Manteca's near record unemployment rate of 13.5 percent coupled with employers that have had to cut back hours for those still working has painted a different picture of need this holiday season.
Thank-you in action.
Laurie Mittman, 42 years old, wife and mother of three sons was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive breast cancer in August 2009.
The East Union High School Chorus will be the featured entertainers when the Manteca Federated Women's Club members have their luncheon meeting at Chez Shari on Wednesday, Nov. 18.
RIPON – There's at least one group that wants to make sure everybody is equipped to handle the falling temperatures.
The $11.1 billion water bond rolled out last week by the California Legislature will have a major impact on South San Joaquin Irrigation District and the rest of the county.
LATHROP – Sergeant Steve Pease of the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department calls his five years on the Lathrop Police force as "by far, the best assignment in my 20-year career."
After losing her mother to cancer, Holly Halleck knew that there was something she had to do to get involved with the push towards a cure for the disease.
Tillie Lewis – a remarkable woman – is the theme of a presentation Kyle Tobin-Williams is making before the Manteca Rotary Club at its regular Thursday meeting on Nov. 12.
Got a spouse or a special someone you want to serenade with songs of the season?
St. Vincent De Paul Society presents Christmas Omelet Eggstravaganza, on Sunday, Dec. 6, 8 a.m. to noon at St. Anthony's gymnasium. Tickets are $7 for adults, children 10 & under, $3.
The Napa Valley area is under a state of emergency following a magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck between Napa and American Canyon at 3:20 a.m. today. This was the largest earthquake in the Bay Area since the magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, almost 25 years ago.
There are busy seasons.
The Color the Skies hot air balloon extravaganza coming next weekend to Ripon is made possible by teamwork with volunteers from churches, schools and the community at large.
Manteca popped up on McWhinney Development's radar for a Great Wolf Resort for the same reason that attracted Bass Pro Shops: Manteca's location at the epicenter of a demographically rich market.
A pair of armed robberies have Manteca Police officers looking to the public for help in identifying the men they believe are responsible.
WESTON RANCH - It's hard to be two places at once, but the Weston Ranch JROTC made it look easy last Friday.
Manteca is working on more severe water conservation measures that are expected to be considered by the City Council in 30 to 45 days just as the highest water use period of the year ends.
LATHROP – Say the levee breaks.
The iconic space shuttle Mate-Demate Device (MDD) that has been a fixture at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California for the past 38 years is being dismantled, three years after the shuttle program ended and six years since it last supported turnaround operations after the last shuttle landing at Edwards.
Manteca's elected leaders are letting developers off the hook for $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building more homes.
LATHROP – Think you've got what it takes to be the grill master?
Wes Chamberlain knows how much fun it can be to participate in the Tip-a-Firefighter event.
LATHROP – You might want to think twice before grabbing that garden hose.
Target Bass Pro Shops. Twenty more parks including Big League Dreams, Woodward Park and the Spreckels Park BMX track. Del Webb at Woodbridge. Dryers Ice Cream. Ford Motor Company parts depot. The Yosemite Avenue/Highway 99 interchange. The Central Valley Cancer Center
When Sierra High first opened some 20 years ago, then Principal Rick Arucan had the moment captured with a photograph consisting of an estimated 700 students and staff members.