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.
Manteca is going to call on VIPs to help argument police services.
Manteca celebrities will put their dancing shoes on to perform at the "Manteca Dancing with The Stars," a spectacular dance event that will benefit the Alzheimer's Association and celebrates the first anniversary of The Commons at Union Ranch Assisted Living Community in Manteca.
Doing things her own way without considering the consequences had been a lifestyle choice for Manteca's Donna Anaya-Aragon.
Ed Powers was 24 years old when he arrived in Manteca with a dream.
They are out there but you can barely see them.
Rick Buttram and his son Bradley did not mind waiting in line. Hundreds of people were ahead of them, and dozens more were behind them, each standing patiently along the side of Vasconcellos Avenue off Yosemite Avenue.
The story of Delicato Family Vineyards in Manteca is a familiar story to many.
Tradition and togetherness.
The annual Hospice tree was lit for the 23rd time on Thursday evening with the memories of past family members fresh in the minds of a crowd of more than 100 onlookers outside Doctors Hospital.
STOCKTON – A jury found that 23-year-old Justin Wilson was not responsible for the shooting death of 51-year-old Michael Lawrence outside of his home last summer.
Some of the artists from Scattered Comics are back.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Manteca gave away more than 300 food boxes for needy families at Thanksgiving. They expect to distribute just as many again this Christmas.
Hope Ministries on South Union Road will be getting a renovation to its kitchen soon due to a $5,000 donation from the Manteca Police Chief's Association.
The City of Ripon should have a say in the all-important San Joaquin Local Agency Formation Commission meeting next week regarding the South San Joaquin Irrigation District as a possible electric service provider.
Doctors Hospital is hosting a troop packing event in its conference room Friday at 3 p.m. in an effort to reach as many military men and women as possible over the holidays.
Starting today, two changes to the Manteca Municipal Code will go into effect: One that makes homeless encampments of any kind illegal within Manteca's city limits; and another that will give Manteca's city attorney the power to prosecute those cited for public urination or defecation.
A group of local faith-based organizations and homeless advocates have taken the first step towards crafting a resolution to what has become a growing community issue.
In drought-stricken California, nobody is crying the blues because it's raining. The prevailing wet weather, however, is not enough cause for celebration – not for farmers, not for residents whose lawns have have turned brown due to watering restrictions – and everybody else, for that matter, since drought is leaving no one unaffected.
The clock on what to do with the remaining two years on Steve DeBrum's vacant city council seat has officially begun.
LATHROP – There was a time when Lathrop's chief building inspector had to fight simply for the opportunity to come to work.