Katie Byrd arrived in Nashville knowing the cross-country move was a Hail Mary. The songstress began dazzling crowds as a child in Missouri, where'd she win multiple talent shows and awards. The former Manteca and Ripon resident even flirted with a career in the country music capital of the world. But she was young – and without many contacts or much of a plan. Byrd returned to Nashville in March of 2012 a stronger, more ...
How many ways can you photograph a sunflower? The cover of this issue shows one perspective.
LATHROP – The image of a West Texas fertilizer plant exploding Wednesday night startled a nation already on-edge after the terrorist bombing of the Boston Marathon earlier this week.
It takes reserve Manteca Police officer Eugene Estrella less than 30 steps to chase down a purse snatcher while on-duty.
Municipal staff cut through the red tape to allow the Spreckels Park BMX track to reopen Thursday with the Strider track intact.
He looks like a miniature version of the Hulk, minus, of course, the green skin. Broad shoulders. Big arms. A square jaw. It's hard to imagine Alex Avila, Manteca's traveling personal trainer and a former Sierra High football standout, as a heavy child. But he was. Avila says he was 6 when he first took control of his body, laying the framework for a life in physical fitness. Back then, he had high hopes of ...
Removing a series of "bumps" that max out at two feet in height will allow the re-opening of the Spreckels Park BMX track that was chained off Monday by the City of Manteca.
The panel discussion between Mike Winther and Steven Routh was supposed to center on the Second Amendment.
Annalicia Machado-Luis wears a crown and sash and rides atop sleek convertibles, waving and smiling to scores of people from Sacramento to Turlock.
Six residential gardens in Manteca will be showcased in the 2013 Manteca Garden Tour which will be held on Saturday, May 11, the day before Mother's Day.
The Manteca-Lathrop MOMS Club is coming to the aid of the children of the Agape Villages Foster Family of Manteca.
Armando Ibarra-Espinoza had just arrived at a friend's house in a suburb outside of Boston when his cell phone began to chirp.
Mayor Willie Weatherford believes it is a classic case of making a mountain out of a molehill.
LATHROP – There are few things as All-American as the old-fashioned carnival and the fun that comes with it.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca staffers were working together Monday to create a smooth transition in moving the emergency room waiting area from the rear of the hospital to the front lobby as part of a nearly $1 million remodeling effort to upgrade the facility.
LATHROP – The City of Lathrop isn't necessarily swimming in a pool full of money.
Editor's note: This is the second of a six-part series taking a look back at Manteca's first 95 years as an incorporated city. Voters approved incorporation on May 28, 1918.
Editor's note: This is the first of a six-part series taking a look back at Manteca's first 95 years as an incorporated city. Voters approved incorporation on May 28, 1918.
The 2-year-old who was run over by the family's pickup is still undergoing some tests at Children's Hospital in Oakland but is expected to come home soon.
If Emmanuel Torres ended up on the street tomorrow, he wouldn't fare so well. For starters, the 15-year-old vice president of the Manteca Boys and Girls Club's Keystone Club - a leadership academy for teenagers -- struggled with piecing together a makeshift shelter that only needed tape and staples to finish. Even with a handful of helpers, Torres couldn't manage get the thick cardboard walls to stick to the wooden frame that had shielded him ...
Ripon High School senior Paige Burrell is moving on to the next chapter in her volleyball career and has accepted a scholarship to play for a NCAA Division II school - Nyack College in Nyack, NY.
A two-year-old child is recovering at Children's Hospital in Oakland after being run over by her parents' pick-up truck. The vehicle was parked in the family's driveway at Alfonso Lane in Manteca shortly before 1 p.m. on Sunday. The status of the child is unknown as of press time; however, a Manteca Police spokesman said the child was "alert and crying" when officers arrived at the scene. According to preliminary investigations, only one of the ...
By DENNIS WYATT
By JASON CAMPBELL
PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix police officer and firefighter both died Sunday after suffering critical injuries in separate accidents on the job, officials said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Another day, another domination for Taylor Swift: She was the red hot winner at the Billboard Music Awards.
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) - One of several tornadoes that touched down Sunday in Oklahoma turned homes in a trailer park near Oklahoma City into splinters and rubble and sent frightened residents along a 100-mile corridor scurrying for shelter.
LATHROP - Give Every Child a Chance is staging the Ropin' on the River Rodeo hosted by Dell'Osso Family Farm on June 1-2.
SANTA CRUZ (AP) - Sunbathers flocking to Southern California beaches are used to feeding the meter or paying a parking attendant. Not so along the less developed north coast where it's customary to ditch cars on the shoulder of Highway 1 to surf, swim or picnic.
MODESTO (AP) - Seventeen bodies have been removed from a Modesto funeral home after complaints the home was taking too long to cremate the bodies, officials said.