The white streamers hanging in the ceiling of Quicki-Kleen Car Wash's convenience store are not the expensive type. But for Francine Escobar, the owner of business on East Yosemite Avenue across from Lincoln Elementary School, each of the more than 100 pieces of white paper simply adorned with a black-and-white illustration of a turkey is priceless.
Struggling households are about to find their PG&E bills going up even higher on Jan. 1, 2010 after PG&E and their investor owned counterparts successfully secured legislation authorizing them to increase baseline rates.
Alexandra Faith Gomes is living proof miracles do happen.
For over two weeks, Santa's Wonderland has been up and operating at the Bass Pro Shops in Manteca.
Seven street lights were out for as long as six months on the southern end of Spreckels Avenue.
Shawn Jackson knows that he has a lot to be thankful for.
St. Vincent De Paul Society presents the Christmas Omelet Eggstravaganza, Sunday, Dec. 6, 8 a.m. to noon at St. Anthony's gymnasium. Tickets are $7 for adults, children 10 & under, $3.
The biggest holiday party in Manteca is being planned by Manteca Soroptimists for their upcoming 30th Annual Holiday Affair.
It's a labor of love in police work, and of the ministry for one Manteca police officer and his wife.
LATHROP – The mortgage meltdown and home foreclosures have dominated the news from Lathrop in the last several months.
El Rancho Mobile Home Park owner Marie Raymus said Wednesday that recently released child predator Dewayne Smith, 50, is not now staying with his parents in their mobile home in Manteca.
LATHROP – You won't find Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen or Rudolf hanging around Santa if you venture out to Dell'Osso Farms.
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.
The following is the complete text of the Manteca Unified School District bond that voters will be before voters in the Nov. 4 election. The $159 million bond will cost property owners $60 per $100,000 of assessed valuation. So if your house is assessed at $300,000, it will add $180 a year to your property tax bill if the bond passes.
The Robert Greenbach family that was burned out in a house fire last week is asking for community help in finding another place to live and in replacing clothing and furniture for them and for their children.
The second day of the Color the Skies over Ripon fundraiser Sunday saw Ripon's young cancer survivor Riley Simmons, 10, treated to her first hot air balloon ride as the "Free Spirit" ascended out of Mistlin Sports Park with her grandfather Kurt Hodges at her side.
A decision to forgo $6.9 million in bonus bucks through Dec. 31, 2016 plus reduce the development agreement fees to $5,000 after that is back before the Manteca City Council for ratification on Tuesday.
MODESTO – Marcus Siamez knew that he didn't have to go to work today.
Manteca Unified students may soon start growing future jobs.
The first time that Gary Scharmann officiated a varsity high school football game he made a tackle.
STOCKTON - A pair of giant water diversion tunnels proposed for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta could violate the federal Clean Water Act and increase harm to endangered fish species, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which released its formal comment on the project Thursday.
A barrage of illegal fireworks set off by a house fire made several hits on a Manteca fire truck and narrowly missed firefighters as they were scrambling to get fire hoses in place at a Thursday evening house fire in the 1200 block of Crestwood Avenue.