The Bureau of Reclamation invites the public to join a Park Ranger on one of many assorted hikes this fall to explore the diversity of nature and history around New Melones Lake.
Dotty Thompson walked up to Wayne DeLaughder – a young man who is father to a week-old son – and quietly placed some cash into his hands.
It was doom and gloom two years ago. Nothing was selling in the Manteca housing resale market. Realtors were happy when collectively more than one home closed escrow in a given week. Buyers were staying away in droves. Median resale prices had reached a nose-bleeding $413,000 or a level that was almost seven times the average household income in Manteca. It didn't really matter for those living and working in Manteca who were still renting ...
The resolution to the dramatic 11-hour stand-off between law enforcement and two armed bank robbery suspects holed up in a South Lincoln Avenue duplex came down to what Manteca Police Chief Dave Bricker refers to as the three "T"s – time, talk, and tear gas.
It started as a simple gesture. Susie Beeler wanted to make sure those serving America in the global War on Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan knew they were appreciated. She hatched the idea to collect "things that would make the lives of soldiers more pleasant so far away from home." Thus, "Treats for Our Troops" was born. Now five years and more than 2,000 boxes of treats shipped to area military personnel serving in war ...
Karisa Rubio will have a chance to learn about history and other subject areas. A fifth-grade student, she was among a handful of select youngsters from Woodward School bound for the People to People World Leadership Forum. Rubio, however, will be the first of the elite group nominated by fourth-grade teacher Christina Frederick, who served as the Gifted And Talented Education coordinator for several years, to go to the Washington D.C. event. She's scheduled to ...
Jennifer Dancy of Ladybug's Quilts is coordinating a drive to help the two families who lost their home and almost all of their belongings due to the police action Thursday needed to arrest two Bank of America robbery suspects.
Junior leadership is free to teens Teens have a chance to learn a lot about the community as well as develop leadership skills at no cost as part of the Manteca Chamber of Commerce Junior Leadership Program. The program involves once-a-month programs offering up close looks at how the community operates. The orientation will take place Saturday, Sept. 26. Team building exercises will take place at Venture Academy. Other monthly programs include military ...
An old-fashioned tri-tip and turkey barbecue social is in its 17th year benefitting the Manteca Historical Society and Museum.
Wanted: Tractors to be displayed at Ripon's downtown Main Street. The event, sponsored by the Ripon Chamber of Commerce, is the 24th Annual Main Street Day & 7th Annual Car Show & Health Faire scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those who want to enter their tractors in the car show are asked to fill out a form and indicate the make, model and year of the vehicle entry. Tractors ...
Volunteers were out Monday placing 2,400 flags along Manteca streets to honor labor. The Manteca Chamber of Commerce is looking for help this Friday to place the flags again to mark the eighth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America. If you can help, contact the chamber at 823-6121.
Manteca Police officers and employees are digging into their own pockets to help the two families displaced after tear gas was used to end a 12-hour stand-off with bank robbers who busted in and holed up in the duplex they were living in.
They were there during the 12-hour standoff in the aftermath of Thursday's bank robbery directing traffic and assisting Manteca Police with logistics.
Are you a pumpkin carving artist? Just how good are you at turning pumpkins into desserts? You can find out Oct. 3-4 during the Sunrise Kiwanis' 25th annual Manteca Pumpkin Fair. It is part of a street fair complete with free entertainment that is expected to draw up to 30,000 people to downtown Manteca. The carnival returns this year plus there will be a scarecrow contest for Manteca Unified students, a tractor show, free kids ...
Bulb-outs -the much maligned traffic control devices that do double duty in downtown Manteca as planters - are coming to a neighborhood near you.
MIAMI (AP) - Dean Griffin liked the health insurance he purchased for himself and his wife three years ago and thought he'd be able to keep the plan even after the federal Affordable Care Act took effect.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police must get a warrant before using GPS to track a suspect's vehicle, a federal appeals court has ruled, throwing out a cache of evidence against three brothers charged in a wave of pharmacy burglaries and going beyond a Supreme Court ruling that left open the question of whether judges have to approve of the high-tech surveillance.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - President Barack Obama cast Republican Ken Cuccinelli on Sunday as part of an extreme tea party faction that shut down the government, throwing the political weight of the White House behind Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the final days of a bitter race for governor.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York is urging his former Senate colleague, Hillary Rodham Clinton, to run for president. In fact, he's already endorsing her.
CHICAGO (AP) - Raise the age at which you can begin collecting full Social Security benefits? Older Americans say no. They also veto reductions in the cost-of-living increase.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Some of the world's top climate scientists say wind and solar energy won't be enough to head off extreme global warming, and they're asking environmentalists to support the development of safer nuclear power as one way to cut fossil fuel pollution.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The gunman charged in the deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport lay bloodied and handcuffed on the floor of Terminal 3 after being gunned down by police, but he replied to critical questions that helped authorities lock down the scene.
FRESNO (AP) - A year ago federal officials trucked 116 spawning salmon to the upper San Joaquin River in Central California and invited media to watch them swim free for the first time since a dam cut off the river's flow a half century ago.
SANTA ANA (AP) - Orange County is weighing whether to create an online map pinpointing dangerous dogs in more than a dozen cities.
VENTURA (AP) - Ventura County is mulling a ban on fixed-gear bicycles on park trails after a hit-and-run accident that left a rider with severe injuries.
SAN LUIS OBISPO (AP) - California officials and the operator of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant are mulling whether the plant will spend up to $12 billion to redesign its cooling system, blamed for sucking in fish larvae and disrupting the marine ecosystem.
CASTRO VALLEY (AP) - Despite a California law requiring assisted-care facility licensing reports to be easily viewable to the public, access to important background information on the facilities can be difficult to find, a newspaper reported Sunday.
BELL, Calif. (AP) - Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo will be able to keep his retirement account and pension despite pleading no contest to corruption charges associated with granting himself a huge salary and generous benefits.
TOKYO (AP) - A zombie swarm in Tokyo? Why not, it's Halloween.