When Richard Perez was in his early 30s he had a vision. God came into his room, lifted him up out of bed and took him into his kid's room. There, God told Perez that he needed to change the harmful direction of his life or he would find his kids were no longer a part of his life. The vision shook Perez. He'd never experienced anything like it. Yet, he found it difficult to comply. He wasn't ready to pull away from the road of destruction he'd been on since his teen years.
LATHROP – Over the course of the last six months the Lathrop City Council has approved spending just over $191,000 for a restroom at River Park South, the demolition and reconstruction of the 7th Street Skate Park, study space at City Hall and solar lighting at Woodfield Park.
Ninety-one entries in the weekend's Almond Blossom Festival Art Show drew a number of awards for their artworks and photographs. Noted artist Dan Petersen said he had fun judging the show, adding that it has improved much in the past year.
Gordon Kennedy trudges between rooms of his music lesson studio lackadaisically.
Zephyr is back.
The Stanislaus River is paying for the sins of the Central Valley Water Project.
Ray Joseph, 20, of Sacramento, has been sentenced to 27 years in state prison for the attempted murder of a Manteca couple as they slept in their bed at their home on Victory Avenue in September of 2013.
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New homes built in Manteca may soon have a new feature - rain barrels and cisterns.
New Melones Reservoir - the linchpin dam on the Stanislaus River - is dropping again on the eve of a four-day weather system that promises to usher in March with a whimper.
Tracy Cemetery is the resting place of nearly 1,000 veterans. They may be gone but certainly not forgotten.
The Give Every Child a Chance (GECAC) Antone E. Raymus, 16th Annual Bowl-A-Thon takes place Saturday, Feb. 28.
Manteca's adopted budget calls for the city to dip into reserves to close out the books on June 30 to bridge a $592,940 structured deficit.
Don't expect to find that complimentary glass of water on your table the next time you sit down at a restaurant.
Wasting landscape water for some future development could become a costly proposition.
Eldon Regua is a new Manteca resident.
The numbers are staggering.
Each year, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca / Lathrop in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies hosts a Crime Scene Investigation camp for interested youngsters.
Manteca Unified School District first term trustees Ashley Drain, 26, and Alexander Bronson, 22, appeared in Superior Court Thursday afternoon before Judge Franklin Stephenson on charges of election fraud and perjury.
A multi-vehicle rear end collision on eastbound 120 Bypass at the Main Street interchange at 7:45 a.m. Thursday took the life of a 25-year-old San Ramon woman and injured three other motorists including one with major injuries.
Measure K sales tax and gas tax receipts will cover the $2 million cost of pavement maintenance for 27 miles of city streets this year.
Eduardo Villagomez is proud to have been able to put away plenty of bad guys during his career with the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca was honored with an "A" grade in the Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections.
A chain reaction collision on the Highway 120 Bypass at Main Street killed one woman motorist and injured two others – one major and one minor -- Thursday morning at about 7:45, according to a CHP spokesman.
Manteca is showing its true colors.
Single working moms and the elderly on extremely limited incomes are among the benefactors of the latest endeavor of the Manteca-based Second Harvest Food Bank - a mobile farmers market.
Ed Fonseca is stepping up to cover the interest on a $50,000 loan the City of Manteca is making to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1051 to help furnish the new Manteca Veterans Center now under construction on Moffat Boulevard.
Bianca Jacklich - an immigrant who came to America to build a better life and shared her good fortune by helping the communities she lived in - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.
On the heels of their most recent police tactical competition at the CHP Academy in Sacramento, the Manteca Police Explorer Unit is planning a drive-thru Mexican dinner on Wednesday, May 20, to help support their upcoming training and competitive meets.
Minutes after arguing a tax proposed by municipal staff on new homes to pay for police and fire was unfair, the Manteca City Council added a $2,500 per home charge to give elected leaders money to spend as they please.