Thaera Schluer and her family are no strangers to Sparkles the Clown. They've had the local entertainer of parties, company gatherings, weddings, carnivals, school assemblies, and various other functions over at their Manteca home. "We're had Sparkles at two of my children's birthdays as well as her husband, Ravioli, for another (party)," said Thaera, who, along with her sister, Elizabeth Hamdan, brought her two children, Lela, 4, and Collins, 2, to the special Friends of ...
The Symphony Comes to Manteca Evening with the Maestro is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday at Delicato Vineyards Tasting Room, 12001 S. Highway 99 Frontage Road.
Barring a series of Sierra blizzards of Biblical proportions, the watershed that supplies water for South County farms and cities will face its third skimpiest yield in the past 113 years.
•Install a low-flow showerhead. •Install a "soak and soap" valve in the shower to allow you to reduce or stop the flow without adjusting any settings. •Install faucet aerators. •Turn off the water while shaving, washing or brushing your teeth. •Run full loads in dishwashers and washing machines. •Don't use the toilet as a trash can, every flush can use up to 7 gallons. •Install an ultra low flow toilet. You could save up to ...
In the clearest sign yet that the resale housing market is at or near bottom there are now 309 homes either sold or pending so far in 2009 with a median price hovering around $179,650.
It's been several years since Monica Cane first got the urge to pen a Christian fiction novel that takes place in Manteca.
Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week runs through Feb. 14. As a way of marking the occasion, a coalition of families, individuals, support groups, and health professionals, to name a few, are involved in a campaign to get the word out. Included are Shannon Bauer and her husband, Bryan, of Escalon. Their 2-year-old daughter, Casey Lynn Bauer, was born with Ebstein Anomaly, a CHD characterized by displacement of the tricuspid valve. "She was born with two ...
Bob Drew passed away Monday night leaving an emptiness, a serious void with all those who knew him.
The next Manteca Citizen Police Academy starts Feb. 25 and runs through April 8. The seven-week-long academy runs primarily on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Manteca started its first Citizen Police Academy in 1995 with 30 people from all walks of life. Today Manteca has one of the longest-running academies in the state. The academy is offered twice a year in the spring and fall. The class size is limited to 20 participants and ...
Debby Moorhead is upbeat about Manteca's future. It might not be what you'd expect from someone who took office right as the Manteca City Council started looking in earnest at ways to chip away at a projected $11.3 million deficit that will develop in the next fiscal year starting July 1 if revenue and spending patterns in place in December aren't changed. The way Moorhead sees it is that Manteca is in a much better ...
The Geek Squad is already on its way. Monday afternoon dozens of Best Buy employees started the two-week long process of stocking the shelves and readying an outpost of the nation's largest consumer electronics outfitter – accounting for almost 21 percent of the overall market. According to General Manager Marcel Fehlmann, two teams will work on merchandising the store between now and February 27 when the first customers are welcomed into Manteca's largest electronics outfitter ...
RIPON – The good news is that indications show that the Ripon Unified School District will be able to meet its financial obligations for at least this year and the two years following.
Twenty-two Manteca firemen responded to a predawn fire in a home in the 400 block of Seville Way in north Manteca near Crestwood Park Sunday morning that caused an estimated $300,000 in damage.
Ripon High was recognized as one of the top small schools at Saturday's San Joaquin County Academic Decathlon held at the University of the Pacific and the Scottish Rite Auditorium.
The Manteca Unified School District Honor band concerts were conducted Saturday at Lathrop High.
Not everyone thinks spending $30,000 for a "high visibility" crosswalk on Woodward Avenue at Buena Vista Drive is a wise move.
Tiffany Garland scanned the phone list and looked for people that she thought might be willing to make donations.
Folks in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop counted their blessings and then shared them with the less fortunate.
The sign on the side of the closet on wheels said it all: "The church has left the building."
The Manteca Senior Center, 275 Cherry Lane, will host the annual Breakfast with Santa youth event on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 9 a.m.
The Women of the Moose will be hosting a Holiday Boutique as a fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Manteca Moose Lodge, 1185 N. Main Street.
OAKLAND (AP) - Authorities say a woman jumped from the third level deck of the Oakland Raiders' home stadium, injuring herself and a man who tried to catch her.
The investigation is continuing into the exact cause of a solo accident in which a truck hauling 50 tons of rice straw plunged off the Clavey River Bridge Friday morning. The driver, Tyler Jennings Wilson of Manteca, 26, was killed.
Flames and billowing black smoke that could be seen for several miles resulted from a fire that caused $230,000 in damage to a Manteca home in the 400 block of Chestnut Avenue in north central area Manteca about 1 p.m. Sunday.
Commemorative wine glasses are being provided for the three hour "Taste of Ripon" Wine stroll on Thursday, Dec. 5, courtesy of the McManis Winery as part of the $25 ticket donation to the Ripon Chamber of Commerce.
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.