The Manteca Ministerial Association has not scheduled any community Good Friday service this year, but several churches in Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon are offering prayerful observance opportunities in which area faithful can take part.
Swamp rock 'n rockabilly night is coming to Manteca.
Scenes from the St. Anthony's Catholic Church Young Men's Institute Palm Sunday breakfast.
There is finally a light at the end of the tunnel for the East Union Cemetery after nearly two years of constant problems and difficult negotiations with the California State Cemetery and Funeral Bureau to get back its business license as well as its frozen bank accounts and endowment funds.
Manteca's biggest event - the 14th annual Crossroads Street Fair that draws crowds in excess of 35,000 - has just 10 vendor spaces left.
RIPON - Lemon grass was the last-minute secret ingredient that Ripon Chef John Mangelos had to work into his entrees at last Thursday night's Iron Man cook-off competition with two other chefs.
Three dozen pairs of hands equals 10,000 plastic eggs.
Scenes from the City of Lathrop's Youth Advisory Commission and Park and Recreation Department's Monster Bash Skateboarding tournament conducted at Lathrop Skate Park.
Manteca's leaders are making a pitch for Uncle Sam's green dollars in a bid to keep a lid on future sewer costs for municipal ratepayers.
Volunteers are helping stretch the effectiveness of the Manteca Fire Department by doing re-inspection of various businesses where safety concerns and possible fire hazards were previously noted by full-time trained personnel.
Debby Moorhead would like nothing better than to see hundreds of Manteca veterans walking down flag-lined Yosemite Avenue on Memorial Day to the applause of thousands of spectators lining the street for the city's first parade honoring those who have served America.
The honor goes to Sister Ann Venita Britto this year at the annual awards dinner sponsored by the St. Anthony's Catholic School Education Foundation.
Eight seconds is all that Randy Schaapman thinks about.
It's organized chaos.
LATHROP – Money that would have been used to cater an appreciation dinner for former Police Chief Dolores Delgado will now benefit an untold number of Lathrop residents who will be taking part in three community programs.
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.