With his knees on an Islamic prayer rug facing Mecca, Imam Mohammed El Farra led several dozen Muslims through their Friday prayers on the first day of Ramadan – the ninth month of the Islamic calendar where fasting is the norm to teach modesty and sacrifice.
Two "cover models" - Manteca Fire Captain David Marques and Manteca Firefighter John Viss - have agreed to volunteer to help the Manteca Boys & Girls Club raise funds to keep the doors open during the current tough economic times to serve 1,500 kids.
The fifth annual Fairways Fore Foster Kids" golf tournament will take place on on Friday, Sept. 11 at the Manteca Golf Course. The tournament proceeds will go toward the support of Agape Villages Foster Family Agency.
Aggressive conservation efforts by South San Joaquin Irrigation District ditch tenders and farmers has helped free up 30,000 acre feet of water to assist other regions hard hit by California's third straight year of drought.
A daring thief made off with more than $500 in cash Monday afternoon from the office of Mountain Mike's Pizza on North Main Street at Louise Avenue making it in and out of the business without being seen.
Five blue stars across the bottom of the World War II mural being dedicated Saturday reflects a rarity that Manteca had by having one family with five sons serving in the various branches of military during the war.
Three years ago Manteca city officials told John and Vivien Griffin their fence was no longer considered in violation after the Chadwick Square homeowners were able to prove it wasn't a safety problem as a complaint made at that time contended.