Phil Waterford knows that times are tough for families during this holiday season.
Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history as the first decade of the 21st century draws to a close.
The Manteca Bulletin will not be publishing a Christmas edition on Friday so employees and carriers can spend the holiday with their families.
Scenes from the Boys & Girls Club Christmas party.
Scenes from Wednesday's performance of "The Reason for the Season" that took place at Manteca's Fellowship Baptist Church.
It was "a lot like Christmas" for the senior residents and their family members at The Commons at Union Ranch retirement center Tuesday night.
Phyllis Abram was more than curious when she saw a ride-along with a Manteca municipal refuse collector on the live auction board at the Boys & Girls Club telethon.
It wasn't the Great Stock Market Crash of 1929 that was the defining economic development for Manteca in the 1920s.
For the most part, tattoos are permanent.
Manteca municipal garbage will not be picked up on Friday which is Christmas Day.
Boys & Girls Club member profile
"The Reason for the Season" Christmas play is being presented by the Fellowship Baptist Church tonight at 7 p.m.
On Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24, Manteca Ford-Mercury in partnership with The Place of Refuge Church will be offering a free Christmas Eve breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. continuing until 11 a.m.
Six-year-old Emily Hum dropped by Manteca's Union Road fire station Wednesday to meet some special guys - firefighters and medics who saved her life.
LATHROP – Dalwinder Dhoot can't dispute the fact that Lathrop voters overwhelmingly supported a one-cent sales tax increase in 2012 – to the tune of more than 77 percent.
LATHROP – All that Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal wanted to do was bring some family entertainment to town.
The Big League Dreams sports complex is heading into the home stretch of its eighth full season and it is still scoring big for Manteca.
Eddie Costa has been confined to a wheelchair for more than a quarter of a century.
LATHROP – When Rosalinda Valencia called for Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal to step down from his position at a meeting last month it drew a collective exasperated breath from the crowd.
Manteca Police for the past six weeks have stepped up their pressure on the homeless at Library Park.
"Little drops of water
The Manteca Chamber of Commerce along with a small army of volunteers have helped line Manteca's streets with 2,500 flags at least 10 times a year since 2002 to mark major holidays.
There is less water than previously thought available from New Melones for South County farmers and municipal users in Manteca, Lathrop, and Tracy.
There are four seasons of the year – winter, spring, summer and fall.
Some 300 Police Explorers from throughout the state converged on Ripon High to test their proficiencies in day-to-day police tactics and procedures in the fourth year of the Central Valley Explorer Competition.
Panera Bread is before the Manteca Planning Commission Tuesday seeking approval of a 4,200-square-foot restaurant on East Yosemite Avenue.
Jon Walkup is at it again.