The Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau annual dinner and meeting took place at the home of Steve and Veronica DeBrum on Wednesday evening.
Award-winning concert pianist and composer from Sacramento, Tan Plescia, will kick off the 23rd anniversary season of the Manteca Kindred Arts Concert Association with a performance on Sunday, Oct. 4, starting at 3 p.m.
Manteca may soon drop out of the running for Weed Patch USA honors at least as far as part of the Highway 99 corridor is concerned.
LATHROP – Ron Dell'Osso always wanted his own train set as a child. It took him 40 years but he finally got one on Friday. Instead of the Lionel train boys dreamed about in the early 1960s, this train set is a tad bigger. It's a 24-guage train or one quarter the size of the real deal and runs on a one-mile oval track around Dell'Osso Farms' 30-acre Pumpkin Maze that opens for its 12th ...
LATHROP – The new ordinance that will mandate taco and ice cream trucks, pushcarts, food wagons and other mobile vending operations to obtain a business permit from the city will take effect on Monday, Oct. 19.
Paul Alberts didn't see any need to turn to the needle when he decided to embark on his bodybuilding career almost a decade ago.
While she's only been competitively dancing as part of Harmony Flores' Dance Stars team for the last three years, 18-year-old Maggie Schreiber was determined that she was going to take her dancing to the next level.
Roger Meadows just didn't sit around the house after retiring from his 27-year career with Lockheed as a project planner.
It was a tearful separation Thursday afternoon for two adult sisters and a 5-year-old daughter whose love for animals crowded their small home.
Guss Schmiedt literally helped create one of Manteca's earliest football fields. It was Schmiedt – who served for more than 40 years on the old Manteca Union High School District board – who used his tractor and organized others to improve the playing field for the Manteca High Buffaloes when it was located a bit to the west closer to Garfield Avenue. It was only fitting that in 1959 when the present-day football field was ...
LATHROP – Here's a party that's open to everybody. It's called Park in the Park, and it takes place today at the Manuel Valverde Park in downtown Historic Lathrop from 6:30 to 10 p.m. "We welcome everyone to come and celebrate Lathrop Days," Gabe Goulart of the city Parks and Recreation Department said, explaining the reason for all the family-oriented celebration. "Come and hang out, boogie on down. We'll do a little dancing, have a ...
LATHROP – Community Resource Officer Andrea Lopez hadn't even planned on entering the Lathrop Senior Center's annual chili cook-off until she learned that there were only three people signed up.
This is the point in the year where I say that I'm glad I'm not the one sitting behind the judges' table determining who it is that has to go home.
Todd Chapman is a member of the Journey Church's youth group. He and his older brother, Eric, 18, are both being raised by their grandmother, according to Twylia Markle, the youth pastor of the former Church of the Nazarene. Chapman, 16, recently endured a series of tragedies. "(Todd) lost his father and a four-year-old half brother in a car accident in August," she said. "His mother passed just this last year as well." On Wednesday, ...
STOCKTON - Challenging the likes of Pat Buchanan, Latino immigration expert Leo Chavez will discuss at University of the Pacific how pundits and the media have contributed to prejudices and stereotypes used to malign Latino immigrants – particularly Mexicans – in the U.S. Chavez's presentation will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Pacific Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.
The woman behind the Ripon Community Athletic Foundations' successes in the million dollar restoration of the Ripon High School stadium – Stephanie Hobbs – said the dedication of the flag pole Friday had the "deepest impact" on her heart.
It's a balmy night in October and the line in front of Modesto's State Theater is growing longer by the minute.
There was the usual smart aleck, wisecracking responses from East Union High's freshman classes when senior Carolina Gutierrez was making her presentation.
A Manteca man was sentenced on Friday to 165 years to life in prison for a multitude of sexual misconduct charges stemming from exchanges he had with two children.
LATHROP – Let there be light.
Where's one of the deadliest stretches of freeway in the Northern San Joaquin Valley?
"Provide justice for the needy and fatherless; uphold the right of the oppressed and the destitute. Rescue the poor and needy." – Psalm 82: 3-5
A 57-year-old Manteca man involved in an early morning vehicle accident in front of a Manteca bar on Nov. 10 has died.
Flooded intersections and runoff covering sidewalks usually aren't something people want to see.
Aaron Goodwin credits the Boys & Girls Club with helping him stay out of trouble while growing up in Manteca.
LATHROP – On the surface it's just a couple of firefighters putting up a Christmas tree in the lobby of Lathrop's City Hall.
It's a bake sale sans the baked goods. No calories to worry about. No one gets to feel guilty about becoming an enabler to someone who is counting calories for health reasons.
City attorney John Brinton - answering a query from Mayor Willie Weatherford - told the council that his office off of West Yosemite Avenue and other nearby concerns such as Kaiser Hospital rely on dial up Internet service.
Trucks do more than just move virtually all goods we consume and keep the economy rolling. They also deliver money to the tune of $13,000 plus a year to state and federal government coffers.
There's a perfectly healthy gentleman zipping around central Manteca in a powered wheelchair who doesn't need it.