Art Smith stood in formation Thursday afternoon with members of the VFW Post 6311 Color Guard waiting patiently for the time to shift his weapon, drop his weapon, and ultimately fire in the volley that comprised the 21-gun salute.
It is beginning to look like hundreds of struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop will go without a traditional turkey meal on Thanksgiving and may have to settle for food bank staples such as macaroni and cheese.
What was supposed to be a carefree and relaxing cruise to Mexico has been anything but for four Manteca residents trapped on board the disabled Carnival Splendor that has been floating in Mexican waters since Monday.
The 16th Annual Bob Camden Essay Contest winners were recognized Monday afternoon at the Manteca Unified School District Office where parents gathered to see their sons and daughters from fourth grade through high school being honored for their writing skills.
Students stomped their feet in the bleachers at the East Union High School's large gym as they cheered on their teammates during the Super Quiz last Saturday – the final and most raucous event at the 2015 San Joaquin County Academic Pentathlon for seventh and eighth grade student.s