Pete George – who has been dubbed the rock star of comedy – is headlining the Manteca Chamber of Commerce's "Just for Laughs" Comedy Night on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Emory, 1028 W. Yosemite Ave.
Carl E. Lindberg, a 2000 Sierra High School graduate, has completed his Master Degree in Fine Arts, Theatre-Directing, from Western Illinois University.
The Place of Refuge Church will be hosting their first annual parking lot flea market and fair.
Hundreds of kids took Manteca Rec swim lessons this summer.
Get ready for the first restaurant at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley that's gearing up to morph into the Lifestyle Outlets at Manteca.
Manteca Parks & Recreation is starting this year's Before School Program, PM Kinderzone and Kids Zone program on the first day of school which is Monday, Aug. 10.
Byrl Knutson knows that when the morning hours start to tick away and the warm sun is just around the corner, he's the man craving for the lanes.
LATHROP – The accident earlier this week at the three-way intersection south of Lathrop Elementary School which seriously injured a school teacher's young son has renewed calls from concerned residents to correct traffic problems at that busy location.
Sierra High grad Andrea Ramirez – homeless for several years – is going to San Jose State University to become a nurse. Her desire is to be a pediatric nurse so she can hopefully touch the lives of children as she has already done in Manteca and Lathrop.
There's richness in our everyday life – seen through the hearts and souls of others – if we only keep our eyes open and stay alert to the warmth in our fellow man.
Breakfast with Manteca's chief of police is on tap for the second month in a row Saturday morning at the Waffle Shop on North Main Street.
LATHROP – Family and friends of the late Jeremy Lum are inviting the public to a "peaceful candlelight gathering" to mark the 30th day of his passing.
RIPON – The Clarence Smit Museum, which has long been too small for the Ripon Historical Society to display all of their precious community artifacts, is about to get the space that they've always wanted.
STOCKTON - The San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner's Office announced today, a West Nile Virus horse fatality is the first in San Joaquin County for 2009. Although the Agricultural Commissioner recommends all horses receive the WNV vaccine, the horse had not previously been vaccinated.
The days of cities like Manteca, Lathrop and Ripon as well as farmers and rural residents drilling new water wells may be numbered.
Dave Thompson is looking for a few kids who are lucky enough not to worry about where they will sleep at night.
Francene Escobar believes a sign posted at the intersection in front of her business on East Yosemite Avenue and Washington Street would solve a lot of traffic-related problems.
LATHROP – You can run from a lot of things, but you can't run from numbers.
Dr. Darwin Yip, M.D., has joined the staff of the Valley Cancer Medical Center in Manteca as its first full-time radiation oncologist at the state-of-the-art facility located in the 1100 block of Norman Drive.
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.