There are a lot of Giving Trees that are geared for the very young. But rare are the ones that target seniors who are spending the holidays in a care home or rehab center.
Are you in the giving mood and want to help brighten a kid's Christmas?
Sue Bloodgood is lucky to be alive.
There's one important reason the oleander was the plant of choice for the median strip of Highway 99.
The biggest holiday party in Manteca is being planned by Manteca Soroptimists for their upcoming 30th Annual Holiday Affair.
Manteca Historical Society and Museum will be hosting its annual Holiday Open House from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10 at the museum, 600 W. Yosemite Ave. On display will be 17 Christmas trees, some trimmed with vintage ornaments. Animated figures, some life-size, adorn the Memorial Building front window. Traditional Christmas carols will be sung and holiday background music will be provided by Keri Stewart. A drawing will be held offering a gift basket and items from the gift shop. A wide array of refreshments will be served and admission is free.
RIPON - The Ripon Chamber of Commerce is holding their 48th Annual Almond Blossom Kick Off and Tribute Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 14, at the Ripon Community Center, 334 Fourth Street at 6 p.m.
Every wonder what attracts people to visit Manteca?
The Manteca Unified Student Trust, or MUST, will be conducting its team basketball clinic this Saturday at Manteca High's Winter Gymnasium.
McKinley Avenue could one day define the outer reaches of southwest Manteca and how that part of the community develops.
Valley commuters on their way to work in the Bay Area early Monday morning were treated to a rare visual treat in the Altamont: white chocolate hills that turned the normally brown and green vista into a winter wonderland magic.
LATHROP – It may not turn out to be as expensive and as laboriously long as the City of Lathrop's Matt Browne case, but a personnel issue involving the demotion of a 15-year fire captain with the Lathrop-Manteca Fire District is also being reviewed by an administrative law judge.
Six months ago, the only shelter that the 1.4-acre parcel wedged between Grant Avenue and the back of Dribbles' Car Wash and Burger King provided was for a homeless encampment amid rubbish and weeds.
The garbage you toss in the brown Manteca municipal Toters could one day help process what you send down the drain.
LATHROP – Rosalinda Valencia doesn't think that Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal has been putting his best foot forward when it comes it representing the people of the community.
Manteca's elected leaders aren't waiting for an accident – or traffic data – when it comes to trying to improve safety for children walking to Stella Brockman School along Crom Street just north of the city golf course.
Sierra High will kick off Back to School Night this week.
The appointment of Manteca High Assistant Principal Raul Mora as the successor of East Union High principal John Alba who retired in June left an open position at the Buffalo campus.
School colors are not just paint-deep. They go much deeper than that.
Karen Duke almost gave her life to the cause she believed in most.
Guy Westbrock knows the plight of the homeless only too well. And he understands the demons of drug addiction.
LATHROP – It's kind of hard to say "no, thank you" to a contract that would put a minimum of $75,000 annually into the City of Lathrop's coffers.
From the kitchen to the bar, Michael Midgley has a knack for finding his way into the limelight.
Larry Springfield's life was spiraling out of control and going downhill so fast he was close to scraping the bottom.
Manteca's water conservation efforts slid backwards in July.
Richard Silverman wants to focus on the "forgotten" Manteca - vacant parcels as well as underutilized or deteriorating buildings.
LATHROP – First he turned Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal in to the Fair Political Practices Commission for what he perceived was "money laundering activity."
LATHROP – It has raised tens of thousands of dollars for cancer research and helped unite a community.