In a nutshell Manteca police dogs are trained through their natural drives: hunt, scent, play and defense from the inception of the canine unit in the early 1960s until today.
Manteca Idol has seen its fair share of changes ever since it first kicked off six years ago as an event to help raise money for the programs that the Boys and Girls Club uses to keep kids off the streets.
East Union Cemetery Association will hold its annual general membership meeting at 3 p.m., Friday, March 20, at the Manteca Historical Society Museum, 600 W. Yosemite Ave.
Manteca's ultimate McMansions – the 4,336-square-foot behemoths built by Seeno Homes just south of Joshua Cowell School – are still in a price free fall.
LATHROP – Is there a Lathrop in South San Joaquin Irrigation District's future jurisdiction?
As part of the $23.5 million budget-reduction plan, the Manteca Unified School District Board of Trustees could give the OK towards laying off several classified employees at tonight's 7 o'clock meeting in the new administration building, 2901 E. Louise Ave.
RIPON – It looks like attrition might be one way that Ripon Unified brass might be able to dodge the cleaver that could spell the end for some teachers and staffers due to budget shortfalls.
Michael Reichgut definitely knows how to hold his own out on the dance floor.
Manteca's biggest employer has given notice they may be laying off 320 plus workers.
Manteca's population has grown by 37 percent in a 10-year period from 1999 to 2008 going from 48,027 to 66,451 residents.
RIPON - Things didn't seem like they were going to end on a positive note at the Ripon Memorial Library when the funding that helps keeps the doors open was on the chopping block last month.
It's "brown bag" week at Doctors Hospital of Manteca.
It took me 26 years to figure out what I wanted to additionally add to my body permanently.
The 17th annual Gourmet Sampler event took place Sunday at the Manteca Senior Center.
Like books, quilts have plenty of stories to tell. I've been fortunate to have seen, and even touched, many of these fabric books. I've enjoyed "reading" the many stories interwoven in the delicately and painstakingly hand-sewn patterns, as well as in the other rich tales that each work embodied but were left to the viewer's imagination to "read" which, to me, is always the better part of the experience.
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.