Michele Bava has always had a knack of working with people, only surpassed by her work ethic that grew out of the dairy farm chores she shouldered on her parents' farm in Waterford as a young girl.
Scenes from Friday's Manteca Parks & Recreation teen dance at the Golden West School Community Gym.
The departure of eight municipal employees in the coming weeks - from two police officers to a parks worker - means Manteca will just have $3.8 million left to cut in order to balance the budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.
LATHROP - A noontime structure fire Friday in Lathrop, with black smoke visible from the east side of Manteca, claimed the lives of two dogs and two cockatiels that had been left in the home while the owner was away.
Spring has sprung.
An earlier sexual battery not guilty plea was reduced to a "no contest" stipulation for simple battery against a female employee by former Manteca Bulletin Publisher Paul Mahony, 54, in the Manteca Branch of the San Joaquin County Superior Court Friday morning.
STOCKTON – Patty Reece has come a long way since she watched the first orchid ever given to her as a gift shrivel up and die right before her eyes.
Scenes from Wednesday's free puppet show at the Manteca Library that was made possible by the Friends of the Manteca Library.
In the not-too-distant future if the San Joaquin County Rail Commission is successful, sleek high speed Altamont Commuter Express trains will pull out of downtown Manteca on a 55-minute journey to San Jose.
Are you true to your school?
The banners that hang inside the gym at the Boys and Girls Club of Manteca tell a story of success that until recently had been a distant memory.
Nominations are being sought for the Manteca Hall of Fame's Class of 2009.
Manteca wasn't known for much of anything that would actually attract visitors 15 years ago.
It used to be the Bobson Cleaners, the long-running dry-cleaning business in Manteca next to the Bank of Stockton on North Main Street.
Just their presence alone has prompted a subsequent counter-gathering by those on the other side of the fence.
A combined flea market / yard sale?
If 200-year flood protection isn't secured - or at least a financial and implementation plan in place by July 1, 2016 - development of the Great Wolf Resort and family entertainment zone, The Trails at Manteca, and other residential projects in southwest Manteca won't take place.
Manteca Unified Board of Trustees vice president Evelyn Moore filed her candidate's papers Monday at the San Joaquin County Registrar's Office in Stockton.
She did what she was supposed to do.
A Tillamook Cheese sales tour caravan was disrupted when five of its vehicles were stolen from a Manteca hotel parking places Saturday with two of them being torched a day later by thieves.
Jaden Powell's favorite subject in school is science.
Arguably the most ambitious private-public partnership ever undertaken by the City of Manteca - the proposed 187-acre family entertainment zone that could be anchored by a Great Wolf Resort - is about to get another player.
Two seats are up for grabs on the Ripon City Council come November.
The late Les Reile made a habit of feeding the hungry in Manteca, Ripon, Escalon and Stockton.
Here's yet another sign of the times. The demise of family-owned dairy farm operations. In many cases, the dairy farm has been handed down from one generation to the next.
By JASON CAMPBELL
LATHROP – Last year Lathrop collected $350,000 in hotel taxes.
There is a good reason these days why California has happy cows, as touted in the Milk Advisory Board-backed television advertising. It's the same reason that could put a happy smile on the faces of dairy farmers in the Golden State.
If you wait for your dad's shoes, you'll wait all your life.