New Hope Church hosted the Summer Rock event Saturday at Southside Park that provided free food, games, and other activities for neighborhood kids as part of its outreach effort to combat the influence of gangs. The event also included prizes as well as Payless Shoe gift cards.
RIPON - When Joe O'Leary retired as the Superintendent of Ripon Unified School District, he know that he was going to have to have something to keep him occupied.
The Manteca Unified Student Trust announced its 2009 scholarship winners on Friday. The recipients were recent graduates from the district's secondary sites – Manteca High, East Union, Sierra, Weston Ranch and Lindbergh schools. Students were required to maintain a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average and contributed at least 100 hours of community service within the past four years.
Kids are taking over the Manteca Farmers Market at Library Park this Tuesday.
Ray of Hope lost a key supporter of its Students Success Program in Mervyn's.
If you have an alarm and you don't have a free city permit it may now cost you $200 if it goes off and Manteca Police respond.
By GLENN KAHL
In an effort to be closer to the public, Manteca Police Chief Dave Bricker mixed with the Saturday morning breakfast crowd at Johnny's Restaurant on East Yosemite Avenue.
LATHROP – The search for Jeremy Lum, 28, of Lathrop reached into Stockton as far as Alpine Road with some 700 fliers being handed out.
Manteca police motorcycle officers Sgt. Nick Obligacion and David Bright took second place trophies in Saturday's police motorcycle competition in Oakland.
LATHROP – The Lathrop Police Services division of the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department will be hosting its annual Junior Police Academy this summer July 20 through July 31. The academy is open to fifth- through eighth-grade students from Lathrop. Students must maintain at least a "C" grade average and have no criminal contact with Lathrop Police Services.
Manteca enjoyed its most robust month for housing starts in over a year in June as 34 new homes broke ground.
There's another traffic signal going up in Manteca.
LATHROP – All that Lathrop needs is the green light.
Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) is hoping to once again represent the California State Assembly 12th District.
Water Manteca residents send down the drain could one day help irrigate South County crops.
The Last Supper on Holy Thursday, living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday are some of the highlights of Holy Week at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Manteca. The same services, during the Easter Triduum that concludes Lent leading up to the joy of the Easter season, are repeated all throughout the world.
Camron Moebius isn't an Eagle Scout just yet. It's a process, he says, complete with a mountain of paperwork and merit badge requirements.
In nearly three decades Shiloh Foust has never had to worry about missing a season.
Its logo might adorn all the letterhead and signage, but Manteca High soccer coach Justin Coenenberg will be the first to admit the "Kicking for a Cure" game is an event driven by the community.
Evelyn Gonzalez plans to do a yoga pose in front of all 200 plus murals at Manteca High.
East Union High graduate Andrew Bell has become a permanent fixture in the Sacramento hip-hop scene since moving to the State Capital from the Bay Area several years ago.
The annual planting at the CAPS' campus on North Austin Road at East Yosemite Avenue adds an element of unexpected "exercise" for the consumers at the learning facility designed as an extra level of educating the physically and learning disabled in the community.
Jocelyn Patane was nervous, intimidated and at times, lost on the wide-open stretches of the soccer field.
Some new urban neighborhoods embrace alleys.
LATHROP – It's not as simple as looking at a picture and giving it the thumbs up.
Some people are born with green thumbs. Others are made.