A bicycle ride twice as long as the Tour de France called Texas 4000 for Cancer will be riding through Manteca on Thursday, July 2.
Food is going out of the Second Harvest Food Bank that serves as a "wholesaler" for 226 non-profits serving the needy in seven counties as fast as it is arriving.
All of the pieces of the famous television show were in place Tuesday night when The Commons at Union Ranch celebrated their one-year anniversary with the program dancing with the Manteca stars – pairing local high-profile faces with dance instructors for a night of fun.
The fire that destroyed a section of a residential ivy fence next to Hildebrand Park Tuesday afternoon in Manteca was like a dog whose bark is worse than its bite.
Don Drummond has spent the better part of his life working with crochet needles in his spare time – a hobby that he picked up from his mother and just about every other senior member in his family.
Preparations are underway for 10 Eagle Scouts Court of Honor featuring boys from Troop 440 that live in Manteca and Ripon. Cole Herrin, Lucas Brown, Jason Williamson, Derrick Lake, Mark Bigelow, Kevin Thompson, Jordan Williamson, Quinn McMurtrey, Ben Tolman and Matt Gay will all be recipients of the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America, the Eagle Scout Award. The communities of Manteca and Ripon are invited to attend the ceremony on Saturday, June 27, at 7 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6060 Northland Road, Manteca.
LATHROP – The second of 20 regional conventions in the state hosted by the California Census 2010 effort along with the US Census Bureau will be held today at the Lathrop High School gymnasium from 9 a.m. until noon.
The sale of fireworks for personal use starts this Sunday.
By JASON CAMPBELL
Manteca is getting a jump on celebrating Independence Day this year as the city's official celebration has been shifted to Friday, July 3.
It was a simple directive.
LATHROP – As Ally came in through the gate, the happy faces of Roxy and his pair of new friends, Charlie and Chewy, were immediately on hand to welcome the newest arrival.
The Manteca museum offers plenty of things for visitors to discover for free.
The Reverend Judith Bither preached on "Reflections, Remembrances, Regrets" during her final Sunday as senior pastor of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. She has been appointed pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Reno, Nevada. There was a farewell luncheon in the fellowship hall to honor her following the morning service.
One day there will be 560 homes on a large 156.8-acre parcel used primarily for crops such as pumpkins and corn providing owners Joe and Lillian Machado can clear all of the necessary hurdles for the land on the southwest corner of Airport Way and Woodward Avenue.
It was by far one of the biggest ice bucket challenges to raise funds for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
LATHROP – Taxes and Lathrop seem to go together about as well as oil and water lately.
The theme of the St. Anthony of Padua Harvest Festival this year speaks of unity. "We are one in the spirit; we are one in the Lord."
Editor's note: John Vonhof is a Manteca resident who has pedaled 5,000 miles so far on a road bike this year. He indicated he tries to make himself visible and be safe but has had a lot of close calls.
The following is the complete text of the Manteca Unified School District bond that voters will be before voters in the Nov. 4 election. The $159 million bond will cost property owners $60 per $100,000 of assessed valuation. So if your house is assessed at $300,000, it will add $180 a year to your property tax bill if the bond passes.
The Robert Greenbach family that was burned out in a house fire last week is asking for community help in finding another place to live and in replacing clothing and furniture for them and for their children.
The second day of the Color the Skies over Ripon fundraiser Sunday saw Ripon's young cancer survivor Riley Simmons, 10, treated to her first hot air balloon ride as the "Free Spirit" ascended out of Mistlin Sports Park with her grandfather Kurt Hodges at her side.
A decision to forgo $6.9 million in bonus bucks through Dec. 31, 2016 plus reduce the development agreement fees to $5,000 after that is back before the Manteca City Council for ratification on Tuesday.
MODESTO – Marcus Siamez knew that he didn't have to go to work today.
Manteca Unified students may soon start growing future jobs.
The first time that Gary Scharmann officiated a varsity high school football game he made a tackle.
STOCKTON - A pair of giant water diversion tunnels proposed for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta could violate the federal Clean Water Act and increase harm to endangered fish species, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which released its formal comment on the project Thursday.
A barrage of illegal fireworks set off by a house fire made several hits on a Manteca fire truck and narrowly missed firefighters as they were scrambling to get fire hoses in place at a Thursday evening house fire in the 1200 block of Crestwood Avenue.
December is three months away. But every moment between now and then will count for a group of young students at Manteca's Universal Dance Company.
Explosions and shooting fireworks raised additional havoc Thursday as a fire swept through a two-story home in the 1200 block of Crestwood Avenue just two blocks from the Louise Avenue fire station.