View Mobile Site

Keeping Manteca SHARP

You probably don’t notice very many garage sale signs — if any —from the previous weekend tacked up on light poles and such in Manteca.

... Read More

Posted: jul. 02, 2015 12:19 a.m. | | Keeping Manteca SHARP Comments 0 Comments

FACE ON MURAL

Navy and Coast Guard Seaman Second Class William Jacob Scalf, 90,  is a proud veteran of sea duty during both World War II and the Korean War.

... Read More

Posted: jul. 02, 2015 12:19 a.m. | | FACE ON MURAL Comments 0 Comments

Three Rivers helps fight addiction

For nearly 40 years the Three Rivers Indian Lodge has been providing a valuable service to the Native American community.

... Read More

Posted: jul. 02, 2015 12:18 a.m. | | Three Rivers helps fight addiction Comments 0 Comments

Schools aim for 20% cut in water use

Recycled wastewater could one day irrigate expansive playing fields and other landscaping at Manteca Unified campuses.

... Read More

Posted: jul. 02, 2015 12:17 a.m. | | Schools aim for 20% cut in water use Comments 0 Comments

Thief walks out of restaurant with $500

A daring thief made off with more than $500 in cash Monday afternoon from the office of Mountain Mike’s Pizza on North Main Street at Louise Avenue making it in and out of the business without being seen.

... Read More

Posted: jul. 02, 2015 12:17 a.m. | | Thief walks out of restaurant with $500 Comments 0 Comments

Manteca starts as wide spot on road

Editor’s note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history.

... Read More

Posted: jul. 02, 2015 12:16 a.m. | | Manteca starts as wide spot on road Comments 0 Comments

Emmitt Smith, Flo Rida out of Miss USA, Macy’s dumps Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Flo Rida, the Macy’s department store chain and football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith all had something in common on Wednesday: They’re the latest to distance themselves from Donald Trump following his remarks about Mexican immigrants.

... Read More

Posted: jul. 01, 2015 7:14 p.m. | | Emmitt Smith, Flo  Rida out of Miss USA,  Macy’s dumps Trump Comments 0 Comments

Lionsgate, Hasbro bet on ‘Monopoly’ becoming movie

SANTA MONICA  (AP) — Uncle Pennybags is going to Hollywood.

... Read More

Posted: jul. 01, 2015 7:14 p.m. | | Lionsgate, Hasbro bet on ‘Monopoly’ becoming movie Comments 0 Comments

Justice against GE appliance business sale

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government is seeking to stop Electrolux from buying General Electric’s appliance division, saying the combined company would dominate sales of ovens and other cooking-related kitchen appliances, especially to customers like home builders, property managers, hotels, and governments.

... Read More

Posted: jul. 01, 2015 7:14 p.m. | | Justice against  GE appliance business sale Comments 0 Comments

Did airlines conspire on fees, seats?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.

... Read More

Posted: jul. 01, 2015 7:13 p.m. | | Did airlines conspire on fees, seats? Comments 0 Comments

Coverage change proposed on short hospital stays

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare proposed Wednesday to ease a coverage policy on short hospital stays that has been criticized because it can result in higher costs for seniors.

... Read More

Posted: jul. 01, 2015 7:13 p.m. | | Coverage change proposed on short hospital stays Comments 0 Comments

Chicago cuts: Layoffs, less maintenance

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago school and city officials detailed $200 million in cuts — including layoffs, scaled-back maintenance and reduced transportation — to the nation’s third-largest school district Wednesday, one day after the district paid a $634 million pension bill officials said it couldn’t afford.

... Read More

Posted: jul. 01, 2015 6:19 p.m. | | Chicago cuts: Layoffs, less maintenance Comments 0 Comments

Maine crews use drone to rescue 2 boys

MECHANIC FALLS, Maine (AP) — Officials in Maine used a drone to help deliver a life jacket to a boy stranded on a rock in the middle of a raging river before bringing him and another boy to safety.

... Read More

Posted: jul. 01, 2015 6:19 p.m. | | Maine crews use drone to  rescue 2 boys Comments 0 Comments

Man bitten by shark on NC Outer Banks is 7th this summer

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A shark bit a 68-year-old man several times Wednesday in waist-deep water off North Carolina’s Outer Banks, officials said, the seventh in a record-breaking year of shark attacks for the state’s coastal waters.

... Read More

Posted: jul. 01, 2015 6:18 p.m. | | Man bitten by shark on NC  Outer Banks is 7th this summer Comments 0 Comments

Southern Christian Leadership: Confederate emblems ‘treason’

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The national president of a civil-rights group says Confederate symbols represent “treason” and should be removed from public objects, including the Mississippi state flag.

... Read More

Posted: jul. 01, 2015 6:18 p.m. | | Southern Christian Leadership: Confederate emblems ‘treason’ Comments 0 Comments

2 share pageant title after miscount, but one is upset

WINSLOW, Maine (AP) — One winner of a teenage Miss 4th of July pageant is upset. The other agreed to share the title but isn’t talking. And the pageant organizer is defending herself from accusations she rigged the results.

... Read More

Posted: jul. 01, 2015 6:18 p.m. | | 2 share pageant title after miscount, but one is upset Comments 0 Comments

Kim Kardashian says sexy selfies can be empowering

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The big reveal from Kim Kardashian’s guest turn for San Francisco’s revered Commonwealth Club of California on Tuesday night? She was wearing maternity Spanx under her black designer dress to conceal cellulite, not her pregnant belly.

... Read More

Posted: jul. 01, 2015 6:17 p.m. | | Kim Kardashian says sexy  selfies can be empowering Comments 0 Comments

NM governor denounces Trump’s comments

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez denounced GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s recent remarks about Mexican immigrants and called his comments “horrible.”

... Read More

Posted: jul. 01, 2015 6:17 p.m. | | NM governor denounces Trump’s comments Comments 0 Comments

VICTIM OF ABUSE

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Handcuffed and shackled to a block of steel, the young boy would brace himself when he heard footsteps outside his bedroom door. He knew that once the grown-ups entered, the abuse would begin.

... Read More

Posted: jul. 01, 2015 5:53 p.m. | | VICTIM OF ABUSE Comments 0 Comments

Congregants, protesters gather at Indiana Church of Cannabis

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 100 people packed a pot-smoking Indianapolis church for a music-filled service without their illegal sacrament Wednesday, days after authorities threatened arrests if the congregation lit up during the rites.

... Read More

Posted: jul. 01, 2015 5:52 p.m. | | Congregants, protesters gather at Indiana Church of Cannabis Comments 0 Comments

‘MARRIAGES EQUALITY’

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man said Wednesday that he was inspired by last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage to apply for a marriage license so that he can legally wed his second wife.

... Read More

Posted: jul. 01, 2015 5:46 p.m. | | ‘MARRIAGES EQUALITY’ Comments 0 Comments

Alabama counties must allow gay marriage

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — With a handful of Alabama counties still refusing to grant gay marriages even as they issued licenses for straight weddings, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that all must abide by court decisions allowing same-sex unions.

... Read More

Posted: jul. 01, 2015 5:45 p.m. | | Alabama counties must allow gay marriage Comments 0 Comments

Episcopalians to vote on marrying gays in churches

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Episcopalians were set to vote Wednesday on allowing religious weddings for gay couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

... Read More

Posted: jul. 01, 2015 5:45 p.m. | | Episcopalians to vote on marrying gays  in churches Comments 0 Comments

Store owner replaces ‘No Gays Allowed’ sign

RUTLEDGE, Tenn. (AP) — An East Tennessee hardware store owner who put up a “No Gays Allowed” sign in response to the Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex marriage says he decided to take a “bold” stand for his beliefs.

... Read More

Posted: jul. 01, 2015 5:44 p.m. | | Store owner replaces  ‘No Gays Allowed’ sign Comments 0 Comments

Pitch for $110M to fight floods

Lathrop and Manteca have already done the preliminary work to ensure they’re in compliance with the state’s 200-year-flood levee improvement project.

... Read More

Posted: jul. 01, 2015 12:53 a.m. | | Pitch for $110M to fight floods Comments 0 Comments

HUNT STARTS

Brian Hunt loves to play tag because he doesn’t think Christians should hide their faith.

... Read More

Posted: jul. 01, 2015 12:53 a.m. | | HUNT STARTS Comments 0 Comments

Mural: 5 blue stars, 5 sons serving

Five blue stars across the bottom of the World War II mural being dedicated Saturday reflects a rarity that Manteca had by having one family  with five sons serving in the various branches of military during the war.

... Read More

Posted: jul. 01, 2015 12:52 a.m. | | Mural: 5 blue stars, 5 sons serving Comments 0 Comments

Ballotpedia: Recall effort among top 5

The recall attempt against a pair of Manteca Unified School District trustees has gained national attention.

... Read More

Posted: jul. 01, 2015 12:51 a.m. | | Ballotpedia: Recall effort among top 5 Comments 3 Comments

1800s: Cowell walked across Sierra in 1863

Editor’s note: The following is the first in a series recapping Manteca history.

... Read More

Posted: jul. 01, 2015 12:51 a.m. | | 1800s: Cowell walked  across Sierra in 1863 Comments 0 Comments

Fireworks sales help fund Ripon non-profits

The Phantom Fireworks booth at Main Street Plaza is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Ripon Future Farmers of America.

... Read More

Posted: jul. 01, 2015 12:51 a.m. | | Fireworks sales help fund Ripon non-profits Comments 0 Comments

Giants finish month under .500

MIAMI (AP) — The San Francisco Giants ended June the way they started it — with a loss.

... Read More

Posted: jun. 30, 2015 11:37 p.m. | | Giants finish month under .500 Comments 0 Comments

Pope speaks before Congress Sept. 24

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will meet with homeless people, immigrants and prisoners during his upcoming trip to Cuba and the United States and become the first pope to address the U.S. Congress. He’ll also preside over a meeting about religious liberty — a major issue for U.S. bishops in the wake of the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision.

... Read More

Posted: jun. 30, 2015 8:55 p.m. | | Pope speaks before Congress Sept. 24 Comments 0 Comments

Woman, 75, survived for days on pond water after Texas crash

DALLAS (AP) — Wanda Mobley swerved to avoid something in the remote highway, and seconds later was trapped inside her wrecked car in a ravine in North Texas. The 75-year-old widow couldn’t walk, yet pulled herself through the broken windshield and survived the next two days by soaking her T-shirt in a nearby pond to get water.

... Read More

Posted: jun. 30, 2015 8:55 p.m. | | Woman, 75, survived for days  on pond water after Texas crash Comments 0 Comments

Embattled rebel flag reassessed at Georgia’s Stone Mountain

ATLANTA (AP) — At Georgia’s iconic Stone Mountain — where the Confederacy is enshrined in a giant bas-relief sculpture, the Ku Klux Klan once held notorious cross-burnings and large Confederate flags still wave prominently — officials are considering what to do about those flags.

... Read More

Posted: jun. 30, 2015 8:54 p.m. | | Embattled rebel flag reassessed  at Georgia’s Stone Mountain Comments 0 Comments

O say can you breathe? Fireworks pollute air

NEW YORK (AP) — July Fourth fireworks fill the skies across the nation with more than sparkling bursts of color. They spew pollution, too.

... Read More

Posted: jun. 30, 2015 8:54 p.m. | | O say can  you breathe? Fireworks  pollute air Comments 0 Comments

Girl Scouts refuse $100,000 anti-transgender donation

SEATTLE (AP) — The Girl Scouts of Western Washington said it has returned a $100,000 donation because it came with the provision that the money couldn’t be used to support transgender girls.

... Read More

Posted: jun. 30, 2015 8:54 p.m. | | Girl Scouts refuse $100,000 anti-transgender donation Comments 0 Comments

Lawmaker assaulted at homeless camp

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii state lawmaker is recovering from injuries after being assaulted at a homeless camp in Honolulu.

... Read More

Posted: jun. 30, 2015 8:53 p.m. | | Lawmaker assaulted at homeless camp Comments 0 Comments

Commandments monument must come down

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Ten Commandments monument on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds is a religious symbol and must be removed because it violates the state’s constitutional ban on using public property to benefit a religion, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

... Read More

Posted: jun. 30, 2015 8:53 p.m. | | Commandments  monument must  come down Comments 0 Comments

Is Trump tarnishing brand?

NEW YORK (AP) — Is Donald Trump’s business empire as Teflon-coated as his hair appears to be?

... Read More

Posted: jun. 30, 2015 8:43 p.m. | | Is Trump tarnishing brand?  Comments 0 Comments

Some newer cars burn too much oil

DETROIT (AP) — Newer cars aren’t supposed to need more oil between oil changes, but Consumer Reports found that some engines — mainly from Audi, BMW and Subaru — require an extra quart as often as once a month.

... Read More

Posted: jun. 30, 2015 8:42 p.m. | | Some newer  cars burn  too much oil Comments 0 Comments

FDA weighs new restrictions on liquid nicotine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are considering whether to require new warnings and child-resistant packaging on liquid nicotine formulas used with e-cigarettes and other emerging tobacco products.

... Read More

Posted: jun. 30, 2015 8:42 p.m. | | FDA weighs new restrictions on liquid nicotine Comments 0 Comments

Greece’s bailout expires, country defaults

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout program it has relied on for five years expired at midnight Tuesday and the country failed to repay a loan due to the International Monetary Fund, deepening fears over whether it will be able to remain in the eurozone.

... Read More

Posted: jun. 30, 2015 8:42 p.m. | | Greece’s bailout expires, country defaults   Comments 0 Comments

Economist: Puerto Rico needs bankruptcy

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s financial future hung in limbo Tuesday as economists and officials warned that the U.S. territory could head down Greece’s path if it is not allowed to declare bankruptcy as it struggles with $72 billion in public debt.

... Read More

Posted: jun. 30, 2015 8:41 p.m. | | Economist: Puerto Rico needs bankruptcy Comments 0 Comments

A WORLD APART

NEW YORK (AP) — When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in the world with birthdates in the 1800s.

... Read More

Posted: jun. 30, 2015 8:19 p.m. | | A WORLD APART Comments 0 Comments

Culture of kids bullying their parents

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s a difference in parenting between a little backtalk and kids actually bullying their grown-ups.

... Read More

Posted: jun. 30, 2015 8:19 p.m. | | Culture of kids bullying their parents  Comments 0 Comments

Massive traffic expected in Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Yosemite National Park anticipates a very busy Fourth of July weekend and visitors are urged to arrive at the park very early to avoid potential traffic congestion and difficulties with parking. 

... Read More

Posted: jun. 30, 2015 7:42 p.m. | | Massive traffic expected in Yosemite Comments 0 Comments

Stranded woman rescued after giving birth in forest

OROVILLE  (AP) — Authorities rescued a woman and her newborn baby after her family says she gave birth in a remote national forest in Northern California.

... Read More

Posted: jun. 30, 2015 7:41 p.m. | | Stranded woman rescued after giving birth in forest Comments 0 Comments

Group seeking to pull plug on offshore fracking

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Environmentalists Tuesday called on California Gov. Jerry Brown to halt plans for months of hydraulic fracturing in the waters off Southern California, warning that it could lead to chemical pollution or an oil spill.

... Read More

Posted: jun. 30, 2015 7:41 p.m. | | Group seeking to pull plug on offshore fracking Comments 0 Comments

New laws affect lead ammo, paid sick leave, smartphones

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — More than 6 million workers are expected to benefit from a new law taking effect Wednesday that requires California employers to provide them at least three paid sick days a year.

... Read More

Posted: jun. 30, 2015 7:40 p.m. | | New laws affect lead ammo, paid sick leave, smartphones    Comments 0 Comments

Plea deal appears to be in works for ex-senator

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former California state senator charged in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco’s Chinatown may have reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors.

... Read More

Posted: jun. 30, 2015 7:40 p.m. | | Plea deal appears to be in works for ex-senator Comments 0 Comments

Please wait ...