Jack Kelley doesn't mince his words.
Dick Prada was among those back in 1976 who believed Manteca needed to provide a way of assisting developmentally disabled adults by launching a day program.
RIPON – Gardens belonging to two landscaping businesses and the owners of McManis Winery in Ripon are among the half-dozen attractions featured in the annual September Garden Stroll sponsored by the Ripon Garden Club.
Forty-five less Manteca residents were the victim of identity theft in the first five months of this year compared to the same time period of 2009.
You don't have to take a trip across the pond to get an authentic cup of British tea.
The long-awaited Manteca Transit Center is picking up steam.
Two recent high school grads clearly demonstrate a passion for community through a unique work ethic as they busy themselves weekly in the DePalma Farms booth at both the farmers markets at Manteca and Ripon.
As the sun reached its hottest part of the day, "Lou" – a homeless man – searches for shade in Library Park with a host of other people all looking for a place to kill some time.
RIPON – It's been almost two years since Daniel Costa first swung open the doors to Ripon Sports Arena – the area's only full-sized inline hockey arena.
A Manteca Police DUI check point Friday night in the 100 block of South Main Street drew objections from the "owner" of a Manteca night club whose employees attempted to detour their clientele traffic around the check point, police said.
LATHROP – Many residents in the Lathrop-Manteca Fire District geographical jurisdiction believe that the district receives money from the City of Manteca's sales tax measure established about four years ago.
Brandi Miller enjoys coloring.
Six years ago "McMansions" – 3,800-square-foot-plus tract homes – were selling for over $680,000 in the new neighborhoods on the southeast quadrant of the Airport Way and Highway 120 Bypass interchange.
Wanted: A fund-raiser for a mower. Target goal: about $6,000.
LATHROP – The Lathrop-Manteca Fire District will have until August 6 to fine-tune the language of the parcel tax measure that will be on the ballot in the November elections.
They are golfing and sunbathing along the snowless shores of Lake Tahoe.
Monday mornings are days of hope for dozens of families as well as single moms desperate to either keep a head over their roof or to get off the streets.
The celebration for Read Across America has already begun.
When Richard Perez was in his early 30s he had a vision. God came into his room, lifted him up out of bed and took him into his kid's room. There, God told Perez that he needed to change the harmful direction of his life or he would find his kids were no longer a part of his life. The vision shook Perez. He'd never experienced anything like it. Yet, he found it difficult to comply. He wasn't ready to pull away from the road of destruction he'd been on since his teen years.
LATHROP – Over the course of the last six months the Lathrop City Council has approved spending just over $191,000 for a restroom at River Park South, the demolition and reconstruction of the 7th Street Skate Park, study space at City Hall and solar lighting at Woodfield Park.
Ninety-one entries in the weekend's Almond Blossom Festival Art Show drew a number of awards for their artworks and photographs. Noted artist Dan Petersen said he had fun judging the show, adding that it has improved much in the past year.
Gordon Kennedy trudges between rooms of his music lesson studio lackadaisically.
Zephyr is back.
The Stanislaus River is paying for the sins of the Central Valley Water Project.
Ray Joseph, 20, of Sacramento, has been sentenced to 27 years in state prison for the attempted murder of a Manteca couple as they slept in their bed at their home on Victory Avenue in September of 2013.
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New homes built in Manteca may soon have a new feature - rain barrels and cisterns.
New Melones Reservoir - the linchpin dam on the Stanislaus River - is dropping again on the eve of a four-day weather system that promises to usher in March with a whimper.
Tracy Cemetery is the resting place of nearly 1,000 veterans. They may be gone but certainly not forgotten.
The Give Every Child a Chance (GECAC) Antone E. Raymus, 16th Annual Bowl-A-Thon takes place Saturday, Feb. 28.