Shasta School's 8th-grade class of 2009 will go down in history as the first to hold graduation ceremonies in its brand-new multi-purpose gym. "They're thrilled. They are so excited," a faculty member said, describing the reaction of the graduating students to having their commencement exercises in the just-completed building next to Shasta Park, arguably the most picturesque neighborhood parks in Manteca. Sixty-five proud hornets proudly wore their yellow and black school colors to the Monday ...
There's no guarantee that the annual lobbying trip that San Joaquin County elected officials and non-profit representatives take to Washington, D.C,. is going yield anything of major substance by the time the lobbying trip ends. But Monday afternoon, Congressman Jerry McNerney – who represents California's 11th Congressional District – was happy to welcome dozens of local dignitaries to Sequoia Elementary School where he unveiled a $476,000 check that will help provide a much needed influx ...
The 11 categories of crime that the FBI rates the general overall safety of a community dropped 11.4 percent in the first four months of the year compared to the same period in 2008. It is part of a continuing trend for over a year that has seen most crimes drop in Manteca. The felonies that are also known as Part 1 crimes have dropped from 2008 to 2009 on a January through April comparison ...
RIPON - The spirit of Alison Council was there - in Ripon High's Stouffer Field football stadium Monday night - there for a hastily orchestrated candlelight tribute in her honor. Her spirit was there in the hearts of the some 500 friends -- adults and students alike - who filled one set of bleachers with candles in hand. So many of those 500 promise to be at graduation Wednesday night and fresh in their hearts ...
Christopher Blane Miller, 43, was sentenced to eight years in state prison on sexual abuse to two children under 14. He was charged with lewd and lascivious conduct, Manteca Police said.
The Manteca High School Sober Grad committee has announced the Class of 2009 will have their grad night celebration at the Strike Zone Family Center after the graduation ceremonies on Thursday night.
You think your personal PG&E bill is staggering consider what you pay as a Manteca taxpayer and ratepayer.
Want a workout without working up a sweat? Manteca Parks and Recreation may have the answer for you. As part of its upgraded summer recreation offerings for adults and youth, the city is offering poolates for both men and women this summer. Classes are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday starting June 8 and running through Aug. 7 from 7 to 8 a.m. at the Lincoln Park Pool on Powers Avenue. The cost is $5 per day. ...
Manteca Cub Scout Pack 423 annual Regatta Crossover Swim Party at Lincoln Pool took plaec on Sunday.
LATHROP – The final step in the long-running wrongful termination charges filed by former senior building official Matt Browne against the City of Lathrop appears to be approaching the finish line.
RIPON – Mike Restuccia didn't know that the financial markets would be on the verge of collapse when he first came up with the idea to give 8th grade students at Ripon Elementary $20 in a savings account as a way to teach them about saving money.
Lauren Mitchell, Robyn Raker and Jessica Golden could be considered this year's best and brightest students at East Union High.
The kids' squealing was sweet music to Steve Houx's years. It was late Friday morning and dozens of preschool kids were swarming over the playground equipment at Woodward Park. Houx couldn't help but smile. Houx – more than anyone else – realizes the value of the 52 acres around him. "I don't think you'll find another park this size in San Joaquin County except for Micke Grove's Park," Houx said. Houx this month ended a ...
"When God puts something heavy in your heart you get things done," Manteca Ford dealership owner Phil Waterford told a group of his employees as he stood in front of his business giving away a 2010 Ford Fusion and $3,000 in cash.
The Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau's weekly downtown certified farmers market returns this Tuesday, June 2, at Library Park.
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.
The couch is much too small for Cathy, Don and Ashton Lee to sit on at once, but they gladly squeeze into its purple arms, cradling their youngest son.
California is the first state to enshrine certain rights for transgender K-12 students in state law, requiring public schools to allow those students access to whichever restroom and locker room they want.
It's been a very good year for McManis Family Winery in Ripon.
By JASON CAMPBELL
The annual Christmas tree lighting is one of the City of Ripon's kick-off to the holidays.
By ROSE ALBANO TISSO
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Like the Pledge of Allegiance or "The Star-Spangled Banner," the Gettysburg Address is a sacred American text, so fully absorbed into the culture that phrases such as "four score and seven years ago" and "of the people, by the people, for the people" are as familiar as any song lyric or line of poetry.
Bob Adams - the Manteca city manager that played a key role in major civic and private sector improvements ranging from Speckles Park and Big League Dreams to landing Bass Pro Shops - is now helping a second California city on the ropes financially since his retirement in 2008.