Before Steve Winter retired from his position as Manteca High School principal this year, he didn't have to venture very far to see the impact his family has made on the town.
Hunger is a 24/7 problem. That's according to Mike Mallory, executive director of the Second Harvest Food Bank. With more need than ever to feed those in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties – a sign of the troubled economy, he added – Mallory noticed the surplus dwindling at 704 E. Industrial Park Drive. On Wednesday, his prayers were answered thanks to a generous donation by the Venture Club of Manteca. The local nonprofit group, according ...
LATHROP – If you think a golf tournament is all about fun at the links, think again. It's also about people helping people even when the economy is bad like it is today, which makes those acts of kindness even more special. At least, that is the case with the third annual golf tournament fund-raiser on Saturday at the French Camp Golf Course to benefit the Lathrop Sunrise Rotary's scholarship program and the Hospice of ...
They waited for rates to drop to 4.5 percent. Now fence sitters are facing interest rates that have jumped almost three-quarters of a percent in two weeks to 5.71 percent. They had dropped to as low as 4.81 percent. "Same song, different verse," observed Realtor Tom Wilson of people who said they were waiting for housing prices to drop and then waited for interest rates to drop. Wilson doesn't expect rising rates to severely undermine ...
Magic Dan was at the Lathrop Community Center on Wednesday. The magic show was part of the Lathrop Library's summer reading program.
Jesus Ceja enjoyed a rather healthy lunch consisting of a peanut butter and jelly "Crustible" sandwich, a fresh fruit and milk.
Manteca District Ambulance's Billing Manager Melissa Anaya has received national recognition for completion of the National Billing Coders Training Program.
The current economic downturn has several residents having tough times. Manteca District Ambulance has recently been able to help out a little. The local ambulance company has removed a surplus vehicle from its fleet and found it a much needed and welcome home. Pastor Joe Macias from the Christian Worship Center of Manteca has taken ownership of the 1991 Ford van so that he too can continue helping others in these tough economic times. The ...
In Wednesday's article on Manteca Unified's shortfall ballooning from $23.5 million to $31.7, it was noted that $1 million in transportation would come as a savings to the district.
Penny Jones remembers the floods of January 1997 that sent more than 4,000 people in the area south of Manteca fleeing.
Karen Beauchamp didn't know what to expect when she came out to the Manteca Convention and Visitors Bureau Farmer's Market Tuesday afternoon.
Logan Kuhn of Ripon received his Eagle Scout Rank on June 6, 2009 at the Commemorative Air Force hangar in Modesto.
The City of Manteca in partnership with Big League Dreams will be sponsoring a community-wide Independence Day Fireworks event at Big League Dreams on Friday July 3.
Manteca, Lathrop and Ripon police officers were among some 90 of their fellow officers from two counties honored at a Monday noon luncheon presented by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) at the Ripon Community Center.
Hector Velasquez vividly remembers watching his grandfather as he hammered away on boot heels and repaired leather – taking in the smell of wax and polish and that familiar dust that comes from finishing a job.
Odds are you've never met Albert Garcia.
LATHROP – Steven Gascon doesn't mind the fact that the City of Lathrop shelled out $4,000 to rent the space in the Target parking lot for a weekend carnival.
"Manteca: A hidden gem to live, work and play."
WATERFORD – Rebekah DelSanto did what she had to do in the best interest of her daughter.
Highway 99 traffic was backed up for nearly nine hours Thursday from a big rig that rolled on its side blocking all northbound lanes shortly before 7 a.m.
It is seen as a "Miracle on Judith Court" Tuesday afternoon that is responsible for two brothers, 6, and 2, being rescued by a neighbor who jumped into her pool to save the youngsters she said appeared lifeless, floating on the top of the water.
Thirty percent of Manteca's 330 municipal workers take advantage of the city's interest-free loan program to secure computers for their personal use.
If Christina Thurner had her druthers, she'd spend every waking minute with her baby boy.
Gayle Pace chuckles when she says, "I'm the flower floozy who works on a budget."
Update: Traffic was still at a crawl as of 1 p.m. on Thursday afternoon slowing motorists who were driving northbound on Highway 99 between the Highway 120 Bypass and Yosemite Avenue. Tow trucks had pulled the truck around into one lane leaving the other lane open to allow restricted traffic flow on the freeway.
Manteca is flush with wastewater treatment capacity.
Debra Moore recently worked at Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park.
A crosswalk with flashing beacons on each side of the street to alert motorists there may be pedestrians will be installed later this year on Cottage Avenue at Brookdale Way.
Jessica Becker knows what it's like to be there when her daughter wakes up every morning and when she goes to bed every night – relishing in the bundle of joy and energy that 4-year-old Lauren brings to her family.
What could Manteca do with an extra $1.8 million?