About five years ago, high schools in Manteca Unified School District had up to seven counselors on campus. Today, there are only two attending to the counseling needs of hundreds of students at every school site, the result of severe budget cuts stemming from the effects of the Great Recession and a crumbling national economy.
A lady with a bubbly Christmas spirit Teresa Stevens has truly made a difference at Prestige retirement home on East Louise Avenue as well as at her daughter's fourth grade class at the Great Valley Academy Charter School on Button Avenue.
Traffic accidents kill more police officers in the line of duty than anything else.
William "Bud" Cunningham helped bring the Oakland Coliseum to fruition 47 years ago when he served as the first stadium general manager.
Jesus didn't have to worry about a cold spell.
Austin Road Business Park could emerge as the top concentration of non-public sector employment for Ripon residents.
Dick Durham knows that the $75 it cost for a ticket to Wednesday's 34th annual Holiday Affair staged by the Manteca Soroptimists is well spent.
Gary Lemesh shudders to think if Kaiser-Manteca Medical Center were to make more cuts.
The Rev. Quincy McClain and members of her congregation from Southside Christian Church spread tiding of comfort and joy Wednesday at the Manteca Care & Rehabilitation Center.
A commitment letter could set the stage for the creation of 9,134 more jobs to chip away at Manteca's 10.1 percent unemployment rate.
The chance of outrunning one Manteca police officer is totally out of the question for fleeing bad guys in the city unless they can cover 26.2 miles without stopping.
Richard Silverman is seeking one of two Manteca City Council seats up for grabs in November 2014.
The sun is still hiding from the frost this morning, but some 50 hardy Manteca Nuts & Bolts diehards are already up and about making sure needy children will wake up with a smile on Christmas morning.
LATHROP – It's like Linda Rose that she'd feel like she wasn't deserving of the honor of being the 2013 Lathrop Holiday Parade Grand Marshal.
Firefighters' spray turned into ice when it hit the ground at a fully engulfed garage fire shortly before 4 a.m. Monday causing them to slip and slide while attacking the blaze at the rear of a boarded up home in the 600 block of Virginia Avenue west of Sequoia Street.
As Manteca residents shop for their Super Bowl party this weekend, they will find the Manteca High football team honored on special commemorative Crystal Creamery milk cartons.
For area farmers, it's 1975-1976 all over again.
LATHROP – For his first two years on the Lathrop City Council, Omar Ornelas dealt with turmoil.
At age 98, Joe Martinez was the oldest member from "The Greatest Generation" at Thursday's Manteca Mural Society brainstorming session.
A structure fire in the 400 block of North Grant Street caused an estimated $300,000 in damage to a house on Wednesday morning.
John Harris' wife wanted to buy 10 roses.
LATHROP – Medical benefits are expensive.
The Manteca Mural Society is seeking input from World War II veterans, their families, and others to set the perimeters for an artists' competition to select the design for the next mural.
LATHROP – Rich Hogan isn't a farmer.
The proverbial light - powered by tax revenues - is at the end of the tunnel.
It just became a little bit easier to get to the Stockton Metropolitan Airport from Interstate 5.
Wheat - and not almonds, pumpkins or even grapes - is what attracted farmers to the Manteca region after the Gold Rush in a bid to make a living.
FRENCH CAMP - The French Camp McKinley Fire District was awarded a $250,000 traffic safety grant for the purchase of extrication equipment for distribution to 15 fire districts within San Joaquin County.
One solution to stretch Manteca's water supply may literally be just a flush away.
Editor's note: The Bulletin will occasionally catch up with people that were once high profile in the community to see what they are doing now.