Christmas memories flavor our yuletide seasons for years to come. It was my hope to touch on the happier side of life no matter how simple it might have been at the time. The fact that some things of a positive nature can stay with us and be passed on to our children and often from generation to generation is a gift in itself.
A Manteca family lost everything in a Thursday morning apartment fire and is in need of assistance from the community with clothing and furniture.
It was a taste of Americana at an early morning Yule get-together of "real friends" who work together, like each other, and perform as a team despite the stress and public pressures they face on a daily basis.
Burglars in Manteca were apparently focused on parked vehicles throughout the weekend breaking into more than a dozen cars and trucks for the valuables they could see through the windows.
Manteca's Noe Marin is spreading the message and the spirit of Christmas through his new album, "The Gift of Christmas," presenting his artistry on both the clarinet and saxophone.
Prayer – when all else fails – brings hope and love into life's equation resulting in what has often been seen as being miraculous interventions in what was believed to be inevitable.
It was a blast that could be heard some three miles away that tore apart an old Volkswagen Jetta Thursday morning proving the deadly potential of an explosive device found in a recent felony probation search in Manteca
Jessee Refugio Tellez, 50, was found guilty of first degree murder by a San Joaquin County Superior Court jury Wednesday for the knifing death of his 35-year-old wife Tevanie Deanne Tellez some 18 months ago in Manteca.
Manteca Police are increasing neighborhood patrols this week hoping to discourage a further rise in daytime home burglaries during the current holiday season.
Robert Schulz's 32 years of service on the South San Joaquin Irrigation District board ended on Tuesday.
Christmas giving for the sake of children is prompting Manteca community members to step forward this holiday season.
Manteca Realtor David Greeley got a send off to his new home in Oregon last week by his peers at Coldwell Banker Real Estate and by the couple that made his first sale possible.
Once again the Manteca Police Officers Association has stepped up to the plate making sure some 80 children have presents for Christmas.
It was Manteca's wild game feast of all feasts to behold for the 27th year at the Manteca Camper and Trailer facility Friday generating donations going directly to families in need during the Christmas season.
It was a set of mad dashes on the live Good Morning Sacramento television show racing through the aisles of the Grocery Outlet store on East Yosemite Avenue Friday that benefited the Manteca Boys & Girls Club.
Vigilant neighbors spotted a man and a woman cutting up copper wire and tubing in the 900 block of Yolo shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday and called 911.
The alleged theft of $100,000 in electricity used in separate homes in Lathrop and Tracy for growing marijuana led to an arrest by the San Joaquin County narcotics task force agents and sheriff's deputies.
A Manteca Police officer was rear ended in his patrol car on the Highway 120 Bypass east of Union Road Wednesday at 10:30 p.m.
Heavy black smoke seen for miles from burning outbuildings in Lathrop north of Louise Avenue and just east of McKinley Avenue at the end of Park Avenue drew sightseers from several communities as two outbuildings literally burned to the ground Wednesday afternoon.
A driver whose car veered off the roadway last April striking four teens – killing one 14-year-old – as they walked home along the shoulder of East Highway 120 returning from an orchard bonfire won't receive jail time.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca made a monetary gift to the Veterans of Foreign Wars post for the new 3,600-square-foot Manteca Veterans Center now under construction in the 500 block of Moffat Boulevard.
Amanda Buhay could have died in mid-December in a Manteca High classroom.
A split second – a misdirected moment in time – can so easily be fatal and a life-long torment for countless people.
Driving under the influence crashes can have unexpected fallout.
Doctors Hospital has five new nurses on staff following an intense Versant intern program.
Manteca Police Sgt. Mike Sexon vowed to catch a brazen auto theft suspect and he did just that Monday afternoon.
A team of 75 volunteers including children spent Saturday morning honoring fallen heroes by trimming, cleaning and polishing their headstones.
Assembly member Susan Eggman visited the Second Harvest Food Bank Friday afternoon asking for support of her Assembly Bill 215 that will benefit farmers and hungry Californians alike.
They should consider themselves warned.
It was a nightmarish scene