Bryson Cwik, Jessica Jones, Hali Pekron and Veronica Rogers, high school members of the Modesto Junior College Community Orchestra, were recently accepted into the California All State Honor Orchestra. These four students were selected out of several hundred high school applicants from around the state who auditioned by submitting a CD recording. They rehearsed and performed with the All State Honor Orchestra March 12-15 at the California Music Educators Association (CMEA) Conference in Ontario.
LATHROP – Marlene Taylor was hard to ignore with her a la Christina Aguillera green wig and matching triple-tiered faux emerald necklaces standing out against her white peasant blouse.
Get ready for the boys - and girls - of spring.
First, the bad news when it comes to the drought.
A Manteca Police dog that died in the line of duty some 35 years ago is going to be remembered Tuesday, March 31, along with 10 other canines who gave their all in protecting their communities.
Elaine Thompson knows that people are going to enjoy themselves at the annual murder mystery dinner held every year to benefit the Manteca CAPS program that cares for developmentally disabled adults.
Manteca's spring fair is at a crossroads.
The Manteca High Class of 1959 is planning a reunion on May 30-31.
Stephany Howard didn't let her missed baskets at the Boys and Girls Club ruin her fun Tuesday morning.
Fire caused an estimated $10,000 in damage to a home in the 1100 block of Shasta Street shortly before 10 p.m. Monday night.
RIPON – St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ripon is gearing up for a major expansion that would include a kindergarten through eighth grade school for up to 200 students, a new church that is expected to double the existing church's capacity, a chapel, convent and a multi-purpose building.
RIPON - Depending on the financial situation in the next several months, Ripon municipal employees might find themselves facing furlough days by the time May rolls around.
A looming 20 percent drop in property tax revenues could make Manteca municipal budget deficit projections for the 2010-11 fiscal years swell by $1.3 million.
The ball is now in the San Joaquin County Local Agency Formation Commission's court for Manteca's most controversial annexation in decades – 107.5 acres that include the Manteca Unified office complex, bus garage, and school farm along with 18 homes.
She was 18 years old and a senior in high school. He was 21 and a senior at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
A two-mile stretch of Louise Avenue is getting a $2 million makeover between Airport Way and Main Street this spring.
A federal appeals court known for its liberal-leanings struck down a mandate on Thursday that could make it easier for California residents to obtain concealed weapons permits.
There's still magic in the air between Michele and Eric Davis – a Manteca couple who will have been married 25 years on Saturday.
Mary Cariged of Ripon celebrated her 102nd birthday on Wednesday.
When George and Violet Perry celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary, their five children knew exactly what special song they were going to dedicate to their parents to mark that momentous day.
In 2006, the Seattle Seahawks made their first-ever Super Bowl appearance, facing the Pittsburgh Steelers at Ford Field in Detroit.
Two Assembly districts. One California Senate Seat. The heart of California's conservative Central Valley.
Joanne Beattie – Agape Villages Foster Family Villages Agency's senior vice president for resources and development – has been selected to lead the Manteca Chamber of Commerce.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District has almost $50 million in the bank.
The Manteca Quilt & Doll Show is an event that perennially draws thousands of people to the Family City, many of them from out of town.
Tower of Power. Earth, Wind and Fire. Chicago.
It might have sounded like a bomb.
Three men – two from Manteca and one from Castro Valley – who allegedly attempted a home burglary shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday were arrested thanks to the quick thinking of a 13-year-old boy who was home at the time because of his school's teacher in-service day.
Airport Way between Louise Avenue and Northgate Drive in West Manteca was shut down shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday after a suspected explosive device was discovered in a black plastic bag at the Union Pacific Railroad tracks.