In these difficult economic times, volunteerism is much appreciated among city officials. The City of Manteca's Seniors Helping Area Residents and Police is one such example. "We appreciate all that you do," Assistant City Manager Karen McLaughlin said at Thursday's SHARP meeting held in the Council Chamber. She was joined by council members John Harris and Debby Moorhead, and Manteca Police Chief Dave Bricker. All told, about 50 volunteers took the oath of office administered ...
RIPON - It was seen as nothing short of a miracle that two freeway motorists, and one passenger survived a spectacular two car Sunday afternoon freeway crash with only cuts and bruises.
The 20-member Ripon Christian High School Mock Trial team took second place in the championship round last Monday night at the Education Service Center at the San Joaquin County Office of Education site on Arch Road in Stockton.
A wide array of restaurants will be participating in the 17th Annual Gourmet Sampler, sponsored by the Manteca Historical Society and scheduled for Sunday, March 8, at the Senior Center.
RIPON - A professional women's tackle football team based out of Modesto, members of the Maniax are hoping to gain some exposure of their existence.
They were known as the Alley Cats. This "Strike Force" bowling foursome consisted of prominent members of the San Joaquin County Office of Education. Each had code names. Keith Jackson, an information technology coordinator and Manteca resident, was known as "Shot Gun." He was joined by Deputy Superintendent Mick Fontes, who went by "Blocker." Science Camp Coordinator Randy Gibbs and Director of Special Education Bruce Kern were respectively known as "Flanker" and "Kicker." During the ...
Aja Smith wasn't planning on being the first person in line for the grand opening of the Manteca Best Buy on Friday.
Two of the roughest stretches of street pavement in Manteca are targeted for upgrades. The streets are: •East Yosemite Avenue between Cottage Avenue and Commerce Drive. •Moffat Boulevard between Main Street and Austin Road. The City Council is being asked Tuesday to appropriate $255,000 from Local Transportation Funds (LTF) in order to secure $1,904,604 in federal dollars for the projects that will cost just over $2.1 million. The LTF is restricted use money for transportation ...
RIPON – Finding something suitable to do this weekend won't be difficult. For the 47th time, the City of Ripon is pulling together to celebrate the blooming of the tree nut that at one time served as the lifeblood of the community and is permanently engrained in the fabric that makes Ripon unique. But it's much more than just a festival where you can buy farm fresh almonds and other nuts and hand-made arts and ...
The Bragan Realty family was glued to their TV set this week as they watched their niece Julie Courtney, 31, of San Francisco win a "Dating With the Stars" contest on Regis and Kelly Live.
Staff from the Manteca Branch Library will team up with the Manteca Police Department to present a special storytime in the Manteca City Council Chambers, 1001 W. Center St., Manteca, on Wednesday, March 18, at 4 p.m.
The Delta Water Users Association will hold its annual membership meeting on Thursday, March 12, at Isadore's, 680 North Main Street.
Manteca's municipal park crews are increasing their workload 25 percent as part of a strategy for the city to bridge a looming $11.3 million deficit in the fiscal year starting July 1.
RIPON – Camila Sweaney grew up watching the Ripon Almond Blossom Queen hopefuls go through the motions of the traditional pageant, and always knew that she wanted to participate.
RIPON - With flames leaping some 75 feet into the early morning sky, a long haul truck driver prevented a possible catastrophe at the Flying J Truck Stop in Ripon Thursday.
It was a full moon Friday night – not a good omen for motorists driving into the North Main Street DUI checkpoint cone zone where two were arrested for drinking and driving and three others had their vehicles impounded. One of the two DUI suspects arrested allegedly had an alcohol level of more than three times the legal limit. Sgt. Jodie Estarziau was in charge of the assignment, reporting that 532 vehicles went through the ...
Thousands of volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday participated in a day of service designed to improve communities throughout California.
Manteca's premier all-star cheerleading organization, Victorious Elite Allstars (VEA), added three more championship titles to their collection on Saturday, April 20, at the Xtreme Elite International Championship competition in San Francisco.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca has been recognized for superior achievement in quality care, service excellence and operational performance receiving parent Tenet Corporation's 2013 Circle of Excellence tribute. Doctors' is one of nine in the corporate systems to be honored with the excellence award. CEO Nicholas Tejeda spoke on behalf of the entire leadership team and governing board, saying they were all thankful and appreciative of every employee, physician and volunteer the well-deserved recognition. "Through hard ...
Louise Avenue between Main Street and the railroad tracks west of Union Road is about to get a $1 million Botox treatment courtesy of Uncle Sam.
Demetrius Snaer has memories that live among the afro puffs and big-collared shirts of the disco era, but he swears that wasn't his motivation.
The Manteca Police Department Canine Unit is hosting its annual canine trials today beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing until at least 2 p.m.
When Social Security built a new Manteca office in 2012, the federal government chose a site behind Home Depot that was away from public transit and not accessible by sidewalk.
They were married in April of 1984. But soon after they reached a significant milestone in their marriage, their 25th wedding anniversary, Ramon and Angela Chu's union as husband and wife came to an end.
LATHROP – Need gas? Need God?
Three engine companies – Lathrop-Manteca, Manteca City and Ripon Consolidated Fire District joined forces in combating an early 4:07 a.m. morning house fire Thursday on South Manteca Road.
LATHROP – Pastor Willie Anderson Jr. had a vision.
A sign at the entrance to Manteca Tailoring on Maple Street has been baffling several people including some customers in a panic.
Give a man a tomato and he can spruce up a salad.
Drivers beware – police are out to snare drunk drivers Friday night at a DUI checkpoint.