It was a truly electric and exciting moment in time. It was all about family – about searching for roots and finding an uncle – and I actually got to be part of the concluding chapter of that life-long adventure. It was an emotional rush for Manteca businessman Larry Lenschmidt and for his 45-year-old niece from Petaluma when she and her husband, Malcolm, their 4-year-old son, Alex, and her sister Janet walked through the front ...
Manteca's green waste will soon go to Lathrop. And in exchange, Manteca will get 100 cubic yards of mulch free of charge for use by the city. The rest will be turned into compost for use by landscapers and farmers. The Manteca City Council is expected to approve a contract with Valley Organics when they meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Manteca Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St. Valley Organics has submitted the low ...
Not even a lack of firefighters slowed down a fill-the-boot charity event organized to help youth in the community.
The Rev. Quincy McClain and the Southside Christian Church are again offering a summer event to reach 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.
It was a good reason to party. The South San Joaquin Irrigation District marked its first century of service this month prompting nearly 500 people to make their way to the district headquarters in Manteca for an open house on Wednesday. They were celebrating much more than just a milestone. The SSJID's reservoirs and coffers are both full while other irrigation districts in the state struggle to weather the drought and economic firestorm. The success ...
When Phil Waterford got home from the Memorial Day drama events that he emceed on Saturday, he couldn't sleep.
Manteca Police officer Stephen Dowswell on routine patrol Wednesday afternoon spotted heavy smoke coming from an apartment complex in the 400 block of Acacia Avenue – made a radio call for fire department response -and rousted its residents.
It's time to get into the swim of things again. Manteca Parks and Recreation – which provided 1,800 youth swimming lessons last summer – is getting ready to offer its standard week-day group sessions plus add Saturday lessons as well as private lessons. "We already have a few people who want private lessons," noted Toni Lundgren of Manteca Parks and Rec. She said the one-on-one classes are ideal for people who have children who need ...
Manteca DeMolay is hosting an omelet, biscuits and gravy breakfast on Sunday, May 31, from 8 a.m. until noon at the Masonic Temple, 212 N. Powers Ave. in Manteca.
Mike Morenzone – the marathon man of Manteca coaching – has amassed a career win-loss record of 538-172, 17 league championships and two Sac-Joaquin Section crowns.
There was a time when cows grazed freely in East Union Cemetery among the gravestones of such Manteca pioneers as Joshua Cowell and J.Walter Graves.
Wal-Mart. Doctor's Hospital. Food 4 Less. Bass Pro. Costco. Name any of the large buildings within the Manteca city limits and you will be describing buildings that would require an aerial ladder to extinguish a large fire. Do you frequent any of these establishments?
Sammy Davis walked the halls of Manteca High a generation before Charles Palmer III. The two men never met. Davis went on to serve America in the Vietnam War where his valor while facing death to save the lives of men in his Army unit eventually led to his receiving the Medal of Honor. Palmer enlisted in the Marines after graduating from high school and served from 1990 to 1994. Then 12 years later in ...
Earl "The Pearl" Watson - a survivor from America's bloodiest engagement at the Battle of the Bugle during World War II where 80,000 United States soldiers died - is the last man standing in his old segregated regiment that once numbered 1,800 strong. Watson was in Manteca Monday to address those gathered to remember the fallen during the Memorial Day ceremonies at East Union Cemetery. "This is one of the most patriotic cities I've seen," ...
Staff Sergeant Ronald "Chad" White – a 2003 graduate of East Union High School – is the U.S. Army Stuttgart, Germany garrison's non-commissioned officer (NCO) of the year. Presentation of his award took place earlier this month at his current duty station in Stuttgart, during the Army's year-long celebration of The Year of the NCO. Sgt. White – an Army military policeman (MP) – has served two combat tours in Iraq as a gunner and ...
LATHROP - What's the "coolest" building in Lathrop?
LATHROP – They don't call him "Gnarly" for just any reason.
An 18-year-old woman thrown through the air after being struck in a crosswalk on East Yosemite Avenue at Washington Avenue early Tuesday afternoon became the eighth pedestrian hit by a vehicle so far this year.
LATHROP – For the first time in two years the City of Lathrop will pass a budget that doesn't call for employee layoffs.
Marilyn Lindberg and Melissa Meharg watched as Lucille Solaegui taste-tested the colorful cupcake topped with a floral motif.
Michael Shrope had a unique piece of wall art arrive in the mail earlier this week.
There was a time when Manteca's leaders dreamed of landing employers in the same genre of PeopleSoft, AT&T and LSI Logic to power the city's economic engine.
Growing up, April Smith loved to play the role of police officer – collaring the "bad guy" in living-room and neighborhood standoffs.
Here's a hunch: Bet on Heather Scharmann.
Mabel Teicheira is a mother of two, the grandmother of three, and great-grandmother of nine.
Get ready for a new McMansion Era in Manteca.
Youngsters of the Friday Unity Night in the Neighborhood were still getting used to their new digs following the ribbon-cutting event.
By ROSE ALBANO RISSO
STOCKTON – Non-profits in and around San Joaquin County are appreciative of the money that San Francisco-based PG&E has given out to them over the years.
STOCKTON – The San Joaquin County Fair is back after a brief run this past fall.