RIPON - Keeping the memory and the passion of cancer research supporter Alison Council is what is motivating Ripon women to "paint the town purple" with ribbons and banners that can be seen throughout the town.
Phil Waterford – the owner of Manteca Ford-Mercury who openly strives to interweave his Christian faith and principles in his business – is the keynote speaker for the 44th annual Manteca Community Prayer Breakfast.
Six gardens will be showcased in this year's annual garden tour sponsored by the Manteca Garden Club. Two of the gardens featured are in the Del Webb community north of Lathrop Road.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District General Manager Jeff Shields made his case for taking over the retail power distribution from PG&E in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon to more than two dozen people at the Manteca library Monday night.
LATHROP – Lathrop councilman Christopher Mateo stubbornly dug in his heels. But no amount of "ranting and raving," as he described his opposition to Safe and Sane Fireworks, stopped the will of the majority.
About 500 athletes are converging on Manteca from as far away as Arizona and Utah to compete in the 2010 Manteca Senior Games that open on Saturday.
One of Manteca's most popular kids' events - the Sunrise Kiwanis' fishing derby and safety fair- takes place this Saturday, May 8, from 7 to 11 a.m. in the CVS Drug Store parking lot at 1190 North Main Street.
Father Dante Dammay, parochial vicar at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Parish in Manteca, was one of nearly 50 priests honored recently in Fremont in conjunction with the worldwide celebration of "Year for Priests" declared by Pope Benedict XVI.
Each year, the Indian Education Program servicing students of the Manteca Unified School District must present its federal grant for public viewing.
Organizers of the one-day trip to New York City along with a five-day stay in Washington, D.C., are still accepting registrations for youngsters interested in this excursion planned for June 2011.
STOCKTON - The classic comedy hit "Barefoot in the Park" opens Wednesday and runs through Sunday, May 30, at Stockton Civic Theatre.
Roughly 1,400 property owners each year fail to abate weeds until after they are issued a warning by the Manteca Fire Department.
Two have devoted their lives to educating youth. One didn't just put her heart and soul into community service but also muscle when the task came to dig graves to keep East Union Cemetery open. Another risked his life saving fellow soldiers against all odds.
The Manteca Police make no secret about when they're going to be holding a sobriety checkpoint during a holiday weekend.
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.