John Scharf has more than a few things that he can look back on with a smile.
RIPON – Joie Darretta had heard rumblings about how much fun being involved with the annual Almond Blossom Queen Court can be.
What does it cost to build a typical tract home south of the Highway 120 Bypass in Manteca?
It's been seven years in the making and the city is ready to go and has the money but the biggest part of the Library Park expansion still hasn't gotten underway.
LATHROP – The three young visitors were oblivious to the cold. And their enthusiasm was in sharp contrast to the gloomy, overcast sky as they practiced their flying and grinding tricks on the challenging courses of the state-of-the-art Lathrop Skate Park.
RIPON – Sarah Ambrose had plenty of places to turn to in order to find out what it was like to be a part of the Almond Blossom Queen Court.
Federal stimulus money can be a beautiful thing.
Almost 40 percent of Manteca's 260 municipal workers take advantage of the city's interest-free loan program to secure computers for their personal use.
LATHROP – A new Teen Center, a Lathrop Branch Library, an outdoor stage plus an art walk are within visual distance of Lathrop residents.
Nat Bolden and his State of Mind Jazz and Blues Band have made a name for themselves with regular monthly performances at San Francisco's famed Lou's Pier 47 Restaurant and Blues Club.
Consumers from the Manteca Community Action Program and Services look forward to the annual luncheons put together by Sister Ann Venita Britto and her Ministry of Caring.
There is so much behind the gavel possession of a Rotary president – Dana Solomon of the Thursday noon lunch bunch knows that only too well.
The Magicians of basketball return to San Joaquin County for another entertaining exhibition of hoops.
The Manteca Chamber of Commerce is giving the community a gift this Christmas season - a downtown Holiday Street Fair.
It was like old times.
Two downtown parking lots are being rehabilitated.
It's good to be remembered.
Jeff Burkhardt was the kind of guy that would give you the shirt off his back.
Manteca residents have reduced year-to-year water use for the fifth consecutive month.
The battle continues for millions of American veterans, whether they saw action in a war zone, or just "stood in the gap." It is a battle that they are waging back on their home turf – for military benefits, and for recognition and respect.
Manteca is having its biggest year for single family home starts since 2005.
Trony Wyrick learned everything she knows from the military.
He was remembered as the life of the party – the guy that always had the smile and always had time for his family.
Traffic enforcement in Manteca is receiving a $133,000 infusion from the California Office of Traffic Safety for a year-long traffic enforcement upgrade within the community.
Doctors Hospital has a special patient for Veterans' Day - an 89-year-old private first class who served with the celebrated World War II Tenth Mountain Division that fought the German Army in the snowy Italian Alps in 1944.
Brock Elliott Elementary School in Manteca was named after the first Manteca soldier who was killed during the Vietnam War.
St. Anthony of Padua School in Manteca is once again playing host to the annual Holiday Luncheon and Craft Faire, arguably its most popular fund-raising event of the year.
Woodbridge at Del Webb residents collected $478 so far or enough to buy Thanksgiving turkeys for 40 struggling families in Manteca, Ripon and Lathrop.