LATHROP - It was tough to determine what was brighter - the twinkle in 4-year-old Carlos Jimenez' eyes or the snow piled 18 inches deep on Mt. Dell'Osso.
Toss aside the Wii. Forget Space Mountain. This is the real deal, well except for the snow. It's manmade.
Four hundred Manteca residents joined the ranks of the unemployed in October as the jobless rate inched back toward a post Depression high of 14.4 percent set in March.
Randy Sprinkle knew that he had a lot to be thankful for.
LATHROP - Former Lathrop vice mayor and incumbent councilman Donny S. Dhaliwal has been tapped to be the guest speaker at the 77th annual dinner-dance fiesta of the United Bacarreneos of America. The event will take place tonight at Valverde Park's Community Center on Fifth Street in the Historic Lathrop district. Social hour will start at 6 o'clock followed by a Filipino-style dinner at 7 o'clock. Tickets to the dinner-dance are $25 per person and may be purchased at the door.
Black smoke coming from a detached shed behind an abandoned home in the 100 block of Oak Street could be seen two miles away on the north side of Manteca.
The gang awareness seminar held Thursday night at the Fellowship Baptist Church hit close to home for Jacqueline McFadden.
Cornerstone Church's Helping Hands is looking for more volunteer hands to assist in the distribution of 200 Thanksgiving food boxes to area families this weekend.
They've reached the crescendo.
The Sequoia Heights Baptist Church group's play "Baggage Claim: A Modern Day Parable" opened Thursday and is being staged again tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the church located at Union Road and Wawona Street. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased either at the door or in advance by calling 823-2089. All proceeds generated will help fund the youth's trip to the annual State Conference.
Where can you get a year's worth of karate lessons, play in flag football and basketball leagues, have a safe place to hang out after school until as late as 8 p.m. with friends, play and do your homework for just $24 a year?
Turkeys – lots of turkeys – headed for Thanksgiving tables were delivered to the Second Harvest Food Bank warehouse in Manteca's Industrial Park Wednesday morning by a Foster Farms' 18-wheeler.
Sal Lopez might just be one of the most popular people in Manteca.
It's an All American story of a hardworking husband and wife, who loved each other, loved their families, loved their workers, and loved their community.
It was only four years ago that Michelle Robinson braved the microphone herself as a Manteca Idol contestant before eventually falling short of the title.
"Coach" is still swinging for the bleachers.
There's a potential $32,000 pay day in Manteca for someone trying to make a living by filing Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits for alleged non-compliance to federal rules.
If everything goes according to plan, eight elementary schools in Manteca Unified will be fully wired for 21st-century technology connection by September.
It wasn't exactly the fictional Wagon Queen Family Truckster from National Lampoon Vacation.
Five graduate nurses picked from a field of 187 applicants were welcomed into Doctors Hospital's six-month-long Versant internship program at a noon luncheon on Wednesday in the DHM conference room.
Today's Manteca Independence Day Parade will feature over 34 entries to the theme of "Traveling the USA."
There's money for pay raises in Manteca's $30.1 million general fund spending plan for the next 12 months.
They've been known to drive dogs crazy.
Pet stores are offering sedation pills to calm dogs during the booming July 4th fireworks, according to Manteca Animal Control Officer Les Rowe.
Gloryanna Rhodes loves the open spaces in America. That feeling first hit her in the gut about 45 years ago while going over the Altamont Pass on the way to Yosemite National Park as she gazed at the vast valley below.
Water and power are the subject of Thursday's meeting of the Manteca Patriots.
Manteca City Council hopeful Richard Silverman has been endorsed for election in November by the Manteca Police Officers' Association.
Editor's note: The following is the last in a series recapping Manteca's history.
It will soon be a crime to use the City of Manteca logo for private or commercial purposes without the blessing of the city manager.
Whether the brand is TNT or Phantom, folks in the area have a choice when shopping for fireworks.