Brian Dell' Osso is leaning against a rail some three stories off the ground, recounting testing the family's newest attraction – the one that I happened to be getting ready to try for the first time.
Manteca's unemployment picture – as well as that of every other community in San Joaquin County – bucked the statewide trend for the second straight month in September as more people went back to work.
Fifty-eight more homes – including 40 being touted as Manteca's first workforce housing neighborhood – are being presented to the City Council Tuesday for initial approval and annexation by declared Manteca mayoral candidate Ben Cantu.
Kids and parents alike can get a free taste of what the Boys & Girls Club is all about during the Lights after School Event this Thursday, Oct, 22, from 4 to 8 p.m.
It's a thankless job.
A quick response by Manteca firefighters keep flames from reaching the roof of the shuttered Mervyn's Department Store building Friday afternoon at about 3:30 p.m.
RIPON - It is arguably the fun run with the most interesting characters racing through one of San Joaquin County's most picturesque fall settings.
It's trash to you but to criminals it is a gold mine.
RIPON – Modesto resident William Wood had never been to Caswell Memorial State Park before he and wife headed out last week for a few days of rest and relaxation.
Manteca Police Chief Dave Bricker's monthly "Coffee with the Chief" takes place this Saturday from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the IHOP restaurant on East Yosemite Avenue in the Spreckels Marketplace shopping center.
Trisha Checketts doesn't spend her time in the bathroom warming up her vocal cords while checking her make-up.
Vickie Conner rang the bell several times within the quarter of an hour she was on the phone.
A 17-year-old seriously injured in a devastating car accident outside of Tracy isn't expected to survive.
It is payback time for many Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club telethon volunteers.
Seventeen years ago Sue Teunissen and Gail Fletcher couldn't stand the thought of their families sitting down to a table overflowing with traditional holiday food on Thanksgiving knowing neighbors and others in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop were going without.
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One Manteca 16-year-old girl was killed early Saturday morning on a Tracy freeway west of Tracy Boulevard while five other occupants of the vehicle received moderate injuries, according to the CHP.
Donations are the lifeblood of the Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club.
Larry Albers saunters out of his home along Woodward Avenue like some dusty old cowboy. His hands tucked into his jeans, a hard day's work painted across his face.
The third and final suspect in the shooting of 53-year-old Michael Lawrence in front of his home rural Manteca during the summer of 2013 isn't expected to appear before a jury until March.
Ripon Unified just raised the rates for substitute teachers.
Phil Waterford knows the Boys & Girls Club can make a difference in the life of a youth.
Lathrop - once known for having a dilapidated skate park that required an immense amount of maintenance just to keep open - might soon be the only city in the area with two skate parks.
Just how big of a deal is the donation of $12 to buy a turkey for a struggling family?
Lathrop Police Services has done it again by winning outstanding operational awards for nine out of the past 11 years when they were awarded first and second place honors in the California Law Enforcement Challenge.
Manteca's municipal offices are closed next week.