It's a labor of love in police work, and of the ministry for one Manteca police officer and his wife.
LATHROP – The mortgage meltdown and home foreclosures have dominated the news from Lathrop in the last several months.
El Rancho Mobile Home Park owner Marie Raymus said Wednesday that recently released child predator Dewayne Smith, 50, is not now staying with his parents in their mobile home in Manteca.
LATHROP – You won't find Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen or Rudolf hanging around Santa if you venture out to Dell'Osso Farms.
NAME: Emmanuel Garcia, age 12
An increase in small donors giving everything from $10 to $100 helped the Boys & Girls Club of Manteca/Lathrop raise $73,625 during their annual two-day telethon that ended Tuesday night.
Dewayne Michael Smith, 50, a convicted child sex offender, was released into the Manteca community Tuesday after spending some 22 years at Atascadero State Mental Hospital located on the coast between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Manteca's annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, in front of the Manteca Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St.
Volunteering has always come easy for Jeff and Jan Stoermer.
At the time of her passing, Dara Torrano was president of the local women's bowling association.
Benny Arnold's food bag had a can of ham instead of a frozen turkey.
Friday's Give Every Child a Chance After School dance competition featured 136 kids in 14 dance crews.
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.
They braved Friday's pouring rain so the show will go on this weekend.
Caught in the Friday morning street flooding at Garden Gate Drive and Morgan Street, one Manteca woman called a friend to help her in his hip high boots to reach her pickup truck where waters had flooded much of her lawn and driveway.
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Barring a deluge of biblical proportions water experts are anticipating the San Joaquin River at Vernalis could essentially be dry by July.