Brieanne Jansen just wants to use her gifts to help people.
LATHROP – It's a party that only gets bigger and brighter each year for area families feeling the economic pinch.
Manteca may ask Uncle Sam for $9.5 million.
LATHROP – The twice-continued public hearing for a proposed controversial project on a long-vacant 18.7-acre lot behind McDonald's in Lathrop comes back before the Lathrop City Council tonight.
The vacant lot that runs behind Burger King and other Manteca businesses fronting Main Street and backing up to Grant Street has been an eyesore for years.
It pains Mike Mallory to know that there are kids out there who have narrowed down their gift wish list to simply food this year and that they may still go without nourishment on Christmas save for perhaps basic macaroni and cheese.
LATHROP – A retail shopping development that was abandoned when Richland Planned Communities pulled out of its Central Lathrop project is poised for a comeback.
RIPON - A seven-foot-tall carved Indian statue representing the Ripon High School mascot is going to be a gift to the school's student body by the senior class of 2010.
The MOMS Club of Manteca North will be holding their once a month business meeting at Northgate Church on Friday, Dec. 18, at 10 a.m. on Northgate Drive in Manteca.
Manteca is about to officially admit flooding from the San Joaquin and Stanislaus rivers is a potential problem for some municipal residents.
A 120-pound service dog named "Akai" was the center of attention at the Manteca Rotary noon luncheon earlier this month as its owner Alicia Yonemoto told her story of how the German Shepherd - Japanese Akita mix first came to her aid.
A stream of Manteca citizens went elbow to elbow with Manteca Police officers Saturday morning shopping at the Target store for gifts to give children in need.
It all started a decade ago for Ben Jetton.
An elderly man survived a bedroom fire shortly after midnight Saturday when a burning candle ignited bedding that singed his facial hair and caused a small burn on a finger.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Amid severe drought conditions, California officials announced Friday they won't send any water from the state's vast reservoir system to local agencies beginning this spring, an unprecedented move that affects drinking water supplies for 25 million people and irrigation for 1 million acres of farmland.
A motorcycle police escort to work Friday morning was a salute to the 27-year police career of veteran Officer Barry Blackburn prior to the start of his final shift at the Manteca Police Department.
A short time ago, Erick Varela's journey from military service in Iraq to being introduced at the White House by Michelle Obama would have been more than implausible.
LATHROP – That rickety old bridge on Manthey Road that crosses the San Joaquin River will soon be getting a major upgrade.
As Manteca residents shop for their Super Bowl party this weekend, they will find the Manteca High football team honored on special commemorative Crystal Creamery milk cartons.
For area farmers, it's 1975-1976 all over again.
LATHROP – For his first two years on the Lathrop City Council, Omar Ornelas dealt with turmoil.
At age 98, Joe Martinez was the oldest member from "The Greatest Generation" at Thursday's Manteca Mural Society brainstorming session.
A structure fire in the 400 block of North Grant Street caused an estimated $300,000 in damage to a house on Wednesday morning.
John Harris' wife wanted to buy 10 roses.
LATHROP – Medical benefits are expensive.
The Manteca Mural Society is seeking input from World War II veterans, their families, and others to set the perimeters for an artists' competition to select the design for the next mural.
LATHROP – Rich Hogan isn't a farmer.
The proverbial light - powered by tax revenues - is at the end of the tunnel.