RIPON - Marissa's prom dress closet was a bee hive of activity Saturday with more high school girls learning of the countless dresses on racks just waiting for them to walk through the door and take their pick.
The Egelston garden at Woodbridge Del Webb in Manteca is impossible to miss.
Manteca's police dispatchers are family – spending their entire 10-hour shift in a 12- by 18-foot command center in the middle of the city's police department.
Friends of Sierra Johnson, a 2008 graduate of Sierra High School who is now a sophomore at Sacramento State University, sold 1,500 Fagundes dinners during Friday's drive-thru event at Sierra High to help in her fight against acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She is tentatively scheduled to receive a bone marrow transplant in the coming weeks at Oakland Children's Hospital.
Give Every Child a Chance (GECAC) is once again offering the Service Challenge Scholarship. A total of six $1,000 scholarships are available to one graduating senior selected from each high school in Manteca Unified School District (Sierra, Calla, Manteca, East Union, Weston Ranch and New Vision High Schools).
Is Manteca in a position to hire up to four police officers in the next two years thanks to Measure M sales tax as well as possibly save three firefighting jobs?
Manteca's jobless rate was unchanged at 16.1 percent for the third straight month in March.
A trip down memory lane for Kevin Terpstra usually involves some sort of fire suit.
Kirt Giovannoni has dedicated his life to art.
Sikhs from Lathrop and Manteca will join other members from all over San Joaquin County in celebrating the annual Sikh Day Parade in Stockton commemorating the Sikh New Year. The parade will be held through downtown Stockton on Sunday, April 18, from noon to 4 p.m. and will end at the Sikh Temple at 1930 S. Grant Street. The celebration is open to the public.
Scenes from car wash fundraiser for Victoria Martin conducted Thursday at Les Schwab Tire Center. The former yard supervisor at the McParland School Annex is currently undergoing medical treatment at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital while battling cancer. The family which is having a tough go of it financially is hoping to secure funds so Martin can be placed in hospice care. A second car wash is today starting at 10 a.m. at the 7-Eleven on the corner of Yosemite Avenue and Powers Avenue.
The powerful PG&E company is locking horns with two Manteca farmers over easement issues. Pitting the utility giant against lifelong farmers Arnold and Roseline Rothlin is like watching a David and Goliath battle.
This is not the first time Arnold and Roseline Rothlin of Nile Garden Farms butted heads with the giant utility company, Pacific Gas and Electric.
Manteca leaders are about to make two things clear - there will be absolutely no pot dispensaries allowed in the city and they will restrict the growing of marijuana for personal use to the fullest extent of the law.
The days of cities like Manteca, Lathrop and Ripon as well as farmers and rural residents drilling new water wells may be numbered.
Dave Thompson is looking for a few kids who are lucky enough not to worry about where they will sleep at night.
Francene Escobar believes a sign posted at the intersection in front of her business on East Yosemite Avenue and Washington Street would solve a lot of traffic-related problems.
LATHROP – You can run from a lot of things, but you can't run from numbers.
Dr. Darwin Yip, M.D., has joined the staff of the Valley Cancer Medical Center in Manteca as its first full-time radiation oncologist at the state-of-the-art facility located in the 1100 block of Norman Drive.
Manteca reduced irrigation of municipal parks to allow overall water consumption in August to drop 11 percent over August 2013.
Names of three school campuses were left of the text for the $159 million Manteca Unified School District bond on the Nov. 4 ballot.
Complaints against the homeless dumping trash out of Toters and littering neighborhood streets in search of recyclables is prompting the City of Manteca to launch a pilot program using locked residential Toters.
Six of San Joaquin Top 10 crops increased in value in 2013 from that of the previous year.
Bonus bucks won't be collected for another 28 months - if ever again.
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.