A decade ago Manteca's then fledgling Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau had to "generate reasons why" people should visit Manteca.
The push is now underway to help make sure 1,300 struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop have a turkey or a ham on their Christmas table.
Call the latest mini-drama to come from the Temple of Doom at 390 Towne Centre Drive in Lathrop "The Mayoral Candidate That Growled."
An unprecedented fourth consecutive drought year in modern times that is threatening California may not be as disastrous for the South County as a federal fish study.
The Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club Telethon raised $94,306.
California is not Europe. Nor is the Golden State Japan.
Black Friday – with any luck – will turn into black ink for the City of Manteca.
Warm winter weather in December sandwiched between Sierra snow fall isn't a good sign.
It is without a doubt the biggest two-year period of home ownership turnover in Manteca's history.
It's the $75 ticket that can actually save a troubled teen's life.
Manteca is teaming up with other California cities as well as counties in a bid to have voters approve a ballot measure in the November 2010 election to effectively stop Sacramento from raiding funding sources for local government to balance the state budget.
Forget grandmother getting run over by a reindeer.
It's called California's Main Street for a good reason.
Can PG&E survive and make a profit without the need to raise rates on its remaining customers if it no longer can rely on monthly payments from Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon consumers?
Get ready for Christmas, South County-style.
It is now a crime in America to let a 7-year-old boy walk a half mile by himself to the park.
Mike Morowit is not running away from who he is.
Ben Cantu gets points for being eager.
Hasn't anyone that enforces abandoned car rules noticed the crumpled sedan complete with jagged metal sticking out and shattered glass around it parked on West Yosemite Avenue near Johnny's Restaurant?
On the first day of the state's "get tough" water conservation rules, a Los Angeles water pipe broke spilling 20 million gallons of water, submerging 960 cars in an underground parking garage, covering the University of California Los Angeles Pauley Pavilion's basketball court with 10 inches of water, and has caused other damages.
Richard Silverman last week became the first candidate to qualify for the Manteca City Council ballot as all of his signatures on his nomination papers have been verified.
Sports Authority is opening a store in Tracy's West Valley Mall on Saturday, Aug. 9, at 8 a.m.
The proposed McKinley Avenue interchange could be the first step toward easing congestion on the 120 Bypass.
Mike Morowit's financial savvy has managed to keep Miner Mart a viable business through two economic downturns and a tectonic shift in Manteca retailing during the past 20 years.
Honest people do exist.
Perhaps Carmichael-based attorney Scott Johnson will drop by the Barnwood Restaurant in Ripon this Friday or Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to see if he can pick up a bargain.
Helping Manteca Chamber of Commerce clean flags and replace those that have been damaged: $5,000 or so.
Want to join a gang?
Back in the 1980s the residents along the north side of Louise Avenue between Airport Way and the railroad tracks formed the nucleus of the Manteca Rural Committee.