The days of Kia just being a commuter car are over. With the release of the Kia Forte and the Soul over the course of the last year – two stylish models that have become hits with the younger generation – the Korean auto manufacturer is now making inroads into markets that were typically reserved for other foreign cars. And they only keep improving the models that have been the focus of an industry buzz ...
Brenna McLeary had a good reason to support Hospice of San Joaquin's annual "Manteca Tree of Lights" on Wednesday evening.
It was his love for Christmas that got Sam Minturn interested in starting his own Christmas tree farm.
Frozen yogurt has always been a soft spot in the heart of Manteca restaurateur Jeff Liotard. For as long as he can remember, Liotard has been a fan of the frozen goodness that initially only made a handful of flavors available to customers that flooded the shops for the tasty treats. So when hitting a few of his favorite frozen yogurt stands in the area, Liotard thought why not open his own shop? He approached ...
It was an annual tradition to pile into the car with my parents and drive around town looking at the ornate Christmas displays that people would assemble.
RIPON – The Christmas season is officially underway in "The Almond Capital of the World."
The cultural impacts of this holiday weekend stretch far beyond the widespread American celebration of Thanksgiving.
Not even the cold was enough to keep people away from the Black Friday rush. The promise of discounted laptops and video games was enough to stack up customers outside of Manteca's Best Buy as they braved the night air while waiting for the store to open at 5 a.m. – with some people even showing up before midnight to stake out their place in line. "It's a small price to pay in order to ...
Offense might win games, but it was defense that allowed Sierra to hold off a prolific Benicia passing attack that was unlike anything the team has seen so far this year.
Shawn Jackson knows that he has a lot to be thankful for. Thursday afternoon he joined his family at Woodward Park for an afternoon that included the traditional Thanksgiving game of football as well as some baked goodies that everybody enjoyed together. They were taking advantage of the unusually temperate outdoor climate. While many this Thanksgiving have been assisted by community outreach efforts through organizations like Second Harvest Food Bank and local churches, Jackson says ...
Linda Lavery always had the plan to own her own NAPA Auto Parts Store after working her way up to a management position in Lodi.
Volunteering has always come easy for Jeff and Jan Stoermer. For more than a decade, the Manteca couple have integrated themselves into a handful of local organizations including the Citizens Police Academy, the Community Emergency Response Team, and the Seniors Helping Area Residents and Police unit. And for the last three years the couple has volunteered to work together manning the cameras for the annual Boys and Girls Club Telethon – getting a behind-the-scenes look ...
The writing on the wall started to shine through the minute that East Union High School and Community Choir Instructor Anne Talcott told her that she had been one of the best in the competition.
The Manteca Idol torch has been passed. After months of weekly performances that required both extensive preparation and dedication, two Manteca singers – Shellie Hoyt and Annie Banks – were honored at Chez Shari as titles winners for the Manteca Idol and the first annual Manteca Junior Idol. They will perform tonight at the Boys & Girls Club Telethon between 7 and 8 p.m. You can drop by the club at 545 W. Alameda, watch ...
LATHROP – Phil Waterford wasn't having the best day.
Three. Two. One.
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.