Two things have driven Mike Dillman since he set the stage for the first Not Forgotten Memorial Weekend Commemoration event in Manteca 16 years ago: Making sure we never forget the sacrifices made to secure our freedoms and helping young people appreciate that price.
The American Cancer Society is recruiting teams from local families, businesses, schools, places of worship, and the community as a whole to participate in the annual Ripon Relay For Life one day event on Saturday, June 11, at the Ripon Community Center on 334 Fourth St.
The sixth time might be a charm in getting a plan in place and then executing it to make downtown Manteca a destination that sets it apart from strip centers and places like The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.
It will cost taxpayers $455,380 to clean up the former Manteca Police firing range located on municipal wastewater treatment plant property that's being converted into a 210-acre family entertainment zone.
Street drugs spiked with a powerful painkiller that has killed nine people in the last eight days in the Sacramento area have been connected to two serious overdoses in Manteca and may be connected with one death,