LATHROP – Second chances do happen. Even for chili cooks whose dishes did not quite make it to the top three winners in the recent cook-off in Manteca to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank.
The Highway 120 Bypass and Union Road interchange will soon become ground zero for retail in the South County.
People who drive or walk around railroad crossing gates are going to be the focus of "Operation Lifesaver" Wednesday morning when Union Pacific Railroad and the Manteca Police Department join forces to make a difference and hopefully save lives.
Twenty area high school students have volunteered over 2,500 hours so far this year working at Doctors Hospital of Manteca in their after school hours.
The early morning chill still hadn't even completely thawed when Tom and Gayl Wilson were busy boarding in a scissor lift that'll take them high above the blacktop directly across from Library Park.
Manteca's Debbie Gross hadn't done much running since her college days but when an opportunity came up recently to participate in a 2-mile race in Escalon with a friend, she decided to give it a try.
Tri-tip, barbecued turkey, spaghetti, French bread, salad, marinated tomato slices are all on the menu at the 17th annual Old-Fashioned Barbecue Social on Sunday, Sept. 27 from 2 to 5 p.m.
RIPON - Wanted: Tractors to be displayed at Ripon's downtown Main Street.
A San Jose woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after glancing off a parked SUV and crashing into the newspaper racks near the front door of Miner Mart Liquors at about 5 p.m. Sunday.
The Moms Club of Manteca North will be holding a Park Day at Northgate Park on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 10 a.m.
There's lean and mean and then there's the Manteca streets division.
A glut of rental homes is sending Manteca apartment rents downward virtually across the board.
Hundreds - if not thousands - of Lathrop and Manteca residents with government insured home mortgages could avoid spending well over $2,000 a year if future growth ends up bankrolling levees to withstand a 200-year flood.
Second Saturday volunteers helped get work started on upgrading the exterior appearance of HOPE Ministries' seven transitional housing units in the neighborhood east of Doctors Hospital.
LATHROP – Politics can get nasty in Lathrop.
Just their presence alone has prompted a subsequent counter-gathering by those on the other side of the fence.
A combined flea market / yard sale?
If 200-year flood protection isn't secured - or at least a financial and implementation plan in place by July 1, 2016 - development of the Great Wolf Resort and family entertainment zone, The Trails at Manteca, and other residential projects in southwest Manteca won't take place.
Manteca Unified Board of Trustees vice president Evelyn Moore filed her candidate's papers Monday at the San Joaquin County Registrar's Office in Stockton.
She did what she was supposed to do.
A Tillamook Cheese sales tour caravan was disrupted when five of its vehicles were stolen from a Manteca hotel parking places Saturday with two of them being torched a day later by thieves.
Jaden Powell's favorite subject in school is science.
Arguably the most ambitious private-public partnership ever undertaken by the City of Manteca - the proposed 187-acre family entertainment zone that could be anchored by a Great Wolf Resort - is about to get another player.
Two seats are up for grabs on the Ripon City Council come November.
The late Les Reile made a habit of feeding the hungry in Manteca, Ripon, Escalon and Stockton.
Here's yet another sign of the times. The demise of family-owned dairy farm operations. In many cases, the dairy farm has been handed down from one generation to the next.
By JASON CAMPBELL