The mood was somber Friday night when friends and family gathered at the site where Derrick Gann – a 19-year-old Manteca resident – was gunned down on Tuesday, July 27. He was later pronounced dead at Doctors Hospital in Manteca.
In response to increased adult mosquito populations and the detection of West Nile virus in several areas around Manteca and Lathrop, the San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District (District) is preparing to conduct ground spraying for adult mosquito cntrol.
The Manteca Police Department "Motor Skills Challenge" believed to be the first of its kind in San Joaquin County in recent history is set to start Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley lifestyle center at Union Road and the Highway 120 Bypass.
Restoring old junk relics into beautiful custom cars has been the love of life for Mantecan Bob Hall – with his wife Barbara's love, support and a little elbow grease of her own thrown into the equation.
Taela Heath doesn't mind the occasional summer heat wave, or the monotony of waiting for the community to realize what she's doing at the Manteca Convention and Visitors Bureau Farmers Market every Tuesday night.
On Thursday Charleen Carroll, the sister of Brock Elliott, stood just feet away from where her brother's name was etched into a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall – Panel 20E, Line 114 – and read a letter that he wrote to her father just before his death.
"I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic . . . and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office that I am about to enter, so help me God."
A Saturday night DUI check point in Ripon was unusually busy for officers according to Police Sgt. Steve Meece – mostly with drivers with suspended licenses or others who were driving without a license in their possession.