Manteca has trimmed $450,000 in firefighter overtime without having to "brown-out" an engine company due to a manpower shortage.
It started out as a love story between sweethearts that transcended four major battles in World War II with the loss of hundreds of personal letters that were not delivered until war's end.
It was a life and death foot pursuit Tuesday morning on the Highway 120 Bypass as Manteca Police Sergeant Julie Renfro risked her life dashing 150 yards to prevent a despondent 47-year- old man from ending his life in freeway traffic.
Bob Gutierrez's car is his vessel.
Congestion on Highway 99 between Arch Road and Austin Road may ease a year ahead of schedule.
It might have only been the first Downtown Farmer's Market of the year, but the dozen farms represented enjoyed the best start that the weekly outdoor summer event has had since it was rekindled by the Manteca Convention and Visitors Bureau several years ago.
LATHROP – Four non-profits will get the chance to set up fireworks stands in Lathrop in order to raise money for their respective organizations.
With rain falling through the month of May; this year's fire season is primed to be the worst in recent years. Weeds have grown to record heights and are beginning to dry rapidly. The Fire Chiefs of San Joaquin County are urging all citizens to take immediate action on any grasses or weeds that may pose a fire danger.
STOCKTON - San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the Delta Fly Fishers will host a Catfish Derby on Saturday, June 5, at Oak Grove Regional Park.
The stark reality of the Memorial Day observance on Monday hit home hard when it was announced at the beginning of the program at East Union Cemetery that one of Manteca's own sons serving in Afghanistan had been wounded in the chest.
It was a rag-tag fleet of vehicles from a World War II Jeep Willy and 1965 Mustang convertible to a slew of PT Cruisers and even a Bentley that made their way down Yosemite Avenue late Monday morning.
Library Park – once the site of one of Manteca's first baseball diamonds – could be well on its way to being a true downtown square by this time next year.
Sister Ann Venita of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church is inviting all seniors to the annual celebration of the feast day of the church's patron saint.The sit-down luncheon will be held in the St. Anthony's School gym from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 9. Admission is free; however, all is encouraged to bring friends along. One does not have to be a Catholic to attend. For more information, call 823-7197.
Two-year-old Alexandria Marrero was the youngest member of the audience that attended the annual Memorial Day observance at the Ripon Cemetery on Monday.
LATHROP – The combination of Pastor Mike Dillman's Vietnam War testimony and the solemn tolling of the bell during the roll call of Lathrop's fallen veterans made for a stirring and poignant Memorial Day observance on Monday.
The 27th Annual Appreciation Dinner for senior center volunteers hosted by the Manteca City Council and the city's Parks and Recreation Department was conducted last week at the Manteca Senior Center.
Manteca's Police force will add a police officer, a community service officer, a booking officer and an administrative assistant under the proposed $33 million municipal general fund budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.
The American Veterans Traveling Tribute - including an 80% replica of the Vietnam Wall, World War II Tribute Collection, Korea Tribute Collection, 9/11 Tribute, Police & Fire Tribute Panels, and Fort Hood Tribute Panel - will be arriving in the Manteca on Wednesday, May 20.
Manteca Police have seen it all.
Lathrop Councilman Paul Akinjo didn't want to overstep his bounds and become a makeshift lobbyist without the blessing of City Manager Steve Salvatore or City Attorney Sal Navarrete.
A decade ago developers Mike Atherton and Bill Filios decided to honor the generations of Manteca residents that labored at Spreckels Sugar as well as the sugar plant itself that served as an economic mainstay for 75 years.
Manteca resident Russell Wayne Otto, 58, is going to prison after being convicted on multiple sexual abuse charges.
Alexander Bronson - elected to represent an area of Manteca just six months ago - is no longer a Manteca Unified School District trustee.
Homes built in Manteca on corner lots after July 16 may not be able to have more than 25 percent of their side yards that are visible from the street planted in turf.
Namrta Gill is one of three valedictorians at Lathrop High.
The Manteca Unified School District Board was supposed to vote on Tuesday whether they were going to censure trustee Sam Fant for his role in a public political flap that many believe was another step in the fight over getting ousted Weston Ranch Principal Jose Fregoso removed from his position.
Two educational workshops are planned in the Ripon council chambers over the next two weeks with tips and procedures to follow concerning water conservation, according to Ted Johnston, public works director.
The National Weather Service has issued a rare advisory telling Central Valley residents to turn off their lawn sprinklers today through at least Saturday to conserve water as a storm is expected to drop up to 0.25 inches of rain.
The drought teamed up with high winds Monday to deliver an example of what South County residents may be dealing with this summer - severe dust storms.
The Christopher Braley Wounded Warriors 5K Run/Walk is set for Sunday, May 24, as part of the Memorial Day Weekend Commemoration at Woodward Park.