The curtain is about to go up on four months of community entertainment designed to help foster kids, honor America's servicemen, and provide a family-style setting for live music and movies.
There was a time when stubborn landowners who owned vacant lots had weeds abated by the city at taxpayer expense and then have a lien placed against their property to recoup the money.
The woman visiting her son's grave site was not too pleased. She did not like what she was hearing from Evelyn Prouty, one of the regular volunteers who have taken it upon themselves to keep the historic East Union Cemetery from turning into a weed patch after the state revoked its business license and seized its endowment care funds.
A warm Sunday drew big crowds to the final day of the 13th annual Crossroads of California Street Fair staged in downtown by the Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The Manteca Historical Museum offers plenty of things for visitors to discover. First, there are the "hidden treasures." These are the rusty remnants of various agricultural equipment found in the "memorial building" just literally a skip and a hop away from the main museum. A visit to this adjunct display area is definitely worth the extra step and time you make to get there. Everything on display here came from farms in Manteca and surroundings. ...
Senior projects may soon become a casualty of Manteca Unified's $23.5 million budget shortfall.
Jowell Griggs laughs as she recalls her first encounter with her husband-to-be Leo. She was an 18-year-old keeping the scorebook for her uncle Robert Agdoma's basketball tournament. "I was making stars by the names of the guys I thought were cute," laughed the 1985 East Union High graduate and third generation Manteca area resident. "Leo wasn't one of them." Twenty-two years of marriage later it is clear that Leo is the love of Jowell's life ...
Warm weather only helped make the crowd of festival-goers at the 13th annual Crossroads of Manteca Street Fair grow even larger on Saturday.
They say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. And that's never been more true than when it comes to your heart. Over the course of the next several weeks, the Manteca Coronary Health Improvement Project – or Manteca CHIP – will be holding a series of information meetings to help introduce residents to the five-week video seminar hosted by Dr. Hans Diehl that is designed to help people change their ...
By this afternoon tens of thousands of people will be flooding Yosemite Avenue browsing everything from homemade crafts to unique trinkets.
Frank Aquila knew absolutely nothing about what it would take to put a dinner fundraiser together.
Recent rains and warm weather have created perfect conditions for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes develop in standing water. San Joaquin County Mosquito & Vector Control District (District) asks all residents to eliminate standing water on their property. "As we approach warmer weather, mosquito development progresses quickly. It is imperative to stop this early development before adult mosquitoes become abundant," said Aaron Devencenzi, spokesman for the district. Containers, old tires, leaking faucets, buckets, and wheel-barrows, are among items ...
Providing affordable housing in Manteca is trickier than in many other parts of California thanks to the long shadow cast by the Bay Area economy.
When Vinnie Bhan learned that they were extending the length of the Crossroads of California Street Fair east to Fremont Avenue, he knew he had to do something special.
A memorial garden, arbors with climbing roses, decorative benches accented by flowering shrubs, and whitewashed picket fences are among the landscape improvements being planned for the historic East Union Cemetery in Manteca.
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.