Most of the time it isn't hard to find Diana Simmons.
Keeping teens busy is the key to preventing them from getting into trouble or setting out on the wrong path.
Manteca Idol's first winner dropped by the Boys and Girls Club Saturday to take a quick stroll down memory lane and chat with some of the organizers during the second of three auditions on Saturdays that are being held prior to the start of the annual competition at the end of summer.
Joni Morris had more than a few fans waiting for her to step out on stage Saturday night at Woodward Park.
Andrea McClure spends at least a couple days a week at Library Park.
RIPON – Stephen Meece had something to smile about when he left Ripon's Spring Creek Country Club Thursday night.
Second Harvest Food Bank Executive Director Mike Mallory knows that there would be a whole lot of families going hungry in Manteca if it weren't for a large contingency of Del Webb volunteers.
David vs. Goliath doesn't even begin to scratch the surface in the coffee war that's brewing between two chains and an independent in the Union Square Center anchored by Raley's.
Those brave enough to step before the judges and claim the titles of Manteca Idol and Young Manteca Idol will finally get their chance - three of them actually.
Art Mortimer – the appropriately named artist whose work has already been featured in Manteca during a "mural in a day project" that churned out "The Bountiful Valley piece that accentuates downtown slowly sipping a drink in the garden of Liz and Leon Sucht.
Pinkie Rideau seemed at home while clutching her retro carbon microphone in the gazebo at Library Park.
It's been nearly 15 years since the Kolor Blind Souljas – a Northern California hip hop group with extensive roots in Manteca – formally came to pass.
Angel Two Feathers makes his way around the grounds of the Three Rivers Indian Lodge spreading white sage among the elders, the tribal people, and the regular folk alike.
It's been a year since Tevanie Deanne Lantz, 35, was stabbed to death in a neighbor's front yard by her husband who is currently facing murder in the first degree with a special circumstance enhancement.
As if a complete redesign for the 2010 model year wasn't enough, the Kia Forte is making its mark on the automotive world.
LATHROP – Think you've got what it takes to be the grill master?
Wes Chamberlain knows how much fun it can be to participate in the Tip-a-Firefighter event.
LATHROP – You might want to think twice before grabbing that garden hose.
The Saturday shooting across from Antigua Park was brazen, breakneck, and bold.
It was an honest mistake.
The entire ordeal took less than a minute.
Friday wasn't a day of celebration for Rob Cox.
It sounds like a restaurant.
It took more than two months, a week in the San Joaquin County Jail, a $100,000 cash bond and countless trips back-and-forth to Las Vegas.
All that Magdi Zakher wanted was equipment.
As goes Washington, D.C., so goes the nation.
LATHROP – The woman hoping to unseat longtime Manteca Unified trustee Manuel Medeiros doesn't appear to live in his district.
It is being hailed as an economic juggernaut – a $39 million infrastructure upgrade providing vital access to development that will help push the boundaries of what Manteca can become and who it will attract for the next two decades.
LATHROP – The official-looking Department of Defense signs have been painted over.
LATHROP – The nearly 11,000 homes that will be constructed at River Islands will drastically alter the landscape of whatever school district ends up serving the students that fall within its boundaries.