Friends of Sierra Johnson, a 2008 graduate of Sierra High School who is now a sophomore at Sacramento State University, sold 1,500 Fagundes dinners during Friday's drive-thru event at Sierra High to help in her fight against acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She is tentatively scheduled to receive a bone marrow transplant in the coming weeks at Oakland Children's Hospital.
Give Every Child a Chance (GECAC) is once again offering the Service Challenge Scholarship. A total of six $1,000 scholarships are available to one graduating senior selected from each high school in Manteca Unified School District (Sierra, Calla, Manteca, East Union, Weston Ranch and New Vision High Schools).
Is Manteca in a position to hire up to four police officers in the next two years thanks to Measure M sales tax as well as possibly save three firefighting jobs?
Manteca's jobless rate was unchanged at 16.1 percent for the third straight month in March.
A trip down memory lane for Kevin Terpstra usually involves some sort of fire suit.
Kirt Giovannoni has dedicated his life to art.
Sikhs from Lathrop and Manteca will join other members from all over San Joaquin County in celebrating the annual Sikh Day Parade in Stockton commemorating the Sikh New Year. The parade will be held through downtown Stockton on Sunday, April 18, from noon to 4 p.m. and will end at the Sikh Temple at 1930 S. Grant Street. The celebration is open to the public.
Scenes from car wash fundraiser for Victoria Martin conducted Thursday at Les Schwab Tire Center. The former yard supervisor at the McParland School Annex is currently undergoing medical treatment at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital while battling cancer. The family which is having a tough go of it financially is hoping to secure funds so Martin can be placed in hospice care. A second car wash is today starting at 10 a.m. at the 7-Eleven on the corner of Yosemite Avenue and Powers Avenue.
The powerful PG&E company is locking horns with two Manteca farmers over easement issues. Pitting the utility giant against lifelong farmers Arnold and Roseline Rothlin is like watching a David and Goliath battle.
This is not the first time Arnold and Roseline Rothlin of Nile Garden Farms butted heads with the giant utility company, Pacific Gas and Electric.
Manteca leaders are about to make two things clear - there will be absolutely no pot dispensaries allowed in the city and they will restrict the growing of marijuana for personal use to the fullest extent of the law.
RIPON - A Ripon medical administrative assistant and cancer survivor is organizing a second document shredding and e-waste collection to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.
Marla Nunes has been fortunate to have two successful careers.
"Cropping out cancer" is a goal of a scrapbooking event this Saturday, April 17, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, North Street and Powers Avenue.
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.
The 29th annual Our Lady of Fatima celebration at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ripon will be held Friday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Aug. 31. The public is invited.
Next month's community summit on the homeless could end up being much ado about nothing.
Many older schools in Manteca Unified are showing their age. That is evidenced in the number of repairs and upgrades that they need, as shown in a draft project list that was prepared and presented to the Board of Trustees at the beginning of the year.
Boy Scout merit badges are about learning skills to help frame a positive life in whatever profession they choose.
NAPA (AP) - The strongest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years struck before dawn on Sunday, sending scores of people to hospitals, igniting fires, damaging historic buildings and knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses in California's wine country.