RIPON - Preparing five-course meals for 25 family members on holidays is old hat for Tractor Supply Company manager Rob Christopher.
One way to slow down traffic – and to make neighborhood streets safer – is by designing developments with narrower streets, roundabouts, chicanes, bulb-outs, and non-intrusive fast growing trees that create a partial canopy over the pavement.
Julie Sweeney – a seven-year staff member in the finance department – is the 2008 City of Manteca Employee of the Year.
An old-fashioned barn party – complete with dinner, dancing to a live band and lively conversation – is taking place in the Fonseca barn.
RIPON – The longer days and the warming weather means that it's time to get outside and have some fun.
Three kids from the Give Every Child a Chance tutoring program went the extra mile for the recent bowlathon fund raiser bringing in $2,351 between them.
"If you remember me, you know that I live in San Ramon and each Wednesday, I would drive the opposite direction to pick up my mother's first cousin in the Hayward Hills to come along with me to your class in Manteca. Not one of us regretted the time it took just to get there. Rather, we thank you and, I for one, will remember you for many, many years and the excitement you gave to me about the Portuguese way. Obrigada, Mary."
Manteca has spent the last 10 years gaining a bigger chunk of San Joaquin County's overall population despite being the city with the oldest growth cap policy in place in the entire region.
It would have been all too easy for Kathy Aartman-Weed to give up.
LATHROP – By late spring or early summer, the Lathrop Police Services will be acquiring a new neighbor right next door on Seventh Street.
It was another spectacular weekend of youth recognition as Manteca Youth Focus conducted its 14th annual scholarship competitions. A celebration of leadership, volunteer service and talent – MYF was successful in its campaign to award educational scholarships to deserving young men and women of achievement.
Gail Brooks, a student in Manteca, will join a select group of students representing their schools, communities, and country as People to People student leaders. Brooks has been accepted into the People to People Leadership Summit in Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, Maryland, June 7 - 16. All students accepted into a People to People program must meet rigorous academic and leadership requirements. Brooks was nominated and accepted for the honor based on outstanding scholastic merit, civic involvement and leadership potential.
Vanessa Marie Rangel, 12, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss California Pageant to be held July 30 - August 1, at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara.
Bryson Cwik, Jessica Jones, Hali Pekron and Veronica Rogers, high school members of the Modesto Junior College Community Orchestra, were recently accepted into the California All State Honor Orchestra. These four students were selected out of several hundred high school applicants from around the state who auditioned by submitting a CD recording. They rehearsed and performed with the All State Honor Orchestra March 12-15 at the California Music Educators Association (CMEA) Conference in Ontario.
LATHROP – Marlene Taylor was hard to ignore with her a la Christina Aguillera green wig and matching triple-tiered faux emerald necklaces standing out against her white peasant blouse.
LATHROP – It's the Disneyland of skateboard parks.
The Faustina Rosas Memorial Pumpkin Run benefitting the Manteca Unified Student Trust takes place Saturday, Oct. 4, in downtown Manteca in conjunction with the Sunrise Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair.
With California facing the possibility of a fourth severe drought year and water use in general becoming an increasing concern as the state grows and court mandates for environmental uses further restrict supplies, the Manteca City Council on Tuesday will explore additional measures to further reduce municipal water consumption.
Northern Nevada received a major economic boost earlier this month with the announcement of Tesla Motors locating its huge battery 'gigafactory' in Reno.
Bennie Gatto is the Carl Ripken of chain gang crews.
Tobacco-related businesses ranging from cigarette stores that legally allow the use of their product on premises and cigar bars to a proposed hookah lounge won't be allowed within 100 feet of a school in Manteca under a new municipal law that could go into effect with 50 days.
A first responders' blue mass was celebrated Thursday morning at St. Anthony's Catholic Church honoring those who put their lives on the line every day for the communities they serve.
They came in waves.
LATHROP - The Lathrop Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a man believed to have exposed himself to a young girl Tuesday afternoon.
Millions of people tuned in to the last season premiere of the epic motorcycle crime drama that is "Sons of Anarchy" Tuesday night.
The rules have been set now that the Ripon Community Athletic Foundation has completed a major part of renovations to the Ripon High track and stadium.
It was a Price is Right moment. Others used Vanna White of Wheel of Fortune fame for analogy.
Manteca's new Wound Center was the focal point of the Chamber of Commerce weekly coffee Wednesday morning and a dream come true for Kathy McKenzie, a longtime employee of Doctors Hospital of Manteca.
Manteca Unified has numerous portable classrooms.
Volunteers can do their part to rid the Stanislaus River of trash on Saturday, Sept. 20.