Editor's note: Below is the text of Jenica Reagan's award-winning speech in the annual Rotary speech contest. She won first place in the first round, held at Lathrop High School, and second place in the area level held in Tracy. She received a prize of $125 for each contest.
A century ago intercity trolley service – electric trains if you will – was all the rage transporting people between Sacramento and Northern San Joaquin Valley destinations such as Stockton, Modesto, Galt, Manteca, Merced, Lodi , and Elk Grove.
Never have so many people been out of work in Manteca since the Great Depression.
Its one thing to go to a high school drama production based on the works of a famous playwright.
RIPON - A girl's dream of attending her senior prom in a beautiful evening gown is a real possibility for more than 1,400 soon-to-be high school graduates this year that might otherwise have to stay home on their special night.
It starts with changing the time of the microwave and the VCR – a tandem that makes the Rubik's Cube look like a maze that goes in one direction.
Manteca Police Chief Dave Bricker is going to be on live radio this morning from 9 until 10 a.m.
The next big thing in Manteca to attract visitors could make a big splash.
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes.
Foreclosure filings have dropped 42 percent in San Joaquin in February compared to the same month in 2009.
Mark Cacioppo, spokesman for PHI Air Medical, the largest emergency medical air transport service in the country, told Manteca Rotarians Thursday how they could reserve low cost helicopter use for their families.
Kara Kirby may have a green thumb.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District incurred roughly $5,000 in legal expenses due to PG&E's threat to take them to court over a natural gas pipeline that the utility essentially wanted to place within the SSJID right-of-way on PG&E's own terms.
Manteca firefighters found evidence of accelerant pours in a small building in the 200 block of West North Street following a 3:30 a.m. blaze that destroyed much of the interior of the building that once served as a Seventh Day Adventist church school in the 1940s.
Over 400 Vendors from all over California and beyond will take part in one of Manteca's largest events, the Crossroads Street Faire.
Manteca cleared out five illegal homeless encampments on Saturday including one that at one point had more than 20 squatters on Caltrans property.
Iraq combat veteran Nick Cargill was out of bed Sunday.
The wave of Americans with Disability Act lawsuits that plagued Manteca and Ripon businesses over the course of the last year could be stalled if a bill introduced by State Senator Cathleen Galgiani takes effect.
River Islands at Lathrop is on pace to build nearly 400 homes this year.
In December, newly installed Board of Trustees member Ashley Drain met with Weston Ranch High School officials as she tried to intervene and prevent a student from being suspended.
Calling on all artistic piece-makers: The 36th annual Manteca Quilters Guild is looking for entries to display at their 36th annual Quilt & Doll Show.
Should members of the Manteca Board of Trustees be allowed to use their smart phones during closed- and open-session meetings? Under what instances should board members be permitted to deploy their electronic devices, if at all?
When Bill Draa agreed to stay on as superintendent of the Ripon Unified School District, he did so under a two-year pact.
Manteca apartment rents increased a record 13.7 percent in 2014.
Tina Murphy can't wait until her lease is over.
Shim Lacy-Watson wants to thank the men and women of the Manteca Police Department, and she's inviting the community to join her in celebration.
A bike path or train stop – which one of these two San Joaquin One Voice Regional Projects make sense for the City of Ripon?
Phil Waterford's reverence for those who serve America extends to those on active duty as well.
Two drivers and at least one passenger injured in a noontime crash in the 100 block of South Main Street Friday were transported to area hospitals by two Manteca Ambulances.