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.
The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley will be half built by mid-year.
New Hope Church has embraced the Chief's Initiative - an effort targeting at risk youths with prevention programs - in a big way.
In the past six years, Jean Alexander has made it to nearly all of the senior citizen luncheons hosted by Sister Ann Venita Britto and her Ministry and Caring.
First Assembly of God Pastor Mike Dillman and dozens upon dozens of other volunteers don't think people should spend Christmas Eve alone.
Jaylen Jackson played several games while enjoying a slice of pizza at Monday's annual Christmas party at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Manteca/Lathrop.
RIPON – Ripon's Board of Education will have to look at how to cut more than $1 million out of their operating budget due to the state's budget crisis.
All that Magdi Zakher wanted was equipment.
As goes Washington, D.C., so goes the nation.
It is being hailed as an economic juggernaut – a $39 million infrastructure upgrade providing vital access to development that will help push the boundaries of what Manteca can become and who it will attract for the next two decades.
The Manteca Tea Party Patriots are hosting a forum on gun rights and "reasonable" gun control tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Chez Shari at the Manteca Golf Course.
The Manteca Fire Department's Tip-A-Firefighter for the benefit of the Give Every Child a Chance free tutoring program is Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Applebee's restaurant on East Yosemite Avenue.
Manteca is getting a Tesla Supercharger station.
LATHROP – The official-looking Department of Defense signs have been painted over.
Ben Cantu believes Manteca's city government has a legacy of not thinking things through, kowtowing to developers, failing to act to address dire situations such as the drought, has never seen a consultant they didn't like, and has a tendency to study things to death then create a report that they put on a shelf somewhere before ordering yet another study.
The possibility of an interchange on the 120 Bypass at McKinley Avenue is generating anxiety among rural residents of south Manteca.
Did Manteca City Council members reach a decision to not show up at the Aug. 6 meeting in an illegal manner?
Manteca continued its winning tradition at the annual California State Youth Accolades Scholarship Competition.
Christopher Shaefer has been recently promoted to the elite position of Deputy Assistant Director with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
New Melones had 597,280 acre feet of water on Sunday.
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.