Jesse Noble has a much-anticipated homecoming ahead. The Manteca product has been stationed in Iraq in the U.S. Army's 1st Calvary Division Special Troops Battalion. He's scheduled to arrive home from Bagdad in mid-April. "But those flight plans can change due to combat relations," Noble recently said. If all goes accordingly, he's looking forward to the family reunion planned for April 26. "My brother and cousins will be there," said Crystal Noble, Jesse's sister, on ...
RIPON - Eagle Scout candidate Quinn McMurtrey, 14, put together a program with the help of the Polly Klaas Foundation to collect DNA samples for families for possible emergency use in locating lost children.
Ed Adams is no stranger to most Mantecans who attend community functions. As the singer of the homegrown blues band Group W, Adams and his fellow musicians have become somewhat of a community staple ever since they started playing at the Crossroads Street Fair several years ago – adding performances at the Fourth of July Celebration at Big League Dreams as well as the Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony. And they'll once again be ...
Chris Kovacs and Teresa Beaton were by no means strangers to the world of competitive skateboarding.
Dropping housing prices are doing little to help financially strapped low-income seniors. That's why Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford – a longtime advocate of subsidized senior housing – is looking forward to the grand opening Monday, April 6, at noon of the 40-unit Almond Court senior housing complex. The apartments at 2030 North Union Road are connected by a central pedestrian walkway to the adjoining 51-unit Almond Terrace that opened in 2004. "There is a great ...
LATHROP – Scores of Lathrop residents recently launched an unsuccessful petition to stop Mayor Kristy Sayles and interim City Manager Cary Keaten from joining the annual One Voice lobbying trip to Washington, D.C., in April.
Can you make a difference in an emergency? Volunteers who have taken the six-week City of Manteca's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training know the answer is yes. Manteca CERT crews mobilized during the oppressive heat wave two years ago found an elderly woman in a Manteca mobile home park in the early stages of heat stroke whose life was saved thanks to their assessing the striation and contacting emergency crews. CERT crews have been ...
There will be a gathering of famous women in history on Sunday, April 19, at the Manteca Senior Center. And the public is invited to come and rub elbows, maybe even chat with them in between sips of tea or sampling scones and finger sandwiches.
Five Manteca motorcycle officers joined the police escort Friday morning for the fallen Oakland officer from Tracy - Sgt. Mark Dunakin - leading his funeral procession to the Bay Area services at Oracle Stadium.
Mickey Lee and Andrea Ramirez, both 17, are the 2009 Manteca Boys & Girls Club Member of the Year.
It would have been easy for Kristen Lance to let her past history with cancer get her down. After losing three grandparents to cancer, Lance was welcomed into adulthood with the breast cancer diagnosis of her mother before also learning that her mother-in-law was facing advanced lung cancer that would need aggressive treatment. Rather than just hoping for a positive outcome, Lance took the time to care for both women while she was going to ...
Recently I saw an article in one of the local papers showing some young people painting blocks of wood that had the appearance of cars or trucks. It indicated that they were making them to send to children in China.
Ben and Sandee Myers don't have cable TV, a flashy car, or the latest high-tech toy. The 20-Something couple, though, has something that they believe is a whole lot more evaluable – a home they can call their own where they can raise their daughter Mallory who turns 2 in May as well as grow old together. The Myers would not have been able to buy a home three years ago when homes in the ...
Erik Mackenroth has been crisscrossing the West Coast, performing his standup comedy act at various venues.
Manteca native Frank Dickman, a member of the Greatest Generation that came of age in the Great Depression and fought in World War II, passed away this week. The Manteca Bulletin profiled Dickman's war service on March 22, 1990. That story is being rerun here to remind us of the great debt we owe the men and women who served America in World War II as well as in other wars and in time of peace. His obituary appears on Page A2 of today's Manteca Bulletin.
Highway 99 traffic was backed up for nearly nine hours Thursday from a big rig that rolled on its side blocking all northbound lanes shortly before 7 a.m.
It is seen as a "Miracle on Judith Court" Tuesday afternoon that is responsible for two brothers, 6, and 2, being rescued by a neighbor who jumped into her pool to save the youngsters she said appeared lifeless, floating on the top of the water.
Thirty percent of Manteca's 330 municipal workers take advantage of the city's interest-free loan program to secure computers for their personal use.
If Christina Thurner had her druthers, she'd spend every waking minute with her baby boy.
Gayle Pace chuckles when she says, "I'm the flower floozy who works on a budget."
Update: Traffic was still at a crawl as of 1 p.m. on Thursday afternoon slowing motorists who were driving northbound on Highway 99 between the Highway 120 Bypass and Yosemite Avenue. Tow trucks had pulled the truck around into one lane leaving the other lane open to allow restricted traffic flow on the freeway.
Manteca is flush with wastewater treatment capacity.
Debra Moore recently worked at Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park.
A crosswalk with flashing beacons on each side of the street to alert motorists there may be pedestrians will be installed later this year on Cottage Avenue at Brookdale Way.
Jessica Becker knows what it's like to be there when her daughter wakes up every morning and when she goes to bed every night – relishing in the bundle of joy and energy that 4-year-old Lauren brings to her family.
What could Manteca do with an extra $1.8 million?
Charlie Jayne Crandall Davis was a happy 6-year-old who wore red-framed glasses, loved to dance and refused to be defined by Down's Syndrome.
It cost just under $30,000 in 1924 to build Manteca's original brick two-story city hall that still stands across from the downtown Library Park.
The speed limit on Cottage Avenue is going to go up by a third.
Jack Miller - a coach and teacher lauded for his "pay-it-forward attitude" - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.