Neighbors of former Manteca City Council member Jay Smart once joked they could actually read the newspaper at their kitchen table at night from the glow of 2,000 plus lights he put on the roof of his former Higton Street home each Christmas.
Suffering from dementia and spending most of his days in a wheel chair at a convalescent home, Donald Davis, 67, of Manteca, decided to buy a car while dressed only in his pajamas and slippers, police said, and ended up dying in a hospital hours later.
Manteca's newest Safe Halloween event takes place Sunday at the Big League Dreams sports complex starting at 5 p.m.
It may be furlough Friday for many government offices. Their loss. But for many employees in private businesses who don't have the mandatory day off to save the budget, today is come-to-work-as-scary-or-nice-as-you-dare-to-be.
Manteca this weekend has everything from a mad scientist invading a neighborhood to trunk and treat events for kids plus numerous parties for adults to celebrate Halloween.
Kayla Miller was moved by the LINK production of "Hiding."
Kayla Miller and Edna Magana can thank the Boys and Girls Clubs of Manteca / Lathrop for providing better understanding of their community.
Kirk Waters knows just how big of a difference the Boys & Girls Club can make in a young person's life.
Members of the Health Occupations Students of America at Manteca Unified are preparing to host another "Trunk or Treat" Sunday.
Future Manteca residents in the Austin Road Business Park calling 9-1-1 for a medical emergency might just see a Manteca Fire Department engine and a Ripon Consolidated Fire District ambulance pull up in front of their home.
Halloween is a time for dressing up in costume and having a good time.
It's not supposed to happen - according to the cable TV financial talking heads - but Florsheim Homes has already sold eight homes in the fifth phase of the Valley Blossom neighborhood without any buyer even inspecting a model.
The days are winding down at the Manteca Senior Center for John Boore.
Two homeless encampments near Spreckels Park retail stores have been cleaned out by city crews and transients ousted by Manteca Police.
At this time of the year, almond farmers like Richard Phillips and Don Putz start playing cat and mouse with Mother Nature.
With the days dwindling down, Nicole Arteaga and Anis Guedoir are preparing for their one last task at Sierra High.
Leo Bennett-Cauchon is a Boy Scout.
Future soccer tournaments at Woodward Park could require the hosting organizations to hire an off-duty Manteca Police officer to write parking tickets in the surrounding neighborhoods.
The Lathrop man who was imprisoned in India for two months has been released and is back home with his family.
She's ranked fourth in her class at Ripon Christian High with a grade point average of 4.135.
A Vietnam-era Huey helicopter is landing at Woodward Park on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. a half hour before the opening ceremony of what promises to be the biggest Memorial Weekend Commemoration yet.
It's the $2 million question: Now that a three-year maintenance contract has expired for landscaping planted along the 120 Bypass and Highway 99 corridor will it survive the drought?
Manteca's Dr. Amarjit Dhaliwal has been recognized by the Stanislaus Medical Society as its oncology Doctor of the Year after 24 years of "compassionate care" in that county.
Two "study buddies" that have kept pace with each other all year have earned the honors of being East Union High School's valedictorian and salutatorian for their upcoming graduation ceremonies.
Ripon High will offer several new classes for the fall.
The 27th Annual Appreciation Dinner for senior center volunteers hosted by the Manteca City Council and the city's Parks and Recreation Department was conducted last week at the Manteca Senior Center.
Manteca's Police force will add a police officer, a community service officer, a booking officer and an administrative assistant under the proposed $33 million municipal general fund budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.
The American Veterans Traveling Tribute - including an 80% replica of the Vietnam Wall, World War II Tribute Collection, Korea Tribute Collection, 9/11 Tribute, Police & Fire Tribute Panels, and Fort Hood Tribute Panel - will be arriving in the Manteca on Wednesday, May 20.
Manteca Police have seen it all.
Lathrop Councilman Paul Akinjo didn't want to overstep his bounds and become a makeshift lobbyist without the blessing of City Manager Steve Salvatore or City Attorney Sal Navarrete.