By GLENN KAHL Staff reporter for the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin Jerry German says it all with his greetings at Bass Pro Shops – it's his love and respect for people that comes from the depths of his soul. Growing up in Ripon he graduated from Ripon High School and farmed with his dad on North Ripon Road. When his dad became ill, it was Jerry who planted 20 acres in almonds for him. Jerry played ...
By DENNIS WYATT Managing editor of the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin Every time a typical water truck used for construction projects fills up from a municipal fire hydrant it is using enough water to supply the needs of an average Manteca household for 10 days. In the future, though, contractors won't be taking big 3,000-gallon-plus drinks from Manteca's expensive treated water supply. They instead will travel to the Manteca wastewater treatment plant. There they will fill ...
ROSE ALBANO RISSO City editor of the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin LATHROP – Dog litter in Lathrop's nearly two-dozen public parks could be a thing of the past. The City Council tonight will consider a proposal to install dog litter stations at all community and neighborhood parks as a way to encourage park users to clean up after their pets and improve cleanliness at these facilities. There would be 17 Dog Litter Stations installed all in ...
By VINCE REMBULAT Staff reporter of the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin Cub Scouts Pack 432 of Manteca will be doing their part for Earth Day on Wednesday. Members have been decorating the standard brown paper grocery bags that will be re-used by customers at Save Mart on N. Main Street – helping spread the message behind the nearly 40-year-old celebration of preserving "the blue marble." According to Earth Day coordinator Troy Stelmack, the local scouts have ...
By DENNIS WYATT Managing editor of the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin In the dawn's early light this Memorial Day Les Thomas will be at his post without fail. He'll be joined by a dedicated small army of volunteers who will take the flags he hands out in multiples of four and load them into pick-up trucks, SUVs, and vans. They will then drive to the four corners of Manteca's main streets from the city's heart at ...
By GLENN KAHL Staff reporter for the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin SACRAMENTO - Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) had its annual statewide bash in Sacramento Saturday night -- honoring officers who had gone the extra mile to keep drunks off the highways. Some 500 officers and family members filled the Sheraton Grand Hotel for the sit-down dinner. Blue and tan uniforms sported shoulder patches from countless departments. DUI patrolmen from Manteca, Ripon, Lathrop and the area ...
When Rhonda Mix moved to Manteca four years ago, she was like a new kid on the block. "I was just so bored because I didn't know anybody," said Mix who is a wife, mom, part-time student and part-time veterinary technician all rolled into one. She didn't stay bored too long once she discovered the United Lutheran Preschool and the church's Moms Group, in that order. She happened to have a three-year-old son at that ...
By VINCE REMBULAT Staff reporter of the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin April is National Organ Donor Awareness month. For Manteca's Jose Zaragoza and his family, this is a matter that's near and dear to him. More than three years ago his 16-year-old son, Matthew Zaragoza Van Gelderen, an East Union High football player, was fatally injured in a non-league game at Bear Creek High. Matthew, who suffered a brain contusion that Sept. 16, 2005, died a ...
Driving Louise Avenue - one of the heaviest traveled streets in Manteca and Lathrop - will get a lot easier by this time in 2010.
The cutting edge of the green power movement isn't in Berkeley nor is it in San Francisco.
Manteca unemployment has nearly doubled in the past year to a record post World War II rate of 14.4 percent in March.
The Eckert's pipeline project was arguably one of the most ingenious and profitable decisions ever to come from Manteca's City Hall as a result of a threat from the state to pull the plug on 350 private sector jobs.
LATHROP - City of Lathrop has two state-of-the-art interactive water play areas that were completed last year.
Bob Raymus believes the homeless – many who are employed 40 hours a week – need a helping hand.
Club City – the moniker given middle school dances staged by the Manteca Youth Advisory Commission in conjunction with the Manteca Parks and Recreation Department at the Golden West Community Gym on North Main Street – was the place to be Friday for the pre-teen set.
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.
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.