They fought in the Battle of the Bulge, on the beaches at Normandy, on Iwo Jima, in North Africa, and on countless other battlefields.
Manteca's most popular ongoing summer diversion – the downtown farmers market – returns to Library Park Tuesday.
It was a golf cart challenge between some 15 to 20 residents of the Del Webb at Woodbridge community in the northeast section of Manteca Saturday morning – an event where laughing was more important than winning..
It could have been the story of the Navy Seal who gave his life so others could live, or the 5,800 crosses honoring those who paid the ultimate price for freedom.
Gold Star Mothers and family members from throughout the Northern San Joaquin Valley gathered Saturday to honor their soldiers and sailors who sacrificed their lives for their country while feeling each others everlasting grief.
The private sector is showing signs of growing confidence in the possibility of the new housing sector rebounding in Manteca during the next two or so years.
The three-year long process to update the City of Manteca's General Plan Housing Element is only a City Council vote away from being finalized.
Manteca residents for the past 137 years have made it a point every Memorial Day to venture to East Union Cemetery to pay their respect to those who served America.
Two entries in Manteca's first ever Memorial Day parade on Monday will be hard to miss – a Christmas-tree green 1912 vehicle and a fire-truck red 1913 four wheeler. Both were made by International Harvester Company. And both have been meticulously restored by octogenarian Everett Rankins.
One sure way to get in touch with a soldier's sacrifice is to visit a cemetery.
FRENCH CAMP – Bill Houchins, Petco's regional manager presented the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office with a $10,000 grant award.
The group of young FFA students from Riverbank was at Woodward Park just after sunrise on Friday. Past the noon hour, they were still there with their mallets making sure the 5,800 white crosses that represent the 5,800 Americans who have died so far in the Global War on Terror are firmly planted in the grassy ground.
An armed robber hits a downtown bank.
The Tracy Friends of the Library played host to a reception celebrating the efforts of Friends of the Library groups throughout San Joaquin County. Representatives from the various Friends group took that opportunity to meet and share information about what they are doing in their local communities.
The biggest wallop of the strongest storm since October 2008 is expected to slam the Northern San Joaquin Valley today just before noon.
Sometime Wednesday night the Northern San Joaquin Valley will be battered by a major storm that by the time it ends Friday may drop as much as 3 inches of rain and deliver wind gusts greater than 60 mph.
More than 8,000 people lined Yosemite Avenue Saturday to enjoy the Manteca Chamber of Commerce's Christmas gift to the community - the 42nd annual Twilight Holiday Parade.
James Glaser - the executive director of the San Joaquin Local Agency Formation Commission - is siding with PG&E against South San Joaquin Irrigation District's bid to reduce retail electric rates 15 percent across the board in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon.
The return of rain and falling leaves can create local flooding problems in neighborhoods.
High Tea time at The Commons at Union Ranch in Manteca is always a special occasion. But it's even more so during the Christmas season when it's held with Winter Wonderland magic for backdrop.
Public libraries with treats such as coffee on the side aren't a modern creation.
The passing of Ripon's former mayor and police chief Red Nutt meant many things to many people who saw his life's accomplishments as a gift to the community.
The 41-year-old Manteca man who was struck by a truck on Yosemite Avenue at Airport Way Thursday evening received moderate injuries and was transported to San Joaquin County Hospital, according to Manteca Police Sgt. Rob Armosino.
There's a sleigh parked out in front of Ben Jetton's house.
Rick Buttram and his son Bradley did not mind waiting in line. Hundreds of people were ahead of them, and dozens more were behind them, each standing patiently along the side of Vasconcellos Avenue off Yosemite Avenue.
The story of Delicato Family Vineyards in Manteca is a familiar story to many.
Tradition and togetherness.
The annual Hospice tree was lit for the 23rd time on Thursday evening with the memories of past family members fresh in the minds of a crowd of more than 100 onlookers outside Doctors Hospital.