What's the key to making good chili? The judges will decide on that as part of the Lathrop Days celebration on Thursday, Sept. 24. The annual event will take place at 6 p.m. at the Lathrop Senior Center, 15707 Fifth St. Judging take place at 6:30. Entry fee is $10, with forms available at Lathrop City Hall, 390 Towne Centre Dr.; the Lathrop Community Center, 15557 Fifth St.; and the Senior Center. A panel of ...
80 years ago September 5, 1929 The Chamber of Commerce directors at a meeting Tuesday night voted to pay $10 a month for a period of one year toward the rental of a building occupied by the Manteca Hospital. Dr. L. E. Tretheway explained the value to the community in having a hospital located here, stating that improvements are to be made soon, making the institution suitable for handling a greater variety of cases. ...
Sept. 11 prayer at civic center On Friday, Sept. 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the grassy area behind the Manteca Civic Center, 1001 W. Center Street, a prayer vigil is being held. Anyone wishing to pray for our nation, our military, our leaders, and continued vigilance, is welcome to attend according to organizer Sandra Van Deventer. She can be contacted at 239-5495 for additional information. Back to School night ...
Imagine – if you will – living in a 90-square-foot residential unit just 13.62 square feet bigger than a Volkswagen Beetle.
The 2009 Color the Skies balloon festival begins today with a pancake breakfast that starts at 5:30 a.m. at Ripon's Mistlin Park on River Road off of Jack Tone Road accessed via Highway 99. The balloons will inflate and launch between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. today and again Sunday. For more information about the festival visit its website at www.colortheskies.com.
It was ironic that while 45 law enforcement officers from various agencies were tied up near downtown Manteca with two Bank of America bank robbery suspects holed up in a duplex the Manteca City Council was meeting behind closed doors trying to figure a way to avoid laying off 15 Manteca Police officers.
Teamsters gather at Northgate Park Thousands of Teamsters from five surrounding counties will celebrate Labor Day on Sunday, Sept. 6, at Northgate Park. The event will start at 10 a.m. with singing of the national anthem by Miss Manteca followed by a softball tournament, soccer tournament, and horseshoe tournament. There will be entertainment for the entire family including a DJ to provide music, games, several food booths, T-shirts, raffles, and more. Car wash ...
South San Joaquin Irrigation District is forging ahead in its bid to replace PG&E as the retail power provider in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon with the goal of reducing rates by 15 percent across the board and enhancing reliability.
Trevis Schuh was captivated by the moment. Not too long ago, he was standing in front of the Bass Pro Shop in the early evening hours. At that moment, Schuh took a glance at the neon lights from the Kerasotes Show Place 16 reflecting on the water works at Manteca's Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley, with the night skies appearing as a curtain draping over the horizon. His instincts took over as Schuh aimed his ...
Imagine yourself with three other friends getting the VIP treatment at The Mirage in Las Vegas.
Thomas Staggs knows just about everything there is to know about the machines that make it possible to keep your carpets clean.
The popular Portuguese cultural classes offered through the Manteca Parks and Recreation Department and taught by Mary Gomes De. Pino are back. One class will be held for one hour in the afternoon from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; the other for two hours in the evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Both classes will start Wednesday, Sept. 9. Both are also held at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane and will run through Nov. 4 for a total of nine sessions.
The last dance has taken place at Club Leon – at least for now. The problem on his plagued downtown dance hall that Manteca Police Chief Dave Bricker – as well as a number of nearby businesses – have been pushing to close down must now apply for a permit under the city's new ordinance that was put in place over the past two months to make the city's guidelines comply with court decisions. Club ...
To some, it is just a mound of dirt devoid of grass. Councilman Vince Hernandez and others, though, see more than just dirt in the new BMX track that is nearing completion in Spreckels Recreation Park at Spreckels Avenue and Moffat Boulevard where kids and adults can have fun competing. Hernandez at Tuesday night's Manteca City Council meeting noted the $7,500 the city is giving to the non-profit Anderson 209 BMX organization to offset insurance ...
Paul Lamazer tried just about everything for a career prior to his current job. He sold cars. He managed bands. He owned his own landscaping company. But it wasn't until he became a staffer at the pro shop at the Manteca Park Golf Course that Lamazer – who has been a lover of the links ever since he was a young lad – knew he had found his calling. "I love the game – I ...
It was over two years ago that Neal Plymate ran away from home.
Manteca Unified's Transitional Student Success Program can be a haven for homeless students.
Stacy Ochoa recently helped a family housed in a local shelter with five children on a shopping spree.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District may take water conservation to the next level.
The woman behind the Ripon Community Athletic Foundations' successes in the million dollar restoration of the Ripon High School stadium – Stephanie Hobbs – said the dedication of the flag pole Friday had the "deepest impact" on her heart.
It's a balmy night in October and the line in front of Modesto's State Theater is growing longer by the minute.
There was the usual smart aleck, wisecracking responses from East Union High's freshman classes when senior Carolina Gutierrez was making her presentation.
A Manteca man was sentenced on Friday to 165 years to life in prison for a multitude of sexual misconduct charges stemming from exchanges he had with two children.
LATHROP – Let there be light.
Where's one of the deadliest stretches of freeway in the Northern San Joaquin Valley?
"Provide justice for the needy and fatherless; uphold the right of the oppressed and the destitute. Rescue the poor and needy." – Psalm 82: 3-5
A 57-year-old Manteca man involved in an early morning vehicle accident in front of a Manteca bar on Nov. 10 has died.
Flooded intersections and runoff covering sidewalks usually aren't something people want to see.
Aaron Goodwin credits the Boys & Girls Club with helping him stay out of trouble while growing up in Manteca.
LATHROP – On the surface it's just a couple of firefighters putting up a Christmas tree in the lobby of Lathrop's City Hall.