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.
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.