Business is booming at Manteca's Big League Dreams sports complex. The management has just hired 11 new employees and plans to do another wave of hiring in the coming months after ending 2008 with a record 355,000 paying visitors who passed through the turnstiles. The firm leasing and operating the six-field complex that also has two restaurants and an indoor soccer arena reported that in first quarter comparisons there are: •257 adults softball teams this ...
Faith Johnson might have been wearing the most fashionable belt in town. As one of the dozens of kids who turned out for Python Ron's Reptile Kingdom presentation Wednesday at the Manteca Public Library, Johnson showed no fear as she stepped up onto a footstool and prepared herself to have a boa constrictor placed around her waist as she modeled off the new trend with a smile. And while Python Ron's presentation has become an ...
"Don't spend your time being miserable – don't take time for granted!"
Souzapalooza is back. The fifth annual Manteca event will be held on Saturday at Rocco's Sports and Spirit, 757 N. Main St., beginning at 6 p.m. Among the bands on tap are Odessa, Grey Space, and Icarus Jones. Cost is $15 with all proceeds benefitting Jason Davino. According to Mark Souza, who is the Souzapalooza proprietor, Davino is one of the owners of Fuzion Salon and Spa. A cancer patient, he has been receiving treatment ...
A sample of the photos taken by the Bulletin staff that appeared in the print edition of the Manteca Bulletin during the week of April 2-8.
Hollywood productions such as "Driving Miss Daisy", "Ghostbusters II", and "Back to the Future II" were packing them in at movie houses the last time ticket prices were $3.
Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca / Lathrop took part in the Wacky Egg Games Wednesday as part of the Spring Break activities.
Spring has definitely arrived in Manteca.
It's organized chaos. And it's a Manteca spring tradition. Some 1,500 to 2,000 kids are expected to descend on Northgate Park Saturday for the free Manteca Noon Kiwanis annual Easter egg hunt. They start arriving at 9:30 a.m., even though the actual gates to the softball complex won't open until well over an hour later. They will come with rabbit ears, in their Easter casual or just plain every day clothes carrying baskets, buckets and ...
Johnson Studio was a downtown fixture in Manteca for many years. From 1949 to 1984, to be exact.
The typical Manteca homeless family helped by HOPE Ministries isn't battling substance abuse or living off the system. They are clean and gainfully employed.
Ursula Belaski is an amazing woman. This 84-year-old grandmother is as sharp as a tack and a terrific conversationalist. She visualizes life's stage that she encountered as though everything happened only yesterday. Her dreams of tomorrow seem to be filled with the anticipation of wonder and excitement for what is yet to come. I was only in her home for an hour as we chatted about her life - an hour I will never forget. ...
LATHROP - Did the Lathrop City Council break its own rule after approving a resolution on June 3, 2008 which budgeted $20,000 for the "engagement" of Douglas H. Barton as the hearing officer in the Matt Browne wrongful termination appeal case?
Ed Crom could remember when Almond Court was once an agricultural area. His uncle farmed the land not too far from the newest affordable apartment homes for seniors located at 2030 N. Union Road. The former Escalon and Modesto resident recently decided to make Almond Court his new home. "At first, I was skeptical about moving in," Crom said at Monday's grand opening celebration of the new 40-unit addition by Eden Housing, Inc. "I'm a ...
RIPON - It wasn't as much about getting free flowers as it was putting together a good laugh.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Yosemite National Park rangers are searching for a 19-year-old Sacramento man who was swept over a waterfall while swimming in the Merced River.
Watts Equipment Company is one of the many firms that has stepped up to the plate to support the efforts of the Second Harvest Food Bank in Manteca's Industrial Park. Food Bank CEO Mike Mallory has nothing but gratitude for Watts' efforts and those of its president Shirley Perreira in supplying commercial forklifts and their needed parts and service at his Industrial Park Drive location in Manteca that feeds the hungry in both San Joaquin ...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Just back from his part-time home in Mexico, former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura dangled the idea Friday that he could run for the U.S. presidency in 2016.
A 53-year-old Railroad Flat man was arrested by Ripon P:olice officers shortly before noon Saturday allowing them to recover some $5,000 in merchandise from three Tractor Supply stores in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties. Shawn Michael Tegen was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on multiple felony charges including burglary, theft utilizing a forged credit card, fraud and the possession of stolen property, according to Ripon's First Sergeant Steve Merchant. Merchant said a quick ...
Over the years, a number of accidents have sent everything from cars to a milk tanker truck into sound walls along the Louise Avenue corridor. Rarely did pieces of the masonry wall fly more than 10 or so feet. Recently a car made a glancing blow on a sound wall that was put in place as part of the Del Webb at Woodbridge housing development north of Lathrop Road on Union Road. The masonry wall ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jean Stapleton's Edith Bunker was such a dithery charmer that we had to love her. And because she loved her bombastic husband Archie, we made room for him and TV's daring "All in the Family."
Steve DeBrum wants to make sure Manteca's future - and that of the rest of the region - isn't shipped south to Los Angeles.
The thought of near 100-degree day – like the one that is expected today – is enough to make most people cringe.
A power plant capable of providing enough electricity to supply 280 homes a day could be built among the almond orchards south of Escalon.
Aaron Morris had every reason to not enjoy life. Every reason to be bitter about his lot. Every excuse to feel sorry for himself. A string of legitimate and justifiable excuses to avoid getting a job.
It's been seven years since residents in east Manteca convinced city leaders Louise Avenue needs to be widened to four lanes and have sidewalks installed east of Cottage Avenue to improve safety.
Jack Cole kissed and hugged his mother in the driveway of her Cottage Avenue home.
Sand animation artist Joe Castillo, who reached the finals last year in America's Got Talent, is scheduled for four performances this weekend at the Crossroads Church on Moffat Boulevard in Manteca.
It's one thing for a non-profit to win something that will bolster its regular offerings or a few hundred dollars to help with operating expenses.
At this time last year, 17-year-old Myklyn Balmut had the whole world and the future ahead of her.