Manuel Valverde Park becomes awash with people when the annual Relay for Life transforms the impeccable grounds into ground-zero for the fight against cancer.
Eight years ago Pastor Mike Dillman wanted to say thank you. He wanted to say thank you to the police officers that keep the streets of Manteca safe and say thank you to the firefighters that put their lives on the line to protect lives and property. But when he sat down with members of The Place of Refuge to plan out a memorial Sept. 11 luncheon, Dillman also wanted to say thank you ...
Bill Barnhart doesn't have any complaints about the response times of the Manteca Fire Department.
Paula Camp would like to be able to say that she looks forward to going to work. After all, she owns and runs KinderCamp Academy – a Manteca preschool on Mission Ridge Drive behind Safeway – and knows that all of the smiling faces and exuberant cheers she'll be awarded should be more than enough to lift anyone's spirits. But unfortunately it's a contingent of Manteca's homeless population that, until the Manteca Police Department began ...
Two Manteca residents were shot in their home early Saturday morning, just blocks from the Manteca Police Department.
LATHROP – The San Joaquin County Grand Jury wants to get proactive in tackling the rising crime problem.
When Isaiah Gordon galloped into the end zone for East Union's first touchdown, it was a good play.
They're shuttered, paved over or almost completely forgotten. But for Kristopher Rowberry, the amusement parks of yesterday are just as fascinating as any trip to Disneyland or Great America, even if there's nothing left to ride. Take, for example, his recent endeavor to chronicle the golden years of Manteca's famed Oakwood Lake waterslides. If you were to ask any Manteca resident that has called the growing community home for a substantial amount of time, they'll ...
Four different people harassed elementary school students over a four-day span last month. And three of them exposed themselves in the process. Even with a handful of tips coming from the public that are currently being followed up on by investigators, the Manteca Police Department is still looking for crucial information that may lead to the arrest of the individuals that they believe are responsible. The first of the incidents took place on Friday, Aug. ...
Manteca is a city council vote away from having another event venue. And it's a nice venue at that. But concerns about whether the city's initial proposed pricing plan for renting the community rooms inside of the $8.3 million transit center undercut businesses that already offer the same services prompted the council to form a committee to come up with a different rate schedule. And when the committee met on Thursday afternoon, they came up ...
The bell rang, but Jose Zamarripa was ignoring it. It wasn't that he wasn't interested in making it to class on time. But this was back-to-school night at Manteca High. As the President of Ballet Folklorico De La Rosa, Zamarripa and the rest of the members had a fun yet important job to do – promote the cultural growth that the club strives to bolster, and push frozen mango pops that he knew were going ...
SAN FRANCISCO – “Do you want a receipt?” the toll-taker asked. “Yes please,” I said. It was a simple exchange. Something you wouldn’t exactly expect to have any sort of extra meaning or relevance. But 39 minutes after the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened for the regular people of the world, she handed me $16 in change and a slip of paper proving that I was part of the ...
People see them on social media sites all the time. Beware of strange people in your neighborhood that might be up to no good. There's a group that's running a certain racket that will inadvertently lead to some sort of harm to you or your family. The specifics change, but in Jessica Becker's case the talk at the preschool she takes her daughter to focused on group of door-to-door booksellers that had allegedly been targeting ...
Tommy Nelson thought he was getting himself another wonderful Labor Day. After all, Sunday made things look that way with its sunshine and it's typical early September temperatures, so he didn't think twice when he went to the store, bought some ribs, and planned on grilling them up for the last big weekend holiday of the summer. The last thing he expected was the rain. In an unexpected turn, the hot summer conditions that have ...
In less than 30 years, San Joaquin County will have more than 110,000 additional households.
Jesus didn't have to worry about a cold spell.
LATHROP – It's like Linda Rose that she'd feel like she wasn't deserving of the honor of being the 2013 Lathrop Holiday Parade Grand Marshal.
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.