The typical Manteca homeless family helped by HOPE Ministries isn't battling substance abuse or living off the system. They are clean and gainfully employed.
Ursula Belaski is an amazing woman. This 84-year-old grandmother is as sharp as a tack and a terrific conversationalist. She visualizes life's stage that she encountered as though everything happened only yesterday. Her dreams of tomorrow seem to be filled with the anticipation of wonder and excitement for what is yet to come. I was only in her home for an hour as we chatted about her life - an hour I will never forget. ...
LATHROP - Did the Lathrop City Council break its own rule after approving a resolution on June 3, 2008 which budgeted $20,000 for the "engagement" of Douglas H. Barton as the hearing officer in the Matt Browne wrongful termination appeal case?
Ed Crom could remember when Almond Court was once an agricultural area. His uncle farmed the land not too far from the newest affordable apartment homes for seniors located at 2030 N. Union Road. The former Escalon and Modesto resident recently decided to make Almond Court his new home. "At first, I was skeptical about moving in," Crom said at Monday's grand opening celebration of the new 40-unit addition by Eden Housing, Inc. "I'm a ...
RIPON - It wasn't as much about getting free flowers as it was putting together a good laugh.
The curtain is about to go up on four months of community entertainment designed to help foster kids, honor America's servicemen, and provide a family-style setting for live music and movies.
There was a time when stubborn landowners who owned vacant lots had weeds abated by the city at taxpayer expense and then have a lien placed against their property to recoup the money.
The woman visiting her son's grave site was not too pleased. She did not like what she was hearing from Evelyn Prouty, one of the regular volunteers who have taken it upon themselves to keep the historic East Union Cemetery from turning into a weed patch after the state revoked its business license and seized its endowment care funds.
A warm Sunday drew big crowds to the final day of the 13th annual Crossroads of California Street Fair staged in downtown by the Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The Manteca Historical Museum offers plenty of things for visitors to discover. First, there are the "hidden treasures." These are the rusty remnants of various agricultural equipment found in the "memorial building" just literally a skip and a hop away from the main museum. A visit to this adjunct display area is definitely worth the extra step and time you make to get there. Everything on display here came from farms in Manteca and surroundings. ...
Senior projects may soon become a casualty of Manteca Unified's $23.5 million budget shortfall.
Jowell Griggs laughs as she recalls her first encounter with her husband-to-be Leo. She was an 18-year-old keeping the scorebook for her uncle Robert Agdoma's basketball tournament. "I was making stars by the names of the guys I thought were cute," laughed the 1985 East Union High graduate and third generation Manteca area resident. "Leo wasn't one of them." Twenty-two years of marriage later it is clear that Leo is the love of Jowell's life ...
Warm weather only helped make the crowd of festival-goers at the 13th annual Crossroads of Manteca Street Fair grow even larger on Saturday.
They say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. And that's never been more true than when it comes to your heart. Over the course of the next several weeks, the Manteca Coronary Health Improvement Project – or Manteca CHIP – will be holding a series of information meetings to help introduce residents to the five-week video seminar hosted by Dr. Hans Diehl that is designed to help people change their ...
By this afternoon tens of thousands of people will be flooding Yosemite Avenue browsing everything from homemade crafts to unique trinkets.
MODESTO (AP) - Modesto police say one of their officers has shot and wounded an armed man.
STOCKTON – The Manteca High football team claimed its third Sac-Joaquin Section championship in eight years, routing Sacramento 49-6 in a driving rain at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
Uncle Sam could put up $3 million to help finance public improvements in the Austin Road Business Park.
The California Connections Academy has expanded its staff with nine new hires at the Ripon site where it serves more than 500 students online in grades kindergarten through high school in Alameda, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Santa Clara and Stanislaus counties.
Brothers Jim and Jesse Costa have been hosting the Costa's Wild-game Feed for some three decades. But on Friday, when the pre-Christmas staple event was held at the Manteca Trailer & Motorhome with the usual heavy traffic of people turning the cavernous showroom into something akin to a big wedding feast, the siblings showed no signs of slowing down in what has become their personal life ministry.
At Ripon Unified, Donna Parks is currently the school board president.
Frosty the Snowman would be right at home at this evening's 41st annual Downtown Manteca Twilight Christmas Parade.
World War II veterans are a dying breed – literally.
LATHROP – Phil Waterford wasn't having the best day.
Three. Two. One.
There's a formula.
Myrna Javrie looked at the list.
LATHROP – It's like Redbox but for medical-grade pot.
Mark Boudelik was busy balancing multiple phone calls Tuesday afternoon.
A memorial trust fund has been set up for the month-old baby who lost his father who died in a solo accident on Nov. 22 while hauling rice straw to the areas charred by this past summer's Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park.