It's a labor of love in police work, and of the ministry for one Manteca police officer and his wife.
LATHROP – The mortgage meltdown and home foreclosures have dominated the news from Lathrop in the last several months.
El Rancho Mobile Home Park owner Marie Raymus said Wednesday that recently released child predator Dewayne Smith, 50, is not now staying with his parents in their mobile home in Manteca.
LATHROP – You won't find Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen or Rudolf hanging around Santa if you venture out to Dell'Osso Farms.
NAME: Emmanuel Garcia, age 12
An increase in small donors giving everything from $10 to $100 helped the Boys & Girls Club of Manteca/Lathrop raise $73,625 during their annual two-day telethon that ended Tuesday night.
Dewayne Michael Smith, 50, a convicted child sex offender, was released into the Manteca community Tuesday after spending some 22 years at Atascadero State Mental Hospital located on the coast between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Manteca's annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, in front of the Manteca Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St.
Volunteering has always come easy for Jeff and Jan Stoermer.
At the time of her passing, Dara Torrano was president of the local women's bowling association.
Benny Arnold's food bag had a can of ham instead of a frozen turkey.
Friday's Give Every Child a Chance After School dance competition featured 136 kids in 14 dance crews.
RIPON - Citizens of the Ripon community along with area firefighters honored Code 3 for a Cure founder Lorenzo Abundiz Friday morning in the engine bays of Station One on Stockton Avenue on his nationwide journey.
LATHROP – Investigation is continuing into the cause of the traffic collision that snarled traffic early Friday morning at Lathrop Road and McKinley Avenue.
An early morning crash between a motorcycle and another vehicle has closed the roadways to through traffic while deputies are investigating the cause of the crash. Sheriff's spokesman Les Garcia said the roads would be closed for at least three hours.
Fire completely engulfed a mobile home shortly before 4 a.m. Friday morning in the Almond Blossom Mobile Home Park at 1901 E. Yosemite Avenue sending an elderly woman to the U.C. Davis Burn Unit by helicopter air ambulance.
The burnt orange seats - once trendy in the early 1980s when the Manteca Civic Center was built - are gone.
The top brass at Manteca's City Hall are taking a wait and see attitude about the drought – but they aren't planning to wait too long.
It takes a lot to put together a fundraiser that pulls in nearly $100,000.
Sometimes just getting your foot in the door is half the battle.
You've all seen them.
Dee Gotelli and Elaine Williams have been hard at work tying up the loose ends for Saturday's Hearts and Hands Bingo Night at the Manteca Senior Center.
Manteca consumers have gotten their appetite back.
The Lathrop Police Services division of the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office has come out on top with two California Law Enforcement Challenge (CLEC) awards in a row thanks to a team effort of 26 sworn officers and a support staff of two.