Allen Thomspon had everything ready to go Saturday morning as he pedaled his way towards the starting gate at the Spreckels Park BMX track, preparing himself to participate in the first ever competition at the park – the kickoff to the second annual Manteca Senior Games.
Not even the sheer size of Shasta Park was enough to discourage a group of Lathrop-based Latter-day Saints from doing their part to spruce it up.
Manteca author Debra Ann Ristau has one word for the Lodi wine growing region that includes all of San Joaquin County and a sliver of Stanislaus County – "unpretentious."
Vince Smith was among the thousands of people who browsed the dozens of booths in the parking lot of the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley shopping center Saturday morning as part of the Cinco de Mayo celebration hosted by the South San Joaquin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Scenes from the Sunrise Kiwanis' annual fishing derby and safety fair that took place Saturday in the CVS Drug Store parking lot on North Main Street. The Manteca Parks and Recreation Commission along with the Manteca Youth Advisory Council helped out with the event.
Maggie Gutierrez was concerned that Manteca's new laws restricting marijuana use would make it illegal for her husband to get the only "medicine" that has been effective at easing pain from a severe back injury that used to keep him bed ridden.
The effort to reach out to local elementary students seems to have paid off for the Manteca Idol Board of Directors hoping to attract a broader cross-section of the community for the annual performance competition.
Ana Julaton is doing her best to change the image of professional female boxing.
It's a family event complete with a rib and tri-tip feed, barn dance, and auctions with big-ticket items galore.
Scenes from Friday's Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club Golf Tournament.
One Manteca business has set the theme for his operation as "A Year for Giving" with a program that is designed to benefit Agape Villages Foster Family Agency and Manteca CAPS.
This year's South County Cinco de Mayo "Fiesta Day!" hosted by the South San Joaquin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is today at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.
Unofficially, the home of Mick and Kristin Founts could've easily been deemed as the "Best of Manteca."
Saturday offers plenty to do in Manteca ranging from a garden tour and the opening day of the Senior Games to a Cinco de Mayo celebration.
They met. They discussed. They left it alone. For now.
Ripon Police converged on a late model rental car shortly before 2 p.m. Monday as it left the Bank of the West on Main Street with three men from Los Angeles, Fresno and Madera in possession allegedly of a cache of forged credit and ID cards.
Just about the time the Highway 99 widening project through Manteca wraps up another improvement project will start along the freeway.
The Saturday shooting across from Antigua Park was brazen, breakneck, and bold.
It appears Ernie's Food & Spirits may soon be without an important ingredient.
Editor's Note: Susan McCreath has been selected to participate in the Year of You, a fitness challenge hosted by The Manteca Bulletin and CORE Athletic Performance. McCreath is keeping a weekly journal, highlighting the strides and struggles of her fitness journey. These are her thoughts and feelings shared with you.
Michael Seelye missed a Manteca Unified Board of Trustees meeting to attend the birthday celebration for his first grandchild who was turning one. His absence was excused by the board, which meant he was not going to lose his compensation. The reason for his absence was considered a "hardship."
The Ripon Unified school board race will not go to the polls.
Verizon land line telephone customers in Ripon experienced a loss of dial tones in their handsets as well as interruption in their Internet and Wi-Fi services over the weekend. While intermittent loss of service was first reported early on Saturday it became widespread about noon with some customers thinking the interruption was either in their computers or in their routers.
Since hitting the Internet several months ago, the Ripon City Council meeting viewership reached an all-time high last month.
It was an honest mistake.
Morenzone Field - created originally for adult softball - is being converted to accommodate 13- to 15-year-old Little League baseball play.
New residents are helping pay for upgrades to aging playground equipment in Manteca's older neighborhood parks.
Ripon Rotary President Harrison Gibbs has never been known to let grass grow under his feet and taking on his club's presidency is no different.
Shots rang out shortly before noon Saturday in a quiet residential neighborhood across from Veritas School at the intersection of Pagola Avenue and Collins Street where two men in their early 20s were struck by gunfire - one in the leg and the other in the buttocks.