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.
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.
Like many farmers in the area at this time of the year, John Mendes is busy cutting and baling hay in the fields, and storing them for winter feed.
The remains collected from the yard of a Manteca residence have been confirmed to be those of a missing Stockton woman Karen Sterzl, 36, when she disappeared in December of 1990.
Is panhandling becoming too aggressive in Manteca?
When an arsonist torched the playground equipment at McFall School for the second time in three years back in March, it was the students that lost out.
Manteca Police have been unable to contact the man who lost his $2,200 bank roll at a fast food restaurant on May 3 with the good news that KHOP 95.1 radio listeners and the El Pollo Loco corporate office in Southern California want to help.
The heat wasn't enough to keep Josh Johnson inside Tuesday afternoon.
There was no Union Road interchange 20 years ago on the 120 Bypass.
LATHROP - For two years the City of Lathrop has been on the hook for water payments that a defunct developer initially agreed to cover.
LATHROP - It's that time of year again.
The Library Park interactive water feature is back up and running just in time for the opening this afternoon of this summer's Downtown Manteca Certified Farmers' Market.
The annual Antone Raymus Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 8, will once again include a car show.
Flames from a vegetation fire along Highway 99 jumped the freeway Sunday shortly before 3 p.m. putting motorists in danger from the smoke that spread over the traffic lanes. Ripon firefighters at the same time were called to a vehicle collision on Milgeo and Cypress avenues. Units responded to the crash and called on the Modesto Regional Fire Department out of the Salida station to cover the vegetation fire while they were busy with power ...
The key to being successful isn't necessarily being the smartest person in the room. It's being the most adaptable person in the room. And when Jake Guerin saw that traditional birthday parties weren't meeting the changing interests of the youth of today he was smart enough to realize that was a chance to capture a market desperate for something new. G Factor Gaming was born. After recognizing that kids were more interested in XBox and ...
Proposed new rules could mean future City of Ripon city administrators would have to reside within the Ripon Unified School District - unless an exception is granted by the City Council. Ripon's elected leaders will decide Tuesday when the council meets at 7 p.m., at City Hall, 259 North Wilma Ave., whether to amend the municipal code pertaining to the city administrator's employment in such a fashion and to have it brought back for a ...
STOCKTON (AP) - Sport fish from rivers and streams in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta have higher levels of mercury in their systems than fish taken from anywhere else in California, a new survey has found.