It was a discussion about dogs in heat. And it definitely got heated. More than two dozen dog owners stridently defended their position against a possible ordinance that would make the fixing of all dogs mandatory under city law if the City Council were to approve the same piece of legislation that is already in place the similarly sized City of Santa Cruz. The council is expected to discuss the possible ordinance – which tentatively ...
Ed Adams is no stranger to most Mantecans who attend community functions. As the singer of the homegrown blues band Group W, Adams and his fellow musicians have become somewhat of a community staple ever since they started playing at the Crossroads Street Fair several years ago – adding performances at the Fourth of July Celebration at Big League Dreams as well as the Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony. And they'll once again be ...
Chris Kovacs and Teresa Beaton were by no means strangers to the world of competitive skateboarding.
It would have been easy for Kristen Lance to let her past history with cancer get her down. After losing three grandparents to cancer, Lance was welcomed into adulthood with the breast cancer diagnosis of her mother before also learning that her mother-in-law was facing advanced lung cancer that would need aggressive treatment. Rather than just hoping for a positive outcome, Lance took the time to care for both women while she was going to ...
The decision on whether to shell out $134,000 required to add a dog park at Woodward Park is still up in the air.
TRACY – Just because you've got to spend your mornings behind the wheel of a car doesn't mean it's a process you shouldn't enjoy.
RIPON – Ripon Unified could end up servicing at least 1,000 new households even though the properties will be located inside of Manteca's city limits.
The afternoon lines often extends out onto the sidewalks of the 300 block of East Yosemite Avenue as walk-up customers in the heart of Manteca's commercial center have taken to the unique American-based menu that offers everything from sandwiches and salads.
LATHROP – Kenneth DeGuzman didn't have to be at Lathrop High's first ever Performing Arts night Tuesday, but that didn't stop him from coming in to browse the walls covered in the projects that students had created over the course of the last three months.
RIPON - After years of what seemed an unbreakable deadlock, the agencies with a viable interest in the new frontage road along the west side of Highway 99 are heading back to the negotiation table.
RIPON – The longer days and the warming weather means that it's time to get outside and have some fun.
It would have been all too easy for Kathy Aartman-Weed to give up. After growing up in a home that was plagued with problems that stemmed from the premature loss of two of her sisters, Aartman-Weed faced another tremendous life hurdle when her own daughter passed away after battling health problems for the majority of her life. As if that weren't enough, a fire in her home would eventually claim almost everything that she owned ...
Beverly Thompson knew when she walked away from her restaurant in Hollywood more than a decade ago the business was something that was never going to leave.
RIPON - Things were looking very bright for Ripon Christian when it jumped out to an early four-run lead behind senior hurler Sarah Nieweg in a game against neighboring rival Ripon Thursday afternoon.
Elaine Thompson knows that people are going to enjoy themselves at the annual murder mystery dinner held every year to benefit the Manteca CAPS program that cares for developmentally disabled adults.
Hunter Leonard knew that his tie was straight.
LATHROP – Chase Hayes summed up his excitement in a single motion.
LATHROP – The City of Lathrop isn't necessarily swimming in a pool full of money.
Alvin Vang's black gown was heavier than most.
Tuesday afternoon was bittersweet for Britney Szeto.
If Emmanuel Torres ended up on the street tomorrow, he wouldn't fare so well. For starters, the 15-year-old vice president of the Manteca Boys and Girls Club's Keystone Club - a leadership academy for teenagers -- struggled with piecing together a makeshift shelter that only needed tape and staples to finish. Even with a handful of helpers, Torres couldn't manage get the thick cardboard walls to stick to the wooden frame that had shielded him ...
By JASON CAMPBELL
Manuel Cardenas didn't think that he was ever going to graduate high school.
LATHROP – And I wondered why people don't trust the government.
LATHROP - It's been a few years since the City of Lathrop financed its way into an additional allotment from the South San Joaquin Irrigation District's surface water treatment plant.
It takes work to apply for college scholarships.
Efren Juarez had a good thing going with his business that hosted poster tournaments for non-profit organizations.
LATHROP – Bicycle safety is no laughing matter.
By JASON CAMPBELL
LATHROP – Steven Gascon doesn't mind the fact that the City of Lathrop shelled out $4,000 to rent the space in the Target parking lot for a weekend carnival.