Frank Aquila didn't quite know what to do when he had heard that Manteca High graduate and United States Marine Charles Palmer was killed in Iraq.
Thirty-five months ago only 4.8 percent of the people working and living in San Joaquin County could afford to buy a home here.
Eighth-grade student Obeulio Montepeque created the paper machete Reading Dragon with balloons, cups, and anything he could get his hands on.
A loving and sensitive set of grandparents were almost scammed out of $5,100 by a caller claiming to be their 24-year-old grandson crying that he was in jail in Canada, and needing $4,800 for bail before he could be released.
LATHROP – The Lathrop City Council could make a decision tonight on the proposed rate hikes for water and sewer services over a period of three or five years.
It is still five days until the official grand opening and JC Penney is already packing in crowds at its new 104,000-square-foot Manteca store that's part of The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.
R. C. Owens, Bill Stricker and Kevin Wentworth are no strangers to hall-of-fame type enshrinements.
If you have an alarm and you don't have a free city permit it is going to cost you $200 if it goes off and Manteca Police respond after July 1.
Austin Road Business Park – a 1,050-acre project that could yield as many as 13,000 jobs – is dependent on a new $110 million interchange on Highway 99 for full build out.
In these difficult economic times, volunteerism is much appreciated among city officials.
RIPON - It was seen as nothing short of a miracle that two freeway motorists, and one passenger survived a spectacular two car Sunday afternoon freeway crash with only cuts and bruises.
The 20-member Ripon Christian High School Mock Trial team took second place in the championship round last Monday night at the Education Service Center at the San Joaquin County Office of Education site on Arch Road in Stockton.
A wide array of restaurants will be participating in the 17th Annual Gourmet Sampler, sponsored by the Manteca Historical Society and scheduled for Sunday, March 8, at the Senior Center.
RIPON - A professional women's tackle football team based out of Modesto, members of the Maniax are hoping to gain some exposure of their existence.
They were known as the Alley Cats.
Miguel Lopez is thankful for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca/Lathrop.
The Ripon Consolidated Fire District recently broke ground on a new fire station on the corner of River Road and North Ripon Road.
The Pregnancy Help Center of Manteca hopes to address one of the area's growing needs with an all-you-can-eat feast.
MERCED – A Ripon man was killed early Friday morning when the pickup truck he was traveling in veered off the road on Highway 99 near Merced and crashed into metal guardrail.
Brad Peters calls it "fanning his feathers."
South San Joaquin Irrigation District may come to the rescue of 44,000 people in Tuolumne County expected to run out of water in less than 80 days.
Everybody loves Uncle Frank - as in Frank Guinta.
An 85-year-old Manteca woman was thrown through the plate glass window of the Manteca UPS Store after being struck by a car driven by her husband.
The arthritis in Joanne Johnston's back and knees are so bad that the 69-year-old needs a wheelchair to get around town.
Rain, slick streets, vehicle crashes and a two-hour power outage plagued the Manteca area mid-day on Friday including a Camaro sports car crashing into an electrical transformer on Commerce Avenue between Home Depot and Staples.
The Manteca Futbol Club's 6v6 Charitable Shootout crowned seven division winners and raised about $9,000 during play last weekend.
It's never good when the police know you by name.
Manteca could join a small but growing number of California municipalities and water districts that are offering residents rebates or low-cost loans to convert to xeriscape landscaping.
LATHROP – Kristin Olsen knows her water.
A Stockton man was arrested early Thursday morning for driving under the influence after the pickup truck he was driving skidded off the road and took out a power pole on Airport Way.