Sister Ann Venita Britto and Cecilia D'Mello go back to their days in India. Both Daughters of the Cross were in the same convent. D'Mello, who was in Rome for 10 years, is currently serving the Tracy community, having just spent the past 16 years in New York, where she helped out at St. Francis Hospital the Heart Center in Roslyn. She's a certified medical assistant. D'Mello was in Manteca Wednesday for the Feast of ...
Andrew Ramos didn't quite know what he was going to put down on paper when Calla Principal Lindsay Munoz called him and asked him to write a speech for the school's graduation.
Manteca firefighters responded to a fire at an ag department storage building that also damaged the side of a portable classroom shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Thursday.
Before Steve Winter retired from his position as Manteca High School principal this year, he didn't have to venture very far to see the impact his family has made on the town.
Hunger is a 24/7 problem. That's according to Mike Mallory, executive director of the Second Harvest Food Bank. With more need than ever to feed those in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties – a sign of the troubled economy, he added – Mallory noticed the surplus dwindling at 704 E. Industrial Park Drive. On Wednesday, his prayers were answered thanks to a generous donation by the Venture Club of Manteca. The local nonprofit group, according ...
LATHROP – If you think a golf tournament is all about fun at the links, think again. It's also about people helping people even when the economy is bad like it is today, which makes those acts of kindness even more special. At least, that is the case with the third annual golf tournament fund-raiser on Saturday at the French Camp Golf Course to benefit the Lathrop Sunrise Rotary's scholarship program and the Hospice of ...
They waited for rates to drop to 4.5 percent. Now fence sitters are facing interest rates that have jumped almost three-quarters of a percent in two weeks to 5.71 percent. They had dropped to as low as 4.81 percent. "Same song, different verse," observed Realtor Tom Wilson of people who said they were waiting for housing prices to drop and then waited for interest rates to drop. Wilson doesn't expect rising rates to severely undermine ...
Magic Dan was at the Lathrop Community Center on Wednesday. The magic show was part of the Lathrop Library's summer reading program.
Jesus Ceja enjoyed a rather healthy lunch consisting of a peanut butter and jelly "Crustible" sandwich, a fresh fruit and milk.
Manteca District Ambulance's Billing Manager Melissa Anaya has received national recognition for completion of the National Billing Coders Training Program.
The current economic downturn has several residents having tough times. Manteca District Ambulance has recently been able to help out a little. The local ambulance company has removed a surplus vehicle from its fleet and found it a much needed and welcome home. Pastor Joe Macias from the Christian Worship Center of Manteca has taken ownership of the 1991 Ford van so that he too can continue helping others in these tough economic times. The ...
In Wednesday's article on Manteca Unified's shortfall ballooning from $23.5 million to $31.7, it was noted that $1 million in transportation would come as a savings to the district.
Penny Jones remembers the floods of January 1997 that sent more than 4,000 people in the area south of Manteca fleeing.
Karen Beauchamp didn't know what to expect when she came out to the Manteca Convention and Visitors Bureau Farmer's Market Tuesday afternoon.
Logan Kuhn of Ripon received his Eagle Scout Rank on June 6, 2009 at the Commemorative Air Force hangar in Modesto.
It's going to be a "red carpet" treatment for elementary school scholars thanking them for their successes in school from the third through the eighth grade.
LATHROP – Last year the Lathrop Chamber of Commerce was on the verge of closing its doors.
FRESNO (AP) - Authorities Sunday were investigating what touched off a wild "running gun battle" inside and outside a Fresno motorcycle club's annual dance, leaving one man dead and at least a dozen other wounded.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says it will comply with a judge's order and shut down a natural gas pipeline after safety issues were raised.
FRENCH CAMP - Its time again to gather along the banks of the San Joaquin River at Paulsen Ranch in French Camp for the annual Hot Rod Party.
CrossFit Excel will host "Barbell for Boobs: Helen Meets Grace" on Friday, Oct. 11, at the gym's facility at 1433 Moffat Boulevard in Manteca.
A live Egyptian band and Egyptian cuisine will highlight the annual festival at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Ripon from Friday through Sunday at 315 S. Orange St. in Ripon.
East Union High's Cass of 1983 is looking for classmates that haven't been contacted as well all staff who were involved with the class to attend the 30 year class reunion to be held Friday, Oct. 25, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Chez Shari.
BOSTON (AP) - The honesty of a homeless man who handed a lost, cash-filled backpack over to police has inspired more than $150,000 in donations to a fund set up in his honor, the fund's organizer said Friday.
MIAMI (AP) - Immigrants and their allies will march this weekend on Taylorville, Ill., in time for the annual chili fest. They'll take a break from harvesting spuds to demonstrate in Boise, Idaho, and they'll hold candles until dawn along the banks of Lake Hollingsworth near Orlando, Fla.
Coreen Kirk is a recent rider of the Blossom Express.
After 24 years of planning and investing more than $250 million to create super levees, building a state-of-the-art school, securing water and sewer, establishing a government-owned low-cost electricity service, constructing the first river crossing in more than 50 years River Islands at Lathrop will finally see the first of 10,800 homes built.
NEW YORK (AP) - Five years after U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed, triggering a global financial crisis and shattering confidence worldwide, families in major countries around the world are still hunkered down, too spooked and distrustful to take chances with their money.
Chris Creek has no illusions that he's going to end up on Music Row.
The Weston Ranch JROTC program's pinnacle moment was nearly dashed by, of all things, Major League Baseball.