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 ...
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 ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California law that requires all semi-automatic handguns to be equipped with technology that stamps its identifying information on bullet casings is now in effect after years of delays.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Thousands of steel tendons used to strengthen the skyway portion of the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge were exposed during construction to rainfall and salty bay mist, leading to rust and corrosion concerns.
EUREKA (AP) - Two earthquakes rattled the far Northern California coast Saturday morning, but authorities say there are no reports of damage or injuries.
FREMONT (AP) - In a busy factory, machinists move sheets of aluminum roll in the back door to be molded, stamped, twisted and notched into high-tech electric cars that sell for more than $60,000 each.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles politicians have struggled for more than five years to regulate medical marijuana, trying to balance the needs of the sick against neighborhood concerns that pot shops attract crime.
INGLEWOOD (AP) - An Inglewood police spokeswoman says an officer fatally shot a man who was using a sword or machete to damage police cars.
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) - Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.
ANCHORAGE (AP) - Alaska's remote Pavlof Volcano was shooting lava hundreds of feet into the air, but its ash plume was thinning Saturday and no longer making it dangerous for airplanes to fly nearby.
WASHINTON, D.C. (AP) - With its ranks deeply divided, the Boy Scouts of America is asking its local leaders from across the country to decide whether its contentious membership policy should be overhauled so that openly gay boys can participate in Scout units.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's almost time for a new Xbox.
NEW YORK (AP) - The man who police say hurled homophobic slurs at a gay man on a Manhattan street before firing a single fatal shot to his head appeared in court Sunday to face a charge of murder as a hate crime.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Traffic in southwest Connecticut could be a mess for as much as a week until service is restored to the commuter rail line affected by a derailment that injured scores of passengers, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy warned Sunday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - In the spring of 1963, a prominent civil rights leader led dozens of protesters on a four-mile march from a predominantly African-American college campus to the center of Charlotte's downtown.
Manteca High seniors received 138 awards and scholarships during last week's senior awards assembly.
East Union High seniors were presented with scholarships and awards during last week's senior awards assembly.