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 ...
RIPON – Carl Dunbar is no stranger to living the life of the outdoor sportsman. And now the Manteca High grad is sharing his love for hunting and fishing with more than 200,000 viewers on the show that he produces with fellow Manteca High grad Jerry Walser and friend Brian Stevens on Comcast Sportsnet California with viewership in California, Nevada, and Oregon. It's a big step for three guys who love the outdoors and figured ...
LATHROP – It wasn't that long ago that the thought of holding a skate competition at the Lathrop Skate Park seemed crazy.
Randy Sprinkle knew that he had a lot to be thankful for. Blessed with new grandchildren and a ranch slaughtering business that was taking care of his family fairly well, Sprinkle had nothing but good things to look back on as he reflected over the course of the last 12 months. But when he kept reading about how the Second Harvest Food Bank's Turkeys R Us fund was running drastically low he figured he could ...
TUOLOMNE - They call it the great equalizer. After Summerville its only loss of the season in a Week 2 non-league contest, soggy conditions at Thorstead Field turned the tables on Ripon Friday. The host Bears avenged the earlier defeat with a 33-0 shocker, knocking Ripon out of the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV-B playoffs. While the inclement weather did not help, it was not an excuse made by Ripon head coach ...
The gang awareness seminar held Thursday night at the Fellowship Baptist Church hit close to home for Jacqueline McFadden.
They've reached the crescendo. There are no more weeks of judge's choice or funky period pieces. It's The Road Hole at St. Andrews. It's that moment in the 100-yard dash right before you dip across the finish line. There's no doubt that the remaining contestants in Manteca Idol have given everything of themselves to get where they are now, and now it all comes down to Monday when the winner is finally crowned at Chez ...
STOCKTON – It is possible to have the best of both worlds. While Hertz Auto Sales offers year-old previously-rented cars at reduced prices every day of the year, they're currently cutting back their prices even further to make room for the 2009 models that will be flooding the lot once their service in the fleet has been completed. Armed with the original factory warranty and an available warranty upgrade, the vehicles run the gamut from ...
The proof is in the pudding.
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 .