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.
By JASON CAMPBELL
Bill Brown brushed aside the balmy summer air Tuesday evening and continued browsing for the perfect ear of corn at the Manteca Farmer's Market.
Not even triple-digit temperatures were able to stop Manteca Police Sergeant Mike Aguilar from doing his part to help the community.
There aren't many places you'll find a high school athletic director dressed up as 1990s superstar Vanilla Ice or get to see the newly elected Superintendent of San Joaquin County Schools cutting a rug with a former Oakland Raiderette.
SACRAMENTO – It's something that we use every day, in multiple ways, and pay little mind to the systems or the intricate network that makes it all possible.
It was seniors dancing with seniors Friday night.
Randy Greer is hoping that his notebook full of lyrics will be the final piece of the musical puzzle that so many groups try to piece together.
STOCKTON – It's no secret that cars have become part of our daily lives – from picking the kids up from soccer practice to commuting to work.
Roem Baur had it all on Tuesday night.
LATHROP – Brent Maynor's concerns aren't necessarily limited.
It is going to cost nearly $150 million for levee upgrades to protect Manteca, Lathrop, Weston Ranch, and parts of rural south Manteca from a 200-year flood.
Good luck getting California's diverse special interest groups to agree on anything.
RIPON – After an explosive defensive Ripon Christian start left the visiting Orestimba Wildcats wearing roller-skates and its fleet-footed gunslinger struggling to breathe, the Southern League opener at Stouffer Field Friday night looked like an exercise in futility.
STOCKTON – Being linked to school board hopefuls with serious ethical questions might not be the worst thing for Sam Fant.
Your garbage might just be going to power your home.
It might not be the most unique approach at making a stand.
LATHROP – Another 50 jobs are coming to Lathrop.
A pharmacy that discovered back in July that one of its employees had been pilfering highly-addictive narcotics from its supply is getting an extra-close look by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
STOCKTON – Testimony has been given. Both sides have made their case.
SONORA – If the game could have been summed up by a single play, this was it.
Does Manteca Unified School District board candidate Ashley Drain know the way home?
Children slip through the cracks.
LATHROP – Rosalinda Valencia doesn't want homeless people rifling through the trash in Lathrop.