An independent efficiency analysis of the Manteca Public Works Department gives it high marks at the same time it notes there are additional opportunities to do everything from improving employee morale to implementing even more cost-effective measures.
Two members of the East Union High staff led a concerted effort to raise money last Friday in assisting one of their own.
Great Valley Academy charter school is pursuing a campus in Manteca that initially will accommodate 350 students.
When San Joaquin County Sheriff's deputies pulled over a vehicle for a routine traffic stop, they discovered a 14-year-old male juvenile in the driver's seat with a 13-year-old in the passenger seat.
LATHROP – Steve Dresser, a former Lathrop councilman and planning comminsioner is one of two candidates who are challenging incumbent mayor Kristy Sayles' bid for re-election on Nov. 2.
Friday will mark the 40th anniversary in business for the Nearly New Shop.
Volunteers work as part of Sunday's "Taking it to the Streets" The outreach saw 1,500 Christian volunteers from three Manteca churches travel to various work sites in Manteca and Modesto.
Turkeys R Us - a community-based effort to make sure no family in Manteca, Lathrop, or Ripon goes without turkey on Thanksgiving and Christmas - is facing an uphill battle this holiday season.
LATHROP – Brent Maynor has several unofficial titles. The Lathrop City Council hopeful is a student of DeVry University and is studying to be a video game and simulation programmer. He is also a construction worker but was recently disabled, which is why he is enrolled in online courses to get job retraining in hopes of landing a less physically demanding job.
San Joaquin County's exploration of privatizing at least their portion of the library system isn't gaining much traction with South County political leaders.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca has some 500 flu shots available to anyone over 50 years old at a clinic that is scheduled to be set up at the Manteca Senior Center in the 200 block of Cherry Lane Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon.
LATHROP – Award-winning Texas Longhorn "Big Red" has to share the limelight these days at the Rolling "O" Ranch on South Union Road.
A candidate's forum featuring the candidates seeking election Nov., 2 to the Manteca City Council as well as the mayor's post takes place Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the council chambers at the Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St.
Manteca's new high profile animal shelter targeted for completion in late summer of 2011 on South Main Street at Wetmore Street could help create momentum for a dog park.
LATHROP - Plant it and they will come.
Wheat - and not almonds, pumpkins or even grapes - is what attracted farmers to the Manteca region after the Gold Rush in a bid to make a living.
The reconstruction taking place at Weston Elementary School appears on schedule for completion by the start of the next school year.
Tulloch Lake is going to disappear by this fall.
Last week a 27-year-old Manteca man was discovered dead in a county jail cell after Manteca Police officers arrested him earlier that night for public intoxication outside of a 7-Eleven convenience store.
Manteca's third Taco Bell could break ground in the coming months.
Donna Brown's message is clear: Libraries are more relevant than ever before.
Free Weston Ranch burst into the scene about six years ago. It's a grassroots movement being vigorously pushed by residents of the community who want to see their six plus-square-mile community detached from the City of Stockton.
Public libraries with treats such as coffee on the side aren't a modern creation.
A daylight theft from the J.C. Penney store in the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley at Union Road and the 120 Bypass shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday ended with a house to house search in the areas surrounding Aldwina Lane and Cottage Avenue near Doctors Hospital.
Southwest Manteca - an area the city is getting ready to spend $150 million for flood protection so developers can continue building - is being turned into the exclusive domain of large single family homes aimed at luring Bay Area buyers.
It's a quote that has been attributed to many great thinkers across history, most recently Winston Churchill.
Bethany Home Foundation is erecting a wall at the entrance of the Almond Blossom Festival at Mistlin Sports Park Friday in a new twist for the senior citizens in the community between the carnival rides and the vendor displays.
Give Every Child a Chance (GECAC) is once again offering the Service Challenge Scholarship.
Medically focused college students are being offered scholarship applications by the Doctors Hospital volunteers to help them shoulder the cost of their schooling, available Monday through Friday 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Safety - and the desire to have less illegal fireworks launched - trumped Big League Dreams bringing in upwards of $40,000 and non-profits enjoying a 40 percent bump in the sale of safe and sane fireworks.