Sierra High grad Andrea Ramirez – homeless for several years – is going to San Jose State University to become a nurse. Her desire is to be a pediatric nurse so she can hopefully touch the lives of children as she has already done in Manteca and Lathrop.
There's richness in our everyday life – seen through the hearts and souls of others – if we only keep our eyes open and stay alert to the warmth in our fellow man.
Breakfast with Manteca's chief of police is on tap for the second month in a row Saturday morning at the Waffle Shop on North Main Street.
LATHROP – Family and friends of the late Jeremy Lum are inviting the public to a "peaceful candlelight gathering" to mark the 30th day of his passing.
RIPON – The Clarence Smit Museum, which has long been too small for the Ripon Historical Society to display all of their precious community artifacts, is about to get the space that they've always wanted.
STOCKTON - The San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner's Office announced today, a West Nile Virus horse fatality is the first in San Joaquin County for 2009. Although the Agricultural Commissioner recommends all horses receive the WNV vaccine, the horse had not previously been vaccinated.
LATHROP – The public is invited to attend a Relay for Life "Bunco Night" fund-raiser to be held Friday, Aug. 7, in the cafeteria at Lathrop High School. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.
LATHROP – Lathrop's newest bank, the Community Banks of Northern California, is inviting area residents to come and "meet, greet and eat" with the bank personnel on Saturday, Aug. 8. The bank will host the barbecue starting at 11 a.m. Community Banks of Northern California, a full-service bank, is located at 210 Towne Centre Drive, just east of City Hall in the Mossdale Landing and behind Target store.
In a story about a local skateboard company getting off the ground that ran in the Thursday, July 30 edition of the Manteca Bulletin, the longtime friend of company owner Frank Alvarado that was taken by cancer was Katy McKenzie – not Katie McKenzie as was mentioned in the story. It was ovarian cancer that claimed her life, not breast cancer as reported.
Del Webb in Manteca is a unique community of retired folks who have come together much as a family – all very evident at Tuesday's National Night Out parties.
James Carpenter and James Steen go out of their way for National Night Out.
Tuowanda Salgado knows exactly how hard it is to get your identity back once somebody gains access to your crucial credit information.
Manteca Police Department's Community Emergency Response Team conducted their 15th annual car show and legal cruise on Sunday at Library Park.
It has been almost a decade since neighbors started gathering in the driveway of Tom and Gayl Wilson's home for the annual National Night Out celebration and barbecue.
LATHROP – It was hard to ignore the obvious. The National Night Out block parties against crime held Tuesday night in Lathrop were bigger than ever.
Editor's note: The following is Jeff Tilton's Facebook post about the Bank of the West hostage situation in Stockton on Wednesday.
A Tactical Tacos fundraiser is being held on Friday, August, 8, to benefit the Manteca and Ripon Tactical Officers Association at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane, from 6 until 11 p.m. Tickets are $30 and includes tacos, two drink tickets and door prizes.
One Manteca grandmother remembered a newspaper story about pleas for money to get out of jail by "grandsons" that warned her of the fraud that was confronting her on the telephone.
The homeless debate at Library Park is about to become political.
Lightning didn't strike David Fitzgerald dead on Wednesday night.
Two days of police skills competitions face some 35 teams of teenage police explorers from throughout California and as far away as Honolulu on Friday and Saturday at Ripon High School for the Fourth Annual Central Valley Explorer Challenge.
A fire described as suspicious caused $150,000 in damages to a Manteca home at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night in the 200 block of El Capitan Avenue.
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.