About a year ago, Cassandra Wood was in dire need of dental work.
Restoring old junk relics into beautiful custom cars has been the love of life for Mantecan Bob Hall – with his wife Barbara's love, support and a little elbow grease of her own thrown into the equation.
LATHROP – Raise taxes for fire protection, or increase fire insurance?
Taela Heath doesn't mind the occasional summer heat wave, or the monotony of waiting for the community to realize what she's doing at the Manteca Convention and Visitors Bureau Farmers Market every Tuesday night.
Samuel Anderson believes the future of downtown Manteca is too important to include only the "current occupants, consultants and the city" in the decision making process.
Jose Zaragoza lost his son to a football-related injury about five years ago.
LATHROP - The family of Lathrop City Councilman Sonny Dhaliwal knows full well the role of the Lathrop-Manteca Fire District is a matter of life and death to its citizens.
Manteca's young aspiring artists will take the center stage during tonight's downtown farmers market.
It was a reuniting of old friends and timid newcomers that wanted to work on their vocal skills as the Manteca Idol season quickly approaches.
RIPON - A Mexican meat market in Ripon is unique in its charm all because of its owner Theresa Guzman, who, for the past five years, has instilled in her staff of seven the importance of a cheerful greeting to her customers – smiles are the order of the day.
Kevin Costner couldn't have scripted a more successful story.
Jack Kelley doesn't mince his words.
Dick Prada was among those back in 1976 who believed Manteca needed to provide a way of assisting developmentally disabled adults by launching a day program.
RIPON – Gardens belonging to two landscaping businesses and the owners of McManis Winery in Ripon are among the half-dozen attractions featured in the annual September Garden Stroll sponsored by the Ripon Garden Club.
Forty-five less Manteca residents were the victim of identity theft in the first five months of this year compared to the same time period of 2009.
Monday mornings are days of hope for dozens of families as well as single moms desperate to either keep a head over their roof or to get off the streets.
The celebration for Read Across America has already begun.
When Richard Perez was in his early 30s he had a vision. God came into his room, lifted him up out of bed and took him into his kid's room. There, God told Perez that he needed to change the harmful direction of his life or he would find his kids were no longer a part of his life. The vision shook Perez. He'd never experienced anything like it. Yet, he found it difficult to comply. He wasn't ready to pull away from the road of destruction he'd been on since his teen years.
LATHROP – Over the course of the last six months the Lathrop City Council has approved spending just over $191,000 for a restroom at River Park South, the demolition and reconstruction of the 7th Street Skate Park, study space at City Hall and solar lighting at Woodfield Park.
Ninety-one entries in the weekend's Almond Blossom Festival Art Show drew a number of awards for their artworks and photographs. Noted artist Dan Petersen said he had fun judging the show, adding that it has improved much in the past year.
Gordon Kennedy trudges between rooms of his music lesson studio lackadaisically.
Zephyr is back.
The Stanislaus River is paying for the sins of the Central Valley Water Project.
Ray Joseph, 20, of Sacramento, has been sentenced to 27 years in state prison for the attempted murder of a Manteca couple as they slept in their bed at their home on Victory Avenue in September of 2013.
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New homes built in Manteca may soon have a new feature - rain barrels and cisterns.
New Melones Reservoir - the linchpin dam on the Stanislaus River - is dropping again on the eve of a four-day weather system that promises to usher in March with a whimper.
Tracy Cemetery is the resting place of nearly 1,000 veterans. They may be gone but certainly not forgotten.
The Give Every Child a Chance (GECAC) Antone E. Raymus, 16th Annual Bowl-A-Thon takes place Saturday, Feb. 28.
Manteca's adopted budget calls for the city to dip into reserves to close out the books on June 30 to bridge a $592,940 structured deficit.