Are you in the giving mood and want to help brighten a kid's Christmas?
Sue Bloodgood is lucky to be alive.
There's one important reason the oleander was the plant of choice for the median strip of Highway 99.
The biggest holiday party in Manteca is being planned by Manteca Soroptimists for their upcoming 30th Annual Holiday Affair.
Manteca Historical Society and Museum will be hosting its annual Holiday Open House from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10 at the museum, 600 W. Yosemite Ave. On display will be 17 Christmas trees, some trimmed with vintage ornaments. Animated figures, some life-size, adorn the Memorial Building front window. Traditional Christmas carols will be sung and holiday background music will be provided by Keri Stewart. A drawing will be held offering a gift basket and items from the gift shop. A wide array of refreshments will be served and admission is free.
RIPON - The Ripon Chamber of Commerce is holding their 48th Annual Almond Blossom Kick Off and Tribute Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 14, at the Ripon Community Center, 334 Fourth Street at 6 p.m.
Every wonder what attracts people to visit Manteca?
The Manteca Unified Student Trust, or MUST, will be conducting its team basketball clinic this Saturday at Manteca High's Winter Gymnasium.
McKinley Avenue could one day define the outer reaches of southwest Manteca and how that part of the community develops.
Valley commuters on their way to work in the Bay Area early Monday morning were treated to a rare visual treat in the Altamont: white chocolate hills that turned the normally brown and green vista into a winter wonderland magic.
LATHROP – It may not turn out to be as expensive and as laboriously long as the City of Lathrop's Matt Browne case, but a personnel issue involving the demotion of a 15-year fire captain with the Lathrop-Manteca Fire District is also being reviewed by an administrative law judge.
Six months ago, the only shelter that the 1.4-acre parcel wedged between Grant Avenue and the back of Dribbles' Car Wash and Burger King provided was for a homeless encampment amid rubbish and weeds.
Sue Teunissen at this point wouldn't mind at all if the community was able to come forward with just enough money to put hams on the tables of struggling families in Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon this Christmas.
The days of cities like Manteca, Lathrop and Ripon as well as farmers and rural residents drilling new water wells may be numbered.
Dave Thompson is looking for a few kids who are lucky enough not to worry about where they will sleep at night.
Francene Escobar believes a sign posted at the intersection in front of her business on East Yosemite Avenue and Washington Street would solve a lot of traffic-related problems.
LATHROP – You can run from a lot of things, but you can't run from numbers.
Dr. Darwin Yip, M.D., has joined the staff of the Valley Cancer Medical Center in Manteca as its first full-time radiation oncologist at the state-of-the-art facility located in the 1100 block of Norman Drive.
Manteca reduced irrigation of municipal parks to allow overall water consumption in August to drop 11 percent over August 2013.
Names of three school campuses were left of the text for the $159 million Manteca Unified School District bond on the Nov. 4 ballot.
Complaints against the homeless dumping trash out of Toters and littering neighborhood streets in search of recyclables is prompting the City of Manteca to launch a pilot program using locked residential Toters.
Six of San Joaquin Top 10 crops increased in value in 2013 from that of the previous year.
Bonus bucks won't be collected for another 28 months - if ever again.
The Manteca Police make no secret about when they're going to be holding a sobriety checkpoint during a holiday weekend.
It was by far one of the biggest ice bucket challenges to raise funds for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
LATHROP – Taxes and Lathrop seem to go together about as well as oil and water lately.
The theme of the St. Anthony of Padua Harvest Festival this year speaks of unity. "We are one in the spirit; we are one in the Lord."
Editor's note: John Vonhof is a Manteca resident who has pedaled 5,000 miles so far on a road bike this year. He indicated he tries to make himself visible and be safe but has had a lot of close calls.