She burst onto the scene last year as an 11-year-old with a voice that captivated not only the audience but the singers she was competing against that had years of experience under their belts.
Manteca leaders are backing an effort to sue the state over a $2.05 billion raid on local redevelopment agency money that the California Legislature seized to balance the state budget.
Since his painting, "The Harvest Continues," won first place in the 2007 Mural Society of California Mural Symposium held in Manteca, Jessie Marinas' gigantic masterpiece has won seven prestigious prizes throughout the United States.
A couple weeks ago we cancelled our two Sunday services at Crossroads and engaged everyone (young and old) in one of 22 community projects in the area. that was dubbed "Takin'' It To The Streets."
Manteca retail sales are expected to fall by almost $100 million when the current municipal fiscal year ends June 30, 2010.
It's not a crime being homeless
Police Chief Dave Bricker has secured assurance from City Manager Steve Pinkerton that Manteca's Police staffing will not drop below 55 sworn officers.
The Maestro is back for another evening of music at the Delicato Family Vineyards.
An off-duty Manteca police officer returning from Stockton on Highway 99 at French Camp Road recognized a 1982 Chevy Caprice as it cut him off as the suspect vehicle in a Saturday afternoon armed robbery in Manteca.
Homecoming is this week at Manteca High.
Growing up on a ranch Jennifer Gomez spent most of her childhood caring for all sorts of healthy, happy farm animals like sheep, cows, chickens, and rabbits.
Is a Red Robin the first sign of the start of an economic recovery in Manteca?
Phil Waterford loves Manteca's patriotic backbone.
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.
Manteca has entered the green versus yellow lawn quandary.
Brandi Galindo plays with a quiet confidence, but her physique cuts a loud impression.
It was a red carpet event Thursday night when San Joaquin County Supervisor Ken Vogel officially installed five board members to new terms on the Ripon Chamber of Commerce board during a dinner at the Spring Creek Country Club.
Ron Corbin was getting ready to bicycle from the Prayer Valley Church food distribution effort last week across from Library Park to his brother's home with bags of food on the handle bars.
Several schools in Manteca Unified will be greeting the new school year with new roofs and playground equipment, smooth pavements that were once cracked, newly replaced lighting units, new carpets on the floors, and fresh coats of paint in a number of classrooms.
When Ripon Unified voters hit the polls in November, they'll have a say so on how to conduct future school board elections.
An 81-year-old Manteca woman sustained fatal injuries in a 7 a.m. Wednesday crash while driving her 2007 Ford sedan at Louise Avenue and Jack Tone Road, according to a CHP report.
Dennis Bitters would rather not see you.
Spreckels Sugar in the 1950s paid its employees one week in $2 bills.
They come in waves.
Hundreds of cancer patients at Kaiser Permanente hospital in Manteca have been the recipients of love and comfort from a handful of women at the Woodbridge at Del Webb community in Manteca.
Everything comes in cycles for Karla Fredricks.
Anthony Thomas doesn't shy away from the label, or begrudge those that gawk and needle him with questions down at the skate park.