The Rev. Quincy McClain and the Southside Christian Church are again offering a summer event to reach out to help change the lives of hundreds of youth who live in what is one of Manteca's most notorious at-risk neighborhoods for gang influences – Southside.
Manteca's Convention & Visitors Bureau is going where the tourists go – The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley. The CVB is inking a deal with Craig Realty Group to secure 1,800 square feet near the heart of the complex to serve as a visitor's center and a mall information and promotions office. "It's going to be great to be where the visitors to Manteca go," Manteca CVB Executive Director Linda Abeldt said, noting the site ...
It wasn't high noon but for water evaporation and landscape irrigation it couldn't come at a worst time. As the temperatures headed toward the high 80s at 3 p.m. Monday the landscaping along Atherton Drive in front of the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley was being watered. A fairly good-sized stream of water was flowing down the gutter and into a storm drain. The City of Manteca's water conservation rules that prohibit watering from noon ...
RIPON – The political stalemate over a frontage road that three municipal agencies all fail to find common ground on might have just made an unexpected turn. And this one might involve some legal implications. During Monday's meeting of the Ripon Unified Board of Education, parent and resident Paul Femino vented to the trustees during public comment that the two-by-two-by-two meetings that have been held between the school board, the Ripon City Council, and the ...
LATHROP – If Lathrop were a patient and its budget woes the fatal diagnosed disease, it would be dead in four and a half months if it doesn't get the necessary and immediate life-saving cure. To keep the city's fiscal health in the pink for as long as possible in the desperate hope a miraculous economic turn-around comes to the rescue, city leaders have to make the difficult decision of laying off employees. Furloughs, or ...
By VINCE REMBULAT Staff reporter of the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin Trustees of the Manteca Unified School District are expected to sign off on the multi-purpose facility projects at Shasta School and Neil Hafley School at tonight's meeting. Acknowledging the final completion contracts at both sites will take place during the 7 o'clock open session. Architect Rick Saksteder of HMC Architects along with project superintendent Eric Stieb and Tim Gatchett of F&H Construction handled both projects. ...
Greg Miller could have done a lot of things when he completed his optometry education at the University of California, Berkeley. But after bouncing around the East Bay practicing for several years, he realized that he wanted to settle down in a community that he knew he could stay permanently – venturing over the hill 26 years ago and laying down his roots into a place that he has truly made his home. And he ...
Manteca was anything but a prosperous bustling community back in early 1909. Area farmers were struggling to produce dry land farm corps. Wheat and water melon yields were strong at first but with each successive year the sandy plains produced less and less. The Manteca town site had just a handful of homes with a couple of stores. It was a mere wide spot on the road and a rail stop for fledgling dairies. There ...
RIPON - "Captain Ron" would have been proud to witness the parade of fire trucks snaking their way down Wilma Avenue in Ripon Saturday morning representing five fire departments on their way to his memorial service.
High tech cameras and the old-fashioned concept of neighbors looking out for each other is how Manteca Police are planning to step up efforts to make city parks even safer despite the department being 14 positions short due to the budget crisis.
Nineteen year old Eric Medina has big plans for the summer. He is leaving his family, friends and all that is familiar for the first time and heading oversees on a two-week mission trip to Tanzania, Africa. Whether he is serving in his church (Sequoia Baptist Church) during Vacation Bible School, dinner theater, youth band or the annual Christmas living nativity or simply helping out in the community, Eric has always had a deep desire ...
It was shortly after Keri Tapia's mother passed away that she really started to pay attention to fitness.
Manteca's murals now grace the pages of a new 186-page art book targeted for release in June.
The pace of residential building tripled during April in Manteca with developers starting 37 new single homes.
Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau. Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club. Manteca Chamber of Commerce. Sunrise Kiwanis. Those are just four of the high-profile community non-profits that Steve DeBrum has not only been an active member doing "grunt work" but also has served as president. Those are some of the reasons why the two-term Manteca City Councilman is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2009 on Saturday, May ...
Frank Ruhstaller and Steve Bestolarides are rallying the troops as California's perennial water wars heat up.
Editor's note: This is the fourth of a six-part series taking a look back at Manteca's first 95 years as an incorporated city. Voters approved incorporation on May 28, 1918.
A 70-year-old Manteca man struck by a westbound car in the 200 block of East Center Street at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday died of his injuries in San Joaquin General Hospital, according to police reports.
It is a dynamic change of life for Artemis Vourakis from being a legal secretary to opening a Greek Bakery and Café at the corner of East Yosemite and Cottage avenues in Manteca. Vourakis' brother Hercules is opening a modern car wash on the site late in July or early August.
The Avoid the 10 DUI Task Force is deploying officers this holiday weekend at DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols countywide to arrest impaired drivers and to keep the public aware of the dangers of driving while impaired by alcohol and drugs.
A 70-year-old Manteca man struck by a westbound car at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night died of his injuries in San Joaquin General Hospital, according to police reports.
Tracy Crane slipped into a bikini and summer dress and joined her boyfriend Scott Johnson for a float down the Stanislaus River.
A known Manteca transient apparently walked in front of a west bound car at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of East Center Street, midway between Lincoln and Grant Avenues.
Threats against a Manteca Police officer's life on the Internet forced a former Manteca man to appear in a Stockton courtroom Wednesday morning for his continued arraignment on felony charges.
Editor's note: This is the third of a six-part series taking a look back at Manteca's first 95 years as an incorporated city. Voters approved incorporation on May 28, 1918.
Sacramento made it clear to Manteca: Pay back a $1.7 million redevelopment agency loan now or risk having local sales and property taxes seized.
LATHROP – The City of Lathrop isn't necessarily swimming in a pool full of money.
Editor's note: This is the second of a six-part series taking a look back at Manteca's first 95 years as an incorporated city. Voters approved incorporation on May 28, 1918.
Editor's note: This is the first of a six-part series taking a look back at Manteca's first 95 years as an incorporated city. Voters approved incorporation on May 28, 1918.
The 2-year-old who was run over by the family's pickup is still undergoing some tests at Children's Hospital in Oakland but is expected to come home soon.