Manteca's unemployment rate improved for the second straight month in May. The Employment Development Department reported Manteca's jobless rate at 13.6 percent for May, down from a post World War II record high 14.4 per cent in March. Four hundred less people out of a workforce of 28,600 were unemployed in May than in the high month of March when 4,100 people were looking for work. San Joaquin County and all of its cities reported ...
"Journey to the Center of the Earth" kicks off the 2009 Movies in the Park series this Saturday at Woodward Park.
The Manteca Junior Women's Club enlisted community groups to expose kids to art Saturday during Art in the Park at Library Park.
Manteca Councilman Vince Hernandez hosted a South of the Border breakfast for seniors Saturday at the Manteca Senior Center.
You can find a master gardener and get information on the free recycling of electronics at Tuesday'sManteca Convention & Visitors Bureau's downtown certified farmers market at Library Park as well as fresh produce, things to eat and other stuff.
90 years ago June 20, 1919 Lucky McFall and his committee, who are working to make a big success of the rodeo on July 4, 5 and 6, reported everything coming along all right at the regular meeting of the Firemen Tuesday evening. So far as known, everything will be ready at sun-up Friday morning. Chas. Berry, one of the best-known horsemen in the state, has arrived with 15 wild and wooly horses for ...
Two out of five people who have died on Manteca's streets in traffic accidents between 2005 and 2007 did so as a direct result of a motorist drinking.
Being a part of the Kid in a Box event three years ago left a lasting impression on Lawrence Peverini.
RIPON – Taking advantage of Ripon's natural jewel has long been a tradition for a families and adolescents alike.
Participants in the Junior Crime Scene Investigation class investigated a mock crime scene Friday at the Boys & Girls Club.
Ray of Hope is making a change to its Back-to-School event. Gone are major sponsors such as Mervyn's, where needy youngsters as referred to by Manteca Unified and other agencies once roamed the aisles of the recently closed retailer prior to the upcoming school year for new clothes. Laura Vieira, Ray of Hope's executive director, said last week of the new plans calling for businesses and members of the community to sponsor students in a ...
Wendy Benavides has a bright idea. The Central Manteca resident would like to see the City of Manteca require a third of all street lights installed in new projects to be solar. Benavides believes it is a win-win situation – it would reduce the city's power costs while at the same time enhancing public safety. "It makes sense especially when you have a blackout," Benavides told the City Council Tuesday night. Benavides believes the ideal ...
LATHROP – Louise Avenue from McKinley to the city of Lathrop's eastern city limits at the Union Pacific Railroad tracks will remain close to traffic until after the Fourth of July.
The Silver Sluggers came ready to play Thursday against the City of Manteca. In this second annual clash, the senior group of the Del Webb Woodbridge community rolled past the recreational slo-pitch softball team consisting of elected and city officials, 8-2. "We're a better team this year," said Silver Slugger captain John Shirley. "But more importantly (than winning) is that we're getting exercise and trying to have fun." In fact, these seniors have been getting ...
Mick Canevari's love of agriculture and commitment to helping others, instilled in childhood on the family farm established 100 years ago by Italian immigrant grandparents, provided the framework for a successful 36-year career with University of California Cooperative Extension. He retires June 29.
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.