It's been more than two decades since Jolynda Lyon first came up with the concept for SONdance Ministries – a place where parents can take their children for worship-based dance productions that strays far away from some of the provocative dance lessons offered today.
TRACY – The 390-foot tower dominates the skyline of South Tracy.
The most appealing landscape element at Manteca's "front door" - as the Highway 99 interchange at Yosemite Avenue has been described - may no longer be the leaning palms that create an "X" that serve as a sort of trademark for In-N-Out Burgers.
The sound of hammers singing has been picking up at Woodside Homes' Tesoro neighborhood located within the triangle created by Atherton Drive, Woodward Avenue and Van Ryn Avenue in southeast Manteca.
Manteca as an incorporated city was only 11 years old when the Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society was established.
LATHROP – Here's a deal that is hard to pass up: $20 for an immaculate 2000 Plymouth Neon.
The Manteca Parks and Recreation Department is conducting a week-long baton camp from June 28 to July 2 that includes being part of the Graffiti Sweeties in Manteca's Fourth of July parade on July 3. Instructor Dandi Manuel has 40 years experience as a twirler and over 20 years as an instructor during which time a number of students have earned state and national championships. The cost for ages 4 through 6 classes from 9 to 10 a.m. is $25 for residents and $35 for non-residents, and from 7 through 18 years of age from 10 a.m ...
The fate of South San Joaquin Irrigation District's bid to enter the retail power business won't be known until the heat of summer when 100-degree days ramp up air conditioning demand to send power bills in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon to their highest levels during the year.
LATHROP – Avoid the section of Louise Avenue between McKinley and Fifth Street on June 16 and 17.
The City of Manteca Fire Department is inviting community members to experience what it takes to douse out a simulated house fire.
The Manteca Branch Library will present Wet 'N Wetter Relays Thursday, July 8, at 3 p.m.
They had performed their version of "My God (My Guy)" from the Sister Act movies.
Proposition 16 – a statewide ballot measure with major implications on the future of retail electricity costs in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon – appears headed for defeat in Tuesday's voting.
Manteca Police Chief Dave Bricker believes Manteca has more than 40 solid locations that can engage kids in wholesome activities and help counter the lure of gangs.
Pinky Rideau gave everything she had when she was up on the gazebo stage at Library Park Tuesday afternoon.
Riley Simmons was standing tall as she received the "Every Student Succeeding Award" from the Association of California School Administrators' San Joaquin Chapter.
Bus service could be cutback in Manteca as well as connections to Stockton where a number of local riders use Regional Transit to reach Delta College and various county services.
Chase bank customers who conduct their transactions at the Raley's store in Manteca while doing their grocery shopping will see the end of that convenience on May 7.
They are golfing and sunbathing along the snowless shores of Lake Tahoe.
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.