A decade ago Manteca's then fledgling Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau had to "generate reasons why" people should visit Manteca.
Brenna McLeary had a good reason to support Hospice of San Joaquin's annual "Manteca Tree of Lights" on Wednesday evening.
The push is now underway to help make sure 1,300 struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop have a turkey or a ham on their Christmas table.
LATHROP – Volunteers are being sought to help at the annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony to be held tonight starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Manuel Valverde Park.
LATHROP – They are usually on the forefront, fighting fires and taking a bite out of crime.
Three cars tangled up in an intersection collision at 11:22 a.m. Wednesday that sent one woman to an area hospital and another was cited for not having a driver's license.
Braata, a Manteca reggae rock band, and Facade, a progressive rock band, will be sharing their original music at the Plea for Peace Center in Stockton this Friday, Dec. 4, at 8 p.m.
An unprecedented fourth consecutive drought year in modern times that is threatening California may not be as disastrous for the South County as a federal fish study.
LATHROP – Lathrop resident J. Chaka Santos just found out that growling at someone at a council meeting could land you into trouble with the law.
The Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club Telethon raised $94,306.
RIPON – For 14 years the annual 'Taste of Ripon' has given residents the chance to mingle with downtown merchants in a friendly and festive environment.
Black Friday – with any luck – will turn into black ink for the City of Manteca.
It was an annual tradition to pile into the car with my parents and drive around town looking at the ornate Christmas displays that people would assemble.
For 16 years, Joe Waller uses this time of year to convert his Careers in Law Enforcement class room into a barroom.
Lloyd Haworth insisted.
In her final months, Frances Loureiro may have forgotten the lyrics to her favorite songs, but the beat and rhythm reverberated through her soul, connecting her with family and friends one last time.
Jeff Saunders has his house spruced up for the holiday.
STOCKTON – It took 63 months, millions of dollars and a community coalition that seemed to swell as more time went on.
Tumbleweeds blowing cross the 120 Bypass, minor street flooding, and a few downed trees and power lines was the worst that Mother Nature could throw at Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop in the biggest storm to pass through the Northern San Joaquin Valley since October 2008.
Another 210 turkeys and no family in need that requested turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year at Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop food closets will go without.
LATHROP – Arnita Montiel remembers Mo Iorio as fun loving and gregarious.
Kevin Custer clutched the microphone in one hand, thanking those that came before him – his father, his grandfathers, his uncles and his cousins – for bringing him to this moment.
STOCKTON – The arguments were the same.
Milestone birthdays beg for more than one bash.
For the sixth year in a row, all residents at Manteca Care and Rehabilitation Center are receiving gifts from Santa this Christmas.
David Strait is not only an accomplished educator but a man with a passion to serve the senior citizen community at Manteca's retirement communities by sitting at a keyboard during the dinner hour and playing.
The Tracy Friends of the Library played host to a reception celebrating the efforts of Friends of the Library groups throughout San Joaquin County. Representatives from the various Friends group took that opportunity to meet and share information about what they are doing in their local communities.
The biggest wallop of the strongest storm since October 2008 is expected to slam the Northern San Joaquin Valley today just before noon.