Giving, Manteca-style shifts into high gear this week. It starts Monday with the kick-off for the Toys for Foster Kids drive and continues Friday with Costa's Annual Wild Game Feed & Holiday Benefit Party. The Bank of Stockton branch at 660 North Main St. is ground zero Monday for the 9 a.m. start of the Agape Villages Foster Services Toys for Foster Kids drive. Good Day Sacramento TV reporter Alan Sanchez as well as Santa ...
Finally someone gets it. The San Francisco Chronicle in a story on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's nomination of Abel Maldonado to replace John Garamendi as lieutenant governor quotes GOP consultant Patrick Dorinson who made a rather astute observation of what ails the California Republican Party leadership. Dorinson is quoted as saying "I'm tired of seeing the Orange County and Placer County axis try to run the Republican Party in this state. They should be happy to ...
A decision by the California Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) not to increase employer contributions in 2010 will save Manteca about $200,000.
Mike Morowit is dealing with a double whammy – an economic slowdown that's hurting his customer base plus competition from the 900-pound gorillas of retail in the form of Wal-Mart and Costco.
There are pet peeves and then there is absolute rudeness. I'm sure that I get on people's nerves from time-to-time. Everyone does. But I don't understand how we've tolerated a complete breakdown in social interaction during the past 30 years. I'm not talking about casual dress - though some of what passes for causal now would have got you thrown in jail in 1965 for public indecency - nor am I referring to the death ...
Manteca is 27 days away from setting two housing market records – one for the most homes sold overall and the other for the most previously owned homes closing escrow.
One of the fallouts from the ongoing government budget crisis may mean most misdemeanor crimes committed in San Joaquin County will go unprosecuted.
Get ready for Christmas, Manteca-style. Venture down to Yosemite Avenue in downtown this Saturday in time for the 5 p.m. start of the 37th annual holiday parade and you'll get all of the inspiration you need to get into the spirit of the season. What will unfold in front of you is a holiday treat that makes the Disneyland Main Street electrical light parade pale by comparison. There are 100-plus entries in this year's procession ...
Don't look now but the clock is ticking on the most affordable housing era in post World War II Manteca history.
Get ready to rock Saturday at 5 p.m. in downtown Manteca. That's when the 27th annual Manteca Chamber of Commerce twilight holiday parade themed "Jingle Bell Rock" gets underway. More than 100 entries are part of this year's undertaking that is expected to draw in excess of 7,000 people to line Yosemite Avenue from Library Park to Manteca High. The National Weather Service expects Mother Nature to cooperate as the forecast calls for clear skies ...
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. The final total was significantly higher than the $73,635 posted at the end of the two-day event last week. The pledges and money were in hand Tuesday but accounting wasn't complete when the telethon coverage ended on Comcast Channel 97. "We're grateful that people in the community are supporting the kids," said Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Charlie Halford on Tuesday. The amount raised was ...
Joann Jamerson asked a simple question: Why do I buy a $75 ticket each year to the Manteca Soroptimists' Holiday Affair if I rarely go?
It's been a very good year for McManis Family Winery in Ripon.
Manteca has sealed the fate of Austin Road residents north of Highway 99.
Bob Adams - the Manteca city manager that played a key role in major civic and private sector improvements ranging from Speckles Park and Big League Dreams to landing Bass Pro Shops - is now helping a second California city on the ropes financially since his retirement in 2008.
The Northern San Joaquin Valley's longest running twilight holiday parade is gearing up for its 41st run.
Telethon organizers are hoping items such as authenticated signed jerseys of football greats Ken Stabler and Jim Otto as well as San Francisco Giants legend Willie Mays will help raise funds to provide a safe haven for 1,500 Manteca and Lathrop kids.
Comcast wants to close its Manteca office in the 100 block of North Grant Street.
How much will a somewhat safer pedestrian crossing of Woodward Avenue at Buena Vista Drive cost?
Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford had to buy a gun when he first got involved with city government.
Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club member Mealiah Watson was challenged to use a real canvas to create a painting about something she loved.
Food banks depending on the Turkeys R Us drive in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop won't be able to assist all needy families asking for help with the traditional Thanksgiving meal.
Frank Guinta - who has made a huge impact on the lives of countless young people over the years - has Stage IV esophageal cancer.
If you have some canned food or other non-perishable good you can spare, help Manteca Boy Scouts do a good deed on Saturday.
The man was fast asleep.
The forecast calls for snow in Lathrop starting Dec. 1 with ice solid enough to skate on forming a few days later.