Manteca police motorcycle officer Patrick Danipour took up JetBlue's offer for a cost-free flight to attend the funeral of the recently slain 40-year-old NYPD officer Rafael Ramos - a trip that would have cost him at least $1,000 - to join other law enforcement personnel from across the country honoring the officer's sacrifice.
One of three teenagers on their skateboards was hit by a 2005 southbound Dodge CRT as he was crossing the roadway within a crosswalk Sunday afternoon, just north of the Union Pacific Railroad crossing on South Main Street at Moffat Boulevard.
Manteca was incorporated as a city barely five years when its brick City Hall was built. That was in 1923. The small town was home to nearly 2,000 hardy souls – most of them farmers – at that time. Irrigation water had been flowing for two decades – liquid gold then as now to the local farmers. Prevailing economic conditions all conspired and guaranteed that it was a good time to build a city hall for the fast-growing town which only counted 100 settlers in 1910.
The two-story brick building complete with Spanish-style roof tile at the point of a triangle-shaped block across from Library Park where Manteca and Sycamore avenues connect at one time was the pride of Manteca.
Over the past six weeks, Manteca Youth Focus has hosted workshops, trainings and rehearsals all in preparation for this weekend's extravaganza "Surfin' USA" – the 2015 Manteca Youth Focus Scholarship Competitions.
The family of a Lathrop man believed to be jailed in India are turning to the State Department for help in determining why the American citizen was imprisoned and why he hasn't been able to contact his family back in the United States for help.