Four elementary school secretaries are out to get their man – a Manteca area cook, Steven Garcia, 52, who they say took their money for six "discounted" Dell computers three months ago that he didn't deliver.
David Brush of Manteca received a check for $17,765 recently to use as a "secret shopper" at Wal-Mart. He was to keep $220 for his part in carrying out a survey for MoneyGram International facilities.
Manteca developer Marie Raymus is once again making it possible for the Give Every Child a Chance bowl-a-thon to take place on all 48-lanes at Manteca Bowl and Family Fun Center.
The weekly Manteca Chamber of Commerce coffee Wednesday morning had a pleasant surprise twist at the offices of the South County Crisis Center on West Center Street.
Twenty-two Manteca firemen responded to a predawn fire in a home in the 400 block of Seville Way in north Manteca near Crestwood Park Sunday morning that caused an estimated $300,000 in damage.
Every child needs a second chance - a second chance to learn.
By GLENN KAHL
Those stalwart members of the business community have always been great to chat with over the years. It's often their only income - never getting a weekly check from big business or from government.
It was the distant but vivid dream of an Iranian teenager who left his country as a refugee some 30 years ago to educate himself in the U.S.
Crawling through a simulated attic ducting, dismantling a car with the Jaws of Life and ascending to the top of the Manteca Fire Department's new aerial ladder was all part of the day Tuesday for a dozen Manteca Chamber of Commerce Junior Ambassadors.
Ryan Sivley , 28, has made a place for himself in the Hollywood world of animation – something of a recession-proof industry. People like to go to the movies even in bad economic times.
A man believed to be in his early 20s, who was shot in the legs last Monday night at the corner of Northwoods Avenue and Lovell Way, was released from a Manteca hospital the night of the shooting.
While most of Manteca was glued to their televisions watching the Super Bowl, Manteca Police patrolman Mike Espinosa was stopping a car in the 300 block of Mikesell Street that turned away from him and into an alley in mid block.
Police dispatcher Rudy Fowler has dedicated three decades in keeping his officers safe on the streets of Manteca – doing a great job in serving the public as well.
Surfing is the sport retiring Manteca Fire Chief Chris Haas enjoys the most, and a new epoxy board will make it even better off the beaches near Monterey.
Some 300 Police Explorers from throughout the state converged on Ripon High to test their proficiencies in day-to-day police tactics and procedures in the fourth year of the Central Valley Explorer Competition.
Ripon is exploring having two water systems - one for domestic use and the other for landscaping.
One Manteca grandmother remembered a newspaper story about pleas for money to get out of jail by "grandsons" that warned her of the fraud that was confronting her on the telephone.
Two days of police skills competitions face some 35 teams of teenage police explorers from throughout California and as far away as Honolulu on Friday and Saturday at Ripon High School for the Fourth Annual Central Valley Explorer Challenge.
A fire described as suspicious caused $150,000 in damages to a Manteca home at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night in the 200 block of El Capitan Avenue.
In less than 60 hours police solved what turned out to be the biggest vehicle theft ever in Manteca recovering three of five vehicles stolen and making two arrests.
It was fast police work from Saturday to Tuesday noon in finding those responsible for the theft and arson of high profile commercial vehicles valued at over $400,000 and parked next to a Manteca hotel in an daring caper in the dark of night.
Three stolen Tillamook Cheese microbuses valued at $300,000 were located in Copperopolis Monday night by a county-wide law enforcement team led by Manteca Police Department officers.
A Tillamook Cheese sales tour caravan was disrupted when five of its vehicles were stolen from a Manteca hotel parking places Saturday with two of them being torched a day later by thieves.
The late Les Reile made a habit of feeding the hungry in Manteca, Ripon, Escalon and Stockton.
A wrestling scene was filmed Wednesday in the Manteca High gym for a movie designed to help teens grappling with depression.
Tommy Joyce with his distinctive white beard was somewhat of a celebrity riding in an open taxi cab down main streets in Havana with Cubans shouting to him: "Mr. Hemingway! – Mr. Hemingway!"
It was "quiet on the set!" followed by "camera, action!" at Manteca High's swimming pool on Sunday for one scene in the powerful, thought-provoking film "Listen" focused on making a difference for today's teens and their need to be heard.
It was in her church on a Sunday morning that one Manteca teen heard the answer to her college funding prayers.
Five graduate nurses picked from a field of 187 applicants were welcomed into Doctors Hospital's six-month-long Versant internship program at a noon luncheon on Wednesday in the DHM conference room.