The odds are if you called 9-1-1 to summon the Manteca Fire Department in 2009 it wasn't due to fire but a medical emergency.
Angie Ramey didn't waste any time in mobilizing her troops to take to the Tidewater Bikeway in an effort to clean up the garbage left behind by the inconsiderate people who use one of Manteca's crown jewels.
RIPON – Melinda Shaw did her best to keep her composure as she maneuvered her way through the vacant Ripon Drug and Gift building on Main Street on Saturday.
LATHROP – Jenica Reagan is already the proud owner of a ewe and a wether sheep.
Editor's note: Below is the text of Jenica Reagan's award-winning speech in the annual Rotary speech contest. She won first place in the first round, held at Lathrop High School, and second place in the area level held in Tracy. She received a prize of $125 for each contest.
A century ago intercity trolley service – electric trains if you will – was all the rage transporting people between Sacramento and Northern San Joaquin Valley destinations such as Stockton, Modesto, Galt, Manteca, Merced, Lodi , and Elk Grove.
Never have so many people been out of work in Manteca since the Great Depression.
Its one thing to go to a high school drama production based on the works of a famous playwright.
RIPON - A girl's dream of attending her senior prom in a beautiful evening gown is a real possibility for more than 1,400 soon-to-be high school graduates this year that might otherwise have to stay home on their special night.
It starts with changing the time of the microwave and the VCR – a tandem that makes the Rubik's Cube look like a maze that goes in one direction.
Manteca Police Chief Dave Bricker is going to be on live radio this morning from 9 until 10 a.m.
The next big thing in Manteca to attract visitors could make a big splash.
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes.
Foreclosure filings have dropped 42 percent in San Joaquin in February compared to the same month in 2009.
Sierra High will kick off Back to School Night this week.
The appointment of Manteca High Assistant Principal Raul Mora as the successor of East Union High principal John Alba who retired in June left an open position at the Buffalo campus.
School colors are not just paint-deep. They go much deeper than that.
Karen Duke almost gave her life to the cause she believed in most.
Guy Westbrock knows the plight of the homeless only too well. And he understands the demons of drug addiction.
LATHROP – It's kind of hard to say "no, thank you" to a contract that would put a minimum of $75,000 annually into the City of Lathrop's coffers.
From the kitchen to the bar, Michael Midgley has a knack for finding his way into the limelight.
Larry Springfield's life was spiraling out of control and going downhill so fast he was close to scraping the bottom.
Manteca's water conservation efforts slid backwards in July.
Richard Silverman wants to focus on the "forgotten" Manteca - vacant parcels as well as underutilized or deteriorating buildings.
LATHROP – First he turned Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal in to the Fair Political Practices Commission for what he perceived was "money laundering activity."
LATHROP – It has raised tens of thousands of dollars for cancer research and helped unite a community.
STOCKTON – Calling all superheroes, wrestling fans, movie buffs and gamers.
Katherine Ray's family knows what she did this summer. And she made them all proud. In the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Des Moines, Iowa, no less.
Manteca leaders are calling for a community summit on how to deal with the homeless.