Allen Thomspon had everything ready to go Saturday morning as he pedaled his way towards the starting gate at the Spreckels Park BMX track, preparing himself to participate in the first ever competition at the park – the kickoff to the second annual Manteca Senior Games.
Not even the sheer size of Shasta Park was enough to discourage a group of Lathrop-based Latter-day Saints from doing their part to spruce it up.
Manteca author Debra Ann Ristau has one word for the Lodi wine growing region that includes all of San Joaquin County and a sliver of Stanislaus County – "unpretentious."
Vince Smith was among the thousands of people who browsed the dozens of booths in the parking lot of the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley shopping center Saturday morning as part of the Cinco de Mayo celebration hosted by the South San Joaquin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Scenes from the Sunrise Kiwanis' annual fishing derby and safety fair that took place Saturday in the CVS Drug Store parking lot on North Main Street. The Manteca Parks and Recreation Commission along with the Manteca Youth Advisory Council helped out with the event.
Maggie Gutierrez was concerned that Manteca's new laws restricting marijuana use would make it illegal for her husband to get the only "medicine" that has been effective at easing pain from a severe back injury that used to keep him bed ridden.
The effort to reach out to local elementary students seems to have paid off for the Manteca Idol Board of Directors hoping to attract a broader cross-section of the community for the annual performance competition.
Ana Julaton is doing her best to change the image of professional female boxing.
It's a family event complete with a rib and tri-tip feed, barn dance, and auctions with big-ticket items galore.
Scenes from Friday's Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club Golf Tournament.
One Manteca business has set the theme for his operation as "A Year for Giving" with a program that is designed to benefit Agape Villages Foster Family Agency and Manteca CAPS.
This year's South County Cinco de Mayo "Fiesta Day!" hosted by the South San Joaquin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is today at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.
Unofficially, the home of Mick and Kristin Founts could've easily been deemed as the "Best of Manteca."
Saturday offers plenty to do in Manteca ranging from a garden tour and the opening day of the Senior Games to a Cinco de Mayo celebration.
December is three months away. But every moment between now and then will count for a group of young students at Manteca's Universal Dance Company.
Explosions and shooting fireworks raised additional havoc Thursday as a fire swept through a two-story home in the 1200 block of Crestwood Avenue just two blocks from the Louise Avenue fire station.
Joe Freitas - part of the World War II generation of leaders who returned home from war to lay the ground work for Manteca's future- passed away Thursday. He was 88.
LATHROP – California is facing a water emergency.
It was another day of sad good-byes and warm hugs and loads of memories as Isadore's Restaurant served its last lunch to longtime friends and customers Thursday noon.
TURLOCK – Tim Guerino knows that the model works.
Manteca hit a milestone this year when the city's 60th park was completed.
Bingo is back at St. Anthony's. Not in the form of a weekly fund-raiser for the school as it was for many years. This time, its comeback is a short two-day entertainment venue incorporated into the annual Harvest Festival set for the weekend of Sept. 20-21.
Normally it's Carol Davis that has to visit Congressman Jeff Denham's office to ask for money.
The South San Joaquin Irrigation District is studying a pressurized water system between Woodward Reservoir and the Van Groningen Road reservoir near Escalon that could save enough water to supply all of the current needs of Manteca and Lathrop.
Amazon's 1.2 million-square-foot fulfillment center off of Chrissman Road in rural Tracy was a feather in the cap for the South County when the company began distribution operations last fall.
The Manteca Pregnancy Help Center is marking three high-water marks this year.
Bonus bucks - or more precisely a decision to let developers off the hook for as much as $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building homes - has emerged as the first major issue of the Nov. 4 municipal election.
The 29th annual Our Lady of Fatima celebration at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ripon will be held Friday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Aug. 31. The public is invited.
Next month's community summit on the homeless could end up being much ado about nothing.