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.
Over the years, Frances Schmiedt has knitted thousands of caps.
Manteca is turning into Joyce Kilmer's kind of town.
Caroline Thibodeau and Brock Elliott were classmates in third grade at the old Yosemite School in Manteca.
Redevelopment agency funds are assuring that Manteca's homeless families will have a shelter to turn to for at least the next 55 years.
Danail Dodd, 20, who was reported missing since late last Saturday night has called home and told his family members that he is fine and now living out of the area.
LATHROP - The snow has started falling in Lathrop.
World War II veteran Ed Kaslin hobbled on crutches, seemingly oblivious to the raw pain from the surgery he had on both knees less than a week ago.
A group of almost a dozen teenagers will know by the end of this weekend what it feels like to be hungry.
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.
An 8-year-old Tracy boy died in a boating accident in the San Joaquin River on Monday in Lathrop.
Prosecution of quality of life crimes ranging from graffiti to residential burglaries are being targeted now that funding is being restored to the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office.
Eighth graders being promoted at Lathrop Elementary School were told Tuesday morning to "Make good choices and have the persistence with character to persevere in what has to be done," as they were being promoted to high school life.
Ericka Anaya, Arianna DeBarros, Gavriela Garcia and Sylvia Rocha reflected on the past nine years at Sequoia Elementary School.
It's beginning to look a lot like summer.
I have postponed writing this column for about a week because there are those who will skew its intent as unpatriotic and ungrateful. Trust me, it is neither.
The second largest single solar installation operated by a South County government agency could start reducing wastewater treatment power costs for Manteca ratepayers by 2016.
The ruffling of an America flag was the only other audible sound Monday as Bill Jones firmly and deliberately read the names of the fallen.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca broke ground Friday for a state-of-the-art outpatient surgical center that promises to "change the face of care" for the Manteca-Ripon-Lathrop community.
On Thursday Charleen Carroll, the sister of Brock Elliott, stood just feet away from where her brother's name was etched into a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall – Panel 20E, Line 114 – and read a letter that he wrote to her father just before his death.
"I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic . . . and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office that I am about to enter, so help me God."
A Saturday night DUI check point in Ripon was unusually busy for officers according to Police Sgt. Steve Meece – mostly with drivers with suspended licenses or others who were driving without a license in their possession.
A dispute over noise may have led to the shooting death of a Lathrop man early Sunday morning.
Elected leaders moved a step forward towards a once-a-month meeting format.
I pulled my 20-year-old dog out of the swimming pool Tuesday morning setting the tone for what I thought would become a dreaded birthday.