By GLENN KAHL Staff reporter for the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin One of President Obama's first stops on his inaugural trip to Europe included a face-to-face meeting with Ripon native Coreen (Ruiz) Hester. The President and Mrs. Obama visited the American School (ASL) in London where they met Hester who serves as head master. It was part of Obama's eight-day tour where he also met with the London U.S. Embassy staff and their families in the ...
Manteca – despite the mortgage meltdown that sent nearly 1,000 single family homes into foreclosure during 2008 - experienced its second highest year in terms of the number of new housing units that were built within the city limits since a growth cap was imposed in 1987.
Manteca is joining a growing trend across America – smaller cities hiring lobbyists to go after $787 billion in federal stimulus funds.
The city is doing a top-to-bottom reassessment of all options including going forward with moving the Manteca Police into the former Qualex building at 555 Industrial Park Drive that was purchased by the Manteca Redevelopment Agency. They are working with the consulting firm Group Four to complete the overview.
FRENCH CAMP ­- Jason Messer calls it "shovel-ready" stimulus money. According to the superintendent of the Manteca Unified School District, the funding source that's being used to help purchase some additional land adjacent to French Camp School is different to that of the one-time stimulus package earmarked for education due anytime from the federal government. "These are contingency dollars used to cover the amount on this project and others," Messer said at last Tuesday's school ...
The Seniors Helping Area Residents and Police (SHARP) corps of volunteers supporting the Manteca Police Department is looking for nearly two dozen new members to increase their visibility in neighborhoods and shopping centers.
If you've ever wondered what happened to the once very popular Manteca Horsemen's Association, wonder no more.
The bad economy is good news for future buyers of new homes as well as developers of employment centers and retail complexes.
RIPON - In support of Ripon's Allison Council and others like her who have been battling cancer, this small close knit community is painting the town purple in its second annual Relay for Life fund raising campaign.
High school and college students who make up the ranks of the Manteca Police Explorers took part in a recent competition held at Sebastopol High School near Santa Rosa.
Target Stores helped sponsor the Day of the Child activities at the Manteca Library on Saturday.
The Manteca Dolphins swim team held an omelet breakfast at the Manteca Senior Center.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., the Manteca Branch Library presents summertime storytime for the months of June and July.
Manteca's next major retail complex could break ground as early as this winter. Union Crossing – 48.5 acres of retail and restaurants – is being pursued by developer Bill Filios on the southwest corner of the Highway 120 Bypass and Union Road interchange. It consists of three phases with 399,700 square feet of retail and 55,300 square feet of restaurant space. Altogether, the 450,000 square feet is the equivalent of almost four Manteca Target stores ...
Record 100 degree heat just over a week ago is giving way to dull and dreary today. Manteca's rollercoaster weather continues with showers expected off and on through Monday night before the return to normal temperatures by May 10 when the mercury is expected to reach 80 degrees again. The rain, however welcome, isn't expected to make even a dent in drought conditions although it will help avoid the need for irrigation and watering landscape ...
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By JASON CAMPBELL
Odds are you've never met Albert Garcia.
LATHROP – Steven Gascon doesn't mind the fact that the City of Lathrop shelled out $4,000 to rent the space in the Target parking lot for a weekend carnival.
"Manteca: A hidden gem to live, work and play."
WATERFORD – Rebekah DelSanto did what she had to do in the best interest of her daughter.
Highway 99 traffic was backed up for nearly nine hours Thursday from a big rig that rolled on its side blocking all northbound lanes shortly before 7 a.m.
It is seen as a "Miracle on Judith Court" Tuesday afternoon that is responsible for two brothers, 6, and 2, being rescued by a neighbor who jumped into her pool to save the youngsters she said appeared lifeless, floating on the top of the water.
Thirty percent of Manteca's 330 municipal workers take advantage of the city's interest-free loan program to secure computers for their personal use.
If Christina Thurner had her druthers, she'd spend every waking minute with her baby boy.
Gayle Pace chuckles when she says, "I'm the flower floozy who works on a budget."
Update: Traffic was still at a crawl as of 1 p.m. on Thursday afternoon slowing motorists who were driving northbound on Highway 99 between the Highway 120 Bypass and Yosemite Avenue. Tow trucks had pulled the truck around into one lane leaving the other lane open to allow restricted traffic flow on the freeway.
Manteca is flush with wastewater treatment capacity.
Debra Moore recently worked at Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park.