"Just nodding or smiling" during the sign of peace handshake at mass is sufficient – if you feel you might be getting the flu, some 3,000 members of St. Anthony's Catholic Church were told by priests at this weekend's six religious services from Saturday night through Sunday night.
Ray of Hope is kicking off its ninth annual Christmas Guardian Angels program this week. The event that grants wishes to hundreds of local needy youngsters via the Christmas Guardian Angels Scroll program is getting an early jump. "Normally the agency starts the program after Thanksgiving," said Ray of Hope executive director Laura Vieira. "But this year, a decrease in participation (of donors) has been a concern due to the economic woes many face." Some ...
Make sure everyone in the family gets home safely this holiday season by buckling your seat belt every trip, day and night. That's the message that the Manteca Police Department and Lathrop Police Services are telling drivers as part of the 2009 holiday Click or Ticket mobilization now in effect through Nov. 30.
Workers at some of Manteca's largest firms are getting a little extra in their upcoming paychecks - $500 off on a new vehicle.
California is the promised land for the light brown apple moth. The state has a Mediterranean -style climate, a smorgasbord of fruit and vegetable crops, ornamental and native plants that fit its dietary needs and – perhaps most important – no natural enemies. The pest is native to Australia and has successfully invaded New Zealand, the British Islands, New Caledonia, and Hawaii. The United States Department of Agriculture considers it highly likely the moth will ...
LATHROP – The City of Lathrop has launched a campaign to educate residents on what to do with the recent invasion of wasps and yellow jackets in the Mossdale area.
RIPON – Carl Dunbar is no stranger to living the life of the outdoor sportsman. And now the Manteca High grad is sharing his love for hunting and fishing with more than 200,000 viewers on the show that he produces with fellow Manteca High grad Jerry Walser and friend Brian Stevens on Comcast Sportsnet California with viewership in California, Nevada, and Oregon. It's a big step for three guys who love the outdoors and figured ...
Manteca area Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts conducted their annual Scouting for Food Drive on Saturday.
LATHROP – It wasn't that long ago that the thought of holding a skate competition at the Lathrop Skate Park seemed crazy.
90 years ago November 21, 1919 The office of postmaster for Manteca is not very attractive, judging from the civil service examination held last Wednesday to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mrs. Dryden. Only three persons presented themselves at Modesto and wrote the examination. 80 years ago November 21, 1929 A change in the system of parking automobiles on Yosemite Avenue and Main Street is being made this week under ...
RIPON - An attic fire left a Ripon couple homeless shortly before 2 p.m. Friday in an exclusive neighborhood near the Spring Creek Country Club.
Who knows what they're talking about – PG&E or South San Joaquin Irrigation District?
LATHROP - It was tough to determine what was brighter - the twinkle in 4-year-old Carlos Jimenez' eyes or the snow piled 18 inches deep on Mt. Dell'Osso.
Toss aside the Wii. Forget Space Mountain. This is the real deal, well except for the snow. It's manmade.
California is the first state to enshrine certain rights for transgender K-12 students in state law, requiring public schools to allow those students access to whichever restroom and locker room they want.
It's been a very good year for McManis Family Winery in Ripon.
By JASON CAMPBELL
The annual Christmas tree lighting is one of the City of Ripon's kick-off to the holidays.
By ROSE ALBANO TISSO
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Like the Pledge of Allegiance or "The Star-Spangled Banner," the Gettysburg Address is a sacred American text, so fully absorbed into the culture that phrases such as "four score and seven years ago" and "of the people, by the people, for the people" are as familiar as any song lyric or line of poetry.
Bob Adams - the Manteca city manager that played a key role in major civic and private sector improvements ranging from Speckles Park and Big League Dreams to landing Bass Pro Shops - is now helping a second California city on the ropes financially since his retirement in 2008.
The Northern San Joaquin Valley's longest running twilight holiday parade is gearing up for its 41st run.
Ripon High's new stadium flag pole is being dedicated this Friday, Nov. 22, at 1 p.m.
Telethon organizers are hoping items such as authenticated signed jerseys of football greats Ken Stabler and Jim Otto as well as San Francisco Giants legend Willie Mays will help raise funds to provide a safe haven for 1,500 Manteca and Lathrop kids.
Comcast wants to close its Manteca office in the 100 block of North Grant Street.
Congressman Jeff Denham, who is also a Turlock almond grower, underscored the importance of education measures and the Farm Bill during a talk before the Salida Rotary.
Apparently filing for a $313,248 tax refund when you're not entitled to it is a no-no.
How much will a somewhat safer pedestrian crossing of Woodward Avenue at Buena Vista Drive cost?
Some 60 nurses, Kaiser patients and community supporters used foot power along with a couple in wheelchairs Friday to protest service cuts at the Manteca medical facility. Ten of the protesters were registered nurses, including Zenei Triunfo-Cortez who is one of four presidents representing the California Nurses Association.