Think you've got the right stuff to make the best scarecrow in Manteca?
It was an excited "Hi-5" for a wide-eyed Stockton police officer who won the Doctors Hospital charity poker run Saturday morning – a $200 surprise.
If you think Saturday's 104 degrees was hot, think again.
With his knees on an Islamic prayer rug facing Mecca, Imam Mohammed El Farra led several dozen Muslims through their Friday prayers on the first day of Ramadan – the ninth month of the Islamic calendar where fasting is the norm to teach modesty and sacrifice.
It might seem like a glamorous job to those who walk through the front door and grab a seat at the booth.
The Manteca Police motorcycle unit of five officers did well in Saturday's competition hosted by the Rancho Cordova Police Department – definitely making a name for themselves among their peers.
Two "cover models" - Manteca Fire Captain David Marques and Manteca Firefighter John Viss - have agreed to volunteer to help the Manteca Boys & Girls Club raise funds to keep the doors open during the current tough economic times to serve 1,500 kids.
The fifth annual Fairways Fore Foster Kids" golf tournament will take place on on Friday, Sept. 11 at the Manteca Golf Course. The tournament proceeds will go toward the support of Agape Villages Foster Family Agency.
It shouldn't have surprised anyone when Brieanne Jansen rocked the stage Wednesday night for the third week of Manteca Idol's opening rounds at Chez Shari.
It's something of a new concept at city hall: Work with your customers to make their lives easier and more productive.
A 17-year-old seriously injured in a devastating car accident outside of Tracy isn't expected to survive.
It is payback time for many Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club telethon volunteers.
Seventeen years ago Sue Teunissen and Gail Fletcher couldn't stand the thought of their families sitting down to a table overflowing with traditional holiday food on Thanksgiving knowing neighbors and others in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop were going without.
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One Manteca 16-year-old girl was killed early Saturday morning on a Tracy freeway west of Tracy Boulevard while five other occupants of the vehicle received moderate injuries, according to the CHP.
Donations are the lifeblood of the Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club.
Larry Albers saunters out of his home along Woodward Avenue like some dusty old cowboy. His hands tucked into his jeans, a hard day's work painted across his face.
The third and final suspect in the shooting of 53-year-old Michael Lawrence in front of his home rural Manteca during the summer of 2013 isn't expected to appear before a jury until March.
Ripon Unified just raised the rates for substitute teachers.
Phil Waterford knows the Boys & Girls Club can make a difference in the life of a youth.
Lathrop - once known for having a dilapidated skate park that required an immense amount of maintenance just to keep open - might soon be the only city in the area with two skate parks.
Just how big of a deal is the donation of $12 to buy a turkey for a struggling family?
Lathrop Police Services has done it again by winning outstanding operational awards for nine out of the past 11 years when they were awarded first and second place honors in the California Law Enforcement Challenge.
Manteca's municipal offices are closed next week.
Cecily Ballungay has a plan to reduce the ranks of homeless in Manteca.