An elderly man survived a bedroom fire shortly after midnight Saturday when a burning candle ignited bedding that singed his facial hair and caused a small burn on a finger.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Amid severe drought conditions, California officials announced Friday they won't send any water from the state's vast reservoir system to local agencies beginning this spring, an unprecedented move that affects drinking water supplies for 25 million people and irrigation for 1 million acres of farmland.
A motorcycle police escort to work Friday morning was a salute to the 27-year police career of veteran Officer Barry Blackburn prior to the start of his final shift at the Manteca Police Department.
A short time ago, Erick Varela's journey from military service in Iraq to being introduced at the White House by Michelle Obama would have been more than implausible.
LATHROP – That rickety old bridge on Manthey Road that crosses the San Joaquin River will soon be getting a major upgrade.
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.
The Manteca Garden Club has released the six home gardens that will be featured in the annual Garden Tour in May. Three of the six are private Edens belonging to members of the club.
Ninety years ago the American Disabilities Act wasn't around.
Dallas Waters of Ripon wanted an Eagle Scout project that could possibly save a life.
Donna Hartley is coming to Manteca to inspire positive thinking as a way to fight illness.
Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent. In Catholic churches, it's the day the faithful receive the sigh of the cross on their foreheads in ashes.
This year marks the 46th annual crowning of Miss Manteca.
Manteca is in the hunt for the next Amazon.
LATHROP – Gangs in Lathrop had better run and hide.
The largest storm to hit Manteca in nearly 18 months proved costly for three car owners.
MODESTO – It takes a certain personality to convince an entire theater full of people to shout out the most infamous four-letter word in unison.
Mayra Posada and Marco Jaimes believe in the power of persuasion.
Landscape maintenance districts are passé.
It was seen as a very productive session of the new Government Relations Committee of the Ripon Chamber of Commerce that brought together representatives of the city, county, state and congress Friday noon in a meeting room of Bethany Home.
A hidden reservoir helps keep dishes clean, yards green, and flush toilets in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop.
Christmas is an already an afterthought to most people.