LATHROP - Former Lathrop vice mayor and incumbent councilman Donny S. Dhaliwal has been tapped to be the guest speaker at the 77th annual dinner-dance fiesta of the United Bacarreneos of America. The event will take place tonight at Valverde Park's Community Center on Fifth Street in the Historic Lathrop district. Social hour will start at 6 o'clock followed by a Filipino-style dinner at 7 o'clock. Tickets to the dinner-dance are $25 per person and may be purchased at the door.
Black smoke coming from a detached shed behind an abandoned home in the 100 block of Oak Street could be seen two miles away on the north side of Manteca.
The gang awareness seminar held Thursday night at the Fellowship Baptist Church hit close to home for Jacqueline McFadden.
Cornerstone Church's Helping Hands is looking for more volunteer hands to assist in the distribution of 200 Thanksgiving food boxes to area families this weekend.
They've reached the crescendo.
The Sequoia Heights Baptist Church group's play "Baggage Claim: A Modern Day Parable" opened Thursday and is being staged again tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the church located at Union Road and Wawona Street. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased either at the door or in advance by calling 823-2089. All proceeds generated will help fund the youth's trip to the annual State Conference.
Where can you get a year's worth of karate lessons, play in flag football and basketball leagues, have a safe place to hang out after school until as late as 8 p.m. with friends, play and do your homework for just $24 a year?
Turkeys – lots of turkeys – headed for Thanksgiving tables were delivered to the Second Harvest Food Bank warehouse in Manteca's Industrial Park Wednesday morning by a Foster Farms' 18-wheeler.
Sal Lopez might just be one of the most popular people in Manteca.
It's an All American story of a hardworking husband and wife, who loved each other, loved their families, loved their workers, and loved their community.
It was only four years ago that Michelle Robinson braved the microphone herself as a Manteca Idol contestant before eventually falling short of the title.
Prior to the Give Every Child A Chance tutoring challenge, Malik Rice admitted that math wasn't exactly his favorite subject.
RIPON - The Ripon Community Athletic Foundation is hosting an open house-style fundraiser for those looking to get a jump on Christmas shopping.
A small paper clip dwarfs it but don't let the light brown apple moth fool you.
Six of San Joaquin Top 10 crops increased in value in 2013 from that of the previous year.
Bonus bucks won't be collected for another 28 months - if ever again.
The Manteca Police make no secret about when they're going to be holding a sobriety checkpoint during a holiday weekend.
It was by far one of the biggest ice bucket challenges to raise funds for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
LATHROP – Taxes and Lathrop seem to go together about as well as oil and water lately.
The theme of the St. Anthony of Padua Harvest Festival this year speaks of unity. "We are one in the spirit; we are one in the Lord."
Editor's note: John Vonhof is a Manteca resident who has pedaled 5,000 miles so far on a road bike this year. He indicated he tries to make himself visible and be safe but has had a lot of close calls.
The following is the complete text of the Manteca Unified School District bond that voters will be before voters in the Nov. 4 election. The $159 million bond will cost property owners $60 per $100,000 of assessed valuation. So if your house is assessed at $300,000, it will add $180 a year to your property tax bill if the bond passes.
The Robert Greenbach family that was burned out in a house fire last week is asking for community help in finding another place to live and in replacing clothing and furniture for them and for their children.
The second day of the Color the Skies over Ripon fundraiser Sunday saw Ripon's young cancer survivor Riley Simmons, 10, treated to her first hot air balloon ride as the "Free Spirit" ascended out of Mistlin Sports Park with her grandfather Kurt Hodges at her side.
A decision to forgo $6.9 million in bonus bucks through Dec. 31, 2016 plus reduce the development agreement fees to $5,000 after that is back before the Manteca City Council for ratification on Tuesday.
MODESTO – Marcus Siamez knew that he didn't have to go to work today.