By GLENN KAHL
When Rhonda Mix moved to Manteca four years ago, she was like a new kid on the block.
By VINCE REMBULAT
Driving Louise Avenue - one of the heaviest traveled streets in Manteca and Lathrop - will get a lot easier by this time in 2010.
The cutting edge of the green power movement isn't in Berkeley nor is it in San Francisco.
Manteca unemployment has nearly doubled in the past year to a record post World War II rate of 14.4 percent in March.
The Eckert's pipeline project was arguably one of the most ingenious and profitable decisions ever to come from Manteca's City Hall as a result of a threat from the state to pull the plug on 350 private sector jobs.
LATHROP - City of Lathrop has two state-of-the-art interactive water play areas that were completed last year.
Bob Raymus believes the homeless – many who are employed 40 hours a week – need a helping hand.
Club City – the moniker given middle school dances staged by the Manteca Youth Advisory Commission in conjunction with the Manteca Parks and Recreation Department at the Golden West Community Gym on North Main Street – was the place to be Friday for the pre-teen set.
Jennifer Gowans couldn't help but get emotional as she stepped up to the lectern early Friday afternoon to address the family, friends, and co-workers that had gathered in her honor.
Manteca's Anthony Martin – a CHP dispatcher in Stockton – was credited for his life-saving actions Friday morning that saved the life of a two-year-old toddler two months ago.
Three Manteca-based competitive cheer teams from Victorious Elite Allstars (VEA) put on a sensational show at a National Competition in Anaheim.
STOCKTON - A pair of giant water diversion tunnels proposed for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta could violate the federal Clean Water Act and increase harm to endangered fish species, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which released its formal comment on the project Thursday.
A barrage of illegal fireworks set off by a house fire made several hits on a Manteca fire truck and narrowly missed firefighters as they were scrambling to get fire hoses in place at a Thursday evening house fire in the 1200 block of Crestwood Avenue.
December is three months away. But every moment between now and then will count for a group of young students at Manteca's Universal Dance Company.
Explosions and shooting fireworks raised additional havoc Thursday as a fire swept through a two-story home in the 1200 block of Crestwood Avenue just two blocks from the Louise Avenue fire station.
Joe Freitas - part of the World War II generation of leaders who returned home from war to lay the ground work for Manteca's future- passed away Thursday. He was 88.
LATHROP – California is facing a water emergency.
It was another day of sad good-byes and warm hugs and loads of memories as Isadore's Restaurant served its last lunch to longtime friends and customers Thursday noon.
TURLOCK – Tim Guerino knows that the model works.
Manteca hit a milestone this year when the city's 60th park was completed.
Bingo is back at St. Anthony's. Not in the form of a weekly fund-raiser for the school as it was for many years. This time, its comeback is a short two-day entertainment venue incorporated into the annual Harvest Festival set for the weekend of Sept. 20-21.
Normally it's Carol Davis that has to visit Congressman Jeff Denham's office to ask for money.
The South San Joaquin Irrigation District is studying a pressurized water system between Woodward Reservoir and the Van Groningen Road reservoir near Escalon that could save enough water to supply all of the current needs of Manteca and Lathrop.
Amazon's 1.2 million-square-foot fulfillment center off of Chrissman Road in rural Tracy was a feather in the cap for the South County when the company began distribution operations last fall.
The Manteca Pregnancy Help Center is marking three high-water marks this year.
Bonus bucks - or more precisely a decision to let developers off the hook for as much as $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building homes - has emerged as the first major issue of the Nov. 4 municipal election.