While the culinary artists behind the scenes at Taqueria were preparing my carne asada tacos, which I have become dependent on but not quite addicted to, my buddy and I shook our heads at the "reality" TV show that provided ambiance.
LONG BEACH - Australia's Will Power shook off all of the distractions caused by the acquittal and return of teammate Helio Castroneves to capture the pole for Sunday's 35th running of the Indy Racing League's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Saturday.
LONG BEACH - For the first time in its 35-year history, the Indy Racing League will be the featured event at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Following the 2007-08 high school wrestling season, East Union head coach A.J. Reindel started the Manteca Freestyle Wrestling Club for the purpose of providing area youth with an opportunity to continue wrestling in the offseason.
The NASCAR Whelen All-American Western Late Models were out in full force for special events at both the Madera and Stockton 99 Speedways last Saturday.
RIPON - Women's tackle football is alive and well thanks to promoters like Aaron and Dineen Goodwin of Ripon and their 45 player roster making up the Modesto Maniax.
Manteca Mayhem president and 2009 Team USA Softball Clinic organizer Brian Johnson called the two-day instructional camp, which was held Thursday and Friday at Big League Dreams Sports Park in Manteca, a "who's who" of the local and national softball worlds, and it's not hard to understand why.
Last week, I was in Scheels Sporting Goods in Great Falls, Mont. checking on some archery equipment I had on order and was talking to Travis Maphies, who is the manager of the archery department.
Third generation driver Justin Philpott, of Tracy, picked up his first career feature win in a Western Late Model last Saturday at Stockton's New 99 Speedway.
With a rare break in the schedule, Manteca's Scott Speed will get a welcome weekend off before the grueling 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup season resumes on March 22 at the famed Bristol Motor Speedway quarter mile in Tennessee.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca/Lathrop are conducting try-outs/assessments for the Junior High and High School Basketball Leagues.
The deadline to sign up for the youth coed soccer league for ages 7 to 14 is Thursday, March 19, at 5 p.m. at the Manteca Parks & Recreation Department, 290 Magnolia Lane.
In-Shape Health Clubs is taking a stand in the fight against childhood obesity.
The 2nd Annual Mary Ann Wallace Pangburn All-Star Classic basketball event went off without a hitch Saturday at Sierra High.
With the 2009 Spring Session starting today at the Manteca Baseball Softball Academy, Saturday was supposed to be the Grand Opening of the new MBSA facility located at 460 Industrial Park Drive.
East Union graduate Jason Cortez Jr. and Nico Lozada didn't take long to get acquainted in a co-feature bout for The Titans Cage 7 event held at McClellan Conference Center in Sacramento this past Saturday.
Last Sunday's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach for the Verizon IndyCars proved to be one the most entertaining and action packed races in the 40-year history of the event.
• SUNDAY SUNSETTERS: Andrew Schneider 232-241/695, Ron Brown 243-230, Albert Cimafranca 201, Phil Maxwell 211, Mitch Spence 207, Jeff Stevens 235-235/685
Alpine Meadows - Mon 6:35 am spring snow machine groomed 46-91 base 66 of 100 trails 66% open, 7 of 13 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 9a-4p
STOPCKTON - Under cool and clear weather conditions the historic Stockton 99 opened its 2014 season with a five division NASCAR Whelen All American racing Series program on Saturday night.
Manteca native Scott Speed continues to prove that he is capable of racing just about anything that has a motor and four wheels.
Alpine Meadows - Mon 6:34 am 1 new powder machine groomed 48 - 89 base 66 of 100 trails, 7 of 13 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p; Sat/Sun: 9a-4p;
Alpine Meadows - Mon 6:28 am MG machine groomed 28-62 base 66 of 100 trails 66% open, 7 of 13 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 9a-4p
• YOUTH BOWLING: AnthonyFavaloro 207/589, Alex Simnitt 119/343, Alyssa Roller 93/152, Athena Roller 93/235, Sean Frye 82/162, Jordan Bates 128/242, Jedric Uganiza 119/313, Noah Bandalan Bradley 124/308, Blake Darter 77/145, Andrew Pearson 1632/420, Tony Ries 140/375, Danny Santos 149/359, Aaron Sharafian 174/447, Noah Morrison 76/219, Gabe Onate 99/272, Zelmar Vedder 161/411
Alpine Meadows - Mon 6:22 am MG machine groomed 32-65 base 75 of 100 trails 75% open, 7 of 13 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 9a-4p
The start to the 2014 Stockton racing season is just a week away, as the best Sprint Car drivers in the world prepare for the two-night "FVP Western Spring Shootout" featuring the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, on March 21-22 at the Stockton Dirt Track located at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds.
• BRING HOME THE BACON: Sokha Mao 212-223-247/682, Shedrick Bryant 247, Mike Marshall 201, Patrick Dean 221, Charlie Parde 203-210, Dennis Pine 267, Brenda Pine 156/413, Jerome Carl 226, Jeff Spohn 218, Jeremy Puhlman 207, Mike Huntington 202, Pat Baron 202, Tony Long 200, Stan Rodgers 185/506, Geri Butler 196/499, Inga Perryman 183/413
Alpine Meadows - Mon 6:39 am MG machine groomed 34-67 base 75 of 100 trails 75% open, 10 of 13 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 9a-4p
The Woodward Mustangs pulled off yet another sweep of the Manteca Unified Student Trust basketball championships last week at Stella Brockman.