While attending one of the area's popular Portuguese events, Mary Del Pino overheard an older female guest lamenting that many local residents of Portuguese descent, especially those of the younger generation, are forgetting many of their old country's culture and traditions, even the language.
Calla is a name that's been associated with Manteca education for the past 108 consecutive years.
LATHROP - It's yet another sign of these tough economic times.
Avid bingo players will have an opportunity to enjoy their favorite hobby and help the struggling East Union Cemetery of Manteca at the same time.
RIPON - Roller hockey is drawing players and fans from up and down the Northern San Joaquin Valley to Ripon.
Developers ended 2008 starting 223 homes and selling about as many thanks to carry-over housing starts from 2007.
I'm a last-minute Christmas shopper.
It turns out that the even in tough times the community doesn't want to see children go without on Christmas.
LATHROP – The employees of Anderson Truss in Lathrop don't like the concept of kids going without during the holidays.
The night was cold. But the Christmas carolers, which included bundled-up young ones being carried in the arms of their parents, were oblivious to the nippy weather.
The couple from San Jose standing in the Bass Pro Shop check out line Sunday with $625 of camping and fishing gear were also getting ready to contribute $2.81 to help run Manteca's general fund services and another $3.15 to help pay for additional Manteca police officers and firefighters.
Manteca has come a long way since purchasing its first motorized fire truck - a new 1920 Ford combination pump and chemical engine - that cost $4,000 and came equipped with ladders to reach the second floor.
The Festa do Espirito Santo Manteca (FESM) is starting off a string of back-to-back crab feeds.
RIPON - The operating budget for the Ripon Memorial Library might soon get a large boost.
Manteca is about to become the Northern California Pickle Ball Mecca for the Over 50 set.
Manteca Police for the past six weeks have stepped up their pressure on the homeless at Library Park.
"Little drops of water
The Manteca Chamber of Commerce along with a small army of volunteers have helped line Manteca's streets with 2,500 flags at least 10 times a year since 2002 to mark major holidays.
There is less water than previously thought available from New Melones for South County farmers and municipal users in Manteca, Lathrop, and Tracy.
There are four seasons of the year – winter, spring, summer and fall.
Some 300 Police Explorers from throughout the state converged on Ripon High to test their proficiencies in day-to-day police tactics and procedures in the fourth year of the Central Valley Explorer Competition.
Panera Bread is before the Manteca Planning Commission Tuesday seeking approval of a 4,200-square-foot restaurant on East Yosemite Avenue.
Jon Walkup is at it again.
What's safer to drink: Manteca tap water or bottled water?
Can you really taste the difference between bottled water and tap water?
Some of that water flowing from your faucet in Manteca between April and October likely first reached earth as a snowflake in the rugged Sierra terrain north of Yosemite Park.
Teri Palmer has put together enough care packages to know that the best gift an American soldier can receive isn't soap, soup or a magazine, but a hand-written note.
Juan Cuenca shared his secret on eating watermelon.
Brown lawns are starting to pay off for Manteca when it comes to conserving water.
Steve DeBrum has filed campaign paperwork making him an official candidate for mayor of Manteca.