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 The tax was repealed after the legality of the utility users' ...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.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District is stepping up to help Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon as well as fire districts within its boundaries to weather the state's strong-armed borrowing of local property taxes.
Florence Vieira is a spunky 104 today, and says she's glad she's healthy and retains many exciting memories of her childhood including those of coming to the Central Valley in a horse and wagon and her dad's newly purchased Reo Motor Car.
Manteca could end up with 30 percent less police officers over the next few months between retirements and the threatened lay-off of 16 officers by mid-October.
There were only about a dozen people using the Golden West Community Gym when Toni Lundgren opened the doors to the possibility of new programs that the Parks and Recreation Department could offer.
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.
The woman behind the Ripon Community Athletic Foundations' successes in the million dollar restoration of the Ripon High School stadium – Stephanie Hobbs – said the dedication of the flag pole Friday had the "deepest impact" on her heart.
It's a balmy night in October and the line in front of Modesto's State Theater is growing longer by the minute.
There was the usual smart aleck, wisecracking responses from East Union High's freshman classes when senior Carolina Gutierrez was making her presentation.
A Manteca man was sentenced on Friday to 165 years to life in prison for a multitude of sexual misconduct charges stemming from exchanges he had with two children.
LATHROP – Let there be light.
Where's one of the deadliest stretches of freeway in the Northern San Joaquin Valley?
"Provide justice for the needy and fatherless; uphold the right of the oppressed and the destitute. Rescue the poor and needy." – Psalm 82: 3-5
A 57-year-old Manteca man involved in an early morning vehicle accident in front of a Manteca bar on Nov. 10 has died.
Flooded intersections and runoff covering sidewalks usually aren't something people want to see.