Carolyn Nicolaysen doesn't think that society is going to crumble tomorrow. But she'll be ready if it does. The Oakdale-based emergency preparedness expert has three months of food that she and her family eat on a regular basis stored in case the unthinkable occurs. She also has another year of simple foods – items like rice, beans and powdered milk – ready just in case. And while she doesn't know what or when will cause ...
The games are played for fun. But that's not to say that members of the Manteca Fire Department and the Manteca Police Department don't get their competitive juices flowing during this friendly rivalry of hoops. In the annual basketball game benefiting Sierra High's Sober Graduation, police avenged last year's loss Monday with a 48-42 overtime victory. "They beat us because I missed my free throws," said police chaplain Tim Kemptner, who opened the three-minute extra ...
It's officially the first day of spring. The Vernal Equinox marks the end of the Northern San Joaquin Valley's version of the long, cold and dark winter. And that's music to the ears of Brett Phillips. Phillips – who expected the spring weather that has rolled in and hovered over the Northern San Joaquin Valley to break a week ago – doesn't mind that rain and snow weren't a big part of the late winter ...
Worried about your home price bouncing back up? Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford doesn't think you have much to worry about. "Existing homes are going to become very valuable," Weatherford said. The mayor bases his prediction on a 2006 law that has yet to become part of the vernacular outside of government circles and businesses that are worried about its long-term ramifications and cost. The Global Warming Solutions Act or Assembly 32 signed into law mandates ...
It has been eight years since the City of Lathrop moved its offices into the Mossdale-area digs now serving as its home.
If you live in Lathrop or southwest Manteca or farm south of Manteca in the Delta secondary zone you may one day have to get clearance from a super regional agency seeking veto power over everything from how you use your land to what you build on it.
Manteca gardener Marion Golisano was enjoying the luck of the Irish over the weekend. Her good luck came not for having come from the clover country but for having something that comes to her naturally – a green thumb.
A Manteca couple lost their lives Saturday afternoon in a head-on collision near Jamestown that also claimed the life of a Roseville motorist.
FRENCH CAMP – Deputies say the man accused of killing his longtime girlfriend told them it was an accidental shooting.
Rena Wiriaatmadja knows books. She knows authors. She knows genres. She knows themes, elements of style, characters and symbols. She can tell you what Daisy meant to the central theme of The Great Gatsby, and can pick apart any of the Harry Potter books with tenacity and tact. And that's just what she needs to know for work. As a Library Assistant II assigned to Manteca, Wiriaatmadja has been taking ...
Nate Kankelfitz had exhausted all measures. He had applied for every job imaginable, only to be told he wasn't qualified, told he was too late or told nothing at all. "I put in applications for places to do the most simplest of positions. I guess it was a lack of job experience," said Kankelfitz, a well-spoken 29-year-old. "No one ever wanted me." With seemingly no options, he turned to man's best ...
Give Every Child a Chance is conducting Miss Ropin' on the River Rodeo Queen Competition.
STOCKTON - Water hyacinth spraying is starting in the Delta.
She was born and raised in a city of stars, called Disneyland her backyard and was related to a Hollywood extra.
Julian Semenza is an artist. He doesn't spend hours in front of an easel with pastels or oil paints, and it isn't a sketch book that takes up most of his time. But if you hand Semenza a yo-yo – yes, a yo-yo – the Sierra High School junior is absolutely mesmerizing with a quiver of tricks that run the gamut from wild flipping loops to intricate string manipulation that seems downright impossible. Last weekend ...
Debra Moore recently worked at Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park.
A crosswalk with flashing beacons on each side of the street to alert motorists there may be pedestrians will be installed later this year on Cottage Avenue at Brookdale Way.
Jessica Becker knows what it's like to be there when her daughter wakes up every morning and when she goes to bed every night – relishing in the bundle of joy and energy that 4-year-old Lauren brings to her family.
What could Manteca do with an extra $1.8 million?
Charlie Jayne Crandall Davis was a happy 6-year-old who wore red-framed glasses, loved to dance and refused to be defined by Down's Syndrome.
It cost just under $30,000 in 1924 to build Manteca's original brick two-story city hall that still stands across from the downtown Library Park.
The speed limit on Cottage Avenue is going to go up by a third.
Jack Miller - a coach and teacher lauded for his "pay-it-forward attitude" - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.
When the foreclosure crisis leveled the local economy, June Hum knew she was in for a bad trip.
FUN Club Program Inc. has a new location with more room and amenities. But, according to Rev. Quincy McClain, the message remains the same: "Education, education, education," she said on Friday. McClain is the director for FUN – an acronym for Friday Unity Night in the Neighborhood – for the past six years. The previous five were held at her Southside Christian Church at 314 Locust Ave., Manteca. "Every Friday night after the FUN Club, ...
Moffat Boulevard between Austin Road and Woodward Avenue will be widened to four lanes under a $2.6 million plan to secure employment centers in the first phase of the 1,050-acre Austin Road Business Park. Ramps at the Austin Road and Highway 99 interchange would be widened including allowing the southbound off ramp to 99 to have two left turn lanes and a right turn lane. There would also be traffic signals at the off ramps. ...
Robi and Ray Cornelius describe their Del Webb home's back yard as something akin to a two-lane bowling alley. Yet, the garden that they have created in that limited space is nothing close to a "tunnel vision," as Robi Cornelius puts it.
Bonus bucks may start flowing again.
Shelves and stacks of books, some reaching from floor to ceiling, create a labyrinth inside this Main Street store.
LATHROP – A few months ago it was unofficially known as the "teen center."