RIPON – The longer days and the warming weather means that it's time to get outside and have some fun.
Three kids from the Give Every Child a Chance tutoring program went the extra mile for the recent bowlathon fund raiser bringing in $2,351 between them.
"If you remember me, you know that I live in San Ramon and each Wednesday, I would drive the opposite direction to pick up my mother's first cousin in the Hayward Hills to come along with me to your class in Manteca. Not one of us regretted the time it took just to get there. Rather, we thank you and, I for one, will remember you for many, many years and the excitement you gave to me about the Portuguese way. Obrigada, Mary."
Manteca has spent the last 10 years gaining a bigger chunk of San Joaquin County's overall population despite being the city with the oldest growth cap policy in place in the entire region.
It would have been all too easy for Kathy Aartman-Weed to give up.
LATHROP – By late spring or early summer, the Lathrop Police Services will be acquiring a new neighbor right next door on Seventh Street.
It was another spectacular weekend of youth recognition as Manteca Youth Focus conducted its 14th annual scholarship competitions. A celebration of leadership, volunteer service and talent – MYF was successful in its campaign to award educational scholarships to deserving young men and women of achievement.
Gail Brooks, a student in Manteca, will join a select group of students representing their schools, communities, and country as People to People student leaders. Brooks has been accepted into the People to People Leadership Summit in Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, Maryland, June 7 - 16. All students accepted into a People to People program must meet rigorous academic and leadership requirements. Brooks was nominated and accepted for the honor based on outstanding scholastic merit, civic involvement and leadership potential.
Vanessa Marie Rangel, 12, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss California Pageant to be held July 30 - August 1, at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara.
Bryson Cwik, Jessica Jones, Hali Pekron and Veronica Rogers, high school members of the Modesto Junior College Community Orchestra, were recently accepted into the California All State Honor Orchestra. These four students were selected out of several hundred high school applicants from around the state who auditioned by submitting a CD recording. They rehearsed and performed with the All State Honor Orchestra March 12-15 at the California Music Educators Association (CMEA) Conference in Ontario.
LATHROP – Marlene Taylor was hard to ignore with her a la Christina Aguillera green wig and matching triple-tiered faux emerald necklaces standing out against her white peasant blouse.
Get ready for the boys - and girls - of spring.
First, the bad news when it comes to the drought.
A Manteca Police dog that died in the line of duty some 35 years ago is going to be remembered Tuesday, March 31, along with 10 other canines who gave their all in protecting their communities.
Elaine Thompson knows that people are going to enjoy themselves at the annual murder mystery dinner held every year to benefit the Manteca CAPS program that cares for developmentally disabled adults.
Clark County's murder case against Manteca Pastor Rob Cox could be dropped as early as Wednesday.
Red and white horizontal striping with a blue accent in the upper left corner is part of the elevation facing the railroad tracks for the envisioned Moffat Boulevard Community Center that will primarily serve as the new home for the Manteca Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.
No other campus in Manteca Unified has the troubles Nile Garden School is having with drinking water.
Love and respect for Frances Darling electrified the Chez Shari dining room on Friday evening as about 70 former Manteca High School Marching Band members paid tribute to the woman they consider their matriarch.
Patricia Hansen likes the number nine.
They beat the odds. They continue to beat the odds. And for years and generations to come, they will go on beating the odds.
A non-profit group is looking to develop a small section near Doak Boulevard and Vera Avenue into a community garden.
LATHROP – When Cedric Mitchell met with Lathrop officials in a vacant field across from Lathrop High School it was hard to picture what was being pitched to him.
LATHROP – Danny Thomas walked methodically across the concrete stage.
Public opinion indicates that business closures related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have gone too far.
Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history.
LATHROP – Ethan Holt was kind of in a gray area.
Stephen Hamer fights gallantly for the rights of the handicapped.
LATHROP – The boat motor roars as it rips through the calm water.
LATHROP – The last piece of glass rolled off of the line at the NSG-Pilkington float glass manufacturing plant in Lathrop back in January.