Manteca's economy enjoyed a small spending boom this past week thanks to active Baby Boomers. The 300 over age 50 athletes plus their spouses pumped at least $120,000 into the Manteca economy during the just completed Senior Games. "Almost all of them spent at least one night in a hotel room here in town because they competed in multiple events," noted Linda Abeldt, chief executive officer of the Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau. The state ...
The debate over downtown Manteca's future is once again creating a divided house. A presentation Tuesday night by city-hired consultant Kristen Cowell-Schubert prompted several merchants – including Brenda Franklin who has been extremely vocal over the subject – to voice their displeasure with some of the proposals but they were even more upset about what the proposals left out. The critics painted the situation as one of those who have made the historic district their ...
Art and politics are like oil and water. They don't really go together. They should not go together. Unlike the more hard-edged and corroded nitty-gritty world of politics, art is supposed to be something beautiful, refreshing and uplifting - a haven for the soul to find comfort from everything that's ugly and discordant in the harsh realities of life.
Both Manteca and Ripon school districts have been working quietly behind the scenes in preparation for the possibility of a swine flu threat.
The last time Manteca – and the rest of the United States – faced a major flu epidemic that had the potential of closing schools and quarantining victims was 90 years ago.
Don Cheek had a lot to look back on and smile as he leaned back and relaxed on the infield of Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium Wednesday afternoon.
Under gusty conditions at Sierra High School, approximately 50 competitors participated in the First Annual Manteca Senior Games sponsored by the Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sierra High School.
Carl Neaterous of Manteca used to play hundreds of softball games in a year. Included were his various league and tournament teams. At 67, he's toned it down a few notches, playing far less games compared to his heydays. "It's more than just playing games," Neaterous said at Wednesday's Manteca Senior Games. "For me, it's more of a social event – I've made so many friends (playing softball) over the years." As a pitcher, he's ...
Lodi orthodontist Lancer Turner is no stranger to relishing the feel of a racquet in his hand as he stares down the net.
The first time that I ever stepped foot on a racquetball court, I figured that it was about time I show my father who was really the boss.
Ask Dennis Reis to describe his job and he'll do it in three words: "Flat and black."
Friends of the Manteca Library canceled last month's annual book sale. But fear not, the group has an ongoing book sale at the Manteca Branch Library, offering plenty of hardcover and paperback books in good condition at outstanding discount prices. A hardcover, for example, goes for 50 cent apiece while the paperbacks are priced at 25 cent each or five for $1. "We can always use more donated books," Friends of the Library member Michelle ...
RIPON – More retail space is on its way to Ripon. Last week the Ripon Planning Commission approved a proposal that will allow a developer to construct a project at the corner of Arc Way and Milgeo Avenue set to include more than 11,000 square-feet of retail space as well as a service station set to include a car wash and a 3,000 square-foot convenience store. Navid Fardenesh cast the lone dissenting vote. But even ...
Cheer Stars ended their season at Nationals that took place April 3-4 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The MRPS Classy Car Show is scheduled for Sunday, May 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 133 N. Grant St. in Manteca.
The Great Valley Bookfest is bringing everything from nearly four dozen authors to gourmet food trucks to Manteca's Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley along the 120 Bypass on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The loss of farmland to build employment centers, retail and housing as part of the Austin Road Business Park could cost developers as much as $13.8 million.
LATHROP – The scene just didn't look right to Lathrop Police Services' deputy Jeff Watson.
The side of the historic Oddfellows building in the heart of downtown Manteca for years listed the names of the 954 Manteca area residents who served in World War II.
There is Helen and there is Grace – the iconic women of the CrossFit culture.
Manteca businessman Phil Waterford continues to help with the recovery of the seriously injured Lincoln Elementary School sixth grader who was airlifted to the U.C. Davis Medical Center in Sacramento several weeks ago.
The father-son team of Matthew and Michael Cassidy found the first golden pumpkin worth $100 in the Manteca Bulletin's Great Pumpkin Hunt.
Since 2008, Manteca Unified School District has been in partnership with Lodi Support Our Troops in their annual Holiday Cheer Box Drive.
It may be called Pumpkin Fair. But judging by the human traffic that paraded Saturday Sunday around the Pumpkin Fair grounds in downtown Manteca, Family Fair may be an apt moniker for this popular annual event.
By JASON CAMPBELL
The best shot at saving the most prime farmland from development over the next 27 years in San Joaquin County is the creation of high density clusters of jobs, services and housing.
LATHROP – If you're a Lathrop resident you know what the city logo looks like.
It's going to be a "red carpet" treatment for elementary school scholars thanking them for their successes in school from the third through the eighth grade.