In New England there are entire companies built around the annual changing of the foliage. "Leaf peepers" – the people that make deliberate trips to places like Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont or New Hampshire just to see the changing leaves – provide a huge influx of funding to the area during a time of year that wouldn't otherwise attract visitors. And while you aren't going to see buses of people paying money to come ...
Jim Anderson cups his hand around the back of the microphone. He leans the stand forward and lets his body follow suit. Then, without warning, his lower body violently shifts to the left while his head – and his perfectly coiffed hair – go in the opposite direction. For a split-second, Jim Anderson looks just like one Elvis Aaron Presley. No, Jim Anderson doesn't wear a rhinestone-clad jumpsuit. No, Jim Anderson doesn't speak with a ...
Sandra Farmer took the hand of her 5-year-old daughter Kylie, walked up the ramp to "Typhoon," and climbed into a seat.
Tim Helbling is a wedding singer. He's a bar crooner. He's a cover artist. He's a party performer. And come Sunday, when he and the rest of the 209 All-Stars – the band he's been playing with for the last five years – take the main stage to close out the 29th Manteca Sunrise Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair, he'll be just part of an electric group of musicians that strives to give its audience the best ...
If the three men being charged with the murder of a 51-year-old Manteca man earlier this year do end up going to trial, they might not see the inside of a courtroom until next spring.
Forget horses. Forget bicycles. Forget trudging through the crowd on foot. The Manteca Police Department is going modern. Thanks to a $46,000 grant from the San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District, residents will soon see the officers that patrol large city functions making their around on Segways. They're the two-wheeled, battery-powered machines that move based on the weight distribution of the rider. Lean forward and it goes forward. Lean back and it stops. Lean sharply ...
Patrick Danipour knew that when he joined the Manteca Sunrise Kiwanis that he was one day going to inherit a committee.
LATHROP – Two young men - including one that was killed - were shot late Thursday night in Lathrop after a vehicle chase ended in gunfire on a residential street.
Karen Arnpriester writes for herself. She writes because it gives her control. She writes because it's therapeutic. And she writes because ever since she started four years ago she has discovered a process that has both reaffirmed her personal beliefs and allowed her to expand upon them. Next month the Manteca resident will be one of the featured authors at the Great Valley Bookfest set for Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ...
LATHROP – Paul Wiggin didn't get to play football on a field in front of a hometown crowd.
A Manteca High graduate assigned to a Missouri Marine Corps post died late Monday night when he plummeted more than 70-feet to the bottom of an unexposed sinkhole.
LATHROP – Matthew Hernandez jotted his name and his telephone number down as quickly as possible.
Veronica Mendoza always wanted to make $10-an-hour. She had thought about going in and asking her boss around Thanksgiving for a raise just in time for the Christmas season so she could shower her young son with an abundance of gifts. It wouldn't have amounted to a financial windfall by any stretch, and she still would have struggled to make ends meet. But it would have been a start. Now she doesn't have to worry ...
LATHROP – It's the $150,000 question. Can Lathrop residents unplug from their e-devices long enough to enjoy an afternoon at a local park? It depends who you ask – or how you look at it. A brief, albeit somewhat contentious discussion by the Lathrop City Council Monday night focused on whether it would be prudent for the city to outfit any of its remaining 13 public parks with free Wi-Fi access. It is a project ...
LATHROP – It's nearly impossible to make it across Lathrop without getting stopped by a train.
Myrna Javrie looked at the list.
LATHROP – It's like Redbox but for medical-grade pot.
Mark Boudelik was busy balancing multiple phone calls Tuesday afternoon.
Thomas Christopher Chase was in possession of some interesting things when Manteca Police officers stopped him Monday night on suspicion on breaking into cars in the parking lot of the In-Shape Sports Club on E. Yosemite Avenue.
LATHROP – Matthew Hernandez could be $2,000 richer.
LATHROP – It's been nearly two decades since Californians voted to approve the use of marijuana for medical use and the federal government still doesn't recognize the individual mandates passed by state voters.
Some people call it a tradition.
LATHROP – When the Lathrop City Council got together for their second meeting in November two weeks ago, they freed up their December schedule.
John Hernandez stood in the dining room of Mountain Mike's Pizza, asked for attention, and then offered his profound thanks.
"But we drove here from San Jose and Elk Grove," pleaded two of the teams that showed up the 26th annual Crossroads Grace "Turkey Bowl" Thursday morning.
Joanne Gross had an important job Wednesday night.
LATHROP – When it comes to giving thanks and charitable donations during the holidays, Congressman Jerry McNerney will see just about all types and all flavors .
Brian Mills was on the phone all-day Monday.
Tiffany Garland scanned the phone list and looked for people that she thought might be willing to make donations.
RIPON – Michael Ysit sat on the bench on Ripon's sideline and caught his breath.