LATHROP – J. "Chaka" Santos, a Lathrop businessman and entrepreneur and, lately, a candidate for mayor in the Nov. 2 elections, told the City Council Monday night that he'd rather have the Community Center gym named after any of the long-time residents rather than basketball great and 2010 NBA Coach of the Year Scott Brooks.
LATHROP – It was about two years ago that Lathrop High first opened its doors to a student body consisting of 456 freshmen and sophomores.
Bad debt from Manteca's municipal utility accounts has tripled in the past two years to $261,594.
Seven -year-old Jack Bellew has already made his mark on the world with some 100 people showing up Saturday night at Isadore's Restaurant to help raise funds to send his snack packs to troops serving overseas.
The two-story brick building complete with Spanish-style roof tile at the point of the triangle-shaped block across from Library Park where Manteca and Sycamore avenues connect at one time was the pride of Manteca.
Those hoping to take home the crown of either Manteca Idol of Manteca Junior Idol only have two days to make sure that they're ready.
Manteca High students will welcome a new look to the Dawson Center.
LATHROP - Get ready to go for a spin this October in a pumpkin.
Add a little of this, and a dash of that, and pretty soon you have something that will help feed hungry families in more ways than one.
Manteca's municipal coffers are about to come into some much needed cash - $940,000 to be exact - from the sale of two city-owned properties.
The lazy days of summer aren't something that 12-year-old Ricky Artery is going to miss.
The Manteca High Class of 1945 was a close-knit group of 70 kids that frequented the Scoop News stand on West Yosemite Avenue with their eyes on the ice cream bar. The El Rey Theatre that had opened eight years earlier in 1937 was their other focus for fun and entertainment.
A 7-year-old has turned the heads of many adults after he launched his own campaign to send snack packs to American G.I.s overseas in battle torn countries during the last seven months.
Second Harvest Food Bank's second annual Chili Pot Cook Off takes place today to help feed struggling families.
LATHROP - Trying your luck fishing in the San Joaquin River without being in a boat means you either have to trespass and cast your line from near a levee, pay entry fees to county or state park, or else get down to the river side by a bridge crossing.
Virginia Pina's dream came true with the grand opening of her new business - ReDesigns By V – in downtown Manteca.
A REACH Helicopter flight crew has been credited with saving the life of a roadway accident victim as they flew him to a Sacramento trauma center from a Highway 99 pileup last week.
They were lined up 10 deep at the check-out desk. Every available computer was taken. The children's section was bursting with young people.
ESCALON - One home was partially damaged and five other buildings destroyed in a fast-moving wildfire Thursday afternoon that triggered mandatory evacuations on Hogue Road between Escalon and Modesto off McHenry Avenue.
The City of Lathrop is putting the pressure on non-residential water customers to curtail their usage by 25 percent.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca helped launch the "Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive" from May 29 to June 5 to lead a community effort to provide area children, struggling with hunger, healthy breakfasts during the summer months.
Miranda Frisbie and James Galindez were on top of the world. She had graduated from college recently and James had a good job for the last four years in Stockton.
FRENCH CAMP – Pete Paulsen loves hot rods.
Manteca is trying to parlay a $28 per night surcharge on a $200 a night room into a $200 million plus private sector investment that has the potential of generating 560 new jobs, an annual payroll of $9.4 million, and provide at least $600,000 yearly to underwrite city services.
Doctors Hospital CEO Nico Tejeda is being reassigned by the parent Tenet Health Care Corporation to East Side Hospital in El Paso, Texas in the Sierra Providence Health Network.
STOCKTON - Funeral services for former Sheriff Robert "Bob" Heidelbach will be held at Morris Chapel, University of the Pacific, in Stockton this Friday.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca has added a "Serenity Garden" inside their facility to provide patients and families a place for quiet reflection.
Manteca Mayor Steve DeBrum is a happy camper these days.
Cassady Hill and Kayla Keating arrived bright and early to the San Joaquin AgFest on Tuesday.
Sequoia School is getting a new address.