Manteca is getting a jump on celebrating Independence Day this year as the city's official celebration has been shifted to Friday, July 3. That includes everything from the traditional Manteca Kiwanis pancake breakfast along with the Sunrise Kiwanis Independence Day parade to a family-style celebration at the Big League Dreams sports complex topped off by aerial fireworks. The shift was made by city officials to avoid having to have extra police, streets crews and firefighters ...
It was a simple directive. Spend restricted money designated for projects requiring major construction as quickly as possible to take advantage of significantly lower bids being offered by firms as well as to generate jobs in a weak economy. That directive was made almost six months ago by the Manteca City Council to staff. Today a slew of street, sewer, and water projects are either ready to move forward or about to break ground. Many ...
LATHROP – As Ally came in through the gate, the happy faces of Roxy and his pair of new friends, Charlie and Chewy, were immediately on hand to welcome the newest arrival. As soon as Brandon Lopez, Ally's best friend, closed the gate behind them, the playful quartet ran off to gambol on the spacious manicured grass while throwing a quick friendly nod to the other guests at the well-appointed sprawling park. Roxy and Ally ...
The Manteca museum offers plenty of things for visitors to discover for free. First, there are the "hidden treasures." These are the rusty remnants of various agricultural equipment found in the "memorial building" just literally a skip and a hop away from the main museum. A visit to this adjunct display area is definitely worth the extra step and time you make to get there. Everything on display here came from farms in Manteca and ...
The Reverend Judith Bither preached on "Reflections, Remembrances, Regrets" during her final Sunday as senior pastor of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. She has been appointed pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Reno, Nevada. There was a farewell luncheon in the fellowship hall to honor her following the morning service.
One day there will be 560 homes on a large 156.8-acre parcel used primarily for crops such as pumpkins and corn providing owners Joe and Lillian Machado can clear all of the necessary hurdles for the land on the southwest corner of Airport Way and Woodward Avenue.
Manteca is going to call on VIPs to help argument police services. Police Chief Dave Bricker is working on the final touches of a game plan to harness more volunteers – those between the ages of 21 and 50 – in a bid to help keep police service levels as high as possible in the face of a $1.4 million budget hit due to the city's general fund deficit. VIPS stands for Volunteers in Police ...
Manteca celebrities will put their dancing shoes on to perform at the "Manteca Dancing with The Stars," a spectacular dance event that will benefit the Alzheimer's Association and celebrates the first anniversary of The Commons at Union Ranch Assisted Living Community in Manteca.
Doing things her own way without considering the consequences had been a lifestyle choice for Manteca's Donna Anaya-Aragon.
Ed Powers was 24 years old when he arrived in Manteca with a dream. He wanted to raise watermelons. Most, though, thought he was a bit crazy. After all, the sandy loam was exhausted from over farming. Powers persisted. He was sure deeper cultivation combined with water from the Tulloch Ditch would provide ideal ground for watermelons. It wasn't a vision shared by landowners who repeatedly turned him down as a dreamer or simply a ...
They are out there but you can barely see them. They're wayfindng signs. They are put at various spots around town to direct visitors to destinations of interest throughout Manteca. The only problem is you can't see them when you're driving. Case in point was an effort by a photographer to find signs on Yosemite Avenue directing travelers to visitors' information and the museum and one on Union Road telling those leaving the Highway 120 ...
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.
Everything from a low rider car show to Mexican bands are part of the free Manteca Cinco de Mayo celebration taking place this Sunday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Library Park in downtown Manteca.
Manteca has bumped Turlock to become the fifth largest city in the Northern San Joaquin Valley.
When Sandra and Al Nevares moved to Manteca, they not only bought a new home at Woodbridge Del Webb in Manteca. After 30 years of living in a small house in Stockton with limited yard space and just a swimming pool, they suddenly found themselves enjoying a new hobby in their retirement years – gardening.
Extended camping – more than one night – in the Wal-Mart parking lot doesn't thrill some Manteca civic leaders.
Judge George Abdallah – who has served as a judge or commissioner since 1987 – is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.
LATHROP – Moving his company to Lathrop was almost a no-brainer for Joe Antonini.
Thousands of unwanted guests have forced Lucy and Bryan Cook to cancel their Cinco de Mayo party.
LATHROP – After more than 75 years of providing jobs to the local economy, the future of the 724-acre military installation now known as Defense Distribution Depot San Joaquin – Sharpe is uncertain. On Tuesday the Defense Logistics Agency – the government entity charged with combat logistics support and the delivery of all military goods to troops in each of the four major branches of the service – announced the opening of the mandatory 30-day ...
Quincy McClain didn't like what was happening in the neighborhood outside the confines of the Southside Christian Church where she serves as pastor.
The incentives and group support in the Manteca TOPS group is being offered to newcomers who want to join in the effort to Take Off Pounds Sensibly at its weekly 7 p.m. Tuesday meeting.
The Manteca Bulletin was honored for its design and creativity at the 2012 CNPA Better Newspapers Contest banquet over the weekend.
Editor's note: A butcher, a baker, and a candle(stick) maker. As part of The Bulletin's Q&A series with people in the community, it rounds out a trifecta with Manteca-based artisan Maria Passetti – who has grown her hobby of making soy-based candles into a healthy side-business.
Dave Bricker - who spent 32 years serving and protecting the people of Manteca - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.
LATHROP – The City of Lathrop is celebrating a milestone on Friday, May 10.
A single SUV rollover on the eastbound Highway 120 connector to the northbound Highway 99 Sunday evening sent a driver to a Modesto trauma center after Manteca firefighters cut the roof off of his mid-2000 vintage vehicle.