First, unknown would-be Tiger Woods were using the grass at the East Union Cemetery to practice their golf swing. They left several dozen evidences behind which rather ticked off cemetery cleanup volunteers.
First there were the Seniors Helping Area Residents and Police.
Scenes from Saturday's United Bacarreneos of America's annual membership meeting conducted at Stonebridge's Sangalang Park in Lathrop.
Manteca is receiving at least $4.8 million in federal stimulus funds with efforts underway to secure even more.
LATHROP – Not even the drive from Elk Grove would have kept Loyd Helmick from his chance to meet some of the stars of the FX action/drama 'Sons of Anarchy.'
On the opening night of the 2009 Manteca Idol's debut at Chez Shari restaurant, the trio of Robin Glover, Judi Hoagland, and Katelyn Johnson impressed the judges enough to earn themselves a spot in the next round.
The bleakest stretch of the Tidewater Bikeway that doubles as a 34-acre linear park through Manteca's heart may soon sport 250 trees.
The Highway 99 at Main Street overcrossing in Manteca will have ramp delays next weekend to accommodate Caltrans landscaping work.
LATHROP – You aren't going to find the California city of Charming by looking on any conventional map.
Photos from the vigil held Sunday at First Baptist Church for Tevanie Deanne Lutz.
RIPON – It's been almost a decade since Charles Harris first approached the Ripon City Council with the idea of using a 23-acre parcel he owns as a water bank and recharge station to replenish the groundwater supply in the area outside of Ripon's city limits.
Low-income residents of San Joaquin County will be able to obtain free government-surplus food, Thursday, Aug. 20, at locations throughout San Joaquin County. Distribution will continue until supplies are exhausted.
Pedestrians no longer have to walk on the edge of travel lanes to avoid large pools of water during the rainy season or cross rutted ground during dry weather while walking on the northern side of East Yosemite Avenue between Cottage Avenue and Powers Avenue.
RIPON – Federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds will help make traveling Highway 99 through Ripon safer.
RIPON - Dollars don't stretch quite as far as they did when Ripon Police Chief Richard Bull first took over the reins of the Ripon department.
Let the children have fun at the free day for kids at the Boys & Girls Club in Manteca, 545 W Alameda Street on Saturday, Sep. 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be live entertainment, free food, free games such as laser tag and archery tag, bounce houses, and music. For more info go to http://community.mantecabulletin.com/events/detail/13900/
Water conservation in Manteca could go high tech.
For family fun, food and a slew of opportunities to snag a prize or an auction deal to bring home, head out to the annual St. Anthony Harvest Festival this Saturday and Sunday.
LATHROP – Could a BMX park be in the cards for Lathrop?
He calls himself "Joe."
Dave Roorda was not a happy camper when he stopped by early Friday morning at his almond orchard on the corner of Woodward Avenue and North Union Road. He had just knocked down the nuts from the trees a few days ago, and the drying almonds are waiting to be windrowed.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District has reaffirmed its commitment in legal documents to pay all state-required fees to local governments, retain rate breaks for qualifying low- households, and underwrite programs that promote agency efficient and energy conservation.
His uncle said that he had the heart of a lion.
St. Anthony's Harvest Festival live auction will return again this year.
Lau'ray Thomas was the 16-year-old teen who was killed in the Highway 120 Bypass crash and fire that consumed her grandmother's car when it was hit from behind at about 3 p.m. Saturday in the slowed eastbound lanes midway between Main Street and Highway 99.
A front seat teen passenger in her grandmother's late model Mercury Sable died in a horrific car fire on the Highway 120 Bypass near Highway 99 shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday.
Ron Laffranchi and Renee Silva said their parents would be proud to know that two streets in their beloved Manteca will bear their first names while at the same time helping homeless families.
LATHROP – It's the Disneyland of skateboard parks.
The Faustina Rosas Memorial Pumpkin Run benefitting the Manteca Unified Student Trust takes place Saturday, Oct. 4, in downtown Manteca in conjunction with the Sunrise Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair.
With California facing the possibility of a fourth severe drought year and water use in general becoming an increasing concern as the state grows and court mandates for environmental uses further restrict supplies, the Manteca City Council on Tuesday will explore additional measures to further reduce municipal water consumption.