South San Joaquin Irrigation District is stepping up to help Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon as well as fire districts within its boundaries to weather the state's strong-armed borrowing of local property taxes.
Florence Vieira is a spunky 104 today, and says she's glad she's healthy and retains many exciting memories of her childhood including those of coming to the Central Valley in a horse and wagon and her dad's newly purchased Reo Motor Car.
The 13th annual old fashioned BBQ social staged by the Manteca Historical Society took place Sunday afternoon on the grounds of the old Spreckels Sugar office off Norman Drive that now houses AKF Development and Jesus Mountain Coffee.
Bob Piccinini - the Manteca High graduate who parlayed his family's first grocery store they opened in Manteca into a chain of 243 stores throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada - passed away Tuesday. He was 73.