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.
It is a Hummer like no other you'll see. Airbrushed on it are the images of seven members of the American Special Forces who died in Afghanistan on Feb. 27, 2007 in a helicopter crash during the War on Terror. The Hummer is a tribute by Roseville resident Deborah Getz to her son Kristofer Thomas and the other fallen not just in Afghanistan and in Iraq but in all wars America has waged to preserve ...
Kaiser Manteca nurses are pounding the pavement today at Woodbridge at Del Webb to share with the residents their concerns about the state of health services at the West Yosemite Avenue medical facility.
A 19-year-old Sacramento man has been arrested on attempted murder charges associated with an early morning double shooting Sept. 7 in a Victory Avenue home south of Alameda Street and east of Union Road, just blocks north of the Manteca Police Department.
FRENCH CAMP –Jeffrey Michael thought of the people at "Restore the Delta" as a "bunch of hippies" when they first papered his car with their mantra.
It may soon be legal to "speed" on Cottage Avenue and Atherton Drive based on current posted speed limits.
San Joaquin County Undersheriff Jon Picone had a few things that he wanted to talk about to the Manteca TEA Party Patriots as their featured guest Thursday night.
Manteca avoids using enough treated water each year to meet the needs of roughly 9,000 people.
Fifteen years ago Linda Kay read an article in a magazine that changed her life.