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.
The holiday luncheon and craft faire that St. Anthony of Padua School has been hosting every year for the last 44 years is not just about food or original creations by the best crafters around.
Veterans Day observances are being held Thursday in Manteca, Ripon and Lathrop.
Seniors at East Union, Manteca High, Lathrop High, and Sierra high schools were among those honored as Good Citizens by the El Toyon chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The local students were among the 14 who were recognized during a ceremony attended by the students with their parents, guardians, counselors, and administrators at the Central United Methodist Church in Stockton.
Four winters. Four consecutive years of drought.
Manteca hit a milestone three month ago when the city completed its 63rd park facility.
There are hundreds of veterans buried at the pioneer East Union Cemetery in Manteca. The markers on many of the gravestones, through the years, have deteriorated and have become weather-worn.
Manteca's ugly ducking thoroughfare - Moffat Boulevard - is inching closer to swan status.
If the murder case won't be enough to potentially keep Richard Howard Watkins behind bars for life, the other charges very likely will.
Manteca's IHOP restaurant isn't a drive-thru.
The City of Manteca wouldn't be able to build the Moffat Community Center this year for $1.16 million unless it deferred meeting the same landscape requirements it imposes on the private sector.
Manteca taxpayers could lose $1.1 million by a state forced sale of three parcels.
Manteca Unified is taking the drought seriously.
They shared stories of struggles and perseverance.
Carol Davis is dedicated to helping struggling students turn on the proverbial light switch in their minds.
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.
The reconstruction taking place at Weston Elementary School appears on schedule for completion by the start of the next school year.
Tulloch Lake is going to disappear by this fall.