If anyone could be described as a genuinely caring human being, longtime Manteca florist Joseph D. "Joe" Naranjo would get my vote hands down with his infectious smile and charismatic personality.
LATHROP – During a two-week period in the summer late last year, a quiet residential neighborhood at Mossdale Landing in Lathrop was hit by a rash of brazen daytime criminal activities.
It's the biggest fundraiser of the year for Give Every Child a Chance.
"Policing in a new economy" is all about strategically getting the most bang out of the buck with fewer officers and resources, Manteca Police Chief Dave Bricker told Rotarians at their Thursday noon meeting at Isadore's Restaurant.
A Stockton man convicted of second degree robbery, possession of controlled substances, and using a firearm in commission of a felony wants a Manteca municipal vendor's license so he can operate a hot dog catering van on city streets.
Devon Garcia and Leslie Hernandez earned Youth of the Year honors Thursday for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca / Lathrop.
You could feel the electricity in the air – the divine providence, if you will – in the hallways of Dr. Kent Hufford's medical office in Ripon Thursday morning.
For 40 years Clara Ortiz couldn't find her aunt.
Scenes from Thursday's 2010 Almond Blossom Fashion Show conducted in the Ripon High performing arts building.
The days of Manteca's housing prices mimicking Six Flags at Vallejo's Medusa super roller coaster plunging to earth are over.
Patrick Rabelo thinks he has what it takes to help usher the South San Joaquin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce into a new era.
Home-bound seniors in Manteca still living independently will benefit from efforts to bring back the RUOK (Are You OK) program.
An anticipated break in storm systems Monday will allow volunteers to place and unfurl 2,400 flags to honor American presidents.
Buying a gift for a patient in Doctors Hospital of Manteca's gift shop underwrites medical scholarships for second-year college students in the community.
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.
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.