Art Smith stood in formation Thursday afternoon with members of the VFW Post 6311 Color Guard waiting patiently for the time to shift his weapon, drop his weapon, and ultimately fire in the volley that comprised the 21-gun salute.
RIPON - In the shade of a giant evergreen and before a memorial wall of veterans past, Ripon celebrated its Veterans' Day Thursday with a choreographed presentation of speeches, song and prayer.
It might be more than 40 years after he wrapped up his service to the United States Navy, but Dave Steffy is still receiving recognition for his efforts during the Vietnam War.
Evelyn Prouty hasn't cut her own lawn for three weeks.
It is beginning to look like hundreds of struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop will go without a traditional turkey meal on Thanksgiving and may have to settle for food bank staples such as macaroni and cheese.
What was supposed to be a carefree and relaxing cruise to Mexico has been anything but for four Manteca residents trapped on board the disabled Carnival Splendor that has been floating in Mexican waters since Monday.
The holiday luncheon and craft faire that St. Anthony of Padua School has been hosting every year for the last 44 years is not just about food or original creations by the best crafters around.
Veterans Day observances are being held Thursday in Manteca, Ripon and Lathrop.
Sure there are the people that you see on Comcast Channel 97 manning the phones at the Boys & Girls Club Telethon as well as those who stand before the camera providing the commentary for the event.
A multi-million dollar price tab to comply with stricter arsenic standards handed down by the Environmental Protection Agency is hitting the pocketbooks of Manteca water users a bit softer.
Larry Dunham isn't much for the parades and the public celebrations that come around Veterans Day.
Robert Williams begins to tear up when he thinks about how much Veterans Day means to him.
Paul Webb and his wife moved into the Del Webb at Woodbridge neighborhood in Manteca because of its peaceful and quiet atmosphere. They also felt safe here and they liked the clean air of the countryside.
During last year's Manteca/Lathrop Boys and Girls Club Telethon, Fred White didn't like what he saw.
Belagio Apartments - a 152-unit income restricted complex - could be built on East Atherton Drive.
A water conservation coordinator is being sought by the City of Ripon to keep an eye on water use in the community.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society has helped untold number of needy families and individuals in Manteca and surroundings for decades. Young men studying for the priesthood have been able to continue pursuing their religious vocation, thanks in part to the assistance provided by the Bishop's Seminarian Fund of the Diocese of Stockton. And a number of area youth have been able to play in Little League with the help of generous donations from organizations whose mission is to step up when there's a need.
The third $100 Manteca Bulletin Easter Egg was found in a bush and behind a sign at the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.
A pending deal that temporarily relaxes salinity and dissolved oxygen standards in the San Joaquin River at Vernalis south of Manteca could prevent the Stanislaus River from going dry this year plus give South San Joaquin Irrigation District some breathing room.
Six home gardens will be featured in this year's annual Manteca Garden Tour. These private Edens range from modern and with state-of-the-art features located in Woodbridge at Del Webb on North Union and the gated community of Primavera in northwest Manteca, to a vintage home with a rustic ambience on East Louise Avenue.
The City of Lathrop has money.
On an agenda the item seemed pretty routine.
To save lives and educate all Californians, especially young drivers, about the dangers of distracted driving, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), California Highway Patrol (CHP), Impact Teen Drivers, and more than 200 law enforcement agencies statewide are working together on increased education and enforcement efforts for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April and California Teen Safe Driving Week, the first week of April.
Manteca could have a state-of-the-art outpatient surgical center by early 2016.
The sound of pins crashing against one another, the faint aroma of fryer food and hundreds of pairs of shoes fill Charlotte Black's work space.
A two-year-old child with only diapers on was seen walking near a Black Lab Monday noon in the middle of Alameda Street causing motorists to pull to the side of the road for the child.
Bob Piccinini - the Manteca High graduate who parlayed his family's first grocery store they opened in Manteca into a chain of 243 stores throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada - passed away Tuesday. He was 73.
Lew Templeton turns the nozzle on his faucet in the front yard of his house and grabs the spray handle.
The mother-of-all Manteca McMansions - the massive 30,000-square-foot home built by a grape broker - may soon be a step closer to being part of the city.
A former principal at St. Anthony of Padua School in Manteca has come out of retirement to reprise his old administrative role at St. George's School in Stockton.