This is a story of a retired black minister who served his country, refused a medical discharge for a back injury because of his sense of duty, and who was told by a Navy doctor that he could file for disability when his pain became more intense as he aged.
Manteca's municipal spending plan is based in part on the conservative projection that taxable retail sales will hit $746 million in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.
LATHROP – One of Lathrop's oldest homes is no more. The house where one of the city's revered teachers lived was razed last week to make room for a warehouse expansion of California Natural Products across the street on McKinley Avenue.
The New Haven School Community Club is looking to purchase supply of pencils and hand sanitizers for youngsters.
Fred White of DeCristo Productions is offering a free Facebook basics class at Main Street Café on North Main Street this Thursday, Nov. 5, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
RIPON - The San Joaquin Valley "Swiss Echoes" will perform their Fall Concert and Dance Saturday, Nov. 7, at the San Joaquin Valley Swiss Club hall at East Main Street and Manley Road.
The season's first fireplace and wood stove prohibition has been issued in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Fresno, and the valley portion of Kern counties for today due to deteriorating air quality.
The recent Swing for Youth Golf Tournament made a $5,000 donation to the Youth Scholarship Program possible through the efforts of the Friends of the Manteca Parks and Recreation Foundation.
Church groups are among the organizations stepping up to help the Boys & Girls Club of Manteca/Lathrop during the 30th annual telethon Nov. 23-24.
Wood carving from basswood blocks is a whittling art in action every Monday at the Manteca Senior Center Mondays from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Lisa DeGroot is an amazing woman she's determined to make a difference.
The first annual MRPS Halloween Festival and Dance took place at the MRPS Hall on Saturday.
The biggest obstacle to building the Manteca Community Center and providing a home for the Jimmie Connors Veterans of Foreign Wars Post has been cleared.
Registered voters living in the Manteca Unified School District geographical jurisdiction will be voting on more than one measure in the November elections.
Love Ripon is back after a one-year absence.
The biggest source of campaign funds in the upcoming Nov. 4 City of Manteca municipal election is from the development community - with an asterisk.
You have a chance to meet candidates running for Manteca City Council, Manteca Mayor and the Manteca Unified School District board during tonight's gathering of the Manteca Patriots.
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.