John Harris judges the success of redevelopment in two ways - what it has brought to Manteca and what it has eliminated.
Neighbors of former Manteca City Council member Jay Smart once joked they could actually read the newspaper at their kitchen table at night from the glow of 2,000 plus lights he put on the roof of his former Higton Street home each Christmas.
Suffering from dementia and spending most of his days in a wheel chair at a convalescent home, Donald Davis, 67, of Manteca, decided to buy a car while dressed only in his pajamas and slippers, police said, and ended up dying in a hospital hours later.
Manteca's newest Safe Halloween event takes place Sunday at the Big League Dreams sports complex starting at 5 p.m.
It may be furlough Friday for many government offices. Their loss. But for many employees in private businesses who don't have the mandatory day off to save the budget, today is come-to-work-as-scary-or-nice-as-you-dare-to-be.
Manteca this weekend has everything from a mad scientist invading a neighborhood to trunk and treat events for kids plus numerous parties for adults to celebrate Halloween.
Kayla Miller was moved by the LINK production of "Hiding."
Kayla Miller and Edna Magana can thank the Boys and Girls Clubs of Manteca / Lathrop for providing better understanding of their community.
Kirk Waters knows just how big of a difference the Boys & Girls Club can make in a young person's life.
Members of the Health Occupations Students of America at Manteca Unified are preparing to host another "Trunk or Treat" Sunday.
Future Manteca residents in the Austin Road Business Park calling 9-1-1 for a medical emergency might just see a Manteca Fire Department engine and a Ripon Consolidated Fire District ambulance pull up in front of their home.
Halloween is a time for dressing up in costume and having a good time.
It's not supposed to happen - according to the cable TV financial talking heads - but Florsheim Homes has already sold eight homes in the fifth phase of the Valley Blossom neighborhood without any buyer even inspecting a model.
The days are winding down at the Manteca Senior Center for John Boore.
Two homeless encampments near Spreckels Park retail stores have been cleaned out by city crews and transients ousted by Manteca Police.
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Sending home information for parents can be a challenging endeavor for the Manteca Unified School District.
It was a 2011 Crown Victoria with 91,000 miles.
Aaron Goodwin - better known as Randy Bubba Black to tens thousands of country music radio fans - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.
Students enrolled in the Manteca Unified be.tech Academy's first responder program aimed at teens wanting to pursue careers as police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical techs could eventually be subject to drug testing.
Lake Tulloch is expected to remain at its current level until at least Oct. 1 as the result of a water agreement reached Friday regarding flows on the Stanislaus River.
They're silent, they're agile, and they're fast.
An agency wanting to locate an emergency shelter in a general commercial zone - essentially one that accommodates retail and office uses - will soon be able to do so without obtaining a conditional use permit.
The Swiss Hall in Ripon comes alive with a party – sometimes even two or three celebrations – every month – with several of them open to anyone including those who have no blood connections to someone in the Alpine region of Europe.
When California Gov. Jerry Brown announced unprecedented conservation measures last week, attention was quickly drawn to farmers, specifically those in the almond industry, who were accused of getting a "free pass" while the rest of the state is left dry.
It will take roughly 300,000 gallons of water to fill the water park portion of the proposed Manteca Great Wolf Resort.
Every church has a story. Manteca's churches are no exception. St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, for one, started as a small frame church that was built in 1916 on East Yosemite Avenue on a piece of land donated by the Bacigaloupi family. The first people to attend Masses at the church were Portuguese dairy farmers who came to this once dry and sandy area at the start of the irrigation district in 1909.
The 1981 booklet is simply titled "Symbolism… as displayed and used at St. Paul's."
Once upon a time in Manteca, there was a small church with a big dream.
There's a pending deal striking a balance between agriculture, urban, and fish needs for water from the stressed Stanislaus River watershed.