Call it the miracle on Industrial Park Drive. An 86,430-square-foot expansion of BR Funsten & Company's distribution center took less than five months to go from plan submittal to final inspection. In the process the City of Manteca saved 130 jobs, protected a major source of sales tax, and got the attention of contractors and developers alike who have long cursed what they have called an "unresponsive" and "obstructionist" city hall bureaucracy. But as Ron ...
"Just nodding or smiling" during the sign of peace handshake at mass is sufficient – if you feel you might be getting the flu, some 3,000 members of St. Anthony's Catholic Church were told by priests at this weekend's six religious services from Saturday night through Sunday night.
Ray of Hope is kicking off its ninth annual Christmas Guardian Angels program this week. The event that grants wishes to hundreds of local needy youngsters via the Christmas Guardian Angels Scroll program is getting an early jump. "Normally the agency starts the program after Thanksgiving," said Ray of Hope executive director Laura Vieira. "But this year, a decrease in participation (of donors) has been a concern due to the economic woes many face." Some ...
Make sure everyone in the family gets home safely this holiday season by buckling your seat belt every trip, day and night. That's the message that the Manteca Police Department and Lathrop Police Services are telling drivers as part of the 2009 holiday Click or Ticket mobilization now in effect through Nov. 30.
Workers at some of Manteca's largest firms are getting a little extra in their upcoming paychecks - $500 off on a new vehicle.
California is the promised land for the light brown apple moth. The state has a Mediterranean -style climate, a smorgasbord of fruit and vegetable crops, ornamental and native plants that fit its dietary needs and – perhaps most important – no natural enemies. The pest is native to Australia and has successfully invaded New Zealand, the British Islands, New Caledonia, and Hawaii. The United States Department of Agriculture considers it highly likely the moth will ...
LATHROP – The City of Lathrop has launched a campaign to educate residents on what to do with the recent invasion of wasps and yellow jackets in the Mossdale area.
RIPON – Carl Dunbar is no stranger to living the life of the outdoor sportsman. And now the Manteca High grad is sharing his love for hunting and fishing with more than 200,000 viewers on the show that he produces with fellow Manteca High grad Jerry Walser and friend Brian Stevens on Comcast Sportsnet California with viewership in California, Nevada, and Oregon. It's a big step for three guys who love the outdoors and figured ...
Manteca area Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts conducted their annual Scouting for Food Drive on Saturday.
LATHROP – It wasn't that long ago that the thought of holding a skate competition at the Lathrop Skate Park seemed crazy.
90 years ago November 21, 1919 The office of postmaster for Manteca is not very attractive, judging from the civil service examination held last Wednesday to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mrs. Dryden. Only three persons presented themselves at Modesto and wrote the examination. 80 years ago November 21, 1929 A change in the system of parking automobiles on Yosemite Avenue and Main Street is being made this week under ...
RIPON - An attic fire left a Ripon couple homeless shortly before 2 p.m. Friday in an exclusive neighborhood near the Spring Creek Country Club.
Who knows what they're talking about – PG&E or South San Joaquin Irrigation District?
LATHROP - It was tough to determine what was brighter - the twinkle in 4-year-old Carlos Jimenez' eyes or the snow piled 18 inches deep on Mt. Dell'Osso.
Ripon Vice Mayor Chuck Winn has officially announced his candidacy for San Joaquin County S 4th District Supervisor.
The three men that authorities believe are responsible for the shooting death of a 51-year-old Manteca man back in June will find out Monday when their case will go to trial.
More than 55 million pounds of dirty linen will pass through Crothall Laundry Services' 60,000 square-foot facility once it's completed next year.
Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club member Mealiah Watson was challenged to use a real canvas to create a painting about something she loved.
Food banks depending on the Turkeys R Us drive in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop won't be able to assist all needy families asking for help with the traditional Thanksgiving meal.
Carrie Rogers tried to learn as much as possible about the New Affordable Care Act.
If you ever wonder what firefighters – and fire chiefs – do when they are not climbing ladders battling fires, saving lives and risking life and limb, wonder no more.
If you have some canned food or other non-perishable good you can spare, help Manteca Boy Scouts do a good deed on Saturday.
Lourdes Amick and her family can rest easy – but not completely.
Levi Huffman charged down the final stretch, building speed like a cyclone along Doxey Park's cyclone fence.
LATHROP – After 51 years the Pilkington glass plant will close its doors.
The first-ever Toys for Tots Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23.
Something that's been around for nearly a half century is bound to evolve into a number of things.
By ROSE ALBANO RISSO
Kristin Olsen has her personal feelings about the Affordable Care Act.