LATHROP – J. "Chaka" Santos, a Lathrop businessman and entrepreneur and, lately, a candidate for mayor in the Nov. 2 elections, told the City Council Monday night that he'd rather have the Community Center gym named after any of the long-time residents rather than basketball great and 2010 NBA Coach of the Year Scott Brooks.
LATHROP – It was about two years ago that Lathrop High first opened its doors to a student body consisting of 456 freshmen and sophomores.
Bad debt from Manteca's municipal utility accounts has tripled in the past two years to $261,594.
Seven -year-old Jack Bellew has already made his mark on the world with some 100 people showing up Saturday night at Isadore's Restaurant to help raise funds to send his snack packs to troops serving overseas.
The two-story brick building complete with Spanish-style roof tile at the point of the triangle-shaped block across from Library Park where Manteca and Sycamore avenues connect at one time was the pride of Manteca.
Those hoping to take home the crown of either Manteca Idol of Manteca Junior Idol only have two days to make sure that they're ready.
Manteca High students will welcome a new look to the Dawson Center.
LATHROP - Get ready to go for a spin this October in a pumpkin.
Add a little of this, and a dash of that, and pretty soon you have something that will help feed hungry families in more ways than one.
Manteca's municipal coffers are about to come into some much needed cash - $940,000 to be exact - from the sale of two city-owned properties.
The lazy days of summer aren't something that 12-year-old Ricky Artery is going to miss.
The Manteca High Class of 1945 was a close-knit group of 70 kids that frequented the Scoop News stand on West Yosemite Avenue with their eyes on the ice cream bar. The El Rey Theatre that had opened eight years earlier in 1937 was their other focus for fun and entertainment.
A 7-year-old has turned the heads of many adults after he launched his own campaign to send snack packs to American G.I.s overseas in battle torn countries during the last seven months.
Second Harvest Food Bank's second annual Chili Pot Cook Off takes place today to help feed struggling families.
LATHROP - Trying your luck fishing in the San Joaquin River without being in a boat means you either have to trespass and cast your line from near a levee, pay entry fees to county or state park, or else get down to the river side by a bridge crossing.
Grant Morrison's New X-Men by Marvel Comics has a local touch.
The undertaking to upgrade levees protecting Manteca, Lathrop, French Camp and the Weston Ranch portion of Stockton would generate substantial economic benefits.
Want to catch a fireworks show before the actual Fourth of July weekend?
The stories come all too frequently.
Cecily Ballungay smiled as she chatted with elected officials, developers and the titans of Manteca's businesses community beneath a shade structure at the Matthews home at Delicato winery.
A Tracy motorist was ordered to stand trial for his part in a June 11 road rage incident on Highway 99.
Baby JoJo, an 18-month-old toddler involved in a Fathers' Day crash at Airport Way and Lathrop Road, died of his injuries Wednesday at the Oakland Children's Hospital.
Farmers in at least two California irrigation districts - South San Joaquin and Oakdale - are considering whether to ignore a letter from the state calling for historic cuts in water use during the drought, a lawyer said Thursday.
Manteca Unified is launching educational tours for community members this fall to help people understand how the Going Digital initiative is being used to enhance learning in the classroom.
Vince Hernandez believes the time has come for serious movement toward the city expanding Manteca's library facilities.
A bookmobile is coming to a Manteca park near you.
Enforcement and rebates to save water are trumping further restrictions so far in the Manteca Citizens Committee on Water Conservation's deliberations.
The South San Joaquin Irrigation District is not going to sign documents that say they will comply with the curtailment order issued to pre-1914 water right holders nearly two weeks ago by the state Department of Water Resources.
The Spring Creek Golf and Country Club usually gets nostalgic come this time of the year.
The Manteca Unified School District board wanted to do as much as possible to make Tuesday's meeting about the appointment of a trustee to fill the vacant term left by Alexander Bronson's resignation.