While attending one of the area's popular Portuguese events, Mary Del Pino overheard an older female guest lamenting that many local residents of Portuguese descent, especially those of the younger generation, are forgetting many of their old country's culture and traditions, even the language.
Calla is a name that's been associated with Manteca education for the past 108 consecutive years.
LATHROP - It's yet another sign of these tough economic times.
Avid bingo players will have an opportunity to enjoy their favorite hobby and help the struggling East Union Cemetery of Manteca at the same time.
RIPON - Roller hockey is drawing players and fans from up and down the Northern San Joaquin Valley to Ripon.
Developers ended 2008 starting 223 homes and selling about as many thanks to carry-over housing starts from 2007.
I'm a last-minute Christmas shopper.
It turns out that the even in tough times the community doesn't want to see children go without on Christmas.
LATHROP – The employees of Anderson Truss in Lathrop don't like the concept of kids going without during the holidays.
The night was cold. But the Christmas carolers, which included bundled-up young ones being carried in the arms of their parents, were oblivious to the nippy weather.
The couple from San Jose standing in the Bass Pro Shop check out line Sunday with $625 of camping and fishing gear were also getting ready to contribute $2.81 to help run Manteca's general fund services and another $3.15 to help pay for additional Manteca police officers and firefighters.
Manteca has come a long way since purchasing its first motorized fire truck - a new 1920 Ford combination pump and chemical engine - that cost $4,000 and came equipped with ladders to reach the second floor.
The Festa do Espirito Santo Manteca (FESM) is starting off a string of back-to-back crab feeds.
RIPON - The operating budget for the Ripon Memorial Library might soon get a large boost.
Manteca is about to become the Northern California Pickle Ball Mecca for the Over 50 set.
Work on a $1.9 million project to make two miles of Louise Avenue more conducive to pedestrians and bicyclists while enhancing the looks of the east-west corridor with start this summer.
Marshall Magincalda stood in the front of his Woodward Avenue ranchette and gazed at the dozens of people buzzing around his property as if it were normal.
Frank Warren is a busy man.
Mary Buchanan is not a certificated Manteca Unified teacher librarian. But she is working hard to convince district officials "to consider returning the teacher librarian positions to each of the high schools." Those positions were among the victims of the budget cuts that were made during the Great Recession.
A Manteca man who suffered a compound fracture above his ankle during a river accident and faced amputation will get to keep his left foot.
Orena Monahan once again enjoyed her three-day stay at the Fourth of July Powwow at the Three Rivers Lodge in Manteca.
"Coach" is still swinging for the bleachers.
There's a potential $32,000 pay day in Manteca for someone trying to make a living by filing Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits for alleged non-compliance to federal rules.
If everything goes according to plan, eight elementary schools in Manteca Unified will be fully wired for 21st-century technology connection by September.
It wasn't exactly the fictional Wagon Queen Family Truckster from National Lampoon Vacation.
Five graduate nurses picked from a field of 187 applicants were welcomed into Doctors Hospital's six-month-long Versant internship program at a noon luncheon on Wednesday in the DHM conference room.
Today's Manteca Independence Day Parade will feature over 34 entries to the theme of "Traveling the USA."
There's money for pay raises in Manteca's $30.1 million general fund spending plan for the next 12 months.
They've been known to drive dogs crazy.
Pet stores are offering sedation pills to calm dogs during the booming July 4th fireworks, according to Manteca Animal Control Officer Les Rowe.