Laura Vieira was thrilled with the recent work by Troy Hoffdahl. He's the East Union High junior who completed the "student room" at Ray of Hope for his Eagle Project. Hoffdahl, 16, has been a Scout since his pre-school days, starting with Cub Scouts and progressing to Boy Scouts. Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America program, with the position held for life. "My Dad is an Eagle Scout," ...
American Legion Post 249 is having a breakfast for the early birds at the Manteca Pumpkin Fair that's open to the public this Saturday and Sunday from 5:30 to 10 a.m.
The best entertainment bargain this weekend can be found on the streets of downtown Manteca during the silver anniversary of the Sunrise Kiwanis Manteca Pumpkin Fair.
Micky Carroll and Diego Juarez are going to play in "Manteca Snow" this weekend. The two young cousins are among three Manteca kids picked to have their likenesses grace the next community mural project that's being painted by volunteers this weekend during the Manteca Pumpkin Fair. "Manteca Snow" is a tribute to the annual rite of nature that occurs in mid to late February when the almond trees burst into blossoms of white and little ...
R.C. Owens was elated last week to learn that he had been selected to the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame.
Got adhesive tape? You're going to need it to comply with a new state law regarding the recycling of household batteries – the type that power everything from flashlights to toys. The California Department of Transportation has decreed that those batteries must have their contact points covered with the clear adhesive tape before they are recycled. Why? Two batteries rubbed their contacts together and ignited a fire of a truckload of the batteries that are ...
The Manteca Parks and Recreation Tony Tots Flag Football League is in full swing. Last Saturday's action saw the Basswood team take on the Ironwood squad at Franciscan Park. For information on Manteca Parks and Recreation programs go to www.ci.manteca.ca.us/parks/ drop by the office at 252 Magnolia Ave, or call 456-8600.
The Bureau of Reclamation is offering a Thursday Evening Speaker Series at New Melones Lake.
Manteca residents received a tax cut in 2001. The City Council – under the leadership of former Mayor Carlon Perry – opted to drop the $2.35 a month municipal utility tax on garbage, sewer, and water bills. That ended up reducing general fund revenue by $690,000 for 2002. It cost the general fund at the time $1.4 million in refunds they made to ratepayers. The tax was repealed after the legality of the utility users' ...
Quick action by Manteca and Lathrop-Manteca firefighters Monday averted what easily could have developed into a larger and more dangerous inferno along westbound 120 Bypass just behind Manteca Industrial Park.
Response time to violent crimes in progress isn't expected to increase if the Manteca City Council ends up laying off 16 police officers in mid-October.
President Obama thinks that keeping kids in their seats might just be the education reform this country needs.
Mary Riemersma loves dealing with the seniors who rent their apartments and cottages at Bethany Home.
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.
California is the first state to enshrine certain rights for transgender K-12 students in state law, requiring public schools to allow those students access to whichever restroom and locker room they want.
It's been a very good year for McManis Family Winery in Ripon.
By JASON CAMPBELL
The annual Christmas tree lighting is one of the City of Ripon's kick-off to the holidays.
By ROSE ALBANO TISSO
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Like the Pledge of Allegiance or "The Star-Spangled Banner," the Gettysburg Address is a sacred American text, so fully absorbed into the culture that phrases such as "four score and seven years ago" and "of the people, by the people, for the people" are as familiar as any song lyric or line of poetry.
Bob Adams - the Manteca city manager that played a key role in major civic and private sector improvements ranging from Speckles Park and Big League Dreams to landing Bass Pro Shops - is now helping a second California city on the ropes financially since his retirement in 2008.