It was a scene repeated all over the world, from the Vatican to the far flung Catholic churches all over the world: priests at St. Anthony of Padua in Manteca washing the feet of parishioners during the Holy Thursday evening service. The solemn occasion also was in remembrance of the Last Supper shared by Jesus with his disciples before his death on Calvary which is being commemorated today, Good Friday.
STOCKTON – The San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner's Office detected a second light brown apple moth in the Stockton area on February 19 in a residential area on Alice Street. This moth was found within 1 ½ miles of an initial moth find detected on Feb. 9 on E. Third Street.
Sammy Davis - a man whose bravery beyond the call of duty in the Vietnam War made him a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient - is being inducted into the 2010 Manteca Hall of Fame.
Gary and Melinda Fiorio are now part of a new community. And they couldn't be happier with their new living arrangement.
Finley's Bar and Grill is garnering some national attention.
The Manteca Ministerial Association has not scheduled any community Good Friday service this year, but several churches in Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon are offering prayerful observance opportunities in which area faithful can take part.
Swamp rock 'n rockabilly night is coming to Manteca.
Scenes from the St. Anthony's Catholic Church Young Men's Institute Palm Sunday breakfast.
There is finally a light at the end of the tunnel for the East Union Cemetery after nearly two years of constant problems and difficult negotiations with the California State Cemetery and Funeral Bureau to get back its business license as well as its frozen bank accounts and endowment funds.
Manteca's biggest event - the 14th annual Crossroads Street Fair that draws crowds in excess of 35,000 - has just 10 vendor spaces left.
RIPON - Lemon grass was the last-minute secret ingredient that Ripon Chef John Mangelos had to work into his entrees at last Thursday night's Iron Man cook-off competition with two other chefs.
Three dozen pairs of hands equals 10,000 plastic eggs.
Scenes from the City of Lathrop's Youth Advisory Commission and Park and Recreation Department's Monster Bash Skateboarding tournament conducted at Lathrop Skate Park.
Manteca's leaders are making a pitch for Uncle Sam's green dollars in a bid to keep a lid on future sewer costs for municipal ratepayers.
Volunteers are helping stretch the effectiveness of the Manteca Fire Department by doing re-inspection of various businesses where safety concerns and possible fire hazards were previously noted by full-time trained personnel.
Looking for a new friend? Look no further! Come out to the Petsmart in Manteca and find your new furry friend on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Stockton Animal Shelter will display adoptable dogs of all sizes, colors, and breed. All adoptions are free!
STOCKTON – Tim Brown, one of the greatest collegiate and professional wide receivers to play the game, will be making a special appearance, Saturday, Oct. 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 1p.m. to sign his book "The Making of a Man" at Barnes and Noble located at 4950 Pacific Ave. at the Weberstown Mall.
MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a screening of the film Documented on Thursday, October 16, at 7 p.m. in Forum 110 on MJC's East Campus, 435 College Avenue. The free event is part of the CEP Fall Film and Lecture Series. Campus parking is available for $2 in student parking lots.
A record $108,749 has been raised so far in Manteca's city council and mayoral races.
The Pregnancy Help Center is ushering in the fall season with an evening full of laughs.
LATHROP – A $21,000 fine from the state's campaign watchdog would be a death blow to most small-town political campaigns.
Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford is the target of an organized "roast" and retirement celebration Thursday, October 23, at 7 p.m., at the Manteca Senior Center where barbs are expected throughout the night.
St. Anthony's School 3rd Annual Tacos and Tequila Event is this Friday, Oct. 10, from 6 p.m. to midnight.
The annual Kids in a Box event brought in some $3,200 for the Raymus House from its sponsors as Manteca, Lathrop and Tracy youth learned what it is like to spend the night on the street.
Less than a half of a mile from downtown Stockton is that city's answer to the homeless dilemma.
Rosalinda Valencia doesn't intend to be a rabble-rouser.
Courtney Settle is the first winner in this year's Manteca Bulletin Great Pumpkin Hunt.
Traffic was diverted from the Highway 99 northbound ramps at Main Street in Ripon for two hours Saturday afternoon due to a suspected 12-inch plastic pipe bomb found on the edge of the road near the shuttered Barnwood Restaurant on East Main Street.
The classic emergency vehicle show Saturday at the Ripon Community Center had 134 entries from throughout Northern and Central California.
Tanker truck traffic on East Highway 120 between Escalon and Manteca is expected to pick up in the coming weeks.