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 ...
On Tuesday, May 5, the Greater Yosemite Council of the Boy Scouts of America will be holding a fundraising event at Chez Shari Wedding and Conference Center at the Manteca Park Golf Course.
The Manteca Branch Library celebrates Día de los Niños with music, dance, bi-lingual storytelling, craft activities, and book giveaways today from noon to 3 p.m.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 3,000 points for the first time ever. The Soviet Union dissolved. The United States liberated Kuwait. Manteca had 41,500 residents. And it was back then – 1991 – when you could last buy a home in Mayor's Park for $127,000. "They may be fixer uppers for that price, but homes are closing for $127,000 in Mayor's Park today," noted long-time Realtor Tom Wilson. Two homes that closed escrow ...
Manteca's economy enjoyed a small spending boom this past week thanks to active Baby Boomers. The 300 over age 50 athletes plus their spouses pumped at least $120,000 into the Manteca economy during the just completed Senior Games. "Almost all of them spent at least one night in a hotel room here in town because they competed in multiple events," noted Linda Abeldt, chief executive officer of the Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau. The state ...
The debate over downtown Manteca's future is once again creating a divided house. A presentation Tuesday night by city-hired consultant Kristen Cowell-Schubert prompted several merchants – including Brenda Franklin who has been extremely vocal over the subject – to voice their displeasure with some of the proposals but they were even more upset about what the proposals left out. The critics painted the situation as one of those who have made the historic district their ...
Art and politics are like oil and water. They don't really go together. They should not go together. Unlike the more hard-edged and corroded nitty-gritty world of politics, art is supposed to be something beautiful, refreshing and uplifting - a haven for the soul to find comfort from everything that's ugly and discordant in the harsh realities of life.
Both Manteca and Ripon school districts have been working quietly behind the scenes in preparation for the possibility of a swine flu threat.
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.
WILLITS (AP) - Health officials plan to keep closer watch on a Burger King restaurant in Mendocino County where a customer reported getting a cheeseburger with a 2-inch-long razor blade in it.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Two Boy Scout leaders have been reprimanded by the organization for marching with several Scouts in the Utah Pride Parade in Salt Lake City.
Like many great Americans, Sierra Club founder John Muir was an immigrant. It's only because the Scottish-born environmentalist visionary, who arrived in the United States at the age of 11 after a six-week sea voyage from Glasgow, was able to take advantage of the opportunities in his adopted country that the Sierra Club exists at all.
WASHINGTON (AP) - An Internal Revenue Service supervisor in Washington says she was personally involved in scrutinizing some of the earliest applications from tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status, including some requests that languished for more than a year without action.
DENVER (AP) - The latest domestic energy boom is sweeping through some of the nation's driest pockets, drawing millions of gallons of water to unlock oil and gas reserves from beneath the Earth's surface.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are "in a demographic death spiral" and will fail in their effort to win the presidency if the party blocks an immigration overhaul, a leading GOP senator said Sunday.
CHICAGO (AP) - The city of Chicago, which plans to close dozens of schools this summer to save money, has received 11,000 requests for help getting children to their new schools along safe-passage routes.
JAMISON CITY, Pa. (AP) - Four central Pennsylvania residents said they used only a rope and a flashlight during a wild chase to rescue a young bear whose head had been stuck in a plastic jar for at least 11 days.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Since the first battles over "Pong" machines in local arcades four decades ago, video gamers have loved good competition. And this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo - the industry's largest annual gathering - presented more thrilling showdowns than ever. Microsoft vs. Sony. Mobile vs. console games. "Titanfall" vs. "Destiny." So who won E3?
SULLIVANS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Preservationists are using computer sensors and other high-tech methods to protect massive iron Civil War guns at a fort in South Carolina that fired on Fort Sumter to open the war in April 1861.