of firefighters putting up a Christmas tree in the lobby of Lathrop's City Hall.
It's a bake sale sans the baked goods. No calories to worry about. No one gets to feel guilty about becoming an enabler to someone who is counting calories for health reasons.
City attorney John Brinton - answering a query from Mayor Willie Weatherford - told the council that his office off of West Yosemite Avenue and other nearby concerns such as Kaiser Hospital rely on dial up Internet service.
Trucks do more than just move virtually all goods we consume and keep the economy rolling. They also deliver money to the tune of $13,000 plus a year to state and federal government coffers.
There's a perfectly healthy gentleman zipping around central Manteca in a powered wheelchair who doesn't need it.
St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Anthony of Padua Church is expecting to distribute Thanksgiving food baskets to needy families on Tuesday, Nov. 26.
Dave Wellenbrock wasn't representing the American Civil Liberties Union when he spoke at the meeting of the Manteca TEA Party Patriots Thursday night.