Manteca wasn't known for much of anything that would actually attract visitors 15 years ago.
It used to be the Bobson Cleaners, the long-running dry-cleaning business in Manteca next to the Bank of Stockton on North Main Street.
Scenes from Wednesday's St. Patrick Day celebrations in Manteca
Scenes from Wednesday's St. Anthony's Young Men's Institute corned beef and cabbage dinner.
Scenes from Sunday MRPS Hall Poker and Bunco tournament.
LATHROP - The Lathrop Senior Center is hosting a spaghetti feed dinner on Friday, March 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lathrop Senior Center, 15707 Fifth St.
The economy might be wobbling but Big League Dreams has legs.
Neighbors of Carlos and Helen Gonzales were quick to extend a helping hand when the couple and their extended family lost everything in the November fire that completely gutted their Yorktown Lane home. Damage to their home was pegged at $300,000 and another $100,000 for the contents.
It was just an ordinary fall morning when Mauricio "Mo" Alaniz was heading down McHenry Avenue on his way to Modesto Junior College.
Thus far, Katherine Ray has stacked up well against the competition.
The Manteca Noon Kiwanis is looking for a few generous men, women and businesses to help make the perennially popular Easter egg hunt a success again this year.
The Manteca Branch Library will host "We Got Game!" on Friday, April 9, at 3:30 p.m.
Nominations are being sought for the Manteca Hall of Fame's Class of 2009.
The East Union High School KIWINS Club Co-ed Dodgeball Tournament takes place Saturday, March 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the East Union High School Dalben Center.
Give Every Child a Chance (GECAC) is once again offering the Service Challenge Scholarship. A total of six $1,000.00 scholarships are available to one graduating senior selected from each high school in Manteca Unified School District (Sierra, Calla, Manteca, East Union, Weston Ranch and New Vision High Schools).
Bethany Home Foundation is erecting a wall at the entrance of the Almond Blossom Festival at Mistlin Sports Park Friday in a new twist for the senior citizens in the community between the carnival rides and the vendor displays.
Give Every Child a Chance (GECAC) is once again offering the Service Challenge Scholarship.
Medically focused college students are being offered scholarship applications by the Doctors Hospital volunteers to help them shoulder the cost of their schooling, available Monday through Friday 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Safety - and the desire to have less illegal fireworks launched - trumped Big League Dreams bringing in upwards of $40,000 and non-profits enjoying a 40 percent bump in the sale of safe and sane fireworks.
Several Ash Wednesday Masses and scripture services are being observed at St. Anthony of Padua in Manteca and St. Patrick's Church in Ripon. Ashes will be distributed during each service.
Calvary Community Church will host the Central Valley R3 Men's Conference on Saturday.
The lawsuits have started.
Mohsen Tarin, the President of Electro Imaging Systems, Inc.'s new Central Valley office at 259 Spreckels Ave., is inviting the public to a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony and chamber coffee on Wednesday, Feb. 18.
Manteca may finally get a dog park first promised in 2003.
The San Joaquin Valley - the most productive farming region on the planet - is America's food basket.
It didn't take long for Lathrop's founders to realize that development needs to pay its own way.
The North Pointe Specific Plan is a major project for the City of Ripon.