The woman ahead of me in Target was doing her best to distract and confuse the clerk.
Manteca's felony crimes will drop in 2015.
Seventeen years ago Sue Teunissen and Gail Fletcher couldn't stand the thought of their families sitting down to a table overflowing with traditional holiday food on Thanksgiving knowing neighbors and others in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop were going without.
I am a PG&E stockholder.
Donations are the lifeblood of the Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club.
Phil Waterford knows the Boys & Girls Club can make a difference in the life of a youth.
Just how big of a deal is the donation of $12 to buy a turkey for a struggling family?
It costs taxpayers 1.83 cents to mint a penny.
The biggest price rebound for housing in the Manteca market is also still the most affordable - the Cherry Lane Condos along Union Road.
Manteca's municipal offices are closed next week.
Cecily Ballungay has a plan to reduce the ranks of homeless in Manteca.
It's the quintessential Manteca dog house.
Where's the outrage?
The most loyal contributors to the Turkeys R US campaign - a 17-year-old effort to make sure no family in Manteca, Ripon and Lathrop goes without the traditional holiday turkey at Thanksgiving and Christmas - are those who know tough times.
Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion said his department will comply with a federal appeals court decision that keeps a lower ruling in place that loosens restrictions on carrying concealed weapons.
Manteca's first move to buy a "public utility" and monthly charges ended up saving took place in 1928 and resulted in rates being slashed by almost 50 percent.
The drop in Manteca's crime rate is accelerating.
They push shopping carts filled with all of their worldly possessions down the street.
It was the grand dame of Manteca.
Forgive me for not jumping up and down and screaming "First Amendment rights" as some of the jubilant folks did who managed to secure a ticket for the first showing of "The Interview" on Christmas Day.
Ed Powers was a 24 year-old when he arrived in Manteca with a dream.
It's little wonder that Ozzie was joined by Harriet in the work world.
The next big thing in Manteca - Austin Road Business Park with its promise of 9,134 direct jobs - is about to take its first physical step.
The Place of Refuge congregation spread holiday cheer far and wide this holiday season.
Robert Hendricksen e-mailed in this gem about his own shopping cart etiquette observations:
Manteca wasted hundreds of thousands of gallons needlessly during the recent storms
It is not a perfect world.
Next month thousands of parents will unwittingly give the government the ability to snoop into their private lives.
Organizers of a Manteca Christmas Eve breakfast are worried that this may be a bleak Christmas for older children and younger teens.
Senior water rights for the South San Joaquin Irrigation District were protected once again in a federal court decision.