Holly Halleck wasn't immediately a fan of the idea of being involved with the Manteca Relay for Life.
The Rev. Quincy McClain and her flock take their charge to do the Lord's work seriously. That is why they are once again reaching out to help change the lives of hundreds of youth who live in what is one of Manteca's most notorious at-risk neighborhoods for gang influences – Southside. They also want to steer them away from drugs as well as help them do better in school with the goal of being able ...
The 2009 Manteca Senior Games have officially begun. More than a hundred people turned out at Del Webb Woodbridge Saturday evening for the opening ceremonies of Manteca first-ever regional hosting of the statewide games that those 50 and over can qualify for. According to Manteca Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Linda Abeldt, 300 people from throughout the Western United States have signed up to participate in the activities that run thorough next week. "Normally ...
Manteca Police Department's 39th annual canine trials drew nearly 20 departments and 40 canines from northern and central California to Morenzone Field Saturday morning for obedience, agility and protection competition.
STOCKTON - Don't believe everything you hear. Companies are actively recruiting right here in the Central Valley. Stockton's Diversity HIREvent is Tuesday, May 19, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Stockton Hilton Grand Hotel.
Comic Dreams in Manteca is one of thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the comic book art form on Saturday, May 2.
Wally Fagundes without fail for years walked across the street from his Yosemite Avenue home and took down the flag in front of the Manteca Museum in the evening and returned to raise it the next morning.
The next step in promoting Manteca as a place friendly for active seniors officially gets under way this evening when Del Webb at Woodbridge hosts the opening reception for the 2009 Manteca Senior games.
Charles and Teri Palmer – the parents of fallen Marine Cpl. Charles C. Palmer II – are the speakers for the 43rd annual Manteca Community Prayer Breakfast set for Thursday, May 7, from 6 to 7:30 a.m. at the Manteca Senor Center, 295 Cherry Lane.
Five years ago Lena Webber was sampling a number of fragrances at the well-known Bath and Body Works. Though the fragrances were pleasant enough, Webber was tired of the same old scents made with ingredients she could barely pronounce.
The Manteca Branch Library will host the Sunday Scribblers on May 18, at 1 p.m. in the McFall Meeting Room. The Sunday Scribblers is a group of writers and artists who gather to share poems, paragraphs, stories, artwork, doodles and musings. Those looking for inspiration are also welcome. The Scribblers meet on a monthly basis in order to spark ideas and network with other artists. New members are encouraged to attend this free program.
Early Manteca pioneers might be a bit startled at today's landscape. A century ago, trees -ornamental and otherwise -were at a premium. Much of the area that is south of Yosemite Avenue today was a sandy plain where tumbleweeds were more likely to roll on a windy day than leaves fluttering in the breeze. Manteca is no longer an inhospitable place for trees. The arrival of surface water through the formation 100 years ago of ...
Linda Aderholte was hunting for antique plates and old yard sticks. Her good friend Sonja Garrison focused her search on collectible French pots. Dee Wilmoth had her eye focused on old tin trays, preferably decorated with tole paintings.
The Big Read begins today at the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library. This year's featured title is "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury. "The Big Read is designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture," said Miranda Nighbor of the Manteca Branch Library. The Big Read is made possible by a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum, Friends of the Stockton Public Library, and ...
If you thought summer was officially here Wednesday when you sweltered in the day's ice-melting and sweat-drenching 96-degree temperatures, you thought wrong.
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.