Manteca's Dr. Melford Larson, M.D., with an impressive and colorful history is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 1, at the Manteca Senior Center.
Scenes from Wednesday's Starry Starry Night activities at Neil Hafley School.
Janet Dyk, who was selected to the Manteca Hall of Fame, is the daughter of John J. Machado. It was erroneously reported in Wednesday's Bulletin that Dyk's father is John A. Machado, who is actually her brother.
Janet Dyk spent several hours Tuesday applying for various grants to help fund AgVenture.
RIPON - The city council in Ripon gave the go ahead to a plan to establish a farmers market in the center of Main Street in the downtown area east of the main intersection at Stockton Avenue.
It had been years since John Hernandez last played "Candy Land."
The monthly Manteca Historical Society program will be held Thursday, April 8, at the museum starting at 7 p.m.
This year the Manteca Relay for Life Committee is hard at work to reach its goals. The volunteer members are striving to become a Million Dollar Relay. What that means is that if they hit their fundraising goal of $167,000 for this year's event, they will have raised $1,000,000 in 11 years.
FRENCH CAMP – The annual pancake breakfast hosted by the French Camp-McKinley Fire District will be held Saturday, April 10, from 7 a.m. until noon at the fire station, 310 E. French Camp Road just across the street from the Post Office and the Good Shepherd Mission Church. The public is invited.
Looking for a great time with family and friends where the main fare includes all you can eat ribs and tri-tip, bid on auction items, and dance to the latest songs? Then bring the whole family and join St. Anthony's for a great night of fun in the school gym on Saturday, May 15, from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for children 4-12 years of age, and free for children under 3.
Every day someone in Manteca is going to walk to their car and find a smashed out window.
Students will sometimes dread the day report cards come home.
LATHROP – There will be only four people on the Lathrop Council for the rest of 2010.
RIPON - Call the Ripon Chamber of Commerce and you'll get one of the three most enthusiastic people on the line when it comes to singing the praises of Ripon as a place to live, work, or play.
There are a lot of things that Augusta (Gussie) Cabral has seen in her 90 years on this blue marble.
The $1 million "beautification" of Louise Avenue using state tax dollars restricted for that purpose has plenty of detractors.
Santa is getting new digs.
The final Manteca Bulletin golden pumpkin worth $100 is being hidden on Wednesday.
A special mental illness forum is set for Doctors Hospital of Manteca Wednesday from 6 until 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Center on the North Street campus.
Pity the folks within several blocks of Sierra High trying to have a nice quiet Friday evening watching the World Series on television.
Lathrop's newest house of worship, which is holding a grand opening Sunday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m., is called Thrive Church for a reason.
The loss of farmland to build employment centers, retail and housing as part of the Austin Road Business Park could cost developers as much as $15.2 million.
Fire in a mobile home Sunday morning at the El Rancho Mobile Home Park, Space 38, in the 1800 block of East Yosemite Avenue resulted in a $70,000 loss to the structure and $35,000 to its contents, according to Manteca Fire Battalion Chief David Marques.
Live and silent auctions were part of the well-attended roast for retiring Mayor Willie Weatherford Thursday night at the Manteca Senior Center netting some $13,000 for the building fund for a new VFW hall that will be built on Moffat Boulevard.
The tallest "pine tree" in Manteca is going to be "planted" along Button Avenue.
Manteca mayoral candidate Ben Cantu started hitting the campaign trail a year ago. That may be too early to some but, as it turns out, he is right on the vote.
• The Banta Inn – The building stands alone – tucked along a set of railroad tracks in a desolate area outside of Tracy. And the story of how it came to be, and its subsequent history, makes this rural destination popular with weekenders traveling through the Central Valley an interesting – if not unnerving – stop. It was originally built by Frank Gallegos, an alleged member of Joaquin Murrieta's band of outlaws – a group that migrated from Mexico to California's Central Valley during the Gold Rush, attacking wagon trains and allegedly killing upwards of 40 people. The man believed to be Murrieta ...
Every day is Halloween for San Joaquin Valley Paranormal Research.
Editor's note: This story first ran on Feb. 9, 2010 in the Manteca Bulletin
Few things were off-limits to the capacity crowd that gathered Thursday night at the Manteca Senior Center to usher Willie Weatherford off into a peaceful retirement after serving 12 years as mayor.