Business is booming at Manteca's Big League Dreams sports complex. The management has just hired 11 new employees and plans to do another wave of hiring in the coming months after ending 2008 with a record 355,000 paying visitors who passed through the turnstiles. The firm leasing and operating the six-field complex that also has two restaurants and an indoor soccer arena reported that in first quarter comparisons there are: •257 adults softball teams this ...
Faith Johnson might have been wearing the most fashionable belt in town. As one of the dozens of kids who turned out for Python Ron's Reptile Kingdom presentation Wednesday at the Manteca Public Library, Johnson showed no fear as she stepped up onto a footstool and prepared herself to have a boa constrictor placed around her waist as she modeled off the new trend with a smile. And while Python Ron's presentation has become an ...
"Don't spend your time being miserable – don't take time for granted!"
Souzapalooza is back. The fifth annual Manteca event will be held on Saturday at Rocco's Sports and Spirit, 757 N. Main St., beginning at 6 p.m. Among the bands on tap are Odessa, Grey Space, and Icarus Jones. Cost is $15 with all proceeds benefitting Jason Davino. According to Mark Souza, who is the Souzapalooza proprietor, Davino is one of the owners of Fuzion Salon and Spa. A cancer patient, he has been receiving treatment ...
A sample of the photos taken by the Bulletin staff that appeared in the print edition of the Manteca Bulletin during the week of April 2-8.
Hollywood productions such as "Driving Miss Daisy", "Ghostbusters II", and "Back to the Future II" were packing them in at movie houses the last time ticket prices were $3.
Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca / Lathrop took part in the Wacky Egg Games Wednesday as part of the Spring Break activities.
Spring has definitely arrived in Manteca.
It's organized chaos. And it's a Manteca spring tradition. Some 1,500 to 2,000 kids are expected to descend on Northgate Park Saturday for the free Manteca Noon Kiwanis annual Easter egg hunt. They start arriving at 9:30 a.m., even though the actual gates to the softball complex won't open until well over an hour later. They will come with rabbit ears, in their Easter casual or just plain every day clothes carrying baskets, buckets and ...
Johnson Studio was a downtown fixture in Manteca for many years. From 1949 to 1984, to be exact.
The typical Manteca homeless family helped by HOPE Ministries isn't battling substance abuse or living off the system. They are clean and gainfully employed.
Ursula Belaski is an amazing woman. This 84-year-old grandmother is as sharp as a tack and a terrific conversationalist. She visualizes life's stage that she encountered as though everything happened only yesterday. Her dreams of tomorrow seem to be filled with the anticipation of wonder and excitement for what is yet to come. I was only in her home for an hour as we chatted about her life - an hour I will never forget. ...
LATHROP - Did the Lathrop City Council break its own rule after approving a resolution on June 3, 2008 which budgeted $20,000 for the "engagement" of Douglas H. Barton as the hearing officer in the Matt Browne wrongful termination appeal case?
Ed Crom could remember when Almond Court was once an agricultural area. His uncle farmed the land not too far from the newest affordable apartment homes for seniors located at 2030 N. Union Road. The former Escalon and Modesto resident recently decided to make Almond Court his new home. "At first, I was skeptical about moving in," Crom said at Monday's grand opening celebration of the new 40-unit addition by Eden Housing, Inc. "I'm a ...
RIPON - It wasn't as much about getting free flowers as it was putting together a good laugh.
Property tax receipts are rebounding for the second straight year in Manteca.
Dandi Manuel won't tell you how old she is.
LATHROP - A transportation labor dispute that's not even supported by the rank-and-file members of the unions that started the fight could end up drastically impacting public transit operations in San Joaquin County.
It was a simple prank.
The attempt at a squeeze play may end soon on westbound Lathrop Road at Madison Grove Drive.
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BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Doug Davidson of "The Young and the Restless" and Heather Tom of "The Bold and the Beautiful" won lead acting honors at the Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday night.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Legislature passed a major piece of the federal Affordable Care Act on Saturday, opting to expand Medicaid to 1.4 million low-income Californians, as it rushed to meet its deadline to complete a state budget.
SALINAS (AP) - A midlevel California appeals court has overturned the conviction of a Salinas man who allegedly tried to sell his 8-month-old baby in a Walmart parking lot.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Lauren Grey didn't think much about the gender recorded on her Illinois driver's license until she went to test-drive a new car. Although she had been living as a woman for months and easily obtained a license with her new name and a picture reflecting her feminine appearance, Grey's ID still identified her as male, puzzling the salesmen and prompting uncomfortable questions.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Long Beach Unified School District has won a $2.6 million default judgment against a woman who falsely accused a former high school football star of rape that landed him in jail.