LATHROP – No fireworks lit up the evening sky. No long lines waited for free hot dogs being barbecued by community volunteers. And there was no band playing patriotic songs during the five-hour Picnic in the Park celebration Tuesday evening.
A three-year-long plea to have dry weeds cleared from behind their properties in Camellia Gardens has apparently fallen on deaf ears, said retired CHP officer Ed Estes.
The first day of the Target "E" Junior Police Academy may have been an eye-opener for some 18 local junior high school students.
Charles Henry Jr. couldn't help but take in the massive variety of safe-and-sane fireworks that were on display at the stand outside of the Manteca Historical Society.
The Manteca Presbyterian Church will be hosting a group of 25 bicyclists from Austin, Texas, tonight during their stop-over in the Family City on their way to Anchorage, Alaska.
Independence Day celebrations in Manteca come a day early this year as part of a municipal strategy to avoid over $10,000 in holiday overtime costs for public safety personnel and street crews.
Jim Funsten is impressed.
LATHROP – It will be a quiet 20th birthday for the City of Lathrop today.
Duane Aul didn't have an endless supply of rows to plant his crops.
LATHROP – Lathrop will be playing host to the group of Texas students who are taking part in the 70-day cancer-awareness bicycle ride to Alaska during their stop-over in Manteca on Thursday.
Binford's Custom Cycles celebrated its 10th anniversary on Saturday on North Main Street.
Second Harvest Food Bank Executive Director Mike Mallory was driving to work when he noticed the for sale sign at the corner of South Main Street and Industrial Park Drive in front of the B.R. Funsten & Co. distribution center.
Manteca Police Sergeant Jodie Estarziau was happy to see business steadily moving Monday afternoon at the Manteca Police Officers Association fireworks booth on the corner of Yosemite Avenue and Union Road.
Five Manteca area teens – all Manteca Police Explorers – brought home four trophies from the Oxnard Explorer competition in Southern California.
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.
It's not 1918 anymore.
In black shades and a Hawaiian button-up, Larry Teunissen is the epitome of beach-boy cool.
The tax day midnight madness is no more.