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.
The Manteca Branch Library could be facing a reduction in hours. According to Dennis Tucker, Library Division Manager for the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library System, the decision could depend on funding received from San Joaquin County along with the local municipalities, including Stockton and Manteca, for the upcoming year. "We're also looking at other sources including one-time funds," he said at Wednesday's state-of-the-budget report to the Manteca Friends of the Library. Tucker noted that ...
Adam Pintor can rest easy knowing that he did a little something to help the planet. To coincide with the national celebration of Earth Day on Wednesday Pintor was one of more than a dozen members of Cub Scout Pack 432 that distributed decorated paper bags at Save Mart on Main Street – bags that were emblazoned with activity sheets encouraging conservation. Getting out and talking to people, he said, was a great way to ...
RIPON - Going outside the box for cancer research in Ripon actually equates to shredding what is inside the box for a $10 donation to the American Cancer Society as part of Ripon's Relay for Life event set for mid-May at the Ripon High football stadium.
The Union Pacific Railroad's historic steam locomotive No. 844 passed through Manteca and Lathrop early Wednesday afternoon on its "Western Heritage Tour," enroute to Stockton.
It's a long way from the jungles of Nicaragua to Spreckels Park in Manteca. Mike Atherton – the high-profile face of Manteca's 21st development community – partnered with a friend who was a Peace Corps volunteer back in 1979 working with the poor in that Central America country. People he befriended down there came to him one day in 1979 and warned him the Sandinistas were going to launch a war in a bid to ...
After more than two decades of overseeing the department that brought about Woodward Park and Big League Dreams, Steve Houx is calling it quits.
Tracy Crane slipped into a bikini and summer dress and joined her boyfriend Scott Johnson for a float down the Stanislaus River.
A known Manteca transient apparently walked in front of a west bound car at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of East Center Street, midway between Lincoln and Grant Avenues.
Threats against a Manteca Police officer's life on the Internet forced a former Manteca man to appear in a Stockton courtroom Wednesday morning for his continued arraignment on felony charges.
Editor's note: This is the third of a six-part series taking a look back at Manteca's first 95 years as an incorporated city. Voters approved incorporation on May 28, 1918.