Manteca's near record unemployment rate of 13.5 percent coupled with employers that have had to cut back hours for those still working has painted a different picture of need this holiday season.
Thank-you in action.
Laurie Mittman, 42 years old, wife and mother of three sons was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive breast cancer in August 2009.
The East Union High School Chorus will be the featured entertainers when the Manteca Federated Women's Club members have their luncheon meeting at Chez Shari on Wednesday, Nov. 18.
RIPON – There's at least one group that wants to make sure everybody is equipped to handle the falling temperatures.
The $11.1 billion water bond rolled out last week by the California Legislature will have a major impact on South San Joaquin Irrigation District and the rest of the county.
LATHROP – Sergeant Steve Pease of the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department calls his five years on the Lathrop Police force as "by far, the best assignment in my 20-year career."
After losing her mother to cancer, Holly Halleck knew that there was something she had to do to get involved with the push towards a cure for the disease.
Tillie Lewis – a remarkable woman – is the theme of a presentation Kyle Tobin-Williams is making before the Manteca Rotary Club at its regular Thursday meeting on Nov. 12.
Got a spouse or a special someone you want to serenade with songs of the season?
St. Vincent De Paul Society presents Christmas Omelet Eggstravaganza, on Sunday, Dec. 6, 8 a.m. to noon at St. Anthony's gymnasium. Tickets are $7 for adults, children 10 & under, $3.
One Manteca man experienced what could be described as a "220 electrical shock."
Woodward Reservoir - a popular recreation area 16 miles northeast of Manteca - could close this summer in a bid by the South San Joaquin Irrigation District to conserve water.
The first pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe who resigned as the spiritual head of St. Mary's Church in Stockton after he confessed to having fathered a child is yet to file papers that would relieve him of his priestly duties.
There are at least six challengers in the works for this Saturday's bowl-a-thon being staged to help struggling children succeed in school.
Manteca's highest profile home - the opulent 30,000-square-foot mansion built by grape broker Michael Hat - could become a high priced teardown.
Get ready for a 200-year flood.
Two parcels once set aside for elementary school sites may soon have the sound of nails being hammered to create 58 new homes.
LATHROP – It's simple logic.
The South San Joaquin Irrigation District is guaranteed water - providing it snows in the Sierra.
It was a day of double joy for Dr. George Veldstra, M.D.
The Manteca Transit Center at Moffat Boulevard and South Main Street in Manteca is the setting for the Roast of Jeff Tilton, a candidate for San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools in June's primary elections.
It's Winter Olympics time. And while the world's eyes may be focused on Sochi, Bob Steves and Tom Osborn's memories are flying back to the 1964 summer Tokyo Olympics.
Herman and Ann Howard have been married for 50 years. Ann professes to know the reason behind their marital success. In a word: surprise - especially those that are carefully planned and then presented with a generous mixture of thoughtfulness and love on Valentine's Day.
LOS BANOS (AP) - Farmers in California's drought-stricken Central Valley said the financial assistance President Barack Obama delivered on his visit Friday does not get to the heart of California's long-term water problems.
Kaiser Don't Break Our Hearts.