Love was in the air in San Francisco at the Marines' Memorial Club on Sutter Street – the love between a husband and a wife and the many friends they had fostered during their years together.
Jesse Noble has a much-anticipated homecoming ahead. The Manteca product has been stationed in Iraq in the U.S. Army's 1st Calvary Division Special Troops Battalion. He's scheduled to arrive home from Bagdad in mid-April. "But those flight plans can change due to combat relations," Noble recently said. If all goes accordingly, he's looking forward to the family reunion planned for April 26. "My brother and cousins will be there," said Crystal Noble, Jesse's sister, on ...
RIPON - Eagle Scout candidate Quinn McMurtrey, 14, put together a program with the help of the Polly Klaas Foundation to collect DNA samples for families for possible emergency use in locating lost children.
Ed Adams is no stranger to most Mantecans who attend community functions. As the singer of the homegrown blues band Group W, Adams and his fellow musicians have become somewhat of a community staple ever since they started playing at the Crossroads Street Fair several years ago – adding performances at the Fourth of July Celebration at Big League Dreams as well as the Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony. And they'll once again be ...
Chris Kovacs and Teresa Beaton were by no means strangers to the world of competitive skateboarding.
Dropping housing prices are doing little to help financially strapped low-income seniors. That's why Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford – a longtime advocate of subsidized senior housing – is looking forward to the grand opening Monday, April 6, at noon of the 40-unit Almond Court senior housing complex. The apartments at 2030 North Union Road are connected by a central pedestrian walkway to the adjoining 51-unit Almond Terrace that opened in 2004. "There is a great ...
LATHROP – Scores of Lathrop residents recently launched an unsuccessful petition to stop Mayor Kristy Sayles and interim City Manager Cary Keaten from joining the annual One Voice lobbying trip to Washington, D.C., in April.
Can you make a difference in an emergency? Volunteers who have taken the six-week City of Manteca's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training know the answer is yes. Manteca CERT crews mobilized during the oppressive heat wave two years ago found an elderly woman in a Manteca mobile home park in the early stages of heat stroke whose life was saved thanks to their assessing the striation and contacting emergency crews. CERT crews have been ...
There will be a gathering of famous women in history on Sunday, April 19, at the Manteca Senior Center. And the public is invited to come and rub elbows, maybe even chat with them in between sips of tea or sampling scones and finger sandwiches.
Five Manteca motorcycle officers joined the police escort Friday morning for the fallen Oakland officer from Tracy - Sgt. Mark Dunakin - leading his funeral procession to the Bay Area services at Oracle Stadium.
Mickey Lee and Andrea Ramirez, both 17, are the 2009 Manteca Boys & Girls Club Member of the Year.
It would have been easy for Kristen Lance to let her past history with cancer get her down. After losing three grandparents to cancer, Lance was welcomed into adulthood with the breast cancer diagnosis of her mother before also learning that her mother-in-law was facing advanced lung cancer that would need aggressive treatment. Rather than just hoping for a positive outcome, Lance took the time to care for both women while she was going to ...
Recently I saw an article in one of the local papers showing some young people painting blocks of wood that had the appearance of cars or trucks. It indicated that they were making them to send to children in China.
Ben and Sandee Myers don't have cable TV, a flashy car, or the latest high-tech toy. The 20-Something couple, though, has something that they believe is a whole lot more evaluable – a home they can call their own where they can raise their daughter Mallory who turns 2 in May as well as grow old together. The Myers would not have been able to buy a home three years ago when homes in the ...
Erik Mackenroth has been crisscrossing the West Coast, performing his standup comedy act at various venues.
LATHROP – On the surface it's just a couple of firefighters putting up a Christmas tree in the lobby of Lathrop's City Hall.
It's a bake sale sans the baked goods. No calories to worry about. No one gets to feel guilty about becoming an enabler to someone who is counting calories for health reasons.
City attorney John Brinton - answering a query from Mayor Willie Weatherford - told the council that his office off of West Yosemite Avenue and other nearby concerns such as Kaiser Hospital rely on dial up Internet service.
Trucks do more than just move virtually all goods we consume and keep the economy rolling. They also deliver money to the tune of $13,000 plus a year to state and federal government coffers.
There's a perfectly healthy gentleman zipping around central Manteca in a powered wheelchair who doesn't need it.
St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Anthony of Padua Church is expecting to distribute Thanksgiving food baskets to needy families on Tuesday, Nov. 26.
Dave Wellenbrock wasn't representing the American Civil Liberties Union when he spoke at the meeting of the Manteca TEA Party Patriots Thursday night.
The couch is much too small for Cathy, Don and Ashton Lee to sit on at once, but they gladly squeeze into its purple arms, cradling their youngest son.
California is the first state to enshrine certain rights for transgender K-12 students in state law, requiring public schools to allow those students access to whichever restroom and locker room they want.
It's been a very good year for McManis Family Winery in Ripon.
By JASON CAMPBELL
The annual Christmas tree lighting is one of the City of Ripon's kick-off to the holidays.
By ROSE ALBANO TISSO
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Like the Pledge of Allegiance or "The Star-Spangled Banner," the Gettysburg Address is a sacred American text, so fully absorbed into the culture that phrases such as "four score and seven years ago" and "of the people, by the people, for the people" are as familiar as any song lyric or line of poetry.
Bob Adams - the Manteca city manager that played a key role in major civic and private sector improvements ranging from Speckles Park and Big League Dreams to landing Bass Pro Shops - is now helping a second California city on the ropes financially since his retirement in 2008.